Welcome To The
Palmetto Gun Club

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Program Highlights

  • Monthly training sessions 1st and 3rd Sundays, 8:30-1:30
  • Open to youth ages 10-18
  • Open to children of PGC members AND nonmembers
  • Firearms, ammo, and other equipment provided
  • Monthly competition opportunities:
    • 3rd Saturday CMP/NRA Smallbore Match
    • 4th Saturday SCSA Steel Challenge Match
    • Other matches as available
  • Focus is on two shooting disciplines:
    • CMP/NRA Smallbore/Precision 3-Position
    • SASP Speed Shooting (similar to SCSA Steel Challenge)
  • Periodic introductions to other shooting disciplines
  • Workdays required of juniors and parents
  • Scholarships and summer camps also available
  • Last, but not least, academic performance of participating juniors is monitored, and tutoring is available if needed

Safety and Sportsmanship

The handling of firearms is not inherently dangerous, but it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect. Instruction in the safe handling of firearms will be provided. Strict adherence to our safety rules will be required at all times. Program director and coaches will enforce firearms safety, as well as good sportsmanship, and may remove anyone (youth or adult) from the program who becomes unsafe, is a disciplinary issue, or fails to meet the spirit of good sportsmanship.

Youth and parents should be familiar with the PGC Range Rules and should speak out when anyone fails to follow the safety rules. And if you are not sure, ask a coach.

Shooting Disciplines

CMP/NRA/ISSP Smallbore/Precision 3-Position - This can be referred to as "Olympic" or "collegiate" shooting. Youth learn to shoot from the prone, kneeling, and standing positions using jackets, slings, gloves, and other equipment needed to build a stable shooting platform.

Youth and parents are strongly encouraged to become familiar with the CMP/NRA/ISSF rules for Smallbore/Precision 3-Position.

Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) - SASP is a fast-growing shooting program where youth shoot at steel targets in a timed event. Similar to SCSA Steel Challenge, the goal is to be safe, accurate, and fast. The sport uses both rifles and pistols of various calibers. PGC will use .22 caliber rifles and pistols. All participants will start with rifles.

Other Information

  • Participation is the only way to get better. If you sign up, you are expected to show up.
  • Annual program cost (payable after two sessions):
    • Non-members $100
    • Members $25
  • Youth under 18 must have a parent or guardian present at all activities.
  • Youth and adults are expected to assist the coaching staff with safety, setup, teardown, score keeping, timekeeping, etc.
  • PGC provides significant funding for the junior program, but we also conduct additional fundraising activities. One of those is through our PGC Junior Rifle Team Endowment at the MidwayUSA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to our endowment account are tax deductible and are matched by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, who fund the Foundation’s Matching Program.

Contact Information

Our Scrapbook

In February 2022, we had competitors in the SASP Valentine's Classic and a CMP Smallbore match.

CMP Smallbore at PGC

CMP Smallbore at PGC

In September 2021, eight of our youth and several coaches participated in a shooting clinic at The Citadel along with The Citadel's rifle team. The clinic was led by Bob Foth, a US Olympic Silver-Medalist.

PGC Youth and Coaches at The Citadel Shooting Clinic

Yes, we have several girls shooting in our program. Six of our juniors shot in PGC's monthly smallbore match in August 2021. Could be a future Olympian shooter in this picture.

Six juniors shot in our August smallbore match

Some shade for our SASP shooters in May 2021.

Some summer shade on our steel shooters