Important: Additional Requirements for .22 Pistol
4-H members must be 11 years old as of the start of the current 4-H year. Members must have completed at least one year of 4-H Shooting Sports that includes firearm and range experience. Members must have written permission from parent or legal guardian to participate in this project in compliance with the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Youth Handgun Safety Act of 1994.
Participation are at the discretion of the extension agent and the discipline superintendent.
Orientations and Practices
A mandatory orientation for returning members will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the exhibit hall at the McKee Building at the Ranch.
The mandatory orientation and shooters workshop for new members will be on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. in the exhibit hall at the McKee Building. (This also serves as a make-up orientation for returning members who could not attend on January 17.)
The last opportunity to complete your orientation for the 2019 4-H year will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. New members as well as any returning members who have not yet taken part should plan to attend.
Orientation is required for all members prior to taking part in shooting sports practices.
Practices will begin at the Front Range Gun Club in Loveland. These practices will be in conjunction with .22 Rifle. (Parents must complete Front Range Gun Club's Explorer Pass with Minor form.)
Practices will then move to Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m., outdoors at Great Guns Sporting in Nunn.
Parents must stay at practice.
NEW THIS YEAR: Everyone, not just members, must sign in and out of practices.
No electronics on the shooting line.
Stay on the shooting line until the line is closed.
No caffeine before shooting. It hurts concentration and steadiness.
Follow the 4-H Code of Conduct.
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Front Range Gun Club
697 Denver Avenue #128B, Loveland, CO 80537
Great Guns Sporting LLC
16126 County Road 96, Nunn, CO 80648
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Firearms and Ammunition
.22 caliber pistol, semi-automatic or revolver. Use .22 long rifle ammunition.
Course of Fire
Target Pages at 25 yards: Slow (10 shots), Timed (15 shots), and Rapid (15 shots).
Silhouettes: Chickens (40 yards), Pigs (60 yards), Turkeys (77 yards), Rams (100 yards).
Seniors: 1-handed for target pages, 1-handed or 2-handed for silhouettes.
Clear bore indicator.
Binoculars or spotting scope.
Two extra magazines.
Scope for silhouettes.
|Firearm/Ammunition||Course of Fire||Positions||Required Equipment||Optional Equipment|
|.22 Pistol||.22 caliber pistol semi-automatic or revolver. Use .22 long rifle ammunition.||Target Pages – Slow fire (10 shots), Timed fire (15 shots), and Rapid fire (15 shots) all at 25 yards.
Silhouettes – Chickens (40 yards), Pigs (60 yards), Turkeys (77 yards), Rams (100 yards).
|Juniors – 2 handed.
Seniors – 1 handed for target pages and 2 handed for silhouettes.
|Safety glasses, ear protection, pistol case, clear bore indicator (CBI), magazine.||Binoculars or spotting scope, 2 extra magazines, scope for silhouettes.|
Please see the State Contest Rule Book for full descriptions and information.
Eye protection is required.
Ear protection is required.
County shooting sports waiver must be completed with enrollment and before practices.
The Youth Safety Handgun Form must be completed and uploaded, and a copy given to the discipline superintendent as well as kept in the pistol case.
Follow all safety rules as listed in the Larimer County Shooting Sports Handbook.
Anyone at the range can call a cease fire.
Muzzle control is important. Shooters can and will be pulled off the line for endangering themselves or other shooters, and incident reports will be filed with the Extension office.
All firearms must be cased and use a clear bore indicator (CBI).
Muzzle – pointed in a safe direction,
Action – open until done loading,
Trigger – finger off of the trigger until firing.
Members compete in two age groups: Juniors = 4-H age 8–13, Seniors = 4-H age 14–18.
Register for the Shooting Sports project and .22 Rifle discipline by the March deadline.
Attend at least 4 practices.
Members do not have to compete at the county shoot to complete the project.
Orion Scoring System
Larimer County Shooting Sports uses the Orion Scoring System for county competitions. This tool greatly streamlines both the scoring process and tabulation of results.
For .22 Pistol, standard scorecards are used to record scores and then scanned to be scored and totaled by the software. We have scorecards available for members to look over and use for practice, so you can become familiar and comfortable with them.
Click to view and download scorecards here:
Here is a quick example of how to mark the scorecards. Fill in the inside, smaller portion of the correct bubble.
If you make a mistake or need to change a score, DO NOT cross it out. Leave the original, incorrect bubble and fill in the larger, oval bubble for the correct score. Then initial next to the shot.
Complete hunter safety and upload a picture of your hunter safety card to 4HOnline before July 1.
Place in the top 6 in your chosen discipline(s) at the county shoot.
Complete a project and record book, and earn at least a blue or red ribbon.
Pay the state shoot registration fees, $20 per person plus $5 per discipline, at the county fair project check-in.
2019 State Shoot Information
Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1
Pikes Peak Gun Club
450 South Francesville Coal Mine Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Some onsite camping is available. The nearest hotels are at the Colorado Springs Airport.
Chairs are helpful.
Projects and Record Books
County fair is not until August, but members should start keeping records now!
Members only complete and submit one shooting sports record book for fair, regardless of the number of disciplines they participate in.
Record books may be completed by hand or on the computer. If you choose to fill it out by hand, use your best handwriting.
Keep one record for all shooting sports. Do not include ammunition or consumables. After fair, keep track of this page to make next year easier.
Include scores from practices. (Members don’t have to list all scores from every practice.)
Notes on any particular skills worked on during practice.
Thoughts on how each practice went, factors that might have affected scores, etc.
Mileage to orientation night, to practices and trainings, to the store to buy supplies, etc.
Meals purchased due to practices, trainings, etc.
Costs to put together your Record Book and Project for fair.
Take them early and often so you have a lot to choose from for books, boards, etc.
Save your pictures to the cloud.
Must be done on a 36" x 48" trifold board.
Must be no larger than 3' x 3' to be displayed at State, otherwise a notebook can be used showing how and what was made.
Dos and Don’ts
Do choose one shooting discipline to feature for your Shooting Sports project.
Don’t create a project for each discipline you participate in.
Do include a minimum of four project-related photos with captions in your record book. Pictures of demonstrations and community service may be included as well.
Don’t include any photos that show violations of 4-H safety procedures.
Do spend a little time each week gathering ideas, photos, and materials for your fair project.
Don’t wait until the last week, or the last day, to complete your project and record book.
Do include inventory and expenses in your eRecords for all disciplines you take part in, as well as the log for each discipline’s activities.
Don’t include blank eRecord pages for the disciplines you do not participate in.
Do ensure that your record book information is legible and can easily be read by someone other than you.
Don’t bring dangerous items as part of your standalone projects (live ammunition, arrows with field tips or broadheads, sheet metal with jagged edges, etc.).
Do make sure that your display board is a non-overlapping, tri-fold, and is the proper size (36" x 48").
Don’t attach standalone projects to a display board. Generally display boards should consist of flat materials such as photos, paper, glue, or paint. Header panels across tri-fold boards are not allowed.
Do sign up for interview judging online and be prepared for your interview time.
Don’t be nervous during your interview. The judges are genuinely interested in your thoughts and experiences and want to hear your story.
Do remember to bring both your project and your eRecords book to interview judging.
Don’t forget signatures for you, your parent, and your leader on the front page of your eRecord book.