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The newest shooting event at the SBRGA is Falling Plates. This is a friendly pistol shooting event where shooters aim to hit each of the six plates on the rack, reload their handgun, and shoot each plate again. The event is timed, beginning when the shot timer sounds while you are holding in a low ready position, and ending with the 12th and final shot. Each shooter will be able to shoot from 4 to 7 strings depending on how many people attend each session, and the time available.

What you'll need...

A handgun, preferably a pistol with two magazines. Each pistol magazine should be pre-loaded with 6 rounds prior to your turn. Most shooters shoot either.22LR or 9mm, although .380 will be allowed also. If you'd prefer to shoot a revolver, .22LR and .38 Special are allowed, but you'll want moon clips or a speed loader for loading your rounds in a timely manner.

Recommended ammo for .22 is a 36 or 40 grain bullet with a minimum velocity of 1,100 fps. Anything lighter or slower is likely to be less reliable in knocking down plates.

Lead core ammo only; No steel or bi-metal ammo is allowed. If you're not sure, check the bullet with a magnet.

Operating procedures... Click here to read the basic organizational and safety rules of the events.


We currently shoot plates two times a week.

Saturdays from Noon until about 2 PM
Sundays from 5:00 (Oct 1 Sundays start at 4:00)

If you are shooting plates with us for the first time, you must arrive at the start of the session so that we can go over the safety rules. Past shooters can arrive after we've begun and we'll fit you into the rotation.

All members, guests and spectators must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement. Everyone in attendance must also wear eye and hearing protection.

Please note, falling plates is open mainly to members. If space is available, a limited number of guests will be allowed each session. Each member may not bring more than two guests. There is no charge for shooting plates, however small donations are suggested from guests to help cover the cost of maintenance.