Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

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Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by SmokinNJokin on Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:21 pm

Gentlemen,
I am currently shopping for a new home to attend grad school... and the quality of bullseye competition in the area is a major factor. Does anyone on the forum hail from the Louisville-Lexington, KY (or surrounds) area and know of some good clubs or competition to be had? I'm willing to drive quite a ways - but Nashville Matchmasters is way too far away for anything but regionals (Plus being leg meat for the AMU gets old!) Across the river in the Jeffersonville/Clarksville, IN area would be of interest as well.
Thanks for your input!

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Re: Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by BE Mike on Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:25 am

Since Pete Gillis passed away several years ago, there has not been any interest in bullseye pistol shooting at the Bluegrass Sportsman Club near Wilmore, KY even though they have an excellent range. Now, your best option, is the Southern Indiana Rifle & Pistol Club. It has a 50 foot, ten point indoor range and an outdoor range. The indoor range is near Georgetown, IN and the outdoor range is near Borden, IN. Both ranges are within easy driving distance from New Albany, Clarksville, Jeff, Louisville, etc. Weekly indoor bullseye pistol shoots are run on Wed. and Fri. evenings. During the winter, indoor NRA approved 1800's are held. In the warmer months they hold 2700's outdoors. There are various outdoor rifle matches held, as well as, indoor International Air Pistol & Air Rifle matches. Here is the website: http://www.southernindianarifleandpistolclub.com
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Re: Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by SmokinNJokin on Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:47 am

Mike,
I grew up in Corydon and had no idea there was even a range in Georgetown. I may need to go check that out next time I visit.

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Re: Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by Tim:H11 on Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:16 pm

It may be too far for regular practice but there are monthly, state, and regional matches held in Columbia TN. So if you want to attend a few matches through out the year, it's only 3 hours or so south of Louisville.
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Re: Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by BE Mike on Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:54 pm

There are bullseye matches in Indy, Evansville and the Cincinnati area. Cincinnati also has a monthly indoor match during the winter.
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Cincinnati Revolver Club Matches

Post by Vern on Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:55 pm

Cincinnati Revolver Club has monthly 1800 indoor matches.
Here is a link to their web site    http://cincinnatirevolverclub.net/
Their first match is Oct. 23

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Re: Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by C-Train on Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:44 am

Hey SmoknJoe,

Me and a buddy of mine are in Frankfort and Lexington areas and shoot CMP Service Pistol matches. We just came back from the Daniel Boone Gun Club Regional match in Chandler, IN this weekend. They hold 2700 matches regularly and EIC matches annually at this Regional match. If you'd want anyone to practice with we'd definitely be interested. The other options everyone else has mentioned are the only ones I know of. BE Mike is correct about the Wilmore, KY Bluegrass Sportsman's League. My buddy contacted them about bullseye service pistol a long time back and never even got a response.

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Re: Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by SmokinNJokin on Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:24 pm

Chris,
That is a hell of a drive! If I end up in Lexington this summer I will definitely look you guys up. It sounds like Columbia, TN might be our best bet. The monthly matchmasters matches they hold are great, and the regionals have good service pistol matches with 20+ competitors (even though usually more than half are distinguished). I'm really surprised there is no bullseye going on in Lexington.

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Re: Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by BE Mike on Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:00 am

SmokinNJokin wrote:Chris,
That is a hell of a drive! If I end up in Lexington this summer I will definitely look you guys up. It sounds like Columbia, TN might be our best bet. The monthly matchmasters matches they hold are great, and the regionals have good service pistol matches with 20+ competitors (even though usually more than half are distinguished). I'm really surprised there is no bullseye going on in Lexington.
The facility is there, but it takes someone who is willing to organize and run matches. Most folks want to shoot and the ones who are willing to run matches often get little help and are saddled with a permanent job that pays nothing. Jerry Chaney, who is a high master from London, KY used to shoot at the Bluegrass Sportsmen's League, but quit after Pete Gillis passed. There is always the possibility of someone stepping up to the plate and getting things rolling again. KY has never been a hot bed for bullseye shooting and I really don't know why.
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Re: Looking for Bullseye clubs or competitions in KY

Post by dennymac on Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:03 am

There is an 1800 indoor match at SIRAPC this Saturday. Right now there are openings on the line. Contact Dave Richardson for more information. taxmanky@comcast.net I hope to see you there. Look me up. There is also a match at Miami Rifle & Pistol CLub on Sunday. I plan to be there, too. Wayne McLeod

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