Youth Programs:


The Pistol Range at the Sierra Valley Gun Club was established with help from a grant from the NRA Foundation.  The range has a sheltered firing line with a capacity for eight contestants per relay.  The facility is designed for shooting the 50 Foot NRA bulls eye program but has the capability to be adapted for defensive pistol firing scenarios.

Target stands for the NRA bulls eye shooting scenario are computer controlled for timing as well as range commands.  There are also stationary target stands available for use in other handgun shooting scenarios.

.22 Cal Bench Rest:

The .22 Caliber Bench Rest program is held on the third Saturday of each month.  The club is affiliated with The American Rimfire Association and shooting results can be submitted to their data base.


Trapshooting is a popular venue at the club, and during the spring and summer the shoots are on Tuesdays at 4 pm.  During the winter the shoots change to Sundays at 1:30 pm (weather permitting).


We have four trap fields equipped with automatic Pat-Trap machines and Canterbury  

The pistol shoot is scheduled on the fourth Saturday of each month, weather permitting, with a practice session starting at 12:30 and the competition commencing at 1:00 p.m.  Generally there is a separate competition for .22 caliber rim fire and one for all other center fire calibers.  Entry fee is $10 with half the money returned in prizes and half to the club to offset target costs, etc.

The range has space available for cowboy action shoots but Cowboy Action has not been developed at this time.


.22 Center Fire Silhouette:

The .22 Center Fire Varmint Silhouette shoot is held at 9:00 am on the first Saturday of each month, weather permitting.

It is a 40 round match.  20 rounds standing and 20 rounds sitting or kneeling.  There are 5 different targets; squirrels, crows, woodchucks, rabbits, and coyotes.  The targets are approximately life size heavy steel and are set at ranges from 60 to about 250 yards.

.22 Small Bore Silhouette: Matchesenter Fire Silhouette:

Metallic silhouette shooting is a target shooting discipline that involves shooting at metal cutouts representing game animals at varying distances.  The chickens are placed at 40 meters, pigs at 50 meters, turkeys at 77 meters, and rams at 100 meters.

The rifles are split into categories by weight, so that the heavier target rifles with bull barrels are not competing against lighter hunting rifles.  The two classes for this venue of shooting are small bore rifle light (sport rifles) and small bore rifle heavy.  Any sight is allowed on the rifles.  Any .22 long rifle ammo can be used, but No hyper velocity loads are allowed, such as stingers.

The course of fire is 60 shots offhand, 15 at each bank of animals.  Youth are encouraged to shoot off the bench the first few times.  The cost of a match is $5.00, but new shooters shoot free the first time.  Shoots are held the second and fourth Saturday of each month and forth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.  Range opens at 9:00 a.m. For practice.

Voice release system.   Cost is $5.00 per round for members and $7.00 per round for non members.  The first round for newcomers is always free. 

We offer personal, one on one instruction for first time shooters as well as the use of club shotguns if prior arrangements are made.  Our club hosts several sanctioned trap shoots a year in conjunction with the Pacific International  Trap Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada (PITA) and they are attended by shooters form all over Northern California and Northern Nevada.  We have lots of room for camping and RVs are welcome however there are no hookups at this time.  We have a very active youth trap shooting program and our kids compete state wide.  Fun Shoots and corporate outings are popular as well.  We throw 200,000 targets a year so are a very active trapshooting club.  Come check us out, we would love to see you.

Rifles allowed are .22 center fire (e.g., 223, 22-250, .22 Hornet) or smaller center fire (e.g. .204 Ruger, .17 Rem).  Targets will be scored with a visible hit;they do not need to be knocked down.

The cost is $5 for the match.  Money awards (depending on number of shooters) will go to the high standing, high sitting and high overall score.  In case of ties there will be shoot offs.

The youth shooting program is designed to introduce interested youth ages 8-18 to the sport of trap shooting. NRA certified coaches teach participants proper gun handling, safety, and the fundamentals of the sport of trap shooting. The program operates every Wednesday at 5 P.M. starting in March through June.

For shooters that are interested in competitive trap shooting the youth program also participates in the California Youth Shooting Sports Association (CYSSA) program. Shooters from all over California and Northern Nevada travel to various gun clubs to compete in their age appropriate divisions.  

For more information about the youth shooting program contact Christa Ketchum,

Phone: 530-994-3932 or

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Venues have been developed in large part due to the generous grants provided by the Friends of NRA

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