Freedom Bowling Pin Match Results

Warm and Gentle Shooters, It definitely was the Fourth of July weekend at the range and shall we say the temperature didn’t disappoint. Regardless, out intrepid shooters fired 235 strings today with a large number of five gun competitors. I would be remiss if I didn’t offer a shout out to one of our original match directors, Cort Tompkins, who dropped by today to shoot the match. We have five Saturday’s in July, meaning you have an extra week to practice (or get enough gunpowder into your new .38 Special load to actually move your pin off the table) before our next match on August 6th. Until then, celebrate or weep over this month’s results posted below for your viewing pleasure. Steven Category Rank Shooter String 1 String 2 String 3 String 4 Total Fastest String Carbine 1 Art Schoner 5.53 2.89 4.24 2.78 15.44 2.78 2 Cort Tompkins 3.69 4.92 3.50 4.12 16.23 3 Taylor Strickland 4.36 4.65 3.22 4.46 16.69 4 Steven Gordon 4.46 2.99 6.26 4.25 17.96 5 Corbett Allen 10.56 7.94 10.62 11.28 40.40 6 Courtney Bolze 7.35 5.81 35.00 3.63 51.79 7 Chris Covert 6.61 5.96 8.38 45.00 65.95 Major 1 Cort Tompkins 6.51 8.09 …

Freedom Bowling Pin Match

Gentle Shooters, We are having a Bowling Pin Match Saturday July 2nd at 9:30 AM at the pastoral Airfield Shooting Club range in stunning Wakefield Virginia because America. I can’t think of a better way to fire up the Fourth of July weekend that with your favorite guns and your favorite friends. I know that I will be debuting a new optical sight and reload for my 38 revolver. Anyone who has attended a match where I am trying something new can attest to the entertainment value in my overwhelming frustration in the next installment of “what else can go wrong.” That alone is worth the cost of admission. Rules for the match and directions to the range are available on our web site at Specific questions and concerns along with the more general insults may be hurled at See you at the range Steven

June Results- 22LR Bench Rest Competition

A huge thank you for those who came out to the range on Sunday and participated in the first Rimfire Bench Rest event.  The turnout was fantastic, we had great weather and loads of fun.  I learned a lot being my first time as a match director but just thinking about it, I would say it turned out better than expected! Stay tuned and keep an eye the calendar!  I’m sure we will more 22LR events to come!  See you at the range!!! Check the scores and results at this link: June 2022 Rimfire Benchrest Results Tom Sanford


The Woman on Target Program is all sold out for this year!!!  If interested you may still register on the NRA website but it will record you as a standby participant.  If we do have a cancellation we will go in order of the standby list.  Thank you!!!! If you have any questions please contact Scott Sampson 757-618-1525. Thank you!!    

Pin Match Canceled

Due to significant rain tonight, and the forecast more tomorrow, the May Bowling Pin Match is regretfully canceled. Stay tuned for more information concerning the rescheduling of the June match (due to Women on Target). If you have any questions or concerns about the cancellation or June’s match, contact Steve! Art

May Day Bowling Pin Match

Gentle Shooters, This Saturday, May 7th. is the next scheduled installment of the ever popular Airfield Shooting Club’s renown Bowling Pin Series, not sponsored by Smith & Wesson. Weather permitting, We will assemble at the range at 9:30 AM for setup and shooters brief. If you have yet to experience the bowling pin shooting life, match rules and instructions are easily found at If you have any questions about our match, please contact our assistant adjunct master pinhead at If you would like to sponsor our match or win without shooting well, please see our pinhead at the range with small, non sequentially numbered and unmarked currency. And I mean twenties, not nickels. Steven

Tidewater Friends of NRA – May 20th

Are you interested helping support the shooting sports in VA?  Are you interested in winning guns and more? The Tidewater Friends of NRA is hosting its annual banquet where you can buy a table (with a gift) or you can buy individual tickets. We will give away a FOS TECH AR to one lucky attendee just for showing up.  You can find out more by clicking on the pdf below.  Purchase your ticket or table today! VAE-8 Event Flyer When: 20 May – Doors open 5:30 Where: Greenbrier Country Club For more information: Scott Sampson 757-618-1525    

April Fools Bowling Pin Match results

Gentle Shooters, We had a nice turnout and great weather for the Bowling Pin Match. Fifteen shooters participated and there were some noteworthy performances. The indomitable Charles Langford cruised to victory in the Five Gun standings after shooting an almost entirely clean match.  I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Dale Mullin turned in a scorching 3.35 second carbine string with a lever action gun. Way to go Cowboy! The rest of the more plebeian results are below for your viewing pleasure. We will do it again next month on Saturday, May 7th. See you then. Steven April 2022 Results

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