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GADPA Monthly Outdoor Match

South River Gun Club

4th Sunday of every month, January - October

First shot is at 10:00 am.  Check-in is from 9:00 - 9:45.

This match typically consists of a seven stage course of fire and includes a wide variety of moving targets and other interesting props. The total round count for our outdoor matches is approximately 200 rounds. (click here for a map to the range) Please check the GADPA Match Calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.

We setup the match the day before which gives us time to ensure compliance with the rules and add the extra details to the scenario that bring realism to the stage.

A shooter can pre-register and pay the match fee on-line, so when they arrive there's only a 2 minute check-in process. As the match is in progress we are entering the scores. Most of the time, the scores are compiled shortly after the match is over and posted on-line within minutes. 

New Shooters

We always welcome new shooters to our outdoor matches. Most of our new shooters get their first experience at one of the indoor matches we host, but this is not a requirement. If you are interested in competitive shooting we suggest you read our New Shooter Info page, pack your gear and head out to our next match.

Please arrive at least an hour before the start time so you can get registered and attend the new shooter briefing, prior to the match. We do not recommend that you go out and buy a lot of equipment prior to your first match. Come out and shoot the match with what you have. You will learn a lot about what is right for you by simply asking questions of the other shooters and Safety Officers. You will find everyone willing to share their knowledge and experience with you.  

Our Match Director

Mark Gallo is the match director for the GADPA outdoor match at SRGC. He is also the caretaker of all the Atlanta area Indoor Matches. Since he grew up in gun-hostile Chicago, Mark did nothing with guns until 2007. On the invitation of a friend to just come out shooting, he went to Norcross Gun Club on a Wednesday night and was able to watch the GADPA weekly match. He quickly became addicted attending matches weekly. Soon after that he became a Safety Officer and joined the setup crew at South River.  All about shooting, his other hobby is reloading. As a single guy, Mark can just daydream all day about shooting.   


Stage Props and Equipment


GADPA has pioneered the use of moving targets in order to improve the realism of our scenarios. We use a wide variety of moving target systems. Most are computer controlled and pneumatically actuated. These moving targets are activated by timers, pressure pads and IR light sensors. The control boxes can drive up to 6 moving targets each. Because the activation is repeatable, the targets are presented to the shooters exactly the same way each time. This insures a level playing field for all participants.




Another benefit of these target systems is that they reset automatically. This means the match flows more smoothly since there is no complex reset that increases the time between shooters.  




More About the South River Gun Club

Our “home” range is the South River Gun Club.

It has been at the present location since 1968.  SRGC is both a membership club for rifle & pistol and a public shooting facility for trap and skeet.  Membership at SRGC provides you with access to all ranges and reduced rates on trap/skeet.  There are over 600 members at this time and it continues to grow.

South River Gun Club    

Members have 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 9 AM to Dark access to all the rifle/pistol ranges.  The range is open 3 days a week for the clay target sports:  Wednesday, 3P-9P; Saturday, 10A-6P; Sunday, 12-6P. The general public is welcome to shoot trap or skeet with us on these days. The rates for non-members for a round of trap/skeet is $6.75 per round.  There is a full slate of tournaments for those interested in competitive shooting.  SRGC has held the Great Southeast Regional “Shootout at Mule Camp” Cowboy Action Match for the last 5 years; the Georgia State Trapshoot for 10 years running; the Annual Glock Shoot, which is the biggest Glock sponsored shoot in the US for the last 16 years; the Georgia State IDPA Championship for the last 5 years; and the Area VI Regional IPSC Championship for the last 3 years.

There is a full service Pro Shop in our ultra modern clubhouse selling reloading supplies for all disciplines, shotgun shells, shotshell reloaders, and cleaning supplies.  

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