Kentucky State Rifle & Pistol Association

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

2011 Garand Match



Date: Saturday September 24, 2011

Location: Scott Mountain Range, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Eligibility: Open to all competitive shooters age 16 or older.


Entry Fee: Adults = $25.00, $20.00 with MCSC Membership, Juniors = $10.00.

Make checks payable to the Meade County Sportsmen’s Club (MCSC).

Match proceeds support junior high power shooting programs.


Entries: The range capacity is 50 shooters.  A roster of all competitors must be submitted to Fort Knox security personnel 10 days before the match.  Therefore, all shooters must have advanced entries.  Advanced entries must include name, complete address, telephone number, vehicle licensed plate number, and payment of entry fee for each individual.  All advanced entries must reach the match coordinator at least 10 days before the match date.  Advanced entries will be refunded if notice of an entrant’s cancellation is given no later than 10 days before the match.  A self-addressed, stamped envelope must also be sent if the entry is to be acknowledged.  The matches are held on a military installation and subject to cancellation by the Army with little notice; without a telephone number, you may not be advised of any schedule changes.


Mail entries to: Bill Balda, 147-A Doe Run, Frankfort, KY 40601;  800-852-9942 ext 4536.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Rules: These are CMP Approved matches and current CMP competition rules will apply.  Unless modified by this program, current NRA rules will govern the firing procedures.  Empty Chamber Indicators are required (Rule 3.21).  All competitors will wear eye and ear protection (Rules 3.19 & 3.20) in the pits.  All competitors will wear hearing protection on the firing line while eye protection is highly encouraged while on the firing line.  Competitors will score, work in the target pits, and assist the Range and Pit Officers as required.  The use of plug type scoring gauges is restricted to the Pit Officer only.  No alibis or refires will be allowed because of rifle or ammunition malfunctions or an inability to reload the rifle in any stage of the match.  It is important that the rifle used is in good working condition.  All triggers will be weighed to check for 4.5 pounds of pull before firing the match.


Rifle: All rifles must conform to CMP Rule 4-13 B (4).  As-issued U.S. rifle caliber .30 M1903 Springfield; caliber .30 M1917 Enfield; caliber .30 M1 Garand; caliber .30 M1941 Johnson; and U.S. Carbine, caliber .30 M1.  Firearms used will be inspected for proper functioning and weighing of triggers to assure compliance with CMP rules.


Ammunition: Due to the non-availability of ammunition from the CMP, Competitors are required to bring their own ammunition.  All ammunition must be safe to fire in the intended rifle.


Challenges: A $3.00 fee in exact change must accompany any challenge.  The fee will be refunded if the challenge is upheld.


Squadding: All matches will be squadded at the registration table which opens at 8:00 am eastern time.  Advanced entries will be honored until 8:30 am.  Every effort will be made to squad together shooters who are sharing a rifle, equipment, and/or transportation.  A notarized Eligibility Affidavit and Liability Agreement must be completed (a CMP requirement) before a score card is issued.


Match Schedule: Firing will commence at 9:00 am at 200 yards on the SR-1 target.

Stage 1 – Slow fire, prone; up to 5 sighting shots and 20 shots for record in 25 minutes; all rounds must be single loaded.

Stage 2 – Rapid fire, standing to prone; 10 shots in 70 seconds w/magazine change.

Stage 3 – Rapid fire, standing to sitting; 10 shots in 60 seconds w/magazine change.

Stage 4 – Slow fire, standing; 10 shots for record in 10 minutes; all rounds single loaded.

Stage 5 – Aggregate of stages 1-4.


Awards: A medal or plaque will be awarded to the Match Winner, the High Classified Shooter, the High Unclassified Shooter, and the High Junior Shooter. An unclassified shooter is a competitor that has not shot in a NRA Registered or Approved match.  Shooting in this match will allow each competitor to participate in the M1 Garand sales program offered by the CMP.


General: Bring your own food and water; there will be no lunch break.  Competitors are encouraged to car pool and park as many vehicles as possible in the 600 yard line parking area.  If personal vehicles interfere with running the match smoothly, we will require all vehicles to be left at the 600 yard line.


Motels: There are several inexpensive motels near the range, including:

Best Western Gold Vault Inn, 1225 N Dixie Hwy, Radcliff (270) 351-1141.

Golden Manor Motel, 346 Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh (270) 942-2800.


16 February 2011

The Fort Knox Physical Security Officer has informed us of the information required from match competitors for entering the post with firearms in 2011.  All match competitors who wish to shoot on Scott Mountain Range must fulfill the requirements below. 

Fort Knox regulations require competitors who did not pass a background check in 2010 to provide the following information: 
1. Full name, including middle name.  NO nicknames
2. Last four digits of social security number. 
3. Date of birth. 
4. Current Address. 
5. Rifle type and serial number. 
6. Send this information at least 16 days before the match to the Match Director, Bill Balda, 1-800-852-0942 ext. 4536 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Competitors only need to be submitted for a background check and approved by Fort Knox once for the next three years.  Shooters who have passed a background check but are bringing a new rifle onto Fort Knox must submit the rifle type and serial number to the Match Director at least 16 days before the match.  Bring only the rifles you plan to shoot. 

This information will be collected by the Match Director until 4:30 pm on the third Thursday before the match.  Send your information to Bill Balda, 1-800-852-0942 ext. 4536 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 4:30 pm on SEPTEMBER 8 for the Garand Match.

Travel Directions:  All shooters must enter the post through Chaffee Gate.  After clearing the gate, drive down Bullion to Eisenhower and turn right and go under the railroad tracks to the traffic light and turn left onto Brandenburg Road.  Continue down Brandenburg Road to Frazier Road (just after the railroad tracks), turn right onto Frazier Road and go to the four way stop at Wilson Road, go straight through the intersection and travel down Main Range Road past French Range.  Continue down Main Range Road and go down an extremely steep hill.  At the base of the hill turn left onto Porter River Road, follow Porter River Road across the bridge to the first gate on the right, turn right and go up the steep hill on the gravel road. 


CAUTION: These matches are held on a U.S. military installation and all personnel will be subject to all applicable federal laws and military regulations when traveling on post.  Concealed Carry Permits are not valid on federal installations and carrying concealed weapons of any kind on Ft. Knox is against federal law and military regulations.  Competitors are advised to arrive at Fort Knox early in order to process through the gate and arrive at the match promptly.  All firearms will be unloaded and secured in an appropriate storage container.  Ammunition will also be stored in appropriate containers and kept separate from any firearms.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 February 2011 16:09