Welcome to the West Point Gun Club

This website is the online home of the West Point Gun Club.

The West Point Gun Club (WPGC) is located about 6 miles outside of West Point, Virginia. We hold monthly SASS Cowboy Action Shooting, Double Action Steel, High Power Rifle and Rimfire Steel matches that are open to the public, otherwise the range is reserved for it’s members and their guests and is not open to the public.

WPGC is currently at our membership capacity limit, perspective members will be placed on a waiting list.  In order to be placed on the waiting list prospective member must submit a completed application along with all of the supporting documentation,  see the Membership Section of this web site for additional details.  Prospective members will be processed in the order that the completed applications are received when openings are available.

Saturday Match Results

Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls,

What a terrific way to start a holiday weekend.  A great Cowboy Action match with a posse of friends and beautiful weather at the range.  Thanks to those who set up targets on Friday, to the early arrivals who set up tables and tents, and to all for pitching in to tear it down.
 
Congratulations to Cody Maverick for winning the match.  Honorable mention goes to Ripsaw, who finished 2nd by 00.01 seconds.  Congrats also to our five clean shooters (listed in one of the attachments)
 
Hope everyone has a nice Memorial Day weekend.  Drive safe if you are traveling.
Our next match is on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16).
On Saturday June 22, we have Smoke on the Mattaponi, the SASS Virginia State Blackpowder Shootout.  The shooter’s list grew by 1 yesterday and 2 more today.
 
Scores attached.
-Swifty McDraw
 
Scores – Overall View
Scores – Detailed View
Clean Shooters

Saturday Match

The Mattaponi Sundowners will be hosting a Cowboy Action match this coming Saturday May 25th at the West Point Gun Club.

Gates will open at 8:00, the safety meeting will be at 9:45, and we start shooting at 10:00

Stages by Cody Maverick are attached.

-Swifty McDraw

P.S. In the near future, the Mattaponi Sundowners will be adding a Wild Bunch category to our regular monthly matches, shooting the regular stages with a 1911 pistol instead of revolvers. If you are interested in participating, get your gear and ammo (45acp) ready.

WPGC Cowboy May 25 2024 Stages

Range Open to All Members this Sunday 5/19/24

WPGC Members,

The Mattaponi Sundowners will be supporting the KC’s Corral Thunder in the Brush match this Sunday May 19th, so the regularly scheduled Cowboy Action Match at WPGC will not be held.  

The WPGC range will be available for general use to all members.

 

Mattaponi Sundowners: Saturday Match

The Mattaponi Sundowners will be hosting a Cowboy Action match this coming Saturday April 27th at the West Point Gun Club.
 
Gates will open at 8:00, the safety meeting will be at 9:45, and we start shooting at 10:00
 
Stages by Ripsaw are attached.  He is having a medical procedure and won’t be there.  We wish him well.
 
Weather guessers are predicting temps in the low-to-mid 60’s with cloud cover and a light breeze.  Hope to see you on Saturday.
 
-Swifty McDraw
 

Mattaponi Sundowners: Sunday Results

Howdy,

Today was ‘improv’ day at the range.  First, the tents went up on Bay 2 because it started raining early.  A total of 10 people showed up for various reasons, but only 5+1 were still there when the buzzer went off.  When it did, the 1st shooter only got 3 rounds out of his 1st gun, and he had to ‘improv’ on stage 2 with a different rifle.
 
The 5 shooters loaded together and shot on the ‘whoever is ready’ rule, using a similar rule to select spotters (whoever is watching).  The “+1” ran the clock and kept score while the others shot, spotted, reset knockdowns,or picked up brass.  Halfway through the match, it was ‘improv’ time again.  Rather than move tents to Bay 3, ‘we’ moved the plate rack and a few Bay 3 targets to Bay 2 and made it usable with the already-written stage descriptions.
 
You know it was an unusual day when you notice the 100 point spread between 1st place and 2nd place in the scores.  Congratulations to Major B.S. Walker for the win and to the entire posse for finishing in the top 5.  There were no clean shooters; B.S. wins the ‘dagnabbit’ award with a single miss.  Everyone else had either a SDQ or at least 1 P, but that had nothing to do with the weather.
 
However all of that may sound, everyone seemed to have a good time.  It wasn’t windy, the temp was tolerable, and the firing line and everything else had a tent over it.  Yes, it rained, but not enough to keep the Mattaponi Sundowners from having their scheduled match.
 
Scores attached.
 
-Swifty McDraw
 

Mattaponi Sundowners: Sunday Match & Beyond

Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls,

 
The Mattaponi Sundowners will be hosting a Cowboy Action match this coming Sunday April 21st at the West Point Gun Club.
 
Gates will open at 10:00, the safety meeting will be at 12:15, and we start shooting at 12:30
 
Stages by Major B.S. Walker attached.
 
Beyond Sunday:
 
1) KC’s Corral is having their annual Thunder in the Brush match on May 18-19.
 
2) Our annual Black Powder match Smoke on the Mattaponi will be held on Saturday June 22nd.  We can’t call it a championship; it’s called the SASS Virginia State Blackpowder Shootout.  Match Information with Registration and Sponsorship details are posted HERE.
 
Sponsorships are available at Levels 1-5 for $25+, $50+, $100+, $200+, and $400+ in any combination of cash, merchandise, or gift certificates.  Cash is used to help defer expenses and keep the registration fee as low as possible.  Merchandise and Gift Certificates are used for Door Prizes and/or Raffles.
 
Hope to see you Sunday, again next Saturday, at KC’s in May, and at “The Smoke Match” in June.
 
-Swifty McDraw

 

WPGC Double Action Match

WPGC is planning on holding the DA match on Thursday, April, 11, 2024. Again, the forecast is iffy, but it looks like rain will begin around 13:30. If that holds we will go ahead with the match. Please let me know if you plan to attend. I will send a notification between 17:00 and 19:00 on Wednesday, April 10. Please respond to:
 
 
Thanks, Leo

Smoke on the Mattaponi XVII (June 22, 2024)

SASS Presents
Smoke on the Mattaponi XVII
The Virginia State Blackpowder Shootout
 
The Mattaponi Sundowners and West Point Gun Club are proud to announce that registration is now open for our annual Black Powder match to be held on June 22nd.
 
There are three attachments that hopefully will tell you all you need to know about the match, the registration process, and the schedule.
 
The other two attachments provide Sponsorship Information and a form for Sponsors.  One reason for this early announcement is to give potential sponsors plenty of time to make their plans.  Literally anyone can be a Sponsor and we welcome all Sponsorships, whether you plan to attend the match or not.
 
These files are not yet posted on our website www.westpointgunclub.com but they will be soon.  There will be a Shooter’s List posted on the web as registrations start arriving.
 
‘Nuff Said
-Swifty McDraw