The Ben Avery Shooting Facility is host to several junior shooting programs. The purpose of these programs is to provide a safe and fun environment for all junior shooters. They are to teach responsibility, safe gun handling and to set goals in climbing the ranks in marksmanship in NRA sanctioned programs.
Ben Avery Junior Marksmanship Club
This program is sponsored by the Ben Avery Shooting Facility and is conducted by the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association at the Smallbore Range every Thursday evening from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Juniors can participate between the ages of 8 and 19 years of age.
This program provides safety training to all participants. Training and shooting begins at 6:30 pm. This program enhances character and personal growth though safe, educational involvement in shooting activities. Promotes the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior. .22 caliber firearms, ammunition and targets are provided. Ear and eye protection is required for anyone on the firing line.
The 2007 schedule is:
8-Feb, 15-Feb, 8-Mar, 15-Mar (main range), 5-Apr, 19-Apr, 26-Apr, 3-May, 10-May, 24-May, 31-May
We start around 6:30 and finish aroung 8:30
Fee will be $3 per session (unless the cost of ammo goes up) we may have safety glasses and study books for sale.
For more information on this youth opportunity shooting program, please contact ASRPA Program Coordinator . (Program not held during the summer months)
Junior Shotgun Shooting
The Ben Avery Clay Target Center and the AZGF Scholastic Clay Target program has an introductory clinic for new junior shooters currently in the developmental stages. The clinic will offer an understanding of trap, skeet and sporting clays. Call Anthony Chavez at 623-587-1706 for more information.
Every Thursday Evening
No Firearms Needed!
No firearms knowledge needed!
Progress at your own pace!
4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Phone – 623-582-8313
Fax – 623-582-5317
(Directions: I-17N to Exit 223
(Carefree Hwy. Exit) –Make a left at stop sign – enter facility ˝ mile on right)
Please Join Us!
We welcome your ideas and suggestions to help increase juniors shooting opportunities. Parents are strongly recommended to participate.
We invite you to inquire about our Line Safety Officer volunteer program. Volunteers are always needed for line safety officers, registration, helping with supplies and keeping the evening running smoothly.
SAFETY IS AN ATTITUDE
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
Federal Aid Project Funded by your purchase of hunting and fishing equipment and motor boat fuels
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Safety, Fun and Achievement in the Shooting Sports is Our Number 1 Priority
Clay Target Center Junior Program
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