VIMBAR/VIMSAR Information

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VIMBAR Rules (Vintage Military Bolt Action Rifle)

Rifles: Any military bolt-action rifle in as-issued, battle-ready condition, with original as-issued iron sights, and chambered for its original military cartridge may be used. See the Rifles page for more information.

Handguns: There are many opportunities to involve the use of handguns in our matches. These should be limited to any military pistol, or DA revolver in use prior to 1960 and in as issued condition.

Equipment: Sandbags, ammo cans, field packs, helmets, etc. may be used as a rest. A mat or tarp, elbow pads, and recoil-shield may also be used for shooting. The use of Government Issue personal equipment such as pistol belt, harness, ammo pouches, stripper clips, canteens, etc. is encouraged. This equipment will make it easier for individual movements that may be required for various phases of the match.

Ammunition: Ammunition may be loaded with soft nosed, hollow point, or Full Metal Jacket bullets. No armor piercing, or tracer ammunition will be allowed.


VIMSAR Rules (Vintage Military Semi-Auto Rifles)

Rifles: Any military semi-automatic rifle in as-issued, battle-ready condition, and chambered for its original military cartridge of 6.5mm through 8mm may be used. See the Rifles page for more information.

Handguns: There are many opportunities to involve the use of handguns in our matches. These should be limited to any military pistol, or DA revolver in use prior to 1960 and in as issued condition.

Equipment: Sandbags, ammo cans, field packs, helmets, etc. may be used as a rest. A mat or tarp, elbow pads, and recoil-shield may also be used for shooting. The use of Government Issue personal equipment such as pistol belt, harness, ammo pouches, stripper clips, canteens, etc. is encouraged. This equipment will make it easier for individual movements that may be required for various phases of the match.

Ammunition: Ammunition may be loaded with soft nosed, hollow point, or Full Metal Jacket bullets. No armor piercing, or tracer ammunition will be allowed.

Target Information


New! Important - Please read before shooting at GSR

It is extremely expensive and takes a lot of work to repair targets which have had holes punched into them due to careless shooting, and due to recent damage to the targets at Golden Spike Range, the linked PDF file should be downloaded and read before shooting in any of our matches. This document will tell you which calibers and bullets may be used on which targets. If, after reading this document, you are still unsure about which targets are available for shooting, PLEASE ASK a range manager before firing.

Target Information for Golden Spike Range - Click Here

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Eye and Ear Protection

Eye protection is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED on or near the firing line, and this includes spectators. This rule will be strongly enforced. Ear protection, while not required, is strongly recommended.

Safety

Safety, of course, is the first and foremost point of attention in the match. We are using real firearms and live ammunition to participate in a sport that we love. With that comes the serious responsibility to pay attention to what you and those around you are doing. Everyone is a range officer, and has the responsibility to see that every shooter conducts themselves in a safe manner. Each range will have their own specific safety rules. Pay attention to, and abide by their rules. The result will be an unending source of shooting fun.