Our mission is to promote the shooting sports safely and responsibly, in our local community.
The Columbus Rifle Club to this end hosts, sponsors, and promotes numerous shooting competitions, matches, and events throughout the year which are open to the general public at our 200 yard range facility, The Clark Memorial Range. We invite anyone* with an interest in shooting, regardless of previous experience or proficiency to attend and participate in any of the events published on our calendar. If you are interested in any shooting discipline or event on our calendar or website, reach out to us or the listed match sponsor/director**
Read on to learn about some of the exciting and popular, "As Seen On TV!", shooting disciplines you can experience, here locally!
Smallbore Rifle competition is fired with single-shot .22” Long Rifle firearms, using either iron sights (no or limited optics) or with telescopic sights. Firing is done from the prone, kneeling and standing (and sitting) positions. Distances to targets are 50 feet, 50 yards, 100 yards, (and 50 meters for International competition). Time limits are very generous.
USPSA & Steel Challenge
USPSA competition has provided a test bed for equipment and techniques, many of which are now the standard for police and military training.
Cowboy action shooting is a unique shooting sport that is designed for all shooters and skill levels. Many shooters enjoy the historical aspect or the competition, but this is not an old west reenactment. Costumes are not required, all you need is a pair of jeans, long sleeve work shirt or Henley, and a pair of boots.
Recent Club Events
Information for gun show vendors
Spaces Available Spring Gun Show
We still have a limited number of tables available for our 2018 Spring Gun Show. Reserve your 8' tables now for only $25.00 each (limit 10), to participate in one of the longest running and most respected gun shows in Nebraska.
Show ammenities include, 150 tables in one room, ample parking, restaurant on-premises, on-site RV hook-ups (must be reserved in advance), and local hotel and meal discounts for registered vendors.
* The Columbus Rifle Club in accordance with all local, State, and Federal rules and regulations does not discriminate against anyone including on the basis of age, race, religion, disability, or orientation. Because of this we must insist that minors be kept under the direct and immediate supervision of their parent or legal guardian at all times while at our facilities - see NE 28-1204 & NE 28-1204.1. Additionally, any individual who has been convicted of a felony, used narcotics (including marijuana) in the previous 10 years (unless under the direct supervision of qualified medical doctor), is currently under indictment, been issued a restraining order, or declared mentally incompetent is barred from any property owned or leased by the Columbus Rifle Club and prohibited from participating or attending any event, match, or meeting of the Columbus Rifle Club.