Match Info Overview

Competitive Match Information

BGC is pleased to host a number of matches each month for our members and their guests. Our expansive state of the art facilities offer the opportunity to participate in multiple pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting disciplines. Listed below you will find information on each match by firearm type including scheduled dates, times and Match Directors to contact for any questions you might have. (Please note, scheduled match times may be subject to change due to weather and other factors so be sure to check the website calendar for last minute updates).


Pistol Disciplines

Action Pistol, NRA Bianchi Cup

Matches are on the 4th Sunday of the month at 9:00 am.

Match Director: Ray Campbell | (910) 520-4822 |

NRA Action Pistol is a dynamic discipline within the “Action Pistol” shooting sports. NRA Action Pistol (previously known as Bianchi cup matches) are comprised of several events. At Buccaneer Gun Club our matches are typically limited to the falling plate event and the moving target event. Targets are shot from 10 to 25 yards and involve 48 shots on each event. Participants can shoot as many of the events as they wish for $5 per event.
Action Pistol matches are open to shooters of all ages and skill levels. Beginning shooters have the option to shoot only the closer distances of 10-15 yards. Firearms used can vary from .22 rimfire rifles and pistols to non-magnum caliber centerfire pistols and pistol caliber carbines. We strive to make this match fun for all shooters at all levels of skill and encourage new shooters to come out and join us. If you have a question about the event please call the match director listed above.

Action Pistol

Cowboy, Fast Draw

Matches are held on the 4th Saturday of the month at 8:30 am.

Match Director: Jeff Holland |

Cowboy Fast Draw L.L.C. is the newest and oldest shooting sport today. It is a timed sport using single action .45 caliber western style six shooters, shot by contestants in full cowboy regalia using old west aliases like “Dead Eye Dan”. The Cowboy Fast Draw Association is about “safety first, fun second, and competition third.” It’s about hand shakes, camaraderie, a man’s word, morality and friendship, fair play and honest competition. Our credo is “The Cowboy Way in action and deed”. The .45 colt, shot with wax bullets is the only caliber allowed in Cowboy Fast Draw. Historically, the Colt Peacemaker was introduced in .45 colt and that is what the sport is based upon.

Cowboy Fast Draw

IMHSA Big Bore, Field Pistol & .22 Silhouette

Matches are 3-4 times per year on the 1st Saturday of the month at 10:00 am., check club calendar or contact Match Director for more information.

Match Director: Jon Mix |

The International Metallic Handgun Silhouette Association started in 1976 with the purpose of promoting handgun silhouette competition. The object of the competition is to knock down metallic silhouettes (chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams) at various ranges to a maximum of 200 meters.

With many different types of matches there is one to suit any member of the family. The matches vary according to handgun type (Air Pistol to .22 to big bore) and shooting position (standing to free style). We pride ourselves in our diversity as IHMSA is open to men, women and children of all ages and physical abilities. If you are physically challenged and interested in shooting, the national organization has a PC committee willing to help meet your needs and find a match type that will work for you. Each shooter is classified based on skill level and only compete against those of the same class. 

You will find silhouette shooters helpful and friendly and more than willing to go out of their way to assist you. The game is actually very simple and you probably already own a handgun that qualifies for competition so come out and give it a try-it will help make you the absolute best pistol shot you can be! 

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)

Matches are held the 1st Saturday of each month. Start time varies with season so check club calendar for each month.

Match Director: Lon Layton |

IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual during competition scenarios which are scored on both speed and accuracy.

The cost for the match is $15 if you sign up online at prior to midnight on Thursday before the match and $30 after that time or at the match. If you don’t sign up online you will be scored as Not For Competition. A concealment garment (vest, jacket etc.) is REQUIRED.

Click here to register for matches (and be sure to select your squad as you sign up):

International Defensive Pistol Association
Multi-Use Range

Rifle Disciplines

Rimfire Precision Rifle, Tactical .22 Caliber

Matches are 4th Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Match Director: Bill Hahn |

Rimfire Precision Rifle Competition is a relatively recent development in rifle shooting disciplines. Competitions are designed to test a shooter’s ability to shoot accurately, correct for environmental factors effectively, and solve problems quickly. Essentially a smaller scale application of the very popular centerfire precision/tactical rifle shooting events, the rimfire competitions feature an extremely high fun factor, an excellent skill development opportunity, and the advantage of duplicating virtually any of the practical centerfire target scenarios on readily available 100-200 yard ranges using reduced-scale targets. All of these advantages are accomplished at a very small fraction of the costs of the centerfire. Several major manufacturers (Ruger, Savage, Anschutz, etc.) are now producing phenomenally accurate, dedicated .22 caliber Precision Rifles, with all of the desirable features of their centerfire counterparts, but at very affordable prices (e.g, a fully competitive “ready-to-shoot” rifle/scope/accessory package at less than $800!). As a result, this shooting discipline is experiencing tremendous growth. Sound interesting? Matches are free and our members are always willing to share their expertise and let folks try out their gear, so come on out and give it a try!

Precision Rifle

Benchrest Rifle, .22 Caliber

Matches are on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting at 9:00 am.

Match Director: Jon Mix |

BR is a shooting sport discipline in which high-precision rifles are shot at paper targets. The rifles ride on a front and rear rest (which may or may not be joined depending on the rules of a particular competition) sitting on a table or bench, hence the name “benchrest”. It’s participants are known for having a high degree of patience and understanding of how to maximize their rifle to adjust for prevailing range conditions. Benchrest shooters are notoriously detail-oriented and constantly trying to further the accuracy potential of the rifle through experimentation. Nearly all benchrest rifles are custom-made and many shooters do their own gunsmithing.


Shotgun Disciplines


Matches are held 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am.

Match Director: Pat Childers |

American Trap is an extremely popular shotgun sport where clay targets are thrown by a machine located at approximately ground level and covered by a “trap house.” For singles and doubles, there are five “stations”, each 16 yards behind the trap house. In singles, each competitor shoots at five targets from each station. The trap machine oscillates left to right within a 54 degree arc (up to 27 degrees right and left of center), and at least a 34 degree arc (up to 17 degrees right and left of center) and the competitor does not know where in that arc the target will emerge. In doubles, the machine does not oscillate, but throws two targets simultaneously with each competitor shooting at five (5) pairs (10 targets) from each station.

Trap Shooting

NSSA Skeet

Monthly skeet match that is open to the public on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Registration begins at 12:00 noon and shooting begins at 1:00 PM.

Match Director: Dave Ruehle |

Shooters need not be NSSA members to compete. The entry fee is $12.00 for 2 rounds of skeet (50 birds). Money is paid back as prizes based on the Lewis Class scoring system. A non-member shooter may shoot 1 practice round at an additional cost of $5.00. Shooters of all skill levels are welcome at these matches. There is a strong emphasis on safety. Eye and ear protection are mandatory for all participants. Please bring your own gun and shells. No shooting supplies are available at the range. For NSSA members, we are an NSSA member club and offer you the ability to shoot Registered Birds at these monthly matches. Please refer to the Club Calendar for the specific dates of these matches.

For more information on the monthly matches, please contact:
David Ruehle, (910) 443-8121,

For information on registering birds with the NSSA, please contact:
Cosby Thomas, (910) 520-8200,

5 Stand

Matches are 4th Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Match Director: Chris Moore |

5 Stand is a type of shotgun sport shooting similar to sporting clays, trap and skeet. There are five stations, or stands and six to eighteen strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps). Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of clay birds. Each station will have a menu card that lets the shooter know the sequence of clay birds he or she will be shooting at (i.e. which trap the clay bird will be coming from). The shooter is presented with 5 targets at each station, first a single bird followed by two pairs. Pairs can be either “report pairs,” in which the second bird will be launched after the shooter fires at the first; or “true pairs” when both birds launch at the same time. After shooting at the 5 birds on the menu at that station, the shooter proceeds to the next stand, where they find a new menu of 5 targets.

Typical five stand targets are a rabbit, chandelle, overhead, standard skeet high house and low house shots, teal (launched straight up into the air), trap (straight ahead from ground level), and an incoming bird.

5 Stand

Multi-Gun Disciplines

Cowboy Wild Bunch, SASS

Matches are 4th Saturday of the month from 08:30 am – 11:30 am. If we have enough participants. Please check the club calendar or contact Match Director at above email each month to see if one is scheduled.

Match Director: Jeff Holland |

Wild Bunch Action Shooting shares similarities to SASS Cowboy Action Shooting. However, there are some notable differences. The sport uses 1911 Pistols in .45 ACP, Lever Action Rifles chambered for pistol caliber of .40 and above, and model 1897 12ga. Pump Shotguns. Sanctioned matches are designed specifically to provide stage scenarios which incorporate down range as well as lateral movement, more pistol and shotgun rounds fired per stage and a variety of reactive targets such as plate racks, dueling trees, moving targets and rifle/pistol knockdown targets as well.

Cowboy Wild Bunch

Cowboy Action Matches, SASS

Matches are held the 2nd Saturday of each month. Sign in is 8:10-8:50 am. Mandatory safety meeting at 9:00 am. Shooting begins at 9:15 am. Entry fee $10.

Match Director: Jeff Holland |

SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted amateur shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, lever action rifles, and side by side double barreled, pre-1899 pump, or lever action shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, Old West style. Contestants shoot in several four firearm stages (courses of fire) in which they engage steel targets in a specifically designed scenario and shooting sequence. American history buffs and serious shooters alike agree the use of vintage firearms, authentic costuming, unique targets, and fast action make Cowboy Action Shooting™ one of the most interesting of all shooting sports for both spectator and contestant. SASS is one of the few shooting organizations that actively supports family participation and camaraderie above competition. SASS members are the very best folks you’re likely to meet … anywhere.

Cowboy Action