Smallbore & Precision Air Rifle
Rio Salado Junior Division
Rio Salado's Air Rifle Club is currently invite only, after meeting qualifications in our Smallbore Division we select dedicated Juniors to develop precision skills. Each year our Team of Air Rifle competitors strive to qualify for an invitation to compete in the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship held at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Air Rifle Shooting is the most popular and fastest growing form of shooting sports competition for youth of high school age or younger. Two different Air Rifle events are available. Precision Air Rifle is modeled after Olympic-style shooting and allows the use of specialized target rifles and equipment. Sporter Air Rifle is designed for new competitors or those who desire to compete with a minimum of equipment and expense.
In both types of shooting, competitors fire at targets at a distance of 10 meters in either three different positions, prone, standing and kneeling for Sporter or all standing for Precision. Three-Position Air Rifle provides young competitors with competitive shooting sports opportunities that can be offered on a wide variety of easily accessible or easily constructed ranges, with equipment that is commonly available at affordable costs.
The CMP actively promotes Three-Position Air Rifle shooting as a premier youth marksmanship competition by providing low-cost equipment and pellets as well as training curriculum materials and competition activities. In addition, other air gun events for juniors and adults are hosted by CMP throughout the year. CMP facilities have Open Public Shooting evenings, and matches for air rifle and air pistol take place at the CMP Marksmanship Centers.