Local shooting club hosting a Glock Shooting Sports Foundation game | news

BLUEFIELD, Virginia — A local rifle club is hosting an award-winning competition this weekend that will bring hundreds of Glock enthusiasts from across the nation to Tazewell County, Virginia.

The Triangle Sportsmen’s Club set up the competition sponsored by the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation on Friday. Tony Graham, the club’s president, spoke while the competition range and safety officers took the opportunity to shoot.

“We usually shoot the night before the game,” Graham said. “Our last three games have produced over 500 competitors. This match is hosted by the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation and last year the Triangle Sportsmen’s Club was the 2021 Outdoor Match of the Year. These games are national and we were the first. Our first was three years ago and this will be our fourth match.”

Glock Shooting Sports Foundation competitions are hosted nationwide by Glock. Shooting clubs must apply, and the foundation considers factors such as the number of club staff and shooting range qualifications.

“We probably beat 50 other clubs for that honor and that includes 20,000 to 25,000 shooters at other clubs,” Graham said, adding that the foundation’s shooting sport “is all pistol and Glock.”

The competition is open to the public, and it’s a family participation and sport, he said. Admission is free and the competition is open Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.

The club is holding a raffle as well as t-shirts and hats.

“We have a membership drive,” Graham added. “You can save $100 on a membership for the rest of the year.”

The Glock Shooting Sports Foundation competition raises approximately $40,000 for the local economy.

“This year we have some local sponsors who support our campaign. It’s nice to win an award when you have the community behind you,” said Graham.

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