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Sonoran Desert Grand Prix

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Sonoran Desert Grand Prix
Sonoran Desert Grand Prix

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2020, 9:00 AM – Mar 09, 2020, 4:20 PM

Rio Salado Sportsman's Club, 3960 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207, USA

About the Event


Friday April 12th: Sight-in TBD

Saturday, April 13th:

Sight-in and Registration: 0700-0830

Safety and Match Brief: 0830

Match Start 0900

Catered Lunch: 1300

Sunday, April 14th:

Sight-in: 0700-0830

Safety and Match Brief: 0830

Match Start: 0900

Awards: 1300

Rifle Field Target:

Saturday and Sunday

Red Course

13 Lanes

2 Targets per lane, totaling 26 Targets

52 Shots

Max 3 Shooters per squad

Yellow Course

13 Lanes

2 Targets per lane, totaling 26 Targets

52 Shots

Max 3 Shooters per squad

Each shooter is responsible for knowing the latest AAFTA rules.

Competitor Classes:


Open PCP & Spring

Hunter PCP & Spring

WFTF PCP & Spring


There may be a pistol match this year depending on interest level. Stay Tuned for more info. If you are interested, send us an email or click here to phoenixairgun at gmail dot com Times, dates, and fees TBD


Medals will be presented for First through Third Place

Match Details

Forced Positions: There will be one lane standing and one lane kneeling lane for each day.

Shooting order: There will be two targets per lane. The shooting order is NEAR TO FAR.

Timers: There may be timers at each lane. They will be set at 5 minutes. The shooter is to initiate the timer according to AAFTA rules. Any shots not fired within the 5 minute timeframe will be counted as a miss.

Range Safety Highlights

You MUST wear Safety Glasses AT ALL TIMES WHLILE ON THE RANGE. This is a range requirement and is non negotiable. Hearing protection is optional.

There is a limited supply at the main office for purchase, but no guarantee. Bring your own.

Your airgun MUST have an Empty Breech Indicator in place at all times your rifle is not shouldered and pointed down range. We will provide them for you, or you can bring your own. We take safety VERY seriously here at this range. Infractions may lead to your disqualification. Unsportsmanlike behavior is absolutely not accepted. You will be asked to leave if you behave in a disruptive manner. All safety decisions are final that are made by the Match Director. You are responsible to review the Rio Salado Safety Rules listed in the Terms on the registration form. You will be held accountable for these rules. We will discuss this again at all the safety briefings.

For Springer rifles, there are different ways to demonstrate a safe rifle on the range. For break-barrels, cracking the barrel is acceptable. Casing a rifle is another form of safety indication. For under/side-lever rifles, inserting a wooden dowel or safety cord through the barrel is acceptable. Your rifle is not to be cocked in order to be compliant.


There will be restrooms located inside the airgun building.


We will have two club air tanks available. We'll fill your tanks for you for free. Make sure they are hydro'ed within 5 years and the tank is not older than 15 years.


We are anticipating hats! If we get enough registrants we can make it happen!


Your entry includes catered lunch after the match on Saturday. We are anticipating brisket !!

Confirmed Registration List as of March 18th

Bobby Corcorran

Sandy Corcorran

Mike Smith

Al Padilla

Dana Wyse*

Hector Alfaro*

Vicente Pacheco

Mike Niksch*

Rizalde Marquez*

Cameron Kerndt*

Jessica Kerndt*

Mark Catlin

Greg Glover

Lauren Parsons

Peter Brooks

Catherine Kwakkestein

Neil Younggren

Larry Piercy

Carl Forrey

Barry Diehl

Van Tucker

Scott Hull*

Kelly Hawe

Dan Fujimagari

Ed Brockway

Bill Corder*

Anthony Turchetta

Bill Howarth

Garrett Kwakkestein

*pistol interest

Register Here

Use the Paypal link below, then fill out the registration form. Email confirmation should be sent to you for each form. Please make sure you received a confirmation email for both payment and registration separately. If you didn't, please resubmit registration form, and / or check for your PayPal payment confirmation, or shoot us a email.


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