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The Sonoran Desert FT Grand Prix


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Sunday's surviving participants.  Images courtesy of Andy Picard
Slideshow from the 2020 SDGP
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Friday MARCH 6th:

Sight-in 0800-1700

Saturday, MARCH 7th:

Sight-in and Registration: 0700-0830

Safety and Match Brief: 0830

Match Start 0900

Catered Lunch: 1300

Pistol Match 1430 

Sunday, MARCH 8th:

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

Pistol Field Target:

Saturday Afternoon

Green Course - PISTOL

12 Lanes 

2 Targets per lane, totaling 24 Targets

48 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







Medals will be presented, placement- 1st to 5th

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. 

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 (range rules).  


We will be ordering custom designed competition match shirts by TECHWEAR

They are CUSTOM match shirts that will have your last name printed on the back, and first name on the front!  The shirts are made from a high-tech moisture wicking cooling material. Normally $79, however, it's included with your entry fee. 



All registrations made after the deadline, your shirts will will be available for pick up at the April match. For shipping costs pleas inquire.


Your entry includes catered lunch after the match on Saturday. 

Confirmed Registration List 


Oscar Valent   Green Cove Springs   FL   Hunter PCP

Anthony Turchetta   Scottsdale   AZ   Hunter PCP     Hunter Class

Dana Wyse   Los Altos   CA   WFTF PCP     Limited Class

Kelly Hawe   Villa Park   CA   Open PCP

Pete Brooks   Rochester   MN   WFTF PCP

Jim Poh    San Carlos   CA   WFTF SPRING PISTON

Son Lu   Concord   CA   WFTF PCP

Scott Hull   Los Osos   CA   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class

Carl Forrey   Mesa   AZ   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class

Michael Niksch   Olathe   CO   WFTF PCP   Hunter Class

Garrett Kwakkestein   Mesa   AZ   WFTF PCP

Lauren Parsons   Gilbert   AZ   WFTF PCP

Van Tucker   Tempe   AZ   Hunter PCP

Larry Piercy   Mesa   AZ   Open PCP 

Patrick Callihan   LasVegas   NV   Open PCP

Mike Smith   Phoenix   AZ   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class

Bill Corder   Lake Havasu City  AZ   WFTF PCP   Limited Class

Peykan Beyrami   Scottsdale   AZ   Open PCP   Hunter Class

Kent Gladden   Flagstaff   AZ   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class

Tony Starr   San Diego   CA   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class

Dale Babin   Gold Canyon   AZ   Unlimited (Non-AAFTA Sanctioned)

Terry Markham   Sun City   AZ   WFTF PCP

Ed Brockway   Mesa   AZ   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class

Barry Diehl   Chandler   AZ   Hunter PCP

Dan Fujimagari   San Tan Valley   AZ   Hunter PCP

John Bagakis   Livermore   CA   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class

John Knapp   Quartz Hill   CA   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class

Vince Pacheco   Pasadena   CA   Open PCP

Mark Kauffman   Phoenix   AZ   Open SPRING PISTON

Greg Glover   Gilbert    AZ   Hunter PCP

Al Padilla   Carson   CA   Hunter PCP

Dan Lange   Peoria   AZ   Hunter PCP   Hunter Class


As of 3-4-20, This list doesn't auto update. If you received your confirmation email, you're in!  Thank you for your patience as I try to update this weekly.



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Entry fee is only $99


We understand finding accommodations this time of year is difficult if not made early.  There may be some space available at the range for dry camping. Email us with your number if you are interested. 


As of the 29th of Jan, there is a group camping site- across from the range  that is still available. That requires minimum of 10 vehicles. Email me if that interests you.

Hotels/Condos/Cabins Nearby:  (only 13 minutes away from range)

RV/Camping:   (across from range)  (available only on a Fri, Sat, Sun)

If you are ok with dry camping, and are willing to volunteer for the match, there may be free space available at the range itself. Email me if you are interested.


This year we have reserved the Small-Bore Range for Sight-in beginning on Friday.  It will be available all day.

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