Banner Shooting Range in Iowa to Host Three Days of Competition

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Banner Shooting Range to Host Three Days of Competition The Banner Shooting Range at Summerset State Park is hosting two events on Sept. 5, 6 and 7 that are open to shooters of all skill levels.

The range will host a pistol shooting competition on Sept. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Sept. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. The competition consists of :45 second rounds and each round costs $2. Shooters may enter as many times as they wish. Shooters under age 21 must be accompanied by a person 21 years of age or older. The pistol competition is for centerfire, open iron sites only, and no .44 Mag., or 50 caliber pistols will be allowed.

The range will host a 5-stand sporting clay shootout from on Sept. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be no limit to the number of entries or targets shot per day provided time and space are available. Individuals must shoot their targets in 50 target increments; youths shoot in 25 target increments. The cost is $12 for adult or juniors for rounds of 50 and $6 for youths for rounds of $25.

Prizes will be awarded for both competitions. For more information, go to or call 515-961-6408.

Preceding each competition, the Banner Shooting Range will offer a free introduction to shooting, sponsored by National Shooting Sports Foundation through their program called “FIRSTSHOTS.”

This free, 3-hour class is geared for first time shooters interested in learning about shooting handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Participants will learn about firearm safety and will take their first shots with .22 handguns, .22 rifles, and shotguns.

Classes are offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 5, 6 & 7, at 10 a.m. Registration is required. Just choose which day works best and call the range 515-961-6408 to register.

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