Shoot for the Star is an inter-active firearms shooting and safety program designed to educate attendees in the basic principles of firearms handling, appropriate shooting and safe storage of self defense firearms and guns that have been used by Hollywood.

Multi-Shoot and Lunch

$5000

Lunch and Observe Only

$2500

Back 40 Target Shoot

4000

The Rules:

Shoot for the Star will take place rain or shine! Please dress appropriately and have proper footwear for the day’s weather.

Since standing and waiting may occur on the range line, feel free to bring a lawn chair for your comfort.

Although security will be on-site, the Committee to Elect Hall for Sheriff nor the Rochester Rod & Gun Club will be responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen items.

Due to the unknown firearms training level of guest attendees at this event, THERE WILL BE NO OPEN OR CONCEALED CARRY OF FIREARMS by Attendees/Participants at this Event. Shoot for the Star firearm Instructors, Event staff who are sworn law enforcement officers and Club security persons may be armed for the security of attendees. (Note * defense handguns may be locked in attendees’ vehicles during the event.). The parking lot and event will be monitored by Club or staff personnel.

  1. All firearms should be treated as loaded.
  2. All firearms should be pointed in a safe direction at all times. (A “safe direction” may vary at times. examples: toward the backstop; pointed toward the ground in front of you). NEVER let the muzzle of the gun (where the bullet exits) point at a person!
    3. Keep your finger OFF OF THE TRIGGER) until ready to shoot.
    4. Know your target downrange and what is beyond the target.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST SIGN the Rochester Rod & Gun disclaimer form and ALL RANGE PARTICIPANTS and BACK 40 COMPETITORS MUST SIGN THE LEGAL AVERMENT concerning lawful use of firearms.

ALL RANGE PARTICIPANTS AND CLOSE RANGE OBSERVERS MUST WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION.

Since there will be wait time before shooting, it is advisable to bring a light weight aluminum folding chair or camp chair for your use.

Morning session range participants should arrive promptly by 8:00 a.m. to complete registration. Bring a valid photo ID.
Firearm overview by the instructors will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the range open at 9:00 a.m. Due to the volume of participants and range time limitations, questions should be saved for instructors in the club house, if possible.

Afternoon session range participants should arrive to complete registration and partake in lunch by 11:00 a.m. Firearm overview by instructors will be in the outside pavilion at 12:30 pm with the range commencing immediately thereafter.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED BETWEEN 11:00 AM AND 1:30 PM.

Range participants will divide into 4 groups for the 4 distinct firearms events. The furthest range will be police style 12 gauge pump shotgun (plastic jug targets), then AR15 5.56mm modern sporting rifle (polymer ball target); then .44 magnum revolver (ball target); then HK 9mm MP5 submachine gun. All firing will be slow fire and as directed by the MP5 Instructor.

Each firearm range will have a primary Instructor and at least one assistant who will be with the participant. After giving the range assistant the appropriate color-coded token, the Instructor-loaded firearm will be safely handed by the Instructor to the participant SAFETY OFF. With their FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER, the participant shall take aim at the target down range and fire the designated number of rounds, operating the firearm’s action (shotgun & revolver) if required. The empty firearm will be taken by the Instructor from the participant after they have fired the designated number of rounds and the next participant in line will rotate up. The participant will then wait in line for the next firearm range.

Should the command of CEASE FIRE be called in participant’s individual range, the participant WILL IMMEDIATELY STOP ANY ACTION OF SHOOTING, TAKE THEIR FINGER OFF OF THE TRIGGER, KEEP THE GUN POINTED SAFELY DOWN RANGE TOWARD THE DIRT BACKSTOP, AND WAIT FOR THE INSTRUCTOR TO TAKE OR REMOVE THE GUN OR GIVE FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

FOLLOW THE RULES, SHOOT SAFELY, LEARN AND HAVE FUN!!!

HALL FOR SHERIFF “BACK 40” COMPETITION SHOOT RULES
BACK 40 target competitors should arrive for lunch, if purchased, or by 1:30 pm to complete registration. Bring a valid photo ID. The Back 40 competition is scheduled to commence at 3:00 pm.
  1. All entrants must be pre-registered with signed averment of lawful firearms use eligibility and Rochester Rod & Gun disclaimer.
  2. Entrant to provide their own self-defense style iron sights only pistol or revolver, .380 acp caliber or above with 20 round of Factory ammunition (no reloaded ammunition).
  3. All handguns Must Be Unloaded and in a case.  The separate magazine may be loaded with 5 rounds of factory ammunition.
  4. When directed by the Range Officer, entrant will stand and safely load his/her handgun at the 50 yard range pavilion and keep the muzzle pointed downward at Low Ready.  Entrant may lean against the pavilion’s 4×4 wooden post if desired.  When commanded, the entrant will acquire the target with either a 1 or 2 hand hold and commence to fire 5 shots from 40 yards at the NRA B27 target CENTER MASS (No head shots) within 30 seconds. Any shots fired over the 30 second mark will deduct 10 points.
  5. The B27 target consists of “X” for 11 points, a ten ring for 10 points, 9, 8, 7 rings and non-numbered arms of the target for 6 points.  Any shots landing on the line between the numbered rings will be credited for the higher numbered ring.  a perfect score for 5 shots would be five X’s, or 55 points.
  6. At any call of CEASEFIRE, the entrant will immediately cease fire, come to[ muzzle down low ready and await direction of the Range Officer.  In the case of a jam of ammunition,  the Range Officer will call a Cease Fire and assist in safely clearing the jam and reloading the pistol.  A new target will be set and entrant will have only ONE other chance to compete. Should another jam malfunction occur, entrant will be assigned the highest score of the shots fired of the two targets before the jam malfunctions.
  7. In the event of a tie in scoring between the places, there shall be a 2-shot “shoot off.” The shoot off will take place at 40 yards and both rounds must be fired within 30 seconds to determine the top place winner.  In the case where both tied individuals score a perfect “22”, the entrant whose 2 shots are closest to the center X will determine the first place winner with the next person dropping to 2nd place.  The 2nd place winner would therefore drop to 3rd place and the 3rd place winner would be eliminated.  Any ties for 2nd or 3rd place will be handled in this same manner, if necessary.
  8. All high scoring targets for the 3-place winners will have the entrant’s name affixed.  Any place eliminated target may be kept by the entrant or recycled.
  9. Prizes for the “Back 40” shooting competition are as follows:  First Place $750.00 Fin Feather Fur gift card.  2nd Place a $200.00
    Fin Feather Fur gift card; 3rd Place a $50.00 Fin Feather Fur gift card.
  10. When finished shooting, the entrant can re-case his/her empty firearm and lock it in their car.
  11. Good Luck and Good and Safe Shooting to all Entrants!