Raritan Valley Pistol League (RVPL) winter season meets at Lake Island Rifle & Pistol Club, Carteret NJ. Bullseye
shooters from any club are invited to compete in this .22 league comprised of as many NRA Short Course Match relays as
they care to shoot in the 20-week duration of the season.
Participating in RVPL pistol shooting is a terrific way to expose yourself to competition in a very low stress way.
When We Meet
Shooting night is Tuesday, starting at 6:30pm and ending when the
last shooter says "enough" or 10pm rolls around, whichever comes first. To participate in RVPL it is not necessary to arrive at
6:30, shooters come when they can. Participants share the responsibility of "Calling the Line" and we offer training to newer
shooters who have never called the line in the past. Although calling the line is not mandatory, we encourage all shooters who
are comfortable behind a microphone to share this responsibility.
For many years the commands were expertly given by Ed Riley, one of the Lake Island Trustees. Ed started out as a Junior member back in
the 1950's. We thank Ed for his many years of volunteer service to RVPL.
All shooting is with .22 caliber pistols. Shooters will supply their own handgun and ammunition. Targets are supplied by the league.
Course of Fire
The RVPL Winter League is made up of 30 rounds and we shoot a modified NRA Short Course. This course of fire is one of the most
basic competition matches.
The first phase of the match is 10 rounds to be shot in 6 minutes, using a slow fire target.
The second phase is timed fire where there are two 5-shot strings and each string is 20 seconds long, but this time using a
timed/rapid fire target.
The final rapid fire phase is two 5-shot strings, each string being 10 seconds long. WHAT???!! Five shots in ten seconds?
It's a lot easier than you might think.
The cost of the league is $25 per season which includes a participation award. The award can be a t-shirt, hat, cleaning kit or some other useful
item. And, of course, we are always available to talk about our shooting experiences, which is the best equipment to use, suggest tips and tricks
to increase accuracy or discuss politics.
Safe shooting is the upmost importance. By following Lake Island safety rules, all participants will have an enjoyable and safe experience each week.