Camp Atterbury Pistol “Pop-Up” Target Overview
Prerequisites: Suggested—Pistol 100 (Basic Pistol) or equivalent previous experience. If you plan to draw from the holster during the pistol portion of this event, you should have prior training in how to do so safely. This is not an introductory event and involves quickly engaging “pop-up” targets. No formal instruction will be provided.
Pistol and Ammunition Required: A drop-safe pistol (centerfire is recommended but rimfire should be fine as well) in any of the following calibers: .22LR, 9x19mm, .38/.357 Magnum, .40 S&W and .45 ACP ONLY. The pistol range we will be using is restricted to these calibers; if you bring a pistol chambered in any other caliber, be prepared to be a spectator.
Older single action pistols manufactured before the 1980s and lacking a transfer bar safety are the most common type of pistol that lack drop safe design features, as do some military surplus imports from Eastern bloc countries and Taurus PT-series pistols not fixed during an international safety recall in 2015. These pistols may discharge if dropped and pose a potential safety hazard to our volunteers and students, and are not permitted. If you have concerns about the safety features of your pistol you should have it inspected by an armorer or gunsmith before class.
You should bring, at a minimum, 500 rounds of ammunition (more is always better). Incendiary ammunition is prohibited; otherwise, there are no other ammunition restrictions.
Required Equipment: You will be required to have the following equipment to participate in this event:
- drop-safe pistol chambered in .22LR, 9x19mm, .38/.357 Magnum, .40 S&W or .45 ACP
- minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition in your pistol’s caliber (more is always better)
- minimum of 4 pistol magazines (you guessed it, more is better!)
- hearing protection
- eye protection
- plenty of your preferred method of hydration (both plain water and something to replace electrolytes you will lose via sweating is ideal)
- lunch (leaving base for lunch is not feasible)
Optional Equipment: The following optional equipment may be helpful to you during this event but is not required:
- holster, mag carriers and gun belt for your pistol; note that your holster and belt must satisfy the following requirements:
- either IWB or OWB (no appendix, small-of-the-back, shoulder, etc. holsters will be allowed)
- holster must position your pistol between the 3 and 5 o’clock position on your waist
- holster must correctly fit your pistol
- holster must completely cover the trigger guard of your pistol
- holster must not collapse when pistol is withdrawn
- your belt must adequately support the weight of your pistol (this generally excludes nearly all belts not expressly designed for concealed carry use)
- event staff reserve the right to deny use of any holster deemed a safety risk
- magazine loader (Maglula UPLULA or similar)
- folding chair
- sunscreen and/or bug spray
- a hat with brim to protect from flying brass and the sun
- if you wish to collect your own brass, bring whatever containers/equipment you desire for that purpose. All brass not collected by event participants will be collected by us and disposed of appropriately
Prohibited Equipment: The following equipment WILL NOT BE ALLOWED at this event:
- any pistol chambered for a caliber other than .22LR, 9x19mm, .38/.357 Magnum, .40 S&W or .45 ACP
- holster not meeting the above requirements
Camp Atterbury is an active military installation, as such we may have our scheduled access removed as late as the day before the event. As the “pop-up” target pistol and rifle ranges are actively used to qualify military personnel on their sidearms and rifles, events utilizing those ranges are most likely to have schedule changes.
Pop-Up Pistol Range
The pop-up pistol range is designed specifically to accommodate US Army pistol qualification. Consequently, the pop-up pistol range extends only to 30 yards; it’s targets are computer controlled and scored. Drawing from the holster will be allowed at this event for those that have the proper holster and can demonstrate a safe draw and re-holster of their pistol.
Those who do not wish to draw from the holster may begin each pistol course of fire from the low or high ready positions.
No Formal Instruction
While there will be no formal instruction at this event, experienced firearms instructors will be present and can provide limited instruction as needed. However, this is not a training event and participants should not expect to receive extensive instruction. Contact the Event Director prior to registering with any questions.
Profiles of Patriots
We will take brief breaks throughout the day to honor George Washington and the men who embraced his leadership while battling for their (and our) Freedom.
Additional Event Information
Pre-registration is Required
All participants must purchase tickets by the DEADLINE of 5:00 PM on March 2, 2019. Absolutely no registrations will be allowed after this deadline. The unique venue for this event requires that we share your name and other personal information you submit to Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center (CAJMTC), Military Police and the Range Control office. Your information will not be used in any manner other than to allow your admittance to the installation and to contact you regarding this event. Pre-registration is required so that we can forward your information to CAJMTC in time for the event. You are also responsible for reading the below additional range information specific to Camp Atterbury. Please keep in mind that we are using a military facility and military rules and discipline are in force.
Ticket price includes all range fees.
Event will be held RAIN or SHINE!
Refunds will only be issued for this event due to cancellation of the event by military authorities. Absolutely no refunds will be given for any other reason.
Additional Range Information
You MUST Arrive On Time
Plan to arrive NO LATER than 7:45AM. Anyone arriving later than this will not be allowed to participate in the event and your event fees will not be refunded. This is due to the need to meet at Range Control and proceed to the range as a group. We will not wait for you; plan to be early.
Base Firearms Policy
CAJMTC firearms policy—NO LOADED FIREARMS PERMITTED ON BASE. Concealed carry is NOT ALLOWED on base; you may only load a firearm while on a designated range. Before you proceed to to the base entrance and attempt to pass through security, make sure that all firearms in your vehicle and on your person (don’t forget your concealed carry sidearm) are unloaded, in a secure case and separated from your ammunition. This is generally Indiana state law (see IC 35-47-2-1). If you are refused entry to the base for any reason, your event fees will not be refunded.
Directions to Range Control
You will be required to pass through the Camp Atterbury main gate to access the military side of the base. When asked, tell gate security that you are there for the Revere’s Riders event along with any other information gate security requests. IMPORTANT—do NOT attempt to go to the range on your own. There are numerous ranges at Camp Atterbury and any number of them can be “hot” at any given time. There are ranges for pistols, rifles, artillery as well as strafing (witnessing an A-10 Warthog engaging in a strafing run is awe inspiring from a distance); some of the ranges involve firing over roadways (if the range is “hot”, these should be blockaded, but better safe than sorry). Wandering onto any of these ranges while they are “hot” could lead to a VERY bad day. Range Control is reached by continuing south on the entrance road (Eggleston Street). Range Control will be on your left just before County Road 900 South. Himsel Airfield will be on your right just beyond the intersection of Eggleston Street and CR 900 S.
Additional Event Information
Ticket price includes all range fees.
Civilian lodging is available on base for those who wish to stay overnight. Standard rooms with shared bathroom are $33/night and Deluxe rooms with private bath are $38/night. For reservations, call the Camp Atterbury Lodging Office at 812-526-1128. Let them know that you are with Revere’s Riders.
Win an Autographed Copy of “Lone Survivor”
At every Revere’s Riders event we tell some of the history of April 19th, 1775 and the Battles of Lexington and Concord, events that occurred over 240 years ago. The spirit of the heroes who gave the full measure of their “lives, fortune and sacred honor” on April 19th, 1775 still lives on in the modern United States military. I doubt Marcus Luttrell needs any introduction to those contemplating attending this event. For those who don’t already know his story, Marcus was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 with Seal Team Ten as a Hospital Corpsman Second Class. He and three other members of Seal Team Ten (Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, operation commander, Petty Officer Second Class Danny Dietz and Petty Officer Second Class Matthew G. Axelson) were assigned to Operation Red Wings. During the initial stages of Operation Red Wings, the team was discovered by local Afghan goat herders. After determining the goat herders were most likely civilians and not combatants, the team released them according to the ROE (“rules of engagement”). The goat herders would inform the Taliban of the team’s position and all but Luttrell would become casualties in the ensuring battle.