The Clubs History
A group of 15 shooters, most employed by Chrysler, formed the Blue and Gray Rifle and Pistol Club in 1961. The NRA chartered the club in March of the same year. The first organized club shooting activities were held on the TVA Guntersville Dam 50 yd. pistol range. Members shot at various other places until 1963 when we obtained a lease from the TVA to use of the Guntersville Dam range. The club initiated a range improvement plan and expanded the pistol range to what exists today. We affiliated with the U.S. Army Director of Civilian Marksmanship in 1963 and incorporated in 1964. In 1965, the Blue and Gray sponsored the Alabama State High Power Rifle Championship at Fort McClellan, Alabama. As a result, Alabama sent their first civilian high power rifle team in more than 20 years to the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. The Pot Shots were a junior club started by an Explorer Boy Scout Post. The Club started to sponsor the Pot Shots in 1967 and today the Pot Shots evolved to be solely sponsored by the Blue and Gray. The Pot Shots is open to any boy or girl between 12 and 17 years of age. By 1967, we improved the range as much as the TVA would permit. Consequently, the club searched to locate land for its own range facility. In 2006 the Blue and Gray purchased property near Eva in Morgan Co. Alabama for eventual range development. The Blue and Gray Rifle and Pistol Club is a non-discriminatory organization that has a membership in excess of 300 with all major Huntsville employers being represented. Our range is the most complete private rifle and pistol range in north Alabama. Club policy is to promote the shooting sports as broadly as possible, and make membership as widely available as possible.