Founded in 2014 as a member club of the
American Airgun Field Target Association (AAFTA)
the Dallas Field Target Club (DFTC) is your
premiere Field Target Club in North Texas.
We host informal and sanctioned airgun Field
Target (FT) matches for both novice and experienced
shooters throughout the DFW area... and beyond.
While we embrace AAFTA rules, newcomers are always welcome to join us for their first few Field Target experiences by participating in a “Fun Rifle” class with relaxed rules. Of course, Club membership is always available once you're hooked on Field Target airgun shooting!
Date / Time : Second Saturday, every other month (bimonthly).
.......... 9:00am - Warmer Months (April, June, August)
.......... 9:30am - Cooler Months (October, December, February)
Next Match : Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9:30 AM... at Elm Fork!
........ (Please arrive at least 45 minutes before match start to register, sign waivers, practice, etc.
........ Mandatory Shooter's Safety Meeting begins 15 minutes before match start)
Match Schedule for 2016 (subject to change):
..... February 13 - Regular Match - Cancelled due to Flooding
..... April 9 - Regular Match 9:00am (At Arlington Sportsman's Club -- See Results Tab)
..... June 11 - Regular Match 9:00am (At Arlington Sportsman's Club - Click for Directions)
..... August 13 - Regular Match - (Cancelled due to Flood Recovery)
..... October 15 - Regular Match 9:30am, CONFIRMED! at Elm Fork (3rd Sat., after AAFTA Nationals)
..... December 10 - Regular Match 9:30am
Location : Dallas FT Club airgun range in the Elm Fork Shooting Complex... PLEASE NOTE: Our dedicated airgun range at Elm Fork suffers periodic flooding, when excessive rains occur. When this happens we continue to have matches where possible at other airgun club venues in the Dallas area. Please see the schedule above for the current location.
Address and Map Location : See interactive map below.
Match Fees :
DFTC Members: $15 (includes Elm Fork Airgun Range fee)
Non-Members: $20 (includes Elm Fork Airgun Range fee)
..... Shoot the afternoon pistol match for an additional $5.
Cash only, please. No checks. Please RSVP 7 days before any match (at "Contact Us" link below.)
Note: Dallas FT Club earns nothing from range fees paid to our host, Elm Fork Shooting Complex.
Remaining portion of match fees are used entirely to pay expenses, maintain range
equipment... and promote our club and sport!
$25 annually. The membership year runs Jan-Dec. Grace period for renewals ends in February each year.
There is no formal process to become a member... no forms to fill out or mail. Just attend a match, submit your membership ($25) and a reduced match fee ($15 instead of $20) and you are a member for that year.
Dallas FT Club Match Location
Elm Fork Shooting Complex, 10751 Luna Rd, Dallas, TX 75220
Dallas Field Target Club matches are hosted by the Elm Fork Shooting Complex,
10751 Luna Rd, Dallas, TX 75220. [GPS Coordinates: 32° 52' 37"N - 96° 55' 31"W]. The dedicated Airgun
Range is located in the northeast corner of the facility, with parking available to the south, just
200 yards along the service road inside the property. (Please click the interactive site map below for
directions once on the property.) Look for the Golf cart shuttle to take you to the airgun range.
Additional Golf carts may be rented from the Shooting Complex, if desired.
Please note: All Field Target airguns are power restricted to less than 20 foot pounds of energy (fpe) to avoid damage to the targets. This is a national, AAFTA standard. (Use the link in the "About AAFTA" section below to calculate the power of your airgun.)
Safety Notes and Age Requirements
For your safety, eye protection is required (shooting glasses, workshop safety frames, regular sunglasses, or prescription eyewear.) Be SAFE!
Minimum age to shoot while unsupervised is 18 years, provided you demonstrate safe airgun handling and proficiency with your own airgun and gear. If accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who: 1) also shoots field Target, and 2) is squadded with you at all times, the minimum age is 13. Any questions about this, please contact us at the email addresses below.
There is no alcohol consumption, or use of tobacco products (for fire safety) on the range. These are Elm Fork Rules.
You can learn more about AAFTA, the history of Field Target in America, and the latest schedule
of matches around the country at: American Airgun Field Target Association (AAFTA)
Copy of the current AAFTA Hand Book (including the Official Rules): Official AAFTA Handbook
Calculate the power level of your airgun: Airgun Energy Calculator (courtesy-Pyramyd Air)
Note: Do NOT rely on airgun manufacturer claims of velocities. You will need actual chronograph velocity readings from your airgun, or realistic values provided from posts on the Field Target Forums.
Read, ask questions and discuss Field Target at these popular FT Forums:
Network 54- Field Target Forum
Gateway to Airguns- Field Target Gate
To RSVP for a match, or ask any question. We have regular commitments, but will respond ASAP
Bob Dye... bob@DallasFTclub.org
David Enoch... david@DallasFTclub.org
Reach both of us... info@DallasFTclub.org
For Airgun Fun Shoots (not FT matches), email Jared Leverington... jared@DallasFTclub.org
To learn more about firearm shooting sports at the largest outdoor, public shooting facility in Texas,
Check out our host facility, Elm Fork Shooting Complex, at their website... http://www.elmfork.com/