Since 1967, the PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club has been holding sanctioned competitions of long range benchrest shooting. Owing a lot of its history to the nearby municipality of Williamsport Pennsylvania, it has become known as the "Williamsport Club". We are proud to be the birthplace of 1000 yard shooting. Our club holds ten regular sanctioned matches each season, none any closer than two weeks apart. The 1000 Yard World Open is always held here in July of each year, and also several "Fun Shoot" weekends, two before and one after the season. Classes fired are Light Gun on Saturdays and Heavy Gun on Sundays. References to these are made repeatedly throughout the site and definitions of each may be found in the rules section.
2017-06-25 - World Open Travel Information
The Wallis Run bridge is still closed. The best way to get to the range is:
From the South: Travel North on Rt 15, take Rt 14 North, Turn right onto Slacks Run Road. At stop sign, turn left (Kellyburg Rd) for 1 mile, turn left, range will be on the left.
From the North: Travel south on Rt 15, take Rt 14 North, Turn right onto Slacks Run Road. At stop sign, turn left (Kellyburg Rd) for 1 mile, turn left, range will be on the left.
Any question, the address and GPS coordinates for the club are listed on the website under the 'Contact us' tab and listed below.
197 Kelly Road
Trout Run, PA 17771
N41° 26.7511', W076° 52.4212'
2017-06-16 - ***2017 WORLD OPEN COMING UP FAST!!!****
The 2017 World Open match is quickly approaching. This is our 50th Anniversary year. The prize table is absolutely HUGE!!! This is the largest prize table we have EVER had. We only have room for 144 shooters in each class, so get your application in ASAP!!!! Seats are filling very quickly.
Check out the 'WORLD OPEN 2017' tab for a list of donating vendors. These companies and individuals have been greatly generous and deserve your future support for their products and services. We have limited onsite camper spots available with and without electricity. We have shower facilities and are very close to some very fine hotels, restaurants, and other services. The application has contact information on it for any questions.
****NOTE**** IMPORTANT INFO!!!!!*****: There is ABSOLUTELY NO shooting or practicing on the weekend before the World Open through the actual 4th of July. Practice and shooting will be open on Wednesday, July 5th. Make sure that you follow the non-match shooting protocols if you plan on practicing. You must contact the land owner prior to shooting.*******
2017-05-21 - NEW WILLIAMSPORT LIGHT GUN WORLD RECORD
Congratulations to Roger Gower for breaking the current Light Gun, 10 shot SCORE World Record this weekend. Roger cranked out an impressive 3.493", 100 (5X) score. Well done Roger!!!
2017-06-16 - 50th Anniversary Match
We will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary during Match #7 (August 5th). We will be incorporating the corn roast with the Anniversary Celebration. If you can help with the preparations, prizes, food, etc, please let one of the board members know.
ATTENTION: Membership Information!!!
ALL NEW MEMBERS applying for membership MUST apply in person at The Original PA 1000 Yard BR Club!!! No exceptions! NEW Memberships will only be accepted in this manner. If you send in your NEW member membership, it will be returned to you. This applies to NEW MEMBERS only.
Please contact any of the board members, or myself (PA1000yardsecretary@yahoo.com) if you have any questions about this procedure.
The Original PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club, Inc., is a BENCHREST CLUB, not a general shooting range. If you would like to participate in Long Range competition or learn how to shoot accurately at Long Range, PLEASE come to the CLUB and join in the fun!