Air Rifle Club

4-H friends having fun, wearing protective eye wear

Who We Are:  

  • Cloverleafs  - ages 10-12 as of January 1, 2022
  • Juniors       - ages 13-14 as of January 1, 2022
  • Seniors      - ages 15-18 as of January 1, 2022
  • Coach        - Barry Heffner (
Team leaders, coaches, and volunteers have been trained through the National Rifle Association, Civilian Marksmanship Program, SLED, and SC 4-H. Each coach and volunteer has passed Clemson University's background checks and is a certified SC 4-H Volunteer.

What We Are About: 

  • This club is designed to teach firearm safety, team work, self-discipline, patience, self-reliance, record-keeping, and good sportsmanship while youth learn to compete in the discipline of air rifle.
  • The club will provide a practice facility, targets, and fun while learning firearm safety.
  • Participants will need to provide their own eye protection/safety glasses, ear protection, and a three-ring binder.
  • Competition match grade air rifles will be available for use by members. Smaller youth will start on competition grade BB guns and, as they grow, will progress through sporter air rifles into precision Olympic grade rifles. Should a youth have their own air rifle in good working order, they may use it to begin the program and have the chance to compare it to the accuracy of the competition rifles.
  • Costs to participate include but are not limited to: $15 annual 4-H membership dues which includes a T-shirt and accident insurance, as well as entry fees for meets, which can run from $15 to $100 per shooter depending on the type of event attended, and transportation to and from practices and events. We do attend some national events where fees may vary. If we have enough qualifying members to form a team, we will be attending several competitions a year. Should our team meet the qualifying standards for national competition, we will also be attending the National Jr. Olympic competition. 
  • Range Rules
  • Club Bylaws
  • SC 4-H Dress Code

When We Meet:

  •  Mondays at 7:30 pm

Where We Meet:

  • Practice location at Prosperity town gymnasium, 250 School Drive, Prosperity
  • Shoot locations vary