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Cavalier Rifle and Pistol Club and Cabot Guns will be sponsoring a Bullseye clinic on Saturday, November 4 followed by a demo day on Sunday November 5. The clinic will be a one day event with the lead instructor being William Bethards, Captain of the Cabot Arms team, National Service Pistol Champion (1995), Marine Corps Shooter, Top Shot Contestant, National Record holder, and Bullseye High Master. Also instructing will be High Master, 2017 VA. State Champion and  2017 NRA National Champion Jonathan Shue.

Cost of the clinic will be $100 for Cavalier members and $125 for non-members.  Registration is limited and lunch will be included.

Sunday's demo day will be on Range 4. Come and see some of the finest pistols made in America

If you have any questions, Feel free to email Mike Davis at jmdavis45@gmail.comor to call Mike at (804) 307-3428.

Below you will find a link to the Cabot information page on William Bethards.


Fellow Cavalier Members,

Our new permit with Hanover County allows for several improvements in the operations and facilities of Cavalier.  Some items were of immediate benefit, and others are available for future construction if desired.

The first project is installation of new bays on range five to improve the utility.  These new bays would be adjacent to range five and be available for matches and general use.  These bays will allow the matches that are currently shot downrange to move to the new bays, freeing up the long range for general member use on most weekends.  IDPA, USPSA, and Three Gun will move.  High Power Rifle will remain on the fourth Saturday, and Ram Bash and High Power Silhouette will remain on the first Saturday. If you have ever not been able to shoot on range five because of a match, this will free up the range on most weekend days for general use.

The board has authorized the sale of up to $350,000.00 in bonds to pay for these improvements.  The January 25, 2017 annual meeting at the Montpelier Center will offer the membership a chance to vote on the sale of these bonds.  If approved, the bonds will be offered to club members first.  The sale would extend our current $100.00 annual assessment, but not increase it.

Other benefits of the permit include:

  • lifting the membership cap allowing up to 70 additional members per year
  • elimination of a limit of 35 nonmembers per day for matches
  • elimination of match participation record keeping and reporting
  • allowing matches on additional Sundays and locations on the range
  • possible extension of ranges one and two to 200 yards
  • approval to build a clubhouse and possible indoor range
  • approval to build a picnic pavilion

Please join me at the annual meeting to vote on the bond sales and join in the discussion.   I look forward to seeing you there.


Samuel B. Edwards

Cavalier Rifle and Pistol Club, Vice President

The main lake at Cavalier has recently been stocked with fingerling fish.  This is the first step in establishing a great fishery in the lake.  As part of the efforts to insure a successful stocking, we are asking members and guest to follow the following rules:

Do not place any fish from outside into the lake.  Doing so will upset the balance of the fishery being established.  Placing mature fish in the lake with the fingerling stocking will have an adverse effect on the populations the club is attempting to establish.

If you wish to fish, please do so in the upper pond (the pond to the right as you enter the range).  There is currently a good population of catchable size fish in this pond and you are encourage to fish the pond.

Remember that club members and guest must have a valid state of Virginia fishing license in order to fish the waters on the property.

There have been several questions regarding the membership category "Senior Membership".

The senior membership category is for members who are 65 or older AND have been club members in good standing for 10 or more years.

The membership renewal notification your received in late November indicates the membership category you are classified as in the club roster.  If you renew online, please be sure to select the same membership category that is listed on your renewal notification form.

Questions regarding the club roster information should be directed to:

Sam Edwards, Vice President.


The Board of Directors for Hanover County considered the final action on the request by CAVRPC to modify the zoning conditions for their special exception and conditional use permits on Tuesday, November 24.

The Board of Directors for CAVRPC submitted a request to modify various conditions and a proposed plan for expansion and improvement of existing facilities on the club property.  The club was generally successful in getting the requests approved.  One request,  to change the operating hours of the range, was not approved.  All shooting hours for the club remain the same as were established by the previous zoning action. Shooting hours are 9:00 AM to sunset Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday.

The club did receive approval for the following actions:

  • The club membership can be increased at the discretion of the Board of Directors by up to 70 new members per year.
  • The restriction on events on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month has been removed.
  • Special events are now defined as those with 100 or more preregistered participants.  Special events are limited to no more than 6 per year.
  • The club may have up to 2 training events of night shooting per year.
  • Administrative paperwork of match directors has been greatly reduced.
  • No limitations on the number of non-club members who can attend a public competition

Facilities and improvements: The club received approval to address several range improvements and expansions.  These will proceed as money is available at the direction of the Board of Directors.

  • Develop a picnic pavilion in the camping area
  • Increase range 1 to 200 yards
  • Increase range 2 to 200 yards
  • Increase range 5 to 600 yards
  • Build new range, to be called 5a, with 7 action bays and a 200 yard line.
  • Build a training facility, with classrooms, which can include an indoor shooting range next to range 1.

The club was strongly encouraged to work with the residents on Boondock Lane and manage traffic during significant events.  In this regard, any event having more than 60 registered participants, the club will be required to have a person monitoring traffic to insure that the 10 MPH speed limit is obeyed. All club members are expected to obey the 10 MPH speed limit at all times when entering and exiting the range.

Full auto firing, noise level requirements, range safety and maintenance requirements, and environmental monitoring requirements were not modified.

Overall, the club had a successful outcome with the zoning request. The Board of Directors would like to thank all the members that came out to support the request.  It could not have been completed without your efforts.