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FAQ, General

When is my Renewal Due?
Membership renewals are due at the start of the year.  

How much does highpower cost?
Club membership costs are listed here.

Beyond the costs of membership, highpower competition is a competitive sport. Like many sports, you can spend as little or as much as you want, it all depends what you are trying to get out of it.

We can provide you with a loaner rifle when you first start out, but eventually you will want to get a rifle if you do not already have one. Many of our members do well with off the shelf CMP rifles or other similar "as issued" rifles. Some members are involved in high level competition and own rifles that cost quite a bit more. Some members collect rifles of one kind or another and enjoy shooting each in matches.  It really just depends on what your goals and budget are.  

Besides the rifle, there are other costs including ammunition, or handloading components, shooting clothing, spotting scopes and stands, shooting stools, timers, tools, and other miscellaneous articles convenient for shooting. These articles will usually be collected over a period of time, rather than all at once.

The best advice is to start slow and buy equipment piece by piece. That way, you will have a chance to see what people are using at the match and how it performs.
Can I buy a rifle from your club?
The club does not sell M1 Garands.  By being a member in good standing, you can order M1 Garands from the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program).  See their website:  for more information on requirements, pricing and grading.

The results bulletins from our matches are considered proof of participation in an organized shooting activity, which is one of the requirements for purchasing rifles from the CMP.

If you would like to shoot a match with us, please refer here for more information on how to get started.
Do I need an expensive rifle to shoot?
All that is needed is a centerfire rifle with iron sights that can be loaded quickly with a minimum of 5 rounds from a clip, stripper clip or magazine. Some of the cheaper foreign military rifles are very good for this purpose, such as the Swiss K-31, Mauser K-98, Mosin Nagant, Arisaka, and the British Enfield, and many others.  We do schedule some matches just for vintage military bolt action rifles, and these are some of the rifles that have won.

These rifles may be inexpensive, but are in most cases of high quality and perfectly fine to get started in the club. They are available in many places, including your local sporting goods store.
Why should I join a club, when I can just go to the Rifle Range and shoot without anyone else?
By joining a club, you get to be around other like minded folks who enjoy the same sport and are all there to cooperate with one another.  You'll also have access to all the help and advice you can absorb; you're just as likely to talk with another new member who started shooting yesterday as you are to talk with someone who's won multiple titles and trophies at national level events.  Everyone has something to offer if you're willing to listen and participate yourself.  It sounds funny to say, but its true that through this mutual sharing and learning experience, club members often end up developing friendships that last lifetimes.  

And beyond all that, you also get to take advantage of the competitive environment; unless you've shot in competition, you just don't know what you're truly capable of.  Some come away thrilled with their performance, some others walk away completely humbled.  But in most all cases, everyone comes back for more :)

Isn't Zouaves Just an M1 Club?
No. Members shoot all kinds of rifles suitable for highpower competition. Most Zouaves have a match rifle or a match-prepped AR-15 or M1A along with their collection of CMP Garands.
What if it is raining?
We have a covered line and there will still be some guys shooting. We will train you and you can shoot your match. Don't bother emailing to ask. The night before is too early to cancel, and the morning of is too late to cancel.
How do I Join your Club?
Please refer to our membership page for instructions
Do I need to be a member to shoot at Zouaves Matches?
Yes, only members can shoot at our matches.