Fairbanks ADFG Indoor Range

What is the
Marksmanship Qualification Program?

The NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP) is a self-paced skill development program with courses of fire suitable for everyone, from beginner to experienced shooter. Progression is self-paced and scores are challenging at some levels but attainable. Performance is measured against established par scores and participants who meet or exceed those scores are entitled to recognition awards (purchase may be necessary) for the rating(s) achieved.

Consider the MQP a fun and practical marksmanship drill that structures your shooting with set courses of fire. Challenge yourself to improve and maintain your skills!

Levels of Marksmanship
Skill Ratings

PRO-MARKSMAN

MARKSMAN

MARKSMAN 1ST CLASS

SHARPSHOOTER

EXPERT

DISTINGUISHED EXPERT

How to Get Started with the MQP!

1. Choose your Qualification Program(s)

The following NRA MQP Qualiification Programs are currently administered at the Fairbanks Fish and Game Indoor Range. You can work on mutliple "Quals" or just focus on one at a time. Visit the range during Walk-in Public Use Hours and get started!

  • .22 RIFLE (RIMFIRE)
    Bench/Prone, Standing, and 3-Position.
  • PISTOL
    Revolver or Semi-Automatic, .22 up to .45-caliber, within range capabilities. No magnum ammunition.
  • BULLSEYE PISTOL
    NRA Precision Pistol ("Bullseye") form of pistol shooting. 50-ft, off-hand (fired one handed), with Slow, Timed, and Rapid-Fire stages.

2. Start your Qualification Card(s)

Check in with a friendly range staff member during Walk-in Public Use Hours at the range to start the MQP or to begin with a new Qual.

3. Work on your Annual Qualification(s)

Follow the Qual Sheets (provided at the range) that explain the qualification course of fire and details. Ask a range staff member if you have questions. Start with the Pro-Marksman level and work your way up through the Expert level. Sign up with a range staff member to fire your Distinguished Expert ("DE") level when ready. We schedule "DE" Sessions in advance for the Pistol Qual (must be conducted/witnessed by a range staff member to be eligible for annual firearm awards).

Thank you to our sponsors!

GLOCK and RUGER generously support the Marksmanship Qualification Program administered at the Fairbanks Fish and Game Indoor Shooting Range.

GLOCK
RUGER

2024 Monthly Incentive Award Recipients

Are you working on a level in the Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP) administered at the Fairbanks Fish and Game Indoor Shooting Range? If so, you could be selected to receive one of the monthly incentive awards generously provided by GLOCK (Pistol and Bullseye Pistol Quals) and RUGER (.22 Rifle Quals)!

Congratulations to everyone working on the MQP and earning skill levels!

MONTH in 2024

PISTOL / BULLSEYE

QUALIFICATION

Sponsored by GLOCK

.22 RIFLE

QUALIFICATION

Sponsored by RUGER

JANUARY

BOBBY P.
GLOCK Bang Box Combo and other goodies!

ALEXA R.
RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

FEBRUARY

DAVID D.
GLOCK Perfection Decanter and other goodies!

ADEN L.
RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

MARCH

KENNETH T.
GLOCK Ceramic Stein and other goodies!

ETHAN J.
RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

APRIL

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GLOCK Electronic Ear Pro and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

MAY

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GLOCK Rocks Glass Set and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

JUNE

?
GLOCK Perfection Decanter and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

JULY

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GLOCK Large Range Bag and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

AUGUST

RANGE CLOSED
(Award added to December)

RANGE CLOSED
(Award added to December)

SEPTEMBER

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GLOCK Ceramic Stein and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

OCTOBER

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GLOCK Bang Box Combo and GLOCK Rocks Glass Set and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

NOVEMBER

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GLOCK Pursuit Backpack and Field Knife (w/ Saw) and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

DECEMBER

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GLOCK Pursuit Backpack and Field Knife (w/ Saw) and other goodies!

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GLOCK Large Range Bag and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!

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RUGER Range Bag, Eye/Ear Pro Kit, Cap, Towel, and other goodies!


Award items subject to change, may differ from description or images shown.

2024 Annual Firearm Incentive Awards

Earn the Distinguished Expert Level in one or more of the annual (by calendar year) qualifications of the Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP) administered at the Fairbanks Fish and Game Indoor Shooting Range and, thanks to GLOCK and RUGER, you could receive (if eligible) a new GLOCK Pistol (for the Pistol and Bullseye Quals) or RUGER Rifle (for the .22 Rifle Qual). A "Top Lady" will be awarded one of the GLOCK pistols from eligible female participants based on highest achieving MQP level. A Junior/Youth will be awarded one of the RUGER rifles (with parental consent) from eligible youth (under 18) participants based on highest achieving MQP level.

2024
AWARDS

GLOCK PISTOL
AWARD
Sponsored by GLOCK

RUGER RIFLE
AWARD
Sponsored by RUGER

#1

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TOP LADY

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JUNIOR/YOUTH

#2

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#3

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2023 Annual Firearm Incentive Awards

2023
AWARDS

GLOCK PISTOL
AWARD
Sponsored by GLOCK

RUGER RIFLE
AWARD
Sponsored by RUGER

#1

Samuel Baker

Brody Hibbs
JUNIOR/YOUTH

#2

Brian Hibbs

Erin Hayes

#3

Stephen Jewett

Karl Slingerland

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Indoor Shooting Range in Fairbanks offers and administers, with approval from the NRA, select Qualifications from the NRA MQP in an effort to:
  • Provide members of the public who visit the range with an opportunity to work on and improve their marksmanship and firearm handling and safety skills through regular, structured, practice.
  • Provide a practical and easy-to-begin marksmanship program that encourages participants to visit the range on a regular basis to help maintain marksmanship and firearm safety skills.
  • Provide progressively more challenging levels for marksmanship training.
  • Provide recognition to members of the public who participate in the MQP and improve their marksmanship and firearm handling and safety skills.

 
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2024 Pistol Qualification
DISTINGUISHED EXPERT SESSIONS

  • FRI, APR 5 - 2 p.m.

  • FRI, APR 12 - 2 p.m.

  • SUN, APR 14 - 4 p.m.

  • More TBA

Sign up with a range staff member during Walk-in Public Use Hours when you are ready to fire the Distinguished Expert level.

DE Sessions are scheduled in advance and are space limited. DE rating must be achieved during the calendar year to be eligible for firearm awards.

Subject to revision.

NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP) - .22 Rifle is a great way to start!

NRA RULES FOR SAFE GUN HANDLING

#1 ALWAYS keep the gun POINTED in a SAFE DIRECTION!

#2 ALWAYS keep your FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER until ready to shoot!

#3 ALWAYS keep the gun UNLOADED until READY TO USE!