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Shooters participating in the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP), administered at the Fairbanks Fish and Game Indoor Range, have the opportunity to earn an award package, just for participating in the program and working on their marksmanship! GLOCK, INC., and RUGER, have each provided monthly award prizes, to be awarded to selected participants who are working on the qualification program. (This applies to individuals who have signed up at the range to participate in the program for the calendar year and who are actively working on achieving qualification levels.)

Below is a list of recipients of the monthly award packages, for the 2021 calendar year of the program. Congratulations to all participants who have achieved one or more levels of marksmanship in the annual qualification administered at the range!

in 2021

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Sponsored by RUGER
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January Shayla S.
GLOCK Range Bag
Damien D.
Ruger Range Bag
February Alejandro A.
GLOCK Award Package
Josiah P.
Ruger Range Bag
March Stephen J.
GLOCK Award Package
Micah P.
Ruger Range Bag
April Arvid W.
GLOCK Backpack
Cliff S.
Ruger Range Bag
May Justin R.
GLOCK Field Knife w/ Saw
Don L.
Ruger Range Bag
June Jacob D.
GLOCK Field Knife w/ Saw
Kenneth J.
Ruger Range Bag
July Matthew B.
GLOCK Double Pistol Case
Steve R.
Ruger Range Bag
August (Range Closed) (Range Closed)
September Dale R.
GLOCK Backpack
Matthew R.
Ruger Range Bag
October Joshua H.
GLOCK Tac-Light & Bag

Karen D.
Ruger Black Range Bag

Gary A.
Ruger Range Bag (grey logo)
w/ Earmuffs, Eye Pro, Water Bottle

November Kelly R.
GLOCK Double Pistol Case & Beverage Mug

Eleanor D.
Ruger Black Range Bag

Ben P.
Ruger Black Range Bag

December Matt R.
GLOCK Sling Pack and Beverage Mug

Wayne M.
Ruger Black Range Bag

David D.
Ruger Range Bag (grey logo)
w/ Earmuffs, Eye Pro, Water Bottle

Award items subject to change. In addition to the award items listed above, each monthly award recipient also receives the following:

 GLOCK Pistol Qual - Monthly Award Package Items *  RUGER Rifle Qual - Monthly Award Package Items *
  • GLOCK 30th Anniversary black T-Shirt (various sizes)
  • GLOCK stress ball
  • GLOCK grey beverage koozie
  • GLOCK ink pen
  • GLOCK replica pistol key chain
  • GLOCK name in black, horizontal bar pin
  • GLOCK Perfection Logo silver pin
  • GLOCK Safe Action Pistol round pin
  • GLOCK 25 Years of Perfection pin
  • GLOCK Armed with Confidence sticker
  • GLOCK neck lanyard
  • GLOCK patch
  • GLOCK G19X sticker
  • GLOCK cutout sticker
  • GLOCK white decal

* Subject to availability

  • RUGER Cap (Red)
  • RUGER Cap (Grey with Black Bill)
  • RUGER Cap (Black with Red Logo)
  • RUGER Beverage Koozie (Red)
  • RUGER Beverage Koozie (Black)
  • RUGER Keychain Bottle Opener (Red)
  • RUGER 1949 Patch
  • RUGER USA Decal
  • RUGER Arms Maker Decal
  • RUGER 1949 Decal

* Subject to availability

Sign up with a range staff member during walk-in public shooting hours to start!

The "QUAL" programs are easy to start! Sign up, and start shooting the first level of the program. The qual sheets available at the range explain what to do. Range staff members can help you and will record your scores on "Qual Cards" to keep track of your progress. When you are ready to fire the final, Distinguished Expert (DE) level, for record, coordinate with a range staff member - we schedule times for the "DE shoots." (The DE level needs to be witnessed by a range staff member if you wish to be entered into the drawing for a new gun.) There is no additional cost to participate in the Marksmanship Qualification Program, other than your lane time and targets - you provide your own gun and ammo. Questions? Just ask a range staff member during walk-in public shooting hours at the range!

REMEMBER, the range-administered qualification programs are based on the calendar year and "reset" at the end of the year.


There are three different NRA Marksmanship Qualification "disciplines" administered at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range in Fairbanks:

  • .22 Rifle (including Prone/Benchrest, Standing, and 3-Position)
  • Pistol (by gun/caliber)
  • Bullseye (Pistol) (aggregate course)

Within each discipline there are various options a shooter can elect to fire. For example, with .22 Rifle, a shooter can choose to start the Prone/Benchrest qual, or the Standing qual, or the 3-Position qual! The qualification courses for each discipline are revised as appropriate, and with permission from the NRA, for use at the range. Skill levels, as noted below, must be fired and achieved in order.

Skill Levels / Ratings

  • Pro-Marksman << START ON THIS ONE!
  • Marksman
  • Marksman 1st Class
  • Sharpshooter
  • Expert
  • Distinguished Expert << EARN "DE" AND YOU COULD WIN A GUN! (See program details)


The program is administered on an annual (Jan-Dec) basis, for shooters ages 10 and older, so shooters may earn a Distinguished Expert rating for each calendar year. Firing of the Distinguished Expert level must be witnessed by an NRA Member or a NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO), Instructor, or Coach. The witness must have a current NRA member ID or number. In order to be eligible for the new gun incentive awards, the witness must be a range staff member. There is no additional cost for the shooter to participate in the qualification program at the range though participants are responsible for their own targets, ammunition, and lane time, and may purchase skill rating awards as appropriate.

The range-administered qualification programs are based on the calendar year and "reset" at the end of the year. To participate in another year, a shooter will need to sign up again and start at the first level of a discipline. Prior year qualification levels earned do not carry forward. Think of this as an annual qualification to help maintain your skills and improve your marksmanship. The range will not administer "old" qualification records (from a prior year) but shooters with "old" qualification records may choose to work on their own to continue where they left off. Keep in mind, "old" qualification records are not eligible for the range-administered incentive awards.

The range reserves the right to adjust and revise aspects of this program and substitute award items. All aspects of this program are subject to change and revision. Acts of Nature, War, Terrorism, and National Health issues related to COVID pandemic may require modification of and to aspects of this program including opportunity dates, awards, and more.

Firearm Incentive Award Eligibility

To receive a firearm as an incentive award, participant/shooter must be an Alaska resident and claim the award in person, and legally be able to possess the firearm. To receive a pistol as an incentive award, participant/shooter must be age 21 or older. A parent or legal guardian sponsorship and signature is required for youth participants (under 18), to receive a rifle as an incentive award. Firearm awards are limited to one per eligible participant per calendar year.

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