Toys for Tots Charity Shoot & Open House


The Quantico Shooting Club is hosting a Toys for Tots charity shoot on Sunday, Dec 6th. In-person registration begins at 8:30, or you can click HERE to sign up in advance. Cost is $30 per shooter, and you can shoot UNLIMITED targets. They are offering skeet, trap and international bunker trap. All proceeds will benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program.


The shotgun ranges are located at bldg 27261 on Marine Corps Base Quantico. Travel on I-95 north of Fredericksburg to exit 148 and go west 3/4 mile to the military police checkpoint. Have your ID ready to present to gate guard. Proceed about 3 miles to the shotgun club on the right. For assistance in gaining base access or for more information, contact Jackson Lindley at We hope to see you there!!

Passing of Ray Harding


The officers and staff of the VSSA are very saddened to share the passing of Ray Harding. 

Ray Harding, of King George, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020. He was born September 30, 1943, oldest child of the late Elwood and Frances Harding of Fredericksburg. He is survived by his wife Judy Merryman Harding, daughter Sylvia Harding, sister Terri Passagaluppi, brother Dean Harding, granddaughter Candace, several great­grandchildren, and 4 nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his grandson Steven.


Ray left behind many friends who will miss him. He was involved in clay target shooting (skeet and sporting clays) for more than 50 years, being top in his class for many years. During this time, he served on the Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg Rod and Gun Club, serving as President for several years and as Skeet Chairman. He also served as President of the Virginia Skeet Shooting Association, and was well respected throughout the Skeet community as was shown by his induction into the Virginia Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame. He was also involved in Sporting Clays in more recent years.

Ray's request was to be cremated and his ashes be spread over the cemetery of his beloved Brittany pups on his farm in King George. A memorial service will be held at a later date because of covid-19 restrictions. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the King George Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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