There have been some instances where club members have been a bit rude at the rifle range. This is a family club and we would appreciate that you act accordingly.
One instance was when a club officer asked a member who was using very loud ammunition at the rifle range to change calibers. I don't know the caliber but it was so loud, it was setting off the microphones at the trap range while an event was taking place. They gave the officer a lot of grief about it.
Another instance was reported that a couple of people were using the rifle range and were told by an arriving member that they would have to wait until they were done shooting to use the range. Now I've used the range when other members were there that I didn't know. We took turns shooting and followed safety rules while doing so. That's the way it's supposed to work.
I understand that you pay your dues (most of you anyway) and you want to use the rifle range. However, you are not the only member, there are others that want to use it as well.
Trap shooters will generally take priority during events and there are plenty of days with no trap events (check the calendar). Let's face it, trap shooting fees pays most of the bills. Without them, there would be no club.
This blog is written by the Club Secretary, Dave Kerr.
As it says above, I'm the club secretary. That does not mean that I'm an expert in trap shooting. However, there are quite a few members that are experts. If you own a shotgun and want to learn, stop up at the club on Wednesdays and talk to any of the folks that are running the practice activities. They love to share their knowledge. I'll bet if you just ask around, you will find someone to help you.
I have been at the club a couple of times on Weds. It is very fun. I spend most of my time at the rifle range. I'm a cowboy action shooter, so most of my practicing is away from the trap range.
If you really want to see some trap shooting, stop by one of the scheduled competitions and watch. There is often food available for purchase. The schedules are on this website.
I found a blog that provides a bit of information about getting started in trap shooting. http://blog.beretta.com/ready-how-to-get-started-trap-shooting
Thanks for reading,
If you read the news, you have probably seen many stories about drones. For the hobbyist, a drone is a remote control toy that usually has an onboard video camera. There are numerous laws concerning how high and where they can fly, especially near airports.
As a drone enthusiast myself, I have taken some nice footage at our club that I will be posting on our website sometime in the near future.
I have heard many jokes about using my drone as target practice; I find this less funny than you do because I spent $500 for my toy as it carries a 14 megapixel high definition video camera. It takes great video.
Do I fly it close to my neighbor’s houses and spy on them? No, I do not. I asked my next door neighbor if I can use his pasture to fly in and he not only gave me permission to fly, but came out to watch and chat with me about it. I told him that I would inspect his roof with it. Farmers are starting to inspect their crops with drones.
Let’s say that I don’t know my neighbor or maybe we don’t get along. Can he bring out his shotgun and shoot down my drone because he thinks I am too close to his house? He can, but he will be charged with breaking a bunch of laws and will certainly have to pay for my drone (remember the $500 price tag?). So, what should you do? Two things; talk to the guy flying the drone or call law enforcement and tell them that someone is flying it too close to your house. DO NOT SHOOT IT! You will not like what happens if you do, I don’t care how right you think you are.
This article provides you with everything you need to know about laws concerning personal drones and what your rights are.
The informal pellet rifle shooters night has been going on for a couple of years now. The goal used to be to score a perfect score of 100, which is a bulls-eye in each of the 10 targets on the page. Now, the shooters are getting so good, the goal is to see how many perfect 100 scores you can get. On April 2nd, Jim shot two perfect targets in one night! No one has ever done that before. Good shooting Jim!
This post may be a little late when it comes to talking about voting. I hope you voted or are voting today. There are not many countries that have a voting system like the United States does.
I won’t mention my own voting opinions other than to say that I generally vote for anyone that is Pro 2nd Amendment.
There are no excuses for not voting.
1. You can vote by mail.
2. You can vote at the Board of Elections.
3. You can vote at the Polls from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
I figure that I have the right to complain if I vote. You don’t vote, you can’t complain.
The first thing I want to say is "Thank You Sara!". Sara has been running this website since it began. I volunteered to take it off her hands because I'm a big nerd about all things technology, including website building.
I have added a few things such as the ability to apply for membership by filling out a form and pushing a button. When that button is pushed, I receive the info by e-mail and I take it to the next club meeting for discussion and a vote.
I also added a new page for what some of the club officers like to call the BB Gun brigade. We just call it pellet rifle night. We have been shooting on Thursdays for a couple of years now and the only person to get a perfect 10 on all 10 targets is Roger. My personal best is 97 and it's not as easy as it looks.
We'll see how the blog goes because I tend to ramble. Hope to see you at the club!