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March / April 2012 Newsletter

 
President's Message
 
    Hello gun club members new and old. Our club has gone through many changes and upgrades in the last few years and it has all been to the benefit of our club and the members. On the riffle and pistol ranges we have had to change a few ways we operate in order to maintain safety practices and to be good neighbors. We are no longer on the remote edge of town. Our main interest is safety first be a good neighbor and improve our facility to enhance its use for the membership. Sometimes we can't get to every disciplines wants it seems fast enough but thankfully because of some dedicated board members with the help of some members were getting there. There is such a need for volunteers to help with these projects any description I could make would be a understatement.Most people would rather stay out of the management or governing of a club I understand that, but please feel you can volunteer some of your time with out getting involved with that part of it.We have a great club with outstanding members a very active and conscientious board working to keep this facility in compliance and in its location for many generations to come. On that note I want to mention our junior riffle program led by Atascadero's citizen of the year Jay DeCou who is also a very active board of director. We also have another youth program that is made possible through another N R A grant which is focused on junior shotgun shooting. We are in our second session and the kids and their improved skill levels and excitement is just great to be part of. Thank you John Silva, Ed Merritt, Gary Hazard and Linda Lee for help on this project. We have a suggestion box on the club house exterior wall please feel free to express ideas for improvement or disapprovals that's the only way we can support your needs. We are all here because of like kind interests lets work together use our good common sense and judgement in all uses of our club and it will be here for our grand kids. Thank you all for you continued effort.  Keith Baker  

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2012

02 - STR Tactical Handgun Course @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Club House/LE Range
03 - STR Tactical Handgun Course @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Club House/LE Range
03 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 a.m. - Rifle Range
04 - Blackpowder @ 9:00 a.m. - Rifle Range
06 - General Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. - Club House
10 - Highpower Rifle @ 9:00 a.m. - Rifle Range
10 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - LE Range
10 - Archery Match @ 9:00 a.m. - Archery Range
12 - Hunter Safety @ 6:30 p.m. - Club House
13 - Hunter Safety @ 6:30 p.m. - Club House
15 - Hunter Safety @ 6:30 p.m. - Club House
17 - Hunter Safety @ 7:00 a.m. - RANGE CLOSED

20 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. - Club House
23-  NSD Handgun Training - LE Range 0900-1300
23 - Tactical Pistol Match Set-Up @ 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - LE Range
24 - Tactical Pistol Match @ 8:00 a.m. - LE Range 
25 - DCM/CMP Clinic @ 8:00 a.m. - Rifle Range
31 - Work Party - ALL DAY RANGE CLOSED

April 2012
01 - Easter Ham Shoot @ 9:00 a.m. - Open To The Public
03 - General Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. - Club House
07 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 a.m. - Rifle Range
07 - STR Women's Handgun Course @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Club House/LE Range
14-  NSD Handgun Training - LE Range 0900-1500
14 - Highpower Rifle @ 9:00 a.m. - Rifle Range
14 - Archery Shoot @ 9:00 a.m. - Archery Range
17 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. - Club House
21 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - LE Range
22 - DCM/CMP Clinic @ 8:00 a.m. - Rifle Range
25 - Blackpowder Rendezvous Set-Up - RANGE CLOSED (Trap/Skeet OPEN)
26 - Blackpowder Rendezvous - RANGE CLOSED
27 - Blackpowder Rendezvous - RANGE CLOSED

27 - Tactical Pistol Match Set-Up @ 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - LE Range 
28 - Blackpowder Rendezvous - RANGE CLOSED
28 - Tactical Pistol Match @ 8:00 a.m. - LE Range
29 - Blackpowder Rendezvous - Awards


BLACKPOWDER- Gary Grawowsky:

  Shoots are the first Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m.  We shoot long rifle and pistol. First place with rifle was Dennis Gray and first place with pistol was “BAD” Gary Babcock
We will be holding our Rendezvous from April 26th through the 29th and will be having a raffle for a Blackpowder Pistol. We will be shooting mortars and canons on Friday and Saturday. 
Varmint Rifle – Dennis Gray:  Matches are held the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. with signups at 8:00 a.m.  Cost is $5.00 and we use .22 long rifles.  You shoot against like rifles.  We have loaner sandbags and spotting scopes. At our last shoot we had 25 shooters and took in $125.00 for the club. We spent $38.00 at the printer, printing targets. We also purchased pins for the varmint and black powder shoots at a cost of $289.00. These pins should last for the rest of the year. 
Results are- Sporter scope 1st Rene Anderson 245, 2nd Heidi Luenser 174, 3rd Paul Alley 155. Sporter Iron 1st Good Gary Grabowsky 145, 2nd Dennis Gray 138, 3rd Nathan Ecret 135. Peep Heavy 1st Frank Luenser 190, 2nd Waheed Qadri 3rd Bad Gary Babcock. Scope Heavy 1st Travis Hataketama 232, 2nd Allan Ballie 220, 3rd J.T. Woodhouse 

Junior Rifle – Jay DeCou:  Junior Rifle is a year-long program that’s starts in July and meets one Saturday a month.  On February 18 we had 4 juniors come out. They shot in the standing position with their bolt action 22 rifles. They also shot and retrieved their bullets and looked how they deformed. The ending balance is $101.00.
Trap – Ken Weaver:  Trap and Skeet are open from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesdays and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays. Trap and Skeet brought in $2,792.00 in February.  Expenses for targets were $867.00. Trap help was $228.00 and profit for the month was $1697.00. 
Skeet –                 :  No report  
Tactical Pistol – Mike Nelson:  Tactical Pistol matches are held on the 4thSaturday of the month at the L.E. range. These are USPSA unsanctioned matches. Registration opens at 8:30am and closes at 9:00am. For more information contact me at 434-9724 or email- mnsn45acp@yahoo.com. Our January shoot we had 45 shooters and February we had 32 shooters.  
Archery – Mike Hardy:    At our last shoot we had 20 adults and 6 juniors. We drew teams for the shoot. The men’s winners were Rick Landcaster and Chase Austin; the women’s winners were Tara Lancaster and Linda Gray. Our next shoot will be 12 3-D targets at various yardages. We will also have a King of The Can completion after the match with the winner taking home a trophy.
Components – Joe Franzone:  We offer reloading components for shot shells and also new shotgun shells. Opening cash of $11,068.13 and sales of $771.00.  Expenses were $7912.36. Total cash on hand is $3,926.77.
Junior Shotgun – Keith Baker: The Junior Shotgun Program will continue until the 3rd week of May.  Cost is $25 per child or $50 maximum per family.  Cost includes targets and shells.  The program is sponsored in part by the National Rifle Association. We shoot on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm until approximatly 7:30 pm. On the fourth Week of the month we meet on Thursday at 6:00 pm in the club house for shooting review, gun fit, and practice with the wall chart. Contact Keith Baker at 441-8077 for further information.
Money Shoot- Dale Vogt: The trap money shoot is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 6:00. Beginning balance in the perfect 50 pot was $936.50. We had 10 shooters, no one hit 50 straight (if you hit 50 straight you get half of the pot). We took in $100.00, $40.00 went to the club, we paid out $30.00 to the winners and $30.00 went into the perfect 50 pot. Winners were 1st Steve Fiant with a 47, Dusty Harradence with a 45 and Linda Lee and Dale Vogt with 44. The starting balance for the March money shoot is $966.50 

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