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Safety at the Range

 

Here’s a sample of a letter that you never want to get from the club  

 

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

Date

 

(Your Name)

 

This is a courtesy safety reminder.   On (this date), at approximately XXXX hours,

you and a guest were at MRPC enjoying some shooting.  While you were there several

safety violations occurred.  These include the following:

·         Handling items on the shooting bench, including guns, magazines and ammo

while another person is on the target side of the shooting bench or down range,

·         Constantly pointing a firearm at the floor, leg or foot,

·         Pointing a firearm at the walls, instead of the backstop,

·         Sweeping/Pointing your firearm at another shooter.

 

Please remember that all guns at MRPC are considered loaded at all times.  The handling of

anything on the shooting bench while anyone is on the target side of the bench is prohibited. 

 

The only safe place to point a gun at MRPC is at the backstop.  Pointing a gun at the ground

or ceiling may be OK when outdoors, but not indoors at MRPC.  Should a discharge occur

and the bullet hits the concrete floor, the bullet will fragment and go in a lot of directions. 

 

When using a holster; pull the magazine and clear the gun immediately after firing,

then place the gun gently in the holster and return to the shooting bench.  

 

Further violations will result in the loss of range privileges.

 

Letters from the Security Director will change as per issue.  Don’t go there—BE SAFE !

 

 

THE MEDFORD RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB

 

IDPA SHOOTERS !

 

An International Defensive Pistol Association match will be held this weekend

Saturday 03/25/2017 at the outdoor LE/Reserve&Competition range. 

(6917 Kershaw Rd, Central Point, OR 97502)

 

New shooter meeting and sign-ups at 0830, First shots fired at 0900

 

There will be 5 stages with a round count of approx. 150 rounds.

 

Please take a few moments to double check your equipment and bounce it off of the new IDPA rule book.

 

   http://members.idpa.com/Content/Rules/4sig5pxx.mr1.pdf

 

Per the new rule book it is now the SHOOTER’S responsibility to know the rules for his equipment and the

rules of the game !  If you have any questions please ask an RO and/or come early enough to attend the

new shooters meeting. 

 

Set up for the match will be from 16:30- 18:30 on Friday afternoon and from 0730-0830 the morning of the match.

Please come help set up !

 

For More Information—–contact  idpamedford@gmail.com

 

THE MEDFORD RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB

 

 

 

THE CLUB’s WEBSITE—-WWW.MRPC.INFO

All members are encouraged to explore the Club’s Website

 

There are Sections about:

o   How to become a Member,

o   How to Renew a Membership

o   General Club News

o   The Club Calendar—-telling you what’s happening

o   Club Directory of Officers, Directors and the various shooting disciplines

o   Contact information for the club

o   FAQs

o   Membership Profile

o   Veteran & Military Discount Information

o   The FREE FIREARM TRAINING Classes

o   The Club sponsored CCW Classes     OR and AZ

 

If you know a member that isn’t getting NEWSLETTERS,

            tell them to check their e-mail address in the Membership Profile

If you don’t want to receive the NEWSLETTERS,

            delete your e-mail address from the Membership Profile*.

 

(*–remember this may also prevent you from getting reminders about renewing your membership)

 

 

 

THE MEDFORD RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club is proud to offer a COMPREHENSIVE

OREGON Concealed Carry Weapons Course

 

COST: $25.00

(A typical savings of $50 over the regular $75 price at other places)

 

This class offers far more than the minimum training offered at other places

It is held at the MRPC Indoor Range

             Live-Fire Range Time included in the Class

 

On the Second Saturday of each Month.

Remember that using a firearm for self-defense can have serious consequences.

Making a wrong decision can thrust you into the criminal court system and/or result in a civil lawsuit.

This is why you want to take a comprehensive class that offers you the best training available.

 

More information available under the “Training” tab of the club’s website  www.mrpc.info

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN A CCW CLASSES:

Directly E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

 

 

THE MEDFORD RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB

 

 

 

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MRPC LOST and FOUND

A nice pair of ear rings were found yesterday

 

while Don was at the indoor shooting range.

 

If they are yours call Donald Chandler

 

at 541 665 2075.

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MRPC  NEWS

MRPC NEWS

MRPC FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE

We will shoot this Wednesday on the 600 yard range ,

Weather Permitting at 4PM .

22 rounds or less prone or bench.

Frank 541 899 6872

If you show up late you still will shoot

 

 

 

INDOOR IDPA MATCH

Saturday, March 25th 9am

 

 

 

 

Klamath Match Results and Upcoming Matches

 

Hello everybody

 

We will shoot next Sunday the 26th of March
I plan to be out in the bays unless it requires a boat to set up the targets.
I will be there at 0800
Registration at 0900
66 rounds minimum
To honor the end of the Affordable Care Act one stage requires you to

bend over and shoot between your legs.

No more difficult than getting “Affordable Insurance” from the Affordable Care Act.

I am ending 38 years of managing a medical practice and you get to shoot up my old uniform shirts.
I will be joining Dr Keith Cofas as an Employee!

Aloha
Jon   mck508@charter.net>

 

Also

I hope you all had a fun at the recent MIXED STEEL match, here is the link to results
https://practiscore.com/results/new/32558

Who knew? I said bring an extra shotgun and the Kleins came prepared, Well Done!

 

The last stage was a little crazy and a whole bunch of shooting.
 We had a little slow start/late arrivals, but everyone helped out and we got split up and caught up.
 I want to say Thank You to everyone that helps setup and tear down and RO and Score keep.

You are the guys that make the matches work.

Thank You!

 

That was the last mixed steel match of the year.

 

The 3-Gun Season will start April 23rd.

I don’t plan on using 3 gun nation this year(probably just the remaining targets).

I was looking into the outlaw 3-gun challenge rules

( mgm iron man, NW multigun, Hard as hell).

 

I like a little more variety in targets and presentations.

I am going to start with a 3 stage match, 2 separate stages and then combine to make the 3rd stage.

Nothing terribly complicated but more rounds per stage and then a monster combined stage.

The resets will be fast and preload/staging areas will speed things up.

 I hope to see you April 23, for our first match.

We will be having matches April 23, June 25, August 27, and Oct 22.

I will give updates for each match as they get closer

Have a great day

Josh

JSSA Multigun <jssamultigun@gmail.com>

 

 

 

A Look Back at the M1 Garand

by Dave Campbell – Monday, March 13, 2017

A Look Back at the M1 Garand

 

St. Jean le Baptiste Cantius Garand was a French-Canadian born near St. Rémi, Quebec in 1888. One of 12 children, his father moved the family to Jewett City, Conn., in 1898 after his wife died. Garand, who shortened and changed his first name to John not long after his immigration, worked in a textile mill—in the days before child labor laws—along with his siblings and learned English. As a lad he became fascinated with firearms after working for a short time in a shooting gallery. At the age of 21 he got a job with Bowne and Sharp, and learned the machinist trade. Fueled by his fascination of firearms and as a budding machinist, Garand dabbled in gunsmithing and design as a hobby. His passion became his vocation in 1917 when the War Department accepted his design for a light machine gun and hired him into the Bureau of Standards. Two years later Garand transferred to Springfield Armory as a designer.

 

There he worked on several machine gun projects, including the Model 1919 and a M1922, both of which were blowback designs. In 1928 the Semi-Automatic Rifle Board in a joint effort with the army, navy and Marine Corps set forth a trial to evaluate a new rifle for the military services. Rifles included the .276 Pedersen T1, an M1924 Garand and another rifle called the .256 Bang. By September of that year none of the contestants outshined the others, but for some reason Garand’s .30-caliber, gas-operated rifle was shelved from further competition. The following year the board invited Browning and Colt to submit candidates, along with examples from Holek (a Czech gunmaker), Pedersen, Rheinmetall (Germany) and Thompson. Garand’s design was also asked to resume in the tests, but chambered in a .276-cal. cartridge, the T3E2. One of Garand’s .30-cal. T1E1 rifles was also tested but failed with a cracked bolt.

 

In a January 1932 meeting the board recommended the .276 Garand T3E2 to be adopted, and put in an order for 125 copies for further testing. Garand had been working on a new design for the bolt in the .30-cal. T1E1 rifle and submitted it for retesting as well. Both rifles completed the tests successfully. Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur made a case for not changing to the new .276 cal., citing vast stores of .30-cal. M1 ball ammunition. Soon the word came down that research of .276-cal. ammunition world cease, and those efforts were redirected to assess and cure problems encountered in the .30-cal. Garand.

Trials continued with what was now called the T1E2 rifle, and in August of 1933 it became the Semi-Automatic Rifle, Caliber 30, M1. During the following two years a number of minor shortcomings were identified and addressed, and on January 9, 1936 the final standards for the M1 were established. The first M1 was proof tested on July 21, 1937. The first M1 rifles were delivered to the army in September 1937.

 

Early in the production, several issues were found with both design and production. These involved the barrel, gas cylinder and front sight assembly. By 1940 the problems were dealt with, including a recall of the early rifles to have them retrofitted with the improvements. At this time Springfield Armory was turning out about 500 rifles per day, and by the end of 1941 the army had been completely outfitted with the M1 rifle. As war broke out, Winchester was tapped to supply 65,000 more copies. When World War II ended, 5 1/2 million .30-cal. M1 rifles were produced.

 

The semi-automatic M1 soon owned World War II battlefields. Axis countries floundered with bolt-action, five-shot rifles, but the M1 not only offered faster firepower but three more rounds in its en bloc clips. Too, shot-to-shot recovery is much quicker with its semi-automatic action and a slight reduction in felt recoil due to its gas operation. This spurred those countries to rapidly develop and issue their own semi-automatics and machine guns. The M1 was—and remains—a robust and accurate rifle. Though a bit heavy, its reputation for putting an enemy down reliably and from a distance endeared it to soldiers and Marines throughout the war theater. General George S. Patton famously declared the M1 “the greatest implement of battle ever devised.”

 

Operation of the M1 is as simple as it is genius. The rifle is fed from an 8-round en bloc clip—originally designed and patented by John D. Pedersen in 1931. It is claimed that at the time the Semi-Automatic Rifle Board felt that a large opening in the bottom of the receiver for a detachable-box magazine would be too susceptible to contamination by dirt in the field.

 

A catch on the follower arm engages the operating rod which connects to the bolt. The operating rod controls the movement and locking of the bolt. When a full clip is inserted, the bottom of the clip engages the follower arm disengaging it from the operating rod, freeing it to move into battery under spring tension. As the bolt moves forward, it strips a round from the clip and slides it into the chamber via a feed ramp. Just before the round is fully seated, a locking lug on the bolt engages a cam on the operating rod that rotates the bolt clockwise from the rear into a recess on the operating rod, thus locking the bolt and preventing any rearward movement. Simultaneously, the extractor snaps over the rim of the cartridge, and the ejector plunger on the face of the bolt is pushed flush with the bolt face, compressing the ejector spring. When the bolt was retracted, an internal hammer engages a pair of hooks connected to the trigger lug. As the bolt rotates into battery, the firing pin also rotates out of a notch that prevents forward movement, thus freeing it to move forward when struck. When the trigger is pulled, the sear disengages from the trigger lug, allowing the hooks on the hammer to be freed, and the hammer drives the firing pin forward through the bolt to strike the primer.

 

The bullet is driven down the barrel; just prior to the muzzle is a port that taps some of the propulsion gases, activating a piston connected to the operating rod. As the rod is driven rearward, the bolt lug rides along about 5/16" before engaging a cam that rotates it out of the locked position and into its free position allowing the operating rod to move the bolt rearward, completing the cycle. The 5/16" of travel allows the bullet to leave the muzzle and the pressure to decay to a safe level before unlocking the bolt. When the last round is ejected from the rifle, a latch on the operating rod frees the en bloc clip, and an ejection spring throws the empty clip from the top of the receiver—the infamous “clink” that signaled an empty rifle.

 

World War II variants of the M1 included a sniper version, the M1C and M1D—basically a hand-assembled rifle to ensure accuracy which included provisions to mount a telescopic sight. These occurred late in the war, supplanting sniper versions of the 1903 Springfield, but the M1C saw considerable use in the Korean War. A few shortened M1s, the M1E5 and T 26, dubbed Tanker Models, were made but never saw service. They featured 18" barrels, and the M1E5 had a folding stock. Another late-war variant, the T20E2 variant was modified into selective fire and accepted 20-round BAR magazines. Only 100 of these were made, and none saw service. At least a couple of dozen other tool-room modified M1s were made, but the vast majority of them never saw the light of day outside the tool room.

 

An almost universal respect for the M1 by its users, as well as the recipients of its wrath ensured the rifle’s place in military history. After World War II, a program was undertaken to modernize the M1, resulting in the M14 rifle. Beretta added its own rendition calling it the BM59. Though some of the resulting offspring were capable of selective fire, it soon became apparent that full-auto in either the 7.62×63 or the 7.62×51 cartridges were too much to control in a rifle platform. Garands or Garand-based rifles nonetheless ruled the target shooters’ roost for decades until the advent of heavy bullets in the AR 15 platform.

 

The M1 has been used by nearly three dozen countries in various forms, including those captured on the battlefield and pressed back into service by the captors. Some 70-plus-year-old M1 rifles have even been captured from ISIS personnel on occasion. It is a testament to the durability and timeless design that an immigrant from Canada contributed to the United States more than 75 years ago.

 

 

 

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MRPC NEWS 3-13-17

Thanks to all the Gun Show Volunteers

You made it a success!

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

Last Saturday’s Steel Challenge

had 30 Shooters come out to have Fun!

A beautiful day with great conditions

 

Plan on trying out the next Steel Challenge

April 9th @ 9am @ Reserve Ranges at the Sports Park

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

March General Club Meeting

7pm Wednesday at Indoor Range

 

This month’s special guest

Nathan Sickler

Jackson County’s Sheriff.

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

March 19th  USPSA Match

at Sports Park Reserve Range

See Club Calendar for Details

 

Come out and see how it’s done

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

Fullbore Rifle Practice

 

It is day light saving time again!

We now start shooting on Wednesdays With some Matches on Saturdays.

 

This week we will have a practice shoot on Wednesday the 15th

At the Camp White Rifle Range at 4PM.

 

20 rounds or less prone or bench at 300yds.

 

If you get there late, you can still shoot,

so come out even if it is after 4pm

 

Frank Scarlata

frankscar@q.com

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

MRPC      GUN SHOW WEEKEND plus other events

MRPC GUN SHOW WEEKEND plus other events

Best Little Gun Show in Town!

—-The MRPC Spring GUN SHOW—-

This Weekend

1253 E Vilas Road, Medford

 

Bring Some Friends, Bring your Family

Help Support the Club

 

March 11th        Saturday 9am to 5pm

March12th              Sunday   9am to 3pm

 

Firearms, Knifes, Ammunition &

a variety of Accessories will be displayed,

Plus a Raffle!

 

 

Range will be CLOSED to all membership shooting

as of Thursday March 9th at 8:00am until Monday March 13th at 9pm

 

 

Help Out—-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

for the GUN SHOW

Contact Ron Ruhlman       brounc@hotmail.com

Night time Security Crew on Saturday Night, and

A crew is needed to tear down and store the Tables and Chairs

Monday  March 12th at 5m

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE

FROM Frank Scarlata  frankscar@q.com

We will have a FULLBORE practice from 600 yards

this Saturday at 11 AM

 

22 rounds of less, prone or bench.

 

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

Speed Steel Challenge

Sunday at 9am

Come early 8:00am to register and to help set-up

 

New Shooters Welcomed

 

Should be the best weather we’ve had for 3 or 4 months

 

Fast and Furious Shooting

125 rounds Minimum

 

One Pistol per Shooter

Rimfire or Centerfire Pistols or Revolvers

Centerfire Pistols must shoot from a holster

Also classes for Rifles and Carbines in Pistol Calibers, including 22LR

 

Contact Rick Isner for more information

rickisner686@yahoo.com

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

 

March General Club Meeting
Wednesday Night March  15th at 7pm
Special Program: 
Meet and have a discussion
with Jackson County’s
New Sheriff—-Nathan Sickler
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The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

REMEMBER

OUR CLUB OFFERS FREE FIREARM TRAINING

TO

ALL MEMBERS

and

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

 

For those members who utilize these classes,

these classes can be savings of hundreds of dollars per class!

 

We also offer low cost but excellent quality

CCW classes both Oregon and Arizona

 

Check out the classes on the website   www.mrpc.info

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club
 

MRPC NEWS THREAT OF RAIN CANCELS Saturday FULLBORE MATCH

Fullbore Match

 

Due to bad weather this Saturday March the 4th,

 

the fullbore match is cancelled.

 

WE WILL NOT SHOOT THIS SATURAY

 

 

Frank 541 899 6872

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Note

If you elect to go to the Saturday Steel Match in Klamath

You should check with Charlie first, just to verify that

the match is still on. 

(See yesterday’s MRPC NEWs for Charlie’s e-mail address)

 

MRPC     News

MRPC News

It’s been reported that Blackbird has 3 pallets of 22 ammunition

 

                 Winchester, Remington and CCI

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

 

March 4th       KLAMATH Steel Match

@ Keno Sportsman’s Park

 

March steel this Saturday with 4 stags & a 22 rifle side match.

Sign in at 9:00 with a start time of 9:30.

Side match will have three div. open ,limited,& tactical, with

a cash prize for the winners.

 

Match fee $10.00 sec. pistol fee $5.00 and kids are $5.00

both center fire & rim fire are welcome. 

 

See Ya Saturday Charlie

 

For more info, contact Charlie Halvorsen <huntchukar@gmail.com>

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

March 4, 2017 

MRPC FULLBORE  RIFLE MATCH

Sponsored by Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

DATES / TIMES: Saturday, March 4 . Sign-ups at 9:00 a.m.,

Be on the firing line by 9:30am for a safety meeting if you intend to shoot.

Firing will commence at 10:00 am.

 

PLACE:  The Historic Camp White Rifle Range, Jackson County Sports Park, White City, Oregon

 

DIRECTIONS:  From I-5 exit 30 proceed north on Hwy 62 (Crater Lake Hwy) approximately 5 miles to Hwy 140. 

Turn right on 140 and 2 ¼ miles to Kershaw Rd.. Right on Kershaw Rd., and approximately ¼ mile to the main

entrance to the sports park on left (Thunder Rd.)  The Champion Raceway is on the Historic Camp White Rifle Range.

 

FEES:  $20.00 for the match. Pay at the range.

 

RULES:  NRA International Full-bore Prone Rifle Rules.  The rulebook may be viewed / downloaded at

http://competitions.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/RuleBooks/Fullbore/fb-book.pdf

All firing will be squadded string fire.

 

COURSE OF FIRE:  Each stage will consist of 2 convertible sighting shots and 15 shots fired for record. 

It will be possible to fire 68 total rounds for 600 possible points. All firing will be from the prone position or

bench if necessary, slow fire, single load.                 

 

Match

Stage 1 – 300 yards, MR63 / MR63-FC target

Stage 2 – 500 yards, MR65 / MR65-FC target

Stage 3 – 600 yards, MR1 / MR1-FC target

Stage 4 – 600 yards, MR1 / MR1-FC target

 

CATEGORIES: This is a club match. All capable center-fire rifles are welcome!

           

            F  CLASS (Free Rifle) – Any rifle of a caliber not greater than .35, 22lbs max weight, any sights, may be fired

                        from a front rest, a rear rest, or both.  The rifle butt must contact the shoulder.

            F – T/R  (F-class Target Rifle)  –  Rifles chambered for unmodified .223 or .308, any safe trigger, any sights,

                        fired from a sling and or bipod, max weight 18 lbs 2 oz.

            Benchrest class-will be the same a F CLASS, except that it will be fired from a bench.

 

CLASSES:  This is not an NRA registered match, and as such all shooters will compete in the category or categories

            appropriate to their rifle. Prizes will be awarded in any class with five or more shooters.

 

AWARDS: There will be a 75% payout in each class.

All shooters will required to pull and score targets.

 

There will be a free BBQ for all competitors after the match.

 

For more info. Call: Frank Scarlata at:541-899-6872

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

 

MRPC   GUNSHOW  

 

March 11th          Saturday 9am to 5pm

March12th              Sunday   9am to 3pm

 

Firearms, Knifes, Ammunition & a variety of Accessories will be displayed,

Plus a Raffle!

 

Remember—MRPC members can reserve their own table to sell those

“Odds and Ends” of extras that you have laying around the house.

Contact   Rodger Mannix  541-582-0333 to reserve a table.

 

Range will be CLOSED to all membership shooting as of Thursday March 9th at 8:00am

 

          Range Clean-Up for the Show will start at 9am Thursday March 9th

                   Your help is needed to clean-up the range.

                   Bring a Bucket, Rags & Mops to help clean

 

          Tables and Chairs for the Show will be set up at 10am Thursday March 9th

                   A crew is needed to tear down and store the Tables and Chairs Monday  March 12th at 5m

 

Range will OPEN to general membership shooting after Bullseye Practice at 8:45pm Monday March 13th

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the GUN SHOW

Contact Ron Ruhlman       brounc@hotmail.com  

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

RANGE   SAFETY   MATTERS

 

At our indoor range, we have recently seen:

 

People handling with,  playing with guns,  ammo and accessories

at their shooting bench while other people are down range.

 

People shooting their drills and walking to their next target with their

fingers on the trigger of their weapon.

And

People not paying attention to other shooters in the range.

Don’t go forward of the firing line without making sure everyone else stops shooting, and

Watch carefully that others don’t go forward when you’re shooting

 

Notice a pattern—-It’s PEOPLE—–you and I that get lazy or forget simple safety at the gun range!

 

Members who are observed being unsafe will receive emails from the Club Security Director.

These e-mails are to remind members of Basic Safety Rules for the club.

 

The first email is a courtesy warning, the second will result in loss of range privileges.

 

Major safety violations receive no courtesy warning but

 may result in instant loss of range privileges, even to the point of losing your membership.

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

Your MRPC MEMBERSHIP

Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars!

From Basic Firearm Safety and Handling Classes

to CCW Classes and Competition Training

 

MRPC offers a full range of FREE classes,

Taught by fully certified NRA INSTRUCTORS

to

help you become a better and safer shooter!

 

If you took these classes anywhere else you would spend Hundreds of Dollars!

 

Go to the following website and see the classes available to you and your family

 

http://mrpc.info/training-classes/2/

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

OREGON Concealed Carry Weapons Course

 

COST: $25.00

(A typical savings of $50 over the regular $75 price at other places)

 

This class offers far more than the minimum training offered at other places

It is held at the MRPC Indoor Range

Live-Fire Range Time included in the Class

On the Second Saturday of each Month.

Remember that using a firearm for self-defense can have serious consequences.

Making a wrong decision can thrust you into the criminal court system and/or result in a civil lawsuit.

This is why you want to take a comprehensive class that offers you the best training available.

 

More information available under the “Training” tab of the club’s website  www.mrpc.info

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN A CCW CLASSES:

Directly E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

PLANNING A ROADTRIP OR TRAVEL THIS YEAR?

 

Members of the Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

can now take a reduced-price

Arizona CCW Permit class.

 

The Arizona Non-Resident CCW Permit is currently recognized in 31 States,

including the States of Nevada and Utah.  (33 when coupled with the Oregon CHL)

 

The Arizona CCW class will be held twice a month in the MRPC Classroom.

The second Saturday of the month @ 1:30 – 4 p.m. and

The fourth Wednesday of the month @ 6 – 8 p.m.

Class sizes are limited to 16.  Pre-registration is required.

 

The Cost is only $30.00, which includes the required 2 sets of fingerprint cards. 

(Jackson County charges $49.50)

 

To sign-up for this class, contact

MRPC Training Director, Eric Yarborough,  

mrpctrainingdirector@outlook.com 541-879-1953

OR

Sarah Vaca

sarah.lacrossefirearmstraining@gmail.com

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

 

MRPC Out of Town Late News

Jefferson State Shooters Association Multigun

<jssamultigun@gmail.com>

 

Mixed Steel Match 3-5-2017

 

 

Hello everybody——————The last mixed steel match of the year is upon us.

SUNDAY!

SUNDAY!

SUNDAY!

At the Keno Sports Park

 

We have in store 4 regular stages and an EVIL!! MEGA stage that is the combination of all previous staged combined into a giant combination stage! ……… OF EVIL!!

 

This is a huge match/stage to finish the year out. If you don’t think that you will have enough gear to finish the stage you can bring an ammo bearer or designated shooter to help you finish. If you can have a 2nd shotgun staged on the Mega stage if you have 2 or can borrow one from a friend. (Or a stranger if you think your friend might sabotage you.) 

For anyone who has not tried mixed steel, we use this as a practice match for 3-gun usually using shotgun and handguns. The format is very open ended and most stages you can shoot the way you want and what you think will give you the most practice. OR show up with what you have (Centerfire pistol/shotgun, Rimfire rifle/pistol, PCC, Slingshot/blow gun, NO CENTERFIRE RIFLE, Everything else or combination of the two we can make it work)  and we have the ability and divisions to let you shoot.

We will have 5 stages from undercover by the stoves.

Round Counts-
Pistol/ Carbine                  9-114  rnds

Shotgun/ Rimfire pistol       5-73   rnds

Stage B  –        Pistol 16-8      Shotgun 8-4

Stage O  –        Pistol 12-0      Shotgun 12-0

Stage O  –        Pistol 16-0      Shotgun  8-0

Stage M  –        Pistol 8-1        Shotgun  8-1

Stage BOOM  – Pistol  62-0     Shotgun  37-0

Total rnds         Pistol  114-9    Shotgun  73-5

 

The round counts are inverse, If you are going to use the high end of one then expect the low end of the other.  Most people shouldn’t need more than 150 rnds of pistol and 75 rnds of shotgun…. minimal aiming maybe required.

The match is $10

Signups at 9:00am-ish shooting starts 9:30am

Setup at 8:00am

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MRPC NEWS

TOMORROW the  Range and Facilities are Reserved

 

March 1st      6pm to 10pm

 

NO MEMBERSHIP GENERAL SHOOTING / RANGE CLOSED

Medford PD Citizen’s Academy SWAT NIGHT

 

Also, the Back Parking Lot is Reserved from 2pm to 10pm

** NO ACCESS ALLOWED**

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

 

March 4, 2017 

MRPC FULLBORE  RIFLE MATCH

Sponsored by Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

DATES / TIMES: Saturday, March 4 . Sign-ups at 9:00 a.m.,

Be on the firing line by 9:30am for a safety meeting if you intend to shoot.

Firing will commence at 10:00 am.

 

PLACE:  The Historic Camp White Rifle Range, Jackson County Sports Park, White City, Oregon

 

DIRECTIONS:  From I-5 exit 30 proceed north on Hwy 62 (Crater Lake Hwy) approximately 5 miles to Hwy 140. 

Turn right on 140 and 2 ¼ miles to Kershaw Rd.. Right on Kershaw Rd., and approximately ¼ mile to the main

entrance to the sports park on left (Thunder Rd.)  The Champion Raceway is on the Historic Camp White Rifle Range.

 

FEES:  $20.00 for the match. Pay at the range.

 

RULES:  NRA International Full-bore Prone Rifle Rules.  The rulebook may be viewed / downloaded at

http://competitions.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/RuleBooks/Fullbore/fb-book.pdf

All firing will be squadded string fire.

 

COURSE OF FIRE:  Each stage will consist of 2 convertible sighting shots and 15 shots fired for record. 

It will be possible to fire 68 total rounds for 600 possible points. All firing will be from the prone position or

bench if necessary, slow fire, single load.                 

 

Match

Stage 1 – 300 yards, MR63 / MR63-FC target

Stage 2 – 500 yards, MR65 / MR65-FC target

Stage 3 – 600 yards, MR1 / MR1-FC target

Stage 4 – 600 yards, MR1 / MR1-FC target

 

CATEGORIES: This is a club match. All capable center-fire rifles are welcome!

           

            F  CLASS (Free Rifle) – Any rifle of a caliber not greater than .35, 22lbs max weight, any sights, may be fired

                        from a front rest, a rear rest, or both.  The rifle butt must contact the shoulder.

            F – T/R  (F-class Target Rifle)  –  Rifles chambered for unmodified .223 or .308, any safe trigger, any sights,

                        fired from a sling and or bipod, max weight 18 lbs 2 oz.

            Benchrest class-will be the same a F CLASS, except that it will be fired from a bench.

 

CLASSES:  This is not an NRA registered match, and as such all shooters will compete in the category or categories

            appropriate to their rifle. Prizes will be awarded in any class with five or more shooters.

 

AWARDS: There will be a 75% payout in each class.

All shooters will required to pull and score targets.

 

There will be a free BBQ for all competitors after the match.

 

For more info. Call: Frank Scarlata at:541-899-6872

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

MRPC   GUNSHOW  

 

March 11th          Saturday 9am to 5pm

March12th              Sunday   9am to 3pm

 

Firearms, Knifes, Ammunition & a variety of Accessories will be displayed,

Plus a Raffle!

 

Remember—MRPC members can reserve their own table to sell those

“Odds and Ends” of extras that you have laying around the house.

Contact   Rodger Mannix  541-582-0333 to reserve a table.

 

 

Range will be CLOSED to all membership shooting as of Thursday March 9th at 8:00am

 

          Range Clean-Up for the Show will start at 9am Thursday March 9th

                   Your help is needed to clean-up the range.

                   Bring a Bucket, Rags & Mops to help clean

 

          Tables and Chairs for the Show will be set up at 10am Thursday March 9th

                   A crew is needed to tear down and store the Tables and Chairs Monday  March 12th at 5m

 

Range will OPEN to general membership shooting after Bullseye Practice at 8:45pm Monday March 13th

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the GUN SHOW

Contact Ron Ruhlman       brounc@hotmail.com&nbsp

 

 

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Skill Set: "Press"

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The more I practice, train and teach the use of firearms the more I realize just how important the trigger press is to shooting accurately. Regardless of what you’re shooting you always have to apply the fundamentals. But of all of the fundamentals – in my opinion – the trigger press is the most important.

This is mandatory in the beginning, learning how to smoothly press the trigger without tensing up muscles in anticipation of the recoil before, during and after the shot. The sights are always going to be moving; all the other components will never be perfect. As long as you press the trigger smoothly, letting the firearm "release" the shot, you’ll get good hits.

In the beginning it’s also important to take time to obtain the proper placement of the finger on the trigger. Position the finger so the trigger is centered in the pad of the first segment or "distal phalanges." This allows you to "feel" the trigger as you press and reset it, and helps ensure you’re pressing straight to the rear without pushing or pulling the trigger and moving the muzzle. With consistent practice this placement becomes habit.

As you progress you learn what speed you can press the trigger in order to get good hits. With a close, large target you can press fairly quickly and get the hits. As the distance increases and/or the size of the target decreases you learn that a slower press is required to make the shot. Regardless of the speed of the press it always has to be a smooth press.

There are other trigger techniques used, and one can produce acceptable results with them, but these are more for specific applications. For example skeet and bird shooters will "slap" the trigger to release the shot. Some competitive shooters will "tap" the trigger. But to shoot as accurately as possible you’re going to want to press that trigger.

I don’t know how many thousands of rounds I’ve fired in my life so far. But still when I’m trying to shoot accurately – regardless of the type firearm, caliber or distance – I will say "pressssssssss" out loud, hissing like a snake while pressing the trigger. Verbally saying it out loud, extending out the last part of the "pressssssss" always produces good hits.

Also, keep in mind that as things get more complicated, such as when moving and shooting, the trigger press becomes even more important. For example when moving there’s a greater tendency to go "now" on the trigger in an attempt to fire the shot as the sights move across the target. This leads to the dreaded anticipation, and is going to negatively affect your accuracy.

For defensive use it’s important that you get accurate hits. Good hits stop the threat quicker. Accuracy ensures the safety of those in the environment; remember you’re responsible for where each and every bullet ends up. The only way to produce this type accuracy under stress is to drill it on the range, under a variety of conditions. Then, when facing a violent attack and lives depend on you, "pressssssss" that trigger, and repeat as necessary.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, located in northern Alabama. He is the author of "The Book of Two Guns" – http://shootrite.org/book/book.html writes for several firearms/tactical publications, and is featured on GunTalk’s DVD, "Fighting With The 1911 – http://shootrite.org/dvd/dvd.html McKee’s new book, AR Skills and Drills, is available for pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/AR-15-Skills-Drills-Learn-Your/dp/144024720X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484771081&sr=8-2&keywords=tiger+mckee

Website: www.shootrite.org

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shootrite-Firearms-Academy/156608611038230?ref=ts

 

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Oregon’s Only No Compromise Gun Rights Organization

 

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02.22.17—-From OFF    OREGON FIREARM FEDERATION

Currently we are monitoring over 40 firearms related bills and know that more are coming.

Quite a few of these bills are improvements over current law, some are housekeeping measures, some are well intentioned but dangerous, some are goofy  and some are simply awful.

All introduced bills can be seen here. We add new legislation to this page as soon as it is introduced.

As you probably know, Kate Brown held a press conference yesterday with Bloomberg stooges to promote her personal favorite anti-gun bill SB 797.

797, like HB 2237 eliminates the safeguard that allows, but does not mandate, the transfer of a firearm after 3 business days have elapsed, if the Oregon State Police do not complete a background check.

While few dealers are willing to complete these transfers (after years of being lied to and threatened by OSP) it is still an important protection and available to dealers who know their customers and know what an awful job the State Police do on background checks.

One of the main proponents of this elimination of rights is Portland uber-leftist Jennifer Williamson. Interestingly, Williamson herself has testified that 95% of delays are not justified. Now Williamson and Brown and the rest of the hard left in the Oregon Legislature want to expand a program with a 95% failure rate. (Williamson and Kate Brown have gotten big payoffs from Mike Bloomberg. It’s no secret who they are working for.)

Under SB 797, if the State Police do not complete a background check you could literally be denied a firearm’s purchase forever. All the State Police have to do is…nothing.

SB 797 also requires extensive new reporting and reports. Oddly what it does not require is that the State Police actually do anything when a prohibited person attempts a transfer. And that’s what they typically do now. Nothing.

In spite of laughable misreporting like this, when "prohibited" persons are identified by background checks, the rate of arrests is virtually zero.  Nothing in this bill would change that. And in spite of the mandate that denials be investigated by State Police, we are now receiving reports of denied buyers not hearing from a trooper for months. Of course, a significant number of people who are denied, along with 95% of people who are delayed, are totally qualified to buy firearms.

Floyd Prozanski, the militantly anti-gun Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has stated he will be holding hearings on SB 797.  We also believe Prozanski will soon be introducing legislation to severely restrict access to concealed handgun licenses along with other far reaching anti-gun bills.

In addition to the expected attacks are many positive bills including the just introduced HB 2973 which repeals the dreadful SB 941 that outlawed lending a firearm to a friend or safeguarding a firearm for a neighbor.  SB 941 also outlawed the purchase of a firearm by a person protected by Oregon’s "Address Confidentiality Program" an outrage that is being addressed by several bills.

It’s a pathetic reflection on the leftists who run the Oregon Legislature that they feel the need to expend so much energy attacking your rights at a time when Oregon is racing off a fiscal cliff. But that’s the way they roll. Still it’s important to keep something in mind about this session.

Oregon is facing a fiscal crisis born out of the desire of legislators to spend money like a meth addict with a stolen credit card. The bill is coming due.  While the Republicans are in the minority, they are not in a "super-minority."  The only way the Democrats can get the money they continue to burn is by jacking up your taxes. They cannot do that without some Republican support. This means that, while certainly not a guarantee of success, the Republicans have the leverage to tell the ruling party that no taxes will even be considered if they push more attacks on your rights.  We will count any vote in favor of new taxes a vote against gun rights no matter how a legislator votes on gun bills, unless they have killed every anti-gun bill in 2017.

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

 

This information is provided to our members solely as a service. 

The opinions expressed are not the official position of MRPC, its Board, Officers or Directors. 

Each member is encouraged to conduct their own study of these matters.


 

 

MRPC News Week of 2-20-17

Full Bore Rifle Practice

Fullbore is going to hold a practice shoot this Saturday the 25th

11pm if not foggy, 1 pm if foggy in the morning

12 rounds or less at 300, 500 and 600yds, weather permitting.

 

We can get signed in for the Fullbore match which will be the

following Saturday March 4th.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT    Frank Scarlata     frankscar@q.com

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

March 4, 2017 

MRPC FULLBORE CLUB 

RIFLE MATCH

Sponsored by Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

DATES / TIMES: Saturday, March 4 . Sign ups at 9:00 a.m.,

Be on the firing line by 9:30am for a safety meeting if you intend to shoot.

Firing will commence at 10:00 am.

 

PLACE:  The Historic Camp White Rifle Range, Jackson County Sports Park, White City, Oregon

 

DIRECTIONS:  From I-5 exit 30 proceed north on Hwy 62 (Crater Lake Hwy) approximately 5 miles to Hwy 140. 

Turn right on 140 and 2 ¼ miles to Kershaw Rd.. Right on Kershaw Rd., and approximately ¼ mile to the main

entrance to the sports park on left (Thunder Rd.)  The Champion Raceway is on the Historic Camp White Rifle Range.

 

FEES:  $20.00 for the match. Pay at the range.

 

RULES:  NRA International Fullbore Prone Rifle Rules.  The rulebook may be viewed / downloaded at http://competitions.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/RuleBooks/Fullbore/fb-book.pdf .  All firing will be squadded string fire.

 

COURSE OF FIRE:  Each stage will consist of 2 convertible sighting shots and 15 shots fired for record. 

It will be possible to fire 68 total rounds for 600 possible points. All firing will be from the prone position or

bench if necessary, slow fire, single load.                 

 

Match 1:

Stage 1 – 300 yards, MR63 / MR63-FC target

Stage 2 – 500 yards, MR65 / MR65-FC target

            Stages 3 – 600 yards, MR1 / MR1-FC target

            Stages 4 – 600 yards, MR1 / MR1-FC target

 

CATEGORIES: This is a club match. All capable center-fire rifles are welcome!

           

            F  CLASS (Free Rifle) – Any rifle of a caliber not greater than .35, 22lbs max weight, any sights, may be fired

                        from a front rest, a rear rest, or both.  The rifle butt must contact the shoulder.

            F – T/R  (F-class Target Rifle)  –  Rifles chambered for unmodified .223 or .308, any safe trigger, any sights,

                        fired from a sling and or bipod, max weight 18 lbs 2 oz.

            Benchrest class-will be the same a F CLASS, except that it will be fired from a bench.

 

CLASSES:  This is not an NRA registered match, and as such all shooters will compete in the category or categories

            appropriate to their rifle. Prizes will be awarded in any class with five or more shooters.

 

AWARDS: There will be a 75% payout in each class.

All shooters will required to pull and score targets.

 

There will be a free BBQ for all competitors after the match.

 

For more info. Call: Frank Scarlata at:541-899-6872

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

Paste this YouTube link into your browser, or search in YouTube for How an AR-15 Works, Part I  It is an amazing machine, and it is a miracle they are as reliable as they are, considering all the moving parts, and the tolerances required to make this machine operate.  Part 2 of this topic will be sent out next week. 

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ORIGAMI INSPIRES LIGHTWEIGHT,

.44 Magnum-Resistant Shield

 

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Next  MRPC GUN SHOW  is March 11th and 12th

 

Have you ever wanted to have your own sales table?

 

For just $35.00 a member can reserve a table at the Gun Show and

sell your unwanted shooting accessories, guns, ammo, knives and other

related shooting, hunting, fishing items.

 

Contact Roger Mannix at 541-582-0333 for details and to reserve your table

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

IDPA MATCH    

This Saturday February 25th  9am

Come early to register  

At INDOOR RANGE

Range Reserved until 1:30pm

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

 

Come by the Club’s Booth at the

Southern Oregon Sportsman’s Show

This weekend at the EXPO in Central Point.

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club