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FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE

The day lite is getting shorter so we will start shooting at 4PM Wednesday October 11

On the Jackson County Sports Park’s Camp White Range at 300 yds.

22 rounds or less prone or bench.

Frank

For More Info   541 899 6872

 

Came home and found a note on the frige.
“It’s not working. Can’t stand it. Going home to mother.”
I opened the door and light came on. Beer was cold. Never did figure out what she was talking about.

 

There’s Still Time to Reserve Your Spot For This Weekend’s

Oregon &/OR Arizona

Concealed Carry Weapon Courses

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

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.

COST: $25.00 each or $30 for just the Arizona Course

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

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

RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN A CCW CLASSES:

Directly E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

 

 

The instructor told the jumper your main chute will open on its own.
If there should be a problem you have your reserve chute.

Just discard the main and open your reserve.
Then when you get on the ground the truck will be there to pick you up.
So he jumped.
The main didn’t open so he did as instructed then pulled the reserve.
It didn’t open either.
Great he said. I bet the truck won’t be there either.

 

 

This Sunday October 15th

USPSA Monthly Match

3rd Sunday of each month
Setup is Saturday morning,
We can always use help setting up and tearing down.

Match results available on the USPSA website @ www.uspsa.org/uspsadispay-match-results.php

Contact:
Cathy & Eric Hill
530.459-0223
cle150@att.net

 

 

 

FUTURE EVENT

Klamath MULTIGUN Match !!

October 22nd

The rules from USPSA multigun will be used.  We allow for Rimfire or PCC or Trooper at the club level.

3 – Stages relative big round counts and simple layouts just in case the weather has made a turn for the worst.

We will be using the multi purpose range and the 600yrd range.

This will be a novelty/random match with more focus on a boat load of shooting,

a few rifle targets and some fun props to start and/or use on the stage.

All three guns can be used on every stage.

Paper targets – Rifle or Pistol
Steel targets –  Pistol or Shotgun.

 

Round Counts

Rifle       – 7-55                        Shotgun –  0 – 35                    Pistol     –  0- 83

Round counts are based off of 1 round per target(bring 2x is good insurance)

The targets/stages allow you to use more pistol or shotgun or rifle depending on your preference.

If you shoot more with the shotgun the pistol will be less and like-wise if you shoot more rifle the pistol will be less.

I will have the actual stages for the next email I send out.

As always:
No steel core or bimetal bullets(magnets will be available if in doubt- DQ and repair cost for damaged targets)
No steel bird shot
No shotgun ammo greater than #6 shot (#7-9 are ok) or faster than 1300fps

I hope to see you at the match

Josh @ JSSA Multigun <jssamultigun@gmail.com>

any questions or concerns just let me know.

 

 

 

Club Approves Changes to Club’s Operating Procedures

 

As Range Safety has to be keenly and constantly observed at all time at a shooting range:

At the general club meeting of the Medford Rifle and Pistol Club, September 20th, 2017

the following amendment

was approved by an unanimous vote of the members present,

and has therefore become part of the club’s Operating Policies.

 

Range Safety Violation Penalties Procedure**

 

With the first Range Safety Violation,

a member will receive a Warning Letter from the Safety & Security Director

about their breach of safety at the range.

Upon a second Range Safety Violation,

a member will again receive a Warning Letter, and

Lose their access to the range for a period of up to 2 weeks*, and be required to meet

with a Range Safety Officer(RSO) to get their range access reinstated.

Upon a third Range Safety Violation,

a member will again receive a Warning Letter, and

lose their access to the range for a period of up to 30 days*, and be required

to meet with a RSO to get their range access reinstated.

Upon a fourth Range Safety Violation,

a member will again receive a Warning Letter, and

lose their access to the range for a period of up to 60 days*, and

upon a recommendation from the Safety/Security Director,

a review of the member’s safety offenses** shall be made by the Executive Committee.

An Executive Committee meeting shall be held to determine

whether the member shall remain a member of the club.

The member shall be invited to this meeting, and may represent

themselves either in person or in writing.

If a negative determination is made, the matter will be put to a vote at the next Monthly General Club Meeting.

A member asked to leave the club for safety issue violations may not apply for membership again for at least a 2-year period.

 

*The security director has authority to make changes to the above time periods depending on his analysis

of the level of safety infraction.

** Since this is an amendment to current Operating Policies of the club, previous

incidents that warranted the issuance of Warning Letters of Range Safety Violations,

will also be included in a member’s record for consideration.

 

 

 

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A union boss walks in from the factory next door and is about to order a beer when he sees a guy at the far

end of the bar wearing a TRUMP “Make America Great Again” cap with two beers sitting in front of him.
The union boss doesn’t need to be an Einstein to know that this guy is a Republican, so he shouts over to the bartender so loudly

that everyone can hear, "Drinks for everyone in here, bartender…. but not for the Republican."
Soon after the drinks have been passed out, the Republican gives him a big smile, waves at him then says, "Thank you!" in an equally loud voice.
This infuriates the union boss.

After a few minutes, the union boss once again loudly orders drinks for everyone except the Republican.

As before, this doesn’t seem to bother the Republican. He nods and smiles, and again yells, "Thank you!"
A few more minutes pass and the union boss orders another round of drinks for everyone except the Republican.
Just as before, this STILL doesn’t seem to faze the Republican who continues smiling and again yells out, "Thank you!!"

Frustrated that he can’t seem to get the guy angered, the union boss asks the bartender,

"What is wrong with that Republican? I’ve ordered three rounds of drinks for everyone in the bar but him,

and all the dummy does is smile and thank me. Is he a nut?"

"Nope," replies the bartender. "He owns the place."

 

 

Take Advantage of The Club’s  “FREE” Training Classes

Bring your spouse, Bring your children, Bring a friend

Taught by NRA Certified Instructors———–Range Time Included in the Classes

The Classes are:

  1. Introduction to Basic Pistol Shooting
  2. Introduction to Practical/Defensive Pistol
  3. Advance Practical Pistol Practice
  4. Women’s Defensive Pistol Training

 

Pre-Registration is Required

Call   541-774-1872 or  Email to  mrpcbasicpistolclass@gmail.com

 

Safety and Proper Firearm Handling is Important for the Whole Family

 

 

 

Other Links

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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.

 

 

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MRPC   STEEL MATCH this Sunday

MRPC STEEL MATCH this Sunday

“STEEL CHALLENGE"  WITH A 12 Gauge SHOTGUN KICKER   

This Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Registration Starts at 8:30 am,         Shooting Starts at 9:00am,

Come Early at 8AM to Help Set Up the course

 

ENTRY FEE:  Still only $15

This event is held at the Training and Reserve Ranges of the Jackson County Sports Park

These ranges are through the gate at the south end of the Pubic Shooting Ranges,

off the corner of Kershaw and Corey Roads, White City.

 

COURSE OF FIRE:

4 Stages of Steel Pistol Targets   That’s a minimum of 100 rounds   Shooters are limited to using only ONE Pistol

PLUS

1 Stage of a Shotgun Side Match

with a Cash Payout

Classes for OPEN/AUTO and PUMP ACTION SHOTGUNS

No shotgun ammo greater than #6 shot (#7-9 are ok) or faster than 1300fps, No steel bird shot
Bring at least one box of Shotgun Shells

 

FIREARMS

Any Centerfire Pistol, or any 22LR Rimfire Pistol &/or Rifle—

Plus this month 12 gauge SHOTGUNS

Don’t have a Shotgun—-Don’t worry, you can borrow one!

 

SCORING

Based on the time it takes you to shoot 5 Steel Targets.  Each stage of targets is shot 5 times, and

the slowest time on each stage is thrown out.

Your total time for each stage is added together for your Total Time Score.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

*Shooters will be classified based on their type of pistol or rifle.  

Classifications may include Semi-Auto with Iron Sights, Semi-Auto with Optics,

Revolvers with Iron Sights , Revolvers with Optics; in both Centerfire & .22 Rimfire categories.

Guns with Lasers or Red Dots are in the OPEN class

*Shooters with Centerfire Pistol classes will shoot from a holster. Rimfire shooters will shoot from a low-hold.

*All shooters will need a gun rug or range bag into which to secure their firearm when not shooting.

*Don’t forget to bring Sight and Hearing Protection, Range Bags,

Ammunition (a minimum of 100 rounds per firearm), Firearms,

Extra Magazines and/or Speed loaders (5 recommended), Pen/Pencil/paper, Water

Needless to say —-“Dress for the Weather”

 

If you are unfamiliar with Steel Challenge, Go to

http://steelchallenge.com/media/steel-challenge-history.html

You need not be a club member to participate in this match        Bring a friend or two

 

Don’t Forget There is also a “.22 COMBO” Class—–3 STAGES OF .22 RIFLE AND 2 STAGES OF .22 HANDGUN

And a  Pistol Caliber Carbine (PPC) Class     Center-Fire Rifles shooting Pistol Cartridges—fast and fun

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club   www.mrpc.info

 

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Klamath Multigun Match

Sunday  October 22nd 2017

 

Hello Everybody
The next match is a little over 2 weeks away and here are the stages and match info

Where:  Keno Sportsman’s park

When:   October  22nd at 9:30

Cost;     $20 and as usual we will have lunch after the match included

Setup will be Saturday around 5:00pm and Sunday at 8:00am

 

3 – Stages

 

–Stage 1–

19- Paper targets

10- Steel targets

 

–Stage 2–

14- Paper targets

14- Steel targets

2  – Rifle targets

 

–Stage 3–

15- Paper targets

11- Steel targets

5 –  Rifle targets

 

The rules from USPSA multigun will be used.  We allow for Rimfire or PCC or Trooper at the club level.

 

We will be using the multi-purpose range and the 600yrd range.

Prepare for rain and hope for the best we will have the match regardless of weather.

This will be a novelty/random match with more focus on a boat load of shooting,

a few rifle targets and some fun props to start and or use on the stage.

All three guns can be used on every stage.
Paper targets – Rifle or Pistol
Steel targets –  Pistol or Shotgun.

 

Round Counts

Rifle       – 7-55

Shotgun –  0 – 35

Pistol     –  0- 83

 

The round counts are based on 1 round per target (bring 2x is good insurance)

The targets/stages allow you to use more pistol or shotgun or rifle depending on your preference.

If you shoot more with the shotgun, Your pistol count will be less

and likewise if you shoot more rifle the pistol will be less.

I will have the actual stages for the next email I send out.

As always
No steel core or bimetal bullets(magnets will be available if in doubt- DQ and repair cost for damaged targets)
No steel bird shot
No shotgun ammo greater than #6 shot (#7-9 are ok) or faster than 1300fps
I hope to see you at the match

Josh    jssamultigun@gmail.com

 

any questions or concerns just let me know.

 

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MRPC WEEKEND NEWS & Operating Procedure Change

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club On-Line Newsletter
Klamath USPSA SUNDAY OCTOBER 1st, 2017 For further information contact jspsuspsa@gmail.com<mailto:jspsuspsa@gmail.com>
Greeting Shooters! Our next match is this Sunday, 1 October. 5 stages, 135 rounds.
Registration is 0900-0920 (to give us time to create squads and set up the Nooks,
Please arrive and register before 0920), Match starts at 0930.
Match fee $20 (juniors are $10).
Match setup will be the day before the match and the morning of, at 0800am. Please remember to sign-in and pay the day-use fee at the kiosk as required. See you at the range! Thanks, -Jake
FUTURE Klamath MULTIGUN Match !! October 22nd
The rules from USPSA multigun will be used. We allow for Rimfire or PCC or Trooper at the club level. 3 – Stages relative big round counts and simple layouts just in case the weather has made a turn for the worst. We will be using the multi purpose range and the 600yrd range. This will be a novelty/random match with more focus on a boat load of shooting, a few rifle targets and some fun props to start and/or use on the stage. All three guns can be used on every stage.
Paper targets – Rifle or Pistol Steel targets – Pistol or Shotgun.
Round Counts Rifle – 7-55 Shotgun – 0 – 35 Pistol – 0- 83 Round cou

MRPC NEWS

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

On-Line Newsletter

 

FULL BORE RIFLE PRACTICE

We will shoot on the Camp White range

this Wednesday at 500 yds at 5 PM.

22 rounds or less prone or bench.

Frank 541 899 6872

 

 

 

MRPC Range Safety

There have been reports of

“SPLATTER and SPLASH BACK”

from the trap at our indoor range.

 

Depending on the interval between trap cleanings, the

buildup of bullet reside and sand at the back and bottom of the trap,

can splatter out of the trap when hit by more high power/ high velocity rounds.

 

To reduce splatter,

It is recommended that general shooting be conducted from between the 7 to 10 yard lines,

and

if you must shoot closer, you may want to move the target frames near your target,

closer together so that the cardboard of the target frames helps shield you from splatter from the trap.

 

A small committee has been formed to look into other solutions.

If you have an idea, write it down and put it in the Entry Room’s Suggestion Box

 

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Take Advantage of The Club’s  “FREE” Training Classes

Bring your spouse, Bring your children, Bring a friend

 

Taught by NRA Certified Instructors———–Range Time Included in the Classes

 

The Classes are:

1.      Introduction to Basic Pistol Shooting

2.      Introduction to Practical/Defensive Pistol

3.      Advance Practical Pistol Practice

4.      Women’s Defensive Pistol Training

 

Pre-Registration is Required

Call   541-774-1872

or

Email to  mrpcbasicpistolclass@gmail.com

 

Safety and Proper Firearm Handling is Important for the Whole Family

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MRPC  NEWS

MRPC NEWS

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

On-Line Newsletter

 

MRPC Fullbore Rifle

 

We will NOT shoot this Wednesday

because the National Bench Rest group

is having a week long match.

 

See you next week. Frank 541-89- 6872

 

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Klamath News

KLAMATH Defensive Shooting Sunday Match

 

 

Sunday 9-24-17
Defensive shooting
Four stages. 40 rounds ( if you do not miss)
Clay targets

Aloha
Jon   mck508@charter.net

 

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MRPC General Monthly Meeting Tonight—7pm

 

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Do you know fellow members who do not receive “MRPC NEWS”

If so, you might let them know that chances are they also won’t get an

Automatic Membership Renewal Notice

before their membership lapses.

 

Recommend they check their Membership Profile in the Club’s Website

www.mrpc.info

or contact

The MRPC Membership Crew  at   mrpcmembershipcrew@gmail.com

 

 

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Membership Information

Your one-year/365-day membership in the Club becomes active as soon as the Club receives your payment.  

Be sure to attend a New Member Orientation meeting as soon as possible to maximize your membership time.  

It is recommended that you renew your membership before it expires.

The club will attempt to send you a 30-day e-mail notice near the end of your membership,

if we can access your e-mail address. 

Upon 365 days, your membership will lapse and the door access FOB will no longer let you in the range. 

The club will allow standard membership renewals, based on your initial payment date,

for up to 90 days after membership expiration. 

Renewals after 90 days will be handled as new memberships at the club’s new member rate,

and will establish a new start date.

 

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Safe Gun Handling at MRPC

 

MRPC has a friendly staff of NRA certified range safety officers

that would be happy to meet with you at MRPC and go over the range rules for MRPC. 

There is no charge for this and it may save you from losing range privileges in the future. 

You can contact Dave, Tracy, or Tyler

at the email address mrpcrso_dn454@yahoo.com  

for more information.

 

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Oregon’s Gun Confiscation Law

 

Many people and gun owners in Oregon are VERY upset that Oregon SB 719 passed.

A group is working to repeal this Measure already signed by Gov. Brown. 

They need your help.

 

Why Should It Be Repealed?

SB 719 calls for the forced confiscation of property by the police with no due process,

no accusation of a crime let alone conviction of a crime.

It allows people with no mental health credentials to make assessments of another’s state

of mind and it allows people with no mental health credentials (judges) to punish people

they have never met or spoken to.

Furthermore it actually forbids judges from considering assessments of the respondents mental

health by people who actually DO have mental health credentials.

The law allows a judge to confiscate every firearm (&/or deadly weapon) in a household

because one person there has ever has a DUI conviction.

The law provides no help whatsoever for a person who has been accused of being suicidal.

In fact, an amendment that would have called for some minimal intervention was not even considered.

The law provides NO protection for people who are living in the household of a person

who has been accused of being a danger to others.

The law provides no guidance for the police who are tasked with confiscating the firearms of the person

who has not been accused of or tried for a crime.

The law allows 24 hours for the respondent to turn over firearms even though in many cases that is not possible.

That 24 hour window is clearly a time of extreme danger in the event

the respondent actually IS a danger to self or others.

The law defines no provisions for determining how many firearms the respondent has, or how to assure they

have all been seized and lastly,

and

it appears that Governor Kate Brown stalled signing this bill into law which greatly limits the amount of

days to gather signatures, thus depriving Oregonians of their constitutional rights.

 

http://www.repeal719.com/

 

See for yourself, Read the actual Measure at this Link

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB719/Enrolled

 

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The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills. Links on this page will lead you to more detailed information about the CMP and its programs.
Statutory mission. The federal law enacted in 1996 (Title 36 U. S. Code, 40701-40733) that created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety, Inc. (CPRPFS, the formal legal name of the CMP) mandates these key “functions for the corporation:

1.    To instruct citizens of the United States in marksmanship;

2.    To promote practice and safety in the use of firearms;

3.    To conduct competitions in the use of firearms and to award trophies, prizes, badges, and other insignia to competitors.

The law specifically states: In carrying out the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the corporation shall give priority to activities that benefit firearms safety, training, and competition for youth and that reach as many youth participants as possible.

CMP Governance and Leadership

The CMP is governed by a Board of Directors made up of eleven members who have extensive experience and leadership credentials in military and business. The Chairman of the Board serves as the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Operating Officer directs CMP sales programs at CMP South headquarters in Anniston, Alabama and oversees day-to-day operation of CMP training and competition programs at CMP North headquarters at Camp Perry, Ohio. The DCM Emeritus is a part-time consultant who works on several projects for the CMP.

 

 

How to Shop

and

Help Support Your 2nd Amendment

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 Simply go to  http://smile.amazon.com/ and designate the CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM,

then shop away!  The CMP will receive a donation for your qualifying purchases.

 

IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

 

 

OR

 

 

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AND SUPPORT!

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to support the Oregon Firearms Educational Foundation

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Book Review              Today’s selection — from  Cattle Kingdom by Christopher Knowlton.

Hollywood notwithstanding, there was not much gun fighting in the Old West:

 

"But it was no accident that [legendary lawman and showman] Wild Bill Hickok chose to carry a sawed-off shotgun to defend himself after [a] shootout … in Abilene. A shotgun was a much better weapon than a re­volver in a gunfight, and it easily surpassed the six-shooter as an aid to law enforcement. The historian Lewis Atherton cited the case of perhaps the most successful law-enforcement officer of the cattle era, Nathaniel K. Boswell, a former drugstore owner who served as a sheriff in the Territory of Wyoming for a decade beginning in 1869, while doubling as deputy U.S. marshal at Laramie. Boswell later be­came a long-serving chief detective for the Wyoming Stock Grow­ers Association. 

 


James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok and William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody in 1873, dressed for the stage

"His weapon of choice was a Parker or Remington double-barrel shotgun, not a six-shooter. (The pump shotgun was not introduced by Winchester until 1893.) Boswell never engaged in reckless shootouts, choosing instead to conceal himself before apprehending culprits. Consequently, he never failed to make an arrest and never let an arrested man escape. Furthermore, he never received so much as a scratch during his many years of service, earning a deserved reputation for both bravery and resourceful­ness. So much for the image of the lawman as a daring gunslinger! This myth, largely invented by the press, later became a staple of the western, both on television and in the movies. Most cattlemen who lived long enough to watch these programs considered them ‘highly unrealistic in their use of gun play.’

 

"In fact, most cowboys did not carry weapons at all. If they did own an expensive six-shooter, it was likely the Colt Single-Action Army, introduced in 1873 and known as ‘the Peacemaker.’ Its price — a hundred dollars per pair — would have been a huge amount of money for a cowboy. The cowboy who did own a revolver usually kept it in his bedroll because a loaded six-shooter worn around the waist was both cumbersome and heavy when riding or walking. And most cowboys knew that wearing a six-shooter in a cattle town was an invitation to gunplay; most preferred to avoid altercations. Cowboys tended to settle a dispute with a fistfight. A revolver was best used to kill snakes, put wounded animals out of their misery, or signal for help. As Leon Clare Metz wrote in The Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws, and Gunfighters, ‘The image of the ordinary Western cowboy as a fast and accurate gun-fighter has practically no validity.’ …

 

 

Nathaniel K. Boswell

"Some cowboys simply disliked guns. Surprisingly few ever saw actual gun violence in the towns that they visited. Indeed, cowboys were highly motivated to stay out of trouble. If caught committing a crime, they faced the most rudimentary and arbitrary forms of criminal justice. The local justice of the peace or the police-court judge handled all minor cases, and these men were, as likely as not, also the local saloonkeepers. District judges, who handled federal and state crimes, from robberies and holdups to rapes and murder, served the larger territories. But these judges had to travel vast dis­tances to dispense justice, and they struggled to convene juries; an offender had no guarantee of a timely trial, let alone a fair one. …


"Life might be cheap in a cattle town, and the law only erratically enforced, but the towns were hardly deadly if you went about your business and took care to avoid trouble. In fact, no one was killed in Abilene in 1869 or 1870. Ironically, no one died in a cattle-town gun­fight until the arrival of the sheriffs and marshals, who were hired to prevent such murderous acts. Even in Dodge City’s worst year, 1878, only five men died in gunfights. The historian Robert Dykstra counted only forty-five homicides in all of the Kansas cattle towns during the cattle era, an annual average of 1.5 homicides. Thirty-­nine were from shotguns, and only six from handguns. Of the forty-five victims who suffered bullet wounds, less than a third returned fire. …

 

"The eastern readers of dime novels would have been shocked to discover how little gun fighting actually went on in the cattle towns."

 

 

Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

Author: Christopher Knowlton 

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Copyright 2017 by Christopher Knowlton

Pages 53-56


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Fullbore Rifle Practice

We will shoot at 300 yards this Wednesday the 13th

On the Camp White Rifle Range at 5 PM.

22 rounds or less from either prone or bench.

After the practice we will have a 5 shoot varmint match.

Prizes to be given.

Frank 541 899 6872

 

 

 

THE COMPETITION/RESERVE RANGES AT THE SPORTS PARK

WILL BE CLOSED

BEGINNING THIS THURSDAY MORNING

FOR THE

OREGON SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP/OREGON OPEN MATCH

PREPARATIONS.

 

WORK WILL BEGIN AT 0900. VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED.

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, THANKS.

Tom Howard <howardts@charter.net&gt;

 

 

 

 

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The historic Remington plant in Ilion, NY.

Operations Sep 11, 2017   Share

Gun Manufacturer Lays off 55

The layoffs are due to an industry-wide market turndown.   Contributor: Associated Press

 

ILION, N.Y. (AP) — Local officials say the Remington Arms Co. has laid off 55 workers at its upstate New York plant.

Ilion Mayor Terry Leonard tells the Observer-Dispatch of Utica that he received a call from the plant manager on Thursday.

Leonard says the Ilion plant layoffs were due to an industry-wide market turndown.

The Madison, North Carolina-based firearms and ammunition manufacturer laid off 122 workers at the Mohawk Valley plant

in March. Before those layoffs, Remington’s Ilion plant employed about 1,100.

Leonard believes the company will remain in the town. He says when he worked for the manufacturer

there were "ups and downs" that related to shifts in supply and demand.

Remington did not return a request for comment Friday.

 

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Saturday’s STEEL CHALLENGE has been Cancelled

All, as much as I hate to cancel any match I going to have to this month due to the unhealthy air quality.

It doesn’t appear to be clearing up and not expecting it to in the near future.

I would like everyone to know that next month we will be having a side steel shotgun stage.

Thanks

Rick Isner

 

 

 

However

Klamath is having a second steel match this month

This Sunday Klamath will hold a sec steel match .

Sign in 900 start 930 4 stages for rim fire and center fire guns. 

For more information  contact huntchukar <huntchukar@gmail.com>

 

 

Great Moments In Sportsmanship: Vere Hamer

by Paul Nordquist – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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When Vere Hamer saw the preliminary result bulletin for the 1938 National Smallbore Rifle Championship at Camp Perry, OH, he headed directly to the challenge window. The result bulletin listed Hamer as the winner of the Championship Aggregate making him the 1938 National Smallbore Rifle Champion. Hamer, from Woodstock, MN, had already won the National title in 1930―but he knew he hadn’t pulled it off in 1938.

Vere Hamer

Vere Hamer challenged his own score when he knew the numbers on the board where higher than he actually shot—costing him the championship.

Vere Hamer was a deliberate, methodical wind doper and he knew he had run out of time in the last match, managing only 39 shots in the allotted time instead of the required 40. He was also a hard holder and the scorers had given him a double on a doubtful shot in a tight group. So, Hamer challenged his own Championship winning score―and he won, losing 10 points and allowing Bill Woodring to win his third consecutive National Smallbore Championship. Woodring remains the only person to win three consecutive National titles.

The next year, 1939, Hamer came back to again win the National Smallbore Championship―this time without a scoring challenge―becoming the first to win the title under the new “3200” point format. Needless to say, the win was a popular one.

In his 1939 win Hamer used an unusual rifle, one made by the famous barrel maker (and 1929 National Smallbore Champion) Eric Johnson of New Haven, CT. The rifle featured a quarter-inch bolt lift and was referred to as the Johnson Straight-Pull rifle. Hamer’s performance testifies to the excellence of the design but, for economic reasons, only a very few were ever produced.

Vere Hamer exemplifies the very best traditions of the shooting game―an honesty that challenged his own incorrect, but winning score even at the cost of losing a National Championship―a unique occurrence with a unique rifle by a true champion.

Editor’s note: Material for this article was gathered from the October issues of American Rifleman for 1930, 1938 and 1939, and from an article in the June 1997 Precision Shooting by Omer R. Hamer (Vere Hamer’s nephew).

 

 

10 Quitest States in the Union

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released its “Firearms Commerce in the United States, Annual Statistical Update 2017” in August. NFA information is included in the figures, and the information is dissected by state. Here’s a look at the top 10 suppressor-owning states. Figures from the 2016 report are in parenthesis and put the increase in perspective.

242,859—Texas (165,499 in 2016)
85,998—Florida (61,015)
63,021—Georgia (49,357)
52,495—Ohio (30,714)
50,647—South Carolina (23,451)
48,903—Louisiana (25,203)
48,118—Alabama (30,849)
44,014—Virginia (31,205)
42,406—Utah (26,039)
40,485—Arizona (28,942)

Nationwide there are 1,360,023 citizens who own suppressors this year—as of April, the last month included in the report. In 2016, for comparison, that number was 902,805.

 

 

 

 

 

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FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE

Weather looks OK     (?—might bring a face mask)

So

We will shoot on the Camp White Range

this Wednesday ( 9-6-17 ) starting at 5 PM

 

Shooting from the 600 yard cover

22 rounds or less will be fired

From either a Prone or Bench Position.

 

For More Information: Contact  Frank 541 899 6872

 

Remember, hunting season is right around the corner.  Fullbore is a great time

to stretch the legs of your rifle and get familiar with longer shots.

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September Pistol Matches

 

STEEL CHALLENGE… 2ND SUNDAY EACH MONTH

September 10th

SET UP IS THE MORNING OF THE MATCH.

PLEASE COME EARLY AND HELP!

 

USPSA…… 3RD SUNDAY EACH MONTH

September 17th

WE WILL NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR MATCH SET UP.

 

      2017 OREGON SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP/OREGON OPEN

            IS SEPTEMBER 16-17!

      SETUP IS ALL DAY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

            SEPTEMBER 14-15.

            HELP IS NEEDED!

 

IDPA….. 4TH SATURDAY EACH MONTH

September 23rd

SET-UP FRIDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE THE MATCH

 

 

To offer help, CONTACT   LEIF JOHNSON 541-890-1195

 

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Roseburg Rod and Gun Club

Gun and Knife Show

Douglas County Fair Grounds, Roseburg, Oregon

September 16th 9am to 5 pm and

September 17th  9am to 3pm

Admission Fee   $6

 

 

Here’s a new one—“Light Shooting”—from ANSCHÜTZ

Once again this year’s German Championship was a complete success. In addition to the outstanding successes of the ANSCHÜTZ shooters, the new company logo was also very positively perceived by the shooters and led to a lot of interesting conversations.

New models – further successes
The ANSCHÜTZ team congratulates all shooters and winners of this year’s German Championship to their achievements! In addition to the gold medal in the discipline 10m air rifle by Manuel Wittmann with his ANSCHÜTZ air rifle 2002 compressed air, Jaqueline Orth won the gold medal in air rifle discipline with the new ANSCHÜTZ premium air rifle 9015 ONE.


Jaqueline Orth proudly presents her gold medal in the ANSCHÜTZ service tent.

ANSCHÜTZ LaserPower
A new event of this year’s championships was the first competition in light shooting. At the German Championship, ANSCHÜTZ presented a new LaserPower barreled action, which can be installed in almost any ANSCHÜTZ air rifle stock. This allows laser shooting with the existing Equipment of the shooting club oder at home in common ANSCHÜTZ air rifle stocks. These new models were used in the laser competitions and ensure excellent results.


The ANSCHÜTZ LaserPower barreled action in common air rifle stocks.

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NSSF Rimfire Championship Link

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MRPC  Fullbore Rifle Practice

 

It is only to be 90 degrees this Wednesday   8-30-17

so we will shoot on the Camp White Range

from 600 yards at 5 PM.

If the smoke will let us see the targets

Firing 22 rounds or less

From either a prone or benchrest position

 

Frank 541 899 6872

 

 

FYI

Soft Drink Machine at the Indoor Range is broke.

It will be a few weeks before it can be fixed

 

 

“Repeal 719” Ballot Referendum Initiative

                                                                   August 24, 2017    From Bill Post, Oregon House District 25

I know that many in Oregon are VERY upset that SB 719 passed.  Therefore a group of us are working to repeal it via the ballot.  We need your help. 

Why are we doing this?

·         SB 719 calls for the forced confiscation of property by the police with no due process, no accusation of a crime let alone conviction of a     crime.

·         It allows people with no mental health credentials to make assessments of another’s state of mind and

it allows people with no mental health credentials (judges) to punish people they have never met or spoken to.

·         Furthermore it actually forbids judges from considering assessments of the respondents mental health by people who actually DO have        mental health credentials.

·         The law allows a judge to confiscate every firearm in a household because one person there has ever has a DUI conviction.

·         The law provides no help whatsoever for a person who has been accused of being suicidal.

            In fact, an amendment that would have called for some minimal intervention was not even considered.

·         The law provides NO protection for people who are living in the household of a person who has been accused of being a danger to others.

·         The law provides no guidance for the police who are tasked with confiscating the firearms of the person who has not been accused of or          tried for a crime.

·         The law allows 24 hours for the respondent to turn over firearms even though in many cases that is not possible. That 24 hour window is       clearly a time of extreme danger in the event the respondent actually IS a danger to self or others.

·         The law defines no provisions for determining how many firearms the respondent has, or how to assure they have all been seized and lastly    and probably most importantly to me:

·         Governor Kate Brown stalled signing this bill into law which greatly limits the amount of days to gather signatures, thus depriving        Oregonians of their constitutional rights.

 

So, what do you do and how can you help?

 

Below are the links for the two sided petition sheets.  They need to be printed back to back.  So, first download each (they are pdf files) then print the first sheet, turn the paper over and print the “cover sheet” on back.  Once you have filled a sheet out (read the instructions carefully on the cover sheet and down below on this page) send them in to the addresses listed.

 

Here are the two sheets to download to go gather signatures:

10 line petition sheet Repeal 719

Cover Sheet to print on back of petition sheet

Mail completed sheets to any of these:

Teri Grier

Bill Post

Mike Nearman

94342 Sether Street Ln

5135 Lacey St N

2570 Greenwood Rd S

North Bend OR 97459

Keizer OR 97303

Independence OR 97351

PLEASE read the instructions CAREFULLY!  Every page we have to toss out means starting over again!!

Instructions for Circulators

Only active Oregon voters may sign a petition. Ask each signer if they are an active registered voter in Oregon.

A single circulator must personally witness all signatures collected on any one signature sheet. After witnessing each signature on a sheet, use a pen to sign and date the circulator certification.

Initial any changes you make to the date you signed the certification. A complete list of allowable circulator certification corrections is provided in the Circulator Training Manual available at www.oregonvotes.gov

 It is against the law for circulators to:

Circulate a petition containing a false signature.

Make false statements to any person who signs the petition or requests information about it.

Attempt to obtain the signature of a person who is not qualified to sign the petition.

Offer money or anything of value to another person to sign or not sign the petition.

Sell or offer to sell signature sheets.

Write, alter, correct, clarify or obscure any information about the signers unless the signer is disabled and requests assistance or the signer initials after the changes are made.

Accept compensation to circulate a petition that is based on the number of signatures obtained.

Warning Violations of the circulator requirements may result in conviction of a felony with a fine of up to $125,000 and/or prison for up to 5 years.

Instructions for Signers

Only active Oregon voters may sign a petition. Use a pen to sign your name, as you did when you registered to vote.

Provide the date you signed the petition, your printed name and residence address. Only you may complete this optional information.

Initial any changes the circulator makes to your printed name, residence address or date you signed the petition.

 It is against the law for signers to:

Sign another person’s name under any circumstances.

Sign a petition more than one time.

Sign a petition when you are not qualified to sign it.

We will have a single signer, downloadable petition on our “repeal 719” website soon.

The next part that we could really use help on is the signature verification process.  Once petitions begin to come in, you can volunteer to verify signatures against the voter files.  It’s an EASY, web based process that anyone (that means you Grandma!) can do, and a great way to get involved!!  If you’d like to volunteer please send an email to: mike@repeal719.com

Remember our deadline is 5:00 pm on October 5, 2017 so time’s a wastin’!

 

LASTLY and very, very important:  You can DONATE to help us do this thing!!  We have created a Political Action Committee (PAC is name “Repeal 719 PAC”) for which your Oregon Political Tax Credit can be used ($50 per person, $100 per couple).

Click on THIS DONATE NOW button below and help us get this on the ballot!!

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This is the link to the actual bill itself which if anyone asks, you can provide to them.

Senate Bill 719

So, now you have ALL that you need to get going!!  As soon as we have the “Repeal 719” website up and running, we’ll let you know, for now, you have all that you need to get started collecting signatures.  PLEASE read the instructions CAREFULLY!  Every page we have to toss out means starting over again!!

 

 

 

What You Should Know About .22 Rimfire

by Michael Bussard – Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This article was first published in Sept. 2010. The author is former NRA Publications Technical Editor. 
Images copyright American Rifleman

In the subconscious mind of most shooters, the .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle rimfire cartridges form part of the bedrock of shooting sports. Their ubiquitous availability, affordable price, consistent quality and wide product range are taken for granted. Few shooters stop to consider the many difficulties inherent in the design and manufacture of these cartridges.

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If you set out to design a self-contained cartridge that is difficult to make and suffers from numerous design shortcomings, it would be the humble .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle (.22 rimfire).

Design Shortcomings 
On a good day, the ignition potential of the .22 rimfire priming system is weak. Because there is no anvil, the lead styphnate rimfire priming compound requires the addition of ground glass as a frictioning agent. Ground glass is not "bore friendly," but without it, .22 rimfire priming will not function. And, to date, no lead-free priming compounds suitable for .22 rimfire have been found.

Ignition begins on the side of the case where the rim is crushed by the firing pin; there is no flash hole to focus the ignition gasses into the center of the powder charge. Failure to press the priming compound reliably and evenly inside the annular rim cavity can lead to misfires and high variations in muzzle velocity. 

It is important to remember that the .22 Short and Long Rifle cartridges were originally designed for and loaded with easily ignited black powder. However, smokeless propellants have dramatically different ignition requirements and burning characteristics. Propellant makers soon found that the .22 rimfire design was not friendly to early smokeless propellants. They struggled for decades to find suitable smokeless propellants and the search continues to this day.

Essentially, the .22 rimfire requires unique smokeless propellants with a high energy content that are easily ignited and burn progressively. Limited case capacity dictates a dense powder with a small flake or ball configuration. Propellants with large flakes, sticks or coarse grains cannot be used as they will not drop uniformly through the holes in .22 rimfire plate-loading machines.

To facilitate ignition, .22 rimfire bullets must be heavily crimped into the case mouth to increase shot-start forces. Of necessity, this deforms the bullet. However, even on a good day, only about half of the propellant in a .22 rimfire cartridge burns completely.

The weak case head is the Achilles heel of the .22 rimfire cartridge. For this reason, Maximum Average Pressures (MAP) of .22 rimfire ammunition must be kept below 24,000 psi. Rimfire cases must have enough spring-back to assure consistent extraction in blowback-operated semi-automatic guns, yet remain soft enough to prevent splitting. This is a narrow margin that also eliminates steel as a .22 rimfire cartridge case material. Design parameters require all rimfire cartridge cases to be rimmed. Necked rimfire cases require several additional production steps which adds considerably to their cost. Rimfire cartridge cases cannot be reloaded.

All .22 rimfire bullets tread a fine line between function and accuracy. The bearing surface of .22 rimfire bullets is the same diameter as the outside surface of the cartridge case. This makes lubrication of such bullets difficult as the case-diameter bullets must be lubricated on the outside where it may be wiped off or contaminated. Lubricants for lead, center-fire bullets are unsuitable for rimfire ammunition, and, unfortunately, copper-plating serves no ballistic purpose, does not eliminate the need for lubrication, adds cost and damages the bullets.

Case-diameter bullets also limit bullet shape, weight, balance and bearing surface. Another significant problem is that .22 rimfire bullets have an undersized, cupped base that the propellant gases must expand reliably and evenly into the rifling grooves for proper sealing and stabilization.

Headaches of .22 Rimfire Production
Centrifugal force is used to push the priming compound into the hollow rim of the cartridge case. This is accomplished by dropping a wet pellet of priming compound into the bottom of the cartridge case, inserting a closely fitting steel pin, then using the pin to spin the case at speeds of approximately 10,000 rpm for a few seconds. This is a tenuous process at best and frequently fails to completely fill the rim with priming compound.

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Preparing the small, wet primer pellet and inserting it in the cartridge case is hazardous hand work—part art and part training. The moisture content of the priming compound must be carefully controlled within narrow limits, otherwise the mixture will not work at all. The ground glass in the priming compound increases wear on the steel spinner pins and excessive smearing of the priming compound up the case sidewalls (a common problem) can adversely affect ignition and interior ballistics.

Ammunition makers also struggle continuously to find suitable rimfire powders. The ideal .22 rimfire propellant must be competitively priced and compatible with plate-loading systems. It must have a high energy content, ignite easily and burn progressively while leaving a minimum of unburned propellant. Very few propellant powders meet these requirements. 

Due to the weak ignition, powder residue from partially burned and unburned powder are constant problems—just ask any indoor shooting-range operator. The high ballistic performance required by many modern .22 Long Rifle loads places severe interior ballistic requirements on propellants. On the other hand, low MAPs can cause uneven expansion of the lips of the cup on the bullet’s base and poor accuracy. In some instances, high MAPs can blow the lips of the cup base completely out.

In order to obtain the high muzzle velocities advertised for many .22 Long Rifle loads, MAP limits must be pushed to levels that leave little margin for error given the weak case head. Also, the proper case hardness gradient must be maintained to prevent extraction and/or ejection problems in spite of variations in brass strip and tooling.

Rimfire .22 ammunition makers fight a constant battle with bullet lubrication. It is ironic that such a cheap cartridge requires highly specialized, micro-crystalline, synthetic-base waxes for lubrication and costly systems for application. Often, what works today does not work tomorrow due to minor variations in temperature, humidity, bullet hardness, propellant variations, etc.

Bullet hardness (antimony content) can be a particularly difficult problem as small variations can result in lead buildup of rifle bores and inaccuracy. Rough handling of .22 rimfire bullets on the factory floor can easily have an adverse effect on accuracy.

Crimping the .22 LR bullet into the case mouth properly remains a constant problem. Too heavy a crimp may push MAPs over the limit, adversely affect accuracy and cause leading. Too light a crimp may result in erratic breech pressures, high variations in muzzle velocity, excess unburned propellant and malfunctions in semi-automatic firearms. As if this were not enough, the driving knives on the crimping operation mangle the bullet. 

Overview of the Impossible
We have seen that the inherent characteristics of the .22 LR rimfire cartridge are its own worst enemy and the leading cause of its manufacturing difficulties. However, before we condemn its design, we must remember that the .22 LR rimfire cartridge is a product of the technology and art of the 19th century. With the benefit of today’s technology, ammunition makers produce safe, reliable, low cost .22 LR cartridges of average quality in mind-numbing quantities. However, they cannot produce a match load on demand. That is the art.

On the other hand, the .22 LR is nothing if not adaptable. Its repertoire includes instruction, training, practice, qualification, informal competition, formal competition, plinking, pest elimination, small game hunting and even personal defense. Few other cartridges are this versatile. And, that is why the .22 LR rimfire cartridge remains a bedrock of the shooting sports.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Haven’t heard for Sure

but with the

Heavy, Unhealthy Forest Fire Smoke

I suspect the MRPC Fullbore Rifle Shooters will not be shooting today

And

if it doesn’t blow away by Saturday

there’s a good chance the IDPA Pistol Shooters

may also cancel their event this Saturday

 

Plumbing is being done at the Indoor Range Today

Should be completed by 6pm

 

 

 

http://www3.nssf.org/rimfire/championship/?utm_source=bulletpoints&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=rimfire

 

 

 

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Williams Breaks Lasting Vintage Military Record During 2017 National Match Games Events

 

 

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CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Brian Williams, 43, of Granby, MA, set a new National Record with his K-31 Swiss in the National Vintage Military Rifle Match, firing a score of 294-13x. Williams broke the previous record of 293-4x, which had stood since 2010. As in past years, many competitors traveled to Camp Perry to fire in the Games events.

 

 

 

Summer Air Rifle Camp at Camp Perry Hosts Group of Nepali Junior Marksmen

 

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CAMP PERRY, Ohio –  The 2017 Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Junior Rifle Camps wrapped up its season at the beginning of August – again filling to capacity each of the 16 camps and clinics held around the country over the last few months. Back in June, the Camp Perry session hosted a group of distinct campers who are not only new to the sport, but who are also adjusting to life in the United States. Joining their high school sporter team were four freshman students from Nepal, a small country in Asia tucked between India and China. Having left their native land when they were young, they all now attend Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. – an established English as a Second Language (ESL) center.

 

 

 

Sign Up Now for Upcoming Women On Target® Marksmanship Clinic at Camp Perry

 

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CAMP PERRY, Ohio – A National Rifle Association (NRA) instructional shooting clinic for women only will be held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. The Women On Target® event at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) facility is open to female marksmen of all ages and experience levels – aimed to instill firearm handling, safety and confidence in a friendly environment.

 

 

 

Shooting News in Other Media 

 

 

 

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Competitors shoot at targets during the Infantry Trophy Team Match at the CMP National Matches.
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At the World Series of Competitive Shooting, Politics Are (Mostly) Left at the GateThe Civilian Marksmanship Program’s signature event is haven for self-described ‘gun nerds’By Sean Campbell, The Trace – John Walsh, a 36-year-old Brooklynite wearing a leather shooting jacket, tight jeans, and a gay pride button, is lying on the floor of a hotel room in rural Ohio with a World War II-era rifle, taking aim at the peephole in the door. He wraps the sling of the M1 Garand around his forearm. His father, Bob Walsh, watches him tighten the strap as he had shown him. The idea is to distribute the heavy weapon’s weight throughout his upper body. John slows his breathing to steady the rifle and relaxes his arm muscles. There should only be tension in his trigger finger during the split second before he takes a shot, his father tells him. Click here to read the complete article.

 

 

 

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Photo by Aaron Ricca.

Latigo Barrett, right, fires off a round at Seven Mile Hill Range in Golden Valley.

 

Cool Gun Talk At School – Safety and respect drive Kingman High School’s Sharpshooter’s Club – By Aaron Ricca, Daily Miner – It’s been decades since people associated guns in school as a positive thing. Established about seven years ago, Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputy Kerry Schanaman started the Sharpshooter’s Club at Kingman High School that teaches archery, pistol and shotgun shooting skills. Since then, an average of 12 lucky high schoolers a year have had the opportunity to safely and responsibly practice their shotgun, speed-pistol and archery skills. Don’t be alarmed, it’s not like the kids are toting weapons through the hallways. Click here to read the complete article.

 

 

This is the ‘greatest rifle ever made’ according to R. Lee Ermey – By Eric Milzarski, We Are The Mighty – This is his rifle. There are many like it, but "Ginger Dinger" is his. That was the name ‘Gunny’ R. Lee Ermey gave his beloved M1 Garand rifle. It’s been heralded by General George S. Patton as "the greatest battle implement ever devised." In an era of lever-action or bolt-action rifles, nothing can compare the speed and accuracy of a semi-automatic that uses the high-pressured gas from the cartridge being fired to do all the work for you. All troops had to do was just pull the trigger, the spent shell is ejected, the next round is chambered, and you’re ready to fire again. At the time of it’s creation in 1936, this was an absolute game changer. Click here to read the complete article.

 

 

Junior ROTC camp teaches students leadershipBy Gabriella Canales, Victoria Advocate – Gabriel Aguilar, 17, looks up after shooting his rifle during marksmanship training with the Air Force Junior ROTC. "It’s pretty exciting," Gabriel said of learning with the JROTC. "It’s a really useful experience to show what good you can do in the community." Click here to read the complete article.

 

 

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Martin making his mark – By Michael Selecky, Sports Editor – The Mexico Ledger – At most sporting events when somebody brings a gun out it means the good times are over, but for Mexico senior Ted Martin it means the fun has just begun. That was especially true this summer when Martin traveled to a marksmanship camp at the Olympic Training Center in Golden Springs, Co., to work with a staff that included Ohio State Head Rifle Coach Ryan Tanoue and Naval Academy Head Rifle coach Mike Anti. Click here to read the complete article.

 

https://i1.wp.com/cdn.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/photos/1708/3628040/750x1000_q95.jpg?resize=250%2C333&ssl=1Career path set as boy at Camp Perry, leads to Bianchi Cup National record – By Michelle Lunato, USAMU Public Affairs Chief – When he was a boy, Adam Sokolowski looked forward to his annual trips to Camp Perry, Ohio where he’d compete in pistol matches and interact with Soldiers. Back then, it was just something fun for a father and son to do too. However, those summer trips wound up defining that young boy’s skills, career, and ultimately, his life. It all officially started 20 years ago. In 1997, the young Sokolowski attended Camp Perry’s Small Arms Firing School along with his dad, Frank. There, father and son practiced their pistol skills by learning techniques from Soldiers on the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Service Pistol Team. Click here to read the complete article.

 

 

News from the CMP 

 

 

CMP Training Clinics. The CMP has several upcoming training clinics. For more information, contact Kim Filipiak at kfilipiak@thecmp.org or by phone 419-635-2141 ext 706.   

 

Range Officer Training Course Level II

September 20, 2017  New England Games, VT
     Highpower Rifle & Bulls-Eye Pistol

October 12, 2017  Western Games, AZ
     Highpower Rifle

December 4, 2017  Talladega 600, AL
     Highpower Rifle & Bulls-Eye Pistol

 

GSM Master Instructor Training Workshop

December 5, 2017- Talladega, AL

 

 

 

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An NRA/USAS/CMP Level 1 Rifle/Air Rifle Coach course will be offered in Carrollton, GA, September 2-3. For more information, contact Mike Lewis at 687-215-1304 or mike.lewis@carrolltoncityschools.net.

 

An NRA/USAS/CMP Level 1 Coach School will be conducted in Union, SC, September 23-24. For more information contact Paul Davis at paulLdavis@charter.net.

 

 

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Open Public Shooting at Petrarca Range, held on Mondays, from 10:00AM – 5:00PM. Bring your rifles and ammunition to enjoy the CMP Targets (electronic targets) which provide instant feedback on the screen next to your firing point. Cost is $10 per hour/$25 for 3 hours. For more information, visit http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-targets-at-petrarca-range/.

 

Upcoming Matches at Petrarca Range at Camp Perry:

 

 

 

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CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park. The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, an 500-acre outdoor marksmanship facility, is the first of its kind in the country and is one of the most sophisticated in the world – housing electronic targets similar to those used in the CMP air gun ranges. Several events have been planned at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park:  

 

 

Talladega Marksmanship Park Reviews:

 

"Exceptional location to practice your shooting. The electronic targets are quick and easy to learn. The range officers are very helpful and friendly. There is a variety of ranges to choose from and will fit everyone’s needs." – Scott S.

 

"Had a great time. Love the place." – Donald H.

 

"The most awesome shooting range I have been to in 40 years of shooting." – Burl F.

 

CMP Talladega Marksmanship Hours:

3 April – 29 August 2017

Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday through Friday: 10:00am-7:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am-7:30pm

 

30 August – 31 October 2017

Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday  12:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday through Sunday: 9:00am-6:00pm

 

For more information, visit http://thecmp.org/competitions/talladega-marksmanship-park/.

  

 

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CMP Garand-Springfield-Military Master Instructor

Training Workshops. Experienced rifle marksmanship instructors and shooters who would like to receive https://i1.wp.com/CMP1.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v45/p151523154-2.jpg?resize=200%2C132advanced training and be certified as "Master Instructors" to teach CMP-Sanctioned Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military Rifle or Rimfire Sporter Clinics are invited to apply to attend a CMP Master Instructor Training Workshop. Dates and locations are:

    

5 December 2017 – Talladega, AL

 

For more information or to register, please visit http://thecmp.org/training-tech/gsm-rifle-master-clinics/ or contact Kim Filipiak at kfilipiak@thecmp.org or by phone 419-635-2141 ext 706.   

 

 

https://i2.wp.com/thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/Cover.jpg?resize=125%2C162Affiliate your club with the CMP.  We look forward to working with you to assist your club in reaching its goals and in reaching the mission and vision of the CMP – to promote marksmanship training and firearms safety for all qualified U.S. citizens with a special emphasis on youth. Visit

  http://thecmp.org/clubs/affiliate/ for  more information or contact the CMP Affiliate Relations Department at 419-635-2141, ext. 782 or email clubs@thecmp.org.    

 

 

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CMP New England Games

Featuring Electronic CMP Targets

September 20-24, 2017

Jericho, Vermont

 

The New England Games is held at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site and is hosted by the Vermont State Rifle and Pistol Association, along with the Burlington Rifle and Pistol Club. A variety of matches fired during the event accommodate both rifle and pistol, new and experienced marksmen alike.

 

Popular matches such as the Rimfire Sporter, Garand/Springfield/Vintage and Modern Military Match, As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match, Military & Police Service Pistol Match and a Pistol Two-Man Team Match are fired throughout the Games. Additionally, an EIC Pistol Match, .22 Rimfire Pistol Match, Carbine Match and Vintage Sniper Match will be sure to challenge competitors of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

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Now Available: Electronically Scored Single Targets

 

On your home range or on your land… We’ve taken the work out of long range target shooting while increasing safety. Spend your time focusing on the target instead of walking to the target! Receive effortless feedback as shots appear in real time at your firing point on your Microsoft Windows™-based PC or laptop. For more information visit the CMP Website or contact Bryan Parris at 256-835-8455, Ext. 421 or email bparris@TheCMP.org.

 

 

 

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Western CMP Games &

Creedmoor Cup Matches

October 13-22

 

The 14th Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches are co-sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and Creedmoor Sports, Inc. and will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Arizona. All interested shooters, whether new or experienced, recreation-oriented shooters or national championship contenders are invited to participate in these unique, national-level competitions.

 

 For more information visit the CMP Website or email competitions@TheCMP.org.

 

 

 

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Amazon SMILES!

 

Do you love to shop on Amazon?  Check out the Amazon Smile program!

 

Simply go to  http://smile.amazon.com/ and designate the CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM, then shop away!  The CMP will receive a donation for your qualifying purchases.

 

IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

 

 

 

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Creedmoor Sports Talladega Pro Shop

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Be sure to stop by the Creedmoor Sports Talladega Pro Shop when you visit the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park. Great selection of rifles, shooting equipment and ammunition. 


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NLU 758   $19.95 plus S&H
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Monthly Matches 

 

Anniston, AL

Camp Perry, Port Clinton, OH

 

September 16th

October 14th

 

The Civilian Marksmanship Program invites you and your team to participate in the CMP’s Monthly Matches. The matches will take place on the dates listed below at the CMP’s Marksmanship Centers North and South. The competitions will feature a Junior Air Rifle 3×20 and 3×10, a 60 Shots Air Rifle and Air Pistol match, and a 20 shot Novice Prone match. Rental equipment is available for the monthly matches for a small fee.

 

For more information, please visit 

http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-center-event-matches/monthly-air-rifle-and-air-pistol-matches/.

 

 


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Marksmanship Nights at CMP Competition Centers.

Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, who visit or live in the Camp Perry, Port Clinton, Ohio area or Anniston, Alabama area are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to do practice shooting at the Competition Center air gun ranges. Both 80-point, 10-meter air gun range are fully equipped with optical target scoring systems that accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air Rifle shooting. For more information, please visit
http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-centers/open-public-shooting/.

 

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CMP Program Headquarters

P.O. Box 576 (mail)

Camp Perry Training Site, Bldg #3

Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 

   

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