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FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE

We will shoot this Wednesday the 24th on the Camp White Historic Rifle Range

Starting at 5 pm at 600 yards, you can shoot prone or bench.

22 rounds or less.

If you come late after 5 you can still shoot, we will put you in the last relay.

Frank 541 899 6872

 

Any Center Fire Rifle, Any Sights

 

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IDPA MATCH

International Defensive Pistol Association

 

Saturday May 27th

Starts at 9:30am   Come Early to Register

At the Reserve and Competition Pistol Ranges

Of The Jackson County Sports Park

 

Set-Up is Friday Afternoon May 26th

Contact Leif Johnson 541-890-1195 for more information

 

 

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A MISSING TIMER!

 

A shot timer was discovered missing following last weekend’s USPSA match.

If you attended the match or know someone who did, please help us locate the missing timer.

Please spread the word.    If located, please contact

either Tom Howard at  howardts@charter.net   or Eric Hill 530-598-8833 or cle150@att.net

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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Klamath Defensive Shooting

Contact McKellar Jon <mck508@charter.net>

 

There will be a shoot on Sunday May 28th.

Four stages.

In June, we will have a three-gun match on the fourth Sunday

And a Defensive Shoot on the Third Sunday of the month.


Aloha
Jon

 

 

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05.22.17

The legislature’s three leading gun grabbers have introduced yet another omnibus anti-gun bill. This one, SB 1065 includes language from several previous anti-gun bills that died due to a procedural error made by Floyd Prozanski, a sponsor of this bill.

The bill is a 26 page monstrosity, but here are the lowlights.

Among many other things this bill does, it nearly quintuples the length of time the State Police can deny you a firearms transfer with no cause.

It also drastically complicates the process for getting a concealed handgun license . Online classes will be prohibited unless the class is provided by the NRA or an "Oregon law enforcement agency or association. "

There are currently many other online class options for CHL courses. This bill would prohibit them all and give an almost exclusive online monopoly to NRA and the Oregon State Sheriffs Association.

(It’s interesting to note that several years ago, NRA informed its instructors that if instructors offered their own online classes they risked having their certification revoked.  More recently NRA changed their rules so that NRA classes could only be completed by students who took the NRA’s online class. Even more recently, NRA reversed course again and agreed to allow certified NRA instructors to give complete NRA classes.)

The bill also requires live fire, something many NRA instructors are not in a position to offer, and it requires "training in the safe loading, unloading, storing and carrying of handguns and information on Oregon and relevant federal laws governing the lawful use of a firearm, including self-defense, the use of force, including deadly force, and the transportation and concealment of handguns."

While NRA instructors should certainly be qualified to train in loading, unloading and carrying of handguns, (and we hope this would be a normal part of any class), very few are qualified to teach Oregon laws and, in fact, NRA discourages instructors from getting into a discussion of statutes. Nowhere in this bill is there any discussion of what would make a person qualified to teach Oregon and Federal laws on self defense, or the use of force or deadly force. Not only would this bill prevent most instructors from teaching a CHL class to begin with, since most don’t have ranges, but the potential liability to instructors is staggering.

We have no doubts that, should this bill pass, we will soon be faced with a requirement that CHL classes must be taught by lawyers. Think about the restrictions that will place on class availability and the added expense.

Of course, there is nothing that has happened in the almost 30 years that Oregon has offered CHL’s that indicates any of this is necessary.

This bill does many other bad things and has serious technical flaws, but its clear intent is to create more obstacles and impediments to lawful firearms ownership.

Please take action now and tell the Oregon Senate to vote no on SB 1065.

 

New Jersey State Police Sue Gun Maker,

Citing Defective Handguns

The lawsuit says that many of the guns malfunctioned by not ejecting shell casings when fired.

Author: Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has sued gun manufacturer Sig Sauer, saying it sold defective handguns to the state police.

The company, based in Newington, New Hampshire, sold 3,000 handguns to New Jersey State Police for nearly $2 million.

But the lawsuit says that when the weapons were delivered in 2014, many of the guns malfunctioned by not ejecting shell casings when fired.

The lawsuit says Sig Sauer failed to provide new guns to the state by an agreed-upon date.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports that the New Jersey attorney general has filed a breach of contract complaint,

seeking a refund, plus nearly $900,000 to cover the cost of purchased holsters.

Sig Sauer didn’t respond to a request for comment.

 

 

 

 

Special Ops Gadgets for Elite Military Teams

It’s like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandos.

 

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It’s a conference for military special operations forces and their gadgets, weapons and tools. The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is held yearly in Tampa. Here, the U.S. Special Operations Command — the Tampa-based unit that oversees all of the nation’s elite military teams — shops for equipment.

Lantern-jawed Marines in camo mingle with computer geeks in chinos who run complex intel programs on the convention floor. Panels such as "Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit Sessions" are popular, and alphabet soup acronyms are common in casual conversation ("Are you going to the USSOCOM J-Code Directors Panel?").

Outside the convention center, maritime displays of sleek boats with mounted weapons cruise by, and underwater drones surface.

Prototypes of new gadgets and gear are showcased. Robots, holograms, tanks, lethal weapons — it’s all on display.

Here are some of the interesting gadgets that were on the trade show floor during the weeklong event, which wraps up Friday.

Underwater Drones

Deep Trekker is a Canadian company that sells underwater drones. The small grey cylinders with cameras can be remote-controlled on land or in the water, and Sam MacDonald, president, says the device can dive down 150 meters — it’s great for hull inspection or contraband, checking out port security.

"We’ve also had it used in the Special Forces, for things they can’t really tell us a lot about," she said.

Bomb Disposal

Joseph Smith of Massachusetts-based Endeavor Robotics smiled patiently when a reporter asked whether his company’s robots were in any way like the ubiquitous Roomba vacuums. At more than $100,000 each, the 510 Packbot overcomes stairs, obstacles and debris. It can reach speeds of 5.8 MPH (9.3 KM/H); perform bomb disposal, surveillance and reconnaissance; and detect hazardous materials.

Smith, a Marine, looked around the trade show floor.

"I would say that this room is probably filled with the world’s best in class warriors, yes."

Simpler Rifle

Gabriele de Plano of gunmaker Beretta showed off a new rifle,

that a soldier doesn’t have to carry around a ton of batteries for the rifle’s components.

"Overall, we’re simplifying the system; we’re adding capabilities with what the soldier can do with his assault rifle," de Plano said.

The rifle’s components run on six AA batteries

Spidey Sense

Jeffry Pietersz of the Netherlands-based TAGS-Systems not only sells things that will help soldiers rappel up and down buildings but

is also a little like Spiderman himself.

"When a special forces team wants to enter a ship, they use one of our compact launchers to shoot a grapnel and hook onto a ship with a rope attached," Pieterz explained, tugging on a device and a rope attached high into the convention center rafters. "And if they want to climb the ship, they can use one of our power ascenders to assault it. This is a battery-powered ascender — it has an exchangeable battery, and it has a lifting capacity of 150 kilograms. Optimized for a fully equipped operator. It will hoist yourself up 60 meters per minute."

With that, he zipped into the air.

 

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MRPC NEWS

OREGON CHL Class   Not to late—Call Tonight!

TOMORROW Saturday May 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 15:00 pm
Medford Rifle & Pistol Club, 1253 E Vilas Rd, Central Point, OR 97502, USA

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN THE CLASS CONTACT  Phil Grammatica <mrpctrainingdirector@yahoo.com>

MRPC offers the Oregon CHL class to Club members at a discounted cost of $25.00, including all materials.

Members can add the Arizona CCW for only $25.00 when combined with the Oregon CHL class.

Includes the required 2 sets of fingerprints for the Arizona Permit.

The Arizona CCW is recognized 35 states, including the State of Nevada.

The price of a standalone Arizona CCW class is $30 for members, again including the required 2 sets of fingerprints.

 

During the class, the range will be OPEN TO MEMBER USE EXCEPT FROM 1330 – 1500

 

 

 

May Steel Challenge

It’s Mother’s Day, so Ladies Shoot for FREE !

Steel is serious “Fast and Furious” Fun

This Month’s Stages are specially all set up for fast shooting

This Sunday May 14th

Come Early to Sign up @ 8:30am   Shooting Starts at 9am

5 stages     125 round minimum

 

 

 

                                                            Next week the

Club’s “May” General Meeting

Wednesday Night  May 17th @ 7 pm

 

Our speaker will be Dave Corbin who has recently

returned from the NRA General Meeting in Atlanta

 

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MRPC NEWS

Fullbore Rifle Practice

TODAY—Wednesday May 10th

We will shoot at 600 yards

on the

Camp White Rifle Range

at 5 PM,

 

22 rounds of  less.

Also there will be a 5 shot varmint fun shoot.

 

Contact Frank 541899 6872 for more information

If you show up late you will still shoot

 

 

OREGON CHL Class

Saturday May 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 15:00 pm
Medford Rifle & Pistol Club, 1253 E Vilas Rd, Central Point, OR 97502, USA

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN THE CLASS CONTACT

Phil Grammatica <mrpctrainingdirector@yahoo.com&gt;

 

MRPC will be offering the Oregon CHL class to Club members at a discounted cost of $25.00, including all materials. Add the Arizona CCW. MRPC member’s price $25.00 when combined with the Oregon CHL class. Includes the required 2 sets of fingerprints. The Arizona CCW is recognized 35 states, including the State of Nevada. The stand alone Arizona CCW member’s price $30.00 includes the required 2 sets of fingerprints.

 

During the class, the range will be OPEN TO MEMBER USE EXCEPT FROM 1330 – 1500

 

 

 

May Steel Challenge

Fast and Furious Fun

Sunday May 14th

Come Early to Sign up—8:30am       Shooting Starts at 9am

5 stages     125 round minimum

 

 

 

Training Your Mind

by Malcolm Cooper – Monday, May 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of our series on Great Britain’s Malcolm Cooper, who won gold medals in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics in the smallbore three-position event. Planning for the unexpected helped Malcolm Cooper (pictured above, center) win a gold medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. At his left is silver medalist Alister Allan (GBR), the bronze winner is Kirill Ivanov (USSR). Going into the finals, Allan had 1181, Cooper 1180 and Ivanov 1173. Cooper pulled it out over his teammate in the final, 99.3 to 94.6. Mr. Cooper passed away in the U.K. on June 9, 2001. Read Part 1 here, and also check out Mr. Cooper’s article on contingency planning.

As a shooter, you know that if you spend time training the body to shoot, your performance will improve. You should realize, however, that the mind can be trained, as well as the body. When you do realize this, you will be able to work out ways to improve your mental performance and address any problems you may have.

Society teaches us, wrongly I believe, to analyze our mistakes. I believe that it hurts your performance to analyze bad shots, since it requires you to focus on what has gone wrong. It points the mind away from what you are trying to do right. The mind functions like a good computer. If junk goes in, junk will come out. The idea is to train your mind not to let the negative thoughts in. Whenever a negative thought comes in, a positive thought should be substituted. For example, after a run of 10s, you may think: “I’m going to shoot a nine anytime now.” You should say to yourself: “I will not accept that,” and substitute the image of a good hold, the front sight centered on the bull, a perfect release and follow through. If negative thoughts are blocked every time they enter your mind, and positive ones substituted, the mind will begin to think only one way—“I can.” Soon, “I will” will replace “I can’t” and “I won’t.” Once you do this, your confidence will skyrocket and you will start to believe that you really can do all kinds of things with your mind. Once you believe that the mind can be trained, you can go on to the next step, which is to develop a series of thoughts that will help you fire a good shot.
"Mental training is no substitute for technical training … an untrained mind will hold back a well-trained body."
This series of thoughts is another way to train your mind. You can actually work out for yourself exactly how you want to think at a certain time and place. You can sit down and determine the thoughts that would be most helpful to a good performance. Use your imagination to see and feel what a good performance on a shot is like. You must be able to think about that good performance before and during the firing of a shot. For example, before the rifle is picked up for a shot, you should envision a perfect sequence of: Settling the rifle, relaxing with it in the center of the hold area, breathing out, taking the final hold, seeing through the sights with the bull in the center, breaking the shot and following through. This perfect sequence can then be carried out.

Imagining a perfect shot just before you shoot can help bring to your mind exactly what you want, and it increases your ability to repeat it. It also helps keep your mind fairly occupied with performing properly. If you are constantly calculating your score, you are wasting your mental energy and you are not thinking of what you need to in order to do well. It is a good practice to follow a bad shot with a mental review of what you want to think, and then be sure to think correctly during the next shot. This confirmation of proper thinking will tend to eliminate poor thinking and the memory of the bad performance.

Another form of mind training is learning to follow your instincts. All input from training and matches becomes part of your natural instincts, and these instincts can become your best friend. I’m sure that there have been many times when you have wondered how many clicks you needed for wind, answered the question, and then thought: “No, that can’t be right.” You then went with a more conservative number of clicks, only to find out that your instincts were right. I enjoy following my instincts. I get quite a kick when I follow them and they are right, which they often are. While there is an element that draws me back to caution, the rougher the conditions, the better I seem to do by following my instincts. Now, for the most part, I don’t wait on the wind, but go with my instincts for a sight correction and shoot or hold over.

Mental training is no substitute for technical training. It is regrettable that having the mind trained as you would like doesn’t help the body do what you want it to. On the other hand, an untrained mind will hold back a well-trained body.

 

 

1872 Creedmoor and the First Annual Matches

by SSUSA Staff – Thursday, May 4, 2017

1872 Creedmoor and the First Annual Matches

With financial help from the state of New York, a site for the "American Wimbledon" was purchased in late 1872. Located on Long Island, the Creed farm, that resembled an English moor, was dubbed "Creedmoor." After considerable clearing, development and construction, the range was opened on April 25, 1873 and the first Annual Matches were held at the new range. NRA’s program gained wider acceptance and even the skeptical Regulars began to change their ideas about marksmanship training, and in the years ahead took steps to adopt systems developed at Creedmoor.

In September 1874, the Irish International Shooting team arrived in New York for the Creedmoor International Rifle Match. The Irish presented themselves for the match with confidence and in high spirits. The crowds that day were reported to be between 5,000 and 10,000 strong, which showed the enormous support already present for the fledgling sport in America.

The course of fire was 15 shots to each man at 800, 900 and 1000 yards. Unfortunately, the details of each individual score at the various distances have been lost in time, but we do know that the U.S. was well ahead after the 800 yard shoot. The Irish then caught up after the 900 yard and finished the 1000 yard shoot ahead by one point. The U.S. still had one man left to shoot and it came down to his very last shot with which he scored a four, giving the U.S. team the win over the Irish by three points. The U.S. was triumphant and the Irish team was graceful in defeat.

Subsequent competitions at Creedmoor in 1876 and at Wimbledon, England in 1877 brought more attention to the sport and a scientific approach to marksmanship. Now, the best shooters in the world faced off against each other in formal competition.

By 1902, Congress was presented a bill for the institution of a National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice. The bill did not pass despite the support of President Theodore Roosevelt and his Secretary of War, Elihu Root. But, in 1903, thanks in large part to the efforts of NRA President Gen. Bird W. Spencer and New Jersey Senator John Dryden, legislation was successfully reintroduced as an amendment to the War Department Appropriations Bill authorizing the creation of the board (now known as the CMP) and the establishment of the National Rifle and Pistol Matches, known today as the National Matches.

 

 

 

 

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MRPC NEWS

 

FULLBORE RIFLE

Practice

and

Small Varmint Shoot

 

Weatherman said it is going to be 90o this Wednesday.

 

We will have a 300yds practice shoot at 4 PM and then

We will have a small 300 yard varmint shoot  (target rifle and sporting rifle) after the practice.

And to make it even better

When we are done shooting there will be a smoked rib Bar B Q ,

 

All are welcome.

It is going to be good weather and a good time.

 

Frank 541 899 6872   If you come late, you still can shoot.

 

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

 

Range Reservations

The indoor range will be closed

to general member shooting

 

Wednesday May 3rd from Noon to 4pm

For the Jacksonville Police Department

 

And

 

Thursday Evening 6pm to 8pm

For the “Women’s Defensive Pistol Practice”

 

 

 

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

 

Barrel Harmonics

The manner in which a barrel whips, torques and contorts is referred to as “barrel harmonics.”

The idea of accuracy is simply a set of repeatable barrel harmonics.

If you use the centerline of the bore as the baseline for your observations, you would see a wave in which the barrel would rise and fall, equally above and beyond the baseline. The thinner and longer a barrel is, the farther from the baseline the barrel will whip. Again, a short, thick barrel will have a much smaller deviation from the baseline. Accuracy is optimized when harmonics are repeatable, and when the various pressure waves align in such a fashion that the muzzle diameter is kept at a uniform dimension. Um, what? How can the muzzle diameter change? Allow me to explain a complicated theory in simple terms.

I ran across a theory, presented by radio communications engineer Chris Long, which makes a whole lot of sense and explains some ideas I knew to be true, but had no idea how to nail down scientifically. It also changed the way I look at my own handloaded ammunition. Long purports that a series of crossing waves can, will, and do have a great effect on the barrel and its ability to produce a repeatable point of impact (known to us as a tight group). While I am not a scientist (cue Star Trek music: “Dammit Jim, I’m a surveyor not an engineer!”) Long’s theory boils down to this: The ignition of the powder charge creates pressure that sends a shockwave down the barrel, to the muzzle and back again, in a repeating fashion much like the plucking of a guitar string. This ignition stress shockwave can and will move the steel enough to cause a distortion in the bore diameter. Subsequently, when the bullet engages the rifling, a second force — the swelling of the barrel ahead of the bullet — starts to travel toward the muzzle. According to Long’s sound theory, if those two waves collide when the first wave is affecting the muzzle, the groups will open up as if the crown were out of round. If you can find the load with which the two waves are separated, the group size will indeed shrink.

The pressure wave created at the moment of a cartridge’s ignition and its effects as it travels

down a gun’s barrel can be a big determining factor in accuracy.

 

Now, there are many variables in Long’s equation, including the amount of powder and the load density, as well as the seating depth of the bullet, and while this isn’t a book on reloading ammunition, this theory makes perfect sense to me as a handloader. It can easily explain how changing the powder charge a mere 0.1 or 0.2 grains would so dramatically affect group size, as I’ve seen for decades in my own handloaded ammo. In addition, the Chris Long theory also explains why some barrels like a particular brand of ammunition, yet others can’t get it to work at all. I think it also explains the drastic changes in group size that can occur when changing seating depth and cartridge overall length. (Which incidentally has been a little trick of mine for years, though I didn’t understand exactly why it worked, I just knew that it did.) The variations in seating depth will definitely affect the barrel harmonics and their timing.

Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from the Big Book of Ballistics, available at GunDigestStore.com.

Authored by ballistics expert and worldwide hunter Philip Massaro, the Big Book of Ballistics covers the minutia of interior, exterior and terminal ballistics in plain, graspable language. From ignition in the cartridge to dynamics down the bore to the bullet blasting out a target, Massaro unravels exactly what happens after the trigger is pulled.

 

 

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MRPC Oregon Legislative Information

FROM:                  Oregon Firearms Federation News Alert

 

https://www.oregonfirearms.org/boquistburdick-gun-grab-scheduled-for-vote

 

 

 

 

 

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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

TODAY FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE

The weatherman said 50% chance of rain on Wednesday (April 26th) ,

So we will take a chance and be out at the range at 4 pm.???

Will shoot from under the cover at the 600 yard line

Prone or bench Shooting.

For More Information

Contact  Frank 541 899 6872

 

BE SAFE   MRPC   BE SAFE

 

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BE SAFE   MRPC   BE SAFE

THIS IS THE

5th Weekend of the Month

No Matches

 

NEXT WEEKEND IS THE

1st Weekend of May

Also No Matches

BE SAFE   MRPC   BE SAFE

 

Wednesday May 3rd

Indoor Range Reserved

by Jacksonville Police Department

From Noon to 4Pm

Range Closed to General Membership During this Time

 

BE SAFE   MRPC   BE SAFE

 

Gunshot Sensors Spot Shooters Before 911

These sensors know when (and where) a shot is fired outdoors, but they are expensive.

 

Last week, 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad was arrested within minutes of shooting three men to death in California.

He was apprehended in 4 minutes, 13 seconds, but it wasn’t because of a 911 call. Actually, before the first 911 call even came in,

the authorities were alerted by ShotSpotter Technology, which gave them Muhammad’s location within a couple of feet.

 

When a shot is fired outdoors, it’s picked up by ShotSpotter sensors that are mounted to lampposts and telephone poles.

The company’s software triangulates and pinpoints the precise location of each round fired within seconds,

to the street address. According to the company, the information is sent to an Incident Review Center for

data processing where a gunfire and acoustics expert analyzes the data and qualifies the incident.

 

Once validated, an alert is sent to dispatch centers, and directly to field personnel through any computer or

mobile device with access to the Internet. And this all happens in less than a minute.

The system can even determine the type of weapon used, the number of shooters, and, if they

are on the run, where they are headed, and how fast they are going.

According the AP, the technology was developed 20 years ago, but wasn’t widely adopted until 2011.

It’s now used in 90 U.S. cities, including New York and Chicago, but it is pricey.

The subscription-based service costs $55,000 to $95,000 for each square mile, per year.

Now, for those of you with privacy concerns, the manufacturer says that the system is designed to ignore speech,

however such recordings have been used in court cases in the past.

Still, you cannot deny that Kori Muhammad could still be on the run today if it wasn’t for the technology.

 

BE SAFE   MRPC   BE SAFE

 

GUN TALK MEDIA

Tom Gresham   

NRA CONVENTION

http://guntalk.com/news/extras/top-5-things-do-2017-nra-show

 

 

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MRPC Weekend NEWS

IDPA this weekend Saturday April 22 !

We will have 5 stages inspired by the NRA TPC match

held at the range last weekend !

 

Round count is 150 but bring extra.

 

New shooter orientation and sign-ups are at 0830,

Match begins at 0900

at the RVSSA Law Enforcement Range

Jackson County Sports Park, White City.

 

See you there !

Leif Johnson   

medfordlender@gmail.com     541-890-1195

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club—Shoot Safely

 

Klamath Practical Shooting

 

There will be a match on Sunday, April 23rd

Starts at 9am, Come early to Sign-In


We will shoot the four stages that

I planned for last month.
Should be good weather

Aloha
Jon

 

For more Information, use

mck508@charter.net

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club—Shoot Safely

 

 

Monthly Meeting Update

At the MRPC General Meeting Wednesday Night

 

Guy Antinarelli presented the Club Improvement Projects for 2017.

First Approval vote was granted for upgrading the ventilation system

in the indoor range, installing a new French Drain from the west side of

the indoor range to the water course along the east side of the property, and

to upgrade the old plumbing in the Men’s Restrooms.

A Second Approval vote on the Ventilation Project will be held at next month’s meeting.

Total Project Expenditures for 2017 are estimated at $36,000

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club—Shoot Safely

 

 

Skill Set: Empty Reload

There are many names for it, but I call it the "empty reload." You’re firing the pistol and it runs empty. The slide locks back on the empty mag. Getting the pistol reloaded efficiently is critical. This is the first of the "Functional Manipulations."

For Functional Manipulations, the techniques required to keep the pistol running, I teach keeping the pistol on target. This cuts out wasted motion. Lowering the pistol down, or bringing it in closer to the body, means once it’s reloaded you have to get it back on target to fire. This movement consumes time. (There are situations where you would need to bring the pistol in close, for example to reload while running, or to get the muzzle up so you don’t cover members of your team. For general self-defense it’s better to keep it on target.) Taking the pistol off target shows the threat your pistol is out of the fight. They may try to take advantage of this. Holding the pistol on target also lets you maintain visual contact with the threat, which is likely to be moving.

Step One: Finger off the trigger. No manipulations without first taking the finger off the trigger and getting it clear of the trigger guard.

Old mag out. To release the empty mag out you’ll probably need to reposition the pistol in your hand to press the mag release. It’s probably not a bad idea to strip the mag out with the support hand at the same time, especially considering you might have to reload with your body in a strange position where gravity doesn’t pull the empty mag down. Once the empty mag is clear reacquire your firing grip with the strong hand.

The support hand acquires the fresh magazine, positioning it properly in the hand. Index it, align and seat it into the magwell aggressively. Remember the key with all these skills is consistency, and all these actions are based on the same techniques for the Administrative Manipulations.

Now it’s time to chamber a round. We teach cycling the slide to load, as opposed to using the "slide lock" as a release. There are several reasons for this. First, this is the way the pistols are designed to function. The slide is locked to the rear, but when you pull back it will come rearward another quarter inch or so. This ensures full spring pressure to feed and seat the fresh round. This is also the same technique used with the slide for all other manipulations. Some pistols don’t have external slide locks; cycling the slide is the only way they will work. Keep in mind, there’s no Golden Rule that says you’ll always have your handgun. We want one set of skills that will work for all semi-auto pistols.

Reacquire your grip with the support hand. The sights should still be on target, or close, with minimal movement required to fire again if necessary.

If the situation does require you to fire slow down and get an accurate hit. One issue we see with shooters is that they’ll try to go too fast, attempting to make up for "lost" time. There’s no "catch-up," except the kind you put on food. Once the pistol is running again, take the time necessary to score an accurate shot.

Reloading efficiently requires practice. The best way to practice is dry fire, using dummy ammunition to work the reload over and over. Once it’s feeling good, practice with your eyes closed so you can reload without having or needing to see the pistol. Next, work on reloading from various positions such as lying on the ground.

You never know what the fight will look like. With a high capacity pistol your chances of having to perform an empty reload are slim. But, we know it’s a possibility so we practice in order to be prepared.

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-15 Skills and Drills, is available off Shootrite’s website: http://shootrite.org/AR15SkillsBook/AR15SkillsBook.html

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One Bad Bill Dead, One Really Bad Bill Moving.

04.18.17

Today in the legislature one anti-gun bill died and one was advanced out of committee.

House Bill 2526, a bill sponsored by anti-gun Democrat Senator Elizabeth Hayward and Republican Knute Buehler, was declared deceased in the House Judiciary Committee.

This bill would have required the Department of Justice to create material on suicides and forced gun dealers to distribute this material with gun purchases.  The chair of the committee, House Rep Jeff Barker, wisely let this bill expire. Thank you Representative Barker.

 

Tonight in the Senate Judiciary Committee the Democrats passed SB 719 to the Senate floor over the objections of Republicans Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum. This bill is the work of anti-gun zealot Ginny Burdick and Republican Brian Boquist.

This bill will require that local police come to your home and confiscate your firearms if a family member tells a judge that they think you are dangerous or suicidal. It also allows any police officer to make the same accusations about you to a judge. The police officer does not need to know you or even have ever met you.

You are not allowed to contest the confiscation order until after your rights and property have been taken.

Under this bill you can have your gun rights stolen and your property confiscated if you have purchased a firearm or ammunition in the last 180 days.  That is not a misprint or a joke. A “household” member or police officer can request that your gun rights be eliminated and your guns confiscated by police…because you bought a gun.

While we think there will be more efforts to destroy your gun rights, SB 719 is the immediate danger.

If you have never taken action before, this is the time to do it. This is one of the most dangerous and deceitful bills the Democrats have ever tried to ram through the legislature. (Well, the Democrats and Republican Brian Boquist.)

Please contact the members of the Oregon Senate and urge them to vote “no” on this extreme violation of rights and common sense.

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As we have told you, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing three anti-gun bills on Monday morning. While we were able to warn you about the dangers of SB 797 and SB 868 in previous alerts, we did not know until today what to expect from SB 764. Now we do.
 

SB 764 has morphed from a one paragraph bogus "place holder" bill to a 30 page monstrosity with one goal, to make concealed handgun licenses impossible to get.
 

Under the amended SB 764, concealed handgun classes would not only require live fire (something becoming more difficult every day as our ranges disappear due to lawsuits) but it would also forbid online training (something even the Oregon Sheriffs Association offers) and require that the class include "training in the safe loading, unloading, storage and carrying of handguns and training in the current laws governing the lawful use of a firearm, including self-defense, the use of force, including deadly force, and the transportation and concealment of handguns."
 

So, in addition to needing a range, you will need an instructor who is a legal expert. The problem is, of course, NRA instructors are firearms instructors. They get no training in the laws of different states by the NRA and, in fact, are discouraged from teaching the law in their classes. So who will provide "legal" training for these classes, who will certify them and who will determine the curriculum?
 

Rest assured, even if you can find an instructor who can meet all these requirements, the cost of a CHL class will skyrocket and the number of places and instructors that can provide this (as of yet undefined) service will dwindle to almost zero.
 

Make no mistake, this bill has one goal; to eliminate concealed carry and pay off anti-gun New York billionaires who are bankrolling anti-gun legislators.
 

SB 868, which was created to allow a court to take away your firearms based on allegations from household members or police, now has amendments to expand it to allow a court to take away "Any instrument, article or substance specifically designed for and presently capable of causing death or serious physical injury." 
 

When you think about it, that could be anything. The new amended version also allows you to have your possessions seized because you were convicted of a DUI and allows the police to search your home to find and seize anything they want to call a "deadly weapon."
 

Please consider coming to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday at 8AM in Hearing Room 50 and express your outrage at this attempt to disarm Oregonians.
 

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Dear Senator,

SB 764 is clearly nothing more than an effort to eliminate lawful concealed carry in Oregon. The requirements proposed in the "dash-2" amendments are onerous, unnecessary and almost impossible to comply with. 

I strongly urge you to consider your constituents and not the deep pockets of New York billionaires who are promoting this harmful legislation and vote "NO" on the amended SB 764.
 

SB 868 is an outrageous assault on liberty, private property and due process. As amended by the "dash 1" amendments it is far worse.

Vote "NO" on SB 868 and the "dash-1"amendments.

 

 

 

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Senator Dennis Linthicum  
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Senator James Manning  
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