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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

 

 

 

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Subject: [External] CMP Shooting News August 23 2017

 

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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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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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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.

 

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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.   

 

 

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  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. 


Follow the

Pro Shop on Facebook
for Specials & Upcoming Events.

 

 

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Coaching Young Rifle Shooters

By Gary Anderson, DCME

 The most comprehensive guide to instructing junior shooting, written by one of the nation’s premier shooters, Gary Anderson. In his 11 years of international competition, Gary has won two Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship gold medals, six world records, and 16 national titles. In the 200-page book, loaded with illustrations, Gary provides coaches with all the tools needed to develop the young shooter and improve the skills of us and coming juniors. Full color instruction guide.

NLU 758   $19.95 plus S&H
Order your copy today on the
CMP E-Store!


 

 

 


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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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MRPC Late News THURSDAY Public RANGE CLOSURE

Thursday August 17

 

The Shooting Ranges at the Jackson County Sports Park

will be

CLOSED

due to road paving for the entire day and evening.

 

There will be no “MRPC Practical Pistol Practice” this week.

This will affect Steel, IDPA and USPSA Shooters

and all range maintenance.

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MRPC NEWS

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

On-Line Newsletter

 

 

August

GENERAL  CLUB  MEETING  

WEDNESDAY 7pm  8-16-2017

Speaker/Presenter   

Keith Skinner   “Wundur Pig”

Target Stands & Holders

http://wundurpig.com/index.php

 

 

 

FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE

will shoot this Wednesday (16th)

at the Camp White Rifle Range at 5 PM.

22 rounds prone or bench at 600yds.

Frank 541 899 6872

 

 

 

MRPC 

USPSA  

MONTHLY MATCH
August 20th    8am

Sports Park Reserve and Competition Ranges

 

Help Set Up Saturday Morning

For more information  cle150@att.net

 

 

 

Ruger has issued a Product Safety Bulletin for certain Ruger Precision Rifles due to the potential for interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece (also known as the firing pin back). Although only a small percentage of rifles appear to be affected and we are not aware of any injuries, Ruger is firmly committed to safety and is offering replacement aluminum bolt shrouds for affected rifles in order to eliminate the possibility of such interference. View Safety Bulletin PDF

  • Safety Bulletin Overview
  • Bolt Shroud Replacement

This Safety Bulletin does not apply to Ruger Precision Rifles with polymer bolt shrouds.

Ruger Precision Rifles (regardless of caliber) that have an aluminum bolt shroud and fall within the following serial number ranges are potentially affected: 1800-26274 to 1800-78345 or 1801-00506 to 1801-30461.

Description of Issue

Some Ruger Precision Rifles may experience interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece (also known as the firing pin back). In rare instances, the interference can disrupt the firing mechanism and cause it to not function properly.
Possible results of this interference are light primer strikes or, in extreme cases, the rifle may not fire when the trigger is pulled. If the rifle fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, it may fire when the bolt handle is subsequently lifted.
In rifles where this condition exists, it often resolves itself as the parts wear and the interference is reduced.

How to Determine if Your Rifle is Affected

How to find your serial numberIf your rifle falls within the serial number range above and has an aluminum bolt shroud, it is potentially affected.
Look up your serial number below and verify if that is the case.
Although all rifles with aluminum bolt shrouds within the above serial number range are potentially affected, most rifles will never experience this issue. However, if you have ever experienced light primer indents or failure to fire while shooting or dry firing your rifle, you should obtain a replacement bolt shroud, which Ruger will provide FREE of charge.
Alternatively, if you have fired more than 100 rounds through your rifle with no issues or concerns (light primer indents or failures to fire), your rifle is unlikely to be affected and no additional action is necessary.
If you are not sure whether your rifle has exhibited any light primer indents or failures to fire, or are in any way concerned about the safety of your rifle, please sign up for this offer and we will send you a FREE replacement bolt shroud.

What to Do If Your Rifle is Affected

If you believe your rifle is affected or are unsure if your rifle is affected, you can request a FREE replacement bolt shroud by by filling out the form below. You will be asked to provide us with the serial number of your rifle and contact information so we can send you a replacement bolt shroud with installation instructions.

How to Determine if Your Bolt Shroud Has Been Replaced

Replacement ShroudNewly manufactured Ruger Precision Rifles will begin with serial number prefixes 1802 and 1803. Thus, if you have a Ruger Precision Rifle with a serial number beginning with 1802, 1803 or higher, your rifle is not affected.
Replacement bolt shrouds of the new design are easily identified by the presence of a round dimple on the angled surface directly behind the firing pin back. If your bolt shroud has this mark, it was manufactured with the new design and no further action is needed.
Note: Some rifles have been fitted at the factory with replacement bolt shrouds that do not bear this dimple. Please use the serial number lookup to verify whether your rifle is potentially affected.

August 6, 2017

A Look at those Firearms Safety Rules

Purchasing a gun comes with great responsibility.

Some folks are better than others about practicing the four simple rules of firearm safety.

Don’t let the mistakes of others become your downfall.

Four Safety Rules


1) All Guns are always loaded
2)Never let the muzzle cover anything which you are not willing to destroy
3)Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target
4)Always be sure of your target

1) All guns are always loaded.
This seems easy to remember, right? Well, even the most seasoned gun owners forget this one. A gun owner out of Fresno ignored this rule and now serves as a tragic example. Read here.

2) Never let the muzzle cover anything which you are not willing to destroy.
The same story listed above can be used as an example, but this year’s what-were-you-thinking moment comes out of Oklahoma. In this story, an ex-volunteer cop shoots a man when examining a pistol. Read and watch here.

3) Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
In 2011, Tex Grebner provided video gold to those wondering what rule number three looks like and why it’s important. Even during the draw, keep that finger off the trigger. Watch here. Luckily, Tex made a full recovery.

4) Always be sure of your target.
Growing up a hunter and shooter, this rule was driven home by countless stories of hunters accidentally shooting their hunting buddy or dog. If you aren’t sure about your target – let it go. I love a good coyote hunt, but I don’t think this is how they are supposed to go. Read here.  

These rules are critical to remember and practice. Complacency often gets the best of us, and that’s when accidents occur. Nobody explains the rules like Clint Smith. [WARNING] Here’s a video with conviction behind it: Firearms Safety Rules.

~KJ

Kevin Jarnagin (KJ) hails from Oklahoma, but quickly established Louisiana roots after joining the Gun Talk team. KJ grew up as a big game hunter, and knows his way around a bass boat. Whether it’s making his way to British Columbia for elk or training with pistols, Jarnagin always seems to find a gun in his hands and adventure on his mind.

 

 

 

2017 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships

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FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association continued the proud tradition of the NRA National Matches, hosting the 2017 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships in March at the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club in Phoenix, Arizona, and in July at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana.

For more than 100 years, the NRA National Matches have represented the pinnacle of competitive shooting, drawing the best military and civilian marksmen, professionals and amateurs alike, from across the globe to showcase their shooting skills and earn their place in history. The NRA congratulates the following individuals for their championship performances in our premier smallbore shooting competition:

2017 NRA National Conventional Prone Champion
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Hank Gray

2017 NRA National Metric Prone Champion
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft

2017 NRA National Conventional 3-Position Champion
U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Sunderman

2017 NRA National Metric 3-Position Champion
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike McPhail

Additionally, the NRA congratulates the recipients of the 2017 Iron Man awards. The Iron Man awards are presented to the highest scorers of the combined conventional prone, conventional position, and metric position championships.

The 2017 Iron Man award recipients are:

1st Place: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike McPhail

2nd Place: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. George Norton

3rd Place: U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Sunderman

The NRA thanks the following sponsors for their partnership in supporting this year’s championship: Berger Bullets, Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), ELEY Ammunition, Krieger Barrels, Lapua, LensPen, OTIS, SIG SAUER, SK, and Vihtavuori. In addition, the NRA thanks the St. Joseph Valley Gun Club in Bristol and the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club in Phoenix for their support in hosting the 2017 NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships.

For more information about the NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships, NRA National Matches, and other NRA Competitive Shooting programs and events, visit http://competitions.nra.org.

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.

Contact: nragomedia@nrahq.org; (703) 267-1595

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MRPC NEWS + THURSDAY August 10th Practical PRACTICE CANCELLED

 

THURSDAY PRACTICE CANCELLED

 

DUE TO THE HIGH HEAT,

THURSDAY NIGHT MRPC PRACTICE

AT THE SPORTS PARK IS CANCELLED.

 

PLEASE HELP GET THE WORD OUT,

THANKS

 

Contact for more information…

Tom Howard      howardts@charter.net

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MRPC NEWS

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

On-Line Newsletter

Local Fullbore Rifle Practice

 

Looks like it is going to be another hot week.

We will NOT shoot this Wednesday August the 9th.

See you all next week.      Frank

 

 

This Sunday August 13th

Steel Challenge Match

Fast and Furious Fun

Come early to register and help Set –up  8:30am

 

New Shooters Welcome

Open to Club Members and the General Public

 

Entry Fee:   $15 includes range fee and raffle entry

 

5 Stages of Steel Targets, Shot 5 Times equals a minimum of 125 rounds

Rimfire or Centerfire Firearms, Semi-Auto or Revolver,

There’s even classes for 22 Rifles and Pistol Cartridge Carbines 

A class for all shooters and all firearms

 

Lots of Fun   Learn how to be Accurate and Fast !

 

Held at Reserve and Competition Ranges at the Jackson County Sports Park

South off the corner of Corey and Kershaw Roads. 

Do not pay at the Public Range Entrance, but tell the Public Range Entry Staff

that your coming to the Match.  The ranges are through the gate at the

south end of public ranges.

 

Dress for the Weather—Hats, Sun-Screen, Water

 

 

 

2017 NRA National

Precision Pistol Championships Results

by John Parker – Thursday, July 13, 2017

2017 NRA National Precision Pistol Championships Results

 

Above, starting from left: Second place SFC Adam Sokolowski, 2017 NRA National Pistol Champion Jonathan Shue and third place SSG Greg Markowski.

The NRA National Precision Pistol Championships have come to an end and we have a winner. Jonathan Shue is this year’s champion,

finishing with a score of 2638-126X. The match, held at Camp Perry, OH, July 10-13 had over 500 competitors in attendance.

Jonathan Shue, 2017 NRA National PIstol Champion

2017 NRA National Pistol Champion Jonathan Shue shooting the Mayleigh Cup match.


Shue (Mebane, NC) also won the Citizen’s Military Pistol Trophy as High Civilian of the National Trophy Individual and Team Matches.

In second place overall was SFC Adam Sokowloski (Midland, GA) of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU). SFC Sokowloski’s score of 2636-124X additionally earned him the High Service award. Readers may remember earlier this year when SFC Sokolowski fired the first perfect score with iron sights at the NRA Bianchi Cup. His AMU teammate SSG Greg Markowski (Columbus, GA) finished in third place with a score of 2633-130X.

Last year’s champion Philip Hemphill (Hartselle, AL) earned two nods, High Police and High Senior. He finished the match with a score of 2618-108X. High Woman was Kimberly Hobart-Fleming (New Philadelphia, OH) with a score of 2536-78X. Juan Pena-Velasquez (Lawrenceville, NJ) won High Junior, scoring 2460-57X.

The Collegiate Champion was Christopher Miceli (Haymarket, VA) who finished with a score of 2518-78X. Grand Senior honors went to Steve Reiter (Tucson, AZ) with 2545-73X. The National Guard Champion was SPC Nestor Pena (Davenport, FL) scoring 2595-88X. High Army Reserve was SFC Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, CO) with 2625-117X. The High Air Force shooter was TSGT Terrence Sears (Belen, NM) with a score of 2575-79X.

For the Team Matches, USAMU Blue won the 4-Man Aggregate Championship scoring 3477-144X. Team members were SFC Patrick Franks, SFC Adam Sokolowski (also Team Captain), SFC James Henderson, SFC Lawrence Cleveland and SSG Greg Markowski. High Junior Team was NJ Gold Jr. with a score of 3048-37X. Team members were Trevor Houlis (Captain), Michael Perez Jr., Juan Pena-Velasquez, Tyler Nell, Connor Cherney, Devin Lacross and Coach Dorothy Speers.

In 2-Man teams, USAMU Gold was at the top with a score of 1712-53X. The team consisted of SFC Michael Gasser and SSG Ryan Franks. The High Junior 2-Man team was New York State Juniors with Heather Powers and Samuel Kwon finishing with a combined 1580-27X.

 

If you are interesting in looking into Precision Pistol Shooting,  Our local Precision Pistol Group (BULLSEYE) shoots every Monday night.  We shoot the 9-target rimfire (22LR) stage of a full match.  Set up is at 7pm, with shooting starting at 7:30pm and typically ending about 8:30pm.  Bring your ear and eye protection, your 22 pistols, at least 90 rounds of ammunition; and we’ll get you on the line.  Maybe next year, you’ll be on the award podium at the National Matches!

 

 

Practically Small ———Issues around Small Self Defense Handguns

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Are single-stack, service-caliber compact pistols enough? Or are they, for many, "just right?" Left is the M&P9 Shield, bottom is the Remington R51 and top right is the Springfield Armory XD-e 9mm.

I re-address the question of "how small is too small" in terms of defense handgun selection periodically. Things change. Moving up from sub-compact, sub-caliber (in the minds of some), we move into the theater of single-stack compact service caliber guns.

The agency by which I was employed began issue of a "modern" semi-auto duty pistol in 1986. It was large, a 45 Auto, and was quite heavy – though it became heavier through design and model changes into the 1990s. The troops were often on the lookout for something that was slimmer, lighter in a smaller envelope than the uniform horse pistol.

After some years, an 8-shot 9mm was released. Having an alloy frame and working exactly as the issue gun worked, it was quite popular. The fact that we were on the cusp of the 1994 Clinton Gun Ban made it more popular as sworn peace officers didn’t have to bend a knee in the chief’s office to get permission to get spare magazines.

Time passed. A proliferation of states permitting "shall issue" concealed carry even moving into permit-free carry became the norm. Very, very small pistols are popular for the marginally involved, but many seek compact "double-stack" guns due to differences in the "threat profile."

Honestly, I wore a uniform carrying a revolver with 18 rounds of ammunition. With that rig, I answered calls for service, stopped violators, mediated domestics and rolled on gun calls. When we went to autos, we had 24 rounds in magazines plus one in the chamber. I carry seven more rounds than that after twelve years of retirement. I labor under no delusions that all that ammo will be needed.

Do you want to be armed solely with a six-shot .380 during a mass shooting even at the local shopping mall? Good. Chances are slim you’ll need the gun even in the commercial parking lot – one of the more likely places you’ll face danger.

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The concept isn’t new — and this version certainly isn’t new — but the SIG SAUER P239 9mm is a great compact 8-shot pistol that, I believe, is still in production.

Still, what’s a good baseline? As we age, we become victims of various medical issues. Sometimes we’re compelled to go places, often against our will, where carry of firearms is frowned up or is outright illegal. Having a smaller, lighter package that’s still effective can be a handy thing.

How small can you go while still getting good handling and hits out as far as you may need?

For an example of a small, moderate capacity gun, the Remington 9mm R51 has a 3.4" barrel, is 6.6" long, is 1" wide and weighs in at 22 ounces.

Comparing it to another 9mm compact single stack, the S&W Shield: it holds 7 or 8 rounds in the magazine (the R51 holds 7). The Shield has a 3.1" barrel, is 6.1 inches long, is .95" wide and weighs 19 ounces. The frame of the Shield is a polymer, while the R51 is an aluminum alloy. The R51 is hammer fired and the Shield is striker fired – both have a consistent trigger press, first shot to last.

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The XD-e on "The Test." It’s not the size of the gun or how many rounds it holds: it’s what your capabilities are with that gun.

The Shield I’ve fired many times across several samples. It’s a known quantity. I shot the Remington R51 on the Tactical Professor’s Baseline Evaluation, a fifty round course fired from 3 yards back to fifteen yards. I scored 488/500 with the little 9mm, a good performance.

Contrast those to the Springfield Armory XD-e: a 25 ounce trigger cocking ("double action") pistol that’s only an inch or so wide. The frame is polymer, the slide is forged steel. There’s a manual decocking lever reminiscent of the HK USP style: If the pistol is cocked, press down on the lever (while the muzzle is in the safest available direction) and the hammer is safely lowered into an intercept notch. Pressing the lever up – whether or not the gun is cocked – puts the safety on. The gun has a 3.3" barrel and a fiber-optic front sight.

Shootability? I set up and shot the "Test," the Hackathorn/Vickers bullseye drill, with the Springfield XD-e. The course is ten hits fired from low ready in ten seconds, from 10 yards on a B-8 repair center. My score was 92/100. Still, it’s a single-stack 9mm with a barrel just over three-inches long and I passed.

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The new Safariland Pro-Fit Model 571 is designed for compact pistols like the Shield, the GLOCK 43 and the Springfield Armory XDS. Photo by Safariland.

A gun that’s been around awhile, the SIG-SAUER P239 is a neat hammer-fired trigger-cocking pistol, 8 rounds of 9mm. Unlike some of the newer guns, it has an alloy frame and is, these days, considered "old school." They’re still in production, when last I checked.

With that gun, I shot the FBI Bullseye course using Remington UMC 115 grain metal case ammo and the FBI-IP 1 target from LE Targets. I used the "decocking" feature to make all ten rounds (of thirty total for the course) "double-action" at 25 yards.

The score – 272/300 — was nothing about which to write home, but it would have kept me in the instructor school.

The smaller guns in service-cartridge format can do the job. Like any other firearm, it takes some effort.

– – Rich Grassi

 

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MRPC NEWs 817

 

Thursday night 8-3-17

Practical Pistol Practice at the Sports Park

is canceled

due to hot weather.

 

 

 

 

Klamath USPSA News

Greeting Shooters!

Our next match is this Sunday, 6 August. 5 stages, ~135 rounds. This is the last points match before our section match in September. Current points standings are attached.

This weekend is going to be a hot one so please be prepared. I’ll have water staged at the bays if you forget.


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. $20 match fee (juniors are $10). Match setup will be the day before the match, I’m planning on setting up during the Speed Steel match to try and beat the heat, and the morning of at 0800.

Please remember to sign-in and pay the day-use fee at the kiosk as required. I’ve been getting reports that some park members are still using last year’s member numbers so I’ll be asking for numbers if you are a or have been a member and will have membership applications on hand if you’d like to renew.

See you Sunday!   Thanks,    -Jake       More information at Klamath USPSA <jspsuspsa@gmail.com&gt;

 
 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club’s

OREGON Concealed Handgun

Course

 

COST: $25.00 for members

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

 

This class offers far more than the minimum training by others.

It is held at the MRPC Indoor Range

Live-Fire Range Time included in the Class

On the Second Saturday of each Month.

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

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

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

 

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

 

Arizona Concealed Weapons

Same day as CHW  Course an additional $25 for members

OR Check calendar for Wednesday night class

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN ALL CLASSES:

Directly E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com 

Non MRPC members contact Phil for information. 

 

 

 

August Pistol News

 

STEEL CHALLENGE… 2ND SUNDAY EACH MONTH

August 13th

SET UP IS THE MORNING OF THE MATCH.

PLEASE COME EARLY AND HELP!

 

USPSA…… 3RD SUNDAY EACH MONTH

August 20th

WE WILL NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR MATCH SET UP. SET UP IS

NORMALLY 9:00 A.M. SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE EACH MATCH

 

KENO AUGUST 6TH   OREGON SECTION POINTS MATCH

 

IDPA….. 4TH SATURDAY EACH MONTH

August 26th

SET-UP FRIDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE THE MATCH

CONTACT LEIF JOHNSON 541-890-1195

 

 

 

Oregon Hunters Association Rogue Valley Chapter

 

During last winter’s excessive snows, the pheasant pen at Denman Wildlife Area collapsed. 

The Rogue Valley Chapter of OHA is conducting a work party  to resurrect the pen in order for it

to be ready for the Youth Pheasant Hunt on September 16th and 17th and the fee hunt that follows. 

Please join us on August 5th at 8:00 a.m. at 1495 East Gregory Road if you would like to help. 

Beverages and lunch will be provided by the chapter. 

Raffle prizes will be given out to participants during the project,

and everyone involved will receive a free raffle ticket for our

Henry’s .22 Golden Boy rifle Raffle in December. 

If you plan to attend, please send a quick note to Zach Lycett at zll3024@yahoo.com.

 

Thank you for your help in "Protecting Oregon’s Wildlife, Habitat and Hunting Heritage.

 

 

 

Classics: Thompson Submachine Gun

by Martin K.A. Morgan – Monday, January 9, 2017

Classics: Thompson Submachine Gun

By January 1944, the Allied advance in Italy had come to a grinding halt. Four months earlier, landings in the south along the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea coasts, the Gulf of Taranto and the Gulf of Salerno had brought war to the lo stivale (“the boot”). But autumn’s grand aspirations for a swift victory over Axis forces in Italy quickly gave way to the realities of winter weather and the Gustav Line. When the drive north toward Rome bogged down in December 1943 along Highway 6 in the Liri Valley, Allied leaders came up with a plan to outflank the enemy. They would do this with a surprise, multi-divisional amphibious landing 30 miles south of Rome on beaches around the seaside towns of Nettuno and Anzio. Codenamed SHINGLE, it was hoped that this operation would open a corridor to “The Eternal City” that would force the Germans to withdraw to the north.

With U.S. MG John P. Lucas in command, the Operation SHINGLE assault force of 36,000 men stormed ashore on Saturday, Jan. 22, 1944 against initially light opposition. Early gains were encouraging: U.S. Army Rangers captured Anzio’s port, U.S. Army paratroopers captured Nettuno, the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division penetrated 3 miles into the interior and the British 1st Infantry Division penetrated 2 miles. While this was encouraging, a lack of aggressive action on the part of MG Lucas opened up an opportunity for the Germans to counterattack the beachhead—and counterattack they did. By the third day, 40,000 German troops had the SHINGLE landing force surrounded. Vicious and powerful counterattacks fell upon the perimeter around Nettuno and Anzio during the weeks that followed.

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(l.) Called by many names, “Tommy Gun” one of them, the Thompson brought suppressive firepower in a longarm compatible with fodder for G.I. pistols. (ctr.) Identifying this Thompson as a Lend-Lease firearm is simple thanks to the relocated sling swivels on the handguard and top of the buttstock. (r.) U.S. Sailor Frank Grismer recovered Auto-Ordnance Thompson serial number S-169807 at the battle of Anzio, Italy, paving the way for its return to the U.S. and donation to the NRA’s National Firearm Museum.


At one point during those days of intense combat, a U.S. Navy officer named Frank Grismer recovered a remarkable artifact from the beachhead—an M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun. With a horizontal foregrip, a Lyman adjustable rear sight, heat-dissipating cooling fins and a Cutts compensator on the barrel, the “Tommy Gun” that Grismer found near Anzio looked much like the ones being issued to the U.S. military, with one notable difference: the placement of the sling swivels. One swivel was mounted to the top of the buttstock (opposite the usual position), and the other was mounted to the left side of the foregrip. This placement identified the gun as being a Lend-Lease Thompson sent to the U.K. to arm Commonwealth forces, and thus marked it as being part of a unique chapter in World War II small arms.

In the years after World War I, John Taliaferro Thompson’s Auto-Ordnance Company designed and developed the .45-caliber submachine gun that would ultimately arm so many of the men who fought World War II. The “Tommy Gun” was first obtained by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1926, then by the U.S. Navy in 1928, and the U.S. Army finally standardized it in September 1938. But, the 15,000 rifles that had been produced by Colt for Auto-Ordnance in the early 1920s were just about gone by the late 1930s, so the weapon went back into production in February 1941. Initially only Auto-Ordnance was producing the weapon, but eventually the Savage Arms Corporation of Utica, NY, was subcontracted in an effort to keep up with government orders. Savage production of the M1928A1 obviously made a significant difference because, by February 1942, more than 500,000 had been made. The bulk of the M1928A1 Thompsons produced in 1941 and 1942 were Lend-Lease guns meant for the U.K. and they are uniquely recognizable by the spelling of the word “CALIBRE” on their receivers.

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British soldiers with American firearms? As a product of the Lend-Lease program, the Thompson sub- machine gun wound up arming our allies, too.


The Lend-Lease M1928A1 Thompson that Grismer recovered from the battlefield at Anzio in 1944 was made by Savage and carries serial number #S-169807. Before it left Italy, it armed an unknown British soldier during the closing moments of his life because, when his body was recovered, he was still clutching #S-169807, and 19 dead Germans littered the ground in front of him. He was just one of the more than 7,000 men killed inside the Anzio beachhead during the winter of 1944. In the end, Operation SHINGLE did not succeed in outflanking the Gustav Line and opening up the road to Rome, and one month to the day after it all began, MG Lucas was replaced.

The incident stands as yet another example of the astonishing cost of the Second World War. The month of January brings the anniversary of Operation SHINGLE and, therefore, the anniversary of the loss of a brave young British soldier who fought to the bitter end with his American-made Savage M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun.

 

 

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MRPC SAFETY/ HEALTH TIP FOR HOT WEATHER

With the next few days being very hot

 

Please stay out of the Heat if you can.

 

If you come across a person showing sign of either

Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke

the following may help you.

 

Call for help via phone 911 or radio immediately.

PS. know where you are located before you call!!

 

The best way to prevent both is to STAY OUT OF THE HEAT…

 

If your patient with Heat Exhaustion becomes nonresponsive

Immediately treat for Heat Stroke.

 

 

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MRPC A “cooler” place

Dear Fellow Members:

 

As many of you know when the Valley temperature reaches 95o and above,

our indoor range also gets very warm & hot inside.   I am pleased to inform you that the

club has been able to rent, at an affordable price, a large Evaporative Air Cooler for

the Indoor Range.   This is a test to determine whether we may want to incorporate

such a unit into the design of our new ventilation system improvements.

 

Since the range should always be ventilated while your shooting,  using other means

to cool the building are cost prohibitive both in equipment and operating costs.

 

This unit will be set on a timer to run from 10am to 10pm during this hot spell.  Please do

not move the unit.   There is a fan speed control on the upper right side of the unit, that

can be increased from 1 being the lowest speed to I believe 3 or 4 as the highest speeds.

The unit provides the most comfort if both of our outlet ventilation fans are on at the

same time.  As with all Evaporative Coolers, you will notice an increase in humidity during

its operation.  Use of the other fans will reduce this humidity while still

providing a cooling effect.  Please obey any signs posted near the unit.

 

Last week, July 17th , the Valley was in the mid to high 90o temperature range, and Monday

night Bullseye Practice was a very hot and sweaty activity.   Last night with the unit in

place, even with hotter >100o weather, the temperature inside the range was

warm, but not Hot like last week.

 

Please direct any questions about operation of this unit, to either:

                Scott Nolan—Club Secretary at vela1scott@gmail.com

                Or

                Don Chandler—at  thechandlers01@charter.net

 

Sincerely Yours
David McFadden
Club President

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MRPC NEWS HOT WEATHER

 

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

On-Line Newsletter

 

Fullbore Rifle Practice

and the

200 Yard Varmint Rifle Shoot

Have Both Been Cancelled this Week

Due to High Temperature Forecasts

 

 

 

CLUB HELPERS NEEDED

The Club needs Volunteers to Help In the Vacuuming of the Indoor Range

with the HEPA Vacuum

Contact Scott at vela1scott@gmail.com to help.

 

 

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club’s

OREGON Concealed Carry

Weapons Course

 

COST: $25.00

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

 

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

It is held at the MRPC Indoor Range

Live-Fire Range Time included in the Class

On the Second Saturday of each Month.

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

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

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

 

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

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN A CCW CLASSES:

Directly E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

 

Also Available  

Arizona CCW Permit class.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

(Jackson County charges $49.50)

 

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN A CCW CLASSES:

Directly E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRPC OFFERS

FREE Training Classes

For Members and the General Public

MRPC offers several training classes that range from beginner level to advanced, as well as specialty classes like the Concealed Handgun Class for Oregon and related Arizona Concealed Weapon class. We also have a regular practice session for advanced pistol.

Once you are up to speed, you might consider joining one of our competition sports like IDAP, USPSA, Speed-Steel, etc. For more information on those and other competition/training groups, see the Club’s Shooting Disciplines web page.

Below are the current offerings listed in their natural progression. Feel free to contact the instructor for more information. E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

Training Opportunities

1.     Intro to Basic Pistol Shooting

2.     Women’s Defensive Pistol

3.     Intro to Practical/Competitive Pistol

4.     Advanced Practical Pistol

 

 

Club Safety

Members should commit to

Safety at the Range.

 

“Train Safe” to “Stay Safe”

1.     Do not point your firearm at the concrete floor or walls,

2.     Do not point your firearm at the ceiling.

3.     Do not handle any objects on the shooting bench

while shooters are downrange.

4.     Stay behind the Shooting Benches when others are shooting

 

If holding a firearm at the low ready position,

the barrel of the firearm should still be pointed at the backstop. 

 

A negligent discharge into the concrete floor or concrete will walls

can cause the bullet to fragment and could seriously injure someone.

 

Do not point your firearm at the ceiling, it isn’t bullet-proof

 

Handling of objects on the shooting bench

while someone is down range or on the target side of the bench

is strictly prohibited.  Step back and relax.  There’s no hurry,

wait until they’re back and safely behind the bench

 

Remember these violations may result in injury &/or a loss of range privileges.

 

 

 

 

RUGER MARK IV RECALL

For Details Use the Link Below

https://ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/

 

 

 

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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

Medford Rifle and Pistol Club

On-Line Newsletter

 

Fullbore Rifle Practice

 

We will shoot TODAY Wednesday 26th at 5 PM

on the Camp White Historic Rifle Range.

 

This will be a 200 yds tune up shoot for the varmint match on August 5.

We will shoot 22 rounds or less at varmint targets, prone or bench.

Hope to see you there. Frank 541 899 6872

 

 

 

CLUB HELPERS NEEDED

The Club needs more people who can take an hour or so to rotate every few Monday’s

 In the Vacuuming the Indoor Range with the HEPA Vacuum,

And

The “Goat-head” thorn is blossoming in the area behind the Indoor Range.

If someone could work them over with a hoe or shovel, it would be GREAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUGER MARK IV RECALL

For Details Use the Link Below

ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/

 

 

 

Multi-Gun Match

July 29 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

For further information, Contact

MULTI-GUN DIRECTOR Tom Cail mrpcmultigun@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

The Medford Rifle and Pistol Club’s

OREGON Concealed Carry

Weapons Course

 

COST: $25.00

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

 

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

It is held at the MRPC Indoor Range

Live-Fire Range Time included in the Class

On the Second Saturday of each Month.

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

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

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

 

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

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN A CCW CLASSES:

Directly E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

 

Also Available  

Arizona CCW Permit class.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

(Jackson County charges $49.50)

 

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN A CCW CLASSES:

Directly E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRPC OFFERS

FREE Training Classes

For Members and the General Public

MRPC offers several training classes that range from beginner level to advanced, as well as specialty classes like the Concealed Handgun Class for Oregon and related Arizona Concealed Weapon class. We also have a regular practice session for advanced pistol.

Once you are up to speed, you might consider joining one of our competition sports like IDAP, USPSA, Speed-Steel, etc. For more information on those and other competition/training groups, see the Club’s Shooting Disciplines web page.

Below are the current offerings listed in their natural progression. Feel free to contact the instructor for more information. E-mail Phil at PhilGrammatica@yahoo.com

Progressive Training Opportunities

1.     Intro to Basic Pistol Shooting

2.     Women’s Defensive Pistol

3.     Intro to Practical/Competitive Pistol

4.     Advanced Practical Pistol

 

 

Club Safety

Members should commit to

Safety at the Range.

 

“Train Safe” to “Stay Safe”

1.     Do not point your firearm at the concrete floor or walls,

2.     Do not point your firearm at the ceiling.

3.     Do not handle any objects on the shooting bench

while shooters are downrange.

4.     Stay behind the Shooting Benches when others are shooting

 

If holding a firearm at the low ready position,

the barrel of the firearm should still be pointed at the backstop. 

 

A negligent discharge into the concrete floor or concrete will walls

can cause the bullet to fragment and could seriously injure someone.

 

Do not point your firearm at the ceiling, it isn’t bullet-proof

 

Handling of objects on the shooting bench

while someone is down range or on the target side of the bench

is strictly prohibited.  Step back and relax.  There’s no hurry,

wait until they’re back and safely behind the bench

 

Remember these violations may result in injury &/or a loss of range privileges.

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Shue Wins

National Precision Pistol Competition

Jonathan Shue of Team Cabot Guns shocked the competitive shooting world earlier this month after winning first place overall at the NRA National Pistol Championships. Shue is a retired Marine who now competes as a civilian―and his victory made him the envy of National Matches competitors at Camp Perry, OH.

“We are all super excited about Jon’s incredible performance,” said Rob Bianchin, founder and CEO of Cabot Guns. “That said, I’m not surprised. Most folks have heard about Cabot Guns as the manufacturer of pistols made from meteorite … we have proven time and again that we make the most accurate 1911’s on the planet. A Cabot is the hands of a disciplined athlete like Jon is certainly a championship combination.”

To secure the National Champion title, Shue finished the tournament with a score of 2638 out of a possible 2700. This included 126 X’s and a full two points ahead of the runner up, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Pistol Team’s SFC Adam Sokolowski. Shue was able to overcome some of the best military and industry pistol shooters in the world.

2017 NRA National Pistol Champion Jonathan Shue

“There’s a new Sheriff in town at Camp Perry … and he has a beard,” Bianchin mentioned jokingly about Shue’s extremely noticeable beard. In addition to winning the overall aggregate, Shue also brought home the Cabot Guns/NRA National Center Fire Championship as well as High Civilian.


Award-winning actor and 1911 enthusiast Joe Mantegna said, “Congratulations to Cabot Guns, Team Cabot and Jon Shue for an exceptional tournament at the National Matches. Once again Cabot has proved itself to be one of the most innovative gun manufacturers in the world. I’m proud to be a Cabot owner.”

Team Cabot had a good run this year at Camp Perry. Out of 56 teams, Team Cabot was the highest scoring industry team. They placed third overall and second in the A.T. Wall Metalform/NRA .45 Caliber Championship. In addition to Shue, the team members are William Bethards (captain), Grayson Palmer and Lee Fleming.

Precision pistol (bullseye) competition is the pinnacle of competitive pistol shooting because it is entirely based on accuracy instead of speed. Competitors attempt to hit a 1.7-inch bullseye target at distances of 25 and 50 yards, one-handed. Each competitor makes 270 shots over the duration of the match, where a bullseye (a shot scored within the 10-ring) counts for 10 points and shots that land in concentric larger circle receive less.

Since the company’s inception, Cabot has challenged engineers, machinists and master craftsmen to build the perfect precision handgun from scratch. The result: a superior collection of 1911 pistols made from only the finest of materials, technology and minds that the U.S. has to offer.

Read the full results of the 2017 NRA National Pistol Championships here: competitions.nra.org/championship-results/nra-national-outdoor-rifle-pistol-championships-results.aspx#1

 

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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.

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this email message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) and may contain confidential and/or privileged information and may be legally protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or an agent of the intended recipient, or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please immediately alert the sender by reply email and then delete this message and any attachments.