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Indoor Range Closed–Club Project

 

Wednesday through Friday, December 5th, 6th and 7th

from 8am to 5 pm daily. 

 

This project will install new sound tiles on the walls

and paint the inside of the Range

 

If you can help, contact Steve Sampson  

          sampson4wd@aol.com

                 541-324-9730

 

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FULLBORE Rifle Practice

 

Weather is going to be 70% rain Saturday. It is that time of the year.

We will NOT shoot this Saturday.

 

Hope to see you next Saturday.

Frank 541899 6872

 

 

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Gunshot Trauma, CPR & AED CLASS

DECEMBER 29th Saturday  5PM

Cost is $50           Location to be announced soon.

Make your reservations today.  Class size is limited !

Contact Phil Grammatica @ philgrammatica@yahoo.com

 

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Klamath Falls Gun Show

Date                Dec 1st – 2nd, 2018

City/State        Klamath Falls, OR

Hours

Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Description

The Klamath Falls Gun Show will be held on Dec 1st-2nd, 2018 in Klamath Falls, OR.

This Klamath Falls gun show is held at Klamath County Fairgrounds and is

hosted by Jefferson State Shooting Association.

 

All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.

 

Promoter

Jefferson State Shooting Association

Jefferson State Shooting Association

Contact: Katie Feinauer

Phone: (541) 887-0064

Email: jssagunshow@gmail.com

http://www.jssainfo.org

https://www.facebook.com/JSSAYOUTHCLUB/

 

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MRPC Christmas Toy Drive

Two ways to help!

 

#1 Bring a toy to the Monday night Rimfire 22LR BULLSEYE Practice

          At the end of that practice, at about 8:15pm to 8:30pm, We will shoot

          the “National Match Course” of 3 targets with any Center-Fire Pistol

          30 rounds total, Only takes about < ½ Hour   See how you do at Bullseye!

#2 Bring a toy, anytime, to the club.  In the front entry room is a big

          Christmas Box where you can deposit a toy donation

 

Bring a smile to a Child’s face!  

The Toys will be Donated to Organizations that Help Kids

 

 

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A Memo from the Oregon Firearms Federation

As you know, President Trump has declared that he will bypass congress and ban production, sale, and

possession of so called “bump stocks.”

 

In spite of the fact that ATF has always concluded that these devices are lawful and do not qualify as “machine guns”

President Trump intends, with the stroke of a pen, to render all who own them felons, if they don’t turn them into the police.

However you feel about these devices, it is truly chilling that a President can turn unknown numbers of good Americans into

criminals for owning a device they purchased legally.  If a piece of plastic that does nothing but simplify what you can achieve

with no modifications to a firearm can be banned and confiscated, what prevents this, or any future president, from banning

the firearms they are attached to?

 

“Bump” firing is a technique that, with a little practice, can be done without a “bump stock.” Does Trump plan to ban your

fingers next?  Trump promised to protect the Second Amendment. With this action we slide further down the slope.

Had Trump traded bump stocks for CHL reciprocity and deregulation of suppressors, we would have still disagreed, but the master

“deal maker” could  say we got "something." But we got nothing even though the Republicans controlled the Congress and the White House.

 

Please send a message to your Congressman that this attack on a legal firearms accessory is nothing more than state sponsored theft and

a dangerous and unconstitutional step towards tyranny. Please note, there is space at the top of the message you will be sending if

you want to add your comments, but it is not required.

 

This link takes you to a form to help you make your feelings known to our representatives

account.votility.com/enterprise/OFF/ec/542

 

 

 

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Birth of a Legend: The Farr Rifle

by Doug Wicklund, Senior Curator, National Firearm Museum – Thursday, April 21, 2016

Birth of a Legend: The Farr Rifle

Above: George Farr and his ’03 Springfield pose in front of his Camp Perry tent in the competitor bivouac area.

It was 1921. Warren G. Harding was President; WWI was barely three years in the past and the Emergency Quota Act had recently been enacted limiting the number of immigrants admitted into the United States. On September 9 of that year, a 62-year-old man dressed in a khaki shirt and dungarees strode up to the firing line, rifle in hand. It was George Farr’s first time at Camp Perry and perhaps things were not going as well as he would have liked. The 1903 Springfield service rifle he had drawn the day prior had problems holding its zero and now he was preparing to fire from the 1000-yard line with a replacement gun he had never shot before at that distance.

Fellow shooters on the line may also have wondered about this tall Washington State resident’s choice of spotting scope. Farr had fashioned a crude monocular by cutting a pair of French opera glasses in half. But many of the other competitors were too tired to speculate. After all, it was 4:30 pm, the last relay of the day and the light was starting to fade.
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Farr loaded his rifle with a clip of five rounds and began to fire. His choice of ammunition was government issue, loaded at Frankford Arsenal and fitted with tin-plated projectiles to limit barrel fouling. More experienced shooters on either side of Farr were using commercial Remington match ammunition like the master shooters of the day, including Marine SGT John Adkins, who had just won the Wimbledon Cup with this ammo. Farr’s first sighting shot was high in the three ring and probably a few bystanders were surprised that this tyro, a man who shifted repeatedly in his prone firing position between shots, had even managed to get on paper.

But Farr continued to shoot at the 36-inch bullseye, firing his second sighter, followed by twenty rounds for record. With a sight adjustment in response to his first sighter, the next twenty-one shots had all been bullseyes. Being new to competition procedures, Farr gathered his equipment and prepared to depart the firing line. One of the range officers quickly stopped him and explained that match rules called for a shooter to continue firing until they missed the “black” (bullseye or 5-ring) of the target. Farr was happy to comply and to continue shooting, but first he would need more of his tin-plated ammunition, spurned by the other shooters. He patiently waited while more ammunition was retrieved. Time passed and the relentless sun dipped even lower.

A new supply of ammunition having been found, Farr began firing again in a race against the twilight. From time-to-time, he’d pause as his target was pulled for scoring, only to snap back into readiness as the carrier and target returned. The string of bullseyes continued with 30, 40, then 50, and now 60 consecutive 5’s being carefully recorded on Farr’s scorecard. A crowd had gathered, but the growing darkness made the difference. Farr’s 71st shot for record went out of the black. Counting his second sighter, he had fired an incredible string of 71 consecutive bullseyes, all with government-issue ammunition and a rifle he had just picked out of an Army ordnance rack that day.

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Admiring shooters surrounded George on all sides and it wasn’t long before someone suggested that the rifle and its shooter deserved to stay together. A collection taken up from fellow competitors representing several state teams made it possible for Farr to purchase that rifle. A silver plate for the left side of the rifle was engraved to commemorate the event. But the story doesn’t end there.

The next year, the Civilian Team Trophy was re-designated as the Farr Trophy. George Farr’s record string on the old target system was never beaten.

Ninety years later, the Farr family wanted to have this rifle displayed in the National Firearms Museum and made a donation of the rifle and the monocular that Farr had used back in 1921. The items now rest quietly in the Camp Perry exhibit. Close by is the silver silhouette of the Farr Trophy, together again.

 

 

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What’s the percentage of Firearm Owners in each state?

By the “All Outdoor Shooting Channel”     (I’ll bet these numbers are low)

  1. Rhode Island: 5.8%
  2. New York: 10.3%
  3. New Jersey: 11.3%
  4. New Hampshire: 14.4%
  5. Connecticut: 16.6%
  6. Ohio: 19.6%
  7. (tie) Nebraska: 19.8%
  8. (tie) California: 19.8%
  9. Maryland: 20.7%
  10. (tie) Massachusetts: 22.6%
  11. (tie) Maine: 22.6%
  12. Washington, D.C.: 25.9%
  13. Illinois: 26.2%
  14. Oregon: 26.6%
  15. (tie) Pennsylvania: 27.1%
  16. (tie) Missouri: 27.1%
  17. Washington: 27.7%
  18. North Carolina: 28.7%
  19. (tie) Vermont: 28.8%
  20. (tie) Michigan: 28.8%
  21. Virginia: 29.3%
  22. Oklahoma: 31.2%
  23. Georgia: 31.6%
  24. Utah: 31.9%
  25. Kansas: 32.2%
  26. Arizona: 32.3%
  27. Florida: 32.5%
  28. (tie) Indiana: 33.8%
  29. (tie) Iowa: 33.8%
  30. Colorado: 34.3%
  31. Wisconsin: 34.7%
  32. South Dakota: 35%
  33. Texas: 35.7%
  34. Minnesota: 36.7%
  35. Nevada: 37.5%
  36. Tennessee: 39.4%
  37. Kentucky: 42.4%
  38. Mississippi: 42.8%
  39. South Carolina: 44.4%
  40. Louisiana: 44.5%
  41. Hawaii: 45.1%
  42. North Dakota: 47.9%
  43. Alabama: 48.9%
  44. New Mexico: 49.9%
  45. Montana: 52.3%
  46. Wyoming: 53.8%
  47. West Virginia: 54.2%
  48. Idaho: 56.9%
  49. Arkansas: 57.9%
  50. Alaska: 61.7%

 

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