Medford Rifle Pistol Club
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Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July
See Club Calendar for more information
July 8th Steel Challenge
July 14th Oregon and Arizona CCW Class
July 15th USPSA Match
July 18th General Club Meeting
July 21st IDPA Match—see below
July 28th Fullbore Rifle Match
July Steel Challenge Fast and Furious
Make a lot of noise! Sunday morning weather should be perfect!
July 8th 8am to 3pm $15 Entry Fee
Sports Park Reserve and Competition Ranges
FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE
We will not shoot this Wednesday, it is the 4th of July.
We’ll have a FULLBORE MATCH on July the 28th.
We can use all the help we can get.
Please contact Frank 541 899 6872 and Wayne 541 826 8877 if you can help.
Hello IDPA Shooters!
Our July match has been moved from July 28th to July 21st.
This match will be super fun…it is our annual Hawaii Five-0 Match.
Button-up Hawaiian shirts are REQUIRED!
This is also a back-up gun match so please refer to the IDPA rulebook for back-up gun specifications.
Our stages will be Hawaiian themed and are always a blast.
We will also have a contest for best dressed so pick the coolest shirt you have, or borrow one from a friend!
See you all there!
Leif Johnson 541-890-1195
Precision Pistol (BULLSEYE) Rimfire
14 Club shooters attended the July Bullseye Match
Don Skillman Winner 1598 out of 1800
David Nuiton 2nd Place 1577 out of 1800
David McFadden 3rd Place 1533 out of 1800
2-Handed and Ladies Division
Barb Wilson Winner 1460 out of 1800
Lawsuit Challenging Bullet Stamping Law Thrown Out
The unusual law requires new semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings when shots are fired.
contributors Sudhin Thanawala
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit Thursday that sought to block an unusual law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings when shots are fired to make it easier to solve crimes.
The court ruled unanimously that gun rights groups could not overturn the requirement by arguing it was impossible to comply with the law that supporters touted as a first in the nation. The groups argued that the technology did not exist, and a law could not mandate something that was not possible.
Attorneys for the state acknowledged that microstamping technology is "emerging" but said lawmakers often enact laws to force industries to innovate.
Writing for six of the justices, Associate Justice Goodwin Liu said impossibility can sometimes lead courts to excuse a failure to comply with a law, but it can’t be the basis for invalidating it.
Larry Keane, general counsel for one of the plaintiffs, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said he may ask the court to reconsider its ruling because it appeared to misunderstand the aim of the lawsuit.
It was not seeking to invalidate the state law but to block its enforcement until technology made it possible to comply with the stamping requirement, Keane said.
"It is undisputed and not contested by the state that it is literally impossible to comply," he said.
The California attorney general’s office said it did not concede that compliance with the law is impossible.
"Today’s ruling confirms that California can create incentives for the gun industry to make products that serve the public’s needs," Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement. "Innovation and technology will continue to drive California to be a leader."
Washington, D.C., has a similar law, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which filed a court brief in support of California’s law.
The California law requires new-model pistols to have a microscopic array of characters in two spots that identify the gun’s make, model and serial number and are imprinted on the casings when the weapon is fired.
Gun rights groups say it is not possible to "microstamp" two areas of a firearm. Only the tip of the firing pin can be microstamped, and current technology doesn’t allow the stamp to reliably, consistently and legibly imprint on the cartridge primer from that part of the gun, they say.
The law, which Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed in 2007 and took effect in 2013, doesn’t affect guns already on the state’s official firearm roster. Only new or modified semi-automatic handguns sold in California must be equipped with the technology.
Keane said the law has significantly reduced the number of handguns available for sale in the state.
A separate lawsuit challenging the law on constitutional grounds is pending before a federal appeals court in San Francisco.
Hit the Bullseye: Tips for Precision Shooting
In reality, control of the trigger is the most important factor in achieving safety and success, followed closely
by managing muzzle position. Certainly, there are many other factors that will help to put your shots where
you want them, but none are as important as trigger-finger discipline and muzzle management.
You understand the only place the bullet comes out of the gun is the muzzle. If I were to hand you a loaded
gun and told you to point the muzzle at a target and hold it as stable as you could, in whatever shooting position
you felt was best, chances are you would orient yourself to the target with a minimum of muscle tension and
probably hold your breath for a short period of time in an effort to be as still as possible. Your natural point-of-aim
and hand/eye coordination will usually get the muzzle somewhere on or near the target. You most likely would be
in an acceptable position to allow a pretty good shot on target. Sure, we could fine-tune that position to optimize your
performance, but we didn’t have to build your shooting position from the ground up. In combat and in many types of
competition, a shooting position is unlikely to be a picture-perfect shooting stance, but the best position to stabilize the
muzzle on the target long enough for the bullet to exit. The sights are there to fine-tune the position of the muzzle on
the target. By aligning the iron sights or superimposing the crosshair or dot of an optic in the desired area of bullet
impact, the muzzle is oriented to hit the target when the shot is fired.
The only other required action for a successful shot is to operate the trigger to fire the gun—without adding motion
to the gun. A simple tip is to envision the trigger as being the gas pedal of a high-performance car that you want to
accelerate rapidly without spinning the wheels. A smooth, fluid motion is what’s required to accomplish both tasks.
Notice I didn’t mention slow or fast, just smooth and fluid. Assuming from your previous training you understand
sight picture and my description of trigger manipulation is within your grasp, your next step is to develop a plan of
coordinating the two consistently in order to deliver accurate shots one after another. A method for doing this that has
worked for me and my students with amazing results compounds the two essentials of stabilizing the muzzle on target
and firing the shot by operating the trigger—without affecting the muzzle’s stability.
The process involves starting the trigger movement as the sights start to stabilize on target. During this stabilization and
as the finger is moving the trigger rearward, a little mental processing and visualization releases the shot. By envisioning
a connection between the trigger and front sight, dot or reticle, the trigger is pulled keeping the front sight centered in
the rear sight notch or the optic centered on the target. This maintains visual and mental attention on the muzzle and the
trigger through the firing of the shot.
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