Pistol Range Improvements have been completed
Our improvement project of raising and expanding the 25 yard back stop and putting in a 15′ wide hard path between the 25 yard shelter and back stop has been completed. Hull Excavating, our contractor for the project, did a great job as this project turned out very well.
All should appreciate the rolled blacktop millings surface that was put down. It not only provides a dry path to the target area, but allows for an easier surface to pick up your brass. We have also seeded the backstop to help control erosion. We intend to re-install additional “gong targets” on the left side of the expanded back stop as soon as some volunteers step forward to take on the task. Please enjoy the improvements and remember to clean up after yourself.
New Wireless Trap Release System
The new wireless trap release system that was purchased with help of an NRA grant has been installed. It has proven more reliable and has better voice response than the old system and is much easier to put up and take down.
Open Trap Shooting
Our trap ranges are open every Monday and Tuesday evening from 5:00 until everyone is done. This is open to all members and member guests. If you have never shot trap or even if you do not own a shot gun, we have club guns available and members willing to help. We even have 20 gauge loaner guns if you have youth that want to try it. Cost is $3.50 for round of 25 for adults and $2.50 for 18 and under.
Boy Scout Outing at the Club
On June 26th, we hosted 14 scouts from North East Boy Scout Troop 82 for an evening of supervised trap shooting and .22 rifle shooting. One young scout hit all 10 clay targets in a row if first time out and most all the scouts filled their “paper plate target” with .22 shots. All the scouts all had a great time and several parents have inquired about joining.
Special thanks to members Linda Gilbert, Ryan and Josh Lutz, Matt Putman, Matt Sanders and Richard Gates for providing safety training and shooting instruction to the scouts. We will host Troop 82 again in August.
Shot Gun shooting Class
Linda Gilbert hosted a Five week shotgun class for Women and youth. She had seven complete the course. Targets, ammunition and guns for use by the students was provided by an NRA grant Linda obtained.