Welcome to the Blue & Gray Website
Updated August 2, 2019
August bulletin updates
August/September Shooting Events:
Aug. 13 Indoor Pistol Larry’s Pistol and Pawn 6:00 p.m.
Aug. 17 Precision Rifle Blue & Gray Range 9:00 a.m.
Aug. 24/25 Appleseed Shoot Blue & Gray Range All Day-Both Days
Aug. 31 100 yard High Power Blue and Gray Range 8:00 a.m.
Sep 7 Potshots Blue and Gray Range a.m.
Sep 10 Indoor Pistol Larry’s Pistol and Pawn 6:00 p.m.
Sep 14 Precision Rifle Blue & Gray Range 9:00 a.m.
Sep 21 Potshots Blue and Gray Range a.m.
Sep 28 John C. Garand Match Blue and Gray Range 8:00 a.m.
All events are open to non-members
Executive Committee Meeting
The August meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on August 20th at Ted’s BBQ, 8780 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 (Next to Krystal). Those planning to have a meal should be there by 5:00.
The all-volunteer instructors of Project Appleseed will present a marksmanship clinic scheduled for the Blue & Gray Range for the weekend of August 24/25, 2019. Project Appleseed is part of a nationwide, non-profit, educational organization that teaches rifle marksmanship skills and the history of our Nation’s founding. This will be an intensive two-day program shot from three positions (prone, seated/kneeling, standing) at 25 meters, but with targets scaled to simulate shooting at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards. Instruction will include the six steps to firing a shot, natural point of aim, steady hold factors, zeroing a rifle efficiently, and much more. New shooters are welcome and will learn to use a rifle safely and to hit a target reliably. Seasoned shooters will hone the skills needed to shoot more accurately – even out to 500 yards. Cost for the weekend is $65 for adults and $25 for youth, military, and law enforcement.
Register online at https://appleseedinfo.org/schedule/?qstate=AL&state=Alabama
Recommended equipment: A rifle sighted in at 25 meters (or yards), eye protection and ear protection, approximately 400 rounds of ammunition, shooting mat or ground cloth, a GI-style shooting sling, a teachable attitude & a desire to learn and improve Responsible youth welcome. Observers are welcome (with ear protection). The Range will be CLOSED for other activities for this event.
For more information and to register, folks can visit this link: https://appleseedinfo.org/location/?locationid=220&eventid=6314.
August 31st 100 Yard Match
The August match is a 50 round National Match Course that will be fired on the 100-yard range with set up starting at 7:30 and first round down range at 8:00. This match is open to any safe rifle and will be fired like the 100-yard matches have always been, with all targets set on one backer and only a single trip down range to score. There will be some awards with High Scoring Iron Sighted Rifle being the big (meaning only) payout. Fee for this match is $15 exact change (cash only) …if all you have is a 20, then your fee is $20 as no change is available. This match should be done by 9:30, so if you are in a hurry or want to beat the heat, get your crusty rifle out of the closet and come shoot this match with us.
Club T-Shirts and Sweatshirts
The club shirts will be available at the monthly meetings, matches and work parties. Get’em while you can before they are gone. T-shirts are $15 and sweatshirts are $20. We have a large, x-large, 2x-large and a few mediums.