Welcome to the Blue & Gray Website
Updated April 4, 2019
April bulletin updates
April/May Shooting Events
April 6 – Garand Match – Blue & Gray Range – 9:00 a.m.
April 9 – Indoor .22 Pistol – Larry’s/N. Parkway – 6:00 p.m.
April 13 – Pot Shots – Blue & Gray Range – 9:00 a.m.
April 13 – Smallbore Prone – Blue & Gray Range – 8:30 a.m.
April 20 – Precision High Power – Blue & Gray Range – 9:00 a.m.
April 27 – Pot Shots – Blue & Gray Range – 9:00 a.m.
May 11 – Pot Shots – Blue & Gray Range – 9:00 a.m.
May 11 – Smallbore Prone – Blue & Gray Range – 8:30 a.m.
May 14 – Indoor .22 Pistol – Larry’s/N. Parkway – 6:00 p.m.
May 18 – WORK PARTY – Blue & Gray Range – ALL DAY
May 25 – Pot Shots – Blue & Gray Range – 9:00 a.m.
All events are open to non-members
Executive Committee Meeting
The April meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on April 16th 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.
Morgan Co. Land
The Morgan County land has been sold. The proceeds will be applied to more suitable land in Lawrence Co. if that purchase goes forward.
The Work Party originally scheduled for May 4 has been moved to May 18. The range will be closed for the Work Party. If you are able to help out, the following tools will be useful: shovel, garden rake, weed eater, hammer and electric drill/screwdrivers.
It has been decided to retire the metal pistol frames on the 50 yard range. We will install wood frames to hold cardboard backers like the rest of the range currently uses. The 25 yard will use a 2’x4’ cardboard backer and the 50 yard will use a 4’x4’ cardboard backer. The existing railroad ties and ground pins will be removed. If you have post hole diggers or better yet a auger, bring them with you to the work party.
NOTE: Trash barrels always need emptying independent of the work parties. Let me know how many you have emptied for work time. Be SURE there are no hot coals in any barrels emptied.
Range Rule Reminder
Members are reminded that shotguns are not to be used on the Range.
The first Smallbore Prone Match of 2019 will be held 13 April, starting 0830, at the B&G range. F Class shooters as well as prone shooters are encouraged, rounds are to be fired single shot. The match will consist of three 20 round targets at 50 yards, three 20 round targets at 100 yards, each target with a time limit of 20 minutes, for a cumulative total of 120 shots for record with unlimited sighters on each target. Shooters are encouraged to bring their own wind flags to supplement the limited number of wind flags placed forward of the firing line. Bring your own Pop up to shoot in the shade. Generally matches are finished by 13:00.
Range Lock Change
It is planned to change the combination on the range locks shortly – in fact it may have been changed by the time you receive this.. Those planning to renew should do so ASAP. DO NOT send renewals to Brooks Glover. That slows things down. Send renewals to: Blue and Gray, P.O. Box 2285, Huntsville AL 35804
Garand Match, 1903, 1903A3 Match, and Pistol (or something else) Match
date: Saturday, 6. April, 2019
place: Blue and Gray Range Complex, Guntersville Dam, Guntersville Alabama.
time: Setup and sign in starts at 0730. First shot downrange at 0830, or earlier, if we have a full relay.
rules: CMP 16th edition….or whatever edition is in the box…rapids will be 60 and 70 seconds….(because we will be shooting on the decimal targets) Match conditioned M1’s, and service grade M1’s that meet CMP rules are allowed in this match.
scoring: All competitors will be required to score targets.
squadding: The Match Director will assign firing points during sign up.
targets: Garand Match will use the SR target, SR 42 target and the MR 52 target on the 200 yard range. ‘03/’03A3 Match will use SR-1’s on the 100 yard range. ‘03/’03A3 match may be fired on the 200 yd. range using the SR target, if time allows.
match one: 50 round (fired similar to course “B” John C. Garand Match), 5 sighters, 20 shots prone slow, 10 shots prone rapid, 10 shots rapid sitting, 10 shots offhand. Targets will be scored and pasted in between stages.
match two: 40 round ’03 and ‘A3 match…5 sighters, 10 shots slow prone, 10 shots rapid prone, 10 shots rapid sitting, and 10 shots offhand, all on 100 yard (or 200 yard) SR target. Targets will not be scored or pasted in between stages if fired on the 100 yd. range. Bring a paper copy of this match program and shoot this match for free.
pistol (or something else) match: Just bring $5 match fee if you’re not in on the $30 combo match deal.
awards: The Traveling Trophy (if it’s returned – it’s not) will be awarded for high scoring Blue and Gray Club member in the M1 match.
overall winner: The competitor with the highest combined score from the Garand Match, ‘03/’03A3 Match, and Pistol (ose) Match gets first pick outta’ the “giant box ‘o prizes” !!
Please keep in mind that awards are slim (to none) with these matches because all proceeds go to a worthy vet based cause…..usually M1 For Vets. http://www.m1forvets.com
Any changes will be sent out via club news bulletin.
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.