Jan/Feb Shooting Events

Jan 3 M1/Worley Match B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Jan 10 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Jan 17 Precision High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Jan 24 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 7 Old Bolt Gun Match B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 14 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 21 Precision High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 28 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.

Annual Membership Meeting:

The annual meeting will be held again at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall at 2500 10th St. in Huntsville.  The Hall is located just north of the Bob Wallace and 10th street intersection.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m., TUESDAY, January 20th.  Election of Officers and other business will be conducted.  Members are invited.  The Alabama R&P Association will meet at the same place at 6:00 p.m.

Obituary:

Erwin Marsch died recently.  He managed the Club web-site for many years.  His efforts on behalf of the Club and his participation in matches will be missed.

Worley Match:

The annual Worley Match is scheduled for January 3rd. This year the Worley Match will be combined with the M1 Only Match. The course of fire will consist of the usual 50 shot 100 yd High Power match and a modified Pistol NMC (one hand only). Any M1 Garand, including "Accurized" M1's, with issue sights may be used. The Pistol Match may be fired concurrently with the High Power match. Any pistol may be used. Loaner pistols and ammo will be available. There is no charge for the pistol match and no awards. The Worley Trophy will be given to the club member with the highest total High Power and Pistol scores.

Old Bolt Gun Match:

Our annual Old Bolt Gun Match will be held February 7, 2015.  The course of fire will be the usual 50 shot High Power Course that we fire each month.  To be eligible for awards, competitors must fire a military rifle with issue sights and stock.  ANY military rifle OTHER than the M1, M14/M1A or AR15 may be used.  Those wishing to shoot for practice may fire any rifle.

High Power Matches:

We are announcing courses of fire and CANCELLATIONS via e-mail.  If you wish to be on the e-mail list contact James Moses on  jmoses1936@gmail.com

Indoor Pistol:

Norm Robinson has set up an opportunity for indoor Pistol shooting at Last Resort Guns.  The shooting would be on Thursday nights 6 to 8.  The fee would $20/shooter/hour for the first 6 shooters.  If more than 6 shooters show up, the rate would be a flat $120/hour.  Contact Norm on broncoala@knology.net.to let him know if there is sufficient interest to pursue this opportunity.  Norm is our Pistol Chairman and would be interested in any ideas that might promote Pistol Competition.

Steel Targets:

Steel targets are not to be attached to the target frames as lead spatter erodes the wood supports and the hooks are being ruined.  Steel targets are to be self supporting.  Pepper poppers and heavy metal plates are acceptable. Be very careful with these targets - ricochets are common, and lead splatter from steel plates can be a serious hazard and is an aggravation to others.  Either put the steel targets on the backstop or elevate targets so any misses go into the backstop.  Steel pistol/rimfire targets are to be no closer than  25 yards (75 feet) away from the firing line .  Centerfire rifle targets are to be  no closer than the 100 yard berm.  Centerfire rifle FMJ’s, or armor piercing bullets are not to be used against steel targets because of the risk of return ricochets.  Rifles using full magnum pistol cartridges, such as the 44 Mag or 357 Mag, are to keep steel targets at the 100 yard range due to the violence of lead spatter.

Appleseed Shoot:

A successful "Appleseed" marksmanship training session was held the weekend of August 30/31, 2014.

Photo taken during the 2014 Appleseed Shoot

Retro Rimfire Match:

The Retro Rimfire Match was fired on November 8, 2014.

Photo taken during the 2014 Retro Rimfire Match

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:

The Executive Committee has decided to impose a $200 initiation fee on new applicants. In addition, applicants must attend an Exec. meeting to pick up an application.

CLUB PROPERTY:

The Club is conducting an inventory of Club property for the annual report. Anyone possessing club property should report it to David Howard at range.bgrpc@gmail.com. One item missing is the Ransom pistol machine rest. On a similar note, if anyone wants a non-functional lawn mower, contact David Howard - FREE to a good home.

2014 HIGH POWER MATCHES:

There has been a serious decline in participation in the High Power Matches over the past year or two. In 2014 we plan to hold the John C. Garand matches and the work parties on the first Saturday of the month. The other dates will be practice matches with a $5.00 charge to cover the cost of targets. If participation picks up we will resume NRA Approved matches. The Retro, M1 and Old Bolt Gun matches will be conducted as previously.