Centerfire Pistol Silhouette Shoot

It was a soggy morning as the shooters arrived and set up of the steel animal targets was completed at the Lower Range on the morning of November 20, 2016 for the scheduled Centerfire Pistol Silhouette shoot.  The targets in the centerfire pistol silhouette event consist of metal chickens set at 25 meters, javalina (pigs) set at 50 meters, turkeys set at 75 meters and rams set at 100 meters.  The targets are 1/2 scale duplicates of their full size high power rifle target counterparts.  Each shooter, when their turn came, took their centerfire handgun and forty rounds of lead bullet ammo to the line and fired ten shots from each of the four shooting positions in an attempt to knock over as many steel animals as they possibly could.  With each squeeze of the trigger there was either that satisfying clang of a bullet on steel and the animal toppled over, or only the sound of the shot fading away into the distance and the animal still standing tall.  That is what makes silhouette shooting so much fun.  There is no waiting for a target to be recovered and checked before you get your score.  You know in an instant whether of not you made that good shot.  Each shooter made two rounds through the animals for a total of eighty rounds fired during the event.

When the shooting was over and the animals toppled from their stands were tallied, shooting honors for the morning’s fun went to:

1st Place          Jim Krehmke

2nd Place         Tim Delgrosso

3rd Place          Tim Brown

As always, my thanks to those who came out and enjoyed this fun and challenging steel toppling event.  And as always, as has been said before, silhouette shooting – whether shot with a rifle or a handgun – is not only fun and challenging but will definitely improve you shooting abilities.  And you don’t have to be a crack shot with a fancy gun to get started.  All you have to be is willing to give it a try.  So grab your shootin’ iron and come on out and join in.  The fun will be waiting for you.

Tim Brown…………Match Director

Elections are Coming

The annual election of club officers will take place at the February 2017 General Membership meeting.  Although that may seem right now to be a long way off, it will be here before you know it.  Therefore, it is not too early to be thinking about who you might want to manage your club in the coming year.

The officers of the club consist of the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasure, Executive Officer, Outdoor Range Officer, Indoor Range Officer, and three Trustees.  If you would like to be a candidate for one of these positions, or would like to nominate an individual to be a candidate for a position, please contact the club secretary.    

Also at this time, nominations are being accepted for Member of the Year and Life Member recognition.  Recognition of any individual(s) selected by the Executive Committee will occur at the February meeting.

These honorary awards are based on an individual’s service to the club.  To be considered for Member of the Year an individual must be a current member and have throughout the prior year given outstanding service to the club above and beyond the ordinary.  For Life Member consideration the individual must have at least 10 years membership in the club and throughout that time have given sustained and substantial service to the club.

If you know of someone who should be considered for recognition, please contact the Secretary with the individual’s name and your reasons why that individual should be considered for recognition.

Rimfire Defender Pistol Shoot

It was a good turn out of shooters at the at the Indoor range on the evening of November 18, 2016 for the scheduled Rimfire Defender Pistol shoot.  As the shooters took to the firing line in front of them in the target holders were “safari” related targets – a lion, a rhino, a hippo, and an elephant.  As instructed by the match director each shooter loaded the announced number of rounds and fired at the targets in the order given – round and round and up and down, side to side, back and across, etc. – until they had gone through their first fifty rounds.  After the first round of shooting was concluded, the targets were replaced, the shot ones scored, and the shooting fun continued for another fifty rounds.  When all the targets scored, and the range cleaned up, shooting honors for the evening’s fun went to:

1st Place        Jim Garges

2nd Place       James Krehmke

3rd Place       Jim Ritts

As always, my thanks to those who came out and enjoyed the evening’s shooting fun and challenges.  And as always, those of you who stayed home missed out on a lot of shooting fun, great pistol practice, and really good fellowship.  So mark your calendars as this shoot is held every month.  Come on out and join in the fun.

Tim Brown…………Match Director


At each general membership meeting the member number of a member is drawn from the BIG barrel.  If that member is current on his/her dues and present at the meeting, then they are rewarded with money.  The amount is based on what has accumulated in the POT-OF-GOLD up to that time with a maximum of $500.00.  If they are not present then they get the crying towel.  At the November meeting, member number 2783 belonging to Jeff Henle was drawn.  He was not in attendance at the meeting and so lost out on collecting $500.00.  So Jeff it is boo hoo and the crying towel to you.  The pot for the next meeting will remain at $500.00.