Centerfire Defender Pistol Shoot

It was a big turnout of seventeen shooters; all packing their open sights concealed carry type firearms, at the Short range on the morning of November 26, 2016 for the scheduled Centerfire Defender Pistol Shoot.

At the ten yard line in front of each shooter were three targets with three placing card on each setup.  Here each shooter fired one round at each card starting with the largest target and moving through the smallest one for a total of nine rounds fired.  Only bullet hit inside a card could be counted for score.

Then each shooter moved to the twenty-five yard line with sixteen rounds of ammo where they had in front of them a dueling tree, three falling steel plates on the plate rack, one hanging steel plate, four steel plates on stands, and a paper silhouette target.  Here each shooter fired at the plates in the order as directed.  The shooter had to hit a plate before he/she could move on to the next one.  If a shooter hit all the plates with one shot each then he/she had two rounds to shoot at the silhouette target.    

Each shooter went through the 10 and 25 yard program for the first round and then just the 25 yard program for the second round but with 25 rounds of ammo for a total of 50 rounds of handgun ammo expended.


After all the total bullet hits were counted, shooting honors for this event went to:

1st Place      Jim Krehmke

2nd Place     Tim Delgrosso

3rd Place      Allen Freeman

As said before, my thanks to all those who came out, helped with set up and tear down, and took part in this fun shooting event.  And has been said before, those who stayed away missed out on a lot of shooting fun and great pistol practice.  So mark your calendars and come on out and give this fun shoot a try.

Tim Brown…………Match Director

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.