Rimfire Defender Pistol Shoot

It was the night of the “little guns” for the shooters who arrived at the Indoor range on the evening of October 11, 2016 for the scheduled Rimfire Defender Pistol shoot. As the shooters took to the 10 meter firing line with their opened sight short barreled “pocket pistols”, in front of them in the target holders were one sod poodle target, one small silhouette target, one sabertooth woodchuck target and one sabertooth prarie dog target. 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 James Krehmke
2nd Place Dan Dolan
3rd Place Tim Brown

As has been said before, my thanks to those who came out and enjoyed the evening’s shooting fun and challenges. And as said the same number of many times before, 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

Tim’s Tidbits

Once again our old world kept on a turning and the stars, sun and moon stayed in their places so here we go again. Each month in these pages, I try very hard to find and pass on information about your rights, legislation, and the whacky things that go on around us. Some months I find a lot to pass on and some months not so much. But there is always something going on that is worthy of note. So let get going.

With the election just day away as this is being written, there is not much going on in the gun world except concern over what will happen based on who gets elected. Both candidates have made it very clear where they stand on the Second Amendment and gun ownership rights. On one hand there is “guns should be kept out of the hands of those who might do harm with them” and “the Second Amendment should be repealed as it is out of date” and on the other hand there is the Second Amendment is just fine as is. Here in Oregon, the song from one side is lets “Californicate” our gun laws and ban certain guns, etc. and restrict rights, and on the other side leave the law abiding gun owners alone and go after the law breakers.

Persons on each side believe deeply that their point of view is the right one. And under our system of laws and government, each side has the free right to their beliefs without fear of being ridiculed by the other side. Or so it would be in a perfect world. In reality, each side thinks and expresses a rabid opposition toward the other side. And those who don’t think the same as they are considered wrong in their opinions at the very least.

But that is not the point of this writing. The point is that each and every person has the right to express their opinion. Not only in what they have to say but more importantly by what they do. And that means via the ballot box. It is not only our right but our very duty to make our voices heard by voting. In no other country in the world is the freedom of the ballot box as sacred as it is here. Yet many take it so much for granted that in virtually all elections they let others make their decisions for them because they don’t vote. Either because they are too lazy to mark their ballots or they feel their vote won’t count. But in reality, each and every vote counts. There are countless examples of where one vote made all the difference.

No matter which side of an issue you are on, or which candidate you support, your
voice will not be heard unless you vote. So get out there and do your duty. VOTE.
Make your voice heard. Have a say in what type of society in which you want to
live. It is up to you to decide if you want a hand in your own fate or if you want to leave it to others to decide. Enough said.

There is some good news coming out the uncertainty surrounding who will be our
next POTUS (that’s President of the United States for you who are not into
acronyms). The sales of firearms are at an all time high. More background checks
have been recorded in the past few months than in the any of the same months on
records. Guns are flying off the shelves in quantities never seen before in
anticipation of the possibility that the incoming administration will be, as
expressed, a very anti-gun, anti-second amendment one. People are stocking up in preparation of what they feel may be the worst time in American gun ownership
history. We shall see. VOTE.

OK enough harping. Told ya this month’s edition would be a short one. Let’s conclude with these.

Another from the sign at the veterinary clinic on Cordon Road reads: ‘I kissed a pug. And I liked it.”

“You can’t fix stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.” Stephen Adams.

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why should we let them have ideas?” Joseph Stalin.

“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” Bertrand de Jouvenel.

Well, that is all for now. More maybe next month if the world keeps turning and the sun doesn’t get too close to the earth. Until then, shoot straight, keep em in the ten ring, be safe on the range, be vigilant and protective of your freedoms, and God bless the USA.

Tim Brown

Welcome New Members

The following new members recently joined or rejoined the club: Raymond ‘Eric’ Larson, Brian Knowles, Travis Clark, Brandelyn ‘Brandy’ Dueck, Jeff Henle, Brian Houston, Lane Robinson, Chris Ueeck, Guy Amico Jr., Joseph Calmere, Ernie Deleon Jr., Jim Frew, Michael Williams, Dallas Groshans, and Paul Miller.

Golf Ball Shoot

Oh what to do on a Tuesday night when there is nothing on TV? Well, get a bunch of guys and gals together, arm them with .22 handguns, and provide them with lots of golf balls and tennis balls to shoot at. The result, a whole lot of shooting fun. And so it was for the shooters who turned out at the Indoor Range on the evening of September 27, 2016 for the scheduled monthly Golf Ball shoot.

For those of you who haven’t done it, it goes this way. In front of each shooter is a rack with ten golf balls and four tennis balls hanging from wires and two paper targets above the rack in the target holders. Each shooter has fifty rounds to shoot and starts by shooting at the golf balls. If he/she is successful in hitting all of them and still has ammo to shoot, then it is on to the tennis balls. If there he/she is successful at hitting then and still has ammo, then it is on to the paper targets to shoot their remaining rounds. Each shooter goes through the targets twice for a total of one hundred rounds fired off.

When the evenings shooting was concluded, the range cleaned up, and the scores of each shooter were tallied, honors for the evenings shooting fun went to:

1st Place Neil Dozler

2nd Place Bruce Reynolds

3rd Place Tim Brown

4th Place Gerald Pannell

5th Place Buster Watts

To those who have never come out and enjoyed the exhilaration of making golf balls and tennis balls fly when shot, you are really missing out on a ton of fun and great pistol shooting practice. So if you are even a little bit curious, come on out and see for yourself just how much fun can be had. No fancy pistol or ammo needed. Just a desire to have fun.

Tom Byerley . . . . . . Match director