Four Corners Rod and Gun Club
Salem's Premier Shooting Club
No Sight In Service, No Problem Pancake Breakfast and Raffle
Although we are all sad about having to cancel sight in service, fear not. Bob is putting together a breakfast feast on Saturday, September 19th from 8am - noon. Eggs, pancakes and sausages, just like every morning during sight in service. And all for free for members and family. Please RSVP to Bob Chambers at 503-990-4895 so he can plan on how many to feed, and mark your calendars. RSVP DATE EXTENDED, PLEASE JUST LET BOB KNOW YOU ARE COMING!!!
Range Status - We are OPEN
The range is currently open and operating under the usual COVID modifications detailed below. Please check with discipline directors for scheduled shoots as they may be cancelled due to smoke or air quality concerns. Please remember range rules prohibiting tracer or armor piercing (i.e. steel core) ammunition. Steel core ammo is more likely to spark and cause fire issues. It can damage range facilities as well.
Help for Members
If you are in need of assistance due to the fire such as needed a location to store a vehicle or trailer, please contact our club Secretary Richard Noble. He has a background in disaster / emergency services and can advise how the club can assist. His information is on the "Contact Us" tab.
Important News Regarding Sight In Service 2020
After receiving input from many sources and considering all the issues, the Executive Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s Sight-In Service. Our very first concern is for the safety of Club members and the public – this of utmost importance. The Club also must make sure that we are compliant with whatever COVID restrictions are in place at the time of the event. Moreover, there is an enormous amount of groundwork that goes into putting on each year’s event and those preparations would need to start now. Such initial expenses, however, would be only recoverable if Sight-In Service actually takes place. Considering the totality of the circumstances, the Committee does not at this time see how this cherished event could operate safely, legally, and within the boundaries of sound judgment.
Thanks to all who provided input, and we look forward to Sight-In Service for 2021!
Now for some good news…
As a result of the decision of forego Sight-In Service, the Executive Committee has decided that the Club will now be open to members on the weekends during September this year. All monthly shooting events typically scheduled for the Lower Range will not be held in September, thereby allowing more opportunities for members to use this portion of the facility. Events scheduled in September for the Short Range, the Indoor Range, and the Archery Range will take place as normal but these ranges otherwise will be open for use.
The current restrictions regarding guests (i.e., immediate family members only) will remain in place until further notice. Any changes regarding our guest policy will be posted at the Club, on the Club’s Facebook page, and on this website.
New Date for Range Safety Officer Class
The new dates for the Range Safety Officer class are Monday & Wednesday, September 28th and 30th. If you would like to attend please email Will at firstname.lastname@example.org to save your space. If you were planning on attending the initial date and cannot make the new date please email as well. Will will do everything we can to accommodate, adding another session if necessary. Again, we apologize for cancelling the prior class.
OPENING OF ALL RANGES - FEW LIMITATIONS
Beginning Saturday, 5/30/20 the club is open for nearly complete normal operations. ALL RANGES ARE OPEN AND THE HOURS ARE PER USUAL CLUB POLICY (seven days a week, 8:00am until the lights come on, 10:00pm for the indoor range. Scheduled shoots / events start up in June. For now the shooting events posted on the calendar are for members only. Please contact the discipline contact to confirm space for with any questions. The calendar will be posted shortly. Below the the few current limitations and important details:
General Range Rules Modifications
- Everyone must maintain a minimum distance of no less than six (6) feet from other persons.
- Only one person per bench / shooting position (immediate family members from the same household may share a bench)
- Guests must be family members from the same household
- Recommend brining your own personal covering (i.e. blanket, towel) for the benches / firing positions (carpet has been removed for sanitation purposes)
- There will be some sanitation material available but please do not rely on this. As you know, we do not have full time staff at the range. It is recommended that you bring your equipment to stay safe.
There will no general membership meeting in June.
The lower range has been returned to normal operations with the traditional range rules. There are no longer firing points for short range pistol use.
The short range will have limited and marked firing points in order for the club to remain compliant. There are two positions at 10 yard area and three positions at 25 yard sections. The 50 yard range is open, and firing is only permitted where an X is marked on the floor with blue tape. The two shooting benches are open, and shooters must stay more than 6 feet apart. It is very important that all markings be obeyed if the short range is to remain in use.
The indoor range is now open. Please keep a safe distance from others. Firing points will be marked.
The archery range will be open as usual with members using 6 feet of social distancing.
Special Notice for 3-Gun / Defensive Gunning / Shotgun Drag Races:
Shoots have resumed. These events usually fill up and we will need to consider the number of people who can attend these events. Please contact the discipline director to save your spot at the shoot. Walk ups will not be able to shoot once a safe capacity is reached.
Featured Club Activities & News
A new way the club will be communicating
Beginning soon the club will be rolling out two new ways we will be communicating with members. For everyone opting in on the membership renewal form and including an email address, we will be launching a monthly electronic newsletter. This will allow to update members on new events, new shoots and other activities. The club will also be able to make immediate announcements regarding changes in events, range openings and temporary closures. If you did not include your email on the renewal form (or if it has changed) we will post a link for you to update this shortly
We will also be adding a quarterly mailed newsletter with similar information. This will allow those who are not online to stay in the loop. Keep checking back for details.
Watch for the return of the night shoot
As darkness begins to fall earlier, this provides the opportunity for more night shoots with handguns. Very popular last season, we will be adding these to the calendar in the coming months. These events will be held on the Friday prior to the 3 Gun matches. More details will be posted once the shoot is on the schedule.
No Sight In Service, No Problem Pancake Breakfast and Raffle
Although we are all sad about having to cancel sight in service, fear not. Bob is putting together a breakfast feast on Saturday, September 19th from 8am - noon. Eggs, pancakes and sausages, just like every morning during sight in service. And all for free for members and family. Please RSVP to Bob Chambers at 503-990-4895 so he can plan on how many to feed, and mark your calendars. Note, RSVP extended, please just Bob know you are coming as soon as possible.
Recent Shoot Reports
One shy of 20 shooters in two groups took turns hitting steel and paper. Four unique stage challenged the competitors. The longer final stage was shot twice, allowing…
August 18, 2020
Sixteen shooters spent a Sunday morning challenging themselves on five different stages, testing speed and accuracy, with defensive handguns and pistol caliber carbines (PCC’s).…
July 21, 2020
In addition to the awesome BBQ from Bob at the Sight Inn, we also had a pistol shoot on the 4th of July. Stages were shot at 50 yards (slow fire ) and 25 yards (for timed and…
July 8, 2020
Fourteen shooters attended the five stage defensive gunning shoot. Five opted for pistol caliber carbines and the remainder for iron sighted handguns secured under a cover…
June 22, 2020
A good turnout for this month's shoot with 18 total taking their turn. The top three included: Tim D. 496 Neil D. 486 Doug H. 476 Several others shooters were…
January 26, 2020
This speed steel match featured 50 rounds with both rimfire rifles and pistols. At 10 yards five targets of various sizes were targeted with the pistol, a mixture of small steel…
January 12, 2020
Open shooting, low key events weekly, and fun for everyone
Four Corners Rod & Gun Club is a membership based range. Many of our events are open to the public for a small fee. Click on the membership tab or button above for more information.
A Place to Shoot
Have access to a private range nearly every day of the year. Numerous events are open to public each month. Check out the CALENDAR page for upcoming shoots.
Something for Everyone
From an indoor 50 foot range for rimfire .22 out to 200 yards, Four Corners has something for everyone. Fun shoots each week are a great place to practice and meet other shooters. We have an active youth program and special events for women as well.
With rules that emphasize safety, we want everyone to have a fun and safe experience at the club. New member's orientation helps shooters start off right.
For general club information please include your name and contact information below. Go to the CONTACT US page to reach a specific person (Executive Committee member, Education Foundation board, Match Directors, Range Masters, CAJRC, Pistol Team or Webmaster.