We are finally getting some very nice weather. It has been a long winter and it was an even longer wait for the nice weather to finally get here. We are working on some safety improvements to the interior of the club house. Tom Curry, Tim Innes, and John Bliley are installing emergency lighting and lighted exit signs inside the clubhouse.
The new slate of officers and directors is now listed under “Officers and Directors” at the bottom of the home page on this site.
For the shooters on the Winter League Pistol Team, the awards dinner will be at Nunzi’s at 2330 East 38th Street on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 5:30 PM. Check in with Cliff Snyder to make sure you have a paid reservation (15.00 per person).
Some comments on the outdoor pistol range are forthcoming. Some shooters are putting holes in the 2 x 4 horizontal target support, this possibly happening when objects placed on top of the target supports are shot at. This IS NOT permitted. It is a violation of club rules and could place your membership in jeopardy. Only paper targets are permitted and the targets are to be placed on the 4′ by 8 ‘ target boards.
We had to replace about a dozen of the yellow empty chamber flags on the pistol rang recently. They are not meant to be taken home. These chamber flags are available in the clubhouse office on Tuesdays between 5 PM and 7 PM. The cost 1.00 per flag. These flags are also available through the CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM, 1401 Commerce Blvd., Anniston, Alabama, 36207. They are item # 244, open bolt indicator. They are sold 12 in a bag for $ 5.24 plus shipping. You can go online to CMP to buy these items.
SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY
Just a reminder to all members using the outdoor pistol range. This is an UNSUPERVISED range. Every person stepping up to that firing line becomes a range officer. You are first responsible for your own safe gun handling: gun action open, magazine out, cylinder open and empty ,chamber flag inserted, gun benched pointing down range. But is also your responsibility to check along the line to be sure that ALL weapons are in a safe condition before anyone goes forward of the line to change targets. Also, ANYONE on the line can call the line “not safe” until the unsafe condition is remedied. Communication is very important at this point. It is not anyone’s intention to cause embarrassment to anyone on the line. It is simply to insure a safe firing line before anyone goes forward.
DO NOT HANDLE ANY GUNS FOR ANY REASON WHEN ANYONE IS DOWNRANGE.
Just a courtesy reminder. When everyone is back behind the firing line, if you are ready to go hot (start shooting), check the firing line. Make sure that everyone has hearing protection on. It’s a good practice to call out to other shooters and guests on the line that you are “going hot” and then give everyone a moment to get hearing protection on.
LOST AND FOUND. We still have a number of items in the office that have been left on the range, some items since March of 2017. We are almost always in the office on Tuesdays from 5 PM to 7 PM.