OUTDOOR RANGE ETIQUETTE
With the good weather, the
outdoor range is beginning to get busy. Please be considerate of your fellow
members. When done shooting, clear your position promptly so that waiting
shooters can use it. Remember that the wide 100 yard range is for 100 yard
use only. If you wish to shoot at less than 100 yards, please use the narrow
100 yard range or one of the 50 yard ranges. If you are unsure about the
operation of the outdoor range, please review the range regulations and obey
any and all posted rules at the range. And remember, ALWAYS, ALWAYS observe
Due to repeated violations of our outdoor range starting times, we have programmed the gate not to open before Monday thru Saturday and on Sunday. Your card will not work before those times. For Sunday trap, you will not be able to access the range until after . Please observe the sunset closing time. Sunset time is posted at the gate as you enter the range. This is an important rule for maintaining a good relationship with our neighbors and violation will result in disciplinary action by the Executive Board.
SAFETY CLASSES CANCELLED
All of the remaining safety classes scheduled for 2017 have been cancelled until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will post here and on Facebook when class is resumed.
SATURDAY WORK PARTY CANCELLED
Due to the predicted weather apocalypse this Saturday, we will be cancelling the scheduled work party. The new date will be posted here and on the web site as soon as we schedule it.
Outdoor Range Spring Cleanup
We are looking for volunteers to help us with our annual Spring clean up at the outdoor range. The cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 11, starting at 9am. During this work party the outdoor range will be closed to shooting. Grab you work gloves, strap on your work boots and join us!
2016 is quickly slipping away so we want to remind everyone that 2017 dues are due by December 31. If you have not received an invoice or have lost your invoice, go to the membership page and look for the "LOST INVOICE" link where you can print out a form to return with your payment. Members who are not paid as on December 31 will have their key cards deactivated. If you need to take a leave of absence from the club and suspend your membership, please contact us for instructions.
ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, Nov. 8
Remember to vote this Tuesday, November 8th. The next president, through their Supreme Court appointments, will determine the course of our constitutional rights for a generation. Never in modern history has a presidential election had a greater impact on our second amendment rights (not to mention the rest of the constitution!). There are also many local elections that will determine your ability to exercise your rights on a state level. If you like your right to own a gun and still unsure of your candidates position on protecting your rights, then go to the GOAL and NRA sites and check out where they stand. Most importantly, GET OUT TUESDAY AND VOTE! Make sure your pro second amendment friends and family also vote. Your very right to keep and bear arms depends on it!
Give Blood, November 30, 2016
We will be holding a Blood Drive at our club house on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 11am to 4pm. Reservations are not necessary but if you want to avoid lines, feel free to call the club and schedule a time.
Save a life, give blood!
Outdoor Range Targets
Those of you using the outdoor ranges, please refer to the Range Rules for guidance in selecting targets. Recently we have come across items on the range which have been used as targets that are prohibited by the rules. If you are unsure about if an item may be used as a target, don't use it until you have checked with a range officer. Use of unapproved targets by you or any of your guests could result in your suspension or expulsion from the club.
Leo Dennen Military Rifle Shoot
The annual Leo Dennen Military Rifle Shoot will be held on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 at the outdoor range facility in Raynham. The match starts at 1pm and is open to members and non members. US and foreign military rifles in original configuration may be used. The course consists of 20 rounds fired at 100 yards. For more information, including course of fire and equipment requirements click on this link:
2016 LEO DENNEN SHOOT
2017 Dues Invoices
Dues invoices for 2017 have been mailed. If you have not yet received yours, please contact us. Dues are due by December 31, 2016. Those in arrears after that date will have their key card shut off. All invoices returned with a dues payment before the November business meeting on Nov. 6 will be entered in a raffle to win a 28 Gage, SKB side by side shotgun or a Winchester 243 low wall rifle. There will also be several other prizes including gift certificates and shooting accessories. Please try to return your dues payment as soon as possible so that our club officers can begin to plan for operating our club in 2017 and thanks to everyone for their support through the 2016 season!
The monthly orientation class for the month of December will be held on December 18
Indoor Bowling Pin Shoots To Resume
We will be starting our wildly popular indoor bowing pin shoots after the October 2nd business meeting. These shoots are open to all shooters and take place at our indoor range facility. Any type or caliber handgun and 22 rifles may be used for these competitions. Our business meetings are held the first Sunday of each month and start at 10am. The shoots will commence at the conclusion of the meetings. This is a great chance to come down and participate in a business meeting followed by some friendly competition.
Nominations For Club Officers
Elections for all club officers and board members will be held at the annual business meeting on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Nominations for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and eight board members will be accepted at the Sep. 4, 2016 business meeting after which the nomination process will be closed. Come to the meetings and help us pick the volunteers who run your club!
Safety Course Change
Please note that the date for the September safety course has been changed. The September course will now be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
Upcoming Range Closures, Volunteers Wanted
We will be conducting maintenance on the East Range from July 11 through July 16. During this time, the range will be closed. The West Range will remain open for use. We are also looking for volunteers to help us with our planed improvements and maintenance. If you would like to come down and participate in keeping your range a great place to shoot, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steel Plate Shoots
Starting on Sunday, May 15, we will be holding steel plate shoots at the outdoor range every third Sunday of the month. The shoots start at 10am.
Eye and ear protection is mandatory for all shooters and spectators.
All firearms will be unloaded until the shooter is in position and the match is ready to commence.
Shooters will sign up for one 8 person squad at a time. Positions on each relay will be determined by lottery. Once eliminated, shooters may sign up for another squad.
All commands will be given by the Range Officer who will also act as the match judge.
COURSE OF FIRE
Shooters will load 6 rounds at a time and may reload as necessary. After the command of "shooters ready" a horn will sound to commence shooting. All stages will start from the "low ready" position. The STOP plate will be shot last and shooters will be assessed a penalty in the event that the plate is shot out of order. Reloads may be used as necessary however, no more than 6 rounds may be in the gun at any time regardless of its capacity. At the end of the stage, all shooters will show a safe and empty weapon upon the command of the Range Officer.
Center fire handguns only. Any type of safe handgun and ammunition may be used. The Range Officer will have the final determination as to what constitutes a safe gun and ammo.
Shooters are asked to help the match progress efficiently by quickly picking up their brass and clearing their position at the end of the string.
First place wins $15. Second place wins $5. Each shooter will receive up to two token gifts. Free entry with the purchase of 4 raffle tickets.
All piano tuners will have 6 plates and please, NO NEW YORK RELOADS!!
Work Party, April 9, 2016
We will be holding a work party at the outdoor range on Saturday, April 9 at 9am at the outdoor range facility. This is our annual spring clean up and we can use any help we can get from our membership. This is a great opportunity to help us get your ranges ready for the good weather and to meet some of your fellow members. Unfortunately, this task requires that we close down the outdoor range for the day. We will try to keep the interruption to a minimum.
OUTDOOR RANGE CLOSED
The outdoor ranges will be closed Friday, Feb. 26 and Monday, Feb. 28 until at least 3pm due to survey crew work that will be taking place. We're sorry for the short notice and any inconvenience. The ranges will be open as usual for weekend use.
RFID Blocking Wallets And Your Club Access Card
Some new wallets are now constructed so as to protect magnetic strips and RFID chips from outside magnetic waves. It is common practice among our members who keep their key cards in a wallet to wave the entire wallet with the card inside in front of the key receiver to gain access to the club house or the outdoor ranges. If you happen to have one of these types of wallet or have the key card covered by some other type of protective material, the card reader will have difficulty reading the card and you may not be admitted. In this case, try removing the card and using it without any covering (or check to see if you remembered to pay your dues!). If you continue to have trouble with access, please contact us.
2016 Safety Course Dates Posted
We have posted the dates for our safety course through 2016. The course is held the first Sunday of every month starting at 11:00am except for the month of July. To view the dates, go to the "SAFETY COURSE" page.
Outstanding Dues Reminder
This is a reminder that as of 12/31/15, all unpaid members will be in arrears and your card will be deactivated. To avoid any interruption in your membership, please insure that we receive your payment by December 31. If you have not received an invoice or have lost your invoice, go to the "Membership" page on the web site. At the bottom of the page you will see a link to a "Lost Invoice Form". Print out a form and send it with your 2016 dues payment. If you have questions about your membership, please contact us as soon as possible. Remember that it is your dues that support the club and allow us to provide a great range for you to enjoy. The E Board would like to express our thanks to all of our members for making 2015 a great year for the club!
Annual Club Christmas Party, Sunday, December 6, 2015
Our annual Christmas party will be held after the December 6, 2015 business meeting which starts at 10am. There will be a breakfast buffet catered by Home Plate. This party is open to all members and is free of charge. This is a great opportunity to attend one of our business meetings and meet the people who run your club. Come down and join us for Christmas breakfast.
Outdoor Range Work Party
We will be holding a work party on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 9:00am at the outdoor range facility. This is our fall/winter clean up to get the ranges ready for winter. All members are welcome to attend as we can always use help with this task.
OUTDOOR RANGE SHOOTING TIMES
Just to remind everyone, the outdoor ranges close at sunset. That means that you should not be shooting after sunset. Sunset times are posted at the gate as you enter the ranges. The outdoor ranges open at 9am Monday through Saturday and 10 am on Sunday. You should not be shooting before those times. It is VERY important that EVERYONE obeys this rule. If you are unsure what time it is or weather or not the range is open, DON'T SHOOT. It's that simple. Members who can not follow this rule will face disciplinary action by the E Board.
Annual Leo Dennen Military Rifle Shoot
We will be holing our Annual Leo Dennen Military Rifle Shoot Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day, at the outdoor range facility. This shoot is open to all military rifles in original configuration. Open sights only and no match or target rifles are allowed. Any era rifle from muzzle loader to AR-15 is allowed. The course of fire is 20 rounds at 100 yards using a standard, 6", 100 yard, military bullseye. Entry fee is $5 per string. As always, eye and ear protection is required for all participants and observers and all safety rules for the match and range will be strictly enforced. Shooting starts at 12pm at the outdoor range, 425 Titicut Rd., Raynham, Ma.. This is a really great way to spend Veterans Day so come show off your military rifle and join us for some fun!
Leo Dennen (1927-1998) was a long time club member who participated and assisted with just about every club activity during his long membership. Leo never missed a chance to volunteer for work parties, serve as a range officer or tackle any task needing to be done. He was the epitome of what it means to be a member of the club and a great friend to all of us.
Gun Raffle For SKB 28ga Side By Side Shotgun
We will be raffling off an SKB, 28 gage, side by side shotgun with the proceeds going to the Junior Rifle Team. The drawing will be held at the February 7, 2016 business meeting. Tickets are $5 each and are available at the club during any business meeting, Tuesday night pistol league shoots or Wednesday night junior practice. Winner must have a valid FID card and comply with all State and Federal laws pertaining to firearm possession. Transfer will be completed by Bay State Trading Post, 503 Winthrop St., Rehoboth, Ma..
We would like to express our gratitude to everyone at BAY STATE TRADING POST for their support of the Club and the Junior Team. Keep them in mind for all of your shooting needs.
To visit the Bay State Trading Post web site, click on this link: BAY STATE TRADING POST
Steel Plate Shoot, Sunday October 18 At The Outdoor Range
The shoot will take place this Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the outdoor range. Setup starts at 9AM, first shots at 10AM.
Eye & ear protection required for all in match area.
NO LOADED FIREARMS until on the line and ready to commence the string.
Sign up for one 8 person relay at a time.
Position on relay determined by lottery. Once eliminated, you can sign up for an additional relay.
Range officer will give range commands and be the judge of the match.
Course of fire: Shooter will load 6 rounds on command and reload as necessary. After the command of “shooters ready”, a horn will sound. All shooting will be from the "low ready" position. No drawing from the holster. STOP plate must be shot last. Reloads are permitted but no more than 6 rounds in a gun at any time. On range officer’s command, shooters will show a clear and empty weapon.
Qualifications: Centerfire handguns only. Any safe handgun and ammo will be allowed. any sights allowed. Holsters allowed but not required. All firing will be from the "low ready" position. No drawing from the holster. First place wins $15, second place wins $5. All piano tuners will have 6 plates. NO NEW YORK RELOADS ALLOWED.
This is a really fun, well attended shoot. Come down and join us.
Monthly Indoor 22 Pin Shoots Resuming For The Winter
We have resumed our monthly 22 bowling pin shoots for the winter. The shoots take place the first Sunday of each month at the indoor range and commence after the monthly business meeting. All 22 caliber rifle and pistols are allowed with open sights or optics. The 10 bowling pins are placed at the 50' line and the goal is to knock down all ten pins in the least amount of time. Cost is 1$ for two sets of pins. This is a low competition, fun shoot designed for all skill levels. Come down and join us at the business meeting and then for some fun on the range.
2016 DUES INVOICES HAVE BEEN MAILED
2016 Dues invoices are in the mail and you should be receiving yours shortly. If you have not received an invoice by the end of September, please go to the "MEMBERSHIP" page, print out a lost invoice form and return it to us as soon as possible. The link to the form is at the bottom of the web page. Please remember that we depend on our dues to operate your club and the sooner you return your invoice, the sooner we can begin planning for improvements for the 2016 season. Thank you to all of our members for making this past year successful for the club.
Club PO Box No Longer In Use
We have discontinued our post office box. If you need to send something to us, please use our physical address, 430 East Britannia St., Taunton, Ma. 02780.
BERKLEY TOWN MEETING ALERT
The town of Berkley will be voting on an ordnance at the June 1 town meeting which, if approved, will essentially stop the discharge of firearms on private property. We are asking all members and gun owners to attend this meeting to show their support for our 2nd Amendment rights.
For more information, visit the GOAL web site. www.goal.org
Steel Plate Shoot, Sunday May 17, 2015
We will be holding a steel plate shoot at our outdoor range facility on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Anyone interested in helping with setup can come at 9am and the first squad will start shooting at 10am. Entry fee is $5. First place wins $15 and second place takes $5. Squads will be made up of 8 shooters shooting at 5 steel plates at a distance of 30 feet. The last plate will be the "stop" plate and shooting it out of order will result in the DSQ of the shooter. Center fire guns only, revolvers or autos, with jacketed or lead bullets. Shooters will only load 6 rounds and starting position will be the "low ready". Guns may be carried in a holster but drawing from the holster will not be allowed. Failing to drop all plates will result in a forfeit to the other shooter. Those who are eliminated from their relay will be allowed to reenter.
April 25 Work Party
Last weekends outdoor range work party was a great success. With all of the volunteers who helped we were able to accomplish lots of spring clean up tasks to get the ranges in shape for the upcoming shooting season. Member turn out was great and it was nice to see some new faces. To everyone who came down to help, the Executive Board would like to extend a big THANK YOU!
Please watch our web site and Facebook page for announcements about upcoming work parties and consider spending some time helping us keep the club the great shooting facility it has become.