The Firing Line HEADLINE NEWS BULLETS High School Youth Instruction to Begin!

The Firing Line
Issue 10
Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club ~ P.O. Box 12453 ~ Roanoke, VA 24025
October 2014
High School Youth Instruction to Begin!
Please note the following dates for High School Youth Instruction:
Tuesday, October 14
Thursday, October 16
Tuesday, October 21 (Rain date is Thursday, October 23)
Instruction takes place on A, B, and Shotgun ranges from 8 am - 4 pm.
Sight-In Day - 1 Day Only! Sunday, October 12, 9:30am - 3:00pm
C Range; $2.00 per firearm; targets & rests provided. For information:
contact Harvey Bulaski on 540-343-9040.
NO SHOOTING ROCKS! No Cross Lane Shooting on C Range!
No shots beyond the orange safety markers on B Range! Finger OFF the trigger until
you are on the target! Practice Safe Gun Handling at all times to ensure
RRRC will be around for another 80 Years!
Shotgun Opportunities
Have you always wanted to try any of the Skeet, Trap, or 5 Stand shooting sports? Here's your chance
to give it a try in a relaxed atmosphere with other new shooters. Call us and let us know what days and
times you’re able to come, we’ll compile a list of interested members, and then set the date! Shotguns
provided, or bring your own. Young and "old" shooters, as well as ladies are all welcome. Contact,
Adam Keen (540)598-6803, Barry Mountcastle at (540)314-2529,or Robert Brailsford at (540) 761-9473 .
Skeet & Clays Range Comments: For those of you who may have questions, concerns, comments or complaints pertaining
to the Skeet & Clays Range operation, please contact Adam Keen or Barry Mountcastle (540) 314-2529. Since we are
responsible for the management and operation of these areas, we will also be the first responders to your inquiries and
issues. Your cooperation with assisting in this popular venue will be greatly appreciated.
2014 Officers & Directors
Highlights from the September
Bill Cash, President
(540) 875-7435
[email protected]
Board Meeting
“Freedom isn’t free” - just ask any soldier!
Jeff Duncan, Vice-President
(540) 819-1697
[email protected]
Jim Sharrow, Secretary/Treasurer
(540) 389-9832,
[email protected]
Jody Baldwin
Robert Brailsford
Epps Foster
Adam Keen
Jackie LaPradd
Barry Mountcastle
(540) 556-0158
(540) 344-1480
(540) 890-4973
(540) 314-2529
(540) 797-3961
[email protected]
(540) 297-5122
Board Liaisons
Buildings & Grounds:
Epps Foster
(540) 890-4973
Highlights from the September Board Meeting:
NWCOA Training ran smoothly. Both A and C ranges were utilized.
Sunday hunting was unanimously approved. All members must have attended the mandatory Hunter Orientation to hunt on club property.
Monthly Board Meeting - 7:00 PM - Next Meeting: October 21
The monthly RRRC Membership meeting will be held at the Roanoke Rifle
& Revolver Club clubhouse. The Board of Directors strongly encourages
members to attend. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings held
on the third Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in what is being
discussed - attend the meetings.
Members are reminded to practice safe gun handling at all times.
Members are encouraged to contact the Training Department for
anonymous one-on-one training to review the basic Gun Safety Rules.
Visit us at or call (540)330-7775
for information and business.
“The Firing Line”
submission deadline:
Monday, October 24, 2014
Clays Range/ Manager:
Adam Keen
(540) 314-2529
Gun Shows:
Jackie LaPradd
Jim Sharrow
Beth Christopoulos
Skeet Scheduling:
Sam Mayes
(540) 797-3961
[email protected]
(540) 389-9832
(540) 989-1776
[email protected]
If you see dust – SLOW DOWN! With our match season in full swing it is crucial that you
and your guests obey this club rule!
Important Reminder: We remind you that this is YOUR Club and YOU have the right
and obligation to question anyone that you believe is not a member. Guests must be
accompanied by a member while on Club property – No Exceptions!!
2014 Gun Show Schedule
(540) 343-8889
Roanoke Civic: Sat - 9am - 5pm; Sun - 10am - 5pm
October 25 - 26
Jim Sharrow
(540) 389-9832
C & E Salem Civic Center: Sat - 9am-5pm; Sun - 10am-5pm
Trash Crew:
Chuck Smith
(301) 904-3521
Jody Baldwin
Please contact Al Steed, Jr. at
[email protected] to help represent VCDL
at our local gun shows.
(540) 556-0158
Work Hours:
Jackie LaPradd
Harvey Bulaski
(540) 797-3961
[email protected]
October 4 – 5 / December 20 – 21
Renew your NRA Membership
on-line through our website!
You’ll save and you’ll be supporting RRRC
through this NRA link.
(540) 293-4571
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Another month has come and gone the weather is getting cooler at night and day. This is the perfect time to
get to the range and burn some powder. The matches will be more enjoyable to watch now that it is cooler.
Fall is the perfect time to be on the range shooting or just being outside enjoying life. One word of caution: when setting
your targets early morning or late evening when it is cool at
night, watch out for our resident snake population that may be
trying to get warm on a sunny surface. The best thing to do is
back off. The snake is more scared than you are. If you leave it
alone, it will leave you alone. We have to coexist with them as
they were there before us. If by chance they don't want to
leave, call Jackie LaPradd at 540-797-3961. He will come
and try to find it, and move it to a better location. Trying to kill
it just might get you bitten.
Black Rat Snake
So, till next time, keep your powder dry and bring the kids,
grand kids, nieces, nephews, friends, and wives out to shoot.
John (Bill) Cash
Utah Concealed Carry Firearm Permit Training
Virginia and 35 other states recognize the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit. That widespread
recognition makes it good to have as an interstate traveler. Utah permit holders may legally
carry while driving through many contiguous states. Those who plan on carrying out of state
may find it very useful to have this as a second permit.
The 4-hour class required to apply for this permit will be offered at the RRRC clubhouse. Interested applicants
should already hold a Virginia Concealed Carry Permit and have completed NRA First Steps Pistol or an equivalent
pistol class. All necessary materials will be furnished. Club members and non-members are welcome.
Cost is $55.00.
The course can be taken at 2:00 pm on October 18, November 16, or December 14.
Please contact Charles Woolwine at [email protected] for details.
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
Saturday, October 25 / Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club / 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for owning and using a pistol safely
Efficient, effective handgun training
Learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety and shooting fundamentals
Engaging, informative and entertaining
Experienced shooters improve marksmanship, correct problems
Qualifies for Concealed Carry Permit ~ Female Certified NRA Instructor on staff ~ Range Time Included on premises
>30% Hands-on training ~ Pistol, *ammunition, targets provided
540-354-7941 ←
Register → [email protected]
Work Hours
Every year we are faced with members who claim that work hours were not made available to them. For this reason,
we will be posting assignments as they become available throughout the year to ensure that all members are aware of
these opportunities.
This program was a huge hit with the general membership, match directors, as well as our neighbors. Because of this,
we will be continuing to monitor the roads and ranges for many of our 2014 matches. I would like to add that virtually
100% of the members that participated in this program commented that it was a quite enjoyable way to get in their
work hours. I urge you to please consider signing up so we can keep this program running.
I currently have one position available for the Cleanup Crew. Interested parties should have a
truck or some other means to haul barrels to the dumpster. This is one of our most important
work assignments since it has an immense impact on how the grounds look to both members
and visitors. Please consider stepping up and helping out so we can keep the club looking nice.
Please contact me for further information regarding any of the listed positions, or to discuss
duties in further detail. Assignments will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Jackie Lapradd - 540-797-3961 - [email protected]
NEW RAFFLE - Kel-Tec PMR-30 .22 Magnum
RRRC is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Kel-Tec .22 magnum Pistol. This is a special National
Rifle Association Serial # Edition, complete with 2 magazines and a hard case. Proceeds will benefit RRRC
Shooting Programs. Tickets are on sale through July 15, 2015, or when all tickets are sold! A limited number
of only 500 tickets is available. Each ticket is $5 or 5 tickets for $20. To purchase your ticket (s) or to
obtain additional information, contact Bill Padgett at (540) 353-7050 or at [email protected]
Thank you for supporting RRRC programs!
Smallbore Match - Modified October 4th - Range C – Rifle distances 40-60-77-100 meters
This is a shoot-a-lot match and have a lot of fun.! You may reenter once. 60 rifle shots at the
silhouettes and 25 pistol shots at 25 yards. Any sight, any firearm, .22LR, no magnums. The
object is to knock all the silhouettes down with the fewest shots. There are two chickens, three
pigs, two turkeys and three rams. Call Harvey Bulaski on 540.343.9040 for information.
Thanks to all of the shooters who braved the rain to support our Children’s Miracle Network benefit match. This was a
very worthy cause, and your support was very much appreciated. If you would like to learn more about Children’s Miracle
Network hospitals, please visit their website:
In addition to the shooters, I would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers involved who did a tremendous job of
making the match a success. I’d also like to give a special mention to Mike Henson. Mike put in countless hours behind the
scenes, and really was the driving force behind this match.
Things will return back to normal for the October match, and then in November we have
our annual “Toys for Tots” night match. Registration will start at 5pm, with first shots
around 6pm. And remember, the match fee is waived if you donate a new toy.
Hope to see you at the October match,
Simon Leray, Match Director, [email protected]
Come on out & join us for our next match – October 18. Sign-up @ 9 am;
Shooter’s Meeting @ 9:45 am; First shots fired @ 10:00 am.
For information contact: Brent Lorton, (540) 309-5597; [email protected]
September’s match had a light turn-out and great weather which made for a perfect relaxing summer day. Both for shooters and target setters. We have one more match scheduled for 2017, on Sunday 19 October. We have room for more shooters and target
setters. It’s a relaxed match and we will take time with new shooters. Come out and see
what the fun is about and ask for a Sharps for Christmas. Call Joe Davis at 540 776 0679
or [email protected] for more information, or call Santa for the new Sharps.
COWBOY FAST DRAW “Boothill News”
RRRC and “Boothill” attract some of the “Fastest” Gunfighters East of the Mississippi at our scheduled Cowboy Fast
Draw matches! The East is the fastest growing area of the country for our sport and Old Dominion Fast Draw continues
to lead the way!
One of the Top Guns in the country is a member of RRRC and is on a roll defeating
Gunfighters in every state he visits!! Our very own Robert Hurt, aka Bob Ed Pain
recently made the trip to attend Kentucky’s very first State Championship. He met some
tough seasoned Gunfighters and “whooped um all”!!! That’s right, Bob Ed Pain is now
the Cowboy Fast Draw Association’s (CFDA) 2014 Kentucky State Champion!! He is the
CFDA’s 2014 Champion of “FOUR” states!! Kentucky, Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas!!!
This is a big achievement! And we at RRRC and ODFD are very proud of him!
CFDA 2014 Kentucky State
Champion – Bob Ed Pain
If you would like to see Bob Ed in action, come and visit us on Boothill! Our next
Cowboy Fast Draw match scheduled there is Sunday, October 19th! It will be “Sombrero
Sunday”!! Any gunfighter that shows up to compete that day wearing a sombrero gets
choice of shooting lanes throughout the day! We are also giving out awards for the
best-dressed “South Of The Border” attire on our Gunfighters! Registration for the
match begins at 8:30am, the Safety Meeting begins at 9:30, and the match begins at
10am. Come & see the action! Meet Bob Ed Pain and a bunch of the other Gunfighters!!
We have two (2) practice nights in October: Wednesday the 8th and Wednesday the 15th from 6-9pm. If you would like
to try it out, come on up to Boothill and we will give you a few pointers and get you on the line. You never know, you
could be the next Wyatt Earp or Doc Holiday!! We even have extra six guns and holsters to loan for the evening.
For info on Cowboy Fast Draw, call “Ringo” (aka Jeff Duncan) at 540-819-1697 or email at [email protected]
We have had a good year so far, albeit attendance has been light. There are still two matches left,
the fourth Saturday in October and the fourth Saturday in November. We need new shooters! High
POWER power can be a tough sport, but it is very rewarding. So all of you who are curious...come on out and
find out! New shooters always welcome! I'm always only a phone call or e-mail away and glad to
answer questions. See you on the range! Robert Wilson, 540-875-7554; [email protected]
Join us on October 26th on A Range for our last match of the year. Come see what we do so you can
put your request in for Christmas! Whatever your interests are in the field of shooting, there is a
shooting venue here at RRRC that you can enjoy. Remember, it's your Range. Use it. And leave it in
better shape than you found it.
That's just my view from the saddle.....Tom Wills, aka Rowe-A-Noc, SASS#64745L TG Regulator
Match Director  540.890.6375 - [email protected] Vinton VA
2014 Clays Range Safety Officer Work Days
Remember your work date! If you cannot serve or if you’re interested in serving as a
Clay’s Range Safety Officer, Contact Sam Mayes at (540) 343-8889.
Please notify Sam of any schedule changes.
Marvin Bailey
Rob Couch
Bill Shannon
Rob Givens
Tom Grooms
Shawn Marshall
Alan Park
Linwood Jones
Rob Couch
Richard Conway
Larry Harris
Michael Dowdy
Marvin Bailey
Gary Li
Skip Lautenschlager
John Flick
Ben Pearman
Neil Flynn
Skip Lautenschlager
John FLick
Phil Servidea
Steve Glass
November 16
Marvin Bailey
John Davis
November 22
Mike Wade
Don Prinzback
November 23
Aaron Hultquist
Tony Servidio
November 29
Brian Laymon
Tony Servidio
November 30
Phil Servidea
Tony Servidio
Rob Givens
Bill Shannon
Rick Ellett
Bill Mullins
Skeet Workers: We have two volunteers who will serve as last resort substitutes for you in the event that
you cannot find a replacement for your scheduled work date. They are Wayne Parker (540) 989-8761 and Phil
George (540) 982-1998. Remember, if you do not work your date, you will not receive credit for the work
hours. Thank you for being conscientious Skeet/Trap & 5 Stand Range Safety Officers.
Others are depending upon you!!!
Clays Safety Officers – Sign-up notice
I will be doing manual scheduling for clays work days for January, and February of next year
starting on November 17th. If you want to get work days in January or February for 2015 you can call
me at (540) 343-8889 starting on Nov. 17 between 10:00AM and 10:00 PM. Please do not call before
this date as I will not be prepared to do any new scheduling until then. Please note that this is only for
current clays safety officers and is on a first come – first served basis.
Sign ups for the rest of the year will be done at the regular sign-up meetings. These will be held
on February 21, 22, 28, & March 1, of 2015 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the clubhouse. Being at one
of these meetings is mandatory as clays work days sign-ups for the rest of the year will be done at this
time, as well as new keys for 2015 will be given out at these meetings. As usual, this will be a first come
– first served operation.
If you want to become a Clays Safety Officer please contact Adam Keen
at (540) 314-2529 or Barry Mountcastle at (540) 297-5122.
Sam Mayes
$ MARKETPLACE $ Vendors – For Sale – Wanted
· Adams Custom Rifles: Custom built & long range precision rifles. Dennis Adams
(owner/FFL 07, (540) 819-5874, website:, email: [email protected]
· Ken’s Leathercraft: Custom made holsters. Want or need something “special”? Built to
buyers specifications at very competitive prices. Stop by at 6760 South Indian Grave Road, Boones Mill, VA
24065-(540) 774-6225 or at and let us know what you need.
· Trader Jerry’s (2 locations to serve you): Aaron Cochran at [email protected], 724 W 4th Street,
Salem, VA 24153, (540) 389-8095 or Chad Cochran at #34 Claypool Hill Mall, Cedar Bluff, VA
24609 or (276) 964-4867. Call for quotes or special orders, no deposit! “We love to match prices, just ask”!!
· Trapper Dan Trading: 15780A Stewartsville Road, Vinton, VA 24179 (540) 492-2562 or
[email protected]
· W & M Gun Repair: Eddie Webster at 3607 Alean Road, Boones Mill, VA 24065, [email protected]
or (540) 420-0795 or (540) 334-5923.
Smith & Wesson 1911 – stock. Never fired! In the original case.
Lists for $865 (NIB) – yours for $800.00. Contact: Beth Christopoulos, 540-989-1776
or [email protected]
PARA Black OPS SS 1911 45ACP Night 5" 96690
.45 ACP 5” Ramped Barrel Trijicon® Tritium Night Sights Stainless Steel Frame & Slide EGW® HD Extractor Integral
Accessory Rail Beaver Tail Grip & Ambidextrous Thumb Safety Skeletonized Match Grade Trigger IonBond© PVD Finish
VZ® Operator™ Machined G10 Grips Two 8-Round Standard Magazines. $939 Call or text 540-354-7941
Dan Wesson Items Wanted
I’m interested in purchasing Dan Wesson revolvers and accessories, such as barrel assemblies, tools,
cases, etc. If you have something and want to sell please contact Jody Baldwin at (540) 556-0158 or
[email protected] Please put “Dan Wesson” in your subject line.
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Many “thanks” for all of your support!
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Louis Wilkerson 2014
Mark Colleluori 2014
January 2015
Donald Nichols
James Tobey
Tom Bowles
John Juranich
Jim Sharrow
Bill Padgett
Jason Jones
Barry Shelley
Ralph Lane
Tom Grooms
Richard Lavinder
Wayne Root
Peter Via
David Sharrier
Jim Sutphin
Donald Cook
James Collins
Charlie Clampitt
Shawn Jennings
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Tim Reith
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Mike Puckett
Linwood Jones
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Mike Holley
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Harry Shumate Jr.
Charles Karl
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Teresa Via
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Seth Patriacca
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John Stroebel
David St. Clair
Frank Biscardi
Wayne Hunt
Rodney Murphy
Tom White
George Kevorkian Jr.
Robert Brittain
Ed Fitspatrick
Dan Johnson
John Maynard
March 2015
Don Stadler
May 2015
Trader Jerry’s -Salem
Harvey Bulaski
Henry Bulaski
September 2014
Ol’ Kennebec Tater 2014
October 2015
John Reed
Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 12453 - Roanoke, VA 24025-2453
The purpose of our club will be to provide a common
meeting place where all manner of firearms enthusiasts
may gather to enjoy their avocation.
We are affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA), Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA),
National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA), National Bench-rest Shooters Association (NBRSA), Virginia Shooting Sports Association (VSSA),
United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), and Cowboy Fast Draw Association (CFDA)
Schedule of Events
Membership/Board Meeting ~ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 ~ Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club Clubhouse at 1305 Gun Club Road, Hardy VA (540) 330-7775
Harvey Bulaski, 540-343-9040
October 4
Simon LeRay, [email protected]
October 11
Up On The Hill!
Skeet/ Trap/ 5 Stand
October 12
Brent Lorton, [email protected]
October 18
Joe Davis, 776-0679, [email protected]
October 19
October 19
Jeff Duncan, Cell 540-819-1697, [email protected]
October 25
Robert Wilson, 540-875-7554; [email protected]
October 26
Tom Willis, (540) 890-6375, [email protected]
Weekly: Saturday & Sunday
from Noon—5:00 p.m.
Clays Range Manager:
Adam Keen:
(540) 314-2529