THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE RIVANNA RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB, INC. November, 2014 Volume 5, Issue 11 SIGHTS & ACTION Special points of interest: All Members and Associates are required to wear their membership badges at all times while at the club. RRPC offers many exciting activities for members and guests. Check inside this publication, visit our web site or come to the monthly meeting to learn more! New activities are introduced regularly so keep in touch to avoid missing out. OFFICERS President DAVID FOKY (434) 882-3865 [email protected] Vice-President LUKE WRIGHT (434) 977-4070 [email protected] Secretary (434) STEPHEN SANDOW 975-0440 [email protected] Treasurer CHIP BERRY (434) 987-4478 [email protected] TRUSTEES Director RON ALABANZA (434) 242-1067 [email protected] Director PAUL BENNECHE MESSAGES TO MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES: Annual Club Elections Per our club bylaws, there will be an election for six seats on the Board of Directors after the November 13th Membership Meeting. The positions up for election are the one-year terms for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. There are also two Director/Trustee positions on the ballot which are 3-year terms. Voting members are requested to attend. There will be no cookout before the membership meeting due to the need for additional parking and the earlier sunset time. DIY Gunsmith Workshop A second workshop has been scheduled. See page 2 for more details. Also see page two for a recap of the Glock Pistol workshop. Thank you to Patrick Heraghty for organizing and teaching these classes. Membership Renewals Renewals are due for 2015. page 3 for details. See (434) 825-0681 Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club 434-977-5482 [email protected] Director ROBERT GETTLEMAN [email protected] Director MIKE JOHNSON [email protected] Director (434) STEVE DELLINGER 589-5338 [email protected] Director BOB SCHMIDT (434) 953-9058 [email protected] Director TOM TEMPLETON [email protected] (757) 419-9321 Founded January 13, 1950, The Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club is a private, 100-acre shooting facility organized and maintained by member volunteers. Here you will find a variety of shooting activities throughout the year: something for everyone, young and old. The club is located in southern Albemarle County, Virginia, about 4 miles south of I-64 on Old Lynchburg Road, (the extension of 5th Street in Charlottesville, VA ). MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. RRPC membership continues to grow. We do not intend to compete with other clubs or organizations, but to form partnerships with all, and work toward a common goal. We are dedicated to educating, encouraging, and promoting the proper and safe use of firearms, hunting and conservation, in a friendly, social environment. Visit us on the web at www.rrpc.org BOX 7883, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA 22906 PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1570 OLD LYNCHBURG ROAD Page 2 November Dates and Club Highlights Sat. & Sun., Nov. 8, 9 Appleseed Clinic Thu., Nov. 13 RRPC Membership Meeting Annual Elections Sun., Nov. 16 RRPC Orientation Thu., Nov. 20 RRPC Board of Directors Meeting Thurs., Nov. 27 Happy Thanksgiving! If there is inclement weather please check to see if the event is cancelled. If the schools close due to weather all range events are cancelled as well. Work Details will be scheduled monthly or twice a month. See page 8 for details and contact information. (Please refer to RRPC’s calendar for the complete list of events and scheduled activities.) DIY Gunsmithing Workshop The next RRPC DIY Gunsmithing Workshop will be a collection of gunsmithing techniques, tips & tricks. It will be held on 6 Dec 2014 from 12 PM – 4 PM at the RRPC clubhouse. The cost is $10 per person. The workshop will be lead by local gunsmith Patrick Heraghty, a graduate of the Pennsylvania Gunsmithing School's Master Gunsmithing Program. The workshops are geared towards giving members, and their guests, who have a basic set of This session will cover cycle of opera- tools the skills they need to work on tion, chamber casting, lead lapping a their own guns. barrel, how a gunsmith cleans a gun along with some other tips and tricks. Any proceeds that are not used for There will be a question and answer the workshop will go towards the session at the end where you can ask maintenance of RRPC owned fireabout anything you like. arms or the youth program. Sign up in advance is requested. Contact Patrick Heraghty at [email protected] or 434-989-1263 if you want to sign up, have questions, or want to suggest a subject for a future workshop. DIY Glock Pistol Gunsmithing Workshop Saturday 10/11/14, nine people participated in a gunsmith class at the clubhouse that will hopefully be the first in a series taught by member Patrick Heraghty, a graduate of the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School. Field and detail stripping of a Glock pistol were covered as well as a brief history of the product. Students spent four hours disassembling and then re-assembling their pistols under the direction of Patrick. His teaching style included background and step-by-step demonstration followed by guidance as the students performed the procedures themselves. The diverse group of students seemed to all learn something and took away valuable information and experience. Instruction was skillfully adjusted for each student and their skill-set and background. At just $10 for four hours of instruction and including a Glock take-down tool, you can't find a better deal or way to spend an afternoon. Consider taking advantage of future classes no matter how few or many years of experience you have. Page 3 VOLUME 5, ISSUE 11 High-Power Rifle Matches High-power rifle matches are held on the first Saturday of every month at RRPC. Two relays are squaded for 9:00am and 11:00am on a first-come basis. It’s recommended that you arrive at the range by 8:00am to ensure a position in the first relay. Match entry fee is $15.00. There’s also a $5.00 target fee for anyone choosing to practice on the second relay — however, competitors take priority. Match course is a modified, National Match Course of 50 shots for score fired at 100 yards: 20 shots standing, single feed, 10 shots sitting with magazine change, 10 shots prone with magazine change, 10 shots prone, single feed. All stages are timed. For more information, please contact Steve Dellinger at (434) 589-5338 after 7:00pm, or go to: www.rrpc.org . It is time to renew your Rivanna Rifle & Pistol Club membership. You can renew online at www.rrpc2.org by logging in with your email and password. Once you are logged on, click on the 'View profile' link at upper right, under your name. In your Profile, click Renew button over on right, under Membership Details. Our bylaws require that for RRPC affiliation you must also be a current member of the NRA. When it's time to renew your NRA membership, please use link at www.rrpc.org. You'll get a discount on your NRA normal dues AND our club gets money back. FIRST Steps Pistol “FIRST” stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training,” a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This FIRST Steps program is a basic course abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of pistol. This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours. Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. The practical exercise covers a single pistol shooting position. As the number of participants or pistol types present increases, the course will take proportionally longer. The course goal is: “To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.” —NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation Lesson well as the first Thursday of DecemPlans ber, 2014. The classes are scheduled to start at 6:00PM and end no The Lessons covered by this pro- later than 10:00PM. Students are gram: requested to show up at 5:30PM to 1. Introduction to Pistol Safety, complete administrative paperwork, Parts, and Operation and to bring their own handgun (a 2. Introduction to Ammunition and semi-auto pistol or revolver). The the Fundamentals of Pistol classes are limited to a maximum of Shooting 16 students and the cost is $15 for 3. Introduction to Pistol Shooting Club members ($35 for nonfrom the Benchrest Position members). Enrollment will be on a 4. Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, first-come, first-served basis, and Storage, and Training Opportuni- advanced payment will be reties quested. For inquiries, or to sign-up, contact the Training Committee at: Students will receive feedback on [email protected] . the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful comple- Please note: the First Steps classes tion of the lessons. Students will have been filling up well in advance. receive a “Basic Practical” rocker Those instructors wishing to volunupon successful demonstration of teer to help with these classes firing a qualifying “group.” please let us know at the email above. Those wishing to become RRPC will be offering its FIRST Steps instructors please send an email as Pistol program on the fourth Thurs- well. When there is enough interest day of each month from January we will schedule a class to certify through October, 2014, inclusive, as more instructors. Thank you. Page 4 Introduction to Skeet-By Bob King, NSSA Level 1 Instructor Skeet – the game of crossing birds at relatively close distances – is enjoyed by quite a few club members, but it always seems there are other club members that are mystified as they walk by seeing us “Skeeters” shoot. The game is actually a bunch simpler than you might imagine. There is a High House and a Low House, and each of their birds cross at the center of the Skeet field at the appropriately named Crossing Stake. That stake is but 21 yards from each of stations 1 thru 7, and the idea is to break the birds at or before the center stake. That makes all shots 21 yards or less. Station 8, located equidistant between the High And Low houses, provides an exciting finish to the round of Skeet since you are typically only 7 yards from the clay bird when you shoot it. So how do you shoot this game? Shotguns, be they autos, pumps, or Over/Unders, need an open choke for this game. That means either an Improved Cylinder or Skeet choke. In shotgunning we try to put a 30 inch pattern on the target so that is why we use open chokes. Trap, on the other hand, engages the targets at 34-35 yards away, and you typically use a Modified choke. and not your waist or throwing the gun with your arms. Pivoting with your knees allows you to stay locked into the gun, fulfilling the first rule of Skeet, “Head on the Gun.” This foot position works except for Station 7 and High House 8. For these two birds we point our belly button straight out. Since the Skeet stations (except Station 8) are arrayed in a semicircle around the crossing stake, there is a geometric symmetry to the game. There is a foot position that is suggested for each station, a place to hold your shotgun when calling “Pull”, and a place to have your eye looking to see the bird and lock onto it visually. For right handers, the foot position is so your belly button is directly pointing to the Low House window. (This is reversed for left handers.) This sets up the arc that your knees will follow to track the bird. Notice I said knees. You pivot with your knees, The second rule of Skeet is “Eye on the Bird.” Remember catching a baseball? You look at the ball and somehow your gloved hand reaches out to the correct spot (usually) where it can catch the ball. This is basic hand-eye coordination, and the same works for Skeet. How many times did you take your eye off the ball to look at your glove and try to calculate your hand movements? Same for Skeet, look at the bird and let you subconscious work out the details of lead. Lead, the third rule of Skeet ends up being the one with the greatest error budget. RememContinued on page 5 Shotgun Skeet and Trap is shot every Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until sunset throughout the year, weather permitting. 5-Stand sporting clays is shot the second Sunday of each month in place of trap. Wobble trap is also shot every Sunday on our wobble trap field. The sport of Trap shooting is taught and coached every Wednesday from March to November from 1:00PM to 9:00PM (flood lights after sunset). Members, Associates and nonmembers wishing to learn any of the shotgun sports are encouraged to check the calendar or contact us for more details and to find out when the fields may be open on other range to attend orientation contact days. Tom Templeton at (757) 419-9321 or [email protected] Charges for a round (25 birds) are $3 for Members and Associates You may contact and $4 for non-members and Shotgun Chairman Jesse Davis guests. 12 and 20 gauge shells (434) 293-3811 are available at the shotgun club- [email protected]; house when the fields are open. Trap Director (coach) Mike Kreynus (804) 263-1008 Skeet and Trap orientation will be [email protected]; on the 4th Saturday of the month Skeet Director Tom Templeton from 10:00 a.m.—Noon. Atten- (757) 419-9321 dance is required for those without [email protected]; familiarity with shotgun fields 5-Stand – Sporting Clays Director safety procedures, squading or the Luke Wright fundamentals for shooting the (434) 977-4090 games of skeet and trap. To ar- [email protected] Page 5 VOLUME 5, ISSUE 11 Intro to Skeet-Continued from page 4 ber that 30 inch pattern I mentioned earlier? That means I only have to point ahead of the bird in the approximate spot, and the pattern with take care of the rest. Even though we may not hit all the birds, Skeet is a heck of a lot of fun. If you have not done so, come on out on the fourth Saturday for the “Intro to Trap and Skeet” class Tom Templeton runs. I think you may be pleasantly surprised how good it feels to kill a claybird or two. Contributed by Bob King You can read more about this and other gun issues in the VA-ALERT, a free email update from VCDL. Go to the link below to sign up. and was able to shed some light on the fact that this is simply an opinion and that a court could rule differently. VCDL is looking into ways to protect your right to use these targets. (It is important to note that RRPC does not allow their use on the range property) VCDL Meeting October 21 A small but enthusiastic group met for dinner and firearms-related conversation at the October VCDL meeting. We talked about a recent SWATting incident right here in Virginia. For those not familiar with the term, SWATting is when someone calls the police and reports a crime that didn’t happen in the hopes that the police will use deadly force against a lawabiding gun owner. The most notable case was the Ohio Wal-Mart incident where the police shot a man carrying a BB gun and talking on his cell phone. Fortunately the Fairfax, VA incendent ended much less violently and kudos go to the Farfax Police for their professional handling of the situation. Another topic of conversation was the upcoming legislative session. It was discussed whether any bills should be introduced to address the practice of SWATting. We also discussed the issue of exploding targets and the fact that some counties are interpreting that the mixing of them is a felony under Virginia law. VA Attorney General Mark Herring recently issued an opinion that these targets were, in fact, legal to use under VA law. Del. Rob Bell was in attendance Thank you to RRPC for their continued hospitality hosting these meetings. The next VCDL meeting at RRPC is scheduled for January, just before Lobby Day. To stay up to date on VCDL’s activities go to www.VCDL.org or visit them on Facebook. Tactical Shooters Group (TSG) The RRPC Tactical Shooters Group [TSG] meets informally on Sundays at 1.30pm on the AP&T (formally the PPC) range. The TSG's primary focus is the practical deployment of the tactical carbine (aka "black rifles") for sport, duty and/or self-defense. We seek to improve our skills with a carbine/rifle in a dynamic environment utilizing modern techniques and skill-building drills as taught by some of the world's top firearms trainers (i.e., Viking Tactics, Vickers Tactical, EAG Tactical, etc.). We also incorporate practical pistol in our practice sessions and have recently added informal Saturday night pistol practice on the indoor range. If you are interested in the learning more, we invite you to join the TSG Google group to be kept in the loop on our activities. Beginning in May, we will be incorporating a "Fundamentals Day" (day TBD) on a regular basis to help introduce shooters to the TSG. It is designed to bring the novice and seasoned shooter alike up to speed on current rifle technique as it pertains to a "tactical" environment (e.g. zeroing, gun handling, equipment briefing, etc.). Please contact: Ron Alabanza [email protected] or Carlos Santillan [email protected] and we can get you sorted. The RRPC TSG is open to all associates and members in good standing. We invite and encourage all levels of shooters to join us for skill-building and fun. Page 6 Cowboy Action The RRPC sponsors the Rivanna Rangers Cowboy Action Shooters who are affiliated with the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). We dress up in clothing that represents the clothing of the “Old West” or “Western Movies” and shoot single action revolvers, lever action rifles (in pistol calibers) and pre-1900 style shotguns (pumps or doubles), and have fun. Ladies are always welcome, this sport is not just for the boys! Our monthly matches usually consist of 4 to 6 stages or shooting scenarios. A stage will tell a story from the old west that the shooter will then act out. The shooter may be required to say a line from a western movie such as “I’m your huckleberry” from Tombstone. The shooter will then engage the targets in the order specified. Each stage is explained to the entire posse (group of shooters) before the first shooter starts and then each shooter has the opportunity to review it again with the Range Officer just prior to shooting the stage. Targets are fairly close and shooters are scored on accuracy and speed. While having fun is very important, the most important thing is safety. All participants are required to go home with as many holes in their bodies as they arrived with. Procedures and rules have been established by RRPC and SASS to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators. Each shooter is supervised all the way through, from the loading table to the shooting line and then to the unloading table. This ensures that the firearms are only loaded at the appropriate time and with the appropriate number of shells. It also makes sure that the firearms are unloaded and clear after the shooter is finished with each stage. The match cost is $10 to shoot for RRPC members and $15 for nonmembers. Matches are held the second Saturday of each month from March – November with a hiatus in August. Check the RRPC for set up and start times. Come out to watch and shoot a partial scenario after the match. It is possible to borrow guns and leather if you want to try and shoot a match. Call our POCs to work it out. Points of Contact: Ralph Wilson AKA “Dunderburg Drifter,” (434) 286-6949, [email protected] Werner Gstattenbauer, AKA “Big Gus,” (434) 989-5465, [email protected] Happy Trails Big Gus #66666 Women’s Program We had a wonderful time at the WOW weekend and look forward to more of the ladies joining us at the May event. WOW stands for Women’s Outdoor Weekend. The events were fun, educational and the camaraderie just wonderful. Information about future events will be in the newsletter and web. We continue to shoot Archery, Pistol & Rifle and the time and day are sent to each of you by e-mail. Remember we will not meet formally in November and December because of the Holidays but we will be meeting at other times so watch your email for info. Thanks to all the ladies that helped at Fun Day. They were wonderful and the side dishes they prepared outstanding. All who came were great helper's. THANK YOU AGAIN Josephine Sandow Chair Women's Programs [email protected] Page 7 VOLUME 5, ISSUE 11 Coached Bull’s Eye Practice Accuracy is the key to success in competitive shooting, and to enjoyment of any the shooting sports, as well as successful self-defense. This session is designed to help members who wish to improve their pistol marksmanship skills. Particular interest is for beginners but shooters at any skill level are welcome and will benefit. Family members may also participate as long as the member is present. Format will be fundamentals of bullseye pistol, which develops skills that are readily adaptable to other disciplines including the speed sports of IDPA, IPSC, and Steel Challenge. Pistols of .22 caliber are recommended but any pistol or revolver up to .45 caliber that is allowed on the indoor range may be used. This program is run by coaches Tom and Elizabeth Gathright. Both are Distinguished Pistol Shots in CMP .45-caliber Service Pistol national competition. The Distinguished Rifleman and Distin- guished Pistol Shot Badges are the highest honor that most military and civilian rifle and pistol shooters can aspire to earn. TIMES: 1st & 3rd Wed. nights from 7:00—9:00 p.m. on the indoor range (one half of the indoor range will be closed to others during this time). Contact: Elizabeth Gathright at (540) 456-6462 or email her at [email protected] Please note that the activities detailed on this page will not be held in December or on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Also, in inclement weather please check for cancellations. “After Hours” Bullseye Pistol League 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings each month, from 7-9 pm on the indoor range. The match will be run by Elizabeth and Tom Gathright. Standard 900-point Bullseye match, course of fire is all at 25 yards: 2 strings of slow fire. Each string consists of 10 shots in ten minutes. 1 National Match Course consisting of one 10-shot slow fire string, two 5-shot strings of timed fire, and two 5-shot strings of rapid fire. 4 strings of timed fire. Each string consists of 5 shots in 20 seconds. 4 strings of rapid fire. Each string consists of 5 shots in 10 seconds. Beginners welcomed. We will be tracking scores and awards will be made at the end of the season in March. Match fee: $2.00 High Nooners Cooler days are here. Beginning Wednesday, October 1, High Nooners return to Noon! Now, you’ll have time for coffee before coming out to the range. Set up at 11:30 a.m. Match begins at Noon. Whenever the temperature is over 60 degrees and dry, look for us on the lower range. High Nooners is an informal match for the 22 caliber portion of the Bull- seye Pistol competition. We use 50 yard targets, 25 yard turning targets, and standard range commands. All skill levels welcome. Come observe a course of fire. Match leader will provide a brief tutorial for beginners. Small fee for range supplies Held every Wednesday, year round First shot at 10:30 am Concludes by noon. Contact: Karl Woerner [email protected] or [email protected] or visit http://rrpc.org/highnooners/ default.html for more information. Page 8 Building & Grounds All perspective members are required to perform 4 hours of volunteer duty at the range or to make a financial contribution in lieu of that labor. This is a major factor in keeping our membership fees affordable. For up to date information regarding work parties follow the link to http://rrpc2.org/workdetail. To sign up for a work party contact Walt MacKay by email. (email: [email protected]). Please keep in mind that RRPC is an all volunteer club. Members are welcome to come to work parties and lend a hand, it is a great way to meet some of the incoming members and to help the club. If you see something at the club that should be addressed by the Building & Grounds committee please let Patrick Heraghty know about it by emailing. (email: [email protected]). REMINDER NOTE: BOD elections are Thursday Nov. 13 after an abbreviated membership meeting starting at 7:30 PM. Come early to park and sign in. Candidates are David Foky, President; Luke Wright, VP; Jim Wilmoth, Secretary; Chip Berry; Treasurer; Robert Gettleman, Director; Ron Alabanza, Director. Also included will be consideration of the referendum whether to raise 2016 dues. Traditional Muzzleloader Group Many of you have expressed interest in a primitive muzzleloader (flintlock or cap, real black powder) group. If you are interested, please email Robert G at [email protected] Once I have an idea of interest, I will send a link to a poll so we can pick a time to get together to share ideas. Rimfire Steel Match These matches are designed to be easy, fun, safe and affordable for shooters of all ages and experience levels. Matches include both .22 LR rifle and handgun stages and the competition is open to all safe and responsible individuals who can legally own or handle a firearm. A typical stage is set up with 5-6 plates at a distance of 20 feet to 30 yards. You must place one shot on each plate and time will stop when the last plate is hit. The string of fire will be shot 5 times and the times added for a total score. The cost will be $10 for ages 13 and up and free for those under ginners and will also challenge the 13, with a family maximum of experienced competitor. $20. Our first matches will have 2 shooting stages which can be shot RIMFIRE STEEL MATCH SCHEDULE with rifle, hand-gun or both. All 2014 repeating firearms styles are al- Matches will be held on the RRPC lowed (except full auto). If all you Bullseye Pistol Range have is a semi-auto .22lr pistol or March 1 a lever action rifle, bring what you April 5 have and have a good time. The May 3 club will also have rifles and pis- June 7 tols available for participants to July 5 August 2 use if desired. These matches are September 2 designed to be fun for the whole October 4 family, so kids, bring your parents November 4 along! This is a great event for be- No match in December Page 9 VOLUME 5, ISSUE 11 International Defensive Pistol Association International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) matches promote the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” selfdefense scenarios. Aimed at men and women who carry concealed, it adds the pressure of a clock and target scoring to help you assess your equipment, mind-set and skills under the friendly atmosphere of like-minded shooters. Open to all citizens who can legally possess a handgun and with a minimum of equipment requirements it's a low cost way to start in the action shooting sports. From beginner to expert, it is fun and challenging. People from all walks of life participate and contribute to the learning and friendly atmosphere. It is not training, although you can learn a lot, but practice of what you already know. It is a good environment for new shooters to be mentored and work on their skills in a safe and supervised environment. Matches are held at RRPC on the 3rd Saturday of every month except December. Registration is from 8:0011:00AM. 9:00 squads are assigned by 8:50. Shooting usually wraps up by 3:00pm. April and August classifier matches require pre-registration. For shooters new to RRPC and/or IDPA there is a mandatory new shooter briefing that begins promptly at 8:30AM, you should arrive to register by 8:00AM. You do not need to be a RRPC member to participate in a match. IDPA membership is required after your first match. Round count is 50-70 rounds minimum. The match fee is $15, cash or check only. Except for severe weather all matches except January are held rain or shine on the lower Bullseye and AP&T ranges. The Plinking and 300 yard ranges are closed during matches. Further information, schedule and scores can be found at: www.RivannaAP.org. 2014 Schedule Jan 18 - BUG (Backup Gun) Match Feb 15 - MD Choice Mar 15 - MD Choice Apr 19 - Classifier May 17 - MD Choice Jun 21 - MD Choice Jul 19 - MD Choice Aug 16 - Classifier Sep 20 - Weapons Master (3 Gun) Oct 18 - MD Choice Nov 15 - Top Gun Match Dec -No Match Merry Christmas! ______________ Page 10 Archery Archery There is a lot of activity going on at the club regarding archery. The ladies group has become very active in archery and have become particularly fond of Clout Archery. A clout is just a flag stuck in the ground and from distances of up to 140 yards, you try and shoot your arrows as close to the clout (flag) as possible. The closer to the clout, the more points you score. broadhead target will be coming soon. matches based on NFAA and USA Archery guidelines. From time to time, target matches are scheduled based on NFAA (National Field Archery Assoc.) guidelines. Usually these matches are shot at 20 yards on a 40cm target face. It’s a great way to test your mental toughness. For more information, please contact: Peter Netland (434) 249-5588 or [email protected], Michael Lilly at [email protected], or Jim Wilmoth at [email protected] Occasionally, we will have target Target Archery The target range has been moved to the property behind the clubhouse, next to the blue house For now use is limited to field points only. A 3D Archery The 3D range is based on IBO(International Bowhunting Organization) guidelines. Shooting positions are marked by stakes in the ground but the distances are approximate to test your hunting skills. The blue stakes are at a maximum distance of 50 yards but could be shorter. Green stake maximum is 45 yards, red stake max is 40 yards, yellow stake max is 35 yards, orange stake max is 30 yards and white stake max is 25 yards THE BULLSEYE AND 3D ARCHERY RANGES ARE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS, ASSOCIATES AND THEIR GUESTS. PLEASE OBSERVE ALL SAFETY RULES. THESE TARGETS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE CLUB AND THEIR UPKEEP IS PAID FOR BY YOUR DONATIONS, ENTRY FEES AND DUES. PLEASE TRY TO KEEP THEM IN THE BEST POSSIBLE SHAPE. IF ANY TARGETS ARE IN NEED OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT, PLEASE EMAIL THE ARCHERY CHAIR. AND REMEMBER, FIELD TIPS ONLY. Page 11 VOLUME 5, ISSUE 11 2014 Archery Lessons at Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club (RRPC) Time: 3rd Sunday of each month; 12:30 to 1:30 PM Place: Indoor Range at RRPC, at the clubhouse (we will shoot outside, weather permitting) (Address for RRPC on GPS: 1570 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville) Equipment provided Ages: 10 and up (younger ages, special permission) Contact Information: Director Archery: Peter Netland ([email protected], 434-249-5588) Director Target Archery: Jim Wilmoth ([email protected], 434-906-0724) Director Archery Instruction: Michael Lilly ([email protected], 804-922-2091) Director 3D Archery: Len Bailey ([email protected], 434-589-3662) The RRPC Board has approved purchase of equipment, and a $5 fee to defray expenses Instructors Certified by USA Archery and NFAA Open to non-members Archery Lessons We have 3 USA Archery/NFAA certified instructors who give archery lessons for beginners from youth to adult. Lessons are usually conducted as a group activity and usually on the 3 rd Sunday of the month at 12:30 PM. Ladies group lessons are posted by the ladies group separately. Lessons are open to the public and the cost is minimal. All equipment is provided by the club. If you are interested, please email the archery chair. Page 12 Project Appleseed Clinic, 2014 Schedule RRPC will host one more Appleseed clinic in 2014, on November 8-9. Appleseed is a two-day program that combines rifle marksmanship instruction with learning about our American heritage and the spirit that animated the Founders to fight for our freedom, by telling the real story of April 19, 1775 – the first day of the Revolutionary War. Participants will learn the skills required to shoot accurately at distances of up to 400 yards from standing, sitting and prone positions. Students who score 210 or higher on the Army Qualification Test target (equivalent to Expert) are awarded a Rifleman patch. The clinic takes place at the rear of the lower Bullseye pistol range. The distance is 25 meters, and the target is scaled to replicate the Army “D” target at distances from 100-400 yards. Expect to shoot 400-500 rounds during the course. Centerfire rifles up to .30 caliber are allowed, but most students use .22 rifles. You should equip the rifle with a sling and two magazines (tube-fed rifles are OK, too), and also bring a shooting mat, lunch/ snacks and water, and a chair. A set of peep sights or a scope is recommended but not required. Anyone who can handle a rifle safely, from beginners to experienced shooters, can participate. Beginners and families are particularly welcome. Cost is $60 for adults, $20 for youth under 18. Pre-registration is required. Appleseed clinics are open to the public. Clinics typically sell out in advance with a 25 shooter limit in each session. For complete information, or to register online please visit www.appleseedusa.org. A parent, guardian or other responsible adult must be present during the time that "their" young person is shooting. The past few months have shown a great increase in the number of young people wanting to learn about the shooting sports. Their parents have taken the time to bring them out to the club, learn the right way, and what fun they can have. people learn and improve their safe shooting skills. Youth Activities The RRPC Youth Shooting Program meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month (except for some major holidays) from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. Any young person, 10-18 years old, is invited to participate. Shooting is primarily with .22 rifles on the Indoor Range. Some shooting is also done with .22 pistols, .177 air rifles and air pistols. If there is enough interest, there might be arrangements made to shoot other firearms. The Club supplies the firearms, equipment and most of the needed supplies for this activity. One may use their own firearm and ammunition if they wish. Instruction and coaching is provided. The work assignment members who have assisted at these youth groups, have had such an enjoyable time, they are now returning as coaches. People from all walks of life, including current and retired combat veterans help the young For further information, contact: Steve Sandow, [email protected] Paul Benneche, [email protected] The Indoor Range is reserved for the exclusive use of this activity during its normally scheduled time, but may be open to use by Members and Associates on a space available basis, as determined by the Youth Program instructors. If you want to check and see if space on the range is available call the Club at (434) 977-5482 during the regular Youth Shooting time. Page 13 VOLUME 5, ISSUE 11 RIVANNA RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB, INC. P.O. BOX 7883 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906-0883 Catch Us On the Web Www.rrpc.org AFFILIATED WITH: AMATEUR TRAP ASSOCIATION CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL DEFENSIVE PISTOL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION SINGLE ACTION SHOOTING SOCIETY USA ARCHERY ASSOCIATION VIRGINIA SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION Happy Birthday November shooters!
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