Sights & Action Newsletter - Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club

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
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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.
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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