Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gun range border wall

I have received several emails from our members concerning the gun range and the border wall. The Butterfly Center has been getting a lot of news .
An un-named source with the Border Patrol sent me the following text this morning:

"Good morning Pistoleros! I'm sure all "the wall" noise has some of the club members scratching their heads as to the future of our slice of fun range. I finally got to work in the area & didn't find any sign of surveying or engineering development from the ramp off the levee Rd all the way to our camera tower. I can only speculate that when they start work in the area of the range it will not effect the range because the build up should be along the levee & possibly up to the parking area. Of course this is only my guess & nobody in charge is asking for my input on layout. Happy shooting hope to see y'all soon."

Keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best!

Shoot safe,
Niles Deden

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shoot Sunday 4/23

The gun range is mowed and nicely trimmed. 
Sunday is going to be cooler with highs in the 70s.

For those still in Retama, we are thinking about a fun shoot Sunday afternoon about 2:00. Bring plenty of ammo and something to drink.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

New Name Tags

Bonnie has been working on new magnetic name badges for next season. The lanyards worked, but the blowing and twisting in the wind drove everyone crazy.

These badges are for next season, but if you are in Retama for the summer, you can get yours now. Just contact Bonnie or me.

Nice job, Bonnie!

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Seminar April 26th

For those of you still in the valley, Texas Lawshield is hosting a seminar at Shooters Alley Wednesday, April 26th, at 7:00.

Rick Garcia, an instructor for the Hidalgo Sherriff Dept, is the speaker.

The first topic is "Disparity Force". That's your use of force when confronted by a much younger assailant, a much stronger assailant, or an assailant of a different sex.

The second topic is "Home Defense". How can you defend your home or RV.

Rick is an excellent trainer. I guarantee you will consider the time well spent.

To register, go to ""
The discount provided by Ashley is

They are giving away a gun at this seminar.

Bonnie, Robert, and I talked to Rick Garcia in his office ten days ago about doing some training for us at Retama. This seminar is your chance to meet and learn from him.

If you are still in Retama, GO TO THIS SEMINAR. I am interested in your feedback afterwards.

Shoot safe,
Niles Deden
(651) 380-9112

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da Range money

A few members have asked, "Is the range open in the summer?"  The answer is yes. You may shoot anytime during the summer. Bonnie will take down the steel targets when she leaves for the summer so they don't walk off. Expect to see some of the locals come to shoot when they think we are gone.

Cash on hand at end of February '17
Mar-April Porta Pottie
Lumber for target repair
Tee-shirt sales (3/14)
NRA Badges, Paint, gear tie, herbicide
Tee shirt sales (3/20)
Food for range lunch & dinner
Tee-shirt sales (3/25)
Paid dinners for da Range Banquet
Metal cash box
Rudy's BBQ
Calendar software, herbicide, dessert for Banquet
Corn for Banquet, donuts for State troopers
New style badges & software for '18 & beyond

Cash on hand as of 3/31

Monday, March 27, 2017

da Range Video

This year's range video is available for viewing.  We showed it during our banquet.  It captures many of the events from this winter.

Make sure you turn up your music.  You can make the screen large by clicking the square icon on the bottom right of the screen.

The 2014-2015  and 2015-2016 videos can also been viewed by the link in the right menu bar.

Have a safe and wonderful summer!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Gun range dinner

Thank you to everyone who made this year's gun range dinner a success!

Bob Bell, our guest from Shooter's Alley, drew the winning name for the Henry Golden Boy .22 at the beginning of the door prize drawings. Bob put the name in his pocket until all the drawings were over. Then he showed us the name. Congratulations to Chris Wakenell. You are now the new owner of a Henry .22!

The dinner wraps up our gun range activities for this season. Thank you to everyone who made our year fun. We hope to see all of you back next fall.

The March finance report will be available in about a week.

Thanks for a great year!
Niles Deden

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