Sunday, January 24, 2016

Gun Range week of January 25

These are the activities for the gun range this week:

The IOC Contractor has equipment down by the gun range.  I am guessing that they will be working at least the first part of the week. Expect that the range will be closed some days this week.

Monday - Shotgun clay shooting - 2:00 at the range.  Shotguns have a very limited range so they can shoot even if IOC is digging.

Tuesday - NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting video - 10:00 am at the Retama Clubhouse.  The video replaces beginners shooting at the gun range.  We assume that the range will be closed on Tuesday.  The video shows basic gun handling safety, the parts of a gun, the parts of cartridges, and basic shooting tips.  The video is for beginning shooters, but anyone is welcome to come and watch. After the video, we will review gun parts and cartridge differences.

Wednesday - The Winter Texan Wild Bunch shoots tactical at Shooters Alley.  Come to eat at 6:00 pm.  Come to be ready to shoot at 7:00 pm.  Cost is $12.00 to shoot.  We have been shooting 2 stages.

Thursday - Ladies Day at the range - 10:00 am or when ever you get back from the ladies breakfast.  If you go to breakfast first, you can still come and shoot even if it is 10:30 or so.

Friday - Nothing yet.

Saturday - Steel Challenge - 10:00 am at the range.  We will shoot the steel plates for time.  Rimfire and center fire pistols and rimfire rifles are welcome. Bring 100 rounds of ammo for each gun.  See details below.

The Steel Challenge will work like this:
We will set up a row of five 10 inch steel plates on the top of t fence posts. The shooter must hit each of the five plates one time.  If you miss a plate, you must keep shooting until you hit that plate.  The time it takes you to hit all five plates is recorded.  The act of shooting the five plates once is called a "run".  Each shooter will do five runs in a row. 5 plates times 5 runs is a minimum of 25 shots (more if you miss a couple of plates).  You can reload magazines between runs, but the more magazines you have, the quicker the shooting goes.  The Practiscore computer throws out your slowest time, so only the four fastest times of the stage count.
Once everyone has shot the first stage, we will move the posts and plates around and shoot a second stage.
Once everyone has shot the second stage, we will move the plates again and shoot a third stage.

You can shoot .22 pistols, .22 rimfire rifles, and center fire pistols.  You can use iron sights or optics.

There will be no entry fee and no prize money this time.  Bragging rights and a certificate to the fastest shooter. There will be no lunch provided.  You will want to bring a beverage and a chair.

Call me if you have questions about this week's activities.

Shoot safe,
Niles Deden
(651) 380-9112

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