Come out and vote! Elections for the 2014 club officers will be held at the November 26, 2013 meeting. There’s a great slate of your fellow club members running, and it’s always fun to take part in the election festivities.
This month’s club range day is Saturday November 23, 2013. So, remember to pack your gear and gas-up the car for a day of Trap, Rimfire Steel, and Centerfire handgun fun. Also this month, the regularly-scheduled High Power Rifle match has been cancelled and the rifle range is open to all members. Why not bring one of each kind of gun and spend the entire day at the range?
The last Range Maintenance day of the year will be this Saturday November 30, 2013. As always, the work begins at 8:00am and runs to 12:00noon. This time, the weather will be cooler and the snakes will be long gone. So, come out and help tidy-up the ranges for the year-end. Please read the Club News page for more information.
The Gopher Flats Sportsmen’s Club (GFSC)
The GFSC is a great place to shoot Trap, Skeet, Practical Pistol, Rimfire Steel, and High-Power Rifle matches in a safe and enjoyable environment. The fourth Saturday of each month is a day of organized matches, informal target shoots, and a club barbeque.
Practical Pistol: On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Southwest Pistol League and GFSC present a USPSA Practical Pistol Match that’s open to the public. For semi-auto and revolver fans with a taste for running and gunning, this is the chance to experience the thrill of action pistol shooting.
High-Power Rifle: On the fourth Sunday of odd-numbered months, GFSC hosts an NRA-Style National Match format rifle match. Bring out the old battle rifles, iron sights, and leather slings. This is precision shooting the NRA way.
Rimfire Steel: On the fourth Saturday of each month, GFSC offers a steel target shoot for .22 handguns and rifles of all types. Even those with no previous shooting experience can join the rimfire shooters for their first exposure to shooting.
Trap and Skeet: For retirees, the idle rich, and anyone lucky enough to have a day off from work, there’s weekday morning trap. For daytime worker-bees and those who enjoy sleeping-in, there’s evening Trap and Skeet. And, on the fourth Saturday of each month, there’s all the Trap you can stand. Bring lots of shells and an appetite for lunch!
The final USPSA match of the year will be a special one, with a single fee that includes the entry fee, lunch, and a raffle ticket. Uncle Mike will be there with his terrific grilled treats and the stages will be of the high-round count variety. Bring at least 250 rounds and an appetite for a big lunch. And, if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll go home with something from the prize table.
Thanks to your repeated phone calls, faxes, letters, and emails to our legislators, only a third of the most onerous anti-gun bills made it to Governor Brown’s desk last month. More calling, faxing, letter writing, and emailing resulted in the governor vetoing all but one of the worst bills. That bill bans the use of traditional lead ammunition for hunting of all game, statewide. There will be a transition period through 2019 for industry and the Fish & Game Commission to gradually phase-in the yet-to-be produced non-lead hunting ammunition. Don’t give up yet, though. Join with our various state and national organizations to either repeal this new law, or block it in court. Here’s the final round-up of the anti-gun bills for 2013 from the NRA.
Please remember to support the state and national organizations that helped us in the grueling fight in the legislature this year, and to prepare for the renewed fight when the 2014 legislative session starts in January.
And remember to support the retailers, ranges, gun clubs, and other groups who joined us in the fight this year.
Congratulations to GFSC member, firearms- and Range Safety Officer (RSO) trainer, and movie industry maven Michael Farrow on his appointment as the Chief RSO supervising all safety operations for the canyon. Here’s the official announcement from the CRC. Visit the Range Safety page for articles and announcements from Mike.
Monday range days have reverted to the Crescenta Valley Sportsmen’s Club. So, Thursdays are again the sole weekday range day for the club. As always, if you decide to shoot on a non-club day, please check-in with the rangemaster of the supervising club. Don’t forget to have any guests sign the supervising club’s Liability Waiver and make sure to empty the trash bins on your range when you leave.
David Mamet is a Hollywood Screen Writer and Director best known for the fims “Glengarry Glen Ross”, “The Untouchables”, “Hannibal”, and “Ronin”. As a Show Business insider, you’d expect him to be a card-carrying member of the celebrity anti-gun crowd. Surprise! He’s not. Visit the Advocacy page to learn more about this Hollywood icon and firearms fan.
Being a gun guy or gal these days, it’s easy to imagine the country overrun by rampaging mobs of left-leaning, socialist, urban dwellers whose only purpose in life is to take away your guns. Maybe not? Visit the Advocacy page to read about the surprising change in public sentiment.