Richard Moreno will present a CPR and First Aid training class at 3:30pm on Thursday October 30, 2014. Although the shooting sports in general, and our club in particular, have a spectacular safety record, it’s always good to be prepared for any eventuality. Consider signing-up for this vital training to protect your family, friends, and fellow club members both on the range, and off. Please email Richard for more information.
Chief Range Safety Officer Michael Farrow will present the annual Range Safety Officer (RSO) training class at 9:00am on Saturday October 25, 2014. While registration for the class must be completed in advance, the club will cover the cost of the class for all members (21 or older) willing to volunteer a bit of time on club range days. Once you’ve completed the class and have passed the exam (you knew there would be a test, didn’t you?), you’ll be an NRA Certified RSO, well-equipped to ensure the safety of members and guests on all of our ranges. There’s no special RSO anthem or secret initiation ceremony. But, you have the satisfaction of helping your fellow club members enjoy the shooting sports safely. Please email Michael with questions, or to register for the class.
The final Range Maintenance day of the year will be on Saturday November 29, 2014. As always, the work begins at 8:00am and runs to 12:00noon. Please plan to join your fellow club members in a morning of much-needed maintenance of our ranges, followed by a hot lunch, spiced-up with stories of incredible hunts, stellar match performances, and epic fishing tales…er, trips. Please read the Club News page for more information.
The next monthly club meeting will be on Tuesday October 28, 2014. As always, club members are welcome at the meeting hall’s bar, and there’s plenty of space in the parking lot. This month, please come out to nominate candidates for our 2015 club officers. Unlike the national political party conventions, there won’t be bunting, confetti, or long-winded speeches. But, razzing, politically incorrect humor, and raucous cheering are encouraged. The meeting officially starts at 7:00pm, and the socializing and companionship continue through the evening.
There are two matches this month. Match#1 is on Sunday October 19, 2014, and Match#2 is on Sunday October 26, 2014. The first match features six sizzling stages, including a USPSA Classifier. The second match is a Fun Match, that includes lunch, cold drinks, a ticket for the prize table, and six stages of fun. Both matches will have an abundance of steel and paper targets, many of them moving targets. You’ll need 200-250 rounds and your most comfortable run-and-gun shoes.
This month’s club range day will be on Saturday October 25, 2014. Fall is here and the temperatures have dropped back into the 70’s. With conditions this nice, make sure to bring family and friends for a day of Trap or Skeet, Rimfire Steel, Centerfire handgun, and Rifle fun.
The rifle range will be open to all members this month. You can practice for next month’s High Power Rifle match with that surplus battle rifle or war trophy and test your mettle against the wind, the mirage, and your aging eyeballs. Or, you can bring the family out for a bit of casual rifle plinking with anything from air-guns to .50 caliber canons. Whether it’s iron sights, red-dots, or a scope, you’ll take on paper targets raised above the 50-, 100-, and 200-yard berms. For those 200-yard berms, you’ll need target stands and cardboard backers to fit the steel target frames set behind the berm, along with binoculars or a spotting scope. Please remember that shooting into the berm faces and steel-core ammo continue to be no-no’s.
The monthly Trap shoot will be in full-swing at 9:00am. This is a completely informal club match, with no barrel length or action-type limitations. You don’t even need to wear a fancy trap-shooting outfit. Bring any sort of scattergun you own and give those pesky clay birds something to worry about.
As always, the Rimfire Steel shoot begins at 9:00am at Pistol Range Three (P3), where new shooters can learn firearms safety and proper firearms handling from experienced shooters. And, old-salts can blaze away at an array of steel targets.
At noon, the monthly BBQ lunch takes place at the clubhouse. Join your fellow club members for a sociable and tasty time under the shade of the old oak trees.
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!
During your drive along the access road, please be extra careful near the old bridge. Permits and planning are nearly complete for the new bridge, and there may be survey crews moving about. So, please drive slowly and try to refrain from attempting any “Dukes Of Hazard” jumps in the work area.
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.