Wednesday Night at the Range
The indoor pistol season starts this Wednesday evening November 4th. The gates will be open at 5:30pm. We’re usually there ‘til 8 pm.
The charge is $5 per session. Targets are provided. The basement should be warm but dress appropriately. Warm tap water is available to wash your hands after the shooting session. Eye and hearing protection are required. Please note that only .22 ammunition is allowed. I suggest CCI Blue Label Standard Velocity. Don’t worry if you don’t have a suitable firearm. William Tierney (Pistol Director) and I usually bring extra revolvers and pistols for people to try.
Non-members are more than welcome. If you find that you enjoy this activity we would encourage you to join the Grafton County Fish & Game Association. Our fiscal year runs May 1st to April 30th, but we now offer a half year membership fee starting November 1st. All new members signing up after November 1st pay $57.50 (half of $75 plus a $20 admin fee). If you sign up in May the new member fee for everyone is $95 ($75 plus $20 admin fee). If you are under 65 and are a renewing member the annual fee is $75. If you are 65 or older and are a renewing member, the yearly fee is $37.50.
Over the past few years this club sponsored activity has evolved from a competitive shooting team into a handgun familiarization course and practice session. We stress marksmanship but we also cover such topics as handgun selection, ammunition, holsters, concealed carry, care & cleaning, shoot no-shoot decisions, etc. The topic for our first session will be the safe handling of weapons and rules of the range. The shooting benches will be moved up close to the targets, so don’t worry if you’re out of practice or if you’ve haven’t shot much before.
New this year: members (unless you have already done so) and guests must execute (probably a poor choice of words!) a Release, Waiver, Indemnification and Covenant Not to Sue form (available at the range).
I hope to see you at Wednesday Night at the Range.