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Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club (BRPC) Quarterly Newsletter (10/14/2020)







Janizary

Geth Prime
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Posted here for those that may be members but are not on the email list.

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TO: Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club Membership

SUBJECT: OCTOBER 15, 2020 NEWSLETTER


Bill Grant Secretary – Treasurer

Just a reminder that the BRPC Membership Renewal website pages for 2021 are open. We are set up to accept renewals ONLY at this time. Thank you.

Bob Brown Board Member

At the June BOD meeting your Executive committee approved a Sponsorship program to appropriate a maximum of $5000.00 to enable our Junior shooters to meet expenses involved in attending State and National events. The young shooters selected will represent and promote the BRPC at all competitions they participate in. A volunteer committee was appointed to interview and select potential Junior shooters for the program. The program is presently under review to enable a standard application and selection process.

The committee interviewed and selected a young lady as the first individual to represent and promote the BRPC. She participated in the Nevada State High school shooting competition and qualified for the National High School competition. We have her scheduled to report on her success at the January General Membership meeting.

The committee would like to encourage the Membership to recommend any deserving young shooter for this program. Forward your information to brpclub@brpc1.org Attention: Sponsorship committee.

The Executive BOD unanimously passed a resolution in July that Mr. Bruce McCarroll be awarded a Life Membership in the BRPC. Bruce had been a longtime volunteer for the BRPC. Many long hours were spent as an RSO, and on the BRPC Training Staff. In addition, he has always volunteered to help on the many special events the Club has held over the years. We all wish him well in his retirement!

Our twice a month range clean-up and beautification party are still accepting volunteers to help for four hours every other Thursday, starting around 0800 AM. We especially need skilled workers that have extensive experience with a shovel, rake, hoe, hammer, or staple gun. Come on out and help. To paraphrase a famous quote---“Ask not what your Club can do for you, ask what you can do for your Club!”

No major changes were announced in the State of Nevada Directives or Boulder City Covid-19 virus protocols that effect range operation. If you use the courtesy range on a day that an RSO is on Duty, please continue to check in at the open window in the RSO office. Social distancing is still in effect on the rest of the range.

Terry Atchison Board Member

Due to the Covid-19, BRPC members are still unable to bring guests that do not live in their home and that club policy requires that the member must accompany the guest at all times while on the range.

Jerry Hallbauer Chief Range Officer

The Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club is still running well despite the many conflicts and hurdles thrown at us by the pandemic we are experiencing. It is running well because of the great members and staff we have working hard to maintain the high standards and safety record we have built over the years. The RSO staff have adapted well to the changes with the help from a grateful membership and clientele that have come to realize the true worth and value of our organization. Having survived one of the most challenging (weather-wise) summers in memory we are headed into fall with our participating numbers growing at an alarming rate. I will be recruiting new RSOs desiring to help at the Courtesy Range soon. Several of our number are no longer able to assist as they have in the past and it is time to add additional numbers. If you are interested in this type of activity, please contact any of the active RSOs or Jerry Hallbauer, Chief Range Master, for details on how to get started. We have a great facility that makes it fun and safe to shoot, but it is the Members and Volunteers, that make it Great! Have a fun fall and stay safe.

Scott Leonard Training

BRPC Training will concentrate on CCW, Defensive Handgun, and Ladies Handgun classes. Other classes will be considered if there is enough interest in 2021. We are getting the Juniors program back up and running in November 2020. All Juniors will be required to attend the NRA First Steps class and will using the NRA Winchester marksmanship program. Juniors will be held at 8:30 the first Saturday of the month.

For signing up for classes or information please contact Scott Leonard at sleonard9mm@icloud.com.

Richard Metz Cowboys – President

The Eldorado Cowboys have wrapped up another year with another highly successful Eldorado - The Nevada State Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting. Three days of Championship level shooting. Our Overall Cowboy was Damascus Jon from Phoenix and overall lady was Clancy, also from Arizona. Our Nevada State Champions were Just Ace from our own Eldorado Cowboys club, and Penny Pepperbox from Pahrump.

We scored out 120+ shooters which considering the current conditions around the country was more than we expected.

If you have not tried Cowboy Action Shooting you are missing out on a lot of fun. We do have guns you can use to try it out so the whole family can play together. Come on out on the first Sunday and proceeding Saturday and give Cowboy Shooting a try.

Gary Yuen High Power – F Class

High power prone matches at 1000 yards on the 2nd Sunday and 600 yards on the 3rd Sunday are now utilizing the ShotMarker electronic scoring system.

No physical target pulling/pit duty is necessary as your individual shots and score are transmitted to your personal Wi-Fi device on the firing line within 7 seconds.

Scoped or iron sighted rifles of any club legal caliber are allowed. Competitors of all experience levels are invited to attend. Information 6508M70@gmail.com

Toni Clancy I.C.O.R.E.

The International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts “ICORE” serves the international community to promote action shooting competition with revolvers. ICORE was founded in 1991 by Mike and Sharon Higashi, long time active shooters in all the handgun sports. Envisioned as an alternative to the "arms race" that was occurring in the other action shooting sports at that time, a revolver-only competition would allow even the most basic equipment to be used and still provide enjoyment and satisfaction. Our sport combines elements of the Bianchi Cup, IPSC, and the Steel Challenge into demanding competition exclusively for revolvers. Falling and stationary steel plates are also used in ICORE events.

Our matches are held the third Saturday of every month and usually begin at 8:00 or 8:30. We have four courses of fire and then reshoot two stages with our snubby weapon. Entry fee is $15 (broken down $10 to the range and $5 for supplies).

Bret Freeman 3 Gun

Well it goes without saying that this has been a difficult year/quarter for all shooters across the country. 3 Gun has been affected this summer by the historic ammo shortages or high costs of available ammo. We have had to cancel a few matches due to this as well as staffing/summer vacation/ work schedules. We have had rather low turnout, which was expected. As things change, we hope to back in full swing as we transition back to daytime shooting.

As a reminder, our safety protocols require us to close one bay between our match and the next available bay. We ask that members understand and respect this, as it ensures range safety for all of us. We would also ask for your understanding when it comes to setting up a match. We normally start that a 0600 and it makes it difficult to set up a match when members occupy our bays. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Mike Brunson Tactical Pistol

Tactical Pistol is an open discipline that meets monthly on the 4th Saturday. Consider this group an introduction to three-gun and competition shooting. This group is open to all shooters regardless of prior experience. Members and non-members of BRPC are welcome. Tactical Pistol is a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring spouses and children over 12 years of age (assuming they have some prior training). Parents will be fully responsible for their minor children. Please note that this is NOT a training event.

COST: We ask for a $5 donation to cover the cost of targets, frames, coffee, snacks, etc. However, we would rather have you come and shoot, so do not let that be what keeps you away.

GEAR: Shooters should have a handgun with multiple magazines (2+ recommended), 75-150 rounds of ammunition, and a OWB holster (please no SERPA holsters). If you lack this gear but still want to shoot, we can accommodate you. We prefer non-modified handguns, but feel free to bring your toys. Just know that if there are prizes that month, modified handguns are exempt from competing for the prizes.

TIME: Start times change based on the weather. We start earlier when it is hot and later when it is cold. Generally, we set up at 0800 and begin the shoot at 0900. However, anyone planning on attending is recommended to confirm the start times with Mike at 702-296-1348 (text preferred). Members communicate using the GroupMe app.

FORMAT: Events take place in one of two formats. LONG course and SHORT course.

A LONG COURSE event is held on the first 100-yard member bay (furthest from Interstate-11). 7 to 9 stations with various shooting scenarios are set up along the length of the 100-yard bay. A clean run will use between 17 and 25 rounds. The actual number of rounds per run will depend on the shooter.

A SHORT COURSE event is held on the first 25-yard member bay (furthest from Interstate-11). 3 to 5 stations with various shooting scenarios are set up along the length of the 25-yard bay. A clean run will use between 9 and 15 rounds. The actual number of rounds per run will depend on the shooter.

For both formats, shooters engage between one and three targets (steel and/or paper) at each station and then move to the next station. The last station is always something fun (e.g. a plate rack, Texas star, long shot, tiny target, etc.).

SCORING: Each run is timed. We keep track of the best times, deduct time for clean runs, and add time penalties for missed shots, but shooters are really running against their own times (although the fastest time and the clean runs do earn you bragging rights). The RSOs will not call your shots. Our goal is to get shooters moving and focused on making each shot count without feedback from an RSO.

SCENARIOS: At any given event there are multiple scenarios presented in multiple combinations (including but not limited to): firing from an exposed position, firing from behind concealment, firing prone under an obstacle, firing kneeling over an obstacle, multiple assailant drill, failure to stop drill, shoot, don’t-shoot scenario, hostage-taker drill.

SAFETY: We run a cold range. This means you should feel free to gear up, but NO magazine in your gun and NO round in the chamber until it is your turn to shoot and an RSO has instructed you to load and make ready. Feel free to load magazines in the staging area, but DO NOT handle any gun in the staging area. There will always be a table on one side of the lane facing into the berm. This is where ANY and ALL gun manipulation should take place if you are not on the course of fire. Every event begins with a safety briefing.

Come prepared to have a good time! Any questions can be directed to Mike Brunson at 702-296-1348. If you plan on attending, please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance so we can plan accordingly.

Joe Brennan Vintage Military Rifle Silhouette

Steel Silhouette animals & plates shot from 200 to 1100 yards using any WWII or older Military Rifle from any country, Bolt or Semi. Most common rifles used are Mausers, Springfields, Swiss & Mosins. Surplus ammo welcome. Held every first Sunday of the month at 8am. We hope to see you there. For more information contact: Marty Bridges (702)812-9372 or Joe Brennan (702)453-4520

We continue to have problems with members showing up and wanting to use the silhouette range as our match is not listed on the calendar on the BRPC website. Just a reminder the Silhouette Range will be closed to members on the first Sunday of the month until 2PM.

BOULDER RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND DISCIPLINES
10/14/2020
 
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I want to wish everyone trying to get in this year the best of luck and hope you get your membership. For me anyway it’s worth the drive and after so many years it’s a special place for me. Never had any issue of any kind. No matter how bad life is when I’m at that gate going in it feels like home to me. Calm and Comfortable.

So wishing you the best and hope you can join us !

Take Care and Be Safe.
 

Janizary

Geth Prime
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Just to clarify regarding new membership - filling up this form: http://www.brpc1.org/documents/BRPC-Application.pdf + mailing $125 check postmarked on Nov 1st is enough?
See this link: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1115101/1c59301290/521375221/2f39071229/

There is some additional information that Bill put in the letter since Nov 1 is a Sunday this year. The relevant section is quoted below.

BRPC Membership and Renewals Newsletter said:
Opening for new memberships will commence on Nov 1st, which is a Sunday this year. Since we do not accept applications dated prior to Nov 1st, and the Post Office is closed on Sundays, I do not expect any valid applications to be postmarked prior to Nov 2nd. Please do not mail them on Saturday hoping they will be postmarked on the correct date!!

New memberships will require a check or money order, made out to Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, be included with the application. They will only be accepted by postal mail. You cannot turn them in at the range!! If someone else is using their check to pay for your membership, or you are sending a money order, PLEASE make sure your name is legibly printed on the check or money order. Also, save yourself some money here and just mail them through regular mail. Certified mail and signature required mailings, just add to our workload, cost you a lot of extra money and does not get you ahead of anyone else, mailing in their applications. For now, applications can be obtained by going to our website (www.brpc1.org) clicking on the membership tab/renew existing membership. Under Option #1 is a blue highlighted link titled “download this Membership form”. This is the same form we use for renewals and new memberships. It has all our contact information, prices, and the mailing address at the top of the form. You can also pick up applications at the RSO office at the range.

Since we will be having a new website built this fall, but it will not be ready until after the Nov 1st date, the new website will have some changes on new member applications. The most important change will be that those applications not chosen for membership for 2021, will be mailed back to the applicants with their check or money order, but their names will be inserted at the top of a new waiting list which will remain open year round, starting with the debut of the new website. In future years (2022 and beyond) new memberships will be awarded to those names on the top of the waiting list, who will be notified by email or postal mail to send in their application and payment after their membership in our club is awarded. I know this may sound confusing to some, but I am trying to get all the potential questions answered up front.
 

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I also read that they may open additional spots, after everything is gone through and any members don’t re-up so chances may be better than in years past. Keep the faith it may happen (y).
 
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This is the best part that is overlooked for the upcoming years.

Since we will be having a new website built this fall, but it will not be ready until after the Nov 1st date, the new website will have some changes to new member applications. The most important change will be that those applications not chosen for membership for 2021, will be mailed back to the applicants with their check or money order, but their names will be inserted at the top of a new waiting list which will remain open year-round, starting with the debut of the new website. In future years (2022 and beyond) new memberships will be awarded to those names on the top of the waiting list, who will be notified by email or postal mail to send in their application and payment after their membership in our club is awarded. I know this may sound confusing to some, but I am trying to get all the potential questions answered upfront.