February 2015 Newsletter

Happy February greetings!  Attached is this month’s newsletter.  Lots of exciting things are happening (or are about to happen) with the Club so please come to this meeting to stay up on all new stuff!

Click here for the February 2015 newsletter.

Good shooting.

Rochester Rifle Club 1800 Tournaments

Our sister club, Rochester Rifle Club, announced it will hold two “1800” tournaments on February 21 and April 11, 2015.

RRC is a very nice club and we have had a long relationship with them over the years.  It should be a fun event.  Those interested should download the attached match bulletin.  Questions should be addressed to Gerry Gerace (contact info is in the bulletin).

Good Shooting.

2015 GCL / RRC Match Bulletin

January 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year to all!

Attached is the January Newsletter in .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format along with the work assignment roster.  The work assignment roster is password protected for your privacy.  The code is the same number combination as the outdoor range combination.  In case you forgot, the combination was published in the paper edition of the April 2014 newsletter.  If you are printing the Work Roster, you will need legal-sized paper (8 1/2″ x 14″).

Hope everyone has a prosperous and safe 2015.

Click Here for the January Newsletter

Click Here for the 2015 Work Roster

NYSRPA Announces 2015 SAFS

NYSRPA announced today that the 2015 Small Arms Firing School will be held at Peconic River Sportsman’s Club on April 24 & 25, 2015.

SAFS is a marksmanship seminar taught by a team of nationally ranked highpower competitors, including retired military, civilian national match competitors, CMP Distinguished Riflemen, and volunteer rifle competitors from local clubs. The training emphasizes Range & Firearms Safety, Service Rifle Marksmanship Fundamentals and Techniques, Match Operations and Procedures, Zeroing, and Operation of the U.S. Service Rifle AR-15 A-2 . The training includes classroom instruction and closely supervised Dry Fire and Live Fire instruction. Training is one-on-one.

This link opens the registration program: 2015 SAFS Program

CMP Pistol Rule Changes 2015

Extra! Extra!

Read all about it!  CMP adds rimfire distinguished badge; lowers centerfire standards!

On December 30, the CMP posted rule changes to their Pistol Competition program to attract new shooters and adapt to changing times.  By clicking the Distinguished Badge, below, you will be taken to the CMP’s official press release.

SAFE Act Pistol Permit Renewals

The NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 changed pistol permits into a renewable license.  Renewal and re-certification of a permit holder’s eligibility is now mandatory and affects every one of our Members.  If a pistol permit holder were to fail to re-new and re-certify his or her eligibility to possess a pistol license, that permit holder could (probably would) be charged with at least one Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year of incarceration.  What follows is our current understanding of the process and how obtained this information:

On Tuesday November 18, 2014, the State Police gave a presentation to the State Association of County Clerks on the recertification process required under the New York State Safe Act.

A pilot of the recertification process will begin in January of 2015.  Three counties will pilot the State Police renewal scheme:  Albany, Schenectady and Fulton.

Under the SAFE Act and the State Police renewal process, you will need to verify the following information on your pistol […]

Continue reading SAFE Act Pistol Permit Renewals

January “1800” Tournament

UPDATE (01/11/2015):  Thank you to all of the competitors who attended and made the first 1800 we hosted in over a decade a success.  The preliminary results of the match are found here.

We received approval from the NRA to host an “1800” pistol match in January and it has been christened the Winter Icebreaker 1800.  The Program is attached below.

The match will be held at the indoor range, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, NY, on Saturday January 10, 2015, beginning at 9:00 am.  Registration begins at 8:00 and mail-in or register-by-email is strongly recommended because we have received surprisingly strong interest.

Good Shooting,

Jim Gerstung, Match Secretary

Click here for the 2015 ICEBREAKER 1800 program.

December Newsletter

Ho Ho Ho NO MORE SNOW!  We hope that all of our members made it through Snowvember without damage or injury.  To paraphrase Hill Street Blues, be careful out there!

The December Newsletter is posted below.  The official Ballot for 2015, will be mailed out to all of our regular members in good standing.  Please remember if you are not going to attend the December meeting, and want to vote, you may mail-in the ballot or send a proxy to the meeting.  Also, please send your 2015 dues in on or before January 1.

Good Shooting,


December 2014 Newsletter

Postponement Due to Weather

Due to inclement weather and potentially hazardous travel conditions, tonight’s (11/18/2014) Suburban Pistol League Match has been postponed until further notice.

The status of Thursday night’s (11/20/2014) Niagara Frontier Pistol Match has yet to be determined.

We will try to keep you posted as events transpire.

Please take a few moments to notify any fellow Members you know who may not have an email on file with the Club.

The Future of Bullseye Pistol?

At the November meeting, a heated discussion arose over the future of the Club and what we have to offer our members.  The question of where to we (as a sport shooting community) go from here is a question that even the NRA is asking.  In the edition of Shooting Sports USA released today, the future of Bullseye was the chief article.  Those reading the shooting blogs or who are following national competitors such as Brian Zins will recall a huge argument after Camp Perry over the NRA’s apparently foregone conclusion to replace paper targets with electronic ones.  It makes for interesting discussion.  Especially where the future of the Club is concerned.  The photo of the November Shooting Sports USA edition, below, links you to the article.