Over at Fox News today, there was an article about a couple who live next door to a shooting range and their allegation that a stray shot grazed the wife’s head.
Every shooter and range operator must take seriously the risk associated with bullets leaving the range property and landing somewhere they are not supposed to land. Whether pistol or rifle bullets, the matter is not a laughing one. Muzzle discipline and the fundamental rules of range safety must be followed — every time you go to the range.
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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).
2015 GCL / RRC Match Bulletin
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.
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 […]
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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.
Jim Gerstung, Match Secretary
Click here for the 2015 ICEBREAKER 1800 program.