"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854

“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Night Shoot scores RSC - IDPA NIGHT MATCH - November 21, 2009


Scores are listed [HERE] by division and classification, with winners in each class/division highlighted in bold (except for the laser/light assisted division.)

A couple shooters reflect a score of DNF, which means they did not finish, for whatever reason. One shooter has "no score" because one stage had no raw time recorded. Remember: all shooters need to not only sign off for each stage, but be sure your time and all other information is correctly recorded.

Apparently a couple sets of hearing protectors were left behind after the match. See Terry Veldboom to claim yours.

Once again, no one completely made it through the "House of Death" but a few came pretty close. Notably, Dave Hatch (who saw it for the first time...and in the dark, no less) came especially close to making it. Not only that, he won the match with the fastest time, had one of the lowest points down and did it all with no penalties.

One more thing:

RSC's Precision Rifle Division will be hosting a match on Saturday, December 5th. Particulars include:
Sign-ups at 8:30 am; match starts at 9:00 am. Entry fee is $20.00 per shooter.
This will be a "poker" match. Standard poker rules will apply with regular size playing cards and 5x7 cards.
Cards will range from 200 to 500 yards. It will be a team effort with a maximum of 20 shooters. Pre sign-up is a must and we hope to see a full slate of 20 shooters to make the team numbers work out correctly.
As a team effort, the goal is to shoot a winning hand.
The event is open to all calibers. Standard equipment includes at least 60 rounds of ammo, a spotting scope, range finder, shooting mat and (obviously) warm clothes.
Sign up with Shawn Christenson. His email is christenson308@hotmail.com.
Call him at (970) 309-9772.

Best regards...and have a great Thanksgiving.

Ken Andrews

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Annual Night Shoot at Rifle Sportsmen's Club


The Annual Night Shoot at Rifle Sportsmen's Club is scheduled for this Saturday , November 21st.

Here's some vital stuff to know:
There will be three stages plus the infamous "House of Death."
Cost is $20.00.
Sign-ups start at 5:30 pm; match begins at 6:00 pm with a safety meeting.
There will be NO classifier.
Bring a concealment garment and dress appropriately. It will probably be cold!
There will be a special "open" class for those who want to use laser or gun mounted lights. Be advised holstered pistols with lights attached prior to the stage(s) will not be allowed. In other words, you will be required to mount the lights after drawing your weapon. Obviously, special safety considerations will apply and you will be instructed as to procedures at the safety meeting.
And, an important special notice:

Inexperienced and/or non-IDPA shooters are encouraged to NOT attend this shoot! Regular attendees are also encouraged to NOT invite inexperienced or non-IDPA shooter. These will be very challenging stages, and all the more so because they will be shot at night.

If you have any questions about lights, lasers or those who will be allowed to participate in the Night Shoot, please contact Match Director Terry Veldboom immediately. His phone number is (970) 379-0237. You can email Terry at terob3@sopris.net.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ft. Hood Shooter Shouldn't Have Gotten Gun

The all wise Charlie Schumer tells us again how smart he is. ???

Sen. Charles Schumer says a hole in federal gun laws allowed the man charged with a shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas to purchase a gun. Read more

VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: What stops mass murderers? A gun

From Reviewjournal Dot Com

Early in the morning of Dec. 5, 1999, off-duty Las Vegas police officer Dennis Devitte was one of the customers at Mr. D's Sportsbar & Grill, at Rainbow and Oakey boulevards, where he and some pals had gone to hear the band Pigs in a Blanket

A little after 1 a.m., three armed robbers charged through the back door with guns drawn and their faces covered with T-shirts or bandanas. "I'd only been in the bar a short time and was talking to friends," Mr. Devitte later told an interviewer for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. "I saw a ruckus at the end of the bar. ...

Mr. Devitte dug the handgun out of his pocket and approached 19-year-old Emilio Rodriguez, who was firing into the crowd with a .40 caliber pistol. "I went straight at him.....(snip)

On Nov. 6, America found reason to honor another brave civilian police officer, as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. army psychiatrist about to be deployed to Afghanistan, reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and opened fire at a soldier readiness facility in Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13 people and wounding 28.

Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley and Sgt. Mark Todd responded separately within three minutes of the report of gunfire. Sgt. Munley was hit by the mass murderer's rounds in her wrist and both thighs while returning fire, standing her ground. Sgt. Todd then delivered the rounds that ended Hasan's brief career as a jihadist -- providing the current White House doesn't intervene to commute his pending court-martial sentence to singing three rousing choruses of "Kumbaya."

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

End Clinton-era military base gun ban

From the Washington Times

Time after time, public murder sprees occur in "gun-free zones" - public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week's slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different - except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire.

Among President Clinton's first acts upon....

Everyone wants to keep people safe - and no one denies Mr. Clinton's good intentions. The problem is that law-abiding good citizens, not criminals, are the ones who obey those laws. Bans end up disarming potential victims and not criminals. Rather than making places safe for victims, we unintentionally make them safe for the criminal - or in this case, the terrorist.

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