Newsletter - August 2019

8/20/2019

SRRPC Newsletter 08/20/2019

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002


 

July 23, Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, George Laverick, Kevin Lilly, and Rick Fowler.

Minutes

Minutes of the June 25, 2019 meeting were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by by George Laverick. Current membership is 320.

Armorer's Report

There are no changes in status of the Club firearms.

Range Report

The range report was given by Rick Fowler. The range is in good condition. There does not appear to be any further erosion. The grass is getting tall. There is still a problem with the video on the pistol ranges; the owner of Aiken Systems he will get out there this week to check it out. One of the steel targets on the right pistol range has a lot of damage to the support post; it appears someone has been hanging targets on the post which is not permitted.

 

Old Business

 

Plate Rack: Chuck Novak and Jim Samsel continue to run tests to determine the best way to solve the ricochet/splatter problem. In solving the problem of bullets leaving the range, we inadvertently "amplified" the splatter problem by using steel baffles.

First Aid Kits: The first aid kits have been replaced. The old cases will be refurbished and re-labeled to house "bullet wound trauma kits". One will be placed on each range.

 

Range Safety Officers: George Laverick has contacted the NRA and determined that the student packets we have are still good. We have 6 packets.


 

New Business

 

Tom Gillis: Member Tom Gillis died on July 3, 2019. Our condolences to his family and friends. Tom was always available when we needed help at the range and was a Range Safety Officer.

 

Steel Target Shooting: General Range Rule OPS.7 requires the shooter to be 15 yards from any steel target. This is correct for handguns, but is far too close for center fire rifles. The rule needs to be amended to set the limit at 100 yards for center fire rifles.

 

Orientation: Chuck Novak suggested that all members who have not gone through an orientation be required to do so. After discussion, it was determined that this was not practical and probably would not achieve the desire result.

 

Target Stands: Some target stands have disappeared, and many have been damaged. Chuck Novak proposed that we build another batch. The Executive Committee decide to get an accurate count of how many usable stands are actually available before making a final decision.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:27 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.

Respectfully,


 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

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NRA small Bore Rifle Silhouette Match -August 2019

8/12/2019

August 10, 2019 Smallbore Silhouette matches

 

Standard Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mica Bowling M 8 10 5 7 30 Match Winner
Dennis Eidson AA 6 6 7 3 22  
 

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mica Bowling M 6 7 6 6 25  
Dennis Eidson AAA 6 8 6 7 27 Match Winner
Categories Match Results

Newsletter - July 2019

7/19/2019

SRRPC Newsletter 07/19/2019

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002


 

June 25, Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, George Laverick, Roger Ward, Kevin Lilly, and Rick Fowler.

Minutes

Minutes of the May 28, 2019 meeting were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by by Roger Ward. Current membership is 317.

Armorer's Report

There are no changes in status of the Club firearms.

Range Report

The range report was given by Rick Fowler. Condition of the range is generally good. Some trash had been blown around during recent storms. New safety rules signs have been installed. Plate rack is operational, but protection may be needed to deal with excess splatter. (Note: Since the meeting, the plate rack has been shut down again because splatter caused an injury to a shooter.) Someone has already shot the front baffle above the plate rack. There is some problem with recovering data from the video cameras. Rick Fowler has been in touch with the camera system contractor to try to resolve the issue. Rick reported that there is a bullet hole in the silhouette target at 200 meters; however George Laverick stated that this is old damage from when that target was used on the right pistol range. One of the smaller steel targets at 200 meters has cracked at the hanger point.

 

Old Business

 

First Aid Kits: The first aid kits will be replaced because of age, and trauma kits will be added (one for the pistol ranges and one for the rifle range).

 

Barrels: No activity.

Driving on Rifle Range: No problems observed at this time.

Small Pistol Bays: Jim Samsel and Chuck Novak will survey possible layouts for one or more small pistol bays between the current pistol bays and the rifle range.


 

New Business

 

Excavator: A member has offered the use of his 16,000 lb excavator for use in building the small pistol bays. We would need to pay for removing the excavated dirt. Rick Fowler will follow-up with the member.

 

Target Stand: A member brought a target stand that he had designed to hold cans/plastic bottles and asked if it was acceptable. It is OK as long as he picks up any debris and takes it with him and no glass bottles are used.

 

Rifle Range: Status lights have been installed at the rifle range. RED means the range is HOT. GREEN means COLD. Signage will be added to identify which is which.

 

Range Safety Officers: Most of our RSOs have gone inactive. We need to train a new group and get the program going again. George Laverick and Chuck Novak will work together to set up a mutually agreeable schedule. George will check with the NRA to see if the student packets that we have left from the previous RSO training are still usable or will we have to buy new ones.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:31 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.

Respectfully,


 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

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NRA small Bore Rifle Silhouette Match -July 2019

7/18/2019

July 13, 2019 Smallbore Silhouette matches

 

Standard Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Casey Allen UNCL 2 3 1 5 11  
Mical Bowling M 7 6 1 4 18  
Chris Diacetis B 4 4 3 1 12  
Dennis Eidson AA 3 5 5 5 18  
David Harris AA 6 6 5 6 23 Match Winner
Bret Howell B 2 2 2 1 7  
Brad Montgomery A 1 1 2 2 6  
Tony Muni UNCL 3 4 1 2 10  


Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Casey Allen UNCL 3 3 2 3 11  
Mical Bowling M 8 9 6 6 29 Match Winner
Chris Diacetis B 2 3 1 1 7  
Dennis Eidson AAA 5 6 4 6 21  
David Harris AA 5 6 5 4 20  
Bret Howell B 3 3 1 1 8  
Brad Montgomery A 6 4 2 4 16  
Tony Muni UNCL 5 3 7 4 19  
Categories Match Results

Newsletter - June 2019

6/18/2019

SRRPC Newsletter 06/18/2019

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

 

May 28, Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, George Laverick, Roger Ward, Kevin Lilly, and Rick Fowler.

Minutes

Minutes of the March 26, 2019 meeting were approved as distributed (No meeting was held in April).

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by by Roger Ward. Current membership is 314.

Armorer's Report

There are no changes in status of the Club firearms.

Range Report

The range report was given by Rick Fowler. Condition of the range is generally good. There is a minor issue with the security cameras. Every so often, one camera will shut down for a second or two. Rick will work with the contractor to determine the cause.

 

Old Business

 

Plate Rack: Final cutting of steel baffle plates should be completed the coming weekend, then the final installation can be scheduled. (NOTE: Installation was completed on 6/15/19, and the plate rack is now available for use.)

 

Signs: Rick Fowler has obtained the new Safety Rules signs for the range, but he has not yet had an opportunity to install them.

 

First Aid Kits: Replacement/Refurbishment of the first aid kits is still a work in progress.

 

Barrels: No activity.

Driving on Rifle Range: No problem observed at this time.

Erosion: Water flowing through the cut next to the right pistol range is causing some damage along the side of the driveway. Chuck Novak suggested putting a "swell" into the cut.

 

 

New Business

 

Bob Dandridge: Member Bob Dandridge passed away on May 24, 2019. Our condolences to his family and friends.

 

Future Projects: Chuck Novak suggested we need to look at what is needed to build small pistol bays between the current pistol ranges and the rifle range. Chuck also recommended we investigate the feasabilty of putting in permanent bathrooms. Jim Samsel and Chuck Novak will do a preliminary survey/layour for the small pistol bays.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:42 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.

Respectfully,

 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

 

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NRA small Bore Rifle Silhouette Match -June 2019

6/10/2019

June 8, 2019 Smallbore Silhouette matches

 

Standard Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 9 6 6 6 27 Match Winner
Chris Diacetes B 1 5 1 3 10  
Dennis Eidson AA 5 6 5 4 20  
David Harris AA 5 7 4 3 19  
Brad Montgomery A 6 3 2 2 13  
Ed Sharp A 4 2 1 1 8  
 

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 6 7 6 3 22 Match Winner
Chris Diacetes B 2 2 3 3 10  
Dennis Eidson AAA 6 8 6 1 21  
David Harris AA 8 3 5 3 19  
Brad Montgomery A 4 4 1 5 14  
Ed Sharp A 3 1 4 4 12  
Categories Match Results

Newsletter - May 2019

5/14/2019

SRRPC Newsletter 05/14/2019

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

 

April 23, Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

 

The Executive Committee meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

Lost/Found: About a month ago, a rangefinder was found at the rifle range. The member who found it put it in a "safe" place. It is no longer there. The owner has been identified and would like it back. If you know where the rangefinder is, please contact the Secretary.

Orientation: New member applicant orientations are scheduled for the following dates/times:

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9:00AM

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:00AM

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00AM

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9:00AM

We still have some openings for new members, so if you know anyone interested in joining, tell them. Also, current members are welcome to attend any orientation at no cost (just let the Secretary know in advance that you will be attending).

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.

Respectfully,

 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

 

 

 

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NRA small Bore Rifle Silhouette Match -May 2019

5/13/2019

May 11, 2019 Smallbore Silhouette matches

 

Standard Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 9 7 9 6 31 Match winner
Dennis Eidson AA 7 8 5 7 27  
David Harris A 7 5 3 3 18 1st A class
Brad Montgomery A 6 5 3 1 15  
Ed Sharp A 3 5 2 2 12  
Carl Williams A 7 5 1 4 17  

 

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 6 10 5 7 28 Match winner
Dennis Eidson AAA 5 8 2 4 19  
David Harris AA 7 3 4 4 18  
Brad Montgomery A 2 3 2 5 12  
Ed Sharp A 5 3 0 1 9  
Carl Williams B 3 4 2 1 10  
Categories Match Results

NRA Small Bore Silhouette Rifle Match Results - April 2019

4/19/2019

April 13, 2019 Smallbore Silhouette matches

 

Standard Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 5 4 5 9 23  
Dennis Eidson AA 8 8 5 3 24 Match Winner
Bret Howell B 1 1 1 1 4  
Keena Howell A 3 7 6 1 17  
Randy Petersen B 2 2 2 2 8  
Ed Sharp B 3 4 1 3 11  
Christopher Siry UNCL 2 1 2 1 6  
Carl Williams UNCL 6 6 3 3 18  

 

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 5 10 2 10 25 Match Winner
Dennis Eidson AAA 6 1 2 3 14  
Bret Howell B 2 1 1 2 6  
Keena Howell A 2 2 2 1 7  
Randy Petersen B 1 2 0 2 5  
Ed Sharp B 5 4 0 2 11  
Christopher Siry UNCL 2 1 1 1 5  
Carl Williams UNCL 8 1 2 2 13  
Categories Match Results

Newsletter - April 2019

4/15/2019

SRRPC Newsletter 04/15/2019

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

 

March 26, Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, George Laverick, Roger Ward, and Rick Fowler. One member also attended.

Minutes

Minutes of the February 26, 2019 meeting were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by by Roger Ward. Current membership is 310 (incorrectly reported during meeting as 311).

Armorer's Report

There are no changes in status of the Club firearms.

Range Report

The range report was given by Rick Fowler. Condition of the range is generally good. Members appear to be cleaning up after themselves. There has been no additional erosion.

 

Old Business

 

Plate Rack: Rick Fowler put out a request for volunteers to tear down the old baffle system. Response was so good, a second email had to be sent to say no more volunteers were needed. When volunteersare needed to install the new system, a notice will be sent out.

 

Intermediate Berms: The Range Committee meeting was totally devoted to the plate rack so action on the berms will again be tabled until after the next Range Committee meeting.

 

Rules Signs: A copy of the General Range Rules is posted on the bulleting board between the pistol ranges. George Laverick will post a copy at the rifle range the next time he is at the range [posted on April13]. Safety Rule signs for the firing lines still have to be ordered.

 

New Business

 

Barrels: two members have offered to get plastic barrels to be used on the range to use a barriers for defensive shooting practice. After discussion, the Executive Committee felt that we could accept the barrels, but only with the condition that they would be kept secured by the Executive Officer and only released for a specific event when a proper safety plan has been submitted.

.22 Range: A member has suggested that the club build a 50ft range limited to .22 caliber firearms. This would be a good place to teach shooting skills to young people without the distraction of heavy caliber firing nearby. The Executive Committee agreed that this would be a great future project, but it is not in the budget for the immediate future. There is a plan for moving the plate rack to a new "steel only" range. When that is complete, the Executive Committee may consider making the right pistol range .22 only.

Plates: The plates on the plate rack have become "dished" and cracked over time. The Executive Committee authorized Roger Ward to buy a new set of plates.

First Aid Kits: A member questioned whether tourniquets should be added to the first aid kits. It was pointed out that the kits have been on the ranges for several years with little or no maintenance. The Committee authorized $300 for refurbishment/replacement of the first aid kits.

Driving on the Range: The issue was raised as to whether or not driving personal vehicles on the rifle range is allowed. After discussion, the Committee decided that members may drive out to change targets at 200 meters, but must be careful not to damage the range. If we see that excessive damage is occurring then the policy will be reconsidered.

A discussion of ways to attract younger members was held as was a discussion of What was required to obtain FONRA grant money.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.

Respectfully,

 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

 

 

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