Newsletter - March 2019


SRRPC Newsletter 03/21/2019

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

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002


February 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, Kevin Lilly, and Rick Fowler.


Minutes of the January 22, 2019 meeting were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by by Roger Ward. Current membership is 306.

Armorer's Report

Kevin Lilly reported that 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. Stone has been spread on the driveway and along the left side of the driveway to reduce erosion.


Old Business


Plate Rack: Chuck Novak brought up concerns about the previously considered plans for repairing the plate rack. After discussion, the Committee decided to meet Friday, March 1 at the range to consider alternate designs.

[The committee did meet at the plate rack, did some testing, and measuring, and deveoped a preferred solution. That solution will be implemented on March 30. We hope that we will be able to return the plate rack into service after that date (we will send a notice out when the plate rack can be used again).]



Intermediate Berms: Action on rifle range is tabled until after the next Range Committee meeting.


Motion Detectors: Motion detectors have been added to the video system at the range. This will reduce the number of video records to be scanned to about 3500 per week.


New Business


Handgun Definition: Our General Range Rules (OPS. 4) allow only "handguns" using standard handgun ammunition on the right pistol range, but do not define what a "handgun" is. Members were observed using questionable firearms on the right pistol range. The Executive Committee voted to change the limitation from "handguns" to "handguns having a barrel length less than 10 inches". Please note: this does not affect the prohibition on non-handgun ammunition. .223 "pistols", etc. are still not permitted.


Permitted Ammunition: The General Range Rules (OPS. 7) limit types of ammunition that may be used when shooting at steel targets. The Execuitve Committee voted to ad +P and +P+ to the list of prohibited ammunition when shooting at steel.


Rules Signs: The signs at the range are outdated, and need to be replaced. The Safety Rules (SFT) will be posted on a large sign at each range. The Operational (OPS) and Administrative Rules (ADM) will be posted on smaller signs on the bulletin board near the connex and at the rifle range. Members should not take this to mean that the Operational and Administrative rules are not important!


The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.



George Laverick, Secretary








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