Newsletter - August 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 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.



George Laverick, Secretary


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