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Range Construction Improvements Starting April 4

The Tucson Rifle Club will be starting dirt work on Monday April 4, 2011. The dirt work will be done on three ranges to comply with AZGFD safety improvements. Dirt work will start with the completion of the safety baffle on the High Power Silhouette Range, and should only be shut down for a couple of days. Equipment will then move to the Pistol Silhouette Range for the construction of a new side baffle. The bulk of the work will be the improvement and construction of side baffles and impact berm on the Action Range long bay.
Please call the Range Office for information on the current status of the ranges. Check with match directors for any match cancellations. We will do our best to keep everyone updated. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Bill O.
Range Improvement Committee Chairman 

March Roy Dunlap Match

Just a reminder,
Tucson Rifle Club's NRA approved Roy Dunlap 800-Aggregate Highpower Rifle Match will be held this coming Saturday 26 Mar 11.
Range gate opens around 0630.  Squadding starts on the 200yd line after the pits are set up.  This is the LAST MONTH OF WINTER START TIME - First round downrange at 0800.  Summer hours start in April - Start time will be 0700.
Match fees:  adults NRA Match $15; Practice Match $10.  Juniors shoot both matches for free.
New for 2011 - An "NRA Any Sight Match Rifle/Tactical Rifle" division (NRA Rule 3.3.2).  What this boils down to is you may now use optical sights and compete with others doing the same.  There will be the standard prize of a $10 coupon if there are three or more competitors.  Scores will be sent to NRA for classification if the shooter pays the $5 admin fee.  Ask for a BLUE scorecard when squadding.
See you there,

Bowling Pin Match Report 3/13/11


Well, we held the 10th monthly Bowling Pin match at Tucson Rifle Club today (we took last September off while I traveled to the Gun Blogger Rendezvous).  Today's turnout was light, only six people besides me came to shoot, but we still had a lot of fun.  Because of the light turnout, we only ran two tables instead of three.  The match started at just after 9:00AM and ran until about 12:30.  I forgot my CCI Mini-Mag .22 ammo, but Larry Boykin let me shoot his Federal stuff, and it worked fine.  I also brought my S&W M25 Mountain Gun chambered in .45LC and my Browning Hi Power.

When I hit the pins with the M25, they left the table.  With extreme prejudice.

I really need to practice shooting that gun double-action.  If you want to win, you can't miss twice.  Reloads are slow.

Shooting borrowed ammo, I did manage to win the .22 class. Bill Tab won centerfire with his Kimber Classic Stainless beating me with my Hi Power in the last two rounds, but each of us had to beat last month's winner  Jim Burnett to get there.  He's a tough competitor with both his Clark Custom 1911 pin gun and his bone-stock Beretta 92.  Jim took home the $17 from the drawing at the end of the match, though and he took second in .22.

Hopefully we'll have more turnout next month, Sunday April 10.  The match will begin at the normally scheduled time - first rounds downrange at 8:00AM, not 9:00.  It's already starting to warm up.  And I'll be bringing three tables again, to help speed things along.  Hope to see you there!

--Kevin Baker

3 gun match this Sunday at TRC

Reminder everybody is invited to our 3 Gun Match on Sunday March 6, 2011 with set up beginning at 7:30 am at Tucson Rifle Club. 

This match is a regular monthly event and growing. Bring your rifle, pistol, and shotgun and join the fun.

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