Here is our first monthly e-Postal match. This match is for .22 rimfire pistols and revolvers only. Because we are starting mid-month, this match will go for 1 1/2 months, through the end of January. Future matches will go from the first day to the last day of each month. We will mix up pistols, rifles, rimfire and center fire matches to include everyone as we move forward. If you would like to participate, download the .pdf file below and print the target on standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. Feel free to print several and shoot as many targets as you would like. Email a clear photo with good resolution of your best target to the address listed in the rules before the end of the day on January 31, 2010.
For this match you will place your target at 50 feet and fire 5 rounds at each of four targets on the page without using a rest or other support. Scoring zones are indicated on each target.
I have some prizes in hand for the top three scores:
1st place – Hoppe’s Bore Snake for .22 caliber pistol
2nd place – Hoppe’s Cleaning Rod Accessories:
3rd place – Swiss-Tech Micro-Tech stainless 6-in-1 screwdriver/pliers keychain tool
Download the match rules and target here.
NYFirearms.com was invited to co-sponsor a great cause by NYSRPA. Please consider donating to support the members of the 10th Mountain Division who are putting themselves in harms way to defend our freedom. Click here for the full sized banner promoting the fundraiser.
Originally posted by “DirectAction” fron NYSRPA:
The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, in conjunction with AR15.COM, MDTS Training and the Warriors Legacy Foundation (www.warriorslegacyfoundation.org) will be adopting the forwardly deployed units of the “10th Mountain Division,” in a program we are calling “Operation: Support their “Climb to Glory!”
In essence, the NYSRPA will be the monetary collection point for any and all donations made for the purchase of needed items that the “10th” may need to make their deployment just a little easier….We will be sending them personal items, gun cleaning supplies and whatever they decide that they would need to keep them in the fight….
If you are interested, please feel free to send a check in whatever amount – please know that all contributions are welcome!
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association
P.O. Box 1023
Troy, New York 12181
Please include ” Climb to Glory” in the memo portion of your check.
Apparently the Ulyanovsk ammunition plant located in Russia had an explosion as soldiers were trying to decommission munitions in one of their arsenals by means of controlled detonations. The Ulyanovsk plant is the manufacturer of Brown Bear and Silver Bear ammunition. This is not supposed to disrupt the manufacture of ammunition because the plant was in the process of being shut down as part of a planned decommissioning. One person was killed and 35 injured in the blast. 3,000 people were evacuated form the area. RTE news has an article on the event.
The 7th annual National Ammo Day is just one week away. Head to your local gun store and pick up 100 rounds of ammunition.
In a typical year Americans buy between 7 and 10 billion rounds of ammunition. In the past year they have bought 12 billion rounds. It’s no secret that ammo is flying off store shelves faster than factories can produce it but it’s nice to see a number put on the hoarding. That equals about 150 rounds of ammunition bought by every gun owner in the United States or about 47 rounds of ammunition for every privately owned firearm in the United States. Not very much when you put it into that perspective.
Precision Tactical Shooting
Presented by: Kevin Mussack and Curt Drewel
Sponsored in part by Rochester Personal Defense, LLC., AR15.com, and NYFirearms.com
Date: Thursday, December 10, 6:30 to 9pm
Location: The Genesee Conservation League lecture room, 1570 Old Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY
Cost: FREE and open to anyone to attend
What is precision tactical shooting? What equipment do you need in order to participate? How do you get training and practice for this sport? Where are there competitions? What calibers and platforms are the best to use? What scope is best? How do I get involved?
This presentation will answer all of those questions and more. Both Kevin Mussack and Curt Drewel are highly experienced shooters and instructors for this very sport and we are lucky enough to have them both, together in the same room, for this highly informational seminar.
In addition to being a participant in many of the pistol events here at GCL, Kevin Mussack spent 19 years in the US Army (Major), is a licensed pilot, a SCUBA diver, NRA Life Member, and a certified NRA Instructor. He attended the National SWAT Sniper Symposium in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, where he presented seminars on “Counter Sniper Technology”. He has also been to Storm Mountain in WV for many classes and instruction and has a long list of other training he has participated in! (much more than we can fit here)
Curt Drewel is also a SCUBA diver, a NYS Bow Hunting Instructor, spent many years in the US Marine Corp in a Sniper/Scout Platoon, and taught their Marksmanship program at Stone Bay Camp Lejune in North Carolina. He has competed in “Special High Angle Rifle” at Thunder Ranch, The Snipers Hide Cup in Texas, and the Allegany Snipers Challenge in WV.
These two Subject Matter Experts are bringing you a lot of information about the what, why, how and where in regards to the sport of Precision Tactical Shooting. We’ve all seen the movies and read the stories about it, now come listen and talk to a couple of the guys that do it.
Election time is coming. The 2010 elections are not far off and campaigning is underway. The anti-gun groups will be making large donations to anti-gun candidates. We are lucky to have NYSRPA on our side. They can use donations to effectively fight the good side of the fight.
Please consider donating to the NYSRPA Political Victory Fund.
If you’re not a member of NYSRPA now is the time to join. This membership application is all you need to fill out.
On Monday, September 28, 2009 there will be a lecture on identity theft and economic crime at Genesee Conservation League in Penfield, NY. The lecture starts at 6:30pm.
The lecture will explore issues regarding the use of the internet, phones and mail order. It will look at major ways that thieves steal your information or use your identity to make purchases through:
Also discussed will be how to best protect yourself from these threats.
The lecture is being hosted by Rochester Personal Defense and will be lead by Steven Coleman, CRPC, financial adviser, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management. Steve Coleman joined Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor in 2006 after a 20 year career in the Automotive Aftermarket. Steve’s educational background is in engineering, mathematics, and business. In July 2007, Steve earned his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), a designation offered through the College for Financial Planning.
Guest speakers will be Investigator Fred Austin and Sgt. Michael Bihrle, Monroe County Economic Crimes Unit.
The lecture is free to attend and you need not be a member at GCL. You must RSVP to Steve via email to insure there is a seat and handout for you. Click here to RSVP.
Genesee conservation is located at: The Genesee Conservation League, 1570 Old Penfield RoadRochester, NY 14625
As promised, now that the green shirt pre-order is over we have a “natural” color t-shirt with green print available for sale. The shirts will be printed by our vendor, FuboGuy, and will be shipped directly from the printer to your door. The shirts are printed and shipped as they are ordered, there is no wait like there was with our previous pre-order. The shirts are 100% cotton and printed here in NY State. Price is $12.95 each (add $1 for XXL) plus shipping and sales tax. There are other Second Amendment shirts available from the printer as well.
Order you NYFireamrs.com shirt and help support the site.
Saturday, September 19th 2009
2943 Erie Blvd. East
Syracuse, New York 13224
11:00 AM we’ll meet in the parking lot at Tully’s for lunch, meet and greet and good conversation. After lunch we’ll head over to to the gun show at the fairgrounds to look at cool stuff. Meeting in the parking lot at Tully’s will make it easier for us to find each other. Look for the green NYFirearms.com t-shirts and you’ll find us.
Are your firearms covered in the event of a fire, theft or other loss? The value of just a few firearms can add up fast. Many homeowners or renters insurance policies may not cover firearms or may limit the coverage to an amount below the value of your prized guns. You should read your policy and know the amount of coverage you have. Look for whether or not firearms are covered, coverage limits and whether you have replacement value or a prorated value of coverage. Also review your policy for the documentation that is required to prove ownership in the event of a loss. If you need to add supplemental coverage for your firearms there are some options.
Many of us leave our house every day with a pistol securely stowed in a holster and a flashlight tucked in our pocket. We feel safe knowing that we’re proficient with our gun and are prepared for any encounter, even it it happens after dark. How many of us practice shooting while using a flashlight? That question is exactly what I started thinking when I saw an upcoming class for Low Light Pistol Skills 1 & 2 from MDTS training. I believe having the tools to defend yourself is only a small part of the task. Knowing how to use them plays a larger part of a situation.