The Airfield Conference Center is looking for one or two volunteers to help them to teach shotgun to young folks. Most of the work would take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during their summer camp season. Other opportunities to teach shotgun would be at special events and perhaps during events where someone rents the range and would like instructor assistance. Any of these instructor services which you might provide to the Center will count toward service hours with ASC.
If you meet their criteria, instructor training is available. The 4-H Shotgun Instructor training includes an online session and two days of in person training. If things go as planned, the in-person training would take place at Airfield.
Contact Dale Mullin (Dale1449@gmail.com) if interested.
We will reach the end of another Bowling Pin season this weekend. Saturday December 2nd is the last match of the season. The pins will go dark until April 6th of 2024. That is 126 days before we will shoot pins again. So don’t miss the match this Saturday at 9:30 at the newly renovated 50 yard range at the Airfield Shooting Club in stunning Wakefield Virginia. The rules for the match and directions can be found at the shooting club web site www.airfieldshootingclub.com Good Luck.
The first modified NRA Rimfire Silhouette Match shooting small steel silhouette targets (chicken, pigs, turkey & ram) was held on Sunday, November 19. We all had a great time doing our best. Traditionally the match is shot in the standing off-hand position but we will try our hand at the bench using front rests only at the different size animal silhouettes at the berm (approximately 60 yards). The match description is a relay of 4 shooters shooting the course of fire for their respective targets/distance then rotate to the next station and repeat until all four stations have been completed. This is a timed event to complete the string of 5 targets with a rest period of 30 seconds between strings. It is more challenging than one thinks. Our next Rimfire Challenge will be Steel Challenge in December (weather permitting) using 22LR pistols and/or rifles.
I received an email from a member today about some lost magazines found at the SRB on Friday Nov 10th. Also a drill was left at the range Sunday Nov 5th the work party day. Please email the MO if anyone may have been the members that left either item so they can be returned.
Greetings from member 770 Dave Hodgson.
At the SRB today I found two 17 round pistol magazines that someone probably left on Friday some time. There were a lot of signups so I did not copy them down. Can an email be sent out to see if someone in the club left them? They aint cheap!
Do we have a members interested in equestrian events? Well the 4H Center is hosting a work party to do some work on their stables and equestrian area. If you would like to help please RSVP to the information on the flyer. If you do attend please reach out to me with your service hours worked.
The work party was a huge success, we accomplished all we wanted plus some extra.
Important- a member left behind a drill. If it is your drill please reach out to me at MO@airfieldshootingclub.org so we can arrange to get you the drill back.
Thank you to all the members and family members who showed up to help with all the work. The berm getting stripped of all the tress and most of the brush is a huge improvement for the safety of the berm. All new frames were built along with new target backers. A big thanks to the crew that managed the chipper/shredder all day in the blazing sunshine of Wakefield. The big bonus was a member bring his tractor with grapple and land plane to manicure the parking lot and the SRB/50. Thank you again for all the hard work of the members.
Just a reminder that we will be having a work party this coming Sunday Nov 5th at 9am. We will be building all new frames for the SRB, 25M, 50M and the 100. We will also be working on removing the brush from both sides of the berm for the 100/shotgun range. On the 100 we need to replace the removable rails. General clean up of the range will also occur.
We will need general carpentry tools but we will need a table saw and a miter saw to make the frames. A router with a round over bit is also needed for the removable rails at the 100. If anyone would like to bring a pressure washer, we will have the attachments to clean the concrete pads and sidewalks. Chainsaws, poles saws and loppers will be needed for clearing the berm. We are getting a chipper/shredder to make quick work of the debris from the berm. Please bring work boots, gloves and eye protection for all the work.
All the ranges will be shut down at 9am for the work party. We look forward to seeing everyone out at the range to assist.
Even though your humble match director seemingly can’t remember when the beginning of the month is, there will be a match this very Saturday at the stunningly re-imagined Airfield Shooting Club range in fantastic Wakefield. Be there at 9:30 in the morning to participate. If you are unsure about how to get there or what to do when you arrive, refer to the Bowling Pin Information pages at our web site. If you can’t find what you need there, contact a pinhead at email@example.com. Whatever you do, don’t miss this match