URGENT – SRB Closed until further Notice

After careful consideration, the board has decided to close the Short Range Berm (SRB) until further notice due to safety concerns.  The wear and tear on the berm has finally exceed the allowable safety margins and we must close it until repairs can be made.  The board is currently looking to repair the berm while performing some improvements.  The board was working on some solutions, but this has accelerated the effort significantly.

The intent is to reach out to some contractors on Monday, while we draft up specifications for our needed scope of work.  The intent is to meet with folks in the beginning of Dec some time to walk through the modifications desired to establish quotes.  After that we are at the mercy of the contractor’s schedule once we select them.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is in all of our interest to stay safe and be a responsible gun range.

SAVE THE DATE – Handgun Combatives Course!!!

Save the date! Sept 23/24,  2023 ASC is hosting David Jenkins, founder of Rochester Personal Defense to put on Dave Spaulding’s Handgun Combatives Class.  Dave Spaulding retired and has only certified a few folks to continue teaching his course and Dave Jenkins is one of them.  I have known Dave Jenkins for several years and taken instructor classes with him as well as taken classes from him and can recommend Dave completely. This class is something you won’t want to miss.  This is why I am telling you to mark your calendars now.  The final price is being worked out, but it will be around $500 per person.  Details will follow shortly. If interested please contact Scott Sampson at instructor@airfieldshootingclub.org. Here is the class description: This course takes the handgun from a sporting, plinking, or recreational implement, to a tool of combat- to be ready and willing to fight if avoidance and evasion fail. The purpose of this course is to build solid essential skills (grip, trigger control, body position, holster skills, reloads, malfunction clearances, etc.) and put them in the fight! Students will be trained to anchor and improve these essential skills under set time frames established in six …

Shotgun RSOs needed – 1 Oct (10am-12pm)

Good afternoon folks, We have a near term need that the Center just asked us to support.  They need 2 RSOs for shotgun.  At least one needs to be familiar with Trap and the other familiar with Skeet. The group is the Peninsula Community Chapel on Oct 1st from 10am-12pm. If you have the ability to help out this group please email the Chief Instructor at: Instructor@airfieldshootingclub.org This will contribute to your work hours. Thank you in advance! Scott  

Trauma Training For ASC Members and Immediate Family – October 16th!!!!!

Accidents or attacks can happen at anytime.  We do our best to be safe, but to quote Forest Gump “Stuff Happens” and we need to be prepared.  We have an extraordinary opportunity for our club to help its members be prepared.  The club has purchased and installed an AED and emergency tramua kits at the club.  But do you know how to use them? If not, this is the class for you!  We have coordinated a trauma medical class for you!  HM2 Ricardo Khaleel who teaches combat medics, is offering us an introductory Tactical Combat Casualty Care Class.  No, you are not going to get a certification, but you will walk away with critical safety knowledge which you can use to save lives. In this 1.5 to 2 hour class we will cover the standard trauma care taught to our nations warfighters.  This will include how to identify and treat various wounds and conditions, AED Basics, and trauma Kit familiarization. Our member Brandon Jantzen is helping to coordinate HM2 Khaleel who works and lives out of the Little Creek Amphibious Base area so we are keeping the classroom in this area.  Another member John Lowe is offering the use of …

Labor Day Weekend Bowling Pin Match

Gentle Shooters, Start your Labor Day Weekend off with a bang. Quite a few of them actually. The Airfield Shooting Club will host its monthly bowling pin match this Saturday, September 3rd at 9:30 AM at the inspiring ASC Shooting Club range in idyllic Wakefield. Watch as yet another new 38 Special load fails me in a spectacular fashion. No, it could not be the shooter! Find out for yourself this Saturday. For information about the match see our web site at:www.airfieldshootingclub.org. Please direct an specific questions to our local pinhead resource group at stevengordon@cox.net. See you Saturday. Steven

Freedom Bowling Pin Match Results

Warm and Gentle Shooters, It definitely was the Fourth of July weekend at the range and shall we say the temperature didn’t disappoint. Regardless, out intrepid shooters fired 235 strings today with a large number of five gun competitors. I would be remiss if I didn’t offer a shout out to one of our original match directors, Cort Tompkins, who dropped by today to shoot the match. We have five Saturday’s in July, meaning you have an extra week to practice (or get enough gunpowder into your new .38 Special load to actually move your pin off the table) before our next match on August 6th. Until then, celebrate or weep over this month’s results posted below for your viewing pleasure. Steven Category Rank Shooter String 1 String 2 String 3 String 4 Total Fastest String Carbine 1 Art Schoner 5.53 2.89 4.24 2.78 15.44 2.78 2 Cort Tompkins 3.69 4.92 3.50 4.12 16.23 3 Taylor Strickland 4.36 4.65 3.22 4.46 16.69 4 Steven Gordon 4.46 2.99 6.26 4.25 17.96 5 Corbett Allen 10.56 7.94 10.62 11.28 40.40 6 Courtney Bolze 7.35 5.81 35.00 3.63 51.79 7 Chris Covert 6.61 5.96 8.38 45.00 65.95 Major 1 Cort Tompkins 6.51 8.09 …

Freedom Bowling Pin Match

Gentle Shooters, We are having a Bowling Pin Match Saturday July 2nd at 9:30 AM at the pastoral Airfield Shooting Club range in stunning Wakefield Virginia because America. I can’t think of a better way to fire up the Fourth of July weekend that with your favorite guns and your favorite friends. I know that I will be debuting a new optical sight and reload for my 38 revolver. Anyone who has attended a match where I am trying something new can attest to the entertainment value in my overwhelming frustration in the next installment of “what else can go wrong.” That alone is worth the cost of admission. Rules for the match and directions to the range are available on our web site at www.airfieldshootingclub.org. Specific questions and concerns along with the more general insults may be hurled at stevengordon@cox.net. See you at the range Steven

June Results- 22LR Bench Rest Competition

A huge thank you for those who came out to the range on Sunday and participated in the first Rimfire Bench Rest event.  The turnout was fantastic, we had great weather and loads of fun.  I learned a lot being my first time as a match director but just thinking about it, I would say it turned out better than expected! Stay tuned and keep an eye the calendar!  I’m sure we will more 22LR events to come!  See you at the range!!! Check the scores and results at this link: June 2022 Rimfire Benchrest Results Tom Sanford

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