Pelham Fish and Game

The Pelham Fish and Game Club in New Hampshire is right up there with the biggest and busiest shooting clubs I’ve visited. I had the distinct pleasure of shooting Bullseye there this past Saturday and, as recorded line cadences seem to be taking over at many clubs, Pelham does it the way it was intended […]

River Bend Redux

This was my second visit to the River Bend Gun Club a little bit north of Atlanta. On my first trip almost a year ago, I had been working in Atlanta and stayed through on the following weekend to shoot the club’s 2700. I had a great time at the well run competition and looked […]

Day 4 of 4, 45 Caliber and Leg Match

Before Little things: John occasionally brings sweets — donuts, cupcakes, etc. — but won’t touch them himself until the match is over; Younger shooters (that’s younger than 50 or so) are more passionate in their frustration and can become borderline reckless if their handguns jam more than once — keep an eye on them; Renold […]

Day 3 of 4, Center Fire

Before Today and tomorrow are the days in which my concentration — and repetition — need to be at their best. I will do the same things as yesterday but with a more challenging gun. Today we shoot the individual Center Fire matches in the morning, and then the team Center Fire and team 45 […]

Day 2 of 4, 22 Caliber

Before The Plan 6:00AM Up: One cup of regular coffee while surfing the net and reading the newspaper (online). 6:30AM Breakfast: oatmeal with a pat of butter, one hard-boiled egg with pepper, a small can of low sodium V-8 juice. 7:00AM Shower and dress for cool weather, lined bluejeans same as yesterday, fresh but similar […]

Day 1 of 4, Service Pistol 900

Before The Desert Midwinter competition for 2009 Conventional Pistol begins today with a 900 for service pistols. Last night I gave the ball gun a light cleaning but didn’t touch the previously fouled barrel. It should, therefore, be ready to go, and repeatedly so, starting with today’s very first shot. My shoulder feels mostly better […]

Hopeless in New York

Roslyn Club’s Indoor Range in Westbury With some time to sightsee yesterday, I stopped by Roslyn Rifle and Revolver Club’s indoor range at 1130 Broadway, Westbury, NY 11590. A small bore competition was preparing to start so I only stayed long enough to get the Bullseye pistol person’s contact information. But after some checking of […]

Sunnyvale Again!

Are you sure that’s only 50 yards? The Sunnyvale Rod & Gun Club is up in the Bay area’s foothills, just behind (and in) Cupertino. Bullseye is fired on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month with “first shot” at 6:30PM. ECIs in place Last night, I drove down from Alameda coming down the […]

Central Pennsylvania

I absolutely love central Pennsylvania, from the southern border with Maryland all the way up to New York state. Every bit of it is gorgeous and the people are warm and friendly. Years ago, I spent a lot of time in and around State College up in the north central part of the state. On […]

AP in England

Yes, you can shoot in the England but, if you want to shoot handgun, it’s going to be either air pistol (AP) or black powder. I was there for a week on business and checked the local clubs. The Marlow (Berkshire) Rifle and Pistol Club’s website listed Monday evening air pistol and, after swapping emails […]