Work on the Main Firing Line

Please be advised, club members will be planting grass on the newly cosntructed impact berms today (October 15). We will be working in the action shgooting area as well as the main firing area. We hope to have the project completed by noon.

Tom Thompson

Work on the Cowboy Shooting Annex on Saturday, October 15

Howdy all, hope all is well. Just a note letting everyone know what is going on at the range and with the saloon. The new berm is going in and hopefully it will be done soon. As for the saloon, first of all thanks to all the guys that  helped in setting the poles and lifting up the saloon front. That brings us to the next step. Being it is going to be a nice day this Saturday, we decided to see if we could get the floor on the saloon done, before the weather changes. So if anyone can help on Saturday, that would be great. The plan is to eat breakfast Saturday morning at Marlin’s truck stop (east end of Bismarck) at 7:30 a.m. and then go out to the range, starting work about 9:00 a.m.

Hope to see ya at the range!

Mike “Rod-Iron-Rip” Ripplinger

September 2016 Varmint Rifle Match

The final match of the season was held on September 24. Eight shooters came to test their abilities and the weather was cooperative.

I was a little concerned that the new wind break would increase the noise. But, the concern was unnecessary. Sound didn’t seem to be any different. The wind, however, was pleasantly reduced. It took a little getting used to, being “boxed” in after years of an open canopy.

Scores were running above average. Here are the top shooters and scores:

Don Granlie: 540
Doug Kitzan: 520
Amanda Sager: 300

Don Granlie: 495
Doug Kitzan: 490
Tim Liebel: 305

Doug Kitzan: 415
Dan Peltier: 175

Match Results

Thanks to all for participating. It was a good season. Now put that practice to good use and smack some coyotes!


Important Information

Indoor range
The parking lot has been resurfaced this week. The cracks were sealed and the entire lot resurfaced on Wednesday. So please DO NOT drive on the indoor parking lot until Friday in order for the parking lot surface to cure.

Outdoor range
A contractor is constructing new berms in the Action Shooting area. In addition, he will be adding dirt to some of the silhouette berms (the main firing area). He has the right-of-way at the outdoor range. The action area is closed until they are finished. The main firing area is closed if he is down range. Also, if you are firing from under the canopy, please be aware of equipment travel on the berms in the Action Shooting area. If equipment is on the berms (and for the most part, his equipment will be on the berms and visible from the main firing line), then the main firing line is also closed. The outdoor project should be completed this week.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are making a better and safer place to shoot.

Tom Thompson