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  • 15 Nov 2017 3:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    DRAFT "Bullet-In" club newsletter #304

    for November 2017



    FROM THE COMMITTEE:

    The first meeting of the new Committee will be at the Club range building on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome! 

     From The New President, Phil Dunlop

     

    (coming)

     

    Article

    Other news;

    Article

     

    Warm Barrels

     GARY

    Service Rifle Match report,

     (coming)

    Derek

    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has in the past been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.

     

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    For Sale

     

    Brass, all once fired:

     

    250 x .223 $25

    300 x 9mm $25

    357 brass $20 per box of 50 (when available)

     

    Limit: one bag of each to club members only.

     

    Club ammo:

    .22, .223, 9 mm, 357, and 12 gauge ammo is available for members to purchase.

     

    The club is trialling a rebate system on 9 mm ammo. If you do not reload 9 mm, you can return the brass for a rebate on your next 9 mm purchase. 

    The brass will be on sold to those who reload. E.g. $20 per 50 x 9 mm if you return 50 cases at the time of ammo purchase.


    We have good stocks of 357 magnum, 7.62 x 39, .223 and 12 gauge.  I will investigate the cost of components to reload .357.

     

    See Gary at range or email skoota5@gmail.com


    You can pay using online banking; please use your surname and a reference e.g. .223 brass

    Club a/c 030687 0313678 00

    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email (preferable) or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.

    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  pages, Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.Accommodation option:  as they are a "gun friendly" motel, & have hosted a number of shooters of late, South park Motel in Masterton have made the club a generous offer to IPSC (& any other)  shooters, if they BOOK DIRECT (not through a website).   Ph; 0800900009, email: mailto:info@southparkmotel.co.nz

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website.

    Ammunition Sales 

    (you are required to produce your firearms license AND contact the armourers
    BEFORE GOING TO THE RANGE if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)

    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge

    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them. 

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!!

    BUT if you do, it's ALL HERE.


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Modified Multigun,
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee
  • 01 Oct 2017 10:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    DRAFT "Bullet-In" club newsletter #303

    for October 2017



    FROM THE COMMITTEE:

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the Club range building on Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome! 

     From The President

     

    The end of club year is fast approaching which means subs are due.  The WPSSC Annual General Meeting is set for 0930 am Sunday 5th November and you must be financial in order to vote or stand for election onto the committee.

     

    Please attend the AGM as it is your chance to have a say in who is elected onto the committee to manage club affairs, finances, planning and improvements, events etc.

     

    The secretary has forwarded nomination forms, remits for discussion at the AGM etc. so please make yourself familiar with the content of those remits and information, requirements and deadlines with regards to nominations.  Your club, your choice.

     

    Following the AGM the club is providing a BBQ.  A few club and private firearms will be available for members to try something a little different.  Ammunition will be provided and a member available to assist with the different firearms.  Please bring your earmuffs and safety glasses.

    I am sure we are all continuing to enjoy the WPSSC facilities and our chosen disciplines but feel it fair to say that most stress within the club is generated within, i.e. self-inflicted
    The committee are all busy people and pay a sub' like everyone else.  They generally go above and beyond to plan and implement the necessary requirements for members and keep things running as smooth as possible for the benefit of all


    There is nothing more frustrating and annoying when someone complains of something they could easily remedy themselves,  without any fuss and negativity, if they displayed a little initiative, asked a simple question or made the effort to sort the problem there and then. 


    So let’s all keep the club a positive environment for all to enjoy; arrive in good time and get involved in setting up for matches and packing down after the event.  If something needs doing, put in a little effort and do rather than ignore and complain later.

    Other news;

    The mechanism which operates the turning targets on range 3 is getting a serious makeover and this work is being done as far as practical without interfering with the use of that range.

     

    The club has acquired small pistol, large pistol, small rifle and large rifle primers, and 9 mm copper washed/plated projectiles for sale to members

    This is being trialled with the view that components for the most commonly used calibre are readily available so members can keep on shooting.


    Also available is a limited amount of PPU .223 (reloadable case) ammo and standard velocity .22 ammo.


    The club also recently purchased a needle tumbler which does an incredible job of cleaning brass inside, outside, and if deprimed it even cleans the primer pocket. Contact Gary if you wish to purchase any of the above or use the tumbler (for nominal cost).  If you wish to use the tumbler, prepare your brass in advance. 


    There are many solutions and ideas on what to use in the cleaning/tumbling process.  A good cheap formula, which gives excellent results is water, white vinegar and detergent.  White vinegar is available in 5 litre quantities from Moore Wilsons (Moore Wilson brand) and is inexpensive.

    As always, make use of the club website(http://wpssc.org.nz) to check range schedules and upcoming events.  If you have any pics, info or match results you want posted, email to  wpsscsec@gmail.com, hand to the secretary or post to WPSSC, P.O. Box 175, Carterton.

     

    Warm Barrels

     GARY

    Service Rifle Match report, Sunday 1st October 2017

     

    The gods were obviously smiling upon us as we had a fine, slightly overcast day with no wind.
    Eight intrepid shooters turned up which is great compared to other days that have ranged from zero to four.

    Sighting matches ran from 9.00am-9.30am and for the most part, looked not too bad with everyone at least putting holes in the Fig 12 target. Although not necessarily where they were intended to be.

    First match was Application 10 rounds, slow fire in 2 minutes, shot prone, this is a good first match to get one’s eye in and settled down.

    Match 2 Snap. Five, eight second exposures and two rounds each exposure. This tends to open the groups up, while shot standing unsupported. Eight seconds for 2 rounds, particularly with a semi-auto, is pretty generous.

    Match 3 Trinity. A service rifle standard match. Five rounds standing, five sitting or kneeling, five rounds prone. A minute for each position. A good test of one’s all round shooting positions without time pressure. A great practice as a training match to aim to achieve 73 points plus to do well in competition. A “V” Bull is worth 5.1 points, so a 15 round match is a 75.15 possible.

    Match 4 Barricade. A twist on an old favourite of mine. Engaging the target through nominated portals. The barricade itself is deemed to be a bullet proof brick wall, so holes in the barricade mean a loss of points on the target. Remembering that the scope is higher than the muzzle can be advantageous.  All in all, a great competition and many thanks to those who turned up to take part.



    NOTE: There will NOT be a Service Rifle match next month as November 5 th is the AGM and related matches.

    For interest today we had seven AR15’s with optics of various types and an iron sighted 16” barrel SKS used by Vik, who shot well in the day.

    Overall Results

    1 st Andrew 243.32
    2 nd John 236.29
    3 rd Giles 232.18
    4 th Ralph 228.36
    5 th Vik 219.25
    6 th Shane 215.18
    7 th Gavin 211.18
    8 th Hannah 182.15
    Possible score was 250.50

     

    Derek

    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has in the past been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.

     

    Wairarapa (WPSSC) Rendezvous (Black Powder)
    To be held on the WPSSC Gladstone Range Wairarapa on the 27 to 29thOctober 2017.
    Spring has Sprung so it’s time to Fire up those Black Powder Smoke poles at the Gladstone Range. Bring out the old favourites or something new that needs a few more rounds through it. Details here.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    For Sale

     

    Beretta 1301 comp 24" E cat

    Comes with.....Matchsaver 2 chokes, factory impr cylinder and a kicks ported impr modified

     

    Hard case plus manuals choke tool, two stock spacers for length of pull and two shims to adjust cast etc.. The loading port has been opened right up to assist strong and weak hand quad loading.

     

    All controls are oversized, bolt handle, bolt release, safety. Safety can be changed to accommodate a left hander. Can be ghost loaded.

     

    Comes with a plus 7 Nordic extended mag tube. Tube will hold 12 shells 2 3/4" (70mm) or 13 shells of 67mm length or 13 shells of 2.5" (65mm) Add plus 2 capacity to those numbers to take into account a ghost load and a loaded chamber.

    Have owned it for almost 2 years, bought new by me. Gun is in excellent condition and runs like a sewing machine. Selling because I’m changing divisions.  
    Gun is setup and ready to compete in shotgun standard and/or shotgun modified divisions.

     

    Looking for $2000 ono. PTP required.Email me on b.r.petersen.7@gmail.com for any questions or if you want pics.

    Brass, all once fired:

     

    250 x .223 $25

    300 x 9mm $25

    357 brass $20 per box of 50 (when available)

     

    Limit: one bag of each to club members only.

     

    Club ammo:

    .22, .223, 9 mm, 357, and 12 gauge ammo is available for members to purchase.

     

    The club is trialling a rebate system on 9 mm ammo. If you do not reload 9 mm, you can return the brass for a rebate on your next 9 mm purchase. 

    The brass will be on sold to those who reload. E.g. $20 per 50 x 9 mm if you return 50 cases at the time of ammo purchase.


    We have good stocks of 357 magnum, 7.62 x 39, .223 and 12 gauge.  I will investigate the cost of components to reload .357.

     

    See Gary at range or email skoota5@gmail.com


    You can pay using online banking; please use your surname and a reference e.g. .223 brass

    Club a/c 030687 0313678 00

    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email (preferable) or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.

    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  pages, Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.Accommodation option:  as they are a "gun friendly" motel, & have hosted a number of shooters of late, South park Motel in Masterton have made the club a generous offer to IPSC (& any other)  shooters, if they BOOK DIRECT (not through a website).   Ph; 0800900009, email: mailto:info@southparkmotel.co.nz

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website.

    Ammunition Sales 

    (you are required to produce your firearms license AND contact the armourers
    BEFORE GOING TO THE RANGE if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)

    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge

    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them. 

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!!

    BUT if you do, it's ALL HERE.


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Modified Multigun,
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee

  • 31 Aug 2017 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    DRAFT "Bullet-In" club newsletter #302

    for September 2017


    FROM THE COMMITTEE:
     

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the DA Hall PArkvale on Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome! 

    PRESIDENT'S NOTES


    From The President & Committee:


    Import permits:
    During recent discussions with police WPSSC members highlighted the fact some
    members were attempting 'do it yourself' or unqualified maintenance on firearms due to the frustration experienced as a result of the time delays and/or non issue of import permits, emphasising the danges of such work and where the blame would fall in the event of an accident. The police have certainly improved their timeframe in issuing permits. They advise 30 days from application and if not received within 40 days contact your local arms officer.


    For those who are unaware, one (original) copy of the permit has to be sent to the incoming customs office when you receive notice from that office your goods have arrived in NZ. They will usually also ask for a copy of your FAL. An emailed scanned copy or pic is usually suffices or you can send a copy with the import permit.


    AGM: The date for this has been set at November 5th, 0930 at the range (only a couple of months out) so please give some thought as to who you want to represent the club in the various positions on the committee etc. Also give some thought to any items you wish discussed at the AGM.


    These need to be with the secretary  28 days beforehand (ie October 7).

    Official notification will follow.


    Bullet-In: in the meantime, please forward any info/items of interest, pics and match resuts to the secretary.


    Warm Barrels

     GARY

    OTHER NEWS:


    IPSC Competition September 8-9


    Text to follow


    Phil Dunlop

    Service Rifle report, Sunday 3rd September 2017


    Four hardy souls turned up this morning to compete. And although it was meant to be a .22LR match we had three centrefires and one .22LR, so the matches were amended slightly.

    As seems to be normal for these days, the weather was raining or drizzling so we set up and shot from under cover on range 6. The trek to the 100 yd mound was more akin to a paddling pool than a paddock.

    A couple of sighting matches was first up where Alex put her five rounds into the V with her trusty SKS. Unfortunately, after that it refused to play the game and kept jamming. Craig’s first sighters were low off the bottom of the Fig 12 but he soon got that sorted and proceeded to clean everyone else up.

    First match application is a good starter to get everyone in the groove.

    Action M follows which gets one’s heart rate up and the pipes cleaned out.

    Le Mans is tricky to ensure that after you have recovered your second mag to ensure the rounds go onto your target not your neighbours by mistake.

    Barricade is a chance to try out the new barricades that have been made, although only using the sides and top. In due course matches will be made to utilise all the opportunities that are there.

    So many thanks to all who turned up, especially Dan with his two little helpers come to help out on ‘Dad’s Day’.

    Results were:

    1st Craig .22LR

    2nd Dan .223

    3rd Alex SKS

    4th Simon SKS


    Derek

    COLFO news: http://colfo.org.nz/news/9-colfo/latest-news/152-colfo-news-issue-5-2017.html


    On the Range: please remember that members (committee included) go to the club to engage in activities, have a plink, test re-loads, sight in a rifle etc and often have limited time to do so.


    In the interests of keeping this a positive environment in which one can relax and enjoy, please refer club politics to a monthly committee meeting. Meetings are well advertised, and all members are welcome to attend. Here views can be expressed in a controlled manner and steps taken to resolve issues in good time. 


    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.


    Wairarapa (WPSSC) Rendezvous (Black Powder)
    To be held on the WPSSC Gladstone Range Wairarapa on the 27 to 29thOctober 2017.
    Spring has Sprung so it’s time to Fire up those Black Powder Smoke poles at the
    Gladstone Range. Bring out the old favorites or something new that needs a few
    more rounds through it
    Details here.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    For Sale


    Beretta 1301 comp 24" E cat

    Comes with.....

    Matchsaver 2 chokes, factory impr cylinder and a kicks ported impr modified


    Hard case plus manuals choke tool, two stock spacers for length of pull and two shims to adjust cast etc..


    The loading port has been opened right up to assist strong and weak hand quad loading.


    All controls are oversized, bolt handle, bolt release, safety.

    Safety can be changed to accomodate a left hander.

    Can be ghost loaded.


    Comes with a plus 7 nordic extended mag tube. Tube will hold 12 shells 2 3/4" (70mm) or 13 shells of 67mm length or 13 shells of 2.5" (65mm) Add plus 2 capacity to those numbers to take into account a ghost load and a loaded chamber.

    Have owned it for almost 2 years, bought new by me. Gun is in excellent condition and runs like a sewing machine. Selling because im changing divisions.  
    Gun is setup and ready to compete in shotgun standard and/or shotgun modified divisions.


    Looking for $2000 ono. PTP required.

    Email me on b.r.petersen.7@gmail.com for any questions or if you want pics.


    _____________________________________________________________________


    Brass, all once fired:


    250 x .223 $25

    300 x 9mm $25

    357 brass $20 per box of 50 (when available)


    Limit: one bag of each to club members only.


    Club ammo:

    .22, .223, 9 mm, 357, and 12 gauge ammo is available for members to purchase.

     

    The club is trialing a rebate system on 9 mm ammo. 
    If you do not reload 9 mm, you can return the brass for a rebate on your next 9 mm purchase. 


    The brass will be on sold to those who reload. e.g. $20 per 50 x 9 mm if you return 50 cases at the time of ammo purchase.


    We have good stocks of 357 magnum, 7.62 x 39, .223 and 12 gauge.  I will investigate the cost of components to reload .357.


    See Gary at range or email skoota5@gmail.com


    You can pay using online banking; please use your surname and a reference e.g. .223 brass

    Club a/c 030687 0313678 00

    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email (preferable) or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.

    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  page, Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.

    Accomodation option:  as they are a "gun friendly" motel, & have hosted a number of shooters of late, South park Motel in Masterton have made the club a generous offer to 

    IPSC shooters, if they BOOK DIRECT (not through a website). 

    Ph; 0800900009, email: mailto:info@southparkmotel.co.nz

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website

    (you are required to produce your firearms license,
    AND contact the armourers BEFORE GOING TO THE RANGE
    if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)


    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge
    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them.

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!! 


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Modified Multigun,
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee


  • 24 Jul 2017 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    "Bullet-In" club newsletter #301

    for July/August 2017


    FROM THE COMMITTEE:
     

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the DA Hall PArkvale on Wednesday 26 July 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome! 

    PRESIDENT'S NOTES


    From The President & Committee:


    Flooding: The recent weather has caused considerable damge at the range. Several buildings were breached by the water and debris left by the receeding water is all around the ranges. Some minor  subsidence is evident on range 6.

    Working bee: 0900 hrs Saturday 29th July.


    Please contact the secretary for any info re this. The purpose of the working be is to have a general clean-up after the above mentioned flooding. Shovel, wheel barrows, rakes and a trailor or two would be useful. BBQ lunch provided.

    Import permits:


    During recent discussions with police WPSSC members highlighted the fact some
    members were attempting 'do it yourself' or unqualified mintenance on firearms due to the frustration experienced as a result of the time delays and/or non issue of import permits, emphasising the danges of such work and where the blame would fall in the event of an accident. The police have certainly improved the time in issuing permits. They advise 30 days from application and if not received within 40 days contact your local arms officer.


    For those who are unaware, one (original) copy of the permit has to be sent to the incoming customs office when you receive notice from that office your goods have arrived in NZ. They will usually also ask for a copy of your FAL. An emailed scanned copy or pic is usually suffices or you can send a copy with the import permit.


    AGM: we are only a few months out from the AGM so please give some thought as to who you want to represent the club in the various positions on the committee etc. Also give some thought to any items you wish discussed at the AGM.

    Bullet-In: in the meantime, please forward any info/items of interest, pics and match resuts to the secretary.


    Warm Barrels

     GARY

    OTHER NEWS:


    Phil Dunlop's Russia trip (to shoot) - (link to picture: PhilD Russia.jpg)


    It seems like a lifetime ago that I agonised over the decision to go to Moscow for the first IPSC World Rifle Champs, but a few days after arriving home and back to work, it’s a fading memory that I thought I better share with my shooting mates.


    The venue was Patriot Park, 70km out of Moscow and described as Russia’s military Disneyland, and that turned out to be a very accurate description. Just down the road, the Keblinka tank Museum, across the road, an air force base, and the park itself, recently home to two divisions of Russian Military.


    Patriot is now home to a huge collection of military memorabilia, a vast area for re-enactment, including a reconstruction of the Reichstag, complete with Soviet flag flying overhead, a stadium for tank racing, a junior camp, offices for amongst others, Kalasnikov group, and most importantly, 30 rifle ranges, all with covered areas, and varying from 50, to 300 meters long.

    I have shot two World Pistol Champs, but have never seen an opening ceremony like the Russian one, Guards throwing rifles around, cavalry, Mig 29’s overhead and the commander of the space station via satellite link. Greetings from Vladimir Putin were read by the deputy Prime Minister and the crowd was in awe and humbled by the most generous welcome.


    The match itself was held over the next 6 days, 5 on deck, shooting 6 stages a day, and a rest day, which for us was on the 5 day of the match. We wasted no time scrambling into Moscow to get a look at the Kremlin, Red Square and Saint Basils, and although it took us 4 hours to cover the 70km home, we were all very impressed with the city and its attractions, though I suspect Lenin would be turning in his mausoleum, if he saw the brands represented in the most lavish shopping mall right on Red square!


    The match itself was a reasonably simple affair, few complicated stages, most having only one reasonable strategy, but the difficulty of the shots made all the difference. Running through an array of close range targets, taking a few off hand shots at medium range steel, and then having to find the breath and restraint to engage a few paper targets at 300m was a huge demand, but one the Kiwis proved equal to. There were 5 of us, two shooting Standard, (iron Sights) and three in Open division, and together with one Australian, we made up Squad 45.

    The small squads meant that the match was fast and efficient, but with the facility being so vast it also meant that we really weren’t in touch with what others were doing. As it turned out, knowing what the Fins and Norwegians were doing was the important measure and not seeing those guys was the biggest disappointment.


    As you’d expect, there were good and bad days and surprisingly, the first two days, with rain and temperatures around 6 degrees, produced my best shooting. My biggest fear had been the 300 meter shots, having never had a chance to confirm my theoretical zeros before the match, but when the first two targets were scored, double Alpha, Alpha Charlie, I relaxed and began to enjoy it all.


    In the end I took 36th overall in Standard, and 6th Senior. That result put me in the Senior shoot off, rubbing shoulders with among others, the great Jerry Miculek and his very talented daughter Lena. It was a very long morning with lots of noise and smoke, with many of the 800 competitors present, but somehow I took out third place in the shoot offs and was rewarded with a very cool trophy.


    It’s been 15 years since I last shot for NZ, and in the meantime, work and life have seemed to dictate, but I am so glad to have got back into international competition. I can’t overstate the pleasure in meeting others who share our passion, to be approached by an Italian shooter who had noticed that we were ranked closely on the score sheet and wanted to see me shoot, or to share the joy as the World Champions took their place on the podium after an intense and arduous match.


    It’s something I will never forget and it has rekindled my desire to do this again, perhaps the European Rifle Champs in Sweden next year.


    It has also been a humbling experience, particularly when friends and colleagues have helped me financially with what was a big bill, for that and the support I have received, thank you very much, and for those with the drive to practice for an event like this, don’t hold back, set your goals, train hard and get out there, meet and compete with your peers, at club level, nationally or internationally and take full advantage of the opportunities this amazing sport offers.


    Phil Dunlop

    Service Rifle report, Sunday 6th Aug 2017


    Seven shooters turned up to take part in today’s centre fire match in clear and sunny conditions, with 55 rounds before sighters. 


    The highlight of the day was getting to open and use the new shooting mats the club had purchased. Many thanks to Bill A for organising the purchase of these, they are most impressive with Velcro straps on the sides to keep them together and zippers to access the padding inside. Probably some of the best shooting mats we have come across.


    Match 1 Application is pretty straight forward and a chance for people to get their eye in.

    Match 2 Action Really? Basically, an action M with clay birds thrown in at the end.

    Match 3 Gerry’s Idea. An adaptation from the WSRA, Best of American.


    Sixty seconds for a minimum of fifteen rounds, standing, kneeling, prone with positions stated to the whim of the R.O. Best fifteen shots only to count.


    Match 4 Barricade. Having a number randomly picked that doesn’t match the target you have been shooting on all morning, combined with reloads and position changes can make this challenging.


    Results are:

    1st Matt

    2nd Alistair

    3rd Dan

    4th John

    5th Andrew

    6th Alex

    7th Philip


    Thanks to those who turned up and enjoyed themselves.

    Derek

    On the Range: please remember that members (committee included) go to the club to engage in activities, have a plink, test re-loads, sight in a rifle etc and often have limited time to do so.


    In the interests of keeping this a positive environment in which one can relax and enjoy, please refer club politics to a monthly committee meeting. Meetings are well advertised, and all members are welcome to attend. Here views can be expressed in a controlled manner and steps taken to resolve issues in good time. 


    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    For Sale


    Beretta 1301 comp 24" E cat

    Comes with.....

    Matchsaver 2 chokes, factory impr cylinder and a kicks ported impr modified


    Hard case plus manuals choke tool, two stock spacers for length of pull and two shims to adjust cast etc..


    The loading port has been opened right up to assist strong and weak hand quad loading.


    All controls are oversized, bolt handle, bolt release, safety.

    Safety can be changed to accomodate a left hander.

    Can be ghost loaded.


    Comes with a plus 7 nordic extended mag tube. Tube will hold 12 shells 2 3/4" (70mm) or 13 shells of 67mm length or 13 shells of 2.5" (65mm) Add plus 2 capacity to those numbers to take into account a ghost load and a loaded chamber.

    Have owned it for almost 2 years, bought new by me. Gun is in excellent condition and runs like a sewing machine. Selling because im changing divisions.  
    Gun is setup and ready to compete in shotgun standard and/or shotgun modified divisions.


    Looking for $2000 ono. PTP required.

    Email me on b.r.petersen.7@gmail.com for any questions or if you want pics.


    _____________________________________________________________________


    Brass, all once fired:


    250 x .223 $25

    300 x 9mm $25

    357 brass $20 per box of 50 (when available)


    Limit: one bag of each to club members only.


    ALSO:


    Club ammo: 9mm and 44 magnum rounds have been prepared and were trialled at the range Sunday 23rd July.


    • 9 mm available at $25 per bag of 50 rounds. 

    To reduce the cost we're considering a system to encourage recycling of brass: (

    e.g. $20 per bag for every 50 9 mm reloadable cases returned (at the time of ammo purchase).


    We have good stocks of 357 magnum, 7.62 x 39, .223 and 12 gauge.  I will investigate the cost of components to reload ,357.


    See Gary at range or email skoota5@gmail.com


    You can pay using online banking; please use your surname and a reference e.g. .223 brass

    Club a/c 030687 0313678 00

    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email (preferable) or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.

    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  page, Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website

    (you are required to produce your firearms license,
    AND contact the armourers BEFORE GOING TO THE RANGE
    if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)


    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge
    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them.

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!! 


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Can be Multigun, Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Service Rifle
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee
  • 07 Jun 2017 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Bullet-In" club newsletter #300
    for June 2017


    FROM THE COMMITTEE:
     

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the DA Hall PArkvale on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome! 

    PRESIDENT'S NOTES


    From The President & Committee:


    Club: The earth works are now pretty well completed on range 6. After the initial work the mounds, as expected, settled and had to be raised a little in order to comply with range certification requirements. There is an open drain directing water from the spring at the foot of the 200 meter mound toward the pond under the willows on the west side of the range and at a later we will lay nova flow in place of the drain.


    All in all the ranges are looking great. The bank behind ranges 1-4 have recently been cleared with brush cutters much to the annoyance of the now 'ex residential wasps'........... but that is another story best told by those who invaded their space.


    Later this year the WPSSC is hosting two North Island championship matches and all of the ranges on range six will be put to good use. Members will be advised details of these matches in due course.


    For those who are not aware, club member Phil Dunlop is presently in Russia competing in an international match. We look forward to a report on this adventure upon his return.


    The Bullet-In and the web site are only as good as the information put forward by members. It is important that Eddie wpsscsec@gmail.com receives scores and info re up-coming events and matches in good time so it can be posted either/or on the web page or in the bullet-in as appropriate.


    I tried several years back to stimulate the interest of the Bullet-In with items of interest from members, personal accounts of hunting tales, reports on unique or interesting firearms or shooting related items.


    This never took off so we are stuck with the 'same ole same ole' range related reports and members wonder why the bullet-in is boring, publications are irregular etc and some even wonder why the interest in their particular discipline is waning. Hell, if members don't offer anything new and interesting then it is hard to justify publishing a news letter.


    The suggestion some years back for input from members died a natural death and is on a par with the interest in maintenance and up-keep of our facilities by the majority of members. It is your club and your newsletter so make it what you will. If you have something of note, interest, planning a match or event, advise Eddie as above.


    The WPSSC has secured a NZ first: the NZ multi-gun Nationals in Feb 2018. This, along with the two events later this year will bring a lot of attention to the WPSSC and in view of the latest law and order report recommending further measures to penalise law abiding licensed firearm owners, we are seeking ideas and ways to promote and publicise shooting is a positive manner. Any suggestions and ideas are welcome.


    The Law & Order Select Committee report is still under consideration, so please check out the FaceBook page & group online.  Spread the info' around & make sure the politicians KNOW how you feel.


    Anyone wishing to discuss any WPSSC issues  are welcome to attend the committee meeting at the DA Hall in Parkvale; 7:00 pm, Wednesday 28 June.


    Warm Barrels

     GARY

    OTHER NEWS:



    Service Rifle .22LR match was held on June 11 starting 0900 for 0930; Derek's report is below:


    The day started out with no wind, clear, crispy and cool then just got better.

    Many thanks to Eric who patched out and placed the Fig 12 targets out on the 100 yd mound by the time I got there, having been held up by a mob of cows on East Taratahi Road. I go that way to avoid cyclists on Te Whiti Road on Sunday mornings.

    Anyway, six shooters turned up including Carl who borrowed my heavy barrel 10/22 and proceeded to spank the AR15 shooters. I’m thankful I was M/D, R/O and score taker in case he beat me too. You know, when you lend your rifle to someone and they beat you with it. Mumble, mumble, not fair!!

    Application was followed by Action M, Le Mans and Barricade with a minimum count of 90 rounds with sighters above that.

    All over by 11.00 a.m. with smiles all around.

    Overall Results

    1. Dan 4. Eric

    2. Carl 5 Hamish

    3. Matt 6. Neville

    Derek

    On the Range: please remember that members (committee included) go to the club to engage in activities, have a plink, test re-loads, sight in a rifle etc and often have limited time to do so.


    In the interests of keeping this a positive environment in which one can relax and enjoy, please refer club politics to a monthly committee meeting. Meetings are well advertised, and all members are welcome to attend. Here views can be expressed in a controlled manner and steps taken to resolve issues in good time. 


    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.


    IPSC: Phil Dunlop


    PNZ training manuals: hard copies of the General Coaching Skills Manual were recently ordered and are available. FYI, manuals for all disciplines are available on-line at: http://www.pistolnz.org.nz/training.aspx.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    For Sale:


    Brass, all once fired:


    250 x .223 $25

    300 x 9mm $25

    357 brass $20 per box of 50 (when available)


    Limit: one bag of each to club members only.


    See Gary at range or email skoota5@gmail.com


    You can pay using online banking; please use your surname and a reference e.g. .223 brass

    Club a/c 030687 0313678 00


    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email (preferable) or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.

    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  page, including details of projectiles from Terry Kerrigan.


    Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website

    (you are required to produce your firearms license,
    AND contact the armourers BEFORE GOING TO THE RANGE
    if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)


    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge
    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them.

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!! 


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Can be Multigun, Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Service Rifle
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee
  • 28 Apr 2017 3:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    "Bullet-In" club newsletter #299
    for May 2017


    FROM THE COMMITTEE:
     

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the DA HAll PArkvale on Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome! 

    PRESIDENT'S NOTES


    From The President & Committee:


    New Club Gun: the club newly acquired .44 magnum revolver had its first official outing at a corp shoot Saturday 29th April. It certainly is impressive and everyone who was game enough to have a shot or three thoroughly enjoyed it.


    Any members wanting to test the new revolver, it is $10 for 5 rounds. Gary has the pistol at present until it is listed on the other two armourer's licenses.


    WPSSC and the Police: the recent media attention regarding the L&O report is still gaining considerable publicity. There is an interesting article in the April 26th issue of the Wairarapa Midweek from Federated Farmers who oppose the report.


    In the same issue there is also an article by former president Neil Hayes. Both these items are posted on the club noticeboard for your convenience.


    Meeting with PNHQ staff: a couple of weeks ago we had a meeting with representatives from Police National HQ firearms section.


    Briefly: it was quite an informative discussion. There is no change with regards to pistol barrel length. The measurement remains at the minimum overall length of 100 mm. They (police) are reviewing their stance on A cat safes, considering allowing attachments such as permanently fixed muzzle breaks etc to be included in the overall length of an MSSA. They cited a computer programming problem as a major cause in the delay or non issue of Import Permits and claim to be up to date. T


    hey further stated that a permit should be issued with 30 days of application and if you hear nothing after 40 days contact your arms officer. The police also reiterated they are under-staffed, under-funded and under-resourced.


    Club: all in all the club is running smoothly. We have regular membership enquiries, club shoots and range days are well attended. Hell, it took only 8 years, but I finally got the Landlord to the range today (29/04) to air his .270, and AIR it he did with some quite good shooting considering (his claim) he hadn't fired it in anger for about 10 years.


    Nick Taylor vs Police; judicial review: there is plenty of info on this on social media. If you wish to support this case, which will benefit all FAL's, go to the FALOPOR (Firearm Licence Owners Protecting Our Rights)'GiveALittle' page and make a donation. Every dollar counts.


    There's also a FaceBook page & group online.  Spread the info' around & make sure the politicians KNOW how you feel.


    Anyone wishing to discuss the WPSSC's 'ban on police using our range for training purposes', are welcome to attend the committee meeting at the DA Hall in Parkvale; 7:00 pm, Wednesday 31st May.


    Warm Barrels

     GARY

    OTHER NEWS:



    Service Match: Colin Farley advises that he plans to run a Club Service Champ's Match on May 14 (Mothers' Day) starting 0930 for 10 am.  There will be prizes, & you'll need 90 rounds minimum.


    On the Range: please remember that members (committee included) go to the club to engage in activities, have a plink, test re-loads, sight in a rifle etc and often have limited time to do so.


    In the interests of keeping this a positive environment in which one can relax and enjoy, please refer club politics to a monthly committee meeting. Meetings are well advertised, and all members are welcome to attend. Here views can be expressed in a controlled manner and steps taken to resolve issues in good time. 


    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.


    IPSC: Phil Dunlop


    PNZ training manuals: hard copies of the General Coaching Skills Manual were recently ordered and are available. FYI, manuals for all disciplines are available on-line at: http://www.pistolnz.org.nz/training.aspx.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    For sale


    Brass, all once fired:


    250 x .223 $25

    300 x 9mm $25

    357 brass $20 per box of 50 (when available)


    Limit: one bag of each to club members only.


    See Gary at range or email skoota5@gmail.com


    You can pay using online banking; please use your surname and a reference e.g. .223 brass

    Club a/c 030687 0313678 00


    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email (preferable) or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.

    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  page, including details of projectiles from Terry Kerrigan.


    Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website. 


    (you are required to produce your firearms license,
    AND contact the armourers if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)


    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge
    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them.

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!! 


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Can be Multigun, Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee
  • 27 Mar 2017 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Bullet-In" club newsletter #298
    for February/March 2017


    FROM THE COMMITTEE:
     

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the RANGE Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome!  

    PRESIDENT'S NOTES


    From The President & Committee:


    Trails End 2017 Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March.


    TE started on Friday with the Black Powder, Long range single shot, pistol calibre long rifle and rifle calibre long rifle events.


    Saturday morning, following an introduction from Wild Ben, the 46 cowboys and cowgirls were addressed by Carterton Mayor John Booth and NZ First Deputy Leader Ron Mark. Both made some very supportive comments. John Booth then lit the fuse to discharge a canon. The resounding boom echoed off the cliff announcing Trails End 2017 well and truly open.


    Registration numbers have increased over the last few years and this year it was encouraging to see the numbers include three juniors engaged in the 3 day event.


    A huge thanks to 'Wild Ben' and 'Dusty' for all the behind the scenes work and effort, setting up and packing down after the event and also a huge thanks to Jess, Lois and the girls for the hours they spent preparing the food and keeping the cook house running like clockwork.


    Ron Mark attended the closing ceremony, addressed all present regarding the continuing battle we have ahead to retain our firearms in order to continue with our chosen sport. The grand finale was the prize giving and Trails End declared closed.


    Ban On Police training:


    The action to ban police from training at our facility was not taken lightly. While we have every respect for the difficulties front line police encounter, and identify the need for arms training, Police management needs to seriously wake-up. After a quite brief discussion it was an easy decision and the committee voted unanimously to the 'ban' and cancel all Police bookings.


    A few days after the club's press release, club representatives met with the Wairarapa Area Commander Inspector Donna Howard and Arms Training Sergeant Mike Kiri. The ensuing discussion was quite positive and Inspector Howard gave an assurance she would be reporting our concerns to her superiors.


    As an act of good faith the WPSSC reinstated the first of four cancelled training days but advised Police we would review any progress prior to a decision on the three days booked (cancelled) in April. As of today the club is yet to receive a response from the Commissioner's Office!


    I visited the range when police were training and spoke to Sergeant Kiri to reiterate 'Our actions are not directed at front line Police”. He said “They (indicating to all staff present on the range) all know that”.


    Our action has received tremendous support and been applauded by many other shooting clubs. Within hours of the WPSSC press release their were many supportive comments on overseas firearm forums and comments from some regretting they had not taken similar action when their rights were threatened.


    Police management and Politicians alike, are hopefully waking up to the fact it is not an easy task to find a suitable location to build a range, land is not cheap, the required consents and council approvals are difficult to obtain and it is a prolonged process, logistics, travel expenses, accommodation, and government funding etc., create obstacles they do not presently encounter while they have use of the many club ranges around the country where front line police train.


    As mentioned in the past, “Shooting is fast becoming a privilege rather than a right”. Likewise, Police management and Government need to wake up to the fact that the use of Gun Club facilities is a privilege and not aRight.


    Anyone wishing to discuss the WPSSC's 'ban on police using our range for training purposes', are welcome to attend the committee meeting at the club room 7 pm, Wednesday 29th March.


    Warm Barrels

     GARY

    OTHER NEWS:


    On the Range: please remember that members (committee included) go to the club to engage in activities, have a plink, test re-loads, sight in a rifle etc and often have limited time to do so.


    In the interests of keeping this a positive environment in which one can relax and enjoy, please refer club politics to a monthly committee meeting. Meetings are well advertised, and all members are welcome to attend. Here views can be expressed in a controlled manner and steps taken to resolve issues in good time. 


    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.


    IPSC: Phil Dunlop


    PNZ training manuals: hard copies of the General Coaching Skills Manual were recently ordered and are available. FYI, manuals for all disciplines are available on-line at: http://www.pistolnz.org.nz/training.aspx.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    For sale


    Brass, all once fired:


    250 x .223 $25

    300 x 9mm $25

    357 brass $20 per box of 50 (when available)


    Limit: one bag of each to club members only.


    See Gary at range or email skoota5@gmail.com


    You can pay using online banking; please use your surname and a reference e.g. .223 brass

    Club a/c 030687 0313678 00


    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email (preferable) or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.

    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  page, including details of projectiles from Terry Kerrigan.


    Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website. 


    (you are required to produce your firearms license,
    AND contact the armourers if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)


    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge
    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them.

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!! 


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Can be Multigun, Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee

  • 16 Feb 2017 8:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Bullet-In" club newsletter #297
    for February 2017


    FROM THE COMMITTEE:
     

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the RANGE Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome!  

    PRESIDENT'S NOTES


    From The President & Committee:


    A trial training day for the last Wednesday of the month was mentioned in the last Bullet-In to create an additional day for B members.  


    You may recall the following comment accompanying that item: This was trialed several years ago but unfortunately those who demanded the opportunity failed to utilise an additional day to register a “B” sanctioned attendance, so it was “canned”.  It appears history may be repeating itself because no-one turned up for the training day last month.  


    As mentioned, if members utilise this day it will become a scheduled monthly 'B' cat event.  Yet again a member dedicated time and made the effort, incurred a personal costs to be there for the benefit of others.  


    This brings me to the topic of members who continually turn up, shoot and then leave without any other input into the club other than to complain or moan because “there is no milk”,  “range six is taking too long to complete”, “the falling targets aren’t finished”, the shower is still incomplete”, etc., etc., when they should be asking “who can I talk to about helping finish this or that, mowing the lawns occasionally or making new target bases”.


    Those who do all the work are few and  fast reaching burn-out and frankly getting a little pissed off that they are the only ones that continually turn up, do the work, run the events, order and maintain the supplies, help out or simply rectify a problem on their own volition or help with the corporate shoots, which by the way are the main income earner for the club.


    If more members don’t step up and put in the effort then we will start turning away corporate shoots and other bookings, member input into maintenance and improvements will cease, and as there will be little or no income from range bookings and corporate events.  


    Inevitably subs will have to be increased, as will the cost of clay events (the cost of a 60 clay shoot was reduced a few years back) and members will incur a cost for scheduled events/competitions to generate income because the club will have to outsource the maintenance and general repair work and pay the associated costs from the club coffers.


    If the majority volunteered a couple of hours once in a while or simply lifted a finger when at the club the load would be spread and those presently doing all the work (for your benefit) would get some relief, attending the club would be less of a burden and they would again enjoy the club environment and even get to do some shooting.  Your club, your call!

    The CAS club champs were held on Sunday 12th Feb and the event was well attended.  Results will be advised shortly.  Thanks to Ben and Con for organizing the event and a special thanks to Dianna Lines for preparing the food and cooking the BBQ.


    We are seeing good numbers attending most shoots and apart from the “mutter mumble” in the opening topic of this column, all is going well.  Finances are healthy so lets all work to keep it that way.


    The club is seeking prices for shooting mats/ground sheets for range six.  Hopefully this will be finalized and the sheets purchased in the near future.


    Section directors: thanks for your efforts with these & please keep forwarding shoot results to Eddie as soon as possible after the event so they can be posted on the club web site.


    Warm Barrels

     GARY

    Our safety/training team has reviewed the info package provided to B cat applicants with attention to obligations once that endorsement is obtained. If you know anyone considering pistol shooting, make them aware of these conditions or refer them to the secretary, a committee member or PNZ for the relevant info.

    OTHER NEWS:


    RO's: we require more match qualified RO's and are planning to run some  RO course(s) at the WPSSC.


    On the Range: please remember that members (committee included) go to the club to engage in activities, have a plink, test re-loads, sight in a rifle etc and often have limited time to do so.


    In the interests of keeping this a positive environment in which one can relax and enjoy, please refer club politics to a monthly committee meeting. Meetings are well advertised, and all members are welcome to attend. Here views can be expressed in a controlled manner and steps taken to resolve issues in good time. 


    Trails End 2017: dates for this event 2017 are 24th, 25th and 26th March. Entry form is here.  If you don't plan to shoot, then please consider attending & contact Ben to offer your help; the more the merrier".


    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.


    "Snail mail" Bulletins; recently your secretary has been remiss in sending out hard copies of the BulletIn, but he has committed to sending it out in a more timely manner.  HOWEVER if you are one of these members & now have email (or know of one who does) PLEASE advise Eddie via email (wpsscsec@gmail.com) or call 021774666 & you'll be added to the access list.

    IPSC: Phil Dunlop


    PNZ training manuals: hard copies of the General Coaching Skills Manual were recently ordered and are available. FYI, manuals for all disciplines are available on-line at: http://www.pistolnz.org.nz/training.aspx.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    For sale


    Brass, all once fired:


    250 x .223 $25

    300 x 9mm $25

    357 brass $20 per box of 50 (when available)


    Limit: one bag of each to club members only.


    See Gary at range or email skoota5@gmail.com


    You can pay using online banking; please use your surname and a reference e.g. .223 brass

    Club a/c 030687 0313678 00


    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email (preferable) or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.

    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  page, including details of projectiles from Terry Kerrigan.


    Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website. 


    (you are required to produce your firearms license,
    AND contact the armourers if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)


    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge
    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them.

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!! 


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Can be Multigun, Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee


  • 25 Jan 2017 3:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    (DRAFT) "Bullet-In" club newsletter #296
    for January 2017


    FROM THE COMMITTEE:
     

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the RANGE todayWednesday 25th January 2017 at 7:00 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome!  

    PRESIDENT'S NOTES


    From The Committee:


    The club has had a rather full calendar with bookings and corporate events which have brought substantial funds into the club coffers. As of 2nd December there are five more events booked for the remainder of the year as always, we need help for these events.


    We try get these bookings for weekends as it is easier to get members to help but that is not always possible. If you are in a situation you can help with events Monday-Friday please advise Eddie or myself as the few that have been assisting on week days are getting a little burnt out plus the cost in time and money is taking a toll on some. It would be a shame to turn away bookings and income. “B” cat members, FYI: Corp events are a club sanctioned “B” cat attendance.

    The committee realises the need for a B cat training day outside the scheduled B cat events. This was trialled several years ago but unfortunately those who demanded the opportunity failed to utilise an additional day to register a “B” sanctioned attendance, so it was “canned”.


    It was agreed at the last meeting to make this before the committee meeting Wednesday (which is the last Wednesday of the month, -with the exception of the December meeting being brought forward to the 18 th) for a 3 month trial period.


    The requirements are: An RO will control the training session, a pistol is handled by the member either for safety/handling purposes or live firing, a target is scored and the result recorded.  Bill A. has offered to be available for the first two afternoons from 5 pm. In order for this to work and become a scheduled fixture, members should get involved.

    Our next large accounts will be for a pallet of clays and shotgun ammo, both of which are eventually re-cooperated either through clay events, corp events or ammo sales to club members.


    Electric Fences: The electric fences need to be hooked up to make connection with the live feed to be effective.    Please re-connect the wires in the proper manner so we have 'live wires' to ensure the bulls grazing the adjacent land don't breech onto the ranges where they can cause considerable damage.


    Warm Barrels!

    Gary

    Our safety/training team has reviewed the info package provided to B cat applicants with attention to obligations once that endorsement is obtained. If you know anyone considering pistol shooting, make them aware of these conditions or refer them to the secretary, a committee member or PNZ for the relevant info.

    OTHER NEWS:


    RO's: we require more match qualified RO's and are planning to run some  RO course(s) at the WPSSC.


    On the Range: please remember that members (committee included) go to the club to engage in activities, have a plink, test re-loads, sight in a rifle etc and often have limited time to do so.


    In the interests of keeping this a positive environment in which one can relax and enjoy, please refer club politics to a monthly committee meeting. Meetings are well advertised, and all members are welcome to attend. Here views can be expressed in a controlled manner and steps taken to resolve issues in good time. 


    Trails End 2017: dates for this event 2017 are 24th, 25th and 26th March. More detailed advice will be posted closer to the event.


    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.


    CAS: a monthly CAS training/practice day has been approved and scheduled for 4th Sunday of the month on ranges 1 and 2. This practice day is a great opportunity to brush up on handling and safety without the match related pressure. This is a 'B cat club event' and also a great opportunity for anyone to come along and see what cowboy action shooting is all about.  More news, results etc here.

    IPSC: Phil Dunlop


    PNZ training manuals: hard copies of the General Coaching Skills Manual were recently ordered and are available. FYI, manuals for all disciplines are available on-line at: http://www.pistolnz.org.nz/training.aspx.



    The first version of the WPSSC B cat' training manual (thanks Gerry! is available for download here.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.


    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  page, including details of projectiles from Terry Kerrigan.


    Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website. 


    (you are required to produce your firearms license,
    AND contact the armourers if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)


    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge
    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them.

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!! 


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Can be Multigun, Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee
  • 11 Dec 2016 8:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bullet-In: December 2016


    (DRAFT) "Bullet-In" club newsletter #295
    for December 2016


    FROM THE COMMITTEE:
     

    The next meeting of the Committee will be at the RANGE next month (January) Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 7:30 pm (last Wednesday of the month); all new members are encouraged to attend, & all members are welcome!  

    PRESIDENT'S NOTES


    From The Committee:


    As we approach the silly season and that invisible cut off point called Christmas, when the things we have had 11 months to complete suddenly become urgent............forgot where I was going with this, but you get my drift....?

    Recently a few items have evaporated from club premises so it is now necessary to implement securitymeasures which will create limited access.

    Cleaning gear was purchased some time ago so club guns could be cleaned at the range after a “fund raising” event and relieve the duty Armourer a couple of hours additional (thankless) work when they returned home after giving their time to assist in a shoot.

    **Whoever took the cleaning gear from the store-room may as well have taken the cleaning rods because they are no use without the brushes, jags, cloth etc. This thoughtless act has not only temporarily inconvenienced the duty Armourer(s) but also created security costs and the expense of replacing the cleaning gear. Think about it!!! **
    (A subtle reminder here the club has provisions in the rules to suspend/cancel membership of anyone destroying or removing club property.)

    The club has had a rather full calendar with bookings and corporate events which have brought substantial funds into the club coffers. As of 2nd December there are five more events booked for the remainder of the year as always, we need help for these events.


    We try get these bookings for weekends as it is easier to get members to help but that is not always possible. If you are in a situation you can help with events Monday-Friday please advise Eddie or myself as the few that have been assisting on week days are getting a little burnt out plus the cost in time and money is taking a toll on some. It would be a shame to turn away bookings and income. “B” cat members, FYI: Corp events are a club sanctioned “B” cat attendance.

    The committee realises the need for a B cat training day outside the scheduled B cat events. This was trialled several years ago but unfortunately those who demanded the opportunity failed to utilise an additional day to register a “B” sanctioned attendance, so it was “canned”.


    It was agreed at the last meeting to make this before the committee meeting Wednesday (which is the last Wednesday of the month, -with the exception of the December meeting being brought forward to the 18 th) for a 3 month trial period.


    The requirements are: An RO will control the training session, a pistol is handled by the member either for safety/handling purposes or live firing, a target is scored and the result recorded.  Bill A. has offered to be available for the first two afternoons from 5 pm. In order for this to work and become a scheduled fixture, members should get involved.

    The WPSSC bank balance, as of the last meeting was $ TBA.

    Our next large accounts will be for a pallet of clays and shotgun ammo, both of which are eventually re-cooperated either through clay events, corp events or ammo sales to club members.


    Electric Fences: The electric fences need to be hooked up to make connection with the live feed to be effective.    Please re-connect the wires in the proper manner so we have 'live wires' to ensure the bulls grazing the adjacent land don't breech onto the ranges where they can cause considerable damage.


    Next Sunday 18 th December  is a club Christmas shoot & lunchtime BBQ for all memebers & immediate family.

    Trust you all have a safe and enjoyable festive season.

    Warm Barrels!

    Gary

    Our safety/training team has reviewed the info package provided to B cat applicants with attention to obligations once that endorsement is obtained. If you know anyone considering pistol shooting, make them aware of these conditions or refer them to the secretary, a committee member or PNZ for the relevant info.

    OTHER NEWS:


    RO's: we require more match qualified RO's and are planning to run some  RO course(s) at the WPSSC.


    On the Range: please remember that members (committee included) go to the club to engage in activities, have a plink, test re-loads, sight in a rifle etc and often have limited time to do so.


    In the interests of keeping this a positive environment in which one can relax and enjoy, please refer club politics to a monthly committee meeting. Meetings are well advertised, and all members are welcome to attend. Here views can be expressed in a controlled manner and steps taken to resolve issues in good time. 


    Trails End 2017: dates for this event 2017 are 24th, 25th and 26th March. More detailed advice will be posted closer to the event.


    Safety on Range 6: Please note that if you are on Range 6, & need to go downrange (for whatever reason) after closing the range, place the orange "Range Closed" cone in front of the firing point to advise anyone coming to the range.  There has been one occasion where a person was observed (in time, & safety) emerging from the bush downrange before shooting was to commence.


    CAS: a monthly CAS training/practice day has been approved and scheduled for 4th Sunday of the month on ranges 1 and 2. This practice day is a great opportunity to brush up on handling and safety without the match related pressure. This is a 'B cat club event' and also a great opportunity for anyone to come along and see what cowboy action shooting is all about.  More news, results etc here.

    IPSC: Phil Dunlop


    PNZ training manuals: hard copies of the General Coaching Skills Manual were recently ordered and are available. FYI, manuals for all disciplines are available on-line at: http://www.pistolnz.org.nz/training.aspx.



    The first version of the WPSSC B cat' training manual (thanks Gerry! is available for download here.

    $$$   BUY, SELL, SWAP $$$

    OTHER ITEMS:
    Send any photos and descriptions for Bullet-In either via  email or post to :

    • The Secretary, WPSSC, P. O. Box 175 Carterton 5743.


    The Club version is on the WPSSC Trading Post  page, including details of projectiles from Terry Kerrigan.


    Pistol NZ also have an on-line Buy Sell Swap system operating on their website; click their 'Trading Post' button for instructions and items.

    Section Activities:

    The Range schedule and Section Directors info' is published on the website. 


    (you are required to produce your firearms license,
    AND contact the armourers if you require ammo' to be brought to the range)


    • Roger Castle (06 306 9453) for 20 and 12 gauge shot gun ammo
    • Andrew McGlone has .22, 9mm, .223 and 12 gauge
    Chamber flags are also available  – remember, the club requires you to have and to use them.

    Range Schedule

    For details and changes, check the range schedule from the website ; copying it has problems in that things change, and when the schedule is printed, members end up with out of date info.

    So, the basic range schedule is as detailed below.  You don't even have to log on to see it!!! 


    (Basic) RANGE SCHEDULE:


    First Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    IPSC 
    First Sunday  Can be Multigun, Service Rifle or other (e.g. Jungle lane shotgun or .22 rifle)
    Second Sunday  CAS
    ISSF (Service Pistol)
    Third Saturday  Simulated Game Bird 
    Third Sunday  3-Gun
    Fourth Sunday
    Fifth Sunday
    Speed Steel & CAS training on R1 & R2
    As negotiated with/advised by committee


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