Feb/Mar Shooting Events

Feb 6 100 yard High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 13 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 20 Precision High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 27 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Mar 5 100 yard High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Mar 12 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Mar 12 Smallbore Prone B&G Range 8:30 a.m.
Mar 19 Precision High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Mar 26 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

Date:         February 23, 2016
Time:        7:00 p.m.
Location:  Greenbriar Restaurant    (This is the OLD Greenbriar Restaurant about 2 miles north of I-565 exit #3).
Note:        Those planning to have a meal should be there by 6:00.

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Blue & Gray R&P Club was held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall on January 26th 2016. The Officers for 2016 are:

President - James Moses Vice President - David McAlister
Secretary - Richard Peters Treasurer: - Ken Miholits
   
Advisory Committee Norm Robinson - term expires in 2017
  Keith Perry - term expires in 2018
  Rex Mills - term expires in 2019
   
Appointed Officers  
Range Manager--David Howard Membership--Bobby Clarke
FFL-- Brian Hunter Web-site--Robert Koehn
High Power--Ken Miholits Smallbore--Brian Hunter
Pistol--Norm Robinson Precision Rifle--Mike Charness
Bulletin Mailing--Brooks Glover e-Bulletin--David Howard
Chief Instructor--Kent Childress Facebook--J. D. Stingel

Range Lock Change

It is planned to change the combination on the range locks in March. Those planning to renew should do so prior to March. DO NOT send renewals to Brooks Glover. That slows things down. Send renewals to: Blue and Gray, P.O. Box 2285, Huntsville AL 35804

Facebook

Member J. D. Stingel has set up a Blue & Gray Facebook page. To access it go to Facebook.com and search Blue and Gray Rifle and Pistol Club.

Obituary

Ramon Samaniego, long time leader of our Junior Club, the Pot Shots, and past Secretary/Treasurer of the State Association has died. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. He worked in a Navy communications unit on the ground on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. On Iwo, during a banzai charge, a Japanese officer came at him wielding a Samurai sword. Sami chose an M1 Carbine and brought the sword home. In another altercation, perhaps on the same night, a Japanese soldier tried to take him out with a bayonet.  Sami, apparently out of ammo, sidestepped and clamped the bayonet between his arm and side. He killed the soldier with a K-Bar.  He carried physical and mental scars from that incident.

After the war he worked for Wernher Von Braun as a facilities architect at Fort Bliss near Sami's home town of El Paso.  In the early 1950's, when the Von Braun team relocated to Redstone Arsenal, Sami was an advance man for facilities at Redstone. The last leg of his trip from El Paso to Huntsville was made by bus. Having grown up in the west Texas desert, he was mightily impressed and pleased to see grass growing right up to the edge of the road.

He epitomized the "Greatest Generation".                                       James Moses


Prior Month Site News & Information




Annual Membership Meeting

Date:         January 26, 2016
Time:        7:00 p.m.
Location:  Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, 2500 10th St., Huntsville, AL
Note:        The Hall is located just north of the Bob Wallace and 10th street intersection. Election of Officers and other  business will be conducted. Members are invited. The Alabama R&P Association will beet at the same place at 6:30 pm. planning to have a meal should be there by 6:00.

Annual Calendar of Matches

The annual Calendar is attached to the newsletter and will be available on the web site soon. Always check the monthly bulletin for any additions/deletions/corrections. Last minute updates will be sent out via e-mail or the club web-site.

Steel Targets

Steel targets are not to be attached to the target frames as lead spatter erodes the wood supports and the hooks are being ruined. Steel targets are to be self supporting. Pepper poppers and heavy metal plates are acceptable. Be very careful with these targets - ricochets are common, and lead splatter from steel plates can be a serious hazard and is an aggravation to others. Either put the steel targets on the backstop or elevate targets so any misses go into the backstop. Club members must keep cognizant of the risk posed to the club by ground ricochets leaving the range. Pistol/rimfire steel targets are to be no closer than 25 yards (75 feet) away from the firing line. Centerfire rifle targets are to be no closer than the 100 yard berm. Centerfire rifle FMJ’s, or armor piercing bullets are not to be used against steel targets because of the risk of return ricochets. Brian Hunter

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