Portable Target Stands

As a reminder: The welded rebar portable target stands we have on site, like the one on display with the silhouette targets inside the Classroom, are for use in the 25 yard pistol bat ONLY. These target stands are NOT for use in the 100 yard or 200 yard bays. If you find these target stands in the 100/200 bays, please relocate them back into the 25 yard bay. This is not a new rule, and has been in existence for well over a decade.

Additionally, you are welcome to bring your own target stands. Here is one vendor I have purchased from before, but by no means the only supplier out there. I particularly like the folding model, as it’s great for those of us who don’t have truck beds available to transport lots of gear. The wooden supports are easily replaced when damaged.

portable target stand
portable target stand

Portable Target Stand like this one or others. Several styles available.

Upcoming UTM training

Interested in UTM training? Want to see what UTM training is? For a quick demonstration, see this 

We are in the process of setting up future training courses for UTM training at our Club. If you are interested, contact 2nd Vice President Ray Mendez for more info at radarmoryllc@gmail.com or (956)367-5248

Here are the preliminary course datasheets.

Basic Handgun Carbine Class

Handgun Course 1

Handgun Course 2

AR15 Carbine Course

Tactical Handgun Carbine Combination Course

Custom Design Course

No meeting on July 4th —–> July 5th Instead!

Happy Independence Day to all our Club members! Regrettably, when I sent the quarterly Newsletter out to the printer this week, I didn’t catch this mishap before being printed. Normally we meet every First Tuesday of the month at the Club. As it turns out, July 4th happens to fall on that Tuesday. So, instead of coming to the range on Tuesday, we will be meeting On Wednesday, July 5th instead! Doors open approximately 7pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm. Best wishes to all, and have a safe Independence Day, celebrating the birth of the greatest country in human history. See you Wednesday!

We have 2 new State Champion Shooters in our ranks!

Ladies & Gentlemen, please join me in congratulating father and son, Carlos and Daniel Salazar, both won their respective TSRA Small-bore Standard Rifle Silhouette State Championships. Daniel took first place in the AAA division and Carlos took first place in the AA division. Please congratulate them for their superlative marksmanship skills. For anyone interested in the 22 silhouette competition, keep in mind we host it every 3rd Sunday. As with all our matches, you are welcome to watch first, but odds are you will enjoy it and pick up a new hobby! The 2017 Match information can be viewed if you are interested.

Some maintenance work today…

Well, I had arrived at the range this morning at 10:30 to enjoy it for a change and actually do some shooting. My friend who was going to meet me didn’t arrive on time, so I proceeded to change the oil on the John Deere. Also discovered the front left tire was flat. South Texas thorns really do a number on our lawn mower tires. He showed up and started. Shortly thereafter it was time for the Membership session. After doing that, I threw out some trash from the restrooms and discovered the flourescent lights were dead in the Ladies’ restroom. A couple trips later to Lowe’s and that has been remedied with nice shiny brand new bulbs. Restock paper towels and TP, and it’s time to go. Lunch back in McAllen at 5pm. Nice day. Hope you all enjoyed it too.

Changing the oil on the John Deere

100 yard target line repair work completed

Thanks to our Range Master Jesse Salazar for rebuilding the 100 yard target holders. Special thanks to Daniel Salazar and Jaime Villareal for their assistance and tractor use to get the job done! Looks great guys. Members, please remember to avoid shooting the wooden framework. Targets should be stapled onto the black celotex board so that the wood doesn’t get shot up.

 

Before repair work
Tractor in position ready to work
Quite a bit of dirt waiting to be moved back
Look at those nice clean lines! Make sure not to shoot the wood please. 🙂

100 yard bay closed this Saturday @ 7am

This upcoming Saturday morning our Range Master Jesse Salazar and any work volunteers will be repairing the framework in the 100 yard bay. The bay will be closed until repair work is complete.  You are welcome to join in the repair work if you bring your shovel. 🙂

25 yard bay shut down March 24th, 9:30am-12pm

Friday of next week, March 24th, the pistol bay will be shut down from general use for a scheduled training event for the City of Pharr Fire Department from 9:30am to 12pm Noon.

The 100 yard and 200 yard bays will still be available for general use by the membership.

If you want to use the pistol bay, please make sure to vacate it by 9am or arrive after 12pm. Safe shooting!