Annual Youth Shoot, 2017

The FREE event is open to all boys and girls, ages 12~17, at the time of the event.
    The date is Saturday, April 22nd. The location is Old Bethpage Rifle & Pistol Club, at 70 Kean St., West Babylon. The time for the youngsters to arrive, is by 8:45am.
    The youngsters will be in the upstairs classroom, from 9am~noon, during which time they will participate in a youth-friendly version of the basic NRA Rifle Safety Course, for which they will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
    After the class, there will be a lunch break. We will be catering lunch, which will consist of pizza and soft drinks, for all of the youngsters, plus staff, all no cost to you. Coffee will be available, at lunch.
    After lunch, the youngsters will move downstairs, in groups of 10~13 at a time, to the range, where they will shoot, for qualification, with qualified Instructors, in a one-on-one scenario. Those who are not shooting will remain in the classroom, until their turn to shoot. Those who have completed shooting, will return to the classroom, while the others shoot. If your group finishes, before all others have completed the cycle, you are free to leave, if you wish.
    The youngsters will be allowed to keep their targets, as souvenirs, after they are scored and certified.
    If the youngster is a Boy Scout and wishes to qualify for the Rifle Merit Badge, he will have to provide his BSA Blue Card, which we will mail back to his Scout Master.
    We will have right-handed and left-handed rifles, for the youngsters.All required equipment and ammunition will be provided, at no cost.
    If you are coming from the East or the West, take the Southern State Parkway, to the Straight Path exit, then go North, on Straight Path (approx ½ mile), to Edison Ave. Make a left, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (just a few blocks). Make a right, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just past the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was built to look like just another factory, in this industrial area.
    Old Bethpage's parking lot can accommodate about 25 vehicles and street parking is legal.

    Registration forms are here:

Parental permission and hold harmless, for Youth Shoot.pdf (312.4KB)

Hold harmless agreement, for adults, for Youth Shoot.pdf (287KB)

Gary

Sig Sauer rifle recall

"SIG SAUER – MCX Mandatory Carriage Assembly Replacement Program

SIG SAUER is conducting a mandatory replacement of the carriage assembly, in SIG MCX rifles. SIG has found, through extensive factory testing, that in extremely rare instances, not reported in the field and extremely difficult to replicate, a condition may exist causing an unintended discharge. Failure to follow the loading procedures and basic rules of safe firearms handling, as outlined in the user’s manual, has the potential to cause serious bodily harm or death. Although this has only been witnessed in 300 blackout, SIG has decided to upgrade all MCX models, since the MCX is a modular platform and they want to ensure the quality and reliability of all products they manufacture.
Get more info: https://www.thetruth...all-mcx-rifles/

Opportunity, to extend the archery season,in Suffolk County

Recently legislation was signed which would make it possible to extend the archery season, in Suffolk County, through March 31st, provided that DEC changes the regulation.

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/a6727/amendment/original

 

The DEC is soliciting feedback, on this topic.  Letters for or against the season extension can be sent to the Region 1 wildlife email address: wildlife.r1@dec.ny.gov.


Gary

Legislative meeting re proposed safe storage bill

Folks:

   This meeting is scheduled to take place, at 2:30pm, on October 5th, in:

Hauppauge Legislative Auditorium
Suffolk County Legislature

William J. Lindsay County Complex
William H. Rogers Building
725 Veterans Memorial Highway
Smithtown, NY 11787
Ph: (631) 853-4070

Be there, if at all possible, to make it clear that you do not want this passed.
Gary