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June Club Bulletin Available

The June 2019 Club bulletin is available for download here

The Bulletin Archive is available here

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IDPA New Shooter Class July 20, 2019

IDPA New Shooter Class

Sponsored by the FXRGC Education Committee

The IDPA Match Staff at Fairfax Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a new IDPA shooter class on July 20, 2019. 

This class is intended for and geared towards the first time IDPA/action pistol shooter. You will learn, under direct supervision of experienced IDPA Safety Officers, how to draw from a holster, engage targets, and reholster a firearm. You will be instructed in the basic rules of IDPA including safety, stage execution, and range etiquette. 

This will be an all-day class. First part of the day will be spent on the Porasky range learning in a discussion, demonsation, and live fire class. The second part of the day will be spent shooting the July IDPA match at the Club. All students will be in the same squad for the afternoon match. 

Required gear include eye and ear protection, a safe firearm suitable for IDPA competition, a strong side hip holster that covers the trigger guard, three magazines, two magazine carriers, and a concealment garment. You will also need approximately 200 rounds of ammunition – 100 for the class, 100 for the match. 

Cost for the class is $20 which covers your match fee. Class starts at 9:00 am with check-in at the Culver range at 8:00 am. 

See the registration form here to register: http://fxrgc.org/form.cfm?id=34


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New Range Rules for review

All Club Members and RSO qualified family members should review the revised range rules scheduled to take effect on July 15th, 2019.  Questions should be sent to Kevin Baker, Club Safety Chairman, by email at safety@fxrgc.org.  The new rules (available here) clarify some previously unclear rules, now include coverage for the 5 stand field, and allow for the use of pistol caliber carbines on several ranges.  Please ensure you are familiar with the rules by July 15, 2019, but understand they do not take effect until then.  An abbreviated hardcopy version will be available in the clubhouse next month.  Thank you for keeping the club facilities and our members safe!

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Legislative Alert - Governor Northam Calls Special Gun Control Session

Legislative Alert - Governor Northam Calls Special Gun Control Session

As you have likely heard, in response to this weekend's shooting in Virginia Beach, Governor Ralph Northam today called a Special Session of the General Assembly to take up a list of gun control proposals.  There is nothing new in these proposals. In fact, the Virginia Beach Chief of Police said that no new laws would have prevented the tragedy that occurred this weekend.  

These are the laws Northam proposed:

  • Universal background checks
  • Child access prevention
  • One gun a month limits
  • Banning so-called "assault weapons" and bump stocks
  • Banning Suppressors
  • Requirement to report lost or stolen guns
  • Allowing localities to ban guns from municipal buildings
  • Red flag laws

Northam gave away his real intent when he called on the legislators to bring all of the proposals before the entire assembly and not to kill them in committee.  There is more politics than prevention in his proposal.

Speaker of the House Kirk Cox In a statement, described Northam’s call for a special session as “hasty and suspect when considered against the backdrop of the last few months” – a reference to the racist yearbook photo scandal. However, Cox said Republicans will put forward legislation to toughen penalties and set mandatory minimum sentences for firearm crimes.

This is crunch time. We will need as big a turnout as we can get when these gun bills are heard in the General Assembly.  Please be ready to respond to any legislative alerts as they occur.

Now is the time to contact your legislators and let them know you do not support proposals that target law abiding gun owners and would have no affect on violent crime.  Even if your legislator is anti-gun, they need to hear from you to know they have constituents that oppose the proposals.  You can find your legislator by clicking here.  

Also, please get involved in the campaign of pro-rights candidates.  If we don't want to become a state like New Jersey or California, we must get active and vote.

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May Club Bulletin Available

The May 2019 Club bulletin is available for download here

The Bulletin Archive is available here

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5 Stand Hat Shoot

The FXRGC Board approved a “5 Stand Hat Shoot” for Saturday 29 June, 2019 from 9:00 – 4:00.  This will be open to members and guests at the regular club rates of $4 for member and $6 per round for guests.  A shooter can shoot as many rounds as he or she wishes.  The first 6 shooters to run a 25 straight on the 5 Stand will win a hat, so noted on the back of the hat with the club Logo on the front. 

The purpose of this shoot is to have fun and promote our 5 Stand.   The designated shooting program will be a single and two true pairs at each station.   Any suggestions and assistance are welcome. Contact billy.gross144@gmail.com for more info. 

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April Club Bulletin Available

The April 2019 Club bulletin is available for download here

The Bulletin Archive is available here

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FR&GC T-shirts, golf shirts, and vests are now available for sale

FR&GC T-shirts, golf shirts, and vests are now available for sale. Part of every purchase supports the Club's Williams Education Fund. Please see here for the order form and instructions!

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 - March 4, 2019


 WINCHESTER® 38 Special 130 Grain Full Metal Jacket

Olin Winchester, LLC (“Winchester”) is recalling three (3) lots of 38 Special 130 Grain Full Metal Jacket centerfire ammunition.

Symbol: USA38SPVP

Lot Numbers: KF21, KL30 and KM52

Winchester has determined the above lots of 38 Special ammunition may contain incorrect powder charges. Ammunition with excessive powder charges may cause firearm damage, rendering it inoperable, and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury or death.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® 38 SPECIAL 130 GRAIN SYMBOL USA38SPVP WITH LOT NUMBERS KF21, KL30 or KM52. The ammunition Lot Number is ink stamped inside the right tuck flap of the 100-round carton as indicated here. The symbol is printed above the UPC bar code. 

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol and Lot Number. If it is Symbol USA38SPVP with Lot Number KF21, KL30 or KM52, immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to Symbol USA38SPVP with Lot Numbers KF21, KL30 and KM52. Other Symbol or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this 38 Special centerfire ammunition recall please call toll-free 844-653-8358, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: USA38SPVP Recall), or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

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Election Results - 2019

The results are as follows:

• President: Jeff Bolster
• Vice President: Denise Loring
• Recording Secretary: Howard Finkel
• Corresponding Secretary: MK Tribbie
• Treasurer: Tom Fortunato
• Sgt-at-arms: Ken Moore
• Directors: John McLaughlin and David Evans

Many thanks to the Teller Committee: Doug Marshall, Pedro Chin, Jamie Martin, Curt Anderson, and Jim Reed

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Anyone know what range this was?

The Year – 1960. Eugene Copeland, who was 16 years old at the time, is pictured here shooting a .357 magnum with his brother Lloyd and Dad, Robert Copeland at the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club. Eugene would have been 75 tomorrow – thanks to his daughter Kat Morris Hicks for sending this in.

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AR-15 Class for Members (Second Class)

Have an AR-15 pattern rifle, otherwise known as a Modern Sporting Rifle? Want to get one but know nothing about it? Have one and want to learn more about it? Introducing the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club sponsored Basic AR-15 Rifle Course. This is the second delivery of this class.

Class will be conducted January 20, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm. Classroom will be in the Clubhouse, range session will be on Culver Range. Class is open to Club members and their guests. Club members will get priority over guests. Class will be held rain or shine. Cost for the class is $40 and covers Club fees, consumables, and RSO support. Space is limited.  

* Note: If you do not have an AR pattern rifle, ammunition, magazines, etc., let us know and we can provide loaner equipment. Student will be responsible for any loss or damage due to negligence. Student will be responsible for covering ammunition costs. 

Please direct any questions regarding the course to Tony Moller at tony@aroooo.com

Registration and class info here.

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NRA Range Safety Officer Course

The FXRGC Education Committee will be hosting an NRA Range Safety Officer class on December 9th 2018, 9am to 5-6pm, in the Clubhouse. No prior safety officer training or instructor credentials needed. Prior shooting experience helpful but not mandatory. You must be a Club member and 21 or over in order to attend this course. 

If you are running a shooting sports program at the Club, are a Club Match Director or match staff, or support the various Club shooting programs (youth leagues, Boy Scout shoots, etc.), it is advisable to have NRA Range Safety Officer certification. All equipment and materials provided. 

Cost of this course is free to attend; the Education Committee will provide all course materials. If you want to get your actual certification from the NRA, you will be required to pay a separate certification fee to the NRA ($30 for NRA members, $50 for non-NRA members) upon successful completion of the NRA Range Safety Officer course. 

Class is limited to 15 students. Please fill out the registration form below. Once class seats fill, you will be put on the wait list for the class.

Register Here

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