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California Firearms Bills - UPDATE

UPDATE: Governor Brown signed the following firearms-related bills today:

  • AB48
  • AB170
  • AB231
  • AB500
  • AB538
  • AB539
  • AB1131
  • SB127
  • SB363
  • SB683

Governor Brown VETOED the following bills:

  • AB169
  • AB180
  • SB299
  • SB374
  • SB475
  • SB567
  • SB755

Conventional Bullseye 1800

Beautiful autumn day for an 1800!  Firing line was lit promptly at 7:30am and the .22 competition was off to a glorious start.  Bob, Nick, Mike, Enrique, and Rudy were all neck and neck till the first shot (ha,ha).  The firing line was filled with an assortment of .22s, Pardini SP, Marvel conversions, Rugers, Hammerli 208, and S&W Model 41. The Centerfire match began immediately after the .22 match.  The morning sun now blinding me off the target, I set the polarizer to 90% to minimize the dot intensity required to appear in the tube.   It’s exciting to hear the thunderous roar these .45s make during rapid fire.  It’s extremely difficult to not get caught up in the rhythm of the thunder, suddenly finding yourself shooting in perfect harmony with the group and not focusing on the perfect center X hits…. %^$&# .  Remember to dance to your own music.

Range Improvements

On July 27, 2013, members painted, replaced target holders, cut new backers, repaired walkways, repainted red safety lines, fixed lane numbers, and cleaned out both the control and target room.  This winter’s shooters will have less puddle jumping skills required due to the club installing gravel on some of the walkways downrange.  Using wheelbarrows to bring in the gravel, it was extremely hard work. Another big change was the installation of lane screens on the .22 range to help cut down on hot brass hitting you. Thanks to all the members who helped improve the range.

Just a reminder that smoking is forbidden anywhere in Coyote Point Park (including the shooting range).

Product Review - Risers

The company is called The Leatherman (http://www.accu-riser.com/). He makes them (cost about $35) in both black and simulated walnut, as well as a really well thought out riser for a M4 (.223 collapsible stock). But the one for the M4 is designed specifically for the original Colt stock and works on many, but not mine. The Walnut stock worked extremely well on my Marauder. It comes with two different replaceable height combs and screws (if you want to mount it permanently) and leave off the Velcro strap that comes with it as well as some double sided sticky tape to hold it in place. All in all I am very happy. When I called him about the .223 riser not working he apologized and said to ship it back for a refund. I sent it back, but with an order for another of the walnut risers for my .22 I scoped and needed to raise the cheek piece.

Marksman to Master

By Elizabeth Q. Smith, CRPA Board Member

Quite recently, my youngest son was given a public speaking assignment for his high school English class. Ever the actor and not one to shy away from controversial topics, he chose to educate the other juniors and seniors on the Second Amendment. I was both surprised and proud that he was going to tackle the subject and explain all the positive things that go with gun ownership. Since his trip to Washington, D.C., I think experiencing the various historical sites first hand, including the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Ground Zero, and the Gettysburg battlefield, has given him an understanding that the American people not only have the right to bear arms but without exercising those rights, the American Revolution may have had a different ending altogether. We owe those patriots who have gone before us our freedom and for being our role models in the ongoing fight to defend ourselves.