“In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men — citizens who were ready to defend their liberty at a moment’s notice. Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of America, cannot succeed with any lesser effort.”From President John F. Kennedy, 54 years ago -Jan. 29, 1963

Members- take our survey to he us plan facilities & programs in the future: (paper copies in the clubhouse too)

Use New Logging road to access Tower Trail – your clubhouse key works in the brass lock

The Claude Vezina Memorial shoot is on for Dec. 6th! We’ll have a box to collect Tots for Tots in the clubhouse too. (the memorial dedication will be at a later date)
First Annual Claude B Vezina Memorial Trap & Skeet Shoot
December 6, 2015

We will be holding our Winter Rifle Matches on Sunday mornings, starting December 6th through the end of March – 9-11am   It’s any rifle/any sights or scope, 20 shots in 20 minutes at 100 yards on SR-1 targets, standing (“offhand”) in our heated range house. costs $5.  This is a great way to improve your marksmanship skills. All are welcome – grab your rifle & come on down!  The kitchen is open for breakfast 7-10am.

LSA- The Movie: (turn up your speakers!)

Wobble Trap  is up and running We’re shooting it on Sunday and Tuesday morning and also Saturday afternoon

Wicked Cool Archery events!  Indoor Sunday evenings 7pm

Lessons Tuesday 7pm; Modified Flint Round starting January  Tuesday Evenings

M1 Garands!  Did you get yours yet? Maybe Santa will bring you one, just like Grandpa used to Fight for Freedom in the far corners of the globe:   http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/rifle_sales/m1-garand/

Attention – Nonmembers – $10 fee for Sunday morning visitors, starting Sept 1st. Also, be sure your target frames are the right height to go straight into the backstop or sandbox.  See Rifle Committee page here for details & 2″x3″ target frame plans to fit.



Biathlon Practice Trail!    come on up to LSA for some Biathlon practice = run & gun fun! Bring  eyes & ears, a 22 or air rifle, or BB Gun; & 10 rounds  & 10 skeets or targets water & bug spray. Time to beat: Alistair’s 26:34 (24:00 + 4 misses)

Here’s a map & info if you’d like to try it:

LSA Back in the Day – home movies from LATV –

Are you in here?  Maybe Great Grampa is?





Bring your friends Shooting!  The NRA has a nice little introductory booklet with lots of info:  http://nrapublications.org/pdf/NRAGuideForNewShooters.pdf


Archery Instruction & League TUESDAYS

{see Archery page here}  Archery Tuesday-Friday-Sunday nights, Weekday mornings

Thinking of building your own version of America’s Rifle? Need info  on maintaining your AR? Brownell’s has a nice series of gunsmithing videos on the AR-15:  http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=11004/learn/

These targets might come in handy for sighting in your AR:M4 Barrel length:   http://ohmr.ohio.gov/forms/ohmr2444-b.pdf

M16A2 Barrel length http://www.bobdbob.com/~deneb/doc/targets/m16a2-25m-zero.pdf

Reminder: Upper 50yd Range is for handguns & long guns shooting handgun cartridges & rimfire, muzzleloaders & shotguns – not highpower. Lower 100yd range is for anything up to & including 50 BMG.

Breakfast is Served! The kitchen is open for Sunday morning breakfasts. Hours are 7am-11am. PUBLIC IS WELCOME! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow club members, support your club, and get some great food at a great price!

Here’s the details on the new Mass. Gun laws from Comm2a:   http://www.comm2a.org/images/PDFs/h_4376_explained.pdf

These fine organizations are fighting for our Civil Rights right here in Massachusetts. Their websites will keep you up-to-date on the latest information.  check ’em out & join/donate:

Gun Owners Action League :  http://www.goal.org/

Commonwealth Second Amendment:  http://comm2a.org/ 


Awesome Markmanship Articles – check out these digital magazines:

CMP:  “On the Mark” http://www.odcmp.com/comm/OTM/14/OTMSpring2014.pdf.pdf 

NRA:  “NRA Family Insights” & “Shooting Sports USA” http://www.nrafamilyinsights.org/

Hot off the Press:  http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201504/

a little reading for a snowy day:http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201501/

pg 35 – wicked accurate M1 ammo -YOU can get from the CMP
pg 44 the “new”M14

Classics to help you hit the Bullseye:

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201406/   (check out pg 33-37 classic Reprint “How to Shoot the Highpower Rifle” by Col. Crossman!!) http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201407/  (part 2 of”How to Shoot the Highpower Rifle” on pg 34)

Civilian Marksmanship Program:   http://www.odcmp.org/    You can get an M1 Garand just like Great Grampa carried while Fighting for Freedom in the far corners of the Globe! The H&R M1’s were made just down the road in Worcester. The Springfield ones were made just 80 miles away.

Newsletters Online:  Click here to read this month’s & previous newsletters.

Rifle Range Badge Renewals See our committee page for more information.

Breakfast is Served! The kitchen is open for Sunday morning breakfasts. Hours are 7am-11am. PUBLIC IS WELCOME! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow club members, support your club, and get some great food at a great price!