“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, 1961

Mass. Basic Hunter Education starts September 14th   Our annual Mass. Basic Hunter Education Course starts Monday, September 14th.  Classes are on September 14th, 16th, 19th, and 21st.  Students MUST attend ALL sessions.  This course covers everything you need to know to go hunting, safe gun handling and firearm storage.  You will learn our hunting laws and ethics. You will learn about wildlife management and game identification.  You will learn game care and survival skills. Whether you’re new to our sport, or you’re already a Mighty Woodsman, you will learn a great deal from this course.  The course is FREE, but it fills up fast – you must register right now – call call the Hunter Ed Headquarters to register (508)-389-7820.  When you pass this course, you will get a certificate that allows you to apply for your Massachusetts gun license and purchase your first Hunting License. The certificate is recognized in every state, Canada, and Mexico too.


Biathlon!   If you you’re free Thursday nights at 6pm in July & August, 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   water & bug spray. Time to beat: Alistair’s 28:00 (24:00 + 4 misses)

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

 Save the Date: NRA DAY – Sunday, September 27th!

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

Women on Target October 4th –is FULL!


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!