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 “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

Archery Range Cleanup Day

Archery Range Clean up Day July 12th starting @ 9am – clear brush & branches, fix tower stairs – come on down!

If you you’re free Thursday nights at 6pm in July & August, come on up to LSA for some Biathlon practice = run & gun fun! It’s 3 kilometers run/walk  and 10 shots. Bring  eyes & ears, a 22 or air rifle, or BB Gun; & 10 rounds   water & bug spray. {Practice in the summer & you’ll be ready for when we do the ski/snowshoe ones in the winter}  Time to beat: Alistair’s 28:00 (24:00 + 4 misses)

If you you’re free Thursday nights at 6pm in July & August, come on up to LSA for some Biathlon practice = run & gun fun! It’s 3 kilometers run/walk  and 10 shots. Bring  eyes & ears, a 22 or air rifle, or BB Gun; & 10 rounds   water & bug spray. {Practice in the summer & you’ll be ready for when we do the ski/snowshoe ones in the winter}  Time to beat: Alistair’s 28:00 (24:00 + 4 misses)
The biathlon trail  starts behind big metal Conex at the upper range & connects to sporting clays cart road  – go up to the top & bang a U-ey at the big rock on the hilltop.  (old guys – stop to enjoy the view whilst you’re wheezing away) We used skeets for targets at 50 feet offhand and at 50 yards prone, but if you want to be more official, use a milk bottle cap or silver dollar sized target. 
 Run or walk on the trail up to the top of the hill (leave the guns in the range rack), then back down and shoot 5 shots standing, then up the hill again & back to shoot 5 shots prone, then one more time up & back, then click the stopwatch.  Each miss adds a minute penalty, so if you’re a good shot you don’t have to run as fast  😉

LSA Back in the Day – home movies from LATV –

Are you in here?  Maybe Great Grampa is?

https://archive.org/details/LeominsterSportsmansAssociation16Mm18

https://archive.org/details/LATVPreservationPresentationLeominsterSportsmansAssociation8mmFilmsPart1

https://archive.org/details/LATVPreservationPresentationLeominsterSportsmansAssociation8mmFilmsPart2

 

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 & Thursdays – see Archery page here

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!