*** NOTICE ***
* The next CHL (Concealed Handgun License) Class has been rescheduled from April
. 18 to the following Saturday, April 25th.
* Open Range – Handgun has been expanded to include Fridays and selected
. Sundays, see “MONTHLY” below.
* Monday Pistol League Practice has concluded for the season. Beginning March 30 the
. range will be open on Mondays for general handgun practice.
. Hunter Ed Live Fire – Sunday, April 12th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
. 4H County Fair Tournament – Saturday, May 30th all day
Monday 6:30pm-9pm – Open Range – Handgun
Tuesday 7pm-9pm – Team and League Practice – Smallbore Rifle (.22 LR) (During League seasons – see website calendar)
Wednesday 7pm-9pm – Open Range – Smallbore Rifle (.22 LR), Youth Teams & 4H Club practice
Thursday 6:30pm-9pm – Open Range – Handgun
Friday 6:30pm-9pm – Open Range – Handgun
2nd and 4th Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Open Range – Handgun
1st and 3rd Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Open Range – Handgun
Last Tuesday 7pm – Club Business Meeting
4 PER YEAR CHL CLASS:
3rd Saturday of: Jan, Apr, Jul & Oct 8:30am-4pm – Handgun Safety / Concealed Handgun License Class. The next class, (normally scheduled for
April 18th) has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 25th; and is still open.
- Heavy or high velocity calibers may be excluded at the Range Officer’s discretion.
- Membership Fees: $40 annually. See website for Application and Range Rules.
- Open Range Fee: $3/visit for Members
- Non-Member Range Fee: $20
- 1st Time Guest of Member: $10
- Club meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Do you have your Oregon Concealed Handgun License (CHL) yet?
If not, you may want to ask yourself why not. There are practical advantages to having a CHL. Not least of which is that you no longer have to worry about falling foul of the local ordinances in places like Beaverton and Portland. Although cities can make their own law about certain aspects of firearms possession, a CHL overrides these so you don’t have to worry about what is legal on one spot being illegal five feet away over an invisible city boundary. Even if you are not concerned about the self-defense aspects, the practical advantages are worth thinking about. The NRPC runs quarterly CHL classes, in January, April, July and October. The classes take place on the third Saturday of the month. For full details click on the CHL Training link on the menu bar above.
The reason my wife and I first obtained our CHLs was that we would often go to an indoor range (The Place to Shoot) on an evening, and on the way home, would want to stop to get something to eat. We were faced with either leaving over $1,000 worth of guns in the car, or taking them in with us, and breaking concealed handgun laws (we assumed that most restaurants would not appreciate us leaving them lying on the table).
Later, it became a habit to carry on a more permanent bases as it became clear that no-one is immune to some of the nastier aspects of criminal behavior. It is worth remembering that Oregon law allows you to use deadly force in defense of anyone, not just yourself. I was reminded of this by reading this news report.
If you are interested in learning more about obtaining a CHL take a look at the “CHL Training” tab above for contact information.
April 10, 2013
Sasha Perez (Newberg, OR) came in second overall in the Nation for Air Rifle (Silver Medal) at the Junior Olympics in Colorado this week. 40 shots off-hand, two day competition plus 10 shot final.
She was in fifth at the beginning of the final and moved up to 2nd for Silver.
Just an FYI in case you have a hotmail email account:
Due to the number of registrations by people attempting to spam from hotmail.com addresses, I have blocked any registrations from hotmail.
If you have a hotmail account and are already registered, you will be ok.
If you have a hotmail account and want to register, I strongly suggest that you get an account with a more reputable provider.