Sasha 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.
Monday 6:30pm-9pm – Open Range – for NRPC Members qualified to shoot at 50 feet – Centerfire Handgun
(guests and non-members come on Thursday or Saturday)
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 – Centerfire Handgun
Friday 7pm-9pm – 4H Programs: Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle (.22LR) & Meetings
2nd and 4th Saturday 10am-3pm – Open Range – Centerfire Handgun
Last Tuesday 7pm - Club Business Meeting
QUARTERLY CHL CLASS:
3rd Saturday of: Jan, Apr, Jul** & Oct 8:30am-4pm - Handgun Safety / CHL Class. The next class, normally held in July**, has been rescheduled to Saturday 29 June, and is still open.
- Heavy or high velocity calibers may be excluded at the Range Officer’s discretion.
- Membership fees $30, annually. See website for Application and Range Rules.
- Open Range Fees: $2 Members, $10 Non Members
- 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.