July - August 2018

August Meetings

Membership - August 7th; 8 pm
Directors - August 21st; 8 pm
Work Party - August 18th; 9 am

September Meetings

Membership - Sept. 4th; 8 pm
Directors - Sept. 18th; 8 pm
Work Party - Sept. 15th; 9 am

Newsletter Going Electronic

Starting with the Jan - Feb 2019 Newsletter, the newsletter will be moving to electronic distribution. It will be prepared for, and distributed, via e-mail. There will be a very limited number of hard copies available at the club, but we are urging everyone to get your e-mail address in to Wayne Perry so we can get you on the list to ensure you continue to get it when the switchover is made. The newsletter will continue to be available on our web site after it is distributed.This action is primarily a cost savings measure; the cost to print and mail the newsletter is approximately $300 per issue; we should be able to save over $2000 a year just on printing and mailing. This move will allow us to improve or upgrade the newsletter. Electronic distribution will eliminate the color and size restrictions associated with one 11x17 sheet of paper. We might even include photos. We are urging everyone to get their e-mail address to Wayne Perry at parknews@comcast.net as soon as possible. It will take a while to get the new system organized so the sooner we get the addresses the sooner we can start sending the newsletter to you via e-mail. Remember - starting in of 2019, hard copies of the newsletter will no longer be mailed to you through the U.S. Post System

Attention - All Members

The Directors have been reviewing the videos of the ranges and have noticed that many members are not observing the range rules on the indoor range. Range violations include loaded firearms on the benches and people handling firearms when someone is forward of the firing line; lack of supervision of guests; evidence of .22 magnum use on the range; and shooters not adhering to the 5-round rule. The violations seem to be associated more with our older members rather than our newer/younger members. Shooters must follow the range rules while using the Club facilities! Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action by the Board. Everyone should have a copy of the range rules. If you don’t have a set, please contact one of the Directors to get a copy.

Membership Photos

As you will recall, members must have their pictures taken for the club membership files. This must be done at the Club. Paul Joos will be available to take these photos on the following dates and time:

  • Tuesday, July 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Tuesday, August 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 18 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Sunday, August 19 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • NOTE
    Photos are required of ALL members. Please get to one of these photo sessions to ensure your status as a member of the Club.

    New Membership Requirements
    The membership at Carrick Sportsmen’s Club has been CLOSED by the Board of Directors. Several changes are being implemented in our membership renewal procedure as outlined below. Membership renewal each year will begin in October and run through January. Renewal payments for 2018 must be made by January 31, 2018. Any member not renewing his/her membership by that date will be removed from the club membership rolls. After a member is removed from the club rolls they MUST reapply for membership and will be placed on the waiting list. Membership openings will be filled once a year from the list of applicants after the renewal process has been completed.
    The directors have also implemented a policy that REQUIRES all members to have their picture taken for the club membership data base. This can be easily accomplished if you attend a membership meeting and bring your membership card with you. Current members will have all of 2018 to have this done. Members who do not have their photo in their club membership file by the beginning of 2019 will not be able to renew their membership for 2019. That renewal deadline will be January 31, 2019.
    These measures have been instituted by the Board of Directors as a result of the Federal Consent Agreement between South Park Township and the Club. This new policy will continue until further notice. Pictures can be taken at Membership and Director’s meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7:30 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. throughout the year. During January and February, pictures will also be taken on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. through 8:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon. Please watch the newsletter for additional dates and times for the pictures.
    If, for any reason, you have a hardship that precludes you from complying with these new requirements (e.g., health issues, you’re a snowbird, or a deployed member of the military), please contact a director and let us know of your circumstances and we will try to work with you to bring you into compliance.
    Your assistance and cooperation is appreciated by the Board of Directors.

    Hunter Safety Classes

          There is a Hunter Safety class scheduled for Saturday, Sep-tember 1. If you would like to attend this class, please contact Steve Boehm at Carrick-SportsmenClub@gmail.com or you can register for the class on the State Game Commission web site .The class is no longer a 2-day event; the “student” covers much of the preliminary material online and gets the hand’s-on aspects of the course at the club

    Junior Rifle Program

         The Junior Rifle Program ended at the end of June and will resume in October

    Junior Shotgun Program

    The Jr. Trap started on Wednesday, June 7 and ran till the end of June (June 27), shooting on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9. The cost is $7 per line. The program is designed for those who would like to learn to shoot trap in a controlled, safe environment with experienced instructors and is for ages 12 and up. The Club provided the shotgun and the eye and ear protection. For information on this program and the Junior Rifle Pro-gram which will begin in October, please contact Ray Noakes at 724-348-5633./p>

    Bowling Pin Shoot

    The Bowling Pin Shoot is underway on the outdoor range on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. They shoot at suspended bowling pins on the 50-yard outdoor range. The cost is $2 per line and the winner of each line gets 1/2 of the money collected. You need a center fire pistol with iron sights to compete for the prize money. You can use a red dot sight but you will not be eligible to win the money. The course of fire is five 1-minute, 5-shot lines for a total of 25 rounds per match. You will need a cen-ter-fire pistol, 25 rounds of ammunition per line, and eye and ear protection. There is no need to pre-register for this shoot; just come to the Club about 5:45 p.m. and check in. This shoot will continue until the end of August

    Trap Shooting

    Sunday Afternoon Trap Shooting is open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. The cost for a 25-bird line of trap is now $4.00. Shooters can bring their own shotgun shells (shot no larger than 7 1/2) or they can buy shotgun shells at $8.00 a box at the range.Wednesday Night Trap Shooting is also open to the public from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. until mid-November. The cost is the same as the Sunday afternoon trap shoot.For questions on this open trap shooting, please call Joe Montuoro at 412-833-0897. If you are interested in trying trap shooting, but have never done it before or need to improve your skills, Joe Montuoro, Trap Range Master and NRA instructor, is willing to teach you how to do it. Just call him at 412-833-0897 to make ar-rangements.The trap ranges are operating well and offer the members and the shooting community very functional ranges to enjoy the sport of Trap Shooting


         The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Hi-Power Shoot as been discontinued. However, we are considering an AR-15 shoot to replace the CMP Shoot and need someone who might be interested in operating the program. If you are interested in participating in this shoot or would like to get involved in helping to run the program, please contact Steve Boehm at CarrickSportsmenClub@gmail.com

    Scouts Coming

    Boy Scout Troop will be at the club on Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 for a camp out and merit badge quest. They will ar-rive sometime late Friday afternoon and will depart about noon on Sunday. As usual, during this time, the club will be closed

    Work Parties

         Work PartiesWork Parties are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month to do maintenance and improvements around the Club. These work parties (Club volunteers) are a critical part of Club op-eration. Without proper maintenance and an effort to improve the Club, members would find it more and more difficult to use the Club’s facilities.The Directors ask everyone who can to donate some time to these work parties. Lunch is provided. As the weather has warmed up, the work parties will have more outside mainte-nance to do around the property along with repairs to the out-door ranges.
    May Work Party -
    The May work party was held on Saturday, May 19. There were 11 members who participated; Steve Boehm, Erik Croushore, Chuck Heisler, Scott Karman, Tyler Karman, Bob Lowe, Ray Noakes, Timothy Thirty, Ray Schuerger, Jack Stark, and Glen Woods. They did general grounds keeping, painter the overhead baffles a second coat of paint in the in-door range, fabricated target holders for the Jr. Rifle program, and installed new signs on the indoor range.
    June Work Party
    -The June Work Party was held on Saturday, June 16. There were 15 members who attended and accomplished a lot of work: Steve Boehm, Chuck Heisler, Jan Joos, Paul Joos, Scott Karman, Tyler Karman, Jim Lawrence, Pete Luttrell, Joe Montuoro, Tom Plappert, Gerry Priano, EJ Revitsky, Ray Schuerger, Buddy Stefanic, and Jack Stark. They did general grounds keeping; resurfaced the driveway, trap house park-ing lot, and side road: and patched the celotex on the indoor range. The resurfacing was a major effort and thanks to all the hard workers who participated in the Work Party, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

    Metro Police Revolver League (MPRL)

         The MPRL team, which shoots on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m., is in the he 7th week of their 14-week outdoor sea-son. As of week No. 4 the team is in 3rd place in 22 (out of 6) and 4th place in center fire (out of 5).The team invites anyone who is interested to come out and give it a try. They shoot 22 and center fire pistols. You can shoot either or both courses of fire.For more information, please contact Denny Nill at 412-531-5890 or Bill Kramer at 412-835-5453

    Safety Reminder

    When using ANY of the ranges nothing is permitted on ANY range beyond the firing line except for the targets, particularly on the Indoor Range.

    Safety Before Fashion - Proper Attire for the Ranges

    As a reminder and for everyone’s safety, shooters are reminded that flip-flops, open-toed shoes, low cut shirts, blouses should not be worn when shooting. This should prevent a hot cartridge from being ejected and landing on the top of your foot or toe or even down the front or back of your shirt/blouse. There was recently an incident in Florida where a hot cartridge found its way into a father’s shirt and onto his back. In a reactionary motion he reached to pull the shell out with his gun hand and in reaching back inadvertently shot and killed his son who was standing behind him. Be Aware of this potential problem!

    NRA Courses

    NRA Courses The Club offers various NRA Courses throughout the year. These include Basic Pistol classes, Personal Protection in the Home (PPIH), and Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOH) courses. There is one PPIH class and one PPOH class scheduled for the rest of the year

    Basic Pistol Course The Club had offered a Basic Pistol Class on Saturday, June 9 but it had to be canceled for lack of interest. There are no fur-ther classes planned for the remainder of 2018.

    Personal Protection Inside the Home A Personal Protection Inside the Home (PPIH) Class was scheduled for Saturday, September 22 but has been resched-uled to Saturday, October 27 to accommodate s Scout troop weekend at the Club.The prerequisite to this class is an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate (or recognized documented equivalent), Winchester/NRA Pistol Qualification, NRA Pistol Qualification Card, Mil-itary DD214 w/pistol qualification or passing a Pre-Course Evaluation (Pass/Fail) which permits waiver of the basic Pis-tol Course. PPIH is an advanced course and you will need to be proficient in the safe handling of the firearm, gun handling skills (loading, unloading, reloading), and marksmanship. If you have taken a Basic Course within the past few years and have not maintained proficiency as described you will not per-form as needed in the PPIH Course. Interested parties should contact Denis Nill via e-mail at denisrn@verizon.net.Personal Protection Outside the HomeA Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOH) course will be held on Saturday, November 3 and Saturday, November 10. This is a two-day class and both sessions must be attended to complete the course. The PPIH Course is a prerequisite for this course.Tactical ShootsTactical shooting practice sessions have been scheduled for Saturday, September 29 from 8:30 am t0 12:00 noon and on Tuesday, November 27, from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm. These tac-tical sessions are open to those members who have successful-ly completed either of the Club’s personal protection classes. Please contact Denny Nill at denisrn@verizon.net if you plan on attending.

    Recreational Pistol League The Recreational Pistol league shoots on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. They will be starting their season on Monday, Sep-tember 10 at 7:30 p.m. They will shoot for 20 weeks; 10 weeks from September till the holidays, then another 10 weeks after the New Year holiday. They have a “banquet” at the end of the season. The cost for the season is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. You can also participate on a night-by-night ba-sis at a cost of $3 per night for members ($4 for non-members).To sign up, contact Steve Boehm at CarrickSportsmen-Club@gmail.com.

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