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Hanson Rod and Gun Club 2016 News

CHANGE IN RULES FOR FULL-AUTO GUNS MADE AT 24 FEB 2011 BOARD MEETING: 
Effective immediately, firearms with the ability to fire full-auto can only be fired on the 100-yard High Power range.

  • They cannot be fired on the indoor pistol range, or on the outdoor pistol range.
  • They cannot be fired on the indoor pistol range or on the outdoor pistol range, even if they are fired in semi-auto mode.

The kitchen is open on Sunday mornings from 8 until 11 AM. Come in for breakfast, and if you want work hours, please speak with kitchen Chairman Ray McKale.

Looking to set up some work hours? Please see the contact page for committee chairman names and numbers so that you can get in touch with the committee of your choice.

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Hanson Rod & Gun Club April 2016 Newsletter

Regarding Our Range Safety Officers (RSOs)
They are there to help uphold the rules as well as to assure an enjoyable but safe experience while you are shooting on the club ranges.

To date the Hanson Rod and Gun Club has maintained a great track record throughout our sixty plus years of operation. It is everyone’s responsibility, members, directors and officers, to continue this effort to help enforce a safe environment for all who attend.

In closing, thank you for your continuing understanding and cooperation. 

***IF YOU SEE ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED , PLEASE INFORM THE EXECUTIVE AND WE WILL “GITTER” DONE!!!

***or like they say on the state highways…If you see something, SAY SOMETHING!!

April Business Meeting
Please be advised that our April Business Meeting will be held at 7:30PM on Thursday Evening April 14th, 2016.

April Executive Board Meeting
Please be advised that the April Executive Board Meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Thursday Evening, April 28th, 2016.

Kitchen
Scott Mitchell
The club kitchen is open from 8AM to 11AM every Sunday Morning! All members are encourage to come down and have and enjoy the best damn breakfast the South Shore has to offer for some very short cash. We cook to order!!

Country Store
Justin Jerome
New club sweatshirts and tee shirts have arrived in the club Country Store! Great offerings with the club logo at very attractive prices.

CMP Program
Steve Langenfeld & Paul Brody
CMP rifle shooting is being held on Saturday, April 2nd at 9AM and on Sunday, April 17tht at 1PM. Participants are urged to arrive early to get a bench!

Trap Range
RJ Martin
Please be advised that Trap is shooting Wednesday Nights at 6PM under the lights and Sunday Afternoons starting at 1PM. Come down and join the fun. Ammo is available for use on the club range and loner guns are available.

Trap Ham Shoot
Dan Grant
On Sunday March 20, 2016 our club trap range hosted about twenty shooters from our own club as well as the Taunton, Somerset, Midway and Monument Beach organizations. In all ten shooters walked away with ham prizes for the Easter Holiday. Some of our prize winners were Joe Bisson, Rusty Crocker, RJ Martin, Rick Alfonso as well as our own Bob Sullivan Jr. who was the high gun of the day with a 47 X 50! Congratulations to all and thank you to all of our many participants and their guests.

Two Ladies’ Nights To Be Held On Both April 12th & 19th, 2016!
John Coyman
All members are reminded that this month’s Ladies’ Nights are scheduled for the Tuesday Evenings of April 12th as well as the 19th. Participants attending this event will learn the finer points of firearm safety as well as an introduction to handgun shooting. The action begins at 6PM and the cost is $12 dollars for the evening. Reservations are limited to 20 people each evening. For details please contact John at any club meeting.

Please note: special “Ladies Night” tee shirts are now available in a variety of colors.

Fishing Derby
According to the Ground Hog…spring is going to get here at some point. So therefore we need to inform everyone that this year’s Youth Fishing Derby will be held on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 starting at 7AM at the Hanson Town Pond!! Please mark Your Calendars accordingly! This event is always a crowd pleaser for both the young and young at heart!.

Old Fashioned.22 Caliber Shoot
Please be advised that this year’s annual Old Fashioned .22 Shoot is scheduled for 12 Noon on Sunday, April 24th, 2016. The rain date is Sunday, May 1, 2016. All members are asked to watch this space for additional details.

MBTA SWAT Team Range Usage
All members are asked to be aware that the MBTA SWAT Team will be utilizing our club ranges on the dates of Wednesday April 27th, May 26th and June 23rd.

New Members
Parker Williamson
Welcome aboard to the 16 new members who joined our organization at the March meeting. You find your club experience far more enjoyable if you get involved!

Speed Limit
All members are reminded that the speed limit on the club road is 15 MPH!

Junior Rifle Team
Bob Miller, Mark Cornell
Congratulations to our Junior Rifle Team who continue to hit the high marks in the numerous regional competitions throughout the area as well as the Northeast. The guys have done well in a number of categories to date and later this year will travel to Colorado to compete in the Junior Olympics!

Editors Note
All members should take note that part of the overall purpose of this organization to be formed originally was the advancement of a club Junior Rifle Program. I have been associated with this club in one way or another for 46 years and we have never had a program as advanced as this one!! Good Luck to Matt, Ricky, Mike, Jack and our club coaches Mark, Bob and Justin!! May your success continue!................Bob P.

To all members: Please refrain from using clay pigeon targets on the rifle and pistol ranges!

Until next month……Bob P.


Hanson Rod & Gun Club February 2016 Newsletter

 

EXTEREMELY IMPORTANT!!

TO ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AND UNDERSTAND!!

To ensure continuous safety and enjoyment to members and guests at this club please be advised that range rule #19 has been updated and shall take effect IMMEDIATELY.

This updated rule reads as follows:

  • Metallic targets shall be set no closer than 7 yards for pistol or 25 yards for rifle use.
  • Reactive targets may be used, however, they cannot be used within 50 feet (approx. 17 yards) of the firing range line unless elevated.
  • Please be aware of "splash back" (displacement of fragments) if using jacketed rounds.
  • If shooting at non paper targets you must pick up all target debris when range is "cold" and the red safety lights are on.
  • Shooting at wildlife, rocks, glass, or potentially explosive targets is strictly prohibited.
  • The shooting at ground targets is strictly prohibited! This includes bottles, spinners, golf balls or foreign objects of any kind on ALL RANGES!
  • The shooting of clay pigeons for targets is prohibited on all ranges except the trap range.

Our Range Safety Officers (RSOs) are there to help uphold the rules as well as to assure an enjoyable but safe experience while you are shooting on the club ranges.

To date the Hanson Rod and Gun Club has maintained a great track record throughout our sixty plus years of operation. It is everyone’s responsibility, members, directors and officers, to continue this effort to help enforce a safe environment for all who attend.

In closing, thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

***IF YOU SEE ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED , PLEASE INFORM THE EXECUTIVE AND WE WILL DO SO ASAP!

February Business Meeting
Please be advised that our February Business Meeting will be held at 7:30PM on Thursday Evening February 11th, 2016.

***Please be advised that the kitchen will be open at 6PM on this is evening offering Pulled Pork Sandwiches with coleslaw for $3.00 dollars. GOOD EATS FOR NOT A WHOLE LOT OF BUCKS!!

February Executive Board Meeting
Please be advised that the February Executive Board Meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Thursday Evening, February 25th, 2016.

January Club Election Results
Newly Elected Officers For Membership Year 2016
• President: Justin Jerome
• Vice President: Bob Preston
• Secretary: Bill Doherty

Board of Directors: (3 year term of office)
• Dave Gonsalves:
• Don Luongo

***New Treasurer and Assistant Treasure Appointed:
Please be advised that since there were no candidates running for the elected office of club treasurer our Executive Board has appointed members Jessica Rozier and Brian Chamberlain to fulfill these positions for the 2016 term of office.

Junior member Mike Jerome wearing his famous cheeseburger cap while competing
at the recent Camp Perry match.

Kitchen
Scott Mitchell
The club kitchen is open from 8AM to 11AM every Sunday Morning! All members are encourage to come down and have and enjoy the best damn breakfast the South Shore has to offer for some very short cash. We cook to order!!

Country Store
Justin Jerome
New club sweatshirts and tee shirts have arrived in the club Country Store! Great offerings with the club logo at very attractive prices.

CMP Program
Steve Langenfeld & Paul Brody
CMP rifle shooting is being held on Saturday, February 6th at 9AM and on Sunday, February 21st at 1PM. Participants are urged to arrive early to get a bench!

Trap Range
RJ Martin
Please be advised that Trap is shooting Wednesday Nights at 6PM under the lights and Sunday Afternoons starting at 1PM. Come down and join the fun. Ammo is available for use on the club range and loner guns are available.

Ladies’ Night To Be Held On February 9th,2016!
John Coyman
All members are reminded that Ladies’ Night is scheduled for the Tuesday Evening of February 9th 2016. Participants attending this event will learn the finer points of firearm safety as well as an introduction to handgun shooting. The action begins at 6PM and the cost is $12 dollars for the evening. Reservations are limited to 20 people each evening. For details please contact John at any club meeting. Please note: Special “Ladies Night” tee shirts are now available in a variety of colors.

Shooters from all over came to compete in this national competition at Camp Perry. Our three junior competitors (Mike, Ricky and Matt) certainly made the grade. The competition was held January 16th thru January 18th.

Membership
It’s official!! The Executive Board has announced that members Parker Williamson and Lisa Hannon-Osborne will be chairing this year’s Membership Committee.

Fishing Derby
According to the Ground Hog…spring is going to get here at some point. So therefore we need to inform everyone that this year’s Youth Fishing Derby will be held on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 starting at 7AM at the Hanson Town Pond!! Please mark Your Calendars accordingly! This event is always a crowd pleaser for both the young and young at heart!.

Old Fashioned.22 Caliber Shoot
Please be advised that this year’s annual Old Fashioned .22 Shoot is scheduled for 12 Noon on Sunday, April 24th, 2016. The rain date is Sunday, May 1, 2016. All members are asked to watch this space for additional details.

MBTA SWAT Team Range Usage
All members are asked to be aware that the MBTA SWAT Team will be utilizing our club ranges on the dates of Wednesday March 29th, April 27th, May 26th and June 23rd.

Until next month……Bob P.


Hanson Rod & Gun Club December 2015 & January 2016 Newsletter

January Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Please be advised that our 2016 Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will be held on January 14th. The clubhouse will open at 6PM and ballots will be distributed to all members who have paid their dues for the 2016 membership year. AT 8PM the ballots will be counted and the winners determined. The Annual Meeting will commence immediately after the results of the election are determined.

January Executive Board Meeting
Please be advised that the January Executive Board Meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Thursday Evening, January 28th, 2016. It is requested that all committees have their budgets ready for approval at that time.

Candidates for Club Office
Club Officers: One year term

  • President: Justin Jerome (Incumbent & Unopposed)
  • VicePresident: Bob Preston (Incumbent & Unopposed)
  • Secretary: Bill Doherty (Incumbent & Unopposed)
  • Treasurer: Candidate Needed!

Board of Directors: Two seats area open, Three year term

  • Greg Williams: (Incumbent for re election)
  • Dave Goncalves: (Incumbent for re election)
  • Don Luongo
  • Barbara Dunn

Annual Toy Drive
Congratulations to Mitch Soroco who for his momentous efforts this year collected over 490 toys. All of which were donated by the numerous contributions made by our members and while this was not our biggest year it is certainly a fantastic effort. All these toys will be donated to various church groups from around the immediate area. Our membership as well as Mitch himself should feel a great deal of pride in knowing that a great number of area children will wake up on to a better Christmas morning with a special gift. This program, along with our June Youth Fishing Derby, is one of our club’s largest community outreach programs and as always, is met with great enthusiasm. Thank you to all who made this program the success that it was.

Country Store
Justin Jerome
New club sweatshirts and tee shirts have arrived in the club Country Store! Great offerings with the club logo at very attractive prices. Truly a great item on any members Christmas list.

Effective January 1st, 2016, The Shooting of Ground Targets is Prohibited
Sorry folks but due to safety concerns we have found it necessary to eliminate the practice of shooting any kind of ground targets. The ricochet potential is just to extreme. This includes bottles, spinners, clays, golf balls or foreign objects of any kind on ALL RANGES! Remember folks SAFETY FIRST!!

Congratulations to Ricky Miller who is the New Army Marksmanship Champion! Good luck to all of our Junior Rifle Shooters as the Camp Perry contest is coming up in January!

Getting The Lead Out!!!
Dave Goncalves
Range expansion is progressing at a steady pace! To date there have been only a few pitfalls. All members are encouraged to come down and check out the renovations to the club range. Please be advised that everyone’s patience is appreciated while we go through the various growing pains making this project happen.

CMP Program
Steve Langenfeld & Paul Brody
CMP rifle shooting is being held on Sunday, December 20th at 1PM, Saturday, January 2nd at 9AM and on Sunday, January 17th at 1PM. Participants are urged to arrive early to get a bench!

Trap Range Turkey Shoot
A big thank you goes out to everyone who attended our recent November 22nd Hanson Rod & Gun Club Trap Range Turkey Shoot. The weather was less than wonderful however, despite cold temps, soaking rain and wind we had over thirty attendees from the Taunton, Holbrook and Hanson Gun clubs. In all we ran over 12 squads and gave away 12 turkey prizes all in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Many thanks go out to Dan Grant who helped orchestrate this endeavor as well as to Joe Chaves and Bill Sargo from the Taunton organization who helped get the word out to the many shooters who came to participate. Finally a very big thank you goes out to club member Bob Sullivan Sr. who lent us two canopy style tents to shield all our guests from the nasty weather. All things being equal, this was the most successful turkey shoot we have held in years. Thank you again to everyone that helped make it happen! Happy Holidays everyone!!!

….and while we are speaking about trap! Please be advised that Trap is shooting Wednesday Nights at 6PM under the lights and Sunday Afternoons starting at 1PM. Come down and join the fun. Ammo is available for use on the club range and loner guns are available.

Hanson Rod & Gun Club Club member Joe Leary Jr. pictured with both a rooster and a hen after a successful Thanksgiving Day pheasant hunt. Check out those two picture perfect pheasants!

Ladies’ Night To Be Held On January 12th 2016!
John Coyman
All members are reminded that Ladies’ Night is scheduled for the Tuesday Evening of Janary 12th 2016. Participants attending this event will learn the finer points of firearm safety as well as an introduction to handgun shooting. The action begins at 6PM and the cost is $12 dollars for the evening. Reservations are limited to 20 people each evening. For details please contact John at any club meeting. Please note: Special “Ladies Night” tee shirts are now available in a variety of colors.

Gunfight Rules
Submitted by a recent guest to our organization
Please understand that "Peace” is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading. These are shooting tips from various concealed carry instructors. If you own a gun, you will appreciate these rules. If not, you should get one, learn how to use it and learn the rules.
 
The Rules:

  1. Guns have only two enemies: Rust and Politicians.
  2. It's always better to be judged by 12 than carried out by 6.
  3. Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you!
  4. Never let someone or something that threatens you to get inside an arm's length.
  5. Never say "I've have a gun." (If you need to use deadly force the first sound they should hear is the safety clicking off, or the hammer cocking.)
  6. The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.
  7. The most important rule in a gunfight is …Always Win! There is no such thing as a fair fight. Cheat if necessary! Second place doesn't count!
  8. Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets ...you may get killed in the process with your own gun, however they will have to beat you to death with it because it will be empty.
  9. If you're in a gun fight: 
    1. If you're not shooting, you should be loading. 
    2. If you're not loading, you should be moving. 
    3. If you're not moving, you're dead.
  10. In a life and death situation, do something ...it may be wrong, but do something!
  11. If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. (Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?)
  12. You can say "stop" or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much a universal language and, you won't have to press one for Spanish/Mexican etc.
  13. Never leave an enemy behind. If you have to shoot, shoot to kill. In court, yours will be the only testimony.
  14. You cannot save the planet but you may be able to save yourself and your family.
  15. Support your second amendment rights! It is not about hunting rabbits!

In conclusion…Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!