Work Begins on New Pistol Bay Firing Points

Saturday, November 13 broke as a raw, windy day but it didn’t keep a sizeable crew from showing up to start work on the new shelters for the firing points in the pistol bay.  The old firing point covers were well past their service lifetime and the Club had agreed with the shooters in the pistol disciplines that it was time for an upgrade.  A proposal was made to the Directors, it was accepted and plans went into action to get the project underway by the start of winter.

A blustery day, but lots of people to get the job done
Lots of ladders to get to the high work

At 7:30 Saturday morning a dumpster was waiting at the gate and by noon the old firing point covers were loaded up and the dumpster hauled away.  A trailer loaded with material had been spotted in the pistol bays and the crew made short work of getting it to the places it needed to be.

A trailer with material was ready for the work crew
Setting the trim edge in Bay 3

All five of the pistol bays will have an aluminum framed, metal roofed shelter built as a cover to protect shooters and match officials from the weather.  They are going to be an attractive addition to the pistol facility.

Gusty winds made handling sheets of metal roofing interesting – to say the least!
Framework going up in Bay 4
The new shelter in Bay 5

Great work guys (and girls)