February 2022 Newsletter


FWRR Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Fort Wayne Rifle and Revolver Club will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022. Meeting Place: VFW Post 857, located at 2202 West Main Street in Fort Wayne. Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. Agenda: Standard meeting format. Cleanup Day projects will be addressed under the heading New Business. Please try to attend as a quorum is required to conduct club business. Food and drink will be available at very reasonable prices before and after the meeting.

Membership Renewal Information

Receipt of Membership Renewal Forms, proof of current NRA membership, and payments are due on January 1st each year. As of January 20th, only about 50% of the membership had submitted renewals.

When returning forms, please print legibly and be certain to include proof of current NRA membership. Thus far, approximately a dozen renewal forms have been returned due to lack of proof of current NRA membership.

Dues must be received on or before March 1st to avoid late fees or termination of membership. Dues received with postmark dates after March 1st, but on or before March 31st, are subject to a $25.00 late fee. Dues received with postmark dates after March 31st will be returned with a notice indicating that 1) the party’s membership has been terminated and 2) future membership requires submission of a membership applications and payment of new member fees (c.f., Bylaws Article IX, Section 2). Dues paid with an NSF check are subject to a $25.00 returned check fee.

If personal hardship prevents timely payment of dues, contact a club officer who may arrange either for dues to be waived or for payment to be deferred.

Individuals who were accepted as members after October 1, 2021 are not required to pay membership dues for the 2022 calendar year; nevertheless, they do need to return the renewal form with proof of current NRA membership.


Thanks to the many members who have made donations this year. Nothing is truly free. The club has the following recurring expenses: insurance, property tax, postage, as well as costs associated with building, facilities and property upkeep. Your donations enable the club to make facility improvements and help to offset the expenses associated with maintaining the memberships of our Life members –many of whom are themselves donors.

Newsletter Delivery

Approximately 80% of the membership receives the newsletter via e-mail. Those members who have e-mail accounts and who currently opt for postal delivery are asked to consider receiving the newsletter via e-mail next year. Doing so will save printing expenses (newsletter and mailing labels), postage, envelope cost, the time and fuel spent traveling to/from the printer, and the manual labor associated with stuffing, labeling, and stamping/mailing envelopes.

Maintenance Activities

A recent wind storm knocked down a segment of the target frames at the 100-yard impact bunker. Temporary repairs were made by some of the Club’s (old and decrepit) Officers.


Clay targets are only to be shot from the hut at the north end of the 25/50/100-yard portion of the Main Range. Take care to ensure that clay targets, wads, and shot land on club property.

Lock Combination Change

The combination that opens the locks at the gate, the Weidman Building, and the building on the 25/50/100-yard portion of the Main Range are changed on Cleanup Day. The combination that appears on your 2021 Membership Card will be valid until April 23, 2022. It is suggested that members either keep their 2021 cards until after that date or record the 2021 combination on their 2022 Membership Card.

Cleanup Day Projects

There is a job for everyone on Cleanup Day

Cleanup Day will be April 23, 2022. Work typically commences at 8:00 a.m. Tentatively scheduled projects include the following:

1.Installing a drain at the 100-yard firing line on the 300-yard portion of the Main Range. A volunteer or volunteers are being sought to perform some preliminary work related to this tasks. This work includes picking up a tractor, trencher, and pipe. If you are interested in helping with these aspects of the project, come to the February 7th club meeting or contact Marty Didion at martindidion4@gmail.com or Mike Miller at fwrrsect300@gmail.com.
2.Graveling and grading roads.
3.Installing a gutter, pipe, and a base for a cistern system to provide water for chemical mixing and grass watering.

If you have an idea for a project that you would like to see accomplished or started on Cleanup Day, please present your suggestion at the February 7th meeting.

Mowing Crew

If you are interested in joining the mowing crew, contact Marty Didion at martindidion4@gmail.com prior to April 1st.

2022 Program Schedule

As of January 20th, the 2022 Program Schedule had not been finalized. When all schedule inputs have been received, the final version of the 2022 Schedule will be posted on the FWRRC Website. Electronic copies of the schedule will be sent to members who elect to receive the newsletter via email. Hard copies of the schedule will be mailed to postal newsletter recipients.

For Sale

M1 Garand: New stock and totally reconditioning by Fulton Armory. $1500.00. Price includes a large quantity of brass, reloading data, and accessories. Contact Lowell Black at (260) 637-8625 or roslowbk@gmail.com

Ads may be sent to Marty Didion at martindidion4@gmail.com. Ads must be received three weeks before meetings in order to appear in the next newsletter.

PROPOSED USPSA 2022 Schedule

It takes effort to keep skills fresh in the cold weather

Match registration starts at 9:15 AM. Shooting starts at 10 AM.  
Practice starts at 5:30 PM. 

March 20                    Match

April 17                       Match

May 5                          Practice

May 15                        Match

June 2                         Practice

June 19                       Match

July 7                           Practice

July 17                         Match

August 4                     Practice

August 21                   Match

September 1               Practice

September 18             Match

October 6                   Practice

October 16                 Match

Winter 2022 ISRPA Newsletter Available

Here is a link to the Winter 2022 Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association newsletter, Indiana Shooting Sports News.

There are various mentions of FWRR in here – especially the article anout our Junior shooter, Colton Eads.


Yeah, it’s a big link – just copy it and paste it in your search engine….

PROPOSED 2022 High Power Rifle Schedule

Here is the schedule I have proposed, subject to reconciliation with other requests for range days and times.

Keep an eye on this schedule for changes as activities are coordinated.

Contact FWRRHPDirector @aol.com for Match Information

February 12            Winter Offhand – 40 Rounds                            9:00 AM

March 12                Winter Offhand – 40 Rounds                            9:00 AM

April 9                     CMP/NRA XTC 50/80 Round Match                 9:00 AM

(This is a 200/300 yard across-the-course [XTC] High Power Match with provisions for shooting under either CMP or NRA rules)

May 7                     CMP High Power Clinic                                          8:00 AM

May 14                   CMP Games                                                               8:00 AM

June Mid-Summer Madness Weekend

June 17                 CMP/NRA XTC 50 Round Match                         4:30 PM

June 18                 CMP/NRA XTC 50/80 Round Match                    8:00 AM

June 19                 NRA Mid-range Tournament                               8:00 AM

     Mike Gingher M1A Match                                    2:00 PM

July 2                  CMP/NRA XTC 50/80 Round Match                      8:00 AM

July 16                 Indiana State Junior Tournament                          9:00 AM     

July 30                 NRA 60-Round Mid-Range Tournament               9:00 AM

July 31 – August 6   CMP National Trophy Matches – Camp Perry

August 13           CMP/NRA XTC 50/80 Match                                   8:00 AM

August 18           NRA 100-yard Match                                            4:30 PM

August 27            Hoosier Home Range 100                                    9:00 AM

September 10     CMP/NRA XTC 50/80 Match                                   9:00 AM

September 17     Governor’s Cup –  Day 1 ISRPA Championship      Atterbury

September 18     Day 2 of ISRPA Championship                               Atterbury

September 24     Leonard Johnson Memorial                                    9:00 AM

September 29     Thursday Night 100-yard NRA Match                   4:30 PM

October 9            NRA 60 Round Mid-range Match                         11:00 AM

November 12      Winter Offhand – 40 Rounds                                9:00 AM

December 10      Winter Offhand – 40 Rounds                                9:00 AM

Winter Offhand – January 2022

Winter Offhand closed out 2021 with one of the most disruptive weather days we had seen in a long time – a gust of wind on a blustery day broke target uprights, knocked down support rails and sent targets and backers cartwheeling all over the range.  Saying things were left in disarray would have been an understatement!

But, 2022 was a fresh start. Weather had been uncertain – cold was guaranteed but the wind forecast was a guess.  We were expecting as brutally cold day, but for a change, we won in the game of weather roulette.  Depending on whose thermometer you believed, it was somewhere between 17 and 23 degrees when we went to the line but, unheard of in northeast Indiana in January, there was no wind.  Although it was frosty, it was actually a fairly pleasant day, especially on the low end of the firing line where the sun peeked around the building.

Frost on the grass, snow on the berm –
but not a bad morning!
Doc and The Other Mark

We had ten shooters brave the day and there were some pretty good scores shot.  Mike King was high for the day with a 381-4X effort.  Mark Walters and Mark Richard tied for second place for the day at 375-5X.  High Junior was Marshall Rohrbach with a solid 367-5X for the day.

The season standings look a lot like the standings for today:

Mike King                           770-17X

Mark Richard                     753-11X

Mark Walters                    746- 9X

Marshall Rohrbach           722- 7X

The next Winter Offhand will be the second Saturday in February, February 12th.