FWRR Club Meeting
The next meeting of the Fort Wayne Rifle and Revolver Club will be held on Monday, August 1, 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. In addition, Mike Grannis will be presenting some very interesting membership statistics. Food and drink are available at very reasonable prices before and after the meeting. Please make an effort to attend meetings, as a quorum is required to conduct club business. In June, poor meeting attendance prevented club business from being conducted. So, please make a special effort to attend the August meeting.
A list of members who participated in Cleanup Day activities was presented in the June newsletter. Three members were not able to attend in the morning. As a result, their names were inadvertently omitted from the listing. Those individuals’ names are: Stefan Ashtary, Mark Wager, and John Wassell. John’s grandson, Jackson, a non-member, also participated.
Please welcome the following new members who were accepted at the June, 2022 meeting; Scott Berning, a law enforcement officer who was sponsored by Tim Wunderlich, and Robert Klinkenberg, who works in the transportation industry and was sponsored by Doug Clark.
Approximately 80% of the membership receives the newsletter via email. Those members who have email accounts and who currently opt for postal delivery are asked to consider receiving the newsletter via email 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, stamping, and mailing envelopes.
Thanks go to Ted Smeltzer for mowing the ditch, to John Wassell et al for installing target frames in Pistol Bays 4 and 5, to John Halter for making improvements at the 300 yard benches, and to Gary Walker for weed killer application.
DO NOT HANDLE FIREARMS WHEN PERSONNEL ARE DOWN RANGE! Proper range etiquette involves opening actions, removing all ammunition from firearms, and stepping away from the firing line. MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR AND ACTIONS OF THEIR GUESTS. Members may take a maximum of two guests to the range per visit, not counting family members. Do not take more guests and/or family
members than you are able to directly supervise. If your guests or family members are new to the shooting sports, it is strongly recommended that the member refrain from shooting so that all of his/her attention can be devoted to supervision.
Water obtained from the hand pump and the cistern are not potable.
Please make certain to close the outhouse doors and to lower the toilet seat covers.
The 2022 Mowing Schedule is available on the club’s website. The mowing dates that are scheduled to occur before the October meeting are: 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/7 and 9/21. Dates are tentative, depending on weather and ground conditions. Mowing times vary according to volunteer availability. Efforts will be made to provide mowing date and time updates on
the website. The Main Range is closed during mowing and other range maintenance activities. Pistol Bays 4 and 5 remain open during mowing. It is recommended that members check the website for updates before traveling to the range.
Range Officer (RO) Reports
Tim Wunderlich, reports that he has received many favorable comments regarding the recently-installed, covered firing points in the Pistol Bays.
FWRRC ran its second-annual, three-day, Mid-summer Madness Tournament over the period June 17th-June 19th (late Spring?). The tournament included a 50-round National Match, an 80-round Regional Match, a 3 x20 Midrange Match, and the Mike Gingher Memorial M1A Match. The 50-round National Match was won by Mark Richard with a score of 490-19x. The Regional Match was won by Mike King with a score of 785-27x. The Midrange match was won by Geoff Branson who shot a 599-36x. (Geoff only dropped one point.) Geoff’s daughter, Emma, who happens to also be John Halter’s granddaughter, shot an outstanding 594-26x in the Mid-range Match. Emma is a junior girl. Three generations of the Branson-Halter family were represented at the matches this year.
The Mike Gingher Memorial M1A Match was won by Mark Walters with a 363-1X. The first aggregate winner was Mark Walters (2216-35x). The second and third aggregate winners were Mark Richard ( 2201-72x) and Ron Dague (2119-47x), respectively.
The High Junior aggregate went to Kileen Shaffer (1703-32x). The High-Junior Midrange Match high aggregate went to Emma Branson (594-26x).
The Indiana Junior State HP Rifle Championship Match was held at the FWRRC Range on July 16th. Last year was the first time that the championship match was held at the FWRRC Range. Match results are as follows.
Junior State HP Rifle Champion: Madelyn Schenelle with a score of 489-16x. This is the second consecutive year that Madelyn has held the title.
Second Place: Emma Branson. Score: 475-11x.
High Master: Colton Eads. Score: 473-10x.
Expert: Marshall Rohrbach. Score: 467-4x.
Sharpshooter: Kileen Shaffer. Score: 440-3X
Marksman: Emma (Sandbagger) Branson. Score 475-11x
Standing Slow-fire: Marshall Rohrbach. Score: 92-0x.
Sitting Rapid-fire: Madelyn Schenelle. Score: 100-4x.
Prone Rapid-fire: Emma Branson. Score: 99-2x.
Prone Slow-fire: Madelyn Schenelle. Score: 196-8x.
The details of this report were provided by Larry Beardsley. Larry and several others are responsible for wonderful Junior participation. Thanks go to Mark Walters who provided a hot lunch and to Mike and Glenna Grannis who served as Statistical Officers.
Members who wish to sell shooting-related items may send ad information to Marty Didion at email@example.com. Ads must be received three weeks before meetings in order to appear in the next newsletter.