FWRR Club Meeting
The next meeting of the Fort Wayne Rifle and
Revolver Club will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022.
Meeting Place: VFW Post 857, located at 2202 West Main Street in Fort
Wayne. Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. Food and drink will
be available at very reasonable prices before and after the meeting.
Election of Club Officers followed by a
standard-formatted meeting will take place. Please make an
effort to attend meetings, as a quorum is required to conduct club business.
C. L. (Larry) Beardsley
2023 Membership Renewal
2023 Membership Renewal Forms will be mailed in
early December. Please read and follow the instructions at the top of
Renewal Forms, proof of current NRA membership, and payments are due on January
1st each year.
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 application 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, 2022 are not required to pay membership
dues for the 2023 calendar year; nevertheless, they do need to return the
renewal form with proof of current NRA membership.
Updating the roster is a time consuming
activity. Deciphering illegible printing and contacting
members to obtain proof of NRA membership can be frustrating and time consuming
For more information check out our web site: https://fwrrclub.org/index.php/members
Lock Combination Change
The lock combination change is made on Cleanup
Day (mid to late April). Retain your 2022 Membership Card until the
change is made.
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 and postage
costs and reduce significant manual labor. Changes in delivery method
will go into effect in April, 2023.
To add or remove your Email address just send an Email to email@example.com with the subject FWRRC-Add or FWRRC-Delete.
The final mowing of the
year was accomplished on November 2nd. The mowers, sprayer, and cistern were
Target frame repairs
were made on the 25/50/100 Yard Range.
Permanent Target Backers
were installed in Pistol Bays 4 and 5. One 4’x4’ corrugated-plastic sheet was
installed on each target frame. (Please remove targets faces and staples
corrugated-plastic target backers were made available for use. The new
backers are located inside the building on the 25/50/100 yard portion of the
range. (After use, please remove targets faces and staples and return the
backers to the building.)
The heater in the
building on the 25/50/100 yard portion of the range was repaired.
The gutters on the
25/50/100 yard building were cleaned.
Number boards on the 300
yard range were removed and stored for the winter.
Thanks go the following
individuals: Larry Beardsley, Bruce Bickley (membership hopeful), Marty
Didion, Darrel Fish, Mark Klingenberger, Mike Peek, and Jim Sweeney.
Please welcome new
members Ed Klotz, Tony Spangler, and Craig Wallace. These gentlemen
became members at the October, 2022 meeting.
ACPDL & USPSA
Nothing to report
Winter 40-round offhand
matches are being held the second Saturday of the month from November through
March. Check-in Time: 8:00 a.m. Firing begins at 9:00
a.m. More information concerning the High Power Program is posted
on the Club’s website.
Some of these reminders are repeated from
earlier 2022 Newsletters. They are being repeated because violations are
still occurring. Several members have reported violations but failed to
advise offenders. If you see someone in violation, please courteously explain
the rule infraction.
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.
DO NOT POST TARGETS ON TARGET FRAMES OR OTHERWISE INTENTIONALLY SHOOT TARGET FRAMES. All shots should pass through target backers and must land on impact bunkers.
THE RANGE STATUS FLAG MUST BE LOWERED AND RAISED EVEN IF YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON ON THE RANGE. Ensure that targets are removed and the status flag is lowered before departing the range.
THE RANGE MAY NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL USE. We had one report of a member administering what appeared to be a pistol training course to an estimated ten or more individuals. Members may not undertake for-profit activities at FWRRC. Be advised that to do so has historically resulted in membership termination.
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.
Please make certain to close the outhouse doors and to lower the toilet seat covers.
A. Jewel single-stage trigger for a Remington 700 or 40X. Incorporates safety and bolt release, $180.00.
B. 6.5 mm, 142 gr., Sierra, Matchking, BTHP bullets, Qty 4 boxes. $50.00/box.
C. 1 lb of Reloader 16, $60.00.
D. 1 lb of Vihtavuori N550, $65.00.
Contact Mark Strahan at (260) 927-5515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The High Power Range Officer has the following
items that he would like to swap for “something” that he can use with the
A. Qty 100, 90 gr., .223/5.56mm, RMR, BTHP bullets;
B. Qty 900, 9mm, 115 gr., copper-plated, round-nose bullets.
Contact Larry Beardsley at FWRRHPDirector@aol.com.
Newsletter Editor apologizes to the individual who sent ad information to him
in early October. The email containing your information was inadvertently
deleted and he cannot recall the member’s name.
who wish to sell shooting-related items may send ad information to Marty Didion
Ads must be received two weeks before meetings in order to appear in the next