FWRR Club Meeting
The next meeting of
the Fort Wayne Rifle and Revolver Club will be held on Monday, August 7,2023. 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.
Meeting Agenda: Standard meeting format.
Please make an effort
to attend meetings, as a quorum is required to conduct club business.
Sincere thanks to members who take the time to attend meetings and to support
the club in so many other ways. You truly understand what it means to be
members of a club.
Proposed Annual Dues
The Dues Committee’s proposal to increase annual dues from $60.00
to $120.00 was not accepted by the membership. This topic will be
revisited at a later date.
The ditch banks were
mowed. As usual, thanks go to Ted Smeltzer. A fluorescent light ballast and
bulb were replaced in the south building. Thanks go to Matt Hice for picking up
materials and Martin Didion and Jim Sweeney for the repair.
Please welcome new
member Robert A. Ash who was inducted as a full member at the June 2023 meeting.
AERIAL TARGETS MAY NO
LONGER BE SHOT ON FWRRC PROPERTY. This change was made primarily due to lack of an adequate
shot-fall safety zone.
BEFORE DRIVING DOWN
RANGE TO THE 200 AND 300 YARD TARGET HOLDERS, CHECK THE RANGE STATUS SIGN. Be aware that
the range status sign is not visible from the 300 yard firing line from some
Sad News: It was recently learned that Doug Doehrman (membership date 2014) passed away in May of this year.
ACPDL (Allen County Practical Defense League)
Matches will be held
on August 5th and September 9th. Only ACPDL members are
permitted to shoot. The pre-match meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and
shooting commences at 9:30 a.m. Matches are typically finished by 12:00
noon. Observers and those persons interested in becoming ACPDL members
USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association)
USPSA matches are held
on the third Sunday, April – October. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
and shooting commences at 10:00 a.m. FWRRC membership is not a
matches (National Match Course) will be held on August 12th (8:00 a.m.)
and September 9th (9:00 a.m.)
Shooters have the option of firing either a 50 or an 80 round
match. 50/80 matches are sanctioned by both the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship
Program) and the NRA.
A 100-yard match is scheduled for September 14th at 4:30 p.m. Practice are typically held on Thursday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.
The Main Range is closed at 3:00 p.m. on practice days to permit
mowing firing points and setting up targets. Pistol Bays 4 and 5 will be open during HP
Cowboy Action matches are scheduled for the fourth Saturday of May through October. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. for regular matches and at 9:00 a.m. for voluntary side matches.
Regular match start time is 10:00 a.m. The matches begin with a mandatory shooter’s meeting. The ammunition requirements for the regular match are 60 rounds for pistols, 60 rounds rifles, and 30 rounds for shotguns. Only lead bullets and shot are permitted. Shot may be no larger than #4 (shot sizes 4 – 9).
Range Mowing and
The 2023 Mowing
Schedule is posted on the FWRRC
website. Dates are
tentative, depending on weather and ground conditions. Mowing times vary
according to volunteer availability. Efforts will be made to provide
mowing dates and times on the website. The Main Range is closed during
mowing and other range maintenance activities but Pistol Bays 4 and 5 will
remain open. It is recommended that members check the website (https://fwrrclub.org/)
for updates before traveling to the range.
If you are interested
in joining the mowing crew, contact Marty Didion at email@example.com.
Work primarily aimed
at improving water flow to eliminate damp areas and ponding, is expected to be
performed in the August- September time frame. The grading work will be
performed when weather and ground conditions permit. Dates and times also
depend on the availability of the contractor who will perform the work.
The Main Range will be closed while this work is ongoing but Pistol Bays 4 and 5 will remain open. An effort will be made to post Main Range
closings on the FWRRC website. Please check the website (https://fwrrclub.org/)
for updates before traveling to the range.
trigger for a Remington 700. Price $180.00. Call or text Mark Strahan at
Contact Darrell Fish at (260) 615-1046 if interested in the items
Smelted/Fluxed, $2.00/lb. 500 lbs or more, $1.50/lb.
Dillon XL650 press
including a strong mount and 9 mm, .45 ACP and .223 Rem. Dies.. $1200.00.
TX3 Lite SS, .308 Win.
with Leupold 4X-12X , VX-II scope. $1000.00.
Contact Mark Walters at (260) 610-1427 if interested in the items
1800 pieces of .45 ACP
brass and .45 ACP dies (a like-new, Lee, three-die set). All cases have
been reloaded at least once. $150.00.
.45 ACP, 230 gr.,
round-nose, beveled -base, cast bullets.. 5000 pieces in boxes of
500. $50.00/box or $475.00 for the lot.
300 pieces of .44 Rem
Mag. brass and 480 pieces of .44 Special brass. The cases have spent primers
intact and appear to have been tumbled. The number of times the cases have been
fired is unknown. $125.00.
1300 (plus) of
.44 caliber (0.430” diameter), 240 gr., lead, SWC bullets (two boxes of 500
plus a partial box). $225.00.
2500 pieces of .357
caliber, 158 gr. lead, SWC bullets. $200.00.
3000 Hornady, 55 gr.
FMJBT .223 caliber bullets. $300.00.
500 pieces of .30
Carbine brass, fully processed, mixed commercial and military (LC) head stamps.
FREE TO THE FIRST PURCHASER WHO DESIRES IT: 138 pieces of .30/06
brass (mixed commercial and military (LC) head stamps). 73 pieces of .22
Hornet brass, 38 pieces of .270 Win. Brass, 51 pieces of .25/06 brass.
Members who wish to
sell shooting-related items may send ad information to Marty Didion at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ads must be
received three weeks before meetings in order to appear in the next newsletter.