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OFCL Cancelled

Due to icy conditions OFCL is cancelled for this week, 20 February 2020.

 


OFCL Postponed

Please note that OFCL originally scheduled for Wednesday is now postponed to Thursday, 13 February 2020.


February Orentation Cancelled

February orientation has been cancelled. Its been a very difficult couple of months with severe winter conditions postponing events at the club. With very slippery, icy conditions and limited access to the ranges due to snow accumulation we have decided to cancel this months orientation session and try again in March weather depending. 
 
Thanks,
 
 
Mike Smith
President
SJRGC


Snow Alert Club Road

24-01-20.  Well good news. The club is open.  Be aware that there remains high snow banks and you would be advised to bring a shovel to access the Longbranch and clubhouse.

23-01-20  Club remains closed.

21-01-20. Club road is heavily blocked with snow. Our contractor is working at opening it up. But it will take a couple of more days.

19-01-20.  Club road is closed due to recent storm. Will update as soon as information is available.

17-01-20. Obviously, the club road is inaccessible today. We will post a note as soon as the club is opened up but be advised it probably won't be until Sunday or perhaps Monday depending on the current storm..

13-01-20.  Club road is open after last nights snowfall.  Road and walkways are slippery so be careful.

10-01-20.  Club road is open but slippery after recent rain and freeze. Ranges A, B, and C are easily accessed.  Shotgun ranges past the clubhouse are difficult to access but the shotgun site opposite the Longbranch shed is open for use.  Keep in mind to take a shovel and some form of heat as the locks tend to freeze in our damp climate.

9-01-20.  Club contractor reports the club road is open but drifting in up the hill by the clubhouse.  

8-01-20. With the coming storm the road may become blocked again.

7-01-20.  Club road is completely open.

6-01-20.  Holyrood area experienced 45 cm of snow and high winds during the recent storm.  Be advised that the club road is open as far as Range A.   Remainder up to the clubhouse is blocked by high drifts that will be cleared away as soon as possible. Ranges A, B and C are accessible and open for use.

Club Executive


Leo's Invitational Cancelled

Leos Invitational scheduled for this Saturday, 25 January, is cancelled. Hopefully, February will be kinder to us and we can have our February shoot.

Sporting Clays Comm.


Archery cancelled for tonight

Due to the state of emregency, archery is cancelled for tonight. 


January Orientation

Orientation will be going ahead rain or shine Sunday January 5th at 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.

Please check the website before you head out in case of last minute cancellation due to severe weather or staff unavailability.


Happy Holidays!


December 1st Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation will be going ahead rain or shine Sunday December 1st 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.


Archery Postponed

Attention Archery Members.  Please note that there will not be any archery for the following two Friday nights (Nov 22 & 29) due to gym unavailability. This weekend there will be a make up shoot Sunday Nov 24th from 9-11am. Set up begins at 8:30am.


Turkey Club Shoot Results

First off, apologies for the delayed posting of the Turkey Shoot 2019 results. Life got in the way but I now present you with the results!

Diana Boyd, Social Media Manager

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It was a wet and windy turkey shoot this year, but despite the poor weather there was a great turnout for all events. Thank you for everyone who came out to attend the shoot and a big thank you to all the volunteers who came to make sure our attendees had a blast…..lol see what I did there ;)

The Turkey Dinner was a great time held by all. This year the vegetables came from club member Ronald Tilley and his farm Tilley’s Acres.  Dave Beaudry, Ronald Tilley, Johnny and Peter Tucker peeled the 80 lbs! of vegetables.  Sandra Bassan, Josephine Martin and Joan Reddin were busy all day in the kitchen. Roger Butler, Dave Reddin and Bobby Kennedy helped carve the turkeys and serve dinner. 

This years lunch and dessert was provided by Monty Petipas and Monty’s Restaurant.

Kevin Healey and Nina Chandler handled the registration and got everyone through quickly with no issues and in record time. 

The club raised several hundred dollars for the Community Food Sharing Association . Update!! The club has raised $594.45. This is a combination of collected donations and the proceeds from the lunch and turkey dinner.

Lastly, Jack Hoddinott and Keegan Bartlett received their medals for completing the club’s Gun Quest Junior program.

 
 
 
 
 
 


November 3 Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation is going ahead rain or shine Sunday November 3rd 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.

The club will be busy as our annual Turkey Shoot is taking place at the same time. Orientation will commence in the clubhouse once the event begins and shooters move out onto the sporting clays course. 


Turkey Shoot Notice

Don't miss the Turkey! Turkey dinner that is. Seating is limited and we have to make enough food.

The RSVP deadline is this Sunday (October 27) for the Turkey Dinner. Dinner tickets will only be available to those that RSVP.

Date: November 3. 
 
Events: Confirmed are Trap, Sporting Clays. Confirmation on the Archery and Pistol / Rifle to follow. 
 
Turkey Supper.  After shooting is done. Preregistration will be required. 
 
A collection for the Community Food Sharing Association will be in place again this year. 
 


REQUEST TO ALL SJRGC MEMBERS

The Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights (CCFR) is carrying out a tour to further promote our firearms rights and we need your assistance to cover the costs.  This is to request your support for this important initiative. Please donate to the cause by going to the CCFR website.  https://firearmrights.ca/en/integrity-tour/    
 
 
I’ll kick it off by donating $20.00.  I would appreciate hearing from you with regard to your donation. Your name will be confidential unless you other wise direct.

Thanks for your support.

Gerry Carr
Chairperson of the Firearms Rights & Advocacy Committee


October 6 Orientation POSTPONED

Orientation originally scheduled for Sunday October 6, 2019 is postponed due to Volunteer Availability. Tentative replacement date is in two weeks time Sunday October 19, 2019 but that date may be subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Thanks,

Membership Committee.


New Firearms Rights page and Federal Election 2019 Newsletter

The Club's Firearms Rights and Advocacy Commitee has a new, permanent page on our website. It can be found at https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=gun_advocacy_page. You can also access it from the Media Page. We shall keep this as updated as possible.  The Club is sending out a Federal Election 2019 Newsletter (viewable at the link above).  Anyone with concerns or questions regarding the newsletter is invited to contact Gerry Carr, Chairperson of the Firearms Rights & Advocacy Commitee. His contact information can be located here https://sjrgc.com/execinfo.php.


Sporting Clays Mini Shoot. Saturday September 28th

Sporting Clays Mini Shoot! Happening this saturday. Starting time 10am-3pm.

50 Birds in the morning, 50 in the afternoon. Cost $24 with a punch card. $28 without punch card (cash only). Juniors half price. Please bring exact change.

Lunch $5


Club Clay Target Championship - September 28

 
Please note that Saturday's Club Clay Target Championship shoot is being postponed until later in the fall. Stay tuned for details.


OFCL Change to Thursday

Hi folks, due to crappy weather forecast OFCL is switched to 19 September, Thursday for this week only.


Last outdoor archery shoot moved to sunday.

Attention archers! With the forecast for Monday not looking good and our shooting time in the evening greatly limited, we will hold our last outdoor shoot for the season on Sunday afternoon from 3-6pm (no shoot Monday). The forecast is looking good for Sunday so bring along something for the grill and we will fire up the BBQ at 6pm.


Beware, Scammer pretending to be club president

If you receive an email from our club President Mike Smith from the email address palasww12@gmail.com DO NOT respond. There is a scammer pretending to be our president to get you to make purchases for him.


Anyone coming West to the clubhouse

FYI anyone headed out to the clubhouse starting Friday https://vocm.com/2019/09/10/avondale-culvert-replacement/


Big Game Rifle Sight In

Sighting in your rifle can be tough sometimes but it is important to know how your rifle shoots when going for moose or caribou. So club members Brad and Gerry are offering a Sight In Day for members.  Brad and Gerry will be at the club on Range B to offer their expert advice on Saturday, 14 September. Time is from 10 am to 3 pm. Meet Gerry and Brad at the Longbranch near Range B. Bring your firearm and ammo.

This is part of a new mentoring program at the club. So stay tuned for more mentoring programs.


Safety reminder

Just a reminder to everyone that ranges D (trap field) and E/G  (sporting clays stations) are restricted to 7 1/2 shot or smaller. Smaller size shot would be 8 and 9.  This is a requirement of the Firearms Office.


Results - OP Hunters Challenge

Today was a great day for the OP Hunters Challenge Sporting Clays at the club.  With a hurricane eminent but thankfully standing off here are the results. 

HOA-Herb at 84

Runner Up-Bob with 83

B Champ was Bobby at 75

C Champ was Dave at 68

D Champ was Brandon at 48

Ladies winner was Nina with 64

Seniors winner was Leo with a 82

Juniors winner was Liam with a 71

The OP Hunters Challenge included a very exciting Orange Crush Challenge.  The challenge was to break a chandelle clay at long range.  Herb broke 3 of 4 long range targets to win.  Steve, Jen, Leo and Noah broke 2 of 4. These four had a tie breaker and Leo won with the only broken target. Congratulations to all especially Jen and Noah who are enthusiastic newcomers. Thanks to Steve who provided the Orange Crush targets.

Much thanks to everyone for coming out and especially all the people who came out on Friday and Saturday morning to set up. Also Alice and Joan who prepared and served a lovely lunch.  Many thanks to Jeremy at OP Outdoors for continued support of this fun event.


September Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation is going ahead rain or shine Sunday September 8th at 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside. 


Hunters Challenge

The OP Hunters Challenge is going ahead today, Saturday 7 Sept 2019. See you there.


2019 Atlantic Trap Championship Results

St. John's Rod and Gun Club, St. John's (closer to Holyrood), NL

This year the Rod and Gun club was honored to host the 2019 Atlantic Provinces (AP) Trapshooting Championships. There were many in attendance and the weather was perfect for the competition.

Congratulations to all Atlantic Provinces Champions including Singles, Double, HAA and HOA Champion Troy Coldwell, Handicap Champion Janaya Nickerson and Singles Open Champion Jim Wood who shot a 200/200 to claim the title.

Shoot Highlights (Taken from APTA website)

  • 40th anniversary of the St. John's Rod and Gun Club hsoting the Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot
  • First Atlantics held at the St. John's Rod and Gun Club was in 1979
  • Record event entries for a NL shoot were tallied in all events
  • Shoot attendance was boosted by the large contigent of shooters from Ontario, Alberta and Quebec
  • Troy Coldwell claims 4 /5 Championship titles
  • Jim Wood shoots the first 200/200 at the St. John's Rod and Gun Club and first 200/200 at an Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Championship
  • Janaya Nickerson becomes the first lady shooter to win the Atlantic Provinces Handicap Championshp

For all shoot results please visit the APTA website: https://shootatlantic.com/assets/images/apta_championships/results/2019_Results_Final.pdf

The 3 Sub Junior shooters pictured below scored all 3 days for us and also shot the Singles Championship on Saturday. Pictured with Troy and Andrea are Jim Wood (ON) Doug Blades (NS) and Jim Pollock (ON).  They often shoot together at the Atlantic Trap Championships and Canadian Trapshooting Championships.


2019 Hunters Challenge

2019 Hunters Challenge  information click here

Hi folks, just to let you know about our sporting clays end of season shoots. They are

Sept 4 - EOS Evening Sporting Clays. This will be our last Wednesday evening shoot of the 2019 season.

Sept 7 - Outdoor Pros Hunters Challenge. Annual event to signal the start of the hunting season. It is sponsored by Outdoor Pros.  Click on link above for more information.

Sept 11 -  OFCL will begin at 10 am on Sept 11 with accompanying Bistro at noon.

October thru March -  we will have our usual monthly Saturday shoots throughout the fall and winter.

Hope to see you at the club.

 


Results- Canadian National Sporting Clays

Congratulations to Steve Pink from our club who has won in Class B at the Canadian NSCA Sporting Clays Championsips. Well done Steve.


End of Season Sporting Clays

Hi folks, just to let you know about our sporting clays end of season shoots. They are

August 28 - The Gun Dealer Sporting Clays. This is our usual Wednesday evening shoot but sponsored by The Gun Dealer who is attending the Atlantic Trap Championships over the long weekend.

Sept 4 - EOS Evening Sporting Clays. This will be our last Wednesday evening shoot of the 2019 season.

Sept 7 - Outdoor Pros Hunters Challenge. Annual event to signal the start of the hunting season. It is sponsored by Outdoor Pros.

There will be more info on the Hunters Challenge as it becomes available so check the club website. OFCL will begin at 10 am on Sept 11. As well, we will have our usual monthly Saturday shoots throughout the fall and winter.

Hope to see you at the club.


Results-Memorial Shoot

2019 Memorial Shoot Results

The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club hosted the 14th annual Memorial Shoot on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  The weather was fantastic and all events were well attended. Thanks to all that made the day possible. A special thank you goes out to the Molly, Bidgood, Anstey and Mackey families for joining us for this very special day.

These shoots involve a lot of work in planning, purchasing supplies for lunch, preparing and serving lunch, setting up Shoot courses and then taking everything down and cleaning up.  Thanks to everyone who helped out and especially those who come out to help but don't shoot.


Pictures of all events can be seen on the club’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsrodgunclub
  • Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/769067206587833
  • Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/stjohnsrgc

    Shoot Highlights
  • Events included Sporting Clays, Trap and a steel pistol shoot
  • Troy Coldwell breaks a 44 / 50 to claim the High Gun award in the Sporting Clay Competition Kevin Healey scored a 40/50 and Andrea Bassan with a 38/50.

  • Bassan breaks a 49/50 in the trap singles to claim the John Molloy Singles. Close behind were Troy Coldwell and Joe Rosa with 48 and 47 respectively.

  • Coldwell’s 47/50 in the Doubles led him to claim the Dave Anstey High Gun Overall (Trap) award

  • The Roger Bidgood 2 Man Team Award was won by Andrea Bassan and Jack Hoddinott.

  • Monty Petipas led the scoring in the steel challenge shoot claiming the Tony Mackey Memorial Award.

 
Sporting Clay Results

Lewis Class Awards

 
Champion: Troy Coldwell. 44/50

Runner up: Kevin Healey. 40/50

B Class - Herb Butt (36/50)

C Class – Randall Power (33/50)

D Class – Andrew Finn (27/50)


Concurrent Awards:

Ladies - Nina Chandler (30/50)

Senior - Dave Reddin (36/50)

Junior – Jack Hoddinott (37/50)


Trap Results

Lewis Class Awards

- John Molloy Singles Champion: Andrea Bassan. 49/50

- Runner Up: Troy Coldwell. 48/50

- B Class – Peter Tucker  (44/50)

- C Class – Paul Bailey (39/50)

- D Class – Dave Reddin (31/50)


Roger Bidgood 2 Man Team Award

- Andrea Bassan and Jack Hoddinott – 89/100


Dave Anstey High Gun Overall (Singles and Doubles)

- Troy Coldwell 95/100


Steel Shoot Results

 
The Steel Challenge Pistol Shoot held in memory of Tony Mackey was won by Monty Petipas, runner up was Mitchell Howell, and 3rd place was Alex Evans.


Results-Zombie Apocalypse

The eighth annual IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse Multi-Gun Shoot was held on Saturday, 10 August 2019.

The weather was once again excellent - it was hot! - and a total of 28 shooters attended, including participants from other provincial gun clubs such as the Discovery Shooting Club in Elliston and the Northwest Arm Rod & Gun Club in Winterland. Many thanks to those guys for showing their repeated interest in our event!

There were four stages or courses of fire which included a variety of target types (paper, steel and frangible) and varying presentations (disappearing, pop-up, etc.) that were required to be engaged by a mix of firearms – including handgun, shotgun, and rifle.

The four stages, developed around a theme of popular zombie movies, were:

Stage 1 - The Winchester Plan (a 21 round shotgun and pistol stage)
Stage 2 - Don't Be a Hero (an 18 round pistol stage)
Stage 3 - Beware of Bathrooms (an 18 round pistol stage)
Stage 4 - Corpus Separatum (a 51 round rifle, shotgun and pistol stage)

Top scores overall
1 Scott Smith - 245.06
2 Adam Waterman - 280.47
3 Scott Pike - 294.33

In keeping with the spirit of IDPA, prizes were drawn on a random basis and awarded so that all participants had an equal chance of walking away with a prize. These prizes included complimentary one year memberships for the St. John’s Rod & Gun Club (SJRGC) and for IDPANL; raffle tickets for a Stag 10 rifle package, from the Labrador Trap & Skeet Club, and a large variety of small prizes. Congrats to the winners!

The match ran very well, thanks to the core group of volunteers who helped to set up on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and more importantly, to act as staff for the event. Many thanks to all of the folks who played a role – no matter how small – in helping to make it a successful and enjoyable event, whether it was in preparing lunch, helping set up or tear down the stages, or just doing your part to patch targets and re-set steel and props.

A special thanks to the hard working safety officers and scorekeepers who went above and beyond – including having to run the entire course many times over – to ensure that those in attendance were able to complete it in an efficient, safe and enjoyable manner.

Thank you for attending and we hope you enjoyed it. We continue to have regularly scheduled IDPA matches and side events like this one throughout the year and we encourage potential new members to come out and try the sport.


Results-Regatta Day Blast

The 2019 Regatta Day Blast was held on August 7, 2019. The event included 100 sporting clays targets and side games shot over the course of a beautiful summers day. A total of 35 shooters came out to participate in the annual fun shoot. A few people went home with some prizes that were drawn for at the end of the day.

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way including set-up and take-down, especially Bobby and Steve, as well as "chefs" Alice, Joan and Scott who kept us well fed throughout the day and served up a lovely steak supper at the end of the day.

Shoot Highlights:

The Champion for the day was Herb Butt with a score of 89 followed by Runner-up Steve Pink with a score of 87.

The winners of the Miss-and-Out Challenge were Kevin Healey and Steve Pink, who received 50% and 25% of the pot, respectively.

Leo Carns and Larry Rosa were the Champions of the "Two-Man Flurry", following a double tie-breaker with Herb Butt and Andrew Finn.

NSCA Class Results:
A - Bob Barbour (71)
B - Herb Butt (89)
C - Steve Pink (87)
D - Bob Bishop (83)
E - Andrew Finn (66)
Sub-Junior - Kaleb Cheeke (77)
Veteran - Andrew Finn (66)
Senior Veteran - Bob Bishop (83)
Ladies - Nina Chandler (61)

Top Hunter Class shooters for the day were Joe Rosa with a score of 83 and John Penney with a score of 81.


New Firearms Advocacy Committee

Gerry Carr has been appointed as the Chair to the new Firearms Advocacy Committee for the Club. You can find the call to action under our Media Page.  If you have any questions about this new committee or about the call to action itself please  contact Gerry.


Reminder Memorial Shoot happening this weekend.

The club Memorial Shoot which is held annually to remember club members who contributed significantly to club activities but are no longer with us will be held on Saturday, 17 August 2019.  Lunch will available for $5.

Memorial Shoot Activities

Sporting Clays

Fifty sporting clay targets. Cost $15. Juniors $7.50.

Trap Shoot

Event 1: 50 Singles. Cost: $12.50. Juniors: $5.
Event 2: Use same info that's on 2018 poster.
Event 3: 25 pair Doubles (50 targets). Cost: $12.50. Juniors: $5.
ATA Fee (ATA Members only) $2.50

Registration: 9 AM. Start time. 10 AM.

ATA Registered Targets available for ATA Members.
A limited number of complimentary ATA Memberships will be available.
Prizes for all skill levels.
Everyone is welcome.
Contact: Andrea

Tony Mackey Memorial Shoot

Steel Shoot - Range C
Cost: $5
Registration / Start Time: 10 AM
Don't have a pistol but want to try the steel shoot? Bring some 9mm ammo (100 rounds recommended) and organizers will have a pistol for you to try.
Contact: Monty Petipas. mwpetipas@hotmail.com, 709-746-4147

https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=memorial_shoot for more information.


8th Annual IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse

The eighth annual IDPANL Zombie Apocalypse Multi-Gun Shoot was held on Saturday, 10 August 2019. The weather was once again excellent - it was hot! - and a total of 28 shooters attended, including participants from other provincial gun clubs such as the Discovery Shooting Club in Elliston and the Northwest Arm Rod & Gun Club in Winterland. Many thanks to those guys for showing their repeated interest in our event! There were four stages or courses of fire which included a variety of target types (paper, steel and frangible) and varying presentations (disappearing, pop-up, etc.) that were required to be engaged by a mix of firearms – including handgun, shotgun, and rifle.

The four stages, developed around a theme of popular zombie movies, were:

Stage 1 - The Winchester Plan (a 21 round shotgun and pistol stage)
Stage 2 - Don't Be a Hero (an 18 round pistol stage)
Stage 3 - Beware of Bathrooms (an 18 round pistol stage)
Stage 4 - Corpus Separatum (a 51 round rifle, shotgun and pistol stage)

Top scores overall
1 Scott Smith - 245.06
2 Adam Waterman - 280.47
3 Scott Pike - 294.33

In keeping with the spirit of IDPA, prizes were drawn on a random basis and awarded so that all participants had an equal chance of walking away with a prize. These prizes included complimentary one year memberships for the St. John’s Rod & Gun Club (SJRGC) and for IDPANL; raffle tickets for a Stag 10 rifle package, from the Labrador Trap & Skeet Club, and a large variety of small prizes. Congrats to the winners!

The match ran very well, thanks to the core group of volunteers who helped to set up on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and more importantly, to act as staff for the event. Many thanks to all of the folks who played a role – no matter how small – in helping to make it a successful and enjoyable event, whether it was in preparing lunch, helping set up or tear down the stages, or just doing your part to patch targets and re-set steel and props. A special thanks to the hard working safety officers and scorekeepers who went above and beyond – including having to run the entire course many times over – to ensure that those in attendance were able to complete it in an efficient, safe and enjoyable manner. Thank you for attending and we hope you enjoyed it. We continue to have regularly scheduled IDPA matches and side events like this one throughout the year and we encourage potential new members to come out and try the sport.


August Orientation Going Ahead

Orientation is going ahead Sunday August 4th at 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. 


Call for Help & Volunteers!

Help us show our Newfoundland hospitality!

The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club will host the 2019 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships August 29 – September 1. This shoot will attract trapshooters and guests from across the Atlantic Provinces and other parts of Canada as well.  We’ve even hosted some American trapshooters over the years.

Hosting the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships is a huge endeavor for the club’s Trap Committee. Planning and preparations actually started in the fall of 2018.

The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club and Newfoundlanders are well known for being terrific hosts, and to help make this year’s shoot another success we’re looking for help. We need scorers, trap loaders and general help (setup, tear down and clean up etc) throughout the 4 day shoot. We also have small items that need addressing before the shoot. There’s some painting, cleaning and small improvement items that need attention. There'll be a training session for anyone wanting to help score.

If you’re able to spare some time to help out with one of Atlantic Canada’s premier trapshooting competitions, please contact Andrea Bassan, 709-746-8426, aabassan@gmail.com

Thanks.

Trap Committee
St. John’s Rod and Gun Club


August Orientation

Orientation is happening sunday Aug 4th. 10am start. No fee or pre-registration required. New and renewal applications will be accepted from 930-10am. Part of the orientation is outside so dress appropriately. If a cancellation happens, it will be posted online asap.


Regatta Day Blast

The 2019 Regatta Day Blast(sporting clays event) will be held on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, or whenever Regatta Day is.  The cost is $60 ($30 for Juniors) which includes lunch and a steak dinner.

As with all club events, all club members are welcome. This is a NSCA registered shoot. However, non-NSCA members will shoot in Hunters Class.

Shoot Schedule

Registration and squading will take place starting at 9 am.  Shotgun start at 10:30 sharp. There will be 50 targets in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. Lunch will be served after the morning targets are shot.  Shooting challenges will be held after lunch consisting of a Flurry Challenge(random teams of $10 per team) and Miss-and-Out Challenge.  So remember to bring 100 shells (7 1/2 shot or smaller) and extras for the challenges.  All ties will be decided by shoot-off.

After shooting is complete, there will be a steak dinner.

To reserve a place please RSVP Herb at  herb.butt@gmail.com

 


2019 Top Guns Provincial Championship Results

We enjoyed very good conditions for the 2019 Top Guns provincial championships on Saturday, 13 July, and there was a great turnout for the match, with 14 shooters. A classifier was made available for those who needed to update their chosen division classification, or just as a warm up stage. For the match, there were six stages, including one standards and five scenario stages chosen from high level competitive matches from around the globe. Some of them proved considerably more challenging than might have appeared at first glance.

The stages were:

  • Stage 1 - Standard (an 18 round standards stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 2 - Best Friend (a 16 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 3 - Shrieking Eels (a 16 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Miss'ippi Showdown)
  • Stage 4 - Gun Raffle (a 17 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Gulf Coast IDPA Championship)
  • Stage 5 - Black Gold (an 18 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 6 - Gun Store (a 15 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Texas State IDPA Championship)

Full results are available at the IDPANL website but these are the top competitors:

  • High Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP)/High Overall - Mike McGrath 173.64
  • High Stock Service Pistol (SSP) - Jeff Dowden 195.15
  • High Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) - Mike Saunders 260.58
  • High Compact Carry Pistol (CCP) - Gary Noftall 220.51
  • High Revolver (REV)/Most Accurate - Chris Butt 353.60
  • High Senior - Gerry Carr 247.43
  • High Distinguished Senior - Joe Banoub 528.42

It was a great match. And congratulations to the winners! We will put up some photos and video in due course.

Thanks to everyone for their help with running the match, and with setting up and tearing down stages.  The next club match is scheduled for Sunday, July 28. This will be the last regularly scheduled club match before the Zombie Apocalypse VIII Multi-Gun Shoot on August 10.


2019 NL Trapshooting Championship

2019 NL Trapshooting Championships Results

Saturday was a decent day for shooting but Sunday was a real treat. Cold, wind, fog, rain and drizzle left shooters asking “did we miss summer?” Mother nature threw the gamut at our shooters but they persevered!

Congratulations to NL Trapshooting Champions:

  • Troy Coldwell (Singles, Doubles and High Overall),
  • Nina Chandler (Lady Singles Champion),
  • Paul Bailey (Senior Singles Champion),
  • John Tucker (Handicap Champion).

Nina preparing for Sunday’s Doubles Event (winter hat and all). John Bellows and John Tucker after their shoot off with Russ Brown for Handicap Champion through 3rd Place.  Tucker took Champion, Bellows was Runner up and Brown took 3rd place.


Sporting Clays July NSCA Shoot

Folks, our next NSCA registered shoot of the year, the "July Evening Special" is being held on Wednesday evening, July 17th. This will consist of 50 sporting targets at a cost of $15 (or two card punches + $3). This will be for the first 50 targets. After that it's regular Wednesday cost for subsequent rounds.
Please note that this is one of a small number of Wednesday evening registered shoots that we have planned this year. During NSCA registered shoots, both NSCA members and non-NSCA shooters are all welcome (non-NSCA shooters shoot in "Hunter's Class"). For information, or to join the National Sporting Clays Association visit: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org.

Just click the "members" section at top of page and click "sign up/renew". It only takes a few minutes!

For those of you who are unsure if you want to join NSCA at this time, there is a complimentary limited membership available to first-timers. The application and details can be found here: http://nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CLM_NSCA-rev.-3_14.pdf.

Just fill it out, bring it to the next registered shoot you attend and hand it in during registration - Do not mail to NSCA. This will enable you to join NSCA on the spot and have your targets registered until the end of the year. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Herb Butt at

herb.butt@gmail.com.


2019 NL Trapshooting Championship

NL Trapshooting Championships are scheduled for this weekend. If you plan on attending please let us know so we can help plan lunch and shooting times.
 
An ATA Membership is required for this shoot. We have a limited number of complimentary ATA Memberships available for first time members.
 
See you at the shoot!

https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=nl_provincial_trapshooting_championships


Canadian Trapshooting Championship

Troy Coldwell, Paul Bailey and Andrea Bassan attend the 2019 Canadian Trapshooting Championships last weekend in St. Thomas, Ontario. They shot well and brought home a few trophies.

Complete results and pics can be seen on the Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Association's Facebook page and the Canadian Trapshooting Association Facebook pages. Some more info at https://shootatlantic.com/apta_abroad.php?year=2019

Club Shooter Results from the 2019 Canadian Trapshooting Championships

Event 4 - Preliminary Doubles (50 Pair)
Class AA: Troy Coldwell 99

Event 7 - Canadian Singles Championship (200 Targets)
Champion: Andrea Bassan 199

Event 8 - Canadian Doubles Championship (50 Pair)
Class AA Closed: Troy Coldwell 95

High All Around (400 Championship Targets)
Open Runner Up: Troy Coldwell 381
    


Results-June NSCA Sporting Clays

Below are the results for the club's NSCA registered shoot, the June Evening Special, held on the evening of June 26, 2019:

Steve Pink and Ronald Tilley tied the high score for the evening with a pair of 39s. Dave Reddin was Runner-up with a 35.
NSCA Classes:
A Class - Ronald Tilley (39)
B Class - Herb Butt (31)
C Class - Steve Pink (39)
D Class - Dave Redddin (35)
E Class - Tom McGarry (28)
Senior Veteran - Dave Reddin (35)
Sub-Junior - Keegan Bartlett (22)

Hunter's Class - Larry Rosa (33)


Multiple Announcements

IDPANL

IDPANL Top Guns provincial championships have been rescheduled to Saturday 13 July. 

Delta Waterfowl Draw


Ranges ABC-Maintennce

There will be some range work going on throughout Saturday and Sunday on Ranges A & B. This will have a minimal impact on shooting other than brief ceasefires for A, B and C when at the 200 on B shorter ceasefires when working on the 50 and 100.


Club Hydroseeding

Members are asked to stay out of hydroseeded areas adjacent to the Trap fields (Range D) and clubhouse. Areas have been marked by flagging tape.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Newfoundland Sportsman Shoot Results

The 21st annual Newfoundland Sportsman Shoot was another successful and well attended shoot. Thanks to our shoot sponsors - Newfoundland Sportsman Magazine, Outdoor Pros, CG Emery, Blue Ridge Outfitters and Vortex Optics.

Herb Butt and Ronald Tilley are this years winners of the Ed Brocklehurst Award. Pictured here are Ed’s sons ( Barry and Steven) along with Gord Follett presenting the award.

 


Sporting Clays-NSCA Shoot

Folks, our next NSCA registered shoot of the year, the "June Evening Special" is being held on Wednesday evening, June 26th. This will consist of 50 sporting targets at a cost of $15. This will be for the first 50 targets. After that it's regular Wednesday cost for subsequent rounds.
Please note that this is one of a small number of Wednesday evening registered shoots that we have planned this year. During NSCA registered shoots, both NSCA members and non-NSCA shooters are all welcome (non-NSCA shooters shoot in "Hunter's Class"). For information, or to join the National Sporting Clays Association visit: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org. Just click the "members" section at top of page and click "sign up/renew". It only takes a few minutes!

For those of you who are unsure if you want to join NSCA at this time, there is a complimentary limited membership available to first-timers. The application and details can be found here: http://nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CLM_NSCA-rev.-3_14.pdf. Just fill it out, bring it to the next registered shoot you attend and hand it in during registration - Do not mail to NSCA. This will enable you to join NSCA on the spot (as a limited member) and have your targets registered until the end of the year. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Herb Butt at herb.butt@gmail.com.


IDPANL Top Guns Match, 23 June 2019

The annual IDPANL Top Guns provincial championships match will be held on Sunday, 23 June, on Ranges A and C.

The course of fire is a mix of stages from sanctioned matches throughout Canada and the USA in late 2018 and so far in 2019, and will include a classifier as well as one standards and five scenario stages. "


APA Gun Lottery

Results-Beaumont Hamel/Red Rifle Shoot

These are the results of the annual IDPANL sponsored Beaumont Hamel / Red Rifle military surplus shoot that took place on Saturday, 1 June 2019.

The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity to bring out a wide variety of firearms and cartridges that have been historical service among the world's armed forces, and to use them in creative and challenging target shooting events.

We had an excellent turnout for the event, with 30 people in attendance and most of them choosing to participate in two or more of the six available shooting events.

There were six events in all, including four rifle events and two pistol events, as follows:

Rifle events (scored out of 100, for a total of 400 over all four stages, higher is better):
4 Rifles - engage 5 targets with 20 rounds, using two bolt action rifles and two semi-auto rifles at 50 yards (iron sights)
Enemy at the Gates - engage 5 targets with 5 rounds, from 30 to 75 yards, using a Soviet Mosin Nagant rifle (iron sights)
100 yd Battle Rifle - engage a target with 10 rounds at 100 yards (iron sights)
200 yd Team Sniper - a randomly drawn team of two shooters, each engaging a single target with 5 rounds at 200 yards (optics)

Pistol events (scored by raw time plus penalties, lower is better):
3 Pistol Drill - engage 5 targets with 25 rounds, using a Nagant revolver, a Tokarev TT33, and a third pistol of your choice
A Tribute to Sgt York - engage 12 targets with 18 rounds in tactical priority

The full results follow:

4 Rifles:
First place - Brad Leyte (89/100)
Second Place - Tom Cromwell (84/100)
Third Place - Nick St. Croix (80/100)
Top Junior - Nick St. Croix (80/100)

Enemy at the Gates :
First Place - Jason Augot (100/100)
Second Place - Evan Kearley (99/100), Rodney Hickey (99/100)
Third Place - Mike Saunders (98/100)
Top Junior - Alex Newman (97/100)

100 yd Battle Rifle:
First Place - Rodney Hickey (84/100)
Second Place - Brad Leyte (79/100)
Third Place - Mike Saunders (76/100), Dmitrijs Hotsajevs (76/100)

200 yd Team Sniper:
First Place - Dmitrijs Hotsajevs, Brad Leyte (99/100)
Second Place - Tom Cromwell, Andrew Tuck (86/100)
Third Place - Mike Saunders, Evan Kearley (79/100)

Overall, all rifle events:
First Place - Brad Leyte (361/400)
Second Place - Dmitrijs Hotsajevs (336/400)
Third Place - Mike Saunders (291/400)

3 Pistol Drill:
First Place - Mike Saunders (53.54)
Second Place - Brad Leyte (54.79)
Third Place - Dmitrijs Hotsajevs (74.13)

Tribute to Sgt Alvin York:
First Place - Jason Augot (30.30)
Second Place - Martin Lewis (31.94)
Third Place - Adam Waterman (32.82)

Overall, all pistol events:
First Place - Brad Leyte (97.41)
Second Place - Martin Lewis (101.80)
Third Place - Mike Saunders (111.16)

For lunch Dmitrijs Hotsajevs and his better half graciously provided the ever popular (and even more delicious) pot of borscht, potato salad and apple cake (with ice cream!), and we are very thankful for their contribution.

IDPANL is happy to put off this event every year and we are thankful for everyone's help in setting up the stages and targets, pasting and scoring, acting as range safety officers, and then tearing down everything at the end of the day. It is a lot of work, especially when there are a lot of people, but it is a rewarding experience we are pleased to share.


Results-Sporting Clays NSCA Shoot May 2019

For our first NSCA registered shoot of the year, the May Evening Special, 11 brave souls came out to shoot in the rain and wind, which made for very interesting targets! The results are below:

Steve Pink had the high score for the evening with a 41.Ronald Tilley was Runner-up with a 40.
NSCA Classes:
A Class - Ronald Tilley (40)
B Class - Leo Carns (37)
C Class - Steve Pink (41)
D Class - Dave Redddin (34)
Veteran - Bob Barbour (28)
Senior Veteran - Leo Carns (37)

Hunter's Class - Larry Rosa (36)


Call to Action Bill C-71

We like to direct your attention to Bill C-71 which may impact the St. John's Rod & Gun Club as well as members of our club. Call to Action on Bill C-71


Two Events Happening this weekend

National Trapshooting Day is brought to you this year by the St. John's Rod and Gun Club, the Amateur Trapshooting Association, the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association, and the folks at Outdoor Pros.  Happening Sunday, May 26, 2019 with registration starting at 10am.  Visit the event page for more information https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=outdoor_pros_national_trapshooting_day

IDPANL Open House is also  happening on Sunday May 26th at the Club. This is their first open house where you will be able to learn about action shooting and get to try out this exciting and dynamic handgun Sport. Visit the event page for more information https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=idpanl_open_house


Sunday Trapshooting

Sunday Trapshooting

The club’s Sunday trapshoots have started for the season. Setup for our regular weekly trapshoots will begin at 10:30 AM with shooting at 11 AM. Late arrivals are always welcome to join in after the 11 AM start. Just make your way to an active trap field, wait for a break in shooting and ask to be squadded. If you have to leave early, wait for a break in shooting, pick up your empties, pay your target fees and we'll see you next time. If we’re hosting a special shoot start times may vary, so stay tuned to the club’s website and Calendar of events for details.

Interested in trying trap? Come join us. We charge a nominal fee for your targets - $5 for a round of 25 targets. Shooters must provide their own ammunition (# 7 ½ or smaller), shotguns, hearing and eye protection. If you’re new to trapshooting, an experienced shooter will give you a breakdown of the rules and provide some basic instruction. Just identify yourself or better yet, contact us ahead of time so that we can make time for the introduction.

We have another busy shoot schedule for 2019. See the club’s Calendar and Events page for a complete list of our shoots. We offer shooting for all skill levels and for the recreational and competitive shooters alike. Our Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) registered shoots provide competitive shooters the opportunity to practice but it by no means implies that everyone need shoot this many targets. Our policy is that you may shoot as much or as little as you like. Our goal is to accommodate everyone and during all shoots we will have trap fields designated for both ATA and recreational shooters.

The club’s Trap Committee is considering adding a weekly trapshoot to our shooting schedule this year. If you’re interested in organizing the Tuesday evening shoot please contact us. If you’re interested in attending please let us know so we can gauge interest.

The Trap Committee contact info can be found under the Contact Us page. Feel free to touch base with us if you have any questions or would like to give trapshooting a try.

See you at the club.

Trap Committee
St. John’s Rod and Gun Club


Evening Sporting Clays

Evening sporting clays shoots will resume this Wednesday, 8th of May 2019 and will continue every Wednesday until the fall.  Shooting will begin at 4 pm after the course is setup and go until dusk.  As in recent years a snack will be available at $5.  A course of 25 targets is $7 cash or if using the new card system $60 for 10. Shooters must bring their own ammo and firearm.  Ammo is restricted to 7 1/2 or smaller.  All participants and spectators require eye and hearing protection.

Newcomers are welcome and an experienced shooter can advise on shooting tactics.

Sporting Clays Comm.


Results - Duck Pond Dust Off

Very exciting action on the clays trail today with our first Duck Pond Dust Off Sponsored by Delta Waterfowl. Ronald shot a 67 out of 79 for HOA, Dave was runner up with 65 and Herb in 3rd place with 63. Good shooting guys and as always everyone had a great time.  Meanwhile, in the Duck Pond, the action was fast and furious.  When the dust had settled the team of Herb and Bobby W had the top score of 25 out of 30.

Thanks to all who came out early to help set up, create and serve a fantastic lunch, and those who stayed behind to clear up and put everything away.  The concept of a spring clay duck shoot is great and will be repeated.  Also thanks to Delta Waterfowl for their support and participation in the event.

BTW - Diana had personal best of 3 out of 8. Good shooting!

Sporting Clays Comm.


Lock Codes Changed

The lock codes on the gate, Longbranch, clubhouse and storage locker have been changed. You will find the new code on the back of your 2019 membership card.

The Executive, SJRGC


IDPA-NL Safety Officers

IDPANL is pleased to announce that four new Safety Officers - Jay Green, Gerry Carr, Gerard Fitzpatrick, and Gary Noftall - have recently received their SO certification.

The role of an IDPA Safety Officer includes: ensuring the safety of the shooter and bystanders on the range; helping new shooters to complete the course of fire, using correct and concise range commands; enforcing IDPA rules consistently to ensure that the match is conducted in a fair and impartial manner; and helping everyone to enjoy the match.

The addition of new Safety Officers will help spread the workload at IDPANL matches at SJRGC.


Upcoming Sporting Clays Events

Sporting Clays has some exciting shoots coming up. See the list below and mark the dates on your calendar.  Bring your own ammo and gun. As usual ammo is restricted to 7.5 size shot and smaller. Usual prices for targets apply with punch cards costing $60 for 10 rounds of 25 or cash at $7 per round. Punch cards will be used for our regularly scheduled Wednesday shoots.

The spring schedule is as follows:

23 March, Saturday 100 rounds - Bring a Buddy theme

27 April, Saturday 75 rounds plus afternoon clay target Spring Duck Flurry

8 May, Wednesday Weather permitting, Wednesday evening sporting clays start up

More information will follow as we get close to the shoot date.

Sporting Clays Comm.


December 1st Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation will be going ahead rain or shine Sunday December 1st 10am sharp at the clubhouse, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather, if the weather is particularly bad we will conduct most or all of the orientation inside.


July 7th Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation is going ahead Sunday July 7th at 10am sharp, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation tales place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. 


June 2nd Orientation GOING AHEAD

Orientation is going ahead Sunday June 2nd at 10am sharp, there is no fee or pre-registration required. New applications and renewal applications will be accepted from about 9:30 to 10am. Part of the orientation tales place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. 


IDPANL Promotional Contest

Many of you will have heard of the federal Liberal government’s latest ill-advised attempts to impose more gun control, and more particularly, Bill C-71. That Bill is currently in third reading in the Senate, and could become law before the end of the week. There is also a persistent rumour that the Liberals will follow up on C-71 with an Order in Council (OIC) that will immediately reclassify certain restricted firearms, most notably the AR-15, into a new prohibited class. If that happens, it may be impossible for you to acquire an AR-15 in the future.

In response, IDPANL is putting off a promotional contest where one lucky person will win a reimbursement of up to $150.00 towards their purchase of an AR-15.

We believe this is a great way to let Justin Trudeau and the gun control lobby know how you feel about this nonsensical legislation, which is unfairly targeted at legitimate, law abiding gun owners, and at the same time, add a new (or another) AR-15 platform to your collection!

Here are the ground rules of the contest:

1. Given the current rules around possession and acquisition of restricted firearms, we require that all contestants purchase, at a minimum, a stripped lower AR-15 receiver. The lower is what's considered the restricted firearm. You can choose to purchase an entire AR-15 or any combination of parts, as long as it includes the lower.
2. The contest is limited to purchases made between between March 28, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
3. Proof of purchase will be required, and must include your name, a description of the item(s) purchased, cost, and date of purchase.
4. You must also be a participant in a minimum of two (2) IDPANL sponsored matches between May 26, 2019 (the scheduled date of our Open House) and August 10, 2019 (the scheduled date of the annual Zombie Shoot).
5. For every such sponsored match you attend, you will receive one (1) entry for the contest.
6. After the Zombie Shoot a winner will be chosen at random to receive up to $150.00 in recognition and reimbursement of their AR-15 purchase.

By all accounts, the Canada Firearms Center is already being flooded with new restricted firearm purchases. So come on folks, let's get out there and make that flood a torrent! Please forward this to any interested parties.

Thanks,
IDPANL


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