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  • Culling the Herd

    CULLING THE HERD… I am a student of the so called Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration because I hate cold weather and admire those who endure conditions I am too cowardly to challenge. The great white waste of the southern

    May 1, 2018 | 4 comments | View Post

  • The Good Old Days

    THE GOOD OLD DAYS… When I made my first trip to Camp Perry I was overwhelmed by the long awaited and anticipated experience. Day after day of shooting, free meals three times a day in the Mess Hall, a Spartan

    April 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Shot In The Tail

    Shot In The Tail… The Hudson New Hampshire Range is a small range, ten points packed so close together that the legs of spotting scopes often intrude into the adjacent shooter’s space. Some might generously call it intimate. However, an

    March 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • Culling the Herd

    CULLING THE HERD… I am a student of the so called Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration because I hate cold weather and admire those who endure conditions I am too cowardly to challenge. The great white waste of the southern polar region is the most inhospitable place on earth. It is a high altitude desert […]

    May 1, 2018 | 4 comments | View Post

  • Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) Start Thursday, 4/26/18

    Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) Start Thursday, 4/26/18

    Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) start this Thursday, April 28th. Don’t forget to bring your outdoor stuff…like clips for your target and a windmill if you have one. First shots down range at 6 p.m. Range gate is generally open by 5:15 p.m.

    April 26, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Good Old Days

    THE GOOD OLD DAYS… When I made my first trip to Camp Perry I was overwhelmed by the long awaited and anticipated experience. Day after day of shooting, free meals three times a day in the Mess Hall, a Spartan but adequate bunk in a hut, the company of like minded souls, and Commercial Row. […]

    April 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Shot In The Tail

    Shot In The Tail… The Hudson New Hampshire Range is a small range, ten points packed so close together that the legs of spotting scopes often intrude into the adjacent shooter’s space. Some might generously call it intimate. However, an astute observer would comment that the shooters on the line appeared more like the top […]

    March 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2018 Connecticut and Rhode Island JORC

    2018 Connecticut and Rhode Island JORC The Chase Hall Range Complex at the United States Coast Guard Academy was a beehive of activity during the first weekend in January as it hosted the combined Connecticut and Rhode Island USA Shooting Junior Olympic Rifle and Pistol Championship Qualifier. With 64 combined entries Match Director Debbie Lyman […]

    January 9, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • GUNSLING DAVE, MAN AND THE MYTH…

    The chime on my computer sounded indicating I had mail. Opening the message I found that my good friend and fellow shooting historian Paul Nordquist reporting that, “We got an inquiry at the NRA the other day that you may find interesting. A man wrote seeking information on “Gunsling” Dave” the brother of his Great Grandfather. In your […]

    January 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Twenty Eighth Annual Swanson Match

    The Twenty Eighth Annual Swanson Match One Hundred and forty-three juniors pounded well over a case of 22 caliber long rifle bullets into the backstop of Quaker Hill Rod and Gun Club’s Carrol Indoor Range over the first weekend in December as they contested for awards in the 28th Annual David L. Swanson Memorial Match. […]

    December 4, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Promise Made Is a Debt Unpaid…

    A Promise Made Is a Debt Unpaid… Saturday September 10, 1938 was the end of two long days for Coast Guard Seaman First Class Rudolph Jones. He had suffered through the typical hot humid late summer days usually found on the firing line at Camp Perry, Ohio during the National Board for the Promotion of […]

    December 1, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Lord Roberts Trophy 2017 Video

    November 28, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ruby Gomes a Wildcat

    Ruby Gomes a Wildcat

      Ruby Gomes a Wildcat Portsmouth Rhode Island High School senior Ruby Gomes has committed to the University of Kentucky Wildcat’s nationally ranked rifle team. Gomes will be joining a team which has made 17 consecutive appearances in the NCAA championships and produced over 60 All Americans. After learning basic skills at various local clubs, […]

    November 9, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2018 National Match Calendar

    2018 National Match Calendar

    October 31, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Gaul and Shooting are much the same…

    Success in the shooting sports is, as Gaius Julius Caesar said of Gaul,”…omnis divisa est in partes tres.” Success is divided into three parts, physical, equipment and mental. Shooting does not require the physical abilities of a superhero. One of its beauties is that it is blind to height, weight, speed, gender, or age. A […]

    October 31, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Take the King’s Schilling; do the King’s Biddding…

    In a time long ago the center of my shooting universe was a large concrete and granite example of Classical Revival architecture located at 360 Broad Street in Hartford, Connecticut; the Connecticut State Armory and Arsenal, headquarters of the Connecticut State Military Department. For twenty years I was a small cog in that martial machine […]

    September 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • NRA State Championship Conentional Smallbore Rifle Prone River Bend Gun Club Dawsonville, GA September 23 – 24, 2017

    Final Results Bulletin – 2017 Smallbore Prone State Championship – Sep 23-24, 2017

    September 25, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Great Pumpkin Match Marks Summer’s End

    The Great Pumpkin Match Marks Summer’s End

    The Great Pumpkin Match Marks Summer’s End   Tropical Storm Jose meandered off the coast of New England and its fringe winds sorely tried the skills and patience of the competitors who were trying to shoot center shots during the 2017 Great Pumpkin Metric Prone Regional.   The Pumpkin traditionally starts at 100 yards and […]

    September 25, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • David Botsford Lyman

    David Botsford Lyman David Botsford Lyman, 62, of Meriden, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah Woessner Lyman; son Remington Perry Lyman of Columbus, Ohio, brother-in-law Dennis Woessner and wife Sherrill of Glastonbury, Connecticut; Douglas Woessner of Anchorage, Alaska; “Grandma” Dolores Woessner; two […]

    September 6, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • QUIET BIRDMEN AND DISTINGUISHED INTERSECT…

    As a pilot, who is a member of the Quiet Birdmen, and a Distinguished Rifleman I am aware that Camp Perry was once used as an Army Airfield during the interwar years. What I only recently discovered was that it was also the site of an unusual shooting contest that paired my two favorite hobbies, […]

    September 2, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 US Roberts Team

    2017 US Roberts Team

    Heavy gusting winds, thunder lighting, rain, and hail did not deter 2017 US Roberts Team regained possession of the prodigious trophy by defeating the British 3838 to 3827. Shooting a Dewar on International targets Eric Uptagrafft, Hank Gray, Mark Del Cotto, Morgen Dietrich, Kevin Nevius, Mike Seery, Billy Azzinaro, Matt Chezem, Howard Pitts, and Kerry […]

    August 23, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Rhode Island Outdoor 3P NRA Regional and RIRRA State Championship

    2017 Rhode Island Outdoor 3P NRA Regional and RIRRA State Championship

    2017 Rhode Island Outdoor 3P NRA Regional and RIRRA State Championship It was a gem of a summer morning, warm, light breeze, warm, and a bright sky, when Range Officer Brenda Jacob called the shooters to the line at the South County Rod and Gun Club for the prone stage of the 2017 Rhode Island […]

    July 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Two-Any Sight Metric Position Championship

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Two-Any Sight Metric Position Championship Aggregate Iron Man (Based on Preliminary Scores)     The 2017 National Smallbore Rifle Champions moved into the last day. While the Any Sight Championship was in the fore in the back of everyone’s mind was the Iron Man.   McPhail, one of […]

    July 17, 2017 | 2 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships Day One-Metric Position Championship-Metallic Sights

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships Day One-Metric Position Championship-Metallic Sights   The 2017 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships entered it penultimate day with the start of the Metric Position Championship under partly cloudy skies.   George Norton, making a play to recapture the Iron Man Trophy, lead off the match with a 396-24X […]

    July 16, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post