News

  • July 2019

       The Summer shooting season is in full swing so here's an update on club involvement:  Action Pistol and Cowboy Action shooting are in full attendance even in the heat.  Skeet matches are getting a good level of shooters as are the other events being held by our club. 

       Several new applicants are being processed while we are in the transition period between June and August when dues are payable, and several members have taken advantage of becoming Life Members upon reaching the age of 70 and clearing a slot for new paying members.

       Plans are progressing for our annual State and Regional NRA Action Pistol events in September.  Different courses of fire are being used this year which has brought in some new competitors from the past participation lists.  Our hopes are to raise the numbers since this year we go back to NRA sanctioning for those events again.

       Range maintenance and upgrades are taking place over the Summer to accommodate newer events as suggestions arise and to keep us as a first-class range for the events that we host each year. 

       Some events have gone by the wayside due to lack of interest/participation, but new ones are being added over time.  Check here on our web site calendar for more info on those situations. 

       As new blood enters our ranks, new interests appear along with new/different events that are added to the shooting schedule which is updated on the first of each month after the meeting on the first Monday. 

       Steel Challenge is one of the newer events that have been added to the schedule on the second Sunday of each month.  Handguns are welcome at this event as well as Pistol Caliber Carbines.

    Posted Jul 18, 2019, 11:50 PM by Alan Strawn
  • January 2019

       In the news now are the efforts to get the September Action Pistol matches Registered with the NRA.  This is being handled by 2 two of our top AP shooters, Greg Davis and Kevin Angstadt along with Melissa and Rob Wilson who volunteered to help coordinate the match duties along with Steve Kalinski handling personnel assignments as before.  We are in hopes that getting those events NRA "sanctioned" again will increase participation once again after the  failure in 2018 to draw the number of competitors who have shot here in the past without NRA Registration.

       Also, there are membership openings available again for the first time in a while after the members voted to drop the membership limit to 100 from 135.  This has been accomplished through attrition along with the aging of the membership.  Those over 70 who have been paying members for at least 5 years are now accorded the status of 'Honorary Life Membership",  don't count in the overall limit of 100 and no longer have to pay dues as an option.  As of this date there are openings for 4 new members.

       The next big events in the shooting community are the season opener for Action pistol on 2 March at our range and the ongoing Cowboy Action Matches that are on the first Sunday of each month year round, weather permitting.

       Starting in April, the Bullseye matches will begin again for the season on the second and fourth Thursday evenings @ 6:00 P.M.  Other events will be added to the calendar after the weather warms in the Spring and requests are made for more events during the monthly meetings.

    Posted Jan 26, 2019, 2:10 PM by Alan Strawn
  • July 2018

       Two of our members, Kevin Angstadt and Greg Davis, participated at the World NRA Action Pistol Championship and the Bianchi Cup National Action Pistol Championship at Columbia, MO at the end of May finishing in 13th and 28th respectively at Bianchi.  In the World Championship, Kevin finished 3rd overall and both he and Greg were on the US Team that placed First.

       Three of our members, Kevin Angstadt, Ben Boyette and Greg Davis traveled to Chambersburg, PA to shoot at the NRA Action Pistol Regional and the Keystone Cup State Championship matches held on 21-22 July.  On the first day at the Regional match they finished 1st (Kevin), 4th (Greg), & 5th (Ben) in Centerfire and 2nd (Ben) in Rimfire.  The next day was a bit better in both sections as they swept the match with the top scores: 1st (Kevin),  2nd (Ben) & 3rd (Greg) overall in Centerfire and 1st (Ben) in Rimfire.

       This brings Kevin's career match wins at State, Regional and National levels to 90!  National wins include the Bianchi Cup and the New Zealand National Championship added to 88 State & Regional Championship events here in the US.  A record unequaled by any other NRA Action Pistol shooter in the world!  He travels the country shooting at nearly every available match, missing only the State & Regional events at Cheyenne, WY.  A shooting celebrity in our club and the world.

       Entries are coming in for our September Action Pistol matches and we're a bit over 25% full at this time (7-23-18).  Don't wait until the last minute to enter as you may get turned away as happened the last couple of years.  These matches have the 3rd largest participation in the country and the most east of the Mississippi.


    Posted Jul 23, 2018, 7:23 PM by Alan Strawn
  • May 2018
     Three of our members fired at the Crawfish Cup in Lake Charles, Louisiana last month at their Regional NRA Action Pistol Regional Championship match. Scott Stump achieved first place in Marksman category. Kevin Angstadt won 2nd place in the Open/Rimfire Aggregate. Kevin & Ben Boyette had gun malfunctions in the Open category preventing higher scores in that division.

    At present there is only one application in the process for new membership. Memberships will probably open in the summer as some drop out, making openings available by the August 29th deadline for dues.

    Some BRRC members will participate in the Bianchi Cup National Action Pistol Championship match as well as the World Action Pistol Championship matches in Columbia, MO later this month.

    Negotiations are still in the works for a Memorial Bench honoring Andy Krantz to be installed at the range in the next few months.

    Match participation is running high with the events that we host. Our September Action Pistol events have been well received by the shooting community without the sanction of the NRA. USAMU has committed to shooting with us again this year as have shooters from Canada and Missouri.
    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 6:09 AM by Brian Carlson
  • February 2018

        Many changes have taken place in the club since the last update. We went through a period of transition in the membership application process when membership became available once again after a 4-year hiatus and one of our founding members died in November. That’s part of the reason for the delay in updates here.  We'll try to keep this page updated more often in future.

        New member applications now must include a sponsor who is already a member, and the applicant must go through an orientation before being brought to vote. Also we now require that applicants participate in two different discipline events before applying to the club for membership.  As of our February meeting we are once again at our limit for new members, but applications are being taken to be held until there are openings again.  By early September there will probably be openings again, so if you have an interest in joining, get started with the process now.

        Andy Krantz died on November 10th after a year-long battle with cancer. He was the 2014 Senior World Champion in NRA Action Pistol, a past president of BRRC and one of the key members at BRRC.  His last shooting event was in April of 2017 at the Crawfish Cup in Louisiana which he had planned from the year before to attend no matter what!  He finished 2nd place Senior at that event in a field of 24 Seniors and 10th Overall from a total of 85 shooters. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.

        The 2018 shooting season is soon to be upon us with the usual events on the calendar. More may be added as interest indicates, but for now Skeet, Action Pistol, Cowboy Action, Rimfire Steel and Rimfire Benchrest matches are on the calendar with Bullseye Handgun to be added starting in April.

        If you have a particular interest in events different from those on our schedule let us know so they can be added providing that we can find a member to run the events. Suggestions are invited. With the membership in flux, people moving away and dropping out or moving into the area and joining, it’s difficult to maintain a steady event schedule without input and participation of the members and the community.

       Upcoming events of interest to some members include the Crawfish Cup NRA Action Pistol Regional match at Lake Charles, LA in April, the NRA World Action Pistol Championship Match and the Bianchi Cup at Columbia, MO in May.  Several members will participate in those events along with Regional and State Championship NRA Action Pistol events in Chambersburg, PA in July.

       Later in the year, some Virginia shooters will be at Cheyenne, WY in August for a Regional and State Championship match in NRA AP and some of our members will fire at the National Pistol & Rifle Championships at Camp Perry and other venues.


    Posted Feb 25, 2018, 9:25 PM by Alan Strawn
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Weekly Match Scores

  • Rimfire Benchrest, June 16, 2019
    22lr

    Greg King             200-16x    200-17x
    Ken Mix                200-16x    200-17x
    Michael Rorer       193-9x     192-2x
    Craig Bailey          196-5x     189-1x

    17HMR

    Peter Dobroff         200-14x    200-15x
    Jon Winoker          195-4x      192-2x
    Posted Jun 16, 2019, 4:18 PM by Alan Strawn
  • Rimfire Benchrest - May 19, 2019

    Ken Mix                              200-17x               200-18x

    Steve Kalinski                    200-13x               199-16x

    Joe Lineberger                  199-15x                200-15x

    Lane Harbertson               200-11x                197-10x

    Michael. Roger                  190-6x                  198-8x

    Jon Winoker                      198-11x                194-8x

    Posted May 20, 2019, 10:01 AM by Alan Strawn
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Cowboy Action Scores

  • 4 August 2019
    See attached file below
    Posted Aug 5, 2019, 1:47 PM by Alan Strawn
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NRA Action Pistol Scores

  • 3 August 2019
                8-3-19             Practical         Barricade       Mover             Plates             Total

    Open

    1.  Kevin Angstadt     478-36x          480-47x          480-36x          480-48x          1918-167x

    2.  Ben Boyette         474-25x          480-44x          458-20x          480-48x          1892-137x

    3.  Jon Stoehr           476-25x          472-27x          469-19x          450-45x          1867-116x

    4.  Terry Sarver         452-14x          476-27x          444-19x          460-46x          1832-106x

    5.  Greg Davis           447-16x          480-42x          471-22x          430-43x          1828-123x

    6.  Zach Teich           459-18x          458-15x          463-13x          430-43x          1810-89x

    7.  Scott Stump         419-14x          476-33x          426-21x          460-46x          1781-114x

    8.  James Brogan      327-7x            406-13x          282-4x            270-27x          1285-51x

     

    Metallic Sight

    1.  Paul Deel             421-21x          400-13x          450-19x          430-43x          1701-96x

    2.  Steve Kalinski      400-12x          343-3x            392-10x          200-20x          1335-45x

    3.  Brian Firtion         174-1x            165-2x            196-0x            70-7x                605-10x

     

    Production

    1.  James Irving        446-13x          425-12x          443-15x          440-44x          1754-84x

               

    Open Rimfire

    1.  James Brogan     423-15x          436-39x          447-11x          470-47x          1776-112x

     

    Metallic Rimfire

    1.  Steve Price         370-9x            428-8x            367-8x            390-39x          1555-64x

    2.  Susan Irving        398-18x          341-7x            333-5x            290-29x          1362-59x

               

    Posted Aug 3, 2019, 12:25 PM by Alan Strawn
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Bullseye Scores

  • 8 August 2019
    Optics
                                   RF                        CF                         .45 ACP                  TOTAL
    Don Blevins            178                     108                             136                              422

    Open Sights

    Steve Kalinski       232-1X                 221                              189-2X                       643-3X
    Melissa Wilson      205                      214                              211                             630
    Vickie Elder           155                     159                               150                             464
    Rob Wilson           146                      127                              105                             378
    Posted Aug 9, 2019, 12:04 PM by Alan Strawn
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