• 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
  • May 27, 2017

    Virginia shooters acquitted themselves quite nicely at the 2017 Bianchi Cup, the NRA Action Pistol National Championship event held at Columbia, MO from the 23rd through the 27th of May. They won, respectively, 1st Revolver and 4th Police (Greg Davis), 2nd Senior (Jon Stoehr) and 1st Grand Senior (John Sanders).

    In the preliminary scores leading into the Final Colt Shootoff on Saturday, Kevin Angstadt and Greg Davis, both members here at BRRC, and Travis Hayton from Bluefield, VA were in the top 30 out of 179 shooters. Jon Stoehr and John Sanders are from Northern VA and have shot here at our Regional & State Championship events.

    Posted Jun 3, 2017, 4:46 PM by Alan Strawn
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Weekly Match Scores

  • Rimfire Benchrest, 16 December 2018

                                                      Round  1                        Round  2

    Ken Mix                                     200-15x.                         200-18x

    Joe Lineberger.                          200-18x.                        199-13x         

    Mark  Moon                                197-11x.                        196-7x

    Clark  Spencer                           192-5x.                           193-6x

    Craig  Bailey                              182-3x.                           190-6x

    Posted Dec 18, 2018, 12:18 PM by Alan Strawn
  • Rimfire Benchrest - 18 November 2018

                                        1st Relay                             2nd Relay

    Mark Moon                         0                                    198-11X

    Clark Spencer              197-9X                                  192-5X

    Steve Kalinski               200-19X                                200-15X

    Craig Bailey                   187-4X                                  192-7X

    Joe Lineberger              191-8X                                   185

    Posted Nov 19, 2018, 9:33 AM by Alan Strawn
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Cowboy Action Scores

  • 3 February 2019
    See attached file below
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 8:47 AM by Alan Strawn
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NRA Action Pistol Scores

  • 3 November 2018
             Weather was cool & breezy but all in all a good day for shooting.  Opening day of muzzleloader season probably affected the turnout as we only had 7 shooters who made it through most of the courses.  Another had a broken gun after a couple of events and didn't turn in cards....8 total doubling last November's numbers!

       Thanks to those who shot with us today and we'll do it again on 2 March 2019, weather permitting.

               11-3-18          Practical         Barricade       Mover             Plates             Total


    1.  Kevin Angstadt     478-56x          480-34x          478-38x          480-48x          1916-160x

    2.  Scott Stump         440-11x          457-28            445-20x          400-40x          1742-99x


    Metallic Sight

    1.  Paul Deel             446-17x          442-14x          419-13x          410-41x          1717-85x      


    Open Rimfire

    1.   Jon Heusinger   DNF                DNF                458-16x          410-41x          868-57x


    Metallic Rimfire

    1.  Steve Kalinski     353-8x            424-26x          435-21x          400-40x          1612-95x

    2.  Craig Bailey         397-11x          359-11x          216-3x            320-32x          1292-57x

    3.  Samuel Deel       286-2x            242-4x            219-2x            290-29x          1037-37x

    Posted Nov 3, 2018, 12:03 PM by Alan Strawn
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Bullseye Scores

  • 20 September 2018
    Don Blevins            567-2X
    Fred White             DNS

    Open Sights
                                    RF                                CF                      45ACP          Total

    Lee Mitchell            219                                 235                     233              687
    Tom Hayes             213                                 211                     193               617
    Steve Kalinski         227                                 164                    N/S               N/S
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 1:34 PM by Alan Strawn
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