Palo Pinto County/ Santo 4H Shooting Team Resume Shooting Practice on Sundays

The Palo Pinto County 4H Shooting Sports team has begun its’ Fall seasonal practice on the BRGAC Range. Practices will run from Sunday, September 25th and through Sunday, November 20th. Practice times will be from 1:30pm until 6pm.

The 4H Shooting Sports team utilizes the range between the Cowboy Action Range and the Skeet Range.

All Members are encouraged to WELCOME the 4H Shooters and their PARENTS and team Coaches while they are on the Club’s property.

for any questions regarding the 4H Shooting Sports practices, Please contact the 4H Shooting Sports spokesperson, Edie Molder 817-243-6493 or email edie@6Mfirearms

4H Shooting Practice Schedule:
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Quarterly Meeting Set for Tuesday Night, October 11th

The Brazos River Gun and Archery Club will hold its’ Quarterly Meeting this Tuesday, October 11th. The meeting will be held in the Clubhouse and will start at 7pm…

On the agenda for this meeting:
– Range improvements
– Other topics TBA

We hope you will try to make it to the meeting. As always, this is a “Members ONLY” meeting.

Questions regarding this meeting or agenda may be directed to President, Terri Blevins – (940) 452-0331

June 28th Shooting Event Brings Out 6 Competitors

The results are in from Saturday’s rifle Shooting Event. 6 Members competed in the shoot which featured 3 stages.
The first stage which was timed, the second stage which included steel and clay targets, and the third stage which included playing cards to make a poker hand.

Here are the point/score totals: Round Two Score Sheet

This is the second match in this series competition, here are the overall totals:BRGAC Shoot-Off Points Capture

Here are some photos from this Match:

Below are the announcement fliers from this round:
Here’s the event Flier: Round 2

Here are the particular rules: BRGAC Round 2 notes

Pistol Match brings out 9 competitive shooters

The Pistol Match this past Saturday, had 9 competitors. The match which consisted of 3 rounds began with stationary clay and steel knock-down targets for the first 2 rounds.

The 3rd round was a lot more challenging with each participant choosing an odd-ball target and the shooting distance to the target. Eric Felt, the Club’s Event Coordinator, designed the shoot with elements similar to the Shooting Gallery competition seen in “Top Shot”.

Odd ball targets that were chosen included soda bottles filled with colored water, Small bottles filled with jelly beans or paintballs, tennis balls, balloons, pencils and even bottle caps. It was fun and challenging.

Below are the 9 competitors and their final scores:

1st – Darrin Olsovsky 20 points – .45 $50 Academy Gift Card / Box of Ammo
2nd – Doyle Fain 16 points – .45 $30 Academy Gift Card / Box of Ammo
3rd – Bob Ellis 15 points – .38 Super $29 Academy Gift Card / Box of Ammo
4th – Larry Waddle 11 points – 9mm Box of Ammo
5th – Terri Blevins 10 points – .45
6th – Rob Tyner 9 points – .45
7th – Ty Fain 8 points – .45
8th – Jeff Geer 7 points – 9mm
9th – Kevin Geer 6 points – 9mm

Eric is thinking of the next shoot being a rifle shoot, watch our site to find out details as they are available

4H Shooting Sports to hold County Match at BRGAC Range

The 4H Shooting Sports team will be holding its’ county match TODAY, April 19th on the BRGAC Range.
It’s expected to start at 8am (Registration) and go through 4pm (Awards) They will be utilizing the south end of the Range facilities including the Cowboy Action Area and the Clubhouse facilities during their competition.

BRGAC Members are asked to PLAN ACCORDINGLY any trips to the Range today. The Cowboy Action Area will be CLOSED, but ALL other areas will be OPEN.. Rifle Range shooters today, please remember to use the Signal Horn when going downrange.

BRGAC’s President, Terri Blevins will be at the Range all day, should any member have any questions, concerns, etc.

Quarterly Meeting Tonight – 7pm in the Clubhouse

All Members be advised the Re-Scheduled Quarterly Meeting will be tonight at 7pm in the Clubhouse.

As a reminder, this is a “Members Only” meeting

Topics to be discussed include:

– Range Rules

– Projects

– Upcoming application period

– More topics TBA

Hope to see you there

April Quarterly Meeting Postponed 1 Week

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, April’s Quarterly Meeting, scheduled for April 8th, has been postponed 1 week.

The meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, April 15th at 7pm

The Club Secretary will be sending out an email advising of the postponement.

Members with questions may contact the President.

4H Shooting Sports Spring Practice Begins on BRGAC Range

On Sunday, February 16th the Palo Pinto / Santo 4H Shooting Sports started their Spring 2014 season practice on the BRGAC Range. In the summer of 2013, the 4H Shooting Team lost its’ range and was in need of a range to practice for their County and District competition. After interviewing the Shooting Team Leadership and reviewing the group’s business plan, an agreement was made between BRGAC and the 4H Shooting Sports to use the area of the Cowboy Action range just south of the skeet field.

The 4H Shooting Sports group is well organized and very professional in their approach to the shooting sports and shooting disciplines they embrace. The young people involved with the team receive invaluable instruction and practice while participating.

Members should be aware of the BRGAC’s commitment to the shooting team. And ask that any members be aware of the their scheduled shooting dates and times. They will only practice on Sunday afternoons between 1pm and 6pm. The one exception will be their County competition which is scheduled for Saturday, April 19th. (more details on that day later). Below is their scheduled practice dates. If any Member has questions, they may be directed to the BRGAC President, Terri Blevins (940) 452-0331.

Sunday, March 2nd
Sunday, March 9th
Sunday, March 16th
Sunday, March 23rd
Sunday, March 30th
Sunday, April 6th
Sunday, April 13th
Saturday, April 19th – County Competition at BRGAC Range

NEW Member Applications

NEW Member Applications. PLEASE READ the following instructions BEFORE you print off this application…. failure to correctly process and submit your application will CONSIDERABLY DELAY your application and pretty much destroy any chance of obtaining membership.

There are 3 Pages to the Application:
1 – Member Application
2 – Range Rules Affadavit
3 – BackGround Check Release

A photocopy of your current Texas Concealed Handgun License or Texas License to Carry will be accepted in lieu of the background check

First, ALL 3 pages must be printed off,(Only the first 2 pages, if you submit a photocopy of your Texas CHL/LTC). ALL pages must be filled out COMPLETELY, signed and dated.

Secondly, you need to mail the Application to the address on the top of the first page. You must submit a check, money order, or cash with the Application. NO FUNDS WILL BE DEPOSITED until Membership is obtained. For some, this may be On or after JULY 1st. AS CONFIRMED OPENINGS OCCUR, The next available name on the list of New Member Applicants will be processed and notified by mail. The Membership calendar year starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th of each year.

If membership is NOT obtained, the funds WILL BE RETURNED.

Every year, we get 1 or 2 who complain about the process. HOWEVER, this IS the way we do it. PATIENCE is a virtue. And Membership in this Club is WORTH the waiting.

NEW MEMBER APPLICATION
New Member Application

If you have ANY questions. Please feel free to send an email to

    president@brgac.org

2014 Concealed Handgun Class Schedule

Here are the CHL Classes Scheduled for 2014

All Classes are open to any persons who are at least 21 years of age and are not prohibited by law to own a firearm or prohibited from carrying a firearm. You may register for any of the classes listed below, as space permits. Classes are typically filling up a month in advance, please plan ahead !

March 30th
April 27th
May 25th
June 29th
July 27th
August 31st
September 28th
October 28th
November TBA (Due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
December TBA (Due to Christmas Holiday)

Our next CHL Class is scheduled for September 28th, to register for this class, or any other class…Please contact President, Terri Blevins 940-452-0331

For any questions regarding the concealed handgun license, requirements, etc., please go to the Texas DPS website:

Texas DPS CHL Link

First Shooting Competition for 2016-2017 Skeet / Trap

The First Shooting Competition for this year will be Saturday Evening August 6th

Newly elected Events-Coordinator, Jeff Geer hit the ground running, announcing an evening Skeet and Trap Event. His “Beat the Heat” shoot begins at 8pm with a Safety Briefing at 7:45. Club Members are invited to attend and Guests of Members are welcome, but will have to sign a Liability Waiver Release. The cost is $10.00 to shoot and Prizes will be awarded, including the ever-popular “Bonus Bird” prizes. There will also be door prizes. So bring your shotguns and at least 1 box of shells.

Here’s a link to the Event announcement:
Night Skeet 2016
(All members were emailed or mailed, a copy of this Announcement last week)

Happy Birthday to Ed “The Sheriff” Yowell

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On behalf of the Brazos River Gun and Archery Club, I wanted to wish a Happy 75th Birthday to Ed Yowell. He was just elected to an unprecedented 11th term as the Club’s Range Officer. He is a prominent face of the Club and he keeps the Range in line and operating smoothly.

Take time to congratulate him on his re-election to the Range Officer position and wish him a Happy 75th Birthday.

New Members Welcomed as Renewals reach 93.4%

New Member applications are in the final stages of processing. New applicants achieving Membership will be notified shortly as to their status.

The DEADLINE for submitting renewal applications is OVER.

If you missed the deadline for renewal, your membership has EXPIRED and you will need to return your Range Key ASAP.You will be able to apply again next year as a New Member applicant.

Club Vice-President, Bob Ellis Dies Suddenly

With the permission of the family of Bob Ellis:

Memorial Services for Bob Ellis
Saturday, June 4th at 2pm
Church of God
2501 SE 14th Ave.

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I am notifying our membership that Bob Ellis died on Friday, May 27th. The cause of death is still undetermined at this time. He was 72 years old and had been a member of the Brazos River Gun and Archery Club for many years. He was the Club’s Vice-President and had served as VP since 2009.

Bob loved guns.

Bob was interested in, and owned many types of firearms, but loved 1911’s. At one point owning 60 or more 1911’s in various calibers.

He also enjoyed cars. And had been working on restoring a Chevelle for the last several years. After a lot of work on the Chevelle, he actually had driven the Chevelle for the first time, just 2 days before his death.

His wife, Gail became a member of the Club in 2011. She serves as a Club officer and is the Women’s Liason to the Club.

Memorial services are pending and we will update this information as soon as it is available.


Any questions regarding this post may be submitted to: president@brgac.org

PROJECT: GRADUATION TRAP SHOOT

Project graduation

Texas Celebrates 180th Independence Day

Today marks the 180th Texas Independence Day

http://wheretexasbecametexas.org/events/texas-independence-day-celebration/

Ducks Unlimited 2 GUNS A DAY Giveaway

The Mineral Wells Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is selling 2016 Ducks Unlimited Calendars. The calendars are $50.00 and each calendar comes with a ticket number that is entered into the Ducks Unlimited 2 Guns a Day Giveaway. Every day in 2016, Ducks Unlimited is giving away 2 guns. That’s right, 2 GUNS A DAY for 365 Days !!

Calendar sales will only be through November 30, 2015, YOU MUST ACT SOON !!
To get more information or to purchase a calendar and 365 chances to win a gun in 2016, contact David Buschow by one of the following methods:
email – davidbuschow@gmail.com
phone – (940) 452 – 6728

This link shows the cover of the calendar, a sample month showing the daily guns, and the rules for this contest.
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High Winds Leave Damage to Range, Power OUT

A flash rainstorm accompanied by high winds left damages to parts of our Range on Tuesday Evening. It also left the Range without power. Several properties on Indian Creek Rd. were also left without power. The powerful storm moved through the area very quickly and in the matter of 7-10 minutes, the high winds damaged several trees, the fences bordering the skeet range, the port-a-potty, and the flags. The Range was also left without electricity.

Club President, Terri Blevins and Range Officer, Ed Yowell worked for almost 2 hours to remove some of the broken trees and get them out of the road areas. The Texas and DeZavala flags which were removed from broken flag rings, will be replaced once new hardware is installed.

This morning, power was restored. The Range Officer spent most of the morning chopping the broken limbs and branches for removal. The Range border fences will probably be replaced soon.

Here are some photos from Tuesday evening:15-082502

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Rifle, Pistol Ranges Get Wheelchair Accessible Ramps

This Week, the rifle and pistol ranges each got an enhancement, the addition of wheelchair accessible ramps.

In the past, a few members have indicated that wheelchair bound family or guests they have brought to the Range, had difficulty with access to the respective range shooting positions because they lacked the ramps. The Club’s Officers
had met prior to the annual meeting to discuss the Club’s needs and a decision was made to get the contractor who was putting in the base for the new storage unit, to add the ramps.

If you have a family member or guest that is wheelchair bound, we ask that you check them out and give us some feedback.

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