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January News Letter

 

 Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The December Match and Christmas Dinner (including two birthday celebrations – JR and Joe) was a great time.  The dinner was as good as it gets.  JR (who outdid himself again with prime rib), Faye, Pam and the contributions of the target setters parents, made for a wonderful feast.  These dinners really are a club treat and wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of the members.  If you have not attended one, you really are missing out on a club event.  

December Dinner Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Cake for both Joe and JR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JR opening his gift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe with his gift

JR and Joe Ready to celebrate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim getting a great gift from Ramon and the group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**JANUARY REMINDERS**

  • Jim Henry will be at LASC this weekend for any of your equipment needs.
     

  • Memberships are coming due for 2017!  If you have questions, contact Jerry Napier either at the range, or send him an email at jerrynapier@ca.rr.com.

 

February News Letter

Happy Valentine’s Day on 2/14
Lincoln’s Birthday on 2/12
Washington’s Birthday on 2/22

JANUARY WRAP UP:  We had a smaller turnout in January, and missed some favorite shooters and club members.  Don’t forget, February is the six-month mark to LASC Extravaganza.  At the February match I have been informed that we are going to have some of our favorite out-of-towners:  Dave and Patsy Silva, John and Judy Zumwalt, Eric King, and Joyce Brown and others!  Don’t miss this great time to practice and socialize with our at-a-distance friends!!

And a HUGE LASC HUG and SHOUT OUT to Pam who cooked and prepared the target setters lunch as well as fed the hungry shooters.

We couldn’t have lasted without her help and care!

Pam hard at work!

 

 


**TARGET SETTERS APPRECIATION MATCH** SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH**

We need club the members help for the Spring Target Setters Appreciation Match.  JR will be away (in Hawaii at his daughter’s wedding!), and Jerry Napier will be running the match.  We need commitments from the club members to bring their .22 rifles, ammo, to help cook and serve lunch and anything else to show our hard-working Young Marines how much we appreciate them.  It’s LASC’s time to help young shooters who just might become future LASC members!
TIME:  Start at 8AM on 4/29 to set up the range (or help on Friday before)
Then clean up afterwards.
PLEASE LET JERRY KNOW WHAT YOU CAN ASSIST WITH!
His email is:  jerrynapier@ca.rr.com

**IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDER!**
YOU know your firearm is unload but others don’t.  When moving them between your vehicle and the firing line, please make sure the actions are open and the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction.  

And, when the Target Setters (or anyone) are downrange, there is absolutely NO handling of firearms on the shooting bench.

LASC WORKPARTIES

We really do need and appreciate your help at work parties.  Here are pictures from the January work party. 

 

 

A big LASC thanks to all who help take care of our range.  Remember, after the work party you can stay and practice!

 

**FEBRUARY REMINDERS**

  • Jim Henry will be at LASC this weekend for any of your equipment needs.
     

  • Are your member dues paid for 2017?  If not, contact Jerry Napier either at the range, or send him an email at jerrynapier@ca.rr.com.
     

  • 2017 NRA Books are available from Mark Woss at the cowboy or Big Bore Match, and I understand Joel Mosher may have some from the club.  For those of you interested, please contact either Mark or Joel.

 

March News Letter

LETTER, EVENTS AND MATCH REPORTS

FEBRUARY WRAP UP:  We had our February visit from Dave and Patsy Silva, Eric King, Dan Hagerty, Steve Hannawacker, Joyce Brown and others!  Thanks to Patsy, Joyce, Meg and Mike and the kids and members, we had a great Saturday night dinner!  Of course we missed Faye and Jim and hope to see them this month.   While Saturday we had a good turnout, those who came for Sunday were unable to shoot due to the high winds.  The range was shut down early that day because targets were blowing over and it was just impossible to shoot. 

 

**TARGET SETTERS APPRECIATION MATCH** SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH**

We need club the members help for the Spring Target Setters Appreciation Match.  JR will be away (in Hawaii at his daughter’s wedding!), and Jerry Napier will be running the match.  We need commitments from the club members to bring their .22 rifles, ammo, to help cook and serve lunch and anything else to show our hard-working Young Marines how much we appreciate them.  It’s LASC’s time to help young shooters who just might become future LASC members!
TIME:  Start at 8AM on 4/29 to set up the range (or help on Friday before)
Then clean up afterwards.
PLEASE LET JERRY KNOW WHAT YOU CAN ASSIST WITH!
His email is:  jerrynapier@ca.rr.com

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**LASC MEMBERS DINING AT THE SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT:**  Moose mentioned that at the legendary Smokehouse Restaurant in Burbank, on Monday through Thursday nights, if dinner is ordered before 6pm, there is a 20% discount off the dinner menu.  We were wondering if any of the LASC members might be interested in going over one night and meeting up for dinner?  Karen Bailey is looking into this to find out what specials are available and when.  If you have never had their garlic bread, you are in for a wonderful treat.  Please let Karen know via email at SamtrinaKat@yahoo.com if you are interested.  Check out the Smokehouse Restaurant at:  smokehouse1946.com

 

**MARCH REMINDERS**

  • Jim Henry will be at LASC this weekend for any of your equipment needs.
     

  • Are your MEMBER DUES paid for 2017?  If you are not paid for 2017, you will lose the club privileges.  Please, LASC needs to know who are paying members and who are not continuing, plus the club needs the annual fees for operating costs.  Contact Jerry Napier either at the range, or send him an email at jerrynapier@ca.rr.com
     

  • 2017 NRA Books are available from Mark Woss at the cowboy or Big Bore Match, and I understand Joel Mosher may have some from the club.  For those of you interested, please contact either Mark or Joel.

 

April News Letter

Spring!

APRIL 2017

Happy Easter 4/16

MARCH WRAP UP:   It was beautiful weather for the two-day shoot during the March match (unlike February, when the wind picked up on Sunday and we had to close the range).  We had a good turnout of shooters and a great dinner on Saturday night.  It was great to have Faye and Jim back, and Meg and Mike came and stayed overnight and we celebrated all the birthdays that were missed! We hope that spring brings more LASC members and friends!  

Please take time to read through the newsletter because we have an announcement about theExtravaganza (MARK THE DATES!), the Targets Setters Appreciation Match and a new section:  The Monthly Work Party Report.

**TARGET SETTERS APPRECIATION MATCH** SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH**

We need club the members help for the Spring Target Setters Appreciation Match.  JR will be away (in Hawaii at his daughter’s wedding!), and Jerry Napier will be running the match.  We need commitments from the club members to bring their .22 rifles, ammo, to help cook and serve lunch and anything else to show our hard-working Young Marines how much we appreciate them.  It’s LASC’s time to help young shooters who just might become future LASC members!
TIME:  Start at 8AM on 4/29 to set up the range (or help on Friday before)
Then clean up afterwards.
PLEASE LET JERRY KNOW WHAT YOU CAN ASSIST WITH!
His email is:  jerrynapier@ca.rr.com

 

**LASC EXTRAVEGANZA is EXPANDING!**

It now starts FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, and runs the 2nd, 3rd and 4th!

Yes, that’s right, the Extravaganza will add FRIDAY to the event.  The event will begin on FRIDAY, September 1, and run through Monday, Labor Day, September 4th.  That means that Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning will be competition.  Monday will also have the shoot-offs and the awards presentation.  

FOUR DAYS OF SHOOTING FUN THIS YEAR!

-      THURSDAY, August 31st  - The range will be available for practice and sighting in your guns

-      WEDNESDAY, August 30th – LASC will be open to campers and those staying overnight through the Extravaganza to arrive and set up

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND DON’T MISS A DAY!

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**LASC MEMBERS DINING AT THE SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT:**  Moose mentioned that at the Smokehouse Restaurant in Burbank, on Monday through Thursday nights, if dinner is ordered before 6pm, there is a 20% discount off the dinner menu.  We were wondering if any of the LASC members might be interested in going over one night and meeting up for dinner?  Karen Bailey is looking into this to find out what specials are available and when.  If you have never had their garlic bread, you are in for a wonderful treat.  Please let Karen know via email at SamtrinaKat@yahoo.com if you are interested.  Check out the Smokehouse Restaurant at:  smokehouse1946.com

 

**APRIL REMINDERS**

-       Jim Henry will be at LASC this weekend for any of your equipment needs.
 

-       Are your MEMBER DUES paid for 2017?  If you are not paid for 2017, you will lose the club privileges.  Please, LASC needs to know who are paying members and who are not continuing, plus the club needs the annual fees for operating costs.  Contact Jerry Napier either at the range, or send him an email at jerrynapier@ca.rr.com
 

-      2017 NRA Books are available from Mark Woss at the cowboy or Big Bore Match, and I understand Joel Mosher may have some from the club.  For those of you interested, please contact either Mark or Joel.

**MARCH WORKPARTY REPORT**

This new section is a wrap-up of who did what at the work party in the prior month.  We really do need all members to help throughout the year because so much needs to be done each month to keep our range in tip top shape!  

A big LASC “Thank you” goes to:

Napier, Jerry             Person in Charge - Rake & repair berms

Wright, Bill (A)          Weld Targets - Repair Targets

Helper, Guest           Helper - Bryce - Welding

Robinson, Dennis   Operate Tractor - Repair Berm - Fill ruts

Cadenas, Joe           (Rake & repair berms

Helper, Guest           Helper - (Justin - Mow grass & weed whack

Helper, Guest           Helper - (Darlene - Paint bunkers

Helper, Guest           Helper - (Sara -  Paint bunkers

Mathis, Ted               Repair Ram target stands

Mathis, Hulan           Repair Ram target stands

Helper, Guest           Helper - Phil - Rake & repair berms

Napier, Jerry             Spray Berms with Round up

Robinson, Dennis   Spray Berms with Round up

 

May News Letter

MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER

APRIL WRAP UP:   We had a good turnout of shooters and a great dinner on Saturday night.  We really hope that more members stay for dinner and enjoy the evening.

 

WARNING:  IT’S RATTLESNAKE SEASON!
THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RATTLESNAKE at LASC

(This is the annual SNAKE ALERT.)  It’s coming up on the time of the year to be on the lookout for the young Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes.  They tend to coil and make a small “bundle” that is easy to miss and even easier to be stepped on, thus causing them to strike out of fear and self-protection.  Please be careful where are you are stepping.  If you spot one (and they are hard to notice against the landscape) just steer clear until the snake moves out of the way on its own or can be safely moved.  Fortunately, the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake is a fairly non-aggressive sub-species, and will usually go on its way when given the opportunity.  (Remember:  These snakes are what keeps the rodent population down and our berms from disintegrating.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



To give you an idea of how small a juvenile ratter is, here’s one coiled and resting next to a quarter.

That’s why we emphasize to watch where you step!

 

**LASC EXTRAVEGANZA is EXPANDING!**

It now starts FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, and runs the 2nd, 3rd and 4th!

Yes, that’s right, the Extravaganza will add FRIDAY to the event.  The event will begin on FRIDAY, September 1, and run through Monday, Labor Day, September 4th.  That means that Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning will be competition.  Monday will also have the shoot-offs and the awards presentation.  

FOUR DAYS OF SHOOTING FUN THIS YEAR!

-      THURSDAY, August 31st - The range will be available for practice and sighting in your guns

-      WEDNESDAY, August 30th – LASC will be open to campers and those staying overnight through the Extravaganza to arrive and set up

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND DON’T MISS A DAY!

 

**LASC MEMBERS DINING AT THE SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT:**  Moose mentioned that at the Smokehouse Restaurant in Burbank, on Monday through Thursday nights, if dinner is ordered before 6pm, there is a 20% discount off the dinner menu.  We were wondering if any of the LASC members might be interested in going over one night and meeting up for dinner?  Karen Bailey is looking into this to find out what specials are available and when.  If you have never had their garlic bread, you are in for a wonderful treat.  Please let Karen know via email at SamtrinaKat@yahoo.com if you are interested.  Check out the Smokehouse Restaurant at:  smokehouse1946.com

 

**MAY REMINDERS**

-       Jim Henry will be at LASC this weekend for any of your equipment needs.

-       Are your MEMBER DUES paid for 2017?  If you are not paid for 2017, you will lose the club privileges.  Please, LASC needs to know who are paying members and who are not continuing, plus the club needs the annual fees for operating costs.  Contact Jerry Napier either at the range, or send him an email at jerrynapier@ca.rr.com.   LAST CALL FOR MEMBER DUES!

-      2017 NRA Books are available from Mark Woss at the cowboy or Big Bore Match, and Joel Mosher may have some from the club.  For those of you interested, please contact either Mark or Joel.

**APRIL 2017 WORKPARTY REPORT**

This section is a wrap-up of who did what at the work party in the prior month.  We really do need all members to help throughout the year because so much needs to be done each month to keep our range in tip top shape! 

We need pictures taken at the work parties.  If you snap a few, please forward them to Karen Bailey (Samtrinakat@yahoo.com). 

A big LASC “Thank you” goes to:

 

Napier, Jerry

Person in Charge -  Rake & repair berms

Phil Ehrens

Rake , repair berms & empty trash cans

Lee Markem

Mow grass & raking

Dennis Robinson

Operate Tractor - Repair Berms & raking

Joes Cadenas

Rake and repair berms & weed whacking

Ray Larson

Rake berms & spray roundup on weeds

Helper, Guest

Helper -  Darlene -  Paint bunkers

Helper, Guest

Helper -  Sarah  -   Paint bunkers

Mathis, Ted

Repair Ram target stands

Mathis, Hulan

Repair Ram target stands

 

June -July News Letter

**LASC EXTRAVAGANZA is EXPANDING!**

  It now starts FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, and runs the 2nd, 3rd and 4th!

Yes, that’s right, the Extravaganza will add FRIDAY to the shooting event.  The event will begin on Friday, September 1, and run through Monday, Labor Day, September 4th.  That means that Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning will be competition.  Monday will also have the shoot-offs and the awards presentation.  

FOUR DAYS OF SHOOTING FUN THIS YEAR!

 The cost of the 4-Day Extravaganza this year for shooting all the guns you can and three dinners is $80. 

Of course, for those who can only come for one or two days, there will be cards available for purchase to shoot any individual match.  And, individual dinner tickets will be available each night for $10. 

-      THURSDAY, August 31st - The range will be available for practice and sighting in your guns

-      WEDNESDAY, August 30th – LASC will be open to campers and those staying overnight through the Extravaganza to arrive and set up

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - DON’T MISS A DAY!
 

**IMPORTANT:  NOTES ABOUT SHOOTING AT LASC and THE GATE LOCKS at ASR GATE**

 

1.  FRONT MAIN-RANGE ASR GATE LOCK

Jerry Napier has been dealing with this.  Here is his note and picture:  Someone has been unlocking the ASR front gate and leaving the LASC combination lock in the wrong position.  Whoever is doing this PLEASE STOP.  By leaving the lock in this wrong position the ASR front gate cannot be locked, and this is creating friction between ASR and LASC. So once again:  NEVER leave the front gate lock in this position.

(As you can see above, the LASC padlock was locked through only the FIRST hole and not the SECOND hole too (it must be through BOTH holes) for the gate to work.  That rendered the gate unlockable and ASR had to cut the LASC lock off and replace it with a new padlock to secure the range.)

Because of that, LASC members were stuck at the ASR main road gate and could not exit the property after hours because the LASC members did not have the key.  Jerry Napier “rescued” them at 11pm at night.  LASC has now replaced that with a new combination lock.  If you need the combination, please contact Jerry Napier.

2.  SHOOTING at LASC ON NON-MATCH DAYS WITH CHAIN ACROSS OUR ROAD

LASC MEMBERS USING RANGE ON NON-MATCH DAYS:  YOU MUST SIGN-IN AT THE ASR MAIN OFFICE, SIGN THE LASC SIGN-IN SHEET in the office and PAY.  If put up the chain across the LASC road to prevent strangers from wandering up while you practice, be sure to raise the yellow arrow affixed to the back of the Welcome to LASC-sign to the “UP” position (See pictures below).  That ARROW ALERTS ASR EMPLOYEES WHO HEAR SHOOTING AT THE LASC RANGE that club members are up there.  It ALSO brings to their attention that LASC members are there when the EMPLOYEES CLOSE THE ASR RANGE for the evening.  THIS WILL STOP LASC MEMBERS FROM BEING LOCKED IN FOR THE NIGHT.
WHEN YOU DEPART LASC, you MUST LOCK THE CHAIN ACROSS the ROAD and PUT the YELLOW ARROW DOWN.

If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Napier.

JULY REMINDERS**

-       If you have any questions about your LASC membership, please contact Jerry Napier either at the range, or send him an email at jerrynapier@ca.rr.com.   
 

**MAY AND JUNE 2017 WORKPARTY REPORT**

This section is a wrap-up of who did what at the work party in the prior month.  We really do need all members to help throughout the year because so much needs to be done each month to keep our range in tip top shape! 
 

We need pictures taken at the work parties.  If you snap a few, please forward them to Karen Bailey (Samtrinakat@yahoo.com).  
 

For MAY, 2017 A big LASC “Thank you” goes to:

Napier, Jerry

Work Party Credit - PIC  Rake & repair berms

Matthies, Hulan  (C)

Work Party Credit - Rake & repair berms

Matthies, Ted

Work Party Credit - Rake & repair berms

Robinson, Dennis  (C-S)  03/1980

Work Party Credit - Tractor, Knock down weeds

Markham, Lee  (A)

Work Party Credit - Collect and dump trash

Hull, Gordon

Work Party Credit - Rake & repair berms

Hull, Danny

Work Party Credit - Rake & repair berms

Cicora, Timothy

Work Party Credit - Rake & repair berms

Wright, Bill  (A)

Work Party Credit - Repair Targets

Cadenas,  Joe

Work Party Credit - Weed Whacking & Raking

 

 



For JUNE, 2017 A big LASC “Thank you” goes to:

Matthies, Ted

Work Party Credit - Rake & Weed Clearance

Higgins, George  Member ???

Work Party Credit - Rake & Weed Clearance

Larson, Ray

Work Party Credit -

Robinson, Dennis

Work Party Credit - Tractor - Ram Stand Dirt

Hull, Gordon

Work Party Credit - Repair Ram - Stands Weeds

Hull, Danny

Work Party Credit - Work Party Credit - Repair Ram - Stands Weeds

Cadenas,  Joe

Work Party Credit - Clean tool Shed & Organize

Cadenas,  Justyn

Work Party Credit - Clean tool Shed & Organize

Woss, Mark  (S)

Work Party Credit - Weld Targets

Markem, Lee

Work Party Credit - Wood Chipper

Herrera, Ramon

Work Party Credit - Clean Office

Herrera, Sarah

Work Party Credit - Clean Office & Bathrooms

Helper, Guest

Work Party Credit - Jose, Joeph, & Juaquine

Small Bore Match Reports – MAY and JUNE, 2017
 

The .22 Match Report for MAY and JUNE will be in the next newsletter.
Match Director

 

Hoping to see more of you all at the July .22 Match on 7/22/2017!

 

COWBOY MATCH
MAY 21, 2017
By Mark Woss

Please come out and join the Cowboy match!  It’s a great event.

In May we only had 4 people who turned in cards.

Jim Watson shot a master level 37 in long range rifle.

Joel Mosher sot a 15 in pistol cartridge.

In smallbore Boris Sorkin shot a 32 and Jerry Napier shot a 20.

 

August News Letter

**DON’T FORGET

LASC EXTRAVAGANZA is EXPANDING!**

It now starts FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, and runs the 2nd, 3rd and 4th!

The event will begin on Friday, September 1, and run through Monday, Labor Day, September 4th.  That means that Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning will be competition.  Monday will also have the shoot-offs and the awards presentation. 

FOUR DAYS OF SHOOTING FUN THIS YEAR!

The cost of the 4-Day Extravaganza this year for shooting all the guns you can and three dinners is $80. 

Of course, for those who can only come for one or two days, there will be cards available for purchase to shoot any individual match.  And, individual dinner tickets will be available each night for $10. 

-      THURSDAY, August 31st - The range will be available for practice and sighting in your guns

-      WEDNESDAY, August 30th – LASC will be open to campers and those staying overnight through the Extravaganza to arrive and set up

FROM THE 2016 EXTRAVAGANZA

A quick walk back to 2016 with a few pictures and the Extravaganza Match Report!

This is why you cannot miss Extravaganza 2017!

 

October News Letter

October News Letter

**LASC ANNUAL MEETING** 


At the next two-day Big Bore Match on SATURDAY,OCTOBER 14th at about 4:00PM (give or take a little).

We need ALL CLUB MEMBERS to attend so we can have a quorum to elect officers, discuss club business and vote on any club issues.

It is important that you stick around on Saturday, after the shooting ends for the meeting.  If you have suggestions and would like to help LASC, you need to be there.  We need the input from our club membership.

COMING UP – THERE WILL BE A

**TARGET SETTERS APPRECIATION MATCH**
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29TH

We need club the members help for the Fall Target Setters Appreciation Match.  We want to thank all of our target setters who braved the heat and smoke for four days to make our EXTRAVAGANZA happen.  This is the way we can thank them.  We need commitments from the club members to bring their .22 rifles, ammo, to help cook and serve lunch and anything else to show our hard-working Young Marines howmuch we appreciate them.  It’s LASC’s time to help young shooters who just might become future LASC members!
TIME:  Start at 8AM on 10/29 to set up the range (or help on Friday before)
Then clean up afterwards.
PLEASE LET JERRY or JR KNOW WHAT YOU CAN ASSIST WITH!
Jerry’s e-mail is:  jerrynapier@ca.rr.com and
JR’s e-mail is jrray@pacbell.net

Los Angeles Silhouette Club

Small Bore Match Reports – SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
by JR

Clear skies, light winds and temperatures in the upper 60's and low 70's made for a great morning for a small bore match.  The good weather seems to have brought out some shooters we haven't seen for a while, Val Shaver, Jim Harris and Ted Matthies to name a few.  New shooter Ted Burns showed up and shot a rifle category (hopefully we'll be seeing him on regular basis).

 

A fair number of people shot pistols this match, myself included (with the help of Joe's grand-daughter, Darleen calling the line).  Jerry Napier, in spite of a recent injury, managed to work a gun in shooting a 40X40 and 1 shoot-off target in UAS with Alan Miyamoto shooting a 27X40 (Alan's been rapidly improving since he started back shooting freestyle).  Jim Harris, Moose (Dennis Edwards) and I (JR) all shot Unlimited with Jim shooting a 39X40, Moose shooting a 38X40 and myself shooting the only open sight 40X40 of the match.  Val, Allen Miyamoto, and I (JR) shot UAS Fifth Size with Alanshooting 12X40, Val shooting a 36X40 and myself (JR) shooting a 38X40.

 

Val and Ted were the only ones shooting Production/Conventional Pistol this match with Val shooting a 37X40 and Ted managing a 31X40.  Moose decided to try standing a fired a 5X40 in Hunter's Pistol Open Sight but no one else seemed willing to challenge him.

 

On the Rifle side of the fence Karen Bailey, and Yukio Yamashita (“YY”) went head to head in Scoped 3/8 Size with Karen posting a 30X40 and YY posting a 28X40.  New shooter Ted Burns posted an 8X40 for his first time shooting with us.  Joaquin Sulleven, one of our target setters, decided to shoot with us and posted 6X40 for the day in open sight 3/8th size.  Mark Woss and Boris Sorkin tried their hands at Small Bore Cowboy Rifle with Boris posting 33X40 and Mark posting 5X40.

 

Those who didn't show up for this match missed a wonderful morning!  Hope to see you in October!

 

Thanks to all who showed up and made this a great match.

 

Thanks,

Jerry Ray

Match Director

Hope to see you all at the next Small Bore Match
October .22 Match on 10/28/2017!

 

COWBOY MATCH
August and September, 2017
By Mark Woss

AUGUST

In long range rifle we had 6 people turn in score cards.  Tony Tello was first with 31.  Ed Scheidler and Jerry Ray were tied for second with 29.  Jim Watson was fourth with 27. Ted White was fifth with 24.  Jeff Erickson rounded out the field with 22.

In pistol cartridge 4 people turned in score cards.  Tony was again the winner with 34.  Jim and Tedwere tied for second with 29.  Jeff was fourth with 21.

In smallbore lever action, there were 3 people turning in scorecards.  Boris Sorkin was the winner with 29, Jerry Napier was second with 23, and Joel Mosher was third with 21. 

Alan Miyamoto shot a 31 with an open-sight pistol from the Creedmore position.

SEPTEMBER

In long range rifle we had 5 people turn in score cards.  Mike Takaki was first with 31. Tony Tello was second with 29.  Jim Watson and Steve Alarcon were tied for third with 26, and Jim Harris was fifth with 24.

In pistol cartridge we had 4 people turn in scorecards. Jim Watson was first with 31.  Steve was second with 23.  Mike and Jeff Erickson were tied for third with 20.

In smallbore lever action we had 5 shooters turn in scorecards.  We had a three-way-tie for first, Mike Brabham, Jerry Napier, and Boris Sorkin all had 28.  Joel Mosher and Karen Bailey tied for fourth with 20.

Alan Miyamoto shot a 29 using a scoped pistol from the standing position.

See you at the next Cowboy Match on October 22, 2017!

 

September News Letter

September News Letter

This year’s Extravaganza was a rather crazy ride.  The extreme heat (did we really need it to be 108º+ while we were setting up LASC) and Jerry Napier’s foot’s close encounter with a full-size pig while setting up the range (picture below) were only just the beginning.  We thought things were calming down, and then the La Tuna Canyon fire started on Friday afternoon and quickly spread.  LASC was on fire watch, as we hoped it would not go any further.  The lack of winds were a lucky factor.  And, thankfully the fire department had the two Super Scoopers and helicopters dropping water almost immediately.  Still, the fire moved in all directions.

The parking area by Hanson Dam quickly became the fire department staging area, so Osborne Street and part of Foothill Blvd. which we use to access the range were closed.  Also a good the stretch of the 210 Freeway through Sunland was closed because the fire was now burning on both sides of the 210.  Just getting to the event was becoming a challenge in itself.  Saturday morning, Jerry Napier (this was not his month) was evacuated from his home.  So, Jerry, with cat K.T. in tow, headed up to the range and with the help of Lee Markham’s motorhome, had a place to say and wait it out. 

The smoke was thick on Saturday and the heat was not letting up.  Shooting was challenge.  Sunday things turned around and a morning cloud cover and flash rainstorm brought some relief from the heat, and helped to really calm the fire.  Jerry got to go home (the evacuation order was lifted) in the early hours on Sunday and rest with his foot propped up.  Sadly, our club president didn’t get to shoot at the event were he really did a yeoman’s job of getting LASC ready.

For those who got there and shot, it was a great event.  Turnout was lighter than we expected.  We missed some familiar faces, but got some visits from old friends.  All in all, it was a good time.

There were three nights of dinners and socializing.  You missed some great food and great company if you didn’t stay.  LASC couldn’t have pulled this off without the help of club members Faye (whose birthday we celebrated on Saturday night), Meg, Joyce (Mrs. Brown), Pam, both Karens, Mike, Joe, Ramon, and all those who contributed to cooking the wonderful dinners and keeping the target setters fed and cared for in rough conditions.  If you didn’t stay for the nightly festivities, next time, plan on staying for the dinners and socializing.  It’s great to connect with other shooters.  And one more big Thank You to JR, who was in the clubhouse during the start of the match setting up our scoring program.  

For those of you who couldn’t attend this year, we look forward to seeing you in 2018! 

 

November News Letter

November News Letter

NOVEMBER 2017

LASC’s ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER


Saturday, November 11!
LASC will serve its annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  Come and enjoy the festivities as we kick back and celebrate the season.  We will be serving turkey (in a variety of ways, so take your pick!) and a buffet of side dishes and desserts.  I have heard that we may even see some of our favorite out-of-towners (weather permitting for those who are traveling from afar) at the Thanksgiving feast:  Dave and Patsy Silva, John and Judy Zumwalt, and Joyce Brown.  Relax and socialize with old friends as 2017 comes to a close.

LASC Announcement
**SAVE THE DATES of MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND May 26, 27 and 28, 2018**

A very special Cowboy Rifle Match is
coming to LASC in 2018

Stay tuned because there is more to come about this competition in next month’s newsletter. 

We hope to make this an annual sanctioned event.  Get your Cowboy Rifles ready and spread the word!    Plan on being here as we celebrate Memorial Day and hopefully start a new LASC tradition.

LETTER, EVENTS AND MATCH REPORTS

OCTOBER WRAP-UP: 

 

We had a smaller turnout in October, and missed some favorite shooters and club members.  The LASC Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, October 14 at about 4:30.  To do any type of club business we needed a quorum.  Unfortunately, not enough club member showed up, so everything stood as far the officers are concerned.  Dear members, we really need you to attend the annual meeting.  While you think your presence will not be missed, it is.  (Dennis “Moose” Edwards was so determined to be there, he showed up only for the annual meeting because he so ill he couldn’t shoot.  Thank you, Moose.)  Participation for our monthly work parties and the business the club conducts at our annual meetings is all up to our membership.  LASC needs all club members participating and helping out as they can.  LASC is a great club, and we want to keep the tradition going.

TARGET SETTERS APPRECIATION MATCH RESULTS

A BIG LASC THANK YOU to all those who came and helped with the match:  Jerry Napier, JR, Mark Woss, Boris Sorkin, Joe Cardenas, Ramon Herrera, and Karen Bailey.  And a HUGE LASC HUG and SHOUT OUT to Pam who cooked and prepared the lunch after the match to all those who came.  It was a good crowd.  (Forgive me if I missed the name of someone who was there.)

LASC WORK PARTIES

We really do need and appreciate your help at work parties.  Below is the list of those who came to help at the October work party and what they accomplished.  Thank you to each every club member and guest who showed up to help keep our club in tip-top shape.

NEXT LASC WORK PARTY:  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd at 9am!

 

 

 

Napier, Jerry

Work Party Credit - PIC  Rake & repair berms

Robinson, Dennis  (C-S)  03/1980

Work Party Credit - Tractor, Repair 40yd berms. Clear Weeds

Cicora, Timothy

Work Party Credit - Rake Berms & clear weeds

Sorkin, Boris

Work Party Credit - Rake Berms & clear weeds

Alfaro, Hector

Work Party Credit - Rake Berms & clear weeds

Guest of Member

Work Party Credit - Sako Festekdjian Rake Berms & clear weeds

 

Remember, after the work party you can stay and practice!

 

**NOVEMBER REMINDERS**

-      Jim Henry will be at LASC this weekend for any of your equipment needs.

 

December News Letter

I thought I’d start the letter with a Christmas ad for firearms from years ago.  It was printed, I’m told, in general circulation magazines, and is something we don’t see these days.  Notice the price on the Stevens firearms. 

We had a great turnout for the November match, including a few LASC friends who drove a distance to help us celebrate our annual Thanksgiving Dinner and a special event for Patsy and Dave Silva.  More about the dinner and celebration below with pictures.

At the Thanksgiving Dinner, Ramon had people draw names after we put our names in hat.  The object was if you drew a name, it was for a small (think $10 or under) “Secret Santa” gift.  If you picked a name, don’t forget to bring your gift.  I think this is Ramon’s experiment to see if his Secret Santa will work!

(Let’s hope it’s better than his turkey.  More on that below.)

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2018 May 26, 27 and 28

As we mentioned last month, a special Cowboy Rifle Match is coming to LASC in 2018

We are still working out the details, and will publish the event in the newsletter as soon as everything is confirmed. 

Plan on being here as we celebrate Memorial Day and hopefully start a new LASC tradition.

DECEMBER REMINDERS

ANNUAL DUES:  Your LASC Annual Club Dues are due by the end of January 2018.  Please see Jerry Napier.

Lost and Found

We have several items (including prescription glasses) in the office that were found at LASC from various matches including The Extravaganza in September.  If you are missing anything, please check with Jerry Napier.

 

LASC WORK PARTY REPORT

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2017

These are the club members who volunteer on work party day to help keep our range in tip-top shape.  If you are a member and have not met your annual three-work-party requirement, please check with Jerry Napier or Dennis Robinson.  You can make them up in the coming year.

 

We really do need ALL the club members help to keep our range up to snuff.  Please volunteer to keep LASC the great little range which it is.

There were 7 club members that showed up for the work party. 

The work down range was finished by 11:00 and the range was opened for practice.

Jerry Napier and Jerry Ray worked on repairing and replacing the window screens in the patio.  They also worked on repairing the wood burning heaters on the line and the patio area.

Dennis Robinson, raked the leaves and swept the line.  He also used the tractor to rebuild the 40-yard berms on the small bore range.

Mark Woss & Boris Sorkin, cleared weeds, raked berms and helped with rebuilding the 40-yard berms.

Bill Wright, our welder, worked on repairing damaged targets.  (Thank you, Bill.  You are truly a target miracle worker!)

 

Ramon Herrera and Boris Sorkin, raked and swept up the leaves around the office and patio area.