Charles L. Cotton

Charles L. Cotton

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:06

IDPA Matches at PSC Shooting Club, Inc.

The PSC Shooting Club, Inc. Located at 3121 W. Parkwood Dr. in Friendswood, Texas hosts a monthly IDPA match on the 4th Saturday of each month. Due to the popularity of this match, it is necessary to limit the match to 100 shooters. The match is open to PSC Members and nonmembers alike and all participants must preregister at www.PSC-Range.com. (Click on the Event Registration tab.)

Registration for the PSC match opens on the Saturday before the match (the 3rd Saturday each month) and it closes at midnight on the Thursday preceding match day. The online registration form allows shooters to make special squad requests so that they can shoot with a friend or family member. We can all over the vast majority of these requests, but occasionally it is not possible. Please do not request more than one person in the squad request block.

Everyone registering for the match will get an automated confirmation email that will contain the special match code for nonmembers to use to enter the PSC electronic gate. This code is only good for that IDPA match and then only the hours of 7:00 AM until 9:00 AM.

FEES:
PSC Members - $16.00
Non-Members - $21.00

Fees must be paid by credit card at the time of registration. Please see the PSC Shooting Club, Inc. website for the Club’s refund policy.

For more information, please go to www.PSC-Range.com.

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:05

New YAPL Chapter: PSC Shooting Club, Inc.

PSC Shooting Club, Inc. (“PSC”) in Friendswood, TX has run a very successful “Juniors’ Program” for several years.  It is a monthly program open to kids from 12 to 18 years of age and it isn’t necessary to be a PSC Member to participate.  Our kids rotate through all of the shooting disciplines available at the Club, including archery.

The hands-down favorite shooting activity is pistol shooting, especially action pistol shooting such as IDPA competition.  This prompted the PSC Board of Directors to approve the creation of an entirely new PSC Chapter of the TexasShooting.com Youth Action Pistol League to provide greater opportunity for our kids to participate in this type of shooting.

The YAPL will stress safety throughout the program.  Our kids will learn how to safely draw, fire, and reholster using Airsoft pistols before moving up to either .22 rimfire or centerfire pistols.  The YAPL will also offer IDPA style matches using Airsoft pistols during the evening after regular shooting hours are over.  This will provide a great opportunity to develop and hone the skills necessary to compete in IDPA matches safely.

Anyone interested in participating in the PSC Chapter of the Youth Action Pistol League should go to the Club website at www.PSC-Range.com and fill out the YAPL form and sign-up for email/eNewsletters for the YAPL program.

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:04

PSC Shooting Club Reopens Membership

The PSC Shooting Club, Inc.  is one of the finest shooting facilities anywhere in the state of Texas.  It was created in 1966 and has grown and improved over the last 46 years.  PSC is a private club that also hosts matches and other events that are open to both members and nonmembers alike.  PSC has facilities for or rifle, shotgun and pistol shooting and conducts extensive education, training and community outreach programs.  PSC is proud to be a 100% NRA club meaning all of its members or also members of the National Rifle Association of America.

PSC is such a popular club, it experienced a 78% growth in membership for the four years preceding 2010 when it became necessary to cap the membership at 3000.  The waiting list was created, range usage and the interest of our Members was evaluated, and it was determined that the almost 70% of PSC Members describe themselves as either an exclusively or primarily pistol shooters.  This prompted the PSC Board of Directors to approve the project to expand the PSC pistol shooting facilities.  Phase I of this project is now completed and PSC is once again conducting New Member Orientations.  New member candidates are taken from the waiting list and the goal is to offer at least two new member orientations in each month and more if possible.

For the next several weeks and months, the Board will evaluate range usage in availability as new members are added to the Club.  Their task is to make PSC’s shooting facilities available to as many people as possible, while still providing all Members  access to club ranges.

For people in the Houston area, the reopening of membership at PSC Shooting Club is great news!  If you’re interested in joining the club, go to www.PSC-Range.com and submit a waiting list request.

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:03

Promote Your Club, Range or Match

This is a special message for all range owners, club officers, match directors or instructors who want to promote events at their facilities. TexasShooting.com is an excellent way to let the Texas shooting community know about your events whether they be classes, shooting matches, seminars, or simply informal shooting with family and friends. You can choose to simply post your name, address, contact information and a link to your website using the Basic Club Package, or you can go all out and become a Featured Club with all of the benefits and features that are provided with this Package. If you subscribe to the Featured Club Package, you will receive almost 30% off the subscription price for the optional TexasSooting.com Event Registration Service (ERS) that automates your event registration, payment, and documentation for your club.

BASIC PACKAGE:

The Basic Package is only $9.95 per month. Your organization will have a listing in our alphabetical catalog of clubs, ranges and matches and it will also be listed separately by city. This listing will include your location, contact information and it can have a link to your website. (CLICK HERE of an example of the basic listing.)  You will also be able to submit one article per month that will appear on the front page of Texas shooting.com for one week. Your articles will remain available in our archives, unless it is time sensitive and should be deleted.

FEATURED CLUB:

If you would like a greater presence in the Texas shooting community, then the Featured Club Package is for you. For only $24.95 per month you not only have the listing that comes with the Basic Package, your range, club, or match will have its own separate page on TexasShooting.com. This page can be configured to meet your needs, and it can be as simple or as complex as you like. For one example, please look at the PSC Shooting Club in the Featured Clubs tab in the main menu. Any number of articles can be posted on your customized page, along with special announcements, a calendar of your upcoming events, feed-links from your website, and just about any other information you require.

In addition to your customized page, you can submit up to six articles per month that will appear on the front page of TexasShooting.com in the appropriate category. This is an excellent way to promote your upcoming events, to publish personal interest type stories, and let the Texas shooting community know about special programs available at your facility.

EVENT REGISTRATION SERVICE:

The Texas shooting Event Registration Service is discussed in detail in another article so it won’t be covered in depth here. This service allows clubs, ranges and match directors to automate online registration by their participants. You can require payment of fees at the time of registration or allow your participants to “pay-at-the-door.” You can set limits on the number people who can register, provide for member discounts, and much more. Every time someone registers for one of your matches or other events, they will receive an automated confirmation e-mail that provides any information you want them to have for your event. You can also include any attachments such as instructions, maps to your facility, or liability releases.

You will also receive an administration e-mail each time someone registers. This admin e-mail can contain as much or as little information that you gathered from participants when they registered for your event, along with payment information, if any.

If you use an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of shooters in your matches or other events, then the TexasShooting.com Event Registration Service can make your life much easier. You simply log onto your control panel and export a CSV file that can then be imported into your Excel spreadsheet. (The CSV file can be imported into any software that has the capability of importing this file format.)

The regular subscription price for the Event Registration Service is $34.95 per month, but if you subscribe to the Featured Club Package you can add the Event Registration Service only $24.95 per month. That’s almost a 30% savings!  CLICK HERE for more information on the Event Registration Service.

So if you want to promote your shooting range, club, match or other shooting-related events, don’t hesitate –sign up now. To subscribe to either the Basic Package or the Featured Club Package this click on the “Subscribe” button in the main menu.

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:01

Pistol Rack for Your Safe

peg boardIt is easy to store semi-auto pistols in a gun safe using traditional racks that store the gun in the muzzle-up position.  However, these racks do not work very well for revolvers since the measurement between the top of the back-strap and the bottom of the grip varies greatly on different revolvers.  Several factors come into play suchRead More

as the frame size, square grip or round grip, extended grips, etc.  You can find the solution to this problem at your local Home Depot or Lowes.  Buy a sheet of 1/4"sheet of pegboard, 1/4" dowel rod, and two "L" brackets.  Cut the pegboard to fit the height and length of the safe shelf you are going to use for the revolver rack.  Then bolt one"L" bracket on each side of the pegboard to hold it up and against the back of the safe wall.  This is only necessary until you get one or two pistols/revolvers on the rack, so you can omit the "L" brackets if you prefer.

Cut a length of 1/4" dowel rod for each pistol/revolver you want to put on the rack.  The length will be determined by the length of the revolver's barrel.  I cut the dowel 1" shorter than the barrel, except 2" revolvers get a 1 1/2" dowel rod.  Push the 1/4" dowel rod into the appropriate hole in the pegboard to match the height of the barrel. You can use the same square footage twice by storing shorter pistols/revolvers under taller ones with longer barrels.

It's quick, easy, flexible and cheap.

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:00

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund

CRDF Statement of Purpose

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund was established by the NRA Board of Directors in 1978 to become involved in court cases establishing legal precedents in favor of gun owners.  To accomplish this, the Fund provides legal and financial assistance to selected individuals and organizations defending their right to keep and bear arms.  Additionally, the Fund sponsors legal research and education on a wide variety of firearms related issues, including the meaning of the Second Amendment and nature of the right to keep and bear arms provisions in state constitutions.

Tax Exempt Status

The Fund is a charitable/educational entity which has been granted tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible for Federal income tax purposes.

Financial Information

The financial records of the Fund are audited annually by a Certified Public Accountant as required by the Bylaws of the Fund. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, performed the audit for the year ending December 31, 2011.

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