SASI's annual Youth Shoot

Folks:

    This year’s annual Youth Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, March 30th. The location is Old Bethpage Rifle & Pistol Club, at 70 Kean St., West Babylon. The time, for the youngsters to arrive, is by 8:45am, so they can have time to sign in, then find a seat. Adults are to drop off the youngsters. We don’t have enough room, to accommodate the adults, without reducing the number of seats available to the youngsters. The class is limited, to 39 youngsters.

                 PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, USING THE FORM PROVIDED AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

    The students must be at least age 12 but not more than age 17, on the day of the event. The students will be in the upstairs classroom, until approximately noon, during which time they will participate in a youth-friendly version of the NRA’s Rifle Safety Course, for which they will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
    After the classroom portion, there will be a lunch break. We will provide a free lunch, of pizza and soft drinks, for the students and staff but, for those who may have food allergies or who wish to bring another type of lunch, we can put those lunches in the refrigerator but each will have to include some external form of identification, to differentiate it from those of the others’ lunches, if refrigeration is required. Bottled water, bottled juice drinks and canned soda will be available, at no charge, for students and our staff, throughout the event. Staff will, also, have coffee, donuts and soft drinks available, throughout the day.
    After lunch, the youngsters will move downstairs, in small groups, to the range, where they will shoot, for qualification, using .22 caliber, bolt-action, iron-sighted rifles, with experienced instructors, in a one-on-one scenario. Those who are not shooting will remain in the classroom, until their turn to shoot. Those, who have completed shooting, will return to the classroom, while the others shoot. It is strongly suggested that each of the students brings a book, magazine or other item, to keep him/her occupied, while s/he is waiting to shoot or while waiting for his/her group to complete the cycle. If your youngster or his/her group finishes, before all others have completed the cycle, s/he is free to leave, provided there is an adult pick up.
    The youngsters will be allowed to keep their targets, as souvenirs, after they are scored and certified, as well as their reusable ear plugs. If any student is taking this course, to earn the Scouting Rifle Merit Badge, s/he must bring his/her Scouting Blue Card, which we will collect, have certified, then returned, to the local Scoutmaster. The local Scoutmasters will determine the nature, date and time of the merit badge award ceremony, in accordance with that troop’s award procedures. We will have right-handed and left-handed rifles, for the youngsters. Scouting uniforms are optional.

Driving directions:
If you are coming from the East, take
:
1) the Southern State Parkway, to Straight Path, then go North, on Straight Path (approx ½ mile), to Edison Ave. Make a left, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (just a few blocks). Make a right, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area or

2) Sunrise Highway, to Wellwood Ave., North, to Edison Ave. (approx ¾ mile) (Valero gas station, on the right). Make a right, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area or

3) the Long Island Expressway, to exit 49S (Route 110). Make a left (South), at the traffic light, onto Pinelawn Road. Pinelawn Road changes its name, to Wellwood Ave., just South of the cemeteries. Continue, until to get to Edison Ave. (Valero gas station, on the left). Make a left, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area.

If you are coming from the West, take:
1) the Southern State Parkway, to Wellwood Ave., then go North, on Wellwood (approx ½ mile), to Edison Ave. Make a right, onto Edison (Valero gas station, on the right corner), then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area or

2) Sunrise Highway, to Wellwood Ave., North, to Edison Ave. (approx ¾ mile). Make a right, onto Edison Ave. (Valero gas station, on the right corner), then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area or

3) the Long Island Expressway, to exit 49S (Route 110). Take the Service Road, East, to Pinelawn Road (approximately 3 traffic lights). Turn right (South), onto Pinelawn Road. Pinelawn Road changes its name, to Wellwood Ave., just South of the cemeteries. Continue, until you get to Edison Ave. (Valero gas station, on the left corner). Make a left, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area.

    Our parking lot can accommodate about 25 vehicles and street parking is legal. My E-mail is GHungerford101@cs.com and my direct dial phone, in the office, is (631) 226-7201, if you have any other questions. That phone number has 24/7 voice mail.
Gary

Parental permission and hold harmless, for Youth Shoot, with highlight.pdf (345.9KB)

5.56 NATO and .223 Remington: the same? No, don't confuse them..

Many people, be they new to the shooting sports or old timers, often forget that, while the 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington use the same bullet and case, therefore, look identical, are not the same round and are not interchangeable. While the .223 Remington can be safely fired, in any gun designed for the 5.56 NATO round, the reverse is not true and not only unsafe but very dangerous.

See the attached PDF, for details.

Gary

556 NATO vs 223 Rem.pdf (740.7KB)

SASI's annual Females and Firearms Educational Event

    The Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen, Inc. (SASI) is pleased to announce:

    OUR annual Females and Firearms Educational Event (FAFEE)

a FREE, instructional clinic and enjoyable introduction to firearms, exclusively for females, at or over the age of 12, as of the date of the class, on Saturday, September 29th, 2018, at:
    Old Bethpage Rifle & Pistol Club
    70 Kean Street, West Babylon, NY 11704.

If you or anyone you know would like to learn:
1) how to safely handle a firearm,
2) about safe storage options, for your home,
3) about modern or historic firearms,
4) in a class of only female students,
5) in a safe, friendly environment and/or
6) about competitive shooting and/or hunting basics,

then this Females and Firearms Educational Event is perfect for you!
    In the morning, from approximately 9am, until noon, the students will be in the classroom, gaining a basic understanding of firearms fundamentals. After that, we will provide them with a free lunch, consisting of pizza and soft drinks. After lunch, they will proceed downstairs, to Old Bethpage R&P’s indoor range, in small groups, for one-on-one shooting instruction, with experienced instructors, to shoot .22 caliber, bolt-action, iron-sighted rifles. We will be providing all the required equipment, including rifles, ammunition, ear protection, eye protection and targets. Participants will keep their targets and ear plugs, as mementos.
    Pre-registration is required. There are two, different registration forms: one each, for adults and minors. The registration forms are attached to this announcement, in PDF format. They must be printed, completed, then mailed, to the address indicated thereon. All valid registrations will be confirmed, by telephone. Only pre-registered students will be able to attend. Sign-in time, that morning, is 8:45.
    The event is limited, to 39 students and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration and hold harmless agreement, adults, for FAF.pdf (296.4KB)Registration, parental permission and hold harmless, for FAF.pdf (297KB)

SASI's and NCFGA's NRA BoD election recommendations

   Please feel free to distribute this, as far and wide as you see fit. SASI (the Suffolk County sportsmen's/women's association) and NCFGA (the Nassau County sportsmen's/women's association) have, as is the norm, carefully compiled a list of the most qualified candidates, running for seats, this year. The list and explanation are in the attached PDF.
Gary

NRA election recs.pdf (391KB)