What could be better than spending some time on the range, helping shooters to be safe while seeing all their different guns? That is what our Range Safety Officers do, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. You will be helping the club, helping the shooters, and enjoying the great outdoors. All training is free, and you get a key to the office and the combination to the gate, so you can shoot when the range is closed! In return we ask for 2 ‘shifts‘ per month (2 half days, or one full day).
All you need to do is e-mail Sleuth@wildblue.net
Nice article on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest website about Second Knoll Target Range...
The BIG News!
We now have overhead cover on the 100 and 50 yard range firing lines! The Department of Game and Fish paid for a solid, well-built cover on both ranges. This is a result of the volunteer hours by the RSOs, Board members, and the membership, and our willingness to abide by the rules of the Forest Service and Game and Fish. Today, the 16th, Bill Weldon, our outgoing Vice President, got to fire the first shot under the new covers. And, rather than protect us from the sun, they kept the (welcome) rain off our heads while the Mountain Riflemen, the Muzzleloaders, the Bullseye shooters, and the general public shot! Come on out and enjoy it yourself!
Things are happening on the range! With the National Forest closed to shooting, we have been BUSY - and many thanks to the Range Safety Officers who give up their time to keep us open! Many folks and groups who had been shooting in the Forest have 'found' the range, and I expect most of them to be back! In the past week we had a Gilbert Scouting USA 'Venture' group (all Eagle Scouts) come out on a weekday and have a grand time. Linda Gilbertson and I provided RSO staffing. Then on Saturday a men's group from all over the country meeting in Show Low brought over 30 to the range (in groups of 8 or 9), which also helped our numbers. They have already said they will be back next year!
The BIG news, and the reason the range is closed June 4th and 11th, is the construction of overhead covers on the 100 and 50 yard ranges! This will make the range a LOT cooler, but may be a bit noisier. The work is well under way, and this is no minor job - the holes for the footings are 17 feet deep! Check out the pictures.
The range will be open June 9 & 10, but if you come out, be careful as much soil has been disturbed.
Come on out and enjoy the shooting sports!! And don't forget to buy some raffle tickets, available in the range office, and at Mogollon Gun and Sierra Blanca Shooting Sports!
|The training and competition bays are available for rent for private events. Contact the club for details.
||The White Mountain Shooters Association is pleased to be part of the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
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|Any ammunition, except tracer or incendiary, may be fired at the Second Knoll range.
WMSA is a Civilian Marksmanship Program affiliated club, and members are eligible to buy rifles, ammo, and (when available) 1911's via the CMP. Check the CMP web site for details. Check out CMP News on .45's!
The range is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Range hours: 9-5 for Summer, starting May 1.
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