News

Temporary Range Closure

Due to the continuing corona virus issue, The Second Knoll Target Range will remain closed for the safety of the public and our staff. As soon as conditions allow, the range will reopen. Please check this site for additional details.

Thank you for your support.

Seth R. Nadel, President
WMSA Inc.

 

Our Sympathy

It is with great sadness I announce the death of Benchrest Shooters Board Member John Easterbrook. He had been suffering from cancer for awhile, and it finally took him. John was a great help while we were building the range, and a friend. He taught me much about construction, including how to level a pad with just 4 stakes and some twine. He was the first RSO trainer and scheduler.

We shall miss his good advice in that gravelly voice. Please hold his memory close, and celebrate his life. Our condolences to Lynda.

As information about a service becomes available, I will share it.

Seth Nadel, President

Bullseye Club Participates in Annual IER&PA Tournament

The White Mountain Bullseye Club is currently participating in the Inland Empire Rifle & Pistol Association Tournament. This is the 99th Annual Rifle Postal Tournament and the 76th Annual Pistol Tournament of the IER&PA. We compete in this tournament each year from January through March and this year, we have three participating teams.

The course of fire is a National Match Course at 50 feet with one hand for pistol: 10 shots slow fire; 10 shots timed fire; 10 shots rapid fire.

This is a Postal Match, which means we shoot the targets and send in the results each week for ten weeks. The results are tallied by IER& A and sent out by email each week.

Washington, Oregon, Utah, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona are some of the participating states at indoor target ranges. We have a slight disadvantage because we shoot outdoors and wind is an issue most of the time. See PDFs below for Weekly Results.

2020 Desert Midwinter Matches Held

Phoenix Rod & Gun Club in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted the 2020 Desert Midwinter matches on February 12-16, 2020. This is our biggest match of the year, drawing 75+ shooters from all over the country. National shooting teams in attendance were the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, All Army National Guard, United States Marine Corp Reserve and Vermont National Guard. The matches are divided into two shooting disciplines, INTERNATIONAL and PRECISION PISTOL (BULLSEYE PISTOL). The International shooting competition is what is used in the Olympic Games. Precision Pistol, AKA Bullseye Pistol, has been around since the early 1900’s. All matches are shot using only one hand. Distances are 50 and 25 yards for Precision Pistol and 50, 25 and 10 meters for International Pistol. For more information, see the links below.

http://www.bullseyepistol.com/

https://www.olympicpistol.com/

Welcome a New Shooting Group to WMSA

The Benchrest Shooters are now active, with a division for Rimfire shooters and a separate group for Centerfire shooters. They are shooting on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, so come on out and see if you can put all your shots into one hole!

As the representative of the Benchrest group, John Easterbrook has been elected by the club membership—Welcome to the board, John!

The Association Has a New Publicity Director!

Vicki Matsumonji has agreed to take it on, and is looking for others to lend a hand. If you are interested, please contact her at 623-556-3704 (phone or text) or via e-mail at vickim.wmsa@gmail.com. Thank you Vicki!

Bay Rentals

The training and competition bays are available for rent for private events..

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Article on Second Knoll Target Range

Target shooting can be a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family and a great way to enjoy our public lands. As fire season progresses and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest moves into Stage II fire restrictions, opportunities for dispersed target shooting become limited. Fortunately there is a great facility for target shooting located on the National Forest that remains open despite the restrictions. . . .

The Big News

We now have overhead cover on the 100- and 50-yard range firing lines! The Game and Fish Department 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.

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!

Range Safety Officers Needed