January 2014 Newsletter

The annual FHRC dinner is rapidly approaching. It is being held on January 22nd at the American Legion on Wooster St in Marietta. This event kicks off at 6pm and there will be games and raffles, a great dinner, club officer elections and the awarding of the volunteer Glock. Everyone that plans on attending should have already sent in their reservations with their club renewal. If, for some reason, you have not received a club dues renewal please contact Vicki McKnight at [email protected] ASAP.

The club will be holding an IDPA style safety officer class on Saturday, February 8that 9am at the indoor range. A pen and some paper is all that is required to attend. Anyone interested in becoming a safety officer for the pistol matches the club holds throughout the year, please contact Bill Carroll or Don Fought. This free class is open to any club member that is interested. Topics covered include safety, rules, equipment and the roles of the safety officer and scorekeeper. If you volunteered at a match last year and would like to get a little deeper into the sport, please contact Don or Bill to sign up. [email protected] or [email protected]

On Sunday March 23rd the club will be holding their 2nd annual IDPA style instructional match. This match is designed for anyone that wants to learn what competitive pistol shooting, Fort Harmar style, is all about. The instructional will kick off at 11am at the outdoor pistol range with a short lecture about the rules, safety and equipment of the IDPA style, BUG (BackUp Gun), PPC and Ladies Defensive pistol matches. After the lecture, participants will be turned lose to shoot through the 3 specially designed stages. These scenario stages will expose the shooter to most of the skills required to compete at a Fort Harmar style pistol match. All you will need is a 9mm or larger semi auto pistol or .38 or larger revolver, a holster for it, 3 mags or 4 speed loaders, a mag or speed loader pouch and 60 rounds of ammo. Don’t forget eye and ear protection as they are mandatory for any shooting event at Fort Harmar. If you would like to participate but don’t have the required equipment, contact Bill Carroll or Don Fought in advance and arrangements can be made to provide you with the equipment. Male or Female, young or old, this event is open to anyone that wants to see what competitive pistol shooting is all about. Any one under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the whole day.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the Friends of NRA will be holding their 7th annual fund raising dinner and auction on Thursday, February 27 at the Holy Smoke Event Center in Whipple, Ohio. Doors open at 530 and dinner will be served at 7pm. The evening will be filled with games, raffles and auctions for guns and gear. Tickets are $40 for dinner and a door prize entry, $125 for dinner, door prize entry and 40 raffle tickets or $1000 table package that includes 8 dinners, 8 door prize entries and 8 packets of 40 raffle tickets as well as a table captain drawing for a Ruger LCP. Last year this event raised over $26,000 that will be used to support the 4H/FHRC Rifle Team, the Washington County 4H Shooting Sports program/Bull’s-Eye 4H Club, the FHRC Women on Target clinic and several other 4H shooting programs in surrounding counties. For tickets of more information please contact Don or Lisa Fought at 740-423-6026 or [email protected]