Greenport Tactical Association

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Important Range Information - Please Read

GTA promotes safe handling & use of legally owned weapons. Matches & events are open to non-members unless otherwise specified. NFA weapons welcome, all NFA rules apply. Eye/ear protection required for your safety. Children under 18 yrs. of age must be accompanied by parent, legal guardian or responsible adult who accepts liability for their actions.

For membership info contact see club officer or click on this link to download a membership application.

GTA membership requires that you be a member of the National Rifle Association. Click on the link below to join the NRA.

To subscribe to the news mailing list, please visit GTA News

**PLEASE READ: Use of firearms are inherently dangerous & could result in severe injury or death. We will not tolerate unsafe shooters, persons, behavior or illegal weapons on the range. **

*** Greenport is a Muzzle down range, meaning unless your weapon is on a target the muzzle must be holstered or in the low position pointing the muzzle at the ground.

*AT NO TIME SHALL THE MUZZLE POINT TO THE SKY.*

*Please maintain this position with all shooters as if we have an AD then the bullet needs to be kept in this range, NO exception!! We need to practice this so our neighbors will be safe and we can continue to shoot here.

*CHAMBER FLAGS will be required when long guns are not in your POSITIVE control.

*NO LOADING OF ANY WEAPON, UNLESS YOU ARE ON THE FIRING LINE. ALL WEAPONS WILL BE UNLOADED IN A SAFE AREA, OR ON THE FIRING LINE. If you are in a private class you will need to follow the instructors wishes whether its a cold range or a hot range for their class only! This is the instructors discretion.

Greenport is machinegun friendly, nothing bigger than 40 mil. Please do not bring illegal weapons onto this range. Bring your paperwork with your weapon as I may want to see it.

News

The Rifle Fantastic times 2

We’re down to one last club rifle night and we’re going out with a bang.  We’ve moved the date from Oct 21 (it gets dark too early!) to SUNDAY, Oct 26.  We’ll meet at 3:00 in the afternoon and shoot past dark.  There will be flares!  I would like to run a warm-up on the rifle range, a walk-back match and a mini-match before it gets dark.  We’ll send out for pizza and wings so expect to kick a few bucks into the pot.

All club members are welcome to come out and shoot.  Bring a sidearm as well as your rifle.  You never know what you’ll need.

Please, no armor piercing on our steel, but you may use them on paper and cardboard.

We look forward to having some great times and I’ll see you there!

 

SHOOTHOUSE 8/20 UPDATE

 

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SEPT 09 / 2014  The floor and the front was finished on this Saturday and it looks great, Thanks for all of those that helped, (Frank, Larry, Sharon, Cody,Sandy,Rob,Ryan,Adam, hope I didn't forget anyone) Thanks to all of you.  We got all of the coraplas and shoot house wall parts in the shoot house now and need several more items moved to complete it. I will keep you informed to the progress. Thanks BBird

 

SEPT 2014  Fall is on the way, we will be trying to get the house up and running for this fall. The automation probably won't

be this year, but we will use static targets.  I still need some people power to finish ( see Bill for dates)

off the shoot house, making walls, hanging motors and rails, smoothing out the floor.

The drainage is complete, the grass is in and grew app 4 inches b4 winter. The ground is soft now from the rain.

 

Aug 17, 2014 we had a work party out and there were 13 of us setting posts, making door frame, installing siding, leveling parts of

the floor.  I still need to move all of the portable house parts over to the range. I also need another day with your help to

finish.

To all of you that helped, Guy, Marty, John, Ryan, Larry, Frank, Sandy, Will, Mike, Sarah, Heather, I want to THANK YOU

personally for your due diligence in the heat and rain showers!! Thanks for your help.

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November 2013  We have finished the drainage and grass is planted, the hillsides are retainer from most erosion this winter.

I've got most of the upper framing done and will need some help with the walls, floor and possibly a ballistic wall.

**NOTE** this area is closed to all shooting for now, please keep all vehicles out of this area.

Pics to follow soon see ya in the spring

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July 2013  The shoot house is coming along just fine at this time, its 30 x 30 with the possibility of 18 rooms after the portable walls are built.

For now i expect the range will be closed for another week, (if it doesn't stop raining it will be longer) before Range #1 will be usable.

This project may take 3 more weeks  if its to wet to work.

My thoughts at this time are that we take all of our portable shoot house parts and build an operational shoot house, once we are done  with the final grade excavation.

I have plans for 6 radio controlled targets, that will be hung from the ceiling, so they HOPEFULLY won't be shot!!

There will be a foul line @ 6' for Muzzle height restriction, and we will always obey the 180' rule.

More to come on the progress.  Check it out when your @ greenport.

Best regards,

Caretaker

 

CCW at GTA

GTA Concealed Carry Sticker – check for updates

One long-time goal of GTA is to have a safe facility where members can practice their CCW skills. The green and white sticker seen on some badges signify the member has his or her CCW license and has gotten permission to carry a loaded weapon concealed on the range.

GTA encourages the safe practice of CCW skills. We have a few rules you must comply with.

1 You must get permission and have your badge on.

2 Your weapon must be concealed. LEOs must display their shield to carry in any manner.

3 You may practice on any unoccupied range or as a participant in a group activity.

4 The match director/instructor/activity leader needs to be notified and has the right to make their activity a cold range requiring everyone to load on command at the firing line.

5 You may carry a concealed weapon and shoot a second weapon. For example, you could carry a .380 in a pocket holster and shoot 1911 in competition and nobody needs to know.

Do we have to say this? Unsafe activity can result in losing your membership.

 

 

Safety

Safety

We’ve never had a problem, and we will not have any in the future. GTA will continue to be a safe shooting environment where we can enjoy shooting. We will not tolerate any kind of horseplay or shooting stunts. I will not allow some putz with a gun to ruin GTA for everyone.

Eye and ear protection are mandatory for members, guests and match participants. We will remain a muzzle down range. Reloads with your pistol muzzle pointed over the backstop is not tolerated. Discharge a weapon over the backstop and you’re gone. Safe the kool stuff you see on TV and in video games for someone else’s range.

GTA will continue to be a cold range. You may not load your weapon until you’re on the firing line and you have been authorized to do so.

Don’t like it? Great, start your own club.

 

Safety is our number one rule.

 

Frank

GTA President

 

GTA E-mail

 

How do I get on the GTA mailing list?  I never know whats's going on.

I'm asked that several times a month and the answer is , “You got to sign-up for it at the website.”

I’ve been signed up since day one, but I got to admit it’s hidden a little bit. I know this is unusual, but here’s a link to that page.


http://diablops.com/mailman/listinfo/gtanews_diablops.com

 

Once you’re there just follow the instructions and you’ll be in the know!

 

This a Muzzle Down Range

*** GTA is a Muzzle down COLD RANGE, meaning unless your weapon is on a target the muzzle must be in the low ready position pointing the muzzle at the ground, or any handguns must be holstered. COLD RANGE means no loaded weapons of any kind on the property, unless you are on a range to practice, OR you have been approved to carry hot, ON this range with your CCW license through GTA.

*AT NO TIME SHALL THE MUZZLE POINT TO THE SKY.*

*Please maintain this position with all shooters as if we have an AD then the bullet needs to be kept in this range, (IN THE GROUND IS IN OUR RANGE) NO exception!! We need to practice this so our neighbors will be safe and we can continue to shoot here. No muzzle should ever point higher than any target on the range, or above the foul line in the shoot house area

*CHAMBER FLAGS will be required when long guns are not in your POSITIVE control.

*NO LOADING OF ANY WEAPON, UNLESS YOU ARE ON THE FIRING LINE. ALL WEAPONS WILL BE UNLOADED IN A SAFE AREA, OR ON THE FIRING LINE. If you are in a private class you will need to follow the instructors wishes whether its a cold range or a hot range for their class only! This is the instructors discretion.

Greenport is machine gun friendly, nothing bigger than 40 mil. Please do not bring illegal weapons onto this range. Bring your paperwork with your weapon as I may want to see it.

 

First Aid / Trauma Kits

GTA has several First Aid / Trauma kits which are available should the unthinkable occur.  They have major and minor injury supplies, info sheets and alarm horns. They will be kept in the container and deployed to the ranges during events. There is information on contacting emergency response personnel and club members are urged to inspect the kits and become familiar with the contents.

As always there will be the medical kit in the classroom too. .

 

Trauma Kit