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

Sniper Match Firms Up!

Sniper match

We had so much fun last year, GTA is running another Sniper Team Match Sept 28.  We’ve moved the date up to what we hope will be nicer weather.  The mandatory safety meeting will be at 9:30 and we’ll make noise at 10 am.  We’ll break for safety at noon and prepared lunches will be available for purchase if desired.  You can always bring your own food.

We have spots for 25 two-man teams.  The cost will be $40 per team.  Sign up will start for GTA members at the August meeting and run for 2 weeks and then the remaining slots will be opened to the shooting public.  (Hint:  Be at the August meeting with your money, this will fill up fast!)

We’re looking at a round count of 100 for the sniper and 200 for the scout with 100 handgun thrown in.  There will be 4-5 stages and the teams will be squadded into 5 team groups.  All the scoring will be accuracy based.  The top two teams will receive plaques, everyone else gets bragging rights. (hint: Make sure you know your point of impact at several distances.)

Please no SS109 or other armor piercing ammunition.  Anyone found using this ammo on steel will be asked to leave - after they purchase the damaged steel.

 

GTA is looking for 5-10 GTA members to volunteer to help set up and oversee a stage on the 28th.  We’ll set up Sunday Sept 21 and shoot the match for score that day at no charge.  If you’re interested, see me at the August meeting.

 

Watch the website for addition information.

 

The Rifle Fantastic times 2

GTA is running two rifle/carbine nights a month for 2014 as our schedule permits.

The first will be the second Wednesday of each month run by BL Farley.  This will be a members and guest night.  Members will shoot for free and guests will be charged $5 to defray costs.   Activities are scheduled for: May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13 and Sept 10.  Activities start at 6:00 at the range.

A second rifle night will be held the third Tuesday of each month and will be available to members only.  There will be no charge.  Activities are scheduled for May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 16 and due to scheduling, Oct 21.  Activities start at 6 at the range.

I don’t expect the two sessions to track each other and members many attend as many as they like.  You need not attend every session, but you’ll have more fun if you attend regularly.

You’ll need a battle rifle/carbine, ammo, sling, 2 or more magazines, as well as eye and ear protection.  Water, bug spray, brim hat, magazine carriers, flashlight are optional; you’re an adult, you know what to bring.

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!

 

Dave Spaulding at GTA

Dave Spaulding will be at GTA with is Vehicle Combative course.

This course addresses not only having one’s vehicle attacked (car-jacking, motorcade etc.) but also being attacked in the car.  Taught in and around real motor vehicles, this course includes shooting through body sheet metal and window as well as shooting through seats and other interior obstructions.

Sounds pretty interesting doesn’t it!  It’s a two day course costing $400 and it’s open to GTA members and the public.  For more information go to:

http://www.handguncombatives.com/styled-10/index.html

 

GTA Membership for 2014

The 2014 GTA membership form is available in a printable copy under "Other Files " on the right of our website. GTA membership covers the primary member, spouse, plus any children under 18 living in the home. You may mail in your fees, but a land use agreement form must be filled out by everyone prior to receiving their badge.

Since we are an NRA club the principle member must be an NRA member and will be required to show a current membership.

Please note:  GTA has had to raise our membership to $55 a year.  The new 2014 application has been changed to reflect that.

 

 

 

SHOOTHOUSE

 

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Feb 2014  Spring is on the way, we will be opening in April 2014 date *TBA* We will be having the 1st meeting on april 3rd,

please be present to get badges and fill out your land use agreement for 2014. I will be needing some help with the automation

of the shoot house, making walls, hanging motors and rails, smoothing out the floor. Its pretty wet and we wont be going into

that area to work til it drys out. The drainage is complete, the grass is in and grew app 4 inches b4 winter. The ground is soft now

but will be dry when spring comes to the great white north.

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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!

 
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