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PLEASE JOIN NMSSA!

OUR VISION IS TO MAKE NMSSA A STATE-WIDE ASSOCIATION.

THE MORE MEMBERS WE HAVE THE MORE CLOUT WE HAVE IN SANTA FE

CLICK ON. https://nmssa.org/membership/.  TO JOIN

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE ONLY $25.

NEW AREA DIRECTORS FOR NMSSA

We would like to thank our newest NMSSA State Board.

Mr. Steve White has volunteered as the Area Director for District 1 and Mr. John Thoesen has volunteered as the Area Director for District 7.

The NMSSA is a growing statewide organization. If you are interested in helping, please consider joining. We are also looking for additional members to fill other Director positions throughout the state. Go to the NMSSA website and see if there is a district available in your area. https://nmssa.org/board


 
STEVE WHITE.                  



                                                JOHN THOESEN
SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE NRA !

The NRA Foundation is the Charitable Arm of the NRA that raises money to support the Second Amendment and the shooting sports through their Friends of NRA Banquets.  The Funds are NOT used for Political Purposes.  Half the Funds raised stay right here in New Mexico to help shooting teams and shooting programs with equipment and ammo via grants. 

GO TO    WWW.FRIENDSOFNRA.ORG  to find a Banquet near you !

HERE IS INFO ABOUT THE BANQUET IN ALBUQUERQUE AT A BIGGER AND BETTER LOCATION THIS YEAR!




 

FRIDAY, JULY 12TH AT 5:00PM

Don't sit on the sidelines. 

Join in the excitement of 

GSSF Indoor Shooting Range Matches!

You must participate in a minimum of two matches to qualify for prizes.

First match is Friday, July 12th at 5:00pm

9320 Coors Blvd NW, Abq. NM 87114

Register For GSSF Now

 

Take your indoor shooting experience to the next level!

Shoot a Calibers Indoor IDPA Match!

Make new friends while challenging yourself

Next IDPA match is: 

Sunday, July 28th at 8:00am

4340 Cutler Ave NE, Abq. NM 87110

Register For IDPA Match

USPSA Grand Master Tim Herron's 2-Day Practical Performance Course

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm

 
ALBUQUERQUE SHOOTING RANGE PARK

NMSSA Vice President Jeremy Gill ANNOUNCES:

Practical Defense Training, LLC is hosting Tim Herron of timherronshooting.com for his 2-Day Practical Performance Course. While this course is specifically geared towards USPSA/Competitive shooting, the overarching goal is to teach students how to shoot faster and more accurately, a critical skill in any defensive shooting situation.


Aside from being a World-Class Shooter, Herron is a World-Class Instructor and continues to receive rave reviews from his students and fellow instructors, alike. 


About the Class: 

Space allowing, we will set up a full stage, for students to run through at the beginning of class. The stage will include a number of elements such as entries and exits, opportunities to shoot on the move, awkward positions, close and far targets, and high risk arrays. This first run through will be an assessment tool, helping the instructor to figure out your shooting style and where improvements can be made. Throughout the class we will occasionally revisit this stage, and use parts of it to isolate and develop skills, and set up drills.

In addition, we'll be covering the following topics:

Day 1

  1. Overview of gear setup/optimization
  2. Small discussion on grip/stance/draws
  3. Group shooting
  4. Dot drills w/o timer and w/ timer
  5. Discussion/demo on importance of trigger control and sight management
  6. Transitions
  7. Sight deviation and acceptable risk
  8. Reloads/Unloaded starts/Table starts
  9. Putting it all together (4 aces, El Prez, Accelerator)

Day 2

  1. Movement (side to side, downrange/uprange)
  2. Positioning and how to set up properly (barricades, ports, leans)
  3. Entries/Exits
  4. Importance of having gun up ready to shoot ALWAYS
  5. Stage planning (visualization, self talk)
  6. Stage shooting and performance improvement and evaluation
Feel free to share this info with your friends/family that are interested in competitive shooting, all skills levels are welcome and will benefit from Tim's instruction, he does an amazing job tailoring his instruction to each individual student and focuses on student growth and success. Expect to receive a detailed debrief following the class about your performance and opportunities from class.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, my personal number is (505) 944-5247. You can find out more information about Tim Herron and his course offerings at 
www.timherronshooting.com, to register for this class click here:


https://www.abqconcealedcarry.com/course/2-day-practical-performance-w-tim-herron/


The cost is $400 per student and class size is limited.


We look forward to seeing you on the range!





Dr. John Lott had an article recently at Fox News on the gun control push for suppressors.

Despite what you might believe from watchin­g television shows or movies, suppressors (commonly known as “silencers”) do not make guns “silent” — unless you consider an ambulance siren or a jackhammer to be silent.

However, as soon as it was clear that the Virginia Beach killer used a noise suppressor on one of his guns last Friday when he killed 12 people, Democrats called for suppressors to be banned. Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special legislative session to pass a ban.

“Witnesses might not hear. Police will be less likely to track down the shooter,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in calling for such a ban. She is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination and advocating stricter gun control measures.

Democrats across the board are now demanding bans. Even President Trump, who has been more strongly supportive of gun ownership than any president in decades, promised Wednesday that he would “seriously look” at banning suppressors.

The .45 caliber handgun used in the Virginia Beach attack creates sounds that measure at 158 decibels. The average suppressor reduces the sound by around 30 decibels. But 128 decibels is still very high – virtually the same as peak crowd noise in a stadium. If you use a suppressor in conjunction with earmuffs, you can get the sound down to about 100 decibels, which is about as loud as an average motorcycle.

The common 9mm Glock is even louder, at about 162 decibels.

But just a couple of years ago, Robyn Thomas, executive director of the Giffords Center to Prevent Gun Violence, argued against the health benefits of suppressors. “Silencers do not protect your hearing,” she said.

No one seems to be asking why the Virginia Beach killer used a suppressor. But anyone who has fired a gun at both outdoor and indoor firing ranges will understand the reason. When you are inside a building, the echoes from firing a gun make the sound even more deafening.

The shooter’s use of a suppressor had nothing to do with hiding his shots from others. Indeed, the police were able to find the killer from following the sound of his shots.

The suppressor is just one example of how far the killer went in carefully planning his attack. It can hardly be a coincidence that the attack occurred in a public building where everyone was a public employee and therefore prohibited from carrying a permitted concealed handgun. Unlike all of his law-abiding colleagues, the killer didn’t obey the ban.

By using his employee keycard to access employee-only locations, the shooter gained time to kill more people. He may have correctly guessed that the police would have trouble bypassing the locks to employee-only areas.

By early 2017, about 1.3 million Americans had registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) to own a suppressor. For this, the government charges a $200 fee.

These legal owners have been extremely law abiding. In the 10 years from 2008 through 2017, the BATF only recommended an average of 44 suppressor-related prosecutions per year. This means that roughly .003 percent of “silencers” are used in crimes each year.

“Consistent with this low number of prosecution referrals, silencers are very rarely used in criminal shootings,” the BATF’s associate deputy director wrote under the Obama administration. “Given the lack of criminality associated with silencers, it is reasonable to conclude that they should not be viewed as a threat to public safety necessitating [National Firearms Act] classification, and should be considered for reclassification under the [Gun Control Act].”

Ironically, despite Europe having generally much stricter gun control regulations than the United States, suppressors are not regulated in many countries (even in France for certain types of pistols). . . .





Dr. John Lott had an article recently at Townhall.com on the Virginia Beach shooting. The employee handbook info regarding employees being banned from having guns is available here.

Another horrifying attack and immediately gun control politicians and organizations are calling for more gun control laws. Former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren; Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former congressman Beto O’Rourke, and many others put out calls for more gun control within a few hours of the tragedy. The question of “How many more?” is a question that we ask ourselves all the time. Now the desire “to do something” is very understandable, but let’s try to do something that matters.

Here is something that people might want to consider. Virginia Beach bans employees from being able to carry guns. While it was indeed possible for a civilian to enter the “Operations Building” where the attack occurred, the “Operations Building,” as its name suggests, was a building where virtually only employees would be in.

The operations building contained up to 400 employees in city/schools print services, mail room services, planning, public works, public utilities, communications and information technology, and traffic engineering. Even with public utilities, the office where customers could pay bills was located in another building. This “operations” building is also relatively isolated from the rest of the buildings.

Everyone in the building who was killed was a public employee. They were all law-abiding people who obeyed the firearms ban. But the killer, also a public employee, didn’t obey the ban.

These killers face no real penalty for violating gun laws. Shooters die in three-quarters of attacks. Even when they don’t, the threat of losing their job or facing a few year prison term means nothing to someone who is already facing multiple murder counts.

Gun control advocates don’t seem to grasp this important point. Attackers don’t follow gun laws. But the penalties for illegally carrying a gun are very serious for law-abiding people.

You also can’t ignore that places where the victims can’t defend themselves attract mass public killers whose only goal is to kill as many people as possible. You simply can’t have a couple police officers stationed in every building.

Not all municipal governments in Virginia ban employees from carrying guns. For example, public employees can carry in Bedford and, I am also told, Campbell Counties, with apparently no problems. Nationwide the over 18 million concealed handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding, and they commit any firearms related violation at rates ranging from once per every 100,000 or 1,000,000 permit holders.

The chilling fact is that mass public killers are attracted to targets where people can’t defend themselves. The Virginia Beach attack is all too familiar. Ninety-eight percent of US mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places where people weren’t allowed to defend themselves. But the news media refuses to cover this fact, which illustrates the need for self-defense, not for more gun control that doesn’t work.

The one non-employee who got shot was alone in the parking lot when he was killed. If that contractor were taken completely by surprise, self-defense may have been difficult even with a gun. But that doesn’t hold true for the many victims inside the building.

Immediately after the attack, Mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed that the United States is “the only developed nation where this is routine.” Except for the recent mass shootings in New Zealand and Brazil, Americans rarely hear about mass public shootings in other countries. Even when Americans do hear about them, the stories are usually only briefly covered. . . .

SHOOTING EVENTS
SEND YOUR EVENTS TO recordingsecretary@nmssa.org



SHOOTING EVENTS INFO COURTESY OF SOUTHWEST GUNSMITH TECHNOLOGIES - swguntech.com 


Thu 1ST AUG - Calibers Cutler fun shoot 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Sat 3RD AUG - IDPA Match Del Norte Range 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM
Sat 3RD AUG - Rio Grande Practical Shooting club  ABQ city Range 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Wed 7TH AUG - EMPSC USPSA match at Mags indoor shooting range 5:30 PM - 8:00 PMMAGS Indoor Shooting Range, 410 Cam Oriente, Moriarty, NM 87035, USA
Thu 8TH AUG - NM State Sectionals Match set up at founders ranch 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri - Sat AUG 9TH-10TH - NM USPSA State Sectionals at Founders Ranch Staff and sponsor shoot 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 10TH AUG - NM USPSA State Sectionals at Founders Ranch State Championships and awards 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 13TH AUG - Calibers Coors Fun shoot 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Thu 15TH AUG - Calibers Cutler fun shoot  5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Sat 17TH AUG - Rio Grande Practical Shooting club ABQ city Range 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Sat 17TH AUG - IDPA Match Del Norte Range 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Wed 21ST AUG - EMPSC USPSA match at Mags indoor shooting range 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Sat 24TH AUG - EMPSC USPSA at Founders Ranch 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Sun 25TH AUG - Rimfire/Steel Challenge Founders Ranch 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Tue 27TH AUG - Calibers Coors Fun Shoot 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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Del Norte Gun Club -
CMP Match on 1000yd Range - August 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Precision Rifle Match Outback Range Reserved - August 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

.22 Tactical Rimfire Match Bays 7-9 - Aug 17 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
.22 Precision Rimfire Match on the 15 Position 100yd Rifle Range - Aug 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fullbore Rifle Match on 1000yd Range - Aug 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
F-Class Match on 1000yd Range - Aug 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

 
For information on these and more events go to dngcnm.com 

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ZIA RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB MATCHES
ADDRESS:  3615 Los Picaros Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105 - SOUTH OF ABQ SUNPORT

GO TO http://www.ziarifleandpistolclub.com/wp-content/ziacurrentcalendar.pdf

  Action Handgun - July  27 & Aug 10 & Aug 24 - 0900  Ron 293-3707

 - 3 Gun Tactical   July  27 & Aug 11 & Aug 24 -  0800 - Set Up,  0900 - Match Jared:  jjmilinazzo@ gmail.com

 - Sporting Clays  July 21 & Aug 18-  Sign In: before 0915 Match: 0930 email sign in or questions:  - Lyn 269-1017    ziasignup@gmail.com

ARA Club Match -  July 20 & Aug 10 - Setup: 0715 Match: 0800 Johnny 828-2306
ARA State Tournament - Aug 24 - Setup: 0715 Match: 0800 Johnny 828-2306

Hunter Pistol Silh. RF & CF Pistol cal. Levergun Silh.-  July 21 & Aug 18 - Setup 0800 Match 0900

Precision Tactical Rifle -  July 28 & Aug 25 - Sign In 0845 Match 0900 Reid 269-9189

 Trap & Wobble Trap -  July 28 & Aug 25 -1000 - 1200 Jim 617-794-3006

Cowboy Rifle Long Range Pistol. - Aug 10 -  0900
Cowboy RF  - 1300.      David 269-6578

Rimfire B/R - R&P - Aug 11 - 0730 Setup 0800 Match Earl 265-8306Call Saturday or shoot will be canceled.

Action Revolver & Concealed - Aug 31 - 0900 - Ron 293-3707

MR Prone F-Class - Sep 1 -  0800 John 414-7562

SB Rifle Silhouette - Sep 1 - 0800 Setup 0900 Start Match Ann 235-3832
 

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Los Lunas Gun Club - http://www.llgc.wildapricot.org

BLACK POWDER SHOOT -  Aug 3  - 9AM - 3PM

IDPA MATCH - [ RANGE CLOSED DURING MATCH]  Aug 24  - 8 AM - 3 PM

STEEL CHALLENGE - Aug 11 - 8 AM
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Rio Grande Practical Shooting Club - FOR MORE INFO GO TO  rgpsc.com

Practical Shooting is on the first and third Saturday of each month. Setup begins at 8:30 a.m. and the match begins at 10:00 a.m.

1st and 3rd Saturdays  - Rio Grande Practical Shooting club - ABQ city Range

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CAPITAN HIGH POWER SHOOTING
- Entrance on US Hwy 380 is 3 miles east of Capitan, NM.


COMING EVENTS

1.  Aug 24 - High Power

2. Aug 25th - Garand/Military/Vintage

3. Aug 11  - Smallbore 

5. Aug 3 & 4 - F-Class Regional
 
6. Aug 10 - Friends of NRA Banquet

7. The Capitan Hi-power Shooting Club is holding an EIC Service Rifle Match on September 29, 2019.  Match Begins: 8AM.

The location of the range is: 8839 Highway 380, Capitan, NM. 

For more information you may contact the match director: William Rodolph at  billr52@valornet.com.
or visit www.capitanhipower.com


8. The Capitan Hi-power Shooting Club, Inc. is holding an As-Issued Military Match on  08/25/19 and 10/27/19.  The location of the range is: Hwy 380, Capitan, NM.  Match Begins: 8:00AM.

For more information you may contact the match director: Gary Shaver at  kllyshaver@yahoo.com

 

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SANDIA GUN CLUB PISTOL MATCH


The Sandia Gun Club is holding a Sandia Gun Club EIC Service Pistol & .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC Match on 09/06/19.  The location of the range is: NRA Whittington Center, Raton, NM. 

For more information you may contact the match director: Bertie Nicholson at cruiser.bird@hotmail.com

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OTERO COUNTY RANGE - 19 Rockcliff Road
La Luz, NM 88337

The following are the monthly competitions held at the Otero County Rifle Range:

  • Cowboy Action on the 1st Saturday of each month
  • .22 Action Match on the 4th Saturday of each month
  • IPSC on the 4th Sunday of each month

Mark S. Douglas - Range Master/NRA Instructor  mdouglas@co.otero.nm.us

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Upcoming Local Registered Shotgun Shoots

Sporting Clays:

Founders Ranch - Aug 3 - Edgewood, NM

NSCA Shotgun Shoot Del Norte Gun Club - Aug 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tinnin Hunt Club - July 20 - Bosque, NM

Zia Gun Club July 21 & Aug 18 -  Sign In: before 0915 Match: 0930 email sign in or questions:  - Lyn 269-1017   ziasignup@gmail.com

Ponderosa Springs - July 25 - 28 , Lincoln, NM

NSCA Shotgun Shoot Del Norte Gun Club - August 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NEW MEXIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - Aug 15 - 18 - NRA Whittington Ctr, Raton, NM

 

Trap:

JULY & AUG  Matches -  https://www.nmtrap.com/clubs.html


RATON (ANNUAL) - AUG 17 & 18
ROSWELL - JULY 27  
BELEN (BIG 50) - JULY 27 & AUG 31
ALAMOGORDO - AUG 24 & 25
ALBUQUERQUE - AUG 25

 

Skeet: 


NEW MEXICO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - AUG 2 - 4, CHAPARRAL SKEET CLUB, ROSWELL

LEGENDS OF CHAPARRAL - AUG 23 - 25 - CHAPARRAL SKEET CLUB, ROSWELL

 

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