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April Club Bulletin Available

The April 2019 Club bulletin is available for download here

The Bulletin Archive is available here

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FR&GC T-shirts, golf shirts, and vests are now available for sale

FR&GC T-shirts, golf shirts, and vests are now available for sale. Part of every purchase supports the Club's Williams Education Fund. Please see here for the order form and instructions!

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Action Pistol Training Opportunities at FXRGC

This is a joint announcement for two action pistol training opportunities at Fairfax Rod and Gun Club. 

The first class is an Action Pistol Competition class, to be held on April 14th. This class is geared towards the action pistol shooter who has some competition experience but wants formalized training in the action pistol sports. 

The second class is the IDPA New Shooter class, to be held on May 18th in conjunction with the monthly Club IDPA match. This class is geared toward the new IDPA shooter. 

So, if you’re new to action pistol sports, register for the May class. If you’ve shot some action pistol matches and want to improve your skills, register for the April class. Descriptions of both classes and registration links are below. Contact education@fxrgc.org if you have questions. 


Action Pistol Competition Class

Sponsored by the FXRGC Education Committee

Although competition is scored against others, you are really competing against yourself.  This class is an easy way to learn or hone your basic competitive handgun skills; whether you are a new shooter or experienced, formally trained or not.  A small investment of time can yield big results in the final score.

With the goals of Safety, Learning and Fun, participants will receive instruction, perform drills, get individual feedback, and be shown ways to continue practicing on and off the range.  This four-hour class will take place entirely on the range and address:


  • Loading, reloading and clearing malfunctions
  • Drawing and holstering from a strong side holster
  • Shooting with speed and accuracy
  • Use of cover


No previous competitive training or experience is necessary.  Participants need to understand the Four Rules of Gun Safety (link) and basic gun handling and marksmanship skills.

All training will be conducted under supervision of trained firearms instructors and safety officers.  A list of required items will be sent to participants and loaners are available if needed.  Plan on bringing 300 rounds of ammunition. 

The class will be held on Sunday, April 14th. Check-in is at 11:30am on the Culver Range and class will conclude no later than 4pm.  Cost is $50. This class is open to Club members and their guests. Space is limited. See the registration form here to register: http://fxrgc.org/form.cfm?id=35

Please contact Adam Metcalf at Metcalf.adam@yahoo.com for more information.  


IDPA New Shooter Class

Sponsored by the FXRGC Education Committee

The IDPA Match Staff at Fairfax Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a new IDPA shooter class on May 18, 2019. 

This class is intended for and geared towards the first time IDPA/action pistol shooter. You will learn, under direct supervision of experienced IDPA Safety Officers, how to draw from a holster, engage targets, and reholster a firearm. You will be instructed in the basic rules of IDPA including safety, stage execution, and range etiquette. 

This will be an all-day class. First part of the day will be spent on the Porasky range learning. The second part of the day will be spent shooting the May IDPA match at the Club. All students will be in the same squad for the afternoon match. 

Required gear include eye and ear protection, a safe firearm suitable for IDPA competition, a strong side hip holster that covers the trigger guard, three magazines, two magazine carriers, and a concealment garment. You will also need approximately 200 rounds of ammunition – 100 for the class, 100 for the match. 

Cost for the class is $20 which covers your match fee. Class starts at 9:00 am with check-in at the Culver range at 8:00 am. 

See the registration form here to register: http://fxrgc.org/form.cfm?id=34


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 - March 4, 2019


 WINCHESTER® 38 Special 130 Grain Full Metal Jacket

Olin Winchester, LLC (“Winchester”) is recalling three (3) lots of 38 Special 130 Grain Full Metal Jacket centerfire ammunition.

Symbol: USA38SPVP

Lot Numbers: KF21, KL30 and KM52

Winchester has determined the above lots of 38 Special ammunition may contain incorrect powder charges. Ammunition with excessive powder charges may cause firearm damage, rendering it inoperable, and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury or death.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® 38 SPECIAL 130 GRAIN SYMBOL USA38SPVP WITH LOT NUMBERS KF21, KL30 or KM52. The ammunition Lot Number is ink stamped inside the right tuck flap of the 100-round carton as indicated here. The symbol is printed above the UPC bar code. 

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol and Lot Number. If it is Symbol USA38SPVP with Lot Number KF21, KL30 or KM52, immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to Symbol USA38SPVP with Lot Numbers KF21, KL30 and KM52. Other Symbol or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this 38 Special centerfire ammunition recall please call toll-free 844-653-8358, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: USA38SPVP Recall), or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

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Election Results - 2019

The results are as follows:

• President: Jeff Bolster
• Vice President: Denise Loring
• Recording Secretary: Howard Finkel
• Corresponding Secretary: MK Tribbie
• Treasurer: Tom Fortunato
• Sgt-at-arms: Ken Moore
• Directors: John McLaughlin and David Evans

Many thanks to the Teller Committee: Doug Marshall, Pedro Chin, Jamie Martin, Curt Anderson, and Jim Reed

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FXRGC announces High Power Rifle Spring League


Spring League is a tradition at FXRGC. This is an NRA sanctioned match, four matches spread across 4 weekends in March, April, and May. Scores will be reported to the NRA for classification purposes. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the last match. (there might be pizza too).

Details are in the match announcement at http://fxrgc.org/items/2019SpringLeagueAnnouncement.pdf

Entry form is at http://fxrgc.org/items/FXRGC_Entry_Card.pdf

Bring a friend! Bring a junior shooter! Bring a shooter new to the High Power game!

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CMP: Small Arms Firing School

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Feb 21, 2019 - CMP: Small Arms Fire School



REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! To insure a slot please sign up ASAP.


If you don't have a CMP login you will need to set one up.




Once logged in you will be put on your home page.


Choose "Competitions", "Upcoming EIC Competitions"


You will be presented a list of matches. To make it easier to find our match, sort on the column "Dates"


Scroll down to the entry "Jun 22/23", with title "CMP SAFS On The Road/Fairfax Rod & Gun Club"


Choose "Register as individual"



Once you have completed registration, return to the home page and insure that you have an entry under "Your Registrations"


UPDATE: CMP informs me that the minimum age of 16 stated in their announcement is wrong.  The minimum age is actually 12.  Updated in the content below.



Save the date and stand by for more info!

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will be conducting a Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) at Fairfax Rod and Gun Club on Jun 22 and 23, 2019 !

SAFS is designed to introduce the shooter to the exciting discipline of high power rifle shooting. It

gives the competitor the basic tools to operate the service rifle safely and effectively in a

competitive environment. Attendees are instructed in safety, course of fire, zeroing the rifle, sight

alignment/sight picture, trigger manipulation, in short all the skills to begin competition.

Who can attend:

– must be at least 16 12 years old

– must have zero points toward the Distinguished Rifleman badge

Who would benefit from attending:

– shooters interested in competing in matches conducted under NRA and CMP rules for High

Power Rifle (FXRGC conducts at least one of this type match a month).

SAFS is a two day course:

– Saturday morning will be classroom instruction conducted by a member of the CMP staff.

Students will receive an electronic copy of the presentation.

– Saturday afternoon will be range firing. Competitors will be coached through a zeroing

exercise and practice firing.

– Sunday is an Excellence In Competition match.

The top ten percent of shooters in Sunday's match will be awarded 4 points toward the

30 points needed for the prestigious Distinguished Rifleman (DR) badge.

CMP will provide rifles (AR15 A2/A4) and ammunition. NO PRIVATELY OWNED RIFLES

OR AMMO WILL BE ALLOWED. CMP rifles are equipped with non-optical sights (aperture

rear, post front). All firing will be done on electronic targets. Each firing point will be equipped

with a video monitor to instantaneously display the location of the shot on the target and its value.

Cost will be $95 per shooter. Registration will be done through the CMP web site. An

announcement will be sent later (mid-March) providing the opening date of registration and the

URL. If you're likely to attend please so state in an email to the match director. This will help us in

our planning process.

For more detailed information: http://fxrgc.org/items/SAFS1.pdf

Questions can be directed to the High Power Match Director, Dan Gray, dtgray@verizon.net

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Anyone know what range this was?

The Year – 1960. Eugene Copeland, who was 16 years old at the time, is pictured here shooting a .357 magnum with his brother Lloyd and Dad, Robert Copeland at the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club. Eugene would have been 75 tomorrow – thanks to his daughter Kat Morris Hicks for sending this in.

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AR-15 Class for Members (Second Class)

Have an AR-15 pattern rifle, otherwise known as a Modern Sporting Rifle? Want to get one but know nothing about it? Have one and want to learn more about it? Introducing the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club sponsored Basic AR-15 Rifle Course. This is the second delivery of this class.

Class will be conducted January 20, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm. Classroom will be in the Clubhouse, range session will be on Culver Range. Class is open to Club members and their guests. Club members will get priority over guests. Class will be held rain or shine. Cost for the class is $40 and covers Club fees, consumables, and RSO support. Space is limited.  

* Note: If you do not have an AR pattern rifle, ammunition, magazines, etc., let us know and we can provide loaner equipment. Student will be responsible for any loss or damage due to negligence. Student will be responsible for covering ammunition costs. 

Please direct any questions regarding the course to Tony Moller at tony@aroooo.com

Registration and class info here.

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NRA Range Safety Officer Course

The FXRGC Education Committee will be hosting an NRA Range Safety Officer class on December 9th 2018, 9am to 5-6pm, in the Clubhouse. No prior safety officer training or instructor credentials needed. Prior shooting experience helpful but not mandatory. You must be a Club member and 21 or over in order to attend this course. 

If you are running a shooting sports program at the Club, are a Club Match Director or match staff, or support the various Club shooting programs (youth leagues, Boy Scout shoots, etc.), it is advisable to have NRA Range Safety Officer certification. All equipment and materials provided. 

Cost of this course is free to attend; the Education Committee will provide all course materials. If you want to get your actual certification from the NRA, you will be required to pay a separate certification fee to the NRA ($30 for NRA members, $50 for non-NRA members) upon successful completion of the NRA Range Safety Officer course. 

Class is limited to 15 students. Please fill out the registration form below. Once class seats fill, you will be put on the wait list for the class.

Register Here

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