2012 12 Newsletter


Greetings Fellow Members,

The election did no good deeds for Freedom loving citizens. All of us will need to keep watching the happenings in the US Congress. Living in a low population State has its benefits; however we need to keep watch on the local politicians to maintain our life styles and livelihoods.

2013 Raffle Rifles: Yes rifles plural. Well to be more precise, one rifle and one shotgun. There will be two winners in the 2013 drawing. First drawn will get the rifle and the second the shotgun. The Winchester 70 is on display at the Good Place. The 257 Roberts chambering has lost some of it popularity but with the newer premium bullets will handle our Wyoming big game if the shooter does his part. I’m reminded of Buck Rogers saying ‘there are no guns big enough to suck the air out of an animal with a near miss’. The Mossberg 12 gauge was donated by Past Shooter Dick Remaly and the Winchester by the One Shot Club/Past Shooters group. We are pleased to have their support in this fund raising program. Two books of tickets will be mailed to members sometime next year.

The indoor season has started; again we are short on new junior shooters, with a few more electing to use the pistols while less are in the rifle program. They will be heading to Cheyenne in Dec for the Junior Olympic matches trying to earn a trip to the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs. To qualify they need to meet a minimum score. We wish them good shooting. The Nov 17th 3 Position match only had 2 competitors and was won by Bill Heitler of Sheridan by 2 points over Sebesta.

The 2013 range schedule was approved at the Nov membership meeting. You’ll note the National Match High Power program is not included. If someone is interested in conducting those events, they will only have the web site calendar and range notices to advertise and promote. The balance of events will follow what was presented last year. The schedule has been distributed under separate cover.

The Club’s website [www.lvsa.info] is being updated. Watch your email for the eagerly anticipated “go-live” date.

If have been reading Wyoming Wildlife News, Wyoming Wildlife magazine or the newspapers you aware the Game & Fish is proposing a license fee increase. Everyone will have to decide what the sport is worth to them. The Nov-Dec issue of the Wyoming Wildlife News covered the Families Afield event held at the LVSA range.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports a large increase in the numbers of gun purchases being handled by the National Instant Check System [NICS], and even a slight increase in license sales nationwide but the majority of the gun purchases indicate recreation and self-protection styles of firearms.

It is sad to have to preach to the choir but the outdoor range is NO PLACE TO SHOOT GLASS OR ANY THING THAT YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO PICK UP AND DISPOSE OF, that the target stand covers need to be reinserted after use, that the gate is to be closed unless an approved event is in progress and to not leave the ‘Range Closed’ sign displayed after you are finished with your down range trip.

The NRA has developed a Club Championship Challenge format with 13 events possible, but at least 3 courses of fire required. Any interest? If so contact any club officer.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year, Roger Sebesta President


Two items from Chief Instructor Dan Thomas:

First: The LVSA is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for the 2013 Personal Protection Class. The course starts March 7, and goes through March 28th, every Thursday, from 7 to 9 in the evening. Also, an outdoor field day, which is optional, but strongly encouraged, is offered Saturday, April 7th, Room is EXTREMELY limited for this yearly class which has consistently sold out since instructor Dave Langerman added his years of police experience to student training.

Satisfactory completion of this class will allow the student to apply for a concealed carry permit which will be honored by other states providing reciprocity with Wyoming. Cost is $90 which includes all course materials, ammunition, use of both the firearms, and the indoor facility, which are provided by the Lander Valley Sportsmen’s Association. All teaching by Mr. Langerman and the rest of the instructor cadre is provided gratis.

If you are a safe shooter, can follow instructions, and are interested in enrolling in this unique opportunity, contact Dan Thomas @ 349-1340. Please remember that positions in this class will only be held once payment is received, & because of the extremely limited nature of the class, refunds can only be considered if a request is made AT LEAST a week before the class begins.

Second: The LVSA is pleased to announce that the indoor range is again open on Tuesday evenings for 22LR practice. Cost is only $1 and the range is open to all safe, member shooters from 7 to 9 P.M. The indoor range is located at 775 Garfield Street, right behind Mr. D’s. Targets, for MULTIPLE disciplines, are available at minimal cost. Members can relax in a well-lighted, heated, and comfortable setting while they continue to practice through the winter season. Rim fire rifles& handguns are both welcome!!

Don’t allow spring to find you out of practice, and in poor shape! Come practice with us today!

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