HEARSafe – December 14, 2021

We are happy to announce that on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Mike Maal of HEARSafe, will be at our club to make custom earplugs for those who wish to purchase them. Planned start time will be 6 PM at twenty-minute intervals. Single color solid earplugs, with or without cords, will cost $70.00 a pair.
As Mike was able to obtain the last of EAR Inc’s supply of the original Insta-Mold silicones, you can choose from the following colors: Tan, Brown, Pink, or Purple; this is also why the price has not changed for us.
The price includes sales tax and first-class shipping and handling (with tracking).
If you are a pistol shooter, rifle shooter, or trap shooter – you will want to get into these amazingly effective and super comfortable plugs made to fit your ears perfectly.
Mike informs us that if you have earbuds or Bluetooth devices, making custom fitting adaptations for those is one of HearSafe’s specialties, as well. Prices on those vary depending on options but Mike suggests that if you are interested, bring them in so he can look at them to see if they lend themselves for custom molds. He further states, for customization, he likes Bose and Skullcandy.
Mike has always done an excellent job for our fellow shooters. We recommend that new or prospective SCTP junior trap shooters get a set of plugs made for the upcoming trap-shooting season.
Pre-registration is required with a $20 non-refundable deposit and will assure you of a specific time slot to get your custom earplugs made on this night. The remaining balance of $50 will be due the night of making your custom earplugs. Mike would like to limit the sign-up list to the first eight (8) individuals who sign up. If time permits, Mike may consider a walk-in or two if possible. If there are more than eight (8) individuals that would like earplugs, we will schedule a second date.
Contact Laura Veno to reserve your spot!

Ham Shoot

On Saturday, December 4th, we’ll be hosting our annual Ham Shoot from 9am to about 2pm. The ham raffle will held before the Adios.

This is a great time for all, if you would like to try shooting trap, this is a great no pressure fun event. The fee is $5 per round, each round is a total of 15 targets.  3 shots per station, 5 stations.  Ammo is NOT supplied.

The Rules
1.) Every entry gets one ticket in turkey raffle.
2.) Yellow targets hit earn an extra ticket in turkey raffle.
3.) targets per station (15 targets total per round).
4.) “Backup” format – two shooters mount guns, the first shooter calls for the target and if they miss the target, the “backup” shooter can shoot at the
target. If the second shooter fires, that is his/her shot for the round regardless of whether or not the target is hit.
5.) Shooting out of turn is a lost target regardless of the actual target result.

Children’s Christmas Party

Hello Everyone,

It is that time of year! This is a reminder that we will be hosting our Children’s Christmas Party on December 5th, 2021 starting at noon.  You will need to sign your kids up to attend this annual event. As always, the party is open to children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of all club members. Food (chicken nuggets, fries, hot dogs) and drink will be provided for the kids, as well as ice cream sundaes! We will have face painting and they can decorate their own gingerbread cookies! The party will start at noon this year and Santa will arrive at 1 PM. Santa’s helpers will deliver packages for the kids (that’s you, the member provides). Please clearly mark your child’s name on each package so that Santa’s elves can read them.

If you are planning on attending this party, please contact Laura Veno.

Turkey Shoot

On Saturday, November 6th, we’ll be hosting our annual Turkey Shoot from 9am to about noon. The turkey raffle will be held after the Adios.

This is a great time for all, if you would like to try shooting trap, this is a great no pressure fun event. The fee is $5 per round, each round is a total of 15 targets.  3 shots per station, 5 stations.  Ammo is NOT supplied.

The Rules
1.) Every entry gets one ticket in turkey raffle.
2.) Yellow targets hit earn an extra ticket in turkey raffle.
3.) targets per station (15 targets total per round).
4.) “Backup” format – two shooters mount guns, the first shooter calls for the target and if they miss the target, the “backup” shooter can shoot at the
target. If the second shooter fires, that is his/her shot for the round regardless of whether or not the target is hit.
5.) Shooting out of turn is a lost target regardless of the actual target result.

Canceled: Pistol Marksmanship

Due to a lack of responses to the September 19th Marksmanship class, we regrettable will be cancelling it. If you are interested in taking this great class, please sign up early for our next one on October 17th.

This class is open to all club members.  Students are encouraged to bring a pistol they already own or have access to a pistol they can legally use during the class.  If a student does not currently own a firearm, we will have a limited number of Ruger Mark III .22’s available for loan, including ammunition.  Students are expected to be familiar with safe handling and operation of any pistol that is brought to class.

This class will introduce and reinforce current club members to the fundamentals that will help you become a more accurate pistol target shooter.

The following topics will be covered: Stance, Grip, Sight alignment, Breath control, Trigger squeeze and Follow through.

Instructors will also be available to discuss the pistol team and competitive shooting leagues for those who might be interested. The lead instructor will be Mark Tenant.

If you are interested in attending this clinic, please reach out to Mark Tennant at marksmanship@tewksburyrodandgun.org or call 978-277-3050.  There will be a maximum of 8 students allowed, on a first come, first serve basis.  You must be on the list prior to class in order to attend.  A walk-in list will be held, however a maximum of 8 students will be enforced.

The class will start promptly at 8:30am, downstairs at the indoor pistol range.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in.

Once all shooters have arrived, we will start by each student shooting 5 rounds at a target. From there we will discuss the fundamentals of pistol shooting.  We will then return to the range for a hands-on practice sessions. At the end of the class, each student will be able to compare their more recent targets to their first target in order to gauge improvement.

Students are encouraged to bring the following with them to the class:

  1. Pistol (must be chambered in a caliber acceptable for use in the indoor range)
  2. Ammunition for your pistol (at least 100 rounds)
  3. Eye protection
  4. Ear protection

The club will provide any and all the above items, on an availability basis.

Summary

Class starts 8:30 am
Class ends 10:00 am
Limited to 8 students (Must contact Mark Tennant)
Targets will be provided by the club
Safety is imperative, any student in violation of pistol safety best practices will be asked to leave the class

Pistol Marksmanship

The Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club is holding a free pistol marksmanship class on Sunday September 19, 2021.  This class is open to all club members.  Students are encouraged to bring a pistol they already own or have access to a pistol they can legally use during the class.  If a student does not currently own a firearm, we will have a limited number of Ruger Mark III .22’s available for loan, including ammunition.  Students are expected to be familiar with safe handling and operation of any pistol that is brought to class.

This class will introduce and reinforce current club members to the fundamentals that will help you become a more accurate pistol target shooter.

The following topics will be covered: Stance, Grip, Sight alignment, Breath control, Trigger squeeze and Follow through.

Instructors will also be available to discuss the pistol team and competitive shooting leagues for those who might be interested. The lead instructor will be Mark Tenant.

If you are interested in attending this clinic, please reach out to Mark Tennant at marksmanship@tewksburyrodandgun.org or call 978-277-3050.  There will be a maximum of 8 students allowed, on a first come, first serve basis.  You must be on the list prior to class in order to attend.  A walk-in list will be held, however a maximum of 8 students will be enforced.

The class will start promptly at 8:30am, downstairs at the indoor pistol range.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in.

Once all shooters have arrived, we will start by each student shooting 5 rounds at a target. From there we will discuss the fundamentals of pistol shooting.  We will then return to the range for a hands-on practice sessions. At the end of the class, each student will be able to compare their more recent targets to their first target in order to gauge improvement.

Students are encouraged to bring the following with them to the class:

  1. Pistol (must be chambered in a caliber acceptable for use in the indoor range)
  2. Ammunition for your pistol (at least 100 rounds)
  3. Eye protection
  4. Ear protection

The club will provide any and all the above items, on an availability basis.

Summary

Class starts 8:30 am
Class ends 10:00 am
Limited to 8 students (Must contact Mark Tennant)
Targets will be provided by the club
Safety is imperative, any student in violation of pistol safety best practices will be asked to leave the class

Youth Shooting Sports Open House

The Tewksbury Rod and Gun Club will be holding a Youth Shooting Sports Open House on Saturday October 2 from noon to 3:00PM. Come learn about our exciting youth programs including our Junior Rifle program and Scholastic Clay Target Program Trap Team. Both programs are open to girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 18. All programs are overseen by certified instructors and coaches. No prior experience with firearms is required and health and safety is our primary concern in all of our programs. A parent or legal guardian must be present. Come on out and break some clays and test your rifle marksmanship!

Promoting The Smokin’ Clays!

A huge congratulations to Roman Barrett and all the SCTP Smokin’ Clays team!  The Tewksbury Town Crier published an article highlighting Roman’s recent accomplishments and highlighting the team: http://homenewshere.com/tewksbury_town_crier/news/article_719b61ca-dacc-11eb-a9d9-ef43ee169ce5.html