Pistol Marksmanship

The Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club is holding a free pistol marksmanship class on Sunday December 11, 2022.  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

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 4th, 2022 starting at noon.  As always, the party is open to children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of all club members. Food and drink will be provided for the kids, as well as make your own ice cream sundaes. There will be face painting, decorate your own gingerbread cookies and arts and crafts! The party will start at Noon and this year Santa will arrive at 1 PM. Santa’s helpers will deliver packages for the kids (that 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.

Ham Shoot

On Saturday, December 5th, 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.

UPDATE: Fall club clean up day – new day November 20th

It’s that time of year again, for us to all get together for a fall clean up day around the club.  Please come down with gloves, rakes, leaf blowers, etc on November 20 at 8:00am.

The more help we get, the less time it will take!  Work off those hours!!

We have plenty of projects to be worked on around the clubhouse, hi-bore, trap and archery fields.

Use this link here to sign up: http://tewksburyrodandgun.org/wp/sheet/2022-fall-clean-up/

Turkey Shoot

On Saturday, November 5th, 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.

Youth Shooting Sports Open House

The Tewksbury Rod and Gun Club will be holding a Youth Shooting Sports Open House on Saturday October 22 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!

CMP – Match Clinic

Please come down and join us on Saturday October 8, 2022 from 9:00 AM – Noon (weather permitting) for our monthly CMP Match Clinic. This will be the last match of the 2022 season!

These match clinics allow people the opportunity to shoot M1 Garand or AR-15 rifles in a structured but fun setting. M1 Garand or AR-15 rifles can be provided.  If you have your own favorite centerfire rifle please bring it.

The event is conducted in a match format (5 rounds for practice, 10 rounds prone, 10 rounds sitting or kneeling, and 10 rounds standing), but the competition is secondary to the experience of firing these two iconic military firearms.

We will be practicing social distancing and disinfecting club provided rifles between shooters in order to ensure the health and safety of all.

The cost for each match is $20 for ammunition (.30-06 or .223) and there is no cost if you bring your own ammunition. Minors must have a parent or guardian present.

Come down and shoot a piece of history!

1st Annual Public Safety Night

Come see some of the Smokin’ Clays SCTP youth trap team and Jr Rifle hot shots, at TPD’s 1st Annual Public Safety Night at the Tewksbury Memorial High School.  This event is in lieu of the previously held National Night Out and will be in collaboration with Tewksbury Fire Dept. and Northern Regional Middlesex Communications Center.

The FREE event is scheduled to have a cookout, dunk tank and display of emergency vehicles.

Tewksbury Police Department’s 1st Annual Public Safety Night
August 21st 3pm to 5pm
Tewksbury Memorial High School: 320 Pleasant St, Tewksbury, MA 01876

CMP – Match Clinic

Please come down and join us on Saturday August 13, 2022 from 9:00 AM – Noon (weather permitting) for our monthly CMP Match Clinic.

These match clinics allow people the opportunity to shoot M1 Garand or AR-15 rifles in a structured but fun setting. M1 Garand or AR-15 rifles can be provided.  If you have your own favorite centerfire rifle please bring it.  This is especially encouraged in light of COVID-19.  All matches are iron sights only.

The event is conducted in a match format (5 rounds for practice, 10 rounds prone, 10 rounds sitting or kneeling, and 10 rounds standing), but the competition is secondary to the experience of firing these two iconic military firearms.

We will be practicing social distancing and disinfecting club provided rifles between shooters in order to ensure the health and safety of all.

The cost for each match is $20 for ammunition (.30-06 or .223) and there is no cost if you bring your own ammunition. Minors must have a parent or guardian present.

Come down and shoot a piece of history!