The nice weather is here and we need your help to get the club into shape for another great shooting/archery season. Bring gloves, shovels, lawn rakes and weed wackers. Chain saws welcome! We will begin around 8am and be there all day; even if you stop by for an hour or two, that will be a HUGE HELP!
The LSA Buckshots is a SCTP youth shotgun team, dedicated to youth development through the shooting sports. Ages 5th – 12th grade are welcome. All coaches are NRA/USA credentialed and CORI checked. (see Youth Programs above) We love beginners. Commitment: Training every week, Travel to approx 9 venues. We have equipment for new shooters to use. Informational meetings Saturday, April 18th at 3pm and Wednesday, April 22nd at 6pm, April 28 at 6pm, all at 100 Davis Street, Pittsfield, MA, Head Coach Vicki White’s house. Athlete and parent must attend one meeting if you’d like to shoot on the team, including those returning. Mandatory registration paperwork will be filled out,(including fees ), the season (tentative) schedule will be reviewed, as well as athlete and parent expectations. Call if you have any questions 413-442-8107. This will be a fantastic, fun season!
Two evenings mandatory, 5:30-9:30pm. Cost: $100.00. You will be given a student packet, and learn the attitude, skills & knowledge necessary to become a responsible gun owner. Course includes handling, dry firing, parts & operation of revolvers & semi auto pistols, cleaning, storage, opportunities to shoot in different venues, and of course, the current MA. gun laws. Upon successful completion, you will receive a MA State Police Certificate for application for your LTC. Contact Larry K. at 442-7807.
Come down and shoot some IDPA, it’s fun! If you have not shot before, there will be an orientation at 10am in the clubhouse, see post below. Match Cost: $15. Sign up 12:15pm, Safety walk through at 12:30pm. Cold Range Rules Apply. Six stages, 70 rounds minimum, bring 100 rounds to be sure. Contact Berkshire.IDPA@gmail.com for any questions.
New Shooters Welcome to the orientation 10-11:30am prior to the IDPA match. Cost: $10, no live fire, just run through of procedures/rules. This will prepare you for the upcoming match which begins at 12:30pm. Registration: Berkshire.IDPA@gmail.com If you shoot the match today, the cost will be $10.
Thank-you to all who came out to support the Youth Programs at LSA. We really appreciate it! Many thanks are due to the parents & committee members who worked very hard to make this event a success. We also want to thank our sponsors. If you missed us this year, plan on coming out to a fantastic dinner and evening with us next year.
The bylaw committee has been working on this project since 2014. The proposed bylaws were reviewed by the Board of Directors and sent to a corporate lawyer to be sure they fulfilled the letter of the law. There are hard copies available at the clubhouse and skeet house for review by the membership. We will be presenting the changes from the old to the new at the Membership meeting on May 6th, 2015. There is also a copy of the current & proposed on the website; go to the top NAV bar and click on the “Members” tab. Follow the directions to log in. They are in .PDF format which you can print out or save to your computer.
Snow’s Gone! We have a wood stove to warm you up between rounds. There will be trap shooting every Saturday in April. 9:30-12pm. $4/round member, $5/non, bring ammo or can buy it for use at the field. John is waiting for you; he heard your New Year’s Resolution was to have more fun this year! (by the way, the skeet fields are open during our regular public hours posted on the calendar.)
All LSA members MUST attend one of these classes before they will be allowed to use any of the ranges. Download the application on our website under “Become a Member” & pre-register with Mary at 413-243-2710. Seating is limited; next dates are: April 19, 9am, May 13th, 7pm and June 14th, 9am, 2015.