Hello all, our next HRA/LIFE* fun shoot even will be held on Sunday April 23, 2006 from 12:00 to 3:30 at the kokohead shooting complex on the LIFE range (first shooting bay on the left as you as enter the complex). Bring eye and hearing protection, drinks, snacks, hat, chair, guns and all the ammo you want (200+ is recommended). The general itinerary is as follows:
7:30 LIFE Instructor Clinic
12:00 Signing of forms
12:15 Safety briefing (participants for the afternoon MUST be present)
12:30 Sight-in and warm-up
13:00 Holster Session #1 **
14:30 Close quarters rifle shooting ***
15:30 Match (all firing commences from ready position)
16:00 Cleanup and Close
If we have time, or for people not participating in the match, are welcome to safely shoot on the side. Remember that this range can only handle 7.62x39 or smaller.
* HRA = Hawaii Rifle Association (Hawaii Branch of NRA), LIFE = Lessons In Firearms Education (the only non-profit organization dedicated to the education of proper firearms handling)
** We have planned holster matches in the future. However, we insist that all that attend these future matches be well educated on safely handling a firearm from a holster. To qualify, we will be holding three sessions on the proper use of a handgun from a holster. Attendees must be signed off on all three of the sessions before being allowed to participate in any planned holster matches. Responsible thinking adults will agree that this is a terrific concept.
Bring any centerfire handgun(s), quality holster(s) and correct magazine/speedload pouches, proper gun belt, and a minimum 200 rounds of ammo. Good equipment is not that expensive, yet there are minimum standards for gear which is essential for safe and proper use. Holsters must cover the trigger guard and trigger, be rigid enough to remain open while the pistol is not in the holster, and securely hold the pistol during movement. We will not allow shoulder, behind the back, in the waistband, cross draw or deep concealment holsters at this time. Your gun belt must be thick and rigid enough so that the holster will not move or flop around. We will go over all of this in depth at the shoot, however, if one has questions on what is proper and quality gear, please ask.
*** close range rifle shooting seminar, so those participating bring an appropriate
rifle of 7.62x39 caliber or smaller, if you have one. These events are your chances to improve skills and have fun! I will be going over POA:POI relationships and shooting from cover. Come see how your AR15, mini14, AK47, ruger10/22, etc... performs at handgun distances. Also bring a rifle target stand for yourself (cardboard and 1x2 sticks).. Additional card board sheets are also appreciated.
You can also find more information and current updates posted on the Kaneohe Gun Shop website, under news/events.