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New Concealed Carry Class December 3

You asked for it…..you got it!

CCGC will offer its second concealed carry course on Sunday, December 3, 9 am., at the Club. The first class was well-received, so Brett decided to do it again.

Concealed Carry Course – December 3 – Sign up Now!

The Concealed Carry Class is an intense six to eight-hour comprehensive review of handgun safety and concealed carry law. This class is designed for all levels of shooters, and will be presented Sunday, December 3, beginning at 9 am.

The concealed carry course covers the following areas:

Handgun Safety
Handgun Parts & Operation
Ammunition
Fundamentals of Shooting
Defensive handgun selection
Strategies for Personal Safety
Threatening Encounters
Aftermath of a Defensive Shooting
Methods of Carry
Principles of Concealed Carry
Local laws and Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry

This course meets the training requirements to apply for a concealed carry permit in Colorado.

There will be NO LIVE FIRE in this course, but we will address how to train, and how to gauge your progress and development, and can arrange live fire separately as desired.

For CCGC members this course will be $75. To register for the course, please email b-denison@comcast.net.

Brett Denison
b-denison@comcast.net
http://www.mizukan.org
http://www.foothillsfirearminstruction.com

As We Observe This Veterans Day…..

Submitted by a member –

As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open. The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet away.

I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him.

I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade. He then turned back to the old man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying:   ‘You shouldn’t even be allowed to drive a car at your age.’ And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot.

I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he went back to his car and again looked at the engine. He then went to his wife and spoke with her; he appeared to tell her it would  b e okay. I had seen enough, and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood straight, and as I got near him I said, ‘Looks like you’re having a problem.’

He smiled sheepishly, and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the hood myself, and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me. Looking around, I saw a gas station up the road, and I told the old man that I would be right back. I drove to the station and went inside. I saw three attendants working on cars. I approached one of them, and related the problem the old man had with his car. I offered to pay them if they could follow me back down and help him.

The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and appeared to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem (overheated engine), I spoke with the old gentleman.

When I shook hands with him earlier, he had noticed my Marine Corps ring and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I nodded and asked the usual question, ‘What outfit did you serve with?’

He said that he served with the First Marine Division at Guadalcanal , Pelieliu, and Okinawa . He had hit three of the worst ones, and retired from the Corps after the war was over. As we talked we heard the car engine come on and saw the mechanics lower the hood. They came over to us as the old man reached for his wallet, but was stopped by me. I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.

He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had his name and address on it, and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook hands all around again, and I said my goodbye’s to his wife.

I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the station. Once at the station, I told them that they had interrupted their own jobs to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to pay for the help, but they refused to charge me.  One of them pulled out a card from his pocket, looking exactly like the card the old man had given to me. Both of the men told me then that they were Marine Corps Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was leaving, one of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given to me. I said I would and drove off.

For some reason I had gone about two blocks, when I pulled over and took the card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long time. The name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his name was written: ‘Congressional Medal of Honor Society.’

I sat there motionless, looking at the card and reading it over and over. I looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled that on this day, four Marines had all come together because one of us needed help. He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood next to greatness and courage, and an honor to have been in his presence.

Remember, as we approach another Veterans Day, OLD men like him gave you, and all of us, FREEDOM for America .

Thanks to those who served and still serve, and to all of those who supported them, and who continue to support them. America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall.

If you don’t stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them! Remember, Freedom isn’t Free. Thousands have paid the price, so that you can enjoy what you have today.

 

New Membership/Board Meeting Next Friday

The next Membership/Board Meeting of CCGC will be held Friday evening, November 10, at 7 pm.
 
I will put out an agenda for Board Members early next week, but the past several months have been full of interesting topics for discussion and/or decisions.
 
We have recently filled three VERY important positions in the Club, and are looking forward to Board Elections for 2018 in December.
 
The Club is only as good as its membership. Please find a way to contribute some special time for the benefit of the group.

Gun Banners Forward Ambitious Anti-Gun Agenda

Gun Banners Forward Ambitious Anti-Gun Agenda
Gun control advocates used to argue that waiting periods allowed local officials to run background checks on prospective purchasers, but that justification went out the window when the National Instant Criminal Background Check System came online in 1998. Then the argument shifted to a supposed “cooling-off” period for people who might buy a firearm in the heat of an angry moment, intending to do mischief with it.

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Open Volunteer Positions Are Now Filled

Long meeting last night, but the Board got a lot done.
Welcome and thanks to the members who stepped forward to work on the following positions:
Membership Coordinators – Loralee and Cory Fryer;
Door Access Coordinator – Robert Oberle.
Also thanks to long-time volunteer, Bill Spinuzzi, who used to do BOTH of those jobs. I did Membership one year and couldn’t get rid of it fast enough!
Membership renewals are being stuffed in envelopes this morning and will be mailed out later this month. Nominations are still open for new Board Members for 2018. Let me know if you would like to be considered.

October Newsletter is Out, plus Other News

Sharp Club members will note the range procedures and caliber map were sent out again this month. The CCGC Board has decided to declare the procedures and calibers part of a “living document” that can be changed as necessary. The version last month garnered a lot of interest and comments, resulting in the newest version  you find here.

The Board has asked me to re-activate the Club’s Facebook page. It wasn’t getting much use, so I stopped using it and sent people here to the Club’s web page, instead. We will now use Facebook as a way of announcing upcoming events and items of interest to members and other visitors, so be sure you use the CORRECT address:
https://www.facebook.com/CherryCreekGunClubInc

Any other pages you may have seen or looked at are imposters.

Finally, as we begin to wrap up another year of business, the Board is still seeking volunteer assistance with a number of important positions in the Club. If you are interested, just let me know by responding to this e-mail and I’ll forward your name on to the Board. We are seeking 1) a Membership Coordinator; 2) a Door Access Coordinator; 3) a Bookkeeper; and 4) Members interested in a Board Member position for 2018. Each position is a rewarding way to give back to the Club that offers so much more than most other clubs in the area for so little investment.

Natl. Shooting Sports Foundation Sponsors Shooting Sports Month in August

August is National Shooting Sports Month!

We know you don’t need an excuse to go target shooting, but beginning August 1 you’ll have one. The first National Shooting Sports Month will focus attention on the fun and excitement of recreational shooting. Enjoy a round of trap or sporting clays, improve your handgun skills or give precision rifle a try.  Experienced shooters are asked to introduce family members and friends to this rewarding lifetime activity. Don’t have a mentor? CCGC members would be glad to get involved, or another range near you will help you get started. Share your experience with #LETSGOSHOOTING.

Rifle Tube Update

Rifle Tube Update from reopening on July 23, 2016 –  January 31, 2017

Different caliber/types recorded as fired: 99
Rounds recorded as fired: 22,597

Grains of projectiles recorded as fired:        2,071,637
Pounds of projectiles recorded as fired:      295.95     (Average of approximately 47.5 pounds per month. Add approx. 15% for non recorded shots = approx. 52 pounds per month.

Next best guess at a scheduled clean out of the backstop at approximately
2500 pounds of projectiles in the backstop would be in the Spring of 2020)

Air Filters changed 10 times.

Camera antenna hit twice, cut the cable.
Camera Power cable hit and cut once
Target holder sticks shot 3 time each
Both Chrono Light mounts hit at least twice

There is an update to the Bullseye Camera Target Manager Software. Be sure to update the one on your phone as it allows you to record screen shots of the targets at each round.

House Committee “Kills” Magazine Bill

Yesterday, the House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee considered House Bill 1097, legislation to repeal the 2013 anti-self-defense law that limits the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold.  Unfortunately, the House committee voted on a party-line vote to defeat the bill and continue to prevent law-abiding Coloradans from being able to effectively defend themselves and their loved ones.

Magazine Limit Repeal Bill Approved by Senate Committee

On January 31, the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee approved Senate Bill 7 by a 3-2 vote (Yes: Marble, Neville, and Scott – No: Court and Fenberg).  Thank you to Senator Vicki Marble for sponsoring Senate Bill 7.  SB 7 would repeal the misguided 2013 law that limited the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold, now heads to the Senate floor where it will await a vote by the full chamber.

Please continue to contact your state Senator and state Representative and politely urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 7 when it comes up for a vote.


SB 7 would remove this restriction so that law-abiding Coloradans are not limited in their ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.  Please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and state Representative, and politely urge them to support Senate Bill 7 when it comes up for a vote.