Fundy Shooting Sports Inc.

Celebrating 30 Years Serving The Firearms Community Of Saint John

News For 2018

September

  • Volunteers Needed Scout Appreciation Day September 8
       Second reminder: To date only 2 members (other than the Executive) have responded with offers to help. If we do not get enough support from the membership then we will be forced to cancel this event and disappoint the Scouts. What have you done for your club this year? We have picked September 8th, 2018 for our annual Scout Appreciation Day. In order to put on a successful shoot there is a lot of work that has to be done and I have attached an updated list of all the various things that we need to do in order to have a great event. If enough members commit to doing the various items then no one person has to do a lot. If you could all review the list and get back to me with which item or items you are willing to do to make this event run smoothly. We already have some members who have volunteered to supply rifles and to do some items as noted on the attached list. Just pop me an email to dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca with your selection. Thanks for your help. Regards - David Greene, Treasurer
  • Dana Russell Memorial Shotgun Shoot Saturday September 15
       We will be having our annual Dana Russell Memorial Shotgun Shoot on Saturday September 15, 2018 (rain date will be Sunday September 16th) . This year we are asking for preregistrations to be completed along with a $20 registration fee. You can send your registration fee by EFT, next meeting on the 14th or in person at a Wednesday night shoot. The total cost of the shoot will be $60.00 for 100 clays. We will be accepting a maximum of 30 shooters so we are asking that anyone from the club that will be attending to complete the attached registration form and forward it and your fee to Dave Greene. If you have any questions please contact either Bill Nason at delta10mm@hotmail.com or 696-2279 or myself at dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca or 674-1345/650-5563C. After August 31st, if we do not have 30 shooters from our club registered we will be extending the invitation to other clubs so please let us know before then. A BBQ lunch will be included and there will be a draw for a Stevens 555 over/under shotgun. Everyone who is registered will get a ticket on the shotgun plus you may purchase up to two extra tickets on the gun for $10 each. Also, if you need any shotgun shells please let me know prior to the shoot so I can bring them with me. The price is $80.00 for a case of #8, 3 dram, 2 ¾”

    We also need volunteers to help out with registration the day of the shoot, scoring, filling the throwers with clays at the shoot. So let us know what you can do to pitch in. Regards - David Greene, Treasurer

August

  • Steel Shoot And Turkey Shoot August 24th
       This Friday August 24th we will be having a Steel Shoot and a Turkey Shoot as well as a BBQ, so come on out and have some fun. We will begin at 5:30 for setup and 6:00 first shots.The Steel Shoot will consist of a couple of courses and will be open to all .22LR pistol or rifle’s and center fire pistols as well. Also we will be doing a .22LR Turkey Rifle Shoot. Targets will be sold for $5 each and the shooter with the best score on the front of the target will get half the money collected plus a $20 Sobeys gift card (get your own turkey) and the shooter with the best score on the back (from a random numbered grid) will get the other half. There will be two rounds, one from 50 yards from a standing position (no straps or leaning on posts or benches) the other will be from 100 yard from a bench position (you may use a bipod of rifle rest, if you like). Each shooter will fire 5 rounds and will have 3 minutes to do so. Please come with your rifles already sighted in as you will not be allowed to do so prior to the shoot. A BBQ supper of fine range cuisine will be served as well for $5. Can you please let Jody Waring know if you are attending (ipscjody@yahoo.com) so we know how much food to bring.
       UPDATE:   Attached are the results of last night’s Steel Shoot from Jody. Total number of shooters last night was 15. The results for the Turkey Shoot are as follows: 100 Yard – Front Score, Steve Wilbur 42/50, won $25 cash and $20 Sobeys Gift Card; 100 Yard – Back Score, Dave Anderson 45 points, won $25 cash; 50 Yard – Front Score, Dave Greene 38/80, won $25 cash and $20 Sobeys Gift Card; 50 Yard – Back Score, Jim McGee with 48 points, won $25 cash.
       Friday Night Steel Aug 24, 2018 : 2018-08-24
    Friday Night Steel Aug 24, 2018
    2018-08-24
    Match Results - Combined

    Combined
    FinalNameMember# ClassDivisionTimeStage 1Stage 2 Stage 3
    1Scott , Graeme URFPO33.0613.9210.06 9.08
    2Hunter, Tim URFRO35.0414.8411.03 9.17
    3Waring, Jody UPROD41.8516.6412.73 12.48
    4McGee, Jim URFPI43.5717.0814.38 12.11
    5Backman, Greg URFRI52.0021.1014.99 15.91
    6Brazeau, Lyne URFPI56.5521.6719.31 15.57
    7Roy, Laval URFPI57.3724.4116.62 16.34
    8Wilbur, Steve URFRI58.3023.9616.09 18.25
    9Short, Mike URFPI59.0623.6519.35 16.06
    10Barter, Tye URFPI59.9722.6521.93 15.39
    11Carlson, Emma URFRO62.4625.8920.98 15.59
    12Greene, Dave URFPI91.1237.0837.08 16.96
  • Rimfire Steel Shoot Saturday August 11
       Registration will begin at 9:00am and first shots will be at 10:00am. Match fee for the shoot will be $20, $10 for Juniors and Spouses . During this shoot we will be using both Pistol Bays and the 25/50 yard Firing Line as well. The 100 yard Firing Line will remain open for other members to use. There will be two (2) separate divisions, one being "Limited" and the other "Open". Limited is a .22 LR caliber firearm (rifle or pistol) with iron sights (no optics) and no muzzle brakes. Open is a .22 LR caliber firearm (rifle or pistol) but is allowed to have optic sights, and other custom add on’s. Shooters will compete in the division with other shooters with similar equipment to level the playing field. There will be 6 courses of fire (using both pistol bays and the 25/50 yard range) on steel targets of varying sizes and distances typically consisting of 5 or 6 targets. Each course is shot 5 times with the slowest time being a throw away with the best times entered for score. Shooters can compete with pistol or rifle or both. Spare magazines are an asset, but there should be enough loaners available to help most shooters through the shoot, but please reach out so we can do our best to accommodate. If you do not have a semi-auto .22LR rifle you can borrow the club’s Marlin 795 (with 5 magazines) just let us know. As we are a volunteer club we will need help to set up the courses and help with the BBQ, please do your share to help. If you have any questions please contact Jody Waring at ipscjody@yahoo.com   Please send Jody an email to register if you plan to attend, as it helps coordinate the match squading and plans for lunch. UPDATE: RESULTS  Thanks again to everyone that was able to attend today and to everyone that was able to help out. Special thank you to Nicole Aube who graciously cameout and cooked lunch for us. Thank you so much! Looking for input from anyone regarding making our shoots even greater going forward. We have an opportunity to grow and I look forward to more events more frequently. Again thanks for coming and supporting our club - Jody
    Pistol Open

    1. Graeme Scott      113.56 seconds
    2. Laval Roy             143.67
    3. Nick Aube             311.39
    4. Todd Aube            490.90

    Pistol Limited

    1. Jody Waring         95.04
    2. Jim McGee           119.89
    3. Steven Stewart     119.93
    4. Tim Hunter            143.33
    5. Steve Smith           173.95
    6. Aldo Pascon          175.01
    7. Kevin Hunter          188.04
    8. Tye Barter               222.26
    9. Roy Byers                222.66
    10. Brent Calder         250.97
    11. Kaleb Rogers       307.41

    Limited Rifle

    1. Alyson Hasson       164. 13
    2. Todd Aube               445.30

    Open Rifle

    1. Tim Hunter               90.92
    2. Roy Byers                  92.77
    3. Graeme Scott           94.88
    4. Aldo Pascon             97.41
    5. Dave Cassie             104.55
    6. Jody Waring             105.32
    7. Steven Stewart         112.44
    8. Tye Barter                  113.53
    9. Nick Munn                 115.45
    10. Laval Roy                 117.97
    11. Justin Byers            128.60
    12. Steve Smith             132.03
    13. Jim McGee              134.97
    14. Kevin Hunter            147.30
    15. Brent Calder             164.63
    16. Nick Aube                 173.87
    17. Kaleb Rogers            206.40

 

July

  • PISTOL/CARBINE STEEL SHOOT SATURDAY JULY 21
       Hi all. There will be a steel plate match at our club this coming Saturday starting at 10:00 am. Shooting will be similar to the attached video. There will be knock down steel and stationary steel so this will be best suited for 9mm or larger pistols. However we will do our best to accomodate, so if you have a rimfire pistol or rifle with spare magazines come give it a try. Please send me an email if you would like to come, it should be a fun day. If there is enough registrants we will have a BBQ as well. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Holsters must hold the firearm securely and completely cover the trigger guard. Round count will be 150+, bring lots! Shooters with no holster experience will be accomodated but spare magazines are a necessity. Range set up Friday night and Saturday morning. Help needed - Jody - ipscjody@yahoo.com
  • YOUTH SHOOT AT THE RANGE SATURDAY JULY 14
       Our annual Youth Shoot will be held on July 14th at 9:00AM. It is open to any children or grandchildren of a member from the ages of 10 to 17. We will be shooting .22LR only and you must provide your own ammunition. There is no charge for this event and we will be giving away (by draw) a Ruger 10/22 rifle with a Weaver scope, a spare 10 round magazine and Ruger hard case. If you are planning on attending please let Dave Greene know at dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca so we will have enough prizes and food for everyone.

  • STOP C-71 STICKERS FOR SALE - ONLY $2
       The club has purchased a number of "Stop C-71" stickers which we are offering for sale to members for only $2. This price will just cover the cost of the sticker. Let everyone know how wrong this bill is to legitimate firearms owners who are once again being used as a cheap political football to gain votes while real criminals are left untouched. Available at any monthly meeting or contact any member of the executive.

June

  • STOP BILL C-71 - FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM CSSA
       From the website: "Stop Bill C-71, The Firearms Owners Harassment Act - The Bill C-71 Book is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read overview of Canada’s latest attack on law-abiding firearm owners. The government says Bill C-71 will stop drug dealers and gangs, but every measure contained within it applies only to licensed firearm owners, our most vetted, responsible and safe citizens. Written in plain English for anyone who cares about their rights and their guns, The Bill C-71 Book reveals key points buried in the proposed legislation, explains the government’s misinformation campaign to promote it, and describes easy steps you can use to fight back in as little as 1 minute." Let the Trudeau Liberals know that you oppose this attack on lawful firearms ownership and will not vote for them in the next election - the only thing politicians understand. Visit the CSSA website and download the book.
  • Rimfire Steel Shoot Sunday June 3 - Rain or Shine
       Registration will begin at 9:00 and first shots will be at 10:00am. Match fee for the shoot will be $20, $10 for Juniors and Spouses . During this shoot we will be using both Pistol Bays and the 25/50 yard Firing Line as well. The 100 yard Firing Line will remain open for other members to use. There will be two (2) separate divisions, one being "Limited" and the other "Open". Limited is a .22 LR caliber firearm (rifle or pistol) with iron sights (no optics) and no muzzle brakes. Open is a .22 LR caliber firearm (rifle or pistol) but is allowed to have optic sights, and other custom add ons. Shooters will compete in the division with other shooters with similar equipment to level the playing field. All courses of fire are on steel targets of varying sizes and distances typically consisting of 5 or 6 targets. Each course is shot 5 times with the slowest time being a throw away with the best times entered for score. Shooters can compete with pistol or rifle or both. Spare magazines are an asset, but there should be enough loaners available to help most shooters through the shoot, but please reach out so we can do our best to accommodate. If you do not have a semi-auto .22LR rifle you can borrow the club’s Marlin 795 (with 5 magazines) just let us know. If anyone would like to volunteer to help on Sunday you can shoot the courses on Saturday evening after Jody sets them up. If you have any questions please contact Jody Waring at ipscjody@yahoo.com Please send Jody an email if you plan to attend as it helps coordinate the match squading and plans for lunch.
  • WINCHESTER SHOTGUN SHOOT AT FREDERICTON TRAP & SKEET JUNE 9
       We still have 4 positions left to fill for the Winchester Ammunition Shoot at the Fredericton Trap & Skeet Club on Saturday June 9/18. The fee is $65 to shoot 100 clays and our shoot time is 3:00PM. If you want to have a great day of shooting clays and a chance to win great prizes contact Bill Nason 696-2279 or Dave Greene 674-1345.

May

  • BILL C-71 CALL TO ACTION - GET INVOLVED - FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
       The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is poised to implement another gun registry that will target you as a firearms owner, rather than criminals, as the source of gang and gun violence in this country. This bill also will allow the unelected RCMP to create and impose firearms law with no parliamentary oversight or need for review. Sign this offical petition to register your opposition! Here are five letters which have been submitted to parliament outlining the glaring problems with this bill - read and learn.
  • DCRA NATIONAL SERVICE CONDITIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS
       The Dominion of Canada Rifle Association ( DCRA Website ) will be hosting the National Service Conditions Championships at the Connaught ranges in Ottawa from August 30 to September 2. What are the NSCC? From the DCRA website: "NSCC is unique in the world. In no other country can civilians, military and law enforcement compete alongside each other with similar equipment. These matches have been in place for over a hundred years with some alterations to account for changes in equipment. All events are operationally oriented as applied to a conventional range with the emphasis on marksmanship skill." More information is available here. This event continues the long Canadian tradition of civilian and armed forces marksmanship excellence.
  • RIMFIRE STEEL SHOOT - MAY 20
       Registration will be at 9:00 and first shots will be at 10:00am. Match fee for the shoot will be $20. During this shoot we will be using both Pistol Bays and the 25/50 yard Firing Line as well. The 100 yard Firing Line will remain open for other members to use. There will be two (2) separate divisions, one being "Limited" and the other "Open". Limited is a .22 LR caliber firearm (rifle or pistol) with iron sights (no optics) and no muzzle brakes. Open is a .22 LR caliber firearm (rifle or pistol) but is allowed to have optic sights, and other custom add ons. Shooters will compete in the division with other shooters with similar equipment to level the playing field. All courses of fire are on steel targets of varying sizes and distances typically consisting of 5 or 6 targets. Each course is shot 5 times with the slowest time being a throw away with the best times entered for score. Shooters can compete with pistol or rifle or both. Spare magazines are an asset, but there should be enough loaners available to help most shooters through the shoot, but please reach out so we can do our best to accommodate. The club has a Marlin 795 .22LR rifle with 5 magazines that you can borrow if you do not have a rifle to use. If you have any questions please contact Jody Waring at ipscjody@yahoo.com ---Please send Jody an email if you plan to attend, as it helps coordinate the match and plan for lunch.---

April

  • RANGE WORK DETAIL APRIL 21
       Please plan on attending our range clean up day to assist in putting our facility back into proper condition for another season of use. We will begin at 9:00 am and continue into the early afternoon. Even if you can only spare an hour please come out and lend a hand. The list of tasks is located here - please have a look. UPDATE: Many thanks to the numerous club members who gave up a Saturday to come out to the range and help prepare it for another season of use. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and our club cannot exist without volunteers like you.
  • IPSC BLACK BADGE HANDGUN COURSE APRIL 27-29
       There will be an IPSC Black Badge Course held on April 27-29, 2018. Friday April 27 will be a classroom session of 4-5 hours (venue to be determined) with Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th spent on the range with a qualification match held on Sunday. The cost of the course is $150 and includes a one year membership to IPSC-NB which allows you to compete in this sport anywhere around the world. IPSC is a Dynamic Extreme Sport which requires the safe and proficient use of firearms in a controlled environment. Competitors will be under direct supervision of a Range Officer at all times while engaging courses of fire. Search "IPSC" on YouTube and you will find thousands of videos from matches around the world. There are divisions covering nearly all firearms types. Production for out of the box striker fired and DA/SA guns, revolver, Classic division for single stack 1911's, Standard division for more race ready single action sport pistols, Open for guns with optics and muzzle breaks, and now Production Optics which is essentially a Production gun with a slide mounted red dot sight. Black Badge students will require a serviceable and safe handgun in 9mm or larger, preferably 4-5 magazines or speed loaders, a belt mounted holster that covers the trigger guard and belt mounted magazine holders to hold 3-4 magazines. Ammunition requirements are typically 500 rounds which should cover the match. Competitors will be required to successfully complete a written exam, and complete all practical drill requirements on the range as well as successful completion of the Sanctioned match on Sunday. Please be prepared to spend 8 hours at the range both days. If you are interested pre-registration is mandatory so contact Jody Waring at ipscjody@yahoo.com and you will be registered and course materials will be forwarded to you for review. If you have any questions, please contact Jody. Kind regards, Jody Waring
  • FUNDY SHOOTING SPORTS DONATES $1000 TO NATIONAL LEVEL BIATHLON COMPETITORS
       Alex and Collin Niles, who compete at the national level in the challenging sport of biathlon, each received a donation of $500 to support their efforts. Both athletes are members of the Biathlon New Brunswick Team and are working very hard toward representing our province at the Canada Winter Games in 2019. As part of the mandate upon which our club is founded we advocate and support youth education in safe and responsible use of firearms for sporting activities. Shown is Alex Niles (left), Bill Nason-Club President (Center), and Blake Tibbetts-Club Vice President (Right).   

March

  • MEETING REMINDER MARCH 13 CANCELLED DUE TO STORM - Rescheduled for MONDAY MARCH 19
       This is a reminder that our next club meeting will be held on MONDAY MARCH 19th, at Saint Columba Presbyterian Church at 1454 Manawagonish Road at 7:00 PM. This will be the last meeting, for those of you who have not yet renewed their memberships for 2018, to take advantage of the early renewal discount of $10. If you can’t make the meeting please contact our Membership Secretary Tye Barter at 653-8230 or tyebarter@gmail.com to make other arrangements. After March 31st your renewal will be at the regular rate of $85.00

January

  • ACTION PISTOL / RIFLE SHOOT JANUARY 27
       There will be an action pistol and rimfire rifle shoot this Saturday January 27th starting at 10AM. Competitors can use rimfire or centerfire pistol and rimfire rifle on steel plates and paper targets. Additionally, we will be running the "Know Your Limits" plate rack on the 50 Yard range as a separate event. If there is sufficient interest we will do some additional shooting with rimfire rifles on the 50 yard range. Just an FYI the KYL plate rack has targets that are quite small ( 2” Dia. Down to ¼” Dia.) so some magnification will be beneficial. ALL EVENTS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING AND A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL BE SENT FRIDAY EVENING. With the uncertainty of the weather we need to plan accordingly. Match fee is $10 and if you are interested in attending please send an email to Jody at ipscjody@yahoo.com Volunteers are welcome and nececessay! Let Jody know if you can help! See you Saturday! Here is a UTube video of a KYL shoot. Jody Waring
  • MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR 2018
       Time to renew your membership! Please take the time to complete an application and return it to the executive at a regular monthly meeting. REMEMBER - The locks have been changed and your key won't work! PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN YOUR KEY FROM LAST YEAR! HELP THE CLUB CONTROL COSTS!  Please bring your completed membership renewal form, your old range key stamped “B” and your $75 for one year, $150 for two years or $225 for three years. If you could bring the exact change (that would be helpful) or a cheque will do as well. For those members who did purchase multi-year memberships or who joined the club late in the year (after Oct 1st ) you may come in to exchange your old “B” key for a new one. Please remember to bring in your membership card to confirm that you have already paid for 2018. Thank you.
  • SHOTGUN SHELL SALES
       Due to the club being left with unsold cases, it has been decided that shells will only be purchased when a member makes a $10 non-refundable deposit per case. They will then have until July to pay in full, otherwise they will forfeit the case. Please contact Dave Greene if you wish to purchase shells. POWDER / PRIMER GROUP BUY   The club will be placing a group buy for powder & primers from Higginson as long as there is a minimum of 20 pounds of powder ordered. Please Contact Blake Tibbetts if you are interested.