2020 Club Shooting Events are posted below:

Every Thursday (Mar - Nov)   6:00PM Trap Shoot Open to the Public 

Trap Fee:  Due to increasing costs Tri-Town has had to increase the cost

per round for trap from $4.00 to $5.00.

Pistol Range CLOSED (Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday after the Trap Shoot

 

Please note: Our Sunday shooting events begin at Noon. They are preceded by our member work parties

(from 9AM to Noon). Our club depends on the help from its membership with painting, grounds- work, putting up

backers, etc. Please come to our work parties and support your club.

 

OUR 2020 EVENTS

 

3/12/20 6pm Doubles Trap Shoot – Nick Minichini

In place of our normally scheduled trap shoot we will be shooting doubles trap.  Doubles Trap works similarly to American Trap, but the shooter must fire at a pair of birds launched simultaneously.  To participate, bring an over/under, pump, or semiautomatic shotgun. Over/unders and semiautomatics would be best suited.  A round consists of 25 pairs of birds so you will need 50 shells per round. The cost per round will be $10.  Come on out and give this challenging variation a try.

3/15/20 Work Party and Rimfire Rifle Shoot – Kyle Heckman

A rimfire rifle shoot will be held on the pistol range following the work party.  All rimfire rifles allowed.  However, gallery guns such as pump and lever actions are encouraged.

3/21/20 SRG Training

The pistol range is being rented by a local training group for Act 235 certifications and will be closed from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.  The pistol range, shotgun patterning board, and manual clay bird thrower will be closed during this window.  Rifle and archery will be open at the usual times.  If SRG is packed up and done before 11 A.M. then the range will be open to members at that time.

  

4/10/20 6pm Night Pistol Shoot – Kyle Heckman and Nick Minichini

An evening pistol shoot will be held at the pistol range.  All firearms allowed by the range rules on the pistol range are welcome.  This includes pistols, revolvers, pistol caliber carbines, short barreled rifles (barrel length under 16”), and AR pistols. 

4/19/20 Work Party and NFA Seminar and Shoot – Nick Minichini

​ ​Following the work party at 1 P.M., we will be holding a seminar and shoot around the National Firearms Act, hosted by our secretary Nicholas Minichini who is a federally licensed dealer of NFA items.  The National Firearms Act is legislation that regulates machine guns, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, silencers, any other weapons, and destructive devices.  Following the seminar there will be a shoot of a variety of NFA items including machine guns, silencers, and short barreled rifles.  There will be a small fee collected for ammunition for anyone interested in the shooting portion.  Only ammo to be used with the demo weapons is factory ammunition provided by Nick.  Some ammunition has been donated by club members for this event and will be given out 30 rounds at a time on a first come first served basis.  Please RSVP no later than March 29 so that ammunition can be ordered.  Nick can be reached at nickminichini@gmail.com or 732-266-4279.

4/25/20 SRG Training

The pistol range is being rented by a local training group for Act 235 certifications and will be closed from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.  The pistol range, shotgun patterning board, and shotgun thrower will be closed during this window.  Rifle and archery will be open at the usual times.  If SRG is packed up and done before 11 A.M. then the range will be open to members at that time.  

5/16/20 Gun Show and Swap Meet – Nick Minichini and Kyle Heckman

ALL RANGES WILL BE CLOSED! However, a vendor may allow test firing of a weapon for sale by the potential buyer.  This will be limited to five rounds. 

On Saturday May 16, 2020 from 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. we will be hosting a gun show and swap meet.  Members and non-members are invited to participate as both buyers and vendors.  Members who would like to be vendors may come and setup tables for free.  Non-members will have to pay a $10 fee to be vendors.  Entry for shoppers, both members and non-members, is free.  There will be food and drinks available for sale.  Setup time for vendors will begin at 7 A.M.  All vendors must RSVP with Nicholas Minichini by April 25.  Vendors will have to provide their own tables.  We will have a federally licensed dealer on site to conduct transfers for those who are selling handguns or would like to have background checks run for long gun buyers.  The transfer fee will be $35.   

nickminichini@gmail.com         732-266-4279  

5/23/20 12 P.M. Five Stand Shoot – Kyle Heckman and Nick Minichini

Five Stand shoot will be held on the Trap field.  Pistol and shotgun ranges will be closed during the event.  Over/unders and semiautos are best suited but pump actions can be used as well.

 

6/12/20 6 P.M. Night Pistol Shoot – Kyle Heckman and Nick Minichini

An evening pistol shoot will be held at the pistol range.  All firearms allowed by the range rules on the pistol range are welcome.  This includes pistols, revolvers, pistol caliber carbines, short barreled rifles (barrel length under 16”), and AR pistols.

 

6/21/20 Work Party and Rimfire Shoot – Kyle Heckman and Nick Minichini

A rimfire shoot will be held on the pistol range following the work party.  All rimfire rifles, pistols, and revolvers are allowed.  However, gallery guns such as pump and lever actions are encouraged.

 

7/16/20 6 P.M. Doubles Trap Shoot and Meeting – Nick Minichini and Kyle Heckman

In place of our normally scheduled trap shoot will be shooting doubles trap.  Doubles Trap works similarly to American Trap but the shooter must fire at a pair of birds launched simultaneously.  To participate, bring an over/under, pump, or semiautomatic shotgun. Over/unders and semiautomatics would be best suited.  A round consists of 25 pairs of birds so you will need 50 shells per round. The cost per round will be $10.  Come on out and give this challenging variation a try.

7/19/20 Work Party and 3-gun shoot – Nick Minichini

A 3-gun shoot will be held on the rifle range following the work party.  Participants will need the following:

A magazine fed semiautomatic rifle such as an AR-15 and spare magazine

A semiautomatic or pump action shotgun

Any handgun and spare magazine or speed loader

Ammunition for the above firearms (see below)

Eye and Ear protection.

Note that while semiautomatic, magazine fed weapons are strongly recommended they are not required. Bolt actions, lever actions, double barrels, and revolvers will all be allowed but will put the shooter at a disadvantage in running the course. Use of intermediate cartridges such as .223/5.56mm or 7.62X39 are strongly recommended but not required.  Nick Minichini, who will be hosting the shoot, will allow use of his weapons for anyone who does not have their own available but he will collect a small fee for use of his ammunition. 

To run the course once you will need 6 rounds for your rifle, four rounds for your shotgun, and five rounds for your handgun. You're welcome to run the course multiple times if you wish so pack ammo accordingly.  Nick will continue the event for anyone interested in multiple runs after everyone has gone once. 

The event will be a scored 3-gun match for those wishing to compete and unscored for those just looking for the experience. Scoring will be done by use of a shot timer with a 5 second penalty added for each miss. Shortest time wins. The event will consist of three stages - one for each weapon. Each stage will require the shooters to promptly load and engage multiple targets on a timed course that scores both accuracy and speed.  The main point is to have fun trying something different.

8/6/20 6 P.M. Wobble Trap Shoot – Kyle Heckman and Nick Minichini

In place of our normal trap shoots we will be shooting American Wobble Trap.  In wobble trap both the elevation and the windage of the bird changes with each throw.  Shooters can load two shells per bird and take a second shot at the same bird if they miss.  Shooters also change stations after each shot instead of shooting five birds per station at a time.  Be sure your firearms are clear and unloaded before moving to the next station.  Over/unders and semiautos are best suited but pumps and single shots will be allowed.

 

8/16/20 Work Party and 100yd Centerfire Rifle Shoot – Kyle Heckman

A 100-yard centerfire rifle shoot will be held on the rifle range following the work party.  Any centerfire rifle can be used. 

 

9/10/20 5 P.M. 100 Bird Trap Competition – Nick Minichini

In place of our normal trap night we will be having a 100-bird trap competition.  It will consist of one round of American Trap, one round of wobble, and one round of doubles.  The buy in will be $25.  Twenty to cover the trap and $5 into a pot for prize money to the winner. 

9/20/20 Work Party and Wobble Trap or Five Stand Shoot – Kyle Heckman

Following the work party, we will either be having a wobble trap or five stand shoot.  This will be determined by the number of volunteers available to help Kyle setup five stand and the weather.  Plan to bring a shotgun. 

10/10/20 12 P.M. Action Pistol Shoot and Bowling Pin Shoot – Nick Minichini and Kyle Heckman

We will be holding an Action Pistol and Bowling Pin shoot on the pistol range.  All handguns are welcome.  However, larger calibers are recommended for bowling pins because they need to be knocked off the table, not just knocked over.  For bowling pins, you must use lead nose or hollow point ammunition.  For paper targets, steel targets, and wood targets any ammunition will be allowed.  The shoot will consist of a bowling pin shoot competition, plinking wood blocks and steel targets, and defensive pistol shooting on paper silhouette targets.  It will be a rapid-fire event and full-size handguns with 15 and 17 round magazines are recommended but not required.

10/18/20 Work Party and Five Stand – Kyle Heckman and Nick Minichini

Following the work party, a Five Stand shoot will be held on the Trap field.  Pistol and shotgun ranges will be closed during the event.  Over/unders and semiautos are best suited, but pump actions can be used as well. 

11/12/20 6 P.M. Turkey Trap Shoot – Kyle Heckman and Nick Minichini

The club will be giving away at least two turkeys as a raffle and shooting prizes during our normal trap night.

11/15/20 Work Party and Vintage Military Rifle Shoot – Roy France

Following the work party we will be having a military surplus rifle shoot.  Everyone is invited to bring out their military rifles and have a competitive shoot on the rifle range.  Rifles include, but are not limited to, M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, Mosin Nagants, Enfields, Arisakas, Carcanos, Mausers, M1A/M14s, etc. 

 

 

                                           

ACTION PISTOL AND SPEED PISTOL EVENTS PLEASE NOTE:  BOWLING PIN AMMO MUST BE ALL LEAD OR JACKETED HOLLOW POINTS ONLY. FULL METAL JACKET AMMO MAY RICOCHET OFF BOWLING PINS AND IS VERY DANGEROUS