Committee Chair - Art O'Leary
Rifle Range keys have not changed yet, as we are waiting to hear when the automatic gate operator will be up and running. If you need to purchase a key you will need your 2022 membership paid up and a 2022 range badge to purchase a new key. There will be no exceptions.
Rifle Range briefings on 4th Sunday of the month!
Just a reminder that, effective immediately, range briefings are at the range, on the 4th Sunday of the month ONLY.
Briefings will start between 9:30 and 10:00 AM
. Be on time or wait til next month. You will need $10.00 to pay for your badge, key and lanyard.
If you are just renewing your range badge, it's $5.00 and you must show your badge from a previous year and your current membership card. The fee is $10.00 for badges that are more than a year old.
Keys are available on Sunday mornings from Dave Kistler (usually there on Sundays) or from Roger at the gun shop.
Plate Rack locks have changed as of Sunday, 2/20/2022..
Just a reminder that the key will open both centerfire plate racks as well as the two .22 plate racks. Cost is $50 for the year, and will be good until Dec. 31, 2022. So you’ll get use of all 4 plate racks for $50. That’s $4.17 per month to use them as much as you want. See Dave Kistler on Sunday mornings or contact him at DEKistler@comcast.net to get your key. Again, Locks will change again on Jan. 1, 2023
. Members who don’t want to purchase a key can still use them on Sunday mornings for $5.00. Pay the on duty RSO to unlock them. Non-members may use them on Sunday mornings for $10.00..
Rifle Range Badge RENEWALS
Unless you're a Life Member, YOU MUST RENEW your Rifle Range Badges every year. Unless you have a range badge with a blue border (2022) around the words Range Certified, you must renew NOW! You must also have your 2022 dues paid up, return your old badge and for a fee of $5.00, you'll get a current range badge. Renewal of badges that are more than a year old will cost $10 . You can renew at the LSA Gun Shop on Saturday afternoons (2 PM to 4PM) or Sunday mornings (9AM to Noon) or contact Dave Kistler DEKistler@comcast.net) if you have any questions.
Rifle Range locks and keys have not changed yet!
Just a reminder that the lock to the Rifle Range gate, the range house and the member side of the storage shed has not changed. We’re hoping to hold off on changing the keys until the new electronic gate is up and operational. At that time you will buy a “clicker” instead that will open the gate electronically. We’ll let you know if it’s going to be a long delay and whether we will be changing the manual locks.
Keys are available on Sunday mornings at the clubhouse, from Roger in the Gun Shop
Additionally, the plate rack locks have changed as of Sunday, 2/20/2022.
Rifle Range Badge RENEWALS
Unless you're a Life Member, YOU MUST RENEW your Rifle Range Badges every year. Unless you have a 2022 LSA Rifle Range badge you must RENEW starting no later than January 1st.
You must also have your 2022 dues paid up, return your old badge and for a fee of $5.00, you'll get a current range badge. You can renew at the LSA Gun Shop on Saturday afternoons (2 PM to 4 PM) or Sunday mornings (9 AM to Noon) or contact Dave Kistler DEKistler@comcast.net) if you have any questions.
LOW TARGETS WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED
where a projectile hits the ground, after passing through a
target or misses the target, before it hits a backstop !!!
Non Member Usage Fee
To help offset the costs of maintaining the Rifle Range, we have implemented a $10.00 usage fee per shooter per visit for all Non Member shooters. Members may still bring guests (not subject to the fee) as outlined in rifle range rules. If you are a regular visitor to our Rifle Range on Sunday mornings and not with an LSA member, we encourage you to join us! Applications are available in the club house on Sunday mornings or online which you can print out and mail in.
Confusion regarding use of STEEL TARGETS
There appears to be some confusion about the use of your own steel targets on the range. You are still
allowed to use your own steel targets on the range as long as the following conditions are met:
1) the target is angled in such a way as to deflect the projectile directly toward the ground
2) OR it's a swinging target
3) AND it's positioned high enough that a missed shot hits either the 50 yd backstop
on the upper range or one of the 50ft, 25yd, 50yd or 100yd backstops on the lower range
4) targets must not be bent or all dented from bullet impact, AR500 steel is preferred
5) the STEEL target must be set up at a minimum distance of 50 feet for handgun cartridges and
100 yards for high power rifle cartridges.
Reminder NO HIGH POWER RIFLES are allowed on the upper range, period.
Leominster Sportsmen’s Association - Range Safety Briefing June202016.pdf
Improved Biathlon Trail.pdf
LSA Rifle Range Frame Dimensions.pdfLSA Rifle Range Target Frame Dimensions and Setup
2022 LSA Rifle Range RSO Schedule.pdf2022 LSA Rifle Range RSO Schedule