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IDPA will host the IDPA Safety Officer class on May 10th
IDPA at Prescott Action Shooters will host the IDPA Safety Officer class on May 10th at the range. The participants must be current IDPA members. We need Safety Officers for our sanctioned match planned for October.
Participants will have their course fee refunded if they assist with the sanctioned match. Contact Jeff Brown, IDPA Safety Officer Instructor for more details.
If there is sufficient interest, Jeff will instruct the NRA Range Safety Officer course at the range on May 11th.
The NRA RSO credential is useful and often required for anyone interested in hosting shooting events, working with groups such as 4-H, Boy Scouts or Project Appleseed or mentoring beginning shooters.
The class project will be to develop a standard operating procedure for emergencies that might develop on the range. You do not have to be an NRA member to take this class.
Registration for the classes will close on April 19th.
Jeff Brown, IDPA SOI, NRA CRSO - Idpashooter1@hotmail.com - 317-645-5068
Have you had any trouble finding powder this year? Well you are not alone. It seems that you can find primers, brass and bullets with little problem.
We're even seeing advertised specials on primers, great news. Now we just need the little granules that go inside the brass.
I don't know about you but I was being optimistic and thinking any minute the powder thing would come around and it would all be good.
I figured the prices might be a challenge but that too would improve as supplies grew. Well I seem to be mistaken in that thought.
So a couple days ago I did a web search on "Why there is no smokeless powder".
I had the usual full page of choices come up and one caught my eye.
Ah ha, a press release from Chris Hodgdon, Hodgdon-The Gun Powder People, who better to answer my question - perfect.
I opened the web page all ready to be enlightened. Then I noticed the date on the press release, June 17, 2009.
Sure enough our struggle with powder availability is nothing new. Good grief Charlie Brown, five years later the problem has not gotten better it may well be worse.
Think about all the record years of gun sales you keep reading about since 2009. All the fear created by the government and the media.
I will continue to believe this gets better, my time horizon on when is now a little (maybe a lot) longer.
I have attached the press release from Chris Hodgdon for you to read as it seems as relevant today as it was in 2009.
June 17, 2009
This is from a press release written by Chris Hodgdon:
Why is there a powder shortage and when will it end?
The answer is really quite simple. In November 2008 a liberal government was elected by the majority of voting Americans.
Beginning the next day some of our fellow shooters began to purchase and stock-pile powder, primers, bullets, brass, ammo and guns.
Soon word spread person to person and with the ease of communication through the internet enough shooters ran to join in that an unprecedented demand has occurred.
Literally within weeks – before the end of November, the distribution pipeline was empty and demand far outstripped supply.
The manufacturers of our industry, including Hodgdon® Powder Company, ordered new supplies trying to meet customer needs.
We have been working at maximum capacity since that time.
There is no more capacity to make powder. We are currently making all burn speeds of Hodgdon®, IMR® and Winchester® powders.
We are shipping these powders as soon as they are made and packaged. We are shipping every day.
Some will ask why we do not build more plants. The answer is simple, time. There is no time to build the plant before the unprecedented demand for powder slows down.
I have received calls from shooters who have heard all kinds of rumors why powder is so hard to find.
These rumors are not true; there is no vast government conspiracy, the military is not buying up all of the powder and other components, we are not withholding powder from the market, no ships carrying powder are being held hostage by pirates, there is no magic chemical we are being forced to include in the powder which would shorten the shelf life.
When will the demand end and powder become available again? Who knows? Your guess is as good as ours.
We have not found it possible to determine the end of this buying and hoarding as purchasing is being driven by emotion.
The best advice is just be patient. As soon as the market relaxes the supply chain will fill back in and your favorite powder will come to your local store.
Hodgdon-The Gun Powder People
A new mailbox with a sign-in book has been installed at the rifle and pistol practice bays, next to the range flag. Please use this sign-in book and range flag when using these bays.
All members may use practice bays at any time. You may also use these areas on match days during regularly scheduled matches. Please, as always sign in and obey all range rules.
Please check the club calendar for range maintenance or events that require the practice area to be closed.
There is no restriction on the time of day you may use the range.
The speed limit on the dirt road to our facility is 15 MPH. It's one lane in and out.
No incendiary, tracer or explosive ammunition allowed at any time.
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