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Blues Brothers
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Yavapai Food Bank
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of the Yavapai Food Bank

SPORT SHOOTERS SUPPLY LLC
Sport Shooters Supply
Club Member and Class 3 Dealer providing
Guns, Optice, Supplies, Transfers, Training
Frank Barbaro -- 928-713-0457



B and B Casting and supplies
J&M Specialty P/L Hi-Tek 2 Bullet Coating.
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Top Quality Gun Works



Steve Ditmars
Laser Engraving


CURRENT         EVENTS
Rifle Bay Closed for Repair

CHRONO         DOPPLER
The club has purchased a new Doppler Chronograph.   It is available at most matches.

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Dear PAS Board Members,

Thank you for your support and for the $300. toward the trip to the NRA Convention in Dallas. It was an amazing opportunity and I had a great time. Thank you!

On Thursday, I was a guest of honor along with world champion Max Michel for a Meet and Greet hosted by Sig Armor. It was a privilege and an honor to spend the day with Max that I will never forget. On Friday and Saturday, my dad and I went to the huge convention. President Trump and Vice President Pence spoke at the convention; it was cool watching all of the Secret Service. I’m proud to live in a great country and it was nice to be a part of all the support for the 2nd. Amendment. Thank you again for all your support.

Thank you,
Austin Faulkner

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Trigger Squeeze
by Chip Lohman - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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After achieving a steady sight picture, you must learn how to keep the sights still while moving the trigger. What else do we do that requires precision and a steady hand? How about threading a needle, or painting with a small brush? Both require a steady hand, but neither rewards our efforts with a loud explosion, as when shooting.

In NRA pistol classes, we divide this challenge into two parts: the mental and physical aspects of trigger squeeze. The mental aspect is such that, if all we had to do was squeeze the trigger, we wouldn't be having this discussion. It's the loud noise afterward that causes our 3 million-year-old reptilian brain to protect us, just like it does when a rock hits the windshield and we've already blinked before we realize what happened. For most of us, our "lizard brain" is hard-wired to reflexively blink our eyes and push the gun away in what is known as an anticipatory flinch, which causes the bullet to consistently avoid whatever we're trying to hit. Practice, and perhaps good ear protection, will help.

Because it hangs below a short barrel that is only supported with our hands (no arms or shoulder as with a rifle), it's pretty easy for the pistol trigger to tip the barrel if we pull it quickly. So instead of yanking the trigger in anticipation of the loud noise, try sliding the trigger along the same axis as the barrel-straight back. That won't work if your index finger is pressing sideways on the trigger. Press straight back, like clicking a ballpoint pen (photo). And, like threading a needle or painting, it's easier to steady the sights during trigger squeeze if you're supporting the gun correctly. We'll get to that in the next blog on proper grip.

As for the mental aspect: I encourage students to keep their focus on "their side of the trigger," rather than anticipating what's about to happen on the other side, near the muzzle. Practice this by dry-firing an unloaded pistol, just like a practice swing in golf, without the ball. To get the feel of squeezing the trigger, practice dry-firing an unloaded pistol while balancing a coin on the slide or rear sight. You'll naturally squeeze the trigger gently in order to avoid shaking the coin off the gun. Check your owner's manual for any instructions about protecting the firing pin or the action during dry-firing, like using dummy ammunition or snap-caps, particularly with a .22 cal. gun.

Don't practice dry-firing enough, and the lizard brain will win every time. Or as one student joked, "I'll just aim high and hope that I have a consistent flinch."

GENERAL CLUB INFORMATION:

• 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, steel core bullets, or explosive ammunition allowed at any time.
• No ammunition with magnet attracting projectiles (bullet) allowed at any time.
• Be sure to lock the gate after passing through on non-event days to make sure the range is secure even if you or someone else is there.
• ATV's are not allowed on the range without the express permission from the Range Master.
• PractiScore electronic scoring tutorial video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYQAEDfdndw
• Range Safety is Everyone's Job. See the video here
• The upper parking lot behind the rifle bay is not to be used as a shooting point.
• There will be no placing of additional or personal steel targets on the hillside behind the rifle bay.
• Pistol Caliber Carbine Best Practices PDF Downloaded from here.

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