Wednesday Trapshooting is closed until April 6th

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Membership meetings

The schedule for membership meetings is back to normal, held on the second Thursday of every month, weather permitting. Watch this web site and the Facebook page for cancellations.

We will be following CDC guidelines for covid. There will be masks and hand sanitizer available at the door. Masks are required for un-vaccinated attendees.

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DAMAGE TO CLUB PROPERTY

The steel targets on our rifle range will be removed until repairs can be made and NEW RANGE RULES POSTED.

The damage to the targets and frames needs to be addressed as well as damage to the shotgun pattern plate.

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MASK INFORMATION

In an attempt to comply with the confusing New York State requirements for Covid – 19, it is the policy of the Coxsackie Sportsmens Club effective December 15, 2021 to require the following:

The Club requires the wearing of a mask for those not vaccinated when inside any buildings at the club.  This includes the Trap Shack and clubhouse. The mask requirement applies to those over 2 years of age that are medically able to tolerate wearing a mask at all times while indoors.

Unvaccinated individuals are responsible for wearing a mask in accordance with CDC guidelines.Thank you for your cooperation.

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New flag pole and flags

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Muzzle Loader Chili Shoots

Range fee is $13, includes a bowl of Bob’s famous award winning chili.  This will be a blanket shoot. Participants must donate $10 or merchandise of equivalent value.Note: The event will be canceled if there is greater than 3″ snowfall, or temperature of below 20 degrees.

Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club Cabin Fever Chili Shoots 2022

Dates: 09 Jan, 06 Feb, 06 Mar, & 3 Apr.

Registration: 9:00 to 10 AM. Shooting will start around 10 AM..

Fee = $13 {includes a bowl of chili & great conversation}

Event will be an offhand match using muzzleloaders with open sights, & a single lead projectile. The match involves around 20 shots at varying targets [gongs, charcoal, lollipops, etc.] & ranges.

Flint or percussion rifles, smoothbores, and inlines. If it loads through the muzzle, bring it & have some fun.

There will be a blanket table [$10 prize value] for those wishing to participate in a blanket shoot. Generally we’re done by 2pm

Directions:

NYS Thruway exit 21B, turn on to 9W south for .4 mile. Turn right onto Schoolhouse Road go another .3 mile. Turn right onto Robert’s Hill Road, go .4 mile, turn left onto Reservoir Road, go .3 mile, the club entrance is on the left.

Please Note: Snow falls exceeding 3” &/or range temperatures below 20 degrees will cause the shoot to be cancelled. Please check the local forecast.

Black Powder Contact: Bob Patterson 518-634-2847, pattersons@aol.com

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Invoices and Fund Raiser Delayed

Renewal invoices and Fund Raisers have been delayed because of difficulties with the printing vendor. They were unable to produce the product in a timely manner.

We are in the process of getting things printed by a new printing source.

Thank you for your patience. We hope to get everything mailed within a week or two.

We are also extending the renewal deadline until February 15th, 2022, due to the delay.

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NO PARKING NEXT TO THE OUTDOOR PISTOL RANGE

THE RANGE RULES PROHIBIT PARKING IN THE AREA NEXT TO THE PISTOL RANGE. THIS POLICY WAS MADE AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF THE PLATE RACK ON THE RANGE.

“OUTDOOR PISTOL RANGE:

All SOPs apply.

NO VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED PAST THE SIGN AT THE TOP OF THE RANGE ENTRANCE. Parking along the driveway is allowed, if you can do so without impeding traffic.

EYE AND EAR PROTECTION IS MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES, FOR EVERYONE ENTERING PAST THE WARNING SIGN. BECAUSE OF THE INSTALLATION OF THE PLATE RACK, EYE AND EAR PROTECTION MUST BE WORN BY EVERYONE, INCLUDING SPECTATORS, ANYWHERE PAST THE WARNING SIGN, DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF BULLET SPLATTER. DON’T JEOPARDIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP. THIS RULE IS ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY!

This is a SAFETY AND LIABILITY ISSUE for the club. People have been hit with bullet and jacket fragments in the former parking area. The majority of the parking area is FORWARD OF THE RANGE FIRING LINE, and cannot be occupied during range use. The consequences of a serious injury could be disastrous for the club.

A new parking area was created along the side of the driveway for pistol range users.

Removal of the chain to access the restricted area, and parking in the area is ONLY allowed during large events, when additional parking is needed. ONLY staff for the event are allowed to park there, and cannot access the area until the pistol range is declared SAFE during a cease fire. ANY OTHER USE IS A VIOLATION OF RANGE RULES AND WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP.

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Membership Renewals

Renewal invoices will be mailed in the near future. We are resuming the mandatory fundraiser for 2022. There will be 3 raffle calendars included with the invoice.

The fundraiser was temporarily suspended in the 2020-2021 time period.

Each member is required to sell a minimum of 3 calendars or more if they can.

Dues are due by December 31, 2021.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Is safe to drop the slide on an empty chamber on a 1911?

If your 1911 has a hammer/sear interface that is so delicate and the spring tension of the sear spring is so light that the hammer will follow when the slide is dropped on an empty chamber (no round being fed to slow the slide), it is an UNSAFE CONDITION.

The NRA trigger pull for 1911s in Precision Pistol is a minimum of 3 1/2 pounds. If the hammer follows the slide when closing on an empty chamber, and is prone to damage from merely closing the slide using the slide lock, it is NOT SAFE.

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New applicant

Andrew Brandt – Freehold, NY

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New applicant

Scott DiMonda – Hudson, NY

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