Change To The Range Rules

There is an addition to the club range rules:

Except for Trap, barrels of loaded firearms must not be elevated past horizontal!

We have noted holes in the roof of the indoor range and bullet strikes on the protection boards on the outside pistol range. This damage is being caused by range rule violations:

1. Raising the muzzle of loaded guns above horizontal before firing shots.

2. Placing the trigger finger in the trigger guard before the sights are on target.

Both rules are covered by the Basic Rules of Gun Safety, but have been added to our Standard Operating Procedure as additional procedures.

Anyone found to violate these rules will lose their membership. A projectile leaving the club property is the most serious issue the club can face, and could result in closure and loss of the club. It is not trivial, it can be deadly.


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No Meeting Tomorrow

We are canceling the July meeting. Phase 4 rules allow gatherings of 50 people, but all phases require social distancing and masks. Considering the size of our clubhouse, that would make for a very small meeting if 6 foot spacing was observed.

The plan is to mail a short newsletter out to every member to update everyone on club news. This will go out this week or next.

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First Responders Competition

Second Annual Blue Line – First Responders Top Shot Challenge, at the SaraSpa Rod and Gun Club, on Sunday, September 13th.

Please join us at Saraspa Rod and Gun Club in Greenfield, NY, where Law Enforcement-First Responders will compete at a Steel Shoot for Trophies and Bragging Rights followed by a BBQ. Spectators are welcome to cheer on their Favorite Teams.

Early Bird Special Registration Fee – $200 per team of 6, ($33.00/person), minimum of 4.

After June 15th, the registration fee will be $250 per team.

July 16 – August 15, the registration fee is $300 per team.

To reserve your team’s spot, you have 2 payment options:

1. Mail a check to:

Blue Line United, 6 Skipper Lane, Malta, NY 12020

2. Pay online at Practiscore. The Team Captain must pay for the entire team when he/she registers for the event, however each team member must also register. If you already have a Practiscore account from last year, you do not need to create a new one. To start an account go to

We encourage you to find a local business willing to sponsor your team and help out with registration fees. We also suggest appointing a Team Captain to be your contact for event details and registration.

The event is open to LE, Fire and EMS as well as retired LEO.

For those of you who are new to this event, it’s a steel shoot for Law Enforcement and First Responders (Firefighters, EMT, Paramedics, Military and Veterans). It is a fun day for us to give back and show appreciation for all your service. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

This event is sponsored by Saratoga Weapons and Tactical.

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New Applicants

Bob Podlaski – Coxsackie, NY

Carl and Lorraine Camurati – Coxsackie, NY

Melvin T. Lynch – Earlton, NY

Oakley Salisbury – Clarksville, NY

Jarod Stokes – Albany, NY

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In memory donations

The club has received donations in memory of Leland (Lee) Salisbury:

Donna L. Winchester – Darlington, SC

Sharon C. Havice, Donn L. Havice and POD Melissa C. Lauster – Chesapeake, VA

Paul Court Jr., and Marion S. Court – Hannacroix, NY

Ronald J. Lauster and Melissa C. Lauster – Chesapeake, VA

Funds will be dedicated to the Coxsackie – Athens High School Trap Team.

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