Special Events at Brokenlock Longrifles Gun Club

Events

The Family Campout has been scheduled for September 25-26, 2021 (Saturday, Sunday).  In support of this multi-day event, the BLLR ranges will be closed starting at noon Saturday (9/25) through Sunday (9/26).  As a reminder from the original announcement for this event, even though you may not plan to camp, please stop and participate in the various activities.  Steel targets will be shot at the rifle range on Saturday in addition to novelty targets at the pistol bunker.  All shooting will be conducted using rimfire ammunition, which will be available on-site, if needed.  Also, tomahawk and knife throwing activities are planned as well as fire starting and cast-iron cooking.

 October 2, 2021 9am – 2pm

Brokenlock Longrifles Gun Club Grounds

Members and Immediate family only

Buy, Sell, Trade, Give Away

No loaded firearms and no loaded magazines are permitted. Social distancing and masks are recommended

Reserve a free table, bring your own table, sell out of your trunk. Come out and have a good time.

Sell, Buy, Trade, any items you think club members might be interested in. Firearms of all types, Cartridges, Reloading items, Targets, Sporting Gear, Hunting Clothes, Knives, Books, Camping gear, Archery items

Free Coffee, Meet Interesting People, Etc.

Reserve table or questions Call or Text:

Andy Hranko        330-749-1257

Paul Hranko          330-621-8350

 2021 Swap Meet Event Flyer

 2020 Swap Meet Summary

The 2021 Sporting Clays Season.

DATES: (shooting times 9am to 1pm approx.)

  • Saturday, May 8th, 2021
  • Saturday, June 12th, 2021
  • Saturday, July 10th, 2021
  • Saturday, August 14th, 2021
  • Saturday, September 11th, 2021
  • Saturday, October 9th, 2021

100 CLAY TARGETS - $35.00  | 50 CLAY TARGETS - $25.00

Box of shells - 20 ga. or 12 ga. - $7.50

Children (17 and younger) and Ladies receive a $5.00 discount.

Bring a child or lady to shoot with you in your squad and receive the same discount.

Due to safety rules, anyone under the age of 16 will be required to shoot in escorted squads.

General Information & Things You Will Need:

  1. A shotgun capable of 2 rapid shots (any gauge).
  2. An open choke(s) works best (Imp. Cyl or Skeet).
  3. Most shots will average 30 yards or less.
  4. Course will include 12 or 13 different shooting stations with birds and/or rabbits.
  5. A minimum of 5 boxes of shells per 100 targets (may have reshoots on bad targets).
  6. Shells with 7 1/2 shot or smaller are required.
  7. Very likely will need boots in wet weather. Course goes through woods and low areas.
  8. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION ARE REQUIRED!!!

Questions or further information contact

Andy Hranko (330) 749-1257, Dave DeCuster (330) 465-1215, 

or email clays@brokenlocklongrifles.org .

ALL WEATHER RELATED CANCELLATIONS WILL BE MADE BY 8:15AM OF THE DAY IN QUESTION!!

Here is a link to an introduction YouTube video that was done a few years ago by Doug Hunter for his CCW and ME site.

BLGC Sporting Clays

 

The Great Rimfire Shootout

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Brokenlock

This shoot is designed to be an annual event open to members and their guests.

You may bring more than one guest if you wish. So please plan to spend the day with us.

Awards will be 1 st , 2 nd and 3rd place for each individual target in adult and junior classes. There will also be 1st , 2nd , and 3 rd place aggregate or overall awards.

In addition, there will be a perpetual award for the member with the top aggregate or overall score for the match. His or Her name and score will be added to a nameplate on this award. The award will be retained by the club and displayed each year at this event.

So here are the details,

Registration opens at 9 am and will remain open all day. Entry fees: Adult $20, Junior (age 7-14) FREE

There will be 24 - 15-minute, non-squaded relays, meaning not everyone will have to shoot at the same time. You do NOT have to start at 9 am. You can enter anytime while the range is in operation. Keep in mind the number of relays you will need if you intend to fire the complete aggregate. The range will close after the end of Relay 24.

Firearm: Any rimfire cartridge rifle in good working order. You may use more than one rifle and more than one caliber.

Sights: Any sight metallic or telescopic.

General: Eye and Ear protection are required.

If you have a spotting scope or binoculars bring them.

Adult Course of Fire:

Six targets, at distances of 25, 50, and 100 yards - 3 offhand and 3 bench. Ten record shots per target. Total of 60 shots, plus sighters.

Junior Course of Fire:

Three bench rest targets at 25 yards. Ten record shots per target. Total of 30 record shots, plus sighters. All junior competitors shall be supervised or coached by a responsible adult.

Water will be provided

Grilled hot dogs will be served from 11am-2pm

Questions? 330-264-4020 - leave message

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2021 SEASON IS ON

Winchester/NRA Marksmanship

Pistol Qualification

**22LR ammunition will be available for purchase at the range**
 
June 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021

Every Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

MANDITORY Safety & Program Orientation Meeting Saturday May 29 at 9:30 a.m. At the BrokenLock LongRifles Club Range in Smithville.

There is a maximum number of 25 shooters possible Cost for the course is $30.

We begin our season with a one time “Safety and Program Orientation” held in a class-room format to present our club’s Range Safety Rules, also how to safely transport your firearm in a motor vehicle and properly storing it at home. Shooters are limited to a 22LR rim-fire caliber, semi-automatic pistol (2 mags) for the ease of use and to help reduce sound levels. Shooting begins every Tuesday evening promptly at 6:00 until dusk, during the months of June, July and August at the pistol bunker of the BrokenLock LongRifles club grounds located at 7888 Leighty Rd. Smithville, Ohio.
 
All of our Instructors and Range Safety Officers are N.R.A. Certified, this program has an excellent safety record that we are very proud of and we plan to enjoy helping people learn fun, safe pistol/ handgun practices for many years to come.

The Winchester/N.R.A. Marksmanship Qualification Program is a skill development program. It has been the flagship for N.R.A. training development programs since 1903. Instructors and coaches use the qualification as a guideline to train new shooters of all ages in their clubs. Individuals who are not involved in organized clubs also use the qualification program as a tool to develop their own shooting skills.
 
The courses of fire in the qualification Program are designed to take shooters from beginning skill levels (ProMarksman and Marksman) through intermediate levels (Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter and Expert) up to the nationally recognized skill level and pinnacle of the program, Distinguished Expert.
 
Based on the honor system, shooters acquire the large discipline patch at the onset of the program and as each rating is earned, they will be entitled to all of the corresponding awards for that rating. Each rating level will receive a skill rocker and certificate award that recognizes the achievement.

Program Contact:

Dave DeCeuster
330-465-1215
titegroup22@aol.com

These programs (25 Yard and National Match Style Bullseye) for 2021 run on Wednesday nights June through August from 6:00 pm to dusk on the Rifle Range.

 

25 Yard Bullseye

This event is designed to be an introductory course into the exciting world of Bullseye Pistol shooting. The precision required in bullseye shooting will help to hone your trigger control and concentration skills. It is our intention to provide a fun, self-paced program for the novice and experienced shooter alike.

I.  Costs:

Each competitor pays $20 as a seasonal one time fee, or $5 per rating, and $2 for each set of targets (3-B8). This fee covers the NRA awards and certificates.

II.Courses of Fire:

** All courses shot at 25 Yards **

Rating                           Reqd. Score/ Poss. Score           Repetitions

Pro-Marksman                             120/300                           2
Marksman                                    150/300                           3
Marksman 1st Class                   200/300                          6
Sharpshooter                               225/300                           8
Expert                                            250/300                           8
Distinguished Expert                   269/300                          10

One Repetition consists of:

  •  Slow Fire - B8 Target - 1 string of 10 shots in 10 minutes
  •  Timed Fire - B8 Target - 2 strings of 5 shots, 20 seconds per string
  •  Rapid Fire - B8 Target - 2 strings of 5 shots, 10 seconds per string

III.  Equipment Needs:

A.  Firearms: Any pistol or revolver in safe working condition may be used. Sights may consist of open irons, optical, red dot, or other.

B.  Ammunition: Any safe factory, factory re-manufactured, or reloaded ammunition may be used.

C.  Personal Protection Devices: Hearing and eye protection is required for all shooters. Ballistic rated eye protection is strongly recommended for all shooters.

IV.  Competition Notes:

A.  Location: Brokenlock Longrifles Rifle Range

B.  Timing: Shooting is to begin at 6:30pm. 

C.  Range Commands: Each shooter will be given a handout with the range commands. Shooting will begin and cease upon a whistle blast and/or an audible buzzer.

D.  Targets: Targets will be the NRA B-8 target. Targets must be purchased from the BLLR program. Targets must be filled out to include the shooter’s name, and stage of fire.

E.  Scorecards: Each shooter will receive a score sheet upon beginning the program. This sheet must include the shooter’s name, date course was fired, scores shot, and scorer’s initials. It is to be turned into the Range officer (RO) at the end of each nights shooting.

F.  Scoring: Scoring shall be by the rings.  Shooters may be asked to score the targets of other shooters.

G.  Firing Stance: The firing stance may either be the one handed bullseye stance or a two handed stance.

I.  Magazine Capacity: Load 5 rounds into any one magazine.

J.  Loading of Magazines / Speedloaders: Shooters are asked to keep the pace of the program moving. If you are not shooting or scoring, you should be loading your magazines.

V.  General Notes:

A.  Awards: Awards recognizing your achievements will be provided by the program director. These will include a pistol qualification patch, skill level rockers, and skill level certificates.

B.  Physically Disabled Shooters: All reasonable accommodation will be shown to physically disabled shooters.  These accommodations may include, but are not limited to, changes in firing position, firing stance, range command, and firing signals.

C.  Concealed Carry: We respect the right of licensed concealed carry. You may carry concealed at this event, however, concealed means concealed. We do not want to see it.

 

National Match Style Bullseye Competition

This event is to be run similar to a National Match Course, much like one would encounter at Camp Perry, Ohio. It is our intention to provide a fun and competitive program for the novice and experienced shooter alike. This program will be run utilizing the NRA PISTOL RULES, effective 2005, as the primary guide while using slight variations to the rules in an effort to make use of the facilities available and the event more inclusive to a greater number of shooters.

I.  Costs:

Each Brokenlock Longrifles Club Member participating will pay $0, and each Non-Club Member is to pay $10 as a seasonal one time fee. All competitors will pay $2 for each set of targets (3-B8).

II.Courses of Fire:

A. Slow Fire - 50yds - B8 Target - 1 string of 10 shots in 10 minutes

B. Timed Fire - 25yds - B8 Target - 2 strings of 5 shots, 20 seconds per string

C. Rapid Fire - 25yds - B8 Target - 2 strings of 5 shots, 10 seconds per string

D. Handicap Course - All stages to be shot at 25yds

III.  Equipment Needs:

A.  Firearms: Any pistol or revolver in safe working condition may be used. Sights may consist of open irons, optical, red dot, or other.

B.  Ammunition: Any safe factory, factory re-manufactured, or reloaded ammunition may be used.

C.  Personal Protection Devices: Hearing and eye protection is required for all shooters. Ballistic rated eye protection is strongly recommended for all shooters.

D. Spotting Scopes: Shooters are encouraged to bring their own spotting scopes or binoculars as we cannot guarantee their availability.

IV.  Competition Notes:

A.  Location: Brokenlock Longrifles Rifle Range

B.  Timing: Practice will be held from 6:00pm to 6:25pm. The first relay will begin promptly at 6:30pm. There will be a 3 minute preparation period at the beginning of each relay.

C.  Range Commands: Each shooter will be given a handout with the range commands. Shooting will begin and cease upon a whistle blast and/or an audible buzzer.

D.  Targets: Targets will be the NRA B-8 target. Targets must be purchased from the BLLR program. Targets must be filled out to include the match date, shooter’s name, firing position, stage of fire, and relay number.

E.  Scorecards: Each shooter will secure a scorecard from the Range Officer (RO) and return it filled out and signed to the RO at the completion of the nights shooting.

F.  Scoring: Scoring shall be by the rings.  Shooters may be asked to score the targets of other shooters.

G.  Firing Position: The shooter will fire from the position indicated upon their scorecard.

H.  Firing Stance: The firing stance will be the one handed bullseye stance. Those shooting the Handicap Course may use two hands.

I.  Magazine Capacity: Load only 5 rounds into any one magazine.

J.  Loading of Magazines / Speedloaders: Shooters are asked to keep the pace of the program moving. If you are not shooting or scoring, you should be loading your magazines.

V.  General Notes:

A.  Awards/Prizes: Each night of shooting will be considered a "match". At the conclusion of the program an overall winner will be declared. The overall winner will be determined by averaging the five highest scores turned in for record.

B.  Physically Disabled Shooters: All reasonable accommodation will be shown to physically disabled shooters.  These accommodations may include, but are not limited to, changes in firing position, firing stance, range command, and firing signals.

C.  Concealed Carry: We respect the right of licensed concealed carry. You may carry concealed at this event, however, concealed means concealed. We do not want to see it.

 

Pistol Program Director:

Ryan Marthey
330-466-8081

nrapistol@brokenlocklongrifles.org

 

The Steel Challenge (New Shoot) - Shoot at steel plates 8”, 6”, 4”.  Will shoot out of pistol bunker with speed and accuracy, low ready position.  Center fire only.  June, July, August once a week on Wednesday at 6pm.  Range will be shut down for this.  More info to come.

CENTERFIRE JUG SHOOT

May 15 and September 18, 2021

Reach into the back corner of your closet and dust off that centerfire rifle.  We're gonna have a jug shoot at the Brokenlock Range!  This event is open to the public--so bring your friends.

This is how it works:     At 100 yards, a cable will be installed just above the target frames; and on that cable, we will suspend plastic jugs filled with water on metal hooks. 

We start with gallon jugs for the first round, then ½ gallon for the second, and pints for the third.  Each shooter will get 3 shots per round to be fired in 3 minutes (loads of time) to hit the jug.  Scoring is simple:  Hit first shot, 1 point.  Hit 2nd shot, 2 points. Hit 3rd shot, 3 points.  And no hit is 4 points.  At the end of shooting, you will want to have a low point score.  Pretty simple huh?

This is known as a blanket shoot because when all the scores are totaled, the shooter with the lowest score will pick a prize from the blanket (or table) first.  The second lowest will pick next, and so on until the last.  Every shooter will take home something.  Bring stuff, take stuff--Great huh?

 Now for the Details!
 Entry Fee:         $10 per Shooter, plus a prize for the table worth a minimum of  $10. 
 Firearm:           Any centerfire cartridge rifle in good working order, using smokeless
                          or black powder as a propellant.
 Caliber:            Black Powder Cartridge:          .620 cal. or smaller
                         Smokeless Powder Cartridge:   .460 cal. or smaller
 Sights:              Any sights
 Position:           Firing will be in the Offhand Position without the aid of a sling,
                         carry strap, or shooting sticks
General:            Eye & Ear Protection must be worn.  You will need a minimum of 20
                         cartridges. You may use more than one rifle or caliber.  Spotting
                         scopes and binoculars are recommended

 Sight In and Registration:   8:30 am, safety meeting at 10:00 am, shooting immediately
                                             following.
 
If you really like to shoot centerfire, be sure to bring plenty of extra cartridges.  After the main event we will shoot until the jugs, light, or desire run out.

Contact Ken Lingle 330-464-4498 or Dave Swartz 330-466-1656 with questions.

 

Black Powder Muzzle Loading Clinic May 22, 2021 at the Brokenlock Range

Hosted by Dave Swartz and Nathan Farver, this clinic is open to all members and

their guests. A donation of $2.00 per person is greatly appreciated to help cover

the cost of powder, shot, and lunch.

Start time: 10AM to 12 noon

Lunch time: 12 noon to 1 PM, we will be serving grilled hot dogs.

End time: When we are out of powder, time or patience.

We will be discussing and demonstrating traditional volumetric loading of bulk

black powder, firing cloth patched round balls and loose lead shot.

We will be firing inline, flintlock, and cap lock rifle, cap lock revolver, and cap

lock shotgun.

Eye and ear protection are required!!!!

If you have a firearm that loads from the muzzle and shoots any form of black

powder you might want to bring it.

Don’t miss your chance to learn, handle, and shoot firearms that have kept food

on the table and defended home and hearth for centuries.

 

We are having Action Pistol Shoots in the pistol bunker. Next scheduled date is August 7, 2021. We will set up at 8am with shooting at 9am. The cost is $5 to shoot all day or until you run out of ammo. This is limited to members, family members, and 1 guest. This shoot is not open to the public. Other Action Pistol dates will be scheduled on a month-to-month basis – check the minutes or newsletters for specific information.

We shoot pistols on 3 stages in the morning and carbine type rifles after lunch.  Tools required: Guns, holster, magazines or speed loaders, safety gear, and at least a box of ammo to complete 3 stages.  For those participants without holsters, they will start at the low-ready position. You will be doing reloads in the middle of each stage. Both, pistols and revolvers can be shot. If you haven't attended one of these, you are missing out on lots of fun and information. This program is great practice for CCW license holders.  You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to participate in this shoot.  It is a terrific learning experience and loads of fun!

Members are encouraged to bring guests (up to 3 allowed). 

Lunch is NOT provided.

Ben is heading this up and Gary Harper volunteered to help. We could use a few more volunteers to help with the set-up, operation, and clean-up. Please contact Ben Back at 330-317-3969 with any questions.

 

The youth group will be hosting an instructional 3 gun shoot on August 18 at 1pm. We have done this event for several years, and it has been a great success.  This program is for kids 10-17 that have an interest in learning gun safety and how to shoot.  We will have instructors on hand to teach pistol, rifle, and shotgun.  We will be shooting steel knock-down targets, as well as clay pigeons, and paper targets.  In the past we have also helped parents or mentors that have never shot before.  This shoot is open to anyone, not just members, so if you have a young relative or friend interested in shooting sports, please invite them to attend.  All guns and ammo will be provided, no need to bring your own gun. You will need your own eye and ear protection however. We will have a hot dog and hamburger picnic at 5pm. You must pre-register with Ken Lingle at 330-464-4498 by text or call or email shooterb3pw@sssnet.com.  We need to know how much food and ammo to get.  This shoot is limited to 25 youths.  We can also use helpers/safety officers for this program.  If you can help us out, give Ken a call.

The Trustees announced the Annual Banquet will be conducted at Ed Starling’s house on March 14th, 2020 at 5008 Shreve Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 at 5:00 pm. The Club will provide the entrees of various meats. Guests are asked to bring side dishes, salads, and deserts. Everyone should bring a gift for exchange; the gift should have a maximum value of $10. Heads up: guys should bring a guy gift, gals should bring a gal gift, and children should bring a gift suitable to another child. Attendees are encouraged to bring an adult beverage if they desire. All guests are encouraged to moderate their behaviors for the benefit of all.

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