West Liberty Gun Club
Would you like to tour the Rock Island Arsenal Firearms Museum?
There has been some discussion recently about the possible closing of the RIA Firearms Museum in the future. This is a world class museum of arms and something every firearms enthusiast should see. It would be a shame for the Midwest to lose this historical treasure.
WLGC Road Trip? are you interested?
We are thinking of hosting a WLGC “road trip” to see the museum. Ideally, we would carpool from several locations (Iowa City, West Liberty, Muscatine, or wherever) and meet at the Arsenal for a group tour.
Rock Island Arsenal Firearms Museum
Museum hours are 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To accommodate people with day jobs, we would probably plan to do this on a Saturday. Would you be interested in participating? Please drop me a note at email@example.com and I will coordinate the effort. Let me know if you would be willing to drive or would prefer to be a rider.
August 12th: Iowa permit to Carry Class by Jim Amlong is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
August 17th: Steel Challenge is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
August 19th: Safety Class for New Members by David Kelzenberg is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. To attend this class, YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER by contacting David Kelzenberg at david-kelzenbergC@uiowa.edu or 319-621-5528 at least 3 days prior to the class.
August 23rd: Regular Board Meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. with the location at the West Liberty Community Center. All members are invited to attend.
August 26th: USPSA Setup is scheduled to start at 8:30a.m. until finished. Pistol bays are closed from start of setup thru the match on Sunday.
August 27th: USPSA Match is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. The pistol bays will be closed during the match.
August 27th: Hunter’s Education is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on the 100 yard range. For more information call the Muscatine County Conservation Board at 563-264-5922.
September 2nd: Defensive Focus Shooting training course by Castlebravo Group is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pistol Bay #6 will be closed during this course.
Reminder the Steel Challenge Match for August will be held on Thursday the 17th. Set up will start at 4 p.m. and we hope to be shooting by 5 p.m.This will consist of 6 stages and minimum 180 rounds.
Reminder the USPSA match for August will be held on Sunday the 27th. Start time is 8:00 a.m. This consist of 6 stages and setup is on Saturday.
Reminder Castlebravo Group has its monthly training class on Sept 2nd. Start time is 8:30 a.m. in bay #6 and minimum 500 rounds.
The NRA Range Safety Officer class that was on July 29th had 3 students attend. Two were potential Ro’s for the club; one a guest from the Ely American Legion Youth Program.
New additions to the range this weekend. Permanent 4’ x 8’ target stand in pistol bay #1. Rifle steel added to the 100yd rifle bay. Thanks to Jim, Doug, Bob, and Steve for putting these together this weekend.
The USPSA Match from July 23rd had another beautiful day! Even tho 2 bays were flooded the day before they were ready for the match on Sunday. It was another stellar attendance for the July match!
Here are the stages for the next match on August 27th:
Hope to see you out there!!
Castlebravo Group had a great day on the range August 5th with a dedicated group of ladies. Huge gains were made by all. From never handling a pistol to successful completion of a home defense simulation.
These ladies put in the work and became more confident in their abilities yesterday.
The September 2nd class will be Defensive Focus Shooting it begins at 8:30 a.m. Defensive Focus Shooting is based on years of constantly evolving information about how the body works and what really happens during a Dynamic Critical Incident. The program features a variety of specialty drills and training methods that the student will be able to utilize in their own practice after the course in order to continue to develop their abilities Contact Steve Rundall at 319-631-4978/ www.castlebravogroup.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST LIBERTY GUN CLUB
July 15: Safety Class for New Members by David Kelzenberg is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
July 22 : USPSA Set up is scheduled. Volunteers are needed to help set up from 8:30 a.m. until finished. Pistol bays closed from start of setup thru the match on Sunday.
July 23: USPSA Match is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The pistol bays will be closed during the match.
July 26: Regular Board Meeting is schedule to start at 7:00 p.m. with the location at the West Liberty Community Center. All members are invited to attend.
July 29th: NRA Range Safety Officer Course by David Kelzenberg is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. at the WLGC. This is an all-day course.
SAFETY FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS
August 5: Fundamentals of Concealed Carry Ladies Only training course by Castlebravo Group is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pistol bay #6 will be closed during this course.
August 12: Iowa Permit to Carry Class by Jim Amlong is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
August 17: Steel Challenge is scheduled to start at 5:00p.m.-7:30 p.m.
August 19: Safety Class for New Members by David Kelzenberg is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
August 23: Regular Board Meeting is schedule to start at 7:00 p.m. with the location at the West Liberty Community Center. All members are invited to attend.
August 26 : USPSA Set up is scheduled. Volunteers are needed to help set up from 8:30 a.m. until finished. Pistol bays closed from start of setup thru the match on Sunday.
August 27: USPSA Match is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. The pistol bays will be closed during the match.
Announcement from President:
The West Liberty Gun Club Needs your Help:
Would you like to become a Range Officer for the club? Range Officers typically work one weekend shift (Saturday or Sunday) per month, roughly noon to 5 p.m. (the club is open to the public 1-5 p.m.)from March thru November. When on duty, Ros are “in charge” of the club. Duties include welcoming members and the public, checking people in and providing information, collecting money, supervising shooters as necessary, and enforcing the Range Rules. Also, they may answer the phone, sell ammunition or targets, do light maintenace and clean up, and process new memberships and renewals. Typically, there are two Ros on duty for each shift. After completing one year of service, Range Officers receive free club membership for as long as they continue to serve.
In order to become a Range Officer for the WLGC, you must;
- Be a member in good standing, at least 21 years of age
- Complete the NRA Range Safety Officer course and become certified with the NRA (certification must be maintained)
- Work at least two regular shifts as observer/helper with certified Range Officer(s)
- Become completely familiar with the WLGC Range Rules and club policies and procedures
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, please consider it-the club NEEDS NEW RANGE OFFICERS!
I will be offering the NRA Range Safety Officer course which is required, on SATURDAY, JULY 29 at 9:00 a.m. at the club. This is an all-day class which will last until approximately 5:30 p.m. (with lunch and other breaks). Cost of this class is $75 and will be open to anyone wishing to take it. IF YOU ARE BECOMING A RANGE OFFICER FOR THE CLUB, THE COST IS REDUCED TO $50 and the $50 is reimbursed by WLGC when you officially become a Range Officer! (There are additional fees charges by the NRA for your certification.)
If you wish to become a Range Officer for WLGC and wish to take this class, or if you just wish to obtain this certification, YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER as soon as possible by contacting me as below! If thereis insufficient interest, I will reluctantly cancel the class. I hope you will consider this important way you can assist your club! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
David C. Kelzenberg
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
West Liberty Gun Club
Please continue to sign in with RO on duty while the electronic gate is being worked on. Instructions on use of gate will follow after completion. The completion of gate is expected in late July.
Just a reminder that when bringing guests to the range during the week to please have them sign waivers. We are having people shoot who have not signed.
Another beautiful day at the WLGC on July 1st , four more students taking their responsibility seriously! Thanks to all for the hard work and open minds. Ladies Only Fundamentals of Concealed Carry is coming up next on August 5th.
If you would have told me that it was going to be barely 70 degrees on June 25th I wouldn’t of believed it, the USPSA match had 44 shooters show up! Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the stages including the classifier. Go over to the WLGC Facebook page to see some videos of the match. The WLGC wants to thank everyone for coming out and give a big thank you to Ian, Jim, and any of the other crew that put the match together!