These are some of our past events and upgrades to the club. You can click on any of the photos to see a full size view of it.
In 2010, we spent over $2000 to have fill hauled in and excavated in order to raise the height of our outdoor berm in an effort to make the range safer.
In 2011, we had the opportunity to obtain new chairs for the clubhouse. We drove out to Rochester, loaded them up and drove back. The new chairs gave a welcome facelift to the club meeting room and also provide more comfortable seating for meetings and events. Our thanks to Dave Jenkins of Rochester Personal Defense for making these chairs available to us.
Twice a year we hold a steel falling plate tournament at the club. Past events have included a safari hunt event with animals used as plates. Food dishes to share are brought by the participants.
During the summer months we hold a defensive pistol shoot every other week. This offers great practice for the club’s pistol shooters.
In April, 2010, we had Dave Jenkins of Rochester Personal Defense come to the club and teach an NRA Range Safety Officer class. We had 29 total participants for the class including 12 of our own club members. We now offer the class occasionally, taught by one of our own members who is now a CRSO. The RSO staff has been busy since then improving our club range safety procedures.
In 2011 we were invited to the Central Oneida County Voluntary Ambulance Corp’s Safety and Health Fair. We put together a display about gun safety and staffed the table for the day. Gun locks were given out to anyone who had a need for one. We used the opportunity to educate many people who had no gun experience on the way shooters stress gun safety and handling.
In 2011 we held a rifle shoot on the outdoor range. Targets for the day were zombies in keeping with the zombie trend going on. We grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, shot quite a lot of ammo up, and generally had a fun day on the range.
In the past few years we have invited Boy Scout troops in to shoot .22 rifles on our indoor range. The boys have a great time shooting at our steel plate array. They even volunteered to paint our new storage shed at the rear of the building. Having young shooters in helps preserve our shooting sport heritage and ensure the club will endure in the future.
In September 2013, we celebrated 50 years as an organization with a BBQ at the club. We had approximately 75 members and family come join us for a great day of food and visiting.
In October 2013, we made our latest improvement to the club by installing a new ventilation fan for the indoor range. We installed a new 24 inch louvered fan in the rear wall of the range and put two inlet vents inside the range behind the shooters so that fresh air will flow down from the inlets, across the shooting positions, and then downrange and out the rear of the range. The reaction from our shooters so far has been very positive about the new install and how it is working.
NYSafe Act Informational Presentation:
We sponsored a NYSafe Act presentation at the Rome Polish Home on Tuesday evening, January 7, 2014. The North Country Friends of the 2nd Amendment did an outstanding informational presentation about the NYSafe Act and it’s effect on you and the shooting sports. Also speaking at the event was Lewis Co. Sheriff Michael Carpinelli and CNY Oathkeepers representative Sean McDermott. There were approximately 175 people in attendance and many comments were made afterward on how well the presentation went. Thanks to the club members who worked hard to put this together. Here’s a photo of the room from the event.
On Saturday July 19, 2014 we held a rifle shoot. Here are a few photos of the event. We raised $350 for Operation Comfort Warriors.
The Target Array
The Group Getting Ready To Shoot
Our Transportation Out To The Targets
Hmm, How Could I Have Missed That One?
Our President Having A Go
Shop With A Cop
In 2017, 2018, and 2019 we raised funds for the Rome Police Department Shop With A Cop program. This program provides funds for children with needs so they can go Christmas shopping for themselves and their family members. Rome Police officers accompany the kids while they do their shopping each December at Walmart. We proudly donated $1000 to the program each year.
In 2016 and 2017 we invested in our parking lot by expanding it and putting all new fabric and crushed stone in. The entire lot is now redone. In 2018 we invested in doing the same thing to the roadway out to the outdoor range shooting stand.
New Furnace for Indoor Range
In 2018 our old range furnace was again giving us issues so we decided to invest in a brand new heating unit. The install was completed in November and is now operational. This was a huge improvement to the indoor range.
Rifle Shoot for Shop With A Cop
In July 2019 we held a fun rifle shoot to benefit Rome Police Department’s Shop With A Cop program. In addition to fun rifle targets we were pleased to have Arco the K-9 Rome PD dog come out for a display of his abilities. We also held a raffle with three winners who got to shoot the genuine Tommy guns that Rome Police Department owns. Food was also available.