Members of TCMSA
Your club held a range work party on Sunday, July 13, 2014. There were some issues at the range that need to be brought to the attention of all members.
The first is target frames. These frames are constructed of lumber that the Club, meaning you, has to purchase and assemble, then transport to the range. The average cost, not counting the volunteer labor and fasteners, is $4.25 each. During the cleanup, we scrapped about 15 frames, at a cost of $63.75. Today, two days later, three frames were found on the range destroyed. The first had targets stapled over the backing frame work. When you shoot, there goes the frame. The other two were destroyed by someone with a shotgun using 00 buck. See the pictures below.
The other set of pictures are what is left of the $500 worth of steel poppers that were installed two years ago. They are not going to last forever, but their end is brought on a lot sooner with steel core ammunition. This is type of ammo is not allowed on steel targets because of the fire danger and damage they do. One pass through the range with the magnet used to pick up fired steel cases will show how much is used at our range. Virtually all steel cased 7.62×39 and 7.62x54R is steel core. Many of these rounds are likely fired at the steel targets.
This range belongs to us, the members. This is our money that is being wasted. If you see someone destroying Club property, please report it. Every time we replace something because it was destroyed takes money that can be used for improvements to a permanent new range.
Your Club Officers