Utah Concealed Firearm License Class, June 17

Saturday June 17th – 9am – 2pm
Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club – Ridge Rd. – Queensbury NY
Limited Seating. Pre-registration and Pre-payment is required

The State of Utah has reciprocity agreements with 30+ other states for its concealed firearm permit. With this permit you can legally carry concealed firearms in those reciprocity states, as governed by each state’s local laws and regulations. A New York State pistol license is not required; however, the Utah permit is not valid for carry in New York State. Utah requires license applicants to take a pre-license firearm familiarity and safety class from a certified instructor. The Utah permit is valid for 5 years and costs $49 (our pre-license class fees are not included).

This 4 to 5-hour class is taught by a certified firearms instructor and will include:

 General familiarity instruction with the types of firearms to be concealed, including basic handgun safety training, and

 Review of Federal and Utah State codes, rules, and regulations that pertain to firearms.

Class fee is $125 and must be pre-paid. Participants will receive:

 Utah concealed firearm license application packet; you are responsible for applying

 The Instructor’s certification stamp on your Utah permit application (required with application)

 Fingerprints taken on Utah’s fingerprint card

 Professional Passport-style ID photos, required for Utah application

 A copy of the course of instruction on CD

Our Certified Firearms Instructor, Tom Harig, is a nationally known criminologist with 35+ years of professional experience. He has worked in New York State’s criminal justice agencies; has been a national trainer in numerous events for the US Department of Justice; and has been a trainer and consultant to numerous State and local criminal justice agencies across the country. He is a Certified Firearms Instructor by the National Rifle Association, and he is a Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor by the State of Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification.

For more Information, pre-registration, and pre-payment of class fees, contact Tom by:

Email: TJH.Tactical.Training@gmail.com

Phone: (518) 222-7393


Basic Pistol Safety and Training Course – June 24

Saturday June 24th – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club – Ridge Rd. – Queensbury NY
Pre-registration and Pre-Payment is required

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. The all-day course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; actual shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; and cleaning the pistol.

Because this is a hands-on live-fire handgun shooting course, participants must possess a New York State License to Carry Pistol. The class fee is $130. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Seating is limited. Photographs and fingerprints are not provided in this class.

Participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of a firearm safety and training course conducted by a certified firearm instructor. This is typically adequate proof of firearm training required for a non-resident firearm license in states like Arizona, Florida, Maine, and Virginia, although we do not guarantee acceptance by any particular state. It is, of course, solely the individual’s responsibility to ensure that they meet the application requirements for each license they seek.

Our Certified Firearms Instructor, Tom Harig, is a nationally known criminologist with 35+ years of professional experience. He has worked in New York State’s criminal justice agencies; has been a national trainer in numerous events for the US Department of Justice; and has been a trainer and consultant to numerous State and local criminal justice agencies across the country. He is a Certified Firearms Instructor by the National Rifle Association, and he is a Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor by the State of Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification.

For more Information, pre-registration, and payment of class fees, contact Tom by:

Email: TJH.Tactical.Training@gmail.com

Phone: (518) 222-7393


NSSF: Project ChildSafe


Kicking off this week, Project ChildSafe, with the support of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and its partners, is excited to launch the third annual Friends and Family campaign! Over the course of the next four weeks, we will be giving away amazing prizes from our partners to help spread the message of safe storage and responsible firearms ownership.

Share Project ChildSafe resources, messages and gun safety tips for your chance to win. There are many ways to enter, check out our campaign page today and get involved. Terms and conditions apply.

Our first two prize winners will be announced TODAY at 3 pm EDT. Enter for your chance to win!

Campaign Week 1: May 30 – June 2, 2017

  • Prize 1: .22LR AR Conversion Kit, Bravo, w/3 Magazines, courtesy of CMMG Inc
  • Prize 2: Crimson Trace CMR-205 Rail Master Pro Universal Red Laser Sight, courtesy of Crimson Trace

Campaign Week 2: June 5- 9, 2017

  • Prize 1: Nikon’s BLACK FORCE1000 Riflescope, courtesy of Nikon
  • Prize 2: Nikon’s MONARCH 7i VR Laser Rangefinder, courtesy of Nikon

Campaign Week 3: June 12 – 16, 2017

  • Prize 1: ShotLock Shotgun 200M Solo-Vault, courtesy of ShotLock
  • Prize 2: ShotLock Handgun 200E Solo-Vault, courtesy of ShotLock

Campaign Week 4: June 19 – 23, 2017

  • Prize 1 & 2: RFiD Hand Gun Safe, courtesy of Winchester Safes

Campaign Week 5: June 26 – 30, 2017

  • GRAND PRIZE: Bandit 9 Gun Safe, courtesy of Winchester Safes

Winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter each Friday during the campaign period at 3 pm EDT and followed-up with via email.

NSSF.org


Youth Hunter Education Challenge


Johnsburg’s Jr. Outdoor Club will be hosting their first annual Y.H.E.C. at the Johnsburg Fish and Game Club on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Y.H.E.C stands for Youth Hunter Education Challenge. There are 8 events in which youth will compete in a 1 day competition. The events are:  rifle, shotgun, muzzle loading, archery, wildlife identification, hunter responsibility, hunter safety and orienteering.

Y.H.E.C was started in 1985 by the NRA to further our youth’s knowledge on hunting and outdoor skills, and  it is considered one of the most comprehensive programs of its type in North America. More than 1.2 million youth, from 33 states and Canadian provinces, have participated in the program since it began in 1985.

Please visit yhec.nra.org for additional information.


STEC CALLS FOR REPEAL OF THE SAFE ACT IN 2017

“The SAFE Act is an ill-conceived measure that hurts more than it helps; it is very unpopular throughout upstate communities. At times there are issues where Upstate and New York City do not agree, and the SAFE Act is a prime example. In past budgets there have been policy issues with regional carve-outs, for example the minimum wage initiative and local government assistance programs. Assembly Bill 6140 is drafted on this very premise, allowing New York City to keep the SAFE Act, while repealing the most objectionable portions for upstate and Long Island. As budget negotiations continue this month, I think this initiative should be strongly considered.”

 


News about Renewal Update

Greeting Members,

Sorry about the delay in getting this newsletter and renewal applications out.

Because of my tardiness, your passkey will remain active through the month of February 2017.

ALL Members will be required to attend a 2nd Safety Orientation (different from the original orientation) that will be offered in February.

Attendance to this additional 2nd Orientation will be mandatory for all to get their gate pass key re-activated for 2017.

Safety is a paramount and very serious concern of the Board and Officers.

It needs to be yours.

Most members haven’t gone through a Club/Range Orientation for 5 years. Membership will be updated with the proper Firing Line Procedures and now that the new Combat Pistol Range is opening this spring, (with a different set of Range Rules) the Clubs Officers and Board Members mandated that ALL members AND shooting family members go through a 2nd Orientation Session based solely on Firing Line Procedures & Range Safety.

So as to control the large numbers of members attending the New 2nd Orientation Sessions, initially the sessions will be done alphabetically (your last name) as out lined in the attached schedule. If you can’t make your session, then please attend one of the next sessions. There are 700+ Family memberships; we can only accommodate 50-60 at a time. All shooting family members need to attend.
All member types must attend.

The sessions will take about 1/2 hour. It will take some time to process this number of people, so PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. We unfortunately cannot allow late arrivals. You will be asked to leave and attend another session.

I’m sure that you can all agree that we can’t afford an accident at the Club and that EVERYONE needs to be on the same page when it comes to Range Safety.

Session dates/times Last Name

2/18 Saturday 9am A,B
2/18 Saturday 11am C
2/19 Sunday 9am D,E
2/19 Sunday 11am F,G
2/20 Monday 7pm H,I J,K
2/21 Tuesday 7pm L,Mc
2/22 Wednesday 7pm Me,N,O
2/23 Thursday 7pm P,Q,R
2/27 Monday 7pm S
2/28 Tuesday 7pm T-Z
3/04 Saturday 9am Open Session
3/04 Saturday 11am Open Session

Or, the Second Saturday of each month at 8:30am. (New Orientation Session)

As you can see, this is a time and labor-intensive endeavor, requiring your cooperation.
Please attempt to attend your assigned session, no matter how inconvenient it may be. If you can’t attend your assigned session try to make it to another evening session. If you have moved out of the area for the winter or just can’t make the assigned sessions or open sessions then you will need to attend one of our NEW Monthly Saturday Orientation’s, after we will activate your passkey or exchange it for an operational one.

Best Regards, Sean Garvey- President sean@garveyauto.com

P.S. Please mail in your renewal application and payment as before. (signing the front and back) Do not bring in your renewal application to the 2nd Orientation.


A Message from our Friends at SCOPE on the Recertification Requirement

Although county clerks already have the responsibility to maintain pistol/revolver license records, in January 2017 the New York State Police began sending letters to handgun license holders with directions for submitting the license recertification form that is now required under the UnSAFE Act.  For licenses issued before January 15, 2013, the legal deadline to submit the recertification form to the NY State Police is by or before January 31, 2018.

Capital District SCOPE encourages you NOT to submit the form this year (2017) and NOT to submit the information electronically.  Wait until January 2018 to submit the paper form by mail.  Make a copy to keep, and use certified mail return receipt so that you have proof of your mailing and receipt by the New York State Police.

Why not use the electronic form on the State Police website?

  • Submitting the form electronically on the State Police website is an option that helps them to effortlessly compile the “pristine” database that is their goal to create.  Since Governor Cuomo and the legislature did not have the people’s best interest at heart when the UnSAFE Act was rammed through and passed in 2013, they do not deserve our clerical assistance in this matter.

Why wait until January 2018?

  • Much can happen in the 2017 legislative session and throughout the entire year that could affect this law in one way or another… Time will tell.
  • The arrival of hundreds of thousands of forms all at once will overwhelm the office and send a message of coordinated resistance.
  • Wait to learn what responses are received by those who respond early.

If, when, and how you submit the form are decisions that each handgun owner has to make.  For those considering noncompliance, understand this may result in the loss of all your firearms and possibly a year in jail.  Many methods of challenging this unjust and unconstitutional law are being considered.  We encourage you to become actively involved in effective Second Amendment organizations to support this effort.

– Capital District SCOPE Board of Directors


A Note about 2017 Renewals

Dunham Renewal Notice Update

I’m sorry but the renewal applications haven’t been mailed out yet.  I hope to get them out soon with any luck by months end.

Because of my tardiness, your pass key will remain active through the month of February 17.

IMPORTANT: In with the renewal mailings, there will be a Newsletter that will be explaining that ALL Members will be required to attend a 2nd Safety Orientation (different from the original orientation) that will be most likely be offered on numerous nights during the month of February.

If your unable to attend the 2nd Safety Orientation Nights, It will be offered the Second Saturday of every month at 8:30am.

Attendance to this additional Orientation will be mandatory for all to get get their gate pass key re-activated for 2017.

Don’t forget that Current membership in the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association OR Current membership in the NRA is a requirement of all new and renewing members of the Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club for 2017. There is a great offer on NRA Life Memberships below, be sure to check it out!

Happy New Year and we’ll see you on the Range! 

Sean Garvey
President
DBF&GC


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