Welcome to our Club!

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Welcome to Our Club:

Our next meeting will be  Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 at 7pm.

While you are welcome to come to the club,
please consider joining us via Zoom (see your email). 

Future Meeting Dates: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13


2023 Orientation Schedule:
Second Saturday each month: 8:30 am, please email: Scott Rager:  [email protected]
Third Wednesday of the month: 7pm, please email: Dennis Dempsey: [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE

Binary Explosives: Please note, the use of binary explosives such as tannerite is not allowed at the club.

Indoor Facilities: The club’s indoor facilities, including bathrooms and the archery range are now open to members. Please follow social distancing guidelines while using both indoor and outdoor facilities.

Guest Policy: Guests are welcome at the club on a one-time only basis. Please be sure to fill out the proper guest form available inside the club and encourage your guest to become a member.

Club Hours: Typically, the range closes at one half hour before sunset each day. During the fall, we close at sunset to allow more time for sighting in hunting rifles.

Engaging and interesting articles as well as news about club events
are posted regularly to our  Facebook page. 


MilSurp Shoot – Saturday, August 19

MilSurp Shoot
Saturday August 19, 2023
9am – Noon

Bring your Military Surplus to shoot or just to display.

This is a chance for members that have an interest in these old vintage/milsurp guns to get together.

  • We will start the morning with a safety and rules briefing at 9:00AM. Rifles are to remain in vehicles at this time.
  • Display our rifles for all to see. I will give out index cards so you can display model and caliber. Bring several rifles if you wish.
  •  Next will be a friendly competition for “as issued” rifles only. Military Vintage Rifles; open sights or period correct optics.

5 sighting shots in 5 minutes
10 shots standing in 10 minutes
10 shots kneeling or sitting in 70 seconds
10 shots fast prone 60 seconds (bring your own pad for prone)
20 shots slow prone 20 minutes

*It is your responsibility to ensure your rifles and ammunition are in safe working order*

To save ammo, you can shoot as many shots as you desire. Make sure your ammo is correctly labeled, No armor piercing ammunition. After the competition we will have an open shoot at the steel targets.

Hearing and eye protection required

For more information contact Dennis Dempsey
[email protected]

Here are some scenes from our first Mil-Surp shoot held in April, 2023.

 


Outdoor 3D Archery Course – Open Tuesdays from 1pm, & Second Sunday of each month

The new 3D Archery
course will open Tuesday, May 23
and features 21 Targets.

Schedule is as follows:
• Every Tuesday 1:00 pm till dusk.
• Second Sunday of each month 1:00 pm till dusk
(July 9, Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10)
• Pistol and Rifle Ranges Closed At those times.
• Non Members welcome, (release form) $5 to shoot .Members free
Note: On Sunday,  May 21 at 2:00 pm archery chairman Pat Beland will be at the club to answer questions about the new 3D course.

These targets are now outside, enjoy!



Winter Archery – Archery News

Winter archery resumes at the club each Tuesday night at 6pm beginning Jan. 3.

Also, after a long delivery delay we finally have our new 3D targets for what will be a new, outdoor shooting range coming this year. Please do not shoot at these targets while they are set up indoors. The Archery Committee is planning a Cabin Fever Shoot some time this winter. Stay tuned, and we hope to see you on a Tuesday night.


New Gun Laws in NY

New York has enacted many new gun laws that all gun owners should be aware of. Here are some links:

New York’s new Gun Safety website 
New York’s detailed Concealed Carry Training Info
GOA Lawsuit dismissed in Syracuse Federal Court, Aug. 31
NYODN: Communication Lacking on Gun Laws

The most recent is the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, signed on July 1, 2022. Here is a link to the full text of that legislation, which contains provisions/requirements for all firearms, not just handguns as well as ammunition: https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/S51001

The CCIA was passed after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 23, 2022 in the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen case, that New York’s “may issue” scheme for issuing concealed carry permits was unconstitutional. Here is a link to the ruling: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf

In May, Gov. Hochul signed a package of gun legislation that include the following:

A10503/S9458: Requires a license to purchase or take possession of a semiautomatic rifle, bans those under the age of 21 from purchasing or possessing a semi-automatic rifle.

A7926/S4116: Requires that semi-automatic pistols sold in this state be verified as a microstamping-enabled pistol.

A10428/S9229: Eliminates the grandfathering of large capacity ammunition feeding devices that were lawfully possessed prior to the enactment of the SAFE Act or manufactured prior to 1994. 

And, for good measure, here is a link to the NY Safe Act, passed in 2013: https://safeact.ny.gov


Summer Picnic – 2022

Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed our Summer Picnic, we hope you had fun and enjoyed the great food.

Up next, on Friday, Sept. 16 please join fellow club members for Happy Hour at the Adirondack Bar & Grill, in Queensbury at 4:30pm. Free hors d’oeuvres (until they run out).


New Steel – Rimfire Only

We have a great new .22 RIMFIRE ONLY section on the steel range. There are dueling trees, lollipop racks,, and gongs at 25, 50, 75, and 100. The ranges are established safety protocols from the manufacturer. All of these .22 rimfire targets are painted bright yellow so that no one can mistake them for anything other than .22 rimfire. There are similar targets for center-fire pistol and high power rifle on other parts of the range.Please enjoy these responsibly and let us know if you see anyone misusing them. Be safe!

See more photos on our Facebook page!


Indoor Smokeless Range Open to Members

Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club Smokeless Range Guide

  • Range Reservations:If you would like to reserve the Smokeless Range to plan a time individually or with a group. Make a reservation to prevent a conflict with other Club Members. Please check with a committee member below.

    Member Only, $5.00/ hour…..Group up to five shooters, $20/hour

    Email the requested date & time to Steve Szypulski, [email protected] or text Steve @ 203-952-7827. When Steve confirms the calendar is open, he will reply back that it is reserved. Only then is it confirmed.

    Time slots will be even hours with 15 minutes before and after for set up and clean up of the Range. Example: A 12-1 request will be reserved as, 11:45 to 1:15. It will count as 1 hour.

  • Committee members for support

    Steve Szypulski (Chairman): [email protected], 203-952-7827
    Bryan Sommers (Co-chair): [email protected], 518-322-0003
    Dennis Dempsy (Co-chair): [email protected], 518-623-3187

Components:

  • Smokeless Range Software
  • Gaming Computer
  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Infrared CameraAccess:
    Cabinet combination lock 1280 Computer Password 12804

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