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Practical Pistol August Results

Hi All!

The August Edition of Practical Pistol was held on Saturday the 12th.

Scott Cook won Overall and the Open +10 division
Wayne Andersen won in the Double Stack division
Kevin Mathis won a hotly contested Open -10 division
Justin Clougher won in the Single Stack division

Here is the stage breakout:

NRC Practical Aug 12 2017 Results By Stage

Here are the 2017 Championship points through August:

NRC Practical Pistol 2017 Championship Points

See you in September!

NRC Mother and Daughter Champions

A Mother and Daughter from Portsmouth win at the National Rifle Association National Championships

Two members of the Newport Rifle Club in Middletown – Portsmouth residents Michele Makucevich and her daughter, Danielle Makucevich – were part of an all-female team at the National Rifle Association National Championships in Bristol, Indiana, last month.

The team, called the Lady Black Hawks, won three events – Team Any Sights, Team Iron Sights, Aggregate Prone – and in doing so posted the highest aggregate score for the three events, beat the United States Army team and broke two longstanding national records.

In Team Any Sights, the Lady Black Hawks were the only team to post a perfect score of 1,600 with a total of 131 center X bullseyes, besting the national women’s team record from 1981 by 16 points.

In Team Iron Sights, the foursome scored 1,599 our of a possible 1,600, eclipsing the Army Marksmanship Unit by a point and toppling a women’s team national record that had stood since 1976. The Lady Black Hawks won the Team Aggregate Championship, scoring 3,199 of a possible 3,200 with 246 dead-center bullseyes.

Danielle Makucevich, who attends the University of Akron on shooting and academic scholarships, was unable to compete because of an injury, but served as the team’s captain and coach.

Danielle and Michele also recently teamed up for the 16th straight year at the national Mentor Match, which pairs an adult with a junior shooter. The mother-daughter team can no longer compete in the event because Danielle, 20, is no longer considered a junior shooter.

Michele has coached the Newport Rifle Club junior team for more than 20 years. Fifteen former members of the program went on to compete in college and 16 have participated in the junior Olympics.

Members of the Lady Black Hawks small-bore rifle team, from left, Bobbi Vitito of Michigan, Michele Makucevich of Portsmouth, Ginger McLemore of New Mexico, Michelle Bohren of Michigan, Nancy Tomkins of Arizona and Danielle Makucevich of Portsmouth competed last month at the National Rifle Association National Championships in Bristol, Ind. The all-female small-bore rifle team won three events and broke two national records in the process.

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Naval War College Hosts 1st President’s Cup at Newport Rifle Club

The Naval War College recently held its first target shooting competition at the Newport Rifle Club.

Twenty shooters used .22 caliber semiautomatic pistols in a 30-shot course of slow and rapid fire.
The competition is part of the Naval War College’s President’s Cup, an intramural series of sporting events aimed at encouraging physical fitness and esprit de corps.
Spread throughout the year, the roughly 20 competitions include such diverse sports as soccer, golf, 5-K run, rock climbing, swimming, hockey, polo, sailing, target shooting and basketball.
The President’s Cup competition pits teams of students from the College of Naval Warfare, the College of Naval Command and Staff and the NWC faculty and staff against each other.
In the shooting event, the top four scores from each team were averaged. Here are the results of the target shooting competition:

NWC Staff and Faculty – 224
College of Naval Command and Staff – 210
College of Naval Warfare – 193

Both CAPT Patrick Keyes, USN, Dean of Students, and LTC Dave Spees, USA, a student at the War College and Newport Rifle Club member, who helped organize the shooting competition, said they would like to see the event become a regular part of the President’s Cup. Steve Forand, on the War College faculty and a Newport Rifle Club member, also helped organize the competition.

Pictured are members of the Naval War College who participated recently in their first target shooting competition, along with Newport Rifle Club members who helped with the event at the club. Far right is CAPT Patrick Keyes, USN, Dean of Students at the college. Third from left is LTC Spees, USA, a student at the War College who organized the event.

NRC Pistol Safety In The News

Seated from the left, Seth Bousquet, his mom, Samantha, and Taylor Brown and her mother, Angela Mandia, listen to Newport Rifle Club Chief Instructor Robin Kasckow talk about firearms safety.

MIDDLETOWN – Newport Rifle Club’s last Basic Pistol class until October was a first. It was the first time a parent and son or daughter have taken the class at the same time. Along with five others, Samantha Bousquet and her son Seth, 13, of North Smithfield and Angela Mandia and her daughter, Taylor Brown, of Portsmouth took the all-day class recently in the club’s new combined classroom and air-rifle range.

Basic Pistol is geared toward people with little or no experience with handguns. Among other things, the hands-on instruction covers firearm and range safety, pistol and ammunition knowledge, basic marksmanship, target scoring, pistol selection, pistol cleaning, safe storage and firearms transportation laws. For safety and individualized training, each student has his or her own one-on-one instructor for the live-fire portion of the course.

Newport Rifle Club offers Basic Pistol at least half a dozen times a year with several classes for women only. For information about Basic Pistol and other classes go to Newport Rifle Club Instruction.

Newport Rifle Club is the oldest continuously operating gun club in the US. It was founded in 1876 by W. Milton Farrow, one of the finest long-distance rifle shots in the world at the time.

The club usually has a waiting list for membership, which is capped at 700, but currently has a few openings. See Newport Rifle Club Membership for all the details.

Newport Rifle Club has a nine-port 100-yard outdoor range and an eight-port 50-foot indoor range with a HEPA filtration system for air purity. The club provides a wide range of safety, marksmanship and firearms-care training for youth and adults and offers a number of competitions within the club and throughout the state.