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.

2017 Dr. Paul Houston Memorial Shoot

The 2017 Dr. Paul Houston Memorial Pistol Shoot

Sponsored by Island Gun Shop

Held at the Newport Rifle Club, 360 Wyatt Road, Middletown

Saturday, March 25th , 11am to 2pm

Open to all Rhode Island and Mass. gun club members and their guests

$10 entry fee
$10 reentry fee
18 years and under $5 entry
$5 reentry

All entry fees go to the Newport Rifle Club Junior Rifle Team Scholarship Fund


First place ($200) $100 cash AND $100 gift certificate to Island Gun Shop

Second place ($100) $50 cash AND $50 gift certificate to Island Gun Shop

To be raffled to participants:

Black powder pistol x2 ($50 each)
Gift cards to Brick Alley Pub in Newport
4 gift certificates for twin lobster rolls at Easton’s Beach Snack bar
1 gift certificate to Domino’s Pizza ($50)
1 gift certificate to 15 Point Road ($25)
5 bundles of $20 NRC range cards
And more!


Iron sights only (no lasers, no red dots) colored filament iron sights OK

Any caliber allowed on the indoor range (no 5.7×28, .17 HMR, .17 Mach 2, .22WMR)

Handgun must be capable of holding at least 5 rounds in its magazine

1 or 2 handed shooting (standing) allowed. No supplemental support allowed.

You may reenter as often as courteous participation allows. Only your high score for the day counts towards awards. You will receive an additional raffle ticket each time you reenter.


3 minute, dry fire only, preparation period

Slow fire stage – 10 shots in 5 minutes on the B-29 silhouette at 50 feet

Timed fire stage – 2 strings of 5 shots, 20 seconds per string on the B-3 Bulls eye target at 50 feet An “alibi string” will be allowed if your gun malfunctions.

20 shots total per course of fire with a possible score of 200 / 20 X

Steve’s Famous Pizza will be served! Including the phenomenal Coney Island Pizza

No need to preregister, each line takes less than 15 minutes.

All fees go to NRC Junior Rifle Scholarship Fund.


Questions? Contact Bob King: 401-847-5678 or

24th Annual Pot Luck Dinner

The 24th Annual Pot Luck Dinner will be held Tuesday, March 21st, 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the FOP hall

All club members and guests are welcome. There is a sign-up sheet attached to

the in-house league board. You are welcome to bring any dish along with a

serving utensil. Beverages are to be purchased at the bar.

There will be cash awards and a cash raffle for participants in the league.

A fun “everybody wins” raffle table will be set up. If you have items to donate

(gun-related or not), your contribution will add to the fun.

Circle your calendar!

Bob King 847-5678

Dr. Paul Houston Memorial Shoot

It’s that time of the year again!

The Dr. Paul Houston Memorial Shoot is back!

This Saturday April 16th from 11AM to 2PM
Open to all club members and guests as well as Tiverton Rod and Gun Club members
$20 entry fee ($10 reentry to shoot again) 18 and under $10 entry and $5 reentry
All entry fees go to the Newport Rifle Club Junior Rifle Team Scholarship Fund

There will be food too!

See the attached doc for more info

Dr Paul Houston Memorial Shoot

See you there!