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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Sporting Rifle Match

This Sunday, April 17th at 10AM, the NRC is holding its monthly sporting rifle Match.
Any rifle, any sights.
Rifle must be capable of holding at least 4 rounds.
The match is a 3 position, 32 shot course of fire.
The NRC has rifles (M1 Garands,M1 Carbines and AR-15’s) for members to use on a first come first served basis.
The NRC has ammo for sale for the NRC rifles.
The shooting STARTS at 10am so get there by 9:30am to secure your spot on the line!
Remember you MUST be qualified on the outdoor range to participate!

Battle of the Bulge Match

This Sunday, December 20th, the Newport Rifle Club will be holding a
Battle of the Bulge rifle match on the outdoor range.
It is a 31 shot course of fire, shot on reduced silhouette targets
with a bonus target.
Any rifle type that may have been used during the Battle of the
Bulge, on either side, is allowed.
Start time is 10:00am, but get there earlier to signed up.
All shooters must be qualified on the outdoor range to participate.

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Rifles of the Snow

The Newport Rifle Club will be holding the second Rifles of the Snow match of the season this Sunday, December 6th.

It is a 3 position 40 shot course of fire using military bolt action rifles with iron sights, as issued.

The match starts at 10:00am, so get there early to get your spot on the line.

All shooters must be qualified on the outdoor range to participate.


Ian Kerfoot Memorial Offhand Match

This Sunday, November 29 2015 the NRC is hosting the annual Ian Kerfoot Memorial Offhand Match.

This match is held in honor of Ian each year on the outdoor range.

See the Ian Kerfoot page for details and last year’s results.

You must be qualified on the outdoor range to participate.