Here are the results of the April Practical Pistol match!
Scott Cook took overall and the Open +10 division.
Jerry Froehner took the Double Stack division.
Kevin Mathis took the Open -10 division.
Paul Donovan took the Revolver division.
Bob King took the Single Stack division.
Here is the stage breakout:
Here are the Championship standings:
See you in May!
Robin Kasckow, left, Newport Rifle Club chief instructor, coaches Lisa Knowles of Middletown at a recent women-only firearms safety and marksmanship session. Pistol safety class for women held at Newport Rifle Club Newport Rifle Club recently held its third free pistol safety and shooting skills session for women only.
Eight women participated in the two-hour, hands-on class, the maximum number the indoor range accommodates. The idea for the training came from one of the club’s female members, who pointed out the growing number of women at the club who are new to shooting. Female membership began growing about 10 years ago and has now reached approximately 20 percent of the club’s 700 members.
Founded in 1876, Newport Rifle Club is the oldest continuously operating gun club in the US. 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. General and membership information can be found at newportrifleclub.org.
In Newport This Week, 12,28/17
Honoring Battle of the Bulge
For the seventh straight year, the Newport Rifle Club held a shooting competition to commemorate American servicemen who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Shooting at 50 and 100 yards with the types of rifles that were used in the battle, Kevin Mathis of Middletown finished first, Keith Silvia of Bristol was second and Paul Donovan of Newport was third. Craig Corsetti of Newport won the Panzer shoot, which was a 100-yard one shot from the prone position at a nine-inch wide picture of a German tank.
On Dec.16, 1944, Hitler launched the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest fighting of World War II involving U.S. troops in Europe. The
battle raged for 45 days in such bitter cold, snow and rain that tanks froze to the ground and many soldiers suffered severe frostbite and trench foot. Of the 610,000 U.S. forces in the fighting, 19,000 died and 70,000 were wounded. The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive and left their military so depleted that they surrendered less than five months later.
Founded in 1876, Newport Rifle Club is the oldest continuously operating gun club in the country. With a membership of 700, 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. For more information, visit newportrifleclub.org.
The results are in!
Scott Cook took Overall and Open +10 Division
Rick Paiva took the Double Stack Division
Paul Donovan took the Open -10 Division
Beth Devlin took the Single Stack Division
4 of the 5 Divisions will have trophies decided from the results of the last match.
Chris Schubert and Jim May are battling for 3rd in the Double Stack Division
Ray Palmieri and Joe Pattie are battling for 3rd in the Open +10 Division
Bob King and Beth Devlin are locked in the ultimate struggle for 1st place in the Single Stack Division
We have the potential for a tie and subsequent shoot out for 1st place in Revolver too!
The December Match will be quite the event!
See you there!
The results for the October edition of Practical Pistol are as follows:
Scott Cook won Overall and Open+10 division
Rick Paiva won Double Stack division
Bob King won Single Stack
Congrats to all shooters!
We had a great match this past Saturday.
Scott Cook took Overall and Open+10
Wayne Andersen took Double Stack
Paul Donovan took another very hotly contested Open-10
Justin Clougher took Single Stack
Here are the updated Championship points
See you next month!
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:
Here are the 2017 Championship points through August:
See you in September!
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.