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1 The R3MC July RRRMC, West Fargo, ND 2019 Exciting Events Happening August is National Shooting Sports Month The range is proud to partner with the National Shooting Sports Foundation for the + One Movement. August is the month for shooting! National Shooting Sports Month is the month to celebrate the passion we have for shooting targets. It is a pastime that gives a lifetime of enjoyment for the avid shooter but can be shared with friends and family. It also reminds the public that shooting can be a safe, fun activity that is enjoyed by millions. This year the goal of the NSSF is to get new shooters involved in target shooting and grow the sport. The range will be hosting specials throughout the month of August to support the + One Movement. Member owned and operated since Message from the board RRRMC Annual Gun Show Our 10 th Annual Gun Show is already in the planning stages and promises to be a Sold-Out Show based on early Dealer responses! Mark your calendar for September 6 th and 7 th. Friday, the doors will open to the public from 4p to 8p and Saturday from 8a to 5p. If you are looking for a new gun for hunting season this is the perfect place to find it. A new dealer with us this year is Osprey Optics. We re also hopeful that Dakota Silencer will be joining us. Cost is still $5 for ages 12 and up. Concessions will be provided by Boy Scouts of America. If you have any questions, please contact Terri at BE SURE TO SAVE THE DATES for the BEST LITTLE GUN SHOW in the F/M AREA There are so many changes that are coming to the range that we cannot possibly put it all down in our message from the board slot. Please be on the lookout for s coming from Terri and other information that is posted throughout the newsletter. Our 10-year anniversary is coming up as well. Right now, we are in the planning stages for celebrating. We will need extra volunteers for the upcoming celebration. An will go out later this summer with more details. I am also going to take a break from writing on our wonderful volunteers. Have a happy and safe summer, but don t forget to keep up your shooting skills by stopping by the range.

2 Business & Finance As many of you saw or read the article by Valley News Live, it came across that the RRRMC is in dire straits and needs to raise money to keep its doors open. This is not the case. As with any business, we need to have a continued cash flow to keep the doors open. We have our memberships and daily shoot fees that cover the day to day expenses of running the range, but we do have extra expenses such as upgrades and long-term maintenance (sound abatement in the rifle range, filters, the cooling unit in the pistol range, etc.). With the cooling unit we are hoping to start our own classes for youth and adults alike. It will also make it a much nicer environment to shoot in during those hot summer months. We know that during the summer most would rather shoot outside, but we still have those rainy and windy days that makes it difficult to do so. Membership Trends

3 Upcoming Youth Classes RRRMC, West Fargo, ND Watch for the West Fargo Parks Fall/Winter booklet or check their website, which will have a list of youth classes the RRRMC will be running. We will have Intro to Trap, BB Gun, Intro to Rimfire and Intro to Air Pistol to just name a few! Each class we have is a great way to start a new shooter in the family and they can work their way up to different levels of shooting starting with a BB Gun and working up to Air Pistol and even Trap for those who want to be on a high school trap team! For more info visit: Cont. Did you know that kids shoot for free on Tuesdays? Nothern Plains Gunworks The range had some special guests in July, Officer Dave Carlson with the Fargo PD brought in kids from their outdoors program for Hunter Education Training. This program lets kids that live in the FM area get involved with the outdoors. This class was made possible by several volunteer groups coming together for the same cause. We would like to thank those individuals that made this class a success! Volunteer Lonnie Wertz and Officer Dave Carlson with one of their Hunter ED graduates.

4 RRRMC, West Fargo, ND Cont. Flinching Flinching is when the shooter anticipates the recoil while shooting causing the gun to be moved while pulling the trigger. Flinching can result in missed shots. As you all know, we were closed for a week in the early part of June for De-Lead. Since the ranges had to be closed during the cleaning process, we took advantage of that time to take care of some major chores. Over 25 volunteers showed up to help with the work. Some of the work we completed was: painting the handgun range, cleaning tables and chairs, replacing filters in the handgun range, replacing rubber membrane on the handgun backstop, replacing snail traps in the rifle range, cleaning and painting stairs in the rifle range and various other maintenance chores. Everyone worked hard, and we accomplished a lot in 7 days. To all the people who came and shared their time and talent we want to say a huge THANK YOU! You know we can t do it without you. FYI: We had 12,200 lbs. of lead removed from the ranges. Some things you can do to break the flinching habit. Dry fire practice Focus on the sights through recoil Send thousands of rounds down range Shoot with other people The RRRMC has been asking for donations for sound abatement in the rifle range for a few months. Now, thanks to a generous offer of matching funds, we ve reached our goal. The work will begin soon to help decrease the noise and make the rifle tubes a quieter environment to shoot in. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the fund. Every little bit makes a difference.

5 This fall the range will celebrate it s 10-year Anniversary! Whether you ve been with us since the beginning or you re a new member we hope you ll come and help us celebrate. We have plenty of things planned. We ll be concluding our celebration with a raffle drawing for a commemorative firearm. We re already selling tickets. The cost is $10. Stop by the range to get yours. The kick-off will be a Silent Auction that will be held during our 10 th Annual Gun Show on Friday and Saturday, September 6 & 7. We ll have some great items on the tables and our goal is to put those things in the hands of some of you. We ll be in the West Fest Parade again this year, so look for us there - Saturday, September 21. Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, we ll be holding an Open House at the range with lots of things going on. Free food will be served by Boy Scout Troop #246. If you want to make a free-will offering, your support of the scouts would be greatly appreciated. Plenty of other things will be happening check our website as we get closer to that weekend. In October we re doing some educational weekends. On the 5 th and 6 th we ll be offering adult education including Safety in the Home, Refuse to be A Victim, Gun Cleaning and more. The weekend of the 19 th and 20 th, we re concentrating on youth and have some fun things planned for them. Again, check our website for details. Our final event is the raffle drawing for the 1911 commemorative firearm on Saturday, November 9 th. Good luck to all of you who purchase tickets. Show your support for the range and help us celebrate this milestone! Men s and woman s sizes available.

6 Ten Year Anniversary Celebration Events Gun Show September 6, 4pm 8pm September 7, 8am 5pm Silent Auction During Gun Show Open House September from 9am to 5pm Free Adult Educational Workshops October 5 6 Free Youth Educational Workshops October Commemorative 1911 Pistol Raffle Drawing November 9 Buy your ticket now!

7 +One Special Offer August 3-4 Bring someone new to the shooting sports, receive lane share rates and free targets. Kids Rule the Range Senior Day August 6, 13, 20, 27 Kids shoot for free every Tuesday and get a free target. August 31 Seniors can take advantage of 2 for 1 rate. New Member Discount August 3-4, Join us at the Red River Regional Marksmanship Center, shoot your target to receive a discount on your new membership! Free Firearm Instruction for New Shooters/+One August Plus One guests get free instruction from certified firearm instructors. Free gifts will be handed out to first time guests and new members while supplies last! For more info go to: