We will also have the right to refuse any request. The range will be available to them on weekdays only, and the agency will be responsible for any damage to our property or equipment. We will also have a club representative on hand while they are using the range, and full-auto firing will not be permitted. This arrangement is being viewed as a service to the community. It will not interfere with club matches and will have minimal impact on weekday usage of the range.
In other range news, a motion was made at the August club meeting to complete the work on range 4. We need dirt work, gravel, a parking lot, shooting benches, a covered work area, and other miscellaneous materials for the IR 50/50 matches. The motion was passed, allowing for up to $10,000.00 to pay for all of the work described. As with any other large expenditure, this motion must be ratified by the membership at a follow-up vote to be held at the September club meeting.
Once again, we'd like to remind all club members that upper ranges three and four are now permanently closed. All lower ranges are open. To get to the lower ranges use the new gate. You cannot get to the lower ranges using the old gate. Use the old gate
only for upper ranges one and two.
Finally, we would like to remind all club members that they should not ride four-wheelers on range property. This is a shooting range, not an off-road recreation park.

Public Sight-In Days Scheduled
The club approved a motion to hold public hunter sight-in

Concealed Carry Class Scheduled
The club will hold its next NRA concealed carry license class for all club members and/or their spouses on October 4, 5 and 6 (6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) with handgun qualification on Saturday October 8 at the range. The cost is $40.00. (This fee is non-refundable unless the class is canceled.) The state fee for the license, background check and FBI fingerprint check is $144.00.  The license is good for four years. Mail your $40.00 check (made out to the Benton Gun Club, Inc.) to P.O. Box 139, Benton, AR 72018-0139. Your check will not be deposited until the class is held. Class size is limited to 12 people and openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Safety Re-Orientations Required
A motion was made and passed to have all members go through the safety orientation again. The range has changed a lot in the years since the orientation sessions were begun, and it was felt that everyone could use a refresher.
The re-orientation will be required for all members who were in the club as of May, 2005. (Anyone who joined after that has already received an updated version of the orientation.) Members will have until the end of 2006 to retake it.
To make arrangements for retaking the safety orientation, contact James Squires at 847-2147. And since we have so many members, James would really appreciate it if you could help him out. Please give him a call if you can be of assistance.

Range and Match News
There will be a rimfire speed steel challenge match on Saturday, August 20, at 8:00 a.m. (Apologies to those getting this newsletter by mail, but this will be old news by the time you read about it.) The match will be held on range five. The entry fee will be $5.00.
The July motion allocating up to $3,000.00 for the purpose of extending the walls on range five (the IDPA range) was ratified by the membership at the August club meeting. As it turns out, the final cost is expected to be well below that estimate. The final cost should be known by the time the September club meeting rolls around.
A new motion was made at the August meeting that would allow local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to use our range for training purposes. The motion was passed, subject to approval by our insurance company.
The terms of the arrangement will require that any agency wishing to use our range will have to give us 60 days notice.

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Range and Club Information Hotline 501-315-3071

Club Meetings

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Benton (I-30 Exit 117).


President Paul Stiedle (888-2930)
Vice-President Pat Holsted (766-4942)
Secretary-Treasurer Rex Gismond (315-3071)
Range Maintenance Officer Bob Elrod (778-2165)
Range & Safety Orientation James Squires (847-2147)
Youth Program Coordinator Open

Range Subcommittee

Chairman Pat Holsted (766-4942)
Smallbore Rifle and Pistol Silhouette, Falling Plate Rifle
Frank Bray, Jr. (653-0630) or Jim Wood (847-9244)
High Power Rifle Open
Pistol Larry Egger (803-9002)
Rifle, up to 200 Yards Open
Shotgun James Squires (847-2147)
Plinking Range Open