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.
We would also 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.
Finally, a motion was passed at the July club meeting to add another portable toilet to the range. The new one will be located between lower ranges two and three.

Lost and Found
Club member Roy Atkins has found a ring at the range. If you lost it, please call him at 501-794-1489 and describe it.

Please Observe All Range Rules
We'd like to remind club members not to move target stands closer to the sheds or pads. All target stands must be placed directly in front of a designated berm or backstop. Failure to comply with this rule, or any other range rule, may result in revocation of your membership.
Also, if you decide to burn trash in the barrels on the range, please check first to make sure a state, county or local burn ban is not in effect.

Visit Us on the Web
Don't forget that the Benton Gun Club has a website at Our thanks to Jim Menth for maintaining the site and keeping it up to date.

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.

Centerfire Plate Set Available
The club has one set of six 8-inch centerfire target plates available. This set comes as a kit. If you do the welding the cost is $40.00. If you want it welded for you, the cost is $55.00. If interested, please call the club information number and leave your name and number along with a brief message.

Range and Match News
The club would like to extend a special thanks to John Watkins, James Squires, Jim Woow and Gerald Kitchen for the fabrication and installation of the concrete shooting benches on the new plinking range. This installation took a lot of time and sweat, and the benches look great. Nice work, gentlemen!
In other range news, a proposal was approved at the July meeting allocating up to $3,000.00 for the purpose of extending the walls on range five (the IDPA range). As required by the bylaws, this proposal is being announced here in the newsletter and will not go into effect until confirmed by a second vote to be held at the August club meeting. Four of the walls need to be lengthened by 12 to 16 feet each. At the time the range was constructed it was felt that the current wall length was sufficient, but experience indicates that they need to be longer. We hope to get this work done before the speed steel match scheduled for October.
Another proposal approved at the July club meeting allocated up to $350.00 to add new signs to all active ranges. These signs will identify each range and will summarize how each range can and cannot be used. Please note that these signs do not supersede or take the place of the range rules that are part of the club bylaws.
Also, we'd like to remind all club members that upper ranges three and four are permanently closed. All lower ranges

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Newsletter Editor: Craig Boyd. Send newsletter submissions and "for sale" notices to the club P. O. box.

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