For Sale
Club member Robert Phillips wanted everyone to know that he has a large number of new wheel weights and several pounds of lead in ingots, all suitable for casting bullets. He says he's tired of moving this stuff around, and is willing to trade for .45 auto parts or something else of interest. If you're interested, please call Robert at 778-1227.

2004 Range Gate Keys Mailed
The new range gate keys (stamped with the number "27") have been mailed. If you have not received yours, please call 315-3071 and leave a message.
Speaking of the gate, please remember to keep it locked, except during public matches. The only time non-members are allowed to use the range is during such matches, so keep it locked at all other times.

Do You Have E-mail? Let Us Know!
If you didn't fill in your e-mail address on your renewal form but would like to have the monthly newsletter sent to you via e-mail, send your e-mail address to  The club files will be updated and your next newsletter will be sent to you over the 'net.
If you already receive your newsletter via e-mail and change your service provider you need to notify the club secretary by sending a message to If you forget to do this, you will not receive your newsletter. If you

February Work Day A Success
We had over twenty people show up for the February 29 work day. Our thanks to everyone who helped out. If you couldn't make it this time, don't forget that you don't have to wait for an official work day to do something to benefit the range. If you see something that needs doing and you have the means to do it, then by all means do it! You fellow members will appreciate it.

Beretta Shotgun Raffle
Congratulations to Andy Christos, winner of the Beretta AL-391 semi-auto "NRA Gun of the Year" shotgun. We hope you enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket and for helping us benefit the NRA Foundation as well as the Benton Gun Club.

Friends of the NRA Banquet Planned
Kevin Greb is putting together plans to hold a Friends of the NRA banquet in Benton. The next planning meeting will be held on March 29 at 6:00pm at the Western Sizzlin' in Benton. If you would like to attend the meeting or volunteer to help out, please contact Kevin at 776-3555.

Range and Match News
The members approved a motion at the March meeting to allot $25,000 for building the small bore rifle silhouette range. A little under $14,000 of that will be for dirt work.
In match news, a motion was made and passed to move the April speed steel match to April 10 at 12:30 p.m. Paul Stiedle also reported that the first speed steel match was a success, with 15 peoples participating, five of which were non-members.
Match Directors: don't forget that the 2004 plaques are in the shed. Please take only what you need and return any unused 2003 or earlier plaques so they may be changed to 2004.

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Copyright © 2004, Benton Gun Club, Inc., P. O. Box 139, Benton, Arkansas 72018-0139.
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 James Squires (847-2147)
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 Jim Emery (455-8081)

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 Bill Pool (778-8299)
Pistol Larry Egger (803-9002)
Rifle, up to 200 Yards Bill Pool (778-8299)
Shotgun James Squires (847-2147)
Plinking Range Open

Member Alert! There are no trash cans on Benton Gun Club Ranges. We have burn barrels ONLY on ranges 1, 2, 3, and 4. Please place your unwanted targets, ammo boxes, cardboard, paper and other items that will burn in these barrels. If it will not burn, please take it home with you and dispose of it properly. Help keep our range clean so the people who work range maintenance can use their time for things like improvements instead of cleanup!