event will be open to the public and will promote all matches and shooting disciplines. Club members will provide the guns and targets, and we hope to obtain donations for all the ammunition. Further details will be announced at the club meetings and in the newsletter.
Of course, this event won't be a success without help from you. If you would like to volunteer, please contact one of the club officers at the numbers shown below. We'd like to thank Shooters101.com for their generous $200.00 donation for ammunition and targets.

Safety Re-Orientations Required
As mentioned previously, the club is requiring all members to 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. (Any members who joined after that have already received an updated version of the orientation.) Members will have until the end of 2006 to retake it. You MUST have your membership card with you when you take the orientation.
James Squires will be at the range to give the re-orientations on the first and third Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m., and on the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. In addition, the following people are also administering re-orientations, and will be available after club matches: J. L. Squires, Jr., Leroy Squires, Rex Gismond, Mark Boeckman, at

Range and Match News
A motion was approved at the March meeting to put down a couple of loads of gravel at the upper gate. That should make things a little less tricky up there.
A motion was also approved to purchase additional IDPA reactive targets, at a cost of $940.00, plus shipping. In addition, Pat Holsted report that there was a recent work day held on the action range. It was well attended and a lot was accomplished, but there is still a lot more that needs to be done. We appreciate the efforts of everyone who came out to help.
In other range news, James Squires reported that the steel had been installed for the ram rails on lower range 2.
Finally, we'd like to remind members that all lower ranges except for the plinking range will be closed during the April festival. (See item below for more details.)

Concealed Carry Class
The club may hold another concealed carry class if there is sufficient interest. We need twelve students in order to hold the class. If you would be interested in attending such a class, please call the club information line at 315-3071 and leave a message with your name and number.
The class is open to all club members and their spouses. A date will not be announced until we get enough people signed up. Class fees will not be deposited until the class is held. If we don't get enough interest, your check will be returned.

Hunter Education Program
Club member Chuck Anderson, who is also the Benton Gun Club Youth Program director, is now certified to teach the Arkansas hunter education program. If you would like more information on this program, please contact Chuck at 501-602-2971.

Donation Drive Planned
Pat Holsted reported that Shooters101.com is holding a donation drive that will give away a CZ 75B 9mm pistol, a SigTac tactical vest, and a Fobus Holster and magazine carrier. There will be 300 tickets, and donations will be $5.00 per ticket. 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase steel props that will be donated by Shooters101.com to the Benton Gun Club. For more info, visit www.shooters101.com or e-mail Pat at Patrick@shooters101.com.

BGC Festival Planned
A motion was approved at the November meeting to host a Benton Gun Club Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2006. This

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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 Chuck Anderson (602-2971)

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