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*A Message from the Amarillo Gun Club*

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Amarillo GC, Sep 6, 2007.

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  1. Amarillo GC

    Amarillo GC Member

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    To our fellow trapshooters:


    Many thanks to those who attended our 48th Sportsman Championship. As you know, we experienced target problems on Saturday and even into part of the day on Sunday; however, those who stuck with us were treated to a great day of trapshooting during Monday’s doubles and handicap championships. More detail is provided below.


    To be as clear as possible: The Amarillo Gun Club is committed to registered trapshooting now and into the future. Six of our directors are active ATA members; three are life members. We are well aware of the trapshooting heritage of the Amarillo Gun Club and its place in trapshooting history. Few clubs in the US have seen as many current and future hall-of-famers, and even fewer throw registered targets 12 months a year, which the AGC is proud to do. As you will see, the board as a whole is dedicated to retaining AGC's position as the major provider of registered trapshooting in this part of the country.


    Among other steps, we hope to start a capital campaign, the result of which we hope will be the acquisition of four new automatic trap machines so that we will have two full banks of reliable automatic machines by the time of our TTA Zone-1 Shoot and Panhandle Championships in May 08. Although we hope to expand our offerings in all three of our disciplines (trap, skeet, 5-stand, plus sporting clays expansion), if we pull this off, our first expenditures will be for our trap program.


    We have also upgraded our trophy offerings, as anyone who shot at the Southwestern Zone or Sportsman will tell you. We have allocated significant resources to make sure we will have similar prizes (and hopefully some more added money!) by the time of the 99th (yes, the 99th) Panhandle Championship.


    Back to the Sportsman: the club accepted a bulk delivery of biodegradable targets which, unknown to the club at the time, had been exposed to rain while in the hands of a local supplier. Our doubles preliminary became somewhat of a nightmare; however, as our staff was convinced, the problem was not with our recently refurbished machines, but rather with those damaged targets. Admittedly, we did not have a good contingency plan in place, but thanks to the efforts of our staff, and the help of Jerry and Trish O’Connor, Joe and Donald Adams, the Hale County/Plainview 4-H Shooting Program, and some patient shooters (including our own ATA VP, who was very gracious while putting on what can only be described as a trapshooting clinic), we obtained bulk deliveries of replacement targets in time for a spectacular day on Monday.


    We were honored to have some real trapshooting legends on hand, and we are forever indebted to those who stuck with us through Monday and saw firsthand what the AGC can do. Look for a future Trap & Field for more details about the exciting results of that shoot – including a young lady destined to be a superstar.


    To repeat what was said above, we know our role as a major player in ATA registered trapshooting, and we will do whatever we can to provide a home to our region’s shooters in all disciplines. It won’t all happen overnight, but with your help, it WILL happen.


    THANKS again

    Amarillo Gun Club
     
  2. Amarillo GC

    Amarillo GC Member

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    We are scheduled to host registered shoots the first Sunday of each month through the end of the year. Please come shoot with us.

    Check out the Texas Trapshooters' Association website for other Texas shoots this month, including Zone shoots in San Antonio and San Angelo. There is still a lot of shooting left for Texas shooters. www.texastrap.com

    Our neighbors at the NRA Whittington Center outside of Raton NM are also hosting their annual fall shoot later this month. We expect a number of our members to be attending that shoot as well.

    Thanks again to our members and shooters from Texas and neighboring states who support the Amarillo Gun Club. We hope to see you on Sunday, October 7.
     
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