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Update Regarding PCC Usage on the Pistol Range

Apple Valley Gun Club

Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCCs) are now allowed on Pistol Ranges P1 – P3.

  • ONLY calibers listed below:
    • .380 ACP
    • 9x19mm (Luger/Parabellum)
    • .38 SPL
    • .40 S&W
    • .45 ACP
    • NO carbines chambered in Magnum or Rifle cartridges are allowed.

 

  • ONLY 1 shooter forward of the bench at a time.
    • Unarmed Range Officer may accompany the shooter.

 

  • PCCs not in use must have the bolt locked open and empty magazine well.
    • Chamber flags recommended, but not required.
    • PCCs should be on a rack, in a match wagon or laid on the bench, muzzle downrange.
  • PCC to Pistol transitions and vice versa are to be done via the use of “Dump” boxes or barrels.
    • NO slung carbines
    • Pistols should be holstered in a rigid plastic/kydex holster with trigger covered.

 

  • All targets must be addressed in the “down range” direction.
    • All targets should be within 45 degrees of center.
    • All steel targets must be at least 50 ft from shooter’s position.

 

  • Please follow all standard safety regulations and protocols for all AVGC ranges.

P4

NO PCCs OR METALLIC TARGETS

Gun Rights Groups File Suit to Stop Newsom!

Apple Valley Gun Club

GUN OWNERS’ RIGHTS GROUPS JOIN TOGETHER IN COURT TO STOP GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S ATTEMPT TO END YOUTH SHOOTING IN CALIFORNIA

July 8, 2022- Last Friday Governor Newsom signed AB 2571 into law under an emergency order to have the law go into effect immediately. The law is will cripple youth shooting in California as it prevents the promotion of firearms and firearm-related products and events to youth.

This new law impacts Associations, Camps, Clubs, FFLs, Hunter Education, Instructors, Firearms Trainers, Youth Organizations, ranges, and those who work in association with any youth shooting program — including firearm safety training. Any promotion of firearms to those under 18 years of age may lead to hefty fines of $25,000 per incident.

Today CRPA, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of California, and others are standing up to Newsom and his propaganda. These groups filed a lawsuit to stop the further implementation of this unconstitutional law and are seeking an immediate injunction to block the law from taking effect.

“This law is a clear First Amendment violation of speech and assembly. It’s really an attempt to wipe out the next generation of hunters and shooters,” said CRPA President and General Counsel Chuck Michel. “Politicians in Sacramento are not even trying to hide their disdain for the “gun culture,” which they neither understand nor support. They want to wipe it out.”

Newsom not only does not support Second Amendment rights; he has been working to make it practically impossible to acquire, own or use a gun for sport or self-defense. With this bill, designed to keep youth out of the shooting sports, Newsom hopes that the current generation of freedom-loving gun owners will be the last.

“We must fight for the the next generation of gun owners so they can learn about firearms and their safe use, train, experience the joy of sport shooting and hunting, have fun, learn discipline, and understand their Second Amendment rights,” said Michel.

To receive updates on this and other 2A cases, SIGN UP to receive CRPA communications and follow up on social media. Knowledge is the first step to political power.

With the Supreme Court affirming that the Second Amendment has teeth and prohibits government infringement, now is the time for a long overdue SECOND AMENDMENT RECKONING. Gun owners must support litigation efforts and groups like CRPA, GOC, and SAF that fight for your rights, and have been for decades. There are LOTS of lawsuits to be filed as we fight back against the BLUE RESISTANCE to the Second Amendment.

Be Safe. Shoot Straight. Fight Back!

AVGC No Longer Offering Junior Programs due to Passage of Assembly Bill 2571

CRPA.org

Notice Regarding Junior Programs

In response to Assembly Bill 2571 that took effect on July 1, 2022, the Apple Valley Gun Club is no longer offering Junior Programs.

For additional information, please refer to article below written by the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA)


Newsom Attacks Youth Shooting Program and Next Generation

Source:  California Rifle and Pistol Association
Original article posted at CRPA.org July 5, 2022

$25,000 Fines Possible

ASSEMBLY BILL 2571 SIGNED INTO LAW
TOOK EFFECT IMMEDIATELY- July 1, 2022.

This Bill prohibits all advertising & marketing communication that is attractive to minors (under 18 years of age). If you or your entity:

• Use caricatures or cartoons in communications for products or services;

• Offers brand name merchandise for minors, including, but not limited to, hats, t-shirts, or other clothing, or toys, games, or stuffed animals, that promotes a firearm industry member or firearm-related product;

• Offers firearm-related products in sizes, colors, or designs that are specifically designed to be used by, or appeal to, minors;

• Is part of a marketing or advertising campaign designed with the intent to appeal to minors;

• Uses images or depictions of minors in advertising and marketing materials to depict the use of firearm-related products;

Is placed in a publication created for the purpose of reaching an audience that is predominately composed of minors and not intended for a more general audience composed of adults.

Please note that the definition of who is a part of the “firearm industry” in the language of this law is extraordinarily broad and affects most ranges, retailers, youth shooting programs, and associations:
“Firearm industry member” means any of the following:
(A) A person, firm, corporation, company, partnership, society, joint stock company, or any other entity or association engaged in the manufacture, distribution, importation, marketing, wholesale, or retail sale of firearm-related products.

(B) A person, firm, corporation, company, partnership, society, joint stock company, or any other entity or association formed for the express purpose of promoting, encouraging, or advocating for the purchase, use, or ownership of firearm-related products that does one of the following:
(i) Advertises firearm-related products.
(ii) Advertises events where firearm-related products are sold or used.
(iii) Endorses specific firearm-related products.
(iv) Sponsors or otherwise promotes events at which firearm-related products are sold or used.Our CRPA legal team is analyzing this new law that was expedited through “emergency” procedures and signed by the Governor to immediately take effect. CRPA is taking swift action on this vindictive law that could wipe out youth shooting sports and the next generation of Second Amendment advocates.This may impact Associations, Camps, Clubs, FFLs, Hunter Education, Instructors, Firearms Trainers, Youth Organizations and those who work in association with any youth shooting program including firearms safety. We will have more as this assault on your rights develops.

Read the Full Bill Language Here

AVGC May 11th Meeting Location Change

Hello AVGC!

Due to the San Bernardino County Fair, we will not be holding our monthly membership meeting at the Fairgrounds in May. Our May meetings will be held at the Pistol Range on P1. Please remember to bring your own chairs! Help spread the word and remind your friends!

See you on the range!

May 11th AVGC Meetings to be held onsite at the Range.

Celebrate Our Nation’s Independence at AVGC!

Apple Valley Gun Club July 2 Patriot Celebration

Patriotism and a Way to Experience It

“Come the shoot the rifles that secured our freedom”
By: Alex Montenegro

I often think how lucky I am to live in the country I do, and to get to hang out with the community of firearm enthusiasts that I do. As I click off a mental list of the possibility of countries, I honestly can say I wouldn’t want to live in any other country but the United States of America. In that spirit of appreciation of where one lives, it conjures up a feeling of patriotism for me.

In light of the world events currently in progress, I thought I would put on an event at Apple Valley Gun Club for our community to experience patriotism right here at the club. With another killer BBQ planned for the Independence Celebration on Saturday July 2nd, I thought what a perfect time for the CMP Group to share our sport & discipline. I believe that some of you would love to come shoot the rifles that secured & protected our freedom as a country, but were somewhat unsure or didn’t have the gear or the comfort level to shoot a CMP match.

Well, here is my offer. The group of CMP shooters that shoot at AVGC have offered their services as an individual coach for anyone who wants to give it a shot (pun intended). So you can come shoot a match using one of our loaner rifles we have, M1 Garands (4), a Mosin Nagant, an 8mm Mauser, and I know most of us would loan you one of our rifles as well. We have ammo for all of these firearms for these type of matches, and you’re welcome to bring your own service rifle too.

So, if you’ve always wanted to, but just never got up the guts, here is a great way to wet your feet. If you shoot at one of our CMP Matches, fill out a score card, and turn it in; you’ll be assigned a CMP number by the CMP. This in turn will allow you to buy from the CMP anything that is on their sales list.

Come participate in our matches, experience patriotism, and enjoy a great BBQ afterwards. For more detailed information, please contact me by email so that way I can give a complete and clear response to your questions.

When

July 2nd

Times

CMP Match: 7 am set up.  8 am Mandatory safety briefing

BBQ: 1 pm

Flag retirement ceremony: 3 pm

Hope to see you there,
Alex Montenegro
AVGC CMP Director
Email: ibalmon@msn.com

New Match at AVGC! Two-Gun Centerfire/PCC

Apple Valley Gun Club

The AVGC Board has approved a new match at the Club – Two-Gun Centerfire/PCC.  The match will be held on the second Sunday of each month on Pistol Bay 1.

Two-gun centerfire pistol/PCC is conducted under Apple Valley Gun Club Rules. We are limiting the PCC’s to standard 9mm, 40 S&W or 45 ACP. This match is very similar to two-gun rimfire, only with centerfire guns. Round count is approximately 125 clean rounds.

Stages are set up on Pistol Bay 1. There will be a pistol section, clear and ground your pistol, then a PCC section. Stages will involve movement, forward, backward, sideways, with barriers, paper targets, steel knockdown and reactive targets. This will be a timed event with reward for both speed and accuracy.

Time

June – September: Set up at 7:00 am. Start at 8:00 am.  Mandatory safety briefing at 7:45 am.  You must attend safety briefing or you will not shoot.  Starts one hour later October – May.

What to Bring

  • PCC centerfire pistol (standard 9mm,  40 S&W or 45 ACP)
  • Five mags and holders
  • Mags for the PCC
  • Chamber flag
  • Holster made of kydex or leather.  No flimsy nylon type.  Must be able to holster with one hand.
  • Ear and eye protection for spectators as well as footwear that encloses the toes are mandatory (no sandals).

Cost

Club members $5 / Non-members $10
Juniors free with a paid parent
Active Military always no charge

Please bring exact change.

Match Directors

Sam Martinez
(760) 964-5282
1slowsam718@gmail.com

John Melton
(760) 447-5220

2022 Semi-Annual Revisions to AVGC Governing Documents

Apple Valley Gun Club

Hello Members of AVGC!

As mentioned at our March membership meeting, below are the links to the semi-annual 2022 revisions to our Governing Documents.  Please review and send any comments to the Secretary.  We will vote on adopting the Bylaws at the April meeting.

Bylaws: The substantive change in the Bylaws is highlighted in yellow regarding a President Emeritus Position. Download Bylaws

Range Regulations: the Safety Committee did a review and simply updated some things to be in line with our current practices.  Additionally, the section on an Air Gun Shoot House was removed as we do not have such a facility at this time.  Download Range Regulations

Policies and Procedures: the Matrix for the background check requirements has been added to the appendix for reference along with the New application for membership. Download Policies and Procedures.

Dina McKinney, Secretary
avgc.dina@applevalleygunclub.com
APPLE VALLEY GUN CLUB

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