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Rifle/Pistol Rules

Violation of the rules on this page, the Safety Rules page, or the Range-Specific Rules page will subject violators to immediate ejection and forfeiture of all range fees! Range masters and management reserve the right to revoke your membership if you violate any of these rules!

General Pistol & Rifle Rules

  1. Eye and ear protection is mandatory on all ranges at all times. The range starts at the overhang.
  2. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
  3. Keep the muzzle pointed down range at all times.
  4. Keep actions open and unloaded and finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  5. You must call the range hot (handling and shooting of firearms allowed) and cold (all guns unloaded and actions open) yourself, before people can go down range
  6. Actions must be open, bolt face visible, and magazines removed when people are down range.
  7. Ensure the firing line is clear/cold before going down range.
  8. DO NOT HANDLE/TOUCH GUNS, AMMO, OR ANYTHING ON THE BENCH WHEN PEOPLE ARE DOWN RANGE OR WHEN THE RANGE IS COLD. When the range is cold step back from the bench until the range is hot.
  9. Shoot only targets in or on provided target frames, or an equivalent frame. Targets must be an appropriate height so all rounds will impact the berm without ricocheting off the ground.
  10. Shooting rocks, bottles, cans, food, etc. is unsafe and strictly prohibited.
  11. All metal targets must be at the base of the berms or tall enough that if you miss the target the rounds will impact the berm.
  12. Ensure all rounds directly impact the backstop/berm without striking the ground first. If your rounds are not hitting the backstop/berm, adjust position of your target on the backer/frame.
  13. No centerfire rifles on F or G ranges. No pistols on A, B, or D ranges.
  14. When shooting shotguns: you may only shoot slugs at our target backers. Birdshot may be shot into the backstop/berm with permission of the Range Safety Officers ONLY! If you destroy the ranges’ target backers with birdshot, you will pay $10.00 and will be asked to leave the range.
  15. ABSOLUTELY NO TRACER OR INCENDIARY AMMO!

Rifle/Pistol Range News

Board of Directors July Meeting

The Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday, July 25th, 6:30pm,  at the main clubhouse.

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Ongoing Construction Closures on “A” Range

Work is continuing on the high berm between our property and the neighboring property. Because of this, our 300 meter “A” Range will be closed again in the mornings later this week and all of next week. These closures will be in effect from 7am to 11am on Thursday and Friday June 22-23, and again from 7am to 11am each day next week from Monday June 26 to Friday June 30. Members will be able to continue shooting on “A” Range each day after 11am. For your convenience, our 200 meter “B” Range will remain open to shooters as usual most of these days. The closures are because of construction. This large berm is being built between the left side of “A” Range and the adjacent property for safety reasons, at no cost to the club. Thank you, BRSP Management

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Upcoming Events and Park Closures

There will be a Wednesday Night Walkthrough tonight starting at 4:30pm.  The last squads can go out as late as 7:30pm.  Cost is $50.00.  Jr/Sr $40.00.  This is a NSCA registered shoot. There is no Thursday ATA Big 50 this week.  It will resume next week June 15, at the regular time. 6pm for registration and shooting to begin as soon as squads are formed. Archery Leagues are Thursday Night starting at 4:00pm. The 2017 Alaska State 3-Gun Championship will be held June 9, 10 & 11.  There is a mandatory safety briefing Friday June 9 at 9am at the Rifle/Pistol office.  Cost for this is $150.00. June 17 through June 23 is the NSCA State 5-Stand Championship, State SuperSporting Championship and subgauge Sporting Clays championship.  Registration is online @winscore.com. On June 17 and 18, the Park will be closed to recreational shooters for the Midnight Sun Firearm Exhibition.  Our members are welcome to come and participate. Please note there will be an entry fee. Vendors from all over the country will be there with lots of cool stuff to try out!

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300 Meter “A” Range Closures This Month

Shooters,   Our 300 meter “A” Range will be closed periodically during the next two weeks. The closure dates will be:   Wednesday May 10, Thursday May 11 and Friday May 12 Wednesday May 17 and Thursday May 18   The closures will be in effect from 7am to 6pm each of these days. EPM members will be able to continue shooting on “A” Range each of these evenings after 6pm.   Additional closures:   Monday May 15, Tuesday May 16 and Friday May 19   These closures will be in effect from 7am to 11am each of these days.   For your convenience, our 200 meter “B” Range will remain open to shooters as usual during these days.   The closures are because of construction. The “A” Range side berm bordering the adjacent property is being built up for safety reasons, at no cost to the club.   Thank you,   BRSP Management

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NOTICE OF 2017 ANNUAL MEETING AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

NOTICE OF 2017 ANNUAL MEETING AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION The Annual Membership Meeting and Election of the BRSP Board of Directors is scheduled to be held on Monday, May 15 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the main club house.  Counting of the ballots will take place beginning at 5:00 PM that day and the election of the four new Board members will be announced at the meeting. Four (4) of the seven (7) seats on the Board of Directors are up for election for a two-year term of office.  A ballot, voting instructions and the Biography/Personal statements for the six (6) candidates are posted on the BRSP website at brspclub.com and available in either BRSP Clubhouse.   A member in good standing is one who maintained his/her membership continuously from 15 January 2017 to May 9, 2017 All members are strongly encouraged to vote.  Unless you vote, your opinion cannot be counted. You may download a ballot from the website or pick up copies at the range.  Follow the instructions and mail your ballot, or drop it off in a box located at either clubhouse. Mailed ballots must be received by Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:00 PM to be -counted in this year’s election.  A final collection of the club PO Box will be made shortly before the meeting to catch any last minute deliveries to our PO Box prior to closing the balloting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of the BOD.  Remember, this is your club and members of the BOD are your choice. David Duffy BRSP BOD, Election Committee Chair Available at the website http://brspclub.com/about-brsp/2017-board-election/ and at either clubhouse are the following documents: Voting instructions Ballots Proxy Forms Candidate Statements provided by the candidate Voting Instructions There are four (4) Board seats open this year.  Six (6) members have declared their candidacy for the open seats.  The four candidates receiving the most votes will be elected.  Also attached is a Proxy for those who cannot attend the Annual Meeting. You must vote in the following manner. 1.       After reviewing the individual bios, place an X in the appropriate line(s) on the Ballot (vote for no more than 4) for those you feel are most qualified.  Make NO other marks on the Ballot. 2.       Place your ballot in an envelope and seal it.  Address this envelope to BRSP: BRSP Election Committee PO Box 670650 Chugiak, AK 99567 3.       Legibly write your name & EPM#, as appears on the membership roster, in the return address portion (the upper left hand corner) of the envelope.  Please sign across the back of the envelope.  We will not count your ballot if we cannot determine who submitted it.  4.       Either mail the envelope with your ballot, or hand deliver it to BRSP to be placed in the locked ballot box at either the main club house or at the rifle and pistol range. Failure to follow the above instructions will invalidate your vote! BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED AT BRSP BY 6:00 PM, Monday, May 15, 2017  

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BRSP Board Elections and Notice of Annual Meeting

BRSP Board Elections and Notice of Annual Meeting BRSP BOARD ELECTIONS AND NOTICE OF THE 2017 ANNUAL MEETING   NOTICE: To all Members of Birchwood Recreation and Shooting Park. The BRSP Board of Directors Election and Annual Meeting are coming up Monday, May 15, 2017. Four members will be elected this year. The term of office is 2 years.  All interested and qualified candidates that wish to serve should submit their statement of interest and personal biography no later than April 1, 2017.  Minimum qualifications for office include being an EPM or General member in good standing for at least one (1) year prior to May 15, 2017. If you are interested in running for any of the 4 Board seats, please email your statement of interest and personal biography to David Duffy, Election Chairman at both dduffy@hilcorp.com and BRSP_Management@brspclub.com. Biographies must be limited to a single page of information.  Biographies may also be mailed or delivered to the main Clubhouse and must be addressed as follows.  David Duffy, Elections Chair Birchwood Recreation and Shooting Park PO Box 670650 Chugiak, AK 99567 Biographies hand delivered to the Club Manager’s Office must be given to Jim McCormick or Yvonne Hubbs. Please mark your envelope as “Board Candidate”.  All statements of interest and biographies must be received by 6:00 PM Saturday April 1, 2017, for consideration. Ballots will be made available on the BRSP website and at each Clubhouse on April 8th and counted prior to the Annual Meeting on May 15th. Results of the elections will be announced at the meeting. Please note: The final election notice will be mailed/emailed to eligible members no later than April 8, 2017.  Ballots and candidate statements along with voting instructions will be available April 8, 2017 at both clubhouses and on the BRSP website; www.brspclub.com.  Completed ballots may be hand delivered in accordance with the voting instructions to either clubhouse or mailed to BRSP.  Mailed ballots must be received not later than Noon on May 15, 2017 to be counted.  Mailed ballots should be sent to the above address. Thank you for your interest and support.   David Kaiser                                Ed Jackson*                                          David Arieno* Board President                             Vice President                                          Secretary   BRSP Board Members: Jon Hayes*, Ben Olsen, David Duffy, Werner Waak* * Board members whose terms of office expire this year.

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Rifle/Pistol Range Holiday Closures

Shooters, please note the Rifle/Pistol Office will be closed Christmas Day (Sunday December 25), and will remain closed throughout the following week (Monday through Friday). We will reopen Saturday December 31. We will be open on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and New Years Day during our regular office hours of 10am – 4pm. EPM hours are 7am – 10pm every day as usual. Please remember if you wish to bring anybody with you who is NOT an EPM, you will need to purchase a Guest Pass in advance. Guest passes can be purchased and printed online, or purchased at the office when we are open. We strongly recommend bringing ice cleats to the range in case conditions become icy again. The Adult Rifle/Pistol League and Youth Rifle League will continue shooting their regular time slots during this week. We would like to wish all our members and shooters a safe and happy Holiday Season.

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Rifle/Pistol Range Thanksgiving Hours

Shooters, please note the Rifle/Pistol Office will be closed Thursday and Friday to allow our employees to spend time with their families. Office hours this week will be 10am – 5pm Wednesday, then beginning Saturday and Sunday they will change to 10am – 4pm. EPM hours are 7am – 10pm as usual, and please remember ice cleats are mandatory on the range at this time due to slippery conditions. We would like to wish all our members and shooters a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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Board of Director seat open

Dr. Norman Means has resigned from the Board of Directors due to relocating outside of Alaska. Any member interested in filling his unexpired term should contact a member of the Board or BRSP main office. If interested, please provide a brief biography and a written expression of interest. Thank You, Board of Directors: David Kaiser, President Ed Jackson, Vice President David Arenio, Secretary Jon Hayes Ben Olsen Werner Waak

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Rifle/Pistol Range Hours Changing Soon

Starting Saturday November 5, the Rifle/Pistol Range office will begin closing at 5pm.  General/Daily Member Shooting Hours: 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday Office Hours: 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday EPM Shooting Hours: 7am-10pm Every Day All General/Daily members must leave the range by 5pm. The range is closed Monday and Tuesday, except to Exclusive Park Members and for scheduled events. Any Exclusive Park Member wishing to bring a guest (any person other than their spouse or dependent) outside of our regular office hours must purchase a guest pass in advance. The pass is available from the office while we are open, and should be purchased no less than 30 minutes before closing time. Passes can be purchased for future dates, and are good for one named person on one specified date only. The EPM is directly responsible for the conduct of their guest(s). Even if your guest is not shooting, they must still be in possession of a guest pass to remain on the property during EPM hours. Thank you.

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Winter Hours in effect.

  The Shotgun range will go to winter hours effective September 12th, 2016.  We will be closed on Mondays and Fridays, open Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 3pm to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm. EPM Members hours are still 7am to 10pm 364 days a year.

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BRSP Youth .22 Rifle League Starting Soon!

Fall 2016 Youth .22 Rifle League Thursday Evenings September 1 – November 17 BRSP Youth Leagues provide an introduction to competitive .22LR rifle shooting in a safe, structured environment.  All shooting will be from the bench at falling steel plate targets out to a maximum distance of 40 yards. This 10-week league is suitable for beginners and experienced shooters aged 10 to 17.  Participants must be Student Members ($10 per year) or be a dependant of an Exclusive Park Member.  Rifles may be repeating or semi-automatic, with iron sights or optical sights.  No rifles with tubular magazines which load from the muzzle are to be used.  BRSP has a few .22LR rifles available for loan if needed. COST:  $45 per shooter.  You will need at least 30 rounds of ammunition per week.  A limited quantity of .22LR will be available for purchase by league shooters. DATES/TIMES:  The league shoots September 8 – November 10, with pizza and awards night November 17.  All shooters and parents must attend a mandatory safety meeting at the BRSP Rifle/Pistol Range office at 7pm on Thursday September 1.  You can then request a time slot to shoot at 6-7pm, 7-8pm, or 8-9pm each Thursday.  

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