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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

Member Benefits

We have added a comprehensive list of BRSP club benefits available to our membership to this website. You can learn more or refer a friend, here.

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BRSP Main Gate Access Issue Resolution

Gate Closure Change Recently because of a continuing problem with unauthorized shooters (non-members and non EPM members) on the Rifle and Pistol range after hours the Board of Directors (BOD) examined the problem closely. It became clear that these folks were taking advantage of the fact that the gate was open for league shooting on the shotgun side after the normal hours on R&P were over for the day at 6:00pm (summer) and 4:00pm (winter). Having unauthorized, unsupervised shooters on the range creates a significant safety/liability problem for the club. Not to mention that these folks were taking advantage of EPMs who pay significant dollars for the privilege of shooting during off hours. Accordingly, we elected to try closing the gate at 4:00pm as of November 20 after R&P went to winter hours. We acknowledged that this was going to be somewhat inconvenient for league shooters, particularly teams with general or 48-hour members. That policy was transmitted by email and by notices posted on each teams’ scoreboard. After hearing from many members and examining other approaches to the problem the policy of closing the gate early is hereby rescinded. In the near future we will have a Range Safety Officer (RSO – employee) present during all hours that an EPM can access the range when either the shotgun end or R&P is closed. This change comes with a not insignificant cost. Thank you for your continued support of BRSP and I look forward to seeing you on the range. Dave Kaiser President, BOD

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Winter Rifle/Pistol Leagues Starting This Month!

Join us for our Winter Adult Rifle/Pistol League, Beginner League, and Youth .22 Rifle League! Adult League is on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (your choice), with signups on Saturday November 18 and the league ending February 10. Beginner League shoots Thursday nights, with signups on Wednesday November 15 and Saturday November 18 (same as Adult League). Youth League shoots Monday nights with signups on November 30. We will take a break from shooting the week between Christmas and New Year. The spring leagues will start immediately after completion of the winter leagues. All league shooters must be EPM members at Birchwood. Youth League shooters must either be Student Members, or dependents of an EPM. Current Fall League shooters may opt to sign up early at their Fall League Awards night. The cost is $65 per gun for the 10-week Adult League, $65 for the Beginner League, and $45 for the Youth League. For further information and league rules, go to http://brspclub.com/members/for-rifle-shooters/ and click on the appropriate league in the menu list or phone the Rifle/Pistol Office at 688-3967.

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Fall Adult Rifle/Pistol League Signups This Week!

We will be starting our Fall Adult Rifle/Pistol League soon! We are shooting on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (your choice), with signups starting August 30 and the league ending November 15. The winter leagues will start immediately after completion of the fall leagues. All league shooters must be EPM members at Birchwood. In addition to our regular Adult League, we are also offering a new Beginners Adult League more suitable for novice and less experienced shooters. This league will shoot on Thursday evenings only, on a separate range. If you wish to shoot the Adult League, or the Beginners League, you must sign up at one of the mandatory safety meetings on August 30 and September 2. Returning league shooters may opt to sign up early on August 25. All meetings start promptly at 7pm at the Rifle/Pistol range office. The cost is $65 per gun for the 10-week league. Shooters may use a centerfire (non-magnum) handgun, centerfire (non magnum) pistol-caliber carbine, rimfire handgun (.22LR), rimfire rifle (.22LR), or a combination of these (maximum 3 for adult league, 1 for beginners league). This is a low-cost friendly competitive shooting league – come have fun and challenge yourself! See the attached flyer. For further information and league rules, go to http://brspclub.com/members/for-rifle-shooters/rifle-pistol-adult-leagues/ BRSP adult league flyer Fall 2017

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Fall Youth Rifle League Signups This Week!

Our Fall Youth .22 Rifle League is starting soon. Returning shooters please note the league will now shoot on MONDAY evenings each week. Shooters aged 10-17 are welcome, no experience necessary. The league runs for 10 weeks of shooting, with dinner and prizes at the end. Immediately after the fall league, we will run a winter league followed by a spring league. The cost for the league is $45 per shooter. To sign up, the shooter and a parent/guardian must attend our safety meeting on either Thursday August 31 or Wednesday September 6. Meetings will start promptly at 7pm at the Rifle/Pistol range office. See the attached flyer. For league rules and further information, go to http://brspclub.com/members/for-rifle-shooters/rifle-pistol-youth-leagues/ BRSP youth league flyer Fall 2017  

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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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