Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ladies Day, Saturday

Whoppii  Ladies Day at the Range this Saturday with free rentals.  We also have door prizes and women shooters to provide information and help you develop super shooting habits.  

See the yummy cocktail to the left?  Ten lucky ladies will win this massive Margarita from Zocalo's.  You will, of course, have to leave the range and drive to Zocalo's afterward.  It is on your way home on 802 and Old Port Isabel.  

Bobbie Brown Holland will be here at 1 p.m. to talk about women's competitive shooting.  Ms. Holland has been competing in IDPA, USPSA, The Rio Grande Valley Shooters' pistol, carbine, two gun, and three gun matches.  On September 28th we want to have lots of ladies shooting in the Christmas for Kids Match.  

Remember this when you consider competition shooting:  You do not have to be an expert before you compete.  You need to compete to become an expert!

South Texas Tactical, the new range, has Ladies Night tonight, Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Do not miss it.  It is three hours of great fun with staff helping you learn how to out shoot the "little man". 

Our Kids match this week was amazing.  It was kid organized, they ran the match and we are so proud of them.  Massey's Rangers are amazing.   Travis and Dad came to the RGV Shooters Two Gun Match on Sunday in preparation for his competing.  


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Enjoy the spring weather at the range.

Last weekend was great.  Staff voted.  We have the best customers in Texas.  We appreciate you.

We had our first workshops for educators.  Our instructors, Angela Dunkin and Manny Cerda, donated their time so we could offer the classes for free.  The educators learned about the firearms in the news, their capacity and then went out to the range to shoot some rounds.

For those that missed it, the class will be offered again this summer.

This weekend we have our Kid's Competition at 3 p.m.  Shooters can come early and practice.  Range 3 will be closed at 2:30 to set up the stages.  At 2:45 we have the safety meeting.  All shooters must attend the safety meeting.  Adults accompanying the kids will be coaches for their shooters.

Shooters can bring their own 22 rifle or use our rentals.  Visit our Youth Page to learn more.

We have had a rash of dry firearms show up at the range.  When you check in, bring your firearm in with you.  Let us check it.  We will grease it up and send you out to shoot!

We had one embarrassed and experienced shooter come in for us to bandage him up.  Seems he had his thumbs wrapped around the back of the handgun.  Ouch...... 

Remember to check yourself and your shooting buddies to make sure they are holding the gun correctly and safely.  We were going to show you the bloody thumb picture, (It was gross!) instead we are showing you the proper grip.

Friends don't let friends hold the gun wrong. 

We have our regular 22 Plinking and Bowling Pins competitions.  Mark your calendar for Saturday April 19 for Ladies Day.  Free rentals and classes.  We will post the schedule soon.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Classes for Educators

Demystifying Firearms in the News - a Class for Educators.  April 5 from 9 am - 12 noon and April 6 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Our instructors Manny Cerdas and Angela Duncan a.k.a. GlockGal!, are both teachers.  They will introduce the firearms that have been in the news, explain how the different firearms work, what a high capacity magazine is, and what firearms can carry large rounds..  The educators will then learn how to load the firearms, shoot  them and understand their shooting capacity.

This workshop is to demystify and inform. The workshop, rentals and ammo are free.  If you cannot attend Saturday, we have the same workshop on Sunday.

On Saturday  April 5, Saturday Youth Safety and Shooting Class   Meet at the Range at 3 pm. to 4:30 p.m.  Kids will learn about gun safety and safe shooting.  This will also be practice for the competition the next Saturday, April 12.  $10 a kid includes rental of 22 rifle.  Shooters must be accompanied by a well behaved adult.

We have a new Facebook Like Page for youth.  It is for school age youth and their parents.  We will provide information about the competitions and activities for Massey's Rangers.

Sunday, April 6th is our twice a month Concealed Handgun Class.  This class meets the educational requirement for your CHL.  Meet at the range at 2 p.m.  You may bring a handgun (9mm and higher) to qualify or rent from us.  You will know the law at the end of this course.

We, of course will have our regular 22 Plinking and Bowling Pins Competitions.  Whew!

There is still plenty of room on the 9 ranges for shooters who just want to shoot alone or with friends or families and stuff themselves with brownies.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

We updated the calendar

We updated the Calendar.  Lots of interesting events coming up.  We will be reminding you of the events on the newsletter and the Facebook accounts.

Yesterday we had another great Kids' Competition.  We made a more challenging course with three stages.  Contenders had to shoot stages from easy to challenging.  The targets were an assortment of metal, non-threats, plastic pop bottles and bowling pin tops.

We realized we have to make the stages even more competitive.  For those of you who have tried to shoot the hanging plastic pop bottles you know they are hard to hit.  The kids were hitting them with their first shot.   Kids will start designing stages for the April competition.

The Kids' Competition is getting so popular we created a new Facebook like page for Massey's Rangers.  This page is for kids and their parents/guardians/friends who participate by shooting at the range, attending educational programs and enter competitions for kids.

The material is age appropriate for school age youth from the Rio Grande Valley.  The content is strictly educational and informative about events and opportunities for kids

The next Kids' Competition is April 12, 3 p.m. until we finish.  Practice from 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Safety meeting is 2:45.

We have a free rental day for Ladies Only on April 19.  Sorry guys, this is for ladies only.  Maybe she will let you shoot a round or two from her fabulous rental.  Maybe, no promises. (Bahhahahaha)

This coming Saturday is the CHL class.  Be here at 2 p.m. and the class is finished around 8 p.m.

April 5, we have a Youth Safety and Shooting Class.  Meet at the Range at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kids will learn about gun safety and safe shooting.  This will also be practice for the competition Saturday, April 12th.

Whew....that is a lot of stuff.  But more events are coming.  Watch for announcements.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lots of things happening this week!

Happy Spring Break!  End the week with a bang and come for our free rental day on Saturday, March 15th.  Rent a 22 in the morning for our Plinking Competition, have a hot dog and  at 1 pm rent BIG gun for the bowling pin competition.  Spend the rest of the day with an AR or AK.

Pictured to your left is the winners of the first annual Geezers and Grandkids 22 Plinking Competition.  In the spirit of Spring Break the Saturday morning Geezers brought their Grandkids.  Don't tell the Geezers, but shooting improved about 100% with the Grandkids there. The targets were afeard!

We had a very successful Kid's Safety Class today (Wednesday).  The kids learned how to handle a
firearm safely, the parts of guns, how to care for the firearm and ammo and, the best part, how to shoot.  We will be having more and advanced classes for those that participate in our kids events. 

Our second Kid's Competition is March 22 at 3 p.m.  Kids need to bring a well-behaved adult and a competitive spirit.  The match starts at 3 p.m. but you need to be there at 2:30 to get set up.  The cost is $10 a kid and ammo.  You can bring your own or we have it here at the shop.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Calendar is ready!

The March calendar is up and ready for viewing.  Lots of fun stuff coming up.

Free Rentals on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m.  This is your opportunity to shoot those firearms you always wanted to try.  This is the best deal for new shooters.  Shoot first, then buy.  Plan to stay the day.

If you are lucky enough to have your kids home for spring break, tear them away from the computer for our Kids' Day, Wednesday, March 12  from 10 a.m.  - 1 p.m.  Activities will include learning how to clean a handgun and a rifle, gun handling, view through a scope and safe shooting.  Hot dog lunch included.  The price is $10.00 a kid.

We will be having our Kids' Competition on Saturday, March 22nd.  The competition is open to all kids accompanied with a responsible adult.  We will use the 22 Rifles from the rentals.  Kids are welcome to bring their own 22 rifles.  Kids will need 50 rounds of 22 Long Rifle.  You may bring your own or purchase from the range.  The Safety Meeting is at 2 p.m.  All shooters must attend the safety meeting.

Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. is our Concealed Handgun Class.  The next one is Saturday, March 30th at 2
p.m.  You will be done and well informed by 8 pm.

We have our weekly Saturday competitions, the 22 Plinking Competition at 10 a.m. and our Bowling Pin Competition at 1 p.m.  These competitions are open to all.  Bring your own firearm or rent from the shop.

We encourage families to come and spend the day.  Bring a lunch or purchase some of our de.....licious hot dogs.  

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Massey's Rangers

Our Kids' Competition was really fun.  The kids used the 22 rifles from the Rentals and shot on Range 3 with the steel targets.

The first two matches the kids shot 8 steel targets.  They only had 10 rounds so too many misses were not an option.  The first one to hit all the targets won.

The kids were so fast and accurate, we realized that we needed to add another layer of challenge.  We added 4 steel targets further back.  They had two mags with 10 rounds each.  To hit all the 12 targets, they had to change mags at lightening speed.  Again, the shooters were amazing - fast and accurate.

The parents were the kids' coaches and safety officers.  During the safety meeting before the competition the kids' learned what safety measures they had to follow.  A miss on safety and they would be disqualified from the match.

The winners are now Massey's Rangers.  Watch for them on the range.  They are terrific!

As a matter of policy, we do not publish the names of kids on Facebook or on this Blog.  Parents can add the names in the comments if they like.

Watch our calendar for the next match in March.

For those who missed the CHL Class this Saturday, Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. is the next class.  We had a great class this Saturday.

Cathy Wade is giving a Basic Pistol  Class this Saturday.  She has a couple spaces left.  This is an NRA Certified Course.  Those that successfully complete the course will earn a NRA Certificate.