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Waitsburg Gun Club reopens with added features


December 26, 2019

WAITSBURG—Gun Club president Cindy Daves announced the reopening of the club after a number of upgrades. The gong system was updated thanks to Pacific Steel, and a Dayton High School student who used his welding class skills to help create a gong stand that is 8 feet across and hosts 45 gongs.

 The down range uprights have been changed to a portable system. Members simply choose their spot and place the stand accordingly. One can place a stand on the 25, 50, or 100 yard line. The dirt at the 25 will be hand raked out by the youth crew.

Corrugated plastic election sign boards have been repurposed as target hangers instead of cardboard. They will withstand the weather better, as well.

A station for prone and kneeling shooting has been added on the left end of the range house, allowing shooters to shoot 25, 50 and 100 yards.

The pistol bench area now has a mat holder for the mats that Home Grown Go Wild 4-H’ers donated to the club. 

The outside bathroom is now larger, and a first-aid kit and fire extinguisher have also been added.

Members are advised, if ever a need arises, to not use the words, “There has been a shooting at the gun club.”  This event will cause the Sheriff’s office to clear the scene first before medical help can arrives. Instead, state: “We need medical assistance at the gun club.” If you need help, call 9-1-1!

There is a box of donated locks, members are encouraged to take what a free lock if needed.


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