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Taking aim at the Texas Star

TEXAS STAR: Jess Roberts sets up plates for the Grande Ronde Rifle and Pistol Club’s new Texas Star targets. Roberts is a member of the club’s Grande Ronde Practical Shooters and International Defensive Pistol Association groups. Roberts is also a Union County Sheriff’s Department reserve deputy.   The Observer/DICK MASON
TEXAS STAR: Jess Roberts sets up plates for the Grande Ronde Rifle and Pistol Club’s new Texas Star targets. Roberts is a member of the club’s Grande Ronde Practical Shooters and International Defensive Pistol Association groups. Roberts is also a Union County Sheriff’s Department reserve deputy. The Observer/DICK MASON
The La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club is receiving a boost from the National Rifle Association.

The NRA recently awarded the club a $3,005 grant used to purchase 11 new targets for the club’s practical shooting pistol range.

The range is used by the club’s Grande Ronde Practical Shooters and International Defensive Pistol Association groups and the Union County Sheriff’s Department. The range is also open to members of the La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club.

The purchases include two Texas Star targets. These circular targets have five plates that spin after one plate is hit.

The targets are being used at practice shoots and at practical pistol events conducted each month in the spring and summer by the Grande Ronde Practical Shooters and the International Defensive Pistol Association groups.

The shoots test not only accuracy but the ability to navigate unfamiliar obstacles and to reload and move quickly. Courses at the shoots have up to 40 targets.

The additions made possible by NRA’s grant have upgraded the pistol range significantly, said Dennis Fuller of the Grande Ronde Practical Shooters.

“We are very appreciative of the NRA’s help,’’ Fuller said.

Practical pistol shoots are generally conducted at the La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month in the spring and summer. The Saturday shoots are conducted by the International Defensive Pistol Association, the Sunday shoots by the Grande Ronde Practical Shooters.

Anyone interested in participating should call Fuller at 963-2713 or Rocky Mink of the International Defense Pistol Association, 663-0560.

— Dick Mason

 

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