St. James has rifle, pistol club

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The St. James Rifle and Pistol Club, with 39 members, has conducted its major safety training under the guidance of NRA certified instructors Rob Jerome (rifle and pistol certification) and Bill Boston (shotgun certification). They have an ongoing safety training program that is mandatory for all members and a new course will begin in early February.

The club has afforded all members the opportunity to fire various kinds of sporting and target firearms, including revolvers, semi-auto pistols, rifles and shotguns.

Members are now shooting regularly at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoons at Ye Olde Gun Club, across N.C. 211 behind Tri-Tech Corporation. They shoot 22-caliber LR rim fire rifles and pistols at metallic silhouette targets, which fall over when hit properly. It is not necessary for members to own a firearm to participate. Members must provide their own eye and ear protection plus some 22-caliber LR ammo. Non-members on the range will pay a $20 fee to shoot.

New prospective members are welcome and the club will furnish necessary firearms and safety instructions to anyone interested in joining. E-mail Rob Jerome at JeromeAirNC@aol.com or Bill Boston at wbost@atmc.net.