Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Rep Power

    Default PMSC Family Field Day Sat. 16 July 22

    What a great day.
    PMSC hosted a family field day this past Saturday.
    A free day at the range to try getting young people and their parents involved in the outdoor activities.

    Ed Stephan, who has been the organizer over the last 10 years or so did an absolutely great job putting this together, getting a few dozen club members to volunteer their day to help in any way they could.

    After an hour or so of listening to people speak of hunting, both ethics and safety in the field, general gun safety and reviewing the 4 basic safety rules and some things I'm sure I missed, the participants broke off into 6 main groups and walked to the 6 stations club volunteers were at to give them some insight into trap shooting, archery, muzzleloading, a field dog demonstration and an hour at my favorite, the .22 rifle steel range.

    That was my duty station as a volunteer RSO along with 5 other guys also watching kids and parents alike enjoy shooting club .22 rifles from 15 to 30 yards.
    Most of these guys were Hunter Ed Instructors or general firearms instructors.
    The steel range has a multitude of pull rope resetting targets in sizes as small as an inch to about 8 inches.

    We started each group with a further review of the 4 basic safety rules, discussed what the range commands would be, talked about sight alignment, sight picture and trigger manipulation.
    With 6 range officers, we were able to be one on one or one on 2 with the shooters.
    Each young person needed to have a parent with them.
    Many of the parents also took the opportunity to send some rounds down range.
    I believe I heard they ran close to 5k rounds.
    When you see a young man.or lady listen to you, learn how to load and shoot. HIT A TARGET!!! and look at you with the biggest smile ever, it makes your day.
    Some of the young people were pretty well versed in shooting and were knocking down even the smallest targets at distance. Oh my to have young eyes again.

    Young people and parents thanked us many times for having the opportunity to do this.
    I'm sure it was the same at muzzleloading, archery, field dog trial watching and everything else that was offered including lunch.

    A great day. A ton of volunteers all helping in any way they could and a great organizing effort by Ed.

    Cool beans.
    Opinions are like anal apertures. They all stink but mine.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2022
    pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Rep Power

    Default Re: PMSC Family Field Day Sat. 16 July 22

    sounds great, glad it went well!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    ERIE, Pennsylvania
    Rep Power

    Default Re: PMSC Family Field Day Sat. 16 July 22

    I have been taking my girls to a Field Day for the last 7, 8 years.

    Always a great time

    They didn't do one in my area last year and I can't find one scheduled for this year

    EDIT - I just checked.

    They do have one scheduled for Aug 20

Similar Threads

  1. DEFENSIVE PISTOL - Sat. July 1st - PMSC - Pittsburgh, PA
    By OnSight Firearms Training in forum Training, Tactics & Competition
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 31st, 2017, 10:31 PM
  2. DEFENSIVE PISTOL (second day added) Sun July 2, 2017 - PMSC - Pittsburgh, PA
    By OnSight Firearms Training in forum Training Courses
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 14th, 2017, 10:10 AM
  3. ACSL Family Field Day at PMSC
    By edstephan in forum Shoots & Range Trips
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 10th, 2014, 06:42 PM
  4. PMSC Gun Bash - July 29, 2012
    By ifman in forum General
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 30th, 2012, 01:12 PM
  5. PAFOA Group Shoot #17 at PMSC on July 13th - All Welcome!
    By Emptymag in forum Shoots & Range Trips
    Replies: 730
    Last Post: July 23rd, 2008, 05:22 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts