OSA News (blog)

OSA has a new web page. I have been using this page for a few days now. I think this change will greatly improve the club's ability for communication.  The forums have been fun to get started. Members will be able start their own topics for discussion, as well as reply and comment on the topics in place.  It will also eventually help the board and membership with the ability to handle membership renewals, calendar updates, and manage other range related tasks events. I urge all members to give it a look, try it out, and see for yourselves.  This is a work in progress, and should be available soon for all to use.  Stay tuned for more about this exciting new member benefit.

Happy shooting, and stay safe.

David Rodgers
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  • December 11, 2017 10:20 AM | Anonymous member

    Just wondering why there is no activity since 2015.  Is this because of a lack of membership interest?

  • June 25, 2015 3:10 PM | Anonymous member

    As some have noticed, the small bore side of the range 1-10 have been altered again. We added 2 more benches at 3-4, but left 1-2 as originally built for pistols or anyone wishing to shoot standing.  WHY you may ask.  Well, all of a sudden we are starting to see 'waiting' lines to get onto a bench, and to the best of my knowledge that is something new.  So by simply adding the two new benches, we relieved some of the pressure off of the line.  Same rules apply of course, first come first served.  We do try to reserve the #10 lane for lefties since they won't be crowding the adjacent shooter.  Other than that, have a great day at the range.

  • May 01, 2015 7:31 PM | Deleted user

    A special thanks to Ray our new club president and Feg for taking two full days of their time to train a number of students to certify them as NRA Range Safety Officers.  The OSA is now much better staffed with RSO's for both the new rifle range and the regular shooting stations.  Thanks again Ray and Feg for the great training.

  • May 01, 2015 9:41 AM | Deleted user

    Boy, this is great news!! Dave Chandler is going to be organizing matches at OSA!!


    The good news is that there are lots and lots of people who are looking forward to this. The bad news is that we will probably have to enlarge the parking lot to accomodate everyone.


    It might be best if we considered limiting participation to 30- 50 competitors for a while until we get our sea legs under us. Also, I'd suggest keeping the scenarios relatively simple until we see how well people move about on the infield.


    Another consideration is SAFETY. Drawing from the holster and reholstering are traditionally high risk activities. Thursday morning practice sessions could be devoted to preparing members for these and other skills, like shooting while moving, turning/pivoting, etc. IDPA-specific RSO training should be considered as well.


    How often could/should we schedule classifiers? I'd like to see them 3 or 4 times per year at a minimum. They are really good training.


    It's great to hear that Dave is coming back and I'm looking forward to the club restarting IDPA activities.


    Bob Athanasiou 

  • July 14, 2014 8:56 AM | Anonymous member

    Ok, First I want to thank everyone for their support, especially the BOD, while the rifle end of the range was changed/upgraded.  Bob, Jerry, Charlie, Rich and Rich all pitched in and helped make the individual benches a reality finally.  There are 6 benches now, and they are for anyone that wants to use them.  They are NOT reserved for rifles only, but rifles will most likely want to shoot from them due to the requirements we place on ourselves.  Being built this way removes all vibrations from other shooters, and that was the sole purpose of building them.  I shoot pistols and I shoot rifles. The rifles I shoot demand attention to very minute details, and the smallest vibration can make a loser out of a winner.  We shoot .22 inch bullets at .28 inch circles, so you can see that a vibration would ruin a target.  Wind alone can move a 40 gn bullet a half inch at 50 yards.  The pistols I shoot are not as demanding, and hitting an 8 inch plate at 15 yards is considered totally acceptable in my house at 3 AM.  So I guess I am trying to dispel two myths.  NO the tables are not reserved, and yes I still like pistol shooters.  Thanks for putting up with us, and look for additional work being done in the future.

  • June 09, 2014 7:45 AM | Anonymous
    If you missed this meeting you missed a good time.  The swap meet had a good amount of neat stuff and it appeared that the tables always had people at them.  Epicurean Chef Ray and his helpers did a fantastic job with the cook out.  From what I observed everyone had plenty to each and Ray made sure everyone had an ice cream treat for desert.  WELL DONE!!  The 50/50 raffle made on individual $85 richer and also helped OSA.  If you bought tickets for the special raffle then you did not go home empty handed.  In fact, most of the winners went home with both hands filled.  Well Done to all who helped and thank you to all who attended.
  • April 20, 2014 1:33 PM | Anonymous member
       Just want to wish everyone a Happy Easter!!!

  • January 26, 2014 7:23 PM | Anonymous member
    Ok, now this blog is starting to make sense, and I am looking forward to seeing good stuff here.  The meeting today was pleasant, and seemed to run smoothly.  I am looking forward to another fine season of shooting and meeting people of similar likes.  Have a great 2014 everyone, and be safe in all you do.
  • January 24, 2014 12:45 PM | Anonymous member

    I’m glad to see we got the Blog working. Thank you Feg, for fixing this up.

    Had been years since we could communicate with the other members.


    Irvin Black

  • January 21, 2014 8:37 PM | Anonymous
    Unfortunately the Blog was not turned on for ALL active members.  The settings have been changed so that all active members who have paid dues have the ability to use the blog to communicate regarding shooting activities, etc.
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