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Boeing Employees Everett Gun Club
The Boeing Employees Everett Gun Club is an association of Boeing Employees committed to safe hunting, marksmanship, competition, reloading, education, and all around fun. Club meetings are normally held the second Wednesday of each month (check the calendar on the web site for exceptions). Meetings feature interesting shooting videos, news, awards, activity discussions, guest speakers and an open discussion period. The club also sponsors shooting activities and indoor and outdoor shooting ranges throughout the year. Firearms safety is a major emphasis for the Club and NRA Certified classes in Basic Pistol, Basic Personal Protection, and Basic Rifle taught by NRA Certified Instructors and trained range coaches are offered periodically at inexpensive rates for members and guests.
Last Updated 11/20/2017
$25 Off Range Membership at West Coast Armory North
BEEGC members will receive a free Bronze membership or 10% off on a Silver membership (each worth $25). Present your current BEEGC membership card when signing up for a new membership or a renewal. If you already have a WCAN membership, get your benefit when you renew.
Upcoming Club Events:
Nov. 8, 2017: Club meeting. 5:30 PM at Boeing Activity Center. Note that this is Wednesday because the 4th Thursday is Thanksgiving.
Agenda items include 2017 elections and officer nominations
Do you have a new gun or interesting piece of equipment you'd like to show off? Bring it (unloaded & cased) for Show and Tell. (No Show and Tell on Boeing property)
Dec. 9, 2017: Officer Elections & World Famous Raffle. 2:00 PM SATURDAY at West Coast Armory North.
We'll provide pizza. For beverages, bring your own or purchase from the vending machine.
Please RSVP to Kelly so we'll know how much pizza to buy.
Reminder: To vote, you must be both a BEEGC and NRA member for 2017.
Henry Repeating Arms supporting the Battleship Texas Foundation. The Battleship Texas Foundation has partnered with Henry Arms Company and Barron Engraving to produce a commemorative model .22 caliber rifle. The commemorative rifle will feature silver and gold engraved etchings of the 1914 USS Texas, the upgraded 1927 USS Texas, and The State of Texas seal. This partnership enables ship supporters to own a piece of history and help fund The Battleship Texas Battleship Foundation’s efforts. Orders are currently being accepted. Introductory pricing is being offered at a cost of $999.00 and will be in effect on all orders placed on or before December 31, 2017. Orders are tax exempt due to the Foundation’s 501c status.
For more information or to donate, visit Battleship Texas Foundations's web site. (Scroll down past the donation form for more information about the Henry commemorative rifle.) (Excerpted from the web site. Hat tip to Tom Adams. Posted 11/20/17)
2018 Membership Form Posted. The membership form for 2018 (new membership or renewal) is available from the link in the left menu. (Posted 11/2/17)
FN Announces Mandatory Recall of M249S Rifles. “Mandatory safety recall” are three words that no company ever wishes that they have to utter about their products, but it is an unfortunate truth that sometimes products have issues with the way that they are made and those products need to be fixed. It happens to gun manufacturers too and right now this issue is striking one of the most famous rifles in the world, the FN M249S.
For more information, visit FN America's web site. (Hat tip to ConcealedCarry.com. Posted 11/1/17)
Barnes Ammunition Safety Recall. Barnes Bullets, LLC determined that eighteen (18) Lots of its Barnes Bullets, LLC 300 Weatherby 180 grain TTSX VOR-TX ammunition (the “Ammunition”) packaged product may contain cartridges of a different caliber (collectively, the “Affected Product”). The eighteen (18) Lot Numbers are identified above. Firing a rifle with the incorrect caliber of ammunition may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury, or death.
The affected lot numbers are: Z08SA15L, Z08SB15L, Z09SA15L, Z09SB15L, Z11SB15L, Z11SC15L, Z12SA15L, Z12SB15L, Z12SC15L, Z08SA15R, Z08SB15R, Z09SA15R, Z09SB15R, Z11SB15R, Z11SC15R, Z12SA15R, Z12SB15R, Z12SC15R
If you have a case of the Ammunition, the Lot Number is stenciled on the outside of the case; and, if you have a box of the Ammunition, the Lot Number is stamped on the inside flap of the box.
If you have any of the affected ammunition or if you are unsure, discontinue using it and contact Barnes Consumer Service Department at 435-856-1115. Barnes will arrange for the return shipment of your Affected Product and, upon receipt, will send you replacement Ammunition at no cost to you.
For more information, visit Barnes' web site. (Hat tip to Roman Millet. Posted 10/11/17)
NFA Process Modernized For Fast Approvals. Without rule changes, regulation amendments, politicians or legislation, a partnership between the U.S. government and a small private industry group has dramatically changed the process in which National Firearms Act (NFA) controlled items are transferred between individuals and entities. There is now a system in place within the BATFE’s NFA DIvision, that will allow nearly everyone who files a Form 4 to transfer controlled items, such as silencers, a genuine chance at receiving approved forms in a few short months. Alongside the ATF, three silencer industry stalwarts spearheaded the best modernization of the registry in 83 years: Dead Air Armament, GEMTECH and Silencer Shop. (From the web site)
Full article. (Posted 8/19/17)
Ruger Mark IV Safety Recall. Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV pistols (including 22/45 models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017, have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. No injuries have been reported and Ruger states that only a small percentage of pistols are affected, however, the company would like to retrofit all potentially affected pistols with an updated safety mechanism. Ruger urges consumers not to use their Mark IV pistol until it has been retrofitted or verified as being not subject to the recall. For Mark IV recall verification and further instruction for affected pistols, visit ruger.com. (Copied from American Rifleman, August 2017, page 32)
It's a Girl! Hobey & Leah Un are parents of a daughter Amel born April 27. 6.14 lbs (6 lbs, 14 oz?), 18½" (Hobey is the past president of BEEGC.)
Announcements mailing list: Meeting announcements are sent by email to 2017 and 2106 members. You may also get on the mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that AOL has been rejecting email announcements. If you have an alternate non-AOL address and wish announcements to be sent there, please let the secretary know.
Change in meeting date. At the Feb. 8 meeting, the attendees decided to move the meeting date to the 4th Thursday of each month in order to meet at West Coast Armory North and allow speakers to bring firearms and other things not permitted at the Boeing Activity Center.
Mark your calendars for these dates:
- March 23rd
- April 27th
- May 25th
- June 22nd
- July - Skip
- August - Skip
- Sept. - 28th
- Oct. - 26th
- Nov. - 8th (Wednesday) - Because the 4th Thursday is Thanksgiving.
- Dec. - 9th - Saturday from 2pm-5pm for holiday party - No Thursday meeting in Dec.
Officers for 2017. The 2017 officers were elected at the Club's December meeting (12/10/16).
- President: Kelly Adams
- Vice-president: Don Beaumont
- Treasurer: Tom Adams
- Secretary: Fred Crary
Kelly Adams (Pres.), Don Beaumont (Vice Pres.),
Tom Adams (Treas), Fred Crary (Secy)
Training update. At the present time, we are not offering the NRA Basic Pistol Course… The NRA late last year revised their method of training for the Basic Pistol class – it is no longer taught as a complete classroom and range experience. It has been broken down into two parts – Phase I of the new training requires you to enroll on-line at the NRA website, pay a fee, and complete the on-line portion of the training. Once you’ve completed that, you are given a passcode that you will use to enroll in an instructor-led classroom and range session that comprises Phase II. Because of the way our training program within BEEGC is structured, it doesn’t make sense for us to continue with the new form of Basic Pistol training – mainly because the cost of it would now be likely more than double what students were paying before – even if they were Boeing employees or club members. We felt that one of our advantages was the lower cost of training that we could offer and still provide a quality training experience. As it stands now, we would still have to charge the regular class fee, plus the NRA will require you to pay for their portion of the training as well. In addition, there is no guarantee that folks who complete Phase I of the training would elect to enroll in the Phase II of the training that we would offer – you are free to enroll at any classroom session that is available via the NRA website. As such, we feel that offering the training for Basic Pistol going forward is not viable. We may revisit this in the future but for 2016, we are not offering that class.
We are, however, still able to offer the Basic Personal Protection courses. We don’t have any of those currently scheduled – that is something that we’d still like to offer before the end of the year if possible. (Posted 7/1/16)
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