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CCW/Defensive Handgun Class Sep. 22, 2018

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday Sept. 22th in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques.

Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

  • Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
  • Ammunition 100 rounds.
  • Spare magazines or speedloaders
  • Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
  • Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Clothing suitable for the weather
  • Cap with a brim
  • Rugged shoes or boots
  • Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Click here to view a printable CLASS ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Introduction to Concealed Carry/Basic Handgun Class

Saturday, July 14, 2018
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a concealed carry class on Saturday July 14th at the CR&GC rifle & pistol range. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun. This course is approved by the Custer County Sheriff for applying for a concealed carry permit.

The course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
(If you purchase a firearm specifically for this class, PLEASE contact us for recommendation FIRST)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speedloaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Click here to view a printable CLASS ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

“Introduction To Concealed Carry” Class

Saturday, May 19, 2018
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a concealed carry class on Saturday May 19th at the CR&GC rifle & pistol range. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun. This course is approved by the Custer County Sheriff for applying for a concealed carry permit.

The course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
(If you purchase a firearm specifically for this class, PLEASE contact us for recommendation FIRST)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speedloaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Click here to view a printable CLASS ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Intro to Precision Rifle

Intro to precision rifle.
Saturday June 9th at 10am.
Calypso recreation area outside Terry Montana

This is a intro to precision rifle.

All shots will be done from the prone position. Targets will be at distances from 300 yards to 600 yards with some additional targets out to 1000 yards.

Not all Targets are required to be shot at. This is a fun learning tool to help with long range marksmanship either for fun or in a hunting application.

5 shots will be taken at each target.

Round count will be approximately 40 rounds.

A bipod will be very helpful during this. Shooting bags can be used as well.

A rifle that is capable of 1 moa at 100 yards (1 inch 3 shot grouping at 100 yards)

An adjustable turret optic makes things little easier but is not required nor expected. An optic that has more than just a duplex reticle aka BDC or Leopold Varmint helps as well.

There is no charge for this event. The Custer Rod and Gun Club is putting on this workshop to provide opportunity for those who are new to long range shooting and might be intimidated to try a full match, or those who have tried it but want to improve.

Shooting will go until everyone has had the opportunity to shoots or until we run out of daylight.

For more information, or to pre-register, contact email@custerrodandgun.com

3-Gun Match? Who’s Interested?

Randy Hart who, who runs the club’s monthly Cowboy Action SASS match is considering adding a 3-Gun match either after the monthly SASS matches, or on another day, depending on the amount of interest in the event. Below are the details that Randy is thinking, but they are open to suggestions. If you have any interest in participating in a Cowboy Action 3-Gun please contact Randy Hart at 232 0727. THANKS!

3 Gun Shoot

    Time and Dates depending on interest. Can be held after the Cowboy Action shoot 3rd Saturday of the month.

    Age Class
    18-45
    45-55
    55-65
    65+

    Cat. 1: Wild Bunch
    Colt 1911 or copy in 45 ACP. Any pistol cal lever action carbine or rifle. Win 97 pump or copy in 12 ga. Shot to be target grade, no slugs or mag shells.

    Cat. 2: 22 Rimfire
    Cowboy pair of 22 revolvers, 22 lever action or pump rifle or carbine, any Cowboy type shot gun

    Cat. 3: 22 Rimfire Modern
    Any modern semi auto pistol, modern carbine or rifle, modern shotgun. Auto shotgun in seperate class.

    Cat. 4: Military – Classic
    Pistol 1911 or copy 45 or 9mm, M1 carbine or copy, 30 carbine or 9mm, any non modern shotgun in 12 ga. No AP or Tracer Ammo.

    Cat. 5: Military – Modern
    Any modern military pistol, rifle or carbine – not to exceed 30 carbine, 9mm AR prefered. NO .223 or 5.56. NO AP or Tracer. Any modern shotgun.

    Cat. 6: Scrounger
    Any combo of cat 1-5.

    Scoring Actual Time. Misses = +5 seconds per miss. Procedurals = +10 seconds, only one per stage.

    PS. Military note: Any of the many pistol cal semi auto only rifle or carbines may be used as per category classic or modern.

Rimfire Turkey Shoot

On Saturday April 28th, 2018 beginning at 9 am  at the Sunday Creek Rifle Range. Custer Rod and Gun club will host a rimfire only turkey shoot.  Targets will be bullseye targets set at random distances appropriate to the class of shooters.  Shooters will pay $1 per round.  6 shooters per bracket. The winner of the bracket splits the pot 50/50.  shooters will be paired into comparable classes of 17 cal, 22 cal and 22 mag, along with pairings of iron sights, target sights, scoped sights etc.  Classes will be novice youth, youth, novice adult and adult.  No Range finders allowed and no sighting in allowed.

Dust off the rimfire rifles and pistols go get them sighted in, bring your own ammo and bring the whole family.  Safety rules will be enforced. This will be a good old fashioned fun shoot, come visit with old friends and meet some new friends.

Ladies Only Trap Shoot

On March 20, 2018 at the Custer Rod and Gun Club board meeting it was approved to have a Ladies Only Trap Shoot each Tuesday night at 6 PM starting April 10, 2018 at the Spotted Eagle Trap range.  The cost per round (25 targets) is $3 for member and $4 for non-members.  You will have to provide your own shotgun and ammunition.  Safety will be a priority.  It will be casual and fun.  No coaching will be allowed unless the shooter brings their own coach.  Come and have fun, bring a friend.  These shoots will take place every Tuesday except the third Tuesday of each month (board of directors meeting night).  If you have questions contact Jeff Faycosh 951-2987.

Concealed Handgun Training

Concealed Handgun Training

EDC Training LLC. Will be holding a class on Saturday April 30th, in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:
* Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
* Ammunition 100 rounds.
* Spare magazines or speedloaders
* Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
* Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
* Ear protection
* Eye protection
* Clothing suitable for the weather
* Cap with a brim
* Rugged shoes or boots
* Lunch and hydration fluid (water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Introduction To Concealed Carry Course

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Concealed Handgun Training

EDC Training LLC. Will be holding a class on Saturday Oct. 10th. at the Custer Rod and Gun Club’s range in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.
This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques.

Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:
* Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
* Ammunition 100 rounds.
* Spare magazines or speedloaders
* Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
* Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
* Ear protection
* Eye protection
* Clothing suitable for the weather
* Cap with a brim
* Rugged shoes or boots
* Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Low Light/No Light Handgun Training

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EDC Training LLC. Will be holding a class on Sat. Oct. 10th. in Miles City at the Custer Rod and Gun Club range. This course focuses on the unique aspects of low-light / night encounters. Topics include types of low light, visual capabilities and perceptions, equipment, firing techniques, and practical scenarios.

Prerequisite for the Low Light Seminar is EDC Trainings Introduction To Concealed Carry Course. (If you have not taken the prerequisite course there will be one offered at the same location before the Low Light class.)

Required equipment list:
* Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
* Ammunition 100 rounds.
* Spare magazines or speedloaders
* Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
* Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
* Ear protection
* Eye protection
* Clothing suitable for the weather
* Cap with a brim
* Rugged shoes or boots
* Good Quality “tactical” style Flashlight.

To register for the class or for more information contact Erik Fritz, NRA Certified Instructor
tacmedic45@yahoo.com or call 406-346-2825

Introduction to Concealed Carry Class – April 11th

Saturday, April 11th 2015
Custer Rod and Gun Club’s Sunday Creek Rifle and Pistol Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday April 11th in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speed loaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

2015 Annual Club Meeting and Banquet – Jan. 17th

Dear Custer Rod and Gun Club member,
The annual CR&GC membership meeting and potluck/ banquet will be held at 6:00 pm on January 17th, 2015 at the VFW (Post 1579) 119 North 6th St. in Miles City. In traditional CR&GC style, the club will provide either pulled pork or roast beef and dinner rolls. Attendees A thru M are asked to bring a dish and N thru Z a salad or desert.

With your 2015 CR&GC membership you will be eligible for a door prize of a $500 gift certificate to Red Rock Sporting Goods, there will also be multiple other prizes and drawings available including a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield. More prizes are accumulating as we speak and may include additional firearms. Eligible members must be present to win and legally eligible to own/possess a firearm if applicable. All prize and raffle availability is terminated at the conclusion of the annual club meeting.

Please consider helping with preparation and cleaning after, you may contact any of the board members or the banquet committee chair CJ Truesdale. Also consider nominees for various board and officer positions that will be filled during the meeting. (see positions up for election below)

Please take a moment to thank the local businesses that have helped us out this past year: Car Quest, Cenex CHS, Doeden Const. Glader Electric, Dr. Jeff Williams, Kenny Boschee, MDU, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Pacific, Red Rock, Reynolds Grocery, Western Powders Inc. and Big Sky Components.

Vice President (currently held by CJ Truesdale)
Secretary (currently held by Jesse Smith)
Director (currently held by Randy Anderson)
Director (currently held by Ken Hess)
Director (formally held by Ron Hurr, resigned)
Director (formally held by Jeff Williams, resigned)

“Introduction To Concealed Carry” class by EDC Training, LLC.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday July 26th in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speedloaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Youth .22 League

The Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding it’s annual Youth .22 Instructional shooting league. All youths ages 8-18 are welcomed to participate at no cost. The club will provide all firearms and ammunition needed.

Starting at 6:00 PM and running approx. 2 hours per night (depending on the number of kids) the league will be held Tuesday nights and run for 5 weeks. Participants will shoot about 50 rounds per night. We will cover safety in the class room and on the range.

The first week (June 3rd) will be held at spotted eagle for safety and sign ups. Each week after that we will meet at the public shooting range behind the water plant. Parents MUST sign up their child, and the child must be present for the safety orientation at the Custer Rod and Gun Club at Spotted Eagle the first night, or they won’t be allowed to participate join the league later.

For more information, please contact Jim Coleman 874-8892 or James Coleman 234-0707

Swap Meet & Estate Sale

The swap meet has been postponed until later in the summer. We’ll post an update as soon as it has been rescheduled.

We will be holding an outdoor/hunting/shooting related swap meet at the Spotted Eagle clubhouse on Sat. June 7. If you are interested in renting a table, the cost per table is $10, or $25 for 3 tables. Proceeds from table rentals will go to the Custer Rod and Gun Club’s general fund.

Also the late club member John Hartwick’s family has donated many items from his estate to the club. These items will be sold at the swap meet and proceeds will go to support the club’s Youth .22 and Trap programs, which John has done so much to support in the past.

Please contact Keith Hall at (406) 232-1449 or email us if you would like to rent a table or for more details.

This is a great opportunity to support the your club and our youth firearm education programs!

Note: The Run for the Gun/Dash for the Cash trap competition that was scheduled in conjunction with this event has been postponed until later in the year.

Concealed Weapons/Basic Pistol Class

Saturday, June 21, 2014
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday June 21st in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speedloaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Click here to view a printable CLASS ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Board of Directors Meeting

December 16, 2014
Location: TO BE DETERMINED
7:00 PM

The Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding our monthly Meeting of the Board.

Though only Members of the Board are allowed to vote on issues at board meetings, all club members are encouraged to attend these meetings, and will be provided opportunity to speak at these meetings on any subject discussed.

To find the currant list of meeting dates and locations, check the 2014 Board Meeting schedule.

See what was discussed at previous meetings by checking out the Board Meeting Minutes.

Board of Directors Meeting

November 18, 2014
Location: TO BE DETERMINED
7:00 PM

The Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding our monthly Meeting of the Board.

Though only Members of the Board are allowed to vote on issues at board meetings, all club members are encouraged to attend these meetings, and will be provided opportunity to speak at these meetings on any subject discussed.

To find the currant list of meeting dates and locations, check the 2014 Board Meeting schedule.

See what was discussed at previous meetings by checking out the Board Meeting Minutes.