Category Archives: Other Events

Cowboy Action Shooting

April 19th, 2014
1:00 PM
Custer Rod and Gun Club Rifle Range

For more info see the: Cowboy Action Shooting Home Page

The Custer County Stranglers SASS club will be holding its monthly Cowboy Action Shoot at the CR&GC rifle range. This match is held on the new Action Shooting bays between the short and long rifle ranges.

This is a monthly match that is held the third Saturday of every month.

Match target fees are $1 per shooter for the entire event.

For more information contact:
Randy or Penny Hart (406) 232-0727

Cowboy Action Shooting

Mar. 15th, 2014
1:00 PM
Custer Rod and Gun Club Rifle Range

For more info see the: Cowboy Action Shooting Home Page

The Custer County Stranglers SASS club will be holding its monthly Cowboy Action Shoot at the CR&GC rifle range. This match is held on the new Action Shooting bays between the short and long rifle ranges.

This is a monthly match that is held the third Saturday of every month.

Match target fees are $1 per shooter for the entire event.

For more information contact:
Randy or Penny Hart (406) 232-0727

CANCELED: Action Pistol Shooting

March 8, 2014
10:00 AM
CR&GC Rifle Range

CANCELED

The March shoot has been canceled due to mud/flooding conditions on the range. With the warm weather and snow melt, we can not get a truck and trailer down to the pistol bays to set up for the shoot. Sorry about that, we know folks were looking forward to doing some shooting after this ridiculously long winter.

2014 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

The Custer Rod and Gun Club will hold our monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors, on the third Tuesday of each month, from February through December, at 7:00 PM. The location of each meeting can be found below:

February 18, 2014 – Eagles Club
March 18, 2014 – VFW Club
April 15, 2014 – Spotted Eagle clubhouse
May 20, 2014 – Sunday Creek clubhouse
June 17, 2014 – Spotted Eagle clubhouse
July 15, 2014 – Sunday Creek clubhouse
August 19, 2014 – Spotted Eagle clubhouse
September 16, 2014 – Sunday Creek clubhouse
October 21, 2014 – Spotted Eagle clubhouse
November 18, 2014 – VFW Club
December 16, 2014 – VFW Club

Though these are Board meetings, and only Board of Director members are allowed to vote on issues, all club members are encouraged to attend these meetings, and will be provided opportunity to speak at these meetings if they desire.

Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting
Feb. 18th 7:00 PM
Eagles Club, Miles City

The February Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Eagles Club in Miles City, Feb. 18th at 7:00 PM. We encourage any members who wish to get involved with their club to attend the meeting.

We have established an attendance-encouragement-pot that is currently at $50. We will draw a random club member’s number (bring your membership card) to determine the winner. If the winner is not present, the club will add $10 to the pot and it will carry over until the next meeting.

View the agenda for this meeting.

Custer Rod and Gun Club’s Annual Meeting and Banquet

January 18th, 2014
Eagles Club, Miles City

5:00 PM – Pre-banquet meeting with Montana Wildlife Federation
6:00 PM – Custer Rod and Gun Club Banquet and Annual Meeting

What to bring?
This year’s banquet will be a pot-luck, unlike last year’s banquet which was a special 100 Year Anniversary event, in which the club provided the entire meal. This year the club will provide the meat, potatoes, and rolls, and ask all members attending to bring their favorite side dish or desert to share.

Guest Speakers – Montana Wildlife Federation
Two representatives from the Montana Wildlife Federation will be in attendance and will provide a short presentation about how the work they do as lobbyist in Helena benefit all Montana hunters and firearms enthusiest. They have also agreed to be available for about an hour before the banquet, for anyone who would like to have a more detailed one-on-one conversation with them. We highly encourage anyone interested in the work their work and policies, to come at 5:oo PM and take advantage of this great opportunity.

Door Prize
If you mailed in your membership renewal fee or renewed online by Jan. 14th, you should receive your membership packet in the mail before the Annual Meeting. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH YOU TO THE MEETING! The stub attached to the membership card is your ticket to be entered in the door prize drawing, and the main part of your membership card will be needed in order to vote at the meeting.

This year’s door prize will be a Ruger American bolt action rifle chambered in .270 WIN with a synthetic “Digital Camo” stock.

(Note: Stock photo of similar rifle, not the actual rifle to be given away.)

Elections of Directors
BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH YOU TO THE MEETING! Each membership purchased is entitled to one vote only! In order to have your vote counted, you MUST hold up your membership card when voting. Spouses, or other guests/family members of the individual who holds the membership are not allowed to vote, unless they purchase their own membership. Your membership card will be needed in order to vote at the meeting. Members who have already renewed but left their card at home, will NOT be allowed to vote. So please, BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH YOU TO THE MEETING! If you’re purchasing your membership at the meeting, or you purchase your membership between Jan. 15th and jan. 18th, your membership packet, including your membership card will be provided to you at the meeting.

This year we have a total of eight Director positions to elect, six regular 2-year terms, and two 1-year terms to fill positions that were vacated mid-term. Nominations will be accepted for candidates for each position at the meeting. When a member nominates another member for one of the vacant positions, the person being nominated will be asked if they accept the nomination or not.

Being a club director requires more than just showing up to a meeting once a month. Custer Rod and Gun Club directors are the backbone of our club and perform MANY of the duties that keep the club running including anything from mowing the grass at the ranges, meeting with City Council members, organizing and running the many events and activities put on by the club each year, leading work parties, as well as serving on and attending sub-committee meetings. For the sake of the club, we respectfully ask anyone who is nominated for a Directors position, to be sure they are willing and available to commit the time and effort required for these tasks, before they accept the nomination.

The following six positions up for elections this year will be for 2-year terms:
President – currently held by Todd Birch
Treasurer – currently held by Cheri Reed
Director – currently held by Fred Tetschner
Director – currently held by John Olsen
Director – currently held by Jeremy Kueffler
Director – currently held by Ken Boschee

The following two positions have been vacated midterm and will only be 1-year positions:
Vice President – currently held by Keith Hall who was appointed by the other Directors to fill in until the 2014 election
Club Secretary – vacant

2014 Memberships
Don’t forget 2013 memberships have expired, and any membership which has not been renewed by the end of the January grace period will be shut off on Jan. 31st. Any member who has their key card shut off will be charged an additional $10 to replace the key card that can not be reactivated once shut off. Memberships MUST be renewed online, by mail, or at the Annual Meeting. Red Rock Sporting Goods does not sell renewals, only new memberships. Even if a member goes to Red Rock and purchases a “new” membership later in the year, they will still be charged $10 unless they return their old key card before the Jan. 31st deadline.

To renew your membership online, or for our mailing address, please see our Membership Page.

Cowboy Action Shooting

Nov. 16th, 2013
1:00 PM
Custer Rod and Gun Club Rifle Range

For more info see the: Cowboy Action Shooting Home Page

The Custer County Stranglers SASS club will be holding its monthly Cowboy Action Shoot at the CR&GC rifle range. This match is held on the new Action Shooting bays between the short and long rifle ranges.

This is a monthly match that is held the third Saturday of every month.

Match target fees are $1 per shooter for the entire event.

For more information contact:
Randy or Penny Hart (406) 232-072

Cowboy Action Shooting

Oct. 19, 2013
1:00 PM
Custer Rod and Gun Club Rifle Range

The Custer County Stranglers SASS club will be holding its monthly Cowboy Action Shoot at the CR&GC rifle range. This match is held on the new Action Shooting bays between the short and long rifle ranges.

This is a monthly match that is held the third Saturday of every month.

Match target fees are $1 per shooter for the entire event.

For more information contact:
Randy or Penny Hart (406) 232-072

Concealed Weapons/Defensive Pistol Class by EDC., LLC. September 14th

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday Sept. 14th. 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

Fall Action Pistol Jackpot Match

Full Flyer (In .pdf format)
Map
Registration Form: will be available at the match.
Stages:
     Stage #1
     Stage #2
     Stage #3
     Stage #4 – Steel Challenge Style

Contact us at:
custerrodandgun@gmail.com
John Olsen (406) 853-0196
Jesse Smith (406) 853-2556

Action Pistol Shooting is new to Miles City and this will be a fundraising event to support that cause. We’ll be adding information such as driving directions, match rules, etc. to this page as they are available, so bookmark us and check back often. And thank you for your participation and support in growing this sport! Please contact us at the above email/phone numbers, or register for this site for free, and post comments/question at the bottom of the page.

We encourage anyone who can to print the flyer and and pass out as many copies as you wish in your area. The more entries we get, the bigger the jackpots!

Rules and other information are being posted here as they are decided, but could change before the match date, depending on the feedback we receive here.

General Information:
Open registration will be available at the match, but it would help us out if you let us know that you are planning on attending, so we can better plan for the number of shooters expected.

There will be a food vendor arriving around noon. Please bring anything you wish to eat/drink before that as we are approx. 6 miles from town.

Range Location:
The match will be located at Custer Rod and Gun Club’s range, known as The Sunday Creek Rifle Range, approx. 6 miles outside of Miles City, MT. on Hwy. 489.
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Cold Range Rules:
Please arrive at the match with your firearm unloaded and either in a holster or in a range bag. Firearms can ONLY be removed from the holster or range bag in the designated safe area. NO FIREARM SHALL BE LOADED UNTIL THE LOAD AND MAKE READY COMMAND IS GIVEN BY A RANGE OFFICER!

Division Requirements

All Divisions:
– Eye and ear protection is required by all shooters, and spectators.
– All firearms must be between 9mm (9×19) and .45 (.452″) caliber
– Firearms equipped with a manual safety, must start with the safety engaged.
– Firearms with a decocking lever or button will be decocked using the lever or button.
– Selective DA/SA firearms will start hammer down unless it is equipped with a manual safety that can be engaged when cocked.
– Firearms designed for cocked and locked carry will start cocked and locked (hammer cocked, safety engaged).
– Shooters may only start a stage with 3 magazines, speed loaders, or other ammunition feeding devices. (One in the firearm, and two on their waist.)
– Extra ammunition feeding devices (magazines, speed loaders, moon clips, etc.) must be carried in such a way that they are within 1″ of the shooter’s body, except in the Race Pistol division.
– If a holster or magazine pouch has a retention device such as a thumb break, strap, etc. it must be engaged before the shooter starts a stage.
– Ammunition may be lead or jacketed, and may be factory or handloads. Incendiary, steel core, or armor piercing ammunition is not allowed.
– There will be no distinction between major or minor power factors in scoring.
– Reactive steel targets will be calibrated to be actuated by a hit in the scoring area by a cartridge/gun combination producing a power factor of 125, or greater. If a shooter feels that a reactive target failed to operate properly, immediately upon completing the stage, and after unloading and showing clear, the shooter may request that the target be tested by a match official. If the target proves to be calibrated correctly the shooter’s time will stand. If the target is indeed out of calibration, it will be corrected and the shooter may reshoot the stage.
– If a reactive target actuates without being hit (eg. from the wind or from the target stand/frame being shot) the Range Officer will stop the shooter and the shooter will be required to shoot the stage from the beginning. Please bring enough ammunition to allow for this.

Holsters
– Holsters must be of types commonly used for daily carry, and must not be “competition” or “race” type holster type, except in the Race Pistol division. Holsters with open fronts that allow the pistol to be canted forward before the muzzle clears the top of the holster are only permited in the Race Pistol division.
– The following are not permitted in any division: Cross-draw carry, Shoulder holsters, Small of the back carry, Appendix carry, Pocket carry.

Stock Pistol Division:
– Firearm must be semi-automatic.
– Sights may be changed to another notch and post type but slides may not be machined to accept different style sights.
– Shooters must start each stage with 10 rounds in each magazines (or to magazine capacity, whichever is less), and one additional round loaded in the barrel/chamber.
– Firearms may not have an add-on magazine well opening.
– Compensated firearms with or without compensated barrels installed, are not permitted.
– Aftermarket slides are not permitted.
– Firearms that have had material removed from the magazine well opening are not permitted.
– Internal enhancements such as trigger jobs and aftermarket guide rods are permitted, but external modifications not specifically permitted, are not permitted. This does not apply to cosmetic items such as finishes and engravings.
– The intent is for this class to be limited to firearms that would be commonly accepted as a factory configuration carry gun. If the match director feels that a firearm violates this intent by having features that are commonly excepted as “Race Gun” or Competition only” enhancements, the director may at his discretion require the shooter to be moved to the Race Pistol division.

Race Pistol:
– Firearm must be semi-automatic.
– Shooters must start each stage with 3 magazines (one in the gun, and two on the shooter) loaded with 10 rounds (or to magazine capacity, whichever is less), and one additional round loaded in the barrel/chamber.
-Compensated firearms, aftermarket slides, slide releases, safeties, hammers, barrels, and add-on magazine well openings may all be used.
– Extra ammunition magazines must be carried in such a way that they are within 2″ of the shooter’s body.

Revolver Division:
– Revolvers may be loaded to the division capacity of six (6) rounds in the cylinder. Seven (7) and eight (8) shot revolvers are permitted, but may only load six (6) rounds.
– Have a barrel length of 6.25” or less (as measured from the front of the cylinder).

Ladies Division:
-The Ladies division is the same as the Stock Pistol division, but limited to female competitors only. Female competitors must choose to enter either the Stock Pistol division, or the Ladies division when they register.

September 2013 Directors Meeting

Tuesday
September 17, 2013
7:00 PM
Sunday Creek Rifle Range

The Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding it’s Directors Meeting 7:00 PM, at the Sunday Creek Rifle Range.

These club meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All club members are encouraged to attend these meetings and participate in their club.

You can see a summary of previous meetings by clicking here –> Meeting Minutes

Cowboy Action Shooting

Sep. 21, 2013
1:00 PM
Custer Rod and Gun Club Rifle Range

The Custer County Stranglers SASS club will be holding its monthly Cowboy Action Shoot at the CR&GC rifle range. This match is held on the new Action Shooting bays between the short and long rifle ranges.

This is a monthly match that is held the third Saturday of every month.

Match target fees are $1 per shooter for the entire event.

For more information contact:
Randy or Penny Hart (406) 232-072

4th Annual Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation Sportsmen’s Charity Classic


Good afternoon! A quick note announcing the 4th Annual Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation Sportsmen’s Charity Classic is set for Saturday, August 17 at the Custer Rod & Gun Club trap & archery range at Spotted Eagle Recreation Area in Miles City. We’re adding an archery competition this year.

Click for —> Registration Form and Flyer

Jackie Muri & the HRH Team of Volunteers
Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation
406.233.4043

July 2013 Directors Meeting

Tuesday
July 16, 2013
7:00 PM
Sunday Creek Rifle Range

The next Club Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16th, 7:00 PM at the Sunday Creek Rifle Range.

These club meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All club members are encouraged to attend these meetings and participate in their club.

You can see a summery of previous meetings by clicking here –> Meeting Minutes