Junior League Peaks Interest In Shooting

Junior League Peaks Interest In Shooting — Dennis Bennett has been involved in the Central Empire State Pistol League for over 10 years and this year his idea for a junior league in Walton garnered support and involvement from the local youngsters willing to learn the sport of shooting. Bennett was granted permission by the Central Empire State league to start the junior program if he could find support. Bennett had little trouble finding supporters and the fledgling program began to welcome girls and boys ages 12-21. Bennett said the program is affiliated with the NRA (National Rifle Association) which cloaks its participants in safety from the second they enter the range until the final round is...

Pistol League Offers A Lifetime Sport With A Competitive Edge

Pistol League Offers A Lifetime Sport With A Competitive Edge — It’s competitive, it’s challenging, it requires discipline and it’s a sport that doesn’t leave your body aching in places that were unknown to you the day before. Pistol shooting is a lifetime sport which has hooked men and women of all ages. “It’s kind of like the game of golf,” said James Hitt, a long time member of the Empire State Rifle and Piston league. “You keep trying to best yourself. It’s definitely not...

Debate heats up over Elbridge gun club rules for ‘black rifles’ and other semi-automatics

Debate heats up over Elbridge gun club rules for ‘black rifles’ and other semi-automatics — The controversy started this summer with the posting of new rules at the Elbridge Rod and Gun Club. The rules addressed club members’ concerns about disturbingly loud and in some cases unsafe shooting by members owning semi-automatic, military-type rifles — such as AK-47s or...

PRGC Youth Day

Pearl River Gun Club Annual Youth Day, Sept. 26 at Anderson Field in Orangeberg. Free admission and free events. Hands-on rifle & shotgun plus blackpowder...

Ippolito is a genuine hotshot

Ippolito is a genuine hotshot – She knelt 33 feet from the target with a Daisy air rifle in her hand. A steady pop, pop, pop came from the gun as Marisa Ippolito zoned in on the target, never flinching, always steady while shooting on one knee. And when the John Wayne performance ended at the Middletown Pistol and Rifle Club, Ippolito’s card was filled with bull’s-eyes. Ippolito, 14, entering her sophomore year at Monticello High School, is a certified expert shooter by the National Rifle...
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