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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Annual Night Shoot coming up

There’s a Utah Polite Society night event at Hendricksen Range Friday,
July 11.

We plan to have four courses of fire at the night event.

Prior to the first exercise we plan to go over the use of several
techniques for using a hand-held flashlight with both a sidearm and a
carbine.

The first exercise is a skills exercise that will let you exercise several
different light techniques both free standing and from behind cover. You
will have the opportunity to shoot this exercise with either a sidearm, a
carbine, or both.

The second exercise is a simulated encounter where you respond to a home
invasion that starts with you in bed under the covers and involves opening
a door and clearing the adjacent room. You can use either a sidearm, a
carbine, or both for this exercise.

The third exercise is a simulated encounter where you are followed home by
a group of young gentlemen who pull into your driveway behind you and you
have to discriminate threats against the glare of headlights.

The fourth exercise is a skills drill that practices target
discrimination, shooting on the move, and utilizing cover while using a
light.

If you bring a carbine, make sure to arrive with it secured within a case.
A sling that allows muzzle down carry from one shoulder is also
recommended.

For those of you who are new to the use of flashlights with firearms, you
may want to purchase one that has a momentary tail cap switch. Big 5 has
a pretty good Smith & Wesson brand light on sale for $30.

Please bring your handgun (and related equipment) at least 70 rounds of
pistol ammo and a good hand-held light. If you have a carbine that you’d
like to shoot, bring it and 30 rounds of ammo.

As we would like to review flashlight techniques and do course of fire
walkthroughs before it gets dark, please plan on arriving at the range by
8:30 p.m. We plan to start shooting as soon as it gets dark.

As it’s more important you be familiar with our safety and range
procedures in a low light environment, we ask that only those who have
shot with us before attend.

We plan to limit the number of attendees to 25 in order to keep the group
to a manageable size. If you would like to attend, please reply to this
email, and I will send you a confirmation.

Event fee is $12.00.

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