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The TDSC Pistol Team will be using the indoor range every Wednesday from 6PM till 9PM starting November 1, 2023. Club members will not have access to the range during this time. If you are interested in the matches, come out and see how one is fired. Our team competes against other teams in the Pittsburgh area. This past summer the team placed 2nd in the .22 Cal. category and placed 1st in the Center Fire category.
After using Skeet fields, Refresh both traps with targets, Pick up hulls around stations and don’t forget station 8, make sure its safe and no one is shooting on other fields. When finished place empty target boxes in the burn bin, if no one else is using the field after you close garage doors, lock up and turn lights off in both skeet houses.
After using pistol and rifle ranges pick up all fired brass and pull ropes for the falling plates, please coil up all ropes and place them on the rack.
1st October 15th, 2023 Clairton at Tarentum, GPGC at Millvale. Library BYE
2nd October 29th Clairton at GPGC, Library at Tarentum, Millvale BYE
3rd November 12th, 2023, Library at Millvale, GPGC at Tarentum. Clairton BYE
4th December 3rd, Tarentum at Millvale. Clairton at Library, GPGC BYE
5th December 17th, Millvale at Clairton, Library at GPGC, Tarentum BYE
6th January 7th, 2024 Tarentum at Clairton, Millvale at GPGC, Library BYE
7th January 21st, 2024, GPGC at Clairton, Tarentum at Library, Millvale BYE
8th February 4th, 2024, Millvale at Library, Tarentum at GPGC, Clairton BYE
9th February 18th, 2024, Millvale at Tarentum, Library at Clairton, GPGC BYE
10th March 3rd, 2024, Clairton at Millvale, GPGC at Library, Tarentum BYE
11th March 24th, 2024, End of Season Shoot
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Because of changes at our local scrap facility, we ask that you separate your fired empties into three different groups. You will notice there will be buckets at the indoor, outdoor pistol, and rifle ranges marked BRASS, STEEL AND ALUMINUM. Please deposit your empties into the correct bucket. This will save a tremendous amount of work when the empties are taken to the scrap yard. NOTE: Spent primers are steel.
There has been a change to the Outdoor pistol range. We now have a new method of posting targets. There are 5 wooden target holders leaning against the great wall. You can use the clothes pins to attach your targets to the plastic fencing. We have PVC pipe placed at 7 yds., 15 yds., and 20 yds. Each piece of pipe has a cap on it so it doesn’t fill with grass and weeds. The pipes are placed so that when you remove two caps you can lower the target legs into the pipe. The pipes are placed 32 inches apart to accept the target posts. Because the pipes were placed in the ground a shot time ago they are a little loose. Please be careful when removing a cap and placing the target posts into the pipes. When you are finished shooting, please carefully remove the target frame and place it against the wall and replace the cap. Do not push down hard on the cap or the next shooter will have a problem removing the cap.
On a separate note, it seems shooters are leaving the indoor pistol range lights and also the safety lights on after exiting the range. Please make sure all lights are turned off when you are finished shooting.
On the home page of our new website (mytdsc.org) under the “Training” heading, there is
a Members-Only Training Portal with the following eleven (11) training videos:
- TDSC Orientation Video
- How To Use Safety Light System (Rifle & Pistol)
- How To Purchase Birds
- How To Open & Close Skeet
- How To Use Target Card Reader for Skeet
- How To Open & Close Trap
- How To Use Trap Microphone System
- How To Use Target Card Reader for Trap
- How To Use Trap & Skeet Fields Simultaneously
- How To Use Target Card Reader for Sporting Clays
- How To Use 5-Stand Controller
As a reminder, please remember, you must be on the Approved Operator’s List to
open/close skeet, trap or 5-stand on your own.
- If you are approved to open/close skeet, trap, or 5-stand, you must take
responsibility to be sure all shooters in attendance are adhering to the general safety
rules of the club – and if not, it is your responsibility to advise them accordingly.
- If you are approved to open/close skeet, trap, or 5-stand, and you are shooting with a
group – do not leave unless another approved member is available to close. If you
must leave and there are no other members present approved to close, you must end
the shooting session.
- Any shooter posing a danger to others will be subject to removal from club grounds
with all privileges revoked.
The shotgun patterning board is located near the Elite Field skeet low house. Generally,
shotguns for clay target shooting are patterned at a distance of approximately 15 yards. There
are limitations for the use of this board. These limitations include:
- Only use “low brass” type ammo
- No shot size larger than # 7 ½
- Lead shot only
All other shotgun ammo such as TSS (Tungsten Super Shot), steel, and bismuth may be
patterned at the rifle range with no limitation on shot size.
We have installed a new steel grease pattern board near the trap fields. Please only use 7.5 lead shot and smaller at the board. No steel shot, slugs, or anything larger than 7.5. After use, take the brush (attached behind the board) and smooth out the grease to leave it ready for the next member. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Waite.