Basic Wound Management: Essential Skills For Everyone.

Hi Everyone! As your schedule is filling up for another busy holiday season we wanted to let you know that we’ll be hosting another Basic Wound Management class on December 13th!

Whether you carry every day or only get down to the range for occasional target practice this 2 hour class is one of the most important trainings you will ever take.

Led by Bill Carlo, Massachusetts EMT and Iraq War Veteran, this course is designed to teach you the basic skills to treat penetrating wounds until emergency services arrive. The proper application of these skills can be the difference between life and death, which is why we strongly recommend this class to everyone. Through video instruction and hands on training you’ll learn about:

  • Contacting and relaying vital information to 911 dispatchers
  • Protection against infectious disease
  • Controlling Blood Loss
  • Pressure Dressings
  • Appropriate use of Tourniquets
  • Hemostatic Agents / Quick Clot
  • Chest Seals

These skills not only increase your confidence in the range but prepare you to deal with emergency first aid in everyday situations.

Sign Up Now!

Support Law Enforcement and Their Families, An Evening With Blue H.E.L.P.

 

 

Yesterday, November 16th, at a legislative hearing a panel spoke about police suicides in Massachusetts, bringing to light a subject that many don’t feel comfortable talking about.(Read The Full Article) WSC is happy to see concerns about the welfare of our officers voiced, so that we can better address the problem and support our Law Enforcement Officers.

In keeping with our desire to support Law Enforcement, WSC is hosting a Fundraising event to benefit Blue H.E.L.P. an organization that leads initiatives to identify PTSD in Law Enforcement Officers and make help available before officers take their own lives. The organization supports widows and families of Fallen Officers that have died by suicide.

It will be a powerful evening with the organization. Join us to learn about the difference they are making in the lives of law enforcement and their families. The evening will feature speakers who have been impacted by PTSD and loss, door prizes and silent auction items and the chance to enjoy drinks and hor d’oeurves with fellow members, local law enforcement and members of Blue H.E.L.P.

The event will be held Saturday December 2nd from 6 – 9 pm

Tickets: $75

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In addition to being entered to win door prizes (including cigars and restaraunt gift cards) when you purchase your ticket, check out a preview of some of the silent auction items we’ll have at the event:

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Bruins Pack – 1
2 Bruins tickets – Loge 5 seats
$200 gift card to Flank Restaurant

Bruins Pack – 2
2 Bruins tickets – Loge 5 seats
$250 gift card plus 2 parking passes to our parking garage; each pass is good for one day of parking. The gift certificates are good at any of the following restaurants: Russell House, Park, Temple Bar, and Grafton Street

Red Sox Pack
2 Red sox tickets – Grandstand 6, row 7 seats 3 and 4 (will provide date when the tickets arrive, before the event)
Mookie Betts autographed baseball

Celtics Pack
2 Celtics Tickets
Basketball signed by Kyrie Irving

5.11 Tactical Gift Pack
$511 gift card to 5.11 Tactical
Also from 5.11 Tactical for the ladies (~$400): Women’s Range Qualifier Bag, Lucy Deluxe Tote, Mira 2 in 1 pack, Women’s Legacy Tee, Women’s Bill Fold Cap

And more!

 

For those who can’t attend but would like to support the life-saving initiatives of Blue H.E.L.P please make checks payable to Blue H.E.L.P. Checks can be mailed to Weston Shooters Club or dropped in any of the locked order boxes at the club.

 

Thank you for joining us in support of this great cause 💙

The Sought After SIG Legion Comes to MA


The long awaited SIG Legion series will soon be available in Massachusetts. We can’t say enough how much we love this gun! For those who are unfarmiliar, let us give you the rundown of some upgraded features that make the SIG Legion more than just another pistol for your collectiom:

The Sights: The SIG SAUER® Electro-optics X-RAY™ High Visibility Day/Night Sights are some of the best reviewed sights available and with good reason- The combination of width and depth here facilitates fast sight picture acquisition and accuracy. Unlike some night sights the front sight really pops in both low and bright light.

The Trigger: Trigger offers a short pull length with a short and deliberate reset.

Beavertail & Undercut Trigger Guard: Uniquely designed to offer a comfortable high grip for greater control.

Grips and Frame Checkering: Checkering on the front and back straps as well as under the trigger guard provides improved grip.

Low Profile Slide Catch and Decocking Levers: Lower profile helps to eliminate printing and reduce the risk of snagging.

PVD Finish: Utilitarian and durable finish prevents physical damage and corrosion.

We’re offering the MA compliant models for pre-order  so that our members can get their hands on these guns as soon as possible!

Available models:

P226 Legion –                        9mm, full size

P226 Legion SAO –        9mm, full size, single-action only

P229 Legion –                          9mm, compact

 

All Models $1,249.00

Place an order by Wednesday, November 15th to ensure delivery in Late Frebruary/early March of 2018

 

 

November Closures

We have multiple closures for maintenance coming up over the next week. Please check the club website for updates before coming to the club to shoot.

  • Wednesday 11/18, the range will close around 7:30 following the new member open house. The range will be closed overnight, re-opening mid morning on Thursday. The backstop rubber is being cleaned out and the contractor will be working in the range all night. We don’t have an exact completion time, but will remove the closure from the website when they are done.
  • Thursday 11/19, there is a private event at the club from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. The club and range will be closed for those hours.
  • Friday 11/20, the air filter contractor will be changing both the pre-filters and the HEPA filters for the range between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. This process should take approximately 4 hours. Please check the website before coming to shoot on Friday in case any schedule changes occur.
  • Tuesday 11/24, the range will be closed 8am-4pm. Action Target (the range equipment supplier) will be on-site to tune up all of the target carriers and do preventative maintenance. We expect work to be done before 4pm, but we will post here when work has been completed. Please check the website first if you plan to come shoot that day.

Updates will be posted on this page as each maintenance item is completed and the club is re-opened. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to make sure the club is in top condition for your shooting pleasure.

Updates:

  • Wednesday 11/18 closure moved up to 4:00 because cleaning crew arrived early. They should be done around midnight.
  • Thursday 8:00 am – the backstop cleaning has been completed and the range is open today except 5:30-8:30 pm.
  • Friday 1:00 pm – Filter replacement is complete and the range is open.
  • Tuesday 3:00 pm – Maintenance is complete and the range is open.

Events and Training Update

Greetings WSC Members! Everything is going well at the club. We hope you’ve been by recently to shoot. We have several exciting updates for you in the way of events and training.

Member Events

Our next member event – Girls Night Out will be held Thursday May 28th 6-9 PM. All who attended our March St. Patrick’s Day party know that the member events are a great time! This event will feature shooting and safety instruction geared towards our female members. We’ll have a fun range competition with prizes followed by drinks and food in the lounge. Don’t miss out – space is limited. $40 per person. Click here to RSVP

Academy

We have been doing significant work on our Weston Shooters Academy training classes and schedule. We now have an extensive schedule of six different classes, including four brand new offerings that members have been asking for. Our available classes are:

  • Basic Firearms Safety
  • Semi-Automatic Pistols: Beyond the Basics
  • Ruger 10/22 Rifle: Beyond the Basics
  • Your Glock: Beyond the Basics
  • Basic Wound Management
  • Introduction to the AR-15

Full descriptions are available on the website via the link below. Our instructors are also available for private lessons if you’d like to work on a particular skill or technique. Please check out the new classes and schedule online, or call Lisa at the Academy directly at 508.808.3532.

FFL Services

We are excited to let you know that our FFL Services are up and running. If you’d like to have a firearm shipped to us for transfer, please call the club or send us an email. Once we give you the OK, have the shipping dealer contact us so we can send them a copy of our FFL. Transfers will be handled by appointment at the club. The fee for transfers is $25.00.

Ammo Sales

As you may know, ammo is now available for sale at the club. Forms are available in the lounge and locker room that you can fill out and we will deliver to your locker. If you don’t have a locker, we’ll set an appointment for pickup. It is our goal to provide you with unrivaled convenience by having ammo available at the Club. We have set our prices to be competitive with other local shops, and would love to earn your ammo business!

Publicity

The club has been getting some additional publicity in the past few months. Most recently, Victor, Leo and Becca were featured prominently in a story in the Globe on Monday detailing an uptick in gun permits issued last year. A lot of the increase has to do with the licensing law changes, but WSC was showcased as an example of more people taking interest in the sport of shooting. The article is featured on our Facebook page.

Housekeeping

Regarding access to the club – all members are reminded that nobody should be let into the club unless they have a working access card or are guests being escorted by a member. Members having trouble with their access card should call the club phone number (508.343.8972) or email us to set an appointment to fix the card. If someone shows up and wants to see the club, please politely refer them to the website where they can submit a contact request, or they may call the club to schedule a tour. Please do not let anyone in to let them look around.

Lastly, just a friendly reminder to please make sure to sweep up all brass located on the tile when finished shooting. You can leave all brass forward of the firing line in place. While the vast majority of members clean up after themselves, some have forgotten to do so. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the range a safe and clean place to shoot.

Thank you and safe shooting!

WSC in the Globe!

Rebecca Hart practiced shooting last week at the Weston Shooters Club, where she serves on the club’s board.

Rebecca Hart practiced shooting last week at the Weston Shooters Club, where she serves on the club’s board.

Victor, Leo and Becca were featured prominently in a story in the Globe today on an uptick in gun permits. A lot of the increase has to do with the licensing law changes, but WSC was showcased as an example of more people taking interest in the sport of shooting.

Read the article

Happy New Year!

We have a number of updates for you below:

Ammo Now Available
Our first ammo shipment has arrived! We have 9, 38, 40, 45, 223 (not for use at the club), and some 22 available. We are still working on supply for some of the more exotic calibers. The vending machine is fully stocked, and we will be contacting everyone who previously placed orders to arrange locker delivery or pickup. Please keep WSC in mind for your ammo purchases. Our prices are competitive with the local gun shops.

Range Safety Briefings
We have appointed Ralph Bibbo as Chief Range Officer. Ralph will be available at the club periodically to assist members. He will also be scheduling and conducting a series of safety briefings. These will be scheduled for Saturdays in January and February. Due to several instances of gun handling issues, rifle and shotgun shooting, and other rules violations, we are going to require that all members attend one of these safety briefings. By the end of February, any member who has not attended a briefing will have their access to the club temporarily suspended until they attend. We feel that this is in the best interests of all members and the Club, and we appreciate your cooperation. Exact schedule will be available later this week on the events page on the website.

Membership Changes
Going into 2015, we have made several changes to the membership structure of the club. We have removed the Gold membership package, and we have increased the annual dues for Platinum and Founder members to $500. Any new member who has applied in 2014 will have until the end of January to complete the membership process with the 2014 packages and pricing. Additionally, all current members of the club as of January 1 will renew in 2015 at current pricing.

If you haven’t completed the membership process yet, please visit the link below to book a New Member Meeting appointment. There are a number of dates available in January.

http://www.westonshootersclub.com/new-member-meeting/

Merchandise
We have some great Weston Shooters Club clothing available for the cold months… gray and white long sleeve t-shirts and black quarter zip sweatshirts are available for purchase at the club. If you are interested, please email or call. We can place them in your locker or arrange for pickup.

Range Procedures
Please remember to clean up your shooting station when finished. Police brass located in the tiled area. Any brass in front of the firing line should be left – for safety reasons, members are not allowed down range. Please discard used targets, ammo boxes, staples, etc and leave the range clean. Management and your fellow members appreciate it.

We thank you for joining Weston Shooters Club! We appreciate your support in 2014, and look forward to 2015 being a great year for WSC. We wish you all a safe and prosperous new year (with plenty of trigger time)!

December Updates

We have a lot of updates for you today.

Ammo
Ammo is now available for ordering at the club. We have partnered with a commercial supplier and will have ammo in stock very soon. Ammo will be available to you in three ways:

  1. Order online at the club website or a kiosk that will be located in the clubhouse lounge. Ammo can be delivered to your locker or large quantities can be picked up at the club by appointment.
  2. Self-service via the vending machine in the clubhouse lounge.
  3. Through a continuity program that we will offer. This program will allow you to have boxes of your favorite calibers delivered to your locker automatically on a weekly or monthly basis.

Place orders via the link you received in your email.

Training
We’ve had great feedback from our Basic Firearms Safety and Basic Wound Management class attendees. If you have friends or family looking to get started shooting and possibly apply for their licenses, the BFS class is a great way to start. It covers everything needed to get your license, and includes live fire range time. The Basic Wound Management class teaches the skills necessary to treat penetrating wounds until emergency services arrive. Full class descriptions and schedules are available on the website:
http://www.westonshootersclub.com/training/

Membership
We are still accepting applications. We have four new member meeting dates scheduled between now and the end of January, including Saturday, January 10th for new members that have trouble making the evening meetings. If you have applied for membership, but have not attended a new member meeting, or if you need to pick up your access card, please sign up on the website to attend an upcoming meeting:
http://www.westonshootersclub.com/events/categories/new-member-meeting/

Rules
We have posted new rules signs in the clubhouse and range. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the basic rules upon your next visit to the club. Please take special care to note the rules regarding firearms handling. We’ve had a number of instances of members handling firearms in the clubhouse in the past few weeks. Loaded firearms may only be handled on the firing line. Unloaded firearms may be handled at the gun cleaning table upstairs or in the conference room. No ammo is allowed in these areas while handling firearms. Firearms must be cased or holstered and concealed in the clubhouse and when going to/from the locker room and range.

Range Update
We are continuing to work on the range. We anticipate that the bench will be installed behind the firing line in the next week or two. We are also still waiting on completion of a new gas main that goes through the building and out to Route 20. Once this is complete, we will have heat in the range. We apologize for the delays on this – we’re doing our best to complete this project despite problems and delays that have been out of our control.

Thank you and happy shooting!

Ammo Available for Purchase

We have exciting news to share! Weston Shooters Club is now able to offer concierge ammo service to our members! We have established a factory-direct relationship allowing us to obtain a virtually unlimited supply of high-quality ammunition. Ammo will be priced competitively with local retailers, but we plan to offer you an added level of service and convenience.

Ammo will be available to you, our valued members, in three ways:

  1. Order online at the club website or a kiosk that will be located in the clubhouse lounge. Ammo can be delivered to your locker or large quantities can be picked up at the club by appointment.
  2. Self-service via the vending machine in the clubhouse lounge.
  3. Through a continuity program that we will offer. This program will allow you to have boxes of your favorite calibers delivered to your locker automatically on a weekly or monthly basis.

With these convenient ways to purchase ammo at competitive prices, our goal is to become your “one stop shop” for shooting and ammo purchases. Please keep in mind this is virtually the only source of income for the club outside of membership. The more ammo we can supply the fewer members we will have to allow in to keep the bills paid. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this service.

If you placed a pre-order at a new member meeting, we’d still like you to order now so that we know you’re still interested. Complete pricing is available at the link you received in your email. If you’re interested in any caliber that isn’t mentioned above, please contact us. The initial order will be placed later this week, so please act now!

Thank you for your support of Weston Shooters Club!