So where are we at with all this?
Pistol targets have been built, sandblasted and painted and rubber matting installed. These are improved targets that provide the ultimate in safety for our members.
Outdoor Shooting Area. Five outdoor benchrest tables have been installed which include adjustable integrated seats, a concrete pad has already been poured and in the next few weeks a roof will be erected.
Additional Swiss shooting targets have not been ordered yet. There is a shortage of volunteers taking on the task associated with the targets like building the enclosure, making the metal structure work etc. Plus although we are approaching 100 members, very few people actually show up for Swiss style shooting.
Shooters Hangout. The concrete slab was recently poured and the building will be erected in the next few weeks. This will provide our members with a comfortable, and quieter area to wait while you are at the range.
Gongs. Two new gongs have been installed with improved enclosures to prevent ricochets.
Sea-Can will be delivered in the next 2 weeks. This is one of those metal sea containers and will provide us with a secure area to store range supplies, lawn mower and other tools.
300m targets are now available (positions #7 to 10) for use with any rifle up to .338 Lapua. During a ceasefire, you can drive down to the 300m butts area and staple on your own targets on the frames provided.
New 300m road. A new road has been made directly up the centre of the range. This will allow us to use the range earlier in the year.
100m & 200m backstop berms have been re-graded and top soil is being applied. We will then seed the entire area. This will improve the sight picture when shooting at these distances, prevent erosion of the berms when it rains, reduce mirage on hot days and make it easier for us to maintain.
Bear proof garbage bins have been ordered through the APRA and will installed later this summer.
First aid kits will be supplied by the APRA to replace our existing kits.
Landscaping will be done as soon as the concrete work has been completed.
Port-O-Potty will be relocated to the front onto a new concrete pad for easier servicing.
Lighting and radiant heating is planned at the end of all this and pending on our finances will probably be done in 2018