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2014 Action Pistol Matches

Posted by Chris S. on May 8, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (6)

Ladies and gentlemen, action pistol shooting is once agian back at the Morris Rifle Club for 2014. Come find out what the craze is and why action shooting is the fastest growing shooting sport in America.You don’t need any fancy “race” gear to come out and play. All you need is a handgun, a holster, a couple magazines or speedloaders and the willingness to have a whole lot of fun. We have some awesome targets and props that are both exiting and challenging, If you are a little nervous about your fist time shooting in competition, don’t be, experienced shooters will be on hand to help and coach. Our goal is a no pressure, stress free and fun introduction to the world of action shooting. For everyones safety during these events we will be operating as a cold range, meaning absolutely no firearms are to be loaded anywhere on the range until instructed to do so by a range officer. Eye and ear protection will also be required at all times. We will have classes for single stack and double stack semi-autos as well as a revolver class. The minimum caliber for these events is 9mm/.38. If you are intrested, have any questions, or would like to get on the mailing list to receive further information please feel free to contact Chris Sell by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 320-287-0210. You can also check for updates on our website at

All shoots are scheduled for Sunday afternoons from 11AM-4PM, dates are:

May 18th

June 22nd

July 27th

September 21st

October 26th

Shooters meeting at 12:30, match starts at 1:00. If you can come early to help set up the stages please do. By coming early and helping out you will have the opportunity to study the stages and ask questions, giving you an advantage when it comes time to shoot.

100 round count course of fire. If there's a chance you'll miss, bring some extra. I know I will.

Match cost $15. Junior shooters (under 18) as well as active duty military and law-enforcement personnel get a $5 discount.

Action Pistol shoots coming to Morris in 2012

Posted by Chris S. on March 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (3)

This is going to be a whole lot of fun. Stay tuned for details. Contact Chris Sell for information

Important MN firearms reform bill needs your help

Posted by Chris S. on May 15, 2011 at 12:36 PM Comments comments (1)

This is our chance to really do some good for the state of MN. Please take 5 minutes to send a quick mssage to your senator to let them know we are watching how they vote. For most of us here that will be Torrey Westrom, please see his contact info below.

Minnesota: Comprehensive Firearms Reform Bills Need Your Help!


Last week the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee passed Senate File 1357 by a 8 to 3 vote. Despite heavy opposition from anti-gun forces inundating legislators with “gun-grabbing” rhetoric, SF 1357 and its House companion bill, House File 1467, are now on the floor calendars and awaiting a floor vote. It is vital that you make your voice heard and urge the leadership in the state House and state Senate to schedule votes on these important bills.


SF 1357/HF 1467 contain three important firearm policy improvements:


Stand Your Ground:

SF 1357/HF 1467 would remove a person’s “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground and protect themselves or their family anywhere they are lawfully present. It would create a presumption that an individual who forcefully or stealthily enters or attempts to enter your home or vehicle is there to cause substantial or great bodily injury or death, so the occupant may use force, including deadly force, against that individual. It would also expressly allow an individual to use force, including deadly force, to prevent a forcible felony, and it provides protections against criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits when justifiable force is used.


Universal Recognition:

Currently, Minnesotans’ carry permits are only valid in fifteen states. Unfortunately, Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety has not sought out any additional reciprocity agreements. By adding the proposed language, Minnesota will recognize every state that offers a carry permit and drastically improve Minnesotans’ abilities to carry in other states. The proposed language would also require Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety to enter in to reciprocity agreements.


Emergency Powers Reform:

The proposed language would prohibit any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful possession, carrying, transfer, transportation and defensive use of firearms or ammunition during a state of emergency, such as occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.

As mentioned, SF 1357 and HF 1467 both are on the calendar in their respective legislative bodies. As the end of Minnesota’s legislative session nears, these bills must pass by the deadline of Monday, May 23 in order to have of chance of becoming law this year. Please contact leadership in both the Senate and the House and urge them to bring these important pro-gun bills to their respective floors for consideration.


Senate Leadership:

Amy Koch (R-19), Majority Leader

(651) 296-5981

[email protected]


Geoff Michel (R-41), Deputy Majority Leader

(651) 296-6238

[email protected]


David Hann (R-42), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-1749

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Doug Magnus (R-22), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-5650

[email protected]


David Senjem (R-29), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-3903

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Dave Thompson (R-36), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-5252

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Chris Gerlach (R-37), Majority Whip

(651) 296-4120

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Michelle Fischbach (R-14), President of the Senate

(651) 296-2084

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Gen Olson (R-33), President Pro Tem

(651) 296-1282

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House Leadership:

Kurt Zellers (R-32B), Speaker of the House

(651) 296-5502

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Matt Dean (R-52B), Majority Leader

(651) 296-3018

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Rod Hamilton (R-22B), Majority Whip

(651) 296-5373

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Kurt Daudt (R-17A), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-5364

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Bob Gunther (R-24A), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-3240

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Joe Hoppe (R-34B), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-5066

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Tim Kelly (R-28A), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-8635

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Jenifer Loon (R-42B), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-7449

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Paul Torkelson (R-21B), Assistant Majority Leader

(651) 296-9303

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Greg Davids (R-31B), Speaker Pro Tempore

(651) 296-9278

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Mary Liz Holberg (R-36A), Speaker Pro Tempore

(651) 296-6926

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Morrie Lanning (R-9A), Speaker Pro Tempore

(651) 296-5515

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Torrey Westrom (R-11A), Speaker Pro Tempore

(651) 296-4929

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Results from the Rapid Fire Shoot

Posted by Chris S. on October 18, 2010 at 12:33 PM Comments comments (9)

     Thank you to all that were able to attend the 2010 Precision Rapid Fire shoot. We had 27 shooters on hand to wage war against the steel. Throughout the entire event an estimated 1000 rounds were sent downrange. We even had cannon on hand during intermission that fired golf balls.

     In the first relay Ken Anderson of Nordic Components hailing from Hutchinson was able to hit 17 out of 20 targets for a first place victory. Tying for second and third place was Butch Wentland of Pomme de Terre sports in Elbow Lake and Chris Sell (Author) from Morris with 16 out of 20 targets. The tie was settled by a single shot on paper at 400 yards with Chris able land his shot closer to the bull earning second place. In our iron sight division Doug Voight from DPMS scored an impressive 11 hits giving him first place.

    For entertainment between the first and second relay one of the competitors brought a cannon designed to fire golf balls. I don’t know exactly how far those balls flew but Tiger Woods wouldn’t stand a chance in a longest drive competition. Hopefully we will have this back for next year, as it was a hoot to watch.

     In the second relay the wind had picked up a bit making things a little trickier. After the dust settled we were left with a three way tie for first place. Ken Anderson, Shanon Birr who is also a Nordic Comp employee and Chris Sell all scored 16 out 20 hits. The second shoot off ended with Ken taking first, Chris in second and Shanon in third. Shanon actually had to leave prior to the shoot-off netting him third place by default.

     A special thanks to Nordic Components and DPMS for coming and supporting this first time event. Mark Imholt the customer service representative from DPMS donated several items to give as prizes. Nordic Components also made a gracious donation of their products which were sold to members with all proceeds going towards improving the range. Mr. Yarmo Kumpula, owner of Nordic Components was not able to attend due to a previous engagement, but was given an honorary membership to the club for his support. I was though, fortunate enough to meet him face to face a few weeks later to thank him first hand.

     For those who stuck around after the shoot, you may have taken the opportunity to test fire one of Nordic Components new .22LR dedicated upper receiver for the AR-15. Talk about a sweet piece of machinery, for anyone looking for an affordable way to get more trigger time behind your AR you should be looking into one of these. In a very limited amount of time we fired over 250 rounds through it without malfunction and accuracy proved to be excellent. This is definitely an item on my personal shopping list.

Overall, feedback on the shoot was very good with the only advice for next years shoot would be to figure out how to keep things moving at a quicker pace. We will work on this and other ways to improve the event. When I attended the Ruger Rimfire Challenge at the Del-Tone range a couple of weeks later there were a number of interested parties there as well. I think next year we will easily have 50 competitors.

     I also want to take this moment to thank the club members that came forward to help us prepare for this. More so than anyone, I want to thank Chuck Sorenson and Terry Conley, who not only came up with the idea for the shoot but also donated a huge amount of their personal time and resources setting up for it.

    We look forward to seeing you all there next year.