September 2020 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Four Corners Pistol Rifle Club 9/28/2020

Meet and Greet with Jr. Shooters: 6:20 – 6:52

The Meeting was brought to order by President Joe Butterfield @ 6:54pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There were 18 members present.

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Anita presented the treasurers report which was motioned and passed.  Ending club balance for the month of September 2020 is $87,092.38

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Old Business

  • Gun Show: August 14,15,16
    • Next Gun show in April
    • May not need to purchase new insurance for April event
    • Sherriff donated deputies
    • Had to pay for Posse
    • Ended with 2684 attendees
  • Mike – Nothing to report
  • Membership – Currently have 443 members
  • Indoor Range – Jim
    • Brought in a plumber to work on bathrooms. Fixed toilet and faucets in Women’s bathroom.
    • Need to order propane for winter – getting low.
  • Outdoor Range – John for Chuck
    • Range looks ok
    • Jim saw evidence of a line of shotgun shooters – wooden target frames shot (see new business)
  • Shooters – Norm
    • Will start on the 9th
    • 3 new shooters this year
  • John McHenry – Nothing new to report
  • Mic McPherson – Nothing new to report
  • Earl – Director
    • Updating flag at outdoor range. Ordering new flag, ropes and hooks
  • Crackshot – Susa Kelly – Nothing new to report

New Business

  • US Lawshield
    • Concealed carry insurance
    • Hosts a gunshot wound class that several members have taken in the past
    • Question of if The Club should act as a facilitator
      • $30/head to be a facilitator
      • Earl commented that there doesn’t seem to be a downside to doing this
      • Joe will do more research and report back.
    • Outdoor Range issues – Jim Kingery
      • Found during the centerfire benchrest competition – a line of shotgun shells at the rifle range, as well as wooden target frames being shot up with shotguns.
      • Looks like it could be law enforcement. Types of rounds used consistent with practice towards qualifying for shotgun.
      • The issues is the destruction of wooden target frames
      • Agencies that may have keys are Mancos Marshal and Montezuma County Sherriff
      • Will discuss at next meeting the idea of banning unsupervised shotgun use.
    • Joe Butterfield has asked Jim Kingery to head the nominating committee for next election at the end of February
      • Joe Butterfield and Jim Kingery are not running for re-election
    • Hunter Site In
      • Concerns about out of town hunters coming in and spreading Covid.
      • Earl has decided not to run, and volunteers have backed out.
      • Decided we could run with 2 RSO’s and 1 at the gate to take money
      • Joe has volunteered to coordinate and has list of volunteers

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Report on Executive Committee Meeting – Outdoor Range Safety

  • Joe presented a synopsis of the Executive Meeting from 9/1/2020
  • Jim reported on demarcation of berms for ground targets
    • 100 yd – top of wooden target frame is 1.5” below top of berm
      • If shooting at 25yds, the top of the frame is above the 100yd berm
    • 200 yd – top of wooden target frame is 1ft. below top of berm
    • 300 yd – Rock outcrop starts approximately half-way to the top of the hill
    • Best method would be orange fiber insulator cable w/ cable tensioner or Orange barrier fencing on the 300 yd.
    • Jim doesn’t feel that having demarcations for the 100yd or 200 yd is necessary.
    • Mic brought up that the biggest problem area is on the 300 yd. range. From approximately 250 – 300 yards the ground is hard rock which can cause ricochet above the 300 berm.  Recommends getting peat gravel to place on the ground to better stop bullets.
      • Getting estimate on approximately 10,000 sq. feet
    • Mic read new range rules that will be added to the application.
      • Joe emailed them out for review and will be finalized next meeting
    • John reported on the proposed New Member Orientation and Personal Contact programs
      • Will work out a schedule for Orientation, as well as a method for assigning new members a personal contact.
      • Jenn will research cost of signature confirmation or proof of delivery for mailing keys, handbook, membership card.
    • Mic reported on proposed security cameras
      • Research in progress. Working with a company that does security for shooting ranges
      • Current specs for cameras are motion sensor, will upload to the cloud. Each camera will have a camera looking at it to prevent / capture vandalism.
      • Need to have source of power
        • Most expensive – Solar panels
        • Option of Generator w/ battery storage
      • Jenn reported on Keyless entry options

Keyless Entry – Outdoor Range

Things to consider:

  • Power Supply:
    • Electrical – John is getting quote from Empire Electric
    • Solar – Cost prohibitive?
    • Generator w/ Battery supply – Mic is looking into this for Cameras
  • Credentials:
    • Keypad with code
    • Proxcard – bit frequency
    • Dual Credentials – both Keypad and proxcard – ultimate security
    • Bluetooth/NFC – Smart device or Fob
  • Current gate structure and changes:

Options – going on the assumption of no access to electricity:

  • Keyless padlock with audit trail capabilities (Ken Geiger)
    • This would be an alternative padlock that would require a smartphone device or NFC fob to open as opposed to a key.
    • PROS:
      • Least amount of infrastructure changes
      • Cost: $70/lock; $4.50/fob
      • Audit trail
      • Add and delete users via App
      • Will not have to rekey the range if needed (approximate cost – $4000)
    • Cons:
      • Requires Bluetooth or NFC app – need a smartphone or other capable device to download app – unless they have a fob
      • Needs to be recharged via USB every 7000 uses
      • Will not track every user unless gate is locked after entry
      • Does it need wifi?
      • Monthly subscription for software might be required – need to see how many users are able to use it.
    • Alternative Uses:
      • Supply Sheds?
    • Keyless Entry Lock (Kendrick – Gateway Locks)
      • This would require reconstructing the main gate for a standard door lock device. Options are a cylindrical lock, a mortis lock, or an exit device lock.  There would be a stand-alone device that would be able to be programmed with a handheld device that can be programmed from home.  3 credentialing options depending on how secure we want the gate to be.  We would need to add stability to the gate, add a mounting device/strike plate for both sides, and potentially steel mesh to prevent non-members from reaching through to activate the exit handle.
      • Pros:
        • More secure than padlock option
        • Dual credentialing would prevent non-members from stealing card/stealing code from members. Must have both to open the gate.
        • Can have up to 2000 active users and a 40,000-use audit trail
        • Can set up time restrictions (day) and expiration dates (users)
        • Key Override for emergency personnel
        • Will not have to rekey the range if needed (approximate cost – $4000)
        • Least amount of reliance on tech (wifi)
        • Batteries changed 2x/year – 5AA batteries
      • Cons:
        • Infrastructure Change
        • Cost: (All approximate and depends on locking device used)
          • Locking Device: $2000
          • Exit Device (if used): $1600
          • Handheld Module: $500
          • Cord for Handheld module + Software = $200
          • Spare Cord = $200
          • Proxcards = $5/card (high estimate)
        • Will have to go out to range to transfer new programming to keypad
      • Was decided that more research is needed on programs.

Motion brought and passed to adjourned @ 8:51 pm

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