Our bonus match this year will be next Saturday, June 29. The match will be a CMP Military and Police service pistol match. We will have two classes of competitors for this match, the as-issued class and the outlaw class. To enter the as-issued class, pistols must be semi-automatic, practical or suitable for issue as a military or police service pistol and meet the following requirements:

As always with the start of a new year we gather and celebrate the previous year and plan for a new shooting season. This year was no different and we gathered on January 26th for our annual awards banquet and membership meeting.

We will hold our annual marksmanship clinic on 17 February at the Pig Palace (7254-7318 NC-43, Ayden, NC 28513). The clinic is intended primarily for new and itermediate shooters as an introduction to competitive shooting, and especially to the kind of match DEGS hosts each month. A few of the topics you can expect to cover:

On 15 July, the Crusader 4-H Shooting Team held a Rimfire Sporter match, with 14 shooters turning out for the event. They also shot a sporting clays match on the same day. For those that don't know, the team is using CZ 452 rifles on loan from the DEGS inventory. Below are a few photos of the event. The match winners are pictured in the photos, and are (from left to right) K. Alligood shotgun winner, S. Vosburgh rimfire O-Class winner, and A. Waters rimfire T-Class winner. 

Looks like the weather is not our friend this weekend. Due to a chance of steady rain hovering around 80 to 90 percent all morning, we're going to have to cancel tomorrow's match.

Our next match will be held on 8 April (the 2nd Saturday of the month instead of the usual 3rd Saturday) to avoid any possible conflict with Easter weekend. Hope to see you there!

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