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Help Save The Oregon State Pistol Club

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 2Wheels4Ever, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    The Oregon State University Pistol Team was founded in 1948. Since its founding it has become one of the largest student run sport clubs OSU has to offer under the Department of Recreational Sports. The Pistol and Rifle clubs are separate but we share the same facility.

    Oregon State University is the only university in Oregon to have a competitive shooting team, let alone multiple teams, and a firing range of their own. These teams compete on a regular basis with huge success year after year. The training of students, faculty, and staff in basic marksmanship, fundamentals of firearm handling and safety, and responsible firearms use has resulted in a perfect safety record, as well as growing membership year after year.

    For the first tine since 1948 the Oregon State Pistol might have to close its doors. When I first started in 2010 we would make bi-monthly trips to the local Bi-Mart and grab what ammo was needed. Ammo was not restricted and was not a worry. Today, the club has to limit ammo to one box of 50/night and we currently have enough ammo to last for the remaining of this term at this rate. In addition, the very popular Mother and father day fund raising events had to be cancelled due to limited ammo availability.

    This club made me the shooter and enthusiast that I am today and I want to do what I can to keep it alive. We are not looking for hand outs but we are looking to purchase a few cases of .22lr at reasonable rates. If you are able or know someone who is able to sell a case please start a conversation with me.

    Thanks,

    Chris

    Oregon State Pistol Club Treasurer 2012-2013
    Oregon State Pistol Team Member 2010-2015
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    This is sad to hear. As a student who wasn't a shooter this is where my roommate taught me how to shoot pistols. We spent many an evening there using their Mark II's. I got so into it my family, who is not a gun family, would buy me boxes of .22LR to take back to school on my weekends home. These are the people we need to support right now. So often times the University System is seen as a breeding ground for the next generation of Democrats to take away the second amendment. Here is an organization actively fighting that. Please support them if you can, it is worth it.
     
  3. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Good luck on the search and all I can say is keep a lookout on the ammo search sites. I know finding a case might be hard but they are out there.
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good luck to you! Be a shame for a shooting organization that has been in existence for 67yrs to go down. SRG
     
  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Sent this to everyone I could think of.
     
  6. del_and_bones

    del_and_bones Anchorage, AK Physics Pirate

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    I'll hit up the guys in my department. I'm pretty sure we all have boxes of 22lr lying around.
     
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  7. LaserMan

    LaserMan Eugene, OR Active Member

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    Chris,
    I have the name and number of a person at Bi-Mart that should be able to help you out. I'll pm it to you.

    Gary

     
  8. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Are your needs brand-specific or is everything of use??
     
  9. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Not necessarily brand specific, however we are mainly looking for cheaper plinkng ammo that can be used to train new users. We don't have a need for expensive target .22 like eley prime or other expensive stuff.

    Thanks for the support nwfa.
     
  10. Rem725

    Rem725 Tracktown, OR Member

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    I will donate a case of Aguila SV. Will be driving from Eugene through Corvallis Wednesday around 10-11am. PM me for arrangements.
     
  11. Gunguy45

    Gunguy45 Well-Known Member

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    I would urge you to contact Cabella's. They have a huge supply pipeline and tend to be very supportive of this kind of thing. I know when things were tight and I was fearful of being unable to hold classes, they held out about 800 rounds for me with no hassle.
     
  12. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Contact Bass Pro Shop. They are supportive
     
  13. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think some larger college groups have established a special supply directly with CCI. Might be worth calling them, especially if you can pool together with other clubs.
     
  14. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    T A special thanks to Rem725 and Del-and-Bones! We are still looking for about 4 more cases to keep the club open for the rest of this year.

    In the past we have contacted large suppliers and have thus far been out of luck.
     
  15. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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  16. FORKLIFT252

    FORKLIFT252 Oregon Active Member

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    If your in Salem I'll donate a brick... Pm me.
    I know it ain't much... But its all I got.:(
     
  17. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Thanks for all the help, but we are again running very low on supplies. Any takers? We have money.
     
  18. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    There was some 22lr at Rickreall. At least one box of 500 for $40. Too expensive for me though.
     
  19. Rem725

    Rem725 Tracktown, OR Member

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    I got a couple bricks Eley yellow box for you.