Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club

is located just outside of Siletz, Oregon just off of Highway 229. For you shotgun and archery lovers, we have that too!  BTRPC is a non-profit 501(c)(7), that is run by a handful of devoted firearms enthusiasts.  We are always looking for new members and dedicated men, women, and children to get involved in our happenings.

Please enjoy the website, and come visit us at one of our monthly meetings held at 1900 hours on every 3rd Monday of the month at The Timbers Restaurant and Lounge meeting room in Toledo.

  • 500 Meter Rifle Range
  • 25 Yard Pistol Range
  • 50 Yard Archery Range
  • Covered Shooting Shelters
  • Classroom Facility
  • Regularly Scheduled Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Shoots

Please download and review the rules:

 

Reminder:
When you sign the Waiver and Release of Liability each year with your membership application, for both new and renewal members, you sign indicating that you understand these rules, know what they mean and will abide by them. Your membership may be revoked for breaking these rules.

PRESIDENT

John Way

(541) 272-7243
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VICE PRESIDENT

Walt Heller

(541) 336-2907

SECRETARY, WEBMASTER

Rich Fix

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TREASURER, MEMBERSHIP

Earl Agee

(541) 994-2437

MEMBER AT LARGE

Bill Henderson

(541) 609-1021

RANGE MANAGER, NEWSLETTER

Lurlyn Patrick

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HUNTER SAFETY

Dave Boyce

(541) 336-2936

The April Newsletter has been completed:

The downloadable file prints out to 6 pages, including the calendar page.  You can also visit the calendar page of the website for up-to-date listings.


“When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

~George R.R. Martin

6 OREGON SENATE REPUBLICANS JOIN DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY
TO ALLOW PASSAGE OF MOST DANGEROUS GUN CONTROL IN YEARS

Last week, on Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6 Oregon Senate Republicans, including our own Dick Anderson, failed to exercise the only power we have left against the Democratic majority in denying a quorom, and essentially joined up with them to pass the most dangerous gun control legislation Oregon has seen in years.  SB 554, which now heads to the House, will effectively make it so risky to carry a concealed weapon, by trained and vetted Concealed Handgun License holders no less, that you may not even know when you're breaking a law and committing a felony that could put you in jail for 5 years.  Read more in this Oregon Firearms Federation Alert.  (March 28, 2021)

THE BIDEN PLAN TO END GUN OWNERSHIP
You really should read the Joe Biden campaign website regarding the future of gun ownership in America should the Biden/Harris team get their way.  Remember those audacious gun control ballot measures and legislative bills we worked so hard to defeat in Oregon the past couple of years?  The “Biden Plan” is right up there with the worst of them.  (October 1, 2020)

DEFENSIVE GUN USES IN THE UNITED STATES
One popular falsehood that gun control advocates like to spread is to say that firearms just aren't used very often in self-defense by law-abiding citizens.  As the website linked below reports, “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost every major study on defensive gun use has found that Americans use their firearms defensively between 500,000 and 3 million times each year.  There‚Äôs good reason to believe that most defensive gun uses are never reported to law enforcement, much less picked up by local or national media outlets.”


SOURCE: Heritage Foundation Research.

The linked webpage of The Heritage Foundation provides an interactive map to recently reported defensive gun uses in the United States.  As we're currently in a political election season, now is a good time to bookmark this page in your browser for the next time someone asks you to give them an example of a law-abiding citizen using a firearm in self-defense.  (May 1, 2020)

THE TRUTH ABOUT ASSAULT WEAPONS
To go along with some of Mike's thoughts in the September newsletter, I thought I'd post this link to a webpage that should help you dispell one of the anti-gunners most common arguments. (September 2, 2019)



GUN RIGHTS BY STATE
Here is an interesting map that shows which states have the most “freedom” in different categories as determined by the CATO Institute… The category shown is gun rights.  Click here to be taken to the website where you can see other categories.  Oregon's Democratically controlled 2019 Legislative Session could have our once great state dropping all the way down to #50 on this map.


THE MYTH OF U.S. MASS SHOOTINGS


Want to read “old” news?

The link below takes you to a page where you may read previous articles published in the NEWS & NOTICES column, and/or download archived editions of our newsletter.

April 17
Steel Gong Benchrest Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
April 24
CHL Class
Logical Response, LLC
Classroom 8am-2pm.
CHL Range Session
Logical Response, LLC
Pistol range 2-4pm.
Range is open and shared.
Contact: Chris Miller
May 1
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way
May 8
N.S.S.F. Rimfire Challenge
Public welcome, 9:00am start.
FREE .22 LR Ammo for Kids!
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way
May 15
Steel Gong Benchrest Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
May 15
CHL Class
Logical Response, LLC
Classroom 8am-2pm.
CHL Range Session
Logical Response, LLC
Pistol range 2-4pm.
Range is open and shared.
Contact: Chris Miller
May 19
Lincoln County Parole & Probation
Pistol range closed until 5pm.
Contact: John Way
June 5
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way
June 7-11
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Pistol range closed until 5:00pm.
Contact: John Way
June 12
N.S.S.F. Rimfire Challenge
Public welcome, 9:00am start.
FREE .22 LR Ammo for Kids!
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way
June 19
Steel Gong Benchrest Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
July 3
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way
July 10
N.S.S.F. Rimfire Challenge
Public welcome, 9:00am start.
FREE .22 LR Ammo for Kids!
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way
July 17
Military Rifle Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
July 29
Lincoln County Parole & Probation
Rifle range closed until 5pm.
Contact: John Way