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
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MEMBER AT LARGE

Bill Henderson

(541) 609-1021

RANGE MANAGER, NEWSLETTER, RSO

Mike Carey

(931) 206-5493
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HUNTER SAFETY

Dave Boyce

(541) 336-2936

'TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING
I'm sure many of you have already donated, but please consider any extra donations you are able to give to pro-gun organizations this year, as we will be up against a stacked legislature in the 2019 Oregon Legislative session.  I have been told by my source that our 10th District Representative, David Gomberg, has advised them that AT THE LEAST, we can expect to see a magazine capacity bill and a safe storage bill in the upcoming 2019 Oregon Legislative session…  And quite possibly some kind of “assault weapons” bill.

Gomberg even admitted to my source that the Democrats will follow the playbook of dirty tricks they have become known for in Oregon, including introducing these bills late in the session, pushing them through as quickly as possible to minimize publicity and public input, tagging them with the much abused "emergency" clause, and finally, should they pass, have the Governor sign them at the last minute to reduce the amount of time we would have to mount a challenge on the November 2019 ballot.  Elections have consequences, and the abuse will continue in Oregon.

Here are links to two of my favorite organizations to donate to:

The Oregon Firearms Federation has more than one way you may donate to them, including a Political Action Committee.  Donations to the P.A.C. are eligible for up to a $50 tax credit per person ($100 per married couple) on your Oregon tax return.  They also have a 501(c)(3) Educational Foundation, which donations to are tax deductible.  This is THE ORGANIZATION in Oregon that fights for your rights, please give to them first.

The Crime Prevention Research Center is a national organization that is producing research that proves that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens save lives.  They have also been instrumental in refuting the shoddy, so-called “research” of the anti-gun forces.  (December 2, 2018)

BIG TIMBER IS ONCE AGAIN AFFILIATED WITH THE CMP
The paperwork has been filed and the dues have been paid up with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and we are once again an affiliated range.  I haven't yet fully digested what benefits are available to our membership by being a CMP affiliated range, but as an example I looked at the 1911 purchase program (I assume their other purchase programs are similar).  One of the requirements for purchase is that you must provide a copy of your current membership card, or other proof of membership, in a CMP affiliated organization.  You should receive a membership card when you sign up and pay your dues to Big Timber.  If you didn't and now need one, contact Earl Agee.

One of the other requirements for purchase is you must provide proof of participation in a marksmanship related activity or otherwise show familiarity with the safe handling of firearms and range procedures.  My understanding is that in the past we have held matches that qualify people for this and provide them with a certificate verifying their participation.  If there is enough interest in this in the future, we could arrange such events.  But, several other things also qualify by the CMPs criteria, including current or past military or law enforcement service, a concealed carry license, or even just being over 60 years of age.

Click on the CMP logo below to go to their website and explore the options and programs that are available.  Let us know what you'd like to see made available at the range.  (October 1, 2018)

CMP Logo seal

LINCOLN COUNTY S.A.P. ORDINANCE MAKES THE BALLOT!
The Lincoln County Second Amendment Preservation (S.A.P.) Ordinance has been certified and will be on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot.  Please be sure to vote “Yes” to pass this measure and protect our Second Amendment rights in Lincoln County, Oregon.  A “Yes” vote on the Lincoln County Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance will be a vote telling our county government and law enforcement that we will not stand for efforts to restrict our gun rights and will not allow them to use our money for enforcement of such laws.  (updated September 2, 2018)

RIFLE RANGE ROOF COMPLETE
Work on the rifle range roof is now complete.  Remember that all live fire activities must end by 8:00pm.  Here are some pictures taken during the work.  (updated September 1, 2018)

First You Gotta Tear the Old One Off!
Plenty of Work to Go Around.
Heavy Machinery was a Big Help During Deconstruction.
New Beams are Up.
New Stringers Too.
New Plywood Sublayer.
And Finally, New Sheet Metal!
Full Coverage.
“Stop Taking Pictures and Get Up Here and Help!”
Nearing Completion.
Finishing Touches.

TIME TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE
THE COMMON FIREARMS ACT MOVES TO NEXT STAGE

A firearms protection ballot measure has recently been filed with the Oregon Secretary of State's office to put a measure on the November 2020 general election ballot that we're calling, “The Common Firearms Act.”  The measure is a Constitutional Amendment designed to help thwart the kinds of hateful attacks we saw with the now defeated Measures 43 and 44.  To read the measure, click here.

The Chief Petitioners have gathered the first 1,000 signatures needed to move this petition to the ballot titling stage and do not need anymore signatures at this point.  After the expected legal challenges, signature gathering will begin in earnest to get this Oregon Constitutional Amendment on the November 2020 general election ballot.  For more information about this effort, please visit their website, The Common Firearms Act.  (updated August 14, 2018)

2019 Newsletters

2018 Newsletters

July 20
Steel Gong Benchrest Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
July 21
CHL Range Session
Logical Response, LLC
Pistol range 3-5pm.
Range is open and shared.
Contact: Chris Miller
July 26
Oregon State Police
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
July 31
Oregon State Police
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
August 3
Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
Hunter Education Field Day
All ranges closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
August 10
Private Event
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
August 10
N.S.S.F. Rimfire Challenge
Public welcome, 9am start.
FREE .22 LR Ammo for Kids!
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
August 17
Military Rifle Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
August 26-30
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
September 7
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
September 14
N.S.S.F. Rimfire Challenge
Public welcome, 9am start.
FREE .22 LR Ammo for Kids!
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey
September 21-22
Hunter Sight-In Days
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
$3 per gun, all participants.
Contact: John Way or Mike Carey