Monday, March 16, 2009

Trail's End 2009

Another successful Trail's End for the Wairarapa Pistol and Shooting Sports Club.

With 104 shooters registered this year, we have been holding steady on numbers for the last couple of years- but the numbers of non-shooting attendees have been steadily increasing.

This must be something to do with the outstanding food, company and atmosphere!

Set off the main track, the Wairarapa Pistol and Shooting Sports Club is situated just past the Gladstone pub (very convenient) about ten minutes drive from Carterton. The range is between cliffs which make an extremely safe backstop for wayward lead and an olive grove that the landlord generously allows us to use for camping. This area has been in constant use as a range for over a hundred years- the Armed constabulary and militia used to practice there, as shown in photographs over in the pub.

We have five 25 meter ranges with turning targets, moving targets and drop-down steel plates plus a 200 meter rifle range. With eight automatic trap machines we are well set up for sporting clays which are run every second Saturday. Other club facilities include a well set-up kitchen, a pot-belly stove for winter and most importantly- a flush toilet!

I will be posting a series of photos at the above linked site over the next week or two.

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