ABDALLAH TASSELS & FIREARMS

Have an interest in firearms? Enjoy owning, shooting, collecting or talking about rifles, pistols, shotguns, and other things that go bang? Want to learn more about guns? Want to do all this with brother nobles?

 

Then you need the ATF!

 

Abdallah Shrine's newest club for our nobles – Abdallah Tassles & Firearms

 

The Abdallah Tassels and Firearms club exists for the purpose of promoting brotherhood of Shriners through the shared interest and enthusiasm regarding firearms, firearms safety, hunting and sport shooting. We will promote educational presentations, guest speakers and special events designed to encourage safe possession and use of firearms in a wide range of activities. Monthly education and live fire events are planned to include all levels of interest and skill.

Aballah Tassels & Firearms

So whether you are into muskets, skeet, home defense, plinking targets or hunting – we have a place for you.

 

Meets 4th Tuesdays

 

Director: Kevin Hughes

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Abdallah Oasis Club.
Before each meeting we have a monthly shoot, meeting up at 5:00 pm at the Bullet Hole. Contact us if you wish to join us.

 

​"Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry." - Oliver Cromwell (from "Oliver's Advice" by William Blacker)

 

Purpose

 

The Abdallah Tassels and Firearms club exists for the purpose of promoting brotherhood of Shriners through the shared interest and enthusiasm regarding firearms, firearms safety, hunting and sport shooting. This is accomplished through the promotion of educational presentations, guest speakers and special events designed to encourage safe possession and use of firearms in a wide range of activities.

 

Activities

In addition to the monthly business meetings necessary for the smooth functioning of Abdallah Tassels and Firearms club special events will be sponsored on a regular basis to encourage members to participate in a safe and social atmosphere.

 

Education

Each regular meeting will contain an educational segment which shall include topics such as:

  • General firearms safety

  • Hunting safety

  • Concealed Carry show-n-tell

  • Basic Handgun components

  • Basic Rifle components

  • Long-gun compare and contrast by purpose or suitability

  • Buying and selling firearms over the internet

  • Firearms laws for Kansas and Missouri

  • Legal ramifications of use of firearms in defense of self or others

  • Shooting venues and events in the area

  • Guest speakers from local law enforcement

  • Many others

 

Live Fire Monthly

Each month the membership will meet for a live-fire social gathering. The meeting place for these live fire exercises will vary from month to month and may change by weather conditions. Events will encompass a variety of interests such as target shooting, skeet shooting, hunting (in season), and etc. These live fire events may involve costs to the member to be paid to individual venues and not collected by Abdallah Tassels and Firearms. These may include, but not be limited to, range rental fees, ammunition, safety equipment, and targets.

The attendance at these events will be regulated, and will require a documented or demonstrated competency with firearms safety. This includes members of Abdallah Tassels and Firearms and their guests.

 

Special Events

Special events will be sponsored throughout each year to encourage members, guests, nobles and the general public to attend safe and fun shooting activities. These events will be designed with the intent of inviting members of Abdallah Tassels and Firearms, fellow nobles of Abdallah Shriners and the general public to participate in live-fire events. Participation in these events would incur a fee to be paid to Abdallah Tassels and Firearms. The proceeds from these events would support the club, the Abdallah Temple and Shriner's Hospitals.

Some events that may be planned include:

 

Fun(d) Raisers
  • Poker Shoot: Pistol competition where a 5-card poker hand is built by shooting standard-sized playing cards at 5 different ranges.

  • Turkey Shoot: a shooting contest where frozen turkeys are awarded as prizes. The shoot is most commonly held using shotguns aimed at paper targets about 25-35 yards away.

  • Skeet Course: a multi-station course offering different target presentations emulating rabbits, teal, doves and pheasants - both crossing and angling.

  • Gun Shows: a temporary exhibition or gathering where firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition, literature, knives, militaria, and miscellaneous collectibles are displayed, bought, sold, traded, and discussed.

 
Educational
  • Concealed Cary Classes

  • Range Safety Officer Course

  • Home Firearm Safety Course

  • Basic Pistol Shooting Course

  • Basic Rifle Shooting Course

  • Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

  • Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course

  • Many others

 
Sport Competitions
Rifle
  • Bench Rest: Bench rest shooting is a form of precision marksmanship. Bench rest matches are fired from a sturdy shooting bench with the rifle supported by a front and rear rest. A course of fire consists of either five or 10 rounds, shot at a single target to produce a measurable group. The size of the group is what counts; there are no scoring rings on the target. The goal is to put five consecutive shots into a single hole no larger than the diameter of the bullet itself.

  • Silhouette: Silhouette shooting involves firing at metallic targets of different shapes from various distances up to 500 meters. Unlike most conventional target games that utilize paper targets and numerical scoring rings, almost every shot fired at a metallic silhouette produces an immediate and clearly visible result. Even misses produce a cloud of dust. For each five-round stage (one shot, left to right, at each target in a bank of five) a shooter is allowed a maximum of 2 1/2 minutes.

  • Position: Position shooting requires competitors to shoot from various positions during different match stages. A typical match will consist of several stages fired at different distances from each position. The target is a round bull's eye with numerical scoring rings radiating outward from center 10-ring or X-ring. Time limits vary with the stage and yardage. For example, high-power shooters firing at 600 yards are allotted 20 minutes for 20 shots, and the rapid-fire stage, fired at 200 yards, allows 60 seconds for 10 shots.

  • Muzzle loading and Cowboy action shooting. Shooting replica (or antique) guns.

  • High Power Rifle, a format that shoots 3-position (standing, kneeling or sitting, and prone) at 200, 300, and 600 yards.

  • Fullbore target shooting, shooting at targets at ranges of 300–1200 yards.

 
Handgun/Pistol
  • Action Shooting: Action shooting is a game measuring the speed at which a competitor can hit one or more targets, starting from a position in which the handgun is securely holstered. Targets may be stationary or moving. Action courses vary, often including both scored targets and falling targets within the same match.
  • Silhouette: Silhouette shooting is a shooting gallery on a grand scale. Scoring is simple: shoot to hit off their stands, metallic silhouette targets that are placed at different distances.
  • Precision: In this demanding sport, shooters are permitted to use only one hand while engaging targets at ranges varying from 10 meters to 50 meters. Precision shooting ranks as one of the most popular recreational uses of the handgun today.
  • The National Rifle Association (NRA) Conventional Pistol, shot with up to 3 handguns of differing calibers. Shooters must fire the pistol one-handed at 6 and 8 inch bullseyes placed 25 and 50 yards downrange respectively. This competition is also commonly called Bullseye (shooting competition).
  • Metallic silhouette shooting, developed to loosely simulate hunting, is shooting at heavy animal-shaped steel silhouettes that must be knocked down to score, typically at distances normally reserved for rifles.
  • Practical shooting, developed by former police and civilian marksmen and later used as a basis for military and police exercises. It is a variation where the shooter often moves during shooting, and hit scores and shooting time are equally important.
  • Cowboy Action Shooting, with Western Cowboy themed props, shot with long guns and revolvers of the same era. Mere act of shooting itself is not enough. Competitors must choose and go by a cowboy nickname or alias and are required to look the part by donning authentic cowboy and cowgirl garments.
 
Shotgun
  • Trap: Trap is the oldest shotgun shooting sport in America. Trapshooting derives its name from the device, called a trap, which throws clay targets into the air. Participants shoot at the clay targets thrown from a trap house located in front of the shooter. The trap rotates in a random sequence, presenting the shooter with a variety of going away shots, angling to the right, left and flying straightaway.

  • Skeet: Skeet uses the same clay targets as trap. Two trap houses are required in skeet-a "high house" at the left of the field and a "low house" at the right. Both traps throw targets at fixed angles. High-house targets start at a point about 10 feet above the ground, moving to the shooter's right. Low-house targets move in the opposite direction starting from a point about three feet off the ground.

  • Sporting Clays: Sporting clays is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate a variety of field-shooting situations. On a sporting clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of game birds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.

 

 

2016 Turkey SHoot