Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pistol Safety Course - Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Kent Rod & Gun Club will be holding a Pistol Safety Course on Sunday, January 13, 2013,  at our clubhouse.

Start time is 8 a.m. and the course fee is $95.00.

This necessary course is for those seeking to obtain a first-time pistol permit or an upgrade to an existing permit.

Coffee, beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase, attendees are advised to bring along their own lunch.  

Please contact John Sparano at....kentrodandgunclub@gmail.com for information and in order to be added to the class.  

Reservations will close on January 6, 2013.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

KR&G Annual Christmas Party


It’s that time of year…again! While you’re all getting ready for Christmas, stop and take some time out to come and enjoy our annual Kent Rod & Gun Club Christmas Party on Sunday, December 2nd!


The festivities will start at 1 p.m. in our clubhouse where a table will be ready with crafts for the children to make some holiday items until Santa arrives. A warm, cozy fire, some Christmas music and tasty food will make for a pleasant afternoon.

Everyone is asked to please bring along their favorite food dish and/or a dessert.....BYOB...beverages, Coffee and Tea will be available.

Most importantly, please bring a wrapped present with your child’s name on it for Santa's visit!

Everyone is requested to RSVP, as soon as possible...to:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Contact Your Senators:Sportsmen's Act Will Soon Face Vote

NSSF Urges Calls to Your Senators
Contact Your SenatorsAs the 112th Congress begins its post-election session, NSSF encourages all firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to call or email their U.S. Senators and urge them to vote YES on theSportsmen's Act (S. 3525), the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation. An early vote has been cleared procedurally, so act now.
This historic legislation includes the firearms industry's top legislative priority, the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act (S. 838) that would clarify that ammunition is excluded from regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Anti-hunting groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity are suing the EPA to force a ban ontraditional ammunition made with lead components that would devastate hunting and shooting sports participation, drive up ammunition prices by almost 200 percent on average and dry up conservation funding.
No less than 46 of the nation's leading sportsmen and conservation groups including the NRA, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and the Boone and Crockett Club are championing S. 3525. This bipartisan legislation is strongly supported by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The Sportsmen's Act is a package of 19 separate bills -- the majority of sportsmen's legislative priorities on Capitol Hill. (See below for an overview of the components of the bill.) A similar package of bills--the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R. 4089)--was passed by the House in the spring by a bipartisan vote of 276 to 146. Passage of this pro-sportsmen's legislation will promote, protect and preserve our nation's hunting, shooting and conservation heritage for generations to come.
Our voices must be heard! As you read this, Anti-hunting forces are working to defeat S. 3525. So act now, call your U.S. Senators at202-224-3121 and urge them to vote YES for the bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2012.
Sportsmen's Priorities in the Sportsmen's Act of 2012
The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act: Specifically excludes ammunition and fishing tackle from the Toxic Substances Control Act, preventing unnecessary regulations that could devastate hunting, shooting, conservation funding and the firearm and ammunition industries.
Making Public Lands Public: Requires that the 1.5 percent of annual Land and Water Conservation Fund funding is made available to secure public access to federal public land for hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes.
Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act: Makes Pittman-Robertson funds available to states for a longer period of time for the creation and maintenance of shooting ranges. The bill encourages federal land agencies to cooperate with state and local authorities to maintain shooting ranges and limits liability for these agencies.
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to urge your senators to SUPPORT theSportsmen's Act of 2012.
Contact Your Senators

Thursday, November 8, 2012

General Membership Meeting, Friday, November 9th

A reminder to all that Our General Membership Meeting and Club Elections will be on Friday, November 9th at 8 p.m.
Superstorm Sandy knocked out power in our area until late last Saturday.  We were fortunate in not losing power, again, with the second Nor'easter to hit the East Coast on Wednesday.  Looks like we might be in for some active weather over the next few months.
On our club menu for the evening will be Sausage & Pepper Wedges.
October was a busy month at the KR&G with Hunter Safety Courses for Bow and Shotgun.
 Two Personal Protection Courses were offered, Personal Protection in the Home and Outside the Home; a couple of pics are posted on our Random Shots page.
Good luck to all our Hunters.  Stay safe, have a great season and get those freezers full! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

General Membership Meeting - Postponed!

Our General Membership Meeting, along with club elections, has been postponed until Friday, November 9th, at 8 p.m. as our club remains without power in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Many of our members are dealing with various outages.  Most are trying to resume daily activities while coping with gas shortages.  Navigating over roads littered with branches or blocked by trees and wires is treacherous.  Hopefully, next week will find the return of even a small element of normalcy.
The Kent Rod and Gun Club sends its thoughts and prayers out to everyone in New Jersey, New York, and beyond, who has suffered great loss during this recent storm. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

October Events at the Kent Rod & Gun Club

Autumn is here along with several events at the Kent Rod & Gun Club...please mark your calendars!

Friday, October 5th.....Swap Meet & General Membership Meeting at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 7th...Annual Turkey Shoot 

Sunday, October 14th....Personal Protection in the Home Course

Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 21st...Personal Protection Outside the Home Course

Thursday, October 25th and Saturday, October 27th....Hunter Safety Course

Anyone with questions on club events is invited to e-mail us at:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reminder! - Family Camp-out is ON!

The weather is looking camper-friendly for this week-end and our Annual Family Camp-out is ON for this Saturday, September 15th.

Come and pitch your tents late Saturday afternoon...a few helping hands will be needed to set up a bonfire and get our grill ready for cooking Burgers and Hot Dogs.  Feel free to bring along a side dish/dessert to share.  Soda and water will be provided along with plenty of coffee to help the parents stay awake while the kids enjoy themselves.  Sunday morning, campers will enjoy a light breakfast.

Don't forget comfortable chairs for sitting around the fire along with plenty of warm blankets if temps get chilly.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Upcoming Personal Protection Courses

Club member Rob Firriolo is planning to teach two excellent courses in October....

1)     Personal Protection Inside the Home
Sunday, October 14th
2)     Personal Protection Outside the Home
Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 21st

Several Board Members of the Kent Rod & Gun Club have taken these courses and highly recommend both as they are terrific learning experiences for all Pistol License holders, especially if you carry for protection.
***Note the criteria for attendees, listed at the bottom of both flyers***
If you want to register, Rob’s contact info is on each sheet.

Click on the links below for each course:

  • Personal Protection in the Home.....

  • Personal Protection Outside the Home

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Family Camp-out Postponed

Our Annual Family Camp-out has been postponed until Saturday, September 15th, due to some bad weather headed our way this week-end.

Members and friends are asked to keep the date open and hope for some camper-friendly weather next week!  Again, those planning to attend are asked to send your responses to the KR&G at.....kentrodandgunclub@gmail.com.

A reminder on our General Membership Meeting, this Friday evening, September 7th at 8 p.m.  Senator Steve Saland will be in attendance and taking questions from the membership.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Turkey Shoot - Sunday, October 7th, 2012


Sunday, October 7, 2012

All Members and Guests Welcome!

Admission:  $20.00
Time:  10:00 a.m.

Admission includes:
1 Raffle Ticket for a $150.00 Cash Prize
Light Breakfast, Lunch and 1 free round of shooting

Additional Rounds:  $3.00
Additional Raffles:  $5.00

Slug Guns (bring your own Sabots if you wish) and Muzzleloaders.

Please...NO Rim fire!!

The day will start with a light breakfast followed by the start of shooting at 11 a.m.  Everyone will stop to enjoy a hearty lunch with a few game dishes on the menu.  After the shoot is over, there will be some fun pistol shooting so feel free to bring along your favorite firearm. 

Please respond no later than Wednesday, October 3rd if planning to attend to event Chairman, John Sparano at:
(914) 424-6659


Monday, August 20, 2012

Event update - September/October 2012

It seems like Summer is over just as it began but the events keep coming at the Kent Rod & Gun Club!
August was very busy at our club and everyone who attended enjoyed our Family BBQ on August 4th.  Photos from this event are posted on our "Random Shots" page, hop over and take a look!
Our team of Certified NRA Instructors gave another Pistol Safety Course on Sunday, August 19th and will be preparing to schedule another before year's end.  Our very own "Team Pistol Safety" received excellent evaluations by course attendees who passed their examinations with the highest marks.  Some took the course for upgrades, others in preparation for their first-time pistol licenses.  Keep the KR&G in mind for anyone needing to take this course and have them contact us so that we can add them to our next class roster.
  • General Membership Meeting-Friday, September 7th at 8 p.m.
  •  Annual Family Camp-out on Saturday, September 15th
This is always a fun night for everyone with lots of laughter around a roaring bonfire and kids running all over decked-out with glow-sticks.  Members and friends are invited to come and pitch tents late** in the afternoon plus bring along something tasty to eat or toss on our grill to share.  The kids always enjoy making S'mores and other goodies before curfew hits and everyone heads into their tents for (hopefully) a restful nights sleep.
Breakfast will be served early the next morning to all the campers.  
**Members are reminded that a Bow Hunter Safety Course will be taking place on September 8th....again, please do not set up tents until late in the afternoon. 
We ask that everyone who plans on camping to please drop us an e-mail at:  kentrodandgunclub@gmail.com
  • Bow Hunter Safety Course - Saturday, September 8th
Space is filling-up fast, for this course as well as the Hunter Safety Course (gun) on Thursday, October 25th and Saturday, October 27th.
To register, please contact Course Instructor Jerry Meenan at:  914-552-0323 or by e-mail at:  jerrymeenan@msn.com

  • Club Swap Meet - Friday, October 5th
Our regular General Membership Meeting will start at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited to bring along anything they would like to swap or sell.  Club business will be discussed at 8 p.m. and members can return to browse some great deals.

  • Annual Turkey Shoot - Sunday, October 7th
A favorite yearly event at our club is our Turkey Shoot.  Everyone is welcome, members, family and friends.   We start at 10 a.m., break for a hearty Sportsman's Lunch (Venison Chili and more) around noon then return for more shooting.  A great day to rack-up bragging rights!  More details will be posted as we get closer to the date.  Feel free to contact event Chairman....John Sparano at:  larchmontaudio@msn.com for more info.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The KR&G gets a Gold Medal!

Thanks to the efforts of Board Member Fernando Goncalves, the Kent Rod & Gun has achieved the status of an NRA Gold Medal Club having a 100% NRA membership affiliation.   The certificate awarded to our club is already framed and hanging proudly in our clubhouse and the gold logo will be featured here on various pages of our website.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Clean-up

Sunday, July 29th was a busy and very productive day at the Kent Rod & Gun as several members worked on various projects at our club.

Kevin Whittaker designed and started building a new Shooting Station at our front range a few days ago; a few helping hands brought it closer to being finished.

 Kevin made even more progress on July 31st when he finished putting up the walls.   

Don Hopko installed some outdoor carpeting down on our back range shooting stations while John Geist and Erik Lawton did some pretty impressive tree-trimming

In addition to all our members who pitched-in for the day, and who will be thanked again at our next meeting (in case anyone has been overlooked), a big shout-out to:

Jim Chenevey...
Refrigeration Engineer

Rich Armbruster...

BBQ PIT Technician

John Blazquez, John Pecora, John Pecora, Jr and John Sparano...
Assistant Carpenters 

Matthew McGuinness and Eric Lawton...
Refurbishers of the Horseshoe Pits

Paul Kuhfeldt & Pat Barry...

Second Story Maintenance Crew (Roof mold remediation)

Yolanda Fitz, Danielle & Nicole Mastrobuono...
Kitchen & Refrigerator Maintenance

Rich Othmer, Fernando Goncalves, Red Mastrobuono, Mike Thomas, Tom Curley, Russ Hughes and Matt Brancato...
Anything & Everything Maintenance

John Albert...
Club Record Maintenance (Stats, Facts & Figures)

Thanks all.  Your participation helps to keep our club operating like a well-oiled machine!