Thursday, September 19, 2013

NRA Pistol Safety Course-Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pistol Safety Course - Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 8 a.m.  

This is an intensive, 8 hour course of instruction for first-time pistol license applicants as well as for those needing to do an upgrade to an existing license

The course fee is $95.00.  

Our club offers refreshments and lunch items for sale during these courses. 

 Pass this along to anyone who might be interested...seating fills up fast!  Contact John Sparano here

Annual Turkey Shoot - Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013
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 Monday, September 30th if planning to attend to event Chairman, John Sparano at:

A Day for the Ladies!

It has been a special year for the Kent Rod & Gun Club as we celebrate 65 years of being part of the Putnam County community.  In addition to our regularly scheduled club events, we were proud to feature, for the first-time,  a Ladies Day at the Range on Sunday, September 15th, prouder still that it was a huge success!

Thanks to the teamwork from club members, all who attended enjoyed a great day of sporting activities and...a fabulous luncheon.    Support, in the way of brochures, catalogs and more, from Kimber, Glock, Ruger, Springfield Armory, Smith & Wesson and  Designer Concealed Carry Handbags helped to send each lady home with a gift bag full of goodies.  

The ladies excelled in each phase of the day's activities which included target shooting, skeet and some impressive archery thanks to Flying Arrow Sports who generously provided Bows for the event.

Taking some time out from their hectic schedules to join us were Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Kent Town Supervisor Kathy Doherty, Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (who is running again), Kent Town Council Candidate Janis Bolbrock and Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith.

It was a very good day and we look forward to doing it again, next year!

The clubhouse was all decked-out for the event!

The Back Range Shooters

Think I'll shoot this one!

Sorry, Ladies Only today!

Club President, Kevin McGuinness, speaks to the ladies

Rob Firriolo gave an overview on his NRA Personal Protection Courses

and then...Rob demonstrated a Designer Concealed Carry Handbag!                                    

Nan Nayworth was another welcome guest!

Sheriff Don Smith shares a few words

Archery was a popular event of the day!

The target shooters kept Jim Chenevey busy!

At the end of the day, a lucky lady went home with the door prize!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Training Course

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Training Course



Sunday, October 20, 2013 -  8:00 a.m.


Kent Rod & Gun Club

223 Richardsville Road, Kent Cliffs, NY


Robert P. Firriolo

NRA Certified Instructor and Attorney at Law


In this full-day course, students will learn basic defensive shooting
skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent
confrontation; laws concerning firearms and self-defense; dealing with
the aftermath of a self-defense shooting; and how to choose a
handgun for self-defense.

Using a firearm responsibly and ethically; developing the proper mindset;
understanding your state of mental awareness; mental preparation and physical
training for personal protection and facing a life-threatening encounter.

Live-fire exercises including fundamentals of defensive marksmanship; understanding
defensive accuracy; cover and concealment; sighted, flash-sight and point shooting;
standing and kneeling positions; time-distance exercise.

Understanding laws and regulations concerning purchase, transfer and possession ofhandguns; the law pertaining to the use of deadly force; potential criminal and civil legal  actions following a defensive encounter.

Strategies and methods to protect your personal safety at home and in public, and for responding to a potentially life-threatening encounter; mentally preparing for the aftermath of a violent confrontation; methods for safely storing a personal protection pistol.


$165 ($15 NRA Member Discount) – $30 Deposit due by Oct. 11

Valid NYS pistol license & prior shooting experience* are required to take this course. * One of the following is required: NRA Basic Pistol certificate; NRA FIRST Steps (pistol) certificate; NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card; NRA pistol instructor credentials; military DD-214 with pistol qualification; or passing the Pre-Course Assessment
For Registration:

Contact Rob Firriolo by e-mail: or by phone at:  516.526.8595

                                 Seating is limited; register ASAP.