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MRRA 2018 Meeting Schedule
March 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM Board Meeting, 12:30 PM Membership Meeting, Splitrocks Entertainment Center.
Downloadable Agenda

June 30, 2018 - Board Meeting, GRRC.
August 25, 2018 - Board Meeting, MRC.
December 1, 2018 - 10:00 AM Board Meeting, 12:30 PM Membership Meeting, Splitrocks Entertainment Center.

Splitrocks (formerly Stars and Strikes)
Entertainment Center
5063 273rd Street Wyoming MN 55092

All members are invited to attend the Board of Directors Meetings.

Minneapolis Rifle Club to host the 2018 300 Meter National Rifle Championships:

MRC will host the 300 Meter National Rifle Championship May 15 thru May 19, 2018 at its range in St. Francis, Minnesota. Matches include, Men''s International 3-Position, Women's International 3-Position Rifle, 3-Position Standard Rifle, and International Prone Rifle. Please click for the match program.

Volunteers are needed to help. Please contact George Minerich at:

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2018 National Junior Air Rifle Championships
February 2, 2018 U.S. Army, Pool Indoor Range
Fort Benning, GA

Minnesota Juniors - Front to Rear: Ryan Hudson, Nathan Engman, Allison Buesseler and Gavin Barnick


  Lones W. Wigger Has Left The Range.

Competitive shooting lost a legend on the evening of December 14, 2017. Lones W. Wigger, the most decorated shooter in the world, died at his home from cancer complications. He was the winner of two Gold and one Silver Olympic Medals, 111 International Medals and set 29 world records in rifle shooting. Competitive shooting will greatly miss him! Click here to read more.



The Fall 2017 Newsletter is here! Download Here
From Mia Rhode:

The Life of a Shooters Wife Newsletter will be sent out on a MONTHLY basis (the first Wednesday of every month). If you are sending in match results or anything you would like printed in the newsletter, PLEASE send your things to me, by the end of the month.

Match reports and announcements will continue to be posted to the Rifle Shooting Blog as they are received, and will be included in the NEXT newsletter. This means you will need to refer to the Rifle Shooting Blog on a regular basis to remain up-to-date.

If you would like to be notified immediately of new match reports, match alerts, or any new postings on the blog, you will need to SUBSCRIBE to the Life Of A Shooter's Wife blog, not just the monthly newsletter.

If you have any questions, please contact me through the blog.

Thank you! - Mia

Here are the dates the newsletter will be sent out this Winter:
December 6, 2017
January 3, 2018
February 7, 2018
March 7, 2018

International Shooting Sport Federation(ISSF) World Shooting Championships:

The ISSF World Championships are held every four years. The first championship was shot in 1897 at Lyon France. Modern day events include air rifle and pistol, smallbore rifle, free pistol, shotgun and 300 meter rifle. The next World Championship is Aug. 31, 2018 through Sept. 14, 2018. These matches will be shot at Changwon South Korea. USA Shooting will be holding open team tryouts for rifle and pistol this September at Fort Benning Georgia. The US Team selection Matches at Ft. Benning are scheduled for September 17 - 24, 2017.

The Minneapolis Rifle Club (MRC) will be hosting a warm up for the USA Shooting Fall Team Selection 300 meter Matches. The MRC 300 Meter range (electronic targets) will be open for practice for members and nonmembers August 17 thru August 21, 2017. Range hours will be 0900 through 1530. A MRC member will be in attendance at all practices. If there is enough interest, we may try to sanction a USA Shooting Match. Please see the attached PDF flyer. Feel free to share the flyer with any interested party.
George Minerich MRRA, President
PDF Flyer/Program

Hi All:

Bad news -- our long-time friend Brian Shiffmann has left the range. He passed away about a week ago:

Brian Shiffman, age 77. Beloved husband of Randi, nee Rolland. Cherished father of Kari (James) Dicken. Devoted son of the late Florence and Bud Shiffman. Dear brother of Geri (Michael) Erens and Roger (Carol) Shiffman. Fond uncle of Dr. Greg (Vanessa) Erens, Laura (Chad) Tatham, Amanda (Charles) Carol, Justin (Kendra) Shiffman and 8 great-nieces and nephews. Graveside services Thursday 11 AM at Shalom Memorial Park, Rand Rd and Wilke Rd, Arlington Heights. Info Mitzvah Memorial Funerals, 630-MITZVAH (630-648-9824) or

2017 US Army Junior Air Rifle National Championship, January 27 & 28, 2017

Nine Minnesota Juniors shooters traveled to Georgia to attend Junior Air Rifle National Championship at Fort Benning. The match was shot on January 27 & 28, 2017. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosted the match. Pictured with the Minnesota Juniors is Patrick Sunderman member of the AMU and former MN Junior competitor. We are all very proud of our Junior Shooters!
Minnesota Junior Shooters (left to right): Dana Buesseler, Kamila Kisch, Abby Buesseler, Allison Buesseler, Elizabeth Ewert, Seth Olson, Riley Miller, Jack Kotok Kaleb Rutgers and Patrick Sunderman AMU

A History of the United States National Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Championship 1919-2013
By Hap Rocketto
After being missing for 42 years, the combined (adult & Jr.) MN State Champion Air Rifle traveling trophy has resurfaced. It appears to have been hanging in a shooters basement since 1973. No, it was not in Lance Peters basement. The Montgomery Precision Air Rifle tournament started in 1969. Since the trophy has been found will go back to using it. I hope to have it on display at the MN Air Rifle Championship on New Year's Eve.

As a side bar, it is hard to believe that air rifle started in the 60's. Most shooters think of air rifle as being a relatively new sport.

There are many years missing names / years from the trophy and I hope to fill in the gaps. The plaque has tags for 1969 through 1973, plus I have information for several more years. If you have any records of MN State Air Rifle Champion's please email me or call me with the information. I am looking for the winner's name, year won and if you have it the score.
So far I have the following information:
1969 - C. Peterson (tag) 1969 - H. Woltman (tag) 1970 - C. Peterson (tag)
1971 - H. Woltman (tag) 1972 - H Woltman (tag) 1973 - L. Peters (tag)
1978 - L. Peters 1980 - L. Peters 1981 - L. Peters
1983 - L. Peters 1984 - L. Peters 1986 - R. Lund
1988 - L. Peters 1991 - R. Lund 1994 - L. Peters
2008 - E. Quiner, JORC. 2011 - Alex Giesar, JORC.

Many thanks to Rodney Lund for recovering the trophy. We were also very lucky that Rod Lund Called Lance Peters to get his records. Lance gave Rodney his information a couple of days before he passed away. In several years there may not have been an adult championship but there was a Junior Olympic Championship. In those years we will use the JORC winner if it is submitted.

So if you won the MN Air Rifle Championship or know someone that has or have an old match bulletin, please send the name, year and score (or bulletin) if available to me. I will have tags made and placed on the trophy.

George Minerich, MRRA President
(320) 293-2933

George Minerich, MRRA President

The NRA has announced it's moving the 2017 National Matches (Rifle) to Camp Atterbury IN. It also announced a schedule change. Shooting Sports USA
All competitors planning to attend the 2017 Nationals should plan accordingly.
-First Shot Ceremony - July 7
-Welcome BBQ (afternoon) - July 7
-Across the Course - July 8-13
-Mid-Range - July 14-19
-Long-Range - July 20-25

Congratulations to Brad Yliniemi with his 100 shot Offhand score of 985-30X

Ten girls from American Heritage Girls troops in Minnetonka and Bloomington spent a fun Saturday at the Minneapolis Rifle Club (MRC). They started out learning about firearms and firearm safety, then getting in a little practice. We even got some of the moms to take a shot at it. In the end the girls earned their Shooting Sports Badge.

Thank you to MRC for hosting the event and the Minnesota Rifle and Revolver Association for providing ammunition, food, instruction and coaching. The girls hope to do it again soon!

Kirsten Rohmann
Coordinator, AHG MN0408

The MRRA would like to congratulate Erik Rhode for his pending state record of 599-39x fired on the 300, 500 & 600 yd MRP course held at NSRC May 14-15, 2016.
Match Results Here

2016 Spring Newsletter

Attention! NRA memberships:
Those looking to join or current NRA members who wish to renew can click on the "Join NRA" image above.
Doing so will directly benefit the MRRA.
The Minnesota Rifle and Revolver Association wishes to congratulate the following Minnesota Junior Shooters for receiving first round invitations to the 2014 National Junior Olympic Rifle Championships (JORC) to be held in April at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

In Women's Smallbore Rifle, Samantha Peterson, Abby West, and Carmen Fry. In Men's Smallbore Rifle, Eric Hazelton and Patrick Sunderman. In Women's Air Rifle, Abby West, Elizabeth Ewert, Samantha Peterson, and Grace Taschuk. And in Men's Air Rifle, Luke Taschuk, and Patrick Sunderman.

Congratulations to all the above Junior Shooters for their accomplishment on Qualifying.

Any Minnesota Juniors receiving 2nd round invites will be posted once 2nd round invites are released.

President George Minerich has passed on this copy of the first MRRA State Championship from 1932.

Downloadable Copy

This cast of characters is the 2013 State Association Match Rifle National Champion Team.
The Rumbold Match was fired on Monday (8/5/2013) @ Camp Perry OH.


MN Juniors compete at the Junior Olympic Championships, April 2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Elizabeth Ewert, Shelby Sandstrom, Carmen Fry, Abby West
(Left to Right)
Missing from the picture is Samantha Peterson.

Five Juniors Represent Minnesota at 2012 National Junior Olympic Rifle Championships.

Read More Here

I've republished 3 articles written by Larry Sawyer for the MRRA Newsletter.
Reprinted with the gracious permission of Larry Sawyer.

Successful Standing | Successful Standing (Part 2) | Top 3 Prone Mistakes

An open invitation to international competitors from President George Minerich.

Invitition 66kb

New Minnesota Smallbore Prone Aggregate Championship! More Information Here
MRRA is proud to announce the addition of official MRRA Merchandise.
Support the MRRA with your purchase. Promote MRRA by wearing it.
NEW MRRA Merchandise page

I've added a link to CAPT'N BOB'S BIG GLOSSARY OF HIGH POWER SHOOTIN' TERMS to the "About Shooting" Page.
Webmasters Note: I'm looking for a member who would like to contribute a brief synopsis on Pistol and/or Smallbore shooting to add to the "About Shooting" page. Anyone interested can contact me at Heck, I'll even give you full credit!
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