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This website has many links to a variety of products that we have an affiliation with and do sometimes receive a commission for promoting their products. My recommendation is ALWAYS based on my belief in that product as described in the post or link. Visiting FortPatriot.com and linking to the various products thru our website helps us pay for hosting fees and other expenses. I am disclosing this in accordance with 16 CFR, Part 255 and humbly thank you for your support.

2016 Top Shot Contest

2016 Top Shot Contest

Top Shot winner gets a new Ruger 10/22 (M1 carbine stock -”Land of Free Because of the Brave” engraving) rifle or $200 cash equivalent prize.  Second place winner gets a brick (500rds) of 22LR ammunition and a $15 gift certificate from Fortpatriot.com LLC. Third place winner receives a $15 gift certificate from Fortpatriot.com LLC. Anybody who scores higher than 32 will receive a $3 off coupon for anything in shop. Also, with each target purchase the buyer will be entered into a drawing for over $100 worth of door prizes.

Dates: Contest starts on November the 1st 2016 with scheduled shoot dates on November 5th, 12th, 19th, and the 26th. Anytime on those Saturdays between 9am to 1pm will be fine (please text first to make sure range is open). If unable to make it on those dates or times just text or call 765-414-5147 to schedule a shoot time, November 30th will be the last possible shoot day and the end of contest. Leader board (initials and target# – no names) will be posted at http://www.facebook.com/fortpatriot/  weekly on Mondays. Winner will be announced on December 1st, 2016 (make a great Christmas present).

Location: 6121 S 200 E Cutler, In 46920

Price per Target: 1 for $5, 2 for $9, or 3 for $12 (you are legally buying a paper target only with sales tax included in price– contest submission is voluntary).

Contest Rules:

Target: Patriots Club light rifle target (click here for sample) . This is not the contest target but is similar; actual target will be given at the shoot time. Each target equals one contest submission (So you can buy and enter as many targets as you like).

Firearm Type: .22 LR rim-fire rifle only, open sights (iron sights only -no scopes, optics or lasers of any kind)! Can use your own or we have a Ruger 10/22 or S&W MP15/22 available to use. Bring your own ammunition. Fortpatriot.com llc has some available at shoot site if needed for $4 per box of 50 rds (limit 1 box).

Distance: 25 yards from target to muzzle end of rifle. Will be already set up at shoot site.

Practice Class: We will hold a 1 hour practice class for anyone interested for $15. Class will include one on one training in safety, basic shooting fundamentals, shooting tips, will shoot 2 practice rounds of Phase I and II of the competition, and play a round of Battleship. Text or call 765-414-5147 to set up a class. Get a competitive edge with this class from a certified NRA instructor!!

Shooting: Phase I: Shoot 4 rounds from standing position (unaided) within 60 seconds (time starts at command: Commence firing). Once time ends and given the command, the shooter can (optional) reposition to either a kneeling, sitting, or prone position (unaided – no bags or rest of any kind allowed). Phase II: Once shooter is in position and given command, fire 4 rounds within 80 seconds (time starts at command: Commence Firing).  5 to 10 minutes of practice will be allowed before actual contest for sighting in rifle if shooter desires. Shooter must follow the Shoot Boss (Line Boss) commands at all times or be disqualified if found to be unsafe. Contestant can look at target (take picture) when done but cannot touch it.

Age: Anyone and everyone can participate. However anyone under 18 years old must have their parent or legal guardian sign the target giving permission for them to participate in the contest. Parents must determine appropriate shooting age for their kids and must be with them as they shoot.

Scoring: Any line shots are rounded up (any part of bullet hole touching the line). The added total of the 8 shots equals your score. Shots outside the ring but still on the paper target equal .5 pts.  In case of ties; we will measure the distance of each shot from center of target and add all the distances up; shortest total distance wins. If by some crazy chance there is still a tie, we will take the stop watch time of each phase – add up – least amount of time – wins. All submitted targets will be kept at Fortpatriot.com llc until end of contest. Chris Peterson will be the final scoring judge on all submitted targets. A third party will witness and score any of Chris’s family members. A trusted third party will also check the top 10 scores to verify.  

The contest winner (or guardian who will actually own and control the firearm) must past the required back ground check to receive the rifle or have to take the cash prize.

The contestant (shooter) must read and follow all range rules provided by the host range and comply with all Local, State, and Federal laws. NO loaded Firearms are allowed anywhere on property until on range and given the command to load. Shooter must bring own eye and ear protection.

The contestant (shooter) must sign the Waiver of Liability form at shoot location (before shooting). Must check in at shop before going to range.

Proceeds from this event will help us build a classroom for firearm safety classes and will be the same classroom we will use for our Carroll County Patriots Club for kids. Your help in buying these targets is not just about a building, but will help our kids learn more about our founding fathers and the US Constitution.

Thank You – and good luck :)

 

 

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Helpful Baofeng Radio and Ham links

Here are some links that will be helpful in setting up your new Baofeng Radio.

Baofengradio.us/support

Baofengtech.com/support

Chirp Radio programing Software

Repeater Book

FRS / GMRS Frequencies

County Frequencies for Scanner (be sure to enter transmit offset – so you don’t accidently transmit on emergency channels)

National Association for Amateur Radio

Ham Test Study Guide

And of course, you can search “baofeng” at youtube for many helpful videos.

Click picture below to buy online – thanks!

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Should Christians Arm Themselves?

Check out this Podcast on Generations with Vision for a Biblical worldview regarding firearm ownership.

https://generationswithvision.com/broadcast/should-christians-arm-themselves/

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Gift Certificate

Last Minute shopping – ideas! What could be a better Christmas gift than a Certificate for a box of ammo, or to go towards a firearm to protect a loved one. Shoot me an email and we’ll get you set up for the amount needed. chris@fortpatriot.com

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Savage A17

Just got in this hard to get Savage A17  (semi auto 17HMR). Only asking $387 – we take cash, credit cards, or can apply for our 90 day same as cash program. Call or email me if your interested. Check out the review below by 22 Plinkster.

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Certified Firearm Instruction Classes

We now offer NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle and Home Protection Classes!

 NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation: Basic pistol orientation class designed for first time firearm owners. Class is 3 to 4 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type (either revolver or Semi auto pistol – student choice). Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation: Basic rifle orientation class designed for first time firearm owners (same as above only for rifles).

Cost: $47 ($12 coupon available for those who purchase their firearm with Fortpatriot.com – coupon works both ways; buy a firearm – class cost $35 or go to class first and get $12 off your next firearm purchases).

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course: This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course: This course is  14 hours (2 day) long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot bolt, lever, pump, break action, and semi-auto rifles.

Cost: $94 ($12 coupon available for those who purchase their firearm with Fortpatriot.com – coupon works both ways; buy a firearm – class cost $82 or go to class first and get $12 off your next firearm purchases).

 NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course:  Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.
Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.
Note: Lesson III of this course: Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, or a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented.

Cost: $147 ($17 discount given if you had taken one of the other basic classes (FIRST, or NRA Basic Pistol) with us, Also $12 coupon available for those who purchased their firearm with Fortpatriot.com LLC)

We can offer these classes either as a group or in private! Call or email Chris with questions (chris@fortpatriot.com or 765-414-5147)

Referral Program: Recommend these classes to your friends and receive a $7 credit (for ammunition, accessories, firearms, etc), if and when they take the class.

 

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ZERO % Interest on all Firearms in Stock!!

We know the economy is tough right now for a lot of people and you may not have the extra cash right now for a firearm. However,  we don’t want that fact to prevent someone from properly protecting their family in these troubled times. So, for a limited time we are offering a 90 day same as cash program. See below for details.

For firearms in stock:

10% down payment / 0% interest for 90 days / only 1.99% interest per month (on the balance) after the 90 days up to 9 months (one year plan).

For firearms not in inventory but available to order via our distributors:

25% down payment / 0% interest for 90 days / only 1.99% interest per month (on the balance) after the 90 days up to 9 months (one year plan).

Of course some restrictions apply and a referral is requested if I don’t know you. Terms are subject to change before hand but not after agreement is signed. Click here for this current (Limited time) program details > PAYMENT AGREEMENT Spring 2015

We know how important ospec (operational security) is to you and your family, so all your purchases with us stay confidential!!

 Just got this special edition Ruger 10/22 NRA Take Down rifle - asking $347 (available for the Zero % 90 day no interest program)

 

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Shot Gun Shell Bobbers

We tried out these Shell Bobbers from Fishing Ammo Inc. (as seen on the Shark Tank) this weekend and they worked great! We have some available in the shop if your looking to get out and do a little fishing this spring; they are easy to put on, fun, and work great.

 Click picture to buy online or stop by the shop to get them locally.

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When marksmenship met history – Appleseed Report.

We had an excellent time at Appleseed this weekend! I would strongly encourage anyone interested in American history and that loves to shoot to attend one of these events. Just go to their website at www.appleseedinfo.org  to learn more about this great program.

Unfortuantly, none of my group (Benjamin, Isaac, Ethan, nor myself) made Rifleman; but we learned a lot and will be better prepared next time.

My best score was an 180 on the AQT (Army Qualification Test), which would equal a Sharp Shooter (Appleseed Qual -25 meter targets) according to the chart. Lessons learned: I noticed my rear sight (TSR200) was loose when we was done and I was putting the rifle back in the case. This was a rookie mistake which I should have notice right away, as my groups was getting inconsistent. Next time I’ll use Loctite on the base screws :) . I may also, try using a scope next time, because my eyes are getting old and that bottom row of the AQT was a little fuzzy and hard for me to see.

Benjamin, Isaac, and Ethan all qualified “Marksman” (Army Qual) according to the chart. They too, had lesson learned stories and will continue to improve based on them. The skills and history learned during this event is something that they will always remember and make them better American citizens.

Hat’s off to those who made rifleman: Ben H, Jim S, Chris P (not me), and Bill S (who is now going to be an instructor in training). Huzzah!!

Click here to see (and read) the after action report > http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=44632.0

Now, we (my clan) will continue practicing the skills (trigger control, getting NPOA, breathing, etc) learned and be ready to get that Rifleman Badge next time :) .

The history taught was based on the book “Paul Revere’s Ride” (see below). They told us some great stories about some real patriots, that I have not heard before! Click here to learn more about the “Three Strikes” that they taught us - Three Strikes

At the end of the AQT’s – TJ (the shoot boss) let us shoot his M1 Garand! See Isaac shooting it below for the very first time! All the instructors where great – and we really appreciated how well they worked with the youth.

Give me a call if your interested in attending this event. I’ll do my best (although I’m not a rifleman- yet) to help you prepare and get some equipment ready that you will need. We can order any firearm you would like to use including the Liberty Training Rifle (Marlin 795 with tec sights), which is designed just for this event.

 

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Customize your Firearm! 20% Off Sale!

We all like to be a little different – right! Well, why then have the exact same gun that 200,000 other people have? We are happy to announce that we are now a dealer for Bastion products (engraved in the USA). Currently we have mag plates for Glocks, SW M&P’s, and Springfield XD’s. Also, back slide plates for Glocks, Stainless Steel Pin kits for Glocks, Ruger 10/22 ext. mag. release, and AR 15  (Dust covers – Mag release – and Charging Handles). Come over and check them out! %20 off sale thru the weekend.

Here are a few examples:

Here’s what I did with my Glock 26!

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