New! Advanced Concealed Carry Training

FSA is proud to announce that we have invited a local instructor to teach his NEXT LEVEL Self-defense Handgun class at Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association this year on the following dates:  

Friday/Saturday, July 16th & 17th 

Friday/Saturday, Sept. 17th & 18th 

The class will start off in the classroom on Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 PM and finish on the range on Saturday from 9:00 – Noon. The class is limited to the first ten (10) participants who register and pay. You must be a member of FSA and have a valid Ohio Concealed Handgun License to attend this class.

This class picks up where your state-required concealed carry class left off and focuses on improving your ability to avoid a violent encounter, survive a violent encounter with your handgun, and deal with the legal aftermath of a violent encounter. Participants will learn: 

  • How to identify and avoid a potentially violent threat
  • How to develop rules of engagement for inside and outside the home
  • Legal issues associated with using your handgun in self-defense
  • What to say to law enforcement if you have had to use your handgun
  • What non-lethal gear you should carry if you’re carrying a handgun
  • How to draw your handgun from concealment and placing accurate shots

Cost: $140 per participant, payable in advance of the class.

Equipment Requirements (What to Bring):

  • The handgun (revolver or semi-auto) that you regularly carry with at least 2 magazines or speed loaders for revolvers
  • A stiff leather or Kydex holster that can be mounted on your belt (no retention-device, pocket, bra, or purse holsters will be allowed for this class). 
  • At least one spare magazine pouch that can be mounted on your belt
  • 100 rounds of full metal jacket ammunition (range ammo)
  • Sturdy gun belt
  • Concealment garment typical of the type you routinely use to conceal your handgun
  • Comfortable everyday clothes/shoes (no military/tactical/ninja gear unless that’s what you wear everyday)
  • Safety glasses and hearing protection
  • Notebook and pen (you’ll want to take notes)

Instructor: Bob Jewell is a Rangemaster and NRA Certified Instructor, a graduate of the Law of Self Defense Instructor Program, as well as an accomplished tactical shooter. He annually participates in firearms, legal, medical, and personal defense training from top national instructors such as Tom Givens, Dave Spaulding, and Craig Douglas.

Registration: To register, contact Bob Jewell and mail a check or make an online payment via Venmo (www.venmo.com/Robert-Jewell-25). Payments must be received no later than 30 days prior to the class.

Bob Jewell

7491 Sussex Drive

West Chester, OH 45069

rjewell424@gmail.com

2021 Hot Shots Information

FSA has an exciting 2021 Youth Shooting Sports Program. From May to October youth have the opportunity to participate in either FSA’s 4-position Smallbore Rifle program or shotgun (Skeet or Trap) program.  FSA’s Youth Shooting Sports Program is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 (male or female) and does not require club membership, so invite your friends. We’ll meet at FSA the second Saturday each month from 9:00 to 12:00 for instruction and practice.  For youth desiring to become more serious, Hot Shots is an entry point for the FSA Air Rifle Team and SCTP Lead Slingers Shotgun teams.  Hot Shots is an opportunity for youth who want to shoot for pleasure or work toward shooting competitively. In the Hot Shots Program they will progress through the NRA Winchester Marksmanship Program earning awards as they go.

Disciplines:

4-Position Smallbore Rifle– Youth 8 to 18 years of age will receive instruction on shooting from 4 positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing) a .22 caliber target rifle utilizing a sling.  As competency increases, the marksmen move to higher (more difficult) positions.  We’ll follow the NRA 4-position small bore program guidelines.  FSA will provide rifles, ammo, targets, ear protection, and eye protection.  The youth will need to bring to each practice: a pair of gloves, 2 sweat shirts, and a pad or piece of carpet to lie on.

Shotgun– The shotgun program is open to youth up to 18 years of age.  The youth should be approximately 100 lbs and have the physical strength to handle a shotgun and the mental and emotional maturity to participate in a team sport. Youth will be introduced to Trap or Skeet disciplines and will receive instruction to develop shotgun shooting skills. FSA will provide shotguns, ammo, ear and eye protection, and targets. 

Registration:

For 2021 we plan to have registration on May 8th At this time we’re not limiting the number of youth participants.  We will conduct NRA First Steps Rifle and Shotgun Certification training on May 8th.  First Steps will be mandatory all youth joining Hot Shots for the first time and recommended for parents.

Cost:

The cost to participate is $30 per shooting youth for the summer (cash or check).  The fee offsets a small portion of FSA’s cost of targets, ear and eye protection, ammunition, NRA First Steps packet, and awards.

Next Steps:

We will have a meeting on May 8th at 8:30 A.M. in the FSA Education Building to review programs, equipment needs, answer questions, and register youth which will be followed by First Steps Training for youth entering the program for the first time while returning shooters will report to the ranges for shooting practice.

If in the meantime if you’d like additional information please feel free to email either Brian Ferneding – brianferneding@gmail.com  or Jon Beyer – beyerjon80@gmail.com

May 8th        First Steps Training and Hot Shots Practice

June 12th           Hot Shots Practice

July 10th          Hot Shots Practice          

Aug 14th          Hot Shots Practice

Sep 11th           Hot Shots Practice

Oct 9th           Hot Shots Practice and Pizza Party with Awards