(Distinguished Rifleman 1960)
of Phoenix was one of the central figures in Arizona shooting for
decades. Winner of the Palma Individual Trophy in 1963, Col.
Roninger played an important role in the organization of the 1970 World
Championships in Phoenix as well as keeping the Highpower shooting
programs within ASRPA on track for many years. When he passed
away last week at age 93 years of age, Col. Roninger, was our oldest
Distinguished Rifleman, and remained a shooter to the
end, frequenting the Ben Avery range with his 1903 Springfield.
(provided by German S.)
He will be missed. If you look him up, he was one of the true powers in NRA
Welcome to Arizona.RifleShooting.com. This web-site will provide match descriptions, tutorials, and other information including match schedules and announcements on competitive rifle shooting in and near Arizona. The primary emphasis of this site is Conventional NRA Service Rifle & Highpower Rifle " National Match Course", CMP matches, "Palma Match" and NRA & ISSF/Olympic Smallbore rifle & NRA & ISSF/Olympic Pistol Shooting. But I will add information of other shooting disciplines as it becomes available.
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Rifle Shooting Matches in Arizona:
Ben Avery schedule available at Ben Avery website.
If you want to be part of the organization that does the most to protect Ben Avery and civil rights of arizona's gun owner, join and stay in touch with ASRPA
AZCDL is another statewide organization, it is primarily civil rights oriented.
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BEN AVERY JUNIOR SMALLBORE PROGRAM
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"No te mostrare mi espalda sin razon.
No la guardare sin honor."
- engraved on a Spanish Sword in a museum.
Its not Liberty whose supposed to
be blindfolded, that's the other
and neither of them should be bound and gagged.
- quote on a friend's website
stand next in importance to the Constitution
itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under
independence. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day,
events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security
and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable.
The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil
interference -- they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
- attributed to George Washington
Labe - come and get em!
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine men and
women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The
amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those
who did not return."
- Colin Powell (reported by Jeff Cooper)
In Calgary, near the Bow
River, is a small plaza that must have been built as part of the '88
Winter Olympics. Set in metal letters right into the stone surface of
the plaza is this sentence:
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle."
(attributed to Baron de Coubertain, founder of the modern olympics)
"We probably wouldn't be speaking the Navajo language - or even the English language - if it wasn't for the code-talkers."
- some old Navajo code talker on a TV interview
If you can read this, thank a teacher...
If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier
- bumper sticker
وَالسَّارِقَةُ فَاقْطَعُواْ أَيْدِيَهُمَا جَزَاء بِمَا كَسَبَا نَكَالاً
مِّنَ اللّهِ وَاللّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ
"When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act." - Unknown
Far better it is to dare mighty
things, to win glorious triumphs
even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray
twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
shooters are out walking.
First one says, "Windy, isn't it?"
Second one says, "No, its Thursday!"
Third one says, "So am I. Let's go get a beer."
- from fullbore list
"If a man stands just an hour with a
weapon in his hands to fight Jihad, its better than being a preacher in
Mecca for 100 years."
- - unidentified Lebanese man who had gone to Iraq to join the insurgency and later returned, quoted in LA Times, 29-Dec-04
"Suppose the Second Amendment said, 'A well-educated electorate being
necessary for self-governance in a free state, the right of the people
to keep and read books shall not be infringed.' Is there anyone who
would suggest that means only registered voters have a right to read?"
-- Robert A. Levy, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
"It is Sunna that every Muslim has the right to bear arms."
- quote from ummah.com
(praise the lord and pass the ammunition)
No se caza para matar
Sino, al reves
Se mata para haber cazado
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
"...it's not uncommon for households in the Middle East to have at least an AK-47 around the house..."- from a news report on Yahoo
"[regarding]... female Marines ...there is one out here who is pulling more than her weight and is doing things no one else could do. She is an educated Syrian-born Lance Corporal, an absolutely delightful and fascinating person. Because of her particular abilities, she can go with units on a variety of missions and help calm a situation by speaking to the women and children, which is something no male Marine can do effectively. She has also done yeoman's work as a translator for the interrogators. All of that is even more impressive when you hear what career she walked away from to enlist in the Marine Corps: she was a practicing physician. I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it myself."
- report of a correspondent of Jeff Cooper in Nov 04 - http://users2.ev1.net/%7Emkreynolds/jeff/
“All that is necessary for the forces of evil to prevail
in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke, British statesman 1729-1797
"...I was entranced the first time I looked down a gun-sight with a finger on a trigger. It seemed to me the most private, the most intense moment of conversation with oneself, so to speak, with that split-second of right decision coming and going all the time, almost answering the movements of one's mind. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. I feel that the religious excitement that is supposed to come to people who meditate on the flame of a single candle in an otherwise dark room was no greater than the pleasure I felt when I looked down a gun-sight and became very close to my own mind and consciousness. In a second the scale of things could alter and I could be lost in something like a private universe."
From Half a Life, 2001. - by V.S. Naipaul
"French Soldiers, we
do not accept your surrender, if you are Vichy, fight us, if you are
Frenchmen join us!"
- - Line from the movie "The Big Red One"
"When you are abroad and can own several rifles without feeling 'suspect' as we feel at home, you will, sooner or later, begin acquiring rifles as some men do polo ponies and, the less lucky, golf clubs."
- - H. C. Maydon (for whom England was "home")
– Gold Medalist, AP40,
Silver Medalist WSP, 2000 Olympics, Sydney