Hilltop gun Club
Hilltop Gun Club offers concealed carry certification, and array of firearms training, sales & service, in Athens County, Ohio.
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As a youth I was taught marksmanship skills by combat veterans who drilled the utmost important shooting principles into my training. Aim small – Shoot smile and 1 shot 1 kill. Every time i handle a firearm I practice those basic skills.
The Battle of Belgium’s Mons Canal October 23 1914. The Brittish Army had set up forces in a long swath along the Conde Canal area facing the German Army in a defensive manner. The Germans 1st Army Commanding General was 100% clueless the Brittish were watching his every move due to the fact the he was in hot pursuit of the French Army, and then for some unknown reason; with no intellegence no warning or battle order he turned his army and promptly began to attack the Brittish Army!
If all goes well there is going to be work party at the range this coming June 5-7. We intend to move the massive amounts of dirt we removed from The Slot Range and take it down to the Lower Range and lift that area up. The other jobs hopefully we an accomplish is finishing the awning of the shelter house, re routing and widening the creek, cutting brush, adding another layer of gravel to the parking lot, putting up a board and post fence, adding an extension to the septic tank for our future out house and enlarging the Shoot House Range area. A lot of projects but with enough helpers and members we should accomplish the majority of them. Please send up an email if you are interested in coming down to help. Once we get finished then the following next few weeks we will set up for some serious firearm training and shooting. Staff
Our Chief Instructor recently purschased a brand new high capacity Para Ordinance Warthog, which is a wicked little handgun that carries 10 45 ACPs rounds. When the gun first arrived it was nearly impossible for 5 grown strong men to operate the slide and overcome the high presure return spring. We all thought the gun was problematic and that few people anywhere would be able to make the gun function. We sent an email to Para asking what was up with the intense pressure of the spring and we were told it was only a 20 pound spring.. HAHAHAH all of us can assure you the spring pressure is more like 120 pounds and the Para rep told us to go blow no less than 500 rds through the gun to loosen it up. He recommended a 1000 to really get it functioning.
April 24-26 John Euler, Dave Lawarence, Jerry Mathney and Bill Hagel came down to the range and volunteered their time to help finish the Shelter house, install the Slot Range drain system, cut a massive tree out of our very jammed up creek and off the top of a jammed up boat in the same creek, built a parking lot, raised up the head of the Slots head wall by 5 more feet and mowed the property. No organization can operate without membership help and voluneetirsm and resouces. Our next project wil be installing a post and rail fence up along the county road and then a 5 strand barbed wire fence around the immediate shooting ranges. The barbed fence will also be electrified to get any tresspassers’ attention that it isnt a good idea to come on the property without permission. The officers of HillTop Gun Club want to thank the volunteers for coming down and helping. We do appericate your time and effort. The Staff.
According to the weather forecast there may be good working conditions for Phase II at the gun range property, April 24-26, 2015. Equiptment operators intend to hog out the Shoot House pit another 50′ long, thus allowing more training ranges and they will use the escavated soils over into the Bottom range to help level and drain it.
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We often discuss the issues of carrying a defensive concealed handgun with the staff, club members and new Concealed Carry Weapon students, and the majority of the results are that gun are heavy and burdensome and they dont wear as comfortable as a pair of shoes.