High-Lonesome Silhouette Club History

High-Lonesome Silhouette Club was formed January 2004.  Johnny Robinson as President and Lloyd May as Vice President.  At this time High-Lonesome Silhouette Club (H.L.S.C.) started rebuilding the rifle silhouette range which only had an eight position uncovered firing line and 12’x16’ covered staging area. H.L.S.C. started by adding berms and bottom rails.  H.L.S.C. started conducting 1/5 scale small-bore and 3/8 scale matches, firing from two positions per target banks.  H.L.S.C. also conducted Cowboy Silhouette matches using borrowed ½ scale targets during this time. In July of 2004 H.L.S.C. had 8 members and at this time they started work on adding a cover on the firing line. During the 2004 H.L.S.C. season matches averaged 8 shooters per match.

In 2005, Lloyd May.  was elected as president and Johnny Robinson as Vice President of H.L.S.C. , During the 2005 season H.L.S.C. continued shooting 1/5scale and 3/8 scale matches with an occasional Cowboy Silhouette match. Club membership increased to 12members and averaged 10 shooters per match. The only range improvements during 2005 was adding a fence around the range and filling in the drainage ditch in front of the firing line.

In 2006 season, Lloyd May was elected as president and Johnny Robinson as Vice President.  H.L.S.C. continued to conduct 1/5scale, 3/8scale and Cowboy matches averaging 10 shooters per match. The only range improvements were a bull gate at the entrance and dirt work on the range.

In 2007 season Lloyd May was elected as president, Don Owings as VP.  H.L.S.C. membership was around 15members and H.L.S.C. continued with 1/5scale and 3/8scale matches. Matches averaged 14 shooters per match.  During 2007, range improvements included extending the staging area by building a retaining wall, adding to the staging awning, re- building berms and adding a gun rack in the staging area.

In 2008, Lloyd May was re-elected as president, Kibby Babb as Vice president. Matches for the year were NRA Approved small-bore, 3/8scale and 1/2scale matches. H.L.S.C membership was 16 members. H.L.S.C. conducted 30 matches, matches averaged 18 shooters per match. H.LS.C. started giving door prizes at each match. Range improvements were adding onto the firing line to allow 3 positions per target banks.

In 2009, Lloyd May was re-elected as president and Kibby Babb was re-elected as Vice President. Matches for the year were NRA approved small-bore, 3/8 scale and 1/2scale matches.  H.L.S.C. membership was 9 members. H.L.S.C. conducted 23 matches averaging 15 shooters per match. Range improvements continued by adding on to firing line, awning, berms, and double stacking the rails to allow 3 positions per target bank for the 2010 season.

In 2010, Lloyd May was re-elected as president and Kibby Babb re-elected as Vice President. Matches for the year were NRA approved small-bore, 3/8 scale, and ½ scale matches. 2010 also was the 1st annual match and the 1st night match for H.L.S.C..  All matches were fired with new 3 position range. Membership was 13 members. H.L.S.C. conducted 25 matches averaging 14 shooters per match.

In 2011, Lloyd May was re-elected president and Kibby Babb was re-elected as Vice President. Matches were NRA approved small-bore, 3/8 scale, ½ scale with 2nd annual (60round) match and 2- night matches. Membership was 19. H.L.S.C. conducted 22 matches averaging 20 shooters per match.  Due to a wind storm that damaged the firing line & staging area awning repairs were to re-anchor all framing and pour a new footing around firing line.

In 2012, Lloyd May was re-elected as president and Kibby Babb was re-elected as Vice President. Matches were NRA approved small-bore, 3/8scale, ½ scale, 3rd annual (60round match), 2-night matches with 1 of these matches as a Benefit match for Isaiahs Kitchen, $1370 dollars was donated to them from the proceeds of this match. Membership increased to 34 members. H.L.S.C. conducted 28 matches averaging 20 shooters per match. 2012 was the first year that Club t-shirts were made. Range improvements were adding base coarse in front of firing line and installing 2 new gun racks and bulletin board.

In 2013, Lloyd May was re-elected as President and Kibby Babb was re-elected as Vice President.  Matches were NRA approved small-bore, 3/8 scale, ½ scale, 4th annual (60 round match), 2- night matches and ½ scale magnum matches were started. Membership was 30 members. H.L.S.C. conducted 33 matches averaging 20 shooters per match.  H.L.S.C. started award shirts for perfect scores (40x40) on 3/8 scale and ½ scale matches. There were no major range improvements made this year.

In 2014, Lloyd May was re-elected as President and Kibby Babb was re-elected as Vice President. Matches were NRA approved, 3/8 scale, ½ Scale 22LR, ½ scale 22mag, 5th annual (60 round match) and 2 night matches. Membership was 31 members. H.L.S.C. conducted 32 matches averaging 15 shooters per match. A raffle was held this year as a fund raiser for the club which netted $3462.00 for the club. (5.56Stag Arms rifle) There were no major range improvements made.

In 2015, Lloyd May was re-elected as President and Kibby Babb was re-elected as Vice President. Matches were NRA approved small-bore, 3/8 scale, ½ scale 22LR, ½ scale 22mag, 6th annual (60round match) and 2-night matches with one of these being a benefit match for Manna Outreach, $1676 dollars was donated to them from proceeds of this match. Membership was 38 members. H.L.S.C. conducted 38 matches averaging 20 shooters per match. A CZ 455 rifle was raffled off with the proceeds going to Manna Outreach ($880.00). Range improvements were adding a walkway at entrance, pouring cement around entrances and adding caliche base coarse to level staging area. Also H.L.S.C. started awarding T-shirts for Grand Slams on 3/8 scale and ½ scale matches.

In 2016, Lloyd May was re-elected as President and Trey Robinson was elected as Vice President. Matches were NRA approved small-bore, 3/8 scale, ½ scale 22LR, ½ scale 22mag, 7th annual (60 round match) and 2 night matches with one of these being a benefit match for Brilee Compary, $2084.00 was donated to Brilee from the proceeds from this match. Membership was 33 members. H.L.S.C. conducted 38 matches averaging 23 shooters per match. A CZ 455 rifle w/ 4x16 Weaver scope was raffled as a fund raiser for the club, this raffle netted the club $2598. Range improvements were started to move to 4 positions on the firing line and Hobbs Gun Club installing electrical service to the range. Also, the membership fees were increased from $6.00 per year to $20.00 per year and Club T-shirts were ordered.

In 2017, Lloyd May was re-elected as President and Trey Robinson was re-elected as Vice President.

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