IT'S WET OUT HERE!
Dear Fellow Club Members,
Today I went down to the Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club property. I have not seen so much water since Tropical Storm Fay a few years ago. The High Power Range has about 2 feet of water on the pit road. The Sporting Clays area looks like a lake. The road to the New Practice Pistol Range is underwater. I would not even know how to get to the 200 yard Benchrest Range. Action Area Bays 1 and 2 have fish in them. The Retention Ditches around the Black Powder Range are full. The road has washed out right at the Shotgun Pole Barn. No one will be speeding through there until this is fixed!
It has been recommended that we get some industrial pumps and pump out the property. Folks, every retention area and drainage area is full of water. There is literally no where to pump all the water to. We are just going to have to let it saturate into the ground.
I wish I could snap my fingers and get you all back on to the property so you can enjoy our Club. However, driving across our various dirt roads on the property will cause ruts and damage. Please give the Port Malabar property a few days to dry off before you try to go out. Tom Zamperello, our Executive Officer, estimates it will take several weeks to make repairs even after the water recedes. I am asking for you to please stay off the property for a few days.
Thank you all for your understanding.
Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club
to the home in cyberspace of Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club. Our 122-acre facility off Malabar Road in Palm Bay, FL, offers our members a dozen shooting ranges, including a practice pistol range, Action Area, trap and skeet fields, and the only certified 600-yard rifle range in the state.
To access this website, you MUST be a member of the club. If you register for a new account, it will not be approved unless your membership can be confirmed. Non-members can only access a few pages including the calendar of events. For any questions, contact Chief Instructor Tom Kehoe.
The range is located at 610 Hurley Blvd., Palm Bay, FL. 27.98763N 80.71354W
Information on meetings can be found here.