The club is drying out
At long last, the club is again becoming solid ground. The smallbore and benchrest ranges have been reopened, along with the 600-yard range.
We still have a couple of soggy ranges and that is causing some some scheduling issues. The 50-yard range will be closed for a class this Saturday, but will be open to the public again on Sunday. We're hopeful that this will be the last range issue caused by the flooding.
The lesson in all of this is how important proper drainage is out at the club. Aside from the fact that the city is still trying to charge us for draining water into its system (which clearly does not happen), much of the new ranges that we are to build under the range reevelopment plan are targeted for areas that are currently being used to store rainwater. Building there without addressing drainage will only cause future flooding to be far worse -- orders of magnitude worse. So our next step is going to be to develop a stormwater runoff plaln that will allow us to build new ranges without them tunring into mud pits.
thanks for your continued supoport
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.