The Black Hawk Rifle Club, Inc. was organized in February 1936 by a group of smallbore rifle shooters at the
University of Chicago. The original name was the Blackhawk Rifle Club. A letter was sent to the NRA on
May 8, 1936 seeking NRA Club status. The club was later incorporated on March 25, 1940 by the State of Illinois
as Black Hawk Rifle Club, Inc.
Today the Black Hawk Rifle Club is one of the most prestigious smallbore rifle clubs in America. The club claims
numerous National, World and Olympic Champions among its members. Its shooters are well represented at
such competitions as the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio each year. Indeed,
the club is usually well represented by members on the Randle Team, the Dewar Team, the Pershing Team and
the Lord Earl Roberts Team.
Over the years the club has expanded to include members from across the USA and even some "across the
pond" in the British Isles. The club also hosts the Annual Black Hawk Open Smallbore Rifle Prone Match on
Memorial Day Weekend each year. Club meetings are held each year at the Black Hawk Open and
during the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Prone Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.
'A Short History of the Black Hawk Rifle Club-the First 75 Years' by Hap Rocketto guides readers through the first three quarters of a century of one of the most prestigious smallbore rifle clubs in America … the Black Hawk Rifle Club.
The book is available for purchase online and shipped directly to your door for $10 plus shipping at http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2301175.
All profits are to be divided evenly between the Black Hawk Club and Pronematch.com to help support their efforts in promoting smallbore rifle competition.
Anyone desiring to have the book inscribed by the author need only send it to Hap Rocketto, 18 Stenton Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891, along with a self addressed stamped envelope for return, or hang on to it and find him at his firing point at Camp Perry during the smallbore rifle championships.
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