24189 Aviation Avenue, Davis, California 95616
The Yolo Frontloaders fosters the safe use of muzzle loading firearms. The club holds business meetings on the second Tuesday at the YSA clubhouse. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM with a pot-luck dinner followed by a discussion of the month's agenda.
The club holds monthly shoots which occur every third Sunday at the YSA specialty range. Shooting commences at 9:00 A.M. or 1:00 P.M. depending on the time of year. Targets are a mixture of metallic silhouettes, paper and clay birds. Shooting distances range between 40 and 45 yards. All forms of muzzle loading firearms are welcome at the monthly shoots, but the members most commonly shoot firearms with cap or flintlock ignitions. The majority of the firearms that are used during our shoots are replicas of original pieces dating from the early 1700's to the fur trapper era of the 1830's. In-line muzzle loading rifles that use belted conical bullets are not encouraged. Shooters must use only open iron sights. Optically enhanced gun sights are prohibited. A group of trade gun enthusiasts also enjoys a monthly trap shoot wth flintlock smoothbores.
The Frontloaders also conducts an annual competitive shooting event. In addition to the competition, the two-day event also includes a raffle , lunch, club dinner, and a silent auction. Campsites for visitors are available. Profits from this event are donated to a local or regional charity. The club members select the recipient charities each year.
On alternate years, the club also presents a day-long black powder seminar that provides information for proper handling, operation, safety, marksmanship and problem solving with black powder firearms. Lunch is provided.
Annual dues to the Frontloaders are currently $20.00 and $25.00 for single or family memberships respectively.
For membership applications or other information,
Rick Bello firstname.lastname@example.org