Welcome to WLOPA

Wolcott Land Owners Association

 

   
Pistol Permits

2014 Class Schedule:


May 17th

Please pre-register
Class Fee is $110
Includes lunch and
on-premises shooting.


click Pistol Permits link to register

   

 

 
 
Silhouette Shoots

2014 Schedule:  matches 2pm-5pm every Sunday

.22 Pistol & Rifle:
May 4th
June 1st
July 13th
Aug 10th
Sep 21st
Oct 5th

Military Rifle:
June 22nd
Sep 7th

     

click Club Activities for  more detail   

   
 

 
 
CTA Trap Shoots

2014 Schedule, program begins at 9am

Sun, May 25th
Sun, July 6th
Sun, August 31st


click Club Activities for  more detail     

   

 


 
 
Airgun Matches

There are no Airgun Matches in 2014
 

   
 

Welcome to Wolcott Land Owners Protective Association (WLOPA)

WLOPA is a friendly shooting club nestled in 54 acres of beautiful Wolcott, CT.  We offer organized and informal trap and skeet shooting, pistol and rifle shooting, air rifle shooting, and hunting.  We conduct onsite pistol permit training courses, personalized handgun and rifle training, and we host many community events.  We are located at 920 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, CT  06716, telephone number is:  203-879-9976.

NEWS!   NEWS!   AND UPCOMING EVENTS!

 

Our next monthly meeting is Friday, May 2nd, 7pm.  Monthly meetings are the first Friday of the month. 

 

Need a Pistol Permit?  The next Pistol Permit Class will be Saturday, May 17th.  To pre-register, click the Pistol Permit bar on the left under "MainMenu" for instructions.  The class fee is $110 and includes lunch--we're the only organization that provides lunch with the class.  Shooting is done on our premises.  Classes start at 9am.

AAA DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE FREE ON MAY 10th:
Club member Bill Howard has agreed to teach another AAA Defensive Driving Course at the club on Saturday May 10th from 9am - 2:30pm.  This refresher course is extremely valuable to people over 55.  After completing the class, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion which you can present to your car insurance company--they may give you a discount on your car insurance premium.  Bill has taught this class for us in the past and everyone enjoyed it and found it worthwhile.

We'd like to get a headcount so that Bill will have enough handouts.  This is free to club members and spouses.  If you want to attend, please send an email by May 5th to junev391@aol.com with your name(s).  We thank Bill again for giving club members the chance to relearn safe driving techniques and possibly get a break on our car insurance premiums (by the way, a comparable course on the market is $15-$20 per person.)
 

SPRING CLEANUP MAY 18th: 
We're having a spring cleanup work party on Sunday May 18th from 8am to 12 noon.  Lunch will be provided.  New members this is a great way to burn your 10 volunteer hours.  Bring work gloves and a rake.
 

REMINDER TO ALL RANGE SHOOTERS:
Pick up your brass and your shotgun shells, and please dispose of them in the designated pails.  Make sure NO LIVE ROUNDS are thrown in the pails.  Live rounds or misfires must be thrown in the RED container marked "Duds Only".  The brass belongs to the club and is not to be taken off premises.

If anyone is interested in Archery, please contact Mike Conant at mconant51@gmail.com.
 

 

New Ammunition Purchase Rules:

There are new state regulations in place regarding the purchase of ammunition.  You need to furnish us with one of the below permits/certificates to buy ammo from us.  Here is the information from the State of CT website:
 
"On or after October 1, 2013, only holders of a valid CT Carry Permit, Eligibility Certificate, Long Gun Eligibility Certificate or Ammunition Certificate will be able to lawfully purchase ammunition and/or magazines.  Applications for Ammunition Certificates will be available by July 1, 2013.  Application must be made on a form approved by this Department.  There will be a $35.00 fee for this application.  Each Ammunition Certificate is good for five years when renewal will be required.
 
25.  Q.  As a private citizen, what do the various permits and certificates permit me to purchase:
  1. CT Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers:  (1) Purchase any type of handgun or revolver, (2) rifles and shotguns without a 14 day wait period, (3) ammunition and (4) magazines limited to a 10 round capacity.
  2. CT Eligibility Certificate:  Does not permit carry, but allows purchase of (1) pistols and revolvers, (2) rifles and shotguns without a 14 day waiting period, (3) ammunition and (4) magazines limited to a 10 round capacity
  3. Long Gun Eligibility Permit:  Purchase of (1) any type of rifles and shotguns without a 14 day waiting period, (2) ammunition n and (3) magazines limited to a 10 round capacity.
  4. Ammunition Certificate:  Purchase (1) ammunition and (2) magazines limited to a 10 round capacity.  "
For more info about this, go this link of FAQS Regarding P.A. 13-3 at the State of CT Dept of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police Special Licensing & Firearms Unit:  Senate Bill 1094 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)


 


Past WLOPA events:

The Annual Friends of NRA Dinner at the Aqua Turf was a great time and WLOPA had four tables in support of this event.

 

What fun we had at our two Christmas holiday events, our annual WLOPA Christmas party for members followed by our community event Christmas Party for special needs children and adults.  Thanks to everyone who helped at both parties.


We held our Annual Meeting on Sept. 13th to elect officers and board members.  The President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary remained the same.  A new board member was elected, Doug Locke, replacing Bill Cuttler.
 

We ran another raffle June 29th to help pay for general repairs.  This time we raffled off several different types of ammo and it was a very successful raffle.  Winners will be posted here soon.
 

We ran our annual gun raffle on May 26th to help pay for expansion at the rifle range.  The winners were:

1st prize Ticket # 0076 James Dummitt Seymour, Ct
2nd Prize Ticket # 0085 Malaura Pannoni Bristol, Ct
3rd Prize Ticket # 0393 Bob Warbots Bristol, Ct
4th Prize Ticket # 0255 George Garner Bristol, Ct
5th Prize Ticket # 0406 Mike Fusco Torrington, Ct
6th Prize Ticket # 0178 Anthony Bracco Wolcott, Ct

 

We ran a 2nd Amendment petition drive that was signed by almost 1,000 2nd Amendment supporters.  The petition was sent to all legislators in Hartford and to our delegation in Washington.
 

Several WLOPA members attended the January 19, 2013 national "Gun Appreciation Day" at the Capital in Hartford.  There were many speakers and it was great to rally alongside 1,000+ other 2nd Amendment supporters.

 

 

 

 

New storage garage for clay birds.  We finally got rid of all of the dilapidated trailers

 

 

 

The new Trap Office / Warm-up Hut is a beautiful addition replacing the old trap office