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In Celebration of the


October 4, 2014

At The
Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs
Cherry Ridge 100 Yard Range

10:00am - 3:00pm


In celebration of the End of the Evil Empire, the fall of the Soviet Union, the Arms Collectors Club conducted our annual shoot featuring weapons prevalent during the period of Soviet Influence. Arms of the period range from the bolt action Mosin-Nagants of 1891, 1930, 1944 and others to modern Kalishnikov type semi-auto rifles

The New Jersey Arms Collectors Club held its traditional End of the Evil Empire Shoot at the ANJRPC Cherry Ridge Range again this year. Once again, we wish to thank the ANJRPC and their staff at the Cherry Ridge Range for such a great venue and a great job at our shoot.

Realizing that turn of the century Mosin Nagant rifles and recently imported Romanian SAR and the common SKS were not competitive against Match grade ARs and M1A's the club sponsors matches with equal firearms.

Many people collect firearms from the former communist bloc and buy modern variations of current issue infantry rifles and sniper rifles. Since the New Jersey Arms Collectors Club is organized for collectors and shooters it has offered competition with period firearms. Since shooters compete with similar firearms, the competition does not go to the more expensive equipment. It also gives collectors and bargain gun hunters an opportunity to fire vintage firearms. (Or give you another reason for buying Jersey legal AK look alikes).

Several events were scheduled that featured the arms of specific eras in Soviet History. The guns were limited to curios and relics of the period with original iron sights. Each contest was a two minute timed fire event requiring ten shots at 50 yards except for the the sniper match, which required a military issue sniper rifle and scope and was limited to a single shot at 100 yards.

Four events went unfilled this year- YOUNG PIONEER (Top Junior Shooter), Young Pioneer Instructor, Bolschevic Rifle and Tokarev Rifle. (Note: Several shooters shot Stan's Tokarev, but none turned in a score.) Our top Female Shooter almost won the #7- Kalishnikov Match (Beaten by Andy G.) but did win the Lyudmila Pavlichenko Trophy. We did have two ladies shooting at the match this year.

We used our "Official NJACC Sniper Target" with the 3/8" X Ring for the Sniper Match, and our new regular 7 - 10x Bullseye Targets for the other events. We had some outstanding scores, but no one shot a clean 100.

The Shoot

We did not have to fight blizzard, or hurricane conditions this year, just a steady light rain and cool temperatures. But in spite of the weather, we had a great turnout!

We had 20 shooters on the line using the brand-new target frames built by Bob Weis and delivered by Tom Plante. Tom took care of the registration and scoring. Stan Gurski, Joe Accordino and Dave Johnson ran the line with assistance from several range officers. Chuck Collins handled the cooking.

The event went quite smoothly and we all enjoyed a lunch of pierogies, hotdogs, and kielbasa prepared by President, Chuck Collins. Not all the pierogies got cooked because the smoke detector went off resulting in the local fire department being dispatched to the range. They left after the smoke cleared and lunch was served.

Following lunch and the completion of scoring, the rifle trophies were handed out and the pistol matches were held. And of course, by then the weather cleared

Three competitors shared George H.'s pistols to compete in the pistol matches. George supplied the ammo as well, just to justify having a competition. Each shooter shot two targets, one with each gun. Both pistols qualified for the Secret Police Match, so there was no entry for the Bolschevic Pistol Match. - the Results were as expected- George won with both pistols by wide margins

We ended up completing the day around 3:45pm.


We had some great newcomers who posted great scores, but we also had our returning champions- Andy G (Dead-X Sniper), and Amanda M (93-2X with AK). Hopefully, we'll add some new members.

The shoot results follow:

End of the Evil Empire
CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score
1) Bolshevik Revolution Rifle
Mosin-Nagant M 1891 Long Rifle or
Winchester 95 in 7.62 x 54 Russian Rimmed
No Entries  
2) Mosin-Nagant Rifle
M 1891 Dragoon, 91/30
Jay R.
M-N 91/30
3) Tokarev Carbine
Any SVT Type M1938, M1940
No Entries
SVT 40
4) Simonov Carbine
Any SKS w/o Detachable Box Magazine
Skip K
5) Comblock Carbine
Any Mosin Nagant Carbine,(M38,M44,Type 53) or cut down rifle (91/30/58)
George H
Mosin Nagant M44
6) Soviet Sniper
Dragonov, Mosin or Tokarev Rifle with any scope
Andy G
Mosin Nagant 91/30 Sniper
7) Kalishnikov
Jersey Legal Equivalents
Andy G
AK-47 type
8)Young Pioneeer Instructor
.22 Military Trainer
No Entries  
9)Young Pioneeer
.22 Military Trainer/SKS
No Entries  
10) Lyudmila Pavlichenko
High Score by Female Shooter
Amanda M
AK 47 Type
12) Secret Police
Any Com Bloc Pistol in 9mm Makarov / 7.62
George H
George H
VZ-52, VZ52/56
Any documented bring-back from Operation Fury
Andy G
All 2014 Evil Empire Scores

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