We have just Finished Upgrading Many of our Ranges,
and have added 23 Photos to show you these Upgrades.
Please check out the following pages,
Rifle Range Report, Shotgun, and Youth.

------->  RECALL  <-------

The information listed below is from the Ruger website.

Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the "safe" and "fire" positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the "fire" position, the pistol may fire at that time.

Although only a small percentage of pistols appear to be affected and we are not aware of any injuries, Ruger is firmly committed to safety and would like to retrofit all potentially affected pistols with an updated safety mechanism.

Until your Mark IV™ pistol has been retrofitted or you verify that it is not subject to the recall, we strongly recommend that you not use your pistol.

How To Determine If Your Pistol Needs The Retrofit

How to find your serial number All Mark IV™ pistols produced prior to June 1, 2017 are potentially affected and therefore are being recalled. This includes Mark IV™ Target, Hunter, Competition, 22/45™, 22/45™ Lite and 22/45™ Tactical models. These models bear serial numbers beginning with "401" (2017 models) or "WBR" (2016 models).

Firearms NOT subject to the Recall

Newly manufactured Mark IV™ pistols will begin with serial number "500." Thus, if you have a Mark IV™ or 22/45™ pistol with a serial number beginning with the number "5," your pistol is not subject to the recall.

Firearms That Have Been Retrofitted Already

Finding Retrofit Marking Mark IV™ and 22/45™ pistols retrofitted with the updated safety mechanism are easily identified by the letter "S" in the white safety dot that is visible when the safety is engaged.

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Located in the beautiful mountains of west central Maine.
Big Pine Gun Club is home to all of your family shooting activities !
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Second amendment to the Constitution of the United States Of America.
"Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned." Maine State Constitution, Article 1, Section 16.

The Article Below is from The Gazette, October 5, 1978

Photo From The Gazette, October 5, 1978
Officers of the Big Pine Gun Club of Abbot, are, from Left,
President, Dave Armstrong
Vice-President, Bob Stewart
Secretary & Treasurer, Ted Brigham
Executive & Range Officer, Mac Hayes

Gun Club Formed

   By Diana Bowley
   ABBOT - The Big Pine Gun Club was formed following a challenge for a friendly duel between two Abbot men, Jack Leemen and Everett “Wink" Weymouth. The challenge was heard over CB radio and Guilford boys Mac Drummond and Rodney "Squeek" Edgerly presented themselves to the challenge also.
   Since that time, the Big Pine Gun Club has an active membership of approximately 50 people. The Club is unique in that it caters to almost every aspect of shooting and is the only active gun club in Piscataquis County. There is a trap range, 20-50 pistol range, out to 100 yard rifle range, running deer shoot and a black powder range. The meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Guilford Fire Station at 7:30, but the range is located in Jack Clark's gravel pit in Abbot.
   The present officers of the club are: Dave Armstrong, president: Bob Stewart, vice president; Ted Brigham, secretary - treasurer: and Mac Hayes, executive and range officer. Steve Hall is the instructor.
   The club is affiliated with the National Rifle Association and some of the members just recently completed a Hunters Safety Course at the Guilford Fire Hall. The club also works in conjunction with the Sebec Lake Fish and Game Association.
   Since its beginning, the Gun Club has run shooting events, held a sighting-in day, September 24, and featured a turkey shoot with trophies as prizes on October 1.
   "The club is a good thing for this area in that it gives people a chance to sight their guns in and is a chance to meet with other people," remarked Armstrong. He also stated that anyone wishing to join may pick up an application from any Executive Officer and fill it out. Members vote prospectives in.
   Incidentally, the Guilford boys won the challenge.


The Club Still Meets on the First Tuesday of the Month, But, they now meet at the Club House.

Please see the Directions below for information on how to get to the Club House.

Directions To the Big Pine Gun Club :
Located 6.4 miles from Guilford, Me.
Take route 150 North,
look for our entrance sign
and the Sanborn Range building
located on your left.
GPS Coordinates :
N 45 degrees 14.902' Latitude,
W 69 degrees 25. 461' Longitude.
Physical address:
Big Pine Rd.
Willamantic, Maine
Mailing Address:
Big Pine Gun Club Inc.
P.O. Box 6
Guilford, Maine. 04443



50 Foot Indoor, 9 Station, Pistol Shooting Range.

100 Foot, 6 Station, Youth, Outdoor,
.22 Rifle Range.

Only use the following Rimfire Calibers,
.22, .22 Long, or .22 Long Rifle

.22 Mag. OR 22-250 at this Range.
Thank You !


100 Yard, 5 Station, Outdoor Rifle
and Pistol Range.

NEW 400 Yard, 8 Station,
Outdoor Rifle Range.

Outdoor Action Pistol Range.

Outdoor Cowboy Action Shooting Range.

Automated Skeet, Trap and
8 Stand Sporting Clays, 7 Traps.
Range is generally open Tuesday Evening, 5:00 p.m.
and Sunday mornings, 9:00 a.m., for Shotgun Shooting.

Club Membership dues are $75.00 per year.
This includes the whole family.

PRESIDENT: Steve Hartford 270-8354
VICE PRESIDENT: Mike McEwen 924-3464
TREASURER: John Armstrong 876-3507
SECRETARY: Rick Pellerin 876-4928
INSTRUCTOR: Jim Bohrer 997-2919

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