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Ruger Precision Rifle

2017-04-07 12_38_57-Ruger® Ruger Precision Rifle® _ Bolt-Action Rifle Models

Frankly, we can go on and on about this rifle, listing all its specs, recycling all the awesome reviews, but we won’t. That’s already been done by Ruger, where you can get detailed spec sheets on any of the 4 calibers:

The first and only thing you really need to know about this rifle is that it is AWESOME! This “sniper-class” marksman rifle is designed to hit the tiny spot in the middle of your targets.  When get these in our store, they don’t stay with us for long enough to enjoy its presence.  Everyone that plays with this nearly perfectly designed rifle wants to adopt it, and usually, someone does.  We usually get them with the folding bi-pod and the hybrid muzzle-brake.

Want to see what other people think about it?  Shooters LOVE it so much there are thousands of videos about this rifle already!  Here’s a quick link to look at some YouTube videos about the Ruger Precision Rifle:

Want to see other reviews and comparisons from other firearms authorities?
Scout.com | Rifle Shooter Magazine | American Rifleman | Guns.com | Precision Rifle Blog | Guns and Ammo | Gun Digest | Hunting Gear Guy | RealGunReviews.com | RealGuns.com | AR15.com

Okay, here’s some stats:  Reversible Safety Selector; 10-round mag, adjustable trigger pull from 2.25# to 5#; multi-mag interface; hybrid muzzle-brake; 4140 cold forged chrome-moly barrel, upper receiver, and bolt; smooth full-diameter three lug bolt that has a 70 degree throw with dual locking cams; in-line recoil path;  available in 5.56 NATO, .223 Remmington, .308 Winchester, and 6mm Creedmoor; bolt assembly tool stores in the bolt shroud with a one-button access; Ruger’s MSRP is $1599

Link to this article: http://bit.ly/SGS-RPR

IDPA Events


IDPA Competition Staged Shooting events!
2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6pm!
Range goes cold @5pm for setup.

The store will remain OPEN unless specified in the Event Posting on our Facebook Page.

Pre-Registration is required on PractiScore.com.
Tier 1 events and are only $20 to register.

The range will be closed at 5pm to install the various Shooting Stages/Scenarios.
The store will remain OPEN.

We’re finalizing our club name – “SumnerGuns”

Not familiar with the IDPA shooting events?
(ALL safety rules apply)

Want to know more now?
International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
“a shooting sport based on defensive pistol techniques, using equipment including full-charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios. Shooters competing in defensive pistol events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are deemed suitable for self-defense use.”

Take a look at some of these IDPA events on YouTube.
Check out the IDPA WEBSITE.

Call the store and ask for Steve Murphy.


Range Rules

Range Rules:

  1. All Federal, state and local firearm laws must be obeyed.
  2. Shooters under 21 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must be able to safely see and shoot over the shooting bench.
  3. Firearms not on the firing line must be unloaded with their action open and the magazine removed or unloaded and cased.
  4. Guns/magazines may only be handled on the range.
  5. Range Safety Officers (RSO) have the right to inspect any firearms or ammunition at any time.
  6. Shooters must complete and sign the Gun Range RELEASE, WAIVER, HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFICATION AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT before using the Range.
  7. Food, beverages, and smoking are prohibited on the range.
  8. No muzzle-loading firearms may be fired.
  9. All calibers of pistols may be fired.
  10. Rifles up to and including .223 caliber may be fired.
  11. Shotgun slugs may be fired. (up to 30:06) No buckshot or birdshot may be fired.
  12. Tracer, incendiary, armor piercing and steel core ammunition are strictly prohibited. If our staff identifies that you are shooting any of the aforementioned ammunition, you will be removed from the range and banned from future use.
  13. Commands issued by a Range Officer and Range Personnel must be immediately obeyed without question.
  14. If the command “CEASE FIRE” is given: stop shooting immediately, remove your finger from the trigger, remove magazine, clear firearm, place the firearm on the bench. Step back from the shooting booth and wait for further instructions.
  15. No one other than Gun Range personnel may go forward of the firing line unless authorized or instructed to do so by our RSO.
  16. When the line is declared “CLEAR,” all firearms must be safely grounded (action open and magazine removed), and all shooters must step away from the firing line. Absolutely no firearm handling, unloaded or otherwise, will occur while the line is “CLEAR.”
  17. Shooters may only use Gun Range approved paper targets, placed at eye level.
  18. Firing a shot on the Range that results in the bullet striking anything other than the target and/or backstop, may result in a repair fine of $75.00 and/or your removal from the range.
  19. Cross firing of targets is prohibited.
  20. All firing must be aimed fire.
  21. Holster drawing not permitted. (exception for Downrange IDPA matches)
  22. You may collect your own brass that is inside your stall and behind the firing line. Brass from other shooters and all brass that falls in front of the firing line may not be collected.
  23. Competitions held on the Range will be conducted in accordance with official range rules or by the rules of the sanctioning body of the match.
  24. Always wash your hands and face immediately after shooting and/or cleaning your firearm. Sinks are located in the restrooms.
  25. While on the range, no more than 2 people can be in a given lane at a time.


T.C.A. Codes

T.C.A. Codes

Handgun Carry Permit T.C.A. Codes 
 T.C.A. Number Code Subject
39-17-1302 Prohibited weapons
39-17-1306 Carrying weapons during judicial proceedings
39-17-1307 Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon
39-17-1309 Carrying weapons on school property
39-17-1311 Carrying weapons on public parks, playgrounds, civic centers, and other recreational building and grounds
39-17-1315 (b) (1): Written directive and permit to carry handguns
39-17-1320 Providing handguns to juveniles
39-17-1321 Possession of a handgun while under the influence
39-17-1322 Defenses
39-17-1351 – 1358 Handgun Carry Permits Note: Since the link references several T.C.A. Numbers, an index page containing the links 1351 – 1358 will appear when selected.
39-17-1359 Prohibitions at certain meetings
39-17-1360 Rules and regulations
Title 62 Chapter 35 Private protective services
Title 70 Chapter 4 Miscellaneous regulations
70-4-103 Fox hunting – Training of hunting dogs – Penalty
70-4-112 Hunting and chasing coons regulated – Training season – Violations, penalties
70-4-117 Possession of weapons in areas inhabited by big game – Penalty

* Some T.C.A. Codes were amended during the 2009 session by the following Public Chapters which may be accessed through the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Web site at http://tnsos.org/acts/PublicActs.106th.php?showall:

Public Chapter 101 – Handgun Information Privacy – This act prohibits the Department of Safety or any department-approved handgun safety course employee from requiring applicant for handgun carry permit to furnish any identifying information concerning any handgun the applicant owns or possesses.

Effective Date: April 27, 2009

Public Chapter 428 – Handguns in Parks – This act permits a resident who has a valid handgun carry permit to possess a handgun while within the boundaries of any park and other similar public places owned and operated by the state, county, or city, excluding certain natural areas, historic parks, nature trails, wildlife management areas. Local governments may elect by a majority resolution of the local legislative body to prohibit gun carry permit holders from possessing handguns in local parks.
Effective Date: Permitting municipalities and counties to enact prohibition ordinances – June 12, 2009 Effective Date: Carrying guns in federal and state parks – June 12, 2009 Effective Date: Carrying guns in municipal or county parks unless prohibited – September 1, 2009

On July 24, 2009, the Attorney General issued Opinion No. 09-129 which, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1309, prohibits handgun carry permit holders from possessing firearms in public parks during times when the athletic fields or other recreational facilities are actually being used by schools.

Public Chapter 431 – Loaded Rifles and Shotguns in Vehicles – This act allows a person with a handgun carry permit to possess a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun in a privately owned vehicle. The act provides that the weapon cannot have ammunition in the chamber except in the case that an individual permit holder feels physically threatened.

Effective Date: June 12, 2009

Public Chapter 455 – Orders of Protections – This act requires a person against whom an order of protection has been issued to dispose of any firearms within 48 hours through any lawful means. It clarifies that the person may resume possession of firearms once the order of protection is lifted.
Effective Date: July 1, 2009

Public Chapter 606 – Guns in Refuges/Wildlife Areas – This act allows a person with a valid handgun carry permit to possess a firearm in a refuge, public hunting area, wildlife management area, or on national forest land.
Effective Date: July 9, 2009

Gun Qualifications (TN)

Qualifications That Must Be Met Before Applying for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit

  • Effective July 1, 2005, all handgun permit applicants seeking a new, renewal or replacement permit must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency.
  • Effective July 1, 2005, Tennessee handgun carry permit law will now allow certain applicants already exempt from complying with firing range provisions of the current statute to also be exempt from any classroom requirements. Those current exceptions are applicants who prove to the department that within five (5) years from the date of application for handgun permit, the applicant has…
    1. Been certified by the police officer’s standards and training commission, or
    2. successfully completed training at the law enforcement training academy; or
    3. successfully completed the firearms training course required for armed security guards; or
    4. successfully completed all handgun training of not less than four (4) hours as required by any branch of the military.
  • Applicants are required to be a resident of the State of Tennessee;
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Applicants shall not have been convicted of any felony offense punishable for a term exceeding one (1) year;
  • Applicants shall not currently be under indictment or information for any criminal offense punishable by a term exceeding one (1) year;
  • Shall not be currently the subject of any order of protection;
  • Shall not be a fugitive from justice;
  • Shall not be an unlawful user of or addicted to alcohol or any controlled substance and the applicant has not been a patient in a rehabilitation program or hospitalized for alcohol or controlled substance abuse or addiction within ten (10) years from the date of application;
  • The applicant has not been convicted of the offense of driving under the influence of an intoxicant in this or any other State two (2) or more times within ten (10) years from the date of application and that none of such convictions has occurred within five (5) years from the date of application or renewal.
  • Shall not have been adjudicated as mental defective; has not been committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution; has not had a court appoint a conservator for the applicant by reason of a mental defect; has not been judicially determined to be disabled by reason of a mental illness, development disability or other mental incapacity; and has not, within seven (7) years from the date of application, been found by a court to pose an immediate substantial likelihood of serious harm, as defined in Title 33, Chapter 6, Part 5, because of mental illness;
  • Shall not be an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States;
  • Shall not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions (dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge or other than honorable discharge Chapter 1340-2-5-.02 (5);
  • Having been a citizen of the United States, applicants shall not have renounced their citizenship;
  • Shall not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined in 18 U.S.C.A. 921 (33);
  • Shall not be receiving social security disability benefits by reason of alcohol dependence, drug dependence or mental disability; •Shall not have been convicted of the offense of stalking;

TN Carry Permit Registration

First, Visit this link -> Tennessee State Handgun Application. (http://dl.safety.tn.gov/)

Please take the time to go over these instructions on how you can register for your Tennessee state carry permit.  We try to keep this page  up-to-date as new information presents itself.

If this is your first visit to the TN Website, you SHOULD see something like this:

Select the Handgun Permits tab (1) and COMPLETE the registration process (2):

Once you register, under the Handgun Permits tab, select Apply for a Handgun Carry Permit.

Once you enter your information, you will receive an application number and confirmation number.

Retain your 9 or 10 digit APPLICATION number. This is how we communicate with the DMV for if you passed the course. If you do not enter this number on the sign-up form or enter it incorrectly, you will have to re-apply and retake the course before you can receive your carry permit.

Once you have obtained your application number, you can sign up for our Enhanced Carry Permit Class HERE, or you can sign up for a private Enhanced Carry Permit Class HERE for an additional fee.



Class – Intro to Handguns

Introduction to Handguns

This Introduction to Handguns firearms training class will teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely. In addition, this class has been designed as a one-on-one with the instructor, which means the class is not required to follow a rigid agenda, and can focus or add to areas of need as required by the students.

Subjects Covered:

  • Safety
  • Handgun Knowledge & Safe handling
  • Ammunition knowledge
  • Fundamentals of handgun shooting
  • Actual Range Shooting
  • One-On-One Training
  • Eye & Ear Protection, Guns & Targets

This class is designed for the people with very little to no knowledge of handguns, or those who are years out of practice and want a good refresher course. The first hour of the class is spent in the classroom discussing the different types of handguns and how to handle them safely, ammunition and malfunctions, and the fundamentals of handgun shooting.

The second hour is spent on the range, doing actual shooting with a variety of guns, chosen by the instructor to fit the shooter. The basics of stance, sight picture, and trigger control are emphasized to maximize success the first time out. After completing this class, the shooter will be able to safely use the range without supervision.

Required Equipment:

50 rounds of ammunition. Price does not include ammunition but can be selected based on preference of student during course. No reloads – Factory Manufactured Only!!!



Cost: $50.00 (2 hours)