Club Board Elections January 11, 2022

The Club will have the Executive Board elections on Tuesday January 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM.

The Board positions to be voted on consists of the following:

President*: Greg Benincasa

Secretary: Jeff Evans

Treasurer: Bruce Kapfer

1 Board Seat (3 year term): Open

The Vice President is appointed by the incoming President.

If any member has interest in running for one of the board or officer positions, please let us know.

*According to the Club by-laws, only current or former board members can run for the president position.

Membership Renewal Time is Here!

As most of you know our membership year is from October 1st through September 30th. We have a “Key Night” on Tuesday October 12th at 6:30 PM to give members a chance to come in and pay their yearly dues.

If you didn’t know an interesting fact is that the “Key Night” came about because we used to have keys to the door that we changed every year starting that night to everyone that paid their dues. Now we have the electronic security system so instead of new keys we just keep people active in our electronic system that have paid their dues.

Because of the pandemic we, the board, have decided to not hold a formal Key Night and just have everyone remit your yearly dues through the mail so we can keep everyone as safe as possible. A mailing is being put together as in past years with your current information on it. If there are any changes to your information please make the corrections and mail it in with your dues. So please send your dues in as soon as you can starting now for the 2021-2022 Club year. Our grace period for getting dues paid is until December 31, 2021. Our address is:

Paris Gun Club
6560 Trenton Road
Utica, NY 13502

Thanks in Advance

Jeff Evans
Membership Secretary.

Sporterifle League

The 2021-2022 Sproterifle league begins September 13 with open practice from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

Matches start on September 20. Relays are at 4:30 and 5:30.

The league is open to members and non-members. Youth that are 12 and older can also participate.

Contact Mike Burline at if you have any questions.

Bullseye League 2021-2022 begins Thursday October 21st

The Bullseye League (NRA Precision Pistol) will begin on Thursday October 21st starting at 5:00 PM. Shooting is completed by 7:00PM.

Precision Pistol is shot standing and one-handed at paper targets for accuracy and time. Shooters use .22 RF and/or center-fire pistols. Targets are at a 50 foot distance. The league is open to all!

For more information, contact Greg Benincasa at

New Website look

As you may have noticed the website has a new look and feel to it.  We have converted to a new software package that gives us more flexibility in handling photos, posts and events.  

As of now there is NO need for any member to have a separate login as all of the information on the site is public by it’s nature.  If the time comes that we need a private portion of the site setup for club members only then we will work with members to allow access to those that need it.

If you see anything that is incorrect on the site or a link that doesn’t work please let me know and I’ll get it fixed.



Jeff Evans


Here is the link to the NYSP web site for recertification of your pistol license as required under the SAFE Act. If your license was issued before January 15, 2013, you are required to complete your recertification before January 31, 2018.

The State Police began mailing out notification letters on January 3rd. There is, however, no guarantee that they have a valid address for all licensees. Even if you do not receive notification, you are still ultimately responsible for completing the recertification process. You will have to repeat this process every 5 years. Upon completion of the certification procedure, you will be given your next “due date.” You can submit your information on line or print out a paper document and submit it by mail. Paper forms are also available at all NYSP locations. While local licensing authorities are not directly involved in the process, they may have the forms available.

PLEASE NOTE: This system does not handle Westchester County, Nassau County, Suffolk County or New York City issued licenses. Each of these jurisdiction’s current procedures still apply.