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Services for Gerald Benton

April 20, 2021 Leave a comment

For those of you wishing to pay your last respects to Gerald Benton, a visitation will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Trinity Funeral Services in McHenry, Mississippi (between Saucier and Perkinston on Highway 49). The service will begin at 3:00 PM.

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A dear friend has left the range…

April 17, 2021 6 comments

This morning, I found out that one of my best friends from our local shooting world passed away last night. Gerald Benton was one of the very first people I met when I was introduced to practical shooting way back in the late 1990’s. That was at the original Deep South Shooters Association matches at the Gulfport police range. His passing deeply saddened me because he was truly one of the nicest people I have met while shooting. He was always involved in not just shooting but also in helping set up at most of the local matches not just for years, but for decades. He helped me get started. If you shot any of the matches, including Gulfport, Poplarville, Biloxi and Pearlington, any time since the mid 1990’s, you probably knew Gerald, too. He shot everything, USPSA, 3-Gun, Steel Challenge and even outlaw matches.

As sad as his passing is, I have tried to think back to the good times I had shooting with Gerald both locally and at the Mississippi Classic in Jackson. The picture above is from the 2014 MS Classic where Gerald was the senior member (at least, USPSA competition-wise) of our squad. If you aren’t too new to our sport, then you probably recognize most of these folks, as well. In case you don’t know everyone, here’s a who’s who…

Front row left to right – Mike Esposito, Michael Smith, Don Evans, Sean Benton, Bryant Willett

Back row left to right – Gerald Benton, Josh Benton, Steven Mosher, Bill Jackson, Chris Brown, Carter Brown, Lee Fraiser

I do not have any details for services that may be planned at this time. However, I will update this post when I have more information.

Gerald, thank you for all the help you gave me throughout the years. You will be greatly missed by your friends in the shooting community. Thank you for all the good times. May you rest in peace.

Bill Jackson

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April 2021 Steel Challenge match in Biloxi

April 8, 2021 Leave a comment

The monthly Coast Rifle and Pistol Club Steel Challenge match is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the range in Biloxi. The match starts at 9 am. Shooters are allowed to register up to 2 guns in different divisions.

The match fee for CRPC members is just $10, while non-members pay $15. All second guns are just $5. Juniors shoot up to two guns for free.

To register click the big button here.

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April 2021 Biloxi USPSA pistol match

April 8, 2021 Leave a comment

Registration is open and slots are available for this month’s USPSA match, presented by the Deep South Shooters Association. The match will take place at the Coast Rifle and Pistol Club in Biloxi on April 18, 2021. Shooting begins at 9 AM. Please arrive no later than 8:30 AM to check in and pay, but earlier is always better. 

Juniors shoot for free, CPRC members shoot for $15, all others shoot for $20.

To register, click the big registration button below.

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