April 2002 Newsletter

 

CLUB MEETING

MONDAY April 8, 2002 - 6:15 P.M. to eat and 7:00 P.M. to meet at Sweetwater Café, 5559 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC.

Upcoming Events

Monday April 8 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday April 13 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday April14 Tax Break Open Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Saturday April 20 .22 Field Pistol Match - 10:00 A.M.
Saturday April 27 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday April 28 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon

Upcoming Events in May 2002

Saturday May  4 Club Workday - 8 A.M.
Saturday May 11 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Monday May 13 Club Meeting - 7 P.M. at the clubhouse  
Saturday May 18 Cowboy Action Match - 9 A.M.
Sunday May 19 Summer Warm Up Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Saturday May 25 .22 Field Pistol - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday May 26 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon              

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

ATTENTION SHOOTERS: (Vice President)

Please do not place targets on the base supports of the target frames at the Cowboy/Plinking berm.  They are being shot to pieces and will not be in a state of constant repair as it is very expensive and time consuming.  Its more fun to shoot than making repairs which could have been avoided.  If you are going to shoot the bottles, snakes etc shoot them on the ground in front of the berm and please put them back when you are done.

TRAINING:  (Harold Lange)

The Training group is planning to offer a NRA. Basic Pistol Course, at the gun club, on Thursday June 6 and Saturday June 8. The Thursday session will start promptly at 6:00 P.M. and last to around 10:00 P.M.  The Saturday session will start promptly at 8: 00 A.M. and last until finished which should be around 4;00 P.M.   Anyone interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit must attend this course first.  Depending on the length of the Pistol course a Concealed Carry course may be offered at the end of the Pistol course or another date will be picked.  If there are any questions please call Harold Lange (791-6232), Tom Repik (686-2526) or Tom McGonigal (392-7156).

BUCCANEER BULK LEAD BULLET ORDER: (Ray Campbell)


We're putting together a bulk purchase of Valiant Bullets---we are going to order at least 120,000 bullets to get the prices that I'm showing here per thousand and to get them delivered to Wilmington--these are not the only bullets available but I'm showing these just so you'll know how good a deal they are:
45ACP 230 gr Round nose - $26.00 per thousand
45ACP 200 gr SWA - $24.00 per thousand
45 Long colt RNFP 250 gr - $28.00 per thousand
45 Long Colt RNFP 200 gr - $24.00 per thousand
38/357 all styles WC,SWC,RN - $20.00 per thousand
9mm 125 gr RN - $17.00 per thousand
Call Ray Campbell at 520-4822 or 686-7339 for other bullets available and to place your order. Payment in advance will be required for this since we have to send a check with the order. If you've ever bought any off the shelf cast bullets you'll know that these prices in some cases are less than half what you'd pay for them. Minimum order of a style is 1000 bullets except for the 45-70's which are 500 bullets.......If I were you I'd buy these like Hillary was going to declare them illegal tomorrow.....This looks to be quite an undertaking on our part and it may be a while before we do it again so get what you can now.....

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for 3/11/02 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at the Sweetwater Café by President Bradler at 7:00 P.M. 

The minutes of the February 11, 2002 meeting, as appearing in the newsletter, were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Skeet David Merrill advised they had 15 shooters on a nice sunny day with some wind.  Four father's brought their teenage sons and a teenage guest plus they had a visitor from Camp LeJeune. 

Fred Welfare advised he needs referees for the March Winds Open on March 16th and 17th.  So far 22 or 23 individuals have signed up to shoot 80 guns in this 4 gun shoot.  Discussion.

Cowboy They had 9 shooter and it rained some but they had a good time.

Action Pistol First match is the 4th Sunday in April. 

Big Bore Had our first regular match on March 16.th   The next match, on Saturday, starts at 10:00 A.M.

.22 Field Pistol Tom Mix advised that the rim fire shoot starts at 10:00 A.M. on March 23rd  and Louis Stanley will run the match.

Training Nothing is scheduled but possibly in May or June there will be something.  Discussion.

NEW BUSINESS:

Harold Lange Training needs a VCR and TV to conduct courses.  Donations of a VCR, a TV or a combination TV/VCR will be accepted.  Contact President Mark if you want to donated.  We also need a First Aid Kit.  Discussion.  Vice President Tom McGonigal will pick up an industrial First Aid Kit and it will be at the club for this week-ends shooting.  Tom advised a new microwave is already at the clubhouse.

President We will meet at the Sweetwater Café in April and at the clubhouse in May.

David wondered if anyone else is having a problem getting their NRA Membership Card.  He paid his money but never received his card.  Discussion

President It looks like members need to lock the gate behind them after entering the club's property.  Discussion.

Secretary Maybe we should buy an engrave so our equipment can be marked.  Discussion.

Vice President - We need a shelter, similar to the skeet field shelter, between the Cowboy and Action Pistol ranges.  Discussion.  A prefab car port might work and Vice President McGongial will check it out.  The Secretary will check the old minutes to see if the cost for the skeet field shelter was mentioned.

President Hiram Tucker has made a proposal for an archery range which is available for review by members.  This will be referred to the Long Range Planning Committee.

Vice President noted the cost of the new keys plus mailing cost approximately $860.00.  Bill Murrell noted clay targets had been purchased. 

OLD BUSINESS:

The Constitution and By - Laws need to be looked at in connection with the Membership Committee so a meeting like last month is not repeated.  An Ad Hoc Committee will be established to do this and it will consist of the Executive Committee, previous Presidents and 3 club members at large.  Discussion.

The lights to let you know someone is down range are up and the bill is paid. There is no sound warning yet however something will be found. 

The New Member Orientation went well.

Everyone should wear their name tags at the club as we have 43 new probationary members.

ATTENDANCE: 25

ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M.

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for 3/11/02 Meeting.


COWBOY ACTION MATCH: (Ray Campbell) 


Regulator Gazette


Headline: Kate "Big Nose Kate" Holliday Cleans Up Bawdy House

Kate Holliday alias "Big Nose Kate" had a hunch that her husband the infamous "Dick Holliday" was spending the evening at Lucious Louise's Bawdy House. To investigate the rumor Kate packed her 2 sidearms and her shotgun. When she reached the house she peeked through the broken down swinging doors to see if she saw Dick. She figured Dick must be upstairs so in order to clear the downstairs she loaded her trusty double barrel then stuck it through the holes in the swinging doors and blasted two bottles off the bar. She entered the bar and after flipping over a gaming table yelled "Has anybody seen my husband?". Fearing for their lives, everyone went for their guns and after ten shots from Kates 44s-all was quiet downstairs. Kate then ran upstairs and started kicking in doors looking for Dick. Seeing a hump in the sheets in the first room, she snatched back the covers and found Dick and Lucious Louise cowering there. Dick was wearing nothing but his boots and an ankle holster. Louise jumped out the nearest window leaving Dick to fend for himself. Dick explained that he had been deputized by Marshall Earp and was doing some "Under the cover work". Kate wasn't having any of that explanation and was last seen dragging Dick down the stairs.



Headline: Cowboys Do It In The Rain

The February match was held in some less than perfect conditions but we still managed to have about 9 cowboys in the posse. The weatherman Chief A. J. Parlatore (An Indian of Italian decent) said he didn't think it ever quit raining during the entire match except for the time it was sleeting. It never rained hard enough to halt the match-but hard enough to make you appreciate the new duster you got for Christmas. We got in five stages which included everything from shooting to tomahawk throwing to dynamite chuck'n and almost forgot Spittoon Spitt'n (I guess that's how you spell it). These are not the full results because we think the score sheet dissolved in the rain but here's what I remember...
Results--First Flight--Dick Holliday: Second Flight--Lonesome Larry Seniors--Roberdale

All members of the posse were awarded American Flag pins just for showing up and the Winners were awarded cowboy handkerchiefs from Wallyworld (The Damn things were made in China). I think I need to have a talk with the prize committee (Idaho Spud).

The next posse will form up on Saturday March 16th at 9:00am so come if you can. Maybe the weather will be better. We are still looking for a few good Cowgirls to shoot with us as well as junior shooters. As always we are helping with equipment issues with new shooters--so if you don't think you don't have everything you need to play this game--just show up with what you've got and we'll help with the rest. So as always I depart with "Take a kid shoot'n."  Respectfully submitted--Louis LaManure


BUCCANEER GUN CLUB
2002 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April   8 Club Meeting
13 Big Bore Silhouette Match
14 Tax Break Open Skeet    
20 .22 Field Pistol
27 Cowboy Action Match
28 Action Pistol Match

May 4 Club Workday
11 Big Bore Silhouette Match
13 Club Meeting  
18 Cowboy Action Match
19 Summer Warm Up Open, Skeet
25 .22 Field Pistol
26 Action Pistol Match              

June 8 Big Bore Silhouette Match         
9 School's Out Open, Skeet
10 Club Meeting
15 Cowboy Action Match
22 .22 Field Pistol
23 Action Pistol Match

July   6 Big Bore Silhouette Match
  8 Club Meeting
14 Independence Open, Skeet
20 .22 Field Pistol
27 Cowboy Action Match
28 Action Pistol Match

Aug 3 Club Workday
10 Cowboy Action Match
11 Summertime Open, Skeet
12 Club Meeting
17 Big Bore Silhouette Match
24 .22 Field Pistol
25 Action Pistol Match

Sept 8 Back-to-School Open, Skeet
9 Club Meeting
22 Action Pistol Match
28 Cowboy Action Match

Oct 13 Dove Season Open, Skeet
14 Club Meeting
26 Cowboy Action Match
27 Action Pistol Match

Nov 2 Club Workday
10 Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet
11 Club Meeting
23 Cowboy Action Match

Dec   8 Ho-Ho-H open,  Skeet
 9 Club Meeting

Big Bore, Skeet, Action Pistol and Field Pistol Matches are open to the public.  Call Match Directors listed in the Club Newsletter for information on matches.

Skeet Matches start at 1:00 PM
Cowboy Action Matches start at 9:00 AM
Action Pistol Matches start at 12 Noon (except July and August when start time is 9:00 AM)
Big Bore Matches start at 10:00 AM
.22 Field Pistol Matches start at 10:00 AM

Two (2) workdays are mandatory for all Club Members under 60 years old.

For additions or corrections call Dale Lear at 686-2418 or E-mail at  DELSNOOP@aol.com 

DEER HUNTING CLUB OPENINGS: (Tom McGongial)
There are a few openings available in the Buck Nuts deer hunt club in Brunswick County.  Still hunting only, with a very successful Quality deer management program.  Contact Chris Lastinger - home 279 4255 and cell 512 2901.

PLEASE - DO NOT PLACE ANY TYPE TARGET ON TOP OF A BERM AND THEN SHOOT AT IT!


PLEASE - IF YOU TAKE TARGETS OUT OF THE SHED YOU SHOULD PUT THEM BACK WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED SHOOTING.


NO LOADED CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE TO BE CARRIED TO THE FIRING LINE AS WE ARE A COLD RANGE CLUB.


PLEASE - DO NOT SHOOT CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR ANY FIREARM AT THE ACTION PISTOL BARRICADES ON WHICH ARE SIGNS STATING "DO NOT SHOOT BARRICADES." 

TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING.

2 April 2002