February 2002 Newsletter

OFFICERS FOR 2002:

President:  Mark Bradler   
Vice President: Tom McGonigal 
Secretary:  Dale Lear 
Treasurer:  Don Pelling 

FEBRUARY 2002 NEWSLETTER
CLUB MEETING


MONDAY February 11, 2002 - 6:15 P.M. to eat and 7:00 P.M. to meet at Sweetwater Café, 5559 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC.

Upcoming Events


Saturday February 9 BSA Troop 220
Saturday February 10           Valentine Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday February 11 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday February 16 New Member Orientation - 9:00 A.M.
Saturday February 23 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Saturday February 23 BSA (Inclement weather date)

Upcoming Events in March 2002


Saturday, March 2 Club Workday - 8:00 A.M.
Sunday, March 10 Springtime Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.  
Monday, March11 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, March 16 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.           
Saturday, March16 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Sat & Sun, March 16-17 March Winds Open, NSSA Skeet
Saturday, March 23 .22 Field Pistol - 10:00 A.M.



BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org


START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES  for 1/14/02 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at the Sweetwater Café by President Bradler at 7:00 P.M. 

The minutes of the December 10, 2001 meeting, as appearing in the newsletter, were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:


Skeet There were 14 shooters at yesterdays match.  We are getting low on targets.  The NC Association will meet on Saturday, February 7th at the Ft. Bragg skeet range.

Action Pistol Matches will start up in April.

Big Bore Matches will start up on March 16th.

Cowboy The next match will be on Saturday, January 19 with a 9:00 A.M. starting time.

Training Nothing is scheduled.  President Bradler noted the indoor range on Gordon Road is running monthly pistol and conceal carry courses.

Membership The Membership Committee will meet at the Vice President's home on Friday, February 1st at 7:30 P.M. There are 4 more applications that were not listed in the newsletter.  Discussion.

OLD BUSINESS:


President We need to vote on the Officers for 2002.  Motion by Sholar Powell, seconded by Don Sloop, that the slate be accepted by acclamation.  Motion: Passed with no opposition.

Don Sloop A Pepsi employee came to the clubhouse today and replaced the motor and fan on the machine.  He cleaned the drains and the inside fan should keep moisture off the door.  He said a new machine would be just as noisy as the old machine.  The machine could be moved into the kitchen if the noise is bothersome.  The slag for the road is still being worked on.  The free fire line work is scheduled for later this spring.  Someone almost drove onto the septic field and the rope barrier needs to be replaced.  Discussion.

Vice President Strobe lights to alert shooters that someone is downrange will be put up.  One will be at the firing line by the downrange road and one will be at the farthest bench rest.  Workday credit will be given for the installation and the club will buy the supplies.  Discussion.

President The Dog Field Trials last week worked well and no problems were noted.  They donated $200 for the use of the club.

NEW BUSINESS:


Jack Flack We need a short pistol range for hardball shooting as not everyone reloads.  He will pitch in to make safe swinging targets and he has a source for the steel that would be needed.  Discussion.   The last pistol pit would be the best place for this.  No opposition.

Vice President Hiram Tucker contacted him and they discussed an archery area.  They will discuss this further and Hiram will put his ideas on paper for the club's consideration.  Discussion.

President Don Pelling advised him that some of the skeet shooters who owed large amounts have paid up.  The skeet statements went out in December which will give shooters a month to pay up before their names are published in the newsletter.

Sholar Powell BGC clothing catalog is here and the order will be put in after the New Member Orientation class on 2/16/02.  The tax is 6.5% and not 6% as on the order form.

Desires to reserve both skeet fields on 4/25/02 from 4 PM to 11 PM.  No objection.

President The Membership Committee needs to hear from members about applicants before the committee meeting scheduled for 2/1/02.

ATTENDANCE: 31

ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 P.M.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for 1/14/02 Meeting.


OFFICERS FOR 2002:


President:  Mark Bradler 
Vice President:  Tom McGonigal 
Secretary:  Dale Lear 
Treasurer:  Don Pelling 


WORKDAY PROJECTS: (Vice President Tom McGonigal)

Match Directors and members are requested to notify Tom of any required/desired projects for the March 2 workday for planning and material purchase purposes.

COWBOY ACTION MATCH: (Ray Campbell)


Regulator Gazette---January 1897


HeadLine: Lady Regulators Battle Bank Robbers From The Future


Lady Regulators Missalot Missy and Slopoke were guarding the First National Regulator Bank when all of a sudden there was a flash of light akin to lightning. Appearing in the street in front of the bank was a strange vehicle which moved around without horses and had a gun mounted on the top which fired faster than any Gatling gun anyone had seen. After shooting up the main street four fellows wearing funny suits and packing shooting irons like the ladies had never seen headed to the front door of the bank. Little did they know that the ladies were waiting for them with ole timey shotguns. The ladies took out the first four robbers and put the rest of the bad boys running for cover. When the ladies had exhausted their pistol ammo Missalot retrieved one of the robbers weapons. It was labeled Colt AR-15. Missalot told Slopoke that if Colt made it then she could shoot it and with that proceeded to double-tap the remainder of the bad boys from the future. Just as quickly as they appeared, the robbers bodies, their vehicle and all their weapons disappeared.

HeadLine:  Mad Dog Robs Assay Office

It was a quiet Sunday morning when Mad Dog snuck into town and went around to the back of the Assay Office. He peeked through the new curtains and saw two guards asleep in front of the wood stove. He stuck his trusty shotgun through the window and took care of the two guards. He then ran over to the back room window and blasted five more guards. He then kicked in the door and proceeded to the safe and bagged the gold which was inside. Just as he finished loading his bag the relief guards showed up for work and five shots later the first shift of guards were officially off duty--for good. He then ran outside mounted his horse Nellie and proceeded out of town. Before he got too far with his heavy load of gold a citizen posse caught up with him only to be turned back with ten rounds from Mad Dogs rifle. A reward has been offered for Mad Dog but so far-- no takers.....
The first Cowboy match of the year was a big hit....Especially since we had two lady Regulators in the posse. We got to shoot weapons from the future, throw tomahawks from the past, shoot swinging targets with the rifle and a bunch of other foolishness as usual. Next months match should be a good one as we are seasoning a fresh batch of cowpies for some type contest and we may figure out a way to use the new 400 yard range for a buffalo shoot.....
Results for January-
Seniors: Winner was Roderdel with Idaho Spud and Doc Clock in tow.
Ladies: Missalot Missy followed closely by Slopoke.
First Flight: Dick Holliday, Gunsmoke (Still having gun problems)and Dynamite Dan
Second Flight: Mad Dog, Duplin Kid, and Slowhand

As always there was equipment traded around and everybody had everything need to shoot...so if you want to play with us just come on out with what you've got and we'll try to help with the rest. After Gunsmokes gun misfired a couple of times I think he wished he had borrowed a gun, but then his reloads probably wouldn't have gone off. Come on out and we promise a good time......Take a kid shooting......Respectfully submitted--Ned Bluntline


BUCCANEER GUN CLUB
2002 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Feb 9 BSA Troop 220 (M. English)
10 Valentine Open, Skeet
11 Club Meeting
16 New Member Orientation
23 Cowboy Action Match
23 BSA (inclement weather date)     

Mar 2 Club Workday
10 Springtime Open, Skeet  
11 Club Meeting
16 Cowboy Action Match           
16 Big Bore Silhouette Match
16-17 March Winds Open, NSSA
 Skeet, Skeet Fields Reserved
23 .22 Field Pistol

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 


ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS/SHOOTERS:


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.