September 2002 Newsletter       

CLUB MEETING
MONDAY September 9, 2002 - 7:00 P.M. at the GUN CLUB 

Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 8 Back-to-School Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, September 9 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at the clubhouse
Sunday, September 22 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon
Saturday, September 28 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.

Upcoming Events in October 2002
Sunday, October 13 Dove Season Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, October 14 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Café
Saturday, October 26 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, October 27 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org
OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www:packing.org; www:nccowboys.com


START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for 8/12/02 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at the clubhouse by Vice President Tom McGongial at 7:10 P.M. 

The minutes of the July 8, 2002 meeting, as appearing in the August 2002 newsletter, were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Skeet Ray Campbell advised there were 18 shooters at yesterdays match. 

Action Pistol They had 6 shooters at the last match including a visitor from Duplin County.  The next match will be the 4th Sunday in August. 

Cowboy They had 12 shooters at the last match which was a 4 stage shoot.

Training They held a Basic Pistol Course the first part of the month for 2 people.  One finished the course.  If anyone wants a course taught let Tom or Harold know and they will schedule the course.

OLD BUSINESS:
Don Sloop He has not found a logger moving into the club's area.  He will continue to work on this.

Vice President Our NRA insurance is obtained because our club has 100% NRA Membership.  Therefore annual NRA members must keep their membership up to date without a lapse.  A member allowing their membership to lapse could cause the club to lose our NRA insurance. 

Sholar Powell - He would like to reserve both skeet fields on Thursday, October 10th from 4 P.M. to 11 P.M.  Discussion.  nothing scheduled for that date on the club calendar.  No objection.

NEW BUSINESS:

Tom Mix He had to purchase a new battery, total cost $27, for the lawn mower.  Someone stole the rope used to pull up the chicken targets and replacement was $9.  All money to cover the costs were taken from match receipts.

Tom Morrison BSA Troop 215 would like to camp out at the club on Friday, September 6th and Saturday the 7th.  They also want to shoot rifle for Merit Badges.  MGySgt David Miller volunteered to be the required certified NRA rifle instructor for the shooting.  He will provide the rifles and ammunition.  He advised they need one adult per BSA shooter to comply with the requirements.  Discussion.  No events scheduled for those dates.  They can not have open fires at the club.  They can use the clubhouse.  No objection.

David Morgan The Friends of the NRA Banquet is in September.  Ray Campbell and MGySgt Miller have tickets available at $25.00 each for the function on Saturday, September 14th at the BPOE (Elks) Club.

MGySgt Miller advised that an example of where the money from the banquet goes was The Hoggard Challenge, held prior to the meeting, in which everything use at the shoot was bought with money from the banquet. 

Ray advised that some money from the event goes to the National NRA to pay for education materials and the rest goes for youth shooting.

MGySgt Miller Col. Johnson has written a letter to the club regarding the 2002 North Carolina Civilian Marksmanship Program camp just held.  The Col. gave another $500.00 out of his own pocket plus the Instructors chipped in $172.00 each to cover the monetary shortfall. 

The National Air Rifle Competition will be held at the Convention Center in Wilmington next year.

He identified and introduced the winners of The Hoggard Challenge shoot.  Both team trophies were taken by Hoggard NJROTC Unit shooters.  Sholar Powell placed 2nd.  Brian Grow took 1st place and Allison Bean took 3rd place.   He would like to challenge the club on an annual basis for this Official Whistler Boy Competition Shoot.  David Morgan will provide a write up of the event for the newsletter.     

David Morgan Club purchase of a Friends of the NRA Sponsorship Package.  Discussion.  Motion by Bill Murrell, 2nd by Don Sloop, that the club purchase a sponsorship package and as in the past donate the tickets back to Ray to sell.  Motion: Passed.

Vice President The last workday is scheduled for Saturday November 2nd.  Discussion.

ATTENDANCE:  20 including 1 Complimentary Member and  1 Probationary Member.
ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 P.M.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for 8/12/02 Meeting.

FRIENDS OF THE NRA - 2002 EVENT INFORMATION: (Ray Campbell)

This years NRA Event at the Elks Club promises to be the biggest and best ever. Ticket sales and event sponsor package sales have exceeded any other event we've had by a big margin. If you have not gotten your ticket early please let me know at 520-4822 and I'll get tickets to you. We normally purchase extra guns etc. to supplement the package we buy from NRA however this year we're going to have more guns than ever and again we plan to give a gun as a door prize. This years door prize gun is a Norinco 22 auto which is the same little automatic that Browning use to manufacture. By the way, this neat little rifle was donated to the committee by Shooters Choice Indoor Range on Gordon Road.  Just a reminder--6:00 p.m. the Elks Club 5102 Oleander Drive September14th. See you there......Ray

THE HOGGARD CHALLENGE: (David Morgan)

The Hoggard Challenge between Buccaneer Gun Club Members and Hoggard High School's highly ranked NJROTC rifle team was shot on 12 August 2002 at the club.  It was a "Whistler Boy" competition which is 100 shots from 3 positions using small bore U.S. manufactured rifles, with iron sights, from 50 and 100 yard firing lines.  Hoggard NJROTC provided all the ammo, kneeling rolls and mats for prone position shooting.
 
Eight lanes were readied for the contest.  On the left were four fine young shooters from Hoggard High School NJROTC  who quietly and methodically set about their task.  On the right were four middle aged Buccaneer Gun Club members who with groans, moans and noisy bones got into position to start the contest.  The first round was set up on the 50 yard firing line where twenty shots prone, twenty shots kneeling and twenty shots standing were fired.  Then the second round started with twenty more prone shots being fired from the 50 yard line.  When the time limit had ended the targets were gathered, identified by signature and scored. Then the shooters picked up their mats and set up on the 100 yard firing line where twenty rounds fired from the prone position finished the match.

Hats off to the Hoggard NJROTC shooters whose two teams took first and second place. Sgt. David Miller has done a fine job training these young folks who showed poise, skill, safety knowledge and courtesy.

We expect this to become an annual event and look forward to seeing many more fine young shooters from Hoggard NJROTC.   If any of you club members have an interest in this type of shooting please come to a meeting and let us know.

The Teams:  Hoggard High School NJROTC:   Brian Grow, Allison Bean, Jason Donald and Brad Butchello
Buccaneer Gun Club:   Sholar Powell, Ray Campbell, David Morgan, Richard Crouch
Top Shooters:
Hoggard:  Brian Crow
BGC:  Sholar Powell

MGySgt Miller advised the club Secretary that the 2 Hoggard teams were gracious enough to leave their trophies in our trophy case just in case somebody wants to know what a first place trophy looks like.

AFTER ACTION REPORT ON NC-CMP SUMMER CAMP: (MGySgt David Miller)

The North Carolina Civilian Marksmanship Program Summer Camp was conducted July 22nd thru the 27th.  A total of 53 campers came from across NC.  Their stay at the UNC-W showed they were excellent guest.  Participants were able to visit some of our shopping malls, the beaches and the Aquarium in the evenings. 

Future funding, after the final small monetary shortfall this year, seems to be in place with possible help from the NJROTC Headquarters and the Friends of the NRA.  A huge thanks to the BGC for all their monetary help.  It is safe to say that we could not have had the camp without the generosity of your members.  BCG members Harold Lange, Tom Mix, Don Sloop and some other had the opportunity to come by and visit.

The team from Cary had a precision squad of 4 shooters who were very impressive shooters.  They all shot just about perfect scores.  One of their shooters took the gold.  They left here, went home, re-packed and went to Richmond, VA for the NRA nationals where they came in 2nd in the nation!   Two North Brunswick High School shooters took the gold and silver in the sporter class of competition.

Overall, the camp was a huge success.  We had hoped for a 70% success rate in improvement but were very pleasantly surprised to find out that 100% of the cadets shot a personal best in one or more of the three shooting positions.  About a third shot a personal best total during the camp.

AUGUST COWBOY MATCH: (Ray Campbell)


Regulator Gazette

August 10th, 1897


Cat Fight Breaks Out Among Cowgirl Posse Members

Well it had to happen someday and I guess the August posse was the place that things finally came to a head. What I'm referring to is the long standing feud between Slowpoke Sal and her childhood enemy Missalot Missy. It is said that the feud started back in grammar school when both girls thought that they were the true love of Little Willie Johnson (Big Johnson's youngest son). Who was later proved to be a two or three timing scoundrel and back shooter. When the cowgirls saw each other at the posse both had blood in their eyes. After stage one Slowpoke Sal had the advantage but didn't keep it for long as Missalot Missy took stage two and also the lead. Stage three went to Slowpoke Sal due to some fancy shooting and also the fact that Missalot Missy's Model 97 gave up the ghost. Slowpoke also took stage four by a very slim margin and managed to squeak out a match win by only 17 seconds. After the posse both cowgirls figured out that a "Little Willie" was not worth fighting over and now both are now friends.

When It rains It Pours

Seems like the August posse was the time for everyone gun to quit or give major problems. Killer Karl's model 92 in 32-20 went from a lever action to a jam-a-matic as soon as the clock started. Ain't it funny how things never give trouble in practice but just let the buzzer go off and see what happens. Gunsmoke and Missalot Missy's model 97 shotgun quit when all the pins fell out at once. A big bug was seen in the pile of parts that fell out and Chief A.J. Parlatore the resident gunsmith determined that the bug was the engineer of the machine and he had evidently died of old age. If you see an old model 97 at Jim's you better leave it lay or at least call Gunsmoke and make sure it ain't his. Slowhand's rifle shoot'n ended when one of his reloads came apart in the chamber and all the kings men couldn't get it out.......

Order of finish for all the posse went something like this:
First Flight: Dick Holliday, Gunsmoke, Mad Dog....
Second Flight: Little Mix, Slowhand, Killer Karl,
Senior Cowboys: Roberdel, Idaho Spud, Black Smith
Cowgirls: Slowpoke Sal, Missalot Missy

I was surprise that we had such a good turnout since the last match was only two weeks ago so thanks to all the cowboys and girls that came out to shoot. As you can see from the above it was a very good match and we got to shoot four stages and lots of ammo so be sure to check the schedule at www.buccaneergunclub.org or www.northcarolinacowboys.com to see what we are up to for September.

Dick Holliday has been working full time on the Friends of NRA dinner/auction so he may not have enough shells to shoot the next match so if you see him give him some 44's. But for sure make sure you go to this years dinner/auction as it is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet......with lots of cowboy gear on the block to win and bid on....one of the Limited Edition Guns is a Big Loop Winchester Rifle just like Lucas McCain used to use and the Gun of the Year is a 45-70 Browning......So be there or be square......
As always.........Take a kid shooting........Respectfully Submitted......Ned Bluntline

AUGUST NRA ACTION PISTOL MATCH: (Sholar Powell):

The August match was another hot one, but we had a few shooters turn out for the event, and ended up with a fun time had by all.  Jeff Baker showed up with his better half, Iris, and we discovered that she's the math wizard of this crowd.  Jeff and the Match Director were doing Chinese calculations on the scores, and Iris had to straighten out the mathematics they were performing.  Tried to get Iris to shoot the plates, but she decided to wait on a future match; something about the holster and belt she was going to borrow had to be wrapped around her waist three times to fit.  Since it was a small match, we decided to have a shoot off with two ties in different classes.  Tom Mix put heavy pressure on Powell, who eked out the win 23-17 on plates.  The September match goes back to the 12:00 noon start time.  I'll be out of town the day of the match, so call Ray Campbell to confirm that the match will take place.  October will be the last match of the year, and we'll have a cookout in conjunction with that match.  Winners in August were:
FALLING PLATE MATCH
Semi-Auto Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 360/36x
             Marksman Tom Mix 360/36x
Revolver Marksman Jon Mix 260/26x
MOVING TARGET MATCH
Semi-Auto Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 439/10x
             Marksman Jeff Baker 228/5x
Revolver Marksman Jon Mix 329/9x

Remember:
The AP match in September will be run by Ray Campbell.  Shooters need to call Ray (520-4822 or 686-7339) to confirm the match which is scheduled for the 28th the 4th  Sunday in September.

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB
2002 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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  

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.