SEPTEMBER 2003 NEWSLETTER
MONDAY, September 8, 2003 - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Cafť
Monday, September 8 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Cafť
Sunday, September 14 Back-to-School Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 20 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, September 28 Action Pistol Match- 12 Noon
Upcoming Events in October 2003
Sunday, October 12 Dove Season Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, October 13 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Cafť
Saturday, October 18 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, October 26 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon
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OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www:packing.org; www:nccowboys.com
PRESIDENT JOHNíS COOKING!!!
President John Scott cooked up a very good bar-b-que meal for those of us who came for the meal prior to the August meeting at the clubhouse. The eight shooters in the CMP Rimfire Sporter Match as well as the Match Director (Sholar Powell, Jr.) and the Scorer (Secretary Dale) joined with other members to enjoy the meal and get together before the meeting. The Newsletter Editor, on behalf of those who ate, wishes to thank John for taking the time and effort to put on this meal for us. Thanks are also extended to those members who pitched in to clean up after the meal.
START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 8/11/03 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at the Club by President John Scott at 7:00 P.M.
The minutes of the July 14, 2003 meeting, as appearing in the newsletter with corrections to the dates and ending checking account balance in the Treasurerís Report, were accepted.
Silhouette The rain resulted in the match being canceled.
Cowboy The had a shoot despite the rain with 8 or so shooters.
Action Pistol They had 5 shooters shooting 11 guns.
Skeet John Scott advised they had 6 shooters at the match.
Don Sloop The Brunswick County Ducks Unlimited Green Wings Shoot is open to any young shooter weather a Green Wing member or not. The shoot is Saturday, September 23rd and will start at 5:00 P.M. One skeet field was reserved at the last meeting for this shoot. If no club member(s) is utilizing the second skeet field and it is needed they will also use it. No objection.
Sholar Powell There were 8 shoots in todayís CMP Rimfire Sporter Match. There were 5 shooters utilizing scopes and 3 utilizing open sights. The High Overall was shot by Tom Mix, who utilized a scope, while Jonathan Mix shot the high score for shooters using open sights.
David Morgan The 19 people who showed up for the workday got a lot done between the rain showers. They moved the Cowboy Action bay shed, mowed the lawns, painted the 50 yd. bay shed and had a good workday.
Bob Neale Aerial 8 x 12 photographs he took of the club are available. Members attending who would like one should see Bob after the meeting.
Tom Mix The NRA would like to submit our club for consideration as the site for the 2004 National Silhouette Matches. We would need to put up some new targets if we should be selected. That would cost us between $800.00 to $1000.00 and would be the only cost we would incur. Usually 150 shooters, shooting 3 or 4 guns, attend the National Matches. NRA will supply the awards and will do the registration. The club would only need to provide the range and Range Officers for the 7 day, 9 AM to 4 PM, match. NRA pays for the use of the range. They need a response as soon as possible as they are meeting in October to select the site. It is usually a western site and the NRA would like to have an eastern site to propose. Discussion. Motion by Tom Mix, 2nd by Gehrig Austin, that we allow the NRA to consider our club as the site for the 2004 National Silhouette Matches. Motion: Passed.
Ray Campbell Planning for The Friends of the NRA banquet, to be held on Saturday, September 13, 2003, are coming along. Middle of the Island will cater the event and heart health meals will be on the menu. He has individual tickets and sponsor tickets available. Tom Mix motioned, Jack Kuske 2nd, that the club purchase a Friends of the NRA Sponsorship Package and that the club donate the tickets back to Ray to resell. Motion: Passed.
Secretary That our appreciation be shown to President John for his work in providing us a great meal. [Applause from members]
ATTENDANCE: 22 which included 1 guest.
ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 P.M.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 8/11/03 Meeting.
MESSAGE FROM TOM MCGONIGAL:Buccaneer members: Iíll be leaving Wilmington for the mountains very soon. I needed to express my appreciation to the club and its members for many years of enjoyment and good fellowship. Having served as President; Vice-President; Treasurer; Match Director; etc, etc. I can assure you that the best way to get a lot out of your membership is to put a lot of yourself into the club. Support your executive committee and help them out. Think about running for a leadership position and bringing your talent to the club. Our youth and training activities buy us good will and support in the community and go a long way in quieting the anti firearms crowd. Speaking of training, I hope someone will come forward and help Harold Lange in the training programs. They are very important and will pay big dividends down the road. I hope to shoot again with you all, probably cow boy matches or CMP.
Where Iím going, Mountain Home N.C., Iíll have plenty of shooting and hunting opportunities and I hope to get involved with the locals. If you ever get up my way, give me a call. My Email will stay the same and Iíll send Secretary Dale my address and phone # when I settle in.
Keep em pointed down range, Tom McGonigal
CMP RIMFIRE RIFLE MATCH RESULTS:
The match was divided into 2 classes of shooter based on the type sight used. The T class utilized a scope and the O class utilized open metallic sights. The six shooting positions were Prone - Timed, Prone - Rapid, Kneeling - Timed, Kneeling - Rapid, Standing - Timed and Standing - Rapid. The results of the match are as follows:
T CLASS O CLASS
NAME SCORE NAME SCORE
Tom Mix 541 - 6x Jonathan Mix 517 - 10x
Tom McGonigal 521 - 4x Gehrig Austin 513 - 7x
Bob Neale 517 - 8x David Morgan 506 - 7x
Scotty Carter 443 - 3x
Paul Potter 288 - 2x (Missed entire standing timed due to continued gun malfunction)
AUGUST NRA ACTION PISTOL: (Sholar Powell):
We had a fair turnout for the August match, but there still appears to be some confusion on the match start times. In the past, before the sheds were installed, we started the July and August matches at 9:00am, in an attempt to beat the heat. Now that we have shade, all Action Pistol matches will start at 12:00 noon. This applies to the remaining two matches this year, as well as all the matches in 2004. We had a new shooter from New York, Jay DellaBella show up this month, and heís ranked in the High Master classification. Jay and his family are planning to relocate to this area in the near future. Most enjoyable shooting with him, and it appears the outside influence had all the scores looking little better in August. Campbell had his good stuff in the back of the truck and shot pretty sturdy scores. And Kevin Hill has finally got his house about finished, so he showed up with his plate six-gun to pop a few caps. Come on out and shoot in September; only two more matches left this year.....and see you at 12:00 noon.
FALLING PLATE MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay DellaBella 460/46x
Expert Ray Campbell 450/45x
Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 440/44x
Revolver Expert Kevin Hill 410/41x
MOVING TARGET MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay DellaBella 460/22x
Expert Ray Campbell 455/21x
Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 445/11x
Revolver Expert Kevin Hill 436/13x
Semi-Auto High Master Jay DellaBella 480/38x
JULY COWBOY MATCH: (Ray Campbell)
Regulator Gazette July 1897
HeadLine: Gunfight Erupts At Opening of English Bob's Tearoom
Since English Bob's retirement from gun fighting and back shooting he has been looking for something quiet to do to enjoy his retirement and make a few dollars......What better for a retired Englishman than to own and run a tearoom.(Since we have a lot of tea drinkers in Regulatorville). The grand opening was Saturday and Bob planned a dart tournament as part of the festivities. Most of the Regulator Regulators went to the opening to see what it all was all about. This reporter thinks the problems started because the Regulators had spent the morning at the Hardtimes Saloon and Bob's grand opening was scheduled at high noon. The shooting started when Blacksmith's turn came at the dart tournament. His aim has never been all that good anyway (As evidenced by the fact that most establishments in town won't let him use their potty facilities). His first and second darts were in the wall but the fecal material hit the ventilator when his third dart ended up in the hangey part of Billy Joe Clantons ear... Billy Joe isn't the pierced ear type so he produced his 45 and started blasting. After 10 pistol shots, four shotgun blasts and ten rifle shots, English Bob went out the window and hasn't been seen since.........The tearoom building has been converted to a temporary morgue.........
HeadLine: Second Quigley Bucket Match A Big Hit
This months Quigley bucket match was held after the regular match and to keep it interesting we moved the bucket to 300 yards and shot it from the sitting position while using shooting sticks......After the first round of shots the field was narrowed to Dick Holliday and Mad Dog....Each had two hits out of five. A sudden death shoot off was determined to be the best method of breaking the tie. Dick went first and produced three out of three hits. His third hit knocked the bucket down so a trip down to the 300 yard range was organized the repair the damage. Mad Dog was next and equaled Hollidays score with another three for three. So another sudden death shoot off was organized to try and determine the winner......Dick went first again (since he's a senior citizen) and missed all three shots. Dick held his breath as Mad Dog steadied for three more shots.......Shot #1 was a miss.....Shot #2 was a miss.....Mad Dog sent his last 535 grain bullet down range and all waited to see what would happen.........The sound Shot #3 sending the bucket for a flip ended Dicks rein as bucket champion.....Dick missed seeing Mad Dogs last shot as he passed out from holding his breath for more than 15 seconds. We think the boy needs to think about an exercise program.........
The scores from the regular match went as follows:
Flight one.....Dick Holliday, Col Case Hardin, and Mad Dog...
Senior Scores....Roberdel, Doc Clock, Tom Two Feathers, Tom Two Times, and Blacksmith.....
Who says Regulators can't do it in the rain......well most anybody can since we waited for the rain to stop before starting the match at 10:00 rather than 9:00.......Also another delay I remember came when Dick Holliday was looking for the muffins in Tom Two Times car and managed to lock up the car with Tom's keys and also his wallet with the spare key inside.......Doc Clock was nice enough to take Tom home to find another key. We plan to do it all again on the third Saturday of August so come join us.......We'll most likely do the bucket match again so if you'll bring a big ole lead chunker and want to shoot you're welcome......as usual if you want to shoot we will have extra equipment for you...........Want to see some pictures of the bucket match???? They may be on www.northcarolinacowboys.com so take a look.........See you next month so until then.....Take a kid shooting.........Respectfully submitted.....Ned Bluntline
AUGUST COWBOY MATCH: (Ray Campbell)
Regulator Gazette August 1897
HeadLine: Regulators Practice Need Native American Skills
New Regulator Dead Eye Shot was taking the short cut back to the homestead and got lost and ended up wandering around among the graves in the Indian burial grounds. As his bad luck would have it, an Indian hunting party saw him plundering around in their dear departed relatives resting place. Dead Eye heard the yelps of the approaching hunting party (now a war party) and readied himself for battle. He checked his handguns, rifle and shotgun and after the inventory he realized that he didn't have enough rounds to take care of the war party. Fortunately for Dead Eye, the resting place of Chief Flaming Feather (A rather sweet Indian) was close by. As was the custom in those days, the Chief had his favorite bow and arrows with him for the trip to the happy hunting grounds. Dead Eye figured the Chief was done using these items and prepared them as part of his battle plan. Well as the story goes Dead Eye started shooting everything that was moving and ran out of bullets just as he figured he would. He grabbed up Flaming Feathers bow and two arrows and two well placed arrows took care of the rest of the war party. Dead Eye returned the Bow to the Chief and headed off into the sunset.
We had twelve cowboys and two cowgirls show up for this months posse. The Scores went like this:
Regulators: Dick W. Holliday, Little Mix, Col. Case Hardin, Gunsmoke, Deacon Dave, Dead Eye Shot, Slowhand ..
Senior Regulators: Roberdel, Doc Clock, Idaho Spud, Tom Two Feathers, BlackSmith....
Cowgirls: Slowpoke Sal, Missalot Missy
As always we had a good time at the August Posse. Especially with the bow and arrow shooting, After that stage, everything in front of the firing line had arrows in it. Well, I should say that everything had arrows in it except for the hay bales which were intended to be shot. Dick W. Holliday did the worst with no hits on the hay and Roberdel, Dead Eye Shot, and Idaho Spud did the best with two hits each.
We'll be at it again on the third Saturday at 9pm so come join us....as always....Take a kid shooting.....Ned Bluntline
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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."
PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WE ARE
REQUESTING YOU DROP THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING.