March 2004 NEWSLETTER

President

John Scott

Vice President

David Morgan

Secretary

 

Dick Brame

CLUB MEETING

 

                     MONDAY, March 8, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant   

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                 March 2004

Sat.      7        Club Workday

                  Mon.   8        Club Meeting

                  Sat.    13         Big Bore Silhouette Match

                  Sun.   14         Springtime Open, Skeet

                  Sat.    20         Cowboy Action Match

Sat. & Sun.    20-21 March Winds Open, NSSA Skeet, Skeet Fields

                     Reserved

                           Thu, Fri & Sat    Dog Trials

                  Sat.    27         .22 Field Pistol

 

                                      April 2004

                           Sat.    10         Big Bore Silhouette Match

                  Sun.   11         Tax Break Open Skeet

                  Mon. 12         Club Meeting

                  Sat.    17         Cowboy Action Match

                  Sat.    24         .22 Field Pistol  

                  Sun.   25         Action Pistol Match

 

 

            BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www: packing.org; www:ccowboys.com


 

Note From The President

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH THE NEW RIFLE SHEDS!

I hope y'all have seen the progress that has been made on the new rifle sheds.  So now is the time we need lots of help from now to completion.  This weekend the 28th and 29th of February we need help to finish aligning walls, drilling and installing support bolts and making everything ready for John Gallagher to set the trusses next week.  He will use a couple of his employees to set and brace the trusses, then comes the plywood and felt paper.  On the weekend of Sat. March 6th, which is the first of our four scheduled work-days, will be an excellent time to complete a required day of labor for your club.  Tools needed are very basic, hammer, measuring tape and ladders.  We can use everyone, no matter your trade or profession, everything from people working on top or picking up material waste.  If you are a roofer, please hold back, you will be needed later!!!!  Because after the March workday, with all of your help, we hope to be ready for shingles.
 
Please schedule as much time as possible for this worth while project.  We need your help, this is a great addition to the club that we all can be very proud of.

Thanking you in advance........John Scott

 

Note From The Secretary  

 

WE NEED YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS!

If you receive the newsletter via US mail, please consider sending us your e-mail address.  The more newsletters we send out electronically the more money we save.  In addition it is the best way to contact you with breaking club news and legislative information.  We do not ever share the list with anyone.  Please send your e-mail address to the secretary, Dick Brame at ccaasmfc@cs.com.  Thanks. 

 

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 2/9/04 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at Pearls Restaurant by President John Scott at 7:00 P.M.

The minutes of the last meeting [January 12, 2003], as appearing in the newsletter, were accepted.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Skeet                 Had 14 shooters.

Action Pistol      Will start in April.

Tactical 3 Gun   See report at end of newsletter.

Cowboy           See Report at end of newsletter.

 

Membership was the first order of business, the probationary members were voted in unanimously.  The Club would like to welcome the following individuals as full members, following a vote at the February meeting:  Bob Citrano, John Crouch, Bill Currie, Rich DeLong, Jeff DeSantis, Hormoze Goudarzi, Gregory Idol, Mike Kermon, Bernie Morgan, Brad Phillips, Eddy Roberts, Bill Slaughter and Bill Storcks.

Next order of business was the new members for 2004.  There were 49 total applicants (8 that reapplied from last year) for 42 slots.  The Club welcomes the following individuals as probationary members for 2004:  Paul Alden, John Barnard, Sr., Max Benton, Charles Biggerstaff, Lewis Carleton, David Caulkins, Bruce Chapman, Joe Cincotta, Kay Crocker, Carey Cypher, Jay Della Bella, William Dumas, Mike Dombroski, Ron Dombroski, William Doyle, Larry Fennerty, John Goldean, Tommy Hawkins, Fleet Helms, Sr., Howard Hoadley, Norman Horne, Mike Jacaruso, Ray Jackson, Braxton James, Jr., Vaiden Kendrick, Patrick Kite, Jerry Mannen, Wes McLean, Lee Morgan III, Fred Murray II, John Newton, Ricky Parker, Jr., Jeff Phillips, Peter Purcell, Bill Rabon, Charlie Ruppe, Roland Russ, Kevin Scully, Steve Stone, Tom West, Bill Wetherill, Jr., and Charles Zirkle.

There was discussion of several individuals that forgot to send in their dues and were thus dropped.  Members are reminded that you are responsible for sending in your dues before the January 31 deadline, if you do not you will be dropped from the membership roles. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 The NRA Silhouette Nationals will be held at the Club in May 2005.  It will be a 7 day event with 100-200 attending. 

 Dave Miller Deer Rifle Challenge, 1/31/04

Results:

The weather was decidedly cool but the shooting was hot for the contestants in this year’s DRC.  Over a dozen brave folks got out from in front of the fire place to see how well they could really shoot their favorite “venison gathering tool” and eat a huge lunch of “Texas” venison and rice. 

 

There were several new faces in the crowd as well.  Some of the youngsters from Hoggard High School were there and one of them even walked away from the match with a medal.  The results of the match were as follows:

 

                        Traditional Category (1st, 2nd, 3rd)             Modern Category(1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Standing            T. Mix, J. Mix, Austin                                Morgan, J. Mix, T. Mix

Kneel/Sit          J. Mix, Austin, T. Mix                                 S. Brumbaugh, Morgan, Shingleton

Prone                Fisk, Austin, T. Mix                                    J. Mix, Storks, S. Brumbaugh

Bench               J. Mix, Austin, Storks                                  Storks, Morgan, Austin

Overall              J. Mix, Austin, Storks                                  Morgan, J. Mix, Storks

 

The increase in folks attending was well noted and hopefully a continuing trend.  Make plans for next year (last Saturday in January) to come out and maybe find out why you missed that easy shot earlier in the month. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Both skeet fields are reserved by Sholar Powell for April 22. 

 

ATTENDANCE: 31   

ADJOURNMENT: Motion made and seconded to adjourn.  Adjournment was at 7:51 P.M.

 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 2/9/04 Meeting.

 

Membership:  There have been a number of new applicants over the past few years who have never been to the Club facilities prior to being accepted as new members.  Since we are a sweat-equity, member-operated organization, the only screening process we have for new members are the existing members.  The Club depends on members to bring new applicants to the range, show them our facilities and how we operate, and watch their shooting/safety habits to insure they are safe shooters.  Before you sign an application for a new member, take the time to host them for a visit to the range.....the livelihood of the Club depends on you.

 

YAHWEH SHOOT

The 12ths annual “Shoot The Works” for the Yahweh Children’s Center will be held Saturday, March 27 at the Kelly Sportsmen’s Club.  This has grown to be one of the largest benefit sporting clays tournaments in eastern NC, with over 180 shooters last year.  All proceeds go to benefit the Yahweh Children’s Center, a residential treatment center for abused and neglected children. 

We will be giving away 15 new rifles and shotguns again, 3 in each of 5 classes.  Classes are determined by the Lewis Class system, which distribute the prizes evenly throughout the shooters.  Thus anyone has a chance to win.  Registration, which includes lunch, is $65 before March 15, $75 after March 15. 

 So, come on out, bring a friend and have a good time.  For more information contact Dick Brame (910) 793-3098, Scott Jamison (910) 794-5308 or on-line at www.yahwehcenter.org, click on special events. 

 Tactical Three Gun Match

Ray Campbell

 For those of you that thought it was too cold or too wet to shoot, did you ever miss a good time...

 Stage One:  Minimum of 22 shots with the assault rifle from three different locations......most shot many more.

Stage Two: Minimum of 32 rounds starting with the shotgun, then pistol and ending up with the rifle shooting at the moving target.  Most shot many more rounds....as fast as you could shoot....

Stage Three:  Minimum of 24 rounds with the pistol and shotgun....all were fired at steel targets...and again, most shot more rounds than that just to get a hit on everything....

 We had two classes and these are the scores for both:

 

Open Class.....                                                             Limited Class....

 Jay "The New Sheriff In Town" Della Bella                     Roland "The Rifle Wrecker" Russ

Ray "The Old Sheriff In Town" Campbell                       Darrius "Black Rifle" Ehrenfield

Ray "Starting Over" Jackson                                            Gehrig "The Operator" Austin

Don "The Buffalo Hunter" Pelling                                   Tom "Mr. Mini 14" Mix

Jeff "The Universal Hater" DeSantis

Cosby "Pill Pusher" Thomas

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB 2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

The calendar of events for 2004 follows:

Workdays will be the 1st Saturday in March, May, August and November starting at 8:00 A.M.

Big Bore Matches will be the 2nd Saturday in March, April, May, June, July and August starting at 10:00 A.M. Skeet Matches will be the 2nd Sunday of every month starting at 1:00 P.M.

Club Meetings will be the 2nd Monday of every month starting at 7:00 P.M.

Cowboy Action Matches will be the 3rd Saturday of every month, except December, starting at 9:00 A.M.

.22 Field Pistol Matches will be the 4th Saturday in March, April, May, June, July & August at 10:00 A.M.

Action Pistol Matches will be the 4th Sunday in April, May, June, July, August, September & October at 12 noon. 

 The March Winds Open Skeet Match, NSSA Skeet, is usually held on the week-end following the regularly scheduled March skeet match.  Match Directors are requested to check their match dates so allowances may be made for holidays or other shoots and to advise the Secretary as soon as possible so a calendar may be drafted.

 

Cowboy Action Newsletter

Regulator Gazette--February 1897

 

Headline:  Texas Ranger Wild Willy Storcks Routes Hole In The Wall Gang

 

Texas Range Wild Willy Storcks had  gotten word that the "Hole In The Wall Gang" was held up in the miners shack at the end of Buccaneer Gulch.  The Leader of the gang "Slick Willy" (no kin to Wild Willy by the way) was hiding in the shack behind a thick oak door that was pretty much bullet proof.  Word had it that he was nursing an infection (no comments on the type).  He was hole up with two of his best men and also had left a couple of bad boys outside the shack to keep an eye on things......Ranger Willy caught the two outside lookouts by surprise (he's sneaky that way you know).  Two blasts from the old twelve bore took them out of the fight......Willy then took a bead on a knot in the so called bullet proof door and put two blasts of double--oughts through the door.  Well that sent Slick Willy and his two pals scrambling for cover but not before Ranger Willy stuck his 45 through the hole in the door and sent Slick and his two pals to the promise land or whereever. 

 The above is sort of the way that stage two happened.....we did get to blast a hole in the door and shoot through it....it was a hoot. 

 We had 15 cowboys and one cowgirl present at the February fracus and all had a good time...It was proven again that the bigger targets are harder to hit.....Spud has a design for some more big ones since they seem to be so challenging....Come shoot with us on the third Saturday of March......

Scores went like this:

 Seniors.....Roberdel. Idaho Spud, Blacksmith, Carbine Kid, Wild Willy

 First Flight.....Dick Holliday, Mad Dog, Colonel Case Hardin, Slowhand, Deacon Dave

 Second Flight....Shakey Jake, Whispering Bill, Silverado, Waccamaw Kid, Farmer Boy

 Cowgirls.....Slow Poke

 That was the way it was in the "not so old West"......See you in March but in the meantime don't forget "Take a Kid Shoot'n.......Respectfully submitted....Ned Bluntline

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB

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

 

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 NEITHER AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR AT THE COWBOY ACTION TARGETS.

 

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

  

ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS/SHOOTERS:

 

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

 

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 AT THE COWBOY ACTION TARGETS.

 

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