Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

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JULY 2005 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

                      MONDAY,  June 11, 2005 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant  

 

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                              

                           

July 2005

 

                                    Sat.       2         Big Bore Silhouette Match

                           Sun.      10         Independence Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    11         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       16         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sat.       23         .22 & Field Pistol

                           Sun.      24         Action Pistol Match

 

August 2005

 

                                    Sat.       6         Big Bore Silhouette Match

                           Mon.    8         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       13         Club Workday

                           Sun       14         Summertime Open, Skeet

                           Sat.       20         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sat.       27         .22 & Field Pistol

                           Sun.      28         Action Pistol Match

 

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

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

 

WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  Please send your e-mail address to the Secretary (ccaasmfc@cs.com), it is cheaper to send the newsletter that way, plus you will get club notices and For Sale items faster.  In addition, I have about 2 dozen e-mail addresses that are now undeliverable, if you used to get your newsletter via e-mail and do not now, please send in your new e-mail address.

 

CMP AFFILIATION:  The Club has finally received documentation from the CMP for affiliation with this organization.  If you have items you would like to purchase, and need an affidavit showing you are a CMP-affiliated club member, please contact Sholar Powell at sholar.powell@pgnmail.com.  For an idea of what's available for sale through the CMP, their website is:  www.odcmp.com

 

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 6/13/05 Meeting:

 

13 members present plus Honorary member David Miller.  Minutes approved from last monthís meeting.  Treasurer Don Pelling Ė Treasurers Report approved as appeared in May newsletter.

 

Sillouette report NRA Nationals held with 93 guns shot and $2,792 income to club from NRA and club volunteer income

 

Club Store has lots of reloading stuff in stock.

 

Unfinished Business....None.

 

New Business......Texas Star shooting contraption is bought and paid for and will be delivered shortly....can be used as part of cowboy match or action pistol....

 

Friends of NRA Dinner is planned to 8/13 and members are encouraged to volunteer and try to help find sponsors for event.

 

Brunswick county swat teams have been using club facilities to practice and finished 3rd in state and 3rd in region.

 

Motion made to adjourn.

 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 6/13/05 Meeting.

 

Friends of NRA Needs You for 2005...............

Friends of NRA is August 13th and the clock is ticking...If you have not called Ray yet to get your tickets on the way, you need to.....We're working hard to make this years event a bigger success and with your help it will be......I got some pretty amazing numbers from the NRA Field Rep the other day........Since we started doing this event every year since 1994 we have given over $90,000 to various youth shooting programs in the Cape Fear Area.......I don't know what you think about it but I think that is pretty darn good for a bunch of good ole boys who get together once a year for a fund raiser.....In addition to the $90,000 that came to the Cape Fear Area we also gave a bunch of money that goes to support national youth shooting and safety programs such as Eddie Eagle.......WE NEED MORE SPONSORS......you really increase you chances of winning a nice rifle or shotgun by being a sponsor.......The Sponsor gift from the committee this year is a limited edition statue of "The Rough Rider".......Go here   http://www.nrafoundation.org/friends/graphics/rr_statue.jpg on the internet to see what it looks like...or go by Shooters Choice to see one on display.......Call Ray at 910-520-4822 for more details on Sponsor programs or to order tickets....Please call and order tickets as it saves us a bunch of time that we could be doing something else to make this years event an even bigger success.........Ray

 

JUNE  NRA ACTION PISTOL MATCH (Sholar Powell): We had six shooters turn out to fire 17 guns for a hot May match.  The rain went by us all afternoon, so we had a dry, but muggy shoot.  Some Knucklehead had shot the plate rack with a rifle, and destroyed one of the 8 inch plates, causing delays, as this had to be repaired.  Come on guys, help us out....DONíT SHOOT THE PLATE RACK WITH CENTERFIRE RIFLES...IT MAKES HOLES IN THEM!!!  This range is for pistol only.....itís your club; take care of it.  Weíll shoot again the 4th Sunday in July, so come on out and burn some ammo with us.  Winners at this match include:

FALLING PLATE MATCH

Semi-Auto                     High Master                  Jay Della Bella                                        480/48x

Expert                          Kevin Taylor                                         460/46x

Sharpshooter                 Ray Jackson                                           400/40x

Marksman                     Joe Singerline                                         320/34x

 

MOVING TARGET MATCH

Semi-Auto                     High Master                  Jay Della Bella                                        478/33x

Expert                          Ray Campbell                                        438/16x

Sharpshooter                 Don Pelling                                           438/13x

Marksman                     Joe Singerline                                         431/9x

 

BARRICADE MATCH

Semi-Auto                     High Master                  Jay Della Bella                                        438/35x

Expert                          Kevin Taylor                                         463/23x

Sharpshooter                 Don Pelling                                           392/9x

Marksman                     Joe Singerline                                         403/20x

Revolver                       Expert                          Ray Campbell                                        449/20x

 

 

Buccaneer Range Regulator Gazette

June 1897

 

Headline: Lone Ranger and Tonto Visit The Range Regulators

 

The Lone Ranger and Tonto walked into the Bleeding Heart Saloon and sat down to drink a beer.  After a few minutes, Idaho Spud walked in and said, "Who owns the big white horse outside?" The Lone Ranger stood up, hitched his gun belt, and said, "I do... Why?" The cowboy looked at the Lone Ranger and said, "I just thought you'd like to know that your horse is about dead outside!"


The Lone Ranger and Tonto rushed outside and sure enough Silver was ready to die from heat exhaustion. The Lone Ranger got the horse water and soon Silver was starting to feel a little better. The Lone Ranger turned to Tonto and said, "Tonto, I want you to run around Silver for a little while and see if you can create enough of a breeze to give him a little relief!"
Tonto said, "Yes, Kemosabe" and took off running circles around Silver.


Not able to do anything else but wait, the Lone Ranger returned to the bar to finish his beer. A few minutes later, Dick Holliday struts into the bar and asks,"Who owns that big white horse outside?" The Lone Ranger stands again, and claims, "I do, what's wrong with him this time?" Dick Holliday looks him in the eye and says...


"Nothing, but you left your Injun runnin'."

 

Seems like a while since we shot a match as we missed last month due to the NRA steel pig and chicken shoot'n championship match being held at the Buccaneer Range.....so to make up for it we had a 5 stage match to get back into the swing of things....We had a good hard working posse and everything went smooth and fast.  The last stage was a long fun stage that used the entire range and all the props.  We started to make everybody mount ole Blue "Our new trusty steed" but since we had a few shortlegged posse members that idea was scratched....The scores for the match went like this.....

 

Regulators                   Seniors                         Duelist                         Cowgirls

 

Ragtime Kid                  Idaho Spud                   Cowboy Cloud             Carolina Rose

Dick W. Holliday           Doc Clock                    Pard Picket

Bullseye Mike                 Tom Two Feathers

Killer Karl

Derringer Dan

Marshall

Silverado

 

You need to be at the next match as we will breaking out our new Texas Star which arrived too late for the June Match but I've tested it and it works like a champ (when I hit them)....if you've never shot a Texas Star before, you'll be in for a treat or a disaster depending upon how you shoot it.....Just remember that we're laughing with you, not at you....Uh Huh.....We may even break out the State Farm spittoon and try spitting beans again.........

 

If you still want more cowboy stuff you should go to www.ragtimekid.com that's Ragtime's and Carolina Rose's website....lots of great pictures of the match.......So until next match don't forget......Take a kid shooting.....Respectfully submitted....Ned Bluntline.

 

** WHEN YOU USE THE CLUB, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU FOUND IT.

 

**  TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DONíT LEAVE THEM UP TO GET WET AND BLOWN ALL OVER THE FIELD.

 

**  PICK UP YOUR BRASS AFTER SHOOTING.

 

**  PICK UP YOUR SHOTGUN SHELLS WHEN DONE AND RELOAD THE MACHINES. 

                 

** WHEN YOU USE THE CLUB, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU FOUND IT.

** TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DONíT LEAVE THEM UP TO GET WET AND BLOWN ALL OVER THE FIELD.

** PICK UP YOUR BRASS AFTER SHOOTING.

** PICK UP YOUR SHOTGUN SHELLS WHEN DONE AND RELOAD THE MACHINES.

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

PLEASE Ė 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 ARE THROUGH SHOOTING.

 

 5 July 2005