Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

                                     

DECEMBER 2006 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

           MONDAY, December 11, 2006 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

          

                               December  2006

 

                                    Sat.       9         Cowboy Action Match               9:00 am

                                    Sun.      10         Ho-Ho-Ho Open, Skeet                         1:00 pm

                           Mon.    11         Club Meeting                             7:00 pm

 

 

                               January  2007

 

                           Mon.    8         Club Meeting                             7:00 pm

                                    Sun.      14         Mid-Winter Open, Skeet             1:00 pm

                           Sat.       13         Dog Trials

                           Sat.       13         Cowboy Action Match               9:00 am

                                    Sat.       27         David Miller Deer Rifle Challenge

 

                          

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.

 

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 11/13/06 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:03 pm, 15 members, 3 probationary.  The October Minutes and Treasurer’s report were approved.

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

Don Sloop is still investigating either grading and repairing the present access road into the club or exploring other options. 

 

Progress on the Ashley High School shooting range building was discussed (see write-up below).

 

We are still looking for nominations for Vice President and President.  The present Secretary and Treasurer have agreed to serve another year against their better judgment.   

 

New Business:   

The 2007 Calendar of Events was discussed and a draft is included in this newsletter on page 7. 

 

RULE CHANGE:  President Scott brought the following rule from the Constitution and Bylaws to the attention of the meeting:  “The club advises the use of shooting glasses and hearing protectors.”  He noted the word “advises” and suggested the Club change it to require eye and hearing protection.  So a motion was made and seconded by Randy King and Dick Brame to change the rule to the following:

 

The Club requires the use of eye and hearing protectors while on any firing line or engaged in any shooting activity.

 

Motion passed unanimously. 

 

The possibility of posting member information such as workdays and skeet account information on the website either through a password protected portion of the website or  by assigning each member a member number was discussed.  The matter will be pursued further and brought back to the club. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:49 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 11/13/06 Meeting.

 

SKEET ACCOUNTS

Remember, you are now responsible for keeping up with your skeet account.  The ledger is kept in the middle house on the skeet field so you can keep track of your account.  You will not receive quarterly statements.  Please look on the front page of the newsletter to see of you are delinquent.  If so please remit funds to the club address for your skeet account. 

 

ASHLEY HIGH SCHOOL RANGE UPDATE

The outside walls of the Ashley Air Rifle range are nearly complete with nice brickwork that exactly matches the building to which the new structure is attached. The inside, however, remains to be finished. It needs interior walls (purchase and installation of 30 sheets of 3/4-inch medium density fiberboard, retail at Lowes ~$22 per sheet; I'm working on possibility of a discount), ductwork for heating and air, and electrical stringing and installation. Currently the project is well over budget. It is dependent upon parental help and that of interested parties for both hands-on labor and additional materials. A dedication ceremony will be held Wednesday, December 20, regardless of the state of completion. Anyone willing to help with materials or labor should call David Foster at his cell number 604-0034.

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH

The latest “gun-rights” organization to hit the newsprint is the American Hunters & Shooters Association. A recent article in the outdoor section of the Star-News outlined the organization’s mission. When an organization such as AHSA states the National Rifle Association is extreme in some of its views regarding the Second Amendment I take special notice... the NRA is actually moderate compared to most other Second Amendment groups... i.e. GOA, GRNC, CCRKBA, etc.

 

After reading a quote in the Star-News article which stated the President of AHSA, Ray Schoenke, believed no one needed an assault rifle; I accessed the website of AHSA (www.huntersandshooters.com ) to view its platform. I have included excerpts from the website in italics below and have placed in bold type statements of great concern:

 

 In formulating AHSA legislative policy the AHSA Board of Directors will always weigh the common sense interest of hunters and shooters against basic safety and security interests of our community at large. In this way a rational, well thought out approach to firearms policy will be developed and promoted.

 

AHSA agrees with the Justice Department of the United States that the Second Amendment more broadly protects the rights of individuals, including persons who are not members of any militia or engaged in active military service or training, to possess and bear their own firearms, subject to reasonable restrictions designed to prevent possession by unfit persons or to restrict the possession of types of firearms that are particularly suited to criminal misuse.

 

Modern semiautomatic .50 caliber BMG sniper rifles are weapons designed for military use that combine long range, accuracy, and massive power. Intended for use in combat situations, these weapons can penetrate structures and destroy or disable light armored vehicles, radar dishes, helicopters, stationary airplanes, and other “high-value” military targets. The Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, Al Qaeda, the Irish Republican Army, street and motorcycle gangs in California, Missouri and Indiana, and various militia groups and criminals across the United States are all documented as having possessed or used modern .50 caliber BMG sniper rifles.

 

AHSA supports legislative efforts to regulate .50 caliber BMG sniper rifles in the same manner as machine guns are regulated under the provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1934.

 

The NRA’s response to the AHSA assertions is beware of wolves in sheep clothing! The AHSA organization states it is pro-Second Amendment; however, its conception begins with restrictions and appeasement based upon the “interests of our community at large.”  Feel uncomfortable? Yep! There are plenty of anti-gun groups within our nation and the world without having a proclaimed friend of the Second Amendment shaving our rights away... remember the proverb? How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

 

Brace yourself for the onslaught of negative legislation regarding our Second Amendment rights... courtesy of the new Congress. I’ll try to be positive... hopefully, the moderate numbers of the newly elected will keep the liberal side in check.

Be vigilant,

Ron

 

NOVEMBER CLUB SKEET SHOOT

The November skeet shoot went like this, if you didn't make it you'll just have to take my word for it. A total of 9 shooters braved the perfect weather. The prize structure has been changed, a decision made by the mysterious forces that keeps the club ticking. We now only give out 3 prizes first, second and third. A and B classes, C and D classes, E and below were respectively combined to make things more competitive and less expensive to the club, often only one shooter in a given class would appear and "win" by mere participation. At the discretion of the match director a fourth prize may be awarded to a 'new" shooter defined as someone who has never shot. The first winners under the new Buccaneer Class system were:

 

FIRST:            John Scott                                 48

SECOND:      “Big Bullets” Bill Bertrand           45

THIRD:          Frank Zito                                 38

 

The next shoot is December 10 come on out and join the fun and bring a friend or a kid whichever you may have.

 

BGC “CRUSHES” CAMP LEJEUNE AT SKEET AND TRAP

 

On a beautiful November Sunday the BGC skeet and trap shooters took the Camp LeJeune contingent to the woodshed for a good old fashioned whuppin’.  When the smoke cleared BGC had out-distanced the LeJeune club by a whopping 9 targets out of 500 shot!!

 

Actually, all hyperbole aside, we had 17 shooters come out and participate, 11 from BGC and 6 from Camp LeJeune.  The weather was perfect and some very good scores were shot.  Everyone had a good time, more than a few good jokes were told.  Here are the results:

 

BGC                            Skeet                 Trap                 Combined                                                        

1.  Dick Brame              49                     48                     97

2.  Ray Campbell           49                     45                     94

3.  Jennings Rose            49                     41                     90

4.  John Scott                 48                     41                     89

5.  David Rose               47                     41                     88

                                                                                   458

Camp LeJeune

1. Ebe Barefield             49                     49                     98

2. Richard Wallace          46                     50                     96

3. Chuck Passwater        49                     40                     89

4.  Bill Jones                  48                     35                     83

5.  Frank Kiel                 48                     35                     83

                                                                                   449

High Overall – Ebe Barefield      98

High Skeet – Bill Bertrand           50

High Trap – Richard Wallace      50

 

The highlight of the day was the delicious spaghetti lunch cooked by Debbie and Lewis Carlton.   Many thanks to them for providing a great lunch.

 

Anyone can participate in the shoot; the top 5 scores from each club are used to determine the team for that particular shoot.  It’s a lot of fun and you’ll get a good lunch out of the deal too.  So plan to come out for the next shoot – Saturday, December 16 at the Camp LeJeune range.  Shooting starts at 9:00AM. 

 


 

2006 BGC MEMBERSHIP APPLICANT LIST

 

Applicant                                 Member Sponsor        

1. Steve White                            David Nance                

2. Michael Kinnebrew                 Jim Teachey                  

3. Frank Hassell*                        Jeff Desantis                 

4. Stephen Wheeless*                  Nick King                    

5. Richard McAtee*                    Richard Thompson       

6. Larry Allen                             Mark Cayton                

7. Edward Pope                                    Mike English                

8. Buddy Walker                                    John Scott                    

9. Walter Craven*                       Jack Kuske                   

10. Robert Smith                        Ray Campbell               

11. Lon Layton*                                    Ray Campbell               

12. Brian Legere                         Tom Wertheimer          

13. Wayne Varner                       Vic Grose                    

14. Ronald Wardlich                   John Scott                    

15.  Justin Marsh                        Mike Marsh

16. Bryon Stratas*                      Bill Bertrand

17. Gene Harris                         Ray Campbell

18. Larry Coble                         Jeff Desantis

19. Joe Mayfield                         Charles Ruppe

20. Bill Fortune, Jr.                     Jerry Fipps

21. Greg Hibiskie                       Chris Benedict

22. Greg Holloman                    Jerry Fipps

23. Frank Zito                           Bill Bertrand

24. James Teague*                      Tom Mix

25. Jim Cushing, III                    Brad Fields

26. Alton Herndon                     Brad Phillips

27. Ronald Gregoire                   Jim Shaw

 

* = On Waiting List from 2005

 

These are the membership applications the Club has received thus far.  All new members will be picked based on a random drawing, however applicants that reapply from last year will be drawn first.
BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE


 

November, 1897

 

Headline: Indian Trouble at Cafe

 

A middle-aged Indian walks into the Regulatorville cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter, "Want coffee."

The waiter says, "Sure, Chief, coming right up." He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee. The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere, then calmly walks out.

The next morning the same Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling another male buffalo with the other. He walks up to the counter and says again to the now very leery waiter, "Want coffee."

 The guy behind the counter says, "Whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?"

The Indian smiles and proudly says, "Training for upper management position  in United States Congress: Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave big mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day.”

Match scores for the November Fracus went like this......

 

 

COWBOY/COWGIRL

CAS

 

TOTAL

 

NAME

CAT.

INFORMATION

TIME

1

RAGTIME KID

 

TOP GUN

228.42

2

WANTED

S

SENIOR WINNER

241.22

3

CAROLINA ROSE

L49

LADIES WINNER

272.69

4

TIGER KID

T

TRADITIONAL WINNER

293.36

5

LITTLE MIX

T

 

318.98

6

COWBOY CLOUD

D

DUELIST WINNER

334.91

7

SHADY SHYSTER

T

 

381.80

8

SONNY

SD

SENIOR DUELIST WINNER

386.94

9

IDAHO SPUD

ES

ELDER STATESMAN WINNER

398.62

10

DEACON DAVE

T

 

417.72

11

STALKER

S

 

455.86

12

PACO BLACKIE

T

 

468.37

13

BILLY BIRD

49

49er WINNER

477.19

14

SILVERADO

D

 

732.14

15

SHAKLETOWN MARSHALL

D

 

4213.84

 

 

 

Be with us on December 9th for a turkey shoot "Buccaneer Range Regulator Style" for the December match as we will be giving away a bunch of turkeys to lucky participants.....Ragtime is making up the rules for the giveaway so who knows how it'll work out but I’m sure it will be fun..... So until then don't forget to ...."Take a kid shooting"......Respectfully submitted.....Ned Bluntline

 


 

 

BGC 2007 Calendar of Events

 

Jan    Mon.   8     Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

         Sun.     14    Mid-Winter Open, Skeet          1:00 pm

Sat.      13    Dog Trials – All Day

Sat.      13    Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

         Sat.      27    David Miller Deer Rifle Challenge

 

Feb   Sat.      10    Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

         Sun.     11    Valentine Open, Skeet              1:00 pm

Mon.   12    Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

Sat.      17    New Member Orientation       8:00 am

Sat.      24    Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

 

 

Mar   Sat.        3    Big Bore Silhouette Match      10:00 am

         Sat.        3    Club Workday                                    8:00 am

         Fri. 9 – Sun 11 BSA Troop 220 Camping

Sun.     11   Springtime Open, Skeet           1:00 pm

Mon.   12   Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

         Sat. & Sun.17-18 March Winds Open,

         NSSA Skeet,  Skeet Fields Reserved

         Sat.      24   .22 & Field Pistol                    10:00 am

         Sat.      31 &  4/1.  Evil Roy Shooting School

 

Apr   Sat.      7     Big Bore Silhouette Match      10:00 am

Sun.     8     Tax Break Open Skeet             1:00 pm

Mon.     9    Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

Sat.      14    Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

Sat.      28    .22 & Field Pistol                   10:00 am

Sun.     22    Action Pistol Match                12:00 pm

        

 

May  Sat.      5     Club Workday                                    8:00 am

         Sun.     6     Summer Warm Up, Skeet        1:00 pm

Sat.      12    Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

         Mon.   14    Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

         Sat.      19    Big Bore Silhouette Match      10:00 am

Sat.      26    .22 & Field Pistol                   10:00 am

Sun.     27    Action Pistol Match               12:00 pm

        

 

June  Sat.       2     Big Bore Silhouette Match      10:00 am

Sat.      9     Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

Sun.     10    School’s Out Open, Skeet        1:00 pm

Mon.   11    Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

Sat.      23    .22 & Field Pistol                   10:00 am

Sun.     24    Action Pistol Match                12:00 pm

Sat.      30    Club All Around Match          10:00 am

 

July   Sat.      7     Big Bore Silhouette Match      10:00 am

Sun.     8     Independence Open, Skeet       1:00 pm

         Mon.   9     Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

Sat.      14    Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

Sat.      28    .22 & Field Pistol                   10:00 am

Sun.     29    Action Pistol Match                12:00 pm

 

Aug   Sat.      4     Big Bore Silhouette Match      10:00 am

Sat.      11    Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

Sun     12    Summertime Open, Skeet        1:00 pm

Mon.     9    Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

Sat.      18    Club Workday                                    8:00 am

Sat.      25    .22 & Field Pistol                    10:00 am

Sun.     26    Action Pistol Match                 12:00 pm

 

Sept  Sat.      8     Cowboy Action Match                        9:00 am

         Sun.     9     Back-to-School Open, Skeet    1:00 pm

Mon.   10    Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

Sun.     23    Action Pistol Match                12:00 pm

 

Oct   Mon.   8     Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

         Sun.     14    Dove Season Open, Skeet        1:00 pm

Sat.      13    Cowboy Action Match            9:00 am

Sun.     28    Action Pistol Match                12:00 pm

 

Nov  Sat.      3     Club Workday                        8:00 am

Sat.      10    Cowboy Action Match            9:00am

Sun.     11    Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet    1:00 pm

Mon.   12    Club Meeting                          7:00 pm

 

Dec   Sat.      8     Cowboy Action Match                      9:00 am

         Sun.     9     Ho-Ho-Ho Open, Skeet          1:00 pm

Mon.   10    Club Meeting                          7:00 pm


 

 

 

 

Matches are open to the public.  Call Match Directors listed in the Club Newsletter for information on matches.

 

Two (2) workdays are mandatory for all Club Members under 60 years old.  Workdays start at 8:00 A.M.

 

For additions or corrections contact the Club Secretary.  

 

 

 

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

 

**  TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DON’T 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.