Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

OCTOBER 2006 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

              MONDAY, October 9, 2006 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

          

                                     October  2006

 

                                      

                                    Sun.      8         Dove Season Open, Skeet           1:00 pm

                           Mon.    9         Club Meeting                             7:00 pm

                           Sat.       14         Cowboy Action Match               9:00 am

                           Sun.      22         Action Pistol Match                   12:00 pm

 

November  2006

 

 

                                    Sat.       4         Club Workday                                       8:00 am

                           Sat.       11         Cowboy Action Match               9:00 am

                           Sun.      12         Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet       1:00 pm

                           Mon.    13         Club Meeting                             7:00 pm

 

 

                          

 

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 9/11/06 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:03 pm, 20 members, 4 probationary, 1 honorary and 1 guest present.  The July Minutes and the July and August Treasurer’s report were approved.

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

 

An update on the Ashley High School shooting range was given, the building is dried in.  Still unsure if enough funding secured to finish the project on time.

 

The new lawn mower is fixed, the old blue one works but still needs work.

 

New Business:

 

Evil Roy and the Evil Roy Shooting School will be hosted by the Buccaneer Range Regulators at the Buccaneer Gun Club on March 31 and April 1, 2007. The fee for the two day school is $250.00. Additional family members are $150.00 each, and juniors accompanied by a paying adult are free. If the weekend school fills, an additional school will be held on April 2 and April 3.

 

The school will be on a first paid basis. First paid get first choice of schools (weekend or weekdays). Because of time commitments, once you pay there will be no refunds. If you find you can’t attend, you will need to get someone to take your place.

 

For more information or to sign up, contact Bill Wetherill, aka Ragtime Kid, at kid@ragtimekid.com or 910-395-1429.

 

 

Pump House and Club House:  The new pump house has been built, Jeff DeSantis is donating a water softener and installation.  A motion was made to put vinyl siding on the new pump house, the wood trim on the club house and the gable ends of the shooting range sheds; and to paint the club house.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Ways to alleviate the work burden on the Treasurer were discussed, members Ray Campbell, Jerry Fipps and Ed Weingarten volunteered to help. 

 

A nominating committee was formed to find candidates for President and Vice President next year.  Chris Benedict and Dick Brame volunteered for the committee. 

 

Skeet and trap target prices will be discussed at the October meeting, with the Treasure and President making a recommendation. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:51 pm. 

 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 9/11/06 Meeting.

 

 

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH

 

From The Legislative Bench... the following information in italics was provided by the NRA:

 

NRA-ILA is pleased to report that this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed NRA-backed H.R. 5092, the "BATFE Modernization and Reform Act of 2006," by an overwhelming bi-partisan vote of 277-131.

 

As you know, H.R. 5092 was drafted in large part to address BATFE abuses at Richmond, Virginia area gun shows last year. H.R. 5092 will help curb BATFE's efforts to revoke dealers' licenses for minor paperwork errors, establish new guidelines for BATFE investigations, and improve the appeals process for dealers. Currently, for most violations, BATFE can only give a federal firearms license (FFL) holder a warning or completely revoke his license.

 

This week's vote is a significant victory for America's law-abiding gun owners and dealers and should serve as a reminder to us all about what is at stake on Election Day.  While the U.S. Senate will likely not consider the measure until after the November elections, today's vote is an important first step toward reforming BATFE.

 

On a sad note, the following in italics was published by Gene Kelly, President of American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI):

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeff Cooper the "Father" of Practical Pistol Shooting on Monday, September 25, 2006.

 

Jeff was a person who was always willing to challenge the conventional wisdom to find out “What Really Works”. Jeff also receives a great deal of credit for “Birthing” the entire Practical Pistol Shooting Concept back in the early 60’s in Big Bear CA. with the “leather slap” contests. He introduced the idea that the 1911 .45 Auto could be used accurately and effectively in Practical Shooting Scenarios, from there the Southwest Pistol League was formed and ultimately IPSC.  And Jeff founded GunSite Ranch which really set the standard for shooting schools and practical use of pistols for personal defense.

 

One of the American Gunsmithing Institute’s Senior Instructors and a Director; Gene Shuey,  has known Jeff Cooper since the early 60’s, shot competition with him those early and is a close family friend. At the NRA show two years ago we had the privilege of preserving on video an interview that Gene Shuey did with Jeff Cooper as they talked about their past experiences together and as Jeff shared how he came up with his “Awareness Color Code”, talked about his military service, starting GunSite and many other experiences.

 
If you would like to read more about Jeff Cooper go to www.gunsandammomag.com

 

The sadness continues with the passing of Cecil Brooks, the gun maker whose rifles have been presented to keynote speakers at the NRA’s annual meeting since the year 1955. You may recall the NRA’s past president and noted actor, Charlton Heston, holding one of Brooks’ prized rifles above his head and proclaiming “from my cold, dead hands.”

 

With the cooler weather, it certainly is more comfortable to exercise your Second Amendment rights in the great outdoors... hunting and/or the shooting sports have a special feeling in the fall. Introduce someone to your firearm passion... take ‘em with you on your next outing. The future of our Second Amendment depends on people who care... pass it on!

Harvest game,

Ron

ASHLEY HIGH SCHOOL GUN RANGE UPDATE

 

1.  We are currently over budget by $12,000.00 due to unforeseen utilities that had to be relocated in the ground work.  These utilities were not on the "as built drawings" when Ashley was built.  Ductile Iron pipe had to be installed for water and sewage lines, and a 4" water main had to be completely rerouted around the building.

2.  The interior wall will be sheeted in 3/4" plywood.  We need $'s for 40 sheets.

3.  The HVAC is on the roof, and duct work is being fabricated.  Labor is being donated.

4.  Electrical work is slow.  Labor being donated but wire is expensive.  3 "Square D" breakers we must have for county code will cost over $1500.00 alone.

 5.  Doors are back ordered.  There will be another door cut on the east side, but we elected to keep it closed up for now due to security reasons.

6.  The ceiling is the finished product.  The square boxes mounted are lights donated by the GoGas people.

 7.  The 16 lane firing line will be the bricked existing wall, and the targets will be on the south wall towards the school. 

 8.  Archery targets will be set up on the east wall, and a 20yrd archery range will be available.

 9.  The bricks being there so long was a delivery error.  We are waiting for the doors first and the engraved bricks.  130 engraved bricks will be installed on the exterior of the east wall as you walk into the stadium.  It will be very impressive and a memorial to all those that helped fund the project.

10.  Scheduled completion date is still in December.  We are working hard for funds though.  TMC Taylor has been very accommodating and willing to complete the project without us having total funding.  We really need about $50,000.00 to have it paid for free and clear. 

 

Thank you very much Bob for being so concerned for the project and giving updates to the Club Members.  If anyone is looking for a charitable organization that really makes a difference in today's youth, we are in need.  We are a 501 (c) 3 organization and it can be a nice tax write off.

 

Thank you, and all those associated with the Buccaneer Gun Club,

 Sincerely,

 Ashley High School NJROTC

 

 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE


 

September 1897

 

Headline: Dick Holliday Booted Out Of Monastery

 

You may remember in last months Gazette that Dick W. Holliday had given up the wild life he'd been living for years and joined the monastery and was in training to be a monk........Well, it is reported that Dick lasted for about 2 days of monk training and escaped from the monastery and went back to his old ways in pretty short order.......Dick lost his horse in a card game and was heading back to Regulatorville on the stage coach......The parish priest, Pontius Pelling the 42nd, was heading back to Regulatorville from a conference and had the unfortunate luck to be seated beside Dick.......Dick was in poor shape, his clothes were stained, his face was smeared with red lipstick, he smelled of beer and booze and had a half bottle of Ole Red Eye hanging out of his crumpled vest pocket......To try to appear normal, Dick pulled out a newspaper and started to read.....After reading for a few minutes he looked over at Father Pelling and asked "Can you tell me what causes the pain and suffering of arthritis?"..........Father Pelling replied, "My Son, it's caused by general loose living, being with cheap loose wicked women of the night, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man and lack of a good bath with lots of soap and water."  Stung by his reply Dick slumped down in his seat and muttered "Well I'll be damned" then went back to reading his paper.......Father Pelling, thinking about all he had said nudged Dick and apologized.  "My son, I'm very sorry, I didn't mean to come on so strong.  How long have you had arthritis?"......Dick answered, "I don't have it Father.  I was just reading here that the Pope does."

 

I didn't get to make the September match but Ragtime has sent me the scores and they went like this:

 

COWBOY/COWGIRL

CAS

 

TOTAL

 

NAME

CAT.

INFORMATION

TIME

1

RAGTIME KID

 

TOP GUN

158.20

2

HIGHNOON HENRY

T

TRADITIONAL WINNER

183.55

3

WANTED

S

SENIOR WINNER

200.42

4

CAROLINA ROSE

L49

LADY 49er WINNER

213.54

5

TIGER KID

T

CLEAN SHOOT

240.30

6

DODGE CITY DUDE

ES

ELDER STATESMAN WINNER

258.10

7

COL. CASE HARDEN

T

 

262.70

8

BULLSEYE MIKE

49R

49er WINNER

263.70

9

COWBOY CLOUD

D

DUELIST WINNER

269.63

10

MOPAR KID

T

CLEAN SHOOT

269.88

11

BUFFALOE CHIP

T

 

275.00

12

SALOON KEEPER

S

 

293.73

13

PD DRIFTER

S

CLEAN SHOOT

305.74

14

SEMO JOE

M

MODERN WINNER (CLEAN)

310.36

15

SONNY

SD

SENIOR DUELIST WINNER

332.56

16

JUNE BUG

M

CLEAN SHOOT

341.32

17

SHADY SHYSTER

T

 

346.67

18

PACO BLACKIE

S

 

382.63

19

JEFRO

49R

 

391.49

20

ONE-EYE RAY

T

 

459.00

21

BILLY BYRD

49R

 

474.53

22

RON JON

T

 

480.30

23

WACCAMAW DON

S

 

625.23

 

In the meantime here's something you cowboys and cowgirls may be interested in on Wednesday evening at 6:30 October 11th .........Dick Holliday has set up a Cowboy Bowling Pin Match at Shooters Choice Indoor Range over on Gordon Road.....The rules may go something like this.....The shooter will have two six guns with six rounds in each and can use all twelve if need be to knock six bowling pins off of a table.......you'll get to try it two times....After that you'll get to try two more tables of pins but this time you'll have the same number of pins but you'll be using your Cowboy rifle with 10 rounds.....Shooting will be from 21 feet.......what could be easier than that........ Cowboy Pin match fee is $10 bucks......... 

  So until then don't forget to........"Take a kid shooting"........Respectfully submitted.......Ned Bluntline

 

SEPTEMBER CLUB SKEET SHOOT

We had 10 shooters for the monthly shoot in September. For everyone that didn't make it, we had more fun than you.  The scores went like this:

Chuck Gambino                        48         HOA & C winner

William Montgomery     44         D class

Frank Hassel                  40         E class

Bear McHenrey              26         F class

 

NRA ACTION PISTOL MATCH (Sholar Powell):  Had a zip turnout for the September match, with only Ray C. and Joe Singerline showing up.  October will be our last match of the year.  Come on out and eat with us: fried chicken, slaw and biscuits.  See you then.

 

** 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.