Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402





                                        CLUB MEETING


              MONDAY, August 13, 2007 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

                                               Upcoming Events


                               August  2007


                                    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.    13         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


                               September  2007


                                    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




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 7/9/07 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 17 members, 1 probationary member present.  The June Minutes and Treasurer’s report were approved.


Unfinished and Old Business:

Roller devises for moving target pallets in storage box were discussed, Don Sloop may have a source for some. 


There is a continuing problem with the skeet and trap machines being left unloaded. 


The Cowboy Action folks discussed acquiring and using telephone poles for the berms on the new cowboy field when construction is started. 


New Business:

The possibility of constructing a 3D archery range was discussed.  New member Chris Moore volunteered to look into the costs and construction needs for such a facility and report back to the Club. 


FYI – Friends of NRA Banquet will be held Thursday, October 18 at the Carolina BBQ north of Wilmington. 


Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 7/9/07 Meeting.



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will significantly revise a recent proposal for new “explosives safety” regulations that caused serious concern among gun owners. OSHA had originally set out to update workplace safety regulations, but the proposed rules included restrictions that very few gun shops, sporting goods stores, shippers, or ammunition dealers could comply with.

Gun owners had filed a blizzard of negative comments urged by the NRA, and just a week ago, OSHA had already issued one extension for its public comment period at the request of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. After continued publicity through NRA alerts and the outdoor media, and after dozens of Members of Congress expressed concern about its impact, OSHA has wisely decided to go back to the drawing board.

Working with the NRA, Congressman Denny Rehberg (R-MT) planned to offer a floor amendment to the Labor-HHS appropriations bill this Wednesday when the House considers this legislation. His amendment would have prohibited federal funds from being used to enforce this OSHA regulation.

Such an amendment is no longer necessary since Kristine A. Iverson, the Labor Department’s Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, sent Rep. Rehberg a letter, dated July 16, stating that it “was never the intention of OSHA to block the sale, transportation, or storage of small arms ammunition, and OSHA is taking prompt action to revise” this proposed rule to clarify the purpose of the regulation.

Also, working with the NRA, Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) gathered signatures from 25 House colleagues for a letter , dated July 11, expressing concerns about this proposed OSHA rule. The letter calling the proposal “an undue burden on a single industry where facts do not support the need outlined by this proposed rule” and “not feasible, making it realistically impossible for companies to comply with its tenets.”

The OSHA proposal would have defined “explosives” to include “black powder, … small arms ammunition, small arms ammunition primers, [and] smokeless propellant,” and treated these items the same as the most volatile high explosives.

Under the proposed rule, a workplace that contained even a handful of small arms cartridges, for any reason, would have been considered a “facility containing explosives” and therefore subject to many impractical restrictions. For example, no one could carry “firearms, ammunition, or similar articles in facilities containing explosives … except as required for work duties.” Obviously, this rule would make it impossible to operate any kind of gun store, firing range, or gunsmith shop.

The public comment website for the proposed rule is no longer accessible. The Labor Department will publish a notice in the July 17 Federal Register announcing that a new rule proposal will soon be drafted for public comment. Needless to say, the NRA monitors proposed federal regulations to head off this kind of overreach, and will be alert for OSHA’s next draft.



Following are results of 3-Gun Match held July 26.  All had a good time, some had a better time than others, some ate KFC chicken, some smoked cigars.  Campbell again cheated and David Ruehle, our new junior shooter, did well beating some old guys who shoot a lot.



Roland Russ                              83.46                tactical

Ray Campbell                            85.54                open

Don Pelling                               92.78                open

Joe Singerline                             111.92               tactical

Cosby Thomas                          123.81               tactical

David Ruehle                             142.45               open

Lon Layton                                173.16              tactical

Dave Marguccio                                     212.12              open

Tom Mix                                   267.53              tactical


STAGE # 1 – Shotgun/Pistol:

Campbell                                  23.46                open

Russ                                          26.65                tactical

Pelling                                       26.88                open

Singerline                                   27.68                tactical

Thomas                                                38.58                tactical

Marguccio                                 43.89                open

Ruehle                                       47.87                open

Layton                                      48.65                tactical

Mix                                        110.09                 tactical


STAGE # 2 – Shotgun/Pistol/Rifle:

Russ                                          28.88                tactical

Campbell                                  31.93                open

Pelling                                       33.55                open

Singerline                                   46.17                tactical

Layton                                      47.82                tactical

Thomas                                                47.93                tactical

Ruehle                                       50.22                open

Mix                                          90.89                tactical

Marguccio                                 102.67               open


STAGE # 3 – Rifle:

Russ                                          27.93                tactical

Campbell                                  30.15                open

Pelling                                       32.35                open

Thomas                                                37.30                tactical

Singerline                                   38.07                tactical

Ruehle                                       46.36                open

Marguccio                                 65.56                open

Mix                                          66.55                tactical

Layton                                      76.69                tactical




The monthly action pistol match was held on the forth Sunday of July.  A few of the usual suspects showed up plus a couple of cowboys that must have gotten their weekends confused.  But in true Buccaneer style we came up with a course of fire that the two cowboys enjoyed.  Ragtime Kid and the Linden Kid showed up for a cowboy Bianchi Cup showdown.  Match Director Campbell let them shoot man on man or maybe I should say man on boy since the Linden Kid is only about 4 feet tall and looks like he may be 13 years old.  When the smoke cleared Ragtime outgunned the Kid by 10 plates to win by 42 to 32.  The other shooters came out like this:


Falling Plate                Campbell       41                        Pellling          36             Layton           30

Moving Target                        Pelling        418              Campbell    396             Layton        302


We want to encourage all those who want to have a good time to attend these matches because you get to shoot about 100 rounds if you shoot the mover and the plates........We don't have any Juniors shooting these matches so if you've got a junior shooter who wants to shoot a 22 pistol rather than a centerfire, it will be OK....and remember that Juniors shoot for free.......See you in August.....Ray



We had 9 shooters turn out for the July shoot. Dick Brame won HOA and A class with a perfect 50. Rumor is that a $1,000,000.00 bounty has been placed on that 1100 of his. Ron Waidlik shot a 49 to win B class. He missed 1 so his gun is safe. After an extended shoot-off (1 double) Jim Caison won C class with a 47.  Chris (sand-bagger) Moore won E class with a 46. And finally our new shooter Pious Choi broke 15 targets for his first time out. We hope to see y’all again at the next shoot August 12 and for those members who haven't shot with us come on out and bring a guest.



From The Legislative Bench... It seems the “Honorables” have more clout than the general citizenry. The following information outlines a move to allow judges who posses a NC Concealed Handgun License to carry in the courthouse. Hmmm, why is their License any different than mine and yours? See the information below provided by NRA-ILA:


Bill Allowing North Carolina Judges to Carry Concealed Heads to Senate Floor!


On Friday, July 27, the Senate Judiciary II Committee passed House Bill 573,(which) would allow judges who have valid North Carolina concealed carry permits to lawfully carry a firearm for personal protection in courthouses.  The bill now heads to the full Senate for its consideration.


This legislation is necessary to ensure that judges, especially in rural areas, where the most effective courthouse security measures may not be economically feasible, are able to provide for their own security.  HB 573 will simply allow one more option for judges to exercise to ensure their protection.


Please contact your State Senator today at (919) 733-7928 and respectfully urge him or her to support this much-needed measure.


I’m all for increasing the numbers of law-abiding citizens “packing heat”... more on my side! However, it does make one feel under-privileged when others receive special consideration for the same credentials. Consideration should be given to all that qualify... carry anywhere, anytime... well, except when one has consumed alcohol. I don’t want anybody shooting a cold mug of beer out of my hands. Eliminate zones of opportunity for criminals... for terrorist, too... makes sense to me.


Terrorist on our soil... they are here... they must be assured of deadly retaliation from anyone of us... there will be hell to pay for their misdeeds. Weapons of mass destruction are the weapons carried by our masses.


“Aim small, miss small”... ahhh, The Patriot.




BGC Regulators did very well at the “End of Trail,”   as did other cowboy shooters from NC..

From the Buccaneer Gun Club and the Buccaneer Range Regulators:  Karen Wetherill, aka Carolina Rose, was 9th in the world as a Ladies Senior. Ladies 60 and older.  Bill Wetherill, aka Ragtime Kid, 13th in the world as a Senior, the largest devision at End of Trail with 50 competitors. Senior is open to shooters 60 and older.  He was also picked as a Posse Marshal by the Wild Bunch who run End of Trail.


Other cowboys who have shot at the Buccaneer Gun Club:  Red River Ray finished 3rd in the Traditional division and 5th overall in the world.  Red Cent finished first in the world as a Silver Senior, 65 and older.  Killem-All-Kate finished 2nd in the world in Ladies Modern. Modern shooters use pistols with adjustable sights.  Dingo Dave finished 6th in the world in the 49er category, 49 and older.  J.M. Brown, has not shot at our club but teaches the RO courses, finished second in the world in the Senior Duelist category.  North Carolina shooters made a great showing at EOT.

Bill Wetherill



July 1897

 Headline:  Dick Holliday Can Cure Snoring

 Dick Holliday and several of the usual suspects were at the hunting camp for a week for deer hunting. They had to bunk two to a room. No one wanted to room with Wanted because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.

The first to bunk with Wanted was Castle Hayne Kid. He comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you?" He said, "Wanted snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night."

The next night it was a Dodge City Dudes turn. In the morning, same thing--hair all standing up, eyes all blood-shot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful!" He said, "Man, that Wanted shakes the roof. I watched him all night."

The third night was Dick Holliday's turn.  The next morning Dick came to breakfast bright eyed and bushy tailed. "Good morning," he said. They couldn't believe it!

They said, "Man, what happened?"  He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went over tucked Wanted into bed and kissed him good night. He sat up and watched me all night long."


Scores for the July match went like this:


1 Ragtime Kid ***          Match Winner                165.09

2 Wanted                      Senior Winner                165.08

3 High Noon Henry       Traditional Winner         187.91

4 Kearney Kid               49er Winner                   212.57

5 Dodge City Dude       Elder Statesman Winner  217.28

6 Saloon Keeper Silver   Senior Winner                218.31

7 Semo Joe                   49er Winner                   220.27

8 Bullseye Mike              49er                              235.86

9 The Barber **                         Silver Senior                  241.00

10 Shady Shyster            Senior                           243.30

11 Scatter Gun O'Mally 49er                              250.13

12 Sonoma Kid                         Dualist Winner               263.67

13 Pard Picket **           Senior Dualist Winner     266.44

14 Little Mix                  Traditional                     272.90



15 Cowboy Cloud         Dualist                          279.46

16 Paco Blackie              Silver Senior                  281.58

17 Jefro                        Gun Fighter                   300.70

18 Hogg Legg B            Western Winner             309.21

19 Idaho Spud               Elder Statesman             313.64

20 Pearl                         Lady Dualist Winner       317.32

21 Irish Lace                  Lady Traditional Winner             337.95

22 Geechee Dan            Senior                           376.19

23 Henry Hawk *           Modern Winner             418.03

24 Kid Vallao *              49er                              426.99

25 Dusty Waco              Dualist                          437.01

26 Dakota Blackie          Senior                           477.70

* First time shooter

** Clean shoot

*** Top Gun


You'll need to be sure to go to the August match for several reasons......One is to try out the new swinging target which Cowboy Ruppe donated to the cause........Spud, Holliday, and that city slicker Pelling converted it to carry a steel plate target rather than the paper target it was intended to use........The second reason is to see what the new batch of cowboy range officers will have retained from the RO1 and RO2 classes.......I saw Dick Holliday on Sunday after hearing that he was at the class on Saturday, and I  asked him what he learned........He looked sort of puzzled and said he didn't remember going to the class, so don't expect much of a change as far as he goes.......I think he must have breathed too much lead smoke from the casting pot....they say it affects short term memory.........So until the second Saturday in August don't forget to......"Take a kid shooting".........Respectfully submitted.....Ned Bluntline