Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

  JUNE 2007 NEWSLETTER

                                                              

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

               MONDAY,  June 11, 2007 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

                               June  2007

 

                                    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  2007

 

                                    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

                           Sun.      22         Action Pistol Match                   12:00 pm

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

 

 

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 5/14/07 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 16 members present.  The May Minutes and Treasurer’s report were approved.

Meeting called to order 7.00

 

The Club All – A – Round: is the last sat in June,  75 targets shot:  25 Pistol / 25 rifle / 25 skeet

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

Still working on cowboy targets

 

New Business:  

No New Business

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 5/14/07 Meeting.

 

BGC Clubhouse Reserved July 28 – Range Officer Class

We have scheduled a Range Officer (RO) class for Saturday, July 28 for the whole day. This is the second class we have had this year. It is certified through the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), or Cowboys. The maximum is 20 and we currently have 16 signed up. If anyone is interested, call Jerry Fipps @7994283/6125714 or Ed Weingart @2703351/6124615.

 

The class is actually 2 classed. RO1 in the morning and RO2 in the afternoon. Anyone can take RO1 and RO2 participants must do RO1 first.

 

 

 

BUCCANEER CLUB MEMBERS MERIT INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM:

 

The International Bianchi Cup match held at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club,  Missouri, during the Memorial Day week 

( May 23 – May 26) and was sanctioned by the NRA was well attended by members of the Buccaneer Gun Club.  New member David Ruhle and member Jay Della Bella were in attendance and participated with great results.  David just turned sixteen years old and had only been shooting Bianchi discipline for a very short time.  Jay who is an experienced and well known international shooter has helped David in technique as well as built a pistol for him to shoot.

 

David ended up in 76th place out of 150 est. participants.  Jay had an unfortunate occurrence whereas one of his targets on the barricade event was engaged on another shooter’s target.  This cost him probably 80 points.  Jay wound up in 83th place.  Had he engaged the proper target, he may have placed in 4th.   

 

Princeton University is David’ summer target.  He will attend Princeton during the summer for college credit and hopefully persuade those folks to see the other side of the 2nd amendment.  If you see David at the club, give him a well deserved congratulation.  He may be driving in so far as he just passed his driver’s exam.  If you want to see the results of the Bianchi Cup Match you can go to www.gvshoot.com.

 

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH

The month of May has past with well deserved honor of our military and June is upon us. It’s amazing how time does fly in the twinkle of an eye. If we look the other way when opposition confronts our Second Amendment position the same may hold true... our rights diminished in the flash of a vote from an unfriendly legislature. Erosion of our rights happens when we are complacent. YOU are the one in between the wave of erosion and the firm stance of Constitutional righteousness.

 

Think of the impact of YOUR actions or lack thereof... a phone call, an e-mail, a letter to the editor of YOUR newspaper... yeah, I know, it has long since been a newspaper of someone else’s beliefs. But, YOUR comments and insistence upon YOUR views being shared with others is the defense of the front line. The quote of Martin Niemoller in reference to the Nazis during WWII is worth repeating:

First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.

Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945

 

If you feel the hair tingle on your arm it’s because YOU care... YOU are among mega-millions. WE only need to be heard and insist upon OUR rights as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. If YOU do not let YOUR voice be heard who will speak for YOU? Will it be the legions of leftist, anti-gun mongers proclaiming they speak for the majority? It must not be allowed!

 

The world should revolve around the inspiration of those of goodwill... ironically, it must be enforced with an iron will to pay the ultimate sacrifice... at home and abroad. Our enemies relish weakness... on the battlefield and in the legislature. Thank YOU for doing YOUR part to maintain OUR inaleinable rights... a daily duty! Stay abreast of proposed legislation… good and bad… be proactive as well as reactive. Keep your powder dry.

 

I am delighted Senator Julia Boseman introduced a committee substitute of her original North Carolina Senate Bill 8 to eliminate gun-related restrictions. As I stated previously, the drug-related portions of the bill were definitely acceptable... dealing drugs is illegal. The Second Amendment should not be squeezed to burden the law-abiding in an attempt to produce "feel good" restrictive firearms legislation... criminals enjoy the absurdity of poorly aimed politics.

 

Many will keep an eye on this bill as it moves forward... any last minute efforts to re-introduce firearms restrictions through amendments wouldn't sit well with the majority of the citizenry.

 

Stand proud,

 

Ron

 

 

 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE

May 1897

 

Headline: Dick Holliday Attempts To Find Jesus

 

Dick Holliday was stumbling through the woods totally drunk on his way back from getting kicked out of the monastery when he comes upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. Dick walks into the water and subsequently bumps into the preacher.
 
The preacher turns around and is almost overcome by the smell of  booze. Whereupon he asks Dick, "Are you ready to find Jesus?"
 
”Yes I am" replies Dick, so the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the river. He pulls him up and asks Dick, "Brother have you found Jesus?"
 
Dick replies, "No, I haven't." The preacher, shocked at the answer, dunks him into the water again, but for a bit longer this time. He pulls him out of the water and asks again, "Have you found Jesus, my brother?"
 
Dick again answers, "No, I have not found Jesus."
 
By this time the preacher is at his wits end so he dunks Dick in the water again, but this time he holds him down for about 30 seconds.  When Dick begins kicking his arms and legs, the preacher pulls him up. The preacher asks the drunk again, "For the love of God, have you found Jesus?"
 
Dick wipes his eyes and catches his breath and says to the preacher, "Are you sure this is where he fell in?".......Dick was last seen floating down stream but we're sure he'll surface again.......

 

 

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when going to a cowboy match actually meant you would do some cowboy stuff, such as spitting, roping, cowpie throwing, tomahawk chunking, bullwhip popping, and other fun stuff.......Well, if you miss the good ole days, be sure to be with us at the June Match when we'll be doing some of the above plus some stuff that match director Holliday is keeping secret and some other stuff that Evil Roy didn't tell you about...........We are not going to post the scenarios on the net this time but I will give you the names of a few of the stages.......One is called “Knock Knock Knock Knock,” another is called “Josie Wales,” and one is called “Chop Chop.” ...........Leave your SASS handbook at home for this one because we'll be doing to some stuff on the clock other than shooting......

 

Scores for the April Match went like this:

 

 

 

Cowboy / Cowgirl Alias

Category

Category Winner

Misses

Time

1

Tightwad

 

Top Gun

CLEAN

167.51

2

High Noon Henry

Traditional

Traditional Winner

4

183.51

3

Saloon Keeper

Silver Senior

Silver Senior Winner

1

223.53

4

Ragtime Kid

Senior

Senior Winner

5

225.20

5

Dodge City Dude

Elder Statesman

Elder Statesman Winner

3

243.24

6

Semo Joe

Modern

Modern Winner

5

243.94

7

Tiger Kid

Traditional

 

5

247.20

8

Pard Pickett

Senior Duelist

Senior Duelist Winner

4

252.16

9

Range Raider

Senior

 

7

255.54

10

Shady Shyster

Senior

 

2

259.75

11

Dodge Bill

49er

49er Winner

3

261.12

12

Scattergun O'Malley

49er

 

CLEAN

284.17

13

Jefro

49er

 

3

284.35

14

Cowboy Cloud

Duelist

Duelist Winner

3

287.96

15

Sonny

Senior Duelist

 

CLEAN

298.15

16

Paco Blackie

Traditional

 

1

300.68

17

Little Mix

Traditional

 

5

306.47

18

E Town Marshall

Senior

 

4

335.13

19

Pee Dee Drifter

Senior Duelist

 

2

341.33

20

Irish Lace

Ladies Traditional

Ladies Traditional Winner

9

373.42

21

Hot Led Heather

Ladies Traditional

 

12

380.32

22

Billy Byrd

49er

 

14

385.32

23

Wolverine Woman

Ladies Senior

Ladies Senior Winner

4

399.50

24

Stalker

Senior

 

CLEAN

406.93

25

Scrufter

Silver Senior

 

11

460.59

26

Dakota Black

Modern

 

11

479.97

27

Idaho Spud

Elder Statesman

 

4

3193.24

 

See you in June..........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, 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. 

 

                 

 


 

** 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.