Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

May 2007 NEWSLETTER

 

 

                                      

MONDAY, May 14, 2007 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

                               May  2007

 

                                    Sat.       5         Club Workday                           8:00 am

                                    Sun.      6         Summer Warm Up Open, 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  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

 

 

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 4/09/07 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 20 members, 1 probationary and 1 guest present.  The March Minutes and Treasurer’s report were approved.

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

The lawn tractor at the rifle range is working again.

Work is continuing on a new entrance and gate to the club, it will be straight off Honey Do Lane.

 

New Business:

New targets are needed for the cowboy action range.  The group had investigated possibilities and contacted the Mayberry company.  A motion was made and passed unanimously to appropriate up to $1500 for the purchase of new targets. 

 

A request was made to survey the membership to see if there are any certified Hunter Safety instructors.  There is interest in a hunter safety class.  If you are one or know someone who is please contact Dick Brame (ccaasmfc@cs.com or 262-2763).

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 4/09/07 Meeting.

 

April Skeet Shoot

12 shooters had a perfect day to shoot clay targets, some did and some didn’t.  Here were the scores:

 

Class A             Chuck Gambino                                    50

Class B              Lewis Carlton                            42

Class C             Ron Waidlich                             49

Class E             Chris Moore                              41

New Class         Frankie Langston                       31

 

Come out next month and join us, it’s a lot of fun.  The skeet committee chair offered to pay $10,000 for the next month highest score, but we told him to keep his chump change……..

 

 

APRIL NRA ACTION PISTOL (Sholar Powell):  We had a small turnout for the first match of the year, but weather was good and all enjoyed the shooting.  Ray C. was not present, and last heard from in a Lowe’s somewhere in Wilmington, working on a “home project” that was evidently high priority.  Larry Utt was visiting from West Virginia and came out to try his hand at Action Pistol, doing well.  Bill Wetherill and his wife drifted over from the Cowboy Range to take a look, and we hope to see them back at a future match with guns to go.  We’ll be shooting the 4th Sunday of each month from here until October…..come on out and give it a try.

 

FALLING PLATE MATCH

Semi-Auto                     Expert                                      Don Pelling                               370/37x

                                    Sharpshooter                             Sholar Powell                            410/41x

                                    Marksman                                 Jon Mix                                                360/36x

                                    Pistolero                                    Larry Utt                                   60/6x

MOVING TARGET MATCH

Semi-Auto                     Expert                                      Don Pelling                               421/24x

                                    Sharpshooter                             Sholar Powell                            426.12x

                                    Marksman                                 Jon Mix                                                384/9x

                        Pistolero                                    Larry Utt                                   121/3x

 

 

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH

Since the Virginia Tech carnage, strange bedfellows have been reported with the association of the NRA and the Democratic controlled Congress regarding mental health issues and firearms purchases. What!? Yep, it seems the individual states have a problem reporting mental health information to the Feds based upon privacy concerns. Leary, for good reason indeed... information abuse has history. However, when fully adjudicated mental health issues are part of an individual’s baggage it should be reportable. Voluntary commitment should be an item for review as well. It may not be a deniable situation, but it should be grounds for a review to determine if the case warrants firearms denial. We must be extremely careful here... amendments can be attached to a well written bill to the detriment of our Second Amendment position. GOA has issued a statement in opposition to any such bill infringing on privacy issues... hard core. As a Southerner I’m big on state’s rights as were my Confederate ancestors, but certifiable “nut cases” should be on a disqualification list. It’s crazy not to be... oops.  

 

The firearms dealer relies on the truthfulness of the prospective buyer to answer the questions on the federal 4473 form as to their qualification. In our great state, if the buyer has a North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit or a Pistol Purchase Permit he/she is good to go! If the buyer lacks such documentation, a phone call to the instant check system (NICS) provides possible clearance. If the Feds do not have access to the mental health information which the state has, well therein lays a problem. Deja vous, VT.

 

Do not let your guard down... this slight association of “the good, the bad, and the ugly” only makes sense because it is sensible. The horrific House Bill 1022 is the wake up call... back to reality. You have noted the in-your-face irony of the HB number, haven’t you? Bill Ruger would be pissed! Contact your legislators and express your opinion... yours may be the volley to influence the outcome.

 

When contacting our NC state legislators regarding state politics, you may e-mail the entire House of Representatives with nchousemembers@ncleg.net or the entire Senate with ncsenatemembers@ncleg.net or both with internete-mail@ncleg.net.

 

Fire away,

Ron

 

 

 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE

April 1897

 

Headline: Dodge City Dude Picks Wife To Bear His Children.....

 

 An extraordinarily handsome cowboy by the name of Dodge City Dude decided he had the responsibility to marry the perfect woman so they could produce beautiful children beyond compare.  With that as his mission he began to search for the perfect woman.  Shortly thereafter he met an old rancher who had three stunning, gorgeous daughters that positively took his breath away.  So he explained his mission to the rancher and asked for permission to marry one of them.

The rancher simply replied, "They're lookin' to get married, so you came to the right place. Look 'em over and pick the one you want."

The man dated the first daughter. The next day the rancher asked for the man's opinion.  "Well," said Dude, "she's just a weeeeee bit, not that you can hardly notice...pigeon-toed."

The rancher nodded and suggested the man date one of the other girls; so the man went out with the second daughter.

The next day, the rancher again asked how things went  "Well,"Dude  replied, "she's just a weeeee bit, not that you can hardly tell...cross-eyed."

The rancher nodded and suggested he date the third girl to see if things might be better. So he did.

The next morning Dude rushed in exclaiming, "She's perfect, just perfect. She's the one I want to marry."

So they were wed right away. Months later the baby was born.  When the man visited the nursery he was horrified: the baby was the ugliest, most pathetic human you can imagine. He rushed to his rancher father-in-law and asked how such a thing could happen considering the beauty of the parents.

"Well," explained the old rancher...  "She was just a weeeee bit, not that you could hardly tell..., pregnant when you met her."

 

Sounds like Dude was a weeeeeee bit surprized.......

 

Scores for the April fracus went like this:

 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATORS COWBOY ACTION SHOOT APRIL 14, 2007

  Alias                           Category           Category Winners                       Total Misses                  Score

1 Ragtime Kid                                       TOP GUN                               3                                  164.35

2 Wanted                      Sr                     SENIOR WINNER                  2                                  183.94

3 Tiger Kid                   Sr                                                                     3                                  231.54

4 Carolina Rose             L                     LADIES 49er WINNER            8                                  250.00

5 Saloon Keeper            Sr                                                                     6                                  265.61

6 Shady Shyster              Sr                                                                     3                                  266.31

7 Little Mix                   T                      TRADITIONAL WINNER      2                                  271.82

8 Cowboy Cloud           D                     DUELIST WINNER                2                                  271.90

9 BullsEye Mike             49er                  49er WINNER                         14                                  280.53

10 Stalker                      Sr                                                                     9                                  281.59

11 Semo Joe                  M                     MODERN WINNER               6                                  282.62

12 Paco Blackie              Sr                                                                     3                                  302.66

13 Scattergun O'Malley 49er                                                                    5                                  306.99

14 Idaho Spud               ES                    ELDER STATESMAN WINNER   2                                  310.19

15 Range Raider             Sr                                                                    24                                  343.94

16 Doc Clock                ES                                                                    3                                  345.14

17 Killer Karl                 49er                                                                 14                                  416.28

18 Wolverine Woman     LSr                   LADIES SENIOR WINNER    6                                  425.71

19 Irish Lace                  LT                    LADIES TRADITIONAL WINNER    7                                  433.77

20 E Town Marshall      Sr                                                                    15                                  460.82

21 Silverado                  T                                                                     23                                  588.56

22 Billy Byrd                  T                                                                     14                                 1345.08

 

 

Be with us on the second Saturday in May when we will do it all over....Ragtime Kid has some stages in mind that should be a good time....go to www.ragtimekid  to preview them.......

 

In the meantime don't forget to "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, 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.