Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

 

 

 NOVEMBER 2007 NEWSLETTER

                                                              

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

           MONDAY, November 12, 2007 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

                               November  2007

 

                                    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

 

                                   

                               December  2007

 

                                    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

 

                              

 

 

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 10/8/07 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 16 members and 2 guests present.  The August, September and October  Minutes and Treasurer’s report were approved.

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

Still no report on amendment to the bylaws on dismissing a member for cause. 

 

New Business:  

The Friends of NRA banquet was cancelled.  There was not enough interest. 

 

The club voted to increase the membership by 25 starting in 2008.  This amendment to the bylaws will be run in the November, December and January newsletters per the club bylaws.   

 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 10/8/07 Meeting.

 

DUES AND WORKDAY ASSESSMENTS COMING UP

It’s that time of year again – the Clubs annual dues and workday assessment notices are going out with the December newsletter.  They must be in the Club mailbox by January 31 or your membership will not be renewed.  There are no exceptions to this rule.

 

In order to send the dues notices, everyone will receive the December newsletter via the US Postal Service   Please make sure the Club has your correct mailing address.

 

2007 Membership Application List (as of 11/1/2007)

 


 

    Applicant                 BGC Sponsor                          

1.  John McCoy             Ray Campbell

2.  Frank Zito*               Jim Caison

3.  Ronald Gregoire*      Jim Shaw

4.  Jim Cushing*             Rayford Marrett

5.  Larry Coble*             Charles Gambino

6.  Andy Bessellieu*        Jerry Rouse

7.  Wayne Varner*          Vic Grose

8.  Tom Craven             Walter Craven

9.  Kevin Croom           Don Alercia

10.  Ron Waidlich*         Robert McHenry

11.  Bill Fortune, Jr.*       Jerry Fipps

12.  Hermon Smith        Ray Campbell

13.  Keith Lane              Greg Taylor

14.  Justin Marsh*           Mike Marsh

15.  Robert Hansard       Danny Buck

16.  Alan Jones               Jim Caison

17.  Edward Mitchell      Jim Caison

18.  Norfleet Jones         Jerry Fipps

19.  Harold Klick           Don Pelling

20.  Martin Sevek           Bill Harding

21.  Phillip Denardo       Andrew Barton

 

 

    Applicant                 BGC Sponsor

22.  Ron Baggett                        Bill Harding

23.  David Miller*          Chris Benedict

24.  Jack Phillips             Kevin Hill

25.  Steven Croom         Ed Weingart

26.  Mitch Lamm           Dick Brame

27.  Patrick Kite*            Sholar Powell

28.  Joe Mayfield                        Ed Weingart     

29.  Eric Leo                 Ray Campbell

30.  Mickey Embler        Don Pelling

31.  Joel Joyce                Scott Jamison

32.  Tom Dixon                        Ray Campbell

33.  Barry Rhody            Richard Dunlea

34.  Robert White           Ed Weingart

35.  Archie Barringer II   Robert McHenry

36.  Cory Williams          Richard Thompson

37.  Richard Blalock       Jerry Fipps

38.  Alton Herndon*      Brad Phillips

39.  James Longley         Jerry Fipps

40.  Howard Stein*        Jack Kilbourne

41.  Cobern Peterson      Charlie Ruppe

 

 

* - denotes applicant from Waiting List


 

 

Please let the Secretary know if someone you sponsored is missing from the list. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER ACTION PISTOL MATCH (Sholar Powell): 

We had the highest turnout of the year for our last match….guess the free fried chicken had an impact on attendance!  Had plans for 7-8 shooters, and we ended up with at least twice that number of both shooters and spectators.  Kevin Hill had to make a quick run to Leland for re-supply on fried bird.  Campbell succeeded in locking his keys in his truck for the 40-leventh time this year.  When it was mentioned that a lot of folks kept spare keys in their wallets, Ray pointed to his wallet on the dash…..sometimes you just can’t help it.  He coat-hangered her loose and was back in business shortly.  Ray also had a “Cowboy” portion of the match; shooters used both pistols and rifles to shoot the Plate and Mover matches.  We shot the match as a “freebie” for an end of the year treat, so all scores are reported rather than winners.  Hope to see all of these shooters back for the first match of 2008 in April.

FALLING PLATE MATCH

Semi-Auto                     David Ruehle                 440/44x                       

Jay Della Bella                420/42x                       

Bill Green, Jr.                 390/39x                       

Ray Campbell                380/38x                       

Don Pelling                   380/38x                       

Tom Johanson               320/32x                       

Jay Della Bella                300/30x                       

Dan Hoemann               300/30x                       

Jerry Blanchard              290/29x                       

Lon Layton                   250/25x                       

David Ruehle                 220/22x                       

Avery Hill                      220/22x                       

Rich Ruehle                   150/15x

 

Revolver                       Kevin Hill                      460/46x

                                    Bill Green, Jr.                 410/41x                       

Tom Johanson               390/39x

Avery Hill                      330/33x

 

Cowboy                                   Ray Campbell                350/35x                       

Kevin Croom                300/30x

 

MOVING TARGET

Semi-Auto                     Jay Della Bella                454/30x

                                    David Ruehle                 446/30x

                                    Don Pelling                   438/20x

                                    Bill Green, Jr.                 406/10x

                                    Ray Campbell                403/10x

 

 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE

October 1897

 

Headline: Rumor Confirmed, Local Lawyer Has No Heart

 

One afternoon a cowboy lawyer Slowpoke was riding in his covered wagon when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass.  Disturbed, he stopped and he got out to investigate.  He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?"
 
"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass."

 

"Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you," the lawyer said.
 
"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree."

 

"Bring them along," the lawyer replied.
 
 Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You come with us, also."  The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!"

”Bring them all, as well," the lawyer answered.

 

They all entered the covered wagon, which was no easy task, even for a wagon as large as the lawyers.  Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you."

The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place.  The grass is almost a foot high."

 

The scores went like this:

                                                           

1          High Noon Henry*                    Top Gun                                  212.47

2          Saloon Keeper                           Silver Senior Winner                   235.89

3          Tightwad                                  Senior Winner                            237.56

4          Ben Mommicked                       49er Winner                               242.74              

5          Dick Holliday                            Traditional Winner                     253.79  

6          Scattergun O’Mally*                   49er                                          260.33              

7          Semo Joe                                  Modern Winner                         265.07                          

8          Dodge City Dude                      Elder Statesman Winner              285.96              

9          Patty MacGarret*                       Traditional                                 298.00

10         Mopar Kid                                Senior                                       322.68              

11         Iron Wood Ike                          49er                                          337.55

12         Billy Byrd                                  Traditional                                 355.36

13         Shady Shyster                             Senior                                       380.13

14         Jefro                                         Gun Fighter Winner                   391.87

15         Kid Jalao                                   49er                                          394.22

16         E-Town Marshall                       Silver Senior                              397.95

17         Irish Lace                                  Ladies Trad. Winner                   407.20

18         Snake eye Charlie                       49er                                          408.44

19         Hogg Leg                                 Senior                                       417.63

20         Henry Hawk                              Modern                                                443.64

21         Scrufter                                     Silver Senior                              502.61

 

* Clean Shoot                           

Be sure to be with us on the second Saturday in November when the Buccaneer Range Regulator’s will have another shootout at our range...So until then don't forget to ......"Take a kid shooting"

 

BGC Shooters Do Well At State Match

Lon Layton took first place in the North Carolina State IPSC match in the Limited Ten Super Senior Division and Ray Campbell took first place in the Senior Category of the Limited Division. 

                                                           

 

Results from The Star City Shootout (The VA State SASS CAS Championship).

From BGC:

Bill Wetherill / Ragtime Kid - 1st place Senior and 8th overall with a clean shoot.

Won Cowboy Skeet with a 25 for 25

Karen Wetherill / Carolina Rose - 1st place Ladies Senior and 33th overall

Won Ladies' Cowboy Skeet

Application in to join BGC:

Keven Croom / Castle Hayen Kid - 1st place Men's "B" Western and 31st overall

(New to cowboy action shooting and his 1st state championship shoot)

 

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.