AUGUST 2004 NEWSLETTER
MONDAY, August 9, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant
Sat. 7 Club Workday
Sun 8 Summertime Open, Skeet
Mon. 9 Club Meeting
Sat. 14 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sat. 21 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 22 Action Pistol Match
Sat. 28 .22 Field Pistol
Sun. 12 Back-to-School Open, Skeet
Mon. 13 Club Meeting
Sat. 18 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 26 Action Pistol Match
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START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 7/12/04 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at Pearls Restaurant by President John Scott at 7:00 P.M. The May minutes were approved (there were no minutes for the June meeting as a quorum was not present) and the Treasurers report, as reported in the June newsletter, was approved.
The club voted to finish pouring the concrete pad under the rifle range sheds. The Executive Committee was given the authority to approve bids and complete the project. Ther will be a Big Bore Shoot September 3 and 4 at the club and we ned to have the range finished by that time. Shooters from several states will attend.
The club reopened the discussion of closing club shooting at 10:00pm rather than 11:00pm. A vote was not taken and the proposal died.
The club voted to offer honorary memberships to our new neighbors across the dirt road. They have been keeping and eye on the property and expressed an interest in shooting some time. The wife is a New Hanover County Sheriffs deputy.
Some members have a problem with opening the newsletter using e-mail. The Secretary reminded them to notify him of any problem and we will work them out.
Sholar Powell notified the Club that the clothing order is in. Please contact him to pick up your order.
The Club voted to once again be a sponsor for the Friends of NRA Banquet for $225. Any prizes won by the Club sponsorship will be offered back to the Banquet for auction.
Club Members Thanked by U.S. Olympic Training Center:
David Miller read letter from the US Olympic Training Center thanking the following individuals for their help scoring targets at the Junior Shooting events. Club members thanked were: Don Sloop, Harold Lange, Sholar Powell, Dale Lear, Mike English and Ray Campbell. The Buccaneer Gun Club and Hoggard HS Booster Club were specifically thanked for their “tremendous support…” Congratulations to the BGC members that helped, they gave freely of their time and expertise to help out Junior Shooters.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion made and seconded to adjourn. Adjournment was at 7:53 P.M.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 7/12/04 Meeting.
Friends of NRA Dinner Update:
If you don't know by now that the Friends of NRA dinner/auction is going to be held on Saturday night 9/11 "Patriots Day", you must not be shooting enough. Signs are up at all the local shooting hangouts. This year’s event is to be held at the Coastline Convention Center. There is a good chance that we will have candidates for governor and senate in attendance. So this may be a good chance to meet some of these folks.
Tickets and Sponsor packages are selling well and we hope this will be a banner year for this fund raiser......Your attendance and support of this event in previous years has enabled us to make grants of tens of thousands of dollars to youth shooting sports in Wilmington and surrounding counties.....How many times have you ever given money to something like this and never see the results. Well I can show you kids shooting rifles in Wilmington that were bought with these funds and Eddie Eagle teaching firearm safety to kids in a ($3,000.00) costume that was purchased with your support. I could go on but I think you get the picture.
So if you haven't called Ray to get your tickets or Sponsor package, now is the time......Patriots Day is a solemn holiday for America and I want to fill up the Coastline Convention Center with "Patriots" like you. We still need more Sponsors so if you can spare $225.00 or $500.00 or $1,000 or more, we need you. Most of the Sponsor package cost is tax deductible plus you will be in a drawing with other Sponsors for some really nice guns.
Please call Ray now at 520-4822
SHOOTING MATCH RESULTS
JULY ACTION PISTOL MATCH (Sholar Powell):
We continue to have great turn-outs for the AP matches, and new faces showing up each month. Ricci Wright joined us for the July match and it was good to see him running the guns. As always, these matches could not happen if not for the help of the guys who shoot also acting as Range Officers, scorers, target pasters, plate setters, etc. Thanks to everyone who stays for the entire match and pitches in to lend a hand putting this match on and cleaning up afterwards. We need everyone’s help we can get on this basis. Bill Dumas showed up to fill a slot as Range Officer and get a workday credit in the process. This was a big help to the shooters, and allowed them to concentrate on pinging plates and tombstone targets, and not stay on a dead run the entire match helping to work it. Anyone else who is interested in a workday as a Range Officer for future matches, let me know. Quote of the match from Jay Della Bella...shot a perfect score of 480 on the Barricade but ONLY put 42 of 48 shots in the 4" Xring..... 6 shots had strayed into the 8" 10-ring....and Jay’s assessment of his target??...”Six ten’s suck”.....maybe we’ll all be there some day. :-)...the usual suspects of Ray J., Ray C. Don P, Roy D, and Gehrig A. were out to pop caps as well.....Campbell said he ran out of the house grabbing the first gun he got his hands on (a .40 caliber 1911), and it proceeded to burp parts all over the range....lost a front sight and half of the mainspring 4 pin.....was talking about welding torches and Dremel tools when he left. Good match, and a fun time had by all...winners as follows:
FALLING PLATE MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay Della Bella 480/48x
Expert Ray Campbell 360/36x
Sharpshooter Don Pelling 410/41x
Marksman Ricci Wright 400/40x
Revolver Marksman Roy Daniel 220/22x
MOVING TARGET MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay Della Bella 476/25x
Expert Ray Campbell 409/12x
Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 408/7x
Marksman Ray Jackson 374/16x
Revolver Marksman Roy Daniel 309/3x
Semi-Auto High Master Jay Della Bella 480/42x
Expert Ray Campbell 408/14x
Sharpshooter Don Pelling 435/13x
Marksman Gehrig Austin 403/9x
Revolver Marksman Roy Daniel 130/0x
Cowboy Action Newsletter
Headline: "Cowboy Gus" comes back from the dead to clean up "The Down Under" Gang
The leader of the "Down Under" gang, John Marston, had hired that famous long range rifle shooter
"Frigley from Down Under" to assassinate the local sheriff "Cowboy Gus". No I didn't say Quigley, I said Frigley. It is said that he was a distant relative of Quigley who was seduced by the "Dark Side". You know sort of like Star Wars. Anyway, the story goes like this....Gus was on patrol on the back forty and Frigley was on a ridge at what must have been around 1500 yards away. Frigley carefully figured the wind by sprinkling a little dust in the breeze. He carefully adjusted his tang sight and got Gus right in the middle of the globe front sight and squeezed off a round of 50-140 out of his Sharps. When the 600 grain bullet hit Gus, dust flew off of Gus like dropping a bag of flower (Gus's lack of personal hygiene is a matter of public record). The news of Gus's demise was big news as his body was displayed in front of the Bleeding Heart Saloon. Marston and Frigley and all the Down Under Gang went into town to inspect their handiwork. There, leaned up against the wall on the porch was Gus in a pine box. If I'da been them I guess I might have wondered why Gus was being displayed while wearing two pistols and his rifle shotgun in the casket. All the gang went in the Bleeding Heart to celebrate. As soon as the swing doors closed, Gus jumped from the box, busted into the saloon and blasted the gang with his pistols and other guns. Those who didn't immediately die of fright were sent on to a dirt nap by Gus's guns. Were you wondering why the 50-140 didn't do Gus in??? Well Gus was wearing the latest thing in bullet proof vests. It said it was made of 10 layers of armadillo hide. It smells sort of funny but as Gus will testify. It will stop a bullet......
Headline: Sheriff Holliday Survives Jealous Husband
Dead Eye Diva's husband Cody Gray had suspected Diva and Sheriff Dick Holliday were up to no good while he was out riding the range. Well on this particularly nasty rainy night Cody slipped back to the ranch to see what might be going on. As he neared the bedroom door he heard what he thought were shots and the cries of Holliday. He kicked in the door and there, tied face down on the bed was Holliday with Diva standing at the end of the bed trying out her new bullwhip on Dick's backside. Cody's first thought was blast Dick right where he lay but Diva, with a loud pop of her whip, disarmed Cody. She explained to him that she was teaching that flirtatious Holliday a lesson he'd be while forgetting. Sheriff Holliday is sticking a little closer to home these days and is also walking a little funny. Well we did jump out of a coffin at this months match and we did pop the bullwhip some (however not at anyone’s backside) and had a blasting good time. We also gave our new headless horse "Blue" a test run. Thanks to Blacksmith for converting the blue chemical drum into a horse.....and a special Regulator thank you to Danny's Pawn and Sports for giving us such a good deal on our new (Used) saddle...Please support Danny's shop as he sure supports us and the shooting community in general.
Scores went like this:
Cowgirls.......Carolina Rose, Slow Hand Sal, Notorious Nora, Dead Eye Diva
Seniors...First Flight......Slic Vic, Cowboy Gus, Roberdel, Idaho Spud
Seniors...Second Flight...Tom Two Feathers, Black Smith, Doc Clock, Wild Willie
Regulators....First Flight....Stink Weed, Mad Dog, Cody Gray, Dick Holliday
Regulators....Second Flight....Col Case Hardin, Ragtime, Decon Dave, Slow Hand
Silverado showed up late and shot part of the match but was heard to say that "A bad day of shooting is better than a good day at work"..
Slic Vic was the overall match wiener
See you the third Saturday in August so until then....Take a kid shooting....disrespectfully submitted Ned
ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS/SHOOTERS:
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE ANY TYPE TARGET ON TOP OF A BERM AND THEN SHOOT AT IT!
NO LOADED CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE TO BE CARRIED TO THE FIRING LINE AS WE ARE A COLD RANGE CLUB.
PLEASE – DO NOT SHOOT CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR AT THE COWBOY ACTION TARGETS.
TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE SILHOUETTE TARGET WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH SHOOTING.