Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

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President

John Scott

675-9357 (H) 341-6263 (Pager)

scottaa410@aol.com

Vice President

David Morgan

799-9057 (H) 762-6631 (W)

sunport@juno.com

Secretary

Dick Brame

793-3098 (W) 452-2763 (H)

ccaasmfc@cs.com

Treasurer

Don Pelling 791-0926

Pellingdm@prodigy.net

Club Store

Hidy McEachern 762-9626 (W)

Benchrest Rifle

Don Sloop 799-4627 (H)

Wilt Leeuwenburg 395-2855 (H)

nhhs60@ec.rr.com

Big Bore Silhouette

Tom Mix 763-0870 (H)

Cowboy Action

Ray Campbell 686-7339 (H)

520-4822 (Cell)

dhc@ec.rr.com

Field Pistol/Rimfire Silhouette

Louis Stanley 259-8497 (H)

Legislative

Dale Lear 686-2418 (H)

DELSNOOP@aol.com

NRA Action Pistol

Sholar Powell Jr. 799-5438 (H)

powellsh1@earthlink.net

Skeet/Trap

Bill Murrell

452-2145 (H) 763-6274 (W)

bmurrell@serr.com

Training

Harold Lange 791-6232 (H)

Dave Miller 452-3416 (H)

Millerk5@aol.com

Ransom Rest

Wayne Aycock 256-7215

OCTOBER 2004 NEWSLETTER

CLUB MEETING

MONDAY, October 11, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant

Upcoming Events

October 2004

Sun. 10 Dove Season Open, Skeet

Mon. 11 Club Meeting

Sat. 16 Cowboy Action Match

Sun. 24 Action Pistol Match

November 2004

Sat. 6 Club Workday

Mon. 8 Club Meeting

Sun. 14 Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet

Sat. 20 Cowboy Action Match

BUCCNEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www: packing.org; www:ccowboys.com

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 9/13/04 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at Pearl’s Restaurant by President John Scott at 7:00 P.M. The August minutes were approved and the Treasurers report, as reported in the August newsletter, was approved.

Unfinished Business: Photos of the new rifle range are on the website (www.buccaneergunclub.org), please have a look if you have not been out to the club. The key to the clubhouse will fit the new target shed.

New Business: There was discussion about posting a BGC membership application on the website. There will be wording placed in the last paragraph: "…I hereby give my permission to the Executive and Membership Committee’s to check the references and the validity of any information listed and/or conduct a background check." In addition prospective members are usually recommended by a member that can vouch for them. A motion was made and passed to post the application on the website.

Friends of NRA Dinner: Ray Campbell reported that the dinner had over 400 in attendance and they raised over $20,000 for the Friends of NRA, much of which will be used to support local school shooting programs. Three Marines attended and were given 2 different standing ovations in thanks for their service. There were lots of new faces and lots of BGC members in attendance. The BGC sponsor ticket won 2 guns at the event (a Marlin 39 .22 and a Marlin 336 .30.30), but it was late in the evening, so they were not auctioned back. The club voted to donate them back to the Friends of NRA for next year’s banquet.

Ray Campbell is to be congratulated for doing an outstanding job heading up this event. He makes it a success and is a credit to shooters in our area and the Buccaneer Gun Club. Thanks Ray.

ATTENDANCE: 20

ADJOURNMENT: Motion made and seconded to adjourn. Adjournment was at 7:41 P.M.

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 9/13/04 Meeting.

DEER RIFLE WANTED    Inexpensive, bolt action, basic field gun in 30-06 or .270. Please call Bruce Chapman at 799-0711.  No scope required.

Members.....Don't forget we have a club store that carries reloading supplies like bird shot, shotgun wads in various sizes, primers for shotgun, pistol and rifle reloading...We can also special order powder and other goodies that we don't stock.....I was by the other day and we still have a good stock of lead bullets for reloading pistol shells....i noticed we have bullets for 45ACP, 38/357, 44, 9mm, 40 S&W.  Phone # is 762-9626...ask for Hidy...it's always a good idea to call before you go by and also to get directions ........Ray C.

Cowboy Action Newsletter

Regulator Gazette

September 1897

Headline:  That's No Hooker.....That's Deadeye Diva!!!!!

Deadeye Diva had just gotten off the stagecoach from Montana.  She had packed her bags and moved to Regulatorville.  This reporter heard she was trying to get away from her past (we'll talk more about her past in a minute).  She had accepted the job as the local school marm after reading the classifieds in her hometown.  We had to advertise a long ways off so prospects maybe wouldn't know about what a rough place Regulatorville is.  Diva was lugging her big heavy bag down to the Scarlet Letter Hotel when she passed by the Silver Bullet Saloon.  Several members of the Big Johnson gang were lounging on the saloon porch and quickly surrounded Diva and were making lewd and lascivious comments about the new lady in town.  Little Johnson, one of the more vocal members of the bunch, was inquiring about who was the new hooker in town.  After delaying Diva's trip to the hotel for a while the gang relented and Diva was allowed to continue lugging off her heavy bag (i wonder what's in that bag??)  Diva was steamed to the max about her treatment at the hands of the Big Johnson gang and upon getting checked in at the Scarlet Letter, she prepared to get better acquainted with the gang.  She opened the bag she'd been lugging across town and took out a double pistol holster rig and loaded her two colts.  She also took out her takedown model 97 shotgun and loaded it with buckshot.  Her Winchester 92 short barreled rifle was the last thing out and was fully loaded.  After changing into some more comfortable clothes (i guess they were in the bag also) she headed back to the Silver Bullet Saloon.  Diva reached the saloon and wasted no time as she busted through the swinging doors.  With a Colt in each hand she kicked over the table where the Johnson Gang was playing cards and yelled "I ain't no hooker".  All the Jonson Gang went for their shooting irons but their fate was sealed as Diva started blasting.  The first shot hit Little Johnson right between the eyes and when the smoke cleared the Johnson gang was no more........More about Diva's past.....She originally had come from back east where she was in fact a school marm but was forced to take up gunfighting in Montana when her family was killed by rustlers.  I understand that she has a very well behaved class of students. 

Well in this months match Deadeye Diva did get to kick over a saloon table and she did go on to win the cowgirl shooting honors in the process. 

Scores for the match went like this......

Traditional...Mad dog, Dick Holliday, Col Case Hardin, Deacon Dave, Cody Gray, Shaky Jake

Seniors...Roberdel, Idaho Spud, Doc Clock, Blacksmith, Wild Willie

Cowgirls.....Deadeye Diva, Carolina Rose

Duelist....Ragtime

Thanks to all who helped set up and run this months match.  We'll see you on the third Saturday in October so until then....Take a kid shooting....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.

                                                                                 

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 NEITHER 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.