September NEWSLETTER

Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

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President

John Scott

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

jscottelectric@yahoo.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

SEPTEMBER 2004 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

                 MONDAY, September 13, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant  

 

                                               Upcoming Events

 

September 2004

 

Sun.      12         Back-to-School Open, Skeet

Mon.    13         Club Meeting

Sat.       18         Cowboy Action Match

Sun.      26         Action Pistol Match

 

October 2004

 

                                    Sun.      10         Dove Season Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    11         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       16         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sun.      24         Action Pistol Match

 

 

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

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

 

 

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 8/9/04 Meeting

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

 President John Scott started the meeting by asking everyone to come to the club and see the improvements that have been made this summer.  He especially thanked Billy Murrell for 3 days riding a bull dozer, leveling some of the property.  The dozer time was donated by Bill Poteat.  Billy cleared a section for a new Cowboy Action bay just past the present shooting bay.  He also cleared stumps and leveled some of the new property east of the present club in anticipation of moving the skeet fields.  He also thanked club member Ricky Parker for donating the track hoe time for digging ditches.  A slab has been poured and a metal building is on order for storage on the range.

 The club workday concentrated on cleaning up the rifle range and they did a great job.  Now it is your turn:

** 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. 

 Unfinished Business:  None.

New Business:  Don Sloop was going to contact Ricky Parker about the use of motor grader to help with drainage and laying some pipe. 

ATTENDANCE: 25

ADJOURNMENT: Motion made and seconded to adjourn.  Adjournment was at 7:22 P.M.

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 8/9/04 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. 

 Please call Ray now at 520-4822

Cowboy Action Newsletter

Regulator Gazette

August 1897 

Headline: Duplin Kid Rises From The Dead

 

It had been so long since anybody had seen or heard  from the Duplin Kid that it didn't surprise anybody to hear that he'd been killed in a gunfight over a card game in Rotten Crotch Arizona.  What did surprise the posse was what we heard had happened after he had been somewhat laid to rest.  Supposedly the story went something like this.....Duplin was playing 5 card stud with five members of the "Princess Street Gang" (A bunch of lawyers that had taken up gambling).  One of the more surly members of the gang called "Slow Hand" was obviously dealing from the bottom of the deck and Duplin showed his displeasure with the hand he was dealt by sticking Slow Hands good hand to the table with a dagger.  Duplin was immediately shot at least once by each of the other gang members at the table.  The time is now two days later and the "Princess Street Gang" is back playing cards and taking advantage of another unknowing passerby.  Duplin's bloody body is displayed in a casket leaning over in the corner.  Did I forget to mention that there had been an unusual comet and meteor shower in the sky that night???  You know, sort of like in that movie "The Night Of The Living Dead."  The gang was having such a time cheating the passerby at cards that they didn't notice that Duplin was turning an unusual color of white and his eyes were sinking back into his head that made dark looking holes.  Duplin made a loud groan that scared the sh*t out of everybody that heard it and everybody went for their guns.  The gang had violated Rule #1......Don't leave corpses laying around still wearing their guns.  Duplin fired five shots while laying in the coffin and got five headshots.  He then staggered out of the coffin (sort of like Frankenstein), got more guns and polished off everybody in the bar.  He then ate all the bodies. Or at least that's the way we heard it.......

 

Well we did shoot one more stage from the coffin..I promise it's the last one, as the coffin is ready for the scrapyard.  I wasn't there (had to go to mother in laws birthday party--what a hoot) but I got the scores from Ragtime Kid and he attests to their accuracy.  Scores went like this:

 

Old and Rusty Cowboys:  Roberdel, Idaho Spud, Tom Two Feathers, Carbine Kid, Doc Clock, Blacksmith.....

Young and full of vinegar cowboys: Mad Dog, Little Mix, Col Case Hardin, Deacon Dave, Killer Karl, Cody Grey, Shakey Jake, Duplin Kid, Natchez Hombre.......

Cowgirls: Carolina Rose, Deadeye Diva

Gunfighter: Owen

Duelist: Ragtime Kid

 

We'll be back at it the third Saturday of September so come play with us.  We start at nine and directions are available at www.buccaneergunclub.org  See you then and don't forget.....take a kid shooting......Ned Bluntline

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB 2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

The calendar of events for 2004 follows:

Workdays will be the 1st Saturday in March, May, August and November starting at 8:00 A.M.

Big Bore Matches will be the 2nd Saturday in March, April, May, June, July and August starting at 10:00

A.M. Skeet Matches will be the 2nd Sunday of every month starting at 1:00 P.M.

Club Meetings will be the 2nd Monday of every month starting at 7:00 P.M.

Cowboy Action Matches will be the 3rd Saturday of every month, except December, starting at 9:00 A.M.

.22 Field Pistol Matches will be the 4th Saturday in March, April, May, June, July & August at 10:00 A.M.

Action Pistol Matches will be the 4th Sunday in April, May, June, July, August, September & October at 12

noon.

The March Winds Open Skeet Match, NSSA Skeet, is usually held on the week-end following the regularly scheduled March skeet match. Match Directors are requested to check their match dates so allowances may be made for holidays or other shoots and to advise the Secretary as soon as possible so a calendar may be drafted.

 

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.