The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
October 2021 — V28N10

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and so is our annual Turkey Shoot which we will hold on Sunday, November 21st after a 1-year hiatus caused by Covid. There's fun for all ages, so grab the kids, and yes, even Aunt Edna, and "Come On Down". 

All the usual games will be in action: Hanging Targets, Swinging Targets, Skeet/Trap, Lucky 22s and Kids Archery. We'll need volunteers to help run the games, particularly if it's a cold day so that those running games can warm-up in the clubhouse. Point man for the Turkey Shoot is Anthony Marini, so please let Anthony know if you can help. He can be reached at 617-913-1873 or

Cowboy Action Shooting

by Ron Rice

The Gunnysackers of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club have been busy competing in various State Championships and large matches around the Country.

In the Maine State Championship the following members finished as follows:

Ron Rice 1st , Cattle Baron category (age over 75)

Jean Alexander 1st Grand Dame (over 70)

Phil Lennon 1st Elder Statesmen (over 70)

Sue Lennon 1st Lady Senior Duelist (over 60 shot one handed)

Paul Carter 1st Silver Senior Gunfighter (over 65 shot with a pistol in each hand)

Connie Carter 3rd Grand Dame.

In the New York State Championship:

Ron Rice 2nd, Frontier Cartridge  (Blackpowder)

Jean Alexander 1st Lady Frontier Cartridge

Phil Lennnon 1st Elder Statesman 

Sue Lennon 1st Lady Senior Duelist

At "Comin' At Cha", a shoot in East Texas with 400 shooters:

Ron Rice 2nd Elder Statesmen Frontier Cartridge

Jean Alexander 1st Lady Silver Senior Frontier Cartridge

Paul Carter 8th Silver Senior Gunfighter

Connie Carter 4th Grand Dame ( She shot the match CLEAN, i.e.without a miss)

The next match we will be attending is at  SRGC on Sunday November 14th starting at 9:00 AM.


The Halloween Fun Shoot scheduled for Saturday, October 30th was pushed to the following day due to inclement weather. Fifteen shooters turned out to try their luck at punching holes in seasonally themed paper targets and popping balloons. During setting up the event the balloons were dancing around in gusty winds, but the winds died down to a few zephyrs by the time we started shooting. 

Winners were: Senior Class, Richard Martin; Junior Class, Andrew Thompson and Ladies Class, Maura Devine.

The next pistol event will be a Combat Match on Saturday, November 13th, starting at 1:00 PM

Trap & Skeet

The skeet shooters held a 50-round Halloween Skeet Shoot on Sunday, October 24th. The shooters were handicapped according to their average score. The winner of the shoot was Art Smith. The event included a Pot Luck lunch with lots of good grub cooked up by the participants. 

Some water got into the trap house during the storm but not high enough to do any damage, thanks to the sterling work of Tom Lesko with the pumps.

October 26-28 Storm

The Nor'Easter we had blow through for 2+ days wreaked havoc across the South Shore and we did not come through unscathed. The storm dropped a large branch across the driveway close to the 3A end and totally uprooted a large red oak at the other end which, of course, also fell across the driveway. Naturally, the falling timbers carried away our power and phone lines.

Thanks to the efforts of Dave Glancy and his crane plus a group of members with chainsaws, the driveway was open by Friday afternoon and power had been restored. Hats off to the chainsaw crew: Arty Johannesen, Paul Fig, Phil Lennon, Kevin Bowker and Bill Berry. If anyone was missed, apologies and pat yourself on the back.

One ray of sunshine — we've augmented our supply of wood for the stove, although it'll be next winter before it's all processed, stacked, and dried.

Quotes of the Month
If you've got to resist, your chances of being hurt are less the more lethal your weapon. If that were my wife, would I want her to have a .38 Special in her hand? Yeah.
- Dr. Arthur Kellerman (famous gun grabber)  

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters ."
- Daniel Webster 

New: Springfield Armory SA-35 9 mm

The Iconic Hi-Power Is Back!

Sourced from NSSA

Springfield Armory's new SA-35 9 mm pistol is a modern take on a design created by John Moses Browning himself. The MSRP is $699, a great price for shooters who want an updated, American-made version of the iconic P-35 Hi-Power pistol.

The one and only Rob Leatham, a Springfield Armory pro shooter, shared his thoughts about the new SA-35 on his Facebook page:

This has been a hard secret for me to keep. I have had a pre-production unit for months and I can tell you this is a really well built gun. Best built version of this design I have seen. Better sights and better safety and best trigger I have felt on any P-35. I’m very excited about this gun. Maybe it’s the old school aspect but I have always liked them. I hope you like it as much as I do.

From Springfield Armory:

It’s had many names in its century-old history and today, we re-imagine this renowned design for modern use. Based on one of the most prolific and popular pistols in small arms history, the Springfield Armory SA-35 gives today’s shooters a modern take on a revered design. Featuring subtle but significant upgrades to John Moses Browning’s original P-35, the 9mm SA-35 captures the appeal of the “wood and steel” era of arms making while offering the upgraded enhancements of today’s defensive pistols.

The SA-35 takes advantage of modern materials and manufacturing techniques, while retaining the appeal of the original P-35 pistol. A forged carbon steel frame and slide, along with a cold hammer-forged barrel, give the new SA-35 strength and durability.

Performance and ergonomic enhancements include subtle (but significant) changes to the barrel feed ramp and extractor geometry, to make sure that the pistol will work with modern defensive rounds. More upgrades are a factory-tuned trigger, 15-round flush-fit magazine, beveled magazine well, re-contoured “no-bite” hammer design, modern Tactical Rack sights and extended thumb safety.

Additionally, the new SA-35 does without the magazine disconnect that was found in the original P-35 design. This brings it in line with the rest of Springfield Armory’s offerings and allows for magazines to drop freely.

Another plus for the Springfield Armory SA-35 is its parts compatibility with the original design. A broad selection of aftermarket parts and accessories available today can be used with the SA-35.

Find out more about the SA-35 pistol at

Club Calendar

Monday December 6th – 8:00 pm

Sunday, November 21stNoon to 4:00 pm

Sundays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesdays: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesdays: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Combat Match – Saturday, November 13th, 1:00 pm

Cowboy Action Shoot Sunday, November 14th, 9:00 am

Tuesday, November 2nd – 7:00 pm & Thursday November 4th – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 7th – 7:00 pm & Thursday December 9th – 7:00 pm

Sunday, November 10th – 9:00 am. Register here.

…And Finally