The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
June 2023 — V30N06

News Around the Club

The annual dues mailing has gone out and should be appearing in your mailbox soon.

This year there are a couple of significant changes. The first is dues have increased $25 to $150 for Senior members; Juniors, Spouses and Family memberships have not changed. The second, and more important change , is that we no longer have a grace period for paying dues. This brings our practice of collecting dues in line with the Bylaws of the club which provide no grace period. If dues are not received by September 1st you will be removed from the roster of active members. Your range access fob will be shut off and you will have to pay the non-member rate for Skeet and Trap.

These changes were approved by the Executive Board at their meeting on June 6th. Other items that were approved at the meeting were: the E-board will hold a monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm prior to the monthly general meeting; the club will donate $1000 to Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Charlie Wood. Also, the Pavilion, aka the Old Shooting Shed, will be named in Charlie's honor once the refurbishment is complete.


The "If It Moves — SHOOT IT!" match held on June 10th attracted 13 shooters who shot three stages of metallic targets, all of which moved. Shooting all three stages required 38 rounds of ammunition and given the time required to reset the targets after each shooter, it's no wonder we shot the course of fire only once.

The aim the shoot was to post the least total time. Each shooter's time for the three stages was totaled, then added time for misses and negative time for rounds not fired were factored into the equation,

Winners were:
Optical Site Pistol Class — Ken Morgan 36.38 secs.
Iron Site Pistol Class — Tom Melanson 48.32 secs.
Revolver Class — Mike Kinahan, 136.57 secs.
Ladies Class  — Maura Devine, 173.88 secs.
SHSIB* Class — Richard Martin, 228.79 secs. Serves him right for not testing lead head ammo that did not print to the same point of impact as jacketed ammo. *Should Have Stayed In Bed. 

The Pistol Committee will hold a Combat Match on Saturday, July 1st starting at 2pm.

Skeet and Trap

Trap is running a 12 week league starting June 15th and running through September 3rd in which the participants must shoot 10 rounds for score and will conclude with a shoot for all the participants on Saturday, September 9th at 10:00 am.

Direct questions to Al Vandam at: 

Cowboy Action Shooting

The Gunnysackers will hold their next match on Sunday, July 2nd starting at 9:00 am.

The MA, CT & RI Cowboy Action Shooting State Championship

by Yankee aka Ron Rice

The MA, CT & RI Cowboy Action Shooting State Championships were held at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club June 2, 3 & 4. The following SRGC Members were triumphant in their shooting categories.

Sue Lennon                 1st   Lady Silver Senior Duelist (over 65 )

Connie Carter           1st  Grande Dame (over 70 )

Ron Rice                       1st  Cattle Baron (over 75)

Phil Lennon                 3rd Elder Statesman (over 70)

Phil Lennon               Men's State Champion (Top Massachusetts Shooter)

Congratulations to Phil; this is the third time he has been the Men's State Champion, the last coming in 2007. The shoot had 106 competitors who competed in 10 shooting stages over a two day period.

Quotes of the Month

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and passed on.”
Ronald Reagan

Any politician who won't trust you with the weapon of your choice, clearly cannot be trusted with the power he desires over your life.”
Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith

"Nothing builds confidence like live ammo."

Tim Dorsey, Atomic Lobster

Five Concealed Carry Methods for Women

by B. Gil Horman, originally published in the NRA/American Rifleman 

More women are choosing to protect themselves and their families with concealed firearms these days, and for good reasons. A greater variety of easy-to-pack pistols are available now than ever before. Many states are providing firearm permits with affordable fees and requirements that the average person can meet. And, best of all, the shooting industry is responding by offering concealed-carry holsters and accessories designed specifically for women.

Unfortunately, no single carry method, holster or device provides one-size-fits all solutions for every individual. The variations in gun owners’ life style, work environment and wardrobe requirements usually mean they will have to try a few different pistol-packing products before they find the best fit. It's a common practice to use more than one. Here is a look at a few of the concealed-carry products available and the advantages that each has to offer.

Read the entire article here.

Club Calendar

Monday, July 3rd – 8:00 pm.

Executive Board Business Meeting
Monday, July 3rd – 7:00 pm.

Sundays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Wednesdays: On hold until Fall.

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Tuesdays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Combat Match — Saturday, July 1nd at 2:00 pm.

Cowboy Match — Sunday, July 2nd at 9:00 am .

Tuesday, August 8th – 7:00 pm & Thursday August 10th – 7:00 pm Register here.
Tuesday, September 5th – 7:00 pm & Thursday September 7th – 7:00 pm Register here.

Sunday, July 9th – 9:00 am Register here.

…And Finally