The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
September  2023 — V30N09

News Around the Club

Nominations for the Executive Board were closed at our September 4th meeting. As all the positions were unopposed, the Chairman of the Nominating Committee cast the one vote necessary to elect the slate.

The officers for FY2024 are:

President: Mike Kinahan

Vice President: Ken Crowell

Secretary: Richard Martin

Treasurer: Mike Fechter

Executive Officer: Dave Glancy

Directors: Bill Berry, John Dwyer, John Hatherley, Arty Johannesen, Phil Lennon, Ron Rice

Look for September's regular business meeting to move to the first Tuesday of the month starting next year as holding it on the Monday conflicts with Labor Day. If there are no contested positions on the Executive Board, this meeting will also be the Annual Meeting. If a vote is needed, then the Annual Meeting will be held on the third Monday in September. 

Dues and Keys

Fobs for those members in arrears have been disabled. New keys are available at club meetings, during organized activities and, generally, weekday afternoons around 4:00 PM when a group of members meet to drink coffee and solve the problems of the world.


We had six shooters compete in the "Miss and You're Out!" match held in dank conditions on Saturday, September 16th. The course of fire was shot three times. Winning the Iron Sights category in all three relays was some Old Bloke (OB) with a funny accent shooting a .22 rimfire pistol.

In the first relay, Alex Koines, Drew Thomson and the OB rang all the targets resulting in a shoot off on a 12-inch square plate at 50 yards; the shoot off went for three cycles. Drew Thompson switched to an optically sighted gun for the second and third relays and, naturally, won both. Both Alex Koines and the OB shot clean in the second relay resulting in a shoot off that went for four cycles. After the third cycle the shoot off was shot one handed. Lastly, in the third relay it was Alex and the OB battling it out at 50 yards for five cycles. Again, the shooters switched to a one-handed hold after the third cycle.

The next pistol match will be a Halloween themed "Spooktacular" fun shoot on Sunday, October 29th starting at 9:00 am. An email blast with the details will be sent closer to the date.

Skeet and Trap

The time to record your 10 rounds in the Summer Trap Contest has been extended due to weather and days without clays. All scores must be posted by Tuesday, October 10th. On Saturday, October 14th, all are welcome for a social gathering at 12:00 to award prizes for 1st and 2nd place. We'll have a grill cranked up if you wish to bring something to grill — BYO bevvies. 

Skeet has resumed shooting on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Cowboy Action Shooting

The Cowboy Action Shooters of the SRGC hosted a Wild Bunch match titled "Have Three Guns Will Shoot" on Saturday September 23rd.

The match consisted of five separate and distinct shooting scenarios.  The total number of rounds fired by each competitor was 188. These rounds were fired from three different firearms in each scenario.  The guns used were a 1911 in 45acp caliber, a Winchester Model 97 or a Model 12  shotgun and a lever action rifle in 40 caliber or greater.

We were able to complete the five stages before the rain fell.

The winners were, in the Modern Category; Mark Baker, and in the Traditional Category; Ron Rice.

We look forward to hosting another match sometime before the end of the year.

Pumpkin Drop

Candy-filled pumpkins will be dropped from a crane courtesy of Dave Glancy and on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. The pumpkins are hollowed out and filled with candy.

This Pumpkin Drop is for club members and their children only — emphasis on the children. The public is not invited. Strict safety protocols will be in place with children not allowed to proceed to the impact zone until the pumpkins have hit the ground — then it will be a free-for-all.

Trap will be open from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM for those members wanting to get a couple of rounds in. 

Quotes of the Month

"As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking - or lack of thinking.”
~ Thomas Sowell

They will not accept the truth that if you take all the guns off the street you still will have a crime problem, whereas if you take the criminals off the street, you cannot have a gun problem.
~Jeff Cooper

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."

~ Quoted in 'Clarence Darrow for the Defense' by Irving Stone

Cowboy Action Shooters on the Trail

by Ron Rice

The SRGC members of The Single Action Shooting Society have been busy traveling to various SASS State Championships since August.

The NH & VT SASS State Championship produced the following placements for our cowboy action shooters; 

Phil Lennon 2nd Elder Statesman

Sue Lennon 1st Lady Silver Senor Duelist

Jean Alexander 1st Grand Dame

Ron Rice 1st Cattle Baron

Then in the Maine SASS Championship;

Phil Lennon 2nd ES

Sue Lennon 1st LSSD

Jean Alexander 1st GD

Ron Rice 1st CB

The following week brought us to the New York SASS State Championship;

Phil Lennon 2nd Elder Statesman

Sue Lennon 1st Lady Senor

Jean Alexander 2nd Lady Frontier Cartridge

Ron Rice 2nd Frontier Cartridge

Now Jean and I are heading out to Oklahoma to compete in the SASS National Championship called “Land Run” which begins on October 10th and runs through October 14th.

See you on the range when return.

Why The Gun-Control Narrative on Armed Citizens is Plain Wrong

by Mark Chesnut | posted on August 30, 2023 | NRA America's 1st Freedom

A recent incident in Las Vegas proved once again that armed citizens save lives—and sometimes many, many lives.

On June 23, a man wearing a helmet and armed with a rifle and other firearms charged into the Turnberry Towers luxury condominiums in Las Vegas and began firing shots in the lobby area. Humberto Garcia, an armed front-desk employee carrying a concealed firearm, quickly shot the attacker, putting an end to what could have been a mass-murder situation.

Lt. Noe Esparza with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department tried to calm the public by saying, “I want to dispel any reports of any active assailant or any active shooter situations; that was not the case here today.”

But, had the attacker not been stopped, it could have quickly turned into an “active-shooter situation.” Some residents who were near the site of the attack called the desk employee a “hero” and believe he saved their lives. The incident was briefly in the news, but once the armed citizen aspect was discovered, gun-control advocates and much of the so-called mainstream media simply chose to ignore the story.

This “lie of omission” is nearly as telling as the outright untruths they regularly claim about armed Americans. Here’s where they’re wrong. Read the entire article here.

Club Calendar

Monday, October 2nd – 8:00 pm.

Monday, October 2nd– 7:00 pm.

Saturday, October 28th – 1:00 pm.

Sundays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Wednesdays: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Spooktacular Halloween Themed Fun Shoot Sunday, October 29th at 9:00 am.

Cowboy Match — Sunday, November 12th  at 9:00 am.

Tuesday, October 3rd – 7:00 pm & Thursday October 5th – 7:00 pm Register here.
Tuesday, November 7th – 7:00 pm & Thursday November 9th – 7:00 pm Register here.

Sunday, October 8th – 9:00 am Register here.

…And Finally