The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
December 2022 — V29N12

News Around the Club

The big news is KC's Game Feed which will be held at the club on Saturday, January 21st from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. This will be the 43rd year that this event has been held; the last 27, or so, being held at SRGC. Prior to this year, the benefactor of the Game Feed was Ducks Unlimited; this year the benefactor is Scituate Rod & Gun Club with the monies raised being used for improvements around the club.

What happens at the Game Feed? As you might expect there will be game such as venison, goose and duck plus a spit-roasted wild hog that will be roasted at the club. Additionally, there will be a Seafood Tent and Raw Bar for those with nautical tastes. There will be raffles for a variety of sporting goods, carvings and prints along with an auction of similar higher valued items. Youngsters are not left out as there will be supervised BB gun shooting to pop balloons on the 50-yard range plus hot dogs and hot chocolate to keep the little darlings warm and satiated.

Typical Game Feed Crowd

Spit-roasted Wild Hog

Seafood Shack

Lucky Raffle Winner

Thank You Letter from Scituate Police Department

We have received a letter from SPD thanking SRGC for the use of our property for training purposes. A PDF of the letter can be viewed here.


Pistol

The Combat Pistol Match with 5x5 Drill Warmup held on December 13th drew 12 shooters who shot the course of fire twice.

This match featured a new twist. Prior to shooting the main match the shooters warmed up with a 5x5 Drill. In this drill the shooter has five seconds to put five rounds in a five inch circle at five yards from a low ready position. Ideally, the shooter would use his regular carry gun.

In the first relay Paul Figueiredo placed first with Ron Rice coming second and Richard Martin third. For the second relay Alex Koines took first place, Paul Figueiredo took second with Richard Martin in third place.

Moving on to the main event, for the first round of the Combat Match Phil Lennon place first, Alex Clark came in second and Mike Guidicci nailed third place. For the second round Drew Thomson was the first place winner, Mike Guidicci took second and Alex Koines placed third.

There were only a couple of hostages hit in this match as the targets were inadvertently placed too close. This will be rectified on the next Combat Match.

The next Pistol Match will be held on Saturday, January 7th starting at noon. The format for this shoot will be MAYO — Miss And You're Out, which is always popular. "Come On Down" and bring plenty of ammunition.

Cowboy Action Shooting

The Gunnysackers will be holding their annual Brass Monkey Shoot on Sunday, January 15th starting at 9:30 am.

Brass Monkey weather is when it is cold enough to "Freeze the Balls off a Brass Monkey." There are some explanations to the origins of this phrase that have come up since it first gained some momentum in the first half of the 20th century. The most common explanation refers to the alleged practice of enclosing cannonballs on a ship in a brass device called a monkey, which, if it contracted from the cold, would allow the cannonballs to fall. This account, however, doesn't seem to gibe with the timing or usage of the phrase. Instead, it is most likely that "brass monkey" was just intended as a humorous idiom to be used in extreme cold.

Skeet and Trap

Skeet continues to shoot on Sundays and Wednesday evenings, but this month there will be no Skeet on Wednesday, January 18th as the Plymouth County League will hold their monthly meeting at SRGC.

Trap have adjusted their shooting schedule; they will now shoot from 10:00 am until noon on Saturdays with Tuesday evening shooting on hold until the Spring.

We had a couple of members shoot their first 25 Straight recently; Tom Mulloy shot his in Trap while Dave Glancy shot his in Skeet. Congratulations to both of them. Dave had been trying for 13 years to go 25 straight and in recognition of his achievement, Time Magazine published a special Person-of-the-Year cover featuring Dave — see below.

The annual Maggie's Drawers Shoot was a combined Skeet and Trap event this year — one round of each. Winning the coveted pair of bloomers was Chuck Pollard who shot a 20 in Skeet and a 24 in Trap closely followed Phil Lennon who shot a 24 in Trap and a 19 in Skeet. Chuck can be seen in the photo below proudly wearing his prize.

Quotes of the Month

"You may not like guns, and choose not to own one. That is your right. You might not believe in God. That is your choice. However, if someone breaks into your home the first two things you're going to do are: 1) Call someone with a gun. 2) Pray they get there in time."
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No matter how many speeches a politician gives in favor of gun control, it's a safe bet that his own bodyguards are still packing heat. Even if he's giving a speech at a school or post office or other gun-free zone. The Secret Service and other professional bodyguards apparently don't trust the ability of "No guns allowed" signs to keep shooters from hitting their targets. That's the difference between public servants and the public they serve. Our public servants' lives are considered much too valuable to risk in a gun-free zone.”
Jennifer Abel, "Who has advantage in a gun-free zone?" Middletown Press

This Silly Error Says So Much About the Mainstream Media

by Garrett O'Leary | Associate Editor | NRA America 1st Freedom | December 13, 2022

In writing his famous novel, 1984, George Orwell penned the famous phrase “ignorance is strength” as part of the fictional Big Brother government’s practice of giving misinformation to the general public.

Perhaps The New York Times is trying to emulate this very same method, as one recent piece from its editorial board showcased a stunning lack of knowledge on a topic they love to write about.

In a piece titled “America’s Toxic Gun Culture,” the Times tweeted, “The AR-15 has become a talisman for some right-wing politicians and voters. ‘That’s a particularly disturbing trend at a time when violent political rhetoric and actual political violence in the United States are rising,’ writes the editorial board.”

Tellingly, the accompanying image showed dozens of shotgun shells, and nothing else. The Times knowledge of this issue is so thin, they think it makes perfect sense to run a photo of shotgun shells with an article demonizing AR-15-style rifles.

It is incredible that a newspaper as large and storied as The New York Times doesn’t have one editor who can look over gun-related articles to save the staff from embarrassing mistakes like this. If they are going to attack a very popular type of product, such as a semi-automatic rifle, then shouldn’t they at least understand that this tool that they loathe is not a shotgun?

Actually, the word shotgun doesn’t appear once in the piece. Perhaps some writer or editor at the Times was thinking of President Joe Biden’s (D) advice when he said homeowners should “take [a] double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house” to scare away bad guys. 

This “advice would be illegal in most situations, and dangerous both for the potential victim, and for the general public,” wrote the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

More likely, some Times social-media person found a photo that had something to do with guns and didn’t think it mattered to get the technical aspects right; after all, guns equal bad in the paper’s worldview.

The problem for them is this error is symbolic—indeed, emblematic—of their lack of understanding of guns and of the issues related to our Second Amendment rights. They take political positions without regard to facts or consequences. They want to ban things they haven’t even taken the time to begin to understand.

Club Calendar

43rd. ANNUAL KC's GAME FEED
Saturday, January 21st. — 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

PLYMOUTH COUNTY LEAGUE MEETING
Wednesday, January 18th – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Meeting — Club members invited to attend

MONTHLY MEETING
Monday,
January 2nd – 8:00 p.m.
Monday,
February 6th – 8:00 p.m.

SKEET
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

TRAP
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

PISTOL
MAYO – Miss And You're Out Match — Saturday, January 7th at noon.

COWBOY
Brass Monkey Shoot — Sunday, January 15th at 9:30 a.m.

SAFETY COURSE
Tuesday, January 3rd. – 7:00 p.m. & Thursday January 5th. – 7:00 p.m
Tuesday,
February 7th. – 7:00 p.m. & Thursday February 9th. – 7:00 p.m.

RANGE ORIENTATION
Sunday,
January 8th. – 9:00 a.m. Register here.

…And Finally