The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
March 2022 — V29N03

News Around The Club

April and May are shaping up to be busy times as we have Pistol and Cowboy shoots, the two Fishing Derbies with clean-up preparation plus regular Skeet and Trap activities.

Cowboy Action Shooting

Our hearty band of Cowboy Action Shooters, the Gunnysackers, have returned from the World Championships in Arizona plus a few other shoots along the trail. All are in good spirits, although a little saddle-sore. Ron Rice has provided a write-up of their exploits which can be found below.

The next Cowboy Action Shoot is scheduled for Sunday, April 10 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Pistol

The March "Miss and You're Out" pistol match attracted 10 shooters, most of whom shot the course of fire three times. The course of fire consisted of shooting one shot at 8-inch diameter steel plates at 3, 5, 7, 10, 15 and 25 yards. Miss a plate and you were out of that round.

On the first round, Drew Thompson and Richard Martin both shot clean and dueled it out in a shoot off on a 12-inch steel plate at 50 yards. It took three go-rounds before Drew rang the plate but Richard didn't.

The first round proved to be a warm-up for the second as four shooters shot clean — Andrew Thompson, Drew Thompson, Maura Devine and Richard Martin. Maura and Richard quickly dispatched the Thompsons and dueled it out for a few more cycles before Richard prevailed.

For the third round the shooters decided to shoot only at the 50-yard steel plate. It took a couple of cycles, but Maura finally prevailed over Richard. Maura mentioned that her next firearm purchase will be a .22RF so she can beat Richard more easily.

April's pistol match will be an Easter-themed Fun Shoot. Final details are still being worked out at press time but the course of fire will probably be:

Peeps

Peeps — you either love 'em or hate 'em. Our special SRGC Peeps are definitely for the latter as they are not soft and squishy, rather they are as hard as steel, produce a nice "Ping!" and satisfyingly fall over when hit with a bullet.

You have five rounds of .22LR shot from a rifle (provided) to blow these peeps to hell. Five points for each peep dispatched.

Easter Bunny

Pierce each of Mr. Bunny's ears once for 5 points each piercing. 5-shots allowed, 1 additional point for each round not fired — both ears must be pierced once to score points for unfired rounds. Hit an ear more than once and loose two points for each additional hit. Hits on other than the ears kill Mr. Bunny and scores zero points even if an ear has been pierced.

Eggs

Hit each of the eggs once — 5 rounds allowed. 5 points per egg hit, lose 2 points for each additional hit on an egg. Or place all 5 rounds in egg #2 and score 35 points — miss once and score zero!

Skeet & Trap

Trap hours have been adjusted to Tuesday – 4pm to 6pm and Saturday – 10am to 1pm. Note that the ending times are subject to attendance.

Please help the members who volunteer to run Skeet and Trap by not waiting until late in a scheduled session to show-up and shoot.

Plymouth County League Banquet

The annual Plymouth County League Banquet will be held at Camp Kiwanee in Hanson on Saturday, April 23. The club has purchased a table of which four seats are still available. If you would like to attend, contact Ernie Foster at 617-620-0999 or ernie@websterprinting.com — first come, first served.

Fishing Derbies

Our annual fishing derbies are scheduled for early May. We voted to increase the budget for fish to $700 at the March meeting.

The Kids Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Vocational Life Skills Derby will be held on Tuesday, May 10th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. We will need volunteers on both days to help untangle snarls, bait hooks, etc.

Cleanup Day/Wood Splitting & Stacking

On Saturday, April 30th we will clean-up the grounds and clubhouse in preparation for the fishing derbies. We have also received more wood that needs to be split and stacked. Needless to say, help will be needed especially if you have a chain-saw or wood splitter.

Quotes of the Month
”By calling attention to ‘a well-regulated militia,’ ‘the security of the nation,’ and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy… The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”
— John F. Kennedy

"The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home."
— District of Columbia v. Heller, the 2008 US Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
— George Mason

Welcome Aboard
Scituate Rod & Gun Club welcomes these new members who have joined us recently:

Eric Seuss Frank Marchione

Jacob Miller Jacob Bloom-Houk

Michael Morse Jason McCall

Isaac Lowenthal Michael Hagerty

Ian Andrews Joanne Marshall

Thomas Green Ellen Green

Joe Dwyer Christopher Daniels

Eric Popien James Finucane

Kathryn Cronin Caryn Condon

Westwood Ho!
By Ron Rice

The cowboy action shooters of Scituate “The Gunnysackers” ventured west to compete in various matches.

The first was at Cowtown located in Peoria AZ. It was a two day ten stage match and the results in the categories are as follows:

Phil Lennon 5th in the Elder Statesmen
Sue Lennon 6th in the Lady Duelist
Jean Alexander 3rd in Lady Frontier Cartridge
Ron Rice 2nd in Frontier Cartridge

The next Shoot was the Word Championship held in Phoenix known as “End of Trail"; a three day main match with 12 stages. The Gunnysackers finished as follows:

Phil Lennon 11th Elder Statesmen
Sue Lennon 3rd in Lady Senior Duelist
Jean Alexander 2nd Grand Dame Frontier Cartridge
Ron Rice Match DQ

Then on our way home Jean and I went to the Florida State Championship consisting of two days with 10 stages. The results are as follows:

Jean Alexander 1st place Lady Frontier Cartridge
Ron Rice 3rd place Frontier Cartridge

The trip was 7430 miles long and my gas costs was $1666.00. Word has it that Phil drove around 7600 miles pulling a 5th wheel and his gas costs were around $3400.00

Looking forward to next year.

Ruger Issues Product Safety Bulletin for the SR22 Pistol

Ruger has discovered that a small number of SR22® pistols may have right and left frame inserts that are not properly secured together. In rare circumstances, this condition may render certain internal safety mechanisms ineffective and the pistol has the potential to discharge upon decocking. Pistols that may be exhibiting this condition will intermittently exhibit a “slack” single-action trigger.

A “slack” single-action trigger occurs if, while operating the pistol in single-action mode with a magazine inserted, the slide forward, and the manual safety disengaged, a trigger pull does not encounter resistance and the hammer does not fall.

The full safety bulletin can be viewed at Ruger's website.

NRA Achieves Historical Milestone as 25 States Recognize Constitutional Carry

Courtesy NRA


A more than 30-year effort by the National Rifle Association (NRA) reached a milestone today as the Georgia legislature became the 25th state in the nation to pass constitutional carry. A movement long championed by the NRA, constitutional carry eliminates the need for government permission before a law-abiding individual can exercise their right to bear arms.

"The NRA paved the way for constitutional carry by first leading the charge for right-to-carry nearly 40 years ago. Today, every state, and the District of Columbia, provides for the carrying of a firearm for self-defense outside the home in some form, and half the nation recognizes the Second Amendment protects law-abiding citizens' right to self-defense as an inherent and inalienable right. NRA members have led this extraordinary brick-by-brick effort in building and expanding America's self-defense laws and we are not done!,” said Wayne LaPierre, CEO and executive vice president of the NRA.

The modern carry movement in America began in earnest in 1987 when NRA helped pass a law legalizing concealed carry outside the home for all law-abiding gun owners in Florida. This law established a “shall issue” permitting regime in Florida, meaning the state was required to issue a carry permit to anyone who applied and could legally possess a firearm. Over the next 15 years, NRA successfully worked to establish right-to-carry laws in 42 states. To this day, eight states have failed to pass such legislation. However, the NRA brought this issue to the Supreme Court last fall and if the court rules in favor of the Second Amendment, the door will be opened to eliminate restrictive carry regimes in those states in the near future. Read entire article here.

Club Calendar

MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, Ma
y 2nd – 8:00 pm

KIDS FISHING DERBY

Saturday, May 7th – 10:00 am until 2:00 pm

VOCATIONAL LIFE SKILLS FISHING DERBY
Tuesday, May 10th – 10:00 am until 1:00 pm

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

TRAP
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesdays: 4:
00 pm – 6:00 pm

PISTOL
Easter-Themed Fun Pistol Shoot – Saturday, April 16th – Noon

COWBOY
Cowboy Shoot — Sunday, April 10th – 9:00 am

SAFETY COURSE
Tuesday,
May 3rd – 7:00 pm & Thursday May 5th – 7:00 pm

RANGE ORIENTATION
Sunday, Ma
y 8th – 9:00 am. Register here.

…And Finally