Now we are into (slowly) warming weather, activity at the Club is picking up. The 50-yard range has been busy of late, evidenced by all the target holders that look like Swiss cheese and Trap has added two Tuesday evening in May; the 9th and 23rd. A full roster of Tuesday shoots will be implemented when the Snowbirds return from Florida.
April Range Orientation Class
April's RO class will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 9:00 am instead of the following day, Sunday, which is Easter Sunday. You can register for the class here.
The Pistol Committee held a Bullseye Match on Saturday, March 11th in truly dismal conditions; wind, rain and quite chilly. The weather conditions did not deter the six (fool)hardy members who turned out to shoot the match.
In an extraordinary moment of bad luck the Scorekeeper tripped on a small log as he walked into the club and the — still to be scored — targets flew from his grasp and landed in the wood-stove whose door was open to feed more wood and all record of the match was lost in an instant; except in the memories of the shooters, who will regale you with tales of their prowess in shooting under such trying conditions.
Easter Fun Shoot
The Pistol Committee will hold an Easter Fun Shoot on Saturday, April 8th starting at noon. The shoot will consist of three stages.
STAGE 1 — EASTER BUNNY. Course of Fire — 5 Rounds at 7 Yards.
Pierce each of Mr. Bunny’s ears once only 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 — 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.
STAGE 2 — EASTER EGGS. Course of Fire — 5 Rounds at 7 yards.
Hit each of five eggs once — 5 rounds allowed. 5 points per egg hit, loose 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!
STAGE 3 — PEEPS. Course of Fire — 5 Rounds at 25 yards.
Peeps — you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Our special SRGC Peeps are definitely for the latter as ours are hard as steel, produce a nice “Ping!” and satisfyingly fall over when hit. You have five rounds of .22LR shot from a rifle to blow these peeps to hell. Use a club gun or bring your own; iron-sights only! Five points for each peep dispatched. Please bring your own .22LR ammo if possible.
No prizes, participation awards only plus crying towels for those who need them.
Cowboy Action Shooting
The Gunnysackers had a great time traveling the dusty trails of this fair land and have returned to the ranch. The Pony Express rider bearing a report on the matches they shot whilst away had not reached Scituate at publication time.
The Cowboys have two matches on the cards for April; the first, on Sunday, April 16th will be a normal Cowboy Action Shoot. The second on Saturday, April 29th will be a Wild Bunch Shoot with relaxed equipment requirements to accommodate a wider range of shooters. For further information on either of these matches contact Ron Rice at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skeet and Trap
Skeet held their annual St. Paddy's Lucky Target Shoot on Sunday, March 26th. The 50-bird event was well attended and won by John Hatherley. A delicious traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage lunch was prepared by John Dwyer.
Tom Mulloy recently shot his first 25 at Trap. In true SRGC tradition the squad retired his hat by blasting it out of the sky. Tom is modeling his ventilated hat in the last picture below.