The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
October 2022 — V29N10

News Around the Club

We have busy times ahead for the remaining days of October and into November. We'll finish out October with a Fun Halloween themed pistol shoot on the 29th., followed on the 30th. with a Pumpkin Drop and a Cowboy/3-Gun shoot. Going into November we have our annual Turkey Shoot on the 20th. preceded by a Cleanup and Woodsplitting/Stacking day on the 12th. with a rain date of the 19th. Strong backs will be need to process the pile of wood that is blocking direct access to the skeet field from the parking lot. We have one log splitter but more will help make short work of the wood pile.

Availability Of New Keys

The locks were changed at the Annual Meeting. New keys are available for $3.00, exact change please. Times when you may purchase a new key are: monthly meetings, any club event (skeet, trap, etc.) or weekday afternoons around 4:00 p.m.

Pistol

The Pistol Committee held a "Miss and You're Out" Match on Saturday October 8th which attracted a dozen or so shooters. The action was fast and furious with the course of fire being shot eight times. With eight relays being shot, the results are too voluminous to post here — results are posted on the outside and inside notice boards and on the range.

Our next pistol match will be a Spooktacular Halloween themed fun match on Saturday October 29th. starting at noon. There will be ghosts and witches to hit with a pistol plus balloons dancing in the wind to pop with a .22LR rifle.

Cowboy Action Shooting

The Cowboy/3-Gun clinic held in September was such a hit that the next Cowboy Shoot scheduled for October 30th at 9:00 a.m. will also be a 3-Gun Shoot.

Skeet & Trap

Upland season will soon be here as will the migratory seasons. Shooting both skeet and trap are excellent ways to sharpen or fine tune your wing shooting skills.

Pumpkin Drop

Candy-filled pumpkins will be dropped from a crane courtesy of Dave Glancy and dglancycrane.com on Sunday, October 30th 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.

Skeet will be open from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM for those members wanting to get a couple of rounds in.

Hunter Ed Courses – Independent Study Format

MassWildlife is now holding Independent Study Format courses where students attend a class, complete a homework assignment either in printed notebook form or online, and finally attend a field day. This format is being given locally at Marshfield Rod & Gun club; unfortunately the courses for 2022 are full. Note that MassWildlife has been way behind due to shortage of people and there has been a huge backlog.

More information about these courses is available at https://tinyurl.com/HunterEdMA, you will need to scroll down a bit, or contact Ernie Foster at ernie@websterprinting.com.

Archery

We've had several recent new members express an interest in archery. The practice butts are in need of repair and the 3-D course is out there somewhere severely overgrown. One of the new members has offered to head up an effort to refurbish the practice range and get the 3-D course back to a usable condition.


If you would like to be a part of this effort send an email to scituategunclub@gmail.com and they will be forward to the member who volunteered to lead the effort.

Quotes of the Month

"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed — where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once."
Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003

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

Crossing The Mississippi Into Indian Territory

by Ron Rice aka Yankee, SASS #266

Jean and I drove to Oklahoma to compete in the SASS Cowboy Action Shooting Championship held in Arcadia, OK from October 8th through the 16th.

The main match was shot over 3 days with 4 stages each day.

I,"Yankee", shot the match clean and took 3rd place in the Over 70 Black-powder Cartridge category and Jean, "Boston Lady", took 3rd place in Ladies Over 70 Black-powder Cartridge Category.

There were over 700 competitors in the match, and the range at the Oklahoma City Gun Club was set up for a great, straight forward, no procedural traps.

The awards banquet was held at the Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum in Oklahoma City with over 800 folks in attendance, plus we got to tour the Museum for free.

We shall return.

Gun Sales In Deep Blue Massachusetts Hit Record Levels Beginning In 2020, Sparked By Fear

by Emma Colton | Fox News

The majority of gun sales in Massachusetts were for handguns

Gun sales in Massachusetts — a state with historically low firearm ownership — have skyrocketed since 2020, due in-part to people wanting to arm themselves out of fear, according to a new report.

Many customers "haven’t fully grasped the idea of wanting to own a firearm for defensive purposes, but something brought them here," Cape Gun Works co-owner Toby Leary told local outlet WBUR. "They feel like they’ve been spurred to do it based on what they see, or their own personal feelings about the world."

Leary said many of his customers during the pandemic and following months told him that they did not like guns, but that fear pushed them to make the purchase, WBUR reported.

The WBUR analysis published August 3rd found gun dealers in the state sold nearly 276,000 firearms from 2020 through 2021, with the majority of sales being handguns, at 64%, while 23% of the sales were for rifles. Read full article.

Club Calendar

PUMPKIN DROP
Sunday, October 30th – 1:00 p.m.

TURKEY SHOOT CLEANUP & WOOD SPLITTING/STACKING
Saturday, November 12th, – 11:00 a.m. Rain date Nov. 19th.

TURKEY SHOOT

Sunday, November 20th. — Noon until 4:00 p.m.

MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, November7th – 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.– 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

PISTOL
Fun Spooktacular Halloween Shoot, Saturday, October 29th –Noon

COWBOY
Cowboy/3-Gun Shoot, Sunday, October 30th – 9:00 a.m..

SAFETY COURSE
Tuesday,
November 1st. – 7:00 p.m. & Thursday November 3rd. – 7:00 p.m.

RANGE ORIENTATION
Sunday,
November 13th. – 9:00 a.m. Register here.

…And Finally