The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
September 2022 — V29N09

News Around the Club

We held our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers on Monday, September 19th. The meeting was well attended by 50 members. This is the night we also change the locks, hence the above average attendance.

The named positions on the E-board (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Officer and Membership Secretary) ran unopposed. There were six candidates for the five Director positions. The members elected as a Director were: Ron Rice, Phil Lennon, Arty Johanessen, John Hatherley and Eric Page,

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 Steel Plate Match held on Saturday September 19th which attracted 12 shooters who each shot the course of fire twice. The course of fire was: six round knock-down plates on our plate rack, six rounds allowed; three square plates each of which had to be double-tapped twice with six rounds and the Texas Star where the five round plates on the spokes of the star had to be knocked off with ten rounds. If the plates were knocked off with less than ten rounds, then the remaining rounds were shot at a dump target. For all sections, missing a target incurred a five second penalty including the dump target.

Most of the contestants shot iron sights with three shooting optical sights and one brave soul using a brace of revolvers. Results are below with times in seconds.

Round 1 Standings

Iron Sights

1st Dick Martin 36.41 — shot clean
2nd Griff Campbell — 35.45

3rd Paul Figueredo — 44.45

Optical Sights

1st Drew Thompson — 20.61 — shot clean

2nd Arthur Fiorillo — 23.65 — shot clean

3rd Chris Pratt — 59.69

Revolver

Gordon Crosier— 89.80

Ladies

Maura Devine — 86.69

Round 2 Standings

Iron Sights

1st Dick Martin —52.48

2nd Alex Koines — 55.67

3rd Jim Flaherty — 63.88

Optical Sights

Drew Thompson — 21.19
Chris Pratt — 30.57
Arthur Fiorillo — 41.42

Revolver

Gordon Crosier — 75.23

Ladies

Maura Devine — 80.24

A "Miss and You're Out! (MAYO) match will be held on Saturday October 8th. starting at 1:00 p.m.

Cowboy Action Shooting

A Wild Bunch/Three Gun Intro and Clinic was held on Saturday, September 24th and was attended by a dozen club members.

The next Cowboy Match is scheduled for Sunday, October 30th starting at 9:00 a..

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.

Quotes of the Month

"You do not rise to the occasion in combat, you sink to the level of your training. Do not expect the combat fairy to come bonk you with the combat wand and suddenly make you capable of doing things that you never rehearsed before. It will not happen."
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, On Combat

We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
Ronald Reagan

"Aim for the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally, you’ll hit the bull’s-eye of success."
Annie Oakley

Southeast District Report

July - September 2022

  • For new members appointed to the Fisheries and Wildlife Board including John Organ (USFWS, Wildlife Biologist), Sasha Dyer (Central District, Aquaculture), Emma Ellsworth (CV District & Agriculture, MT Grace Land Trust) and Matt Sisk (NHESP). Steve Sears is the new Acting Chair, Ernie Foster new Secretary and Bob Durand Vice Chair.

  • The agency has been giving a series of presentations to the F&W Board to give them a better understanding of all aspects of our agency operations, which is particularly useful to the newly appointed members. Each District and Section will be giving presentations between now and January.

  • Important information on small game regulation changes approved by the F&W Board in June. These will not go into effect until the 2023 season as they have not been officially promulgated. As a reminder, the reg changes will be as follows:

      • Extend the pheasant and quail season to Dec 31 annually to provide additional hunting opportunity on any remaining stocked birds. No new stocking will occur for the late season.

      • Eliminate sunrise to sunset and hunting implement restrictions on other game species on WMAs stocked with pheasant and quail.

      • Make hunting hours for pheasant and quail consistent as sunrise to sunset statewide, regardless of whether you are hunting on WMAs or private lands.

      • Simplify and expand the rabbit and gray squirrel hunting seasons.


  • Staff completed all of our typical summer surveys including pond and stream surveys, waterfowl breeding plots and coastal waterbird nesting surveys.

  • Canada goose banding and summer mallard banding was completed in Bristol, Plymouth and Barnstable County

The entire report may be read here.

SIG Orders Immediate Recall on Specific Lots of 9mm Elite Ammunition

SIG SAUER 9MM, 115gr, Elite Ball, FMJ Product Warning and Recall Notice

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 22, 2022) – Sig Sauer has determined that portions of Lot No. JDAR0815 of SIG SAUER 9MM, 115gr, Elite Ball, FMJ (SKU E9MMB1-50), may have powder charge variations that could result in a bullet remaining in the barrel (i.e., a bullet-in-bore obstruction). Firing a subsequent bullet into a bore obstruction could cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury.

Ammunition from this lot should be removed from use immediately and segregated from other ammunition until it can be returned to SIG SAUER.

DO NOT USE LOT NUMBER: JDAR0815

The lot number can be found on the inside flap of the individual boxes of ammunition.

THIS WARNING APPLIES ONLY TO THE LOT (JDAR0815) LISTED ABOVE.

If you possess ammunition from this lot number or have questions concerning this warning, please register for the recall process at sigsauer.com/ammorecall-submission and instructions for returning your product will be provided or call Sig Sauer Customer Service at 603-610-3000 (Option 1).

Sig Sauer will provide replacement product and will cover the cost of returning the affected product.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Goes After Law-Abiding Americans

by Garrett O'Leary posted in the NRA America's 1st. Freedom

President Joe Biden (D), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other anti-Second Amendment politicians have routinely attacked law-abiding Americans’ freedom and demonized firearms manufacturers while being soft on actual criminals. They do this while ignoring all the armed citizens in this country who defend themselves and others—many using firearms these politicians seek to ban.

This deliberate attack on law-abiding citizens just manifested itself in a 217-213 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to revive a ban on many commonly owned semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns; guns those who voted for this legislation deliberately mislabel as “assault weapons” for purely political purposes.

The bill, titled the “Assault Weapons Ban Act,” is reminiscent of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban that was enacted in 1994, which sunset a decade later. It is also predictably backed by Brady, the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown and a handful of other gun-control groups.

“Barely a month after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, gun-control advocates in Congress are spearheading an assault upon the freedoms and civil liberties of law-abiding Americans. The promises made in H.R. 1808 are nothing short of a lie based on willful ignorance of the disastrous 1994 Clinton Gun Ban, which failed to produce any significant drop in crime,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA), after the House’s vote.

Lawmakers, such as Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), conveniently ignore the fact that the previous iteration of such a ban didn’t reduce crime, according to a congressionally mandated study. These politicians also ignore the fact that firearms are utilized more than 1.6 million times annually for defense purposes, according to recent studies. Such is why the NRA details stories of law-abiding armed citizens in these pages every month to counter the fake-news narratives peddled by these politicians and the mainstream media. Read the entire article.

Club Calendar

MONTHLY MEETING
Monday,
October 3th. – 8:00 p.m.
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
"Miss and You're Out!" Pistol Match, Saturday, October 8th –1:00 p.m.

COWBOY
Cowboy Match, Sunday, October 30th – 9:00 a.m..

SAFETY COURSE
Tuesday,
October 4th. – 7:00 p.m. & Thursday October 6th. – 7:00 p.m.

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

…And Finally