I’ve got a few things to cover this time…
First I want to remind everyone that we are shooting this weekend. Cowboy on Saturday, and Wild Bunch on Sunday. If you are able to come play please send me an email with your alias and category. Remember to bring your own pen and exact change. With Covid numbers rising we need to be extra vigilant about distancing, hand washing and trying not to touch more surfaces than you have to. Wear masks if you’re more comfortable when on the range.
I will also start accepting dues for Two Rivers Posse 2021 membership this weekend. We are keeping the fee schedule the same as it has been – $25 for individuals, and $40 for families. The monthly shoots are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. It doesn’t take long for that to pay off. Again – exact change please or a check made out to MSI will be fine.
As many of you already know, Rum Walker and I are resigning as match directors at the end of the year. We’ve been doing it for 8 years now and it’s been a good run but it’s time for fresh horses. We’re passing off the reins. Sintree Tulait has graciously stepped up to take over for the cowboy matches, as has Wolf Taylor for the wild bunch matches. Dragon will remain club president. We’ll still be around to help out and I’m sure the transition will go smooth. I’m sure they’d both appreciate whatever help can be offered if you think of a way you might be able to step up and give a hand.
Last.. Manteca Sportsmen was supposed to hold it’s regular monthly membership meeting tomorrow night with the elections for the club officers and board members. Due to Covid we can’t have that large a group meeting indoors so it has been rescheduled for Sunday January 3rd at 11am on the grass outside the old clubhouse. If you’re a MSI member please plan to attend and vote.
That’s all for now folks. Hope to see ya soon.
Here are the scores from yesterday’s match. Sorry for the delay in getting them out, Rum and I were up at Sac Valley Shooting Center for the Ca State Wild Bunch championship
(great match, if you get a chance you should try to attend next year).
Congrats to J.W. Trader who was the top shooter, and to Sintree Tulait and Shenandoah for shooting the match clean. Our next cowboy match will be Saturday Dec 5th.
I hope everyone has a nice and safe Thanksgiving.
We had 15 shooters today for the November Double Action Revolver Match. There was at least one new participant, who did well for his first attempt at action shooting on steel targets. Due to time constraints we did not have the “Half Match” which is popular with many of the participants. Many of the shooters are showing great improvement with more exposure to revolver action shooting but several folks were plagued by ammo and equipment issues today. In spite of that, every one enjoyed the cool but pleasant weather and the challenging knock-down targets that were part of today’s course. The next D/A Revolver Match will be on December 19th.
Anyone wishing to participate can contact Mike Maciel (E-mail: email@example.com
, Phone: 209-879-3148) for information.
Hi cowboys and cowgirls,
Well it was quite the windy day at the range. We had to cinch down our hats and anchor all the rugs and saddle blankets. Except for a bit of grit in our smiles, we had a fun day. Congrats to Southpaw Gringo who was our top shooter for the day. None of us managed a clean match although Southpaw and Shenandoah came real close. Our next Wild Bunch match will be Sunday Dec 6th. Hope to see ya then.
11-08-2020 Wild Bunch
Thanks to all who came out to play today We had a great day at the range, a nice change in the weather that actually showed promise of fall/winter. A big welcome to Tequila Kev who shot his 1st cowboy match today.
We had 4 shooters that shot the match clean – Highball Pendleton, Sintree Tulait, Shenandoah, and Dragon. Good job guys.
We’ll be back out tomorrow for Wild Bunch. If ya wanna come shoot and haven’t signed up, just let me know.. There’s room for ya.
Our next cowboy match will be Sunday the 22nd. Rum Walker and I won’t be there, but Dragon will be running the match and handling advance registration. If you plan on attending that match please email him at williammather@com with your alias and category. Thanks.
Thanks to all the folks who came and joined us at the range today. It was sure nice to have the cooler weather, it actually felt like fall. Congrats to Deadeye Maverick who was the overall winner and Not So Deadeye Maverick who was the top lady shooter. They were visiting from S. Ca and joined us for our match.
Clean match pins went to Rum Walker, Southpaw Gringo, Dragon, Twisted Dog, and Two Dogs Grant. Good shooting guys.
Our next cowboy match will be Sat Nov 7th and wild bunch will be on the 8th.
Don’t forget to vote !!
On that note, elections for Manteca Sportsmen Inc officers and board of directors is also on Dec 1st at the general meeting. The meeting starts at 730 at the main clubhouse. Those of you who are MSI members should plan to attend and vote. We currently have 2 cowboy shooters on the board and doing a great job. They also are active in other areas of the club. We would like to see them continue in their positions. It’s great to have our venue represented on the board.
Hope to see ya out on the range soon.
Hello MSI Members,
The following email was sent out thursday afternoon regarding the Installation Dinner that was originally scheduled for this saturday, the 16th:
With the newly re-issued stay at home order from the governor, our installation dinner has been cancelled. If and when things improve on the Covide-19 front we can re-schedule.
For now the dinner is cancelled.
RANGE SAFETY OFFICER CLASS SCHEDULED
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS
Manteca Sportsmen Inc. is sponsoring an NRA Range Safety Officer class Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 from 9am to 6pm.
The course, to be held in the Old Clubhouse, will be limited to 14 students. After you successfully complete the training, NRA will issue your Range Safety Officer Certification
NRA Instructor, Club member and Chief Range Safety Officer Richard “Dick” Reizner will lead the class sharing his 60 plus years of shooting experience. Dick said, “While the information the class provides is important, the RSO’s attitude in passing it on is what really makes the range safe for shooters.”
MSI Memeber: $35*
Non MSI Member: $150
*Club members who volunteer as RSOs for 12 hours will receive a refund of the $35 cost of materials.
Registration forms are available at the range desk.
For further information, contact Dick’s cell at (408) 828-3555 or email CRSO@Reizner.com
Given the latest changes in the Corona virus county rules, It does not appear appropriate to hold an indoor meeting. The best approach is to postpone the meeting until Sunday, January 3, 2021.
The meeting will be held at 11:00 am outdoors next to the old club house. This will give everyone ample space to social distance. We are hopeful that by starting in the morning the weather will cooperate. We will be able to space people out and handle the election in a safer manner, which will allow all members to attend without limiting the number of people who can attend. These are difficult times which require adjustments
I realize this is short notice, I was hopeful that we would be able to continue as normal that was not to be.
Thank you for your understanding and I look forward to seeing you in January.
The October MSI Revolver Match saw twelve shooters for the main match, including several first-time participants and our first lady shooter, Beth Sanders. This month’s match included one stage with smaller, more challenging targets and the increased level of difficulty was reflected in the scores. Missed target penalties add up quickly. Only one shooter made it through the course with no misses, new-comer Beth Sanders. Had it not been for a series of ammo glitches, she would have scored very well.
We had eight shooters for the half-match (3 Stages) following the main match, including another first time, lady shooter, Gwen Maciel. Our next match will be on November 21st. Hope to see you all there.