Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec 14, 2014 @ Kingston Shotgun Sports Fun Shoot

Kingston & District Trap Skeet & Sporting Clays Club
Kingston, Ontario

Annual club turkey fun shoot!

Station Walk Up

Overcast, 33 degrees (0 Celsius) and no wind.  I overdressed and ended up shedding clothing.

The club had one event called Chip and Break.  You shoot at a single skeet target, twice.  The idea is on the first shot is to chip, then break one of the pieces with your second shot.  Miss on the first shot or fail to hit a piece on the second shot and lost target.  Targets going away from you, especially on the second shot was tough.  We shot station 1-6 singles.

An archery event was included in this years shoot. 

We did a plate shoot with the club providing the ammunition.  I asked Tony what choke to use and he suggested skeet choke : )

A link to shoot photos and video.

As the usual at small clubs, everyone seemed to know each other and a friendly bunch.  Nice to see a number of young people!

The club served a turkey meal at the end of the day, but as a long drive home I departed before the meal was served or prizes awarded.

Both coming and going a messy drive 30 / 40 miles east and west of  the Cornwall border crossing.  On the way to the shoot sand trucks were out and about.

No problems at the Canadian or USA border crossings.

Friday, December 12, 2014

With no shame, the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championship goes to Moscow

"The Russian Shooting Union won the bid to organize the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championship, which will be held in Moscow, and beat the Slovenian Shooting Union 204 to 75 votes."

It's one thing if this vote took place in the time frame of the recent Olympics when for the most part there was good feelings and hope for a positive future, but to take place in December 2014, knowing what we know now about Russia. 

A shameful vote if nothing else!

Will the athletes from your country be attending?  Unfortunately, YES, as I've seen no public outroar from associations, federations, or athletes!

The shame, a medal is more important then taking a stand against world aggression.


European countries bordering the Baltic Sea are competing to express their concerns over Russian military activities of in the region. Their actions vary from inviting Americans troops for a permanent stay to retraining reservists and rearming.

Sweden is planning to retrain about 7,500 reservists who have served in the Swedish army since 2004.


The U.S. Army plans to send 100 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into Eastern Europe as a deterrent to “Russian aggression.”


Exercise Black Eagle is designed as a display of strength by the UK and Poland amid growing tensions between the West and Russia.


NATO confirmed that Russian tanks were moving into rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine. But Russia's aggression under Vladimir Putin didn't begin in Ukraine and, unless the West stops vacillating, it won't end there, either.


The crisis in Ukraine has many of Russia's neighbors nervous, especially the three Baltic states - the only former Soviet Republics to have joined NATO.


Russian warplanes are carrying out more flights in European airspace to test Nato responses and apparently imitate combat conditions, an expert says.

Igor Sutyagin told the BBC that the Russian pilots' lack of communication with air traffic controllers was "unfriendly" and "confrontational".


Russian strategic nuclear bombers and other military aircraft entered US air defense identification zones (ADIZs) at least 16 times over the past ten days, American defense officials confirmed.


The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile.


 Russia is developing an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the US and NATO, President Vladimir Putin said.



President Vladimir Putin has said Russia's takeover of Crimea showed off its military prowess, as his defense minister reported that the Russian flag was now flying over all military sites on the Black Sea peninsula.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Dec 6, 2014 @ Valleyfield Gun Club

After many years of operation for the first time the Valleyfield club (Quebec, Canada) will be open throughout the winter. On and off winter shooting in past years, but not on the club calendar!

The announcement....

Valleyfield Gun Club will be open this winter on Saturdays for Trap & Skeet from 10.00 to 15.00 hours, if the weather permits.

Also visit our new website : http://www.cdtvalleyfield.com/


Le Club  de Valleyfield sera ouvert cet hiver les samedis pour la Trap et
le Skeet de 10.00 à 15.00 heures si la température le permet.

Aussi vistez notre nouveau site web: http://www.cdtvalleyfield.com/

Thought I run over and take advantage.

A mess on the drive up.  Temps below 30 and a slight rain.  Sand trucks out and passed two accidents with troopers on scene when I hit higher elevations.  For whatever reason, it can be snowing or raining 10 miles east of the club, but no participation at the club.  Sure enough, a few miles from the club and it started to clear.

29 degrees and overcast.

A number of club members spent the day winterizing the bathrooms, to include placing instillation under the floor via the crawl space.

The club recently purchased an EZPull Skeet/Sporting wireless remote.

I was offered the option of wire release or the remote.  Went with the remote.

I shot 4 rounds of skeet and never a no target call.

On the ride home, heavy fog as I neared the border.  Some places visibility dropped down to 100 foot or less.   Had to drop down from 55mph to about 40mph for maybe 30 minutes before it started to clear.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

And, democrats want to take away your guns!

Does not matter your race or color, be prepared to defend yourself, family, and business.

Police Chief Edward Flynn speaks (Black on Black Shootings)

An issue not addressed by national news outlets as (not politically correct) or by Black leaders, to include the president!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Who can't (won't) be deported (new immigration rules)!

Obama rules released for illegals  (after the speech):  The illegal immigrant sex abuser next door can't be deported. Also, has an illegal gun, no problem.  Selling drugs to the neighborhood kids, not a problem!

New DHS immigration rules:

Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders NOT top deportation priorities

The Department of Homeland Security has just released new "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants."

Designed to fill in the details after President Obama's announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation's immigration and border security officers as they administer the president's directive.

The new priorities are striking. On the tough side, the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers.

On the not-so-tough side, the administration views convicted drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, and gun offenders as second-level enforcement priorities. An illegal immigrant could spend up to a year in prison for a violent crime and still not be a top removal priority for the Obama administration.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Bagmaster Still in Business?

Does anyone know if  Bagmaster is still in business:

Company Bagmaster Mfg. Inc.
Address 4515 # 2 Miami St.
St. Louis MO 63116
Phone 1-800-950-8181

The phone listed is no longer in service and emails to sales@bagmaster.com bounce!



I have no idea what the problem was, but all of a sudden there phone number was working (leave a message), email was working, and contact via there site was working.

I ended up ordering what I needed via a third party!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday @ Club L'Acadie

Paid a visit to Club L'Acadie (southeast of Montreal, Quebec).  It's been awhile, as I can't remember the last time I dropped by! 

I was playing it by ear on what I was going to shoot and ended up on the skeet field.  No wind to speaks of and targets were pretty much on the money.

Ran into the officers of the QPTA.  They were getting ready to have a meeting to set registered trap dates for 2015.

The sporting clays shooters were telling me of there plans to attend the World FITASC shoot in Minnesota next year.

No traffic at the border, going and returning!

 The berm at the entrance to the club has been heightened!
The heated trap trailer is set for winter shooting!

 As is the heated 5-Stand trailer,
 (in warm weather months you can stand on the roof and shoot)

Reza Afshar trying out his new gun!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Shotgun powder availability

After a long draught, shotgun powder looks like it's becoming available in different regions throughout the USA.  

Backorders are starting to be filled.

Shooters are reporting they have walked into stores that have long been out and all of a sudden having small qualities available.  Clay Dot and 700X to name two.

Reports that the states should start seeing Clays powder (manufactured in Australia) in the new year, but maybe at first in only one pound bottles.

Haven't see anything in regard to powder availability for small gauge shooters!

Have no idea when merchants that sell at shoots will have a good supply of powder available, but a few large events have reported that powder in limited numbers had been for sale.

On the other hand, powder could be just has scarce as in the previous year, but so many have stopped looking and/or reloading, and powder could becoming available for that reason only (outside of Clays that had a major fire at the plant)!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Shooting Ranges (Europe)

German contributor Alexander von Wenzl from von Wenzl Marketing, passed on that he has added two new maps to his European collection of shooting clubs.

He says that Cyprus, with a very lively shooting community, has even more ranges than golf courses.

A link to "Shooting Ranges of Europe" posted to the Lost Target:

Shooting Clubs Europe

To see club locations by country, click on the map image for posted countries.

Thanks to my German friend for providing information on shooting in Europe for more years then I can remember.


Sunday, November 09, 2014

Police Brutality or Not? You be the judge!

The stunning example of law enforcement abuse of power was caught on video.

The incident took place during an interview early Friday at the Route 9 Walmart in Halfmoon, according to Post-Star media partners WNYT-TV Newschannel 13. Deputies responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle, and found a car in a business’s parking lot with the rifle in the back seat.


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

New York Safe Act II (Dead for Now)

With New York state senate republicans unexpectedly gaining seats in this election cycle, a push by the liberal establishment to make liability insurance mandatory for New York gun owners will not happen.

And, basically taking away the right to protect yourself in your own home, by requiring all firearms be secured, will not see a bill having a chance of being brought up for a vote in the state senate during the next legislative session.

Micro stamping will also go off the radar.

Also, not going anywhere is stringent requirements on purchases of reloading components.  If ever an overreach was this push by the left.

But, what you will see is a law that allows for removal of firearms in on-going domestic violence disputes. Part of the compromise process that republicans seem to always get involved in, but never getting anything in return!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats in Maryland

‘Calibration issue’ pops up on Maryland voting machines

Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland.

“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said.
“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ineligible Discovered on NC Voting Rolls

With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heta, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.