Sunday, June 09, 2019

New camera, NOT.

At the Underhill shoot my video camera stopped working : (

I purchased an upgraded model and gave it a try at  the Golden Triangle shoot and didn't like it.  A larger sensor and you'd think it would much better show clay targets in the air.  Not the case.  Disappointed but just the way it is.

Camera is back in the box and return shipping label printed.

Ordered the same model as the one that stopped working and should receive it Tuesday.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Three Shoots and two thank-you's

Finally been out and about (have ongoing health issues) and started visiting clubs and doing video and photos.  I get tired and can't go all out like I use to but I do manage to get some decent video and photos.  Something I always enjoyed and never expected payment or donation.

Three shoots….  Didn't shoot, just showed up with my cameras.

Two clubs I was more then welcomed and received a thanks for coming.

One club I'm still trying to figure why I even showed up.  Basically ignored by club (shoot) management and never received a simply thank you for coming!  Not even a thanks posting on Facebook or YouTube.  If I'm not welcomed or the club could care less, just man up and tell me so I'm not wasting my time.

Maybe I've never been welcomed and just came to the realization.

Just venting and it feels good!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Two prescription changes in the last two years $$$

Went to the eye clinic today as couldn't see clearly at distance.  Highway signs hard to read.  Outgoing trap targets would disappear from sight : (

Had my eyes checked and the person running the machine couldn't come up with a prescription for my that wasn't a blur. 

I've been seeing an ophthalmologist for the last two years and he has been keeping tabs on the start of my cataracts.  Told me at some point they might become an issue. 

When all said and done he recommended I have cataract surgery.

The downside is I have to wait until August to have the procedure done.  

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Roue du Roy Super Sporting Program

Please find attach, a shoot flyer for the May 25-26th event at La Roue.

If you plan to participate let me know which Day (Sat or Sun) & Time (AM or PM) you would like to shoot.

Next (MOST IMPORTANT), please let me know if you would help to volunteer & referee at least one flight time.   

Thanking you in advance,


Saturday, April 20, 2019

STOLEN GUNS from Pacific at the Seafood Blast

16 High Grade Sporting Shotguns were stolen from our display trailer at M & M Shooting Preserve while attending the Seafood Blast between the night of April 13th and the morning of April 14th.

Pacific Sporting arms will be offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of these firearms.

Please contact:

Pennsville Police Department , Detective Brian Depalomento 856-678-3089 ext 518
U.S. Depatment of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 1-888-930-9275
Pacific Sporting Arms John Herkowitz 248-960-7262

Krieghoff K80 Vienna Scroll Pro Sporter
Serial number 114188

Krieghoff k80 Super Standard Parcours

Krieghoff K80 Gold Bavaria Royale Sporter by Jana Schilling

Krieghoff K80 Vintage Scroll Pro Sporter

Krieghoff K80 Gold Superscroll Case Colored Sporter

Blaser F3 Bonsi Scroll Sporter

Perazzi HTS Lusso Sporter

Perazzi HT Lusso Sporter

Perazzi HT Sporter

Perazzi HTS Lusso Elle Sporter

Perazzi HT Lusso Sporter

Perazzi HT SC3 Sporter

Perazzi HT SCO Sporter

Perazzi HT Skeet American Flag

Perazzi MX28B game Gun

Perazzi DC12 Lusso Sporter

Thank you
John R. Fournier
General Manager
Pacific Sporting Arms East
8585 PGA Drive, Suite 104
Walled lake, Mi 48390

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Good Friday Trap Shoot @ Valleyfield POSTPONED

The Vendredi Saint Trap tournament is postponed to April 27.

I’ve attached an updated version of the flyers in case you want to use it

Serge Lafontaine
Club de Tir de Valleyfield

Monday, April 08, 2019

Club Huntingdon 2019 (Quebec)

Trap club....

Club Huntingdon If the temperature allows the season will open on April 21th!!!!
June 29, 2019
Unlimited Ducks shooting tournament (open to all)
July 7, 2019
Member tournament mi season 100 strokes.
August 10, 2019
ATA Regional shooting 5-100 s 100 H 100 d.
September 8, 2019
Five Man Team Tournament (open to all)
October 6, 2019
Tournament of members.

2nd Admendment Skeet Shoot - Barre Vt

Sunday, April 07, 2019

ISSF Live Finals (Trap & Skeet)

The ISSF will resume LIVE coverall of final events. From what I read the ISSF has contracted out the coverage.  Live coverage was not provided for the Mexico shoot during the handoff.

Just click on the appreciate venue for final coverage information.

A shoot at Al Ain, UAE is underway (5-16 Apr)

Only final events will be broadcast.

ISSF Trap @ Skeet Finals - Instant Replay

An additional arbitration system will be tested at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Al Ain

The improved format of the TV coverage won't be the only innovation trialed in Al Ain. An additional arbitration control will be utilised to determine hit or miss targets during the Finals in all five events.

The referees of the Finals will have a chance to immediately check any disputed targets on a monitor with intstant replay of the shot, in the presense of the Jury of Appeal member. The referee will be able to review and possibly revise the original decision.

The Video Replay System will be introduced in the first Final on Monday April 8th, which will be the Trap Women event. The review of the referee's decision will take place if an athlete protests, or if the opinons of either side referees conflict.

If the Video Replay System proves successful in Al Ain, a decision will then be taken to introduce the additional arbitration control on a permanent basis.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Winchester Rebate (May 7, 2019)

Form not yet posted to Winchester Website.

Gold Medal Rebate

Gold Medal Rebate  USA   Gold Medal Rebate (Canada)

Buy one (1) case (10 boxes) of Federal Premium® Gold Medal Grand® Plastic or Paper, or original Gold Medal® shotshell ammunition to get $20.00 ($2.00/box) back.

Product must be purchased between 3/1/2019 through 8/31/2019.

DEADLINE for mail in or online submission 9/30/2019

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

CCI Primer Rebate

CCI Primer Rebate

Get up to $100 back! Spend at least $100 on CCI® reloading primers to get a rebate on 20 percent of the purchase price.

Rebate funds paid in U.S. funds only

Product must be purchased between 4/1/2019 through 6/30/2019

DEADLINE for mail in or online submission 7/31/2019

* Canadian link is in French

Alliant Powder Rebate

Alliant Powder Rebate

Claim a rebate of up to $20! Buy at least 4 pounds of Alliant Powder® propellant and get $2 back per pound.

Rebate funds paid in U.S. funds only

Product must be purchased between 4/1/2019 through 6/30/2019

DEADLINE for mail in or online submission 7/31/2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

April Quebec Shoots

Valleyfield also will start holding Big 50 trap shoots in April.  See the calendar.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lost Target Update #4

This will be the last time I will be posting about my health, but might as well get it out there.
The latest.
Getting healthy. Have my strength back (working on my stamina). Health issues I was having relating to the cancer removed on Feb 12th disappeared almost immediately after the operation.
At least two more operations depending on how chemo goes. Stage 1 spot on lower left lung (haven't smoked in 45 years and not that type of cancer) and issue with left kidney. Doctor seems to think it's the left kidney that is generating the cancer . But all seem to be manageable, will just take time.
Had an issue on Mar 7. Blood clots in the lungs. In the hospital for a few days. Don't know how long I had the clots as it took about three weeks for the pain from the incision to go away and wasn't sure what was going on. Checked into the emergency room. After a CAT scan they handed me a handful of aspirin and then started treatment. On Xarelto.
Two more weeks before I can start exerting myself (lift a gun or shovel snow) as when they went in, they left me with an 18 inch incision and all that goes with it.
Thinking about what regional shoots I can attend with camera in the upcoming months. Don't know if I can return to serious shooting until next year, just have to see how it goes in regard to chemo and future operations.
Anyway, if you don't see a web update after 8am EST I'm either at an early morning doctors appointment or visiting the hospital.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Lost Target Update #3

Number of people asked and now I'm able to give the rest of the story.
Over the past year my health has been going south. At the end of they year could no longer hold a shotgun (very weak), nor didn't (or couldn't) put the energy into thinking for more then a few minutes at a time.
So many test...
Tuesday, February 12th I was operated on at the Albany Medical Center in New York (2.5 hr. drive). Adrenal Gland Cancer. I was told rare and most doctors have never seen it. Not much information available on how to treat.
When I arrived Monday could barely walk 100 feet without sitting or taking a break leaning on something. No energy. Also, among other things didn’t care to eat.
Cut open on Tuesday, sitting in a chair on Wednesday, walking on Thursday, and Friday discharged.
Two surgeons operating. One a vascular surgeon. I was told later the best surgeons for that type of operation the hospital had.
Five hour operation. Cut off my right adrenal gland, cleaned off around the kidney, and took a small sliver of my liver (will grow back).
Lost four liters of blood and they put eight liters of various fluids in. On Wednesday I received an additional bag of blood.
They removed a mass the size of a melon. Closed the incision with glue.
Rough night Tuesday with on and off pain.
Pain now only when I cough. Not on any pain killers other then tylenol.
Chemo is the next step. Have a small cancer on my lower left lung they are in no hurry to remove. They don’t think it’s going anywhere. Waiting to see what happens to it after a couple months of chemo. Hopefully nothing grows back.
Best my mind has felt in six months. It was tiring to think. I gather the sick adrenal gland was really messing with it (along with my body). My taste buds seem to be going back to normal. Enjoyed my Friday breakfast and lunch at the hospital. Seems the left adrenal gland is now in command (shut down when the other was sick).
At home, but the body feels beat up. Bent over when I walk. Will take some time (hope not too long) to recover.
Thinking of cleaning a gun tomorrow and sometime in the next week start updating the website.
And, how was your year : )