Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Broken Remington 1100 Shell Catcher

This summer my Remington 1100 broke.

Major problems inside the receiver.

I had to re-stake the Feed Latch and have the Disconnector replaced.

After repairs, I shot the firearm and found I had to replace the shell catcher. It was loose and not doing it's job. I carry a spare so not a problem.

I took a look at the catcher today thinking I might be able to repair it.

Upon inspection, I found a sliver of metal running along the entire inside edge of the catcher at the bottom of the lip, missing.

Did the sliver of metal that broke off cause the damage inside the receiver or was it just a coincidence?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hats off, Jim Chapman

One of the good guys...

An avid skeet shooter and the ultimate volunteer!

Through force of personality and good business sense, he took a rundown club with outdated facilities and a clay target program in decay and turned it into a club that all could be proud of.

He also lead the effort to purchase and install a PAT Trap & voice release on his home clubs lone trap field. A trap field that had seen better days and only used for fun shoots and an occasional outing. The field now sees weekly use.

Visit Clays Vermont

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Obama is for Gun Control, but...

A majority of gun owners think President Obama wants to ban gun sales.

A new Gallup poll shows 55 percent of those who own a gun, 53 percent who have a gun in the household, and 41 percent of all Americans believe he will attempt to ban the sale of guns while he is president.

I firmly think he would do so and more!

Whats stopping him?

65 House Democrats...

“As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” [Attorney General Eric] Holder told reporters.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed cold water on the prospect of reinstating the assault weapons ban, highlighting Democrats’ reluctance to take on gun issues. “On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,” [Speaker of the House Nancy] Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. “I think it’s clear the Bush administration didn’t do that.”


Democrats abdicate on gun control
By Mary Sneyd
May 26, 2009

Silence is the new Democratic strategy. The majority party has a big tent now. Its denizens are diverse, from coastal lefties to backwoods righties. Priority one is to protect the centrist and conservative freshmen from political harm back home; after all, there's an election next year. There's no appetite for doing anything that would put those Democrats in the crosshairs of the gun lobby.

That's why Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, was basically told to zip his lip about any restoration of the assault-weapons ban. Three months ago, he came out for restoration; he had the wild and crazy idea that such a ban might help stanch the easy flow of assault weapons to the Mexican drug gangs who are wreaking havoc at the border. The NRA swung into action, and 65 House Democrats -- many from swing districts -- formally protested Holder's idea. Holder got the memo. By April, he was saying: "I respect the Second Amendment," and little more.

Lets not forget...

Obama has consistently supported gun control legislation that came up while he was in the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. Senate.

- When Obama ran for the Illinois state senate the political group, Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), asked him if he supported a “ban [on] the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns” and he responded “yes.”

- In 1998, another questionnaire administered by IL State Legislative National Political Awareness Test didn’t ask about banning all handguns, but it did find that Obama wanted to “ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.”

Indeed, such a ban would outlaw virtually all handguns and the vast majority of rifles sold in the United States.

- From 1998 to 2001, Obama was on the board of directors for the Joyce Foundation, which funded such anti-gun groups as the Violence Policy Center, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, and Handgun Free America.

Both the Violence Policy Center and Handgun Free America, as its name suggests, are in favor of a complete ban on handguns. During his tenure on the board, the Joyce Foundation was probably the major funder of pro-control research in the United States.

- John Lott knew Obama during the mid-1990s, and his answers to IVI’s question on guns fit well with the Obama that John Lott knew. Indeed, the first time John introduced myself to him he said “Oh, you are the gun guy.”

John responded “Yes, I guess so.” He simply responded that “I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.”

When John said it might be fun to talk about the question sometime and about his support of the city of Chicago’s lawsuit against the gun makers, he simply grimaced and turned away, ending the conversation.

- Obama also opposes the current laws in 48 states that let citizens carry concealed handguns for protection claiming, despite all the academic studies to the contrary, that "I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations."

- Obama is unwilling to state that DC’s or Chicago’s ban on guns are unconstitutional.

- Obama’s website only recognizes two legitimate purposes for civilian ownership of guns: “hunting and target shooting.” The notion that people might want to protect themselves when the police are not around isn’t something that he sees as legitimate.

- With guns, it sure looks like Obama is telling voters what they want to hear, not what he plans on doing.

The Obama campaign’s strategy largely follows 2003 surveys produced by Democratic pollster Mark Penn showing that if Democrats didn't show "respect for the 2nd Amendment and support gun safety," voters would presume that they were anti-gun. "The formula for Democrats," according to Penn, "is to say that they support the 2nd Amendment, but that they want tough laws that close loopholes. This is something [Democrats] can run on and win on."

Souce: John Lott, author of "Freedomnomics" and a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland


From the Obama Change Government Website

Thursday, November 06, 2008 | 75 Days Until Inauguration

Address Gun Violence in Cities:

As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade.

Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them.

They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof.

They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.


Before he became a national political figure, he sat on the board of the Joyce Foundation, which paid him more than $70,000 in directors fees.

The Chicago-based foundation doled out at least nine grants totaling nearly $2.7 million to groups that advocated the opposite positions.

The foundation funded legal scholarship advancing the theory that the Second Amendment does not protect individual gun owners’ rights, as well as two groups that advocated handgun bans. It also paid to support a book called “Every Handgun Is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns.”

During Obama’s time on the Joyce board, the foundation gave seven grants to the Violence Policy Center. This D.C.-based nonprofit, which calls itself “the most aggressive group in the gun control movement,” for years has argued for a national handgun ban.

The Joyce Foundation in 1999 awarded $84,000 to the Chicago-Kent College of Law for a symposium on the theory that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual’s right to bear arms, but rather only a state’s right to arm its militia.


Joe Biden on Gun Control

Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers.

Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence.

Voted YES on background checks at gun shows.

Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Keystone Shooting Park Olympic Bunker, Pennsylvania

Go to Newest Posting - Nov 2010


I had questions in regard to the bunker being built in Pennsylvania, a bunker scheduled to become operational in the spring of 2010.

Most importantly, I was confused on the bunkers physical location. I emailed Allen Chubb.

His edited response....

Chubb International Shooting Sports, Inc. (CISS) leased (16) acres from Martz's Game Farm to build and run this complex.

The KSP complex is located at the following physical address:

Keystone Shooting Park
610 Game Farm Road
Dalmatia, PA. 17017

This is located in the very Southern part of Northumberland County, near the Dauphin County line (Central Pennsylvania). The closet town is actually "Pillow". Yes, Pillow; don't laugh. We're two miles West of Pillow and both Pillow and Dalmatia are located on the East side of the Susquehanna River. We're approximately (12) miles South of Sunbury and (19) miles Southwest of Elysburg.

The job site is probably going to shut down during the first or second week in November and we'll probably get back at it again in mid to late March (Weather Permitting). Over the winter, I'll probably go ahead and install the trap tables and machines on the nicer/warmer days, so that this task will be completed and we can devote more man power to the outside tasks in the Spring.

Best Regards,

Allen B. Chubb, Jr.
President & Treasurer
Chubb International Shooting Sports, Inc.



KSP complex will be the first fully automated International Shotgun Sports range in the world. This ultimately means that the shooting park will be opened seven days a week with operational hours only dictated by your schedule and bad weather. We are constructing the complex in three phases.

Phase I will encompass one Olympic Trap range which will also be able to throw Olympic Double Trap and Universal Trap games. We will also have two Helice rings as well built in this phase.

Phase II will involve the construction of the club house, while Phase III will involve the construction of another Olympic Trap range with a superimposed Olympic Skeet field, two more Helice rings and an Automatic (Wobble) Trap field. All three phases of construction are anticipated to take an estimated five years to complete.

Keystone Shooting Park (KSP) is a division of Chubb International Shooting Sports, Inc. (CISS). CISS is recognized by the IRS as a 501C3 Non-Profit Corporation. All donation made to CISS/KSP are tax deductible.

There is a lot of work to do and the Corporate Officers and Board of Directors of Chubb International Shooting Sports / Keystone Shooting Park would so deeply appreciate your assistance in making this vision a reality. Your generous contribution will be recognized on our “Wall of Heroes”.

_____ $100 - $499 = Bronze Medal Donor

_____ $500 - $999 = Silver Medal Donor

_____ $1,000 - $5000 = Gold Medal Donor

_____ $5001 - $10,000 = Dream Builder Donor

_____ +$10,000 = Legacy Partner Donor

Contributors in both the “Dream Builder” and “Legacy Partner” categories will receive “Life Memberships” to Keystone Shooting Park.


Make checks payable to: Chubb International Shooting SPorts, Inc. or Keystone Shooting Park


Chubb International Shooting Sports, Inc.
302 Tennessee Avenue
Elizabethville, PA. 17023 USA

Allen Chubb, Jr. – President & Treasurer

717-362-7830 Office

717-362-7834 Fax

717-903-9009 Cell


If you would like to learn more about the project, I'd be happy to send you one of our web brochures and provide you with more information and project updates.

We are actively working on a website, but we don't see that being operational for at least another two month.


Bunker & Tunnel

When the club's website comes online I will post the link to the Lost Target.

U.S. & Canada Olympic Bunker Locations


Side note.

I'm not a Bunker or International Skeet Shooter except for an occasional round or two. Lucky if I break more than half the targets when shooting bunker, but I do have fun when I give it a try.

However, I do try to support both Bunker Trap and International Skeet through postings on the Lost Target. Always willing to post photos and shoot results when provided.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Lost Target Odds & Ends, Oct 7 2009


I shot my repaired 1100 in trap practice. It was nice to shoot a gun that fits.

Was shooting #9's from 16 yards. I recommend you give it a try before you knock it!



The Sportsman's Club of Franklin County (Vermont) finished the installation of the PAT Trap Skeet Machines on Field #1.

The clubs three skeet fields now have modern machines. All with wireless release installed. You can use a hardwired cord if you wish.



In the last week I've received shoot photos from Ann Cockburn, Bryce Verrall, & Ron Minor and shoot results from Dennis DeVaux and Raymond Caya.

A big thank you!

These are some of the people that make the Lost Target what it is...



It's being held in Australia this November.

I've been promised photos and maybe video from the shoot.


Value Packs

The price at Wal-Mart for the Federal Value Packs increased by $2.00. They had been running a special for at least a month. They were going for $20.97.



I may be missing out on a few perks, but one more time, I don't charge for posting links to the Lost Target on my links page.

Well, I know I'm missing a few perks as I declined one today.

Just send me your clay target club URL or gun related business link and it will be posted.

When I first started the site that was what I decided in regard to posting links and see no reason to change...



An off year but don't forget to vote this November.