Monday, March 20, 2023

QUICK REMINDERS for APRIL 2023

View Revised Petitcodiac Covid Rules HERE 

SHOOT SCHEDULES:
April 2, 2023 - MINTO - CENTERFIRE OPEN/SPORTER; PISTOL CF
April 16, 2023 - PETITCODIAC - CENTERFIRE OPEN
April 23, 2023 - PETITCODIAC - RIMFIRE OPEN
April 30, 2023 - MINTO - RIMFIRE OPEN/SPORTER; PISTOL RF
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2023 CLUB RECORDS/ GUN SHOW DATESNEW BRUNSWICK CLEAN TARGET RECORDS/ CONTACT INFORMATION

MARCH 19, 2023 - MINTO - RIMFIRE BR - RESULTS

Today, we had a brisk winter day for our second rimfire shoot in Minto. There was a mix of sun and clouds and our picture of the targets was generally good with little mirage. The temperatures ranged from -2C to 1C and felt like -5C - enough to numb the trigger finger well before the relay was completed. Winds were WSW and very brisk and switching at 17+ and gusting likely closer to 30+ km/hr. Fifteen shooters participated, 10 shooting Open BR and 5 shooting Sporter class. Although no clean match scores were recorded today, Barb J. in Open class and Wayne LeB. in Sporter class did shoot a clean target sheet - not easy given the conditions. Congrats!

PEOPLE TO THANK:

Match Director – Dave C

Score and Verifier – Dale H., Bruce B.

Range Officers – Barb J., David C., Don M., Wayne K., and John M.

Treats – Dave C. (coffee), Barb J. (Banana Bread and Cookies)

Targets – George M., Gerard D., Barb J., Dave C., Dale H., Bruce B.

Pictures – Darryl K., Barb J.


RESULTS – OPEN CLASS RIMFIRE

Shooter Targets   Total

Barb J. 196/4X 200/4X 396/8X

Dale H. 199/8X 193/3X 392/11X

Darryl K. 195/3X 196/6X 391/9X

Dan G. 191/7X 199/6X 390/13X

David C. 193/7X 197/4X 390/11X

George M. 196/4X 191/4X 387/8X

Wayne K. 195/6X 191/4X 386/10X

Bert deV. 192/3X 188/4X 380/7X

Don M. 179/2X 180/2X 359/4X

Gerard D. 176/1X 176/1X 352/2X

RESULTS – SPORTER CLASS RIMFIRE

Shooter Targets   Total

Wayne LeB. 200/5X 198/10X 398/15X

Bert DeV. 197/6X 196/7X 393/13X

Norbert S. 190/4X 197/3x 387/7X

John M. 192/1X 195/3X 387/4X

Bruce B. 190/4X 192/4X 382/8X

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

MARCH 12, 2023 - PETITCODIAC CENTERFIRE - RESULTS

Our benchrest shooting community has been plagued by an outbreak of Covid-19 in the past few weeks following a quarterly meeting and this, plus the fact that this weekend was the time for setting the clock forward for "Daylight Savings" time led to only few shooters being at the first centerfire match in Petitcodiac. Five hardy souls braved the relatively warm weather with temperatures rising to a sunny 6C. With the snow on the range, the glare and mirage was the worst we had seen it for a long time - a lot of guessing of where the center dot really was. The wind was also a challenge with switching and gusty conditions prevailing.
It's amazing how much fun centerfire shooting can be - especially when we've been deprived of it for such a long winter!!
Dan G. was the match director, Range Officer and head scorer today. Bert deV. was the verifier and Tony L. and Bert deV. set and changed the targets. Darryl K. was the photographer. Thanks to everyone.

RESULTS - CENTERFIRE BR - OPEN CLASS:
Dan G. - 300/15X  (6PPC)
Bert deV. - 300/15X  (22BR)
Darryl K.  - 296/17X  (6BR)
Don M. - 295/11X  (30BR)
Tony L. - 295/10X  (6BR)


 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

FEBRUARY 19, 2023 - MINTO RIMFIRE BR OPEN/SPORTER - RESULTS

Thanks to Barb J. for sending the pics and the results.

This was the first competition rimfire shoot in 2023 held in Minto NB. It followed the first quarterly meeting of the year and so it was late starting and late ending.

Thanks to Don M. and Bruce B. for organizing the shoot and for scoring. Barb J. and Bruce B. changed the targets and there were others who also helped out but I could not get everyone's name today. Thanks also to the ROs - Conrad L., Barb J., David C. Barb J. also brought cookies and banana bread while David C. brought the coffee and "fixins".

RESULTS - RIMFIRE SPORTER CLASS:
Volker T. - 398/14X               Bert deV. - 391/3X
John M. - 397/14X                Gerry J. - 356/3X
Wayne LeB. - 392/7X            Wayne K. - DNC

RESULTS - RIMFIRE OPEN CLASS:
Dan G. - 397/17X                 George M. - 385/9X               Don M. - 373/10X
Cecil H. - 393/12X               Bruce B. - 383/6X                  Gerald D. - 371/7X
Barb J. - 392/11X                Conrad L. - 382/12X              David C. - 371/7X
Norbert S. - 386/11X           Bert deV. - 378/5X

Friday, February 3, 2023

FEBRUARY 3, 2023 - WITHDRAWAL OF AMENDMENTS FROM BILL C21

 

Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights

BREAKING: Liberals withdraw amendments from Bill C21 that would have banned thousands of rifles and shotguns

Today in the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), the Liberal government asked for unanimous consent to withdraw the controversial amendments (G4, G46) from Bill C21.

G4 was the amendment that defined what assault "style" firearms are, even though that's a manufactured term with no real meaning. The amendment equated to a sweeping semi-auto gun ban. Amendment G46 was "the list" - over 300 pages of guns being added to the ban, or previously banned through regulation. They were hoping to codify these long gun bans in legislation, making it very difficult for a future government to reverse.

The shocking withdrawal came after massive push back from the CCFR and our members, hunters, hunting groups and their members, The Assembly of First Nations, sport shooters and even NDP and Liberal Members of Parliament. While the House of Commons is typically quiet over the winter break with MPs heading back to their constituency offices for local matters, MPs from all parties seemed to keep the debate on these amendments alive.

While this is, in general, good news for licensed gun owners across the country - this is not a win in the sense of the battle being over. In fact, far from it. It is imperative we continue to push with the same vigour and force to ensure C21 is scrapped in its entirety. Don't forget there is still the airsoft ban, the handgun freeze and a variety of other measures still within C21 itself.

While we regroup and focus our efforts on scrapping the rest of C21 and working on our federal court challenge against the 2020 gun ban, we want to thank everyone who helped write letters to their MPs, engaged on social media and helped fight this amendment. We MUST maintain this level of unity because they will never stop banning guns from legal owners.

Watch the motion in SECU here


 


 


 


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

JANUARY 10, 2023 - IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK – Gun Roundup will Start In P.E.I.

Gun Roundup will Start In P.E.I.

Thanks John C. for sending this.
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TEAM CSSA eNEWS | January 9, 2023
From Blacklock's Reporter

Staff | Blacklock's Reporter | January 9, 2023

Cabinet this year proposes to launch its long-promised national buyback of prohibited firearms starting in Prince Edward Island, according to a federal memo. Islanders own few guns and represent a low “risk assessment” before RCMP expand the program nationwide, it said.

“Prince Edward Island will be used as a pilot and will be the first point of collection based on the smaller number of firearms,” said an August 31 Transition Book for the Minister of Public Works. “As a result of lessons learned, gaps analysis and risk assessment would inform the second phase national rollout.”

“Phase two, the national rollout, is planned for spring 2023 once an information technology case management system is in full place,” said the memo. The department acknowledged “very limited interest from the industry” in supporting the buyback program first proposed three years ago.

No budget was detailed. The Parliamentary Budget Office in a 2021 Cost Estimate Of The Firearm Buyback Program put expenses at $756 million but warned details “remain unclear.”

“There remain too many outstanding questions on how this program will be implemented to currently develop a complete picture of the true potential cost of the program,” said Cost Estimate. The number of affected firearms ranged widely from 150,000 to as many as 518,000.

Cabinet in 2020 enacted Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms that banned some 1,500 models of “assault style firearms.” The term was not defined. An amnesty period expires this October 30.

“The prohibition applies to all current and future firearm variants that meet the criteria, now over 1,800 firearms,” said the Transition Book. “These firearms can no longer be legally used, sold or imported.”

Bill C-21 An Act To Amend Certain Acts currently before the Commons public safety committee proposed to expand the ban to include any “rifle or shotgun that is capable of discharging centre fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner.” Opponents have said the ban would affect commonly used hunting and sporting rifles.

“The primary intent of the buyback program would be to safely buyback these now prohibited firearms from society while offering fair compensation to businesses and lawful owners impacted by the prohibition,” said the Transition Book. “The Department of Public Works is currently examining options for implementation of the buyback program.”

The launch in Canada’s smallest province would affect some 6,464 licensed gun owners in Prince Edward Island, according to figures from the Commissioner of Firearms. It is a fraction the number of licensed owners in New Brunswick (70,425), Nova Scotia (75,501), Newfoundland and Labrador (75,957), Manitoba (93,182), Saskatchewan (112,790), British Columbia (315,077), Alberta (328,723), Qu├ębec (486,406) and Ontario (624,448).

By Staff 

Monday, December 12, 2022

DECEMBER 11, 2022 – MINTO – CHRISTMAS RIMFIRE FUN SHOOT - RESULTS

It was a sunny but cold morning, -11C and feeling like -16C with a brisk 15 km/h NNE wind. After lunch the winds had decreased and although still -5C, it was much more pleasant. Nineteen (19) shooters participated, “A” targets consisting of two fun targets - the Fox and the Crow. A wonderful lunch was provided consisting of chilly, beans, brown bread, gum drop cake, banana bread, mince meat pies, christmas cake and cookies. Lunch was on the fly as “B” targets started. These consisted of two fun targets -10 Flies and 10 Crows. 

PEOPLE TO THANK:
Match Director – David C.

Score and Verifier – Bruce B., Dale H.

Range Officers – John M., Conrad L., David C., Matt Mc., Darryl K.

Food – Barb J. (who must have been cooking for a week), David C. (chili and shared his brown bread recipe with several people), and Bruce B. (the beans)

Targets – John McC., David C., Barb J., and others 

Pictures – Darryl K.


Turkeys were presented to the 4 top scorers:
Danny G. 228

Dale H. 216

Bert deV. 215

John M. 214

From left: John M., Bert deV., Dale H., Danny G.

Following the fun shoot we took the opportunity to draw for a rifle on which tickets had been sold for several months. This was a CZ452 with rings and a scope. With the support of shooters from the Minto Gun Club, the Petitcodiac Sportsman's Club and others, $900 was raised to help fund the renovations to the shooting building of the Minto Gun Club. The winner of the draw was Don M. Congrats Don!
The rifle goes to Don M.
and the money goes to president David C.
The final order of business was to present the end-of-year plaques to the shooters who shot various records throughout the regular schedule and to those who won the 2022 final championships. Congrats to all!
IN CENTERFIRE RIFLE:
High CF Open Match score = Bert deV. 300/27X (Aug 21)
High CF Open Single Target = John McC. - 100/9X (May 29); Bert deV. (Aug 21)
High CF Sporter Match Score = Danny G. - 150/11X (July 24)
High CF Sporter Single Target =  Danny G. - 50/5X (July 24); John McC. (Aug 21)
Winner of 2022 Annual CF Championship (Sporter) = Danny G. - 149/9X (Oct 23)
Winner of 2022 Annual CF Championship (Open) = Bert deV. - 300/20X (Oct 23)
IN RIMFIRE RIFLE
High RF Open Match score = David C. - 400/22X (Mar 20) Wayne LeB. (Aug 7)
High RF Open Single Target = Wayne LeB. - 200/13X (Aug 7)
High RF Sporter Match score = Guy H. - 200/18X (Aug 7)
High RF Sporter Single Target = Guy H. - 100/10X (Aug 7)
Winner of Terry McNeill Championship (Sporter) = Bruce B. - 397/25X (Oct 16)
Winner of Terry McNeill Championship (Open) = Dale H. - 400/25X (Oct 16)