The first match of the 2023 shooting season is behind us and what a pleasure it was to see a good turnout. We test ran a new weather call option. We were setting the following weekend in reserve if we had a rainout. Tony Simonetti agreed to be the Weatherman and make the call early the day of the match at 5:00 am. Thank you Tony. Lots of pressure with that job! He contacted me and said we looked good and I sent out an email alert at 5:30 am to all the membership to let them know the match was a go. Let us know what you thought of that idea. We had a slight short drizzle but the match came off without a hitch. Now to report on to the best part of the day!

One More and Done for Another Season!

Well the time is fast approaching for our last match of the 2022 Season. It has been a privilege to serve as the DEGS club president. A few things to note from this past year. We drug out our old 30-06 brass and have cleaned and de-primed those shells and have sold one batch for $300 to put in our club coffers. More of that brass is being offered on Gun Broker and several media sites and CMP Blogsites. If any of you are re-loaders you will get a club deal price on this brass! The club purchased two more Garands just recently to bring our total number of club rifles to five M-1 Garands. And the club is ordering a paverstone to be placed in the walkway at the Talledega Marksmanship Park to show our club support for the Shooting Sports. It will be simply inscribed: "Down East Garand Shooters, Est. 2009 Greenville NC."

The turnout was slim this month, but those who were able to make it got the match done and had a great time doing it. We only have two match dates left in 2022, but that doesn't mean that you can't still qualify for our Garand drawing. You only need five entries to qualify, so if you have at least one under your belt, two relays in November and two in December will get you there! Hope to see you at our next match on 19 November.

Complete results available below

The John C. Wallace Memorial Trophy made a trip to the shop to have another level added for the names of future winners of our special rememberance of John C.Wallace, a revered member and supporter of Down East Garand Shooters! This years winner of this coveted trophy is Tony Simonetti, Congratulations to Tony who will get to place this on his mantle for the ensuing year!

The Few! The Brave!

Might have been the threat of rain, heat, or just the collision of a lot of folks with end of summer plans. Be that as it may five hardy shooters broke out their rifles and put some shots on target. James Minturn is never a stranger to the Gold. James broke out the wood gun and shot a great 287-9X to bring home a gold GSM club pin.