Black Powder Division

Mount Benson Buckskinners 

Chairman:  Doug Miller

The Black Powder section is a group members who enjoy the challenge of shooting the guns (and replicas of them) used in the 1800’s and earlier.  While the majority of us shoot primarily replicas of the guns of the fur trade, we also use replica of the muzzle loading guns of the British, American and French armies prior to the mid 1860s.  (roughly the introduction of cartridge rifles). Muzzle loading means that we pour powder and ball down the barrel to load the guns.  The powder can be ignited with either a flint lock or a percussion lock.  Our competitions are called rendezvous in memory of the early summer gatherings of mountain men trappers to sell their hides and buy new supplies, as well as party and participate in competitions of various kinds.  In addition to rifle shooting we also shoot muzzle loading handguns and compete for accuracy with tomahawks and bowie knifes.

Additionally some of us shoot single shot rifles at longer ranges reminiscent of buffalo hunting and of the international long range competitions on the Creedmore Range in the USA.  (the range is now Central Park in New York)

Please check the Calendar for Trail walks and the annual Rendezvous dates .

blackBlack Powder Rendezvous.   
June 30 to July 3,  2017 Nanaimo.
New Shooters welcome to join in, test your skills, enjoy  the comradry, and get helpful hints from experienced shooters.
Help support these Black Powder Division fundraising activities.  The club is open for set up the afternoon of June 30

2017 Gun Show Schedule:

Jan. 8

Feb 5

March 5

March 26

April 9

May 7

May 28

July 30

Aug 13

Duncan

Nanaimo

Duncan

SVI Rangers

Duncan

Courtney

Parksville

Malahat

Duncan

Geoff Maxwell

Doug Miller

Geoff Maxwell

Jim Whyte

Geoff Maxwell

Rick McLure

Graham Alexander

Laurie Page

Geoff Maxwell

746-7812

758-1303

746-7812

478-5787

746-7812

703-0223

752-1855

338-0705

746-7812

Sept 17 Parksville Graham Alexander 752-1855
Oct 15 Courtenay Rick McLure 703-0223
Oct 28 / 29 Victoria John Pullen 474-2512
Nov 12 Nanaimo Doug Miller 758-1303

 

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Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff Maxwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Link to West Coast Rangers Port Alberni Black Powder Club

BLACK POWDER CALENDAR