How many Utahns here on THR?


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Litefoot
April 25, 2004, 10:25 PM
I met another THR'er, Matt Sutton last week in the SLC area. He indicated there's a good-sized contigent out there. I wouldn't mind getting to know some of you to do some shooting, trading, storytelling, etc. I sure don't want to clutter up this forum with a ton of responses, so if you want to list yourself and anyone else that you think wouldn't mind being listed. Thanks!

And of course, if you think I'm being too nosy, just give me a big :neener: and a string of :cuss: .

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MiniZ
April 25, 2004, 11:21 PM
We have a very large contingent of Utahns on this board.

You probably would get a better response in GD or the Rallying Point forums.

George Hill
April 25, 2004, 11:52 PM
A good representation... and two Moderators...

Look up the Utah Gathering thread in the Rallying Point section here and join us June 12th.

BHPshooter
April 26, 2004, 12:12 AM
Another lifelong Utahn here.

I'm hoping to meet all you guys soon, whether it be at the Utah get-together or elsewhere.

Wes

12 Volt Man
April 26, 2004, 12:10 PM
Me too.

There is a bunch of us.

Sword of Ammon
April 26, 2004, 01:19 PM
Another Utahn here. I was at the UDPL/IDPA match last Saturday. Were any of you there?

Litefoot
April 26, 2004, 01:51 PM
Sword of Ammon,
Ammon...the right to bear arms...one of the earliest accounts of disarmament and arms control. ;)

George Hill
April 26, 2004, 02:06 PM
For those not familiar with the story, Ammon was on duty guarding the King's property.
Badguyss came to take the property and fought with Ammon.
Ammon, being armed with a sword lopped off the arms of the attackers.
The arms were carried in a sack and presented to the King by some people to show the king how badass Ammon was.

(removed images because it was silly)

12 Volt Man
April 26, 2004, 02:21 PM
Good one George :D

CrudeGT
April 27, 2004, 06:30 PM
I;m stuck in Utah too. Tryin to make the best of it, which includes meeting up with like-minded folk. I'd be interested in a get together whenever, shoot me a PM if you're interested.

Ben Shepherd
April 27, 2004, 07:41 PM
Another one here. I'll be at the June 12th gathering, looking forward to meeting more THR members.

CrudeGT: Stuck in Utah? Come on man!!! Living here is great.('Course I'm pretty much a redneck, love the desert, and absolutely HATE big cities and liberal ideals).

The worst thing about this state is all the damned golf courses that keep cropping up near yuppie developments that are being built were I used to hunt and shoot.

I was born and raised here, plan on staying here. I just wish certain elements would quit moving in from out of state.

CrudeGT
April 27, 2004, 07:58 PM
I give this state a lot of crap, I'm originally from Washington D.C. And I am a city kid, no much on for outdoors, so there's just not much here for me. But will say this state does have the nicest winters for snow sports and the nicest summers for outdoors stuff.

for the most part I'm happy here, and don't intend on leaving anytime soon.

But if i'm reading that right, we may be seeing eye to eye on those certain 'elements'...

Ben Shepherd
April 27, 2004, 08:59 PM
The outdoors done right can't be beat, done wrong it's absolutely miserable.

I guess I can tolerate a D.C. escapee.:D That's better than a ********** reject any day of the week. :evil: :neener:


I saw your picture in the "what do shooters look like?" thread, and we're definately on oppisite ends of the spectrum there.

CrudeGT
April 27, 2004, 09:15 PM
I'm happy to be called a 'DC escapee' anyday, more than likely, if I still lived there, I'd open my mouth on too many times and probably would be siz feet under right now.

And yeah, I don't blend in too well with the norm, but I hope that doesn't mean we can't get together and shoot sometime...

George Hill
April 28, 2004, 12:45 AM
DC is a great place to either visit or be "from". I wouldn't want to live there. Richmond was close enough... no closer than Fredricksberg would be best.

Ben Shepherd
April 28, 2004, 08:20 PM
You'll fit in alright. One of my best friends and fellow shooter sports an electric blue gottee and spiked blue hair.

I'd enjoy getting together and shooting. I usually shoot at The Shooting Academy in Lindon, it's about 25 minutes south of downtown SLC.

The next couple weeks my schedule sucks( as in 140 hours on the clock), maybe we can meet the middle of the month?

Quartus
April 28, 2004, 08:35 PM
I;m stuck in Utah too.



I'm sorry for you! I spent 3 1/2 years there, and it was a wonderful place to live! Great place, great people.


Well, except for the Governor and his cronies, and that wacko mayor....

Corey ACP
April 28, 2004, 11:18 PM
Lifetime Utahan...There is not a better place to live if you love being outdoors. Way too many places to explore and plink to ever visit in a lifetime. I also get involved in the occasional competition. www.udpl.net Don't be shy about introducing yourself, I'm the grouchy guy that never smiles, (it encourages people to talk to you) :D But really, I like fellow shooters.

SLCDave
May 3, 2004, 01:37 PM
I'm a transplant from Las Vegas (about 3.5 years now), and I like it here a lot. I only miss Las Vegas when I haven't been back there to visit in a little while. Every trip down there reaffirms to me why I'm not there anymore. Too hot, too big, too much like California for me. It's also nice to be able to pay for a gun and walk out the door with it the same day.

Correia
May 3, 2004, 04:16 PM
I've been a Utahn since 1993. I love it here.

I also shoot with UDPL. Didn't make the last one though. Another THR member won that one. We have a 3gun on the 15th if anybody is interested.

CrudeGT
May 3, 2004, 07:41 PM
I really hope no one is taking offense to me saying "stuck in Utah." It's more of a joke among friends. I've lived long enough to learn to enjoy it, but it took me a while to understand the people. Coming from the east coast to utah was like moving from America to China, especially at age 11.

One of the things I hate about hate about my work schedule is that I work every saturday, so the UDPL is something I can only dream of. And I am unable to change my work schedule. So, I if anyone is up for shooting buring the week, let me know, I'll be in. And I've got about 700 rounds of 9mm reloads that I might need some help with...

George Hill
May 3, 2004, 08:54 PM
Stuck on U
I’ve got this feeling down
Deep in my soul
That I just can’t lose
Guess, I’m on my way
Needed a friend
And the way I feel now I guess
I’ll be with U till the end
Guess I’m on my way
Mighty glad you stayed
I’m stuck on U
Been a fool too long I guess
It’s time for me to come on home
Guess I’m on my way
So hard to see
That a State like U could wait
Around for a man like me
Guess I’m on my way
Mighty glad you stayed
Oh, I’m leaving on that midnight train
And I know just where I’m going
I’ve packed up my troubles
And I’ve thrown them all away
Because this time little darlin’
I’m coming home to stay

I’m stuck on U
I’ve got this feeling down
Deep in my soul
That I just can’t lose
Guess, I’m on my way
Needed a friend
And the way I feel now I guess
I’ll be with U till the end
Guess I’m on my way
I’m mighty glad you stayed

MiniZ
May 3, 2004, 11:32 PM
George, I am concerned that you know Lionel Ritchie songs so well..Or at least I am concerned that you have in essence admitted it on a public forum!

Correia
May 4, 2004, 09:49 AM
Shameless self promotion on: Hey, since I have a trapped audience of Utahns, know anybody who needs to take their CCW class? I'm teaching one on the 29th of May. :)

Ben Shepherd
May 4, 2004, 10:13 AM
Where at? What time? How much? I already have my permit, but I'd be willing to come up for a refresher if nothing else.

Might get a couple guys from work to come take the class. They've been saying they're going to get thier permits for a while now.

Correia
May 4, 2004, 11:14 AM
Ben, the classroom portion is going to be at an office about a mile from the Holiday gun club, then the shooting portion is going to be at Holiday.

I'm teaching it with another THR member, he is going to do the fingerprints and photographs. Our charge for the class, prints, and photos is $40. I normally charge $20 for just the class.

The time of day isn't 100% set is stone because I still need to work that out with my partner. He is trying to call in some favors and have a very special guest come and teach the law portion. If we were able to get this person you would be looking at one of the most knowledgable people in the state on the gun laws. So that would be very neat.

Ben Shepherd
May 4, 2004, 11:31 AM
Are you trying to hook us up with some of Panchos Wisdom by chance?

I seriously would pay $20 just to come sit in for a refresher if you don't mind.

Correia
May 4, 2004, 11:59 AM
Ben, that would be perfectly fine. Not Pancho, but somebody who prosecutes people for breaking laws. :) I've shot with Mitch before, but I have not heard him teach a class. I love his book though.

Are you wanting to shoot as well, or just sit through the classroom portion?

Ben Shepherd
May 4, 2004, 12:08 PM
Just sit through the class.

Mostly for a refresher, partly 'cause it would be nice to meet more THR members.

Correia
May 4, 2004, 12:12 PM
Groovy. Because I can have lots of people in the class, but the more people I have on the range the harder it becomes. So that is perfect. I'll add you to the class, and I'll send you more information once it is all confirmed.

SLCDave
May 4, 2004, 01:43 PM
good places near the Salt Lake Valley to shoot. By that, I don't mean ranges, but places that you can go where it's ok to shoot out in nature. directions, GPS coordinates, etc would be appreciated. I've heard that Salt Lake county is off limits to this type of activity, but i never can get a clear answer as to where I can go, or where any good places are. Thanks for the help!

Correia
May 4, 2004, 03:22 PM
SLCDave, your choices are limited if you are in SLC. You can go West on 80 and pick a spot out in the sticks. Or you can head to Utah county and pick a spot west of Utah lake (south of Saratoga Springs) or out towards the Pony Express trail. Either way you are looking at 45 minutes to an hour from SLC to find a place in the sticks to shoot. There may be spots north or even east of you, but I don't know of any.

George Hill
May 4, 2004, 05:53 PM
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/USclimate/state.pl?lane=fast&state=UT
Pick a spot that doesn't have a dot by it.

SLCDave
May 4, 2004, 06:50 PM
Thanks. I guess there's also Strawberry next month, right? ;)

CrudeGT
May 4, 2004, 07:32 PM
Corriea, I've got about 4 friends that are wanting to get their permits, I'll pass along the info and I'll try to get the day off. I already have my permit, but would love a refresher, because the guy who taught my class, I'm pretty sure he had NO idea what he was talking about. To give a example, half way through the class he stops teaching to inform us that in the this state if an officer stops a car for any reason and the passenger has an open container of alcohol, the driver can not be given a ticket for open container in the vehicle. At that point, I lost respect... Still got my permit, but I'd love to sit in a class with someone who knows what they're talking about.

RED-DOG 40
May 4, 2004, 08:22 PM
I'm here......waaayyyy
















......Down here:D

Correia
May 5, 2004, 09:38 AM
Crude, that would be great. Just be sure to give me as early a heads up as possible though so I know what I'm dealing with. For you experienced hands, the first hour and a half of the class is pretty slow. That portion is the state mandated basic pistol part. i.e. "This is a revolver, this is the barrel, this is the cylinder" etc. The next part covers the law and the use of force, and that part is the fun part.

BHPshooter
May 5, 2004, 08:06 PM
Correia, could a friend and I possibly just come for the class too?

You already know my situation, but I'd love to actually sit through a class with subject matter that I care about! Not to mention the fact that I would like to meet as many THR members as possible...

I'll have to see if I can get the day off work, and if it jives with my buddy, but would that possibly be okay?

Wes

Correia
May 6, 2004, 09:56 AM
Wes, that would be fine. I can still fit two more, as well as the other fellow who PMed me. Not a problem. I'll get back to you with an address and a time of day on the 29th.

Correia
May 6, 2004, 09:58 AM
Wes, that would be fine. I can still fit two more, as well as the other fellow who PMed me. Not a problem. I'll get back to you with an address and a time of day on the 29th.

Chairman
May 6, 2004, 09:58 PM
I'm a Utahn, at least during the school year (BYU).

Dr.Who
May 6, 2004, 10:01 PM
I lived there in the 1980's.... I know it does not count now.... W.Valley City

JamisJockey
May 6, 2004, 11:34 PM
Live way out west in West Jordan. Transplant, call North Carolina home, but probably not leaving Ewetah anytime soon.
I am off wed/thursdays, hoping I can hit the June shootout, though.

Litefoot
May 6, 2004, 11:51 PM
Atc1man,
I also moved here from NC (Linville). However, I'm originally from SC.

Ben Shepherd
May 7, 2004, 09:21 AM
Dr.Who, you lived in West Valley and lived to tell about it? Maybe it wasn't too bad in the 80's, but at present it's one of, if not the roughest area in Salt Lake Valley.

In fact when I was looking for a home to buy a few years ago the real estate agent wanted to show me a home in West Valley. I told her I would consider it only if I could mount a M2 gun on the porch.:D

JamisJockey
May 7, 2004, 10:08 AM
Dr.Who, you lived in West Valley and lived to tell about it? Maybe it wasn't too bad in the 80's, but at present it's one of, if not the roughest area in Salt Lake Valley.

I've been in and lived in some pretty bad neighborhoods in other states. Utah has nothing to fear. The only neighborhoods that make me nervous is some of the ones in Ogden.
Get lost in Houston (TX) near Hobby airport once or twice and you'll see what I mean. Live in Brownsville (TX) for a few years. Grow up in California.
Hell, my mom still lives in a real bad area in Santa Ana, near Fountain Valley....

Ben Shepherd
May 7, 2004, 10:12 AM
Oh yeah, I had forgotten about Ogden. I helped my buddy move up there with his wife and 2yr old. Stopped at the closest gas station on the way back home(a 7-11) the cleck was in a bulletproof cubicle with a slot to slide money through. YIKES!!!! What an area to move into with a family.

Correia
May 7, 2004, 11:33 AM
WVC has its good parts and its bad parts. The part that used to be Hunter has lots of nice neighborhoods, the part that used to be Granger is the one with the neighborhoods that scare you. :) As for Ogden, I have a buddy who was a cop there, yep, some of those neighborhoods are as bad as they look.

But overall I've got to side with Atc1man, I lived in Birmingham Al once upon a time. We don't have anything that comes close to being considered a "bad" neighborhood by their standards. :p

SLCDave
May 7, 2004, 02:42 PM
I live in the Hunter area of West Valley, and it's a nice place to live. Growing up in Vegas, I haven't seen anyplace in Utah that would scare me too badly. I also served an LDS mission in Boston, and after that, I DEFINATELY haven't seen anyplace in Utah that scares me much.

George Hill
May 7, 2004, 10:35 PM
We should roll through WVC and play gangster tag... you chase down the wannabe gangsters and slap them in the face and yell "Your it!" and then just slap them again for fun and say "Tag Back!" and then chase down the gangsters friends and slap them...
Sure, in LA or Richmond this would get you killed... but in Utah? Feh.
:D

Ben Shepherd
May 8, 2004, 09:57 AM
George, I won't play. While I agree that most are wannabes, I've already been shot and knifed, and had a gun pulled on me one other time, two incidents in Salt Lake valley, the other in Utah valley.

My luck I would pick the only bad one in a 50 mile radius to tag.:scrutiny:

That and you've had a lot more training than me, but I'm working on that little problem.:D

Dr.Who
May 8, 2004, 01:02 PM
Ben Sheppard,

Yep I survived West valley City. It was not bad back in the 80's. Keep in mind we had Morton Thicole (sp?) blowing up rocket fuel and boster's out against the Oakers range, and the City had fishing in the streets.... If I remember correcctly, 100 south and 2100 south where turned into snow run off rivers. This was a result of an overly high snow fall, quick thaw, and all the storm drains pugged with crap. The great Salt Lake had closed I-80 and the railroad down. Wiped out the beach resort/amusment park, and all but drowned the marina. I believe that they had more other things going on, than beating each other up. I have been in far worse places. One woulb be Gary Indiana, north side. The other is Oakland Ca. You would not want to be in either place after 1:00-2:00 pm, all the BG's are just finially out moving around.

Compared to Ill, I do miss going out in my front yard looking left and right and seeing the mountains.

Ben Shepherd
May 8, 2004, 04:11 PM
That was the spring of '84. It wrecked a lot of roads up in areas I go play in, in fact it ruined some roads bad enough up in the mountains they got shut dowm permenently.

BHPshooter
May 9, 2004, 01:24 PM
:D Geez, you guys... talking about the flooding in '83 and '84... I was BORN in '83, for crap sake. :uhoh: In West Valley, no less. :D My parents grew up in Granger -- my grandparents still live there.

Of course, it was a little different then. The house we lived in, in West Valley, was a couple houses down from a few drive-by shootings in the last few years. :eek:

It basically depends where you go... it's not hard to look around and tell if you're in the "good" or "bad" parts of town. Regardless, violence can happen anywhere -- we should all remember that wherever we may live.

Wes

Dr.Who
May 9, 2004, 06:01 PM
Thefumegator...

Your correct, "violence can happen anywhere". That's why we need a 50 state carry law...

By the way lived a few miles from Gus Paulus Chevy, not too few from the Drive in Movie place, and a street away from a little backyard 9 hole par 3 course. Approx 4000 south and 4900 west. Drove by that place about 10 years ago, would not want to live at that house again. You can't go back....

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