Kansas City Area (North) shoot....?


June 9, 2004, 10:30 AM
I'm willing to host a shoot up at my farm/range near Smithville, MO. About 11 miles east of the KCI Airport & a couple miles north of I-435.

Please respond with your interest in such a shoot. We can nail down a weekend (Sat or Sun) or an evening shoot(s) after work.

I'm set up for pistols (plate rack, bells, steel sheets) and of course paper.

I'm set up for rifle up to 150 yds. One steel plate capable of withstanding rifle action and of course paper.

I have "benches(s)" at 100 and 50 yards and have posts marked at 10, 15, & 25 yards.

The range is dirt, suggest we shoot on a dry day!

I also have a pop-up shade type unit we can use to eliminate some cases of sun-stroke!

Please reply here or e-mail me:


(just take out the NOSPAMPLEASE to send me an e-mail)


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June 9, 2004, 12:02 PM

That sounds great. If it is on a Sat. I should be able to make it. I will check back for a date. I am just north of St. Joseph so it shouldn't be a bad drive.


June 9, 2004, 12:56 PM
Great. I'll keep a log and when we get the date...we'll begin to plan the day.


June 9, 2004, 07:47 PM
Bob, I'm in, thanks!

June 10, 2004, 09:24 AM
Great, got you down. If it dries up...I may try to do it during one of the next two Saturdays...Saturday seems best so far.


June 10, 2004, 07:42 PM
I'm in, and can probably get Black Snowman to tag along as well. Just let us know when.

June 11, 2004, 06:09 AM
Sounds interesting, Sat are definetly better than a Sun for me and an evening shoot works also. Please keep us updated :D

June 11, 2004, 09:02 AM
Kamicosmos & S_O_Laban,

Great. I've got you down. I'll shout at everyone in a week or so and try to line the date up...gotta check with Karli to see what she has scheduled...I'm getting married in a bit less than a month...gotta respect that time frame.


June 11, 2004, 12:16 PM
Bob, throw my name on the list. A Saturday would be good for me too.

June 11, 2004, 02:17 PM
Put me on the list too.
A Sat or Sunday is fine with me.. I'm usually off work by 2pm.
Although my vote is for any weekend AFTER Father's day weekend.

June 11, 2004, 05:02 PM
Karli just told me I'm "open" next Saturday and I'd
like to take advantage of it since the wedding will be coming
up soon and it may be a month or so before I can set another date.

Next Saturday morning...June 19th. Let's start around 9 or 10 am (in case it's a REAL nasty hot day).

I need each of you who are interested in shooting to drop me an e-mail so I can send you directions. I will want to exchange cell/phone numbers so we can get & stay in touch. We'll hope for good weather!

If the deal goes well, then I'd be happy to consider some future shoots as well!

I apologize to those who can not make it on this date.

If we have a number of shooters, we'll need to take turns and kick back in-between shooters...

I can pretty well shoot all day (keep the range open most all day).

My e-mail will get you the details.

My e-mail:


Remember, just take out the NOSPAMPLEASE and you will have my correct e-mail address.



June 12, 2004, 03:10 PM
Thanks Bob, the 19th sounds great.

Looking forward to it!

June 13, 2004, 01:11 AM
I'm game (in Olathe at the moment). Email on the way.

June 14, 2004, 01:05 PM
Hi guys, I'm new to this board but I've been on a couple others like Shooters, Glocktalk, Rimfirecentral, etc. I've been to Bob's range twice and it's a really nice range. We will have a ball.

Bob thanks to the link to this site, I like it. :)

June 14, 2004, 01:10 PM
By the way, if any of you would like to come out and shoot bowling pins at a range near Desoto, KS (Millcreek Rifle Range) on a Wed night, let me know. I belong to an organization out there that shoots bowling pins every wed night starting around 6:30.

Desoto is directly west of Lenexa in case you're wondering. The range is about 5 miles west of K-7 and 83rd street.

June 15, 2004, 09:28 AM
Bob, wish I could come, sounds like it's going to be a good time...

Bigmac, after my wedding (same weekend's Bob's having the shoot) I think I'm going to come out to the pin shoots... looks like fun... is this your guys's site?


Looks like fun-


June 15, 2004, 04:04 PM
That is our website.

The Mid West Pinblasters started shooting pins a LONG time ago down in the basement of the Bullet Hole in Overland Park. Several years ago we moved out to Millcreek when we finally got permission to build the 10 yard range there. Anyone is welcome on Wed night. You do not have to be a member of Millcreek to shoot pins with us. (The rest of the range is members or guests with members only.)

June 15, 2004, 05:49 PM
Sounds great bigmac, I plan on coming out as soon as I'm able!


June 16, 2004, 09:33 AM
Don't forget to bring your new bride out to shoot!!


Shanghai McCoy
June 18, 2004, 04:16 PM
Dang!Won't be able to make it,gotta work and too late to change my schedule.S O Laban will have to shoot twice as much to make up for it for me.Maybe next time.Thanks for the invite.

June 18, 2004, 04:29 PM
Shanghi McCoy,
Send me an e-mail with a phone number and I'll be sure whistle at you next time we set up a shoot.



(just take out the NOSPAMPLEASE)

Have a great weekend

Shanghai McCoy
June 18, 2004, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the reply Bob.I'd of known about this if I had been in town but I've been back east and away from the computer for a couple weeks.Best regards,Paul

June 19, 2004, 08:40 PM
That was a lot of fun guys (except for the moment I almost had a heart-attack when Dave's rifle fell off the table :banghead: )

Bob, thanks for being such a generous host.


June 19, 2004, 09:47 PM
I had a great time, many thanks to all who let me shoot their guns:D Next time I'll make sure I can stay longer:( and yeah, Bob and his bride to be are great hosts. :D

June 20, 2004, 12:26 AM
A great time and a bunch of great guys! Thanks for putting up with me! :D
You all have a great fathers day!

Bob, wonderful time as always. I will be back soon! (So don't say I didn't warn you!) :evil:

June 20, 2004, 12:17 PM
We got a heavy dose of unreal weather (for a change...mid-70's all day w/NO rain!)

I think we all got sunburned a bit just because most did not realize it was happening with the thin overcast and cool temps.

Some THR members who managed to make it out to shoot:
KCMO, Kamicosmos, Bigmac, S_O_Laban and Chairman.
A couple other buddies of mine also came out...Larry and son Alex and Craig.

Karli was the best as she did a terrific job of getting lunch ready and somehow, I managed to keep the brats n'dogs from burning. She made a killer pecan desert that was unexpected and appreciated. She also cleaned up the lunch mess so we “boys” could get back to the range!! Only in America!

We got the range open around 9:30am and the last cars pulled out about 7pm...we expended a BUNCH of ammo!

We hope to have photos posted here soon. I think KCMO and Kamicosmos are working on that.

Thanks to everyone for helping with the clean-up and for working so hard to be safe and thoughtful. It was a great day at the range.

I intend on hosting another "Bullets & Brats" this fall/late summer. The name may say "Annual", but we really can't limit this kind of fun to once-a-year!! I hope next time we can get even more members out to shoot!!

Oh, and guys, don’t forget to send me a snail-mail address so I can mail off the 35mm photos I took.


June 21, 2004, 11:11 AM
Man, I wish I coulda made it. Maybe next time though. I'm glad you all had fun.


June 21, 2004, 07:04 PM
I had a great time as well! I enjoyed meeting everyone. The only downside seems to have been the surprise sunburn!

Here are some pics, taken by KCMO:

Pics from VonFatMan's First Annual Bullets and Brats (http://www.kamicosmos.com/Other/THRPics/KCShoot/KCShootpics.htm)

If anyone else wants me to host thier pics of the event, just PM me.

sorry for the quick and dirty webpage, just got the system moved to my...'Disaster Recovery Site' (ie Black_Snowman's house)

June 22, 2004, 10:36 AM
After looking at the pictures I am really wishing I would have been there.

How about a rundown of the weaponry? Looked like some serious fun.

I like this pic. Looks like a scary bunch. :D


Thanks for the pics.


June 22, 2004, 12:16 PM
Am I always a day late and a dollar short or what?

Sounds like ya'll had a blast. I didn't find this 'til today, but I was at Rockfest anyway on Sat. If you would, shoot me a email for the next one.



June 22, 2004, 01:00 PM
Rundown of the weaponry?
You name it, we had it. :D

Everything from a 2 shot 22. Mag derringer to a 40 round AK.
We had 1911’s ranging from a Chilean military surplus gun to Kimbers, to a modified and compensated Springfield Armory.
We had TWO Desert Eagles, one in .357 mag and one in .44 mag. (The guy with the .50 AE couldn’t make it Saturday.)
We had CZ’s and an EAA. in 45 acp, and a couple more CZ’s in 9 and 40. We had Glocks, we had Sigs, We had Smith and Wesson’s, Rugers, Brownings, and even a North American Arms Mini revolver.

Rifles were well represented also, there were a couple AK’s, a really nice AR Varmint rig, several 10/22s from stock to customized. A CZ452, an Anshultz 22, and several older surplus firearms. Oh yeah, we even had a black powder rifle to try!

We had iron sights, scopes, red dot sights and even a Bushnell Holosight.

In truth, I’ve been to sporting goods stores with less of a selection! :D

June 22, 2004, 01:34 PM
Then we could shoot more!
Kamicosmos & KCMO....a big thanks for taking and posting the photos!

I'm snail-mailing the 35mm shots I took today to everyone who came out.


June 22, 2004, 03:29 PM
Glad to hear everyone had a good time. I was a little bummed that I didn't make it but I did have a good time at the air show at Whiteman. :) Nice selection of iron although it gives me a good idea on what to bring next time you have one of these. I see that there are a few holes that could be filled. :D

Shanghai McCoy
June 22, 2004, 11:00 PM
Sigh....well at least it looks like my co-worker was having fun.(will have to talk to him about his shirt tho):) Hope I can make the next one cause it sure looks like a good time was had by all.

June 23, 2004, 11:11 AM
Nice looking range you have there.
I hope to be able to make the next one.

June 24, 2004, 06:52 PM
Kamicosmos, thanks for posting the pics:)

June 24, 2004, 11:54 PM
I want to be inlcluded the next time as well :)

Though I did have fun at the Gun Show in Overland Park on the 19th :D

June 26, 2004, 12:22 AM
Please drop me an e-mail and I'll add you to my "range" list.

It'll be a few weeks, but maybe in Mid-August we can do it again.

My e-mail is:

(just take out the NOSPAMPLEASE and send me an e-mail).


June 27, 2004, 11:49 PM
Can't send to your email address. Mine is vcdechagnnospam@spamless.yahoo.com

Thanks :)

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