Are there any shoots in Iowa


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duck_god827
July 11, 2005, 09:13 PM
Some what new to this web site. Just wanted to know if there are any shoots for THR members in my state. If so please get back to me I would love to get some of my other shooting buddies involved. Thanks for your help.

duck_god827

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12-34hom
July 12, 2005, 09:47 PM
There was held on June 25 in central Iowa - i don't know how many attended.

For some reason they don't seem to hold much attention around here, maybe Ia Jack can shed some light on who attended the latest. I had to work that weekend... :(

Welcome to THR.

12-34hom.

hayseed
July 28, 2005, 03:07 PM
You're right hom, about a dozen of us showed up in Steamboat Rock at the public range. It was an iowacarry.org event, and we spent most of the time discussing strategy to make Iowa a shall issue state. Shooting time was cut short due to elitism of the local rifle club not wanting to share the PUBLIC range with a bunch of irresponsible, unsafe pistol shooters. (They knew way in advance that we would be there).

Hom & duckgod, please check out the website www.iowacarry.org (http://)

12-34hom
July 28, 2005, 07:13 PM
Slugs, what the skinny on sharing the range?

I would be glad to host a shoot, there's a county park near where i live with a range - it's free - [sometimes crowded on the weekends]. It sports a 25 - 50 yard pistol range, with several stations - a 100 & 200 yard rifle range with three bench's.

If anyone would be interested, let me know. September possibly.

12-34hom.

hayseed
July 29, 2005, 07:18 AM
If you want to host a shoot, I think the best thing would be to post something on iowacarry.org. Lots of great, helpful guys on that board.

As far as the range thing, we went up as a group and introduced ourselves to the local rifle (black powder?) club, and explained that we were going to use the 20 yard berm to shoot handguns. (They were told weeks in advance by the park "ranger" that we would be there that morning). The club "spokesman" didn't like the idea of that, basically getting snotty and telling us that we would hog the range, be unsafe, and ruin it for everybody. :confused: (At least a couple of our group were NRA certified instructors. I think he panicked when he saw that a couple of us were under 30 :uhoh: ) Despite the fact that it was a public range, they acted like it belonged to them. We took the high road and played along, as they were there first that day, and we didn't want to make enemies among fellow gun owners. That didn't matter, as they weren't the least bit interested in our cause.

The whole thing just made me realize that there is division among gun owners, and that needs to change 'cause we're all in the same soup.

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