Sacramento THR Shoot 8-2-03


July 6, 2003, 10:16 PM
Its that time again Sacramento THR forumites.

Many of us have not seen each other since the last shoot. I have decided that since this is going to be a summer shoot I am going to let you guys decide on were you would like to meet.

Yolo County Sportmans Association does not have any type of shading so your pretty much in the open all day. That would require most of us to wear SPF 1000. The sun shines right into your eyes in the morning at both the pistol and rifle ranges.

Rancho Cordova Shooting Center has patio coverage at all ranges.

Spenceville has some shade

Indoor Range:

Target Masters in Stockon= pistol only

The shoot is 3 weeks away so I'll let you all decide.

That top 2 choices seem to be the most convient for everyone.

Lets plan on doing some shooting and getting some lunch or dinner.

Vote Vote Vote


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July 7, 2003, 04:10 PM
Okay....3 people voted but whos going?? :)

July 8, 2003, 07:44 PM
I think I am in this time.

I might buy a Lee Enfield that is calling my name at Old Sac Armory, and shoot it there.

July 8, 2003, 11:34 PM
I might buy a Lee Enfield that is calling my name at Old Sac Armory, and shoot it there. Hmm...they have some enfields, eh? One caveat to buying the Enfield if it's in .303. Surplus .303 is hard to come by. I've seen some UMC for $8-9 a box of 20. Another rifle you might wanna take a look at is the Mosin Nagant 91/30. Ammo is plentiful and cheap. I think Big 5 is running them on special again for $99. I like the action of the Enfields much better than the Nagant's but ammo is cheaper and easier to find for the Nagant, so you can shoot more.

carp killer
July 8, 2003, 11:45 PM
Are evil black guns welcome?

July 9, 2003, 12:01 AM
I should be able to make it; doesn't matter where particular to me- it's long drive from the city to anywhere you pick.

Oh yeah and I certainly hope evil black guns are welcome...

July 9, 2003, 12:37 AM
Which Yolo have YOU been going to? ALL of the ranges are covered.

Aren't they?

I guess at dawn and dusk the sun could hit you, but I have always been covered at the stations.

Maybe the short range pistol. Don't remember on that one but the 25, 50 and 100 are covered.

Course you don't get a good DUST covering every time someone pulls into the gravel parking lot like Cordova. And Cordova also offers the fun of the darkest pistol range in the world. Makes good instinctive shooting, though.

heh heh

July 9, 2003, 12:37 AM
"Are evil black guns welcome?"

Well, that depends on the quality of the trigger, the tightness of the groups, and the overall feel of the black gun.

Only after I closely inspect it will I be able to tell. ;)

July 9, 2003, 12:42 AM
if anyone interested. Can do a private party transfer so no 1 per 30 day limit.

glock 30 .45 ACP Like NEW. (may have box but still looking) 2 10 shot mags

beretta 92 LNIB old model pre ban with two (free) orig mags. (can't SELL hi cap mags)

Savage .32 auto M1917. Deep blue with staggered mag. Still the highest mag
capacity (10) for any .32 auto. Same gun as used in Road to Perdition.

July 9, 2003, 01:52 AM
Whoever Yolo's architect is, they should demand a refund. Sure, there's a covering, but it's set so far back that when you're on the firing line you're directly under the sun til about 2 or 3pm!! I know, I had the sunburn to prove it. That's why you see some of the regulars with their jury rigged umbrella's. They have a nice facility, 'cept for the covering and the rangemaster who treats all non-regulars as noobs to guns.

July 9, 2003, 11:26 AM
You mean you don't ENJOY a RO yellin that he will ...."kick your ????"

I think he LIVES for newbies. I watched him badger some poor soul who couldn't unload his lever action during the cease fire.

I was tempted to walk over and just lever em through. Cept ol "??? kicker" wudda just started hollerin at BOTH of us.

.......Mr. Coward

Let's all bring some Flitz. He COULD use a bit of polish. heh heh

July 9, 2003, 12:22 PM

The range at Yolo does have covering but the shade doesnt extend into the shooting areas, only covers behind the cease fire ling until later in the day and to top it off you have a RO yelling about how he is going to violate you if your blood levels arent high enough with lead.

Its all the same to me. Just letting everyone know what they are getting into. Yolo has the vote so far. :)

I'll make sure that I fill my cooler with lots of cold beverages. :) AND SPF 1000 :)


July 14, 2003, 12:09 AM
I'll put in that we meet over at the Gunroom in Elk Grove. Since it's in August and probably be hot as heck, why not meet in a nice air conditioned range. It would only be pistol, though.

July 14, 2003, 12:22 PM
Hey, where is that new range in Elk Grove?

I had planned to shoot IDPA the 3rd, & will need to ask my Sweetheart about being gone Sat as well.... Some extra groveling may be needed ;) Yolo looks good to me.

July 14, 2003, 12:54 PM
I am in. I vote for Yolo. Jeff can be crotchity, as can Bud, but they are two great guys and NOBODY ever gets hurt on their ranges. Yolo has a clubhouse with a refrigerator and full kitchen so bring some lunch and something to drink and stick it in the frig. Should keep the sun at bay.

July 14, 2003, 07:53 PM
Hey, where is that new range in Elk Grove?

Here's the link to their website.

July 14, 2003, 11:45 PM
If we go to The Gun Room we wont get to see of play with the Evil Black guns.

July 15, 2003, 12:15 PM
45R-....uhm... *cough*.22 conversion kit*cough*:D

Nothing can stop the evil black rifles. Heh.

Malone LaVeigh
July 15, 2003, 02:30 PM
I might put in an appearance at Yolo this time, if I don't have a pressing appointment with a herd of pigs.

I'll bring the new Garand. I would suggest lunch at Plainfield Station.

50 Freak
July 15, 2003, 02:42 PM
I'm in for Yolo this time. Just got back from a whirlwind trip in Europe and am itching to go shooting.

will bring my 50, just bought 200 rounds.

July 15, 2003, 03:08 PM
200 rounds for the .50 :) Well Yolo does have a commanding lead.

A .50
Black rifles (bring them all ARs, FALs)

Heck we should all do a 3 gun thing. Pistol, rifle and shotgun. :)

Anyone up for a round of skeet: (this is were they throw the clay out as far as possible right.....?)

Sounds great to me. I'll give you guys till the end of the week to vote. Then I'll finalize were we meet. It would be alot of fun to share food and water after the shoot.

July 15, 2003, 03:33 PM
Rifles hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...................... Saturday's shoot is getting more interesting...

Gary H
July 15, 2003, 03:51 PM
Darn.. driving to Lake Havasu..formerly home to Prof. Ord. and now Bushmaster. Going to personally pick up my Carbon 15, which Bushmaster upgraded from the earliest model to the most recent model under warranty. Look forward to a reliable Carbon 15. If it is reliable, then it will be a great little gun. Have fun and see you at a future shoot.

50 Freak
July 15, 2003, 05:29 PM
I'm up for a 3 gun match.

I'll bring:

Benelli M3
Glock 21
AR carbine

July 18, 2003, 01:36 PM
Well it appears that Yolo has the commanding lead..........

As with in tradition of our usual Sacramento THR Shoots we shall meet at Yolo Country Sportsmans Association. The range opens at 9am. So let's expect everyone to start rolling in around 11am.

Bring your sunscreen as it may be hotter than blazes and plenty of fluids.


If anyone has any other suggestions such as dinner feel free to chime in.

July 21, 2003, 03:11 PM
sorry again guys, i won't be there...wife is going to training from 0900 to 1600 (9 to 4 for the rest of you)

poohgryy - the gunroom's range has been open for about a month now...nice and ckean...they closed down their other shop and wil be moving the retail sales to the range.

it is right off hwy-99 at grantline, 2nd right, down at the first turn...a bit pricey at $10 per, but yearly is only $500 for unlimited use...7 days a week from 10-10

July 21, 2003, 03:18 PM
pittspilot - you can get new .303 ammo in reloadable brass that is non-corrosive too. i've got some south african PMP which is very nice, but i can't remember what i paid for it. i think i saw an ad in the new SGN for .303 and 6.5x55mm at about $160/500 from century arms

July 21, 2003, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the info.

Trouble is, instead of a gun, I will be getting a root canal :barf:

July 22, 2003, 05:51 PM
those can be fun too. the real fun is after you get the crown on it and you begin chronically catching food around it.

which model enfield was out at the armoury and how much were they asking for them?

July 22, 2003, 06:28 PM
I went back today and it was gone. Oh well. I don't remember the model. I just know that for the price of one root canal, I could afford a really nice M1A

July 22, 2003, 11:12 PM

If you're ever back to looking for Enfields, check out Brian Dick of I ordered 2 No.4Mk2s from him and they were exactly how he said they were. He's got a good reputation on the milsurpshooters forum. He's a class act and you'll always get what you pay for.

July 22, 2003, 11:30 PM
what are the average range fees? a 2 hour drive might be fun to meet a bunch of avid shooters. will only be bringing pistols though

P-99 in 40
tracker 44 in .357
915 S&W in 9mm
and maybe the bersa in .380

July 23, 2003, 01:21 AM
Range fees run 7 dollars at Yolo and 10 dollars at Rancho.

I'll post direction for the place most voted for in a few days.

July 25, 2003, 01:49 PM
for those new who will be attending here is the address for Yolo Sportsmans Association.

Yolo Sportsman Association
24189 Aviation Ave
Davis, CA

(530) 662-2349

Hope to see everyone next Saturday!!!

July 28, 2003, 09:44 AM
Shoot is this weekend. ROLL CALL!! :)

July 28, 2003, 11:50 AM
Sorry guys; I have to miss this one also. Wifes niece just had a baby and we're going to go play aunt and uncle this weekend.

I hate making promises but I swear on a stack of Jerry Kuhnhausen's Shop Manuals that I'll make the next shoot.

July 28, 2003, 05:03 PM
Nope, not in THIS heat. Too DAMN HOT! No letup. None. Grrrrr.
Pee on HEAT! Heat sucks. Heat is no good. AND this year we got humidity, too.

An who wants RIBS in a beautiful outdoor garden that is 109 degrees?

Will substitute a Beerfest instead. 2 cans at 1/4 inch.


July 28, 2003, 06:47 PM
100 degree heat is nothing. I was out in the heat all weekend near Jackson.

Well 4 people are out.............if anyone else decides to go answer to this roll call otherwise it will have to be a shame for me to shoot my springfield all by myself. I'll be there with ice cold water in my camelbak.

July 28, 2003, 06:53 PM
The range opens at 9am. So let's expect everyone to start rolling in around 11am.

WRT the HEAT why not start at 9, get the shooting done and bug out before the real misery. BTW current forecase calls for 95 on saturday. With the current head that number is likely to represent forcaster hopeful optimistisim as any real science.

At this point I'm a "definate maybe" which is better than my previous status of "probably unlikely".

Malone LaVeigh
July 29, 2003, 01:01 AM
That day's my birthday, and I'm vacillating. I might go try to have better luck pig hunting than I had last weekend. I told all my neighbors I'd throw a big BBQ for my big 5-0, and I'd rather do it with wild pork, if possible.

July 29, 2003, 11:54 AM
I still don't know if I can make any shoots at all this weekend >:(. I like Yolo, and want to bring a 4" M24 & Garand. I have to see how the family is doing.

July 29, 2003, 01:49 PM
Pretty sure I'll be there!

July 29, 2003, 05:01 PM
I made that 11am statement only for those people who dont like getting up early. I'll be there at 9am. :)


50 Freak
July 31, 2003, 02:35 PM
Guys, Can't make it this time. Taking the family to the theater...oh fun:uhoh: :scrutiny:

Catch you guys the next time out. And this time, try not to shoot at the ducks or parachuters.

July 31, 2003, 02:47 PM
I plan to stop in about 9AM for a short time before leaving around 11:00 to take care of Hunny Do's.
And the weather report looks much better, under a hundred :).

August 1, 2003, 12:13 PM
Ladies and Gentleman It has come to my attention that the high tomorrow is going to be 85!!!!! It doesnt get any better that that. Hope to see you all tomorrow!!!! (I'll be there at 9)

August 1, 2003, 10:11 PM
My status has been up graded to nearly almost fer shure!!!

August 2, 2003, 01:51 AM
I'm out. Next time.

August 2, 2003, 09:55 AM
7am Saturday morning and its RAINING!!!!!!!!:fire: Hoping for better weather ........................................

August 2, 2003, 10:07 AM
Wow, down there too. I thought it was just the foothills.

I'm not to worried. This cant continue.

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