Another successful TN Mafia get-together


September 14, 2003, 07:58 PM
Well, we had another fun day at the range today. The weather continually threatened to be uncooperative, but it held out. We met at the Cheatham County range again, which is kinda becoming the usual place for these get-togethers.

Turn-out was good. We had folks come from as far away as Alabama (Deputy Vaughn and family) and northern Kentucky (yesterdaysyouth). There were quite a few of the locals there, a lot of the regulars and several new faces. There were a few people missing, but we'll forgive 'em (this time).

Let's see, I believe we had the following people there (I apologize if I forget someone):

einnor1040 and Janet (or is that tenaj1040?)
kenehsr (and family)
Spanky McFly
Deputy Vaughn

All in all, it was a great time as usual. Ya'll are a great bunch of people, and I for one look forward to these monthly range days. Nothing like relieving some stress with some good friends.

Several folks had cameras, so if they'll post pics, that'll be great.


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Ala Dan
September 14, 2003, 09:49 PM
Kind'a sounds like the "Good Ole' Boy's Round-Up"
doesn't it?:uhoh:

When my former police chief was interviewed, he
was ask by a city council member if he attended
the "Good Ole Boy's Round-Up" held by the FBI
in the great state of Tennessee?

His reply was, " No mam, the ONLY reason I didn't
was cuz my wife had too long a "HONEY DO" list
for me to complete ".

Moral of the story is the fact he was hired that
evening for telling the truth!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

September 14, 2003, 10:25 PM
It was good to see some familiar faces today, and good to meet some new ones.

My favorite gun today was einnor1040's Mdl. 657 Lew Horton Special. I never had much interest in the .41 Mag, until today that is. Now I want one! Nice piece, Ronnie; thanks for letting me shoot it.

Thanks to DeputyVaughn for the .44 Spl ammo. I can return your brass at the next shoot, or I can mail it back to you, whichever you prefer.

September 14, 2003, 10:56 PM
Sorry my internet connection hasnt been playing nice with me lately. But it just came up and working for the moment... hope it holds out.. Ill get to work on pics and comments they are uploaded just want to give color comentary ya know :D

Was a fun day despite weather looming and me feeling like crap. And we found out today...dont shoot a Walmart special 100 dollar NEF 12ga with slugs. Holy crap that hurts. My shoulder is still hurting im sure ill have a bruse. The 41 mag was fun to say the least. I am a fan of the odd and old tho. So the model 1917 45acp revolver was a hoot. Got to shoot the full size 10mm g20 today that was interesting. .22 lever, since it has been years since ive done that. and a few other odds and ends. was fun

ok now to work on some witty comments on the pics

September 14, 2003, 11:16 PM
The Camel lady provided terriost is she turkish as well??? (
Daddy must be a reloader...and this girl can shoot well (
Some of the arsnal (
Think he was getting flanked (
Camera sucks (

September 14, 2003, 11:21 PM
Glockten getting all fungshewy(?spelling) with the triangles (
Ronnie was confusing the shooters...cause the ak threw its brass up on the shed covering the benches (
As was sung on Sesame of these does not belong one is not like the other (
Frustrations released... (
See Russians and Americans can live side by side. (

September 14, 2003, 11:22 PM
Mad cause her groups grew 1/2" at 50 yards...then blamed it on elevation change from Alabama to TN (
Is she from Hawaii or Alabama....judging by the gun and the politeness...the deep south (
Deputies in wife beaters....must be in the south (
Pull! (
Cause sometimes those clay pegions catch you with your tatical gun instead of your hunting...gota be prepared (

September 14, 2003, 11:23 PM
Son of Sam who? (
The Mini14 got tired so it took a break in the sun...even took its hat off for the pic how nice (
"They're coming right for us!" (
OEF NO! We dont need to arm the neighbors just ourselves. (
Rapid fire where??? (

September 14, 2003, 11:25 PM
One shot and the phone book just exploded... ;) (
If this doesn't scream self protection, I dont know what does (

Or those who cant get these you can go to here (
If any one else needs space to upload pictures for this or any other reason PM me I can help ya.

September 14, 2003, 11:36 PM
well after 9 hours on the road, 550 miles, almost 1000rnds of ammo, almost as many lane changes, 25 gallons of gas, and 1 check engine light....


first things first, i had a great time, still didn't get to meet half you guys.... i was busy turning my shoulder green, and losing some hearing...

lets go ahead and rename BG parkway to john howard speedway.... after driving up i-65 (aka the most annoying drive EVER!!!) it felt good to hit triple digits... this must be god's gift to all dirvers, very few exits, i might have passed 12 people in 75 miles, and no police... :)

i didn't think i was gonna get off of briley parkway, round and round and round, my head was spinning.... i got the CEL about 175 miles from here, talk about a tight a-hole drive after that... hopefully it's something retarded again...

special thanks goes out to...
xm radio, for keeping me awake....
KYSP and TNSP for taking an extra long lunch...
mark, for putting up with me all day...
kenny, for helping me finish off that .32
ronnie, for hleping me finish off that .45, remind me to get a 1917...
glockten, for letting me know that my m1a will have to be scoped.... i really can't shoot wroth a crap with those sights...
and that guy with his thumb in his pocket.....:scrutiny:
i don't know if you noticed but the leo at the other end of the range sure was interested the first time you did that....

this will probally be the last time i'll get to play with you people, i'll probally be working 6 days/week until the first of the year, so be decent....

September 14, 2003, 11:45 PM
yy, glad you made it home safely.

and that guy with his thumb in his pocket.....
i don't know if you noticed but the leo at the other end of the range sure was interested the first time
you did that


September 14, 2003, 11:52 PM
remember when scott kept getting his thumb hung in his pocket....:)

there was a local leo, or what looked like, on the oppsite end of the range... i assunme this from the big black belt full of little black leather cases, and the badge .... evidently he thought he should come check out what was going on when he heard that hyper-speed rapid fire....

oh, i forgot to mention ... i met a good cop today....:p

who's the guy in the last pic??? he was right next to me, but he didn't stay long...

September 15, 2003, 12:11 AM
(A light dawns) Ohh, yeahhh!:D

September 15, 2003, 12:23 AM

The guy in the last pic was me. I was there for about 5 hours, but I was down at the 50 yd range most of the day.

It would have been funny had Mr. Dept. of Corrections, with duty belt and all, come to investigate the bump firing going on at the 50 yd. range. The guy doing the very rapid firing was Deputy Vaughn. How funny would that be? A screw (jail guard) trying to do an investigation, much less one where the suspect is a bonafide LEO.

There was definitly a lot of rapid firing going on today. Ahhh, it made me very happy! :D There's nothing like that sound and the smell of all that burnt powder. I love it.

The Camel Lady / Terrorist target didn't last too long when exposed to several rounds of 12 gauge.

Scott, thanks for the holster.


September 15, 2003, 12:29 AM
you loose the hat and the bandolier(SP) and you're a different guy, you were already packed up before i got to the 50 yd. range....

September 15, 2003, 12:31 AM
The wife (and kids) and I had a fabulous time today. It was good to meet so many High Roaders. I hope the kids weren't too much trouble today. I couldn't keep up with them and shoot too. It was tough to let them shoot and me also.

Glockten: Don't worry about the brass. I'll get it later. If you reload just keep it, if not I'll get it sometime.

Yesterdaysyouth: It was strange how quiet everyone got when someone bump fired that 30 round mag. Wasn't it?

OEF Vet: Sorry about my reloads. I'll be inspecting them more closely from now on. I hope they didn't freak you out too much. It was a pleasure to meet you and everyone else also. Thanks for being so patient with my kids. We definitely will try to do it again in the coming months.

Everybody who was near me when I fired the AR. Sorry about the back blast from the compensator.


September 15, 2003, 12:37 AM
I will now attempt to post the group picture. It's too late to work on the rest but I will in the coming days.


September 15, 2003, 12:39 AM
i knew that was coming....

let the fun begin...:rolleyes:

September 15, 2003, 12:55 AM
Sadly no one shot for the Virtual match today in Cheatham. But really, there were far too many distractions with that chick running around in the tropical shirt and all that rapid firing going on, not to mention those occational sonic booms.


September 15, 2003, 01:02 AM
last i saw of her she was about to inflict some pain with a 10/22 stock...

there's no way i could have shot that match today, to much tesosterone(SP) in the air....

or was that russian gun powder, ahhh ... what's the difference...

although i was distracted by the youg ladies that came in later...:scrutiny:
hey it happens... :D

September 15, 2003, 01:08 AM
not to mention those occational sonic booms.

And the "burps" of the combat Tupperware?:D

September 15, 2003, 01:33 AM
OK, one more before bed. Here is the "Lady in Red". She's been distracting me for 15 years.


September 15, 2003, 02:25 AM
Glad everybody had fun. Sorry we couldn't make it to this one. We have family in town and really didn't have the ammo to shoot this time.

Who's AR has the stainless barrel? It is very, very cool.

Ok, so admit it. How many of you were out shot by the little girl, come on fess up. :D


September 15, 2003, 05:28 AM
It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I'm sorry I couldn't make it - something came up at the last minute. Oh well.

Kendra Pacelli
September 15, 2003, 06:54 AM
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I could not make it to this one...maybe the next?

You guys looked like you had a great time:D

September 15, 2003, 09:40 AM
I had a great time!!! hey DeputyVaughn thanks for showing me that thumb in the pocket trick. I had never seen that before. It can sure turn some heads when it is done :D :D Hey YY any time you want to come down just let me know!! glad to hear you made it home ok. It was a great time at the range and I have a nice bruse on my sholder. Shoot so many nice weapons, thanks to all for letting me shot them!!! Glockten that 308 is nice. If you want the other 308 ammo i have just sent me some mail and YY if you get to come back again I will get some more 223 ammo!!

1...2.....3..... fingers on the trigers!!!!

Oleg Volk
September 15, 2003, 09:56 AM
Couldn't show up but looks like I better not miss the next one. :)

September 15, 2003, 10:09 AM
AAARRRGGG!!!! We had to be in Smyrna @ 1:30 for a soccer tourny because they won on Sat. Adman wanted to go shooting instead but @ $350 a pop for select season I had to veto him. :( It must have made him mad 'cause he went and scored 7 goals. :what: We really missed seeing you guys and will try to make the next one.

September 15, 2003, 11:02 AM
OEF Vet,

I forgot to mention that I did take the southern route out of Cheatham. It was interesting and as expected didn't conform to the map. After only one wrong turn we did make it out. We came out on a paved road that was only a few hundred yards from Hwy 70. The road had a few spots that were recently under water and some still were. 4 wheel drive wasn't necessary but it did help. It was certainly a comfort to know I had it. The whole day was a good adventure.


September 15, 2003, 11:21 AM
just woke up and my arm is killing me.... i ain't gonna be much use at work tonight...

that ar is mine... so's the blurry nickle smith...

you better start reoading 223 mark, cause you know you have to get one .... you can at least put one on layaway, then the wife will never know, say you won it in an internet contest, a raffle maybe... hhhmm..

had to have 4wd to get out of cheatham, yeah that sounds about right...

September 15, 2003, 07:35 PM
And since Darrin is without access for a while...Ill post his pics. And since they are his...ill lay off the snotty commentary with each one of the pics. Instead here is the gallery...

Gallery (

September 15, 2003, 10:13 PM

Next time you talk to Darrin, tell him I said thanks for taking a pic (#11) of my best side. Just what I want everyone to see, me bending over. :D

Actually, a lot of those pics came out really well. I think it was just a tad appropriate that the pics of the Bulldog 44 and M1917 (.45 ACP) were numbered 44 and 45 respectively. He couldn't have planned it better than that.


September 15, 2003, 10:20 PM
lol didnt notice that but...yea worked out :D

and ill tell him you are mad

September 16, 2003, 10:44 AM
I woke up Monday morning and had a sore shoulder myself, but it was worth it. The wife and I had a great time. Thanks everybody for letting me shoot your toys. I'm looking forward to the next one. I have a lot of reloading to do now. Most of my supply of 41mag, 45 & 223 was shot up. I'm glad everyone enjoyed them.

September 16, 2003, 11:51 AM
I used to shoot at that range before I moved away. It's been about 3 years but looking at the pics posted here that place has turned into a dump.

There is no excuse for a range, even an unsupervised one, to look like that. I know it's a public range but if people expect it to be there when they choose to use it again had better start taking time out to keep the place cleaned up. This is exactly the kind of thing an anti would use to get the place closed down. Do we have enough places to shoot that we can sacrifice one?

The custom used to be that the range would look better when you leave than when you arrived.

September 16, 2003, 12:51 PM

I'm happy to report that we did clean up a portion of the range before we left. However, there were quite a few people still shooting when we left, so it was a bit difficult to do much.

September 16, 2003, 01:25 PM
I couldn't make this one but am definitely in for the next. How about Saturday, Oct. 17?

September 16, 2003, 01:43 PM
I can also vouch for the place being in really rough shape before we arrived. The High Roaders there took the time to clean up what we could before leaving. With a realatively large number of people still shooting there was little that could be done with the targets and backstop areas. I don't understand why there are no trash barrels at each end of the firing line. Most trash could be burned or taken out if a container was provided to place it in.


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