Marylanders, another shoot?


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chaim
September 24, 2003, 02:32 AM
Just a feeler. Would we be interested in getting together for another shoot. Last one had six of us so it wasn't too bad. I'd definately prefer a Sunday (since I can't do Sat), though if Sat was best someone could organize that (I wouldn't want to do much work on that one since I wouldn't be able to be there), I'd definately be willing to do a weekday evening after work kind of thing if there was any interest.

If we do a Sunday or a weeknight after work shoot (so I can go) I'm thinking probably Continental Arms in Timonium, the indoor range in Glen Burnie, or a rifle shoot at the range in Westminister. Another option is a Sunday morning shoot at the semi-public range in Frederick (I don't think they are open very long on Sun so it would probably have to be morning).

Days, I don't know. Don't want to be too soon because I want people to be more likely to be able to make room on their schedules. I also don't want to compete with the South PA shoot (esp. since I plan to be there if I can) on Oct 26th. Maybe the weekend before or the weekend after that shoot?

Anyway, is there any interest out there for another?

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PAshooter
September 24, 2003, 01:35 PM
Hi chaim:

I'm up for another shoot... whatever works with the group will probably be ok for me. Continental is a good place for me since I'm just 1/2 hour up I83 from there. I'd also be very interested in any outdoor locale that would accommodate long guns as I have much more trouble taking them out to play than I do the sidearms.

Sunday - AM or PM - and as far away as Frederick would be cool with me.

My possible "guests" at a long gun party:

Bushmaster A3 carbine
Garand
SKS
SAR-1

What say the rest of the MD crowd?

DorGunR
September 24, 2003, 01:41 PM
Sounds good to me.......just let me know where & when.;)

PS....What to bring??? Long guns, pistols or both???:confused:

chaim
September 24, 2003, 01:54 PM
So far the two replies expressed some interest in a long gun shoot. We haven't tried that yet. Both a handgun or long gun shoot is still open, but let me know in your replies if a long gun shoot would be something you'd be interested in. I don't shoot my long guns often at all so I'd be more than happy to do a long gun shoot if there is enough interest.

The range in Westminister is cheap ($10 for the day, $30 for membership, though you bring your own targets and you have to walk them out there). It is open Wen through Sun until an hour before sundown so we'd be fine waiting until afternoon so people who wished to could go to church. The 25 yard lane is currently the shortest so pistol would be possible, just not ideal.

The range in Frederick has both rifle and pistol lanes (and a couple dedicated blackpowder lanes). The only drawback is the hours since chuchgoers would have to skip either church or the shoot.

PAshooter
September 24, 2003, 02:04 PM
I'm a devout church-goin' boy, but I'm sure the Good Lord would understand if I took off a Sunday morning to hone the skills associated with exercising one of the rights He gave us :D

In all seriousness, cook up a Sunday morning long / short gun shoot in Frederick and I'm there!

I'll keep an eye on this space.

Cliff
September 24, 2003, 02:32 PM
I'm in. Just let me know when and where.

chaim
September 24, 2003, 03:10 PM
Cliff, is your vote pistol, rifle or either?

chaim
September 24, 2003, 04:50 PM
Mike Irwin just opened this thread: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41588 .

There are a lot of us in the DC area too, and in N.VA the NRA has a pretty nice range. Would there be interest in having two, or would we want to merge into one shoot? If we want to merge into one shoot, would we want to join Mike's shoot and do the MD shoot in Nov sometime instead? What do you all think?

You know, it looks like his is mainly a skeet shoot and then a handgun shoot at the NRA range. Maybe those who are interested can do his and ours can be a week later as a rifle shoot (the first MD rifle shoot) and that way we won't be competing. Hmmm...


Oh, Spot, did you ever get that Mauser yet? If you haven't yet, and we may be doing a rifle shoot, then maybe that can be your "excuse".:evil:

Cliff
September 24, 2003, 08:31 PM
Chaim,
How bout all three?:D Seriously, schedule permitting, and no classes to teach, Maryland,Northern Virginia,or BumIntercourse Egypt, I'll be there.I can bring my share of pistols,evil black rifle,SAR-1,or .308 carbine,and/or evil black scattergun,or a long barrel scattergun.

Norton
September 24, 2003, 09:58 PM
I'm up for the rifle shoot for sure! I need to give the new SKS a shake down cruise (sorry to mix a Naval metaphor in there) and would appreciate some more experienced folks giving it a once over.

Spot and I were thinking thinking about checking out some rifle ranges for memberships anyway so this will be ideal.

If we decide on the range in Glen Burnie, count me out. That guy will never get another penny of my money.

MessedUpMike
September 24, 2003, 10:18 PM
For those unfamiliar the NRA range is 50yd indoor for Rifle and Pistol.
Where is the range in Fredrick? I amy or may not be available depending on how early/late it is. Weeknights work for me though.

RobG
September 24, 2003, 10:49 PM
Would be good for the soul. Shotgun and pistol on the 11th (I have a party to attend that evening) and rifle another day. I have an SKS that I haven't shot, yet. I'm serious about selling my 2340, so if anyone wants to check it out, let me know.

chaim
September 25, 2003, 03:31 AM
Should we make it official for the 19th? Sat Oct 11 is Mike's N. VA shoot, ours is Sunday the 19th and the next weekend is the S. PA. Or would that be a little too much for people and it would be better to have a day off in there? If that is the vote how about the weekend after the PA shoot (PA is Sun Oct 26 so we'd be Sun Nov 2).

Personally, I'm leaning towards rifle for this one (it sounds like, so far, that is pretty popular). The Westminister range is basically rifle only, it has a 25yd, 50yd and 100yd target point at every lane and two lanes are 200yd lanes. The Frederick range is limited time wise (we'd pretty much have to do it in the morning and that would potentially interfere with attendence since we'd be competing with church for many people) but it has a little more to offer- rifle lanes at 25, 50 and 100yds, pistol lanes with several target points (I'm not sure the range) and two blackpowder rifle lanes. It is cheap, though can be more than Westminister (Westminister is $10 for the day but you use your own targets, you can also buy a yearly membership for $30, Frederick is $2 or $3 an hour and $2-3 per target you use which they go and change for you). Out of those two my vote is Westminister since we could have it mid afternoon so people can go to church and have lunch with the wife and kids if that is needed/wanted (maybe 2 or 3PM would give tons of daylight for shooting).

Another option is if anyone who is a member at one of the Associated Gun Clubs and can get us in to the range in Marriotsville that would probably be ideal- pistol, rifle and shotgun. How many guests can you guys bring in? Typically it is probably one at a time but how about with advance warning?


Where is the range in Fredrick?
Yeah, those are the drawbacks. The range in Frederick is kind of hidden, it is back in the Frederick water treatment facilities' grounds. The one in Westminister is pretty easy to find and get to, but it is set way back deep in the Carroll County dump. There are enough trees around, and with the smell of gunpowder in the air, you can't smell anything at the range, but keep your car windows up and vents closed while you're driving back there.:barf:

LeadPumper
September 25, 2003, 03:20 PM
Well, now I'd love to go shoot some more.

Any time thats decided I'll try to get clear. Any place thats decided I'll try and find.

But thats just me, I'm an agreeable sort.

As far as rifle ranges go, the only one I've been too recently is the Elk Neck State Park range. 12 rifle stations (100 yard max, bring your own target stand), 12 pistol stations on seperate range (50 yard max bring your own target stand), and a shotgun trap (throw it yourself) setup. Prices were honor-system $10 a day.

I've had good luck there before, but certainly willing to shoot elsewhere.

-LeadPumper

Spot77
September 25, 2003, 03:22 PM
Oh, Spot, did you ever get that Mauser yet? If you haven't yet, and we may be doing a rifle shoot, then maybe that can be your "excuse

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No, didn't get it yet, but you're right, this would be a great excuse!

I have only handguns right now so a "mixed use" range would be ideal for me.....But as long as no other conflicts come up you can count me in wherever we decide.

I've been thinking about joining the Marriottsville range so maybe I can check it out in the next week or so and get some info on that.

DorGunR
September 25, 2003, 03:56 PM
Norton posted:
If we decide on the range in Glen Burnie, count me out. That guy will never get another penny of my money.
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Norton, I'm kinda new to Maryland and I live next door to Glen Burnie (Severn) and I didn't know there was a range in Glen Burnie.......can ya tell me the name so I can avoid it??????:confused:

Norton
September 25, 2003, 04:11 PM
DorGunR:

Check your PM....

anapex
September 25, 2003, 07:07 PM
DorGunR: Depending on where you are in Severn you're probably a lot closer to On Target then you are to Select Fire. Both of which have their good and bad sides.

And depending on when and where you guys have the shoot I'll try to make it. Barring any weird antics from my wife that is.

DorGunR
September 25, 2003, 07:59 PM
anapex posted:
DorGunR: Depending on where you are in Severn you're probably a lot closer to On Target then you are to Select Fire. Both of which have their good and bad sides.
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anapex.........I'm about 3 miles from On Target. But the gun shop that I like to go to (and buy stuff) is Scott's in Glen Burnie. Bought my last two guns there......a Ruger 10/22 Target model and a 1911 Colt Commander.:)

PS I've also had two guns repaired there...gotta take a couple more there for trigger jobs.

greyhound
September 25, 2003, 08:04 PM
I can't make this one either, dang it!:cuss:

But, I've been told that close to hunting season its about impossible to get time at the Westminster range due to all the hunters sighting in their rifles.
Might be early enough yet but I wanted to at least throw that out there.

Given that Frederick is even more rural, the same might apply there also.

Good luck folks!

Spot77
September 25, 2003, 09:04 PM
I'm begininng to think Greyhound doesn't want to be seen with a bunch of gun lovin', right wing, computer savvy geeks....:neener:

greyhound
September 25, 2003, 09:12 PM
Actually that pretty much describes me to a T!:D

Weekends busy in the near future!

Anybody wanna go to Continental Arms this Sat. 9/27about 9:30 - 10:00 AM?
I'll be the blonde haired guy with a Ruger 97 .45.

Last chance to shoot for a while so I'll be there!

Spot77
September 25, 2003, 09:17 PM
Man! I'll be working at the boat show at the fairgrounds on Saturday. It'd be real easy for me to come over and shoot, but I wouldn't feel real comfortable leaving my guns in the car unattended for all the time I'll be working.

Stop by the boat show and say hi. I'll be the tall one with a goatee working the Bayliner/Trophy boats......

Looking forward to seeing everybody again.....

Norton
September 25, 2003, 09:21 PM
I'd love to travel up to Continental Saturday, but I'll be out in the sun judging marching bands all day.......

Jmurman
September 25, 2003, 09:35 PM
I'm interested!

anapex
September 25, 2003, 10:52 PM
Ok DorGunR I'm gonna bite, Where's Scott's at in Glen Burnie? I thought I had tracked pretty much every gun store/range down in the general 20 mile radius from my house. So any help would be nice (especially if they have good service and good prices).

Spot77
September 25, 2003, 10:56 PM
Scott's is on Thelma Rd (Ave?) just off of Crain Highway....VERY close to Quarterfield Rd.

They're in a real small little strip of other businesses; not really a retail shopping strip, but more of a service business location.

Nice guys, small shop. Beautiful dog.

DorGunR
September 25, 2003, 11:03 PM
Spot77 is dead on......wish I could add something to his post........hey, maybe I can......the dogs name is Rennie.;)

RobG
September 28, 2003, 12:30 AM
Marriottsville has posted that they are open to the public from noon to 4pm on Sundays. Directions and info can be found here (http://www.associatedgunclubs.org/rangefacilities.htm) . I've only driven by and boy, is it nice. I take it the option for Westminster is Hap Baker's?

RobG
September 28, 2003, 06:13 PM
My wife reminded me today that we'll be away in New York attending a wedding of a friend. Punch some holes for.

MikeK
September 28, 2003, 06:44 PM
Solomon - If you read the fine print - it's the TRAP range ONLY that's open to the public at Mariotsville on Sundays. It is indeed a nice facility. A member may bring guests, but only two people on the line at a time and one position. They do hold special events sponsored by AGC or one of the clubs.

There are several THR members that belong to one of the AGC clubs, including myself. With enough organization it might be possible to arrange something there. One option would be to line up members and a corresponding number of non-members (or close to it).

Unfortunately I can't make the October shoot. Have fun wherever you-all go!

RobG
September 28, 2003, 09:11 PM
Ah, my bad. It's been awhile since I perused the sight and I remembered wrong.

chaim
October 1, 2003, 04:03 PM
Ok, I think people seem ok with Oct 19th, rifle and long range pistol at the Westminister range. The shortest target points are 25yards so if you bring pistols bring those that are appropriate for such ranges (i.e. no snubs unless you are a really good shot). Most of the lanes the longest point is 100 yards but they do have a couple 200 yard lanes as well.

They are on the grounds of the county dump, but they are pretty easy to find. It is pretty deep into the dump but the signs are pretty good. I'll post directions later. Bring your own targets (but not target frames) and ammo as they don't sell any on site. Be prepared so far as bodily functions, all they have available is a port-a-pot, though if that isn't acceptable to you there is a shopping center with a Target and there are fast food restaraunts and gas stations within about a mile from the dump entrance. The cost is $10 for the day or $30 for the season for non-Carroll County residents, and around half that for residents (not being a Carroll County resident I don't know for sure the resident cost but I know it is reduced approx. 50%).

Depending upon where most people are coming from would they want to carpool or caravan there or just meet up at the range?

I'm thinking 3pm would give plenty of daylight for shooting (the range closes 1 hour before daylight) but still leave those who go to church time to go to church in the morning and have family time and lunch with their families. Heck, if you don't mind a late dinner (6 or 7 pm) you'd have time for about 2 hours of shooting and a family dinner too.

If this does in fact work out this will be a very good shooting month. The week before is Mike Irwin's shoot in N. VA. for those who can make it, then there is this shoot, and the next weekend is the southern PA shoot. For those of us in central MD there really is no excuse not to make at least one.:evil:



What I'll definately bring:
-The Savage 30-06 with iron sights
-Remington 581 in .22lr with scope (currently my only scoped rifle)
-SKS
-Winchester 94 in 30-30

Maybes:
-Ruger MkII pistol
-6" S&W 586
-Marlin 60
-I may pick up another rifle between now and then which I'd likely bring

If you guys thought I was a bad pistol shot (I am) you haven't seen anything yet. I'm much worse of a rifle shot.:D

Norton
October 1, 2003, 09:46 PM
Cool....I think I'm in. I'll be bringing my SKS (my one and only rifle) and maybe either the MKII or the SW 2206.

Where's a good place to place to pick up some SKS ammo here in the Balt/DC area?

anapex
October 1, 2003, 11:01 PM
19th sounds good, might even try to arrange for a babysitter to get the wife out with us too.

Definites from my cache:

M1 Carbine
Winchester 30-06 iron sights
Ruger Super Redhawk .44mag
Springfield 1911

Maybes:

Winchester 1300 Defender 12 gauge ( Do they allow shotguns? couldn't remember seeing anything about it)
S&W 6" 422 .22
Walther P99 .40sw


Do they have sand bags handy there to make rests out of or will we have to bring our own/improvise? Also any unique rules that are specific to that range?


OT: accidentally stumbled on to where Scott's was while heading to a dentist appointment. Stopped in after and looked around and talked a bit. Was tempted to buy a BDM they had after seeing how slim the grip was for a double stack. Images of the wife giving me means look made me leave it there though. and oh yeah...nice dog ;)

chaim
October 2, 2003, 03:47 PM
Winchester 1300 Defender 12 gauge ( Do they allow shotguns? couldn't remember seeing anything about it) I'm not 100% sure. If they do, the shortest target is 25yards so it would almost certainly be slugs only.

Do they have sand bags handy there to make rests out of or will we have to bring our own/improvise? Also any unique rules that are specific to that range? Yes they have sandbags.

I can't think of any unique or unusual rules. They call a cease fire about once every half hour so you can change your targets and during cease fire you can't touch your guns (they may require that you keep the action open as well). Guns pointed downrange. Stay behind the firing line unless a cease fire as been called. I really can't think of anything unusual.

MrPink
October 2, 2003, 04:20 PM
I'd be interested.

And I can bring my class 3 guns if permitted (Colt M16, Vector Uzi and a Norrell 10/22)

chaim
October 3, 2003, 12:59 AM
I'll try to check for you but being a county owned range my gut tells me that they probably don't allow full-auto. However, I don't remember seeing anything one way or the other in their rules about it (of course I may simply not have noticed).

Jmurman
October 3, 2003, 07:21 AM
What are the directions to Westminster range. If I can do it I will be coming from Perry Hall.

chaim
October 3, 2003, 04:01 PM
Got this info off the state DNR website:

Hap Baker Range
Carroll County Landfill
Route 140
Westminster MD 21157
Contact: JoAnn Hunter
Phone: 410-386-2103
Shooting opportunities for small and large caliber rifle and pistols.
Open to the Public. Daily or season passes are required Days and times vary.


Here is the URL for other range info if you need it sometime:

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/shootingranges.html

Generally if you are coming from the Baltimore beltway you would take 795 to Route 140. When you see signs for the Landfill pull in (it will be on the right from that direction) and follow the signs to the range.

Specifically, Yahoo Maps (http://maps.yahoo.com/dd) can give driving directions to and from pretty much any address. Unfortunately, you need an actual street address, plugging in "Carroll County Landfill" doesn't seem to work. Maybe calling the phone number will get that (I don't have time to try right now, I'll try later). For basic directions from you that at least take you to Rt. 140 plug in Route 140 as the destination and it will work. The only potential problem there is depending upon where you hit Rt. 140 there is a chance you might go the wrong way on 140.

JBP
October 3, 2003, 05:16 PM
Don't want to put a damper on the Hap Baker get together but this time of the year with hunting season coming up it gets real crowded up there with only ten lanes and two of those are 100 and 200 yards only. They also reserve the right to limit you to two hours. I've gotten there in past years at 9AM and still had to take a number & wait a couple of hours. I've also had to wait this year as well in late August and early September. A number of hunters are zeroing in early. I'm not planning to go back until December.

No full auto and some of the range officers (all great guys) have differences of opinions on what constitutes rapid fire (also a no-no). Also, leave any mag over 20 rounds at home. They used to be allowed but after last year's sniper incidents they prefer that they not be used.

Besides sandbags they also provide spotting scopes on all lanes and have targets for sales if you run out. Out of county yearly fee in $60.

chaim
October 3, 2003, 05:23 PM
OK guys, do you want to change the location to avoid problems with crowding due to the hunting crowd (and if so where), change to a handgun shoot at an indoor range, or try the current plan anyway but have a handgun or two in the trunk in case we need a quick "plan B"?

The last is my preference. Keep with the current plan, but bring a couple handguns in case we can't get some lanes due to the hunters. Then we have handguns to use and we can just go up to Timonium range for some pistol shooting (I'll have to double check which Sundays are bowling pin shoots- if it is that Sunday it will be a fun activity though there may be a wait there too). If we go with that plan it will be especially important to be there on time at 3PM since it would be a half hour drive to Continental Arms (the Timonium range) and they are only open until 5PM (it might be 6PM) on Sundays. At any rate, I wasn't thinking about hunting season (not being a hunter myself) so the problem with crowding due to hunters getting ready for hunting season will probably be an issue with any range open to the public. However, I've really "psyched" myself up for a rifle shoot so I don't want to give up on that idea if we don't need to. Of course, I am flexible though depending upon what others want.

RobG
October 3, 2003, 07:38 PM
Norton, you asked about ammo.....well, so happens that there's a show this weekend (Oct. 4&5) at Timonium Fairgrounds. I'll be hitting it on the 5th.

Norton
October 4, 2003, 08:48 AM
SolomonShort....I'm thinking about heading up there and seeing if I can come away with JUST the ammo:evil:

chaim
October 7, 2003, 10:25 AM
Just a bump...


Oct 19th, 3PM at the Haps Baker Firearms Facility in Westminister. MD THR rifle and 25yd pistol shoot.

Also, still need your feedback, re. hunters sighting in and last minute pre-hunting season practice. Apparently the range might be too crowded this time of year. Do we want to change the plan (maybe a pistol shoot at Continental Arms in Timonium) or simply have a backup plan (meet at the Westminister range, but have some pistols with us in case there is too long a wait and we can go to Continental Arms)?

anapex
October 7, 2003, 08:03 PM
Well I just had to add one more rifle to my list. Went and picked up a Garand in .308 so I'll need some help to sight it in :)

Spot77
October 7, 2003, 08:10 PM
Must be nice!

I went to Shooters' Discount today to pick up that Mauser I've been yapping about, or maybe even a SKS since I know he has good prices on them and they were CLOSED!!!

Arg! I think I even knew that they were closed on Tuesdays and I STILL went!

I suppose I'll head back down tomorrow.

Congrats on your new rifle.....

Neal
October 7, 2003, 09:00 PM
Lemme know if you go to Continental. I'm only 15 minutes away, and also a member. We could call ahead for lanes.

Spot77
October 7, 2003, 09:19 PM
Hooray for New Members!

(You have to say this out loud with a really lame Jamaican accent) :D

chaim
October 7, 2003, 10:00 PM
Went and picked up a Garand in .308 so I'll need some help to sight it in Man, I can't say that I'm not a bit jealous. Hopefully, you won't mind letting other people try it out. Congratulations.

anapex
October 7, 2003, 10:09 PM
You know what is it with shops in our area that like to close on Tuesdays? I've noticed a lot of that.

chaim
October 8, 2003, 05:07 PM
A lot of the better shops around here are one or two man (sometimes woman) operations and I guess the guy wants a day off. The bigger shops for the most part aren't nearly as good. My three favorite shops are part-time or at least not 7 days a week. One is closed Sun and Mon, one changed its hours so I'm not 100% sure the hours but I think they are open Thurs, Fri evenings and Sat (used to be Fri through Sunday, but they added Thurs and dropped Sun), they also are sometimes closed on their posted hours, and the third is Shooter's Discount (they are either Wen through Sat or Wen through Sun).

Spot77
October 8, 2003, 08:40 PM
Yipee! I think I made Lou's first sale of the day today when I........



















....broke down and bought one of his Yugo SKS's.....


Was looking at the Mausers, but for $40 more I figured I'd buy a true piece of history.

I hope to have it at the MD shoot.....


Might still go back and get that 8mm though.....it's only $99

anapex
October 9, 2003, 12:19 PM
Chaim: Mind sending me a PM on the three shops you like?

Spot: Would you also mind sending me a PM as to what shop Lou runs?

chaim
October 9, 2003, 04:26 PM
Anapex, I'll put it up here for everyone to see (since I'm not badmouthing anyone else, I've bought from others and some were good experiences, so I'm not worried about any lawsuits or anything). My three favorite are:

-Clay's Hunting and Fishing (or something like that, Clay's I know for sure) in Ellicott City. Really friendly guy. He actually stopped me to talk while I was walking by his table at the last gunshow (I was going to leave him alone because I figured he was pretty busy). Only used handguns but usually some nice ones, good rifle selection from mil-surplus to new manufacture, ok prices, and really good to deal with (and I think the prices are negotiable). He is the one that is open Thurs and Fri evenings and Sat (most of the time anyway).

-Shooter's Discount in Arbutus. Small but usually nice selection of used handguns, usually large selection of used and mil-surplus rifles. Good prices and a great guy to deal with (my only problem as I've said before is I'll sometimes stop in, sometimes just to look for a moment, and I leave 2 hours later because of the great conversation- Clay's is almost as "bad" on this). He is the one that is Wen through Sat (he may also be open Sun but I'm not sure about that).

-The GunRack in Burtonsville. Good selection of new and used handguns and rifles (they've been carrying CZ for years). Prices vary from slightly better than average to slightly higher but the service is incredible. They are pretty much full-service (I think the owner is a gunsmith but I haven't had the need to find out for sure). They are also usually willing to talk for a while and they are certainly willing to help out a new shooter. The only drawback on this count is if a cop comes in they drop everyone else for the more important police customer and that tendency (even when dealing with me who had bought 4 guns from them in a year and a half and referred my best friend to them who bought a nearly $1k gun from them) has dropped them from my favorite to my third favorite. They are the one closed Sun and Mon (they aren't a one man operation though, there is one full-time employee in addition to the owner and there is sometimes a part-timer).



I live far enough away from Atlantic Arms in Rockville that they aren't on my list (I don't have enough experience with them) but I can say that everytime I go in there I get service that is right up there with the better small shops (and they aren't that small). The prices seem to be from slightly better than average to slightly higher. I don't know if they negotiate. If they were a little closer so I got there more often they'd probably be on my list too. I'm pretty sure they are 7 days a week, but most days (with a few exceptions) they close pretty early.

chaim
October 13, 2003, 02:11 AM
Hey guys, this is a bump so that people will see this and hopefully go.

Also, well...:o

Go ahead, call me an idiot. I should have looked at the calender before setting the date. The 19th is Simchas Torah, a Jewish holiday that is really the end of another Jewish holiday (it is the end of a series of holidays that commemorate the giving of the Torah). Looks like I won't be at a shoot that was my idea :o. Hopefully some of the others who were interested can be there anyway. Sorry guys.

If you are curious as to Simchas Torah:

http://www.ou.org/chagim/shmini-simchat/simchat.htm
http://www.ou.org/chagim/shmini-simchat/gratitude.htm
http://www.torah.org/learning/yomtov/sukkos/vol1no49.html

chaim
October 17, 2003, 04:56 PM
One last bump, while I won't be there I hope to hear that a bunch of you were. This shoot is this coming Sunday. Have fun guys.

PAshooter
October 17, 2003, 07:31 PM
Bump... and also a lament that I won't be able to make this one. Too much happening on the home front this weekend. Sorry to miss seeing you guys, and hope to make the next one. Keep 'em coming chaim!

Also a brief range report. Took my CMP Garand to the range at Elk Neck State Park last week (a buddy and I blew off work early and ran up the road). What a rush! First time I'd fired it... and I think I'm hooked on high power rifle. Couldn't believe how sweet the trigger was - dry firing is no substitute for the real thing. Got decent groups (for me) at 100 yards - I won't say how big - but it really was a hoot.

Now I need more Danish .30-06 and I'm shopping for a spotting scope. These old eyes did pretty good through the old iron battle sights, but seeing my groups was another matter entirely...

Jmurman
October 17, 2003, 07:34 PM
Which CMP Garand did you get? (Rack or Service) How long did yours take to get?

PAshooter
October 17, 2003, 11:13 PM
Jmurman:

Sorry, I ought to have been more specific. Mine is a "second generation" CMP Garand... I bought it from a guy who got it from the CMP - so I don't know the details.

It's an April 1944 Springfield... mismatched (so obviously rebuilt) but a great shooter.

Sorry I can't provide more info. Now that I've got "the fever" perhaps one of these days I'll qualify to buy my own.

anapex
October 18, 2003, 01:01 AM
Just a bump, How many people plan on going tomorrow? And how do you plan on identifying yourselves? ;)

Oh yeah this seems to be the address for the range. At least from the directions I've read it's position on the map seems right.

1400 Baltimore Blvd
Wesminster, MD 21157

Oh also if anyone in the Glen Burnie area wants to carpool I can drive.

Norton
October 18, 2003, 09:15 AM
Hey guys....I'm gonna have to skip this one as it turns out. I have a professional engagement today and have to get some more construction done on the house tomorrow. Shoot some for me....

anapex
October 18, 2003, 02:25 PM
Grr well we just had some friends pop in for a surprise visit so I'm gonna have to skip too, which really sucks because I've been wanting to get out to meet everyone (and shoot my Garand). I should be free tomorrow though (baring any surprise visits) to go over to On Target or such for an impromptu shoot.

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