TN Mafia Get together....Isn't it time for another one?


Kendra Pacelli
May 22, 2004, 10:35 AM
Ok, I think Memorial weekend will be out due to it being a holiday, however, I, for one, am up for another shoot out....Anyone else with me?

If so, when can you make it?

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May 22, 2004, 09:44 PM
hmmm, can I join this mafia?

I make an excellent spaghetti anda meatballs!!

seriously though, I'm up for a shoot. Just about any weekend works for me really, no plans in the immediate future.

May 23, 2004, 07:50 PM
hmmm, can I join this mafia?

all you have to do is show up.!!!!

I am up for a shoot. sundays work best for me, but can do a saturday.

May 24, 2004, 01:39 AM
I'll play. Wanna plan for the first or second weekend in June? Saturday or Sunday would be fine with me.

Also, what range? Cheatham County? Hobson Pike? Owl ugh Hollow? Perhaps, due to heat, take over an indoor range somewhere? (Indoor range may limit us to shotguns and pistols only...)

Kendra Pacelli
May 24, 2004, 07:05 AM
The usuall...Cheatham County Range.

First Weekend in June sounds good to me.

May 24, 2004, 09:17 AM
I can do the first weekend in June. Angie will again be out of town though. She'll be temporarily moving back to Illinois in order to pack up stuff at her folks house that she wants to bring down here. Also, the 5th is her granddad's 80th birthday, so she'll be there for that.

The next weekend, I'll be in Illinois finishing up wedding plans and getting the marriage license on the following Monday.

The third weekend, the 19th, will be the wedding day. Sorry y'all didn't get invites, but the guest list is already over 400 names. Not to mention, IL is a gun-unfriendly state, so you'd have to leave your heat at home. The wedding and reception will be quite safe though, the towns' entire PD has been invited, the only ones who won't be there will be the ones on patrol.

The fourth weekend, I'll be getting back from St. Maarten, so I'll be pretty busy unpacking.

So, the first weekend of the month works best for me. BTW, that's also the same weekend of the gun show in case someone needs to go buy ammo or a new toy.


Kendra Pacelli
May 24, 2004, 06:05 PM
That sounds cool, meeting at the gunshow then heading out to the Range. Who else is game for the first weekend in June. Oleg, haven't heard from you yet...nor you Amish.

May 24, 2004, 10:43 PM
first weekend in June works for me.

I'll need to hit the gunshow first and pick up some ammo. I shot up darn near everything I had before I moved, that way I wouldn't have to move it.

Lane Mullins
May 24, 2004, 11:40 PM
Count me in. Bring .223 ammo and you can run it through a class III AR, my treat.

Oleg Volk
May 25, 2004, 03:36 AM
Sounds wonderful to me -- I get to meet a lot of new faces.

May 25, 2004, 08:54 AM

Do you have any restrictions on the types of ammo you'll allow to be fired thru your rifle? Is Silver Bear cool, or should I budget to pick up some Winchester?


May 25, 2004, 02:45 PM
I'll do my best to be there. I can always stop at the gun show that weekend and pick up some more .223.

Lane Mullins
May 25, 2004, 02:56 PM
Anything but Wolf is good. I've put lots of Silver Bear through it. I'll try to round up a couple more to play with.

May 25, 2004, 06:13 PM
*reminds self to get extra .223 at the gun show*


May 25, 2004, 10:56 PM
Hmmm looks like might have a few new faces. I should be able to make it....should. Putting it on the calandar now. Definatly will have to meet up with people at the gun show tho ;) gota get some ammo and stuff...

May 25, 2004, 11:19 PM
Not to be the bumhug... but the TWRA does not allow class III. Not full-auto, anyway. :(

That said, I'm still bringing some .223. :evil:

Lane Mullins
May 26, 2004, 12:24 AM
I did not know that Darrin. I think We'll be o.k. though. :D
"It's not full auto, I've been watching Jerry Miculek videos."

May 26, 2004, 12:39 AM
Jules and I will really try to make it this time. I have had some strange job stuff going on but it looks like my schedule will once again stabalize and I look forward to a Mafia shoot.

As for TWRA and class III/Stones River allows it all day long and they actually have TWRA officials there. I don't think it will be an issue at Cheatham.


May 26, 2004, 10:32 AM
Question 1: Saturday the 5th or Sunday the 6th?

Question 2: Who wants to meet up at the gun show before we head out?

Question 3: Who plans to come that DOESN'T know how to get there? Will you need directions or want to meet up at the gun show and follow?

May 26, 2004, 01:49 PM
I'm cleared hot for either day. I won't get out of work until probably near 8 am Saturday, though. If we go for Saturday, I'll have to run home and shower prior to heading out. That'll mean a No Earlier Than time of 10am for me on Saturday.

May 26, 2004, 03:11 PM
We are painting on Saturday. Sunday morning is better for us.


Lane Mullins
May 26, 2004, 03:55 PM
I have a Family thing on Sunday. Saturday is better for me, but let the majority rule.

May 26, 2004, 04:22 PM
so that everyone knows the posted times of the range are 12:00 pm till dusk. so range time would have to start at 12:00 at the earliest(sp??) but that will give everyone time to goto the gun show.:D

May 26, 2004, 10:01 PM
either day is fine with me.

I'll be meeting at the gunshow first.

and I've never been to Cheatham before, so I'll be following.


Kendra Pacelli
May 27, 2004, 01:41 AM
I have to work that Sat. so Sunday looks better for me as well.

May 27, 2004, 09:12 AM
How about we do both days? If you can make it both, that's great; if not, just come out whenever you can.

I'm good to go for both days. How does 10 am at the gunshow sound? We can do some shopping, then convoy out to the range for some fun. For those new folks, I'll be wearing a green Molon Labe hat and possibly toting a Mossberg 500 with side-folding stock that I may try to sell. If you're in the parking lot at the show or meet out at the range, I'll be driving a blue '98 Ford Ranger, TN tags OEF VET. I usually park under the covered area at the fairgrounds, to the right of the building housing the gun show (as you enter). Just keep your eye out for a devilishly handsome guy wearing said hat.


May 27, 2004, 11:47 AM
Works for me. Just try to sell that shotty before I see you or I'm liable to do something I shouldn't.

May 27, 2004, 01:30 PM

I'll do my level best to sell it before you see me. I don't think $200 is too much to ask for a Mossberg 500 with side-folding stock/PG, heat shield, side-saddle, and hi-viz front sight.


Sunday is the 60th anniversary of D-Day. In memory of The Greatest Generation, everyone who has a WW2 mil-surp (particularly Garands, M-1 Carbines, 03A3's, and other USGI weapons) should bring them to the range for a Memorial 'Mad Minute'. Of course, those of us who aren't lucky enough to yet own one of those mentioned are invited to bring our Mosin-Nagants, Mausers, and Arisakas as well. What say you?


May 27, 2004, 01:35 PM
Funny you should mention that Frank,

If we can get out there I was planning on bringing a Garand, M1 Carbine and 1911 just for that very reason.


May 27, 2004, 03:56 PM
I'll do my level best to sell it before you see me. I don't think $200 is too much to ask for a Mossberg 500 with side-folding stock/PG, heat shield, side-saddle, and hi-viz front sight.

You're a truly evil man, you know that? ;)

Lane Mullins
May 27, 2004, 04:48 PM
Just to put a bug in everyone's ears, I'm bringing a Savage tactical in .308 and a couple 1911's to sell or trade. If someone has a real good Smith revolver, I might be interested in a trade.

Lane Mullins
May 27, 2004, 05:08 PM
In reference to the Savage(it's set up-the good stuff,) I'm really wanting a S&W 646. I'd take a big loss for one.

May 27, 2004, 10:36 PM
Yes, Bryan, I am evil, but in a good way! :evil: mwithers, being the nice guy that he is, is stepping up and preventing you from buying a gun you don't need. He called mere minutes after I posted and asked if it was alright to come over and check it out tomorrow. So, if he buys it, you won't have to worry about being struck with an unavoidable case of Iwannacoolgunitis. Isn't he helpful? ;)

I've invited Steelharp to bring his dad and his WW1 repro 1911. For those who didn't see the thread, his dad is a WW2 vet. I think Sunday, June 6th would all the more meaningful to have such an esteemed guest as Mr. ******tte there with us.Read this. (


May 27, 2004, 11:37 PM
Lane: Tell me more about the 1911s! (Where's the drool smilie?) I might still be in the market.

Frank: ***?! You go an buy an 870, now you're selling the 500? Trader!!

May 28, 2004, 09:00 AM
Darrin, not just an 870, three 870's. :D I'm still keeping the desert 500 though, so I'm not a total traitor.

May 28, 2004, 09:46 AM
did somebody say roadtrip???

i'll be there sunday, who's gonna lead me in?? i remember how to get to ashland city, but from there.... i dunno???

May 28, 2004, 11:12 AM
BryanP... Yep it is now in a new home so you dont have to worry now:D You can thank me later for saving you :evil:

Yesterdaysyouth.... you can follow me again if you want to

The Rabbi
May 28, 2004, 02:34 PM
I'm interested in going if someone can clarify when and where and give directions. I can only do it on Sunday, naturally.
I can bring a genuine Chink copy of a 1911 and a Schmift Rubin, possibly used to keep refugees from entering the holy land of Switzerland or guarding Nazi gold, the Swiss contribution to WWII.

May 28, 2004, 06:50 PM

what 1911's are ya trying to get rid of?

might be interested.

May 28, 2004, 09:51 PM

If you can find your way to the court house in ashland city you can meet up with me their and I could lead you in. send me a PM if you need more info and directions to the court house.


May 29, 2004, 01:05 AM
Think I can handle a trip to the range- this gives me a week to do some loadin:) Will probably be out there Sunday afternoon, will hit the gunshow early Sat. AM.


May 29, 2004, 12:14 PM
Blah blah, not just an 870, three 870's. :D Blah blah keeping the desert 500 blah, blah blah not a total traitor blah blah blah. Blah blah, oh really? Blah blah that's good, blah blah blah whatever... :neener:

May 29, 2004, 09:31 PM
Is anyone lending lodging for this? I am running a list of costs and so forth for a trip, and lending me a couch for a night or two would be a big help. Its not definite yet, so if I dont go there will always be lodging for someone else. I can also seat an additional 4 in my car, assuming everyone's guns fits in my trunk or someone elses vehicle.

I am currently seeing if I can get coverage for my Sat. and Sun. shifts at work.

Kendra Pacelli
May 29, 2004, 09:47 PM
Mopar, I have a futon in my living room if you are willing to stay with a chick.

Free dude.

May 29, 2004, 10:15 PM
Cool, thanks. I just sent emails to a couple of people to see if they would swap me shifts, and I hope they will.

You know, I realize why I never make the TN Mafia shoots. From Fayetteville, AR it would cost me (at current prices) $240 with 140mi gas reserve included, and about $45 worth of aditional ammo. But doing Atkins adds an extra $15 per day to food budgets too.:eek:

Kendra Pacelli
May 29, 2004, 10:20 PM
You know, I realize why I never make the TN Mafia shoots. From Fayetteville, AR it would cost me (at current prices) $240 with 140mi gas reserve included, and about $45 worth of aditional ammo. But doing Atkins adds an extra $15 per day to food budgets too.


Lane Mullins
May 30, 2004, 04:57 PM
Darrin, I have a couple we built at the shop, so they will have to be transferred. One is a Caspian frame with a Remington-Rand slide. The slide has a S&W adjustable rear sight and a slight ramp front, pure 70's custom style. I have been playing with the idea and put it together. Real neat pistol. The other is an STI frame with a linkless barrle and an external and adjustable extractor. It has a stainless Caspian slide with Novak's. I'll be there Saturday and maybe Sunday. We'll see what the misses says.

May 31, 2004, 11:58 AM
mwithers... have either of your phone numbers changed since last year??
i'd like to come out and see your new toys before we roll out to the range...

does anyone have a semi auto chambered in 762x54, like a svt, romak, drag. etc... i have a bunch of silver tip that i'm looking to use up, otherwise i'll have to give the mosin's a workout....

Kendra Pacelli
May 31, 2004, 12:12 PM
Since I cannot go on Sat. But I am able to go on Sun. We need a meet up place and a time to meet.

June 1, 2004, 07:50 PM
I'll be going on Sunday,

figure out where we should meet and I'll be there.


June 1, 2004, 08:07 PM
If Jules and I can make it, it will be Sunday. So let us know since I don't think we could find Cheatham again on our own.

I will try to remember to post something on Saturday to let you know definitively if we are going.


June 1, 2004, 08:37 PM
Since I cannot go on Sat. But I am able to go on Sun. We need a meet up place and a time to meet.

why not in front of the courthose there in ashland city?? range opens at noon, so sometime after that....

Kendra Pacelli
June 1, 2004, 09:18 PM
Darrin mentioned going to the gun show first around 10ish am....So, if you all want to meet up there, look around, buy toys, rounds of amo, what not, then we can head out to the range.

Slingers, looking forward to seeing you guys again.....Hope you can make it.

June 1, 2004, 09:49 PM

the only thing that has changed is my cell. I will send you a PM.

Oh....dont forget about the time change:p

June 2, 2004, 10:17 AM
I plan on being there on Sunday. I'm trying to talk a couple of guys I work with into going as well.

June 2, 2004, 08:24 PM
This range trip might be a little wet ( Oh well, it rained on D-Day 60 years ago too...;)

Kendra Pacelli
June 2, 2004, 08:45 PM
This range trip might be a little wet. Oh well, it rained on D-Day 60 years ago too...

Nah! they always say that...we should be ok...if not...who the hell cares, I always wanted to shoot in the rain.:D

June 2, 2004, 10:07 PM
I will bring some ducktape to patch the holes in the roof :p ;)

June 2, 2004, 11:20 PM
I likely will not make it. Oh well I got to shoot with Dad last weekend

June 3, 2004, 09:02 PM
We will be at the Fairgrounds (that's where it is, right?) at 10 am on Sunday and will follow someone to the range. Lunch? We will be bringing M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M1A Squad Scout, H&K USC with a grease gun conversion (30 rounds of .45, baby!!!), and probably the Vepr in 7.62X39.

Any of you guys want to shoot any of our toys, feel free to bring ammo.


June 3, 2004, 09:54 PM
I will see if I can bring a pack of WWB .45.

For all concerned: I will be bringing:

10mm Witness Full-size
Czech 24/47 8mm Mauser
Legacy Escort Aimguard 12ga
WASR-10 Full-cap

Basically, all my guns. :)

Bring ammo if you want to shoot.
Bring 8mm ammo if you want to shoot more than 5rds of 8mm.
Bring 12ga if you want to shoot anything other than birdshot (I need to pickup some cheap buckshot. Anyone know of any in Nashville?)
Bring 10mm if you want to shoot it. PMC, Blazer are great. It doesnt seem to like UMC.

Oleg Volk
June 3, 2004, 10:12 PM
Don't know how ambitious I will feel, but I am bringing at least one new shooter. For that reason, I will have at least one .22 pistol and one .22 rifle, perhaps more. Will also bring an M14 clone and a 1911. I'll bring a camera, too -- so look sharp you'alls!

Kendra Pacelli
June 3, 2004, 11:03 PM
Hell, Oleg, I always look sharp!:D

June 4, 2004, 08:22 AM
My tenative list:

Para-Ord C7-45 LDA
Rock Island 1911
Heritage Rough Rider .22 lr/mag

Rem 870 Police

M-N M44
M-N M38
M-N 91/30
Jap Arisaka (I have 20 rounds, if you want to shoot it, you're welcome to.)

I'll also bring some clays and a hand thrower, as well as plenty of 12 gauge.

I've also got a couple hundred rounds of .223 for Lane Mullins' AR.


Kendra Pacelli
June 4, 2004, 08:24 AM
YeeHaw!!!! This is the range trip I'm talkin' about!!!!!

June 4, 2004, 09:06 AM
here's my list.... just bring ammo if you wanna shoot em'

para d7.45 - .45
SW1911 - .45
beretta neos - .22lr
beretta storm - 9mm
ar-15 - 223
sig 232 - 380
saiga - 762x39

storm is sighted for wwb 115gr.

June 4, 2004, 10:06 AM
Looks like i will be coming down with yesterdaysyouth.

I'll be bringing my
Sig 226
Saiga 7.62x39

that's pretty much all i have got besides a bunch of shotguns.

June 4, 2004, 11:20 AM
If I can make it I hope to hook up with some of you guys at the Fairgrounds on Sunday and follow out? Items to bring:

WASR-10 Hi-Cap
Marlin 1894C .357
Ruger 22/45 .22lr
SIG P220 .45ACP
Taurus 66 .357

Dunno if they'll all come out, but anybody's welcome to play with them. I had planned on buying a bunch of ammo at the show but I ended up with about $600 of unexpected expenses this week so maybe not. :rolleyes: The .22 may be what gets the heaviest workout as a result.

Larry Ashcraft
June 4, 2004, 01:41 PM
One of these days I'm gonna make it to one of these Nashville shoots. I want to meet the bunch of you and I have some "pull" with Frontier Airlines. Besides, I like Nashville, been there a few times.

Do y'all allow Yankees to shoot with you? ;)

June 4, 2004, 02:11 PM
What I plan to bring:

M1904/39 Mauser 8mm
Mossberg 500 12Ga w/PG and folding stock
Heritage Rough Rider 22Lr pistol
Beretta 92F 9mm
maybe my 44cal blackpowder pistol
Charter Arms .38 stuby


you can get 100 round packs from our local WW for 14.88 just basic 12ga shells #7 I think.

Kendra Pacelli
June 4, 2004, 04:32 PM
Do y'all allow Yankees to shoot with you?

Dude, I am a Yankee...the biggest and loudest one these people have ever met....and I am darn proud of it....I think they accept me, if not, then they haven't said anything....hmmm, maybe they're just afraid of me. :evil:

June 4, 2004, 06:48 PM

Shhh, don't tell anybody, but I'm a Yankee in disguise. So far, I think I've got most of 'em fooled though.


If you bring your 1894C and it comes up missing when you're ready to leave, don't look in my truck, it won't be in there. I swear.
[jedi mind-trick on] This isn't the rifle you're looking for. [jedimind-trick off]


June 4, 2004, 06:49 PM
Do y'all allow Yankees to shoot with you?

Couple of Yankee's right here as well. Well sort of RIT's, Redneck's In Training, but still Yankee's. I don't think they ever really accept you. Since they are still fighting the war of Northern Aggression I think they think we are just spies or something but they are friendly enough........unless they are really plotting.:scrutiny:

Actually we are all such a mishmash of people it's amazing. We have Florida, Maryland, Russia, Azerbaijin, New Jersey and I think one or two of us might actually be from TN.:D

The more the merrier let us know if you need a place to crash.

hmmm, maybe they're just afraid of me.
.....we are.:uhoh:

Larry Ashcraft
June 4, 2004, 07:11 PM
Well obviously not this time, not enough time to plan. But I would like to come there sometime this year. The wife even mentioned it the other day after the Labgrade memorial picnic.
The more the merrier let us know if you need a place to crash.
Thank you for the offer, sir!

By the way, my great-grandad, Marion Grant Ashcraft, left Louisville KY in 1899 to come to Colorado, so I'm not really a Yankee. ;)

June 4, 2004, 08:38 PM
if anyone else from this area wants to follow us down drop me a pm for more info.....

June 4, 2004, 09:26 PM
w00t!!! Its official, my shifts are covered!

Ok, we are going to the range on Sunday, but what is hapening Saturday? I will be arriving about Noonish, and probably in need of a nap. (Thanks Kendra!)

Any ideas?

June 5, 2004, 02:56 AM
Well you could help paint our bonus asked for suggestions. :D


June 5, 2004, 03:36 PM
oooohhhhh paint, sounds like fun.... i'll let mike take care of that...

for those of you who are out there today, can we get a report of what the target boards look like???

June 5, 2004, 03:45 PM
[jedi mind-trick on] This isn't the rifle you're looking for. [jedimind-trick off]

"This isn't the rifle I'm looking for."

Huh? Wha? Hey, where's my Marlin?

So what time are the Sunday folk planning to rendezvous at the Fairgrounds gun show tomorrow. Frank? You going to be there? Every time I try to find that place by myself I end up lost.

June 5, 2004, 06:09 PM
I was out at the range today. The target boards are brand new.

I will most likely be out at the gun show ~10am. If it's as dead tomorrow as it was today, it won't be hard to spot one another. Once again, I'll be wearing a green Molon Labe hat, shorts, and a t-shirt covered by an overshirt for those who don't know what I look like already. Also, my blue Ford Ranger will be parked under the covered building to the right of the hall the show is held in, it's tags are the same as my username on here.

The show was pretty lame today. All the same dealers with all the same deals. Some of those guys have had the same guns for sale for at least the 6 years I've been going to it. I wonder when they'll realize that no one is interested in their overpriced crap and knock the prices down to reasonable levels? Oh well, it sure beats the heck out of walking around a quilting sale.

See ya tomorrow.

June 5, 2004, 08:57 PM
I'll be at the gun show tommorrow too, should be around 10am or so. I'll be wearing a red ballcap, and most likely a t-shirt and shorts. I'll be drivin a subaru station wagon.

I've gotta pick up some ammo at the show.

I'll be bringing,

Bushmaster M4gery
Ruger 10/22
Ruger Mark 2
Springfield Armory 1911
beretta 92FS
Ruger GP100

June 5, 2004, 09:04 PM
I was out at the range today. The target boards are brand new.


bryanp, any chance that lever gun will chamber .357 maximum???

June 5, 2004, 10:56 PM
Ok we will be at the show around 10:00 AM on Sunday. We will NEED to follow somebody to the range since we have only been once.

I will have a grayish SIGARMS hat on and will probably quickly hook up with BryanP, OEF or somebody else that we know.

Here is the final tally of what we are bringing.

In honor of the anniversary of the day of days.
*M1 Garand
*M1 Carbine
*Colt 1911A1 milspec

In honor of........well just getting out to the range with everybody.
*M1A Scout Squad
*HK USC .45 Carbine with grease gun magazine conversion/Kobra sight.
*Robarms VEPR II 7.62x39(Uber AK varient)
*DPMS AR15 dedicated .22LR upper on a Bushmaster lower.

We are only bringing a little ammo for each and we may not even shoot them all but they will be there should anybody like to try. The only thing I ask is that factory ammo is what is used and commie ammo is only ok for commie guns. if anybody cares to shoot anything we bring.

Larry Ashcraft
June 5, 2004, 11:10 PM
The next time you folks do this somebody PLEASE PM or email me as soon as the first mention is made. I'm SERIOUS, we are planning to meet you folks this summer or fall, but we need a couple weeks to arrange days off, flights etc.

I can bring a few toys, and if someone can receive a shipment of ammo for my M1, I figure I can buy whatever other ammo I need out there cheaper than I can ship it.

Keep us in mind, we haven't been to TN for about five years.

June 5, 2004, 11:29 PM
I will be at the show around 9:30 to 10:00. I went to the reloaders bench to get some reloading supplys and walked out with a Bersa 380 and 100 rounds of ammo. :eek:

I will need the support of the everyone here to keep me on the straight and narrow while at the show. :D :evil:

Also Yesterdaysyouth:

Consider the ammo picked-up I will grab it while I am there.

June 5, 2004, 11:40 PM
I will need the support of the everyone here to keep me on the straight and narrow while at the show.

Ok, we'll help keep you from buying cheap handguns when you should have bought a quality 1911. :D

June 6, 2004, 06:57 AM
I will be at the show around 9:30 to 10:00. I went to the reloaders bench to get some reloading supplys and walked out with a Bersa 380 and 100 rounds of ammo.

would somebody control this guy.... makes me wish i had a BOUNS too...

:scrutiny: or is that just what we're telling the wife?:scrutiny:

i know nothing....

June 6, 2004, 07:29 AM
bryanp, any chance that lever gun will chamber .357 maximum???

I doubt it. I've never looked at .357 Maximum before but a quick search found this thread -

The telling phrase is this -

I also have a Marlin 1894 that I had converted to .357 Maximum. It works, sort of, but I could not recommend the conversion.

It looks like it requires a throat job to convert from what I'm reading.

June 6, 2004, 07:22 PM
Well, it turned out quite well. Quite a few of us met at the gunshow and then went to the range. There were quite a number of people at the range today.

Spanky McFly
Darrin (and his nephew Dominic)
Kendra Pacelli (and her daughter Libby)
Oleg Volk
Intune (and his son, Addison, and daughter, Leah)
einnor1040 (and two of his friends)
Black92lx (and two of his friends)
Rabbi (and his wife and son)

I think there may have been some others, but my memory is pretty iffy at times. There was a WIDE variety of weapons present, including several AR's and AK's, an M-1 Carbine, a Garand, an M-1A, an HK USC, several Mausers and Mosins, an Arisaka, several scatterguns, and plenty of handguns. God only knows how much ammo was expended today. Pics shall certainly be forthcoming.

Oleg Volk
June 6, 2004, 10:14 PM
Photo by Amish Bill

Oleg Volk
June 6, 2004, 10:16 PM
One of Intune's kids with C/Sheslinger's UMC carbine.

Oleg Volk
June 6, 2004, 10:25 PM

June 6, 2004, 10:42 PM
We had a great time today. We brought the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine for the express purpose of paying a little tribute to the "Day of Days." While shooting the Garand, I believe Admar said "can you imagine how many times that sound was made on that fateful day?" or something to that effect referring to the PING when the clip ejects. That really made me think about that day. Very sobering thought.

I really enjoyed Einnor's .41 magnum and BryanP's lever action. The high point for me though was Intune's boy Addison going from person to person with that cute little "help me" face trying to bum .45 ammo so he could shoot our USC. Every 10 minutes or so he would come back to me with a handful of .45 and that my turn face.

Admar had the loudest but coolest looking AR15 ever. It had everything on it. I am pretty sure he didn't even know how everything worked on it.....I sure didn't. :D

Well once again it was great to meet everybody and see both old and new faces.

On a final note I must say that I got a chance to shoot Steelharps's 1911 and that was a very cool moment. Steelharp seemed to like our M1 Carbine very much.

All in all a great and very tiring day.

Take care,

Oleg Volk
June 6, 2004, 10:46 PM
Right hand: Llama .22 "micro-1911", left hand: Walther P22.

June 6, 2004, 11:01 PM
Today was definitely a blast. Not only the opportunity to shoot such a variety of weapons, but also the pleasure of meeting such a great group of people.

I look forward to getting to know alot of you guys better, both on and off the range.

A couple of personal highlights were getting to shoot cslinger's M1 Garand, or was it sheslingers? :) besides the addictive nature of the Garand ping, thinking of the history behind those rifles, and how well they served our boys so many years ago. kinda gives me goosebumps. shooting steelharps beauty of a 1911 was a real treat too. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I've got Garanditis and I'll be getting one of my own shortly.

another highlight was shooting moparmike's 8mm Mauser. what a blast! guess I'm a recoil addict or something cuz I love shooting that thing!

I definitely had a great time, and can't think of a better way to spend a afternoon or any better people to spend it with!


June 6, 2004, 11:15 PM
Great to see some pics ... any more to come? Looks like one heck of a good day for all. One of those occasions when I wish I was closer.

I have been following Steelharp's quest with interest and some support ... and so am particularly keen to follow such events.

June 6, 2004, 11:17 PM
we had to stop and do this.....


June 6, 2004, 11:20 PM
28 ????????? No 25 or 30 or 35???

Is that for real? :p

June 6, 2004, 11:24 PM
Yeah, 28 mph. It's on a short bypass around the downtown area of busy Ashland City, TN. It runs alongside a factory, which you can see in the background. Why they chose 28 and not 25 or 30 is beyond me. Maybe it was a compromise between the two? It was probably the result of much heated debate too.

June 6, 2004, 11:36 PM
Thx Frank ..... it's still wierd!! :D :D

June 6, 2004, 11:39 PM
here's some of mine, and black92's toys....

June 7, 2004, 12:27 AM
the cut on my forehead, that's why this pic is named bad angle....

take notes kids...

June 7, 2004, 12:31 AM
I had a great time. it was well worth the drive down from cincy/ i left at 7:00 this morning and just walked in the door at 12:30.

It was great to meet you all. i will have to join you all again.

June 7, 2004, 12:52 AM
big thanks to the following for letting me play with your toys....


i'll be posting some more details on the campout/ shootout soon....

June 7, 2004, 02:35 AM
1911 and a P99 (?) on cross-draw? That little guy is tactical! :cool:

June 7, 2004, 08:35 AM
I am back. I will post later today, after 5pm at work. Now, I will crash. I made it all this way, now hopefully I wont fall off the stairs up to bed...:eek:

June 7, 2004, 10:05 AM
I had a great time as usual. It was nice to see some old faces as well as a few new ones. I'm already looking forward to the next one.

June 7, 2004, 10:27 AM
next time i come down can we eat somewhere other than the "COCA" mexican resteraunt? i have a feeling it would be the reason i woke up at
3:30 this morning to bow before the thrown, and why i am not at work right now.:(

Or maybe it's Lyme Disease? I found two ticks on me this morning. So check yourselves for those little buggers.

June 7, 2004, 10:29 AM
Much fun was had by all. Thanks to the Slingers for letting me play with their space gun (the HK carbine) and letting me test their DPMS .22lr upper on my AR. I Must Have One. (No honey, I didn't buy another gun, this is an accessory.)

MoparMike I blame you and your Mauser and my own general wussiness for the bruise on my shoulder this morning. Thanks for letting me play with it. As with the .22 upper I Must Have One. You did a beautiful job with the stock on that rifle, BTW.

Intune's son Addison had a lot of fun playing with my 22/45. I suspect something like that to go with his Marlin 60 will be his next birthday request. You're welcome Intune. :D

Yesterdaysyouth, after looking at the pictures I realize we met but never introduced ourselves. I was the fat guy with the beard in the blue shirt you let shoot your Saiga. Thank you kindly.

June 7, 2004, 10:35 AM
Yesterdaysyouth, after looking at the pictures I realize we met but never introduced ourselves. I was the fat guy with the beard in the blue shirt you let shoot your Saiga. Thank you kindly.

That's actually me in those pics. Glad you liked the Saiga. Remember they can be had for less than 200 bucks:D

June 7, 2004, 11:10 AM
Ah, thank you Black92LX. Fun little rifle.

So, Mexican for lunch today?

June 7, 2004, 12:40 PM
bring me COCA, mandolion boy!!!

i didn't have any problems with the mexican, i think it bound me up if anything.....

why i am not at work right now.
im sure you're crying about that part....

June 7, 2004, 04:02 PM
the thing you have to understand is i hate puking more than anything in the world! I honestly have a phobia of it and am not sure why. i would rather put in a 12-14 hour day than puke once and not have to go to work.

June 7, 2004, 06:46 PM
Glad you enjoyed the rifle BryanP.

Things I learned from this trip:

500mi is the farthest I should go before refueling. ;)
Cruise Control is an absolute necessity. :o
Gas in NW AR is farking expensive compared to the rest of the state and even Central TN.:cuss:
All EBR's have a grindy-gritty-sproingy feeling when they cycle. Its normal.
A Garand is God's Own Rifle. I must have one.
A 1911 fits my hand better than my Witness, and doesn't kill me to shoot.
Oddly enough, a G29 has less percieved recoil than my Witness.
My Witness's mag springs could be the source of my FTF problems.
I MUST do something about my flinch. Hitting propane tanks at 50yds isnt good enough.
I got an exceedingly good shotgun for $160. I am glad that so many of you enjoyed it.
6rds of .41mag is enough. I forgot whose it was though. Thanks for letting me try it!
An M38 has slightly less recoil than a Czech 24/47. YMMV though.
There is only 1 way for a bayonet to go in its scabbard.
There are A LOT of police in TN. I saw more in one day than I see in a week here in Fayettenam.
TN mosquitoes seem to like me.:uhoh:
That a small 9mm isnt for me, its really snappy. I might adapt though.
That I probably should have shot the 9mm more, and gotten used to it.
Road lag SUCKS.

Thanks all there! I had a great time!

Kendra Pacelli
June 7, 2004, 11:09 PM
I am so sorry it took me so long to respond. A very long day it was yesterday, and I am very pleased with the turn out. I loved meeting new people, and I over heard Sheslinger state that we needed to do a get together without going to the range. I thought that was a great idea and I thought that maybe, before summer ends, that we can all do a cookout. No shooting, just getting to know eachother as individuals. Great idea Sheslinger! I am open for suggestions.

I took my daughter out for the first time to shoot. It was interesting seeing her with first an air rifle, then an air soft pistal, Amish Bill let her shoot the 9mm, which, the poor thing nearly jumped out of her skin. I let her shoot my .22 rifle, and she did not want to put it down. So, I thought I accomplished something yesterday.

Pictures looked great, can't wait to see more of them.

Mopar Mike, glad to have you over, hope you had a good time. AB, sorry about not getting the shots of my eyes, however, as you know, there will be a next time. Oh, and OEF Vet, I AM A LADY :eek: :D

Thank you all for coming, I had a great time. Looking forward to the next time!

June 8, 2004, 01:24 AM
*chuckle* "LADY" i get it now....

Oleg Volk
June 8, 2004, 01:36 AM
Would the other people who had cameras please post the pictures!

June 8, 2004, 07:11 AM
Oleg, it looks like Steelharp took quite a few pics and he's posted them in a separate thread -

June 16, 2004, 10:17 PM
Been pullin' 12 & 14 hr days the last few months & feel kinda outta touch. This shoot was a right on time. A great time was had by all. My kid's got home and were just bouncing off the walls with Mom because of the sodas... Not the ones they ingested, the ones they BLASTED! Reactive targets make such a difference with people, both young & old. I'll bring more 6.5, .22 & .45 next time. Just when you think you have enough... Get more. Somebody will bring an HK with a grease gun mag that your kids will fall in love with. My thanks to all for their hospitality towards my kids in addition to the bond that we all shared that day. I look forward to our next meet (my house? Plenty of room.) and will try to keep from looking at Frank's newly married legs! They're in good hands. Congrats, Brother! Be safe out there.

June 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
Would the other people who had cameras please post the pictures!

Let me see what I can find....

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