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Sacramento THR Shoot 3-22/23-03

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 45R, Feb 24, 2003.


Location of shoot on 3-22-03 or 3-23-03

  1. YSA

    10 vote(s)
  2. Spenceville (Camp Far West)

    1 vote(s)
  3. Sac Valley Shooting Center

    2 vote(s)
  1. 45R

    45R Well-Known Member

    Sacramento THR Shoot 3-23-03
    [Edit for date change by request] 3/23/03
    Back by popular demand. I am going to set up another shoot on March 22. For this shoot please bring your SIGNIFICANT OTHER

    Here is the list narrowed down form the last shoot.
    Outdoor with Pistol and Rifle range.
    1.Yolo County Sportsman Assoc |Best overall location for Bay Area, Sacramento and Stockton Shooters.
    2.Camp Far West Spenceville Approx 70 Plus miles from I-5. Pros: Fun Fun fun. Cons: People show up with 6 packs of beers and guns around noon.
    3.Sacramento Valley Shooting Center Haven't been there yet

    Foodwise Vote:
    A. Tail Gate Party, ie...picnic at YSA near the pond. Away from the lead. Shoot then head out for Ribs at Topguns favorite Joint!
    B. Meet us at a voted location. (please vote and state location)
    C.Eat by yourself before coming out to shoot.

    For anyone else who would like to meet a few THRers your more then welcome to come out. That last outting lasted from 11:00 am to about 4:00pm. It was a good time and we made many friends and got to shoot everyones toys.

    Let me know if you can make it and if all possible bring someone witn you that may not have been exposed to shooting or a significant other.

    Thanks for looking.

    Last edited: Feb 24, 2003
  2. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

  3. Sactown

    Sactown Well-Known Member

    YSA seems convenient for everyone. It's got my vote. I'll have to become a member next time.

    Los Altos has excellent facilities. 100yd rifle, 50 yd rifle, and 2 or 3 25yd sight in targets, and assorted pistol ranges. The best part is the tin can range. You can bring plastic bottles and soda cans, fill them up with water, and then blaste'em at 50yds. They let you rapid fire on the tin can range, but only with a rimfire (it's been a little under a year since I been there, this might have changed) The trap shooting is off to the left in Sven's picture and sits on the side of a hill overlooking a small valley. They shoot the clays over the valley and you shoot them. Pretty cool view for shooting. Only problem is the Los Altos range is a good 3 hour drive from Sacramento.
  4. Drjones

    Drjones member

    Hmmm...well, I didn't vote in the poll because I'm torn.

    OTOH we have the YSA, which is where U2 must have been when they wrote their song "In God's Country."

    OTOH, we have the Spenceville "Free" range where I could go midevil with my PG-only shottie (AT LONG LAST!!!) and we could all (Safely, of course) practice rapid-fire, drawing from concealment, etc. not to mention shoot up ANYTHING WE WANT!!!
    :D :D :D

    That alone would make it worth it for me!

    I think I'll play sheep this time and go with the herd, as it were. Baaaaa! Hey! Get away from me, farmer! I've seen that look in your eye before....... :uhoh:


    I have no objections with either, though I lean towards the "Free" range for the above-listed reasons.
  5. bamf

    bamf Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    I'm bummed that I missed shoot at the YSA, I was there literally all day on Friday, shot like 5 rounds of clays (3 skeet, skrap, wobble) but Saturday I went up to Reno with a bunch of buddies to celebrate my B-day.

    Well I'm up for another YSA shoot on either 22 or 23rd. I promise I'll make it this time :)

    BTW, I'm going to go to Sac Valley this Sunday to try IDPA for the first time. I might also give IPSC a try at the YSA, the following Sunday. So if anyone of you are interested I have some of the basic/logistics info at least for IDPA.

  6. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr Well-Known Member

    YSA and a picnic there sounds good to me. Spenceville is a possibility as well.

    The link to the club shooting IDPA at Sac Valley is: http://www.cal.net/~stevemc/sdps/sdps.htm
    There are other links to the other "local" action type clubs too.

    I know Chabot (Chabot Park- Castro Valley/ Hayward area) has IDPA and a website as well, for you guys in the Bay area.

  7. Gary H

    Gary H Well-Known Member

    Any chance that you can alternate Saturdays and Sundays, so some of us that work on Saturday can attend?
  8. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    Wonderful, 45R! :neener:

    You are a great American!

    Wish I could participate. :(
  9. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Well-Known Member

    I would vote for YSA,but....thats the weekend of the Big Reno
    Gunshow!I've been planning on going to this for awhile:D .
    Ah well,hopefully there will be another get together.

  10. 45R

    45R Well-Known Member

    Date Change to 3-23-03

    Originally Posted By Gary H
    Done the shoot date will be on a Sunday this time! The more the merrier. This way maybe most of us can truck out to Reno on Saturday for the Gunshow. :)

    Your always welcome in my neck of the woods. Just leave my pineapples alone. :) Not only has the forum been a great wealth of information, Its the people behind the computers that make this such a great place. Why not get all these people out so that we can all have a good time? Many of my friends dont share the same passions. Some of them even shrug or run when they hear the word gun. :) Others I have converted, while some have no interest at all until I show them American and German engineering then they become occasional shooters.

    I encourage anyone to start one up in their local town. The results of the two meets have been great. I have met many great people and made some good friends in the process. My outtings with the local guys have been lots of fun.

    The big picture way down the line is to get as many people out as possible for get togethers. There will definetly be a summer meeting out at the San Luis Obispo range so that us Nor Cal people can get together with some of the So-Cal people. :) You guys down south listening This can be set up anytime as I know one of the individuals that runs that particular range. hummm an Informal type of THR (IDPA type) Shoot. Weaner gets bragging rights. :)

    Till then Shoot often and Safely

  11. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    i'm really going to make one of these eventually

    this one sounds like a good weekend so far...gotta check if i'd committed to the reno show for sat or sun (more selection sat, better deals sun)

    sven - that is a beautiful range. hey guys, sunnyvale isn't THAT far away...the roads are good and you don't have to go through THE CITY...maybe with some planning.

    i used to shoot a couple time a year at Chabot too, it is also very nice
  12. Topgun

    Topgun member

    I chose YSA...(I'm now a MEMBER, you know..heh)

    but mainly for the facilities if significant others are attending.

    I dont remember if Camp Far West (Spenceville) has bathrooms.
    I...THINK ....they do, but also think they are on the order of the little stink-n-run variety.

    YSA, has far MORE amenities.

    Spenceville is almost PURE testosterone.

    S-ville has about 4 or 5 concrete shooting benches. It is 1st come ....1st serve of the most basic variety. The PRIME bench is the one under the scraggly tree (the ONLY tree.....if it hasn't been shot down yet)

    MOST shooters are considerate and safety conscious.

    BUT......YAYhoos also show up from time to time. Part of the scene. There is strength in numbers, though.

    S-ville doesn't bother MY wife, but then you who know ME know that if she can stand me, she can stand anything.

    IMO, most women would not find S-ville a really neat place.

    But on the other hand, gun nuts can have a BALL.

    I would base decision on whether the shooters want to bring others or not. Can always shoot there, but would not choose it for a "mixed company" all-around shoot.

    Just my opinion.
  13. Drjones

    Drjones member

    Hmmm....topgun raises very valid points.

    It wouldn't make a very good impression (or maybe it would depending on the person :) ) if for their first time out shooting, they went to some decrepit, shot-up place, and watched us giggle like giddy schoolkids as we gleefully shoot up TVs, radios, fruits, etc.

    (GOD, that sounds like so much fun!!!!!!!! :evil: )

    Perhaps for this meet, since there may be newbies present, it would be best to go to YSA again.
  14. Drjones

    Drjones member

    Hey everyone:

    I'm tired of paying $10+/box for ammo. (50 rounds)

    I want to get some bulk stuff online, and I'm determined to get it before this next shoot.

    From places like ammoman.com and natchezz.com (sp?) you can get 500 rnds. for about $120 or so.

    Would anyone want to split an order with me?

    I'd be interested in either .45 or .40 ONLY, as those are the only handgun calibers I have. :)


  15. Topgun

    Topgun member

    Wife just called me to breakfast...

    Told her about S-ville....
    She said, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH....nooooooooooooo"
    then elaborated further that THAT was the place she called "the junkpile."

    She'll go.......but ........she also thinks it would be a turnoff for anyone other than full GUN people.

    We like (?) the place.....for what it is.....but don't go often because of distance and behaviors there.

    But it sounds GREAT for a real knuckle draggin, jump up and down, hootin, finger-rattlin, red-hot barrel, skinned knees, can-skippin, appliance-destroying, dirty, all-out, fixed bayonet....BLAST PARTY!
  16. Topgun

    Topgun member

    Dr Jones

    When I lived in Stockton, 4 or 5 shooters chipped in and bought a Star reloader press. They all shared the press and turned out ammo at a prodigious rate.

    I wonder if that would be a good idea for our loose knit (dare I say it?) "........club?"

    Practical for 9mm, 38, and 45 where the volume usually lies.

    I was "out" of that group but a guest of one of the guys and it was NICE.

    I also am looking for an online ammo place that sells .45 ....MID RANGE!!!!!! ammo.

    None do that I have found so far. I shoot a Gold Cup and shoot for accuracy only. Have a Glock 30 for gettin outta tight scrapes.

    But everyone sells 45 SWC at 850+ FPS and that is a bit hotter than the paper punching 700-750 that stacks the holes close. AND it will lead a match bore.

    I think Roze Distribution has good exchange brass reloads but their site is down right now.

    IF you find a place, let us know
  17. Sactown

    Sactown Well-Known Member


    Have you tried the Miwall ammunition from the gun shows at Cal Expo? If you're looking for .45 they have an excellent 200gr SWC for 8.95 a box of 50. 500rnds of new 230gr is about $86 and reloaded 230gr is $100. They also have 185gr .45 ammo. I've tried all their .45 ammo and I've had no problems. It's accurate and pretty reasonable. There's a gun show March 4 and 5th. Here's a link to their website. The prices are what you can expect at the gun show. You don't have to pay shipping, but you have to pay $8 to get into the show.

  18. Drjones

    Drjones member


    Thanks for the link!!! That is totally cheap!

    Is it good quality? (For the price....)

    Looks like I'll just buy that myself.....but wouldn't be opposed to splitting an order if anyone wants.


    Great idea about buying a reloading press! How much do they cost? (For a Star or similar?)

    Would anyone else be up for something like that?

    It would pay for itself in no time flat.....
  19. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Well-Known Member

    Glad the date changed to Sunday.YSA would be good because its
    on the way home from Reno!:D
    I will make a concerted effort to make this!

  20. Sactown

    Sactown Well-Known Member


    I have had no problems with the ammunition. Never had a misfire with their ammo. The 200gr SWC is a bit smokey, but reloads shoot just like new commercial stuff to me. I've bought their .45, .40, 9mm, and .38 ammo without any problems. I think they list the FPS of their loads on their website, I know they had the FPS on the ammo at the gun show. Speaking of the gun show, I think it's on the 8th and 9th, not the 4th and 5th.

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