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Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by orangeninja, Mar 11, 2004.

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  1. RRTX

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    I have no idea why someone would think we had a machine gun in the parking lot.......it was only an assault rifle :evil:
     
  2. Anthony

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    When are we doing it again?
     
  3. tiberius

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    Great time guys. Looking forward to the next one (though not he weekend of 4/16, 4/17 as folks will be in town). Sounds like I left Bennigan's too early though :)

    Hhhmmm, Patentnonsense has me jonesing for my own .44 Derringer now.
     
  4. geegee

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    Excellent day! Plenty of firearms were shared, and new friendships begun. On the downside, my ears are still ringing, and the bridge of my nose has a cut from the recoil from that .416 Rigby. Oooh, momma, what a beast that thing was. :what:

    Hope to be seeing you boys again at the next get together, and hopefully see some new faces as well. I'll be doing a little "due diligence" to see about some rifle training. My results will be posted here.

    Great meeting you guys, and I'll look forward to the next one. geegee
     
  5. Billmanweh

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    alduro, when you post your pics, could you include an occasional caption as to who's who?

    just wanna make sure I can remember everyone's names...
     
  6. orangeninja

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    I will start a new thread with some info. on the next shoot. Probably the 3rd. weekend of next week....I'll take a look at the calander. We had a hell of a time. I didn't know there was a 416 Rigby....darn...maybe next time. I had to pass on the 44 mag deringer after watching RRTX's cheeks shake from recoil. (the cheeks on his face perverts) :D

    I really wanted to try that Russian M44.....so I think as suggested we will be looking into a rifle friendly range.

    One last note for everyone there. Techbrute, RRTX and I were discussing various trainings we have attended and ran the idea of teaching each other some techniques from this training. For instance, he is apparantly the AR and carbine caveat of technique....where as I don't know squat. I on the other hand may be able to show you guys some cool training I went through. You know, have one of us set up a course of fire with an objective, informally teach each of us in an open forum type of situation. We can increase our knowledge base, try some different techniques and do a little organized shooting rather than grab assed socializing....................
    :p
    ...(though I thought that was a hoot) Kind of take it up a step. I thought it was a good idea, what are your thoughts?:D

    I think that collectively we have a lot we can teach one another. OF COURSE...I still plan on setting up some pistol classes somewhere.;)


    Bill.......I will do my best as I remember them. I have to get the pics developed, scan and convert them to jpg.....
     
  7. TechBrute

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    I'll have to say that I am really glad I found a group to shoot with. I haven't been shooting with anyone since I moved from SoCal. I enjoyed the "after-party", as well. It's cool that we're such as diverse group, too. And by diverse, I mean we all have different guns. :D

    Looking forward to doing rifles next month. What'll y'all be bringing?
     
  8. orangeninja

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    Some type of bastardized soviet or Russian type of EBR. Hopefully that Saiga .308 I can't shut up about.:D
     
  9. DonNikmare

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    It sure was fun to meet all of you!

    I don't think I had seen as many guns being actively deployed all at the same time. :D

    I can't figure out if I'm sore from all the shooting or from mowing the yard for the 1st time this season yesturday.

    patentnonsense thanks for sharing all of your toys and for treating all of us to dinner. Dang I should have ordered more than limonade :banghead:

    Nik, feverishly thinking about getting a rifle.
     
  10. patentnonsense

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    Hey, I don't get all the credit - lots of guys contributed too. (I was happy to pick up what I could, I just don't want to claim all the credit - and I think you guys left me more in stray brass than I paid out!)

    And BTW I see that one of us was shooting .357 SIG - I'd be curious to try that out next time.

    And I didn't realize there was a .416 in the Rifle bay - I'll have to bring my .458 next time, for all you masochists!

    And you may be entertained to hear that Bond Arms discontinued the .44Mag barrel for their derringer, because they decided it kicked too hard - I think I'll tell them just to put a legend on the barrel "Max.bull.wt.180g." I want to try some of the lightweight .44M loads like MagSafe's 117g load http://www.natchezss.com/ammo.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=MB44MD.

    On the Magsafe web site http://yp.bellsouth.com/sites/magsafeammo/page3.html
    I see they claim 899 foot-lb from 4" barrel with the 117g load, so it should do OK from my 3" derringer.

    BTW I see that Magsafe also claims 960fpe from their 10mm load!! wow! 96g at 1800fps!

    And someone needs to bring a red-dot sight we can try out.

    Looking forward to next time,
     
  11. aguyindallas

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    Well, the ole 416 was a whipping. I will take a pic of my bruise tonight and post it, lol. I'll try anything though. I shot a .458 once in the past, that was rough too.

    The idea of sharing different training was great I thought. I took a CHL class in California that I learned one thing I will show everyone. It has to do with drawing from concealed etc...maybe you know it, maybe not, but its good practice. I would love to learn some tactical training from everyone as I still consider myself very novice in that regard.

    It was great shooting everything we had. Rifle day will be great I am sure also. I will bring the SKS and my M44 for everyone to have fun with. Thats all I own for rifles other than a .22.

    I have an idea if you guys are all interested....perhaps getting our own website together that we can post information on about past and future shoots, pics, etc... Let me know if you are interested. It would require that we all chip in a few dollars to get the domain name and have it hosted, but I think it would be cool. We can still advertise our shoots on the forum to attract new people to the group of course....just a thought.

    Thanks again to everyone, I had a blast!
     
  12. orangeninja

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    Website? That might be a better idea than hogging up all the THR bandwith by posting pics of ourselves having a good time. I'd pitch in.
     
  13. TechBrute

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    Geegee and I were all primed and ready for an EOTech v. Aimpoint shootout. Maybe next time.
     
  14. Thumper

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    alduro, ping me and I'll make the next one.
     
  15. aguyindallas

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    Ok guys...here is the deal.

    I can get the domain name for $35.00/year and the hosting for $100.00/year.

    If we decide to do this, we will take input and decide on the name for the page as a group and then vote. This will give us 100mb of storage and unlimited usage. We can have our own email address if we want to. That may be more than we really want, but it comes with the package.

    Obviously, I need help paying for it, so I figure 10 bucks from each of us will take care of it. What we can do is you all can pay me through my pay-pal account and I will get it all handled. I want everyones input on what we want on the page, name, etc...This is for all of us to benefit and like alduro said, not hog down any bandwidth here.

    Here are some ideas for content:

    Homepage
    Group's mission (who we are, what we do)
    Individual bio for the group's users(maybe)
    Past Events w/link to pics
    Future Event Schedule
    Guestbook

    www.dfwshooters.com ?
    www.dfwgungroup.com ?
    anything guys?
     
  16. TechBrute

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    I would be interested in this if the group shows sustained interest over the next few months. I think it's a great idea, but I don't want it to be stillborn. I think this forum is great in the mean time, and offers several things that our own website would not (ie discussion areas.)

    DFWShooters.com sounds good. Maybe someone more creative than me could jump in for names.
     
  17. Selfdfenz

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    If you guys are serious I'm good for some bucks to help get things rolling.

    Ultimately given all of us are shooters it would be great if we could come up with enough interest to lease some land and have our own private range. It would be worth something to me to have a range I could go to and take my kids, know it's safe, no time problems and know the other shooters. If we could kick a DCM match for M1 quals once in a while so much the better.
    I've been part of private (NRA affiliated) clubs in the past and always had a good experience.
    Just my dream.
    S-
     
  18. roo_ster

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    I, too, enjoyed the shooting of firearms and the subsequent shooting of bull.

    I'd like to thank alduro for riding the task to completion and his research, patentnonsense (& some others) for chow, and all of y'all for a fine time spent exercising my RKBA.

    If I can make the next rifle-oriented shindig, I'll be happy to bring my long guns and let them be shot by any interested parties.
    M48 Yugo Mauser, 8x57 (Currently trying to get scout scope operable)
    M96/38 Swede Mauser, 6.5x55
    K31 Schmidt-Rubin, 7.5 Swiss
    FR8 Spanish Mauser, 7.62 NATO
    Rem 700, 30-06 (Curently apart due to some home gunsmithing)
    Rem 7400, 30-06

    Cheap milsurp ammo makes it easier to shoot more often.

    I don't have any commie rifles...yet.
     
  19. aguyindallas

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    selfdefenz:

    I am with you, the idea of some land somewhere would be great. Safe, comfortable and not being restricted on what type of ammo we shoot would be so cool. Also, we could have those impromtu training sessions that was spoken about above. I really want to be able to do some defensive training where we can draw from concealment, aquire and shoot. Thats often not allowed at public ranges though.
     
  20. orangeninja

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    Steve aka (aguyindallas) you gotta do somthing about that handle bro':D


    I agree with Techbrute (I know, that's a stretch) let's get together again next month for the long gun meet and see how that goes. We can discuss the website and potential for formalizing it then and we can also gauge the success of this type of thing. I know that I for one will try to make it every single month. If everyone else is serious, I will type up everyone's contact info to be passed out and we can maybe then do a website, discuss training more in depth etc. Some of us may even want to meet more than once a month.....I go shooting at least every 2 weeks and don't mind company at all. But I think a semi-formal thing once a month would be very cool.

    So, Steve, if you can get the particulars together regarding the website, hosting (not CI HOST) and all the prices. I am getting the next meet set up. And I think Geegee is getting some information on formalized training classes set up. We can all meet and discuss it then.

    the private range thing may be discussed also....but man that sounds EXPENSIVE!!!

    It was a pant load of fun and only half as messy.:p:what:
     
  21. tiberius

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    Yeah, lets see hwo next month turns out and then work on a "formal organization". I'd hate to miss one of our EARLY/FORMATIVE sessions, so I'd like to do APRIL's get togethor on the second or fourth weekend if at all possible since I have faimly in town over 4/16 & 14/17.

    I can bring any of the following for rifle work:

    M1A - 7.62 NATO of course
    M1 Garand - 30.06 - Absolutely perfect late production Springfiled model from CMP.
    Russian SKS - 7.62X39 - stock and VERY good condition.
    Winchester 94 -.44 magnum - just put a WIlliams peep sight on it and need to sigh it in.
    Ruger 1022- like everyone else I imagine :)
     
  22. tiberius

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    Forgot to add that I'm sorry I missed out on the .416 Rigby....but I'm glad to find out that it was chambered in a Ruger #1 and not a Derringer. :)
     
  23. aguyindallas

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    Well, my handle is what I use on another forum, so its just easy for me to remember...I will consider something else in the future...

    I do agree that putting the website together "now" maybe early, I just wanted to gauge opinions to see if it was something that we want to do at all in the future and to let everyone know that I have the ability to make it happen.

    I think a once a month thing is fine. My girlfriend is pregnant, so I don't get as much opportunity to break away as some of you single guys do.

    Have I mentioned that my shoulder hurts, lol...
     
  24. orangeninja

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    "Well, my handle is what I use on another forum, so its just easy for me to remember...I will consider something else in the future..."

    Steve....I was just J/K.:D


    Part of your charm is a simplisticly stupid handle.:neener:



    I think the website is a great idea...we'll be able to better gauge it's success a little later down the road....besides.....Techbrute doesn't like to throw money away:rolleyes:
     
  25. aguyindallas

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    Shotgun fun...?

    By the way...wanted to throw this out there...

    I have never shot trap or skeet. I went bird hunting when I was 12 and got next to nothing. Would there be any interest in shotgun day where we did a little clay pigeon killing from the group? I've got a Mossberg 500 that has not seen daylight in 3 years, so it sounds fun to me.

    Your thoughts?
     
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