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how bout another NH shoot in late May or early June?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by Jrob24, May 7, 2005.

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  1. Clocktower

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    Hey guys I scored an At-4 rocket launcher from the base for a grand finale...



    :neener: Ok just kidding but I have this really mean .22 cal rifle I am gonna bring.

    See ya all in the morning
     
  2. Third_Rail

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    Why isn't there a "bouncing with excitement" smilie?! :D :D :D :D
     
  3. Jrob24

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    my friend has decided not to go :(
    On the plus side I rediscovered a marlin camp carbine magazine that someone left at the range years ago. Don't know if it's defective, but Kingsons gf can have it.
     
  4. Third_Rail

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    Oh well, there's always next time. We'll still have plenty of people, and you're sure to still have a good time. :)
     
  5. Rockrivr1

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    If there is going to be a group at the action shooting site next to the handgun range, parking might be a little tight over there. If that is the case we could definitely set up both handgun and rifle at the rifle range to try and get that smaller area again. Either way it will be fun.
     
  6. Third_Rail

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    I think that setting up both handgun and rifle (and shotgun!) all in the same area makes sense. IMO, anyway. :) Just less area to patrol for brass when we're done, etc.
     
  7. Ex-MA Hole

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    Upon reviewing the club's rules, there is nothing indicating that an At-4 rocket launcher would not be allowed.

    I am looking forward to preparing for the attacking mutant ninja zombies.

    M
     
  8. Third_Rail

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    I love having anti-gun parents sometimes...


    "Geeze, going to start WWIII with all that ammo?" :neener:

    "Nope, just a few hours at the range for me and Jessica." :)

    :what:




    Priceless facial expression.




    Looking forward to leaving in not too long. We have directions, ammo, toll money, the camera, ammo, my shotgun, some water, eyes, ears, wetnaps, some chocolate bars (hypoglycemia = not fun), and of course the desire to have boatloads of fun.
     
  9. Ex-MA Hole

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    FYI-

    It's already warm and very sticky out.
     
  10. Third_Rail

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    No kidding.... it'll be ok enough, though.

    Lotsa water, etc, and we'll be ok.


    Leaving now, see you at 11!! :D
     
  11. Third_Rail

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    That was such fun!! :D


    We had a blast with pistols for about 3 hours, then we headed over to the rifle range...



    Where, 15 minutes later, the RO declared our firearms "bullsh-t" and said "Pack up, get the hell out of here. Everyone. NOW." and took Ex-MA Hole's keys/card/membership. They'll be getting a call and a letter from myself, and I hope the others that attended.


    http://www.pioneersportsmen.org/

    http://www.pioneersportsmen.org/officers.html


    And, of course - Peter Smith 603 529-7183, President

    Mike Briggs 603 746-6782, Chief Range Officer

    I'm sure Ex-MA Hole provided us with the area code, so I updated. I for one will let them know that I won't be returning, my money will be going elsewhere, and I will tell everyone that mentions joining a range to avoid Pioneer.
     
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  12. Ex-MA Hole

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    I have talked to Mr. Smith in the past, and he seems like a nice guy.

    The gentleman that spoke with us today Bob Wescott.

    I'm still sort of numb at this point, and rather confused. Before I say too much, I wish to gather my thoughts.

    I will say however, that I am not happy. Not at all.
     
  13. Third_Rail

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    Fair enough. For those that went that are interested, here's Bob Wescott's number. 603 224-4248
     
  14. Clocktower

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    1,000 rounds of ammo $238.00 on your master card

    1 years range membership $125.00 on your master card

    Watching your former Anti Gun wife drilling the ten ring with a glock .40 and almost giving an anal range officer an aneurysm in the same day....Priceless

    No big thing guys I've been thrown out of plenty of places in my day... After you cool off its a great story for the kids. Nice meeting everyone.
     
  15. Clocktower

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    Oh yeah and do you think Bobs finished picking up our brass from the ranges yet??? :neener:
     
  16. Third_Rail

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    So, have you had run-ins with this man before? He seems... not good for the job.


    Also, I agree that it was still a fun time despite the RO with rectal-cranial inversion.
     
  17. Kingson

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    Just got home. I would like to apologize to everybody if I did anything wrong to piss off the range people. I didn't think that I was in the wrong but aparently the range guys thought I was. Ex-MA Hole, I hope that they come to their senses and see that we were there to enjoy the range and not start trouble. And I hope that they still let you back to shoot there again.

    It was fun meeting all of you. Now we get to unload and clean..fun fun.
     
  18. fate01060

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    Thank you for having us today...Kingson made me sign in under my own user name. Sorry about what happened let us know if there is anything we can do. It was great meeting all of you and I hope we can get together again.
    Jrob24....Thank you for the magazine for the marlin...It looked like it was working fine when you fired it.

    Thanks again.
     
  19. Ex-MA Hole

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    Kingson- Don't worry, man. Life goes on.

    We'll figure something out. Maybe a Bar-B-Que/ Pool party/ Play with slingshots?

    Hey- my day is continuing in the same vain- I was opening my pool, and I got stung in the head by a hornet.

    "Ow" just doesn't begin to describe it.
     
  20. Rockrivr1

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    You know I was thinking about it all the way home and I actually went to my range and shot some more when I got into the area.

    It would seem that the powers that be at that place were just looking for a reason to throw us out. All it took was one slip up and they were more then happy to eject us. Clocktower and I were contemplating asking for our money back, but figured we didn't want to cause any undo problems for Ex-Ma Hole.

    Ok, I do have to say this though. I do believe we broke one of the four main rules of shooting and that was knowing your target and whats beyond it. We were all pretty excited about all the toys to play with and unfortunately a few rounds hit high on the berm. While I think the guy was a complete jerk for the way he acted, it's not the first time I've seen this type of reaction. Behind that berm is the club house and then the road. If a round that went over the berm, made it to the road and hit someone, well the big powers could close the place down as unsafe. Unfortunately we also broke the rule of handling our rifles when people were down range. Me included. It's not one of the four rules but it's usually number 5 or 6. Then again, that guy was up our butt sideways at that point. The guy needed to take a pill or something.

    Ex-Ma Hole. When you go in front of the board if you want some of us to be there to speak for you let me know and I'll come up. Let me put it this way, if they pull your membership because of this then I think everyone that came to your group shoot should donate some money towards your membership at another club. No reason for you to front membership money to a new place when this situation wasn't your fault. You were kind enough to hold this meeting and it's the least we could do in the event of the worst happening. I'll be the first to donate.

    I did have a great time though while we were there and next time I'll see if we can have it at the club I belong to in Hopkinton. It was nice meeting everyone.
    Third_Rail Thanks for the black powder stuff.
     
  21. Third_Rail

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    My thinking too. He really, really wanted us gone for some reason.

    I don't have much money, but I'd be glad to help as much as I can as well.

    You're welcome! Thank you for the box of slugs and buck - though I didn't get to try either of them, they sure look to be top of the line. :)


    Ouch. Hope your luck improves!!


    Kingson, I don't think any of us were shooting high, other than myself on the pistol range (I kept accidentally doubling that AR-15 pistol, hitting 2-3 feet above the target)


    I really hope that we can all do this again, but it seems like it'll have to be a different range.
     
  22. ScottS

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    I, also, didn't see anyone hitting high, and certainly not over the berm. Range Nazi's first comment was "You can't shoot rapid fire at 100 yrds!!" Then he started in on "See those rounds hitting all over down there!?" I think his objection was to rapid fire per se, and I'm sure those sillouette guys next to us narc'd us out.

    Uh, no, I didn't. The guy (I guess "Kingson?" I think of him as "Mr. Exotic Weapons Man.") shooting at 100yrs was shooting prone. Not like he was bump-firing from the hip. Damn, glad he didn't put the crank-fire device on. The loser and his "posse" might have actually burst a blood vessel.

    BTW, I never saw anyone handle a firearm with someone down range. We did have a loaded (one of the .30-30 lever guns) weapon laying on the table, untouched while someone went down to police up targets, and the Range Nazi made a big deal about that, but no one touched the rifle, and short of the rifle jumping up and shooting itself, there was no danger. My guess is RN had the handgun on his hip loaded, and didn't seem to mind.

    Unless I'm wrong, Bob Wescott is the tall guy who kept driving up and giving us the hairy eyeball, not the Range Nazi who, I'm pretty sure, was actually foaming a little at the mouth. That's the guy that needs to have his RO cred's pulled. I've dealt with Bob Wescott at TDPA matches before, and he seems like a pretty reasonable guy.

    Nice meeting everyone. Thanks for the brownies. Sorry we didn't get to shoot longer. What am I supposed to do with all that ammo now?

    Scott
     
  23. Kingson

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    I do think that they were looking for something to kick us out for. If they weren't so anal then they should have gave us a warnring as to what they didn't like us doing.
    I would chip in to get Ex-MA Hole another membership some where else if that is what he wants to do.
     
  24. Third_Rail

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    If it was the rapid fire, why didn't they say "bad people! no rapid fire!" when we were using pistols? THAT was certainly some rapid fire.

    ScottS - Kingson (Eric? Erick? Erik? Erich? Who knows...) had all the fun guns, yes. He hit all 9 rounds fired from the 1919 on his target, which Kelly (I think that's her name) even showed to the RO. I got a kick out of that.
     
  25. Ex-MA Hole

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    Thanks for the offers y'all. I'm not sure what I am going to do as of yet.

    To be honest, I'm pissed at the whole situation. NOT YOU GUYS. I just pissed that an otherwise beautiful day of shooting was ruined. We had new shooters, ie my wife, Kelli, etc, and this is what they see. THIS was their shooting experience. THIS is what they will remember.

    Right now, in addition to the headache from the sting, this is all I can think of.




    (I haven't even gotten to the who is right, who is wrong, should I banish myself from the mutant ninja zombie club, etc.)
     
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