Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by bratch, Apr 8, 2006.
With Art's help on the insurance our first big problem may be solved. Thanks
Contingent from Iowa
Any other Iowa members thinking about attending?
As a newbie to the shooting sports this is gonna be great.
*note on food... don't forget the New Mex green chili....
Sounds like a heckuva a plan. Les
Holy cow, gonna be a whole heck of a lot of people at this. I'll be planning too.
Whittington is amazing
I just got back from N.M. and spent a day camping there. I just slept there. I had to get to Denver to catch a plane and left in the a.m. before I even heard a shot. The place is huge. There is every sort of range you could want, 2 RV campgrounds, a couple small dormitories, and lots of tent camping areas. The tent spots are out aways from the ranges. It was one of the places where we felt farthest from civilization. They also gave us free coffee with MILK in the a.m. There were hotels that couldn't even manage that! There was a clean nice bathhouse in one of the RV camps that was better than most of the campsites we stayed at. New Mexico has a lot of good places to go esp. in the northern mountains if you like the outdoors.
I don't think I will be able to get out there due to the distance and cost but if you can or are close think about the THR gathering it would be a blast.
Who, me and Andrew (Sumpnz) are heading up that way. Would be great to have you join in. Hope all is well up there
We are planning on going to Whittington on 23 June to check things out, and see if we can talk to someone in charge about our get together.
We will check out the accomodations to see how many they can handle.
And, I plan on checking out the shotgun ranges. (Got to get to the basement and get some 28 ga rounds loaded.)
Y'all can count me in on this shindig, God willing. Do I understand that there are RV stands available? I have a small travel trailer, and will happily bring it along for the festivities. Could probably bring one or two with me as well.
Preacherman, I look forward to meeting you.
The RV facilities are outstanding. In fact, everything about the place is outstanding.
Housing details here: http://www.nrawc.org/camping.asp
Art is talking about getting one of the Founders Cabins to use for a central meeting place and evening get together place.
Those who have not met Art Eatman, I assure you that will be worth the cost of the trip in itself.
Let me know if you're still interested in having me tag along on the 23rd.
Sure, Justin. We are going to try and get reservations this weekend. If not, we may have to make it a day trip (on the 24th, likely).
OK, Sandy is getting on my case.
We need to:
1. Set a date, quickly. We will find out on the 24th if that date next year will work. I noted the trap and skeet ranges are in use on the 24th of this year. We need to set our date and get our ranges reserved.
2. Elect a treasurer and get some deposits coming in. I recommend Bratch as treasurer and I think a $50 deposit is reasonable. Any seconds? (I have met bratch and I will vouch for him. Our money will be safe with him.)
3. Start planning NOW for food and housing. The competitors housing holds 90 people, including all three units. We may need all of those. We NEED the people reserving to say what housing they require, some will be using the RV parks, some the primitive camping, etc. We NEED to know how many will need a bedroom, so we can plan ahead.
4. Please PM me as to where you are planning to stay, what you are bringing, if your deposit has been sent to bratch, any special travel arrangements you need, etc. We will keep a tab sheet on those things so we kind of know where we are.
Bratch, we will be taking a day off Saturday and going to an auction. We need to talk on Sunday.
Once bratch gets an account set up, he can decide how people will get his address so they can get their deposits to him. I would probably do it through the PM system.
Well count me in on the fun in the sun.
Just let me know where to send the money to.
Not trying to do anything like "take over": I have a call in to the man in charge of scheduling, a Mr. Wayne Armacost. The secretary said he's due in at the Center later today, Monday, June 5th. My question for him is whether there is still an unclaimed weekend in June/July/August.
I figure sooner is better than later.
I've noticed the center has little going on during the first days of any week. (The cafeteria is not open Mondays/Tuesdays.) I'm assuming most of you guys can't readily take off during the week?
After (if) he calls back, I'll post the details here and I'll explain to him that some of you nearby folks will run with the ball.
Hokay: Listen up. Mr. Armacost called back. He needs to know what sort of shooting is of interest. What distance range, for instance, for the rifle folks? PPC range for pistols?
It's $10/day per shooter. We have to provide liability insurance, which is available through the NRA. He didn't have any guesstimate for the premium cost, but I have the name of a contact person.
As near as I can tell nobody can just wander around any old how and shoot just anywhere. We have to have a designated rangemaster at any time we're shooting. Hearing protection and shooting glasses when shooting.
So we have to decide what most folks want to go with. 100-yard benchrest range for rifles, for instance?
Housing is available, but it's first come, first serve on reservations.
I told Mr. Armacost that whoever comes down there on June 24 will speak for the group. I assume at the moment that it's Larry and Bratch. All I'm doing is gathering information for them.
I told Mr. Armacost about THR, so he may visit this thread.
I'll go check insurance. (Oops. Guy's gone for the day. I'll call again tomorrow.)
ONLY ONE QUESTION ?????
DO YOU THINK ANYBODY WILL BE PACKIN ANY HEAT ???
Thanks Art, that's some legwork out of the way. I'll be down there on the 24th barring something else happening. Bratch has mysteriously disappeared for the last few days, probably out in the field on his new job.
Do we need to start a poll to try to narrow down what ranges we need? I know Dave, sm and I will want to shoot shotguns. The 100 yard (sight-in) range is pretty small, but there are the high power and rifle silhouette ranges for the rifle guys. The hunter pistol range is great for the handgun guys, from 22lr up to the big boomers.
Oh, and I hope Mr. Armacost does join in. That would make planning this much easier.
I'd suggest calling him, tomorrow. Wayne Armacost, 800-494-4853. I told him I was trying to learn enough to ask intelligent questions. Odds are, since you're the Main Man, you might check about the ranges you mentioned. I just don't know enough about the specifics.
I guess what's needed to be known is how many shooting stations at each range.
And we do need for folks to speak up about what they think they want to do as regards shooting. Me? I'm gonna mostly watch. Rangemaster, some.
Maybe in the next day or two I can go back through this thread and make a list of all the names and PM them for what anybody wants to shoot.
I'd like to be able to try a little of everything, including full auto.
Any problems bringing a subgun along to shoot?
I don't shoot much shotgun (one of my few faults ) but I'd like to go over and try some with SM & Dave.
Black powder cannons anyone? A buddy has one and they are a blast (pun intended.)
Otherwise just a few .38s, .41 Magnums, .308s and .22s, eh?
ACP230, I suggest calling and asking about full-auto. I believe law enforcement folks have training schools there with full-auto shooting, but I don't know if "casual" full-auto is okay.
Here's who, so far:
Across The Pond
Smoke Rizen---------NRA (2)
this a private party or open to any THRers? i decided to skip perry this year, and am in the market for a shooting-vacation
anybody from TN going?
taliv, check my sig line. As far as TN, if I don't get some interest soon, I'm gonna start sending PMs. I think it would be great if we could have Oleg and Tamara and more of our TN and KY members show up.
ACP230, from the range rules:
So apparently its OK, with prior approval.
Art, as far as you "taking over" or me being the "main man", don't worry about that. I am close, so I can help, but as Sandy told you, I'm not much of an organizer. I think the more people helping with the organizing, the better this event will turn out.
Now, Sandy is mulling this over, so expect some commands from her. Her concern is food, she doesn't think people will want to drive into town for lunch, and we think we could arrange lunch (sandwiches and stuff). We'll talk about taking part of the theoretical $50 deposit and buying lunch stuff here in Pueblo, hauling it up in my truck, and having a giant picnic. Friday or Saturday or both? Lots of details to be worked out.
When Sandy Ashcraft posts, I expect to hear heels clicking and salutes slapping to foreheads.
i just had a "duh" moment there. two thousand and SEVEN
count me in, but you might have to remind me some time around may next year
now back to pondering where i need to shoot THIS year...
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