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Pennsylvania THR gathering August 10th!!!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SodaPop, Jul 21, 2003.

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  1. SodaPop

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    Well, it's been almost a year since the last one and its time to do some blasting!!



    Date: Sunday, August 10th-10am-8pm or until stomachs start to growl. This is an ALL day event.


    Place: www.waterandwings.com


    More info will be posted in the next couple days.


    FALL IN!!!
     
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  2. Mike Irwin

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    I'll try to get there, but I can't guarantee anything.
     
  3. SodaPop

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    FYI

    The average TFL/THR member that comes to these gatherings drives 2-3hrs to get here. Motels are all within a few minutes of the range so long distance travelers are welcome.

    I'll also be setting up a table for displaying firearms.

    Show off your toys if ya want to.
     
  4. RAY WOODROW 3RD

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    Can't make it SodaPop. The Family will be on vacation that week. Sorry about that. :(
     
  5. Dave Markowitz

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    Arrghhh!!!

    I will be out of town that weekend. :mad:

    Oh well, I'm going to try to get up there the weekend before, and/or the Thursday before the gathering.

    One of these days I'll make one of these get togethers.
     
  6. SodaPop

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    As always, if any of you can't make it this date there is the possibility of moving it to another date. I do have a several people that are coming but the majority rules.
     
  7. Jeff OTMG

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    Sorry, I am going to have to miss it and I am in Indy, not that far. I already have flights booked through 8/15 (Glock Talk meet in Austin that weekend) and have for a couple of weeks. Gun show season is starting up too. Go for a few months notice rather than a few weeks next time.
     
  8. Pappy John

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    I'm there, Soda.
     
  9. Gus Dddysgrl

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    Will put you on my date book. I may be a little late if I do come, but will try my hardest. That is the best date for me as of now since most of my weekends are full.

    Gus

    PS if I come daddy (Perfessr) and maybe a few others will come too.
     
  10. 45Badger

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    I'm in!

    What will we be shooting? One of everything ?:D

    Need any food/beverage?
     
  11. SodaPop

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    There is a place to sit down and relax inside with food and drinks. 'Water and Wings' has one of the best sporting clays courses in the NE so it is pretty nice there.

    100,200,300,400 and 500yd rifle range.

    7-50yd pistol range

    5 Stand and sporting clay course.

    It's $15 to shoot all day but bring ammo and targets.

    Several of the NJ THR members are bringing shotguns to do the sporting clays, so if you've got a shotgun BRING IT!!
     
  12. David Park

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    Ack! I just looked at the calendar, and that weekend's packed. Right now, I don't think I'll be able to make it. :(

    (see sig)
     
  13. Marcus

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    I WILL BE THERE!!! :D Hey Soda, do they allow swinging steel silouette targets? If so I should be able to swing (no pun intended) at least one or two rimfire,a handgun type and maybe a rifle caliber one for the looonnnngggg ranges. :) Hope we can also pull off a riot gun sporting clays shoot! Geeze I hope there`s a show coming up before then to stock up on ammo. :) Marcus
     
  14. SodaPop

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    They allow silouette shooting for the Cowboy action shooters but they have to close down some of the lanes to do that.

    I don't think there are any big shows in our area until Sept. I believe the Harrisburg show is at the end of August.

    I plan on doing these more often again. I'd like to get back to do this every other month.

    This past year was just terrible as far as the weather goes.
     
  15. nvrquit

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    Dang, another schedule conflict...

    There it goes again. Baptism for tripletts on that day(scheduled two months ago). With the range time and double match weekends I'm spending in the run up to the PA State IDPA match, the wife would not look kindly on my being MIA for this baptism.


    Shows:
    Valley Forge - September 20/21; December 20/21
    Harrisburg Farm show - August 23/24(rumor is it's in the new air conditioned building)
    Philadelphia Nat. Guard Bldg. - September 13/14(smaller show)
    Lebanon Expo Cntr. - September 13/14(smaller show)
    Allentown Expo Cntr. - September 27/28(getting better with each show there, smaller size than V.F. & Harrisburg)
    Allentown Ag Hall(Fairgrounds) - October 18/19

    Yes, they're all in the planner...

    The sad thing about the V.F. Sept. 20/21 date is that Monroeville is on the same weekend, so some vendors from western PA and Ohio don't bother coming to V.F. for that weekend.

    To SodaPop and all the gang, have a great time! Shoot safe, shoot well!
     
  16. SodaPop

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    I hope to come. Plan to have some pocket pistols for sale as well.

    Will most likely have a Keltec .32 for sale and some Miscellaneous .380, 9x18, .22 and 9 mm pistols available. Perhaps a rifle or two as well. It's a good time to "try before you buy".

    Will also most likely have some very special and hard to find ammo, in quantity, for the above pistols available as well.

    All rules and PC requirements for transfer will be followed as per prescription of law, etc.
     
  18. SodaPop

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    Please list the guns you're selling.

    Blue light specials?
     
  19. Mr Jody Hudson

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    Currently,

    3 Keltec .32 pistols @ $250 each, net to me.

    2 "accurized" East German Makarovs with 6 magazines each, plus holster, in 9x18 @ $400 net to me.

    2 PA-63 "accurized" pocket pistols in 9x18 @ $200 net to me

    1 "accurized" "Hungarian PPK" in 9x18 @ $300 net to me

    1 "accurized" "Hungarian PPK" in 9x17 aka .380 @ $300 net to me

    1 "accurized" "Hungarian PPK" in .22 @ $300 net to me

    1 Glock 19 older model with ALL Glock upgrades and replacement parts installed, with night sites. $500 net to me.

    By "accurized" I have had my favorite and most particular custom pistol smith, Roger Perry, go over these guns with smoothing and springs and stoning all around, tweeking here and there. Such things as heavier springs for the firing pin, honing out the firing pin tunnel, working the chambers a bit, the triggers, a bit, and the fit of mechanical parts involved with accuracy and reliability. These are FINE little pocket pistols and well beyond the Walther in quality and reliability in every way. Plus they are smaller and lighter. They have the improved reliability of in-line feeding from the magazine to the chamber, like the Makarov -- which is most of what gives them the accuracy, reliability and speed far in excess of the Walther. The design is flatter, lighter, and smaller in all dimensions than the PPK.

    Ammo; I have a few thousand rounds of the HOT and accurate Norinco military fmj 9x18 as well as a few thousand rounds of other 9x18 specialty ammo, such as the Wolf 120 grain 1200 fps (reportedly) HP. Some S&B, etc. I also have quite a bit of S&B in .32 and some other hot .32 ammo in fmj.

    There are also several extra magazines for each pistol.

    REASON: I have finally settled on my three favorite Makarovs and my favorite Hungarian "PPK"s in each caliber. I also have my favorite Keltecs now. There is nothing wrong with any of these, in fact they are quite a bit improved over the excellent stock examples in each case. It is just that I have done some testing and found the most accurate, FOR ME, examples of each of these, after testing quite a few, and these are now available.

    For whatever reason, the ones that shoot the best for me will not likely be the ones that shoot the best for another. My son and I, for instance, shoot together a lot. The same gun will consistently shoot differently for each of us. Personally, I think it has to do with size, weight, and harmonic vibratory frequencies of an individual's hand, arm, body, etc. So, that is why they are for sale. Excellent guns, well priced for what they are.

    A person who is familiar with these firearms will be the likely purchaser and that person will want to shoot them and see the difference -- that is what will sell them. :D
     
  20. SodaPop

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    Just checked with the owners and they said its only $10 for non-members to shoot.

    Bring plenty of targets and sun screen!! The pistol range is not covered and you'll be in direct sunlight.
     
  21. Mr Jody Hudson

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    Sombreros are good too!:rolleyes:
     
  22. RepublicanMan

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    Soda

    Not a lot of detail on those directions.......can you clarify from Quakertown please??
     
  23. Brian Williams

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    I have put it on my calender. I am bringing a Marlin 1894 357, Taurus tracker in 45 colt, S&W 940, 13, 586. Also my Win mod 70 Compact Classic in 7mm-08. That is if I can get the brass reloaded.


    Mike Irwin are you going to bring your S&W 58?????

    Is anybody bringing an "Evil Black Rifle"

    Coming with me will be Gus Dddysgrl and my son Peter(I think)
     
  24. SodaPop

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    RepublicanMan- once you go past 476 going west on 663, count 2 more lights. Make a right at that light (you will see a church to your left and a nursery to your right) drive about 2 miles until you see a stone rock that says, "Water and Wings" on it. The stone is engraved and its a little hard to read. To the right of the stone is Jane's Lane. Follow that road until you see a big barn looking building up ahead. You need to park in the back of that barn where the Rifle and Pistol range is.

    Come up to the table that will be behind the pistol range and somebody there will tell take you down and sign you in.


    Any other questions? Feel free to email or PM me if anyone has any questions.
     
  25. Mike Irwin

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    It's questionable whether I can bring myself or not, Perfesser.

    I've two dogs that I have to worry about, and I really don't trust anyone to take care of them for me.
     
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