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Regional Shoot in Maryland 1-13-07

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by Norton, Nov 9, 2006.

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  1. Norton

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    http://www.therallypoint.org/forum/index.php?topic=885.0

    Shirk off those post-election blues, bundle up and grab your rifle. It's time for the first ever Rally Point shoot in Maryland on January 13, 2007.

    I've been going up to PA for these for the last couple of years and can tell you that this is about as much fun as you can have at one of these things. Best of all.....you can bring your Class III goodies.

    Been wanting to try a certain firearm? Pretty good chance it will be there and you can put some rounds down range before you go to the shop to make a purchase.

    Got a new shooter? Come take advantage of a bunch of NRA certified instructors all in one place.

    Want to strategize on the upcoming General Assembly and know what you can do? This is your chance!

    Checkout the running thread over at therallypoint.org linked above.
     
  2. gdvan01

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    General location for the shoot in case anyone's wondering.

    (credit Microsoft MapPoint)

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  3. Norton

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    Thanks for that map gdvan01.

    For everyone coming from the west side of the bridge, actual travel time from Annapolis is 1 hour 20 minutes most days.
     
  4. Spot77

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    Well with everybody running out and buying new rifles before "the ban" we should see a plethora of nice new hardware being tried out.
     
  5. Pacer

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    I'll be there, and willing/planning to run a "mini" Appleseed intro in the AM... 25m practice and initial instruction on prone, offhand, and sitting shooting using whatever rifle you got...bolt or not.

    Hope to see ya there!

    Pacer
     
  6. Norton

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    You PA boys better come down after all of the treks I've made up there! :p
     
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    Hooo RAH! count me in!
     
  8. Caillou

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    I'm a neighbor, across the river in Virginia, and would like to come shoot with y'all on Jan. 13 if that's OK. It's hard to find a 300-yard range, and I'm trying to get good at reaching out there. Any restrictions on firearms? I have a semi-auto in .308 with an optic (so these aging eyes can acquire distant targets). I know the RWVA folks often limit their shooting sessions to iron sights, so people can master the basics of marksmanship (and because glass does sometimes break). This is fine and I applaud it. But, Lord forbid, if I ever do have to use my rifle for real, I'm going to use it with the optical sight, and it only makes sense to train as I'll fight. Thanks for organizing the event. Hope to see you in two months.
     
  9. Norton

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    Only real restrictions as far as what is actually verboten deals with assault pistols. I'll find the list if someone really has a concern in that department.

    Just a couple of funky things:
    No loaded magazine while in transit
    Don't stop with handguns in the vehicle

    Anyone that is bringing Class III stuff is reminded that there is some sort of paperwork you have to complete through BATFE. I haven't a clue about that but if it's a concern and you're not sure of the process we'll find out.
     
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    Looking forward to it...

    Hey Norton,

    Are 8 round enblock clips considered loaded magazines?? I would hate to have to unload these pre-loaded milsurp enblocks from the CMP!

    The date is marked on my calender and I have posted guards around it in hopes that I will not have any conflicts arising.

    Pacer,

    I will require some a fair share of instruction! Thanks for offering to help.

    -Boxcab
     
  11. Norton

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    Boxcab,

    I >technically< I'm pretty sure those are consdidered loaded magazines.
     
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    Hey Caillou, welcome to THR.


    I also have trouble seeing past 100 yards. I'm virtually blind in my right eye so I need some sort of scope on just about all rifles I shoot until I learn to shoot left handed.


    I have a feeling we're going to see a nice variety of 308 semiautos. :evil:
     
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    Too bad it is a Saturday. I won't be able to be there, but I'll be thinking about you guys.

    I know Norton already mentioned it, but for you out of state guys it helps to be reminded:

    MD law is strict on transport of firearms:

    -No loaded mags, speed loaders, or clips. They are considered a loaded gun and travelling with a loaded gun is illegal in MD.

    -Do not stop! Not for food, not for gas, not for a bathroom. In MD it is only legal to transport a gun from your home to the range (or store, or gunsmith) and most interpretations of the law include stops for anything, no matter how short, as being forbidden.

    -Your guns need to be locked in your trunk, or in your cargo area in a locked case if you have a stationwagen, hatchback or SUV with an open cargo area. The ammo has to be kept separate in the passenger area of your vehicle.

    The Eastern Shore may not be too bad, but in general MD police are not very pro-gun. Also, don't count on the Eastern Shore guys being OK, they may be a State Trooper from the Baltimore or Washington areas. Don't risk it and follow MD rules until you've left the state.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome, Spot, and for the details on MD gun laws, Norton and Chaim. They make it as hard as they can for gun owners in this Brave New World, don't they? Clearly they don't want folks like us becoming -- or remaining -- good riflemen. There was a time when civilian marksmanship was supported and encouraged by officialdom. One can only speculate why that's no longer the case, but I have an idea. I will definitely plan on being there with my FAL. Best to all, C.
     
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    Just an addendum to Chaim's post....the transport law (ie not stopping) only applies to handguns. Still a stupid law....
     
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    Where do we sign up?

    Norton,

    I am based in VA, Alexandria specifically. Where do we sign up?

    Looking forward to this one!
     
  18. Norton

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    tinygnat219,

    So sign up, per se. I'll post a thread over at The Rally Point and ask for a rough count so that we tell the food guys what to expect.

    If you're interested in the mini-Appleseed clinic, you'll probably want to tell Pacer so that he hold a spot for you.
     
  19. LeadPumper

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    Been too long...

    ...since we had a shoot.

    Too bad about the date though. I'll be at the SHOT show in Orlando that weekend.

    Still, hope everyone has a blast!

    -LeadPumper
     
  20. Norton

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    SHOT Show......how the heck did you swing that? (as Norton pouts in absolute envy) :p :p
     
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    SHOT show

    Buddy of mine works for a good FFL, I tag along as "Vice President of Marketing".

    Been to Vegas twice, this will be my first year in Orlando, next year back to Vegas (what a drag...:D )

    The stories and photos don't even come close to doing the show justice. And all the people I've met in the 'business' are just incredible.

    The shear size and scope are mind-boggling. After four grueling days of shuffling past thousands of vendor booths, my eyes get bleary after seeing the umpteenth ‘shottie’ (shot show hottie), my arms get numb from hefting the thirtieth or fortieth AR, my hands get calluses from racking the hundredth slide…

    Not to mention all the NFA stuff they have, and the floor shows and demonstrations: Team Safariland with Rob Leatham, Doug Koenig, Mike Voigt and the rest; Todd Jaret, Tom Knapp, R. Lee Ermey over at Glock...


    I tell ya, it’s just no fun at all anymore…

    -LeadPumper
     
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  22. Norton

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    I wish someone could hoook me up with a ticket :(
     
  23. Tyril

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    Sounds like a blast!

    I will try to attend.


    -mike
     
  24. LeadPumper

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    Norton- all you need is an FFL, any FFL will do. Including the $30 for three-year collectors C&R license. (I just use my buddy cause he has more money than me ;) )

    Ya'll shoot some fer me...


    -LeadPumper
     
  25. Simms65

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    It will be a long drive for me (I am about in Hagerstown), but I will do my darndest to be there! Sounds like A a blast!
    David
     
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