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Shot show get together?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by Jon Coppenbarger, Dec 3, 2005.

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  1. Jon Coppenbarger

    Jon Coppenbarger Member

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    Are we going to get together again this year like we have done for the last several years?
    Any locals want to ram rod it again for the reservations. The last place was pretty neat but maybe we can find something that is not so noisy?
    How about the steak place what ever it is called. Read some good revues last year on it. Will have to look it up.
    Sat sounds the best like last year but I am open for either night. I will be in town fri and sat myself.
    Count me in for 2 to start it off.
    I plan on giving more time to the gun show at mandalay bay as I think it is the same weekend again.

    Jon
     
  2. 50 Shooter

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    A friend who's an FFL is putting me down as a guest so I just might be there.

    Will try to link up with everyone.
     
  3. 444

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    Can you be more specific on where you would like to eat John ?

    I know we do this every year, but could people post their suggestions on where to get together ? I wasn't really happy with the get together last year. We basically just sat down and ate: there wasn't anywhere for everyone to get together and talk. Prior to eating, we didn't even know for sure who was part of our group. After dinner, most people just got up and left.
    How big of a consideration is price ?
    How big of a consideration is location (close to strip ?).
    Obviously there are lots of great restraunts in and around the Las Vegas strip. There are also obviously tons of places to get together in Las Vegas.
     
  4. Owen

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    I'll be at SHOT on business, but I will try to show up for whatever you guys arrange.
     
  5. Jon Coppenbarger

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    You got the exactly same feeling I had.
    I liked the food but between the prices, noise and everything else it made it hard to visit anybody other than the one or two folks around you and you new some of them anyway.

    I think close to the strip is the best for several reasons but mainly it is close for some of the vendors that have to stay untill they close up and most folks from out of town are already close by.

    I am really open to suggestions and even the chinese place was really a more friendly place to talk to everyone without the noise. How is Lowery's? not that is where I want to go but curious anyways.

    50 Shooter & Owen we will get the time and dates down before everybody heads out there. I might be starting this kinda early but its right at 2 months when we leave and we most likely should make the resrvations soon after the new year or shortly after that.
    Owen we had in the past two years made in around 7 ish I believe so everyone had time to go back and clean up before they came over and we were done early enough to still go out on the town if we wished. Last time it was a sat as I think most folks were in town for that night also.

    So 444 shoot us some ideals as we have a little time and we should get some more feed back from others before we have to make arangments.

    I plan on having a good time in Vegas. I hope to get all my bussiness done on friday and early sat and then spend time at the gun show as that was a very nice show and I had no ideal it was like that at the Mandalay bay.


    Jon
     
  6. Spreadfire Arms

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    if you have a rental car in Vegas for SHOT Show, go eat at the Claimjumper in Henderson. It is at I-215 at Green Valley on the N/W side of the intersection, right across from Green Valley Ranch.

    bring your appetite. they have racks of ribs that hang off both sides of the plate and eclairs as large as footballs. it tops any of the casino buffets.
     
  7. 444

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    Lowry's is OUTSTANDING. But, it is going to be at the higher end of the mid-range price scale. And, I would say that it would be more appropriate to dress better than jeans. I don't know what the restraunt is like as far as people being able to mingle: I have never been there.
    I used to work at a fire station right by there and one time a year they come to the fire station and put out their full spread for the firemen. The food was to die for. Some of the best I have ever eaten.

    If we want to mainly get together to visit we have other options besides restraunts on the strip. A bar would probably be a better venue for visiting. They have food and people who don't want to drink don't have to drink. On the other hand, if the main point is eating and visiting is just a sideline, a resturant would be a better choice.
     
  8. Chris Rhines

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    I had kind of the same feeling about the 2005 SHOT Show meetup. It was a lot of fun, and the veal was fantastic, but I'd personally perfer someplace a bit more geared towards conversation.

    - Chris
     
  9. Gary G23

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    I just signed up for the Shot Show. In the last 18 years I've only missed one.
     
  10. bill2

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    This will be my first time at a SHOT show, so I definitely want to meet up with you guys. I'm up for any type of food.

    let me know where.
     
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    I agree that we should meet someplace different. The "Hole In The Wall" was great but difficult for conversation. I will be at the Shot Show again this year and would like to meet up with the THR crowd again.
    Many shooters are hearing handicapped and have difficulty in crowded, noisy environments. However I want to express my appreciation for the fine job the organizers did last year. I had a good time with some very nice people. The bar has no value to me nor does the free wine. I like good food and good people. The "Hole In The Wall" had both.
     
  12. Henry Bowman

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    Looks like it is official that I am going this year. :D I will attend whatever THR get-together is planned.

    This will be a business trip for me. :cool: I will be meeting existing clients and seeking new clients in need of IP (patent/trademark/copyright/licensing) legal services. Any referrals would be greatly appreciated.
     
  13. Correia

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    My company will be there. I agree about last year's location. Someplace a little more geared towards conversation would be nice.
     
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    I will be there. let's decide on a place to meet, and what time. I assume later in the evening, say 800 pm?
     
  15. pax

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    85% chance I'll be there.

    pax
     
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    Pax,

    It would be an honor to meet you in person. I hope you can make it.

    Will you be signing your latest book, Bits of Wisdom from an Armed Mother?
     
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    pax, you better be there. :) They have MANGO SALSA!

    Book? Huh?
     
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    Henry ~

    :D Thanks for the kind word.

    Larry ~

    No, no book. Henry was just being flattering.

    (Heh, speaking of which ... what the status on yours now???)

    pax
     
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    pax, I'll send you a PM with the update.
     
  20. Henry Bowman

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    Any update on a meet-up?
     
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    I can 100% make it if it's NOT on Thursday night. I strongly urge a place that is NOT noisy. The whole point in getting together is to get acquainted with each other and to be able to hear each other's comments and ideas.

    The Chinese place we went to (just off the Strip) a couple of years back allowed for plenty of parking and was quiet enough where we could all hear one another in conversations. I'd be happy to go there again.

    I'll be hosting my friend Rudy DuFour (NRA Action Pistol national coordinator) during the Show, and if possible I'd like to invite him to join us.
     
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    Any updates on the Shot Show THR dinner? May I ask if last years organizers were treated fairly? Did everyone pay their fair share? Sometimes when there are group dinners people forget to pay up. Did that happen last year?
     
  23. Jon Coppenbarger

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    Yeah I believe they were treated fairly. A few of us made sure the hat was passed for the one or two who stiffed the rest of us. NO I was not happy with having to pay around $50 for a plate of calimari and two drinks because of the one or two who stiffed us.
    I know who one of them was because I was sitting beside the person who will stay un-named. I watched on purpose as I was pre warned and they were right. Put it this way I saw no one from this forum do it.
    I really think the only concerns are having a place that is a little less noisy so we can talk.
    We are about 3 weeks away and I have not heard of any more plans.

    I so have plans on one night but it does not mater if it is on a fri or sat.
    Do have some personal friends I know who are going this year that I spend time with for a week or two at the national matches so my evenings are pretty well taken.
    If dinner is going to be planned we need to get it done.
     
  24. Owen

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    I liked the chinese place also.
     
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    How about one of many LV buffets? They have good variety of food, are cheep, and make everyone pay at the door.
     
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