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Update: 2007 Summer National THR Get Together At The NRA Whittington Center (NM)

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by Justin, Jun 26, 2006.

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  1. s&w 24

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    An Idea for a pre weekend activity is maybe if he is free have Gabe Suarez teach a class. He'll be in Texas around the time of the get to gether and If there is enough intrest he may be up to it.
     
  2. Travis McGee

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    Man, I would SO like to make a THR fest in northern New Mexico!!!
     
  3. Kamicosmos

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    Art, I am a NRA member, so you can update that list.

    This is great that we have a date set now! I was just thinking on my way into work tonight about what I wanted to do for my vacation next spring. I was thinking, "Something in the Southwest would be nice." Then I recalled the early discussion of this event, and good thing I checked! So, I'll get this marked on my calendar.

    Is there going to be opportunity for and/or a class in Long Range Rifle shooting?
     
  4. hobbeeman

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    This sounds like fun!
    I too learned about it from Justin's signature. My 13 y/o son will be getting out of school the week after this event, but we will try to talk momma (the boss) into letting us come.
    I am an NRA member.
     
  5. Art Eatman

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    Noted; updated.
     
  6. Lennyjoe

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    FYI, I can be up there as early as the Saturday before. I plan on taking the whole week off anyway. Buddy of mine has family in Raton so we will be up there anyway. If you guys need me to do anything between the Saturday before and the end of the show by all means let me know.
     
  7. mrsig

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    Art, I am a NRA member. I will likely be able to attend.

    - Sig
     
  8. KMKeller

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    Carpool anyone?

    I'll get this started now. I'll be driving out from North Carolina. Anybody wanna carpool?
     
  9. ctdonath

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    1 NRA member here just found out about it from Justin's signature. Wanna go, keep me updated!
     
  10. cgraham

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    I "joined" the NRA for this event, and paid a small amount, declining the magazines etc.

    All I got back besides literature was an NRA member sticker, and an invitation to join the NRA for another $25. No card. I think something referred to me as an "associate member".

    Does that count for this event and for NRA-sponsored events?

    C
     
  11. gunsmith

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    how about motorcycle riders

    from the west? I hope to have another one by the time to go.
    Some of you may have a hard time keeping up with me though:evil:
     
  12. sm

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    For those that have asked...

    ...and I have no idea why

    Yes I am planning on being part of the Colorado Contingency. I'll be the guy running from Sandy Ashcraft with a cast iron skillet in hand and using Sadie as a shield. It worked last time... ;)

    Yes I am planning on bringing a copy of The Old Man and The Boy by Ruark and reading to kids - don't matter how big the kids are, just I plan on having a reading session and passing the book around and sharing with kids of all ages and sizes.

    I figure we can get Art to be the "Old Man" and I can be the "Boy" and he tell me how stupid I look "getting all caught up in fence" , or "pick only one quail to shoot, don't be just blasting away at the whole covey".

    Fair warning : I plan on spoiling kids and dawgs something fierce. :)

    Steve
     
  13. gunsmith

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    just don't start

    singing any Bob Seeger tunes :neener:
     
  14. sm

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    It is Seger :D

    I could not carry a tune if it had handles on it...

    I have fired thousands of shotgun rds while Seger was being played...ditto with some other artists.

    Larry, Dave and a few others are attempting to bribe me into doing something...involves me with a shotgun, Seger being played, and me doing : Here is a little something from back in...

    I am not really planning on shooting at this gathering, except to take BP lessons and use a BP shotgun. :D

    My main thing is to meet folks, spoil kids, dawgs, RO and mess with folks something crazy while I pull "Crazy Quail" - Warning - I pull this rough and take no mercy! :evil:

    Oh and EAT some good food!

    Larry and Dave - few others know of what I speak. My sig song was "Turn the Page"...and things got a "little out of of normal" *snicker*.

    I'll have to instruct someone on how to pull this thing...
     
  15. CobraF100

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    You can add me to the list..

    I just checked MapQuest and it says:

    Total Est. Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 149.86 miles
    (Finally after being Transferred with the Military something I want to do is not on the other side of the Country from us....:what: )

    So I'll be there and So should my Wife and Son (6yrs by that time).
    If for some reason my Wife can't come it will because she has Re-Deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan.

    I'll be getting our NRA Membership within the next month.
     
  16. Lennyjoe

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    I'd like to offer rides but I'll be up hunting turkey in AZ White mountains prior to arriving there. I'm taking 3 weeks off so I'll be in Raton plenty early.
     
  17. DRZinn

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    As it stands at the moment, I'll be driving out from San Diego - carpoolers welcome, PM me.
     
  18. bratch

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    Looks like I may be in Albuquerque May 7-18 so Raton will be an easy trip north. Only problem will be having my smoke sticks I'll be in class in Albuquerque for class so I'm not sure how I can transport my stuff.
     
  19. Larry Ashcraft

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    Bratch,

    If you're driving to Q-Town, I can arrange for secure storage for your firearms while you're there.

    That is if you trust my brother. ;)
     
  20. bratch

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    Larry,

    Sounds good I'm not sure if I'll be driving or flying yet. Once it gets closer I'll have a better idea.
     
  21. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

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    Put me down. I've been lax about the NRA membership. I'll be rejoining shortly.

    If anyone wants a ride close at hand wants a ride, let me know. For that matter, I'll post my route later and if anyone close to the route wants a ride, let me know.
     
  22. gunsmith

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    What about a talent show?

    We have some real comedians here:neener:
    I can play a little guitar...

    Some of us (not me , I'm a nice guy) have gotten quite angry with each other
    how about a boxing match?
     
  23. JohnBT

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    Mapquest? Hmmm...

    Looks like I'd better start packing.

    Total Est. Time: 26 hours, 53 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 1763.60 miles
     
  24. sm

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    Breaker one-nine, this here the "Duck" - we got ourselves a Convoy!

    Let the Gumball Rally Begin!

    Takin' the backroads so I wouldn't get weighed...

    Road Trip!

    Yo! Bandit , you out there son...

    We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of smokes, it is dark, and we are wearing sunglassses - Hit it!!

    Are we there yet?

    -
    Little something from back in..

    Bustin' nineteen, Bootlegger here
    Gotcha 'legger, Wing-Ding here-what's yer twenty?
    Just passed where Betty Lou and Bobby Joe got caught in Betty Lou's momma's Buick
    <snicker> 'legger, where headed?
    Big D


    -Smoky Bear here, you boys ain't speeding are you?

    "Oh no, that is against law sir!
    Everybody wave at the nice bear as we go by..."

    <wave>

    Like the man sez " Destination is great, don't mean the journey can't be fun"

    :D

    Bootlegger out...
     
  25. Old NFO

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    I gonna jump in too- My May trip for next year just got cancelled :D I'm a NRA member also.
     
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