Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Utah Gathering - Let's plan a big one.

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by George Hill, Mar 4, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. George Hill

    George Hill Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    6,842
    Location:
    Uintah Basin, UT
    Early this summer, or still in the spring before it gets too hot.

    What do you guys think?

    EDIT:

    DATE: June 12th
    Place: Strawberry Resevoir.
    It's about 20 mintes east of Heber City on Hwy 40 (on the other side of the canyon). Meeting location is at the "Renegade" camping zone. (Park Rangers have area maps if you want one) To get there just go in and go straight through past the ranger station and follow the road south. Renegace is on the southern side of the lake.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2004
  2. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    3,451
    Location:
    Utah
    Oh yeah. I'm up for it.

    Wes
     
  3. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,755
    Location:
    Utah
    I'd like in, but I have one restriction, my truck is down for the forseeable future, all I have is a car. I would be willing to meet somewhere and chip in for gas though.

    I would love to meet some of the faces behind the posts.:D
     
  4. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,648
    Location:
    SLC
    Ben, I've met many of them, and trust me, they ain't pretty. :)

    I'm up for it. We just need to plan far enough in advance that everybody can schedule it. We can do it at the regular old place, and just ferry people up to the top. Or if anybody else has a good spot, please let us know.
     
  5. George Hill

    George Hill Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    6,842
    Location:
    Uintah Basin, UT
    How about JUNE 12th.

    The Utah Mega Gathering.

    Locations? The bowl is a bit problematic for most people... unless you have a 4X4 with some clearance or Larry's Caprice, you can't get up there.

    PMAA range? West desert by the Pony Express Trail? I wonder if we could be allowed to use one of Camp Williams ranges... The Farm?

    Invite all the utah gun companies and dealers to come out and represent... invite the National Guard units to come out and take a part. Eric can put out some of his holsters to show off... kind of have a non-official gunshow / knob creek... Hey - even invite the local police to participate in some IDPA style shooting competition.
    Free CCW Classes, and pistol instruction. Food... Safe kids zone for the little ones to be watched over by those not shooting... like wives and such who don't want to shoot... Bring the family kinda thing. Some kiddie games and face painting and what not.
    Even invite *shock* some journalists. Make this a Pro-Gun, not all gun owners are redneck hicks sort of thing... get some positive recognition for the Utah shooting community... and then while the media is watching - ask them if we seem like people too dangerous to be on UofU campus.

    With a June 12th date - we can plan ahead, alter scheduals, put some effort into this, and make it a huge freaking event.
     
  6. K40

    K40 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Eastern Nevada
    im there...

    im from eastern NV, if you plan it-they will come!
     
  7. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,755
    Location:
    Utah
    Mr. Hill,

    That would be wonderful, that's plenty of notice. But if we're going that big, the desert would be the easiest to find the necessary room.
     
  8. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,648
    Location:
    SLC
    George, for an event of that nature I would advise doing it latter than June 12th. Seriously. Something like that would require some hard core planning, and scheduling. Plus something like that would just not be possible on an unorganized range. You would have to have to rent all of the FARM or WSA or Lee Kay. Safety officer hat on/ if you were having shooting, selling, BSing, and kiddies, in one general area, you need lanes of fire and different areas. (not to mention water, shade, and toilets) :)

    Plus when you have a gathering of that many people, from all sorts of different walks of life, and it is an organized event, you have liability to worry about. Something like this would be better done under an existing (and insured) organization's banner.

    I'm a match director locally, and I put on matches with about 50 or so people. These work out well, but that is usually with only one activity going on. Complicate that and it is going to be like herding cats. :) I have no doubt it could be done, but it needs serious work.

    A better bet would be to have a regular old fun shoot/get together now, and use that to begin to lay serious plans for the Mega event you are describing.

    Plus June 12th I hope to be in Parma Idaho shooting in the MGM Ironman. :p (about 1,500 rounds in one day, yee haw!) So I'm a little biased against that day.
     
  9. Corey ACP

    Corey ACP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2003
    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    UT
    As a long time desert rat, remember this about the west Utah deseret in June....HOT+WIND+DUST=less than good time, not great for shooting or camping either if that interests anyone at all. Mid to late May is much better for the desert, or wait until September. But Hey, If I can make it at all I'm in.
     
  10. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,648
    Location:
    SLC
    Guys, trust me on this one, if Corey makes it, I know who the best shooter is going to be. :D
     
  11. Corey ACP

    Corey ACP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2003
    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    UT
    Larry I blush...A guy has one good day and he's marked for life. I can bring a few plate racks as well as a few dozen bowling pins if that is what the group feels like doing. Just gotta hope there is not a bumper crop of those &*6#$^8(*&% crickets this year........:D
     
  12. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    3,451
    Location:
    Utah
    Haven't you read one of the many threads where I mentioned Mormon Cricket hunting? That's the funnest thing you can do with a firearm.

    However, for a large group of people who all want to shoot, I can certainly see your point.

    Wes
     
  13. Corey ACP

    Corey ACP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2003
    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    UT
    Yeah, FUME., ......I never saw your posts, but did expend a few 9mm rounds on a couple of occasions. When the little, (big) buggars are climbing on a juniper tree, you can get a pretty good splat.:eek: I guess a .22 would work as well, but I'd hate to piss them off. BTW, they carry off their dead. :D
     
  14. George Hill

    George Hill Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    6,842
    Location:
    Uintah Basin, UT
    I was thinking FARM actually. Might cost some money, but we could perhaps get "Sponsors" to cover it.

    I think with a little work, we could pull it together.


    Wait a second.

    "Work"?

    Screw it - Let's just get together for a casual shoot someplace and bring the whole crew together.
     
  15. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,648
    Location:
    SLC
    Here is a little shameless self promotion, :) we are having a 3gun match at the FARM on March 20th. www.udpl.net if any of you local guys are interested.
     
  16. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    3,451
    Location:
    Utah
    Yeah, they eat 'em. Filthy little buggers. :barf:

    Is there an age requirement or something? I was going to join before, but I don't have a rifle :uhoh:, so I couldn't do the 3-gun matches. I do want to do the IDPA stuff though. I'd really like to see what it is you guys do out there... are spectators okay?

    Wes
     
  17. Corey ACP

    Corey ACP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2003
    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    UT
    WES, Absolutely!!! Come out join in the fun. If you prefer to just observe, why thats OK also. I can't imagine showing up and not wanting to bust a few caps though. Everyone that has ever shot at a match was brand new at one time or another. You will find that all at this club are extremely friendly and more than willing to help a first time shooter, (competetor).


    Go to the club web page and check it out www.udpl.net
     
  18. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,648
    Location:
    SLC
    Wes, you are more than welcome to spectate. If you are interested in shooting I can probably scrounge up a rifle for you. Or if you just want to come along and watch, look for me in the morning. (I'm going to be the really tall, big, balding, goateed guy that is going to be bossing everybody around in the morning during the setup). :)

    There is no age limit. We have some teenagers that shoot pretty regularly, and one 16 year old that is really good.
     
  19. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    3,451
    Location:
    Utah
    AAAARRRRGGH.

    Oh, MAN! :mad: I just checked my schedule, thinking, "If I've got to work, I'll just trade the shift." I thought I was oh-so smart. Well, it turns out that it's one of the big events that night, and there's no one to trade with. :mad: All of them are already working.

    So I've got to work at 2:00 that afternoon... what time do the festivities begin? I'm hoping that I'll be able to see some shooting before I have to zip back to Tooele to go to work.

    :rolleyes: I just can't win.

    Wes
     
  20. Dave R

    Dave R Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    3,628
    Location:
    Idaho
    Keep workin' it, folks, and I'll come all the way from I-da-ho. I have relatives down there, and need a good excuse to visit.
     
  21. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,648
    Location:
    SLC
    Wes, we start shooting around 9:00. 8 or so stages usually. (I don't know JohnL designed this one). We usually finish around 2:00 or so.
     
  22. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    889
    Location:
    Utah
    Dang, how did I miss this one.?? I am in. I would prefer more of a casual shoot out in the west desert, but I would be up for most anything.
    The wife and I have a new kid on the way, due first part of June so that might be my only downfall.
     
  23. George Hill

    George Hill Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    6,842
    Location:
    Uintah Basin, UT
    I’m going shooting this Saturday, March 13th, 2:00PM.
    I’m going to The Utah Shooting Academy , 55 North 1400 West, Lindon, UT 84042 (801) 785-7880. (Driving Directions: From I-15 take exit 276 and turn West on 1600 North. Drive west on 1600 North and turn right (north) on Geneva Road. Drive north on Geneva Road under the freeway overpass, through the traffic light, and over the railroad tracks. Just past the railroad tracks (the ones that run diagonally to Geneva Road), turn left on Center Street (There's a large steel building on the northwest corner). Drive west on Center Street. It will curve to the southwest. Follow it until you come to the stop sign at the end of the street. At its end, Center Street intersects 1400 West. Turn right (northwest) on 1400 West, drive about half a block, and turn left into the driveway. If you come to the barricade at the end of 1400 West, stop, and look at the building directly to your left. That's the Utah Shooting Academy.)

    If you are a near there, come shooting, and afterwards, let’s grab something to eat!
     
  24. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,755
    Location:
    Utah
    See you there. Looking forward to finally seeing a face behind the posts.
     
  25. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    3,451
    Location:
    Utah
    Aw, man... I wish I didn't have to work. Unfortunately, my only hours at my crappy job are weekend hours.

    :rolleyes:

    At any rate, we should really do this Utah Bash. It would be great. Like 12 Volt, a casual shoot in the desert would be preferable, but I'll try to go to anything.

    There aren't a lot of good places in Tooele to shoot (unless you like rough, uneven ground), but I know a couple of places that are within a half hour of here.

    Anybody have a favorite spot that could accomodate a lot of people and a lot of noise? :D If it's in the boonies, or free of cost otherwise, we'll probably attract more members... However, I'm a die hard, and I'll pay anything reasonable to meet you guys. ;)

    So let's hear them ideas!

    Wes
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page