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Anyone interested in a Texas/surrounding area get together?

Postby JAG2955 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:48 pm

I was driving out to the range on Wednesday, and I started counting members in the vicinity of East Texas/driving distance. I asked at the range if they would be willing to rent out part of the range to a group of people. They said that they do, and to call their admin person. I figured that I'd ask here to see if there would be any interest in a GunCounter rendezvous.

The range is located outside College Station, TX. I have not yet inquired about price, but they said that we could easily rent a pistol/shotgun bay, and what they call "shooters ridge", which is a hill overlooking steel targets from 100-500yds. We may also be able to fit in at their 150-1100 yard steel range, but that is the most expensive one to rent, but we might be able to use it if no one else is. One of the nicest things about this range is the sheer number of steel targets there. Everything (NFA, MGs, rapid fire is encouraged) is allowed, except M855 (someone ventilated a Texas Star target on the pistol range recently.) I'd have to check on Tannerite. They have a clubhouse/classroom with indoor restroom and a sink. There may even be a stove, I'm not sure. Some picnic areas outside as well, in the vicinity of "shooters ridge" as well as the classroom.

The whole complex is a huge ranch, so there's lots of room, even when there are other people there. At least one of our members may be interested to know that there is a range member who flies his Piper Cub out to the range, lands, shoots, and takes off, all from the complex.

I didn't ask about specifics, but they may allow interested parties to camp/RV. If not, College Station is a relatively short 15-20 minute drive away, with lots of restaurants and hotels.

If it's not too late, I'd think maybe early May, but I'm just spitballing. Do it before it gets too damn hot here.

Anyone interested? I'm willing to do some of the legwork/setup for this.

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Postby PawPaw » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:13 pm

I'm about five hours for College Station. Depending on which roads get fixed by then. I know at least one that washed out in the recent Sabine river flooding.

We'll be in Fort Worth on April 21-24 for the Texas State/ Southern Territorials shoot.
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Postby Combat Controller » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:19 pm

Since I have failed to put a Shooting Fiesta together for the last two or three years I am more than up for it.
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Postby JustinR » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:04 am

I'd be interested in attending, depending on timing and my work schedule.
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Postby Precision » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:08 am

Interested, certainly.

But we are attempting to buy a house on 20 acres, so I might be a bit preoccupied. Let me know the particulars and the wife and I might make it out.
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Postby Weetabix » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:51 am

10 hour drive for me. I'm lightly interested, depending on schedule, but don't count me in the tally.
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Postby Captain Wheelgun » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:37 am

College Station? Shouldn't be a problem for me. Just need to know the date so I can get time off of work.
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Postby Langenator » Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:08 pm

I'm waiting to hear about my application to the A&M PD. If I get the job, I'm game.

(I'm assuming you're talking about CCC. I haven't seen it since 2013. Love to see what they've done with it.)
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Postby Rumpshot » Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:35 pm

If you can use Tannerite, do a direct purchase from them. Don't pay retail through the local MOD.
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Postby JAG2955 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:05 pm

So counting me, we're at about 7? Who would be bringing family/friends?

Langenator wrote:I'm waiting to hear about my application to the A&M PD. If I get the job, I'm game.

(I'm assuming you're talking about CCC. I haven't seen it since 2013. Love to see what they've done with it.)


Yep, best range around here, though it's expensive. Shooter's ridge just got cleared out last week, it's almost wide open now.

What would be our preference for dates? I can call the admin on Wednesday (first day that they re-open after the weekend) to see what the cost would be.

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Postby JAG2955 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:18 pm

Alright, got a hold of their admin today.

It would be $30 per person for four hours of shooting for shooter's ridge and one pistol bay. They would prefer it to be on a Sunday, but I'm thinking that we'd rather have a Saturday. Am I right?

If we don't want the pistol bay, the price may decrease. I asked her to base the price off 20 people attending. $200 deposit required to book it.

Now I need some feedback. Dates, names/numbers, amount of time, etc. Do we want the pistol bay? I'd have to check to see if we could put up some closer targets on Shooter's Ridge.

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Postby JAG2955 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:59 pm

Feedback? Anyone interested?

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Postby Langenator » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:03 pm

If i get the job with the UPD, I'm down. But I won't be there till June at the earliest.
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Postby First Shirt » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:52 pm

Right now, The Minions are trying to con me into a trip to Wyoming this fall for pronghorns and mulies, so I'm pinching pennies so hard they squeal. If we can't finagle the trip (like if school doesn't cooperate) I might be able to swing it, but I won't know for sure until August.
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Postby Captain Wheelgun » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:56 am

I'm definitely interested, and I'm pretty open as far as the date. May or June would be good, before it gets super hot.
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Postby Rumpshot » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:51 pm

I am interested, but no way in hell I can pull it off this year.

Seriously, figure out a date, get it on the calendar and start moving forward guys. A generic target never gets hit.

Rumpshot's Revenge happens cause I want it to, and I set a date people can then try to fit into their calendar/schedule. If two people show up, great, if a whole bunch show up, even greater.

By the way, I do not consider this a competition to hold events. I think of it more as an excuse to meet you guys than anything else.
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Postby Denis » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:35 pm

First Shirt wrote:Right now, The Minions are trying to con me into a trip to Wyoming this fall for pronghorns and mulies
... if school doesn't cooperate...


Tell school you're taking the minions on an educational trip. That will be perfectly true - they will certainly learn plenty. That's what my brother always tells the teachers when he takes his kids away to hunt with us!

Lucky you!

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Postby Rod » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:46 pm

Sigh, two road trips this month then I'm headed for the Texas Republican Convention in May, won't be able to afford it. DAMMIT!
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Postby Combat Controller » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:40 am

I'm interested and so is Doc Russia, probably Eugene. But I do have my August pretty booked already. Pick a couple of range dates and I will tell you if Doc and I can make it.
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Postby AggieWalt » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:23 pm

I'd be in depending upon timing.
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Postby Termite » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:34 am

JAG2955 wrote: At least one of our members may be interested to know that there is a range member who flies his Piper Cub out to the range, lands, shoots, and takes off, all from the complex.

Well, that is interesting...... :geek:

How about some GPS coordinates(lat/long), so I can take a look via Google Earth...... 8-)
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Re: Anyone interested in a Texas/surrounding area get together?

Postby JAG2955 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:50 pm

Termite wrote:
JAG2955 wrote: At least one of our members may be interested to know that there is a range member who flies his Piper Cub out to the range, lands, shoots, and takes off, all from the complex.

Well, that is interesting...... :geek:

How about some GPS coordinates(lat/long), so I can take a look via Google Earth...... 8-)


How bout 30.434215, -96.258748

Not sure what his direction of approach is.

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Re: Anyone interested in a Texas/surrounding area get together?

Postby JAG2955 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:23 pm

Is May 7th too soon?

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Re: Anyone interested in a Texas/surrounding area get together?

Postby Captain Wheelgun » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:19 pm

JAG2955 wrote:Is May 7th too soon?

I could probably make that work.
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Re: Anyone interested in a Texas/surrounding area get together?

Postby Langenator » Fri May 27, 2016 1:43 am

Did this happen?

I'm asking because I (unofficially) got hired by the UPD. (I say unofficially because the Chief and the Lt who does recruiting have told me I've got the job, but it still has to go through TAMU HR.)

I should be there in July, depending on when I can get the transpo office to send the movers.
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Re: Anyone interested in a Texas/surrounding area get together?

Postby Captain Wheelgun » Fri May 27, 2016 8:20 am

Langenator wrote:Did this happen?

I'm asking because I (unofficially) got hired by the UPD. (I say unofficially because the Chief and the Lt who does recruiting have told me I've got the job, but it still has to go through TAMU HR.)

I should be there in July, depending on when I can get the transpo office to send the movers.

Nothing has happened yet. JAG2955 had suggested May 7, but nobody responded but me. Depending on his schedule, it's looking like late June or sometime in July may be possible.
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