OK, I have final confirmation on availability of the venue for 21 April, so let's lock the date. Details below.
Date/Time: Saturday, 21 April 2012 1100 hours.
Location: 3100 E. Beltline Rd, Ferris, TX 75125.
What to bring: Water is important, and snacks are good. If you got 'em, bring your guns and ammo. At the New England blogshoots we always joked that we had enough guns to invade Canada. Since everything's bigger in Texas, we'll need guns - lots of guns.
Raffle: We're having a Blogshoot raffle to support our gunnie brothers and sisters trapped behind Enemy Lines in the People's Soviet* of Massachusetts. Each pre-ban AR magazine you donate to the Cause will get you one chance to win. I'll bring prizes, as well as the obligatory stuffed children's toy that we sacrifice to the Gunnie Ghods. Remember, these have to be pre-ban, meaning manufactured before 1994, or we can't send 'em to JayG and the Crew. Bring your old stuff - these are surprisingly hard to get in Massachusetts (which is the point).
Carpooling: The Texas Gun Blogosphere's own community organizer, Southern Belle has generously agreed to help, err, organize. While carpooling is a commie plot to undermine the fabric of American society, at $4/gal it's pretty dang expensive to do long road trips (ask me how I know!). We have folks in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas - and points outside and in between). If anyone is thinking about NOT coming because of the cost of gas (or the hassle of driving), please leave a comment here or over at her place. I can bring two people from Austin to and from the blogshoot, and if we can get a few other folks to volunteer, we can bring a Texas sized crew.
Here's the list of the folks who have expressed an interest :
Southern Belle and Kx59
Bill in Austin
Pat St. John
Mark (from Corpus Christi)
An Ordinary American
If all y'all can drop a comment to say whether you think you're in or out, and if you'd like to ride with someone, that'd be very much appreciated.
* Mrs. Borepatch keeps telling me that they don't have a proper Soviet there. I'm sure she can tell you why if you ask her. Me, I keep saying that they have an Improper Soviet there ...
UPDATE 25 March 2012 22:27: Epic Freudian slip corrected courtesy of Old NFO, who sadly can't make it. When we link up, the beers are on me, my friend.