Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dallas area Blogshoot - lock and load for April 21

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 :

U.S. Citizen
45er
Dwight Brown
Southern Belle and Kx59
Daniels
Bill in Austin
Shepherd K
TriggerFinger
That Guy
Bob S
Cap'n Jan
John Farrier
Pat St. John
Teke
Mark (from Corpus Christi)
DropCrate
Jennifer
An Ordinary American
Mark Smith
Rabbit
Texas Sean
Shepherdk

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.



Potential Attendees:

Kevin Baker
Paladin
YeOldFurt

* 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.

35 comments:

Kevin said...

Hey! You moved the date! I might be able to make this one! Gotta go ask the wife...

Anonymous said...

Just a small observation. April 21st is San Jacinto Day. You probably thought of it.
YOF

45er said...

Unfortunately, I'm out. That falls on a weekend we are going to be on vacation. You guys have more fun than should be allowed, though.

West, By God said...

Dang it. I just landed at DFW, I i am only in for this week. maybe next time.

Borepatch said...

Damn, Greg. If I were in Austin maybe we could get together.

Old NFO said...

I can't make that one, and it's pre-BAN, not pre-bad... :-) Although it IS pretty bad for those folks...

Pat St. Jean said...

Already marked it off on my calendar. Trying to talk she who must be obeyed into joining us...

Kevin said...

My wife said "GO!" so all I have to do is schedule a couple of days off. I think I'll be there! Where's a good place to stay near the range? Anybody else going between Tucson and Dallas who wants to ride with me? And can my Mustang make it to the range area OK?

daniels said...

50% chance I'll make it, depending on my schedule.

I'll let you know more as the date approaches.

Paladin said...

I'm workin' on it.... keeping my fingers crossed. BTW, I didn't realized April 8 was Easter weekend either. I guess I can scratch "Right Wing Religious Extremist" off my list of potential labels too :)

GreyLocke said...

Unfortunately Tires and struts for the van are going to take a major hit in my budget in 9 days. So I won't be able to attend. Everyone should have fun and drink a Diet Coke for me.

Southern Belle said...

We will be there with Bells on! And Guns... and Ammo!!!

John Farrier said...

I won't be able to make it. But I hope that you all have a good time.

Bob S. said...

I will probably make a few of the old timers at the club mad but I think I would rather be at the blog shoot then the annual youth day.

Oh well, I tend to make them mad at least once a week anyways.

Looking forward to it.

Let me know if there is anything else we need to load up. I seem to be one of the locals to this event.

An Ordinary American said...

Putting it on the calendar.

--AOA

P.S. All of my guns are boring, just like me.

Mark Smith said...

I'm game! Let me know if anyone is carpooling from north Dallas, it's close to an hour's drive for me heh.

Thinking of bringing the long-range rifle out - what's the longest distance we can shoot at?

Jennifer said...

Count us as a maybe. Budget, etal. We will do our best though. Us, as in, Me and EvylRobot of EvylRobot.com and TheHolsterSite.com

Mark Smith said...

Also, let me know if anyone wants to do clay shooting. If so, does anyone have a thrower?

Teke said...

I won't be able to make it much to my disappointment.
I will be traveling to West TX the weekend after for Work. Doing our annual D.R. drill. I won't be able to leave the wife with the kids 2 weekends in a row without repercussions such as sleeping on the couch and worse.

Shepherd K said...

If it had been Sunday, I coulda made it. I can't do Saturday though.

maddmedic said...

I and my boyz and possibly a couple of other shooty types will be at our local range, since Texas is like way on the OTHER end of I35...

A Teleshoot....Heh...

Bill in Austin said...

Unfortunately I'll be tied up that weekend, nothing kinky just family related. Y'all have a bunch of fun and be safe out there.

Uncle Kenny said...

Hmm. I have to be in Dallas on the 21st for a family event. There should be plenty of time to stop by for at least a cameo appearance.
Hope Kevin can make it, too.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I could make it? I have a wife that is parlaized frome the wast down, depends if I could get some one to stay with her for that day.
I ownly live about 12 miles away, that what the Mapquest says.
Sincerely Stepinit.

Theredneckengineer said...

I will probably make it to the shoot if the invitation is extended to small-time bloggers like me.....
I am a member of the TDSA range out there in Ferris, is that where this shoot is taking place?

Borepatch said...

Redneckengineer, you'd be very welcome. I can't say the name of the range, but don't imagine that there are many ranges in Ferris.

The Google map link should have some decent resolution.

Cormac said...

Is blogging a prerequisite? How about reading and commenting on other people's blogs?
I was planning a family range day for the 21st, but if this is an option, I can't think of a better introduction to shooting for my baby brother and sister (19 years old, and I've never brought them...I suck!).

Texas Sean said...

Would really love to come and that's a distinct possibility. Wish i still had those pre-ban mags but, alas, away they went. Thanks for the open invite and I will be sure to bring snacks aplenty and of course, ammo.

Borepatch said...

Cormac, readers and commenters are absolutely welcome.

Theredneckengineer said...

Borepatch:
I looked it up on Google Maps. Ironically, it is not the range I am a member of, but it is right around the corner from there. Literally about 5-10 minutes away.

Are there any range restrictions?
I know my range allows .50s and NFA weapons, drawing from the holster, rapid fire, etc. and I am allowed to take as many visitors I want for free, so if there are range restrictions at the original range, we could go around the corner to TDSA and shoot the politically incorrect stuff. That's my offer to anyone interested, anyway. =)

I'll dig through my mag stash, I know I have a couple of preban 20's and 30's.
Thanks for the reply.

LSP said...

Excellent result -- I'll be there. With guns and ammo. Maybe snacks.

God bless.

The Scribbler said...

I'd love to be there, but I am without transportation or firearms... Anyone heading down from the Plano/Richardson area have some extra car space? Let me know scribblerscrawls@gmail.com

Jim said...

Looks good on the calendar so far. I'm penciled-in to go, and will actually make some hotel reservations to push things in that direction.

Now, as to whether Her Irish Highness deigns to attend, or not, is the variable. She's shootin' more now, these days, so I'm optimistic.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Theredneckengineer said...

I might be able to give you a lift if needed. Plano is out of my way but not by much.

Texas Sean said...

Barring unforeseen circumstances, myself and my dear wife will both be attending. She is a photog, I will see if she'd care to bring her big Canon and do some other shooting as well. Looking forward to it!