Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Southwest Florida Blogshoot AAR

Man, that was fun and a HUGE thank you to everyone who came.  It was actually JayG's first New England Gunblogger shoot that got me into blogging,way back in the day and there is a real sense of camaraderie in these events.  Both Miguel and Big Country have their own AARs posted, and you should go check them out.

Of course people brought their guns.  A popular saying up at the New England blogshoots was "We have enough guns to invade Canada."  Kevinn Creighton of Ammoman - a Canadian from Calgary - was quick to point out that it wasn't enough to invade his part of Canada.

The turnout was very good - final count was 20 which is really good for these. There was a mixup at the range where they didn't give us the private range, so we only had 25 yard shooting, rather than a couple hundred.  That will get fixed next time for sure.  But people had a lot of fun - these are as much about meeting folks in meetspace as about the shooting.  There was a lot of support for doing this regularly, and so I will start planning the next one, tentatively scheduled for February.

This isn't an Evil Black Rifle.  It's an Evil Red, White, and Blue Rifle ...

I think this is an FN 1000 or something similar.

The Tavor was cool.

Big Country brought his homemade flame thrower.  It works great as the world's coolest Super Soaker.

Remember, as T-Bolt points out shotguns are not a great weapon against Zombies.  However, this helps you in those quick-reload situations ...

I will put up a post later about more of the social aspects, but wanted to give you a sense of the shooty goodness that was had.


  1. Met some good people. Good to put guilty faces to bloggers. I was firing the M1 Garand from a walker, and I have to say it ain't easy. Will do better next time.

  2. Sounds like a good time was had by all involved. I'd like to invite myself to the next one if I can.

  3. I wish I could have made it. Let's see what can be done in February.

  4. Totally fun!
    Great Pics and looking forward to doing it again!

  5. PS-90. Fun little gun, even more fun as full auto! Glad y'all had fun!

  6. It's a FN2000, BP.


  7. Hey Borepatch;

    Mack and I will be there in February.

  8. Sorry I missed it; we had another commitment; particularly being right next door somewhere just west of Sarasota.
    Next one's February? did I miss the exact date?

  9. Well I’m glad you put that one on for the guys BP. That was really good of you guys to go to all that effort.

    Wouldn’t mind some range reports if you have them...

  10. Hey now I'm really sorry I couldn't make it. But don't let this be the last.

  11. Sorry I couldn't make it, but the commute is killer. Sounds like you all had a great time.

    Maybe catch you another day...


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