Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Southwest Florida Blogshoot - call for final nose count

The (first) Southwest Florida Blogshoot (catered by The Queen Of The World) is hard up upon us, and it looks like we will have enough people that I might be able to reserve the 200 yard private rifle and pistol range at the gun club.  I need to call them to reserve it on Thursday, so I need a final nose count from everyone.

What I need from you: Leave a comment saying that (a) you are coming and (b) the total number coming with you (some of you have said that you were going to bring your better half or a friend).

This is the Venue:

When: Saturday, November 14 at 12:30 PM

Where: Manatee Gun and Archery Club1805 Logue Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251

The Cost: The range will charge $20 for a half day's shooting on the public range, but it will be $15 for the private range if we get 15 people (and thus the request for the nose count).  The public ranges have 100, 200, and 300 yard ranges, plus a 25 yard pistol range.  The private range has 25 to 200 yard rifle/pistol lanes.  All Ranges are covered, but it looks like Tropical Storm Eta might (hopefully) be gone by then.  Please check the gun club web site for range rules - footwear, eye and ear protection, (for the ladies) nothing low cut, etc.*

The Queen Of The World is planning to bring lunch.  Charlie Foxtrot, thanks for the offer of the crock pot of beans, but I don't think that there's electricity.  In any case, The Queen Of The World is a Force of Nature when she is planning an event, and she is planning this is full force.  

The following people have said they are coming:


Derek Ward


Big Country Expat 

Dixie Dennis

David L

Kevin Creighton (Ammoman)




Charlie Foxtrot

Please confirm with a headcount and I will reserve the range. 

* Unless you plan on dong the Hot Brass Dance, of course.


Divemedic said...

I am coming. It appears like I will be alone.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Borepatch;

As much as I want to attend, I have to pass for the moment....When y'all do another one, I should be able to attend. My apologies and regrets :(

Miguel GFZ said...

Me and the missus conformed. Let's get that private range

PS: I am a certified NRA Range Safety Officer and I was an IDPA Safety for a decade with several sanctioned matches under my ample belt.

For the ladies, close necked shirt or t-shirt, closed toe shoes, preferably tennis shoes. And pretty please, long pants of the denim or other tough fabric. I have seen copper jackets bounce back, slice through flimsy fabric and go on to injure flesh.

Remind me to tell the funny story connected with that incident

Derek Ward said...

I’m coming, and it’ll be just me.

Miguel GFZ said...

Reader MiniMe tried to post a comment here but could not. He is also coming

David L said...

Will be there, better 1/2 remains at home.

David L said...

at BigCountry -- Hey Borepatch -- Put me in for 2, I'm Jewish, so if youre charging by the nose, you might as well count/charge me twice. LMFJAO

Fredrick said...

I'm in, just 1.

Ratus said...

I'm still attending, just myself.

Kevin Creighton said...

I'm in, just me.

Come rain or shine.

And I too am an NRA RSO and (lapsed) USPSA RO.

Pachydermis2 said...

Of the various potential problems with low cut shirts the issue of hot shell casings and where they might end up is not the most interesting one. To be fair in these odd times you should also advise any guys who still have a 1970's Disco four buttons open and a gold medallion thing going on to likewise do themselves, and for Gods sake all of you, a favor and change with the times....


SgtBob said...

I will be there with oldest son, Michael.

HMS Defiant said...

Have a good time. Wish I could make it.

BigCountryExpat said...

Still in... not sure of the Serbian War Criminal... Sapper -should- be coming unless he gets called in to work..
@ David L: Looking forward to meeting you!

BigCountryExpat said...

OH Also: Food: Crockpot of Chili mebbe or I can do dessert... I bake pretty well and can do some cookies... Let me know what we need!

Borepatch said...

BigCountryExpat, cookies would be nice. It looks like the count is 16, which is kind of a lot of cookies

Borepatch said...

Pachydermis2, I har some awesome disco shirts back in the '70s. And no, I won't wear them.