We have 16 confirmed attendees, which is a great turnout. Here are some things to keep in mind
When: Saturday, November 14 at 12:30 PM
Where: Manatee Gun and Archery Club, 1805 Logue Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251
Really Where: Go to their office to sign their safety forms, then follow the signs to the range.
Facilities: Some of our readers are bringing their betters halves (as am I) and the fairer sex will be relieved to know that there are proper, civilized facilities in the club house. Gentlemen, please resist the urge to use "Gentleman's Prerogative" behind the bushes. You savages ...
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, and the weather looks like it should be good. Please check the gun club web site for range rules - footwear, eye and ear protection, (for the ladies) nothing low cut, etc.*
Safety: Please read their range safety info. Bring your eye and ear protection. If you don't have any, you can rent some at the clubhouse. The Queen Of The World is looking forward to bringing her brand new (pink) ones. Accessorize as you see fit.
Miguel and Kevin Creighton, you said that you were NRA certified Range Safety Officers. By the power vested in me by The Queen Of The World, you are delegated as Southwest Florida Blogshoot RSOs. It may be a rowdy crowd, so feel free to bring your brass knuckles/bear spray. There may or may not be a Manatee Gun Club RSO; we'll see.
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 all the requests for the nose count). If we can get the private range then I will cover the range cost and will hit all y'all up when you get there; otherwise you can each pay the club at the office (this will be sorted out by the time you get there).
Other Things To Bring: Guns. Lots of guns.
Also folding chairs.
Food: Lunch will be catered by The Queen Of The World.
Weather: It's still hurricane season, and so the weather might end up being nasty. Check this blog first thing Saturday morning before you come. I will put up a post saying either "Yes, we're good to go" or "We're rained out".
* Unless you plan on dong the Hot Brass Dance, of course.