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BonnieB
10-22-2012, 2:21 PM
The Gun Range will be open New Year's Day, and it seems like a great time to shoot. I expect it to be pretty quiet, but you never know...

Having a shoot on New Year's Day will certainly separate the real shooters from the wannabees. I'm thinking around 10 am, shoot a while then go get lunch.

Set your priorities straight and come shoot, but not hung over... Headaches and indoor ranges just don't mix. RSVP here, so we know how many to expect.

C3's will be wearing orange CGN caps so you can find us. Please wear your Calguns shirts, etc, so we can find you.

UPDATE: AFTER ACTION REPORT

The First Annual New Year's Day Shoot was a great success and everybody had a great time. It was very casual and low key. We gave away one of the first CGSSA T shirts and a lot of the new CGSSA stickers. CalGuns was certainly a presence at The Gun Range on NYD. Several non-members asked who we were and what we did.

We gathered around 9:30-10am. Almost half the Calgunners brought a " +1 ", wives, husbands, brothers, you name it. We're always glad to see new folks and all our shoots are family friendly. Lots of people were new to each other and made some new friends. It was a good thing we got there early, the place was over-run by noon.

We were able to completely fill the first two rooms (8 bays) of The Gun Range, with 12-14 people shooting at any given time, and taking turns. There were more guns of more types than I've ever seen outside a LGS, ever. From a tiny .22 handgun to the biggest semi-automatic rifle I ever saw (somebody remind me what it was. I could barely shoulder it, but I did). It seems everybody brought several guns and there was almost as much "ooh and ahh" as there was shooting.

It takes a certain amount of courage to shoot at an indoor range on NYD if you party at all. Nobody came hung over, and that was a good thing. They would have been invited to leave if they weren't safe to shoot.

You can read people's comments below. But these things came out of it.


People had a great time. Many were new to each other, many new to me, so socially it was a real success. I heard several shooting dates being set up for later in the month.


People want to do it again. So next year for sure.


People want to do more shoots of this type, so we like the idea of "National Holiday Shoots", early in the morning before it gets crowded, either indoors or out. Maybe with barbecue when it warms up.


We want to thank the folks at The Gun Range for being such great hosts and helping us to get bays that were all together, so it was like a private party.

bloodhawke83
10-22-2012, 3:12 PM
Sure, i should have my ar pistol done by then.

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Lazyme
10-22-2012, 8:48 PM
If this is a New Years Day event we should do something special.

dynamomark80
10-25-2012, 11:27 PM
maybe find some private land to run scenario/drills on to help me shed my winter lbs

in any case it would be nice to shoot with others and bs about stuff

NokSuCow
10-25-2012, 11:49 PM
Did I hear private land and scenarios? *Too bad i'm SoCal X.X

roushstage2
11-02-2012, 2:09 PM
I'll be at work, 110% guaranteed. :(

Lone_Gunman
11-04-2012, 3:13 PM
I'm interested. Especially if its at Sac Valley. Bonus points for being able to run carbine/shotgun/pistol drills on one of the private ranges.

DannyInSoCal
11-04-2012, 3:34 PM
I'd love to go -

But have a massive Vegas hangover planned.

Carry on....

gunace89
11-08-2012, 11:27 AM
Will probably be hungover haha! But that hasnt stopped me before, where would we be thinking of going?

XVIga_Rob
12-23-2012, 9:56 PM
I'll most likely be shooting. Just not really into the indoor thing.

elhefe50ss
12-24-2012, 6:52 AM
the gun range is a nice indoor range try it bro!!:44:

akoba
12-24-2012, 10:27 AM
I'm short on ammo. Only 180 rounds left (.223 & 5.56). I just used around 300 rounds last saturday and shoot all my .45 ammo. If i can get some more ammo, i will be there and leave before 01:45 pm (work is 2pm).

BonnieB
12-24-2012, 12:09 PM
The Gun Range sells ammo at a reasonable FTF price.

No guarantees that they'll have your size in stock though.

dynamomark80
12-25-2012, 5:06 PM
The Gun Range is pretty dam nice. I may drop by.
If your short on ammo the sell reloads pretty cheap on 500 round bags. cant afford 500? well make some friends and go halves on a bag. Winning
last time I was there they had 9mm, 45, 223 and maybe 40 too but im not sure on that one

that I know of its the only indoor range that allows rifles. 25 yards is close but I dont mind one bit

Loopwell
12-25-2012, 10:11 PM
I will see if I can make it, might be stuck in the bay...I would love to meet more calgunners in Sac.

akoba
12-27-2012, 4:28 PM
Who's coming to the new years day shoot?

elhefe50ss
12-27-2012, 5:42 PM
I want to go Soooo bad but i have to work errrr:nopity:

Lazyme
12-27-2012, 6:42 PM
I have decided to use my free day and take my Grandma to Thunder Valley. It's fun slipping money into her machine when she is not looking and telling her she won...she thinks I'm her lucky grandson.

Carsgunsandchics
12-27-2012, 6:54 PM
I do believe me and the wife will be there around 10 a.m.

BonnieB
12-28-2012, 12:43 PM
We're on for 10 am, New Year's Day, at the Gun Range. Please PM me with RSVP's.

XVIga_Rob
12-28-2012, 10:17 PM
OK. I'm in. Probably bring my brother too.

dynamomark80
12-29-2012, 6:58 AM
We're on for 10 am, New Year's Day, at the Gun Range. Please PM me with RSVP's.

a.m.? lol If I can get out of bed Ill be there by 10. I will be in shorts and a tee... the one with eyes still glazed over.
My sisters each bought me a nice bottle of whiskey for Christmas that should be good enough explanation why I way not make it that early.

BonnieB
12-30-2012, 9:53 PM
Safety, first last and always. If you're hung over, meet us for lunch after the shoot.

dynamomark80
12-30-2012, 11:04 PM
Safety, first last and always. If you're hung over, meet us for lunch after the shoot.

well I just worked a 60+ hour week and I now feel it so I think Im going to pass on the festivities. Sac Bee noted 44 DUI arrests this Sat. and Im thinking I really dont want to be out and about with all the drunk driving idiots are doing these days.

I will still have glazed eye because I never get up that early on my day off. Whats for lunch? Anyone set a place?

Loopwell
12-30-2012, 11:24 PM
If anyone is interested I have like 600 or so rounds of 7.62 nato from pakistan. I need to part with then. Ill bring if youre interested $125 it's yours

NotEnufGarage
12-31-2012, 1:56 PM
a.m.? lol If I can get out of bed Ill be there by 10. I will be in shorts and a tee... the one with eyes still glazed over.
My sisters each bought me a nice bottle of whiskey for Christmas that should be good enough explanation why I way not make it that early.

Three questions - How nice is the whiskey, how cute are the sisters and are they single?

Sennasixty8
12-31-2012, 2:10 PM
Is anyone from the bay area heading up? My wife wants to try out her new holster setup I got her for Xmas.

What are their rates? Double tap allowed?

Carsgunsandchics
12-31-2012, 2:12 PM
If anyone is interested I have like 600 or so rounds of 7.62 nato from pakistan. I need to part with then. Ill bring if youre interested $125 it's yours

I'll take it.

Carsgunsandchics
12-31-2012, 2:22 PM
Is anyone from the bay area heading up? My wife wants to try out her new holster setup I got her for Xmas.

What are their rates? Double tap allowed?

17$ per person for pretty much all day no ins and outs. Rapid fire is allowed as long as it is controlled. Drawing from concealed carry is allowed after showing your concealed permit. Rifle calibers are allowed as well as shotgun. No Armor Piercing or illegal ammo.

Sennasixty8
12-31-2012, 2:40 PM
Thx! Is a regular open carry holster "not" allowed?

Carsgunsandchics
12-31-2012, 2:44 PM
Thx! Is a regular open carry holster "not" allowed?


Here's the link to them, this is directly to their rules. http://thegunrange.biz/the-gun-range-shooting-rules/

BonnieB
12-31-2012, 3:22 PM
We're on for tomorrow. Wear your CGN shirts and hats if you have 'em. One lucky player gets a spare I have on hand, with the new CGSSA logo.

Markinsac
12-31-2012, 4:51 PM
BonnieB - sent you a PM. Will try to make it. I don't have a CGN shirt as yet, will figure out something that will show me.

Loopwell
12-31-2012, 5:12 PM
See you guys tomorrow, headed off to Toby Keiths with my wife! I'm also bringing my 45 Long Colt Lever, my friend wants to shoot it.

Carsgunsandchics
12-31-2012, 5:44 PM
To bring Draco, Paratrooper PSL, Polish Underfolder, or not? Anyone?

Sennasixty8
12-31-2012, 7:29 PM
I'll be the short fat guy with the pretty wife with short hair ( who shoots waay better than me).

Lazyme
12-31-2012, 11:30 PM
See you guys tomorrow, headed off to Toby Keiths with my wife! I'm also bringing my 45 Long Colt Lever, my friend wants to shoot it.

Bringing the 45 to Toby Keith's? Folsom is a little rougher than I remember!!

Happy new year!!

Loopwell
01-01-2013, 3:24 AM
Hahaha I dont bring guns with me when I drink. Btw, im home now, gotta wake up in 4 hours to hang out and shoot. Happy New Year!

XVIga_Rob
01-01-2013, 7:58 AM
Did anyone arrange for or make a "reservation" for one of the rooms? could be busy.

NotEnufGarage
01-01-2013, 8:34 AM
On my way with the revolvers and G26.

XVIga_Rob
01-01-2013, 2:00 PM
Props to Bonnie for putting this together!!

It's a nice range and both my brother & I had a great time (meeting some new folks & wasting some lead)! :D

Sorry I could not make it over for lunch. Received a call from the wife with a Christmas tree orniment emergency!!

Sennasixty8
01-01-2013, 2:21 PM
We had a blast, when's the next one?

We skipped lunch in order to use up
Ammo rather than hauling it home

And to mark, my wife's shopping for AR-10s thanks to you, horrible timing

Lazyme
01-01-2013, 2:34 PM
Too bad I missed it...I love having a blast.

Loopwell
01-01-2013, 7:29 PM
Too bad I missed it...I love having a blast.


How much of your money did your grandmother win? Hehe


It was really great to meet many other calgunners today. Sorry we couldnt make the lunch today, it would have been great to chat it up with other calgunners. You dont get to fully getnknow someone with ear protection on the entire time. But from what I got during the range time, everyone is very friendly and easy to get along with.

I cant wait for the next meet! Thank you Bonnie for gettin this together!

Markinsac
01-01-2013, 7:56 PM
. . . . . And to mark, my wife's shopping for AR-10s thanks to you, horrible timing

Glad to be of service . . . . :biggrinjester:

BonnieB
01-01-2013, 11:32 PM
Thanks for all the props, you guys were super today. I had tons of fun running around meeting everybody, especially quite a few people I've never met before.

So, people want to do some more similar shoots? Can't wait until next New Year's Day?

What's your pleasure? A series of 'national holiday shoots'? (gotta start real early on holidays). We had talked about doing a once a month evening shoot, maybe Wednesdays, to accommodate people who work on weekends.

Whadya think? Ideas?

(After action report follows tomorrow)

Can'thavenuthingood
01-02-2013, 3:46 AM
(After action report follows tomorrow)


Kewl, thanks, we need more after action items for the new guys wanting to step up and the lurkers thinking about it.

Vick

dynamomark80
01-02-2013, 2:10 PM
Thanks for all the props, you guys were super today. I had tons of fun running around meeting everybody, especially quite a few people I've never met before.

So, people want to do some more similar shoots? Can't wait until next New Year's Day?

What's your pleasure? A series of 'national holiday shoots'? (gotta start real early on holidays). We had talked about doing a once a month evening shoot, maybe Wednesdays, to accommodate people who work on weekends.

Whadya think? Ideas?

(After action report follows tomorrow)


Didn't make it. :( I ate dinner then took a nap till 9ish. Forgot I needed to load ammo for the shoot. So I started turning out rounds on my press and lost track of time. Went to bed around 3am after I set my alarm for 8am but somehow I woke up at noon.

If you all want to do monly shots that would be cool. The gun range has rooms for training but maybe if we all wear low cut shirts they would let us order in food or potluck something there. It can't hurt to ask and I love to cook for people.

elhefe50ss
01-03-2013, 9:30 PM
Lol