Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > SPECIALTY FORUMS > Ladies Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Ladies Forum A place for our female Calgunners to discuss, share and interact without the 'excess attention' sometimes found in online forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-15-2009, 3:56 PM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default A Saturday evening range event in San Jose?

Hello, Calguns people,

Would anyone be interested in attending an indoor range training/practice event at the old San Jose 10th St. indoor range, on the second Saturday of each month, from 5-ish PM til 8-ish/9-ish or so?

The situation is this. I'm on the board of the Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club, which manages the City-owned facility. Since a couple of former shooting activities closed down, we have the range available on a couple of Saturday evenings each month.

I'd like to use the open range time for some 'public outreach'.....if nothing else, to get any local resident who chooses to have or carry a gun to have a chance for some basic training and practice, in a friendly and welcoming ambiance.

Would anyone care to organise a womens' group, for a Saturday evening?

I'll provide use of the range, for free, for the first two months, and, if enough people are interested to form some sort of loose-knit group, we'd ask a range rent of $25 for the evening, for the entire group. (basically, a few $ to help with the power/phone bills and other range maintenence expenses, cost of targets, etc.....we're non-profit)

The historic old San Jose range is rather 'stark', to be sure, compared to Reed's or Target Masters. We don't rent guns or sell ammunition. (there's never been a suicide or accidental gunshot wound in the last half-century at 10th St, and I intend to 'maintain the tradition' so to speak)

22 rifles are welcome (and some centre-fire rifles/carbines with low-power 'gallery loads'), and any handgun, except that heavy magnums must use medium power target loads (38 Spl in 357, 44 Spl in 44 mag, etc., and 45ACP may use any bullet type other than military hard ball.)

The 'up side'?......low cost, as compared to the local commercial ranges, and, simply, I'd like to help provide a friendly, welcoming, enjoyable shooting event for nice people.

When I say 'womens' event', I don't have a problem, myself, with husbands, boy-friends, sons, etc., by invitation.....but I'd like to leave that choice to anyone who would care to become an event organiser. Equally, I'd have no problem with a 'women only' event, if that would be preferred.

Interested?

Give me an e-mail carla@tactical-link.com

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-19-2009, 10:44 PM
LG1980's Avatar
LG1980 LG1980 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 139
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

I just posted something to the same effect. Santa Clara in general is a bit far for me, but I'm willing to go once a month if there are others interested! Carla, feel free to PM me and it would be great to meet you or with a group.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2009, 6:59 PM
howard81 howard81 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: san jose
Posts: 514
iTrader: 38 / 100%
Default

Hi Carla,

I'm local to the San Jose area. My girlfriend and I would be interested in attending this kind of event. If it became a regular event she would be willing to lend time to help organize it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-20-2009, 10:08 PM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

hello, LG, and Howard,

The old San Jose range is easy to find. The address is 1580 South Tenth St., in San Jose, between Alma Ave., and the County fairgrounds. Take the 10th St. South exit from the 280 freeway. The range is on the left if you are southbound on 10th St., just past the fancy new city ice skating arena.

I'll be minding the range for the 'public hours' on the second Saturday (the 14th) of the coming month.

The 'public hours' time ends at 5PM, and I'll be keeping the range open until 8 or 9PM for anyone who would like to visit and discuss this proposed 'Saturday evening event'. (and to do some shooting, if you'd like, since you'd be at the range anyway)

Obviously, I have to maintain necessary, common-sense range safety standards and procedures, but, past that, how could/should an evening at the indoor range be set up to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience, in your opinion?

For example, I've no problem with firing shotguns, with birdshot or buck, at the indoor range, and its possible to make a 'running target' setup.

Reactive targets, such as silhouettes or swinging plates, could be brought in, altho they should be limited to fairly low-powered lead-bullet rounds, to prevent any possibility of bullet 'bounce-back'.

Alternatively, I'd have no problem with limiting fire to standard paper targets, if thats what the range users or an event organiser would prefer.

(I do have one minor bit of 'agenda', personally, in that I'd like to see 'first time or 'newbie' shooters' be encouraged to learn about firearms safety and basic proficiency skills in a friendly, welcoming ambiance......particularly women who might feel 'insecure' or 'intimidated' about going to some of the commercial ranges)

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-21-2009, 8:00 PM
howard81 howard81 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: san jose
Posts: 514
iTrader: 38 / 100%
Default

Hello all,
Sounds good. My girlfriend and I will visit and join the discussion - and perhaps some shooting. =) Thank you for puttling this event together
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-22-2009, 10:56 PM
Dr. Peter Venkman's Avatar
Dr. Peter Venkman Dr. Peter Venkman is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Where the Wild Things Are
Posts: 4,206
iTrader: 18 / 100%
Default

Definitely interested and I will see if I can bring my GF. Is the test run next month?
__________________

"America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall."
Quote:
Originally Posted by berto View Post
You're right. There's no possible way that CGN members marching alongside the Pink Pistols in the SF Pride Parade can do anything to dispel the stereotype that gun owners are conservative bigots clinging to their guns and bibles. Not a single person in the crowd is rational or reachable because the parade's for gay folks and it's in SF.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-07-2009, 2:30 AM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Hello, Dr. Venkman,

Yes, the 'Second Saturday range evening' event will be held at the 10th St. range, beginning at 5PM on the 14th, one week from today.

Now, when I say 'event', I'm hoping to provide the venue for an on-going social event of some sort, to attract some number of nice, friendly folks who have an interest in shooting, and would enjoy an evening of plinking at the range.

As I've said, my own preference would be for an emphasis on attracting new shooters, particularly women and young people, by structuring a comfortable and pleasant ambiance in which to learn firearms safety and basic proficiency.

The 'Second Saturday' event could evolve, as the days grow longer, and the weather becomes nicer, into a social event with a barbecue set up on a picnic table outside the range, a nice way for people of the 2nd Amendment demographic to meet for coffee/munchies and conversation, as well as a bit of plinking......or serious target practice, as may be preferred.

Basically, the 'event' could be, within the obvious limits of standard range safety procedures, pretty much anything the attendees, as a group, might like it to be.

(It would be nice, from my point of view, if someone would care to become an 'event organiser', and let me concentrate on instructing newbies in the necessary range safety issues.)

As an example, I personally think it might be nice to try to re-create a little bit of an old style 'shooting gallery' ambiance, with reactive targets for the 22's, for those who are too young to have ever seen a traditional 'shooting gallery'.

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-08-2009, 6:41 AM
frigginchi's Avatar
frigginchi frigginchi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,169
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Hey pretty neat
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-08-2009, 11:38 PM
E4one8 E4one8 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Nor-Cal
Posts: 14
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Hi

I was just wondering what the name of the range is? This sounds very interesting and I would like to see how it goes on the first day.

thank you
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-09-2009, 1:09 AM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

The facility is generally just called the '10th Street Range' or 'the old San Jose City range'. The official name is the "San Jose Municipal Firing Range", which is posted on a wooden sign board in front of the building. The address and directions are in a posting above.

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-13-2009, 3:17 PM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Hello, all.

Just a reminder, the first 'second Saturday San Jose range evening' will be happening tomorrow, beginning at 5PM......the directions, etc., are above.

If anyone would be willing to bring up a brick or two of 22, I'd appreciate.....if you can see your way clearly to donate some 22 rounds for the young people, that would be nice, but If $ are short, and you'd prefer to be paid back for the cost of the rounds, no problem, I'll take care of that.

If you have any reactive targets you could bring, which would be safe for 22's on a 50 foot indoor range, please, please, bring them......I'm working on arranging the loan of a battery-powered shooting-gallery moving target system....little ducks, etc., on a conveyor arrangement......but we won't be able to have this unit available by tomorrow evening.

Do you have cartooning skills? If so, make up some cute cartoon animal targets, just for amusement.

If you could bring a little camp stove, coffee-pot, coffee, styrofoam cups, and maybe some sort of soft drinks/snack munchies, we'd be grateful.

Most importantly, bring any young friends or friends who are 'newbies' to shooting. The 'outreach' is primarily for those people. We want them to learn firearms safety, of course, but also to have an enjoyable range experience.

I'll be bringing a few of my old Winchester 22 rifles, for the 'shooting gallery' tradition, and a couple of target grade 22 rifles, for anyone who would like to try some serious target practice. I'll bring my old Smith K22, and my old Smith 38 speckle, with some small amount of wad-cutter target rounds.

We'll have to improvise some sort of 'time-sharing' on the line between young folks with 22's and those who wish to fire centre-fire handguns, so that everyone has a chance to get in some of the type of shooting they prefer.

I've arranged for a couple of Rifle Club people to help, so a couple of experienced people will be available on the line for instruction/coaching for 'newbies'.

Added on edit......I'm going to have someone posted near the range door to inspect firearms as they are brought to the range, but only to make certain that they are unloaded, and in a 'show safe' configuration, i. e. actions open, detachable magazines out, etc.

For those who are safe, experienced shooters, this might seem a little 'demeaning'......understand, I don't mean to suggest anything negative about you.......but we could have some totally inexperienced people showing up with their weapons, and we need to be very careful about reassuring everyone regarding any possible range safety issues. Please be nice about this, and please remind any young or newbie friends that its very important that they never accidentally allow a muzzle to point at or near a human being.

cheers

Carla

Last edited by Asphodel; 03-13-2009 at 3:33 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-14-2009, 11:33 AM
frigginchi's Avatar
frigginchi frigginchi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,169
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Can't make this one, I'll try next time if there is one. I'll have several guns that people can try out
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-14-2009, 2:27 PM
Gio's Avatar
Gio Gio is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In A Box Under The Freeway
Posts: 10,275
iTrader: 333 / 100%
Default

I posted on the other forum section you posted. I am available today, and will be bringing my Walther P22-CA Target and AR with a .22 upper along with ammo. I do not mind lending them out or even showing people how to opertae them. I was able to do the same thing last Saturday with a newcomer tat was 14yo or so, and seeing the smile on his face made it all that much better. I will also be bringing my .45 Kimber if I can get a few shots in with that I will be really happy.

Hope to see some newcomers out tonight, and also meet some new people as well. I have more then enough .22 for today, and will even be more then happy to spread the wealth if needed. I kinda bought the last 5 boxes of Remington 525 boxes from my local Big 5 yesterday

-Gio
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-16-2009, 7:58 PM
howard81 howard81 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: san jose
Posts: 514
iTrader: 38 / 100%
Default

This event was great! Thank you for putting it together Carla.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-16-2009, 8:09 PM
Gio's Avatar
Gio Gio is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In A Box Under The Freeway
Posts: 10,275
iTrader: 333 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by howard81 View Post
This event was great! Thank you for putting it together Carla.
Oops, I forgot to post up here. Went home had dinner and passed out Thanks again Carla for throwing this event, hope to make it out to future Special Events with you guys again.

Howard that Glock 19 of yours is uber sweet Thanks for giving me a go at it Now I have Glock Fever

-Gio
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-17-2009, 4:06 PM
howard81 howard81 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: san jose
Posts: 514
iTrader: 38 / 100%
Default

Ha not a problem buddy see you next event
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-12-2009, 12:01 AM
RogueSniper's Avatar
RogueSniper RogueSniper is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Just South of SFO
Posts: 3,245
iTrader: 103 / 100%
Default

That was fun tonight, though I didn't shoot much - mostly reloading the mags. But my sister had fun! We'll see you folks at the next event if we can make it. I'll bring my 10/22, again, but in a different configuration. That match barrel was a bit too heavy.

Thanks, Asphodel!

-RogueSniper & The Evil One (my Sis)
__________________

"You know the real difference between you and me?"
"Yeah. Denial."

Toys I'm looking for (PPT/used): Thompson Contender receiver and barrels
Cashback sites:
Huntin Obessesion / Active Junky / Dvor / Ebates
Stuff for sale:
WTS Magpul X-22 Stock Formica Sample Case
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-12-2009, 7:20 PM
dachan dachan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Santa Clara County
Posts: 2,008
iTrader: 197 / 100%
Default

Hi Carla,
Can you define "gallery loads"? I've never been allowed to shoot a centerfire firearm with a barrel greater than 10" at the 10th St range. It would be great if that were possible if I were to load up some "gallery loads".
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-23-2009, 9:49 PM
RogueSniper's Avatar
RogueSniper RogueSniper is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Just South of SFO
Posts: 3,245
iTrader: 103 / 100%
Default

Carla,

Are we still on for May 9th?
__________________

"You know the real difference between you and me?"
"Yeah. Denial."

Toys I'm looking for (PPT/used): Thompson Contender receiver and barrels
Cashback sites:
Huntin Obessesion / Active Junky / Dvor / Ebates
Stuff for sale:
WTS Magpul X-22 Stock Formica Sample Case
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-23-2009, 10:54 PM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Hello, Rogue and dachan,

Yes, we're 'on' for 9 May, hope to see you there.....I've been promised some 'reaction' type 'fun targets' for the 22's.....hope that really happens.

dachan, a 'gallery load' is a lead bullet round loaded down to the actual muzzle energy of a handgun.

This is a safety issue.

The old range has an early style of steel backstop, which was the standard or usual range setup "back in the day" when most range use was either 22's or handguns with lead 'wad-cutter' type target rounds.

We won't allow 45ACP mil-spec hardball rounds, as they will sometimes 'bounce-back'.....this is rare, but it has happened. No one has been injured yet, and we need to keep it that way.

There is a confusing designation for some 45 and 9MM bullets. 'FMJ' or 'full metal jacket' means mil-spec hardball, which isn't acceptable, but 'TMJ' or 'total metal jacket', means a bullet with fairly thick copper plating, which doesn't create a hazard, so it is acceptable. Some 45 and 9MM bullets are difficult to distinguish visually, so a simple test is to scratch the bullet with a knife blade, or touch it with a file.

If the bullet is TMJ, the copper plating is easily scratched through, to the lead underneath. A FMJ mil-spec hardball requires several strokes of a sharp file to cut through the jacket.

A rifle bullet in the, say, 7.62x39 class will damage the steel backstop, and the danger of injury from a ricochet or bounce-back is a serious consideration with a jacketed bullet, particularly a mil-spec ball type, at rifle velocities.

Some of the high-velocity jacketed 17's will ricochet unpredictably when striking the old steel backstop, so we just don't dare take any chances with those, either.

Pure or hardened lead, plated lead, or any jacketed bullet with exposed lead nose, are safely trapped, and don't cause any risk of hazard to range users.

My primary concern is one of safety to the range users, obviously, but we also need to be certain that any rounds fired there are no stronger in terms of actual impact than are the 44spl or 45 long Colt class of rounds, so that we don't damage the steel plates.

What caliber of rifle, and what loading, have you in mind?

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-24-2009, 12:00 AM
cousinkix1953 cousinkix1953 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,388
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

The markings on military surplus 9mm Luger and .45 ACP are quite different from commercial FMJ too. People might be wise to bring their ammo in the factory boxes which are marked with info about those loads too...
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-04-2009, 7:05 PM
RogueSniper's Avatar
RogueSniper RogueSniper is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Just South of SFO
Posts: 3,245
iTrader: 103 / 100%
Default

I'm bringing three new shooters, plus me.

Last time I brought a brick of .22, I'll bring food this time - it's cheaper than ammo!

Can I shoot a:
(1) 45 Long Colt, 250gr Lead Round Nose Flat Point, shooting out of a SA Derringer, 2 1/2 barrel
(2) 32 H&R Magnum, 100gr Lead Semi Wad Cutter, shooting out of a SA Ruger, 4" barrel
I'm almost certain the velocity isn't going be high enough to cause any backstop damage. It's your call, Carla - it's your range.

Otherwise, I'm still bringing:
Ruger 10/22, semi auto (.22)
Marlin 39A, lever action (.22)
plus .40, 9mm, and .380.
__________________

"You know the real difference between you and me?"
"Yeah. Denial."

Toys I'm looking for (PPT/used): Thompson Contender receiver and barrels
Cashback sites:
Huntin Obessesion / Active Junky / Dvor / Ebates
Stuff for sale:
WTS Magpul X-22 Stock Formica Sample Case
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-05-2009, 7:46 PM
howard81 howard81 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: san jose
Posts: 514
iTrader: 38 / 100%
Default

Hi everyone I can't wait this sat. shooting event. How do you guys feel some oysters for the bbq? If enought people can handle it I will bring a bag ( 50-60 ). Alice just pick up a mossberg 500 that thing is almost as tall as she is it will be intresting to see her shoot.

Howard
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-06-2009, 1:00 AM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Hi, Howard,

I don't think oysters would be a good idea for the event. They are a delicacy which many would appreciate, but there are too many people who could have shellfish allergies and not know it.

If we just had one person have a bad reaction, that could be a real problem for the event. I checked with my partner, who is a retired City management person, and she said that oysters or clams would not be allowed at any City event for that reason.

Would chicken parts, such as thighs, be an acceptable barbecue item for you? Chicken thighs are a convenient 'munchie' size, and good with a nice spicy barbecue sauce. Spicy chicken wings might be a nice 'munchie' as well.

We will have to remind everyone that after eatiing anything, particularly anything with the least bit of salt, to wash their hands well to remove any trace of salt before handling any guns, so we won't risk salt rust spots.

Do you have a neighbourhood bakery which makes really high quality pies, and, if so, could you get a really nice pie, such as, say, a banana cream or.....well....whatever their best pie might be....for the winner of the pie shoot event? (we'll re-emburse you for the cost of the pie)

added on edit......The Mossberg 500 should be fun.......I'll bring a couple of shotguns as well, the M97 we had there last month, and an Ithica 20" riot. I can cut up some large cardboard boxes, to be the targets which will be 'shredded'......could someone bring felt pens and do some cartoon characters.....zombies, aliens, or whatever.....on them?

cheers

Carla

Last edited by Asphodel; 05-06-2009 at 1:06 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-06-2009, 3:08 AM
howard81 howard81 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: san jose
Posts: 514
iTrader: 38 / 100%
Default

Hi carla,

Sounds good will bring some other bbq items.

Howard
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-06-2009, 9:03 AM
RogueSniper's Avatar
RogueSniper RogueSniper is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Just South of SFO
Posts: 3,245
iTrader: 103 / 100%
Default

I'm good for teaching newbies. Are we teaching them with .22 rifles AND pistols or rifles only?

Carla - Do you have list of guidelines that you want us to follow when instructing? Safety, of course. What other bits?

And, I'm bringing chicken wings and my Smokey Joe.
__________________

"You know the real difference between you and me?"
"Yeah. Denial."

Toys I'm looking for (PPT/used): Thompson Contender receiver and barrels
Cashback sites:
Huntin Obessesion / Active Junky / Dvor / Ebates
Stuff for sale:
WTS Magpul X-22 Stock Formica Sample Case
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-06-2009, 12:12 PM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Hi, Rogue, and everyone.....

I really appreciate your willingness to help with newbies......when or whether any particular newbie should be considered ready to progress from 22 rifle, to 22 handgun, and/or to the 9MM/38spl/45 handgun level will be your decision to make, according to your reasonable opinion when instructing/supervising the newbie. Don't ever let anyone fire any weapon if your opinion is that they aren't ready/able to handle it safely.

If you feel insecure, for any good reason, about any particular newbie, remember that you are empowered to disarm the newbie, and even take the newbie off the line if you feel that particular newbie may be a safety hazard......If you do run across a dangerously unsafe newbie, and make that decision, I'll stand behind you.

I have the impression that you have a good basic understanding of common-sense range safety issues.....if you feel that one or another specific range procedure should be used in this event, here and now is the time to discuss it........we have to make the newbies feel safe and secure, and also to ensure that you, and other experienced shooters, are feeling equally safe and secure.

An event like this one will depend, for its success, on people like you who are interested in having the event work well for everyone.......we have to improvise the balance between providing instruction for the newbies, practicing instructor/coaching/supervisory abilities for the experienced shooters who are willing to help, and just generally having an enjoyable experience at the range.

Its not worth doing if it isn't an enjoyable event for everyone, but, as you know, any live-fire event has to be run ever so carefully......so we improvise the balance in which we can have the most enjoyment without taking any risks with safety issues.

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-07-2009, 10:15 AM
mrboma mrboma is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Santa Cruz
Posts: 918
iTrader: 32 / 100%
Default

Carla,
I was watching your thread in the wrong forum. Really glad to see your still having the event. I plan to be there this Saturday with a buddy and his son. My wife is out of town (and bummed). My targets will not be done by Saturday night . The machinist I am working with got really busy and my project got shelved. I will do my best to bring what I have to shoot and shoot at. Anything else you need?
Regards,
Mike


Maybe I missed it, but is FMJ 9mm ok to bring and shoot after the .22 shooting is finished?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-07-2009, 12:35 PM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Hi, Mike,

Would you be willing to take charge of finding a really high quality pie, from a good bakery, for the 'pie shoot' prize?

(the prize is 'on us', so we'll re-emburse you for the cost of the pie, we just want to get a really best quality one from a good bakery.....probably a banana cream pie, but not necessarily.....if you know of a bakery which does another 'premium grade' sort of pie, that would be wonderful......theory is, the winner can choose between taking the pie home for their family, or cutting it and sharing it out with the other event participants.....or cutting little slices for the participants and taking half of it home, whatever)

We did the first iteration of the pie shoot last month, in which the participants fired on a standard ten-bull smallbore target at 50' range, ten shots, best five counted for score. In the first iteration, I had every shooter use the same 22 rifle, and rounds from the same brick, so the only variable was the shooter him/herself.

This time, I'm thinking that it might be better to allow use of any iron-sight 22 rifle. (or handgun, for the really really good shots for whom such a 'handicap' would be the challenge level needed to make it 'fair') I'll provide the use of my old match 22 to anyone who hasn't a 22 of their own, or they could choose to use one of the others which would be available.

Past that, if you'd care to provide some 22 rounds for the newbies, make up some 'cartoon zombie' targets on cardboard pieces we'll bring, help with the barbecue, or whatever else will make the event enjoyable for everyone, we'd appreciate.

As I'd said earlier, we'll provide the range and the barbecue (apparently, someone else will be bringing a second small barbecue also)......and I'll have to supervise the line when under live fire.......so, basically, the event will be whatever the participants care to make of it......ane we'll keep it going until everyone has had a chance to get in some of the type of shooting they'd prefer.

Now, about the 9MM hardball.......the only bounce-backs I personally know of have been with 45ACP hardball, and 45 hardball is 'verboten' for that reason.......I don't know for any certainty whether 9MM hardball would be likely to have the same potential, but, if we were to have a bounce-back, and it struck a young person, that could be the sort of incident which could have us shut down.

My impression is that the risk of a bounce-back with 9MM is pretty low, but some other Rifle Club members have said that they've seen it happen.

Given all that, I'd say that we really shouldn't take any chances, particularly during an event in which there are likely to be a lot of people at or behind the line.

Would you be able to get some TMJ, JHP, or semi-wad-cutter 9MM rounds?

If not, I'd think it probable that someone else will be bringing some suitable 9MM rounds you could use.

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-07-2009, 12:47 PM
mrboma mrboma is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Santa Cruz
Posts: 918
iTrader: 32 / 100%
Default

Carla,
The pie is no problem at all. Gayle's Bakery is just down the way and they make the best pie's I have ever had. I will pick one up on Friday evening. I have a ton of .22 rounds to bring, most of which I choose not too fire through my plinkers, that can be used for the event. I also have some cardboard saved up from my flat screen TV box (huge) for targets if needed, just let me know.

If I can find some lead rounds in the ammo bunker I will bring them for the 9mm and leave all the FMJ at home. If not, .22's are fine with me. We will be bringing 3 .22 rifles and 1 .22 pistol.

No worries on the range duties either, I would have no problem assisting you.
Looking forward to it.
Regards,
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05-07-2009, 5:47 PM
Gio's Avatar
Gio Gio is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In A Box Under The Freeway
Posts: 10,275
iTrader: 333 / 100%
Default

Hmm, I am still not totally sure about this Saturday. I will bring a bullet I got for my 9mm reloads so you can see if it works or not. I use FMJ's but they are lead covered with copper, and I am not certain if they are hardball or not.

I sold my P22 pistol and picked up a Glock 17 instead. I still have my dedicated .22LR AR and I would not mind helping out with the newbs Just have to make sure I can make it out this saturday

-Gio
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05-07-2009, 6:07 PM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Gio......hope you can make it......I was impressed with your AR22...... : )

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 05-08-2009, 1:36 PM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default We're adding some ham radio to the event

We're also arranging a bit of ham radio and local emergency preparedness commo 'show-and-tell' for the Saturday event.

My partner Elaine WA6UBE and our friend Chuck N6VFH will have some 2mtr. and HF commo gear set up and running. If you're a ham, or have a friend who is a ham, or connected with PAARA, SCCARA, RACES, MARS, or similar commo organisations, you're especially invited to participate.

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 05-08-2009, 9:27 PM
sirgiles's Avatar
sirgiles sirgiles is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,356
iTrader: 129 / 99%
Default

can the backstop of the range handle slugs? 000 buck? what do you recommend using?
__________________
"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine."

Bruce Lee
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 05-08-2009, 9:32 PM
Gio's Avatar
Gio Gio is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In A Box Under The Freeway
Posts: 10,275
iTrader: 333 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sirgiles View Post
can the backstop of the range handle slugs? 000 buck? what do you recommend using?
Nope, get some bird shot d00d

-Gio
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 05-08-2009, 10:47 PM
RogueSniper's Avatar
RogueSniper RogueSniper is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Just South of SFO
Posts: 3,245
iTrader: 103 / 100%
Default

Carla,

Remember to bring your Colt SAA. I'll bring a box of 45LC and my 45LC derringer. Better wear a glove!
__________________

"You know the real difference between you and me?"
"Yeah. Denial."

Toys I'm looking for (PPT/used): Thompson Contender receiver and barrels
Cashback sites:
Huntin Obessesion / Active Junky / Dvor / Ebates
Stuff for sale:
WTS Magpul X-22 Stock Formica Sample Case
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 05-09-2009, 1:25 AM
Asphodel Asphodel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mt Hamilton, CA
Posts: 1,953
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

sirgiles,

Re shot sizes for shotgun shooting at the 10th St. range.

Shotgun slugs strike with a lot more energy at close range than do pistol bullets, so there's a fair chance that they might somewhat deform the wear plates on the backstop......for this reason, the 'standing orders' for range use there forbid shotgun slugs.

Birdshot and buckshot have historically been acceptable, but I'd be a bit wary of 000 buck.

Would you be willing to use birdshot mostly, and, if you wish to fire a few familiarisation rounds with the 000, wait until just before we close down for the night, when there will be fewer attendees there?

(if you wish to do some familiarisation fire with your shotgun, and have no birdshot, we can supply some, assuming 12 ga.)

cheers

Carla
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 05-09-2009, 11:53 PM
Gio's Avatar
Gio Gio is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In A Box Under The Freeway
Posts: 10,275
iTrader: 333 / 100%
Default

Great outting tonight, good to see so many new faces out there tonight! It was a balst literally Thanks again for having us over tonight and giving us a good place to practice and show our love for the sport of target shooting. I feel robbed of my 1st place trophy, shame on the judges for doing the point count wrong! Okay just kidding it was still a great night, see you all again soon

-Gio
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 05-10-2009, 11:49 AM
howard81 howard81 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: san jose
Posts: 514
iTrader: 38 / 100%
Default

Oh yea another fun night thanks for let us use tha range. Gio thanks let Alice and I use your weapens. I think i left my forks and my cooking wear there? Oh yea Who burn the burger? haha jk
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 05-10-2009, 3:53 PM
RogueSniper's Avatar
RogueSniper RogueSniper is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Just South of SFO
Posts: 3,245
iTrader: 103 / 100%
Default Lost/Misplaced Items after the Saturday Eve Shoot

So much fun! My friends had a lot of fun. The shotguns sort of rattle them. Too much boom! Thanks to Everyone for making it a great evening!

In everyone's haste to clean up the range and go home, someone tossed into my range bag:

two (2) ten round Butler Creek magazines

Whoever is missing their mags, I have them. If you need them right away, PM me.

Also, someone accidentally packed up my egg crate foam that goes into my pistol cases (now everything is rattling in it).

This is like a typical party/BBQ/gathering - someone is always leaving something behind! If you have someone else's stuff, bring them to the next shoot.
__________________

"You know the real difference between you and me?"
"Yeah. Denial."

Toys I'm looking for (PPT/used): Thompson Contender receiver and barrels
Cashback sites:
Huntin Obessesion / Active Junky / Dvor / Ebates
Stuff for sale:
WTS Magpul X-22 Stock Formica Sample Case

Last edited by RogueSniper; 05-10-2009 at 4:29 PM.. Reason: update
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:58 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.