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Old 03-13-2009, 3:50 PM
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Default San Jose range event tomorrow

Hello, Calguns people,

I've but this comment in the womens' area here, but thought I'd copy it to this area as well.......

I don't know whether its 'kosher' to post a similar item on two areas at the same time, so, moderator, please feel free to remove this one if its a problem.

This is the beginning of what I hope to be an on-going event in San Jose, a bit of 'fun plinking' and socialising with fellow 2nd Amendment folks, as well as an 'outreach' to provide safety/basic proficiency training to young people and newbies.

The event is 'free'......yes, 'free'....no cost, except that of bringing a young person or newbie.

(I'm going to try to hustle you for a donation of 22 rounds, tho, and if you would be willing to donate a few $ toward the cost of targets, power/phone bills, cleaning supplies, and the other miscellany needed to keep the old range open, that would be appreciated)

The location is the old San Jose range, 1580 South Tenth St. in San Jose (just south of Alma Ave on 10th, take the 10th St south exit from the 280)

Have a look, if you'd like:

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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
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Old 03-13-2009, 4:31 PM
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I would be willing to bring a few of my guns like a Winchester 67A, AR-22, and Walther P22 along with some ammo. I would also be able to show safe handling of the firearms as well. Sounds like a good thing you guys have going on.

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Old 04-08-2009, 4:35 PM
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Are you doing the 2nd Saturday Event this weekend or no? I have some ammo and time I would like to volunteer if this is happening this weekend. Thanks,

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Hi, Gio,

Yes, the event is 'on' for this coming Saturday, the 11th.

We're hoping to do a little better with 'old style county fair shooting gallery ambiance' targets this time.....anything you can think of to bring as improvised 'shooting gallery' targets would be appreciated.

Bring friends and 'newbies', and bring some extra 22 rounds, if possible.

We plan to set up a little barbecue on the picnic table outside, and do hot dogs for everyone, so bring a pot-luck dish to share, paper plates, and/or some soft drinks/bottled water, if you'd care to.

Hopefully, this will become an on-going 'social event', every Second Saturday evening, with food and conversation amongst Second Amendment people and miscellaneous gun-freaks, as well as a shooting event.

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Old 04-08-2009, 6:34 PM
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Hi Carla,

Is this rimfire only? Centerfire allowed?

I've heard the 10th St range bans FMJ ammo but am unsure.

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Hi, Bill,

I'd planned for the majority of the 'plinking' to be rimfire 22, but centre-fire handguns are perfectly acceptable, as well as certain centre-fire rifles, with the provision that only low-power lead-bullet 'gallery' handloads are used in rifles.

(I really prefer to have newbies begin with a 22, for obvious reasons)

At issue is both the possibility of damage to the backstop at the range, and the possibility of 'bounce-backs', so we'll have to be a bit careful about evaluating the actual energy of a 'range load'.

Its true that military hardball 45 is 'verboten' at 10th St.

We think the reason for some bounce-backs in times past has been corrected, but daren't take the chance of another bounce-back when young people are present. Any other bullet type, such as 'TMJ' or 'JHP', semi-wad-cutter, etc., is perfectly acceptable.

Full-charge magnum handgun rounds are, likewise, 'verboten'. Using 38spl in a 357, or 44spl in a 44mag, or handloads loaded down to those energy levels in mag cases, is alright.

Hope to see you there....this coming Saturday, starting at 5PM.

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Carla,

Sorry I didn't make it - GF had organized other plans for me.

When there's a 'next time' I'll show up with several 38/357 wheelguns and some JHP ammo for folks to try, along with some dogs & sodas.

As the weather warms these should be fun evening events!
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Carla,
I too am sorry we missed it. How did it turn out?
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