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Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2011, 01:26:25 AM »



Damn. 

We'll bring it anyhow in case another opportunity presents itself.  Better have and not be able to use than to find a place to use and not have.


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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #76 on: July 29, 2011, 01:31:21 AM »
    No... Ah balls.  I'm going to have to have a word with the management!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #77 on: July 29, 2011, 01:36:58 AM »
    Been trying to.  For six months.  Hard to do when they won't return calls or e-mails. :banghead 

    Anyhow, it'll be a great event.  Some faces I haven't seen in a while, and some faces I've never seen. 
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #78 on: July 29, 2011, 12:41:32 PM »
    Ammo in the saddle bags, I'm on the way!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #79 on: July 29, 2011, 04:11:22 PM »
    I wish I was going you guys! Have fun and keep safe!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #80 on: July 29, 2011, 04:43:57 PM »
    Have a great time.

    I'm going to go sulk with envy, or mow the lawn, whichever comes first.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #81 on: July 29, 2011, 11:45:56 PM »
    Last bit of safety info.  If you are up on the cement under the covered lines, eyes and ears are mandatory when the range is live.  So, if you're bringing spouses/children/guests, bring eyes and ears for them as well, eh?

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #82 on: July 30, 2011, 02:20:03 AM »
    Would have been fun to go up, never been to Utah. But in the process of moving so, maybe next time. Have fun guys and be safe.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #83 on: July 30, 2011, 04:01:43 PM »
    Just got back home.  Lots of fun. Good to put some faces with names.

    George took several pictures which i am sure will become available.

    Thanks to the Norseman for.putting this together.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #84 on: July 30, 2011, 07:50:14 PM »
    Had a great time at the shoot this morning.

    Good folks, good guns, good times.  What else could you ask for?

    Kudos to the Norseman for hosting the festivities!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #85 on: July 30, 2011, 08:46:51 PM »
    Wow. Nukmed finally posted.

    Range day was a success if only for that reason!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #86 on: July 30, 2011, 11:37:56 PM »
    Gentlemen (and Ladies) - thank you. 

    I consider you folks to be an outstanding group, and I was in no way dissappointed.  In fact, I was so impressed, that I drove home, and brought my kids back for the afternoon session, just so they could see how WTA members act.

    Ben (Norseman) - you are awesome.  George, Steve - thank you both.  Khorn - keep it real. T - love ya, man.  Jessie, Joe - more pics of your projects, please.  Marshal, SQLBullet - nice to meet you both.  NukMed - thank you for letting me play with your 6.8.  And dammit - I've exceeded my short-term recall - so to the rest of you unmentioned folks - thank you very much for a really good day.

    George - ride safe, bro.

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #87 on: July 31, 2011, 12:01:53 AM »
    Thank you Norseman for organizing the shoot--wish I could have got there sooner, but with work I wasn't able to get there til later and only met a few of the guys.  Nice to meet y'all in person, and hopefully next time I will have the day off and be able to fire off at least a hundred rounds next time (not anybody's fault, just wish I didn't work so much sometimes, but I gotta pay the bills and have an excuse to buy another gun).

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #88 on: July 31, 2011, 02:20:55 AM »
    It was a blast.  I'm totally beat. 

    It was great to see everyone and I hope we'll be able to do it again soon.

    I gotta go pass out.  I'll post some pics and some commentary when I'm better rested. 

    I had fun guys.  Big thanks to Norse for organizing this and the Steven for hosting us.


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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #89 on: July 31, 2011, 02:21:29 AM »
    It was awesome.  I got to try out a bunch of really nice guns and meet a bunch of really great people. More later.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #90 on: July 31, 2011, 02:24:57 AM »
    Wow.

    That was a completely awesome day. Great people, great time shooting, and entirely too much great food.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #91 on: July 31, 2011, 02:58:46 AM »
    Day went like this:

    Shoot.

    Decent lunch.

    Group trip to gun store for resupply.

    Shoot a lot.

    Great food courtesy of the WTA Arizona contingent and Steve's brand new grill.(Charcoal of course.)

    Like T, I'm thrashed.  More commentary later.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #92 on: July 31, 2011, 03:41:16 AM »
    Going for P-dogs, or is that only in Vernal?
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #93 on: July 31, 2011, 10:42:00 AM »
    Going for P-dogs, or is that only in Vernal?
    only in Vernal.  :-[
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #94 on: July 31, 2011, 01:21:13 PM »
    The family and I had a blast, it was good to see the WTA folks in shooting and eating form.  Thanks to Norseman and Steven for being great hosts, and to T for some excellent brats!

    I will have to host one of these up at our range in the future.  They had banned Tannerite for a while but rescinded the rule after some guidelines were laid down.

    Warning-  NSFW-launguage

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #95 on: July 31, 2011, 03:53:51 PM »
    The above video was not in any way tied to a WTA member.  That's how we don't do it on our range outings.  That said-

    I hope you din't have a beverage half swallowed when you watched it. ;D
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #96 on: July 31, 2011, 06:25:17 PM »
    The above video was not in any way tied to a WTA member.  That's how we don't do it on our range outings.  That said-

    I hope you din't have a beverage half swallowed when you watched it. ;D
    Thanks Norseman, it was intended to an inside joke but I should have mentioned the warnings and disclaimers.  :oops
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #97 on: July 31, 2011, 07:37:53 PM »
    Quick notes on guns owned by others that I tried.

    PSL- Accurate, as expected.  Very smooth and long feeling cycle time.  Lighter in the hands then I expected as well.  Another thing unexpected was the lack of recoil.  A 10 year old could shoot it nearly all day.  Most likely related to the longer recoil impulse rather than it having a fast sharp one I'm sure.  Were I the guy using it for it's intended purpose from a prone position, I believe I'd be in love.  

    Sig 232-  Next to my 380 mak, this guns much superior trigger makes little bitty groups at 15 feet seem like auto pilot.  Front sight.  Press. Repeat.  ..... Done.  Doesn't seem to like steel case ammo though.  Tried one magazine of the steel cased Herters FMJ, and had feeding issues.  Back to the brass cased stuff, and it ran like a top.  Fit and finish?  Just like previous examples of this gun I've shot, it's very well made.  Most likely the best built 380 out there.  Tolerances may even be on the nearly too tight side of things, as the owner mentioned it will start acting up a bit when it gets dirty.  Liked it enough I offered to buy it.  No sale.

    NAA mini-schofield chambered in 22 magnum-  Neat gun.  The machine work involved in its creation is close to building precision watch parts I think.  A straight up hoot to light off.  The cylinder is actually so small that after a couple fast cylinder fulls, it's almost hot to the touch.  Given the grip I could achieve, and the sights on the little gun, I'd say that in my fold it's title would be that of range toy.  Just my fascination with machine work on it's own makes me admire this little jewel.

    AK-74-  After handling and firing it, I now want to try one with a giggle switch.  Bad.  Sick to the stomach bad.  Recoil you say?  What recoil? There's no recoil here.  This example had a pretty decent trigger, good balance and feel in the hands, but there was definitely a little muzzle heaviness.  With that style brake out front, it almost felt like it was trying to nose dive, rather than head for the sky.  The thought of one of these in a full auto configuration just makes me grin.






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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #98 on: July 31, 2011, 10:27:16 PM »
    Wow! You guys make me jealous!
    Wish we could put together a Heartland WTA range day over hear in flyover country.
    Been so busy lately I forgot to reserve a spot at MZW's shootout day this fall.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #99 on: July 31, 2011, 11:08:06 PM »
    Great time.  Thanks to everyone for letting me try their firearms.  I know I had a blast and so did the wife.  Enjoyed the meals also.  We need to do this more often.
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