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Re: Virginia/East Coast WTA shooting event!!!
« Reply #175 on: May 30, 2012, 09:24:07 AM »
That's where I was coming from with my earlier comment.  It's a long way for us, and gas is expensive.  I'd really like to meet some of the folks on this board -- would also like to get the most bang for my buck.  (Sorry, that just slipped out.)

Would like to come, but I'm iffy at the moment.
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    Re: Virginia/East Coast WTA shooting event!!!
    « Reply #176 on: May 30, 2012, 11:08:49 AM »
    Well, the range is going to be open regardless, but if you guys want to reschedule it isn't going to hurt anyone's feelings here.

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    « Reply #177 on: May 30, 2012, 01:07:37 PM »
    Well, the range is going to be open regardless, but if you guys want to reschedule it isn't going to hurt anyone's feelings here.
    Indeed.  Simms and I would love to meet up with anyone who still wants to come, but if the group decides to try for a different day, there will be no hard feelings. 
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    « Reply #178 on: May 31, 2012, 10:13:13 PM »
    Sorry, everyone, but my status just went from "tentatively yes" to "definitely no."

    It's a long story, but basically what happened is I broke my finger.  :facepalm   Can't really shoot a gun if I can't even hold it properly.
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    « Reply #179 on: May 31, 2012, 10:15:24 PM »
    Sorry, everyone, but my status just went from "tentatively yes" to "definitely no."

    It's a long story, but basically what happened is I broke my finger.  :facepalm   Can't really shoot a gun if I can't even hold it properly.

    Improvise, adapt, and overcome! It's only one finger and you've got a whole other hand, right?
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    « Reply #180 on: May 31, 2012, 10:18:09 PM »
    Sorry, everyone, but my status just went from "tentatively yes" to "definitely no."

    It's a long story, but basically what happened is I broke my finger.  :facepalm   
    You get punched in the nose?  :neener


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    « Reply #181 on: May 31, 2012, 10:38:18 PM »
    Nope. Dropped a 35-40 lb box of frozen rotisserie chickens on my finger.
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    « Reply #182 on: May 31, 2012, 10:39:39 PM »
    I would find a better story than that...


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    « Reply #183 on: June 01, 2012, 12:29:51 AM »
    You get punched in the nose?  :neener

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    « Reply #184 on: June 01, 2012, 11:36:20 AM »
    Raptor, I have found weak-handed shooting to be a really incredible piece of training. I even went so far as to buy holsters and mag pouches to support lefty carry, and do so from time to time.
    You might like it.

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    « Reply #185 on: June 02, 2012, 02:41:49 AM »
    If I recall correctly, he's never fired a gun.  For my part I'm not sure I'd want my first experience with a handgun to be under less than ideal conditions.


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    « Reply #186 on: June 02, 2012, 08:46:42 AM »
    How did it come to pass that RAPTOR has not fired a gun? This is, truly, mind boggling for me.

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    « Reply #187 on: June 02, 2012, 10:55:21 AM »
    How did it come to pass that RAPTOR has not fired a gun? This is, truly, mind boggling for me.
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    « Reply #188 on: June 02, 2012, 05:01:35 PM »
    Nah, it's cool. You just caught me on a bad day that one time, Kaso.

    Steveracer, short version is that I live in Progressive Left-Wing Paradise, so no one I know in the area shoots, and every time I try and make it to a range, something comes up and I can't make it.

    Honestly, the finger itself is in pretty good shape. Problem is the splint that I have to keep on it. It has the finger (middle finger btw) totally immobilized, so I can't really hold onto anything. But as soon as the splint comes off, I'm driving out to a range I found close by and renting either a .38 or a 9mm.
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    « Reply #189 on: June 02, 2012, 05:23:24 PM »
    Honestly, I'd start with a .22.  A 9mm or .38 will be pretty mild - once you get used to them, and try something larger.  For a first time shooter...  It's going to feel like a cannon.

    That said, maybe we can try to do something in Central PA, this fall, as all of the PA guys (except for Revdisk) have bowed out of this one.



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    Re: Virginia/East Coast WTA shooting event!!!
    « Reply #190 on: June 03, 2012, 09:10:09 AM »
    It might be better to post pone it since so many have dropped out. I should be able to do a later date if we decide to reschedule.

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    « Reply #191 on: June 03, 2012, 09:30:56 AM »
    It might be better to post pone it since so many have dropped out. I should be able to do a later date if we decide to reschedule.
    You could always come get me  :neener
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    Re: Virginia/East Coast WTA shooting event!!!
    « Reply #192 on: June 03, 2012, 07:52:29 PM »
    Well, shucks.  I was really looking forward to this, but I guess I'm gonna have to cancel, too.  Extra expenses right now, and the gas will hurt.  I really thought about coming on up anyway even if there'll be only a few, but I'd rather try another time when maybe more folks can attend, since it's so far.

    That said, if anyone ever gets over this way -- Bristol, straddling the VA/TN border, on I-81 -- let me know.  I can take a couple of guests at a time to Kettlefoot, the local range.

     :(
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    « Reply #193 on: June 03, 2012, 07:58:19 PM »
    Besides all that, what's a party without a Raptor?
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    Re: Virginia/East Coast WTA shooting event!!!
    « Reply #194 on: June 05, 2012, 05:55:34 PM »
    Well, with everyone else dropping out, I should we call this one as dead? 

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    « Reply #195 on: June 06, 2012, 09:09:23 AM »
    It's dead. I'm out for the 16th. If we want to reschedule, I'm in. I think the location and range was pretty good.

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    « Reply #196 on: June 07, 2012, 01:30:25 PM »
    You guys just need to figure out a good date for the rescheduling and we'll get it marked off.

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    « Reply #197 on: May 22, 2013, 12:19:49 PM »
    Just in case there are some people on here that don't frequent the Training and Competition section of these forums, we DO have a Crusader training class coming up in June.  It's not quite a WTA Meet and Greet, but several WTAers will be in attendance.  All the details are here:

    http://wethearmed.com/firearms-training-and-competition/wv-welcomes-crusader-weaponry!/
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