So…..in order to keep up interest and spread the word, I thought I would talk about some of the planning for Dallas Area Blogshoot III.
Who can attend.
Please spread the word that readers, commenters, and bloggers are welcome. If anyone wants to attend, there is a $5 per person (for those over 18) guest shooter fee. If people don’t shoot, no fee. Kids are welcome to attend — if they want to shoot great. If they want to be on the ranges, great as long as the parents keep an eye on them. We will have the pavilion for people to rest in or to play games away from the ranges.
Anyone who plans on attending will need to email me at 3_Boxesofbs_@_gmail_._com (remove underscores) to RSVP. I’ll provide directions to the Super Secret Shooting Club and we will need to keep track out how many are planning on attending– see below.
Since it is a special day for me, I will also have friends and family attending. I also am recruiting club members to join and help out.
No ammunition is sold at the Super Secret Shooting Club so bring your own – if you can find any. I’m starting to set some aside just for the occasion. If nothing else, I have most of a spam can of 7.62x54r that we can run through
Along that lines some calibers are prohibited at the range — .50 BMG and .416 — anything in that range. We do have a 200 yard range so we can get some long distance practice in.
She Who Lets Me Make Her Coffee Every Morning and I are planning on providing hamburgers and/or hot dogs for everyone. I hope it isn’t too much to ask people to bring a bag of chips or side dish or desert. The meeting room for the club has a full kitchen; including microwave, freezer and refrigerator. Water is available but it is well water so bring your own drinks.
Now for the fun stuff — let’s get inventive (but not too inventive, do you hear me The Redneck Engineer???) with targets. This is the list from the rule book.
1. Paper targets. May be club or member furnished.
3. Charcoal Briquettes
4. Clay Pigeons
5. Playing Cards
6. Empty Plastic Bottle tied on a string
7. Billiard Chalk
8. Ping Pong ball on a string
9. Caldwell Shooting Gallery. To be set at the target line and regular target frame laid down.
10. Any Caldwell or Do- All Target. To be set at the target line and regular target frame laid down.
a. Targets 1 through 8 must be positioned only on the target board backers and must be attached to the
target frame in a way that prevents bullets from impacting the frame. Staple them to the Coroplast or hang them from a string.
b. Shooters and guests MUST clean up all target remnants when through.
c. Personal metal targets must be approved by the Range Officer
So you see the club isn’t completely stodgy about targets just almost most completely. There will be one match using steel targets going on that day — falling plates but there will be another rack available for us to use.
I know this is a little far out but I’m trying to get the word out there. We had 30 people show up for D.A.B. II and it was a great time, despite the weather. Please help spread the word and let the area bloggers know about this get together. I would like this to be a great family event.