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Posted: 10/18/2001 7:19:06 PM EST
It was brought up a while back, but nothing ever came of it. I think we need to have a AR-15.com convention. over a long weekend, somewhere that we could have a shoot too. lets make this happen !!! any ideas ??
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:21:33 PM EST
I think bulletfest has become the quasi-AR15.com convention. A lot of folk from here go, it's centrally located- I vote that Bulletfest be named the official AR15.com convention.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:23:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By I_Luv_Carrots: I think bulletfest has become the quasi-AR15.com convention. A lot of folk from here go, it's centrally located- I vote that Bulletfest be named the official AR15.com convention.
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How about one a little further west [;)] I was thinking Vegas !!
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:26:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Originally Posted By I_Luv_Carrots: I think bulletfest has become the quasi-AR15.com convention. A lot of folk from here go, it's centrally located- I vote that Bulletfest be named the official AR15.com convention.
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How about one a little further west [;)] I was thinking Vegas !!
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Make that two for Vegas.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:26:43 PM EST
Can't. It's not fair. I'm sure the majority of the members here are from Texas, probably followed by Cali/Florida.... It has to be centrally located for it to be fair for everyone. I mean, i'm sure me and SteyrAug and SKSSeven and all teh Florida boyz would like it to be held in Miami, but it ain't gunna happen.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:34:41 PM EST
Here we go again. Vegas is set up for conventions. Has all the amenities. Places to shoot, full auto can be rented, casinos, strip joints, airport, taxis, name it, Vegas has it. I guess the biggest city in the "middle" would be Wichita, KS. Anyone ever been there?
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:51:34 PM EST
I once read that Memphis, TN was the center of air travel and shipping in the US, which is why Fred Smith chose that city to headquarter FedEx. Just mentioning that so that the word "middle" doesn't turn into central Kansas. IMHO, anywhere from Memphis to Little Rock to Tulsa to Wichita would be close enough.z
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:56:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By operatorerror:
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[b]Places to shoot,[/b] Ohio has places to shoot [b]full auto can be rented,[/b] If i'm not mistaken, there was plenty of FA at teh last bullet fest [b]casinos,[/b] Ans that has what to do with shooting? [b]strip joints,[/b] There are strip joints in Ohio [b]airport,[/b] There are airports in Ohio Really... The purpose of an AR15.com gathering would be to have fun and shoot! I mean, why not Hawaii?!?! I mean, beaches, Tiki-Girls, Mai-Tais, Luaus.. See the point? It has to be fair to all teh members..
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 7:57:49 PM EST
Kansas City.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:04:19 PM EST
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Uhhh, how is Ohio more "fair"? It's not centrally located. Approx. 800 air miles from Florida, 500 from New York, 1200 from Texas and 2000 miles from California. Ohio is about as "fair" as Vegas. Vegas is only a suggestion because they can handle conventions and everything is close by. I'm sure there are other convention centers in gun friendly states that would love to do this.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:06:52 PM EST
Okay....where is bulletfest? I would have to vote for KC or St. Louis or Lake of the Ozarks....got everything we would need medcop
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:12:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2001 8:08:32 PM EST by AR18]
Originally Posted By I_Luv_Carrots:
Originally Posted By operatorerror:
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I mean, why not Hawaii?!?! I mean, beaches, Tiki-Girls, Mai-Tais, Luaus..
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I'm all for Hawaii.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:13:53 PM EST
Another vote for Lost Wage$
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:16:37 PM EST
Vegas, we could storm the gates of Area 51.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:16:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2001 8:11:48 PM EST by I_Luv_Carrots]
OK. So far, we have 2 dudes from Arizona, a dude from Utah, and 2 cats from Cali voting Vegas. Gee. No fucking trend here [puke] Hell. I'm with the dude who voted for Hawaii. I vote Hawaii.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 8:35:38 PM EST
How 'bout Wyoming? Nobody'd bother us there...[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 9:12:46 PM EST
Ya, like I am going to show up to something like this after all of the threats I have received from here.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 9:32:09 PM EST
Y'know... I want to know who the hell is gonna pay to book a VEGAS convention center for a relatively small group of people from this board to use? I'm all for a convention, but hell. Even with all our members... Think about how many would [b]actually[/b] book and pay... Then think about the cost of a convention center. Then think about how much the registration fee is gonna tur out ot be, based on that... Then think again about how many will still [b]actually[/b] pay. Cause you got to include entertainment money, fees, expenses, plan tickets, etc. in people's budgets. I don't mind travelling a ways, but Vegas seems like it'd be a little out of our league, atm. For that matter, we could all go hole up in hotels in St. Augustine with McCarrots, and play with the Florida Boys' FA toys.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 9:50:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By CPL_Punishment: Vegas. No convention center. lets just show up on the range and shoot like with webshooters events. Then meet at a casino restaurant later and raise hell.
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Now that I can manage. Titty bar afterwards? [:D]
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 10:40:38 PM EST
OK, here we go, I got my atlas out and I'm finding the PERFECT places. Here's the plan. We'll have simultaneous conventions, three of 'm: West coast, East coast, and one International. West Coast - California East Coast- New Jersey International - Canada No thanks needed, it really wasn't that hard to figure out. If we pull this off, we won't have to worry about how many will actually pay, how many will actually come, and how to get a convention hall and range. No Worries = No Headaches. Just PERFECT isn't it?
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 10:49:17 PM EST
Knob Creek Gun Range in Kentucky has a machinegun shoot twice a year i'm sure there could be something worked out eather on the same date or a different date.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 11:47:48 PM EST
Vegas usually has dirt cheap airfare... Something to think about. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 1:15:06 AM EST
i dont care where it is, IM THERE!
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 1:47:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 2:43:43 AM EST
Here we go again, seems a few of us tried to get put one together a couple years back and noone would settle or be happy with a location? AntiUSSA and I thought PASA Park in Iliniois would be good? Maybee someone could get a web poll going with like three choices and see what is most popular? My other suggestion was to have an AR15.com "tour" different shoots throughout the US on a schedule. Different members could make different ones? Get a banner printed up and send it around for members to sign Later IAJack
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 2:46:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By I_Luv_Carrots:
Originally Posted By operatorerror:
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[b]Places to shoot,[/b] Ohio has places to shoot [b]full auto can be rented,[/b] If i'm not mistaken, there was plenty of FA at teh last bullet fest [b]casinos,[/b] Ans that has what to do with shooting? [b]strip joints,[/b] There are strip joints in Ohio [b]airport,[/b] There are airports in Ohio Really... The purpose of an AR15.com gathering would be to have fun and shoot! I mean, why not Hawaii?!?! I mean, beaches, Tiki-Girls, Mai-Tais, Luaus.. See the point? It has to be fair to all teh members..
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Not to mention the fact that *[b]I[/b]* live in Ohio!
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 2:50:05 AM EST
"I'm all for Hawaii" No way dude you can't shoot there! I say we do it right here in FL. We could shoot all we want,we have (in some places) a flater Hawaii like place to look at chix and what the heck ever[:)] and you could all stay at my house if the wife says it's cool.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 2:51:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2001 2:48:41 AM EST by platform389]
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: Ya, like I am going to show up to something like this after all of the threats I have received from here.
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Now,now, you are among friends.[peep] You could come out of the bunker for at least one weekend. Also, nobody knows what you look like, so you could be anybody you wanted to be, and no one would be the wiser... "Hi, I am HANGFIRE on AR15, what is your screen name?"[}:)]
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 4:29:26 AM EST
I say we go to either Douglas or Tucson, Arizona! Why? Go read my 'Our Very First Priority in All This Should Be' thread. Eric The(RunningTargets!WooHoo!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 4:40:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By zoom: I once read that Memphis, TN was the center of air travel and shipping in the US, which is why Fred Smith chose that city to headquarter FedEx. Just mentioning that so that the word "middle" doesn't turn into central Kansas. IMHO, anywhere from Memphis to Little Rock to Tulsa to Wichita would be close enough.z
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Sound's good to me.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 4:47:16 AM EST
OKC! The Oklahoma City Gun Club allows full auto and has a range that reaches out to 600 yards. We should rent that out! [:D] Ian
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 5:36:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2001 5:31:15 AM EST by anothergene]
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 6:02:38 AM EST
[b]WE'LL HAVE IT IN KALIFORNIA!!![/b] Won't that be great, but no guns allowed! Second place would be Vegas, but have a gun show and convention.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 6:08:05 AM EST
Have it in West Virginia. There's legalized gambling, the state is gun-friendly, and the hookers are cheap (you can get an around-the-world for a can of snuff).
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 6:12:17 AM EST
What about Nashville, Tennessee. The Opryland Hotel is a great place to have a convention [url]http://www.oprylandhotelnashville.com/[/url]. I'm sure there's gotta be some places to shoot down there.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 6:14:29 AM EST
Maybe I missed something here, but why do we "need" a convention?
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 6:25:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By anothergene: Habbib's rod & gun club in Kabul...unlimited range, full auto, reactive targets AND secondary explosions. While not centrally located, it would be well worth the trip. Get to meet fellow shooters from all over the world, that share our enthusiasm for military weapons. Charter a C-17, if good response, a C-5. And get to watch the flares and neat tracers as we arrive to a warm welcome! Get a close up view of an actual stinger missile! Gambling!...pull a veil, see what you get. Tank rides!...ride a real Soviet tank! Mountain climbing and spelunking are all inclusive. See real Taliban dudes! AR15.com members would get full media coverage! Kabul bulletfest videos soon to follow. An epic event that you will want to remember forever, all on CD! How about it? Whos in? [thinking]
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LMAO! Great post!
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 10:23:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2001 10:21:34 AM EST by clinth]
How about Alaska? Just kidding to far for you boys, Vegas would work, only like a 10hr flight. Clinth
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 10:36:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By I_Luv_Carrots: Can't. It's not fair. I'm sure the majority of the members here are from Texas, probably followed by Cali/Florida.... It has to be centrally located for it to be fair for everyone. I mean, i'm sure me and SteyrAug and SKSSeven and all teh Florida boyz would like it to be held in Miami, but it ain't gunna happen.
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Let's see...if Florida ain't gonna happen...and we average out Cali and Texas... ...Sounds like Vegas is a great spot!
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 10:46:25 AM EST
If Imbro ain't going I ain't going. But seriously I remember the LEGP. Remember EVERYONE was going to get one? People are gonna be real pissed if this gets organized and 12 people show up.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 10:58:15 AM EST
Okay, new guy suggestion here... skip trying to start the planning by WHERE it's gonna be. Step 1: who's interested? Step 2: who COULD actually go? Step 3: what do we want to do? shoot, gamble, get whores, or what? I can shoot here, don't want to gamble, and wife won't let me get whores. so give it a MEANIGFUL reason to get together. shooting competitions, meet and greet dinners, opportunities for vendors to show up and offer product (vendors help defray cost of event!) Step 4: plan size of arena and proximity to range (hotles, halls, etc) for a actual group size. Step 5: make it as centrally located as possible that meets requirements for event. Step 6: Pick and confirm a date at LEAST 6 months in advance for all the working slobs to get the time off and save money for the event IF they don't have it on a moments notice. If we all say where to have it...we'll never have it. No_Expert.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 11:48:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By IAJack: AntiUSSA and I thought PASA Park in Iliniois would be good? IAJack
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I like it.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 1:17:55 PM EST
I don't care where it is, provided: 1. There are things for the wife and kids to do 2. We have at least six months advance notice My preference would be Nashville, during football season next year. Having said that, don't overlook Texas. Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio all meet the basic requirements for a convention.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 1:35:47 PM EST
Hell, Texas would be cool or Louisiana or Memphis also Go Hokies
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 1:35:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2001 1:31:37 PM EST by HKocher]
Originally Posted By operatorerror: I guess the biggest city in the "middle" would be Wichita, KS. Anyone ever been there?
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Born and raised there. I'm one state over now though. St. Louis is pretty central though...
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 2:07:01 PM EST
viva Las Vegas!!!
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 2:14:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By WSmac: OK, here we go, I got my atlas out and I'm finding the PERFECT places. Here's the plan. We'll have simultaneous conventions, three of 'm: West coast, East coast, and one International. West Coast - California East Coast- New Jersey International - Canada No thanks needed, it really wasn't that hard to figure out. If we pull this off, we won't have to worry about how many will actually pay, how many will actually come, and how to get a convention hall and range. No Worries = No Headaches. Just PERFECT isn't it?
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You're joking, right? Pick the three most anti-gun places in North America and go there???/ That's pretty damn funny!!! We should just hold the damn thing in Washington DC! They love guns there.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 2:21:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By WSmac: OK, here we go, I got my atlas out and I'm finding the PERFECT places. Here's the plan. We'll have simultaneous conventions, three of 'm: West coast, East coast, and one International. West Coast - California East Coast- New Jersey International - Canada No thanks needed, it really wasn't that hard to figure out. If we pull this off, we won't have to worry about how many will actually pay, how many will actually come, and how to get a convention hall and range. No Worries = No Headaches. Just PERFECT isn't it?
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You did not just seriously suggest NJ, did you? Oh my...
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 2:33:28 PM EST
I vote for Texas, it's in a central location and is very friendly to c3 and other stuff.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 4:55:02 PM EST
VEGAS !!! Not only do we have more than enough ranges (indoor and outdoor), casinos, cheap hotel rates and airfares we also have FRONT SIGHT!! I'm sure they would be stoked about hosting it!
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 8:37:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mike_in_LasVegas: VEGAS !!! Not only do we have more than enough ranges (indoor and outdoor), casinos, cheap hotel rates and airfares we also have FRONT SIGHT!! I'm sure they would be stoked about hosting it!
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Damn it, 49 other people posted without mentioning Front Sight, and then YOU had to beat me to it! [:D] Vegas has the infrastructure to support a bunch of ass-grabbing drunken loonies. Plus that bimbo with the GeoTitties site, who got all offended at us using up her bandwidth, is there -- we can go let her take photos of us and then refuse to tip her.
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