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Posted: 10/19/2003 8:24:03 PM EST
We keep bringing up Iowa gun shoot get togethers, but they are planned so last minute that nobody can make it, and nothing gets started or done. I propose a shoot on Sun the 16th of Nov. I really don't care where at or the time but lets get this off the ground and running. Their are enuf active Ia members on here that we should have a good sized crowd, and a great time. Lets Make This Happen
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 8:28:13 PM EST
I could make a Nov. 16th shoot as long as it was somewhere in the DesMoines or closer area to Sioux City, I could definatly bring some fun that the Iowa croud is not used to.
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 11:38:51 PM EST
I live 20 miles N of Des Moines I'm up to going anywhere that gets alot of people involved.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 8:13:53 AM EST
Lets do this.

We have a good range here in Tama if anyone is interested. Matter of fact, I'm probably gonna go shooting sometime this week.

Link Posted: 10/21/2003 11:15:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2003 12:13:18 PM EST by MadProfessor]
Nov. 16th could work for me

And if daves going, Im definately going

Edit: I would also prefer somewhere between Sioux City and Des Moines
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 11:24:57 AM EST
I'm in. Just got my AR built a little while ago, give me another reason to shoot it.

Where we wanna go?
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 2:51:20 PM EST
IAJack typically held one of these at a range just SE of Des Moines, in Indianola...

Where's he at?
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 6:32:56 PM EST
Maybe I am confused but I though IA Jack went over to the dark side at Gun-Talk
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 9:10:44 AM EST
alright im game if its in central iowa.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 9:59:28 AM EST
Looks like we should plan on the Weekend of the 16th.

That cool with everyone?

Link Posted: 10/24/2003 9:38:55 PM EST
Good for me. Try and find a place where we can shoot machineguns. I don't care if the cops come they can just join in the fun.
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 8:09:40 AM EST
The date works for me, depends on the location though
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 10:51:52 AM EST
email me some contact info and I'll get ahold of you.
Link Posted: 10/29/2003 3:58:08 PM EST
My kingdom...my kingdom for a job that I don't work EVERY weekend! Or in other words be at this job for enough years where I can either get Fri/Sat or Sun/Mon off. Maybe I could get that day off but I've heard rumors of no vacation after Nov 15!?! I'll wait and see where you guys have it at.
Link Posted: 10/29/2003 7:20:46 PM EST
I hear you Kevin thats why I wanted it on Sun the 16th it's my only weekend day off.
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 3:59:27 AM EST
I don't have my AR yet, still deciding which model to get, but I'd be game to a shoot some where in central IA.
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 3:45:17 PM EST
So do we have a location yet?
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 8:06:13 AM EST
Another vote for central IA (I live in Ankeny). I should be able to make it the 16th.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 5:51:11 PM EST
Central Iowa is good for me, however I am working that weekend. I work nights so depending on where it would be, I may be able to make it for a few hours.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 4:47:20 PM EST
The only range that I know is Butch Olofson, just north of Des Moines. It is a public range, and I'm not sure we could rent out a side of it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 6:55:56 PM EST
The Butch Olofson has been under new management this past year or so and I'm pretty sure that they don't allow any full-auto stuff so David would be very upset if he couldn't bring his toys. Matter of fact I doubt he'd come without his C3 stuff...right David?!
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 9:04:13 PM EST
yah, i dont think the Olofson range would suit us. the guys running it are nice enough (they bent over backward to help out a group of 15 non-shooters/ first time shooters for a few rounds of trap, but thier all about safty and anything that slung more than one round downrange per trigger pull wouldnt fly.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 9:57:27 PM EST
This late in the season you might need to find a place that also rents snow shoes.
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 8:03:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2003 8:11:16 PM EST by AR-SNIPER-15]
We could use Bays Branch near Yale, the only down side to this is that it only has two benches, and a small lane for a big crowd. With the use of tables it could be made to work in shift shooting. Also it is outdoors, and a free range.
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 1:31:11 AM EST
The Bays Branch sounds good. I don't know how many people would be going, but I don't think it's gonna be a big crowd anyway. Do they allow non-paper targets? (like steel plates).

That seems the way to go, since all the ranges that I know of in this area are private (membership only), and don't allow guests. That's a pity, since the Ikes Walton ranges in Ames and Elkhart would be a hell of a place to go to.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 6:38:18 AM EST
The Iowa shoot announcement now has maps and GPS coordiantes!

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