Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gunblogger Rendezvous 2011...The Best Ever!

Thursday morning we enjoyed a hearty breakfast before carpooling to Cabela's for a guided tour, shopping and browsing this very interesting store. If you were not interested in shooting camping or other outdoor kinds of activities, well then, there was plenty more of interest to see.

The taxidermy is incredible.

This photo of the 'Gun library' taken during our 2008 visit.

Friday morning, as we enjoyed our NRA sponsored breakfast, California firearms attorney, Chuck Michel talked to us.

We all received from Pro Ears, a very nice set of hearing protectors.

Aaron modeling his set of Pro Ears hearing protectors for me.

Molly is thinking of going into law and wanted to ask Alan Gura some questions. Later in the evening, Alan spoke to us of legal matters concerning gun rights, law etc.

After our nice breakfast on Saturday morning, sponsored by Otis Technologies, we all went out to the Pyramid range for an introduction to Steel Challenge Action Pistol shooting.

A quick meeting to outline safety, and how the match is run, then off we all went to have some fun.

Sunday morning after breakfast, we went out for some fun to try our hand at Cowboy Fast Draw.

Quick Cal Eilrich telling us some history about Cowboy Fast Draw, and filling us in on how the match is run.

Milisecond Molly and GG waitng for their revolvers to be loaded.
As you see, we shoot indoors, but the revolvers are loaded with wax bullets, even so, care must be exercised as they are still dangerous and the firearms must be handled accordingly.

Video taken during our Saturday night's 'all you can eat pizza' dinner, and of all the goodies donated

Video of the wonderful prizes donated for our door and raffle prizes to raise money for Valour IT

Pizza, yummmm! and there was more than enough for everyone.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gun Blogger Rendezvous 2011

I have been somewhat overwhelmed by lack of rest, getting back into my work schedule, planning this weekends match to Puyallup and the following weeks trip to Boise Idaho for another match, to do a whole lot of reporting on "The Best Ever" Gun Blogger Rendezvous. However, I will make an attempt to get on with the job of posting ASAP.

A great breakfast sponsored by Otis Technologies enjoyed by all, before leaving the Silver Legacy hospitality room, to car pool out to the Pyramid range at Washoe County Shooting Facility for an introduction to Steel Action Pistol shooting.
What a fun time it was too. There were ear to ear grins as ammo connected with the steel targets as shooters learned the sport of Steel Challenge competition shooting.

Stay tuned, more to come in the days ahead.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Mount Rainier at sunset

Friday evening found us taking a break at a rest area just outside of Yakima. We pulled in just as the sun was setting right behind Mount Rainier. What a fantastic view as the mountain was shadowed against the clouds.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

A little humour to brighten your day

Things To Do In An Elevator

1) When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.
2) Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.
3) Call the Psychic Hotline from your cell phone and ask if they know what floor your on.
4) Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone in the elevator.
5) Move your desk into the elevator and whenever anyone gets on, ask if they have an appointment.
6) Lay down the twister mat and ask people if they would like to play.
7) Leave a box in the corner, and when someone gets on, ask them if they can hear ticking.
8) Pretend you are a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the passengers.
9) When the doors close, announce to the others, "It's okay, don't panic, they open again!"
10) Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering, "Shut up, all of you, just shut up!"
11) Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside, ask, "Got enough air in there?"
12) Stand silently and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.
13) Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers. 14) Listen to the elevator walls with your stethoscope.
15) Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers, "This is MY personal space!"