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Old January 25, 2001, 11:38 PM   #26
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I'm still trying to find somebody to fill in for me. It's my turn to watch the MBX cathodolumiescence system this weekend

If I get somebody to fill in, I'll just show up at the range around 2PM.
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Old January 26, 2001, 09:37 AM   #27
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Sorry guys. I can't get away this weekend afterall. I hope to meet all of you at some other time.
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Old January 26, 2001, 07:20 PM   #28
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COOL! I got somebody to fill in for me. So we're meeting at the range around 2PM right?

Now I gotta go buy factory ammo and figure out what guns to bring...

See ya tomorrow!
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Old January 26, 2001, 10:12 PM   #29
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Guys, this particular range doesn't let you shoot any ammunition you bring. You have to buy theirs.

"insurance" reasons...
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Old January 26, 2001, 10:46 PM   #30
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What? I just went and bought $120 worth of ammo. There aren't any other ranges in the area?
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Old January 27, 2001, 08:22 PM   #31
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I'm the first one back! Now I'll just issue myself some shiners and relax.

It was a good meet and it looked as though everyone had a lot of fun. I only wish my 6906 didn't look so puny and bland compared to some of the hardware the others brought.

That Wilson 1911 with the big exterior extractor was kewl. It makes me want a Glock much less than before.

It was great meeting you kids.
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Old January 27, 2001, 09:03 PM   #32
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Yes, it was good.

Every had a great time...
I was surprised with ArmySon's Wilson Combat KZ-45. I had initially dismissed these as unworthy. I was wrong. Dispite the Les Baer that was there - the KZ-45 was my favorite shooter. It's not a traditional 1911 by anymeans, but the KZ is a surprisingly good shooter. Accurate and reliable. This is well worth the asking price. I may have to get one someday.

I had a great time - and I was also reminded why D&P somehow always made me a little annoyed... But its the only indoor range I know of in Richmond.
We had 8 shooters there working 3 or 4 lanes... 155MM's shotgun was fun - hit low, but was energetic. Shin's little 9 felt anemic after all the .45s! Shin, dont feel bad - size doesn't matter, right?


After the shoot, we all went to an eastern indian restaruant for spicy vendaloo. Shin ordered Nuclear Hot where the rest of us ordered regular hot... We feasted and talked TFL stuff for a good long time.
Shooting and spicy food just go well together.
Great day!

Thank you for the extra effort all you guys gave in coming out on short notice. This was indeed the highlight of my trip to Virginia.
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Old January 27, 2001, 09:51 PM   #33
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Yes, that's the one. The KZ-45. I want one. Do they come in .357Sig by any chance?
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Old January 27, 2001, 10:04 PM   #34
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Third participant checking in...

We arrived fashionably late and were worried that everyone had stopped shooting or, at the very worst, left. fortunately that was not the case, and we were able to join them for what turned out to be a most enjoyable range session...even under the influence of cold medicine and performance anxiety, I did not embarrass myself too badly, I don't think. Except for some slight incompatibility between me and a Les Baer .45 of ArmySon's --[hiss]if any of you tell them how bad I did with that one I'll skin you alive[/hiss]-- I shot okay.

Unfortunately for George, Vito's was too far away, so we had to settle for A Passage to India. Shin Tao was able to enjoy his customary tissue-searing hot vindaloo and I think everyone else enjoyed their food, too (Griz?).

Maybe by the next Richmond get-together, we'll have a floor and some places to sit and y'all can come by for a Shiner (or three!). Meantime, thanks for taking the time to come down here and shoot with us...it was an honor and a privilege.

Okay, I know at least two more of you -- uh, I mean one more of you -- is already home. Next post!
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Old January 28, 2001, 01:02 AM   #35
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Well, I made it home in record time (5.5-6 hours). It's amazing what caffine and nicotine can do to the speedometer.

I want to thank all you southern peeps for showing this yankee a great time. It was a pleasure chit chatting and shoot'n lead down range with y'all

I'm glad everybody enjoyed the different firearms I brought along. I wanted to bring enough to provide a variety since I knew George was uhhhh handicapped by the airline with his pride and joy.

Next time, I'll know not to buy ammo before hand Duck Hunt did great with the KZ-45. She shoots straight and made one nice ragged hole.

Mike in VA, I would've taken up your offer to crash in Fairfax but I didn't have my contact lense kit along. Sleeping with them in is not a pleasurable experience It was great meeting you!

Here's a picture of George thinking he's a model

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Old January 28, 2001, 11:25 AM   #36
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BTW, George, how long are you in town?

Nobody tells me anything....
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Old January 28, 2001, 12:30 PM   #37
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A good time, indeed!!

It was a pleasure meeting everyone, putting IRL faces and voices together. It was also a real treat to get to exercise some new hardware. The plastic Wilson was great, and the Baer, well, I now have an inkling of why people pay what they do for high-end 1911's. It's a fine tool, one that could shrink groups down from 3-4" to 1-2" with a bit of practice. Thanks, Son.

Friendships are built an hour at a time, and this was time well spent. We'll have to figure out a range day in NoVA when the weather gets better. Now it's off to life support activities(grocery run, etc.) , honey-do's and gun cleaning. Best regards, M2
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Old January 28, 2001, 06:16 PM   #38
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I'm only here one more day... I fly back west Tuesday.

Thats a good picture of me ArmySon - I make that blue TFL shirt look good!

I forgot to mention my traditional John Woo attempt. This time with 9MMs. I used a Hi Power and a 9MM Springfield 1911 to good effect... After blowing through all the rounds as fast as possible Last Man Standing style, I actually had two hole inside the black this time!
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Old January 28, 2001, 08:47 PM   #39
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George, against all reason, did attempt the John Woo again.

The disease spread and I tested the gansta palm down technique. It doesn't work, of cource.

Where's Griz?
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Old January 28, 2001, 09:07 PM   #40
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Sorry for the delay. The bridge in West point was closed and I got home late because of the detour. Great time even though I was way late getting there. I'll know to come early next time. Yes it was good food too. Spicy enough for me (Gerbers hot sauce). Any body want to try rifles at an outdoor range next time? I'll look into a range at West point but we would have to do it when the weather is aggreeable. Great time and fun to meet you folks, Griz.
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Old January 28, 2001, 11:56 PM   #41
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wuz up?

Well...I enjoyed it imensly! The guns were incredibly fun.
(especially the shotgun.) I think ArmySon liked it enough. Can we say hip shots anyone? It was my first time shooting a pistol,yes it's strange that it was my first time considering that all my family are gun fanatics. I'm used to the peice of...I mean M-16, so a hand gun is rather diffrent. I liked the 1911 the best. Hopefully I'll be able to shoot more
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Old January 29, 2001, 12:16 AM   #42
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Hey guys! You two shot extremely well considering it was your first time with pistols. You shoot better then some experts at my local club

The shotgun was a blast. If we do this again, I'll bring my Benelli M1. Shooting a semi-auto 12 gauge with 00 buckshot is a riot!

I see this is your second post now!

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Old January 31, 2001, 11:44 AM   #43
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Oh - for those that scoff at double gunning... I'm not the only one at TFL that does this once in awhile...

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Old January 31, 2001, 04:09 PM   #44
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If I ever find myself trapped in an action movie, I'll call you guys.
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Old January 31, 2001, 05:20 PM   #45
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Who's that fellow shoot'n dem 1911's?
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Old January 31, 2001, 09:54 PM   #46
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If I ever get to one of these meets, I'll bring my Southpaw Randall. That's the proper way to shoot with the left hand (John Woo, eatcha hart out).
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