View Full Version : The Next Georgia TFL Shoot (May/June)

Bud Helms
April 15, 2001, 06:54 AM
Well, it sounds like the Atlanta Shoot on April 14 went really well. 'Wish I could have been there. As I mentioned in that thread, we have a great private range here in middle GA, at Fort Valley. I'd like to invite you all for a day of braggin' and shootin' sometime during May or June.

The days that I know will be tied up are holidays and scheduled matches dates. The holidays are 13 May, Mother's Day, and 17 June, Father's Day. The days for scheduled matches are 5/12 May and 2/9 June, the first and second Saturdays of each month.

One of the things I'm most interested in finding out is if Sundays are possible. So here are the weekend dates (including Sundays) that, by my reckoning, are open for May and June 2001:

May 6(Sun) 19/20(Sat/Sun) 26/27(Sat/Sun)

June 3(Sun) 10(Sun) 16(Sat) 23/24(Sat/Sun) 30/31(Sat/Sun)

We have covered shooting sheds, but no running water or electricity. So, it's a picnic shoot.:)

You can email me at [email protected]

Joe Klug
April 15, 2001, 03:12 PM
As mentioned in the other thread, I'm interested.

Sunday's are fine for me......maybe even better since -everything- seems to happen on Saturday these days.

Does the Fort Valley range have pistol as well as rifle target stands. What would we need to bring? Targets and a staple gun? Sounds like this is a "bring your own" kind of place. I'm assuming that a dozen empty coke cans are not acceptable targets.:)

As for dates, in May the 20th looks good (if we can do a Sunday). In June the 10th, 16th, and 30th look good.

Let's get a few opinions on a good date (and if a Sunday will be OK) and set this thing up.


April 15, 2001, 04:45 PM
I need to check my shchedule to see if I can get away 'cause when the Army says go there and do this I go and do.

I'll get back to you guys next week

Bud Helms
April 15, 2001, 10:20 PM

It is definitely a bring your own type range. Coke cans are fine. We just pick up after ourselves. The only things that are forbidden are the obvious: glass, brick, range furniture ... :)

We have what we call an upper and lower range. Lower range is down on a hollow. The upper range has 50, 100, 150 and 200 meter berms. The lower range has 25, 50 and 100 meter berms. I do most of my shooting on the lower range. There are a couple of portable wooden target holders, but it you have a favorite, bring it. I'll have plenty there for us. Targets are something different. I'll have a truckload of cardboard for target backing. Everybody definitely has a favorite, so bring your own. Staple gun ... yes. Chairs, definitely bring some folding chairs, if you have them.

11B, 'hope you can make it.

Joe Klug
April 16, 2001, 12:15 AM

Sounds good. Glad you'll be able to bring cardboard. If possible I'd like to ride the bike down there which means I can't pack too much along.

Paper targets and a staple gun is no problem. I might still have a few of those "exploding targets" left from about 8 years ago I will bring along if I can find them. (They don't allow me to use them at Advanced Bullets)

Side note: Best show I ever saw at the range was an exploding target stuck to a half empty can of carburator cleaner. When hit the can went flying 25 feet in the air, on fire and leaving a thick black smoke trail.:D Don't see that every day.

Is the raod going to this range paved or at least hard pack? Will I be able to manage getting a 1,000 pound motorcycle out there?


Tom B
April 16, 2001, 05:32 AM
I am good for any Sat or Sun in May or June except 5 May.

Bud Helms
April 16, 2001, 06:30 AM

What are you riding, a Road King Classic with the saddle bags full of gold?!

There is a short piece (1/4 mi) of hard-packed gravel. No problem. Tell me more about the exploding targets .. :eek:

If you are riding, why don't you let us four-wheelers bring the "stuff". Just bring GUNS (and ammo). I even have a couple of extra ear muffs.

'Looks like you can make about every weekend we have open, Tom. .


Joe Klug
April 16, 2001, 09:09 PM

I ride an '85 Honda GoldWing. The bike itself is supposed to be 900 pounds but with "stuff" in the saddle bags it's easily pushing 1K.

You haven't experienced exploding targets? They are about 2 inches by 2 inches square with a red bullseye in the middle and an adhesive backing. If you hit the red part (even with a .22 LR) the taget blows up like a loud firecracker. Pretty good for ruining whatever it is stuck to.:)

I should have plenty of room to bring whatever I need on the bike. I won't be bringing the selection I took out to Advanced Bullets (damn near emptied the safe for that one) but I can fit at least 4 pistols in a case that fits in a saddlebag.

So far it looks like a Sunday might be OK. Hope we get some more input there.


Joe Klug
April 20, 2001, 08:53 PM
Anybody else want to add their $.02 worth before we decide on a date?


Bud Helms
April 22, 2001, 12:38 AM
I'm going to post a "pointer" in GD Forum. I'll post a link to a map in a day or two. The range is only 5 or 6 miles off I-75.

[Edited by sensop on 04-22-2001 at 01:59 AM]

Tom B
April 22, 2001, 05:47 AM
We are talking about before July aren't we? I just signed up for a Tact Handgun Course July 13-14.

April 22, 2001, 10:29 AM
If it is not the weekend near the tenth of May, please count me in from Augusta. I can bring whatever...


Art Eatman
April 22, 2001, 10:38 AM
Later in May (or in June) is better for me than early May.

I'll be heading east from Terlingua around May second or fifth-ish...

Sounds like a truly great idea...

:), Art

April 22, 2001, 10:59 AM
Whatever you guys come up with will work unless my schedule does not allow it. With that in mind I will be unavailable most weekends during the month of May.

Bud Helms
April 22, 2001, 05:11 PM
Tom B, yes I really wanted to get in before the 4th. It looks like early June is good. Art, 'sure hope you can make it. I want to meet PJ too. 'Never met a real 11B before ...:D Hube, I look forward to hearing what you think of GA so far.

One thing I haven't heard from anyone is whether Sundays are particularly bad or good. If we have enough of the Faithful that want to come and shoot with us (and I hope not ALL heathens show up!), then the first two weekends of each month may be whacked. See my first post. One of the first two Sundays in June would be perfect. If not, then the 16th of June is the day. Did I mention that wives and girlfriends are welcome?

What say y'all?

Tom B
April 22, 2001, 05:58 PM
Sundays and 16 June are OK with me.

Joe Klug
April 22, 2001, 08:59 PM
I'm pretty sure I can make the 16th of June work.


Art Eatman
April 23, 2001, 08:38 AM
Sundays are fine by me. Mid/late May on through mid-June sounds good enough...


April 23, 2001, 10:02 PM
I will keep an eye out for a date, maybe I can make this one............

Byron Quick
April 24, 2001, 11:46 AM
June would be better for me. Probably can't get a day off in May this late- I work on weekends:( Are Class III Uzi's kosher at this range?

Bud Helms
April 24, 2001, 01:49 PM
There really is no prohibition in the range rules. The problem is that there is a neighborhood nearby. Really near. Even though we were there first, we try not to aggravate the locals unnecessarily. It's not a good location for it.

April 24, 2001, 05:48 PM
I may, I say again may be able to make it and will damn sure try. Especially now that Sensop posted the "other" entertainment that's in the area. :D

Sensop, can you give me an address to the range so I can plan my route. I may be coming straight from "work".



April 24, 2001, 09:44 PM
I couldn't make the last one but I am going to make this one. Sundays work for me.

Bud Helms
April 25, 2001, 04:15 AM

Check email buddy. I withdraw the comments above concerning Class III usage. Normal safety precautions on the range. I was just ruminating out loud. Bring it on, you gun nut!

PJ11B3..., are you coming straight from Ft Benning? If so, it's a straight shot on Hwy 96, via Hwy 80 out of Columbus. At the Hwy 49 Bypass to the left (about three miles out of Fort Valley), Gun Club Road is on the right. Turn on to Gun Club Road (duh!). It's about a mile to the range from that point. Drive to the end of the pavement and keep going on the gravel. Get to the RR tracks, gate is just on the other side. I'll have signs posted.

April 25, 2001, 03:00 PM
Sensop, yep I'm coming straight from Benning most likely. Thanks for the info. The SN is kinda long isn't it ;) I'm looking forward to this gathering even more than the last one. Just hope I can weasel my way out that day.

April 25, 2001, 07:11 PM

Joe Klug
April 25, 2001, 09:05 PM
Since everyone seems to agree that June is better than May how about we choose between Sunday the 10th of June and Saturday the 16th of June. I don't remember seeing anyone having a problem with either of those dates.

What's your vote?

Either is fine by me.


Bud Helms
April 25, 2001, 09:23 PM
Those're two good ones. I have no preference.

Byron Quick
April 28, 2001, 08:56 AM
Saturday June 16th works the best for me. What about starting time?

Bud Helms
April 28, 2001, 07:56 PM
Earlier is cooler. I plan on being there around 8 AM. But I don't have a one to two hour drive. A start time is a good idea however, because club rules require a locked gate at all times except on days when the public is invited ... like announced matches. Technically, this isn't a match. It is a private shoot of a member and his guests. It would ease the start up greatly if we could all meet within a 30 minute or one hour window. I need to stay at the gate while you all arrive because the range is about a quarter mile in from the gate. How about arrival between 8 and 9 AM? Anyone arriving after that can honk their horn and I will come let them in.

Joe Klug
April 30, 2001, 09:29 PM
Well, Saturday June 16th works good for me but I seriously doubt I'm going to leave the house at 5am so I can be there at 8.:)

Hopefully you'll be able to hear the bikes little horn sometime around 11.


Tom B
May 1, 2001, 06:19 AM
16 June is OK with me.

May 1, 2001, 04:45 PM
I'd prefer the 10th since I'll still be on leave, but I'll try to make do with the 16th. :D

Hope to see all of you there.

Art Eatman
May 1, 2001, 09:08 PM
SFAIK, the 16th is good. I might run a tad late, but no sweat.

:), Art

Bud Helms
May 2, 2001, 06:02 AM
I'll just leave the gate open with some temporary signs to the specific range. This is officially the Fort Valley Out Of Towner's Invitational Unlimited Mixed Gun Match. :)

It looks like the 16th of June works for most of us. Let's wait and see if it stays good. 10th is an alternate for now.

May 2, 2001, 07:41 AM
Works for me, too. I plan on being there.


Tom B
May 2, 2001, 06:31 PM
Oh boy! Will there be T shirts available that have FVOOTIUMGM on them? Can we have them done in Greek letters?

Bud Helms
May 2, 2001, 11:31 PM
Tom, I'm starting to think you're just a tad in need of medical attention.;)

Maps can be viewed at Fort Valley Gun Club Map (http://members.home.net/rifleer/fvgcmap.doc). This is a map drawn in Word 97, don't puke. If anyone has trouble reading it, let me know.

The easiest access to Fort Valley, for those coming down from Atlanta is at Byron (Exit 155, I think). Take Hwy 49 south. The next exit is Hwy 96 (Exit 146). They both get you there if you follow the map. From Benning and points west its a straight shot coming in on Hwy 96. I assume those coming in from the east will either come in on Hwy 96 or via I-75.

Oops! Exit 146 is Hwy 247 Connector, not Hwy 96. As you travel south, the Byron exit is first (Exit 155), the Hwy 247 exit is next (Exit 146) and the Hwy 96 exit is last. I don't know the exit number.

[Edited by sensop on 05-04-2001 at 06:12 PM]

Bud Helms
May 8, 2001, 04:47 PM

Art Eatman
May 8, 2001, 11:16 PM
FWIW, if anybody wants a Bushmaster or a DPMS AR clone...

:), Art

Bud Helms
May 9, 2001, 05:41 AM
Uhhhh ..., 'you bringing one to raffle off?;)

Art Eatman
May 9, 2001, 07:39 PM
Hmmm. Raffle, huh? I gotta figure how to do it like the Cajun did with his mule.

The mule was only worth around $100. The Cajun decided to raffle him off; he sold 1,000 tickets at $1 each. The night before the raffle, the mule died. The drawing was held, anyway.

A buddy asked him how he got away with it. The reply was, "Well, after all, there was only one fella knew about it and got mad, and I gave him his money back!"

:), Art

Bud Helms
May 11, 2001, 10:19 PM

Joe Klug
May 11, 2001, 11:08 PM

You still going for the 8am start time for this meet? Just wondering.


May 12, 2001, 10:30 PM
Damn it sensop,now I'm going to have to jump with the 507th :( so that "maybe" I can get out of jumping on the 16th. I hate being the wind dummy. Oh well, I hope I can still make it and if not y'all have fun now y'hear.

Bud Helms
May 13, 2001, 01:45 AM
Joe, I plan on being there by 8 AM for any who want to start early, but as for now, the gate will be left open with signs for directions. So, get there when you can.

As for you, 11B, ... we ARE going to talk about you if you don't make it.:)

May 16, 2001, 12:56 AM
whoo-hoo! AT&T cable internet decided to work tonight at 2:00AM! Tell you what guys, get DSL and don't fool with cable (at least not INSIDE the city). AT&T has been nothing but trouble for the past 3 weeks. Literally down 90-95% of the time.

Anyways, I should be able to make the 16th as well :) I'm surprised there's nothing a little sooner though... oh well. I can't say y'all don't plan ahead ;) Maybe I'll just anounce my next trip to the range just in case there are any takers for a sooner trip. FWIW: 8AM is dedication... It'll be closer to noon before I roll on down there.


Tom B
May 16, 2001, 05:36 AM
I will be there early. Anyone who wants to get together at Advanced Bullets early on Sat 18 May let me know. I'm game.

Art Eatman
May 21, 2001, 08:34 PM
Tom B: Sounds good. I hate to get up early enough to drive 100+ miles and be somewhere at 8AM.

:D, Art

Bud Helms
May 25, 2001, 09:24 PM
Is everyone still on for June 16th? 11B? Hube1236? rkb3119 ... is that you Randy?

I made acquaintance with a Houston County Patrol Deputy this week when he came by to conduct a boat trailer inspection. We got to talking about guns and shooting. He may come too. He said his partner had an MP5 that needed some exercise (Spartacus, you hear that?). I also invited another acquaintance that is a county Detective. He probably won't come, but I invite him regularly anyway.

May 26, 2001, 07:12 AM
Looks like I may have to be in Tuscaloosa on the 16th. I do not think I can make it. This is a last minute trip, but right now, I have to go.

May 26, 2001, 04:50 PM
I forgot to mention to everyone... BRING YOUR CATS! ;)


[Edited by Ben on 05-26-2001 at 10:01 PM]

May 27, 2001, 05:21 PM
just cancelling this Saturday.


[Edited by Ben on 05-30-2001 at 07:02 PM]

May 28, 2001, 11:54 AM
I'm probably SOL, for the 16th, but will still try to make it. will not know for sure until the 14th or so. I've got that Army thing going on you know. :D

Bud Helms
May 28, 2001, 02:02 PM
Well, I've got a question ... is 10 June a better day for any one else? I can go both days, 10th and 16th. If we can get a couple of guys that can't make it on the 16th, maybe we can have a meet on the 10th also. Hube? Art? Randy? I haven't heard a word from Edmund Rowe, either.

Tom B
May 28, 2001, 04:08 PM
Either day is OK with me.

Art Eatman
May 29, 2001, 12:56 PM
Unless I get a call from my father about some surgery he's gotta have, June 10 is good for me. Both dates are fine. I'm bein' slow on yard work, anyway, so I'll probably be around longer than otherwise. :)


Byron Quick
May 29, 2001, 09:23 PM
Since I work on the weekends, I had to take vacation to make the meet. I can't be there on June 10th.

May 30, 2001, 02:23 PM
Something just came up, I won't be able to make it to the range this weekend (June 2). It doesn't look like I had a whole lot of people lined up to meet me anyways, so...

Sorry about that.


[Edited by Ben on 05-30-2001 at 06:57 PM]

May 30, 2001, 06:56 PM
The 10th is in!!!!

June 1, 2001, 08:16 PM
On Wednesday me and 14 other people were laid off so I don't know if I will be able to make it. I need to find a job asap, and need to conserve money for the time being.

If anyone has any good job leads in the ATL area I am all ears. The job I just finished was a "computer nerd" job where I built Linux and Windows webservers. I live in the Marietta/Kennesaw area but I am willing to commute if the job and price are right.


P.S. I have a 4 year degree in Police Administration and would be willing to give Law Enforcement a try if I could find a good paying LE job....

Tom B
June 2, 2001, 05:47 AM
OK its time to set a firm date and please post or Email me directions to the range. I will be coming south from Atlanta on I75. Thanks.

Edmund Rowe
June 3, 2001, 07:30 PM
Sensop said:
"I haven't heard a word from Edmund Rowe, either."

Edmund replies:

zzzzzzzz........snort...hunhh?? (sits up and rubs eyes) wha? *ahem*...**Kaff**....(insert loud sound of blowing nose) uh, whaddya talkin about?

(scrolls back through post)

uh, yeah, um, gotta check and see whazzap but I think I'm available on 16 June. What's this about an 0800 meeting time?? You guys all type A behavior or something? OK I'll try to go to bed earlier.

Sensop, which range will we be on?


Art Eatman
June 3, 2001, 09:54 PM
Dunno fer sure, but it looks like I gotta go to Austin, TX, to be general factotum for my father and step-mother. He's going in for surgery sometime this coming week.

I have no idea about the length of his hospital stay, nor the recuperation. Heck, he's 92, so I'm just crossing fingers about his getting through it!

Looks like I'm wiped out for this year, %$#@$%!

Will keep you posted as I learn what it is I'm gonna be doing.

:(, Art

Joe Klug
June 4, 2001, 11:12 PM
Hi guys, been off line for a few weeks and trying to catch up.

Lightsped, sorry to hear of the lay off. Interested in working on forklifts? If not I may be able to get you an application for the Carroll County Sheriff's Dept if you want to work all the way out here.

Al, by all means take care of your father. I'll keep him in my prayers.

For the rest of you, are we on for the 16th or did we change to the 10th or what. By reading back through the thread I can't tell what has been decided.


June 5, 2001, 12:18 AM
I need a decision too. This week is looking hectic in that I start my internship with Fulton County PD next week and have several papers due on Tuesday. I'm personally leaning towards the 16th right now, but that's just for selfish personal reasons; nothing a swift kick to the ass wouldn't cure. Y'all may have learned I'm a bit wishy-washy ;)

Hey Lightsped, Atlanta PD is ALWAYS hiring, that's where I'm plannning on going when I graduate assuming they can look over my slight nearsightedness. They have a great pay incentive for those with a degree which it sounds like you have. 35.5K for starters... not bad, eh? Don't forget that Marietta and Smyrna are often hiring as well, or you can look at Cobb if you don't mind wearing thoose goofy cowboy hats. Most of those guiys start you out at a little under 30K, but Cobb is a bit higher than 30K. I'll give you my local PD links:


That last link contains an official link to all the cities in Cobb... most of which have their own PD as well. Just go to "Municipalities" about half way down.

Let me know what you think.

Bud Helms
June 5, 2001, 06:18 AM

I've been away from my computer for the last four days.

Here's the simple version ...

Most of us have agreed on the 16th. Some of us cannot make it on the 16th, but can make the 10th. I intend to be there on both days, because I want you guys to come down and meet as many of each other as possible.

Art, sorry you're going to miss the get together. Maybe next time. I guess surgery at that age is a mixed blessing? I just spent Fri night through Monday afternoon with my 78 year old father. I don't get to see him very often, but I'm only four hours drive away. He's actually in pretty good health.

Lightsped, I understand you won't be able to make it. Good Luck. If you want to commute to Warner Robins, email me.

Edmund, we'll be on the lower range unless someone needs more than 100 yds. If another member can be there it will help. I've invited a few, but no commitment.

So, I will open the range at 0900 on the 10th and the 16th. Get there when you can.

The map to the range and the range layout is Here (http://members.home.net/rifleer/fvgcmap.doc). It is a word document, not an image, so you will be asked if you want to open it or save to disk. I'd open it and then save it. Let me know soon if you have problems reading it, so I can post in an another format.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all.


June 5, 2001, 02:46 PM
Well, at this point I am not refusing to consider anything. I would try for Atlanta PD but I am not sure how I would do in the downtown areas. Again, I am not refusing APD, but I definately would prefer Cobb County. Actualy, one of my dreams is to be a State Trooper, but I am having a hard time finding info on the GSP and their hiring process. Plus I have heard GSP pay is really low.... :( Carrol County Sheriff sounds halfway interesting. It would be a long commute though. I wonder what their pay is like?

I still am very willing to do some kind of Computer/IT job in a Datacenter or NOC, but it seems the Computer/IT market is really sucking nowadays.... :(

June 5, 2001, 04:50 PM
You might be able to come work with me, (wireless web), but entrance pay would only be 27K. Duluth area, email if interested.

Tom B
June 5, 2001, 06:34 PM
Sensop - I will be there at 9am on 16 June. Lightsped - My info is dated but to apply for the GSP you must take the Georgia Civil Service test. Call that Dept. for info. When I took it location was in downtown Atlanta but that was in 1972!

Bud Helms
June 6, 2001, 08:38 PM
Just a reminder and for clarification ... the 10th of June is this coming Sunday. The 16th is the Saturday of next weekend.

So that I don't give up and go home around 11 AM, any one that is planning to come this Saturday sound off. Even if 11B is the only one coming, I'll still be there. :)

Joe Klug
June 6, 2001, 09:11 PM

I have no idea what the starting pay is like at the Carroll County Sheriff's Dept. I can ask next time I see our Sheriff but I don't know when that might be.


I'm still planning on the 16th so I'll see everyone then.


June 6, 2001, 10:21 PM

For the 16th, I will try to make it, I will let you know.

[email protected]

Bud Helms
June 7, 2001, 08:55 PM
Okay! No takers on the 10th. The 16th it is. 0900 the range is open.

June 10, 2001, 12:41 AM
I may just do Advanced next Saturday assuming the weather clears up a bit. What nastiness, but I guess we could use it.

Lightsped, any luck job hunting?


June 10, 2001, 10:06 PM
Ben (and others),

I am still looking for a Computer/IT job where I can work in a Datacenter/NOC building, managing, and working with servers. I am open to any suggestions. Post here or email will work.

If I haven't found anything by July 11th, I plan to take the Cobb County PD test..... I already have the test booklet and info.


Bud Helms
June 14, 2001, 06:13 AM
Anyone that's coming Saturday, that has a digital camera, try to remember to bring it.

Byron Quick
June 14, 2001, 06:22 AM
What's the drill if it's raining as seems possible at this point?

Bud Helms
June 14, 2001, 08:17 AM
I will be there unless it is a frog strangler! Even if it does storm, if it looks like it will blow through, I will be there ... in which case I will have my Georgia Red Clay Clodhoppers on:D.

Rainbow Six
June 14, 2001, 05:21 PM
Wish I could come. I have to work this weekend (fri-sat-sun). :mad: I'd love to bring my new AR15 shorty and try it out. Maybe next time...


Bud Helms
June 16, 2001, 08:21 PM
The 1st Annual Fort Valley Out Of Towner's Invitational Unlimited Mixed Gun Match was a great visit ... and a whole lot of powder was burned up!

It was a fine time! TFLers present were Spartacus, TomB, Spectre, Joe Klug, Edmund Rowe and yours truly.

Spartacus brought an Uzi ... my first time on one of those.

Spectre brought the Beast, a Mossberg bolt action 12 ga shotgun. It was beastly with three inch Federal 1 1/4 oz slugs! That sucker would leap right off the rest ... I had to lash it down with some parachute cord!!

TomB brought a sweet Browning Hi Power.

Joe Klug let me shoot his CZ97, but I liked the 75 better. That's the first time I've ever seen the 97. But the surprise for me was the Beretta in .45 ACP. I liked it! Very manageable, very accurate.

Edmund got out of his car with a .45 on each hip (Glocks?).

Lots of plastic out there today. But I held up the 1911 crusade with a 1991A1 Cmdr and a Mech Tech upper on a Springfield Mil Spec lower.

Someone shot a Makarov for the first time ... Joe? Another convert.

All were safe, hot and tired, come 5PM. Pics soon.

- sensop

June 16, 2001, 09:54 PM
I'm envious. Uncle had me working in the morning. I wanted to get my hands on Joe's CZ97 again damn it. :) . Oh well hopefully there will be another one soon.

Hope you guys had much fun.

June 16, 2001, 10:06 PM
Spartacus is out like a light on my sofa. Something about a day of shooting that just tends to wear a body out. (Then again, maybe it's just the schnapps. ;))

Wow! After the potentential for gloom, we had a beautiful day. "The Beast" does indeed kick- I'm can't post long-I'm icing my shoulder!

Bud, thanks for the help with the sight-in and setting this up, and thanks to y'all for coming.

Bruised but proud!

June 17, 2001, 02:03 AM
So how many TFLer's showed up total? Sounds like y'all had a great time. Glad to hear it stayed clear for ya.

and send those digital pics!!!


Bud Helms
June 17, 2001, 07:04 AM
Just the six of us showed, but it was a good time. We talked about you guys ... just like we promised.:) We weren't disturbed from shoooting (or braggin') all day. 'Had the range to ourselves. Not even a club member showed up until we were pulling out.

Let's do it again once it cools off, say, October?

June 17, 2001, 12:05 PM
I was upholding the 1911 tradition also, with a Kimber Classic Gold Match. I like Joe's CZ's and am a Makarov convert now. Even though I've always considered DA/SA self loaders to be a perfect solution in desperate search of a problem.
It was great spending time with you folks. Definitely have to do it again.

June 17, 2001, 12:32 PM
Yes, please post pics soon. I wish I had been there...... :(

June 17, 2001, 03:30 PM
I'm loosely planning on going up to Advanced Bullets next Saturday. I've got this Anti I'm tryin to get to go with me... I've convinced her it's a great hobby, and now she wants to try it.

She did the Shoot-no-shoot simulator at the Atlanta PD Academy, and now wants to do the real thing. Can you blame her? I just hope she gets the day off of work.


Joe Klug
June 18, 2001, 12:03 AM

Thanks once again for setting that meet up for us. Like everyone else, I had a great time. It was well worth the 300+ mile round trip. And yes, I will have to seriously think about getting one of those Maks. It was a lot better of a shooter then I was expecting.

Setting up another meet down there in October might be a good idea. I'll do my best to make it. The FVGC is a great place. I couldn't believe we were the only ones out there on such a nice day.

One helpful tip for my fellow TFLers.......when someone posts directions to a place you need to go print them out right away. I made the mistake of thinking "I'll visit the thread the night before the meet and print them out then". Bad mistake on my part as the forum was down Friday night and Saturday morning. I spent about 45 minutes trying to find someone who could point me in the general direction of Fort Valley Gun Club. Luckily, I was able to find such a person and just got there a bit late.

Ben, If you want to meet at Advanced next Saturday I can probably be there around 1pm. I have an appointment at 10am that I really shouldn't miss.


Joe Klug
June 18, 2001, 12:52 AM
I almost forgot. For those of you that were wanting the know the web site where I'm getting that deal on the S&B ammo, here it is.