View Full Version : Reminder! Northern Virginia FU-UN Shoot!

Mike Irwin
July 11, 2001, 10:34 AM
This Friday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the NRA Range in Fairfax.

If anyone is interested, maybe we can go grab a bite to eat afterwards.

July 13, 2001, 02:12 PM
I would like to go, but cant....

I also like the idea of a FAQ-UN shoot. :D

Mike in VA
July 13, 2001, 03:22 PM
Looking forward to it :D

Mike Irwin
July 13, 2001, 10:48 PM
I like that, Dead!

Don't worry, I think the 5 of us who were able to make it this evening had a good time.

We'll do it again.

Unfortunatly, though the NRA range is going to be close the entre month of August for renovations and upgrades.

Jamie Young
July 15, 2001, 09:56 PM
Do it again???????? How about joining us in Sept????????? Next time you have something down there I'm coming down with my Fal and my Pal's from TFL!!!

David Park
July 16, 2001, 02:50 PM
Hi guys, I just got back from NYC or I would have posted earlier. I had a great time at the FU-UN shoot, and I joined the NRA in the process. :)

I was nice to put some faces with names. It was also great to shoot some new pistols, since this was only the second time I've been shooting. I enjoyed shooting Mal's .45's (and .44 magnum :eek: ), Marty's 1911, and Mike's Kahr K9. I think my favorite was Mal's Sig P239 (http://www.sigarms.com/sigarmsweb/personal_size_classics.htm) in 9mm. Too bad we ran out of time before Marty could break out the AR-15.

I look forward to doing it again, and hopefully making it up to SodaPop's shoot in PA. By then I plan to have a gun of my own to bring along. :D One thing I forgot to ask was which local stores are recommended for buying handguns. I like Gilberts, but don't know anything about their prices or after-purchase service.

Mal H
July 16, 2001, 06:55 PM
I had a great time also. Good shooting, good folks and good food! You're right about the short time at the range. I wanted to try out several other guns, Mike's .41 Magnum for instance. Next time we will have to go at a time when a large crowd isn't expected.

For a first time shoot with a .44 Magnum, David certainly did himself proud. I have seen people put maybe 2 shots on the paper their first time - the first shot and maybe a lucky 2nd one. David got 2 in the black and the remaining 4 nearby. Pretty darn good control.

July 17, 2001, 01:40 PM
It was a good time and I'm glad I was also able to put some faces to the different board usernames. Sorry I couldn't stick around for dinner, hopefully next time.

Mal H, was that your scoped cannon David was firing? I was a couple of lanes down and it sounded almost as loud as my Garand. Do you mind sharing what type of handgun, caliber and scope? I'm looking for a nice set-up to try some long distance pistol shooting.

Maybe next time we should try for a weekday evening. Hopefully there won't be so many shooters and we could stay longer.

Mal H
July 17, 2001, 07:57 PM
Roadrunner - the .44 Magnum David was shooting was a fairly plain jane Ruger Super Redhawk with a 4X Leupold EER scope. The rounds were some full house reloads that I have found to be very accurate. I was standing behind him and was surprised how they shook the floor! I hadn't noticed that before while shooting. I probably shouldn't shoot them at a public range and stick to shooting them only at home or in the field.

July 18, 2001, 12:30 AM
It was good to meet everyone last week. A big thank you to Mike for organizing it.

David, let me know when you want to put a few rounds through the AR. I'm sure we can find an open range while the NRA is closed for August.


July 22, 2001, 10:18 PM
I recently returned to shotgun sports (trap, skeet, 5-stand, and sporting clays). I alright with wobble trap and regular trap. However, I miss more then I hit with skeet and the rest.

You guys want to shoot over at the Bull Run Shooting Center in Bull Run Park, Centerville, VA (off Route 66)? If we can get five of us together, we can field our own squad.

If you don't have a shotgun, Bull Run rents them for about $5, a box of shells about $4.50, and about $4 for a round of trap, skeet, etc.

Give it a thought.

David Park
July 22, 2001, 10:40 PM
Roadrunner, I'm interested. I have no experience (which is why I want to try it), so I can attend just to make you look better. :D Besides, if my sister can do it, it can't be that difficult.

July 24, 2001, 09:08 PM
I'm new to the board, but I'd be up for some rounds of trap or maybe trying skeet or 5 stand. I just went to Bull Run for the first time this past weekend. Tried my hand at Wobble Trap. Just bought a Remington 1100 and want to put it through some good use soon. :) and btw, if anyone still wants to get a good deal on the 1100 from walmart, $329, the new walmart in sterling, by the dulles town center, had one left after I bought mine. It's the floor model, but also a great price.

Jamie Young
July 24, 2001, 10:02 PM
After you guys do that, why don't you all come up to the TFL shoot in Sept here in PA. They have a whole sporting clays course where we are having the shoot. And a 500yd Rifle range too!!!! The place is at www.WaterandWings.com

Mike Irwin
July 25, 2001, 01:29 AM

Hey, that sounds like fun!

I'll have to rent a gun, though, as the only shotgun I have right now is my cylinderbore riot gun. :)

Let me know when you all want to do this, and I'll clear my calendar.


I'll try to get up for the shoot in September.

Can't guarantee anything, but I'll try.

Mal H
July 25, 2001, 08:48 AM
I'm game! No, no, don't shoot! I mean that should be a blast, so to speak. But only as long as you all don't laugh when I attempt trap shooting - again. That's one thing I haven't tried much of at all. I've gone twice and about 90% of the little pigeons lived through the ordeal. I'm hoping someone comes that can tell me what I'm doing wrong.

When we get to the details part, we ought to open a new thread for this outing.

Mike - I have two shotguns which I'll bring, an 870 Express Mag and my favorite, an old Ithaca Model 37 both with 28" bbls.

July 25, 2001, 09:40 AM
Cool Mal! I hope you can make it. I've missed the last two shoots but I'm itching to shoot some 500 yard targets. I'll bring my trap gun along too.

Mal H
July 25, 2001, 11:52 AM
Son - Don't forget we're mainly talking about the shotgun shoot at Bull Run, VA. I hope I can make the PA shoot, but it looks iffy at this point for the 16th.

Mike Irwin
July 26, 2001, 12:46 PM

Thanks, but I learned my lesson a long time ago to shoot trap with an autoloader, and most emphatically NOT with an Ithaca Featherweight! :)

July 27, 2001, 01:18 PM
Just tell me when and where, I'd love to try and learn how to shoot a scattergun again.:) The only one I've ever been able to hit anything with my Dad's old single .410.

Mal H
July 27, 2001, 06:10 PM
Hey T-Rex! Long time, no talk.

We don't have an agreed upon date yet, but watch this space. This should be a lot of fun.

As a side note, I was shooting my KGP-141 again a couple of days ago and shot some of those DEWC's we used at the NF range. I had forgotten how accurate they were. It's like they have homing devices for the bullseye built in. Have you made some more for your Python? If not and you need to reload some, let me know.

Mike Irwin
August 2, 2001, 02:21 PM
Any more thoughts on a date, guys?

Mal H
August 7, 2001, 09:45 AM
Hello? Hey Roadrunner, you still out there? This is your baby so you have the first shot at picking a date.

I'm very flexible in my schedule except for Thursdays.

David Park
August 8, 2001, 01:00 AM
I'm still available any time (unfortunately). I should be participating in a VCDL Garand Clinic and Match this weekend, and maybe the long gun practice will help me prepare for moving targets. :eek: