I'll be there and perhaps a few other people, if you're in reasonable driving distance these events are pretty fun.
The guys at Battleroad USA are only a few miles from the site of our last Dandershoot in central Texas, and are hosting another zombie destruction run and gun in a few months. Date is the second weekend of April.
Just testing the water to see who might be interested in a meetup. The weather should be splendid, and the event will have modern amenities like on site camping, trash barrels, a shitter, food served after the run, and showers. There's also a raffle drawing- so someone might walk away with some cool shwag.
I've done two of these so far, and both were badass gut checks. I think the run distance has been about four miles. Best I can compare it to is a mutt mix between being kitted up during a steeple chase, summer biathlon, and spartan race.
Pic related is the last rifle stage. It's a series of awkward 300-400 meter gong shots.
I'll get pictars and an AAR up when I have a reliable (and not retardedly slow) internet connection.
I placed 36th with a time of 1:11:50. Being just five minutes faster would have put me in 5th, so that's what having to walk cost me. I started the course at a jog, but nearly became a heat injury and had to slow down.
Shoulda loaded up on electrolytes and healthy food the day before. Didn't think about it, didn't worry about it.
That won't happen again. I was combat ineffective by the halfway point, which is fine for a race, but utterly unacceptable for any sort of actual happening.
The next one will be different.
The scores came out, and looks like I took top 10 out of the 78 bodies, which is gratifying. At the same time, if I had not been such a slowpoke with the pistol shots, the score would have easily been in the top 5.
Also; my dumb ass stuffed 31 rounds in a clip, so at one of the rifle stages I looked like a monkey fucking a football loading the gun. That won't be happening again. 28 rounds is scripture, and I should know better.
I can't sing the praises of BJJ, jump rope, and kettle bell running with your gear on highly enough. The /fit/ sticky was very helpful in this regard.
In Soren's defense as well, he did shoot the thing with iron sights. Contrary to what some fudds say; having good glass just seems to make those awkward long shots easier.
Here's another picture of the wall shown in OP. The positions can be more easily seen: Chain-link fence, wood fence, through the window, under the fence, through the pipe, through the tires, and over the woodpile.
AAR is here: http://generalsoren.blogspot.com/2014/05/aar-battleroad-usa-zombie-destruction.html
This gate was hard as hell to find when I drove in. It's 20 feet back from the road and entirely unlit.
>>Currently we are looking at a COF that will require 7 stages, with 44 hits with a rifle, and 28 hits with a pistol, and ranges out to 400 yards.
>>Expected distance is 7 miles, plus or minus, as always ;-)
>>Expect to shoot from numerous unsupported positions from standing to curbside prone, and expect to use your weak hand for both rifle and pistol.
>>No supports this year. No bipods, tripods, shooting sticks, small donkeys or anything else. Sling up and shoot like a man (or one of my daughters).
>>Most targets will be steel gongs 12” x 18”, or steel representing the black scoring area of a regulation US Army “D” target.
>>Time: Time is your score, and we are shortening the time limits to three minutes for most Stages. Magazine Changes: There are no mandatory magazine changes this year.
Stage 1: Fight down the Hill — 2 gongs that must be hit once each from four, progressively closer firing lines with the first line starting at about 200 yards.
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Any fine gentlemen in the UK care for a shoot of some kind?
I will likely be changing jobs early next year, so it's hard for me to know if a certain date will work or not atm. Still, if it's a weekend, I should be able to make it work.
Good beer and gunz. I'm in.
I'm not sure if I'm available at that time.
When I find out I'll post it.
Did anything wver actually happen with regards to this?
If its still awaiting a date or whatever I can do most dates I am really flexible with that if given enough notice. I dont have any guns atm though have shot before.
If I have missed it.... dammit
Nah, we need to find some dates that work for everyone involved.
New job is going well for now, so no issues on that front, but we need to pick this up again.
Guns Across America 2 : Electric Boogaloo
Sunday January 19, noon
On the lawn of the state capitol building in Olympia
Hey guys, it's coming up again and I hope we can get a better turn out this year. I attended last year and had a great time hanging out with Lei and Porn Cop, but as far as I know we were the only three WA Operators who attended! I'd love to see that number grow.
I, for one, intend to take my PBEAR this time. I was uncertain about it last year but after attending and seeing how many people were carrying rifles, I think I'll bring mine too.
Pics from last year are located here: http://www.operatorchan.org/meet/res/1858.html#1946
I can't make the museum, but maybe drinks afterward after 6-7pmish.
Anybody want to grill afterwards? I could fire up my grill and we could drink beer while burning animal parts.
See you guys at noon.
It appears that I will not be making it today. Fight the good fight for me, lads!
AAR: Attendance was again poor, both for operators and the meeting at large. The speakers were awful, and droned on at a nearly unintelligible volume. Some that I spoke to were under the mistaken impression that this legislative session is sunshine and rainbows for us. Others seemed enthusiastic, but unsure how to get involved with pro-fun related causes.
Other thoughts: It was too damned cold for no jacket yet. A few Guy Fawks mask wearing folks were in attendance. I saw a unicorn today, an RFB in the wild. Open carrying feels great. I may now have enough folks in my AO to do pro-fun stuff here.
Hope all are well and regret that no-one else was able to make it.
Anyone up for a shoot the Nevada side of the border?
Also, OC Sharpshooters is kinda dildos as far as an indoor range is concerned. LAX range is way better ever since their remodel. Calguns also does a shoot there every month, and it's like $10 for the range fee, bring your own gun and ammo, and rifles up to .50 BMG are allowed there.
I'm going to be at first friday today, down in venice. I'll be wearing the goofy hat.
got drunk with friends If I'd known I woulda mad my way on down...
>I'll be wearing the goofy hat.
that's like a million teenagers... gotta be more specific
Eh, he's got the crocodile dundee hat, if I recall correctly from the DMZ thread.
Shot show coming up. The Clark County Shooting Complex is open until ten on Wednesdays...just putting that out there.
Who is down for a new year's meet? I haven't any plans, and would likely get drunk and fall asleep early if I don't make any, so who is down?
Yeah, looks like I may be eating porkribs, smoking cigars, and drinking whiskey solo.
Well, maybe we can schedule a PNW ubershoot sometime. Lets make it soon, just in case it gets warm enough in the summer that we risk people start taking their shirts off and looking like faggots on camera.
BTW, anyone down for enumclaw gun show Saturday 28th? I'm looking for a cheap early Colt Woodsman and they tend to be cheaper from fudds than on gunbroker. An M1917 is fine too.
>Well, maybe we can schedule a PNW ubershoot sometime.
i'd be down now that i am sufficiently hasguns now.
I'm think a late winter/early spring camping trip near Camas.
Also short backpacking trip in summer in the Snoqualamie/Stevens Corridor.
I'd be down for the gunshow. Drop me an email for discussing logistics.
Marcraft the cannuk wanted to rock hounding. Seems like a fine opportunity for camping/shooting/drinking/campfire type bullshit.
Best dates available are 28th - 1st.
wow so ihc
Nice pics, guys.
It was a beautiful location. 9/10 views.
You should come with us next time.
As for >>3190.
I'll be typing up a full report after finals week.
I'm going hiking at Hunter Creek park this weekend and might as well see if anyone here would like to go with me. Either Saturday or Sunday, probably Saturday. If there's anyone in the WNY area or surrounding areas looking to go hiking this weekend shoot me an email. Its only a 6+ mile hike on the path I plan on going on so it's nothing difficult. I brought my bug out bag last time I went, not that I needed anything in it except water, I just needed the exercise and I'll bring it again. I advise you bring 2L of water, but a loaded rucksack makes for a good workout.
If no responses by Friday night I'll assume no one is intrested/able to go. I can give directions to the park's parking lot if you are interested but unfamiliar with the area.
I also know a few good places for beer and wings after.
Pic related, map of the park. I took the pink trail to the creek, crossed over to the orange trail, went to the end, turned around and crossed back over.
I managed to find a 4G signal on the trail. I'll be going here again next weekend if there is anyone in the WNY area who would like to join me.
I went again and just got home.
Again, any WNY OPERATORS shoot me an email if you want to meet for a hike, by me or by you. I'm free 90% of the time on weekends.
After my 20th+ hike at this place can I assume there are no WNY OPERATORS who visit here anymore?
I do. I would be interested in taking a hike sometime, just hasn't been the right time recently. Also I work nights so it's hard for me to get up at a reasonable hour on the weekends.
Yea I hear that, all of my friends work on weekends and never want to go with me. Shoot me an email sometime.
Seattle Area Meeting
1900, Sunday 04/07/2013
Von Trapps Beerhall
912 12th AVE
(between Columbia St & Marion St)
Seattle, WA 98122
Political discussion followed by flyering the neighborhood.
Bring your ideas, posters and staplers.
1800 November 17th at The Capitol Hill Elysian Brewery
1221 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Good to have you back, but that is a bit far on short notice.
Imma try to make it Friday.
Bollocks, I was hoping there was a shoot happening.
Maybe next time, gentlemen, at some halfway point. With more planning, since I should have mentioned it a week earlier this time.
If you give us hella notice of when you are coming back we could probably get somthign going east of the Cascades, maybe one of the campgrounds by Cle Elum or Wynatchee
Cool, I'll bring your Saiga. Call or text me, new phone, lost your digits.
AAR: attendance was again poor, and due to a last minute change in AO, even Porncop Senior was unable to attend. Coverage strategy was revised to fit the new AO, with only intersections and bus stops being targets. A few new strategies were discussed to maximize impact of the new venue.
trying to organize a LA shoot in the not too distant future
if anyone emails, you may not get a response right away.
going to email everyone on wednesday
I'm in Texas, but grew up in LA. If its around Lake Charles or Layafette, I might be up for one.
Buckholtz TX is over 3 hours from the LA border
I would be interested if this became regular, although I wouldn't be able to attend any until next fall probably
op here, the first shoot is going to be on the far east side of the state.
i will be handing over the email account to those that show up and likely kicking offa facebook group so that way anyone can step up and organize a shoot when ever and anyone that wants in can get in on it.