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FM12
06-28-2007, 20:20
Is there enough of us Glock Talk members to get together some week-end for an informal shoot? Somewhere in central Alabama, for evderyone's convenience?

Anyone up for it? (Ya'll over in w Georgia MIGHT be welcome also!:rofl:

Just an idea. post back here and suggested dates.

email smith1@frontiernet.net

Joe D
06-29-2007, 14:35
Why not just shoot the IDPA match in Montgomery?

FM12
06-29-2007, 14:53
guess we could, but wouldn t want to run i non top of the reqular guys...Whene and where are the usual shoots? Could we shoot on an off week end when othere matches are not planned? Thanks for the interest, ken

1bigtaco
06-29-2007, 16:52
I'm down to shoot anytime. I'm in Auburn

Joe D
06-29-2007, 18:08
Guess I am not one to just burn ammo without a purpose. We are either shooting a match or practicing for one. Guess that says we are not just casual shooters.

FM12
06-29-2007, 20:17
I think this is an excellent idea, Joe D. Would you be up to organizing a match for us, give us all a chance to compete? I've never shot an IDPA match, but would probably be fun for all. Is there a range we could use? If there is a charge to rent the range, we could divy up the charge.

What ranges are close to Bham we could use, even though Montgomery might be more central.

1bigtaco
06-29-2007, 21:03
I've never shot a match or a competition or even though about doing so really. Would be fun though, I'm shooting tommorow.

FM12
06-29-2007, 21:14
10-4 One big Taco, let us know how you do, and share any winnings with us!!:thumbsup:

1bigtaco
06-29-2007, 21:25
Originally posted by FM12
10-4 One big Taco, let us know how you do, and share any winnings with us!!:thumbsup:

I'm not shooting a match tommorow LOL, just the range agaisnt myself ;)

FM12
06-29-2007, 21:34
That's OK, 1BT, send me some money anyway, list it as "winnings" and feel good about yourself!:thumbsup:

1bigtaco
06-29-2007, 21:50
Originally posted by FM12
That's OK, 1BT, send me some money anyway, list it as "winnings" and feel good about yourself!:thumbsup:

haha, I wish I could man.

FM12
06-29-2007, 22:12
Well, have a good time, be safe asnd shoot well!:) :) :wavey:

Keith5579
06-30-2007, 09:13
Ya'll just come down to ATI monday night at 6:30 and shoot the match with me.

I'm up for a GT shoot sometime, but I'm only off every other weekend, so theres a 50/50 chance I could make it.

FM12
06-30-2007, 09:25
Who/what/where is ATI? Not familar with it.:shocked:

Keith5579
06-30-2007, 09:27
ATI is the indoor range in Birmingham off of 40th Street.

http://www.alpistol.com/

FM12
06-30-2007, 09:53
OK, thanks for the info! A litttle far away or me (210 miles, but I'll keep it in mind...let me know how to figure what week'ends are avail for you to shoot...thought about a weekend in september or Oct so it wont be so hot, Ken

Lone_Wolfe
07-01-2007, 11:54
Count me in if it's anywhere near Montgomery.

FM12
07-01-2007, 19:39
10-4. Lone Wolf...consider your self in!:banana:

Joe D
07-02-2007, 19:27
Go to www.idpa.com. There you will find a list of all the clubs that host IDPA matches. The next match around B'ham is at www.scssa.org Our match is the second Saturday each month. Steel City is about a mile down South Shades Crest Rd. in Hoover. The Montgomery club puts one on the third Saturday.
Only costs $10 to shoot. Seems like they have a girl that shoots at Steel City and Montgomery. You should certainly be able to out shoot a girl.:banana:

FM12
07-02-2007, 19:36
Joe D: I dont know about outshooting a girl, one spanked me pretty good about a year ago in Mobile County USPSA's bunch! Thanks for the info. Ken

FM12
07-03-2007, 06:35
JoeD: Might be able to attend a Montgomery shoot, I live in Monroeville, about 110 miles from there, Bham just too far away for a day trip, with gas about 18.00 a gallon now. Do you shoot often @ Montgomery? Where is the range?

Joe D
07-04-2007, 05:40
We shoot their IDPA match every month. We shoot their IPSC match about every other month. Go to www.centralalabamagunclub.org for a map.
They put on a good match.

FM12
07-04-2007, 09:19
Joe D: Thanks for the info...I get the feeling you've been to more than one of these rodeos!

Joe D
07-05-2007, 05:44
My wife and I shoot 3-4 IDPA matches a month and 1 IPSC match. BTW she is the "girl shooter".

hankfan79
07-06-2007, 02:47
That "Girl" aint to shabby fellas. She can hold her own with a Glock.

FM12
07-07-2007, 06:00
Yeah, sounds like we got a sleeper in here!

Stay tuned for more info on the fall "Alabama Glockerama" shoot!

Ken:wavey:

Joe D
07-07-2007, 19:23
FM12, there is an IDPA match just North of Cantonment, Fl. Looks to be about 70 miles from Monroeville. Go to www.idpa.com for info.

FM12
07-07-2007, 20:03
10-4, will do...which do you like better, by the way, USPSDA or IDPA?

What handguns do you shoot & recommend? I've got a Sig 226/.40 S&W (issue sidearm), S&W 5904/9mm, S&W 686.4", & two .45s, a Colt Officers, and a Safari Arms custom commander-sized "Cohort".

Whaddaya think?:shocked:

Joe D
07-08-2007, 05:29
I prefer IDPA over USPSA. Neither are tactically correct, but IDPA is closer. Both are just games. I would shoot the gun that I shoot best. Don't think I would fool with the revolvers. No one shoots them very much in IDPA.
My wife and I shoot Glocks. I use either a G35 or G34. She shoots a G34. Glocks and 1911s own IDPA. 95% of the guns used in SSP are Glocks. There is probably a 60/40 split between Glocks and 1911s at most matches.

FM12
07-08-2007, 16:44
Thanks, Joe D, the Florida bunch shoots on the 4th Saturday each month, will try to go and at least watch the next one if not on call that week-end...I doubt the boss would look kindly on me driving my State of Alabama vehicle into Florida to shoot!!Thanks for the info, and sharing your experiences and weapon choices, Ken:supergrin:

sgtslwilson
08-06-2007, 21:08
tagged for interest and possible participation

GSD17
08-07-2007, 16:20
I wish someone would set a date/time/place..

Northeast Alabama of course :supergrin:

FM12
08-07-2007, 21:33
I'm thinking about the middle of October or first of November in the Montgomery area, make it as accessible for everyone...and not so blistering hot! (I hate shooting in hot weather)...I have a friend in the Attorney General's office that belongs to a club just east of Montgoemry, will have him see about the possibilities, dates, costs, # of firing points, consessions, toilet facilities...Any input will be appreciated, ie IDPA or IPSC style or APOST type...needd to figure if competition or just fun shoot, if there is a chsance of having a 3 gun match, side matches, long range shooting, etc.

I know we cant suit everyone, may just have to pick a date (will be a Saturday, probably) and see what happens. Will try to give at least a month's notice so everyone can try to make plans. Let me hear from you, FM12:thumbsup: :banana:

FM12
08-07-2007, 21:56
Anyone willing to help?, especially in the Mumpgomery area?:shocked: We will, of course, have to check the college football schedule!:thumbsup:

GSD17
08-07-2007, 23:12
Thats a little far from me, but I may could make it, depending. I think it would be fun if enough people come.

FM12
08-08-2007, 00:16
Yeah, its going to be a trip for several, especially those on the gulf coast. I plan for this to be fun, maybe have t-shirts made, eat a lot and talk bad about those that didnt come!

Where are you in NE Alabama?

Keith5579
08-08-2007, 01:11
I'm in.

I'm just glad to see this forum getting some use...

GSD17
08-08-2007, 01:48
I live in Calhoun County, where Anniston and all that is.

FM12
08-08-2007, 08:40
Yeah, wife and I went to JSU, I graduated from NEAPA in 1978, originally from Albertville, now in Monroe County.

FM12
08-08-2007, 09:37
OK, this is what I need for you to do if you're really interested: Post back on this forum.

1:where you are, this will give me an idea of where most of the shooters will come from, and if we need to shoot somewhere other than Montgomery

2:The best three dates for a shoot, if you can plan that far ahead as for duty week-ends, etc, in October and November

3.The type shoot you're interested in as far as format(IDPA, IPSC, APOST) and any other matches we might could have, ie 3 gun, bug, revolver only,1911 match, etc.

4: There's going to be some $$$ involved, would you be willing to spend up to, say $20 for the costs incurred, such as range rental, etc.

5. If youd be interested in buying a commerative T shirt(s) at actual cost.

6. I personally would like for all shooters to be memebers of Glock Talk. Get anyone that wants to shoot signed up if not already a member.

I'm open to ALL suggestions and could obviously use some help. Since this is the first Alabama Glockerama, may want to keep it pretty simple. But, at the same time, some shooters may have to travel quite a distance and we want them to get their traveling dollars worth. Please email me at smith1@frontiernet.net with questions, ideas..I prefer emails rather than GT pms.

If most of the shooters are from North Alabama, might want to see about shooting near Birmingham, but I'm thinking that is about as far north as we could go, otherwise may keep the gulf coast folks from coming. If you have a range we could use, let me know. Just dont beat me up about all this, LOL.

ALSO...we'll need someone to run the range for the competition shoots, I have NO experience in that. When you see me shoot, you'll thing I dont have much experience at that either! I would also state up front, NO ALCOHOL on the range, period and amen.

I think this could be A LOT of fun, if we dont get too serious about it. We really dont want anyone getting mad, etc because things didnt go their way. It would hopefully be just a good day at the range for shooting and meeting new shooters with the same goal in mind: paying homage to the GLOCK pistol!:banana: :banana: FM12

GSD17
08-08-2007, 11:42
Here's my 411.

I am in the Calhoun County (Anniston) area.

I don't much care what kind of shooting we do. I am GA POST certified, and as far as a set course, that is really the only shooting I have ever done that was timed/scored.

I have several different GLOCKs, I'll bring them all if I can come, and give folks a chance to handle/shoot models they have never shot.

sgtslwilson
08-08-2007, 13:32
I also live near Anniston (Talladega). GSD, maybe we can ride together and save gas money??

Anyway, Im all for any type of shoot. I've shot IDPA a few times and it was fun but I've never shot a 3 gun. I don't have any type of rifle for that. I've got a couple of Glocks and a Winnie 1300 defender but that's it.

Even if it is a formal competition, I'll still show up. It sounds like fun.


I Nominate GSD for the meeting president. someone to take charge and make this happen.

GSD17
08-08-2007, 15:19
Not super familiar with 3 gun, what kind of gun is used? AR? I have a Bushmaster Patrolman's Carbine M4A3 I could let you play with?

I'm also all for saving gas money!

sgtslwilson
08-08-2007, 16:40
Sounds good.

Joe D
08-11-2007, 04:37
Just shoot on of the IDPA matches. Montgomery or Birmingham would be pretty central for most folks. Not trying to be a wet blanket, but I really don't have much intrest in just burning ammo for no purpose.

sgtslwilson
08-11-2007, 07:12
Hey wet blanket.

The purpose would be fellowship.

Joe D
08-12-2007, 15:46
It is OK to talk to each other during a match. Plenty of fellowship available. I think most folks are just afraid to shoot a match.

GSD17
08-12-2007, 19:38
Ok, so since it isn't a scored competition (yet) Joe D isn't coming.

Joe D
08-13-2007, 05:50
Bring a timer, set up some stages and I will be there.:banana:

Joe D
08-13-2007, 06:01
I am not picking on anyone - just trying to get more guys and gals into shooting IDPA or IPSC. I have had zero results with the local law enforcement community here. Those guys live in their own little "Macho Club". They have convinced themselves they can shoot. The sad fact is my wife can out shoot every single member of the Hoover PD including SWAT.
Heck I have even offered to pay their match fee. Those brave souls that have shot one of our matches usually finishes at the bottom. They never come back.
When we lived in Atlanta I trained dozens of LE guys and gals. Did it for free. You would think they would like some free help here - nope. The training officer, who can't hit his ass with both hands, never took me up on my offer to help.
Don't know why I got off on this tangent.

sgtslwilson
08-13-2007, 06:25
I think maybe because you are arrogant?

I personally don't need you to train me. I shoot enough IDPA myself. I just wanted to get together with fellow GTers and shoot the bull as well as guns.

GSD17
08-13-2007, 11:07
To be honest, I am LE, and have never competed in any competition. I am sure about everyone in this thread could smoke me.

I don't much care though. My main reason for not competing is money/time.

I'd love to get into it one day though, maybe GSSF.

Joe D
08-13-2007, 12:49
Let's see sgtslwilson, I donated hundreds of hours a year free of charge to any LE that wanted or needed to improve their shooting skills. Guess that makes me arrogant.
Could be I just wanted to help them with a part of their job that could either cost them their life or save their life.
GSD17, if you ever get to Birmingham your match fee is on me. IDPA, while not training, is much better than the "stand and shoot" training I see most of the LE guys get.
I guess what prompted me to offer the same deal to the Hoover PD was after seeing a female officer trying to shoot her weapon at the typical "milk bottle" target. At 10 yards fully half of her rounds were hitting the dirt under the target. Her grip, stance and trigger control were all wrong. I kept waiting for the training officer to correct these issues. He never even saw them.

GSD17
08-14-2007, 02:10
Wow.

I am a GA LEO, while our course is no IDPA course, it does at least require: timed firing, kneeling, stepping, combat reloads, headshots, stepping and shouting, drawing and firing... and the like. There is a standard 30rd course, you have to qualify twice a year minimum. You can do that course, or another one if it is harder than the normal one.

Thanks for the invite, one of these days I'd like to get around to competitions. I always enjoy qualifying, even though I ain't the greatest. I did pull off "Top Gun" in my academy class, dunno if it was luck, or pressure.

Joe D
08-14-2007, 04:37
GSD, what always bothered me with the Qualification Course is it was designed not to fail LEs. I had several conversations with the guys that ran the course. They told me if they made it any tougher half the force would fail. The indoor range in Norcross was used by 3 Depts. I could always tell when Qualification would be getting close - my cell phone would start ringing. Each of the 3 Depts. provided plenty of free practice ammo and range time for their guys and gals. Most of it went unused.
The sad thing was there were only two guys that I would have felt comfortable with covering me. One of my friends was a Sgt. with Doraville. He met me at the range one day to let me shoot his new issue weapon - FN 57. What a P.O.S.! He got a blank look on his face when I asked him how he liked carrying a gun that would shoot through HIS vest. I think they have since gotten rid of that junk.
I guess I told a small lie in saying that I did the training for free. They kept me stocked up with Ranger Talon. Didn't ask for it. They just gave it to me.
I am going to help a friend of mine, that is the Training Officer with Trussville, come up with some more realistic training.
I did have great fun being the "bad guy" with the Sim Gun over in Atlanta. One "traffic stop" scenario had a rookie approach the car. I popped him twice in the face mask with the gun I was holding against my chest. He yelled "Hey that's not fair." Rest of the guys got a pretty good chuckle with that one.

GSD17
08-14-2007, 05:55
Simunitons hurt don't they?

I have a G17T.

Big +1 on not carrying a FN 5.7.

That is the first rule, pick a vest that will stop at least what you carry.

At every fight, there is always at least 1 gun. Yours.

hankfan79
08-15-2007, 17:53
Umm all I can add to this discusion is that when I used to shoot outside of Montgomery. Our local shooters out performed Autauga County police in their own qualifier!!

At that particular time I think I was a NOVICE in the IDPA :rofl:


Hey Joe, lets get us a badge!!:laughabove:

Keith5579
08-16-2007, 21:45
Originally posted by hankfan79
Umm all I can add to this discusion is that when I used to shoot outside of Montgomery. Our local shooters out performed Autauga County police in their own qualifier!!

At that particular time I think I was a NOVICE in the IDPA :rofl:


Hey Joe, lets get us a badge!!:laughabove:



I hope you understand there is alot more to the job than firing a weapon better than someone.



Joe, PM sent.

GSD17
08-16-2007, 23:24
Originally posted by Keith5579
I hope you understand there is alot more to the job than firing a weapon better than someone.



Joe, PM sent.

Amen. This is in no way directed to be rude, but alot of people love to make fun of how alot of cops aren't gun people.

Granted, most cops are not proficient as they should be with their firearms, I agree with that. but alot are.

It isn't easy to find range time alot. I work a 12 hour shift myself, not counting the drive home and back, getting dressed takes forever to get it to look decent as well. You end up running hours and hours over every day alot of the time, since you just HAD to stop that one last car, that ends up being a DUI.

Then on offdays, city court, state court, superior court, license hearings, administrative hearings, evidence hearings, magistrate court, warrant signings, etc. etc. etc.

Then there are training requirements. Some things we have to do yearly, or twice a year. Agency meetings, in service training that takes hours, days, or weeks depending on the class and its location. I have been in this only a little over a year, and have been all over GA, and even to New Orleans for in service..

PAPERWORK!

Worrying about getting sued every time you turn around.

Legal updates... law changes faster than people change underwear.

We tote alot more than a gun.

Gotta worry about keeping up current training requirements for :
primary sidearm, backup sidearms(s), shotgun, rifle, radar, laser, ASP, OC, Taser, defensive tactics, DUI classes, etc. etc. etc....

There is alot more to being a cop than learning how to shoot, clocking in, writing tickets, and clocking out.

It is an awesome job, but the responsibility, burden on home life, and time/effort it takes just to STAY a cop by keeping up with what the agency/city/county/state/feds require that you keep up with is overwhelming.

Take this for an example. Sometimes I come home to Alabama after work (I usually stay over here in GA).

Say I get up at 3p GA time to go to work... an hour to get ready puts me at 4p, and hour drive gets me there at 5p. Enough time for roll call and to get updated on whats up. Hit the road at 6p. Sometime at night I lock up some turd for running from me. Well, I normallt get off at 6, but now I got to wait around to find a judge to sign my warrant. Try to find a judge that won't scream if you call them at 6am. By 9 I have found a judge and by 10 I am enroute home. Get home, shower, bed by noon. 1:30p judge calls, warrant was dated wrong (even though HE dated it. But I have to go back and get it resigned. So up, dress, drive, hunt judge, sign... BACK again... 24 hour day easily. That is always good IF you don't have to work that night. Which is often.

Or getting off at 6am, having to stay until 9 for court, staying at court until about 4pm, then they come in and say that they plead your case early in the morning, and that you didn't even have to be there. Then you have 2 hours until your 12 hr. night shift starts.

Am I rambling?

I am not complaining, I love every minuite... well almost... of being a polic officer, but it isn't all car chases and shootouts like on TV, and there is alot more to it that being a dead eye.

Still I agree, alot of them out there need to become more proficient with their firearms, their lives, and others depend on it. I just hope yall can see why alot of them arent.

hankfan79
08-17-2007, 05:13
Originally posted by Keith5579
I hope you understand there is alot more to the job than firing a weapon better than someone.



Joe, PM sent. :chatter:

Joe D
08-17-2007, 06:35
Let me be the first to say I do appreciate the job the LE's do. It is a somewhat thankless job. I would not do it for the money paid. Most are paid less than teachers. I was a reserve deputy back in the early '70s. Seemed like the regular officers appreciated having another body in the car with them.
Guess that is why I volunteered my time to help them shoot better. Some of the guys recognized that good shooting skills were very important. I fully realize that the vast majority of officers will never be involved in a shooting.
A couple of guys I worked with were involved in shootings. I would like to think my training, in some small part, helped them survive.

GSD17
08-17-2007, 10:46
Originally posted by Joe D
Let me be the first to say I do appreciate the job the LE's do. It is a somewhat thankless job. I would not do it for the money paid. Most are paid less than teachers. I was a reserve deputy back in the early '70s. Seemed like the regular officers appreciated having another body in the car with them.
Guess that is why I volunteered my time to help them shoot better. Some of the guys recognized that good shooting skills were very important. I fully realize that the vast majority of officers will never be involved in a shooting.
A couple of guys I worked with were involved in shootings. I would like to think my training, in some small part, helped them survive.

Great outlook!

I don't think it is as thankless as everyone says. Sure, we aren't heroes like firemen :rofl: , but there are plenty of folks that let us know we are appreciated, at least around here there are.

GSD17
08-17-2007, 10:48
Originally posted by hankfan79
:chatter:

You know what? You are right, that is all there is to being a cop. Learn to shoot, and thats it!









He wasn't trying to say anything rude, just that there is alot more to being a cop than shooting.

hankfan79
08-17-2007, 12:51
:quiet:

Keith5579
08-17-2007, 16:12
Originally posted by hankfan79
:chatter:

I'm not gonna comment.

Donkey
08-21-2007, 08:24
i just got back from korea during christmas time and havent had a chance to re do my firearm collection yet, but i would greatly enjoy a meet once i get acouple pistols again. can anyone in the montgomery area recomend a good shop for buying firearms?

zhoucifu
08-21-2007, 13:20
I'd be interested in a GT shoot. In response to your question FM12:

1. I'm in the B'ham area.
2. I could come almost any weekend except for Labor Day weekend and the third weekend in September (15th & 16th).
3. I'm not looking to compete, I just want to shoot. Besides my G27 & G23 aren't up to G34, G35, and 1911 competition standards.
4. I could easily stand $20 or $30 to participate, depending on how much it costs to get where we are going.
5. I'm a graphic designer, so I've got a ton of t-shirts. But make it cool enough and I'd consider it.
6. Membership is understood.

Sounds like a good time if you can get us wrangled together.

AVcop
08-21-2007, 20:48
I'm new to this forum and just joined up tonight. I'm a LEO in the B'ham area. I looked around for a "new member" thread, but didn't see anything, so since this thread was local I thought I'd shout out here. G23 and G26 owner, as well as SIG P229. I'd also love to get together and shoot with some local folks if there's an interest.

Steve-AVcop

FM12
08-21-2007, 21:20
Hey AV Cop, welcome to the forum...I'm kinda new myself. What dept do you work for?

FM12
08-21-2007, 21:31
Zhoucifu: Could you do the t-shirts for us? Maybe even design them and have them made? Thanks for the post, BTW! FM12

AVcop
08-21-2007, 21:32
Bham PD here. 12 years. Thanks for the response FM12 :wavey:

FM12
08-21-2007, 21:35
Donkey: Welcom back! There's a tactical shop out on the Wetumpka hiway, cant remember the name of it, check the yellow pages...Also, there is a new walter craig store on N. boulevard, their prices are a little high though. Then there's Gulf States, but dont know if they sell to civilans (not knowing you status) I usually have a few for sale and am in Montgomery almost weekly, whatcha looking for?

GSD17
08-21-2007, 21:49
I hope this thing takes off.

I have to work every other weekend so my chances are 50%-50%

FM12
08-21-2007, 22:03
AV Cop: Your welcome on the welcome! I work with Greg Wilkey, a retired Bham Fire Captain...he worked in the Fire marshal's office, or something like that did you ever know him? He now works for the State Fire Marshal's Office, as I do.

AVcop
08-21-2007, 22:17
Name sounds familiar...I don't think I know him though. Anybody that can do their time here (in Bham) and get out has certainly accomplished something.

Keith5579
08-22-2007, 00:03
Originally posted by GSD17
I have to work every other weekend so my chances are 50%-50%


Ditto

Donkey
08-22-2007, 06:58
Originally posted by FM12
Donkey: Welcom back! There's a tactical shop out on the Wetumpka hiway, cant remember the name of it, check the yellow pages...Also, there is a new walter craig store on N. boulevard, their prices are a little high though. Then there's Gulf States, but dont know if they sell to civilans (not knowing you status) I usually have a few for sale and am in Montgomery almost weekly, whatcha looking for? Thanks alot, it's good to be back. yeah i checked the yellow pages and the only thing listed was a pawn shop, not to sure if i want to buy from one though. im active duty air force. well first would be a M9/92/96, my wife loves that pistol, but i am open to anything that shoots really. she also likes walther P99's.

thanks for your tips, il go check acouple out this week.

Donkey
08-22-2007, 07:00
Originally posted by AVcop
Anybody that can do their time here (in Bham) and get out has certainly accomplished something. thats something i hear all to often. im glad theres people up there like you trying to make it safe though.

FM12
08-22-2007, 09:02
OK, Donkey, dont have a M9 or Walther, check the othewr retail outlets, stay in touch, Ken

Donkey
08-22-2007, 09:42
Originally posted by FM12
OK, Donkey, dont have a M9 or Walther, check the othewr retail outlets, stay in touch, Ken yup no problem, im only $200 short of my wifes requirements before i can start spending money.

only reason why i say those is because those are the only two she has ever shot before. im sure if i put anything in her hand that isnt a pocket pistol she would love it.

if anyone has spares to sell let me know :thumbsup:

W Turner
08-22-2007, 11:53
Checking in from the Decatur area in North Alabama.

1. I'm in the Decatur area, but can drive to B'ham easily, Montgomery if I had to.
2. Only Saturdays I KNOW I can't do it are the 4th Sat. of each month. Other than that it's a matter of preference (not the 3rd saturday in October)
3. How about an IDPA style match for those that want to shoot? Maybe even incorporate some carbine and shotgun side matches for fun. I have run an IDPA match before, although I am not a certified RSO.
4. $20 or so seems reasonable. A little more if a Tshirt (XXXL for me) is included.
5. already addressed above
6. Been a member here for a while now so no problems there.

I would suggest we wait until October or maybe even early November for weather reasons.

Bull

Donkey
08-22-2007, 12:13
so i've been looking online for shooting ranges in montgomery and the only one i found with a pistol range is private. does that mean you have to buy an annual membership? i would call but there is no phone number.

FM12
08-23-2007, 02:02
Bull: Thnaks for the info, thats the kind of response I need to try to figure out who/when/where. Ken

Donkey
08-23-2007, 06:00
well i couldnt find 6 questions in your post:
i can shoot whenever, as long as im not golfing.
it doesnt matter to me how we shoot, whether it's comp style or just shooting for fun and jaw jackin.
i guess where doesnt matter, although i would love it to be in montgomery :supergrin:
i forgot the rest(only one cup of coffee so far)

and today i might be ordering a 92F and a Springfield GI .45 in OD green. found a litlle gun store on ATL highway right outside gunter called, "the arms outpost" guy was pretty cool and called his reps for prices right then and there. might buy a mil surplus rifle from him today as well. i :hearts: spending money

Joe D
08-24-2007, 06:02
AVcop, we have started having a Thursday night shoot once a month at Steel City. Pretty good LE turnout last night. I was glad to see that. Shot 4 stages. Match starts at 6pm. We plan on doing this all year. I can't wait for the night shoots when the time changes.

Donkey
08-24-2007, 07:04
well yesterday i picked up a kimber Custom TLE/RL II and a ultra carry with two boxes, going this saturday to a range off old wetumka hwy probably.

AVcop
08-24-2007, 22:39
Thanks for the info, Joe. Thursdays are tough for me, I work my off duty job on Thursdays. Maybe I can take off one a month when I know yall are meeting. Where is Steel City?

Joe D
08-25-2007, 14:46
www.scssa.org
We also shoot IDPA the 2nd Saturday each month.

hankfan79
08-26-2007, 13:59
Originally posted by FM12
Donkey: Welcom back! There's a tactical shop out on the Wetumpka hiway, cant remember the name of it, check the yellow pages...Also, there is a new walter craig store on N. boulevard, their prices are a little high though. Then there's Gulf States, but dont know if they sell to civilans (not knowing you status) I usually have a few for sale and am in Montgomery almost weekly, whatcha looking for?


If I am not mistaken, the store off Old Wetumpka Highway was called Tactical supply. I spoke with a friend at a Gun Show and he stated that they went out of business(or they were on their way). Stay away from Walter Craig. He bought out what used to be called Jay's outdoors. Their prices are rediculous!

+1 for Gulf States:thumbsup:

Lone_Wolfe
08-26-2007, 21:16
Where is Gulf States?

FM12
08-26-2007, 23:10
East Shirley Lane, kinda behind Capitol Chevrolet

Donkey
08-27-2007, 06:31
Originally posted by hankfan79
If I am not mistaken, the store off Old Wetumpka Highway was called Tactical supply. I spoke with a friend at a Gun Show and he stated that they went out of business(or they were on their way). Stay away from Walter Craig. He bought out what used to be called Jay's outdoors. Their prices are rediculous!

+1 for Gulf States:thumbsup: yeah tactical did close. i talked to a guy who used to work there this weekend at the range off lower wetumpka.

well WC has cheap ammo prices atleast for blazer .45 and the kimber i bought new at a store on atlanta and colliseum(spelling?) was cheaper at walter craig by $20 lol.

Lone_Wolfe
08-27-2007, 18:08
Last time I went by Tactical he was still open, just under a different name. Redmond something or other..

Donkey
08-28-2007, 05:56
oh, well il probably try to go by it and check out the prices. anyone know where to buy some bulk .45ACP? i plan on reloading very shortly but me and my wife shoot alot and it gets expensive buying by the 50 round box.