Friday, July 09, 2010

Gun Blogger Rendezvous - Is Your Reservation In Yet?

This year's Gun Blogger rendezvous is only 61 days away, and time is flying by! Do you have your hotel reservations and Rendezvous Registration set up? If not, you better get on it right away!

The Gun Blogger Rendezvous is like no other event as it's all about the gun bloggers themselves. We don't have a big name celebrity speaker where the attendees sit in the seats and are basically spectators. That's not to say that there won't be some really interesting people there, though. Last year Alan Gura was there, and we all got to learn a lot about the legal stuff he's been up to lately from an insider's perspective.

The Rendezvous is not a side event for some other much larger happening like the NRA convention. No, at the Rendezvous the attendees themselves are the reason to be there. The discussions in the hospitality rooms go well into the night every night of the Rendezvous.

Sure, during the day we get in plenty of shooting, including rifles and pistols at targets out to 1,000 yards, Steel Challenge against the clock, even with a bit of coaching from Molly Smith, who's not only a blogger, but is also the Steel Challenge Pre-Teen World Champion! Plans are also underway for some Cowboy Fast Draw practice under the watchful eye of Quick Cal Eilrich. Quick Cal is the "Intergalactic Fast Draw" Champion (Not really, I made that up, but if it DID exist, Cal would win it!) in addition to numerous National and World Championships. I am also looking into some range time at a new indoor lead-free range in Reno that rents guns, including FULL AUTO goodies! Interested? I thought you would be!

So, if you attend this year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous, who are you likely to meet there? Well, here's a few:

Rachel Parsons, representing the NRA. You've probably seen her on TV as the NRA 2nd. Amendment Spokesperson. If you still aren't quite sure exactly who Rachel is, go to Youtube and enter 'Rachel Parsons NRA' in the search box, then watch a few of her television interviews. Very impressive, and you can meet Rachel in person at the Rendezvous.

Derek - from "The Packing Rat" blog. An excellent photographer, blogger, shooter, and avid hiker. Oh, and he was also not only the fastest centerfire Steel Challenge shooter, he also won the Cowboy Fast Draw Blogger match.

Molly Smith - from the Molly Minute blog. Molly is one of the better blog writers out there when the subject is competition shooting. One of her first posts, writing about "Being in the zone" when shooting, is one of the best I've ever read on the subject. For competition shooting, it's all about being in the zone. Molly is also sponsored by Smith & Wesson, and she shoots the Bianchi Cup, IPSC, Steel Challenge, and other stuff too, and preferably, with a revolver. Did I mention she's thirteen? Yup.......

Kevin - from The Smallest Minority blog. Kevin has been to every GBR since the beginning, and it just wouldn't be The Gun Blogger Rendezvous without him. It's worth the trip just to meet Kevin in person.

Dirtcrashr - from Anthroblogogy. His blog header describes the blog as the "Partially sprawling adventures of a culturally hegemonic anti-idiotarian functional-structuralist and anti-collectivist imperialist among the smugly self-satisfied Prius-driving lizadroid-Leftbat Californoodlian Eco-Tofuistas. With guns and some home-improvement stuff." Got that? Me neither, but I'm pretty sure it's accurate......

That's just a sample of some of the cool kids that will be there at this year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous. I'll be posting some more on who's going to be there in a few days.

For everything you need to know to make your group rate hotel reservations at the Silver Legacy in Reno and how to register for the Rendezvous, head on over to the Gun Blogger Rendezvous blogsite!

You really don't want to miss this one!



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