Gun Blogger Rendezvous Event Schedule
Wednesday, September 8th.
6:00 Pm. For those arriving on Wednesday, KeeWee and I are planning on having dinner at the El Dorado Buffet Restaurant. The El Dorado is part of the same giant casino complex as the Silver Legacy and the Circus Circus.
Thursday, September 9th
8:30 am. Leave the Silver Legacy "Silver Baron B" Hospitality room for one of the restaurants for breakfast.
2:15 pm. Leave the Hospitality Room to car pool to Cabela’s.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Guided tour Cabela’s and browsing/shopping. Pick up munchies and soft drinks on way back to hotel. Buy ammo?
6:00pm. Leave the Hospitality Room to go to dinner. Location to be determined later.
Thursday Evening until midnight: Refreshments and conversation at the Silver Legacy Hospitality room. Bring your own refreshments and munchies.
8:30am. NRA Sponsored Breakfast and Rachel Parsons in the Silver Baron “B”
9:30am. Leave the Silver Legacy Hospitality room to car pool up and head out to the Washoe County Shooting Facility, the Pyramid range for rifle and pistol target shooting out to 900 yards.
10:15am – 2:00pm. At the range.
3:00 pm. - Major Announcement at the Silver Legacy Hospitality room.
3:00 pm. – 5:45pm. Show-N-Tell at the Silver Legacy Hospitality room.
6:00pm. Leave the Silver Legacy Hospitality room to go to the ground floor to Gecko’s BBQ Restaurant for dinner.
Friday Evening until midnight: Refreshments and conversation at the Silver Legacy Hospitality room. Bring your own refreshments and munchies.
Saturday, September 11th.
8:45am. Leave the Silver Legacy Hospitality room to car pool up and head out to the Washoe County Shooting Facility, the Pyramid range for an introduction to Steel Challenge Action Pistol shooting.
9:30am – 2:00pm. At the range.
5:00pm – 6pm. Bill Brassard of the National Shooting Sports Foundation
6:00 pm. NSSF all you can eat pizza feed at the Silver Legacy Hospitality room. After dinner will be the fund raiser raffle for Project Valour-IT and the drawings for the door prizes.
Saturday Evening until Midnight: Refreshments and conversation at the Silver Legacy Hospitality room. Bring your own refreshments and munchies.
Sunday, September 12th.
8:30am. Leave the Silver Legacy "Silver Baron B" Hospitality room for one of the restaurants for breakfast.
9:15am. Leave for the Cowboy Fast Draw Blogger Match.
10:00am – Noon Cowboy Fast Draw Shooting.
The Cowboy Fast Draw shooting is the last scheduled event for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous, but many attendees will be staying Sunday night and returning home on Monday. The Reno Balloon Races, Virginia City Camel Races Festival, The Reno Car Museum, the Downtown River Walk, the new Reno Museum, and a number of other things should be considered for the rest of the day on Sunday. As you can see the days and nights are packed with activities from start to finish.
The scheduling is fairly tight, particularly for breakfasts. Note that the "Gather to go to breakfast" time varies a bit from day to day, depending on the main activity for the day.
Transportation to the various events is up to you, but in the past there have always been enough rental cars and personal cars to be able to car pool up and get everyone to the activities of the day. Worst case, some of you may have to split the cost of a rental car. The major rental car companies are at the airport, and rental cars are also available not too far from the hotel. The Hospitality room the night before is where you need to arrange who's riding with whom. Don't wait until the morning of the event!
Although it tempting to continue the interesting conversations well into the night in the hospitality room, you need to pace yourself or you will end up totally exhausted by Sunday! Trust me on this one!
If you haven't registered yet, it's now too late to get a registration in by mail, so if you would like to join in on the fun, download the registration form, fill it out, and bring it and your $30 per person registration fee to Reno. Be sure to email me that you are planning on coming, so we can get an accurate head count for the meals.