Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Rendezvous Report -- Part III

Saturday morning we were up and at 'em bright and early. After everyone got their weapons out of storage and loaded into the vehicles, we headed off to Denny's for breakfast. The place was crowded but the waiter was well organized and managed to get us all seated and fed without any major catastrophies!

Chowin' Down!

Kevin had a pretty cool shirt!

After a good breakfast we drove about twenty miles out of town to the Washoe County Parks Department Public Shooting Range. It's a really nice range, well run, and very safe. The R/O's kept close tabs on the shooters for safety sake, but were also great to work with. Sadly, not all ranges are as well run!

This is the "Handgun" range. It goes from 15 yards to about 800 yards!

Lots of room for all types of shooting.

We took up almost a third of the range!

Shoot - reload - shoot - reload. Oh well, somebody's gotta do it, it might as well be us!!

So many guns, and only six hours to shoot them all!

The conversations behind the firing line alone were worth the trip!

I'm not out of ammo yet, but I'm working on it, and enjoying every minute of it!

Not only is he funny, he can also shoot!

All kinds of styles, all kinds of weapons, everyone had a ball!

She was sending lead down range, and launching brass right in front of my face! It DID make you concentrate!

Yours truly giving Kris's .480 Ruger a try. Mmmmm, ** I WANT ONE **
Photo credit to ARRGGHHH!! and SWWBO

Around four o'clock we loaded up our gear and headed back to the Circus Circus to clean up a bit and go to the Gun Blogger Rendezvous Dinner. We still didn't know if Dan McKown, our Guest of Honor, had been able to get a flight to Reno or not. To my relief, as we were walking through the hotel to head t odinner we ran across Dan, also headed to the Rendezvous dinner. He had arrived only an hour or so earlier! WHEW!

I was pretty busy at the dinner and I didn't have a chance to take any photos, but KeeWee has a bunch of photos posted at KeeWee's Corner.

After dinner it was back to the Hospitality room for the rest of the evening, filled with stories and more refreshments. We were WELL refreshed, by golly!

The next morning we hit the breakfast buffet one last time, then packed everything up and headed off to the airport for our return flight to Seattle, then a shuttle ride and a ferry ride back to Whidbey Island and home.

As we were on descent into Seattle, the Sun was just setting, and it makes a nice last picture from Gun Blogger Rendezvous I.

Next year maybe we'll see YOU there!


At Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Rivrdog said...

Excellent reportage sir!

None of this would have happened without your drive to see your idea succeed.

Are you running for POTUS any time soon?


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