Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gun Blogger Rendezvous III Report - Part 3

On Saturday morning we were up bright (?) and early for breakfast. We went to the Buffet downstairs and pigged out big time.

Here's my first (!) plate full of breakfast. French toast, a waffle, a pear, a peach, whipped cream, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, and pork sausage. Desert for the first plate full was a maple bar doughnut.

It's about a half hour drive out to the Washoe County Shooting Facility, also called the Pyramid range, as it's on the road to Pyramid lake. Although there was no snow on the ground at the range, the nearby hills were dusted in white.


Vintage battle rifles......

Evil Black Rifles, shotguns, high power pistols, and more.

Here's the Para USA .45 that Para USA donated to our fund raising raffle for Project Valour-IT. The picture doesn't do it justice. Everyone there wanted it! It just didn't seem right to raffle it off without thoroughly testing it, however........

The long distance - High accuracy end of the shooting line.

Yes, it WAS cold!!

As mid-afternoon approached, the cold was getting to us a bit, so we loaded up and headed back to the hotel to thaw out and get ready for the Pizza feed and raffle. And refreshments! Always time for more refreshments.............

Around 6pm. we gathered in the hospitality room for all the pizza we could eat, along with refreshments, munchies, and the Commandress's "Blog Famous" brownies. YUMM....

After eating all we could hold, or perhaps a bit more, KeeWee, Mrs JimmyB, and Liz sold raffle tickets to those who hadn't yet bought them, and for those who had bought some already, they sold them a few more! In the raffle was the beautiful Para USA .45, a 9mm. Hi Point pistol, a $2,000 certificate for four days of training at Front Sight, a Brownell's super deluxe range bag, a Dillon Ammo bag, and a Kalishnikitty shirt. That's just the goodies in the raffle!

The raffle prizes.

I was running the raffle drawing and the door prize drawings so I didn't have much time to take any pictures, but KeeWee took some HERE.

A small part of the door prizes.

Thanks to our sponsors and donors we had lots of very nice door prizes and everyone attending got several great prizes.

The pizza feed, raffle, and door prize drawings were the last scheduled event for this year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous, although the traditional refreshments and conversations went well into the night. Some of the folks would be leaving in the morning, some later in the day, and a few of us were staying an extra day, returning home on Monday. Sunday is a good day for exploring Reno, checking out the car museum, or some of the other interesting places.

Those of us who would still be around in the morning agreed to meet for breakfast, then head out for some Sunday exploring.

-- End of Part Three --



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