Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gun Blogger Rendezvous Check to HAVA

Just got back from the check presentation at the HAVA  booth here at the shot show, and we took some pictures while we were there. This year the Gun Blogger Rendezvous was able to give them a check for over $2700.  Good job, gun bloggers!  hopefully next year we will do even better. Oh wait, it already is next year! What I meant to say is that we will hopefully raise lots of money for them in September in Reno at this year's gun blogger rendezvous.

Honored American Veterans Check Presentation

well, today is the third and last day, at least for me, of the shot show for this year. It was less expensive to skip the last day and fly home one day earlier, so that's the way I set it up.
 today will be an interesting day, as today is the day that the gun blogger rendezvous will be publicly awarding  a check to HAVA, the Honored American Veterans Afield charity. Anthony from lucky gunner and I will be making the presentation.the presentation will be made at 3:30 PM at the HAVA  booth. If you are here at the shot show it is on the ground floor, I guess they call that level I, and the booth number is 2517.
 I am going to wrap this up for now, as I am going to meet this morning with the head of the NSSF  first shots program.  If you are not familiar with the NSSF first shots program, it is an excellent way to get new shooters involved in shooting at your local club and range. If you go to the NSSF website, you can find much more information on the program.
 That's it for now..........

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SHOT Show Eric Grauffel + Old Guy

Eric Grauffel and some old guy who wandered into the picture.....
I was in the Tanfoglio booth when I ran into Eric Grauffel, Tanfoglio shooter and possibly the best IPSC shooter in the world. Eric has been a lot of help in suggesting how to get the most out of my Tanfoglio Gold Custom 9mm race gun. Eric should know, since he was involved in it's development!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 SHOT Show Report

well, I made it to be shot show, and all things considered, the trip was fairly on eventful. The traffic in Las Vegas was very heavy, and it took over an hour and a half for the bus to get from the airport to the hotel. This year I am staying at the circus circus hotel, and considering that it was the least expensive of the available hotels during the shot show I was not expecting too much as to the condition of the hotel. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised!
 I am dictating this from the press room on Tuesday morning using my netbook and Dragon naturally speaking. Even though it sometimes does not capitalize some words, it really does do a fairly amazing job allowing terrible typists to get their words onto paper.
 In approximately one hour I will be meeting with the nice folks  from Lucky Gunner  to  work on the initial planning work on the initial planning  for next September's  gun blogger  rendezvous.  I will be having more information this year's probably in a later post.
 It is now time to put the computer away and get the day underway.
......... More later.

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