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Old February 18th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Nice 56 degree day at AGC today!!!

Due to the unseasonably warm weather, I decided against shooting alone and indoors today at Continental Arms and grabbed my two sons, 10 and 15, and my father in law, and headed to AGC.

We took turns with my Walther P1 and P38 on the pistol range, and my father in laws Ruger Mark 111. Then moved up to the Barnes Rifle Range checked the scope on a deer rifle, then 100 rounds with my AR-15 trying out my new 30 round PMags I got at the Sports show in Harrrisburg, the PMags were great, for a target shooter the bigger mag the better, IMO. Then we finished with hundreds of rounds though the .22 Marlin Model 60.

Today was my 10 year old sons first day shooting. I let him shoot the Marlin Model 60. He wasn't afraid, he has been out with us as an observer over the last year, and had a great time. Someone shooting next to us had a couple of metallic clangers set up, and offered them to us to shoot at, that was fun, especially for the little one.

As we were finishing up, the Monumental Rifle and Pistol club's monthly meeting must have broken up, as we saw a raucous crowd of at least 25 new members being walked through the Barnes Range.

A great guys day out!


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Old February 18th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Sure beats my mid20's windy day last Sunday. Today was great. Good weather can make all the difference with a new shooter enjoying themself.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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Sure beats my mid20's windy day last Sunday. Today was great. Good weather can make all the difference with a new shooter enjoying themself.
Last Sunday was frosty.

That clanger helped too, plus the scope on the .22 gave him good results right away.


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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Next time you take your kids out to the range, have them ask the RSO if there is a clanger frame they could borrow. I try to keep one available for the kids to use.

Do not worry about them shooting the wood up. Just read my the bottom of my posting. As long as all the metal comes back the wood is cheap and grows on trees.

I only ask that they have fun


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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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Next time you take your kids out to the range, have them ask the RSO if there is a clanger frame they could borrow. I try to keep one available for the kids to use.

Do not worry about them shooting the wood up. Just read my the bottom of my posting. As long as all the metal comes back the wood is cheap and grows on trees.

I only ask that they have fun
Reminds me I need to repaint my squirrel, but my wood's ok, I guess a sign my skills are ok.


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Reminds me I need to repaint my squirrel, but my wood's ok, I guess a sign my skills are ok.
You know, that's a pretty weird post, if you just happen upon it.


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Due to the unseasonably warm weather, I decided against shooting alone and indoors today at Continental Arms and grabbed my two sons, 10 and 15, and my father in law, and headed to AGC.

We took turns with my Walther P1 and P38 on the pistol range, and my father in laws Ruger Mark 111. Then moved up to the Barnes Rifle Range checked the scope on a deer rifle, then 100 rounds with my AR-15 trying out my new 30 round PMags I got at the Sports show in Harrrisburg, the PMags were great, for a target shooter the bigger mag the better, IMO. Then we finished with hundreds of rounds though the .22 Marlin Model 60.

Today was my 10 year old sons first day shooting. I let him shoot the Marlin Model 60. He wasn't afraid, he has been out with us as an observer over the last year, and had a great time. Someone shooting next to us had a couple of metallic clangers set up, and offered them to us to shoot at, that was fun, especially for the little one.

As we were finishing up, the Monumental Rifle and Pistol club's monthly meeting must have broken up, as we saw a raucous crowd of at least 25 new members being walked through the Barnes Range.

A great guys day out!
Stopped by to get my picture range badge.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 06:49 AM   #8
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Congratulations on a fine outing. I still love to shoot with my son. Even though he is 22.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #9
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Next time you take your kids out to the range, have them ask the RSO if there is a clanger frame they could borrow. I try to keep one available for the kids to use.

Do not worry about them shooting the wood up. Just read my the bottom of my posting. As long as all the metal comes back the wood is cheap and grows on trees.

I only ask that they have fun
Thanks! I look forward to meeting you out there one of these days.


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Stopped by to get my picture range badge.
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For 2012, does the picture badge replace the need to wear the old badge?


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You know, that's a pretty weird post, if you just happen upon it.
I didn't catch that until just now!


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Skip,

For 2012, does the picture badge replace the need to wear the old badge?
I don't think so but an experiment for now. Club minutes stated you needed a picture badge in order to get a 2013 badge so I took the bate.
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we saw a raucous crowd of at least 25 new members being walked through the Barnes Range.
I wouldn't consider us a raucous crowd

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For the record, it was 27 new members for Monumental!
I do have to say it was a wonderful first experience at the AGC and I appreciated the kind folks at Monumental making me feel at home when I signed up. I looked pretty hard at several clubs at the AGC before making the decision, but before the day was done I knew I had chosen the right one for me.
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I do have to say it was a wonderful first experience at the AGC and I appreciated the kind folks at Monumental making me feel at home when I signed up. I looked pretty hard at several clubs at the AGC before making the decision, but before the day was done I knew I had chosen the right one for me.
Glad you joined! We have a lot to offer! I never regret joining over 15 years ago.

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For 2012, does the picture badge replace the need to wear the old badge?
No!

Picture Id is a club thing and not replacing the yellow 2012 range badge which is what you need to shoot at the AGC.


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Due to the unseasonably warm weather, I decided against shooting alone and indoors today at Continental Arms and grabbed my two sons, 10 and 15, and my father in law, and headed to AGC.

We took turns with my Walther P1 and P38 on the pistol range, and my father in laws Ruger Mark 111. Then moved up to the Barnes Rifle Range checked the scope on a deer rifle, then 100 rounds with my AR-15 trying out my new 30 round PMags I got at the Sports show in Harrrisburg, the PMags were great, for a target shooter the bigger mag the better, IMO. Then we finished with hundreds of rounds though the .22 Marlin Model 60.

Today was my 10 year old sons first day shooting. I let him shoot the Marlin Model 60. He wasn't afraid, he has been out with us as an observer over the last year, and had a great time. Someone shooting next to us had a couple of metallic clangers set up, and offered them to us to shoot at, that was fun, especially for the little one.

As we were finishing up, the Monumental Rifle and Pistol club's monthly meeting must have broken up, as we saw a raucous crowd of at least 25 new members being walked through the Barnes Range.

A great guys day out!
Should have finished up by coming to the trap range for some birds. Things were hoppin up there.We had over 50 shooters today between 12 and 4. Many shot as many as 4 rounds (25 birds/rnd).


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Old February 19th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #18
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[QUOTE=atreeves;1511052]I wouldn't consider us a raucous crowd

I heard you over the gunfire before I could see you, it was like we were under attack, a gang of people descending on us, a legion of green hatted individuals!

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Should have finished up by coming to the trap range for some birds. Things were hoppin up there.We had over 50 shooters today between 12 and 4. Many shot as many as 4 rounds (25 birds/rnd).
I like shooting trap up at AGC, maybe next weekend.

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Picture Id is a club thing and not replacing the yellow 2012 range badge which is what you need to shoot at the AGC.
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That is great!!!!

the more the merrier!


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blah, if I didn't have to work yesterday I would have been there. Maybe next weekend.


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For the record, it was 27 new members for Monumental!
I could have made it 28. My wife ended up breaking her wrist in 2 places on Saturday morning. I got to spend the day with her at the emergency room instead of going to the Monumental meeting. I had been looking forward to joining for months.


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