Our Fun Shoot has always been held in May. As stated, there will always be some conflict with the date, no matter which you choose.
But we will take a harder look next year and try better.
There's a lot of info I need to pass along. This years Fun Shoot was outstanding. Thanks again for all of you for your support and for attending. It was and always is an excellent event because of YOU!!!
We had a LOT of donations by members and member/vendors. I'll try to make this comprehensive but I may have to edit and add folks if I forget some. If I do, my apologies up front.
THANK YOU to:
My wife Teresa!!!
Tim (TimmyMac1 of Mac1 Airguns)
Jeff (Trenier - formally paperplatetargets of http://cadwis.com
Lloyd (lloyd-ss of AirGunLab)
Norm (Norm_m of DiscoRus)
Al (airgunwarriors of AERO-MAGNUM)
Art (Lexair/Lexington Airguns)
David (grumpy & Nancy-Mrs. grumpy)
Kim & Joel (Lil' Sis & Mr_Sis)
Vincent (Airgun Exporter)
Mike (mikeiniowa of Flying Dragon Air Rifles)
Gene & Cathy (gene_sc)
I probably missed someone in my feeble attempt to thank folks. If so, refresh my memory and I'll update the list.
Jason and Josh donated some vintage airguns that I did not put out for raffle. David (grumpy) also donated a slab of ballistic material I found while packing to leave. John (johninthecamper) sent two sets of custom grips he made that will fit the 13xx airguns. What I intend on doing is take these three items and having a monthly raffle package. It will be a vintage package with the ballistic material also. I may have to buy tickets for that one.
Thanks guys for the donations and they will be used to support GTA Forums!!!
While I'm updating this thread, I'll just toss in a few more photos.
This year's shooting competition was most excellent and challenging. PCP shooters had the extra challenge of hitting a .43 caliber paintball at 50 yards. This year the winner received a trophy and a $50 Pyramyd Air gift certificate. Second place received a $25 PA gift certificate. Congrats to Kim (Lil Sis) and Kevin (Afmuse76) for winner and runner up respectively in the PCP division. Here Gene and Bob present them with their prizes.
Springers had the challenge of hitting a .68 caliber paintball at 25 yards. This is a one shot elimination. It may not sound tough, but believe me it WAS!!!
Congrats to Tyler (Tpatner412) for clinching the 1st place and to Richard (amb5500c) for second place. EXCELLENT shooting everyone!!!
Here are a few general photos and one for proof that I got to shoot at least once. LOL
Looking at the registration logs last night I only counted around 45 members. I do believe we had more than that attend. The firing line was full end to end and we even had folks waiting to shoot. I gave up my prime shooting position for other members since I was too busy to sit and shoot. LOL
Any sacrifice for GTA and our family. HeeHee
By the way, this year we also commissioned a videographer to document our event. He is in the process of editing and preparing the video and as soon as it is available, we will let you know. Thanks to Tyler for being mic-ed up and adding narration and descriptions. It will be posted on YouTube and may make copies available for sale to recoup the expense? Just tossing ideas around. Anyway, stay tuned for the video release.
Thanks again for everyone that attended, pitched in with helping setup and cleanup, preparing food and for all of the fantastic donations and buying raffle tickets!!!
Let's make next year the BEST ever!!!