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Title: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 26, 2015, 05:52:23 PM
I'm back begging again. LOL
For the Fun Shoot, we need targets, door prize donations and any help possible. This is a totally different event from the normal GTA Fun Shoot...hopefully. We want to incorporate the usual reunion of members, the good food for Saturday but added the airgun show. We will have a concession area with several vendors set up to display and sell their airgun related items. If any of you have items you can donate for door prizes, raffle items, or targets, please drop me a message. We will may need some members/staff to help in different areas during the event so please keep us on mind. Hopefully our annual event will continue to grow as our forum does. Let's make this annual event THE one everyone in the airgun community will be talking about and wanting to attend!!!
Thank you all of the support and for coming out to enjoy the event!!!
See you there.
SAFE & Happy Shooting!!!!
Dave
 8)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: cyberfish2 on March 26, 2015, 07:36:24 PM
I'm back begging again. LOL
For the Fun Shoot, we need targets, door prize donations and any help possible. This is a totally different event from the normal GTA Fun Shoot...hopefully. We want to incorporate the usual reunion of members, the good food for Saturday but added the airgun show. We will have a concession area with several vendors set up to display and sell their airgun related items. If any of you have items you can donate for door prizes, raffle items, or targets, please drop me a message. We will may need some members/staff to help in different areas during the event so please keep us on mind. Hopefully our annual event will continue to grow as our forum does. Let's make this annual event THE one everyone in the airgun community will be talking about and wanting to attend!!!
Thank you all of the support and for coming out to enjoy the event!!!
See you there.
SAFE & Happy Shooting!!!!
Dave
 8)

I got this email... not much info on where or when...
Do you ever have any West Coast events?
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: NotRocketSurgery on March 26, 2015, 07:58:52 PM
Is there any chance that someone from Indiana or Michigan might be driving down there?  If so, let me know.
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: benj397 on March 26, 2015, 09:05:26 PM
Ok, really need details on where and when.
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: uncle paulie on March 26, 2015, 09:54:31 PM
Try the Announcement Gate or search "Fun Shoot".

pv
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 26, 2015, 10:25:43 PM
I'm back begging again. LOL
For the Fun Shoot, we need targets, door prize donations and any help possible. This is a totally different event from the normal GTA Fun Shoot...hopefully. We want to incorporate the usual reunion of members, the good food for Saturday but added the airgun show. We will have a concession area with several vendors set up to display and sell their airgun related items. If any of you have items you can donate for door prizes, raffle items, or targets, please drop me a message. We will may need some members/staff to help in different areas during the event so please keep us on mind. Hopefully our annual event will continue to grow as our forum does. Let's make this annual event THE one everyone in the airgun community will be talking about and wanting to attend!!!
Thank you all of the support and for coming out to enjoy the event!!!
See you there.
SAFE & Happy Shooting!!!!
Dave
 8)

I got this email... not much info on where or when...
Do you ever have any West Coast events?

Sorry, we have been talking about the GTA Fun Shoot for months. It was always held in Belton, SC until this year.
Here is the sticky in the Announcement Gate that tells all about it.
http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=77828.0 (http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=77828.0)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 26, 2015, 10:26:25 PM
Ok, really need details on where and when.

Sticky in Announcement Gate.
http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=77828.0 (http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=77828.0)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: shadowfox on March 27, 2015, 08:18:14 AM
I'm back begging again. LOL
For the Fun Shoot, we need targets, door prize donations and any help possible. This is a totally different event from the normal GTA Fun Shoot...hopefully. We want to incorporate the usual reunion of members, the good food for Saturday but added the airgun show. We will have a concession area with several vendors set up to display and sell their airgun related items. If any of you have items you can donate for door prizes, raffle items, or targets, please drop me a message. We will may need some members/staff to help in different areas during the event so please keep us on mind. Hopefully our annual event will continue to grow as our forum does. Let's make this annual event THE one everyone in the airgun community will be talking about and wanting to attend!!!
Thank you all of the support and for coming out to enjoy the event!!!
See you there.
SAFE & Happy Shooting!!!!
Dave
 8)

Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: shadowfox on March 27, 2015, 08:22:08 AM
Hey there.  I got the fun shoot e mail  but can't find
The address.  I live in memphis. Any shooters around this area
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 27, 2015, 09:03:16 AM
LOL
Did you look at the link I posted???
It has all of the info and chatter about the Fun Shoot. And yep, several of us close. I'm in the Jackson, TN area and several in North MS and surrounding. also check out the membersw map and stick a pin in for yourself.

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=67290.0 (http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=67290.0)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: OldTime on March 27, 2015, 09:33:26 AM
I'm back begging again. LOL
For the Fun Shoot, we need targets, door prize donations and any help possible. This is a totally different event from the normal GTA Fun Shoot...hopefully. We want to incorporate the usual reunion of members, the good food for Saturday but added the airgun show. We will have a concession area with several vendors set up to display and sell their airgun related items. If any of you have items you can donate for door prizes, raffle items, or targets, please drop me a message. We will may need some members/staff to help in different areas during the event so please keep us on mind. Hopefully our annual event will continue to grow as our forum does. Let's make this annual event THE one everyone in the airgun community will be talking about and wanting to attend!!!
Thank you all of the support and for coming out to enjoy the event!!!
See you there.
SAFE & Happy Shooting!!!!



Dave
 8)



Dave,
I  will not be there, but I would like to send something.  I appreciate the site.
Is the address on the donation page still the one to use?
Mike
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 27, 2015, 09:38:04 AM
Thanks Mike. But you're IN Central KY already? You really should reconsider coming. It is a blast. It's an annual reunion. :)
I'll send you an email with the ship to address though. And MANY thanks for the support!!!
Dave
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: OldTime on March 27, 2015, 09:40:59 AM
Thanks Mike. But you're IN Central KY already? You really should reconsider coming. It is a blast. It's an annual reunion. :)
I'll send you an email with the ship to address though. And MANY thanks for the support!!!
Dave

Thanks
I forgot about the address on the donation page.

I hate to say this.  Two words:  Key West
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 27, 2015, 09:42:51 AM
HaaHaa
And I hate to hear those two words. Especially today when there was frost on my windshield this morning before coming to work.
:)
From upper 70's to bone chilling cold.
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: OldTime on March 27, 2015, 09:51:45 AM
HaaHaa
And I hate to hear those two words. Especially today when there was frost on my windshield this morning before coming to work.
:)
From upper 70's to bone chilling cold.

My other hole to pour money.  :)
(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp208/jmfbjf/GW_zps8abe06d7.jpg)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 27, 2015, 01:33:20 PM
NICE ride Mike!!!
When I saw the "hole" part I expected to see a boat. I've always been told a boat is a hole in the water you toss your money into. LOL

Okay, donations are coming in and some have me very excited. I will say I have in my procession several airguns already that may be available to win in our raffles we will have at the Fun Shoot/Airgun Show. Those not used there will be used in our monthly forum raffles.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome banner created and donated by Nikoman. Thanks bro!!!
Please make your first stop the registration area which I hope will be at the front entrance of the concession area. Get a name tag so we know who you are. :)
Also buy your GTA gear there. I will have caps and T-shirts. We bought these items with GTA funds and I have set the prices not to make money but to recoup expenses and get merchandise out to all who want it. If we run out of items, I can always place another order and mail the items to you. Of course we will have shipping expenses to deal with too.
Everyone who attends will get a door prize ticket. We should have a bunch of door prizes for you to win. I will have to wait and see what all we get donated before announcing the main prize.
We will have several airgun related raffle prizes. We have all the types covered, PCP, Co2, pumper and springer. Tickets will be for sale at the registration area.
Prices are $1 each - 6 for $5 - 15 for $10.
Raffle items that are donated will be either displayed at the registration tables or at the vendor areas which donated the items. A container for tickets will be placed at each prize. You simply buy as many tickets as you want and take them and drop them in the container for that prize. Then go back and buy more tickets. :)
ALL proceeds will go toward funding this event and any remainder going into the forum operating expense account.
Raffle winners will be drawn generally around 2-3pm on Saturday.
Door prize tickets will be drawn throughout the event. You must be present to win the door prizes. Raffle items, if you aren't there to personally claim them, must have prior arrangements made with me to ship to you.
As we get closer to the event, and also afterwards, I will post the member/vendor contributors and what they donated.
MANY thanks for all that donate. You are showing your support for your forum and helping make this event a great success as well as FUN!!!
 
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Pappy on March 29, 2015, 12:05:26 AM
Dave .... couple of things, can I give a donation via our donation link, and you can use the cash for targets, door prizes etc?

In regard to members that have asked "Where is this fun shoot"  "Can I get more info about the fun shoot" ...... Houston, we have a problem!  I assume the only way that people miss these announcements, is that when they log on, they go directly to the "how to prepare road kill gate", and never look at the areas which contain the special announcements.  I probably just ticked off someone .... who actually eats road kill.   :-\
Anyway, not sure if you can do this with the web software, but perhaps you could "force" announcement reading upon logging in.  When a member logs in, the first thing they would have to do before proceeding further, is at least open the announcement .... then they are free to go wherever they want.  The member would only see the announcement upon log in, until they open it, after that, they don't see that particular announcement again .... just new ones.  This would get the word out for fun shoots, raffles, and for your "begging" announcements.  ;D  Just a thought.


Pappy
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 29, 2015, 11:42:53 AM
Dave .... couple of things, can I give a donation via our donation link, and you can use the cash for targets, door prizes etc?

In regard to members that have asked "Where is this fun shoot"  "Can I get more info about the fun shoot" ...... Houston, we have a problem!  I assume the only way that people miss these announcements, is that when they log on, they go directly to the "how to prepare road kill gate", and never look at the areas which contain the special announcements.  I probably just ticked off someone .... who actually eats road kill.   :-\
Anyway, not sure if you can do this with the web software, but perhaps you could "force" announcement reading upon logging in.  When a member logs in, the first thing they would have to do before proceeding further, is at least open the announcement .... then they are free to go wherever they want.  The member would only see the announcement upon log in, until they open it, after that, they don't see that particular announcement again .... just new ones.  This would get the word out for fun shoots, raffles, and for your "begging" announcements.  ;D  Just a thought.


Pappy

Allan, you can always use the Donation tab. If it gives you the option, just add a note in the payment what the funds are for.
I'll try to add these two threads to the forum news page but it's been a while since I did that. Gene normally handled that one.
:)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 29, 2015, 12:18:15 PM
Stretched my mind a tad this morning...shouldn't do that too often. LOL
I have edited the Home page and the Forum page with more updated announcements.
See if this helps but I doubt it. For most members, if they click on Show unread posts since last visit, they would see these new entries about the Fun Shoot.
:)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Geoffrey on March 29, 2015, 01:33:04 PM
I will be there Thursday.  Not sure if I can peel the wife away from work for the day or just early.  It is just a tad over 2 hours to get there.

I know we need to hook up to fill the pepsi bottles I am bringing and would be willing to help out with any other setup needed.

I will bring some 1" and 3" shoot-n-see targets and try to load up on decently sized cardboard to use for target backing.   

I need to check as I used to have 3 to 5 of the realtor signs (they put them up outside my subdivision pointing people to OTHER places to buy, so I take them down   ;D  )

I imagine you have paintballs ?  If not I have a box (somewhere, need to locate it) of them to use for the shoot-off

Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Pappy on March 29, 2015, 07:06:32 PM
Stretched my mind a tad this morning...shouldn't do that too often. LOL
I have edited the Home page and the Forum page with more updated announcements.
See if this helps but I doubt it. For most members, if they click on Show unread posts since last visit, they would see these new entries about the Fun Shoot.
:)

Don't sprain the brain, Dave ....  ;D  I'll send you some money via Pay Pal & the Donations link.

Pappy
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Dockey 454 on March 30, 2015, 09:40:21 PM
      OK guys Dave said I should post this, he will add the pics. Made up 8 so far, and going for 12. They stand 3 feet high and hold 2- 8 x 11 sheets. Thought for some kind of competition it would make things even. Eileen got us a ream of #50 card stock to print targets. Also have 2 boxes of paint balls and plenty of T's. Yes they will get painted, just so it can get knocked off.
         Tom
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 30, 2015, 10:03:03 PM
LOL
MANY thanks Tom!!!
This is the kinds of thing we will need. I'm making mine from wood. They will be shot to pieces I'm sure.
:)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Dockey 454 on March 30, 2015, 10:16:21 PM
      I need to stop making things out of steel. With the 6k nitrogen bottle, and everything else I think my GVW is approaching 22K. Good thing I upped my fuel tanks to 86 gal. No fun filling it up.
            Tom
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 30, 2015, 10:24:19 PM
That's where those extra passengers come in handy. :)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: sfttailrdr46 on March 30, 2015, 10:49:08 PM
I am planning on following Tom with the Harley and just need to figure out how to carry the AG's
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Booger on March 30, 2015, 11:00:54 PM
LOL
MANY thanks Tom!!!
This is the kinds of thing we will need. I'm making mine from wood. They will be shot to pieces I'm sure.
:)

Wood targets will last much longer if you put .080 aluminum on the back side. A little more expense, but the wood lasts longer and the aluminum is re-useable. The city in which you live might even donate old 12X18 signs they have. :)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on March 30, 2015, 11:58:37 PM
LOL
MANY thanks Tom!!!
This is the kinds of thing we will need. I'm making mine from wood. They will be shot to pieces I'm sure.
:)

Wood targets will last much longer if you put .080 aluminum on the back side. A little more expense, but the wood lasts longer and the aluminum is re-useable. The city in which you live might even donate old 12X18 signs they have. :)

2x12 hard to blow through except for big bores. :)
And we have a Sign & Safety Division at work. Have access to aluminum sign blanks. Thanks for that idea.
:)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: uglymike on April 20, 2015, 05:58:52 AM
you already have my donation  ;)  All I'm asking is you send me a PM afterward on who won it.............
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on April 20, 2015, 09:10:26 AM
Thanks Mike for the gift cards. If I don't send a pm with the winners names, I will post them in a thank you thread to everyone. I'll TRY to keep up with where everything goes, that may be the job of Teresa, my backup. LOL
Let her get the names so we will have record of them. During the drawing it gets pretty hectic.
Thanks again!!!
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Booger on April 20, 2015, 09:24:20 AM
Thanks Mike for the gift cards. If I don't send a pm with the winners names, I will post them in a thank you thread to everyone. I'll TRY to keep up with where everything goes, that may be the job of Teresa, my backup. LOL
Let her get the names so we will have record of them. During the drawing it gets pretty hectic.
Thanks again!!!

I will not be at the fun shoot and I got a gift card, that is just being able to be a member here. :)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: uglymike on April 20, 2015, 08:04:20 PM
Thanks Mike for the gift cards. If I don't send a pm with the winners names, I will post them in a thank you thread to everyone. I'll TRY to keep up with where everything goes, that may be the job of Teresa, my backup. LOL
Let her get the names so we will have record of them. During the drawing it gets pretty hectic.
Thanks again!!!
I'm talking about the air rifle I donated, I know nothing about gift cards.  ???
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on April 20, 2015, 09:03:15 PM
HaaHaa
See, I told you it get's hectic. Another Mike!!!
Got it..the Hatsan Model 95.
Will do.
Thanks again.
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Booger on April 20, 2015, 09:15:16 PM
HaaHaa
See, I told you it get's hectic. Another Mike!!!
Got it..the Hatsan Model 95.
Will do.
Thanks again.

Wasn't that the gun you GAVE me for moderator of the month?  :-\
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on April 20, 2015, 09:17:57 PM
Don't know about GAVE. You may have snuck in and kiped it while I was out feeding the chickens.
LOL
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Booger on April 20, 2015, 09:22:10 PM
Don't know about GAVE. You may have snuck in and kiped it while I was out feeding the chickens.
LOL

I heard a story about something similar to that. Just ask David, but I am sure you already know the story.  ;D
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on May 19, 2015, 12:05:33 AM
I want to thank each and every one that contributed items for the raffles and for door prizes. You helped MAKE the event and pay the tab. I wish all contributors could have been there in person. With the crazy schedule (non-schedule), rain and everything else, I failed to write down the names of all of the winners of the items. I will also work on that next year. Mike, the Hatsan 95 was a great raffle item that went home with a happy member. Ron, thanks so much for the calls!!!
Dennis Baker for the 2240 and 2260. Dave Rendsing for the stock and adapter kits. Steve Corcoran for the custom grip set. David (Yarp) for the 1077 airguns. Art for the bleeding zombie. Vincent for the MRod regulator. Travis and Jim for the MRod depinger and 1/2" UNC adapter. Nervoustrigger and Josh (wilsonj1018) for the 1377 and 760 vintage set. Jeff at Trenier for the targets, backpack and spinners. Nikoman for the banner and targets. Jeff aka Privateer for the SMG 22 and XS60C. Al (airgunwarriors) for the M-14. Scott (airgunsdaily.com) for the Gamo Whisper. Al for the targets he shipped. Even as heavy as they were, the big bores took one spinner out. LOL
I may try welding it back myself.
Tom (Dockey454) for the target stands.
David (Rocker1) for his target stands.
Geoffrey for his targets and bottles that unfortunately never saw pellets. :(
And I know there were a lot of other donors for targets and items. My apologies and I may remember more as the clouds clear and I get some needed rest. :)
But I THANK you all for your contributions and support. The event can NOT be great without YOUR help. And one last thing is MANY thanks to all of you for stepping up and helping with the setup and cleanup afterwards. The place looked GREAT Saturday afternoon. Matter of fact, even with no refuge barrels out, you guys picked up after yourselves beyond belief.
Thank you for making a great impression on the host and his staff. And for doing such an outstanding job of not only representing GTA Forums, but the entire airgun community!!!
Thanks to David and Diane for getting there early to help with setup. And especially for Diane manning the registration/ticket desk some to allow Teresa to get out and about some. It was a great break for her.
Thanks to Rich, Joe and David for help in managing the event.
I cannot thank Hargis, Amy, David and the other fairground folks for the outstanding support of our event!!!
Okay, thanks to all. Group hug!!!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uogDAU-_T0Q/UoVCts0JZLI/AAAAAAAABeo/OiTzNSzQgKo/s1600/Screen-shot-2012-03-03-at-4.55.52-AM.png)

:)
Dave & Team GTA 
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Pappy on May 19, 2015, 12:15:40 AM
Dave, fantastic event ..... thank you for all your work on the logistics.  Great meeting you.  I'll be back!

Pappy
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: amb5500c on May 19, 2015, 12:42:24 AM
Also, thanks to everyone that helped with the after shoot clean up. I feel like we left the place at least as clean as it was when we got there.
Richard
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: ezman604 on May 19, 2015, 01:03:43 AM
Dave, fantastic event ..... thank you for all your work on the logistics.  Great meeting you.  I'll be back!

Pappy

Allan, good to meet you too little feller. LOL
Sure hope to see you again but stop blocking the sun. I thought we were going to have to stack two tables to get the right height for you to shoot comfortable though. But you made due.
Anyway, was great to meet you my friend. See you next time!!!
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Pappy on May 19, 2015, 09:40:47 AM
Ditto .... and I actually shot off one knee during the paintball event.  I'll be back next year, looking forward to it already.

Allan
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Booger on May 19, 2015, 12:00:08 PM
Ditto .... and I actually shot off one knee during the paintball event.  I'll be back next year, looking forward to it already.

Allan

@ Pappy, I heard you and Joe were a blast to be around. I really hope to make it there next year. God willing and my finances will let me. :)
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: Pappy on May 19, 2015, 01:30:30 PM
Ditto .... and I actually shot off one knee during the paintball event.  I'll be back next year, looking forward to it already.

Allan

@ Pappy, I heard you and Joe were a blast to be around. I really hope to make it there next year. God willing and my finances will let me. :)

Thanks for the warning Jesse!   ;D ;D

Pappy
Title: Re: Fun Shoot Donations
Post by: CatGene on May 20, 2015, 08:29:09 PM
Gene was looking down and smiling at this event... Not to worry he will have things started for a FunShoot on the other side once we all get there. Great job everyone!