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Offline dgifford99

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New Air Rifle Club
« on: October 02, 2013, 05:07:27 PM »
 New Club has Formed
Happy Wednesday, Happy October, Happy Near End of Benchrest Season

i hope it is okay to announce this here. if not please redirect or admonish me. 

A small (but feisty) group of us have banded together and formed a club. The Foothills Air Rifle Club. We are in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at 8300 Feet.

We are JUST getting it together. We Plan To shoot Air Rifle Benchrest, Steel Silhouette and eventually, Field Target.
We are in the Colorado Foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Informal Fellowship, and the target is the only authority. We currently have one ad-hoc range that has 2-3 max firing points. It is outdoors, with a max range of 50Meters. It is my driveway (yes, it has a safe backstop). We will shoot in wind, rain, snow and even when it is sunny outside. We will not shoot during electrical storms, thunder or lightning (this is lightning strike central). THANK YOU for considering us and THANK YOU for supporting Healthy, Sporting Competition with Air RIfles.

PLEASE If you have not, Join the NRA.


Foothills Air Rifle Club
ATTN: Don Gifford
28251 Shadow Mountain Drive
Conifer, CO 80433




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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 05:14:34 PM »
I got REALLY excited when you mentioned the Rocky Mountains. But I'm more south of you guys. Good luck with your club!

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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 08:07:15 PM »
I live in south central Nebraska and I'm retired, looking for other air rifle people to share good times. Denver is about 4.5-5 hours, I know, a long way, but I wouldn't mind coming out. Don't need much of an excuse to get out of the house for a couple days. Plenty to do in Denver, grab my tent (depending on weather), air rifles, a fishin' pole or 2 and go for it. I have a few springers, not a very good shot, but really like shooting. Relaxing and "time stands still" when I'm looking through a scope.  When, where, etc. etc.
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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 06:49:08 PM »
Tell me more, I'm not too far away at all and would love to find some folks to expand my horizons.  I used to go up to Harris Park but haven't shot outside of my basement in a while, it'd be nice to get back outside with some different distances.

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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 07:52:15 PM »
Don......I'm glad that you posted over here.

I saw your post on Benchrest Central and was hoping to respond......but I cannot get past the registration police on their forum, so I cannot post.  ;D  I have made many tries to get a hold of the admin over there with no luck.

Anyway....I'm a ways away from you guys in Montrose, CO,  but I would probably make the drive once in a while.  I plan on hosting some FT matches here next summer.  I'm in the process of gathering all of the supplies at the moment.

I'll get a PM to you soon, and maybe we can get on the phone.

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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 07:47:01 PM »
Cue the fail noises.  This club is not going to get airborne at all.  I am interested in shooting  FT, SIL and NMAR still.  If i can find a club, then benchrest again.   I will be a member anywhere, but no more startiing and attempting to run a club. >:(
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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 08:51:38 PM »
What happened to doom the club?

Just lack of participation?

When I lived near Chicago.....I could find a club or organization for about anything, and there would be some serious talent involved, too.

Moving to Colorado has made me realize that if I want to do anything near my hometown......I'm gonna have to head it up and beat the bushes to make people come out for it.  Stinks, but its the way it is on the western slope.

There will definitely be field target matches here (Montrose) next summer.......even if I'm the only guy that shows up......lol.

Sorry to hear that, Don. 

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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 05:36:46 PM »
MIKE!

you must stay in touch, because, I plan on using the $$$ for a BR and get an FT gun.  and i plan on heading your way to whack itty bitty steel.

just going to forgo the hassles of club crud and concentrate on targets.

oh yeah.  still shooting the montana winter postal league.  if you are interested let me know, can get you targets and we can do a group submission on scores
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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 08:15:25 PM »
I would be interested in the postals.  They are 10m offhand, I assume.  I remember you mentioning them before.

I'll give you a call this week.....or just call me if you have a chance.

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Re: New Air Rifle Club
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013, 08:21:59 PM »
It is national match air rifle (NMAR).  So there are a multiple of events.

I did not save you phone number, so give ,e a call.  Will save into my contacts then for sure
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