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Title: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on May 24, 2018, 05:36:33 PM
Mark your calendar, and see you there. Same place, same time.
:)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ShawninIL on May 24, 2018, 09:51:52 PM
Calendar is marked! ;)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: marty2 on May 31, 2018, 06:23:38 PM
A plinking target that I put together for the next Shoot. The bell is courtesy  Jeff "aka Privateer". Not big bore friendly though. ;D


Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Maverick DoorGunner on June 02, 2018, 12:10:29 AM
Cindy & I Loved this one, just past.. and our very first.

Very Much looking forward to next years reunion and all the great people and new friends we met this year. ;D
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Springrrrr on August 21, 2018, 09:18:55 AM
Can we look into lodging that is a bit closer to the shoot than it was this year?
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on August 21, 2018, 09:23:31 AM
I'm open to any suggestions Bob. Give me some facilities and we can certainly take a look. The River Lodge seemed to be comfortable and have great amenities. As well as places close to buy whatever supplies folks needed. Everything there is spread out and small. As you probably saw. We can definitely look at suggestions and see what we can do.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Tater on August 21, 2018, 03:39:15 PM
Will next years fun shoot definitely be in Arkansas?
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on August 21, 2018, 04:16:17 PM
LOL
Yes....
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on August 21, 2018, 04:39:22 PM
I am going to start looking for a small motor home to rent for the trip. We will also allow two days for travel each way from Long Island. That nonstop 22 hours in the car was painful .  :'( :'( ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on September 02, 2018, 11:15:03 AM
The short list for lodging close to the shoot/show...

Salem to the shoot is about 10-15 minutes, Cottonwood being closer than Southfork Lodge.

The others are located right in Horseshoe Bend which is just a few minutes to the shoot.


Cottonwood Inn Salem, AR

South Fork Lodge also in Salem, AR

Cedar Glade Resort in Horseshoe Bend

Crown Point Resort also in Horshoe Bend

Just drop me a line and I can scout anything else out for you fellas. Iím working on some new stuff for the next shoot. Mainly a night shoot.

Eric

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on September 02, 2018, 11:19:56 AM
The short list for lodging close to the shoot/show...

Salem to the shoot is about 10-15 minutes, Cottonwood being closer than Southfork Lodge.

The others are located right in Horseshoe Bend which is just a few minutes to the shoot.


Cottonwood Inn Salem, AR

South Fork Lodge also in Salem, AR

Cedar Glade Resort in Horseshoe Bend

Crown Point Resort also in Horshoe Bend

Just drop me a line and I can scout anything else out for you fellas. Iím working on some new stuff for the next shoot. Mainly a night shoot.

Eric
I stayed at the Crown Point resort with my son for this years GTA fun shoot. My stay there was very pleasant and I would recommend staying there to others without hesitation.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Teep on September 11, 2018, 09:51:15 AM
Last year was so great there is no way I will miss this years, God willing.  What a great group of guys and gals to shoot with and hang out with.  I also know a little more what to bring along.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Geoff on September 11, 2018, 03:33:28 PM
For we with CRS, location and date again please  ;- )

I would like to make it this year
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on September 11, 2018, 03:49:31 PM
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=139450.0 (https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=139450.0)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Teep on September 12, 2018, 08:28:56 AM
Just to clear this up a bit on the date:  Same weekend in May but 17th to 19th on my calendar
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on September 12, 2018, 10:06:00 AM
Absolutely....17-18-19 May 2019.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Jeff aka Privateer on September 14, 2018, 03:13:19 PM
I am going to start looking for a small motor home to rent for the trip. We will also allow two days for travel each way from Long Island. That nonstop 22 hours in the car was painful .  :'( :'( ;D ;D

Tell you what. You rent one big enough to have a bed for me and I'll chip in on it!
I can do the drive in a day in the Tahoe and meet you there.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Springrrrr on October 23, 2018, 04:49:10 PM
It is EXTREMELY important that the BOB's get there before Jeff.  I beat him by a few hours two years ago and he hasn't slept since.  He is at his best with no sleep.

We pulled in about 2PM on Wednesday last year and hope to be able to do the same this time around.  Retirement has its consequences (seems I heard "something" like that before).

So if Eric concurs, it is race on.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on November 14, 2018, 11:22:46 AM
Just a quick update on the progressive planning for the event. Eric and I are tossing a lot of ideas back and forth and could use some input. The event seems to be even more fun each year so we want to keep that going.
I have asked Umarex to attend in any capacity. They are relatively close in Ft. Smith so I hope to get a positive response from them.
As for activities, here are a few things we are thinking about.
The firing line will most definitely change from last year. It will be much larger and easily accessible. You COULD drive right to it last year but with it being shifted (along with fences being shifted) you will be able to back right up to your shooting position. Eric will be setting up more tents for the firing line. Awesome....
Some of the other ideas need your thoughts and suggestions. There is no need for doing a lot of prep and setup if there will be minimum participation. We want to stay focused on what YOU want to participate in. We want it to be FUN!!!!
Anyway, we are considering setting up a FT event. Still a fun event, not a for national points or anything. My main thought on it was to introduce folks to FT shooting and what it is all about. I want to learn. I've never dealt with nor attended an FT event myself, so I'm interested in seeing and shooting one. If there is enough interest, we will try to get some experienced members, or even a shooting club, to help set up and manage the event. It will be set up as a learning and fun event.
We are also thinking of the kids. We are debating setting up something supervised for the kiddos to shoot a sort of competition amongst them. It would be a good time to get them gun safety lessons and airgun familiarization. I'm just not sure how many teen and below shooters we would have. So I'm not sure on this event, I need input.
Eric is excited after seeing us last year. That is great!!! He has been tossing this idea around even before last year. With all of his spare time concentrating on building the fantastic bridge, he didn't have time for much else. But he says the evenings out there in May were quite nice. Some folks stayed after hours and sat around a fire and even did some shooting. He is tossing around the idea of a well illuminated night shoot. With airguns as well as pb's. :)
Some of us did shoot pb's after the event. It was fun. But Eric has generators and is thinking of stringing up LED lighting for a night time range.
Thoughts???
Eric is in contact with the local lodging folks and is trying to secure the waterfront cabins as well as the one on the golf course for us. And to get us a discount rate. These facilities are just down the road from the event. Even if they don't reserve the entire place for us, I will be staying in one of the lakefront cabins myself.
That's about it for now. Eric will chime in with more info and updates. Hope to see all of you there. Jump on with your thoughts and ideas, let's ,make 2019 the best event yet!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: uglymike on November 15, 2018, 08:48:57 AM
I like the FT course idea, I also have never been to one.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: farmerjoe99 on November 15, 2018, 02:08:59 PM
If I can make it this year I'd love to have an FT setup to go through.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: triggertreat on November 15, 2018, 04:15:07 PM
I like the FT course idea, I also have never been to one.



+1
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: chardosmith on November 15, 2018, 04:47:23 PM
Another vote for FT.  Our club is preparing to start its own FT events and has acquired about 20 targets.  We might be able to help create an event at the GTA shoot if another club doesn't step up.

Our club has both indoor shooting events and occasional outdoor fun shoots.  Our fun shoot last weeked had a 9yo shooter brought by her parents to the event for her first experience shooting an airgun.  She used a Hatsan Alpha - great size for a youth shooter. 

My kids really like a shooting stand that I had copied from a prior event - gluing plastic animals, cars and candy to a wooden shelf.  Hundreds of targets and the kids can call - "Let's get Darth Vader".  A great use for those old kid toys....

Here are a few photos from our prior event showing the target idea and how much fun youth shooters can have!

(https://i.imgur.com/GsFbI3a.jpg?2)

(https://i.imgur.com/pca5VZo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/t8bWiWW.jpg)

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on November 16, 2018, 11:36:57 AM
Thanks fellas for the support. More ideas, more, more!!

This year, since the bridge project is done, I have much more  time to step it up for the next shoot/Show.

Another option I thought would be fun is to set up a competition using the ďknow your limitsĒ target systems I have. They were down range at the last shoot and seemed to get good feedback from shooters. These KYL targets weíre not used as they were intended in competition. I have three to use. If they were set out say...one at 50yrds, then 30 and maybe at 15. Respectively we could have three different challenges to shoot competivley. The 50yrd one could be bench shooting. The 30yrd could be a total freehand challenge and the 15yrd could be for springers..... Now say a competitor lays down a couple bucks for a round and the winner or winners get a payout percentages from 1st to third place? I have an extra car port type tent that should work nicely for this to keep shooters shaded. This could even be placed at a separate area on the line or off to the side of the field. There is plenty of area now that the firing line is moved.

Now for the FT idea portion of the shoot/Show. I like to call it a ďjungle walkĒ. Location>>>>For those who were at the firing line last May, the beginning of the proposed FT pathway would be West of the old firing line at the top of the hill next to the old watering pond. This is across the webwire fence about 100 yards from the old line. (There is going to be a gate placed in the webwire for easy access) There is an old roadway there that continues West for at least 200-225yards in the woods. This has woods on both sides of this roadway. There is even a creek snaking thru there to use somehow for some really interesting target challenges. Shooting direction would be totally opposite of the new firing line....making it totally safe for BOTH the main line and this event to happen simultaneously independent of each other. I thought one side of the roadway could be one type of competition and the other side another.....maybe one side a shorter range timed pistol competition? The other side rifle?  Each side of this roadway can easily ave 50 yard target challenges....truly open ended options here.

Iíve never been to any FT air rifle event....ever. Iím as green to this as they come. I have been to many other shooting events with PB firearms including personally competed in sub machinegun competitions, so some of that experience fuels my ideas. I have no clue if we need to keep to some sort of regulation FT format or we build our own event that may set a trend. All feedback wanted on this. Donít let me sit on my butt all winter until spring comes to get something going here. Iím open to any and all thoughts here....winter is long and I if I can build a 90 foot clear span bridge in 4 months what can I do all winter long????
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: tracker1955 on November 17, 2018, 11:30:01 PM
I'm interested in the FT event, just hope it is handicapped friendly as I have trouble walking very far or being on my feet for very long. If not I will still enjoy the regular shooting range, had fun last year and plan to make it again God willing.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: PakProtector on December 17, 2018, 06:57:57 PM
FT would be *SWEET*, but the lightest shooter I have is a 36 FPE, .22 Marauder...:)

Are you bringing the RimfireCentral folks along again this year Dez? Is there any rimfire shooting?

Thanks,
Douglas
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on December 17, 2018, 07:42:45 PM
Douglas, the rimfire guys and gals are invited and I'm sure Eric will drop them a message again. But with 250 acres, we will most definitely be shooting rimfire, especially after normal hours of the event. We did some of that last year on Sunday. But we can and probably will set up an adjacent range for pb shooting.
You thinking of driving down from MI? That would be kewl.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: PakProtector on December 17, 2018, 07:51:24 PM
Oh yes, working out details now...and when the RFC folks turn out it would be in poor taste not to being out a 40X or perhaps an 1813 Supermatch. Not that I'd leave the air rifles...hopefully one wid the new Polygon barrel...:)

Douglas
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ShakySarge on December 17, 2018, 07:55:07 PM
Best of both worlds IMO. pffft pfft pfft, pang pang pang
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on December 17, 2018, 09:22:37 PM
Oh yes, working out details now...and when the RFC folks turn out it would be in poor taste not to being out a 40X or perhaps an 1813 Supermatch. Not that I'd leave the air rifles...hopefully one wid the new Polygon barrel...:)

Douglas

Good deal. Grab Ed on your way. LOL
Would love to have him join us too.
I brought my dressed up 10-22 last year and enjoyed shooting it. Maybe we can persuade Eric to break out a Gatling gun.
:)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on December 17, 2018, 09:24:20 PM
Another vote for FT.  Our club is preparing to start its own FT events and has acquired about 20 targets.  We might be able to help create an event at the GTA shoot if another club doesn't step up.

Arnold, we could definitely use some help and guidance setting this event up if you guys can pitch in. Drop me a message and tell me what targets we need and I'll get them.
:)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ShawninIL on December 17, 2018, 10:30:31 PM
Any updates on the cabins?
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on December 17, 2018, 10:33:37 PM
LOL
Read my mind Shawn.
I just sent Eric a message about 15 minutes ago asking the same question. Since he was right down the road from them he was going to check on it. I'll follow up with a call soon to lock something down. I think we can fill the place.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ShawninIL on December 18, 2018, 06:46:03 AM
They say great minds think alike! ???
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ShakySarge on December 19, 2018, 10:21:30 PM
I suspect I should have change the oil in the big compressor before the shoot and have a spare bottle on hand along with a few gas cans.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on December 23, 2018, 12:11:55 PM
Merry Christmas fellas!!

Lodging, RV camping, night shoot, FT shoot, and FOOOOooooood!!!

I have been doing some homework and have a partial update for the upcoming shoot/Show.

We found a nice little 3500 watt inverted generator set. It should work nicely to run the night shoot lighting setup. This unit runs sooooo nice and quiet. The steel has been bought for the light poles. I still need to fab them up for each one to hold a pair of floods. I just need to pull the trigger on the LED lights themselves. Iím thinking two 500 watt units plus one small watt unit for each light pole should cover field of view plus working light on the line. So the field should be lit as well as softer lighting for the shooter spots.

I recently took a walk down the pathway for the proposed  ďjungle walkĒ or ďfield/targetĒ part of the shoot. This is really a nice long path with so many possibilities. Iíll get some rangefinder data so you all can get an idea of what this thing could be. I really need to get with someone or a group who has experience with actual FT event details to set this up properly. I have no idea if this needs to be designed to mimic official FT range specifics or are we pioneering our own thing here. Someone who is in my area and knowledgeable in FT competitions, contact me and letís get this planned out. Otherwise Iíll design something totally unrelated for just the fun of it. Maybe something timed and scored as a walk through type shoot. Anyway, get me some thoughts on this as the present weather is perfect for the outside work of clearing paths and shooting lanes for is. Also if anyone local to me wishes to lend a hand, contact me.

Lodging....closest to the shoot.

I stopped in at Cedar Glade Resort right here in Horseshoe Bend. 7 minutes or 3.2 miles from the Expo Center.
They have a total of 28 rooms for us. 16 suites @ 70.00 group range per night. 12 regular rooms @60.00 per night group rate. WiFi available. They have a website to view details and pics of their facility. Www.cedargladeresort.com (http://Www.cedargladeresort.com)
There is an 18 hole golf course attached to this resort for 20.00 for 18 holes and 9.00 cart rent....sounded pretty cheap to me!! They have 2 RV hook ups with 30 and 50 amp plugs. 25.00 per night.

The next place we have local is on Crown Lake in Horseshoe. This is 13 minutes or 6.1 miles from the Expo Center.  This place is called Boxhound Marina. They have entire cabins on the lake to rent. They have 2  cabins that sleep 4 with a pull out used. Also they have 2 cabins that sleep 6 with a pull out used. They are complete with stoves, microwaves, pots, pans fridge, etc. You can view their site at https://www.boxhoundmarina.com (https://www.boxhoundmarina.com). No WiFi. They also have RV hookups but all are booked except for 2 at the time I spoke with them. They were priced at 25.00 per night per 2 occupants. The website shows costs and pictures of the cabins.

For those who were at the show last year, I will again offer camping by the lake west of the Expo. This is a primitive spot with No power or water (other than the lake). The two porta-jons will remain for those campers.  I have a lakeside campfire ring and firewood for your use. If you are into primitive camping, this may be for you. The camp site is within 100 yards of the new firing line. GTA fellas can bring a 4 wheeler, golf cart, SXS, to travel back and forth through the facilities.

The next place Iím working on is Crown Point resort also in town on the lake. This place has everything you all would need from restaurant, pool, hot tub, bar, and nice lodging. I havenít received final word back yet with all details. They also have new RV hookups being made this fall. Too much fresh info to relay yet. They are also a timeshare enterprise so reserving lodging can get tricky at the start of the season. Iíll post more as I know it.

There also is another nice place located in the neighboring town of Salem, AR right on the highway called Cottonwood Inn. It is probably 15 minutes and 10 miles from the Expo. The have a site and they were open to group discounts last year when I inquired. http://www.cottonwoodinnmotel.com/ (http://www.cottonwoodinnmotel.com/) I have not spoken to them directly but can if a group thing is needed.


Now...a new discovery for this May.....FOOD on the firing line!!!

I get along well with our local grocery store owner and he recently acquired a double Rotisserie roaster in his store. He is presently doing whole chickens, pork chops, and ribs. I asked if he could deliver on the line....YUP! He also is a Hunts Brothers pizza vendor and can deliver that too.  He would be willing to build a sample platter like ribs, pizza and chicken for a GTA deal.
How cool would it been to get your eats on the line!!!

Any and all comments and suggestions are needed.....bigger and better is the goal here.

Eric

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on December 23, 2018, 12:46:20 PM
Excellent updates Eric, many thanks!!!
I will hold out and see what you can do for the cabins. I prefer those if possible. Second choice will be Cedar Glade. We looked at it last year and thought it would be nice. But not as close to amenities as the lodge was we stayed at last year. But a LOT closer to the event!!!
As for the FT course, I have been chatting some with Tyler about it. Not sure of the timed deal but what he informed me of was they usually have a minimum of 30 stations that have two resettable targets per station. Set at different ranges from 10-55 yards. Two shots per target. Highest course score wins. I would like to stick somewhat to an official setup so this would serve as fun but a learning experience also. I've never attended or shot in an FT event. Hopefully we will have some folks that HAVE shot in an event that will volunteer to help us tweak the lanes. This could be a blast.
The night shoot sounds like fun too. MANY thanks for all of your time and effort to make this coming event the best ever.
The food possibilities are an interesting touch too. We will still have the GTA furnished meal for Saturday lunch. I hope the same fellow and crew can do the job again. They did a fantastic job last year!!! And his winning a drawing topped it off for him. LOL
But having food available is a great idea considering everything is kinda isolated there and several miles apart. Having food delivered is a great plus. I like Hunt Brothers pizza, I have a breakfast pizza every Friday morning. LOL
Thanks again Eric, give me a call or drop me an email if you need to chat about anything.
See you all there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on December 25, 2018, 06:28:01 PM
Update 12/25/18....

I just got back from a little walk with the rangefinder this afternoon. The proposed jungle walk is really looking great for any type of walk thru field/target needs. The entrance to the wooded roadway is facing due west, away from the main line, and is perfectly safe from separate firing from any other firing line. The F/T roadway goes west for approx 65 yards then gradually bends southwest. Thereís is another 36 yards of bend, then it straightens out for another additional 80 yards. We basically have about 180 yards of roadway to walk down....and it actually does slope downward as it goes the length of the 180 yards. Should be easy to navigate no mater how out of shape the shooter might be  ;) Both sides of the roadway can be used for engaging targets. I can see endless challenges and scenarios at all appropriate ranges. >>>>>>really would like to have a pro who is local to me to come check it out and cultivate some ideas on this<<<<<<<

The next update is for the actual spot where the main firing line will be. Todayís walk-about made it clear that the firing line would be best suited a bit further north and about 75 yards west of where I initially thought. Reason being the spot found today is very level and the view slopes downward to all targets down range. The addition of having a row of tall trees directly behind the line will shield all of us from the sun nicely. There is plenty of room for shooters to drive up to their shooting spot and park. There is a raised terrace that lasers right at the 50 yard range too!! The full depth of range from this spot is at 330 yards, give or take, using the whole length of the field.


From the main firing line, the entrance to the jungle-walk or F/T range is just 100 yards away.

More later....and again>>>>>>contact me if you are local and can brainstorm on the layout of the jungle walk.<<<<





Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: PakProtector on December 25, 2018, 09:00:02 PM
On the FT course, the 'official' ones end at 55 yards of range. that leads to, IMO, scores in the mid to upper 50's out of 60. Is there any reason not to create a course that will result in some tears? 80 yard maximum for the 'third' target? difference in drop from 75 to 80 yards is easily more than a target's height...(evil grin)

Also, is it possible to get some tougher targets so we can attack them with .25's? Now don't get me wring, attacking an 80 yard distant target with a 12 FPE, .177 will probably leave me spectating. As would a 20 FPE limit...but it could be you could sell tickets so we could watch folks wrap rifles around trees upon missing...LOL
cheers,
Douglas
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ShakySarge on December 25, 2018, 09:07:56 PM
On the FT course, the 'official' ones end at 55 yards of range. that leads to, IMO, scores in the mid to upper 50's out of 60. Is there any reason not to create a course that will result in some tears? 80 yard maximum for the 'third' target? difference in drop from 75 to 80 yards is easily more than a target's height...(evil grin)

Also, is it possible to get some tougher targets so we can attack them with .25's? Now don't get me wring, attacking an 80 yard distant target with a 12 FPE, .177 will probably leave me spectating. As would a 20 FPE limit...but it could be you could sell tickets so we could watch folks wrap rifles around trees upon missing...LOL
cheers,
Douglas

A "true hunter class" would be awesome! I would certainly give it a go if it were .25 compliant.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: lizzie on December 28, 2018, 12:45:13 AM
I would second a vote for Cedar Glade....I would prefer close to the event, over close to the larger town.
Sounds like things are really progressing there....thanks Eric!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: mobilemail on December 28, 2018, 09:23:10 AM
Are we attempting to have a combo shoot with Rimfire Central again this year, or is it all airguns all the time? 

Gotta say...Eric's collection of rimfires was the best I have ever seen!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 04, 2019, 04:40:39 PM
Just got back from a sit down meeting at Crown Point Resort...... ;D

This looks like a super deal fellas. More details to come.

Going to give our fearless leader a call to discuss before the flood gates of goodness is let loose.

Eric
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on January 04, 2019, 04:47:41 PM
Just got back from a sit down meeting at Crown Point Resort...... ;D

This looks like a super deal fellas. More details to come.

Going to give our fearless leader a call to discuss before the flood gates of goodness is let loose.

Eric
That's great to hear Eric I know that is a slow time for them because I rented a lake view 1 bedroom for $300 for the enitire week
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: lizzie on January 04, 2019, 11:42:52 PM
Soundin'great!
:D
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 07, 2019, 10:51:40 AM
Hereís a Facebook page for those who wish to cruise around and see what they have to offer.

Basically Crown Point is a one stop Resort. Bar, restaurant, pool, hot tub, exercise room, meeting room....and lake side views. And ......close to the shoot. For 5ose who would like to go back to their room and recharge and come back out for the night shoot, this would be ideal. Cedar Glade is also top notch but without the bar and restaurant.....equally close to the show too.

More later.


https://www.facebook.com/crownpointresortarkansas/ (https://www.facebook.com/crownpointresortarkansas/)

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on January 07, 2019, 10:59:17 AM
I can vouch for this place I stayed there for the last Fun Shoot my single had a king size bed and comfortable pull out couch for my adult son to sleep on clean and spacious. Our room overlooked the boat dock and had a nice view of the lake.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 07, 2019, 11:30:27 AM
I forgot to mention....a negotiated cut price per room for the GTA group with possibly 25 units will be available or more. All units can sleep 4 to 6, so there can be shared accommodations for those in larger groups.  Iím working with the manager today to get all details for the offer worked out.

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 07, 2019, 01:07:14 PM
I really appreciate all of Eric's work and effort to make our Fun Shoot an event to remember. And I'm certain all that attend will appreciate his efforts too!!!
I for one will pick Crown Point as my first choice. After that, Teresa and I don't mind a little drive if the stay is worth it. So if Crown Point doesn't work out, we will once again stay at the Spring River Lodge. It has very comfortable and clean rooms at an excellent price. Close to other things like grocery, eating, dry goods and other shopping. They have a good continental breakfast and only 15 miles from the Expo Center. The staff are outstanding also.
Anyway, it seems we have several choices this year, thanks to Eric!!!!
PLENTY of room and great accommodations so please come out and enjoy the GTA family event.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: triggertreat on January 07, 2019, 01:27:30 PM

That's the good thing about Spring River Lodge...The eateries are nearby.  I'm thinking if we stay at the lodge, we will still be driving back to town for dinner, but there is a buffet style place halfway and others too.  Either one works for me.  I do like the idea of staying on the water and being close-in to the shoot.

Thanks Eric and Dave for all the fine planning for us!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: lizzie on January 07, 2019, 01:32:22 PM
What is the distance from the fun shoot event to Crown Point? When I tried doing a google map search, it brought up Crown Point Tn, no the Arkansas resort.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 07, 2019, 01:52:19 PM
5 miles to the Expo from Crown Point Resort.

FYI....the resort has a very nice restaurant on site with adult beverages. All walking distance from your rooms. The restaurant is called ďPapa DicksĒ. Great hand tossed, oven baked pizzas. 

https://papadickspizza.com (https://papadickspizza.com)

http://places.singleplatform.com/papa-dicks-pizza/menu (http://places.singleplatform.com/papa-dicks-pizza/menu)

https://m.facebook.com/pg/papadickspizza/photos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0 (https://m.facebook.com/pg/papadickspizza/photos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0)

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: lizzie on January 07, 2019, 01:56:34 PM
Oh! Very near-by. That's great!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Geoff on January 07, 2019, 04:50:21 PM
I am thinking crown point as well ... will have to see about using some of my timeshare points on it
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: mobilemail on January 07, 2019, 05:40:05 PM
Hereís a Facebook page for those who wish to cruise around and see what they have to offer.

Basically Crown Point is a one stop Resort. Bar, restaurant, pool, hot tub, exercise room, meeting room....and lake side views. And ......close to the shoot. For 5ose who would like to go back to their room and recharge and come back out for the night shoot, this would be ideal. Cedar Glade is also top notch but without the bar and restaurant.....equally close to the show too.

More later.

Could my wife fish there?

https://www.facebook.com/crownpointresortarkansas/ (https://www.facebook.com/crownpointresortarkansas/)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 07, 2019, 06:05:27 PM
Hereís a Facebook page for those who wish to cruise around and see what they have to offer.

Basically Crown Point is a one stop Resort. Bar, restaurant, pool, hot tub, exercise room, meeting room....and lake side views. And ......close to the shoot. For 5ose who would like to go back to their room and recharge and come back out for the night shoot, this would be ideal. Cedar Glade is also top notch but without the bar and restaurant.....equally close to the show too.

More later.

Could my wife fish there?

https://www.facebook.com/crownpointresortarkansas/ (https://www.facebook.com/crownpointresortarkansas/)

Get a 5 day non-resident license and sure....
But she can also fish at Eric's. I plan on it!!!
:)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 07, 2019, 06:07:55 PM
And I've about decided that Teresa and I will stay at Spring River Lodge again this year. I don't mind a 15 minute drive and the place is fantastic. And saves us $20 (or more) per night. I'm talking to Ashley (the manager) tomorrow evening to set up the GTA group discount again in case anyone else wants to join us there.
:)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 07, 2019, 10:25:29 PM
I've put up 2 polls we need input on. First one is a head count of who plans on attending. Since I can only have one poll per thread I started a second thread asking for input as to where you would or will stay. We need input on both of these to work on plans.
We also need input as to how many would participate in the semi-FT event and the night shoot. The FT event will be for bragging rights, no national points or anything. Our event IS a FUN shoot after all.
LOL
Thanks for all the input.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ShawninIL on January 07, 2019, 10:28:54 PM
Already have time off scheduled and approved!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: PakProtector on January 08, 2019, 07:11:46 AM
I've put up 2 polls we need input on. First one is a head count of who plans on attending. Since I can only have one poll per thread I started a second thread asking for input as to where you would or will stay. We need input on both of these to work on plans.
We also need input as to how many would participate in the semi-FT event and the night shoot. The FT event will be for bragging rights, no national points or anything. Our event IS a FUN shoot after all.
LOL
Thanks for all the input.

Are you going to get HD targets so as to avoid damage when hit by something more solid than a 20 FPE .177? I don't want to have to resurrect my 20 cal Marauder...LOL
cheers,
Douglas
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 08, 2019, 07:51:16 AM
Eric and I discussed this. Since this is a Fun Shoot and not a sanctioned FT event, we will most likely use paper targets. So folks can shoot what they brung.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: mobilemail on January 08, 2019, 09:30:49 AM
Good plan!  I have my vacation time in place too.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on January 08, 2019, 11:09:12 AM
I can't wait I am planning to leave a few days earlier and take 2 days there and home 22 hours in the my
Mustang was not fun  :( :(

The Mustang is a pleasure to drive, however endless hours sitting in one place becomes pure torture  ::) :o ;D
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 08, 2019, 01:04:17 PM
The walk through hunting challenge was discussed last night with Dave. Since this isnít a national scoring competition we can pretty much do what ever we want. I vote for FUN!

I looked at the traditional airgun metal targets that have a knock out kill zone, but they are limited to light energies. If a 25cal or 22 set up for actual hunting velocities were used those targets wouldnít last the day. I did source these and found them as cheap as 15.00 per unit from China. BUT, given the energies Iíd like to open the hunting walk up to (well over 20 fpe) these would just be high priced scrap at the end of the shoot. There are properly built targets with knock down centers that will withstand rimfire energies, but they are priced at 60.00 each. Why does fun cost much?

I checked into different paper targets and found the most universal one is a 5.5Ēx5.5Ē airgun traditional scored ring. Iím looking into local print sourcing for a bulk supply. If we have anywhere around 30 shooting lanes engaging double targets from 10-55 yards or more, we will burn up a mess of them. I can also insert animal silhouettes with scoring rings too for mixing it up. Given the shots will be scored, this should tighten up the competition and give a true hunting scenario if I do my part....

I plan on making a simple wire framed target holder that I can place on trees, stumps, ground, anything in any  position to hold the targets. When the shooter goes thru the course, targets are simply changed out.

The wire framed and paper targets could accommodate any airgun, any energies, and any calibers including rimfires.

We need to get a roster of how many shooters we might get to properly staff the course. ALSO....what kind of carrot we can dangle out for the winner/winners? We could lay down a few bucks for the round and have percentage payouts for 1,2,3 places.  Cap each round at 10 shooters for the prize pot? Or whatever we want!! I need to know if it will be run one day or three...?



Iíve already started clearing shooting lanes for the walk thru. So far this looks like an awesome course. It is in the woods but I will be able to mow it and spray it down with permethrin to kill off bugs before the show. There  are several natural resting (on a log), and leaning supported shots in this course.....doubt there will need to be sitting positions unless you folks want one or two...??

My local postmaster is a drone nut. He was out flying on the farm the other day and offered to do some video of the hunting course and an over view of the new firing line location. I think a better vision of what new features this shoot is going to have will stimulate the hive early and get the butts off the chairs.

Anyway, more info later on......hopefully today Iíll be getting full details on amenities and costs of Crown Point reservations.

Please post feedback and stir the idea pot....Iím fired up and winter inspires me to build stuff.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: chardosmith on January 08, 2019, 01:17:45 PM
Great ideas.  Another option for fun is placing metal gongs out for shooting.  These are designed to handle HP rifles and would be scored based on sound of hitting the target.  Noone has to venture down range to change them (unlike paper) and you get instant feedback of a hit. 

http://www.qualitytargets.com/gong-stand-kit-w-8-3-8-thick-ar500-hardox-bear-ear-gong-ar500/ (http://www.qualitytargets.com/gong-stand-kit-w-8-3-8-thick-ar500-hardox-bear-ear-gong-ar500/)

Using these 3 inch gongs could be hung off rebar and be economical, capable of handling 25 cal 100 ft lb rifles and reactive - not requiring cold range to replace target.  Probably need to squad shooters with the other shooters providing verification of a "hit"

https://www.amazon.com/ShootingTargets7-Steel-Targets/dp/B0143JNQZ4?th=1&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/ShootingTargets7-Steel-Targets/dp/B0143JNQZ4?th=1&psc=1)


Our club would be willing to bring a dozen field targets for a small course, but would insist on low powered 177 rifles to preserve the functioning of the targets.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: mobilemail on January 08, 2019, 01:26:50 PM
Will the shooting lanes be arranged so that targets can be changed without calling cold line?  That is the big advantage of resettable targets - no need to go downrange!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 08, 2019, 01:43:24 PM
The course has a curve to it as it goes along. Itís about 180 yards long total. As the shooter proceeds along the path they will go around this natural bend and then will not have the ability to direct fire backwards in any way.

My thoughts is to have a target changer swap out targets after the shooter goes thru that Bend to keep a good flow of shooters progressing through the course. The shot targets can then be scored when they are returned to the first station. The next shooter is already engaging fresh targets.

At least this is the proposed layout and plan.

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on January 08, 2019, 04:07:07 PM
Eric all I have to say is that you have definitely continued to outdo yourself as a host and I look forward to seeing you and your lovely wife again in May.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 08, 2019, 04:14:32 PM
This just in....

When you call make sure to mention the GTA Airgun show/shoot. There may some small details missing, but thatís why you can all call to iron them out. I just wanted to get the bulk of the details posted with costs so we all can begin to settle in. Go to their Facebook pages and the Papa Dickís restaurant page to get a feel for what they have to offer at that one location. If it books up quickly, keep in mind we still have Cedar Glade Resort on the other end of town (3.4 miles from the Expo). Papa Dicks can still be used by all GtA folks, it is a public restaurant and open to anyone, not just guests of the resort. So we all can organize and meet at Papa Dickís if we wanted even if we donít stay there.

>>>>>>>>


Crown Point Resort
an RCI Exchange Affiliate
Every unit has a full size kitchen, equipped with microwave, coffee maker, blender, dishwasher, dinnerware and cookware.  There are comfort top queen size beds and comfortable sofa pull-out sleepers in each unit. Each 1bdrm unit will sleep up to four (4) adults.

Enjoy two heated indoor and outdoor pools, gym, spa, sauna, and hot tubs right at the resort. Visit the gorgeous sandy beachfront at 650-acre Crown Lake, where guests can swim, boat, canoe, and partake in some of the best fishing around. Live entertainment, game room, and playground will keep the entire group entertained day and night, all seasons of the year! 

Be sure to visit our on-site restaurant/bar, Papa Dick's, for their great food with all-natural ingredients.

Check in is from 4pm
Check out is at 10am
No Pets. Please contact the resort directly regarding its ADA/general service animal policy.
One bedroom is 89.00 plus tax per night
Two bedroom is 139.00 plus tax per night

This is based on a minimum of 25 rentals.


870-600-0265 x 809 for reservations
Respectfully,
Gwyn Padgett,
Customer Service Assistant
O:  870-600-0265 x801
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clubcrowngwyn@gmail.com
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 08, 2019, 04:25:38 PM
Thanks Eric, message of reservation sent to Gwyn!!! And thanks for working with you (us) for a discount rate.
Looking forward to the stay. I hope they have rooms and not just cabins, will see. Either will work for us though.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Manning on January 08, 2019, 09:35:41 PM
Great ideas.  Another option for fun is placing metal gongs out for shooting.  These are designed to handle HP rifles and would be scored based on sound of hitting the target.  Noone has to venture down range to change them (unlike paper) and you get instant feedback of a hit. 

Using these 3 inch gongs could be hung off rebar and be economical, capable of handling 25 cal 100 ft lb rifles and reactive - not requiring cold range to replace target.  Probably need to squad shooters with the other shooters providing verification of a "hit"

Our club would be willing to bring a dozen field targets for a small course, but would insist on low powered 177 rifles to preserve the functioning of the targets.

I'm all for metal targets, PRS style.  spotter on a scope to call hits.  no paper to change out and slow things down. 
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: chardosmith on January 13, 2019, 08:10:12 PM
Had a great visit today with Eric at Horseshoe Bend Arkansas. He has a great change in his layout design. There will be much larger Firing Lane width distances up to 250 yards for the big bore. There will also be a wonderful wooded course with Lane setup for field Target, with the addition of lanes set up for any energy rifle with metal gongs and paper targets. The new area will have a covered tree backdrop for people to socialize and lots of vehicle parking. This will be a wonderful Improvement to an already excellent venue.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 13, 2019, 08:51:29 PM
Awesome Arnold and thanks for your time and trouble. This is shaping up to be the best one to date. :)
Maybe we will get that video preview if Eric gets his postal delivery guy to drone the area.
Good deal and thanks again!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 14, 2019, 03:51:35 PM
Great meeting you fellas Sunday.

Overall the ideas we spun around will make an awesome walk through competition. I am progressing with those ideas to get it dialed in.

Soon as I get a few more shooting lanes blazed out, Iíll get my buddy out here and drone film the course so those planning on coming out have a little more insite what we will have to offer at this shoot.


I will boldly say this....

This one will be well worth the drive and effort to come to.

More to come....

Eric

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 14, 2019, 04:04:07 PM
Thanks greatly Eric. Each year we try to make it better and we always seem to. Dunno how but we keep making them more memorable. Those that have not need to put this event on your bucket list. We have and absolute blast and those that attend always leave with a smile saying they are already making travel plans for the next one.
:)
MANY thanks to you Eric, Arnold and the rest of the AR guys!!!
See ya'll there!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: mobilemail on January 14, 2019, 05:37:17 PM
I got SWMBO permission to book Crown Point! (w/ fishing license...)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: uglymike on January 14, 2019, 07:09:09 PM
Great meeting you fellas Sunday.

Overall the ideas we spun around will make an awesome walk through competition. I am progressing with those ideas to get it dialed in.

Soon as I get a few more shooting lanes blazed out, Iíll get my buddy out here and drone film the course so those planning on coming out have a little more insite what we will have to offer at this shoot.


I will boldly say this....

This one will be well worth the drive and effort to come to.

More to come....

Eric

Drone shot overview would be great, and $89+tax a night for the 1 bedroom and all that goes with it is a very attractive price.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ShawninIL on January 14, 2019, 07:23:51 PM
ROAD TRIP!!!! ;D
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Addictedtoair on January 15, 2019, 01:29:30 PM
Reservations for the shoot made! My son and I will be there. Can't wait to see you guys again!

Brett
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: triggertreat on January 15, 2019, 05:29:06 PM
What will be the range for the big bore Fun Shoot competition?
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on January 15, 2019, 05:52:48 PM
What will be the range for the big bore Fun Shoot competition?
My guess probably minimum of 100 yards maybe even more for the really big bores
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: elguapo99 on January 15, 2019, 09:02:00 PM
As I recall, it was 75 yards last year and all was going well until someone destroyed the paintball stand with a single shot. I won't mention the culprit's name but it starts with ez and ends with 604.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: triggertreat on January 15, 2019, 09:13:46 PM
As I recall, it was 75 yards last year and all was going well until someone destroyed the paintball stand with a single shot. I won't mention the culprit's name but it starts with ez and ends with 604.


Oh yeah, I do remember the 30 ball one-shot Dez deal. 75 yards works.  I was just seeking a definitive range is why I asked.  Thanks!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on January 15, 2019, 09:27:05 PM
I think anything over .25 needs the 100 yard minimum so they din't blow the paint balls off the target again  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: triggertreat on January 15, 2019, 09:45:54 PM
I think anything over .25 needs the 100 yard minimum so they din't blow the paint balls off the target again  ;D ;D


If Dez can't hit'em at 75 yards, what makes you think he can hit'em at 100 yards. :)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: chardosmith on January 15, 2019, 10:33:21 PM
What will be the range for the big bore Fun Shoot competition?

I think that is best left to a consensus of the Big Bore shooters. The location has options for 250-plus yards.

Likely need to have a protective brace in front of the stand for the Heavy Hitters. I don't think distance can make up for a hundred grains of mass.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 16, 2019, 12:02:00 AM
Bet I can STILL clear the stand with one shot, even at 100 yards. LOL
Takes special talent you know.
cough-cough
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: triggertreat on January 16, 2019, 12:07:48 AM
Bet I can STILL clear the stand with one shot, even at 100 yards. LOL
Takes special talent you know.
cough-cough


LoL, I'm in favor of the steel plate like was at the old place.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on January 16, 2019, 08:23:51 AM
If it is going to be Steel Gongs maybe several progressively smaller targets at various distances. Perhaps start th 75 yards and go out at 25 yards increments. That way it would be a real competition and would also make for some interesting platform testing for those with an interest in purchasing a big bore in the future. It could be done over two days. Day one for shooter practice and day two for the competition.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: mobilemail on January 16, 2019, 09:21:12 AM
Bet I can STILL clear the stand with one shot, even at 100 yards. LOL
Takes special talent you know.
cough-cough

You might have a challenge this year. I did that last month at an airgun silhouette shoot.   ;D
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: triggertreat on January 16, 2019, 11:12:55 AM
If it is going to be Steel Gongs maybe several progressively smaller targets at various distances. Perhaps start th 75 yards and go out at 25 yards increments. That way it would be a real competition and would also make for some interesting platform testing for those with an interest in purchasing a big bore in the future. It could be done over two days. Day one for shooter practice and day two for the competition.



I like the practice part ;) Not sure having the competition span more than a day would accommodate all competitors wanting to compete.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on January 16, 2019, 11:15:38 AM
Just tossing out ideas
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Hsbgshop on January 16, 2019, 11:33:20 AM
The east end of the firing line is where big bores can let it rip. They have freedom out to 340 yards or so.

Since the consensus was to have them separate from the little spitters, Iím offering one end or the whole 20x40 tent to those who like to make noise. All depends how many BB guys we have. The new line can accommodate them and be well enough away from those who like it quiet too.

Iím thinking of the 2nd west 20 x 40 tent to be for the smaller stuff as it has a natural terrace in the field right at 50 yards. The two big tents can have a gap between them or I have 2 additional 10x20í to set between the 20x40ís.

Lots of options this year fellas. I have the full use  of 2 20x40ís and 2 10x20í tents. Just hope we donít have some sort of wind that week......that would be bad :'(

Anyway, the BB guys can bring what ever they wish to tear up and let Dave show off clearing anything he wants with his one shot trick shots.....

Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: cmhobbs on January 16, 2019, 06:35:23 PM
I'm pretty sure I only live a few hours from the shoot.  This would be a lot of fun to check out.  I'm new around here, though.

Do folks typically visit all three days or just come and go on individual days?
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: triggertreat on January 16, 2019, 06:41:38 PM
It varies.  Those coming from out of state like me get there on Thursday or Friday typically and leave out Sunday.  If local, you can do whatever you want to...Lucky duck.  A local won the comp last year in the PCP class by the way.  It's a whole new year now though.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: lizzie on January 16, 2019, 07:03:34 PM
I'm pretty sure I only live a few hours from the shoot.  This would be a lot of fun to check out.  I'm new around here, though.

Do folks typically visit all three days or just come and go on individual days?
I'm pretty sure I only live a few hours from the shoot.  This would be a lot of fun to check out.  I'm new around here, though.

Do folks typically visit all three days or just come and go on individual days?

Whatever you want to do is fine. For me, it depends on flight schedules. Last year, I arrived in Harrison on thursday, drove to the shoot on Fri,  stayed fri and sat night, then drove back to harrison on sunday, and flew to DFW on Monday.
Come and go as you like.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: cmhobbs on January 16, 2019, 07:07:22 PM
I'm likely to drag my son along with me.  Looking it up, I think we're about 3.5 hours drive away.  It'd be hit or miss as to whether or not I'd be able to take that Friday off work but I could likely do Saturday and/or Sunday.  I just wasn't sure if things were scheduled to be multi-day or if each day had the same things going on.

And what's this mess about fishing?  I haven't fished in that area before, might be a good time to rip some lips as well...  Guess I'm going to have to do some recon of the region!

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: mobilemail on January 16, 2019, 07:21:19 PM
I'm pretty sure I only live a few hours from the shoot.  This would be a lot of fun to check out.  I'm new around here, though.

Do folks typically visit all three days or just come and go on individual days?
I'm pretty sure I only live a few hours from the shoot.  This would be a lot of fun to check out.  I'm new around here, though.

Do folks typically visit all three days or just come and go on individual days?

Whatever you want to do is fine. For me, it depends on flight schedules. Last year, I arrived in Harrison on thursday, drove to the shoot on Fri,  stayed fri and sat night, then drove back to harrison on sunday, and flew to DFW on Monday.
Come and go as you like.

Where are you sending your guns for vacation this year? They have seen Canada...maybe the Bahamas?
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: lizzie on January 16, 2019, 07:27:34 PM
Hahahaha!
Just not Mexico! I hear it's getting dangerous down there! :D
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: ezman604 on January 16, 2019, 11:06:36 PM
EVERYONE is welcome at the GTA Fun Shoot!!! From the person that joins while attending the event to the seasoned old timer. And everyone in between!!!
Generally, we start Friday with setup and free for all shooting. Meet and greet and get reacquainted with old friends and meeting new ones. Everyone is on their own Friday.
Saturday is the main event day with shooting, competitions, this year we also have an FT range event, annual paintball shooting competition, meal furnished by your GTA donated funds and then awards and announcements of raffle winners and such. Then back to free for all shooting. Sunday is generally a day of cleaning up, packing up and saying good byes till next time.
Folks CAN show up anytime they want. I plan on being there starting Tuesday for setup and ironing out last minute details.
Buying, selling and trading goes on throughout the event. Shooting will be going on all day and we have night shoots planned also for those that wish to partake.
Come on out any and all days. Attend when you can and want to, but don't miss Saturday for sure!!!!
:)
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: mobilemail on January 16, 2019, 11:21:02 PM
Not to mention, the after-hours camaraderie ls legendary....some might say....infamous....
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: lizzie on January 16, 2019, 11:59:54 PM
LOLOLOL
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: Teep on January 17, 2019, 05:21:03 PM
I think we need some smaller steel plates sat at different distances out to 100 yards.  I had no difficulty hitting the steel plate sat at 75 yards using my Benjamin 397 standing, of course I was having a real good day shooting.  I'll try and make up some smaller steel targets when it gets warmer.
Title: Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
Post by: chardosmith on January 17, 2019, 05:33:37 PM
I think we need some smaller steel plates sat at different distances out to 100 yards.  I had no difficulty hitting the steel plate sat at 75 yards using my Benjamin 397 standing, of course I was having a real good day shooting.  I'll try and make up some smaller steel targets when it gets warmer.

Garry, Great idea.  I bet you could set your steel targets any distance you'd like!