2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show



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Will Attend Event 17-19 May 2019

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2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« on: May 24, 2018, 05:36:33 PM »
Mark your calendar, and see you there. Same place, same time.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 09:51:52 PM »
Calendar is marked! ;)
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #2 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


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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #3 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
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #4 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?
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 03:39:15 PM »
Will next years fun shoot definitely be in Arkansas?
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2018, 04:16:17 PM »
LOL
Yes....
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #8 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
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #12 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
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #14 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
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 10:06:00 AM »
Absolutely....17-18-19 May 2019.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #16 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!
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #18 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!!!!
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Benjamin Super Streak .177/.22 (converted to NP & w/GRT-III)
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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 (home tuned by muwah with Tuna trigger)
Stoeger X-20 RAMmed by Gene and Tuna trigger
Winchester 1000SX .177 (semi-tuned by muwah)
Winchester 1000B RAMmed by Gene
Crosman 1377 "Goldfinger"
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2018, 08:48:57 AM »
I like the FT course idea, I also have never been to one.
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