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In keeping up the GTA tradition, we were thinking of giving organized Airgun Clubs their own set of forums on the GTA. They could have a place to discuss shooting events, schedules and general discussions. This would be for all of the US. Since we are an International set of forums, everyone would be able to see if there are clubs in their area's to  join or go visit and learn more.  We see more and more posts where people are looking for places in their area to go shoot and enjoy the airgun sport/hobby. What a great way to meet new folks to shoot with.

We would take the existing Fun Shoot Forums Stat by State and convert it. It would look something like the Vendors Gates but just for organized Clubs.

We will have to find as many good clubs across the US as we can.

What do you all think? We need input.

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I really don't see any downside to this? Go for it!
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Seems like a good idea to me. I haven't been here long, but it seems that the individual state forums don't get a lot of activity. Might as well convert them into club forums. It would make it easier to find airgun clubs too. I say do it!

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sounds great.  would make it easier to find a local club
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I like the idea. Most of what is posted in my local state forums deals with getting together for shoots anyways. I think this might be a great way to folks to spark up their own shoots. Great advertising opportunity for well established ones as well.
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The whole idea Scott is to give clubs a voice. Free space here on the GTA. Another way for them to get their schedules out to those that do not know they exist. I see post every week with members wanting to know if anyone is in their area that they can shoot with. We need this in my opinion but need everyones help to contact clubs and organized shooting places to let then know they have a place to come and to attract more folks from around their area. To help our new air gunners to find a new friend to shoot with.

Gene
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 02:36:49 PM by gene_sc »
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Not trying to stir any problems being that you probably have given this a lot of thought.  But being an international forum why is this limited to just the U.S.?  Not that it matters to me but I see a lot of members across the border.
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Actually it is not limited to the US. We just don't have any means of finding clubs outside the  US but all are welcome. If you know of club or organization that sponsors shooting events then please by all means give us a contact so we can invite them.

Thanks for you question
Gene
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I'd see this as a Shoots/Competitions/Fun Shoot Gatherings in a single Gate until such time as it gets too big and/or hard to navigate. I see no need to worry about US and International stuff just yet. Put in one spot, and then perhaps child Gates as need arises. An International child Gate will likely become one of the off-shoots.
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go for it, i'd really like to find a group within driving distance.

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I see it like we have the Vendors gates set up. Eliminating the state shooting section and replacing it with the Clubs and Organizations. These will be done as they commit to come join us. It will be set for each state with child gates as cubs and  organizations. As new clubs and organizations  come in from different states/country/regions and we just add that states/country/regions and list them under the catagory. Of course this could change. The GTA Admins staff has to look  everything over and hash it out. Rules need to be in place etc. Lots of stuff to look at including managing it.

We just want the membership to find places to shoot on weekends, compete, play and have fun.

Gene
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 03:05:39 PM by gene_sc »
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Go for it. Maybe a gun club near me will show up. I know they are hiding somewhere in the woods lol :P
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I think it's a great idea.
Heck, I don't even know if there is a club around me and I'm sure there are others in the same boat.
Who knows, maybe some of us will see something close by.
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