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Brony Trap Shooting and Dinner

If you're nervous about firing I'll stand at the trap line with you. I also have a friend from law enforcement who will be joining us to help out in making sure everyone is comfortable with operating a firearm as well as spotting safety hazards. Please let us know if you've never operated a shotgun. If you have any questions, please ask.

I'll be bringing 3 12gauge shotguns with recoil pads. Mossberg 500, Maverick 88 and Baikal MP18. <-- Painful.

-Avra

2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Chabot trap range
http://www.chabotgunclub.com/locate.htm
http://goo.gl/maps/2aNcX

Upon arrival, head to the main building and buy trap tickets. They're 9 bits a piece. Each will get you a round of 25 clay pigeons. No more than 2 tickets is recommended. Ammo is expensive there. I'll try providing ammo.
http://www.chabotgunclub.com/fees.htm

The Trap range is towards the end of the lot near the smaller building. Sign in on the clip board by the window.
http://www.chabotgunclub.com/ranges.htm

5:00pm - 6:00pm-ish dinner at the Paradise Grill
http://willowparkeventcenter.com/5801/5822.html

http://goo.gl/maps/IBjNB
Reservations have been made.

Safety Requirements:
You'll need protection for eyes and ears. They sell ear plugs and cheap eye shields at the main office. Rx glasses and sunglasses also count. I'll bring extra muffs and whatever safety glasses I have just in case.
Firearm Basic Safety:
*Always assume a firearm is loaded
*Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction (down range, up or to the ground)
*Never rest your finger on the trigger. Ever. Only touch the trigger when you're set to fire.
Rules on the Trap Range:
*All actions open at all times unless firing. Break actions are ok to close on gun racks.
*Do not load more than 1 cartridge
*Do not load a cartridge until it's your turn

Brony Trap Tour TBA (rifle and pistol also tba)

http://sacvalley.org Sacramento

http://stocktontrapandskeetclub.com Stockton

http://www.coyoteclays.com Morgan Hill

http://lprg.org Livermore

http://newmanswamprats.com Newman

http://prgc.net San Francisco

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  • Damon Y.

    All my yes

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think everyone liked the Derpy gun so I uploaded it.

    November 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh, and my assistant had a blast with you guys. Now I have to fix her laptop and phone. I'll try recruiting her again.

      November 10, 2012

  • Sean N.

    There are no words... to describe how amazing this meet-up was. It was great fun to fire the shotguns, especially the Derpy one. Although I could definitely use more practice at Trap Shooting, I still had a good time. It was great meeting you guys and I gotta say this was probably one of the most well organized meet-ups I've been to. We even got dinner reservations! Firing guns and talking about ponies is a good combo. Who'd have thunk it?

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Al was a great host. Got to fire the Derpy Gun and learn a few things about law enforcement and firearms. The ponies were a bonus of course!. Thanks to Al and Shanelle for the basic gun tutorial. That'd come in handy someday.

    zombie apocalypse.

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Went very well. Best day ever. Thanks everyone for joining me, especially Ken for coming all the way out here. You guys are awesome. We even met another brony. Happy birthday, Lex!

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone and everything was fantastic. It's just too bad obligations forced Ohad to skip. Thanks, Al, for making it a great 21st birthday.

    November 10, 2012

  • Ohad K.

    Something popped up, I can't make today! So sorry:( I will definitely try to make it tomorrow!

    November 10, 2012

    • Ohad K.

      I was referring to the other meetup tomorrow

      November 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry, I should have realized that.

      November 10, 2012

  • Ohad K.

    Something popped up, I can't make today! So sorry:( I will definitely try to make it tomorrow!

    November 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Applebloom_Sadface.jpg

      November 10, 2012

    • Ohad K.

      Sorry Al! :(

      November 10, 2012

  • Ohad K.

    Definitely going! I wanna have some more discussions with my local bronies on the season 3 premiere!

    November 10, 2012

  • David Q

    While this meetup is too far for me I'm interested in the details on a Sacto meetup. Will keep an eye out for Stockton details as well. You guys have fun and aim true.

    November 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There may be an issue with age. In the future, this will be an 18+ meetup. For this one, we may have to restrict persons under 17 from shooting. Sorry if this is bad news and for not thinking this through. If you'd like to still come, you're welcome to hang out.

    November 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      You're good.

      November 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      bump

      November 9, 2012

  • Brad D.

    Too bad I'm truck driving now, I've been looking forward to this. I've wanted to improve my shotgun proficiency for a while now.

    November 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hopefully we'll catch you at another one.

      November 9, 2012

  • Richard T.

    This sounds fun, but I can't attend. Does our group do this sort of thing often? I've never shot a gun (other than BB gun as if that counts) before, but I'm interested in learning.

    November 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      This seems to be new to the meet up. This is my 2nd one. It's almost like a bb gun except these go boom. Fun though.

      November 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hoping the weather is good enough for this satutrday. http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/Castro+Valley+CA+94546:4:US
    Anypony have a shot size preference?

    November 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope so too. I've always used #8. I think it's the max size allowable.

      November 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm bringing mostly 8's and about 1/2 dozen 7 1/2's.

      November 9, 2012

  • Sean N.

    This sounds pretty great. I'd love to go, but I'm not quite sure if I can or not yet, depends on where I watch the premiere. I don't have much firearm experience though. I've fired a Remington Rifle and a .357 Magnum in the past but never fired any kind of shotgun, is that still ok? I also don't own any guns myself, so I'd have to borrow one of yours if that's okay with you.

    November 6, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure. You don't need a lot of fire arms experience for this.

      November 8, 2012

  • Nathan W.

    Well it seems I wont be able to go to this meetup sadly :(

    November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      :-(

      November 5, 2012

  • Cameron L.

    Quite tempting I may have to try and attend this pne

    October 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope to see you there!

      October 23, 2012

  • Nathan W.

    Might wanna change the date of this meetup cuze Season 3 premiers same day as this meetup.

    October 18, 2012

    • Nathan W.

      all right, I wasnt sure what time it Premiered and got a little paranoid, my bad

      October 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      This means you're coming right? yay

      October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've decided I'm still gonna do this. There should be enough time to get there after the premiere. Also as a birthday dealy for Lex is enough reason for me not to back out. You're gonna be the first to fire my new shotgun, Lex.

    October 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I already told you on the way back from the marathon, but you're amazing.

      October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good thing this takes place in the afternoon so anyone attending the season 3 premiere will still get to come if they want.

    October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thinking of making the reservations at the paradise grill within a week. I might give them a head count of 15 just to save our place. I also just might go there to scope out the place.

    October 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's fixed. Took 4 minutes and cost $8.58.

      October 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's awesome!

      October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guns look like a lot of fun, but would we be doing traps exclusively?

    October 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      For that day, yes. I'll pick you up too if you're down. Soon I'll put up a rifle and pistol meet.

      October 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alright. I shouldn't be so critical; having never fired a gun before, it should still be really fun.

      October 17, 2012

  • James S.

    Hello I'm glad you took my advice and make an account and an event as well. I really want to go I will try to see if I can make it.
    -TardWrangler91

    October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      yeah, that was a good hook up. thank you!

      October 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dude. How do I upvote this?

      October 17, 2012

  • Nathan W.

    theres a good chance i can make it to this

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope so :)

      October 17, 2012

  • D.J.

    I might be able to make this one. The guy with the weekday schedule just quit so I just might get it :P

    September 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you can make it. I think you can get good at this.

      October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't know if I can make it this time. Glad to see that you posted the safety rules. I would like to suggest that you inquire to each respondent if it is not obvious, if they have ever don this before so you can know how many there might be and then they can be given special attention.

    THX,
    Ken

    September 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good suggestion. I'll figure out something for that.

      October 1, 2012

  • Nathan W.

    This should be good, it be nice to go trap shooting besides with my schools team

    September 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sweet. We could use another experienced shooter.

      October 1, 2012

  • gear d.

    *Do not load more than 1 cartridge
    what. but that takes all the fun out of semi-autos

    September 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      indeed. :-(

      September 23, 2012

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