Rio Salado

  • April 14, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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I'll be on the concrete pad until 1045, I do want to shoot and socialize with those who've already shown up. So if you show up late you'll just have to hunt us down.

It's first come, first to shoot, no reserving benches.  Looks like they do sell ears and eyes, Saw some hanging in the checkin booth window.

Uncase all firearms on the covered shooting bench and leave all weapons empty with actions open muzzles down range.

They call a cease fire about every 30 minutes so people can go place new target stands, check, move or replace targets.

$7 and shoot all day.   Paper targets, which you can buy there for 25 cents or so each but not required to, from 25 yards to 200 yards.  Steel plates at 200 and 300 yards. They allow shotguns but only birdshot, nothing larger than #7 shot, no slugs, sabots.  Full auto is permitted if smaller than .50 cal.  No specialty ammo; tracer, incendiary, AP or explosive bullets, steel core is ok.

Bring your eyes and ears.

Willing to let those interested shoot whatever I bring which may include a handgun but usually just rifles.

Last Meetup lasted for almost 3 hours.  Shoulder started getting tender and I forgot snacks and water.

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  • Greg M.

    Could have been better if the people actually showed up and introduced themselves.

    April 16, 2013

  • Albert

    Its been a while since I went there. Its lot better than the last time I went.

    April 14, 2013

  • Albert

    First time meeting with everyone. Might be 15 minutes late.

    April 12, 2013

  • Greg M.

    Those who do not have recent and good mugshots will have to introduce themselves to me. The phrase Valley Gun Group should not be mentioned to any range officer, because as a 'group' they would require the Group to have an insurance policy. Why? I don't know but was told last year or the year before that insurance for Groups was required? So again, come looking for me by my pic or first name only.

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      it is really strict there. their location should be changed to behind cop station. not fun when you are told when you can touch your babies lol HAVE FUN GUYS.

      April 12, 2013

  • Kristin

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend after all.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way, anyone can send me a PM if anyone wants my email or cell#.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cant afford shooting but would like to be invited to any outdoor meets. Does this group go on camping trips?

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    cool when you say you will not be able to come. having to explain why funny. i will not attend i got test,no babysitter,no gas money,no money for bullets,no gun,no car,mom said no,watching Jodi Arias trial, potluck party, its my Bday, its the weekend, its the weekday, in line for jodi Arias trial 3am. going on vacation to the moon and my favorite better things to do. please just say will not attend save me from checking my email just to see how cool or not you are.

    April 9, 2013

  • frank

    This is tentative; it all depends on whether I succeed in buying the semi auto rifle that I want at the gun show.

    April 8, 2013

  • Abraham H.

    I am absolutely torn. On the one hand I want to go to this shoot. On the other hand I just purchased my 2nd 10mm handgun and I also bought a dueling tree. If Rio Salado let you play with shooting toys I would so be there! I am going to have to take a pass on this shoot so that I can play with my new toys in a place that permits their use. It will be a great toy for the next desert shoot! Greg, I got my hands on a Savage 308 :) It will be my introduction to rifle marksmanship. I look forward to picking your brain on rifle reloading and shooting techniques. I am always grateful for your advice. Thanks a lot and I will join you guys next Rio Salado shoot.

    April 8, 2013

    • Greg M.

      Whenever you're ready. Scope? I have a bore sight you can borrow.

      April 8, 2013

  • Greg M.

    Everyone should be aware that given the number of people we may not have benches close to each other. The last time there were a lot of open benches prior to 1030 then a lot of people showed up and an hour after that a lot of people left.

    April 8, 2013

  • Chuck E

    Hi Greg, not sure where the concrete pad is.

    April 7, 2013

    • Greg M.

      When you turn into Rio Salado driveway just follow it to the main range. At the 'check in' booth there is a large concrete pad in front of and to one side of it behind the handicap parking. That's where I'll be until 1045. I won't try to get a bench until after the first person shows up so we can try to get 2 benches next to each other.

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i go there alone but would like to meet up with some new friendly faces hope to see you there.

    April 7, 2013

  • Abraham H.

    Greg, I am going to buy a 308 sometime in April and would like your advice on a good beginners rifle. Abe

    March 25, 2013

    • Abraham H.

      Thanks for the info the other day. I still don't know how to send emails in Meetup... I was drooling over those Savage models a little before your recommendation so I am sort of giddy that you reinforced my original fixation!!!

      March 28, 2013

    • Greg M.

      Pull up a member from the member list and right next to their mugshot should be an email icon, if not then they didn't include an email address in their profile.

      March 29, 2013

  • Abraham H.

    Really tempted... I will probably go but will wait until we are closer to the event to commit. I will also probably bring a friend.

    March 25, 2013

  • Kristin

    Hey Greg - I'm pretty sure I can make it and will confirm again a week before. Thanks for setting up another fun day.
    BTW - To help folks that may not have met us before find us, I'm 5'9" and will wear a white baseball hat w/my ponytail hanging out the back. I think I'll be fairly easy to spot. :-) We can't post a sign but we can find some other way for y'all to find the right group.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Ed P.

    I'll try to make it out there.

    March 21, 2013

  • Tim

    Sounds like fun but will be out of town.

    March 20, 2013

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