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Springfield Break ~ Gun Range after-action report!
http://www.houstonliberty.com ^ | 5-18-03 | humblegunner

Posted on 05/18/2003 7:43:48 AM PDT by humblegunner

Saturday, May 17th a group of Texas FReepers and family drove
across the state to New Braunfels to attend the Springfield Break
day at the Dietz Gun Range.

The weather was beautiful and we could not have had a better setting
in the Texas hill country for supporting our second ammendment rights
and enjoying the shooting. Those in attendance were:
Bigun, Texas Cowboy and his son, TheMom, RikaStrom, Stevie D 64,
PetroniDE, Eaker, humblegunner and his dad and Dix..
(As well as a couple of other folks whose names I didn't
get because I was focused more on shooting than compiling data for a thread!)

Texas Cowboy did the bulk of the planning for this event
and cooked us all a fine meal, so many thanks to him.


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Dix's partner in crime: Fannie Mae the real estate beagle.

Stevie, Eaker & Rika at the pistol range:

And then the rifle range:

There were guns everywhere, even Eeevil assault rifles.

Everyone backed off a bit when Texas Cowboy first fired the .50 caliber.

Even Rika shot the .50, proving it is indeed just a girl's gun!

Some cattle roamed around the range...

Which had no relation at all to what was served afterward.


1 posted on 05/18/2003 7:43:49 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: dix; TexasCowboy; Eaker; Flyer; PetroniDE; RikaStrom; Bigun; stevie_d_64; Xenalyte; Allegra; ...
Texas ping list please.
2 posted on 05/18/2003 7:46:45 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Whyisa, you ask and you shall received.

Here are some pics from the shoot, and several of the people who shot that .50.

Gunner, thanks for putting up a thread!

3 posted on 05/18/2003 7:48:44 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom; humblegunner; TexasCowboy
Loved the pics! Thanks ......... and I especially love that shot of the cattle roaming.....lol........
4 posted on 05/18/2003 7:54:47 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RikaStrom
and I especially love that shot of the cattle roaming

You should have seen the looks the cattle gave us when the steaks hit the grill!
We had a great time, you would have loved it.

5 posted on 05/18/2003 7:58:54 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RikaStrom
"You should have seen the looks the cattle gave us when the steaks hit the grill!"

Gunner, I think they recognized a relative!
They didn't start bawling until I started cooking!

6 posted on 05/18/2003 8:05:42 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: TexasCowboy
Are you missing anything this morning, pardner?
I've got your 45-70 ammo for the buffalo gun!
7 posted on 05/18/2003 8:11:59 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; dix
Thanks, humblegunner, for the hail to the write-up of this wonderful event and The Photo Record thereof!

Dix - so glad to see you back in action, and the pictures of Wonder Dawg..:))

8 posted on 05/18/2003 8:17:40 AM PDT by LadyX (((( God's Love and Mercy and Grace are without limit - - ))))
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To: humblegunner
Well, my neighbors kind of frown on me for shooting that thing on Sunday morning, anyway.
They just don't believe me when I tell them those rampaging buffalo will take over the neigborhood if I don't kill 'em!
Buncha damn liberals!!
9 posted on 05/18/2003 8:19:01 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: LadyX; dix
Yep, Dix is back up and not much worse for wear..


10 posted on 05/18/2003 8:23:48 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; RikaStrom; Eaker; TexasCowboy; dix; All
So glad to see you all having such a great time. Am I looking a bit GREEN with envy? LOL!

I have to tell you, though, that the best news of all was hearing that Dix was there with you. Our Lord is the very best and the power of FReeper prayer is *awesome.*

Have a great Sunday and enjoy basking in the afterglow! :-)

11 posted on 05/18/2003 8:24:26 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: humblegunner; Shooter 2.5
See what we missed? Darn it.........
12 posted on 05/18/2003 8:33:07 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: humblegunner; dix
The Dread Boston Salty almost had a sketch when I showed him Fannie's picture - he says she is HOT! We'll definitely be attending the next one!
13 posted on 05/18/2003 8:35:55 AM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: TexasCowboy
I thought for sure you were going to serve Buffalo steaks.......;^)
14 posted on 05/18/2003 8:38:51 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; TexasCowboy
Darn, you're not kidding. I hope I don't miss any more of these.

If I bring a note from my doctor, can I be forgiven for missing this?
15 posted on 05/18/2003 8:42:37 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: humblegunner
Is Dix using his middle finger on the trigger or am I missing something?

Don't mind me. The only thing that counts is results.
16 posted on 05/18/2003 8:45:27 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: humblegunner
d*mn fine lookin' steaks. I miss my home State. Anybody shooting the Springfield Armory XD pistols? I just ordered one - they're hard to find up here in the midwest.

Enjoyed your pics - sign me, homesick Texan
17 posted on 05/18/2003 8:46:14 AM PDT by Endeavor
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To: Shooter 2.5; dix
Is Dix using his middle finger on the trigger or am I missing something?

He sure is... I don't know what the deal is with that!
Maybe Dix can explain it.

18 posted on 05/18/2003 8:52:43 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Endeavor; Eaker
Enjoyed your pics - sign me, homesick Texan

Thanks, wish you could have been there!
Hey, Eaker, where are the good pix???

19 posted on 05/18/2003 8:55:49 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: dansangel
"Our Lord is the very best and the power of FReeper prayer is *awesome.* "

Hi, Angel!
Our God is truly an AWESOME GOD!!
To see Dix with that shootin' iron in his hand again was a testament to His power and grace!
"Ask and ye shall receive...."
We asked........

20 posted on 05/18/2003 9:03:03 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: humblegunner
Thanks, HG. My kind of party. I'm with you in spirit even if I'm 2,000 miles away!
21 posted on 05/18/2003 9:04:42 AM PDT by nightdriver
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To: humblegunner
A year ago, I pulled the fingernail loose on one side of my nail just before I was shooting and I thought I would have to quit early. I found some bandages in my first aid kit and after experimenting for a while, I found out the cloth bandaids work pretty good on the trigger finger. The plastic ones work better for further protection in other areas like the web of a hand.

During the winter I use some Black "Tactical"[There's that word again]gloves and they work pretty good. Instead of being fingerless, they actually have an added pad for the trigger. I don't wear anything on my hands during the summer but I suppose I should when I start practicing again. I'm sure to beat my hands up since I don't have any calluses any more.

Hats are kind of important to keep other people's brass hitting around your face and head. It also protects if a piece of brass flies behind your glasses. That's happened to my son and I've seen it happen to others.
22 posted on 05/18/2003 9:06:31 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Shooter 2.5
"See what we missed? Darn it........."

TexasGirl, you missed TEXAS!
Yesterday was as much a part of Texas as Saturday night football.
In your mind's eye imagine rolling green hills, fluffy white clouds floating across a blue Texas sky, herds of bawling Longhorn and Brangus cows mixing with the sound of gunfire from a dozen rifles and the smell of gunpowder blending with the aroma of steaks cooking on the grill...
Ya homesick yet??

Shooter, we'll do it again, and that's a promise!
You're excused..................this time.
LOL!

23 posted on 05/18/2003 9:17:01 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
"I thought for sure you were going to serve Buffalo steaks.......;^)"

Weeeell, they would have been but..............

Didja ever try to field dress a buffalo......by yourself?

24 posted on 05/18/2003 9:25:31 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: TexasCowboy; Shooter 2.5
Thanks alot Cowboy......as if I wasn't missing Texas enough......lol

Shooter, you get well and go meet these guys..... you will have a blast!

25 posted on 05/18/2003 9:25:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: humblegunner; Joe Brower; bang_list

2nd Amendment BUMP!!!

26 posted on 05/18/2003 9:27:53 AM PDT by BlueOneGolf (3rd Infantry Division. "Rock of the Marne!")
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To: Endeavor
"Anybody shooting the Springfield Armory XD pistols?"

I don't think so, endeavor.
I've decided that I'm just not a pistol person.
I sold my Sig to my son yesterday.
I'll stick to long guns......lots of 'em!

27 posted on 05/18/2003 9:30:35 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: TexasCowboy
Field dress a buffalo? Me? Would that mess up my manicure?
28 posted on 05/18/2003 9:39:27 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: humblegunner
Since I’m left handed the Glock felt kind of funny in my right hand, when I had to chamber a round. The pic was taken when I was just checking out the balance before I fired. Everybody knows I always pull the trigger with my big toe.


What an incredible day that was. It’s going to be very hard to top this one. I was so give out last night I could hardly stir, but don’t ever forget it’s true we should thank our lucky stars we’re in Texas. This day could not have happened anywhere but Texas.

The pic of Fannie Mae is legit too. Once we put those earphones on her she didn’t even begin to flinch at the sound of the gunfire.
29 posted on 05/18/2003 9:49:02 AM PDT by dix
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To: humblegunner; dix; TexasCowboy; Eaker; Flyer; PetroniDE; RikaStrom; Bigun; stevie_d_64; Xenalyte; ..
WOW!!! My wife and I were born and raised in Miami-Dade County, Florida. We visited Texas last year for the first time to pick up the newest member of our family a Newfoundland pup from a breeder in Blanco, near San Antonio.We fell in love with Texas! The people were all so NICE. Even the chef at Denny's came out to the car to see our new pup and gave her some steak-to-go free of charge. As I said...very nice folks. We liked San Antonio, but don't know what it's like politically. Liked Austin but kinda figure that area is pretty far left. Correct? My wife just loves Fort Worth. She went out there for a teacher's conference. I still haven't been there. We're both high school teachers, but my wife is close to retirement, while I'm not. We'll wait for her to retire....maybe I'd teach out there. I'm recently 46...pretty old to start a new career. Maybe we'd retire to Texas....but I'd like some feedback on the area.
30 posted on 05/18/2003 9:53:06 AM PDT by ExSoldier (My OTHER auto is a .45!)
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To: humblegunner
...even Eeevil assault rifles...

I don't know - the one in the background looks kinda like one of those 'mouse guns.' If you ever get the urge to build a full-size "Eeevil assault rifle," I can personally recommend the most "Eeevil" of them all:

FAL - "The Free World's Right Arm"

Happy shootin'! (Wish I was there! ;>)

31 posted on 05/18/2003 10:14:32 AM PDT by Who is John Galt?
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To: humblegunner
Hey, Eaker, where are the good pix???

Click HERE for the “good” Pics!

;<)


Eaker

32 posted on 05/18/2003 10:36:32 AM PDT by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: humblegunner; Eaker; dix; TexasCowboy; RikaStrom; All
Looks like y'all had a great time! Who was it that got the humidity lowered for the event? Somebody with GOOD connections. I wasn't able to make Springfield Break, but I did take advantage of the good weather by sipping a couple of 'ritas on the patio of Chapultapec (sp?) after the show at Hobby Center.

I particularly love seeing Dix looking so good and the picture of Fannie Mae in the earphones is priceless!

34 posted on 05/18/2003 11:12:08 AM PDT by Allegra (Liberals..do NOT try to figure out the meaning of this tagline. It will cause your head to explode.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; TexasCowboy
Check the top pic on the page that I have linked.

Link

Upon the third time that I ordered El Roy to cook my steak rare, he handed me a plastic knife, pointed at one of the cows and said, "Go git it, looks rare to me!!"

The vittles were great!!!


Eaker

35 posted on 05/18/2003 11:22:04 AM PDT by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: ExSoldier
Texas welcomes all gun LOVERS.
Gun-grabbers should go to CA.
36 posted on 05/18/2003 11:33:49 AM PDT by The UnVeiled Lady
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To: Eaker; TexasCowboy
Thanks for the link to the pictures Eaker! Cowboy, that Blake is a cutie!!!!
37 posted on 05/18/2003 11:43:47 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: humblegunner
Missed this one :( .....

When's the next range day and can ya make it up near Dallas ?

38 posted on 05/18/2003 11:49:44 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: Eaker
Thanks, Tom, for that pic of me and my son and grandson.
That one gets framed!
Three generations of avid gun nuts!

Bite me, Hollywood!
Real folks live in Texas!

39 posted on 05/18/2003 11:50:08 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: TexasCowboy; Eaker
Bite me, Hollywood!

ROFL......a classic......

40 posted on 05/18/2003 11:52:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
"Cowboy, that Blake is a cutie!!!!"

Wellll, what did you expect?
I mean, heck! Look at the two guys he came from!!
LOL!
Mitch said Blake didn't want to leave. He wanted to stay and shoot some more!
Chip off both blocks!

41 posted on 05/18/2003 11:53:31 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: humblegunner
All those guns, and no one got shoot? </end sarcasm>

Looks like a good time.

42 posted on 05/18/2003 11:59:15 AM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: ExSoldier
ExSoldier, I went to college in Austin, and that's probably the most left wing city in Texas.
There's some good folks there, too, but I could never live there again.
Houston is more metropolitan than Texan, but it's a good place to live.
San Antonio has always been a very friendly city, although it's fast becoming more like Mexico than Texas.
The Dallas-Ft. Worth area is Texas in a big way. If you need the big city atmosphere with the flavor of Texas, that's the place.
'Course I'm a country boy myself so my opinion is biased.
43 posted on 05/18/2003 12:04:58 PM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Hats are kind of important to keep other people's brass hitting around your face and head. It also protects if a piece of brass flies behind your glasses.

You ain't kidding, I've had that happen and got a burn on the
bridge of my nose. I found that Smith & Wesson make a great pair
of shooting glasses, the "code 4" with what they call a "7 base curve"
for increased peripheral protection. They are close fitting and very
comfortable although they do trap a bit of sweat.

44 posted on 05/18/2003 12:06:39 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; TexasCowboy; TheMom
The new "DeamTeam", another Texas addition!!

Three Generations of Texans!


Eaker

45 posted on 05/18/2003 12:07:11 PM PDT by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: husky ed
All those guns, and no one got shoot? </end sarcasm>

Some targets, some clays and several square yards of berm
were unjustly destroyed by this event. It was a sad thing to behold!

We hope to allow human shields the opportunity to protect the innocent
targets, clays and sundry landscape from harm next time! ;-)

46 posted on 05/18/2003 12:12:01 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: TexasCowboy
I appreciate your affection for the long gun. I'm a bit of a pup and must stick to pistols. I've never gotten the hang of embracing the long gun with the shoulder.
47 posted on 05/18/2003 12:13:46 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: Eaker
Wow Eaker......that is a fantastic site! Thanks so much for the ping..........
48 posted on 05/18/2003 12:14:39 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Centurion2000
When's the next range day and can ya make it up near Dallas ?

Well, the topic did come up yesterday of conducting a tour of Texas gun ranges.
Are there any good outdoor ranges up your way that tolerate high calibers?

49 posted on 05/18/2003 12:19:11 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
I believe that there is a .50 BMG range in Weatherford Texas .... about 40 miles west of Ft Worth.

There's also a HUGE range about an hour south of Abilene where you can shoot anything.

50 posted on 05/18/2003 12:21:20 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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