Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
12/31/07 08:54 AM
4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Date....not yet determined. NOTE...DATE HAS BEEN SELECTED....APRIL 27!! Likely the last weekend in April. The weather seems to work well for us on this weekend and most hunters are thinking about turkey's, not bench shooting.

Location...Jackson Twp Rod and Gun Club. Range location is along Route 22 about 6-7 miles east of the Route 22 and Route 56 intersection. If you Yahoo Maps Armagh, PA (zip is 15920) you will see the intersection.

If you are heading east bound: After about 5-6 miles from the noted intersection you will start up a significant incline in the roadway and the road will become a three lane (or a five lane...but there will be tree going up and two going down the hill). About half way up the hill, the road will plateau then begin another incline. As you start up the second incline the road will also curve to the left. The range sets on the west bound side of the road but you must proceed passed the range (divided highway) and take the first exit to the right. Loop around the ramp, over the bridge then proceed to go west bound (down the hill) and the range will then be on your right.

If you are heading west bound: The range is about 12 miles from the small town of Ebensburg. There will be a red light on Route 22 with a "Wendy's" and Comfort Inn on the right side and heavy equipment sales on the left side. From this light is when the range is about 12 miles. After a period of maybe 10 miles you will pass through a blinking yellow at the top of a hill, proceed through a dip in the road then across a long flat section. As you begin to drop down the hill you will see an overpass. The range entrance will about a quarter mile passed the overpass on the right side. If you miss the entrance, proceed down the hill to a turn around and follow the dirctions for arriving via eastbound!

Accommodations: I've offered to give a free night stay at a local Comfort Inn to anyone driving a distance for the shoot...reward points have priviledges! This offer is still valid. So please let me know ASAP if you would like to use this offer so I can make arrangements. You can also tent in my yard if that's more your flavor.

Food: Lunch will be provided by my lovely wife. Likely chicken and macaroni salad. I'll also have a case or two of water on hand. If you would like anything else please feel free to bring it along...other than alky or booze! Leave those at home.

Cost: Nothing! This is a fun shoot...and strictly that! We'll be shooting steel plates and water filled jugs from 150yds to 500yds and targets from 25yds to 500yds. If you feel inclined, you can throw something in a kitty pot for the club or to cover food...totally your decision. You are arriving as my guests and are required to pay nothing.

The only concern is that this is a club range and other shooters may be present...but rarely! The past attendees can attest to that! Likely the range (four cement benches) will be ours. A sizeable dirt flat next to the benches for field style shooting is available.

Time: Same as last year..."Official" time is 10AM. I'll likely be there by 8:30 to start setting jugs and freshly painting the steel plates.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post on this thread or PM me. I'll provide my phone number thru PM also if so desired.


Link to last year's pics


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
12/31/07 09:44 AM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Dan make sure you take lots of pictures so I can see the shoot for afar (computer). \:\)

Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
12/31/07 10:28 AM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

 Originally Posted By: Tigger
Dan make sure you take lots of pictures so I can see the shoot for afar (computer). \:\)


I'm working on a life size Tigger cut out to sit under the pavilion! I just can not seem to find a piece of cardboard tall enough to make it from!! \:D


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
12/31/07 06:52 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

 Quote:
I'm working on a life size Tigger cut out to sit under the pavilion! I just can not seem to find a piece of cardboard tall enough to make it from!!


That's a HOOT!! You need to buy a refridgerator or some other big appliance just for the box. LOL<LOL


Bullelk Hunter
(veteran)
12/31/07 07:01 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Oh Yeah!! I'll be there. Bells, whistles, Rigby, JDJ's, Holland and Holland, Charger, Performance Center, and my Stryker 7-08, along with a multitude of other calibers.

Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
12/31/07 08:36 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

 Originally Posted By: Tigger
That's a HOOT!! You need to buy a refridgerator or some other big appliance just for the box. LOL<LOL


I have a few extra sheets of drywall...they measure 4x8'...should be big enough...and just above as heavy! ;\)

Then there is Gerry...a cereal box would be tall enough to make his cut out!!


Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
01/01/08 01:42 AM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

 Quote:
Then there is Gerry...a cereal box would be tall enough to make his cut out!!


\:\) LMAO


jimmylee
(member)
01/01/08 09:57 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Always a good time, I will be there early and help you set up JIM

Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
01/01/08 10:31 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Got a four wheeler of my own to use this year...will make jockying target and jugs easier!

Bullelk Hunter
(veteran)
01/08/08 08:59 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Oh whatevvvveeerrrrrrr.......

katcher
(enthusiast)
01/12/08 08:11 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Lookin' forward to it this year...it's on my calendar!

John


Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
01/12/08 10:16 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

AWESOME!!!!

katcher
(enthusiast)
01/14/08 12:35 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Dan...want to confirm we are talking about weekend of April 26/27th? Need to make sure about the dates because of wife's spring break! Don't want to mess that up...teaches first grade. Also, would like to know if you'll give me an address to send a small donation towards the food, etc... Thanks!

John


Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
01/14/08 01:46 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Sure....April 27 sounds like the date!!

Addy...nope!! Donations, though NOT required, will only be accepted in person!


wondering
(stranger)
01/21/08 11:24 AM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

hey, this sounds like fun. any rules or classes?
thanks Tim


Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
01/21/08 08:25 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

No rules other than the standard firearms safety issues. No classes either...looking at the passed years group you will even notice a "lack of class". hehehe.

It is strictly a fun shoot and will stay that way. We had talked about a $1/shot game for the 500yd jugs or something like 5 shots for a buck and see how many you can hit. The person who hits the most gets the pot.

But it always ends up being a great learning experience instead of a contest.


wondering
(stranger)
01/21/08 09:22 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

sounds good, How far are you from Harrisburg? How many rounds you shootin a weekend?
seeya Tim


Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
01/22/08 07:31 AM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

From HBG...the range is about 2hr, 45 min. I make that drive a couple times a year for work.....heck....I'll be doing it on Thursday.

How many rounds...don't really know. jimmylee and I set targets from about 8:30 to 10AM...repaint steel, jugs, paper, etc. Unless someone wants a paper target up that we did not do, we generally only go downrange once to take a break, clean up jug carcases, check for survivors, reset any knocked over and go back at it. We shoot from about 10AM until you feel like quitting. Most years we go till about 4PM. That's when the long distance travelers are about ready to head home. I'll stay until everyone is either out of ammo or darkness falls.

If you have a gun that you really want to ring out, bring at least 50-100rds. If you are bringing multilpe guns then the rd count for each could be a little less...still though...50 per gun would be plenty. We may run out of jugs but there are still the steel plates.


wondering
(stranger)
01/22/08 05:17 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

hey dan e-mail me at tspang13@hotmail.com. what time on thur and were?
seeya Tim


Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
01/23/08 06:11 AM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

e-mail in route.

dodgydoug58
(stranger)
01/25/08 03:17 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

This sounds like a lot of fun.
I would like to come if its OK.

I live just south of Harrisburg if anyone is close and would like to car pool I have an extended cab F150 so can bring a couple of guys and that way we could split gas. If anyone is interested you can email me at: dmiceli@paonline.com

Thanks


Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
01/26/08 07:08 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

All are welcome!!

Bullelkhunter (he's from Philly area) will be coming through on the turnpike and always offers a ride to anyone who wants to split costs. Last I know he had a 4 door Bowtie truck.


Bullelk Hunter
(veteran)
02/03/08 10:42 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

I will be coming and I will be passing Harrisburg, and anyone can hop in and come along if they can grab on to my steps as I fly by. I go early and don't come back until we have cleanup completed. We can work out details when the time gets closer. I'd gladly accept gas and toll money and the BS session that goes along with the ride. Where's Jeff Bright?????

10der68
(journeyman)
02/07/08 10:54 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

I would like to join in if there are no objections.I live in Lewistown maybe I will get in touch with Doug and hitch a ride.I can get a loan to help pay for the gas!lol

Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
02/07/08 10:56 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

No objections here. Anyone else? Speak now of forever hold your piece? Yes..."piece"...as in handgun.

10der68
(journeyman)
02/08/08 08:45 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

I may just drive down,I will mapquest to see how far from here.I would definately like to come either way,sounds like a "BLAST"
JIM


pahandgunhunter
(member)
02/08/08 08:49 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

I may be there, have check the wife's schedule closer to that date

Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
02/09/08 06:49 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

[quote=10der68]I may just drive down......quote]

Nobody just "drives" down. There will be enough handguns around for you to take a few wacks if you don't being your own.

From Lewistown it will take about 2 hours...jump on 22 and go west...you'll drive right passed it!


10der68
(journeyman)
02/10/08 06:13 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Noooooooo,I meant I may drive myself, as opposed to riding with someone else.Trust me I won't forget the pistolas,lol

TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/10/08 06:41 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

 Originally Posted By: Dan B.
There will be enough handguns around for you to take a few wacks if you don't being your own.


Pistols, we no need no stinking pistols!


Dan B.
(Distinguished Expert)
02/10/08 06:55 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

 Originally Posted By: 10der68
Noooooooo,I meant I may drive myself, as opposed to riding with someone else.Trust me I won't forget the pistolas,lol


I encourage you to come...it's a good time!! I already have a good stash of jugs accumulated.


TCTex.
(Shootist)
02/10/08 07:43 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

Dan I am glad you are having fun with this!!

Tigger
(Distinguished Expert)
02/10/08 08:29 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

The shoot is a hoot. If any of you can make it, GO!! I'd be there if I could!!

10der68
(journeyman)
02/16/08 10:42 PM
Re: 4th Annual SWPA Blast'n'Blab Handgun Shoot

TOO bad you can't make it Dale,I would like to meet you,JIM