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Title: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on April 05, 2011, 05:54:55 pm

Well the time is near.

To the GAF powers that be, I respectfully request transfer or detachment from the Department of the Missouri to the Departemnt of the Platte.  

 I will be moving to Safford Arizona in around April 20th.  I plan to be out there with the family for Easter.  My wife , Jules, has been out there is her new job as a small animal vet since November first and my daughter , Josie, has been there since January.  
Our house In Nebraska has not sold yet so I will be squeezing in with them in the small duplex.  I will be transferring with Wal-Mart to the store there as a TLE tech the same as hear in Columbus.  I am looking forward to the fresh start and Jules tells me the desert and mountains of eastern Arizona are beautiful.  From the two brief trips out there, I agree.  
I plan to get back to Nebraska when I can to visit family and friends, for gun shows and cowboy action shoots.  I also hope to join in some of the CAS events there.


Cell phones are the same for now and we all have new e-mail accounts  that will replace the old forntiernet.net account which will be closed when I move.  
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Niederlander on April 05, 2011, 11:34:36 pm
Good luck and Godspeed in your new venture!
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Jack N. Water on April 06, 2011, 01:37:59 pm
Welcome to the Departemnt of the Platte. And your a heep closer to Winter Range.   ;D
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Trailrider on April 06, 2011, 01:44:39 pm
Indeed, sir! Welcome to the Dept. of the Platte, Southern District! Hope to meet you in person some day!
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on April 06, 2011, 05:59:10 pm
I plan on taking wife and daughter to end of trail to "spectate"  this year.  Get a chance to see all that SASS is.

I'll be about an hour and a half from Tombstone and Tuscon.  Depending on work schedule I hope to make at least one shoot a month. 
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: cpt dan blodgett on April 06, 2011, 10:26:43 pm
+1 on winter range
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: US Scout on April 08, 2011, 10:36:32 am
To the GAF powers that be, I respectfully request transfer or detachment from the Department of the Missouri to the Departemnt of the Platte.   


Transfer approved.  Report back in when you have completed your move.

Safe journey and keep an eye open for hostile Apaches.

US Scout
GAF, Commanding
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Charles B Gatewood on April 08, 2011, 10:42:03 am
Welcome to the Dept of the Platte! I hope you have safe and trouble free move.

Regards,
CBG
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bull Schmitt on April 11, 2011, 06:01:12 pm
Transfer completed.

Bvt Col Bull Schmitt
GAF Adjutant General
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Pitspitr on April 13, 2011, 08:47:53 pm
We'll miss you Paul. God speed.
Thanks for all you've done for the Division and the Department!
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on April 14, 2011, 07:56:39 am
I want to thank everyone for all the good wishes,

I figure I will have to resign my commision as Brv. Major and return to being a civilian emplyee or Scout or I might join the pioneers corps,  I hope to continue spreading the word about GAF at my new post. 
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on June 02, 2011, 10:22:07 pm
alive and well in AZ 
I actually made it to a SASS shoot last month near Tucson.  I plan to go when I can. 
Wondering if there are and GAF acivites going on in Eastern AZ or GAF friendly clubs, or just where other GAF members frequent

Also, has anyone getten any unifrom pieces from the Seargent Majors Emporium in Tombstone?
looking for a enlisted blouse/coat in the 3X size range.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Sagebrush Burns on June 02, 2011, 11:26:09 pm
Welcome to the Dept of the Platte.  My apologies for the lateness of the sentiment, I must have been "dozing" when the announcement was posted.  Arizona is a hotbed of SASS matches - you can find them every weekend of the month and a whole lot of good people involved.  If you can get to the southeast Phoenix area, Rio Salado is an excellent bunch.

Sagebrush Burns
Brevet Colonel, commanding
Department of the Platte
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Evelyn Canarvon on June 03, 2011, 06:26:13 pm
Maybe moving somewhat near myself. 
Looked at house in Pima but put an offer in Hereford (a little closer to Tombstone).

Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on June 20, 2011, 08:15:49 pm
I am going to try to shoot down at Tombstone on July 3rd.  Maybe I'll see you there. 
I'm tryinhg to find more GAF members in this little corner of AZ.  Safford has a city owned range but no competitions whatsoever, just an informal trap group.  Might be a place for a GAF dedicated CAS shooting club.   :-\
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Willie Dixon on June 21, 2011, 09:17:22 am
Mr. Haymaker,

welcome to our little square of heaven!  If you could set up a GAF club in your area, or if we could somewhere maybe even in Phoenix, it'd be worth the drive for me from Flagstaff.  I think SASS is awesome for what it is.  Winter Range and such is great fun, but I like the more historical side too.  It'd be great to finally go to a GAF or even an NCOWS event, especially a multi-day type deal.

It'd be nice to meet everyone in the area that's more into the spirit rather than the game so to speak.  Everyone I've met up here in the northern region basically shunned me and my friends.  Probably because of our age, nevermind I'm a retired USCG vet and going to be a park ranger and my partner in it works for BLM as a game warden...  So now we just shoot, the two of us, up here in the woods.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Niederlander on June 21, 2011, 11:00:27 am
Bowview,
     It sounds like you've got some pretty good potential recruits already!  Outstanding!
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on June 21, 2011, 11:36:28 am
its too bad that flagstaff is about a full days drive from where i am.  i'm a good 3 hour drive east of phoenix and at least 2 hours from where they shoot at Tombstone. 

O hope more GAF members from this area check in hear.  maybe we can work with one of the established clubs.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: TwoWalks Baldridge on June 21, 2011, 12:31:28 pm
Willie Dixon is about 3 hours north of Phoenix and Bow View Haymaker is about 3 hours East of said Phoenix.  So folks who is shooting in the Phoenix area - Looks like the beginning of something.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Willie Dixon on June 21, 2011, 12:48:14 pm
That's what I was saying myself.  I'm about 400 miles away from Haymaker, seeing on googlemaps.  I'm right at the 17/40 junction literally.  That and phoenix is phoenix, right in the middle, good highways abound.  there's a reason why that's where winter range is every year, plus they have the Ben Avery shooting complex 20miles north of town.

But, if there was ever a chance for an actual meet, once a month.  I'd be more than happy to make the drive.  My car only uses about 4 gallons to get to Apache Junction from Flag.  Little over half there and back.  I'm sure going down to where Haymaker is wouldn't be a problem.  I enjoy driving and I put about 100 miles a week on my car average anyways.  My favorite gun store is in prescott, leather shop in Jerome, hat shop in Cottonwood.  So what's a little farther? ;D

Count me as reporting in ready and able.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on June 21, 2011, 06:10:42 pm
Ive done the drive to the southeast Phoenix area 3 times in the past month and it's not too bad.  i have a friend in Chandler who would love to get involved in CAS and I  think he has the stuff to shoot GAF at least in a civililian class.  Funny thing is I don't shoot in the milspec class myself.  but GAF accepts me anyway and i have a great time.  I have yet to make contact with any of the phoenix area clubs to see where a good place would be. 

I Will be driving back to Nebraska for the Dept of Mo Mujsxt the end of July if anyone wants to tag along. 
I'll be gone about 11 days and will be bring my daughter and another truckand trailer load of stuff back though.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Jack N. Water on June 21, 2011, 08:36:34 pm
If you cant find a match on this list then you out of luck.

http://www.riosaladocowboys.com/AZ%20Monthly%20CAS%20Matches.pdf

Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on June 21, 2011, 10:04:27 pm
There is no shortage of great SASS clubs in this part of the territory.  Almost any weekend day i dont have to work i can find a match within a 2 or 3 hour drive.  

What I think would be great would be to find a SASS club that would let us add the GAF battle rifle classes or a range to start a regular GAF style muster.  I am confident this is possible but I know to go slow.  Heck I've only bee to one club so far cause of work.  Hoping to get to more soon and get to know more of you.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Willie Dixon on June 22, 2011, 01:05:22 am
Most of the clubs I've been too are scared to allow the GAF battle rifle class because of the "rifle caliber" being used at such close distances.   I talked to them, most said "well, we'll see if you get more of ya" but definitely had apprehension about 45-70s going to town on their close targets.  The two I've been two, the rifle targets seemed awfully close for me, way inside of 30 yards.

Haymaker, I know the Ben Avery complex has everything we could possibly dream of, only problem is I haven't been there in a CAS environment yet.  That, and I have no idea how much, or how hard it would be to set up there.  It is in a good regional location though.

If you're ever in the northern part of the state, basically Camp Verde or norther, give me a call.  We'll share some "smoke and joke" and a cup o joe on me. 
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on June 22, 2011, 06:45:51 pm
I know the "rifle caliber"  can be a concern on close targets.  What we have to remind people is that GAF limits to the same max velocities as SASS.  and not everyone shoots a .45-70.  I still shoot the ame rifels that I use for SASS,  and there are more and more Krags showing up also. 
If we could get a GAF muster set up we would move the rifle targets out farther.  I've seen rifle targets out to 100 yards plus at the musters I've been to.  I think a good norm for gaf rifle targets is 15-25 yards though.  if the targets are at least 1/2 inch and angled down correctly, there should be no problem with target damage or splashback. 
I've got some 2gun GAF type stages from a mini-muster i did in NE NEbraska a couple of years ago. 
I might try to  contact some of the phoenix area ranges and see what would need to be done.


i think I will take this over to a new thread to see what kind of responxe we can get.

Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Willie Dixon on June 23, 2011, 01:03:01 am
i've talked to em about that, they're concerned about the weight at 1000fps.  Those trapdoors are still shooting 350plus grain charges, definitely not a "gamer load" by any means.

It's funny, but Haymaker, we could do what I've heard of as a "Buffalo Bill Cody/Billy Dixon" style CAS shoots here with our rifles, a 38 trapper and my spencer going out to 100 yards ;D  it's a ton of fun trying to hit those 4" clays out that far!

Good idea about a new thread, I was thinking the same thing.  Maybe just do a "call to arms" or something as the title, see how many people want a strictly GAF event here in Az.  I know we have the places to do it, and we have about 40 registered members.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Drydock on June 23, 2011, 10:54:26 am
I have done demonstrations at a few clubs.  What I do, is ask them to let me shoot one target with my Trapdoor and Krag.  Then they can inspect it.  If the rounds cause any damage, I will buy them a new target.  There's never been any damage, and I've never bought a target yet.  Then I offer my rifles to anyone who wants to try them.  Thats usualy all it takes.  

You can also remind them that the .56-50 Spencer is a SASS Legal round, with its 350 grain bullet.  If their targets won't take a Trapdoor round, they won't take the Spencer round either.

Of course, the trapdoor has knocked a target over now and then . . .

Cody-Dixon style is also an excellent way to go.  All you really need are two additional rifle targets per stage set further out, widely spaced.  Most clubs have extra targets laying around, and you can always offer to buy a few more over time.
Title: Re: transfer request
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on June 24, 2011, 10:23:58 am
OK moderators, an ou help? I want to atart a new theread on GAF in Arizona but I would like to use the later few posts form this thread as that is where it has headed.
NOt sure how to migrate these posts into a new topic.  can ya help?