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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #100 on: July 28, 2009, 01:58:08 pm »
Pelosi gets personal flights on government-owned aircraft.
Why not someone who DESERVES it?

BTW...There's now a slim chance I will be off-duty on the GAF Muster weekend.

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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #101 on: July 28, 2009, 02:41:21 pm »
Anyone driving from the east coast near VA?

Anyone on the way west willing to pick-up passenger and share costs for fuel and etc...?

I might be able to get to this - still working out time off.

I made O-5 but now that I can go to meetings and write documents myself without parental units - I have found myself just as busy!!

Oh Well

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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #102 on: July 29, 2009, 07:45:34 am »
MG That's great I hope it works out. I'll hold a bunk, even if I have to give up mine. ('course that would make a lot of people happy not to have to listen to me snore  ;) )

PR, MSGT Charles Isaac is registered from NC. I don't know if he's driving or flying. Last year Steel Horse Bailey wanted to share a ride and couldn't find one. you might check with him. I know he's been sick recently but I don't know how seriously or if he even would like to come. There were also several from the Indiana/Kentucky area that had talked of sharing rides. Maybe someone will see your post and contact you.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #103 on: July 29, 2009, 10:30:17 am »
Thanks Pitspitr,

I have kin just hour south or so from Lexington - so that KY idea could work pretty easily.

How are people dealing with BP ammo if they are flying?

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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #104 on: July 29, 2009, 10:13:39 pm »
So far the General is the only one that's talking of flying, so I haven't had any requests for that kind of information. Could you mail it or ship it UPS?  ::)
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #105 on: July 29, 2009, 10:16:33 pm »
I'm still trying to make flight reservations - for a somewhat reasonble price.  My problem is that I have to fly to Arizona from the Muster, so I'm looking at about 6-8 legs from start to finish.  So far I'm looking at about $800, give or take a few bucks.

How long can you be gone? Pony Racer is looking at sharing a drive with some one. Could you drive the first leg then fly to AZ from here?
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2009, 07:11:59 am »
Pony:

I reckoned that you could still fly commercial with cartridge ammo (whether BP or not).  I do all the time.  It's not REAL BP anyhow, is it?   
But if ya need to ship it to an FFL, you can send it to me on UPS or FedEx.

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Pitspitr:

Much obliged for the bunk.  But DO NOT give yours up.  I can still pitch a GP tiny out back.  Because my snoring is a lot worse'n yours!!!

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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2009, 07:18:32 am »
Pitspitr:

Have the match programs been finalized?  How many stages?  Starting time, etc?
I am going to sponsor a stage too.
If we get enough GAF shooters, I may donate a firearm for a drawing or door prize.

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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #108 on: July 31, 2009, 03:52:14 pm »


Much obliged for the bunk.  But DO NOT give yours up.  I can still pitch a GP tiny out back.  Because my snoring is a lot worse'n yours!!!

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When the cooks are up tending the fire in the night they'll be glad to remind you not to snore. ;D
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #109 on: July 31, 2009, 04:06:17 pm »
Yes we will.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #110 on: July 31, 2009, 04:47:04 pm »
I have a new (to me) officer's wall tent that I'm probably going to set up. I don't know if I'll sleep out there or not. I will for sure if it looks like we'll run out of bunks so givining up mine isn't a big deal. We can also use the hospital and the laundress quarters so we ought to be able to house around 60 without tents and a few will be bringing their campers or sleeping in town, so realisticly I don't see us running out of room even though we do have more registered than we did at this time a year ago.

The muster format will follow last year's. Friday is the side matches. The long range rifle and pistol matches will probably be in the morning and the 4 stage wild bunch match in the afternoon. The main matches will be on Saturday and Sunday. we'll try to get in 7 stages on Saturday, but if it looks like isn't going to work we can cut back to 6. Then the other 3 or 4 on Sunday. I'll have to dig out my files but if I remember correctly we had colors at 08:00 on the parade ground followed by a short safety meeting and then left for the range which meant we started shooting around 09:00. This year Gripmaker has graciously offered to lead a morning chappel service at 06:00 on Sunday.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #111 on: July 31, 2009, 05:16:10 pm »
Thought that I should perhaps post a confirmation that the British Empire will again be represented at Muster 2009 - my registration has been submitted and processed, and my Form 6NIA application has been submitted to the BATF ....

Accordingly ...... God willin' and the creek don't rise ...... I'll be in attendance once again. 

Notwithstanding it means I must miss our local autumn invitational cowboy action shoot for the first time in our club's history, my presence at Muster is mandated by the need to defend the GAF Muster Divisional Challenge Plate - presented last year (.... the first year ....) to the Division of Canada (Dept. of the International).
 

 
I challenge any and all GAF members who can possibly arrange to attend to be at this year's Muster,  if only so an attempt can be made to ensure that the Divisional Challenge Plate remains in the United States rather than returning to Canada .... ;D

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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #112 on: July 31, 2009, 05:33:53 pm »
Well, It sounds like RSJ has thrown down the gauntlet. I hope I'm up to the challenge.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #113 on: July 31, 2009, 05:58:37 pm »
What's great about this challenge is that each and every participant gets their own choice of weapons!
(Within GAF parameters, of course .......)

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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2009, 06:01:52 pm »
Jerry, for me colors at 8 works great, then have breakfast as close to 7 as we can.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #115 on: July 31, 2009, 07:17:26 pm »
I am SO looking forward to it. I just started a new job and I'm already going to have to burn at least a personal day and maybe part of a sick day to be able to do it. Right now I'm hoping to be able to build up some comp time to be able to do the 2010 match. The GAF Grand Muster is THE match that I do everything in my power to NOT miss. I know sometimes things come up, but when you make the effort to attend this match you won't be dissapointed....unless you never want to try something different. The Muster is a really unique and challenging match that gives people a chance to shoot weapons that don't have a venue anywhere else. I know in these tough economic times that attendance creates a challenge for most people but If Col. Rattlesnake Jack can make it happen I know a lot more folks could too.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #116 on: August 03, 2009, 07:18:40 am »
Let's get those registrations in folks!
I had a vendor contact me yesterday that said that if we have enough registrants he would donate a firearm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #117 on: August 03, 2009, 08:56:00 am »
Col. Pitspitr, I sent you my registration fee via Paypal. I hope I sent it to the right acct. address? Let me know if you got it.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #118 on: August 03, 2009, 04:08:30 pm »
TLD
I did get it. Thank you. And it was a good thing that you posted that you had paypaled it. Usually they send me an e-mail. This time I didn't know I got it until I checked my paypal account.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #119 on: August 04, 2009, 07:21:23 pm »
Let's get those registrations in folks!
I had a vendor contact me yesterday that said that if we have enough registrants he would donate a firearm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My flight arrangements have been made so will be getting my registration in shortly.

Good thing the Muster wasn't this week - I would have had to cancel again.

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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #120 on: August 04, 2009, 09:16:28 pm »
My flight arrangements have been made so will be getting my registration in shortly.

Excellent! That's the best news I've had in a while. Now if we can just find a way to get Pony Racer and Frenchie here and maybe find some free replacements for the guys that have had to change jobs in the last year or two so that they could be here everything would be perfect.
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Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
« Reply #121 on: August 04, 2009, 10:42:40 pm »
My flight arrangements have been made so will be getting my registration in shortly.

Great news indeed, General!    ;D
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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #122 on: August 05, 2009, 10:16:29 am »
Sir:

I am presently procuring uniforms, gear, weapons, and supplies for the '09 Muster match.   
Will the first rounds be going downrange on Thursday or Friday?  I need to find out so I can arrange leave with the command element here.

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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #123 on: August 05, 2009, 07:13:25 pm »
To All,
Due to employment and time constraints, it is my sad duty to inform you that I and my lovely wife Penny (Megan O'Ruckus) will be unable to attend the Muster this year.  Good luck to all, and I be safe!

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Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
« Reply #124 on: August 06, 2009, 12:03:06 am »
 
Will the first rounds be going downrange on Thursday or Friday? 

Friday. We're going to use the September Calamus Vigilance Committee as our shoot through because so many of us locals who are helping with the muster can't get time off for Thursday. I just started a new job and am going to have to use my only personal day this semester for Friday of the muster. Friday morning is the long range rifle and pistol. Friday afternoon is the Wild Bunch. Saturday is the first 7 stages of the main match and sunday is the last 3 stages.
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