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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2011, 11:16:40 pm »
Mid September works for me. If we try this in your backyard I guess it has to be on your time.I am going to try to get a few targets together also.  With a skirmish format we don't need a bunch.  The stage runs longer with more shots.  so less "sets" of targets are needed.
we can call for 2 or 3 hits each. I will check into Facebook.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2011, 07:22:35 pm »
Sounds great Chief and it's great to have you on Facebook now too.

If you can, send me a message on either Facebook or here about how the skirmish scenarios work and I'm sure we can get something organized in no time for mid-September.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2011, 05:24:38 am »
Willie,
Here's a video of the Expansion Era Match from last year that was shot using the skirmish format.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApYp6_FgLOc&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2011, 01:45:14 pm »
ONe thing I see is that the "skirmish" format just wont work at just any location.  At the Grand Muster last year things were set up more traditional CAS stages in regards to numers of rounds per stage and movement BUT there were rifle reloads n the clock for every stage and pistol reloads for most, along with some other fun stuff to start the stages with. 
Movement can be lateral or forward.  the same target can be shot from one position then another with the rifel then a third with pistol.  While I like the "must hit" idea it can burn up a lot of ammo if one has a bad day or missighted gun. 

Just watching that video again makes me tired.  :P  can hardly wait ;D
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2011, 01:49:33 pm »
just a reminder.  While most GAF classes ae based on a milspec rifle and pistol,  there is the Scouts of course but also the milita, buffalo, and forager (shotgun and pistol) and also infantry (milpec rifle only) and staff officer (pistol only) 
so  ther are several combinations of 2 guns you can use or even just one gun.  We have had  both infantry and staff officer at Grand musters, and I don't think they had any less fun than the rest of us. ;D

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2011, 09:44:41 pm »
ONe thing I see is that the "skirmish" format just wont work at just any location. 

That's absolutely true. But where it's possible it's a lot of fun.
 
Just watching that video again makes me tired.  :P  can hardly wait ;D
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2011, 07:16:14 pm »
Not sure if this is going anywhere right now. We could sure use a word from other GAF members in the AZ, NM area if ther is any intgerest in a GAF type of event at all.  I know SASS is king in this area, but GAF can be a nice change of pace.  Even if a group just gets together for a non-shooting outing or event.  (as important as they are) Let's try to GAF on the map with more than color gaurds at big SASS events.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2011, 04:33:05 pm »
I am interested in GAF, should hear from the Gun Smith any day now to pick up my 98 Krag. 
Have limited availability to make some matchs.  Normally 2 weekends a month I have Mom Duty as she now has someone with her 24 /7 other than that the trip to Flag is not problematic.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2011, 04:59:39 pm »
THese things take time,  A simple set down and howdy might be the best place to start.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2011, 12:36:48 am »
The dept of the Platte members that have reported in here are few.
4 to be exact.  I have also heard from Dept commander Col Sagebrush Burns, but no real idea of what direction to go.  I know that SASS is king here and they have there military rifle match at winter range, so maybe that is enough.

I haven't had much time to make contacts or try to contact GAF members anywhere but here. 
Sorry for rambling on
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2011, 06:05:22 am »
Keep plugging away, it takes time to get people to actually come out and play.  Keep in mind, too, that we are a very small niche, but you just need a few dedicated people to make it work.  Good luck!
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2011, 06:20:21 pm »
BVM just be patient. I talked to Ned Neiderlander for, what, like 5 years before he got really into it. Look at him now!

Realistically though, it's more fun when you have people to share it with but in the long run just enjoy it for yourself.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2011, 08:46:19 pm »
THese things take time,  A simple set down and howdy might be the best place to start.



Drydock has the right Idea, I don't know what part of the state you live in but if you are interested in discussing this thing a Face to face discussion about it would be best. The vairables to organizing this are many such as where, when, how and of course $ Costs to think of a few. As you've said most of the people here are Cowboy shooters, Wildbunch shooters as well as Mounted shooters. Having another venue to shoot for a small group that's spread out can be exausting and difficult. But if you want to have a "sitdown" and talk contact me.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2011, 12:08:06 am »
I'm in Safford, 3+hours east of Phonix, 2 hours NE from Tombstone and Tuscon,2?hours from Silver City NM.
I work alot of weekends but can get  awat somtimes.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2011, 11:45:49 pm »
Maj Bow View:

Have you checked out the Tucson Rifle Club?  They ain't far from you, if I recollect where you are located these days. 
Anyhoo, they have several SASS outfits shooting there.  They are about 20 mi SW of Tucson, just a small piece west of Three Points.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2011, 12:04:03 am »
Shot with the Alter Valley group my first month out here.  they are the only cowboys shooting at the Tuscon club for now.  the rest moved to Tombstone when the reange was going through a rebuild and was shut down for a bit as I understand it.  Nice looking facility.  Reminded me of the Heartland shooting Park in Grand Island NE. 
I hope to get back there to a shoot soon.

I've been tied up with buying a house and getting it ready to move into and Work of Course. 

I am thinking about setting up a GAF ino booth/tent/camp at 1 or 2 of the club annual matches this upcoming fall/winter. 
I have to run the details by the Dept commander first. 

thank you for all the encouragment. 
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2011, 03:55:46 am »
Hey,
            I am the new guy from Arizona.  What can I do to help? ???

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2011, 12:47:27 pm »
You can count me in.  I am moving to Sierra Vista area.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2011, 10:59:29 am »
Evelyn C:

I'm envious....I love the Seirra Vista & Tombstone area.  I just can't move there.  Gotta be happy to TDY there occasionally.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2011, 08:51:08 pm »
Hey all newcomers, it's great to see everyone so enthusiastic,
sorry but Real Life can be a pain sometimes and basically has been kicking me up and down the street these past few months, but :)

I would definitely PM Bow View Haymaker about us setting up a GAF event.  He's got the experience and the contacts, and I'm just trying, trying being the key word, to be a helpful CAS shooter as well.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2011, 12:03:59 am »
Sorry for being AWOL on this topic.  No  news to report.  It is good tohear from more people. 
Right now I have a thought of a table or display of sorts at Bordertown. have to get the OK on that yet. 
Hope to just get GAF members talking. 
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2011, 12:02:48 am »
Sorry for being AWOL on this topic.  No  news to report.  It is good tohear from more people. 
Right now I have a thought of a table or display of sorts at Bordertown. have to get the OK on that yet. 
Hope to just get GAF members talking. 

I will be at Bordertown for both the Wild Bunch and the Cowboy match.  Let me know if I can be of assistance.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2011, 10:57:44 am »
good news!

Just talked with Rahleen with Bordertown and I got the OK for a info booth with the Vendors for The Grand Army of the Frontier.
I am thinking of setting up a sort of eanto tent orsolders camp and a table iwth any printed GAF info I can find.  I don't have much of a camp though.  dont even hav e a tent yet.  But I will be in a uniform of sorts and try talking to anyone that will listen about the joys of the GAF musters. 
If anyone has someof those gaf recruitment fliers they arent using that would be great.  Any other GAF mem bersthat are going to be around are welcome to come and sit a spell.
Also any pictures that can besent would be great.  Iamgoing to try to have a slide show of video going as long as the battery in the 'puter lasts.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2011, 12:00:54 pm »
If'n the puter has a car charger you could always hook it up to a car battery or alternatively get one of those cheapo power inverters and a battery clip cig lighter thingy.  Thinking a 750 ah battery would keep that puter running a long time and still start the car.  Just sayin.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2011, 12:48:14 pm »
For pictures you should be able to right click on, and save any picture you'd like from here in the barracks
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