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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.
And I still can't spell Fort Hiuahaucha for nothing.

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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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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2011, 05:43:47 pm »
I seem to remember somone posting a link to a GAF flyer they had made up and put on their division web site.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2011, 06:27:08 pm »
The brochure is on the GAF website in enlist/recruit page.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2011, 10:12:45 pm »
All good ideas .Thanks guys. I have tofind my printer
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2011, 12:40:49 am »
Sorry for the late report.  I did setup a tent at Boredertown.I handed out some fliers and newsletters pertaining to GAF and talked to shooters about the possibility of a GAF type shootor even a side match at a SASS event. havn't heard from anyone since. 
Ihope that we can eventually get together as a GAF group somewhere in the Dept of the Platte.  but it's going to take everyones input. I don't have a home range or club here otherwise I would have set something up alreaady and hoped for the best. 
I will kieep trying if you will.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2012, 06:39:38 am »
Shooters needed forthe 5th Sunday shoot at Tucson Rifle Club.
 Things are looking good to try a GAF stage/side match.at the Alter Valley Pitoleros SASS jmatch the 5th Sunday of Jan.  west of Tucson AZ.   I just have to e-mail the MD the stage layout and basic guidlines.  Probably won' thave any "rifle caiber" guns to use (my 2 trys at trapdoors on gunbroker lost.  My wife is greatly relieved   ).
This stage willl probably be more like the stages at ealy musters as it is a SASS club and the shooter have mostly SASS guns. pLannig ondoing it before the main match, around 8:30.  I hope to incorperate the Milspec rifles in the future.
 If all goes well there is a chance to get a GAF sidematch on the schedule for "Bordertown" 2012,the state SASS championship.possibly even a state muster on the first or last day.
What makes a stage a GAF stage? to me it is longer ranges for targets and some reloading on the clock.  possibly shooting from a rest for some and a  bit of movement. I think it best not to use the must-hit or knockdown targets right now.  not sure the club has the targets for it andI want to keep the stages short.
I sure  could use the suppport of the GAF members from southern Arisona for this.  I'll be leaving my house about 5am to go set this up.  2.5 hour drive for me.  I think this range is closer to phoenix than that.  This Club shoots 3rd and 5th Sundays and I am hoping to make this a regular thing at the 5th Sunday shoots.  These are the same folks who have been running "borertown"  so we could get our foot in the door to have our state musters there.  but support is needed.

Thanks
wish me luck.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2012, 10:05:31 am »
  Any interest?  Any ideas? 
Any questions?  Anyone want to help?
Anyone here shoot at Alter Valler?
Seems kind of quiet here. ???
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2012, 02:42:22 am »
Don't know if anyone is interested in this or cares,  but here is a couple of potential GAF based stages I am trying bring to the Alter Valley 5th Sun day shoot coming up.   Just my lowly  attempt to bring a taste of tbhe great GAF musters to the SASS world that is Arizona.

Awaiting Mean Rayleens approval
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2012, 10:43:32 am »
I think it is a great idea. I would like to incorporate GAF stages here locally. Please keep us posted.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2012, 01:45:41 pm »
hopalong,
 I wish we had your enthusiasm out here.  I just can't seem to get the exitment from the GAF members around here were hardcore SASS is king.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2012, 07:34:56 pm »
If you could get one or two to come with you to a muster I bet they'd get the bug too. I talked to Ned Neiderlander about it for several years until we had the 1st Dept. Muster in 2007. He's been hooked since.
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