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Offline G.W. Strong

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2012, 11:11:40 am »
It would be great to get an ugly shooter for $400 to my door but even $600 I think I could swing If I sweet talk the banker.  I don't need matching nubers or anything, cutdown carbine Ok,  wrong sites OK, just milspec enough to pass at a muster and safe to shoot with black subs or trailboss.  Jerry's on the lookout for me als o.

I have bought a reasonably pretty full length rifle for $400 last year so it is certiainly possible. let me poke around a bit for you.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #76 on: February 05, 2012, 03:21:56 pm »
Remember, if you can't find an affordable trapdoor,(or Krag) you don't HAVE to do a US impression to do GAF. Although many of the European rifles are going up in price too, there may be some that can be had within your budget. Maybe a Moisin-Nagant, with Nagant revolver? Or one of the South American Mausers, along with your existing single action.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #77 on: February 05, 2012, 09:27:32 pm »
That is a great thought. I once got an Argentinian Mauser Model 1891 artillery carbine in a trade for a box of Macaroni and Cheese!
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #78 on: February 05, 2012, 09:45:25 pm »
That's a good trade......or maybe a REALLY big box of mac&cheese. I don't think Argentine's are going all that cheap anymore, was thinking of the various 7mm mausers from different South American countries that came in recently, or has the supply of those dried up?

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #79 on: March 02, 2012, 10:34:38 am »
I Haven't given up on a muster for the dept of the Platte or division of AZ.  Just taking sometime to figure out where the interest is and find a location and waiting to hear form the Dept. members. 
If any one belongs to a GAF friendly range or club, PLEASE let me know.  Maybe a GAF categories with a monthly SASS match or the day before or after???
Also I see we have some new members to the Dept.  Welcome, 
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #80 on: July 21, 2012, 11:11:32 pm »
http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,44330.0.html

Anyone from the southwest want to wagon train to the grand Muster?
I sure want to go but need someone to help drive the team.  Safford AZ, about 3 hrs east from phoenix is where i'd be leaving from.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #81 on: August 04, 2012, 07:39:35 pm »
Got the time off work to make3 the trip.    Will someone PLEASE  share the trip with me?   If you like action shooting and history you will love a GAF muster.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #82 on: August 22, 2012, 06:34:49 pm »
Back to the top.
Come on troops.  Lets show some support for the GAF national muster.  If you have never attended one (and I don't think anyone else from the dept of the Platte has)  you are missing a great opportunity.   The musters are unlike anything else in the CAS world.  You get plenty of action.  (you have to experience it to understand)  lots of history,  great friendship.  All the things that make the GAF a great on-line group are amplified greatly at the  musters.  If you want the full experience lets go to Kansas in October and bring some ideas back so we can get the ball rolling here and have our own musters. I just don't believe I am the only one in the whole department that is interested in this.
Help an old Scout out.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #83 on: March 08, 2013, 05:31:23 am »
I've decided to kick this dead horse again.
I think the Alter Valley club out of Tucson is willing to let me shoot their
"open" category GAF style.  At one of the smaller matches. (they are pretty big this time of year.)
I think I would shoot half the rifle targets with the single shot and do a full pistol reload on a couple of stages,shoot all rifle targets making up misses with my "scout" rifle and full pistol reload on a couple, and maybe even use my expansion era 1917 Enfield and 1911 on a couple.  a taste of everything.  I don't want to take a lot of extra time per stage but let the others get a chance to see whats different about GAF.  Then maybe get more interest down the road.  
I know some of you out there have been able to shoot GAF with you cowboy clubs.  How have you integrated it into the monthly matches?  targets shot? reloads? shotgun targets?  misses or keep shooting?

If there is anyone around southern Arizona interested in trying this Whit me, let me know.  I might try at the march 17th match at Alter Valley.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #84 on: March 08, 2013, 05:47:53 am »
On another note,  I am thinking of asking the "Bordertown" directors about doing a GAF muster side match at the AZ state SASS shoot the end of October. the biggest constraint will be time.  their side match day was pretty full last year.  If a is open on side match day and I'm not needed otherwise I will try.  I will be sure to keep you posted. 
Just let me know of anyone is interested in being there.  It would sure help. 

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2013, 06:17:04 pm »
Bowview, what we do at C.O.W.S. is shoot all the rifle targets with repeating rifle, half the targets with single shot, and engage all pistol targets, with reloads as needed, and skip the shotgun targets. We origionally shot ALL targets, but all the reloads to include the shotgun targets or shooting all targets with a single shot really slowed things down. This last season, we managed to get a few extra rifle targets set right at the berm, instead of the "big and close" ones everyone else shoots. Nobody really shoots GAF Scout style, since that's just SASS with one pistol and no shotgun. (or NCOWS Working Cowboy) We origionally tried shooting shotgun targets with our choice of weapons, but quickly discovered that shooting 5-6 yard shotgun poppers with a Krag: A. was no challenge at all. B. Cuased LOTS of lead splatter problems. Also note, 45-55-405 puts down those little shotgun poppers with AUTHORITY!! But also with considerable splatter.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2013, 09:06:59 pm »
Pony Express,

You echoed my thoughts pretty close.  One part of me wants to shoot all the targets, more shooting=more fun, right?  But the other part of me wants to limit the single shots rounds to half and skip the shotgun targets and maybe even not do the pistol reload,  save ammo and not take to long for the SASS folks.  Maybe it will depend on the stage.   
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2013, 12:36:23 am »
Bow:
I don't know if you ever get to Winter Range.  The Commander of the Dept of the Platte, LTC Sagebrush Burns, always attends, as does quite a few GAF members.  You may want to make contact for next year.  In the meantime, you may have some luck at Bordertown as well. 


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