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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2012, 12:12:19 PM »
We would love the eggs and I'm sure some would enjoy the wine.  I wonder if we got Buffalo Bill to write the Governor if we could get you a note excusing you? ;) ;D

Dang I was looking forward to sharing food and coffee with you again, it's been way to dang long.
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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
« Reply #81 on: February 03, 2012, 06:09:44 PM »
Our local ranges do not have room for long range stages. Can you think of ways to build GAF stages on short ranges? I am betting we could get a side match going every few months if we could figure it out. I can certaily make stages that use GAF guns and reload on the clock. What else would make the stages more GAF?
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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
« Reply #82 on: February 03, 2012, 07:16:03 PM »
Even though you don't have room for long range, you should be able to set the targets back farther than most SASS  clubs seem to be setting them. If there's room, try NOT setting them up in neat rows with all targets the same distance and height. At the 2010 Grand Muster, they had variations like starting off the stage firing a small cannon, or a muzzle loading pistol(bonus for a hit with it). One stage had us shooting pistols through a fence from kneeling position. If you have room for enough lateral moovement, I remember another, from '09, we mover from one position to another, using different weapons, dragging a "wounded soldier" from one position to another, and even picking up a discarded spear and using it on an enemy that got too close.  Basically avoid "stand and deliver, sweep left to right , then right to left" type stages.

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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
« Reply #83 on: February 03, 2012, 11:07:52 PM »
Great suggestions. Any other ideas?
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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2012, 07:35:03 AM »
Good morning, Strong!

Another suggestion is to set up stages that make some sort of tactical sense, such as you have to eliminate the enemy squad before you can move and engage the next group.  Also, if you can, set up a couple of targets you can only see standing up.  Encourage the use of cover.  (Hay bales are excellent for building walls and such.)  Have fun with it!
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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2012, 09:35:59 AM »
Downsized targets simulate longer range.
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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
« Reply #86 on: February 04, 2012, 10:46:32 AM »
Good point.  The Blunt targets we use in the Department of the Missouri are all half size.  (I'd hate to have to move a full size standing blunt target made of 3/8 or 1/2 inch steel!)
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Re: How can I do more with the GAF?
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2012, 10:50:43 AM »
Of course, most of these suggestions won't be popular with the guys that want a stage they can shoot in 20 seconds.........

 

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