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    Summer meetups - 2014

    Alright, summer is here and the state needs to see some serious OC. For now though, I'd like to suggest a meetup or two in the Phoenix metro area.

    I'll need to stay down in the Tucson area, so here's the forecast for my summer:
    I will only be in PHX two weekends that I know of, one being THIS weekend, and the other being Independence Day weekend. There's a chance I could squeeze in one or two more, but that is uncertain at this point.

    Don't know when FreeInAZ wants to redeem his sandwiches at the Hero factory, but I'll be heading in there this weekend (and yes, the cute OCing lady making the sandwiches is part of the reason I'm planning on visiting the place).
    There's a few names I'd like to match with faces, so hopefully someone can make it. Sorry about the short notice.

    Looks like a great selection, and Saturday hours are 7 am (much too early) to 4 pm:
    http://www.azherofactory.com/
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    Well now - I never say no to free food!

    I live way the hell up in the north end of the valley at the foothills so need to factor the 45min drive to downtown into any meet up time. Send me a PM on when you plan on going.

    Also be advised it (The Hero Factory) is inside a building (The Lofts @ Orpheum = 11 story retro 1930's building) & not easily located for those that have never been there from ADAMS street. Enter from the 1st street entrance which the light rail tracks run along and is a ONE WAY. Located on 1st Ave. between ADAMS & MONROE Streets. FYI.

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    Great time had at the meetup:
    Good food, nice atmosphere, no horses fainting or ladies stampeding. Took a ride on the light rail for fun, and got to meet FreeInAZ; I was correct about him not being a rattlesnake with personal subtitles.

    Next meetup is planned for Independence Day weekend, most likely Saturday July 5th. July 4th will be spent watching the fireworks while OC with the family and my cousin's kiddos in tow.

    There may be another meetup between now and July, but that still remains to be seen. I may not be able to make it, but anyone who wishes to organize a lunch should feel free to do so. Here's a little poem to give you inspiration if you are such a person:
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    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...14#post2050214
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    Only two weeks till the 4th of July weekend! I'll be in Phoenix, and am looking into a good place for an OC meetup. Any suggestions from people?
    Saturday, 5th of July works best for me, but I'm willing to change the day if more people would be able to make it.
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    Can make it on the 5th or the 6th and am keen to meet you Rusty. What do you have in mind?

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    5th would work best for lunch, what food are you guys thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterNSteinmetz View Post
    Can make it on the 5th or the 6th and am keen to meet you Rusty. What do you have in mind?
    Quote Originally Posted by Javelina View Post
    5th would work best for lunch, what food are you guys thinking?
    Sending PM.
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    Still hashing out the details.

    Also, shining my gun, tidying up my holster...
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    So we finally have the details hashed out.

    So far, we have FreeInAZ (very likely), Javelina (confirmed), PeterNSteinmetz (confirmed), and myself going.

    If anyone else would like to attend (or has the slightest desire to attend, please do), simply PM one of the attendees or myself for the location and address.

    See you then at 1pm.
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    So we finally have the details hashed out.

    So far, we have FreeInAZ (very likely), Javelina (confirmed), PeterNSteinmetz (confirmed), and myself going.

    If anyone else would like to attend (or has the slightest desire to attend, please do), simply PM one of the attendees or myself for the location and address.

    See you then at 1pm.
    Should be a great time for all!
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    Happy to have met Javelina and PeterNSteinmetz, and it was great seeing FreeInAZ again!
    Apparently we looked like undercover cops, with OCed handguns?

    Hope to have more, and there seems to be a general agreement that having a meetup every other month might be nice, so planning for that will begin soon.

    The AZ thread is on a roll! Attendance to OC meetups is now up a full 300% from a few months ago. Hopefully this is only the beginning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    Happy to have met Javelina and PeterNSteinmetz, and it was great seeing FreeInAZ again!
    Apparently we looked like undercover cops, with OCed handguns?

    Hope to have more, and there seems to be a general agreement that having a meetup every other month might be nice, so planning for that will begin soon.

    The AZ thread is on a roll! Attendance to OC meetups is now up a full 300% from a few months ago. Hopefully this is only the beginning.
    It was cool meeting up with all of you guys! yes a monthly meet-up should happen and our group should keep growing, see you guys soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javelina View Post
    It was cool meeting up with all of you guys! yes a monthly meet-up should happen and our group should keep growing, see you guys soon!
    I'm in! :thumbup:
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    I'm In

    I'd definitely be interested! Would be nice to finally meet some like minded people.

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    I'm also in. I'd love to meet some of my fellow freedom-loving Arizonans! I'll keep a close eye for any potential up and coming events!

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    "Duel in the Desert" OC lunch, 16th of August, 11 am

    BREAKING AZ NEWS

    I just found out that I can be in the Phoenix area next Saturday, 16th of August, and I'm hoping a good number of you are just aching to have another OC lunch like I am.

    That said, there were some mentions of possibly hitting the range for the next OC lunch (obviously, the food would follow the target practice), so I'd like to throw that idea out there:

    How about meeting at a range (still being hashed out), followed by a local eatery (preferably one with a "cozier" vibe, since they seem to respond best to OCers)?

    Again, this would be on Saturday the 16th, and 11 am seems to be a good time, seeing as people are awake and breakfast hasn't fully worn off yet.

    What: "Duel in the Desert ()" OC lunch
    When: 11am, Saturday, August 16
    Where: Range TBD, Eatery TBD
    Why: Because we can


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    BREAKING AZ NEWS

    I just found out that I can be in the Phoenix area next Saturday, 16th of August, and I'm hoping a good number of you are just aching to have another OC lunch like I am.

    That said, there were some mentions of possibly hitting the range for the next OC lunch (obviously, the food would follow the target practice), so I'd like to throw that idea out there:

    How about meeting at a range (still being hashed out), followed by a local eatery (preferably one with a "cozier" vibe, since they seem to respond best to OCers)?

    Again, this would be on Saturday the 16th, and 11 am seems to be a good time, seeing as people are awake and breakfast hasn't fully worn off yet.

    What: "Duel in the Desert ()" OC lunch
    When: 11am, Saturday, August 16
    Where: Range TBD, Eatery TBD
    Why: Because we can


    -This announcement has been brought to you by:
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    HEY RUSTY YOUNG MAN,

    I am able and willing to meet the week of your visit. I recommend Ben Avery shooting range its located on the outskirts of Phoenix, run by the AZ Game and Fish Department. Range fee for the day is $7. We can leave for lunch and even come back later on. Have sufficient ammo for target shooting at the range. We can then proceed to find a restaurant which does not serve alcohol for consumption, so that we may open carry while eating our lunch and return to the range. Doesn't cost anything more to return after range fees.


    Look forward to meeting you and any other member whos interested!!!

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    Would love to make it, as long as the wife approves lol

    Whats up guys, would be cool to do something next Saturday as I believe I have no plans as of now but would need to clear it with the wife first. Would also be willing to carpool depending on you guys thoughts? If we are all leaving the from the general Phoenix area anyway then why not right? Then again I also understand the whole wanting to roll solo thing so just let me know or PM me for general info on where I am at. I'll let you all know what the wife says tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asubae View Post
    HEY RUSTY YOUNG MAN,

    I am able and willing to meet the week of your visit. I recommend Ben Avery shooting range its located on the outskirts of Phoenix, run by the AZ Game and Fish Department. Range fee for the day is $7. SNIP...
    I've never been to Ben Avery, but I have heard good things about the place. We'll see how many people seem interested in hitting that range.

    Quote Originally Posted by Javelina View Post
    Whats up guys, would be cool to do something next Saturday as I believe I have no plans as of now but would need to clear it with the wife first. Would also be willing to carpool depending on you guys thoughts? SNIP...
    If she wants to, I'd be willing to let her try my 1911.
    I guess I'm trying to say that it wouldn't be a bad idea to invite her along; she can see how others OC (further verifying that it is a normal thing), might convince her to carry, and she can try another platform.

    As to carpooling, I'm willing to give someone gas money; Ben Avery would be quite a trek otherwise, and it's Earth-friendly too.
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    More details:

    That particular Saturday might be plenty hot, seeing as next week's average temperatures are forecasted to be in the 104-107 Fahrenheit range.

    Called the Scottsdale Gun Club about a group of 4-7 people on that particular Saturday, and the man I spoke to said they should be able to accommodate us for 2 lanes, maybe three with a bit of luck. Maybe the lifting of fire restrictions will stem the flow of shooters going in that Saturday?

    Their range fee is $15, but for some air conditioning during the AZ summer, in PHOENIX, it just might be worth it. At any rate, the people of Scottsdale are in dire need of OC exposure.

    Currently looking into local eateries...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    More details:

    That particular Saturday might be plenty hot, seeing as next week's average temperatures are forecasted to be in the 104-107 Fahrenheit range.

    Called the Scottsdale Gun Club about a group of 4-7 people on that particular Saturday, and the man I spoke to said they should be able to accommodate us for 2 lanes, maybe three with a bit of luck. Maybe the lifting of fire restrictions will stem the flow of shooters going in that Saturday?

    Their range fee is $15, but for some air conditioning during the AZ summer, in PHOENIX, it just might be worth it. At any rate, the people of Scottsdale are in dire need of OC exposure.

    Currently looking into local eateries...
    There's a really good restaurant I go to almost ritualistically near SGC, K O'Donnells. Good food. Can't OC as though as they serve alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asubae View Post
    There's a really good restaurant I go to almost ritualistically near SGC, K O'Donnells. Good food. Can't OC as though as they serve alcohol.
    That's rather unfortunate.

    I'm sure we can find something by next Monday; I'm browsing through some "reviews" during my free time here in lab.
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    Duel in the desert plans?

    Hi All,

    What are lunch plans for this Saturday? If there's an event in town, I may decide to stay here rather than running up to Prescott.

    cheers,
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    "Duel in the Desert" OC lunch details

    Who: All OCers, CCers, and assorted Freedom-loving individuals
    What: "Duel in the Desert ()" OC lunch
    When: Saturday, August 16; Range at 11am, Lunch at 1:30 pm
    Where: Scottsdale Gun Club, Eatery name and location being sent by PM
    Why: Because we can, and because Phoenix shouldn't have all the exposure

    I should be easy to recognize, if not by my OCed sidearm alone; details of what I will likely wear are being sent by PM.

    NOTE: Anyone else interested in attending may show up to the range. However, if you will only attend the lunch, please PM one of the attendees for the eatery details, as they will not be shared publicly where antis and "murderous antis" alike may read them.
    I will check this thread and my inbox at least twice a day until Saturday, and will check again prior to heading out to the range.
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    Cool

    Cool! See you there rusty! You will be pleased to know I have not been shooting in a long while. This means you may indeed have a chance at winning in a match up of 45acp's
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