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    OK, as promised, here's the beginning of the planning for our next meeting. My guess is that we'll keep the monthly frequency and make this one for some day in March...

    As has been suggested, for the next time instead of just eating, maybe we could try to make arrangements with a local shooting range (probably Ommelanden?) to accomodate our group for some hands-on shooting! And THEN, afterwards, go out and grab a bite to eat. Does that sound like a plan? Obviously this would have to be one day on the weekend....

    If we're doing that, I think it would be nice for everyone involved to maybe bring along another gun (handgun or long gun - in additionto your carry piece) that you may have so that other people could "test" it out. I know my list of "guns I've fired" is pretty short. This would be a great opportunity for others to check out different guns, and even get to handle them and shoot them. This would be beneficial if one of us has a firearmthat someone else has been considering buying....

    We don't have to do the "shooting range" idea, so if anyone else has any other suggestions, post them here!! Let's just toss ideas around for now, then we'll settle in on a date/time once we decide WHAT we're actually doing for sure (by concensus of course)....

    OK, let's hear your suggestions! (My "vote" is for the "shooting range then food" idea. I'll only be limited bymy visitation schedule w/ my kids and which weekends I have them).
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    I know Chef works on Sundays, so it'll probably have to be a Saturday -- what Saturdays in March are you available, Dave?

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    I like the range, eating trip. I also prefer as early as possible, I am an early riser. Any saturday is fine with me, as long as I don't have to work. I can work on any given weekend, so whatever you guys come up with I will attend if I can. With respect to other guns, I only have a remington tac-2. It's an assault, home defense tactical 870. If anyone is interested.. let me know.

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    Sounds good to me.... Last Saturday is BAD for me. If Bob is on, I think he'd let us use the 25yd side.

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    I'll bring my rifle and shotgun, but if we're on the 25yard side I'll leave them in my jeep.

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    I was thinking if it turns out like the IHOP meeting, we'd be taking over the whole place.....

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    You guys name a saturday and I'm there. Just as long as I'm not in afghanistan :shock:

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    I have some options for the get next get together. I went to Targetmaster this morning for some range time. While I was there I inquired about range lanes, rooms etc. It can be as big or as small as we want it. We just have to let them know in advance. Options are...

    We can rent a bunch of lanes for as many hours as we want. The range is broken up into two rooms. We may be able to rent all the lanes in one room. If we get as many of us as were at the dinner I think that would be 5 lanes to split between us ( I THINK this is how many are in the small room.) This all depends on how long we all want to shoot as well. I usually go for a good hour and shoot about 300 rounds. I don't know what you all normally shoot. The gentleman I spoke to just asked that we tell them in advance how many lanes and for how long.

    Targetmaster also has classrooms that we COULD rent and have it catered or bring stuff. By catered I was thinking along the lines of capriotti's subs or pizza or something. The only thing about getting a room there to eat in would kinda defeat the OC thing.

    We could shoot and go eat in Delaware up off 202 as well.

    I have an issue to bring up with going to PA. Do the rules change with how we can carry guns in cars when we hit the PA line?

    Also today....EVERY first shot after I changed mags went real low and to the left.... I couldn't figure out why.. any ideas?

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    Mr. Bruce wrote:
    I have an issue to bring up with going to PA. Do the rules change with how we can carry guns in cars when we hit the PA line?
    YES. No open carry in cars in PA. You want to have the weapon cased and separate from ammo, locked in your trunk... no deviations once you're in PA -- right to the range... you have to be going to/coming from a location where it's lawful to have your firearm.

    If you have ANY state permit, you can OC in the car, if I recall.

    Even though OC is lawful in PA, I believe you have an issue if you stop somewhere, make ready your weapon from your trunk and holster it to OC because of their stupid vehicle carry laws.

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    Mr. Bruce wrote:
    Targetmaster also has classrooms that we COULD rent and have it catered or bring stuff. By catered I was thinking along the lines of capriotti's subs or pizza or something. The only thing about getting a room there to eat in would kinda defeat the OC thing.
    I have issues with TargetMaster simply because they're "Ammo Nazi's" (NO AMMO FOR YOU! ) when it comes to Walmart 100 round boxes, which is my staple ammunition for target shooting, as much as I'd love to have Capriotti's cheesesteaks. ;p

    That's just me, though.

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    Mr Bruce

    if upon changing mags and releasing the slide the gun shoots in a different pattern, it sounds like the barrel is not aligning properly.

    if you were shooting a sig p-226-229 series pistol I would say the barrel and/or locking block was loose and realigns after the first shot,

    1) are these factory mags or aftermarket mags

    2) do you load the mag to full capacity as in if its a 15 rd mag do you load 15 rds or 13-14 rds.

    3) I also assume you are using factory loads. reloads can wander

    4) did you buy the gun new or used and have you had it serviced

    5) do this occur during single action or double action firing

    you can PM me, I am fully trained smith, I can guide you but not repair it for you

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    As much as I'd like to hit TargetMaster in PA for a group shoot, I have two issues w/ that place...

    1. They are idiotic w/ their ammo "rules" because of the WWB 100-round boxes from Wal-Mart. TargetMaster told me that they don't like the stuff because it's a lower quality and much dirtier than the 50-round boxes. That made no sense to me so I emailed Winchester directly and asked them what the difference was. They told me that there IS NO DIFFERENCE!!! So TargetMaster just has idiots/liars working for them, probably to get you to buy their overpriced ammo.

    2. It's up in PA, so I could NOT Open Carry my gun. And since this is the Delaware "chapter" of OpenCarry.org, I think we should keep it in Delaware, where we ALL can OC lawfully without worry. As far as I know, in order for me to be lawfully allowed to OC in PA, I'd need a LTCF. Which I don't have and can't get, since I don't have my CCDW License from DE.

    I'd like to "vote" that we keep our meetings in DE if that's OK w/ everyone else.
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    I'd like to second Dave's vote to keep our group meetings in Delaware.

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    Wynder wrote:
    I know Chef works on Sundays, so it'll probably have to be a Saturday -- what Saturdays in March are you available, Dave?
    I'm available the weekends of March 8th and 22nd. Yeah I know, only two available, but it'sthanks to my visitation schedule w/ my kids. And whichever one we choose for our meeting, I'llbe "using" the otherweekend to take my fianceeto the "Barrels on the Brandywine" wine tasting tour.
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    My vote is for Saturday, March 22nd.

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    Wynder wrote:
    My vote is for Saturday, March 22nd.
    I like that too. Hopefully by then I should have my glock. I was also looking at a bersa in the mean time till i get the glock. Anyone know about those bersa's if they suck or not?

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    Using your best Scottish accent, repeat after me: "If it's not an XD, it's craaaaaaaaap!"

    j/k... I love my Springfield Armory XD's. I've never shot a Bersa, so I have no idea. Maybe you could try posting your question on the "Selecting a Handgun" forum here?
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    Chef

    get a sig or glock,if not get a .380cal walther (not a smith & wesson PP) but a used Walther PPKS in .380 cal again don't let the dealer talk you into a S&W copy they are junk

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    Am I seeing a liking for March 22nd as a date so far? Anyone NOT OK w/ that date?
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    I think I can do the 22nd. My friends dad has a bersa, it's a decent gun.

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    Its a Kimber...but its not crrraaaappp! I have been trying to get to the IHOP on the appointed dates but fate has always thrown a monkeywrench in the fan. Can't wait to meet the crew.


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    I'm open for the 22nd of March and agree that we should keep it in Delaware.

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    I'm good for the 22nd. Delaware only it is. I was only presenting options. I just hope I have my gun back.

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    I know you were only presenting options. Options are good. I had considered maybe going to LRGC, too. They have a great range there. But it's up in PA an hour away. That would definitely defeat the purpose of our LOCAL Delaware meet. LOL.

    I'm guessing Ommelanden is our only "local range" option at this point, unless someone has a membership somewhere and they allow guests or groups??
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    So, we'll mark Saturday, March 22, 2008 for our gathering.

    With kids, I'm usually up at the butt-crack of dawn, so I'm going to suggest meeting up at Ommelanden at 9am -- that's when the facility opens. I figure by 9:15 we'll all have paid and they'll have gotten someone down to physically open up the pistol/rifle range.

    Thinking 9:30-10:30 we shoot, then hit someplace (suggestions? IHOP?) for a brunch, 10:45-12:00.

    Thoughts?

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