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    Hey folks! Who'splanning on attending the Big Reno Show coming up March 28-30 at the Grand Sierra Resort? http://bigrenoshow.com/

    Reading the show rules (http://www.bigrenoshow.com/showrulescontact.php) it seems that OC is good to go, as long as it's empty and zip-tied. Standard gun show rules and same deal we had in VA, no biggie there. (Carry a recorder, extra mag and a cutter!)

    5. No loaded firearms, magazines or clips are permitted and all cartridge firearms, except those attached to a display, must be tied with zip ties so as render them inoperable.

    I propose we all meet up for the show and head out afterwards for an OCDO meet-up and lunch! Family and friends are highly encouraged to attend! I imagine Saturday would be best for most.As I'm new here, any locals have suggestions for where to eat?

    Maybe a shoot afterwards?Lemmon Valley (4WD required)? Any other ideas?

    The only thing that might interfere with my attending on a certain day is my step-daughter is comingto visitfor Spring Break and we don't yet know which day she's coming, or which week, for that matter!If I can get my liberty card from the Admiral,I'll certainly be there and OPEN CARRYING!





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    As metioned, I will be in town for that, and would love to meet up for some food or shooting. I will be visiting my Uncle who is pro 2A and just escaped from kalifornia. He would love an eye opening event like that. I'll let you local guys plan it, and I'll show up.

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    Im all good to go for an OC meet up and a gun show. How better to spend the day?

    Hopefully by then Ill have my grubby meat hooks on my new Springfield XD9, and perhaps a carbine of some sort.



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    The Chef's Buffet at the El Dorado is probably the best place for a group of people to eat. I believe its $19.95 per person, but Im not sure. Ill see if I can get some comp'ed dinners there from some people I know who work there . If I can get a few, anyone have any objections?

    The Grand Sierra also has a good buffet. At least it did when it was the Hilton :P

    Lemmon Valley road up to the go-kart track is cool, but after that it gets really crazy, since melting snow washed some nice deep trenches at various places on the way up to the shooting spot.

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    BobCav wrote:
    Hey folks! Who'splanning on attending the Big Reno Show coming up March 28-30 at the Grand Sierra Resort? http://bigrenoshow.com/
    Hey!!!

    Don't rub it in .
    This is one of theBest Gun shows I've ever seen.
    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
    The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.


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    Great, now I REALLY want to go!

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    i go to the Big Reno Show almost every time it's here. it's usually wall to wall people, but the big ammo vendor there has about the prices you'll get on quality reloaded ammo. i need to get some .45 and .223 this time out.

    There's great shooting out here in Cold Springs valley too.

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    I usually go to the show.I wasn't planning on going this time, but it sounds like it could be fun especially if we all met up. Not sure if I'll go or not.

    I'veopen carriedin the GSR quite a few times. The gun show loaded gunrule is annoying.As far asI know that only applies withinthe gun show itself but they may have adopted special rules for the gun show days.Inever even thought of it last time I went to the BigReno Showsince last time I went Iwas too young to carry.

    Currently I don't have much funds or ammunition to bring to shoot. (Except .22s) I'm actually in Cold Springs too. (Its 17 miles from my house to GSR. I drive right past it almost every day).



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    Bump. Flying out tomorrow.

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    turns out i'm going to be visiting my parents this coming weekend. i'll have to disarm at the border on my way to Sacramento... oh well. it has to happen from time to time.

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    Shooting up behind Cold Springs is nice, except for the fact that after you go about a mile from the end of the Cold Springs 2000 Development, youre 100% California Felon, although I doubt they care much.

    Also, Ive got like 60 or 80 rounds of 5.56 if youre interested njeske. Had them with my Bushmaster but returned it since it rattled like a can full 'o nails.

    Got my new Springfield XD9. I like it 400 times more than the Ruger already and I havent even shot it. Looking forward to a weekend out shooting with anyone interested, before or after the gun show!

    Anyway, anyone decide where they might wanna eat? Im leaning towards a nice and simple buffet lunch at the GSR, that way we dont have to do too much running around.

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    You just have to be careful which direction you go out in Cold Springs. If you go straight North from the Woodland Village development you stay in NV. Just don't cross the mountain ridge 1/2 mile to the west West and you're fine. There are several shooting lanes setup out there that are fully in NV. I've confirmed with maps and Washoe Sheriff that those lanes are in NV.

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    OK, we're getting close, any consensus on when to meet? Where? Lunch? Looks like my wife is working Sunday so that's the better day for me actually.





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    Im up for almost whenever. I have dinner with my parents this Sunday around 6pm for my birthday. Oh yeah, 22 on April 1st. I feel a year older already

    Im up for anything either Friday(after 11am)/Saturday/Sunday. Ill probably go check it out on Friday afternoon, and maybe look around the GSR for a good place to eat, get some prices, etc.

    So, if youre good to go Sunday Bob, I guess Ill cast my vote for Sunday. Any other objections to Sunday? Perhaps meet around 9 in the GSR parking lot somewhere, ziptie our weapons per the gun show rules (I can bring zipties and a few cutters), grab a bite and then go see some neat toys?

    -Rains

    PS. My zipties are just long enough to get through my Springfield XD9 Service Model, so I think they will be good to go even for the larger autos if anyone is packing those.


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    They should have a barrel with sand for clearing your weapon and zip ties at a table near the entrance, if it's like other gun shows I've been to.

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    BobCav wrote:
    They should have a barrel with sand for clearing your weapon and zip ties at a table near the entrance, if it's like other gun shows I've been to.
    i've never seen a barrel with sand, but they do have a table at the base of the escalator where they check weapons and have zip ties. you're supposed to already be unloaded before you get to that table. then they just check it and tie it.

    i'll probably be checking out the show tomorrow morning when it opens. i'll be gone the rest of the weekend for the El Dorado Passport Weekend.

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    Aye, the Gun show rules do say 'No loaded firearms, magazines, or clips', which is why Im probably going to ziptie in the lot and pocket my clip. I mean, if they wanted to be picky, they would have you unload the gun to ziptie it, and then make you unload the magazine, but then you would have to dispose of the bullets since youre in violation of the 'no loose ammo' snippet :P I know I overthought that by about a mile or two, but hey...hope for the best plan for the worst, right?





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    Clip? You mean magazine! lol... The loose ammo snippet is only speaking to ammo to be displayed or sold. No rule against having loose ammo in your pocket. I'll have a copy of the rules with me when I show up!

    6. The following items are not to be displayed or sold: A. Loose ammunition, except for unserviceable, collector type, tracer ammunition, pyrotechnics, explosive ordnance, switch blade knives, or destructive devices B. Parts designed to convert a semiautomatic firearm to fully automatic fire C. Books posters, clothing, sound or visual media which describes the fabrication of any device which, if possessed, would constitute a felony under the laws of the United States, the state, or the municipality where the show is being held
    DAMN, I wish I had a "GUNS SAVE LIVES" button so you folks would know me! Never got one when I was in VA at the VCDL meetings.



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    Howdy,

    I found the opencarry site this week, been reading up on various threads the last few days and have been impressed with the quality of conversation.

    I'm staying in the Grand Sierra for the gun show this week and weekend. Did you collectively pick a time to meet? I'd like to meet up with you if so.

    Wayne

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    Hey Wayne, welcome! Nope, haven't heard anything at all! I'm planing on being there Sunday, as my wife works that day anyway.



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    Im still all good for Sunday. I went by yesterday and got a 14$ weekend pass, and 1000 rounds of 9mm, and another 16rd for my XD9

    Went out and shot my new XD9 for the first time. About 300 rounds, only 2 FTE's on rapid fire drills, so Id say its pretty nice so far.

    Ill probably be down there today sometime, so give me a call (You have my # in a PM, Wayne) if youre going to be there!

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    I was there Friday afternoon. I was looking for a good "claw" style mount for my CETME. Nobody had one. Nobody had surplus 7.62 NATO either. I did get deal on a 30round mag for my CETME at $36.00 . I also bought a tacticool rifle sling for $11.00 . I saw LOTS of good .44 revolvers that were tempting, but the red tape of an interstate handgun sale made it less appealing.



    I also won $3 on a horse race, and $60 on blackjack whileI was in town.

    I liked the seafood restaurant in the Peppermill. I also enjoyed an In-N-Out burger.

    I liked visiting the Cabela's gun library also.

    The best part of the visit was the lack of all of those rediculous gun-buster signs that are posted all over Ohio's private businesses. What an eyesore when I came back home.

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    reefteach wrote:
    The best part of the visit was the lack of all of those rediculous gun-buster signs that are posted all over Ohio's private businesses. What an eyesore when I came back home.
    Glad you enjoyed yourself. I chuckled at this comment, because just today I was talking to my wife about the only "no weapons" sign at a commercial establishment I've seen in Vegas, and how astonished I was to see it --- I actually became a little confused and returned to my car twice before going in, debating to myself whether to CC, or leave it in the car and hope no one steals it.

    The sign read, "For homeland security reasons, weapons are not permitted in this facility to help stop terrorism."

    If ONLY the cockpit of those planes had a sign stating that running into buildings was not permitted...maybe those terrorists would have turned back?

    How in the world that sign makes anyone feel safe is beyond me....I'll never understand sheeple.

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