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    anybody going to the Richmond gun show this weekend?:celebrate

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    We will have our usual table there.
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    where is it at showplace?

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    Oldvirginian wrote:
    where is it at showplace?
    no i believe it is at

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    Oldvirginian wrote:
    where is it at showplace?
    the virginia sportsman classic/outdoors show is at the showplace this weekend. the gun show is at the raceway.



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    We will have our usual table there.
    Looking forward to meeting you finally!

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    ODA 226 wrote:
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    We will have our usual table there.
    Looking forward to meeting you finally!

    Craig
    Stop on by, look for the red Proactive Shooters banner!
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    VCDL will have a table set up as usual. Stop by and chat, bring a friend, introduce them to the free Va-Alerts.

    Friends + Va-Alerts = new members.

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    Is the show any good?

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    mariner wrote:
    Is the show any good?
    All shows are good - some better that others. Not bad at all - all tables seem to be full and business brisk without being overly crowded.

    National Geographic was there with a video crew taping a female newbie being guided to her first hand gun purchase by ProShooter. Hope that we get to see the results.

    Found/bought Federal HST .45 ACP for just a little more than white box Winchester from Wally World.

    Stop by Sunday if you did not make it today - be sure to introduce yourself at the VCDL table too.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    National Geographic was there with a video crew taping a female newbie being guided to her first hand gun purchase by ProShooter. Hope that we get to see the results.

    The video crew was very professional. From the off camera discussion that I had with them, they seem to be very pro-gun, or at least pro-self defense. They were very nice to work with and the young lady asked some intelligent questions. It was a pleasure to be involved in this. They said that it should air sometime around Christmas and that I'll be notified when it does air.

    I'm glad that they took our suggestion to spend some time at the VCDL table. I'm sure that you guys did a stellar job of promoting the cause.

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    ProShooter wrote:
    They said that it should air sometime around Christmas and that I'll be notified when it does air.
    Thanks for your contribution.

    Around Christmas - darn that's after the elections! Was hoping for sooner.
    Nevertheless, any positive reporting is good for the cause and even neutral reporting is positive. I think from my conversations with the crew that they will be factual and objective - waiting to see is painful.

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    I thought this show was better than the last one at the Showplace there were MORE interesting things for sale though nothing I wanted. It was also well attended.

    The VCDL desk was too scary for me with that vicious dog they had so I stayed away from there.



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    I thought this show was better than the last one at the Showplace there were MORE interesting things for sale though nothing I wanted. It was also well attended.

    The VCDL desk was too scary for me with that vicious dog they had so I stayed away from there.
    No reason to fear the dog. Just don't make any sudden moves.
    It's her mistress that you need to be polite to - dbl. NY reloads I have heard.

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    Just got home - we turned it into a motorcycle ride and OCDO dinner too. Too bad we didn't find more to buy - I have a birthday coming up. Oh, well.....

    Nice to see you, Grapeshot.
    good to meet you, ProShooter.
    skidmark ... as always, a pleasure.

    and I don't know if JC posts here or not -- good to meet you, and I admire your bike!

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    Nice to meet you as well Tess. I understand that you waited quite a while for me to become available. Thank you, I appreciate that.

    Also, my apologies to anyone who tried to talk to me during the National Geographic interview. I hate not be able to say hello and chat with folks but the interview required my full attention.

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    The Sportsman show was better. Got to look and play with all the new stuff coming out and the Ten Point Rep was there with a few factory Demo bows at a great price. One followed me home.

    Considering The huge turnout there, I'm amazed the gunshow had anyone at all.

    Al Gore Jr. was manning the dog hunter booth, Joe! I think he invented the gun too:shock::shock:


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    I went and checked it out. All I bought was a VCDL hat to go with my new membership card.

    I was tempted to try and trade in my M9 towards a subcompact XD or some sort of revolver; but after thinking about it I decided not to. First of all, I would have been ripped off on the trade value and it is a good pistol, the first one I owned, and I have no reason to get rid of it. I'll just wait a few more weeks and buy the sub or revolver. :celebrate

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    peter nap wrote:
    The Sportsman show was better. Got to look and play with all the new stuff coming out and the Ten Point Rep was there with a few factory Demo bows at a great price. One followed me home.

    Considering The huge turnout there, I'm amazed the gunshow had anyone at all.

    Al Gore Jr. was manning the dog hunter booth, Joe! I think he invented the gun too:shock::shock:
    peter,

    was it the gun or gun powder, that he invented. i wanted to get over to both the gun show and the outdoors show this weekend but got tied up at the gunshow. though if i had realized that the outdoors show was open till 6 i would have run over there too.

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    sorry the big black dog was so scarywe met so many people at the gun show remind me which one was you as i try and put names a faces together.

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    Just got home - we turned it into a motorcycle ride and OCDO dinner too. Too bad we didn't find more to buy - I have a birthday coming up. Oh, well.....

    Nice to see you, Grapeshot.
    good to meet you, ProShooter.
    skidmark ... as always, a pleasure.

    and I don't know if JC posts here or not -- good to meet you, and I admire your bike!
    tess nice to finally meet you and your son and husband.

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    peter nap wrote: peter,

    was it the gun or gun powder, that he invented. i wanted to get over to both the gun show and the outdoors show this weekend but got tied up at the gunshow. though if i had realized that the outdoors show was open till 6 i would have run over there too.

    joe
    They were open until 9:00 on Friday. You'd have enjoyed it I think. In addition to the Ten Point Rep, they had a number of Taxidermist's there. I showed the pictures of this years bear and got prices for a rug ($1200.00:shock Don't think I'll make one of those every year.

    DGIF had a number of tables. Did you know there were no more game wardens. The law enforcement section now has Conversation Police...with action lettering on their vehicles.

    A number of exhibitors had good looking, scantily dressed young ladies doing demonstrations.

    The deer contest was pretty good, turkey calling was interesting and DGIF had biologists.

    Mark Warners campaign was there trying to get a few gun/hunter votes and guess what...he's a Duck Hunter. One of the most memorable moments wass in the parking lot. I walked past a Jaguar and asked who would drive a Jaguar to a hunter show. Someone in the crowd shouted, "He's a Duck Hunter"LMAO.

    All the new model inlines and hunter equipment was being shown.

    Enjoyable show.

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    67GT390FB wrote:
    sorry the big black dog was so scarywe met so many people at the gun show remind me which one was you as i try and put names a faces together.
    No offense meant to Three-Gun's puppy (who, BTW, looked even better when sporting an orange "GUNS SAVE LIVES" button on the collar), but I believe the original comment was made in reference to the miniature poodle service dog:what: who was volunteering at the table during the Saturday morning shift.

    Anyone who got near that beast was is in for a viscious licking.

    BTW - VCDL memberships are expiring at the end of September, and the next gun show may not be in your area till October or later. Get those renewals in by mail, over the web at www.vcdl.org or walk up to some of the folks you think might carry a blank membership form or 2 in their pocket.

    stay safe.

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    skidmark wrote:
    67GT390FB wrote:
    sorry the big black dog was so scarywe met so many people at the gun show remind me which one was you as i try and put names a faces together.
    No offense meant to Three-Gun's puppy (who, BTW, looked even better when sporting an orange "GUNS SAVE LIVES" button on the collar), but I believe the original comment was made in reference to the miniature poodle service dog:what: who was volunteering at the table during the Saturday morning shift.

    Anyone who got near that beast was is in for a viscious licking.

    BTW - VCDL memberships are expiring at the end of September, and the next gun show may not be in your area till October or later. Get those renewals in by mail, over the web at http://www.vcdl.org or walk up to some of the folks you think might carry a blank membership form or 2 in their pocket.

    stay safe.

    skidmark
    I'm the guilty party. So while we are apologizing, I must do so for assuming that a mean dog must be the one trained by a mean owner! My bad, no root beer.

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    Dear Tess,

    Yeah, J C posts here from time to time (when his pc doesn't crap out for 5 days at a time!), and he really had a great time at the gun show with Audrey, Grapeshot, Skidmark, Joe, 3 gun and their pup!

    J C saw you guys when you first came into the show and knew you'd be over to the VCDL table. He remembered you all from LobbyDay back in December.

    What a great time we all had at Smokey Pig afterwards. Wish Nat. Geo. had been able to follow along and shared some of that action. J C said he knew he should have ridden his bike from the start. He has to learn to listen to that "little voice" more closely. We were both impressed with your bikes, they are beauties,and you're right, having a reverse on your Goldwing is great, and it can save a lot of shoe leather sometimes!

    Glad you all made it home safely, and we'll have to try another bike run sometime!

    Best regards from sidestreet and J C!

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