Ok, folks - it's time to do this thing that we do once again! This is also an ongoing way to support this particular IHOP, which was robbed by armed gunmen in the Spring of 2010. We've done this three times before, and they know me, so I will be our liaison with them to arrange for reserved seating.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP with the total number in your party, including yourself. I that number changes, don't create a second post. Simply edit the first number you posted so we don't inadvertently double-count you.
0800 Hours: Breakfast at IHOP (the Southern one near Citadel Mall)
512 N Chelton Road
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80909-5218
0910 Hours: Head to Dragonmans Shooting Range
1200 Dragon Man Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80929
Please gather by the door at Dragonmans and wait for all of us so we can take advantage of group discounts on Range Fees:
$10.00 for the first person
$8.00 each additional person
Directions from IHOP to Dragonmans:
1. Head south on N Chelton Rd toward E Platte Ave
go 358 ft, total 358 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto E Platte Ave
go 3.3 mi, total 3.4 mi
3. Continue onto US-24 E
go 0.8 mi, total 4.2 mi
4. Turn right onto CO-94 E
go 7.5 mi, total 11.7 mi
5. Turn left onto N Curtis Rd
go 0.7 mi, total 12.5 mi
6. Take the 1st left onto Dragonman Dr
go all the way up the road, following it as it curves left 90 degrees, then follow it to its end, total 13.5 mi
I'll bring my staple hammer, which is far quicker and easier to use than those dratted staple guns. The best option for cheap targets I've seen yet are simple paper plates! (no plastic ones, as they don't biodegrade) However, bring whatever targets float your boat.
Please Note: Please don't try to swing this to the following weekend. Their Annual Machine Gun Shoot will be Sept. 10th and 11th 2011. If you'd like to attend that, fine - post it as a separate event. I'm scheduling this event, however, for the 3rd, as I'd like to eat some grub with my buddies and practice shooting, not fight the 1,200+ crowd that'll be there the following weekend. Thanks.