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    2011 Annual Rio Ranc Get-Together 12/28..

    Wednesday, 28 December 2011, 5:00pm

    @ Village Inn
    1741 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE
    Rio Rancho, NM 87124



    [Original Post]
    Well, it looks like this year it will be the week of December 25th, meaning a date between December 26-30. As mentioned earlier, a weekend seems to be better (when people are not working) but the problem THIS year is that Christmas Day is on a Sunday and New Year's Eve & Day are Saturday/Sunday so it looks like those 2 weekends are out since most probably want to stay home with their familes. Consequently, it looks like a weekday/evening this time, Monday-Friday...probably in the evening (since most people work days). Whatever, just putting the dates out there for anyone who can arrange their schedule to attend. Let me know what day would be best for most of you, then I'll post the day/time. All I can say right now is that I will be there regardless. P.S. We could even have TWO events: One during the week (as given above) and one on a weekend in case some people want to do a weekend anyway. That should cater to most people. [QUOTE]



    EDIT (12-20-11): A consensus has been reached -- the official 2011 ABQ/RR OC Get-Together details are:

    Wednesday, 28 December 2011, 5:00pm

    @ Village Inn
    1741 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE
    Rio Rancho, NM 87124


    ...across from the Intel complex.
    Last edited by cloudcroft; 12-27-2011 at 11:36 PM. Reason: To put final arrived-at and agreed-upon details into the first post (OP).

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    Cloudcroft,

    My working schedule is as follows;

    I am off on the 26th, 27th and 28th, working on the 29th and 30th. If we schedule on the 26th it'd have to be around 10am or later as I'd have to get home, get changed, get armed and get to the VI.. Not sure what Chris will be doing but I'll throw an invite out there for him...

    -Damien

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    Let's meet for VI's free pie Wednesday's!

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    Yeah...we could do it on a Wednesday. That'd be December 28th in my case.

    I just ordered my OC holster (and gun belt) from Comp-Tac this morning...was GOING to do it Wednesday but they have a Black Friday 20% discount (meaning TODAY ONLY) so I waited and ordered it today. Living in TX, I still have to pay TX SALES TAX (since Comp-Tac is in the Houston area) but still saved 20% off the total bill. I'll take it!

    So, unlike the last get-together, THIS time I will have my OC rig for my 1911 Colt Government.

    We still haven't decided on a particular day/time yet -- that's to be announced when we get into December -- but for me the 28th would be fine.
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    Hi, Damien...glad you checked in!

    Just saw your post above TravisNM...and I see you have the 28th as an opening in your schedule.

    I believe we met around 10am the last time, so we could do it again this time, too. And for TravisNM, VI's "Free Pie Wednesdays" is from 10am to 10pm...so HE is covered.

    So although nothing for sure yet, December 28th is looking good...
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    If I remember correctly, last year we arrived on free pie Wednesday and were offered pie... 28th sounds great.

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    Yeah, you're right! We WERE offered pie then. Forgot about it until you reminded me.

    The 28th is looking good, but we'll decide in early December. And we need to give more time for others (if any) to check-in.

    ...like the elusive Rogue Aussie (RA) -- who apparently is sort of like Bigfoot: Although rumored to exist -- and even seen posting here occasionally -- no one has ever actually seen a RA in-person, not even one's footprints. ;-)
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    Okay, guys...here's the "official" date and time (as of now) for our 2011 Annual RR/ABQ OC Get-Together:

    Wednesday, December 28th, 2:30pm -- at the Village Inn across from Intel in Rio Rancho.

    This won't work for Holey1, but he seems to have disappeared (last post was 11-15? -- possibly hanging out with or kidnapped by Rogue Aussie?) and hasn't been back posting here, AFAIK. But if he does check in, we may have to move it to the 26th (the 28th was not one of the dates he listed for an afternoon meeting).

    Anyway, if we want "Free Pie Wednesday" then it'll have to be the 28th as it's the only Wednesday that week! ;-)

    So...that's the official meeting time as of now.

    P.S. We can make changes IF necessary but that looks like it'll work UNLESS someone is working days, then it'll have to be in the evening instead of afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudcroft View Post
    Okay, guys...here's the "official" date and time (as of now) for our 2011 Annual RR/ABQ OC Get-Together:

    Wednesday, December 28th, 2:30pm -- at the Village Inn across from Intel in Rio Rancho.

    This won't work for Holey 1, but he seems to have disappeared (last post was 11-15? -- possibly hanging out with or kidnapped by Rogue Aussie?) and hasn't been back posting here, AFAIK. But if he does check in, we may have to move it to the 26th (the 28th was not one of the dates he listed for an afternoon meeting).

    Anyway, if we want "Free Pie Wednesday" then it'll have to be the 28th as it's the only Wednesday that week! ;-)

    So...that's the official meeting time as of now.

    P.S. We can make changes IF necessary but that looks like it'll work UNLESS someone is working days, then it'll have to be in the evening instead of afternoon.
    Well, my scheduele looks like it just finalized and I won't be going through there untill the week after that. Looks like I'll miss you this time.

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    JamesB,

    You might miss me (I will only be in the area 10 days: December 23rd to January 3rd) but you and the others can always get together any time you all can arrange something.

    Set something up for the following week when you will be in the area...no reason OCers can't meet up more often!
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    P.S.

    Damien...

    If you want to meet closer to your part of ABQ, let us know...it's a fairly long drive from Kirtland to Rio Rancho.



    Also, to any others who are working days, let me know so we can change the time to early evening...otherwise, we'll leave it at 2:30pm.
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    28th @ 4:30?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloudcroft View Post
    Okay, guys...here's the "official" date and time (as of now) for our 2011 Annual RR/ABQ OC Get-Together:

    Wednesday, December 28th, 2:30pm -- at the Village Inn across from Intel in Rio Rancho.

    This won't work for Holey1, but he seems to have disappeared (last post was 11-15? -- possibly hanging out with or kidnapped by Rogue Aussie?) and hasn't been back posting here, AFAIK. But if he does check in, we may have to move it to the 26th (the 28th was not one of the dates he listed for an afternoon meeting).

    Anyway, if we want "Free Pie Wednesday" then it'll have to be the 28th as it's the only Wednesday that week! ;-)

    So...that's the official meeting time as of now.

    P.S. We can make changes IF necessary but that looks like it'll work UNLESS someone is working days, then it'll have to be in the evening instead of afternoon.
    Sorry, I've been out of contact for a while.
    Me and Whatsername want to be there on the 28th.
    She wants to come but has to work and it would be 4:30 before we could get there.
    We'll watch and see if the time changes or maybe just get there late and see if anyone is still there.

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    I normally work until 3 or 4 so I'm game for meeting a bit later. Also, if we're thinking about changing the location to accommodate Albuquerque-ans I think VI at San Mateo and Academy is pretty centralized.

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    Holey1 and TravisNM,

    Yes, later would be okay with me...and looking at Damien's schedule it ought to work for him since he's off work the 28th.

    Do you all want to make it during their "dinner rush" (if they have one) when it might be more crowded or right after dinner, say 7:00pm or so?

    If you guys plan to have dinner there -- along with your FREE PIE -- then we could make it 5:00pm or 6:00pm.

    As for the move over to Village Inn/Academy, that's fine also...as I mentioned, that'd be closer to Damien's neck of the woods (at least his job).

    I am completely flexible -- you all chime in here and come to some concensus...

    BTW, someone should go by VI/Academy to make sure it's not posted ("no guns" signs) -- we didn't have trouble at the VI/Rio Rancho but I don't know if all the VIs in the area have the same (franchise?) owners and official policies...or if the VI staff even noticed our guns last time to say anything about them (especially the TINY gun I had, due to not having an OC holster for my 1911). I believe VI (like Starbucks) observes state law re: OCing but we need to be sure.


    P.S. Still no word from the elusive Rogue Aussie (RA)who is supposed to be in the area. Maybe I should ask these guys for help: http://www.bfro.net/ -- if anyone has a sighting of RA please submit a report immediately so we can send a team to investigate. ;-)
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    I OC at the academy VI all the time.

    I'd like to show up before the rush (say 4?) so we get good spots. Anytime after the rush is still a rush all the way until they stop serving free pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudcroft View Post
    Holey1 and TravisNM,

    Yes, later would be okay with me...and looking at Damien's schedule it ought to work for him since he's off work the 28th.

    Do you all want to make it during their "dinner rush" (if they have one) when it might be more crowded or right after dinner, say 7:00pm or so?

    If you guys plan to have dinner there -- along with your FREE PIE -- then we could make it 5:00pm or 6:00pm.

    As for the move over to Village Inn/Academy, that's fine also...as I mentioned, that'd be closer to Damien's neck of the woods (at least his job).

    I am completely flexible -- you all chime in here and come to some concensus...

    BTW, someone should go by VI/Academy to make sure it's not posted ("no guns" signs) -- we didn't have trouble at the VI/Rio Rancho but I don't know if all the VIs in the area have the same (franchise?) owners and official policies...or if the VI staff even noticed our guns last time to say anything about them (especially the TINY gun I had, due to not having an OC holster for my 1911). I believe VI (like Starbucks) observes state law re: OCing but we need to be sure.


    P.S. Still no word from the elusive Rogue Aussie (RA)who is supposed to be in the area. Maybe I should ask these guys for help: http://www.bfro.net/ -- if anyone has a sighting of RA please submit a report immediately so we can send a team to investigate. ;-)
    LOL I'm here just got back from Australia my mother passed away and I had to do an emergency run back home for the funeral. as for the get together I'll look at my roster and let you all now. It would be great to see everyone again
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    Hello, RA...sorry to hear the reason you disappeared for a while.

    I thought some others might have posted by now re: the proposed place and time change -- from Village Inn/Rio Rancho @ 2:30pm to Village Inn/San Mateo & Academy @ 4:30pm -- to see if everyone can make it. The DATE stays the same: Wednesday the 28th.

    Let me know...

    Am leaving Thursday the 15th for El Paso, then for Rio Rancho on the 23rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudcroft View Post
    P.S.

    Damien...

    If you want to meet closer to your part of ABQ, let us know...it's a fairly long drive from Kirtland to Rio Rancho.



    Also, to any others who are working days, let me know so we can change the time to early evening...otherwise, we'll leave it at 2:30pm.
    Sorry it took a while to get back to you.. I actually live in Rio Rancho.. The Rio Location is fine for me.

    -Damien

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    Just finished updating myself on the latest posts.. I do live in Rio but am not opposed to meeting at a more centralized location to accommodate others. Evening times for dinner are fine by me. Looking forward to this.

    -Damien

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    Thanks for checking in, Damien.

    I am in Rio Rancho also (my sister lives on 35th Circle SE but I'll be at the Hilton Garden Inn) so the Village Inn/Rio Rancho is there is right next door (and a Starbucks). So is Rogue Aussie -- that's 3 of us in Rio Rancho.

    So except for Travis -- who goes to the San Mateo/Academy VI -- I dont know where the others (like Holey1) are in ABQ. Maybe I can give him some free VI pie for driving all the way out to RR? ;-)

    Whatever, it looks like there's more of us in RR than ABQ, so unless more OC forum people from ABQ chime in, we'll meet at the Rio Rancho VI as per originally scheduled but with a later time -- so people getting off work (like Holey 1) can make it:

    Village Inn
    1741 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE
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    Wednesday, 28 December 2011, 5:00pm


    ...across from Intel.
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    Actually I live in Ventana Ranch so RR would be closer anyway

    (I was simply not opposed to driving to San Mateo)

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    Rio Rancho

    Quote Originally Posted by TravisNM View Post
    Actually I live in Ventana Ranch so RR would be closer anyway

    (I was simply not opposed to driving to San Mateo)
    Rio Rancho Works for me'n Whatsername.
    As long as it's 4:00PM or later we will be there.

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    I also live in Rio Rancho and may consider attending this event. (As long as nobody rags on me for carrying a sigma lol)

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    Hi, everyone (arrived in El Paso today, checked-in to the hotel and am back online).

    ...and I see we may have a good "crowd" attending on the 28th. And there are more Rio Rancho area members than I would have guessed...yet there MUST be even more in ABQ, or maybe for some reason only RR people read this Forum? :-)

    Well, maybe eventually we can find some of the ABQ people and have them join us...


    Icarry2 : Although I'm sure we all are interested in what each of us will be (and are regularly) carrying, it's not any "gun choice/fashion competitition" if you will, as eveyone has reasons (and hopefuly, GOOD reasons) why they carry what they do. You could even bring a Hi-Point! [no offense intended re: Hi-Point] ;-)

    I plan to carry my Colt Government 1911 (in my new Comp-Tac OWB Settable Cant holster) but I wish Comp-Tac would make a holster for a T-33 Tokarev so I could OC that, also. I need to check with them about possibly doing one-off "custom" holsters for "limited interest" handguns...just make them fit the same modular paddle assemblies their other holsters do (i.e., same settable-cant mounting/adjusting angle holes).
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    Hi everyone. I don't ever really post anything but read these forums quite often. I am looking forward to this event at VI/RR. I am really hoping to make it. I currently open carry a Ruger P95 which looks funny in my small hands, but its all I have for now!!

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