The Rendezvous starts in two (2) days. I'm leaving tomorrow morning at O-Dark-Thirty AM, and I plan on driving straight through. That should put me in Reno between 9 and 10 PM. I've decided to travel through
On-line ticket sales for the Para GI Expert / Front Sight training certificate ended Saturday at midnight, or close to it. Total ticket sales, both at Soldiers' Angels before PayPal went asshat, and after LuckyGunner.com was kind enough to pick up the gauntlet, came to (drumroll please): 449! After the 3% credit card processing fee (and PayPal's cut), that means y'all have donated $4,355 to Project Valour IT. Thank you! With what we'll add at the Rendezvous, Project Valour IT should be able to pick up several new systems!
The weather this year looks to be perfect, with daily highs of about 90 and evening lows in the upper 50's. Perfect T-shirt weather, rather than the snow we got last year. And I own so many offensive, politically-incorrect T-shirts, it makes choosing which ones to take very difficult.
Speaking of choice, I'm still trying to decide what boomsticks to take with me. The Remington 700 5R (now with a NightForce scope in place of the Leupold) is a given, and one of the ARs, I think. The Garand, and
For handguns, my full-size Kimber upper is out getting the slide Gunkoted and some tritium night-sights installed. I hoped to have it back in time for the Rendezvous, but no. I think I'll bring my S&W 25-13 Mountain Gun and some .45LC for it, but I'll be leaving the companion Winchester 94 here. I might bring the Hi-Power, since I have the better part of a case of 124gr. NATO-spec Europellets. Of course, I'll bring the Para Gun Blog 45, and the GI Expert I'm giving away. And last but not least, I think I'll bring my Boomershoot pistol.
Anyway, I've got to do some running around, pick up some ammo, load some ammo, pack everything up, and then get to bed early. No posting tomorrow, probably - at least not until I get to Reno, and even then I'll probably be too wiped to post more than "I'm here!" If you're coming, I look forward to seeing you! If you're not, shame on you! But stay tuned - we'll be liveblogging a lot of it!
Here's the updated schedule of events.