Apparently more than a few people have a hard time with the word "Rendezvous" (damned Froggies):
That's the sign the hotel put up outside our hospitality room.
We thought we'd struck gold Friday night when we found out who had the rooms just two doors down:
"NorCal Lefties!" We can walk next door, introduce ourselves and our very presence will make them cry!
But no, it was deceptive advertising. They were all left-handed, not politically Leftist.
Here we are Friday morning heading out to breakfast before the range session:
And I'd like to introduce you to the winner of the "traveled the farthest to get to GBR" award, reader and commenter Phil R., who came all the way from London.
Yes, the one in England:
He's studying for a PhD in Linguistics at Oxford, and until yesterday had never shot a handgun.
We fixed that.
Here are some of the guns we brought to the funshoot this year:
Mr. C's race guns.
The obligatory EBRs
Some Boomershoot long-range pistols.
SayUncle's 6.8SPC AR. He sells those, you know.
The Byrne and O'Connor Spring '09 Handgun Collection
And there was some Old School stuff as well that I'll post when I get some more time, plus some videos that don't want to upload for some reason.
Here's a shot down the firing line at the end we occupied:
The raffle dinner is later this evening, and I'll try to liveblog it. I'll also try to get more photos, including some of Alan Gura, who is much younger than I imagined.
I'll post about this again, but last night SayUncle asked a question about donating toward the legal fight for our rights, mentioning that he'd received emails from people saying they'd tried to donate during the Parker/Heller litigation and had been refused. Alan said that there had been a deliberate decision to take that case all the way without outside aid of any kind, which is why offers of assistance had been politely but firmly declined. However, all the current litigation, such as the Chicago incorporation suit and many others, are being paid for by the Second Amendment Foundation and CalGuns. If you want to help now, that's where your money needs to go. I've been receiving solicitations from SAF for a while, but i did not know that they were the financiers of these efforts. They'll be receiving donations from me in the future, and I hope from you as well.
It's almost 4:00PM as I write this, so it's time to head downstairs for dinner and the raffle. More blogging later, I hope.