Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bowling Pin Shoot - Tucson, Sunday December 12


Tucson Rifle Club action range. Registration begins at 8:30 AM (we're starting a little later). Sign in at the range office, but if all you're going to do is shoot the match, you don't need to pay the daily use range fee - it's part of the match entry fee for non-members. $10 for the first gun, $5 each for additional guns. First round downrange (hopefully) by about 9:00.

After last month's mega-match, we're going to shoot Major (.40 and above), Minor (9mm and below), and .22 rimfire as separate classes, but each class will be a free-for-all. Everyone in that class will shoot against everyone else in that class, regardless of pistol type.

Smallest centerfire allowed: .38 Special. Hollowpoint and flat-point bullets work better at carrying pins off the tables than round-nose or FMJ bullets do, regardless of caliber.

If you show up, you'll be paired off against all other shooters in your class for one (1) man-on-man competition each. Bring enough ammo! We each shot in 14 centerfire matches last month, and most of us took way over five shots per table. This month should be a lower round count than that, but it's entirely dependent on how many people show up.  And, even if you lose the match, you get to keep shooting until you've cleared your table if you want to. Consider it practice for the next round.

Whoever wins the most tables will be declared victor of the class. The last match of the day will be a best two-out-of-three competition between the top Major and Minor shooters. Your only prize: the accolades of your peers.

Everyone who hangs around until the end of the match will be put in for a drawing. $1 of each entry goes into a pot. A drawing from the names of those present will be taken, and the winner gets the whole pot. It's been running a bit over $20, so you get your entry fee back, and a little gas money.

See you Sunday, December 12!

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