Reminder: East Tennessee Blogger Shoot

I have finalized plans for the Blogger Shoot, which, contrary to what some think, does not involve shooting at bloggers. Everyone is invited and here are the details:

Who: Invitation is open to all. Bloggers, readers, lurkers, reporters, gun nuts, hoplophobes, or anybody else.

What: Spring Time Blogger Shoot. We will have the entire indoor range to ourselves.

When: Sunday, April 23, 2006. Arrive at about 4:45p.m(ish) and we will begin shooting at 5:00 and last at least until 6:00

Where: Coal Creek Armory, you can find a map and directions here

What you need to know: The four rules of firearms safety:

1. All guns are always loaded

2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy

3. Keep your finger off the trigger until youíre ready to fire

4. Be sure of your target and whatís behind it

What you need to bring: $10 for range time is all that is required. However, some additional recommendations are:

Glasses, if you wear them

A hat with a bill (such as a baseball cap). This will prevent any warm brass from bouncing off your forehead

Comfortable shoes and clothing

Additional money, in case you need more targets, ammunition, or have the urge to buy something

If you wish to bring your own weapon, thatís great. But it is not required. There will be plenty there for you to shoot. If you do bring your own, pistol calibers only

An open mind: Listen to what the Coal Creek staff have to say and follow their instructions. Itís for safetyís sake.

Future event: There is planning underway for a second outdoor shoot later in the spring to give folks a try at various non-pistol calibers.

Thanks to the folks at Coal Creek for giving us the space.

If you plan on attending, leave a comment or shoot me an email so we can get a decent count.

I’ll post this announcement again in the future.

8 Responses to “Reminder: East Tennessee Blogger Shoot”

  1. kevin says:

    “does not involve shooting at bloggers.”

    Awwwwww. And I had my hopes up an everything ….

  2. Warm brass bouncing off one’s forehead hurts. Especially when it’s being thrown by the M14 you’re firing.

    Too bad I’m not in TN.

  3. Benz says:

    My Denver trip was canceled, so I’ll be there. I’ll try to bring Lara, too …

  4. Kirk says:

    Looks like I have cemented my plans. Will be arriving in the area on Friday afternoon / evening. Staying at the Tapoco Lodge near Deals Gap. Will be driving the Dragon and other fun roads on Saturday in my Z. Heading back on Monday. Let me know if any other activities get planned…

    A weekend full of Cars and Guns… Wooo Hooo

  5. […] If you like to shoot things, SayUncle is planning for the first ever East Tennessee Blogger Shoot. He affirms that there will be no shooting of bloggers. A bunch of bloggers are getting together to play with their guns and shoot some targets at Coal Creek Armory in Knoxville on April 23. Sounds like fun if I was into the whole gun thing. Check it out here.Also, there is a grass-roots, blogger campaign to encourage KnoxNews to keep their new policy of not requiring registration on their site. I think any internet user would be happy that they keep this policy. Go here to send an email and join the campaign.If you are a blogging former student, current student, staff, etc from Carson-Newman, Adam Feldman is trying to get your address! Be sure to tell him about your blog here. Here is his old list.filed under: tennessee, technology […]

  6. SayUncle says:

    Kirk, Wow! That’s a long trip for some shooting!

  7. beerslurpy says:

    Hmm 12 hour drive.

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