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Title: New Mexico locals
Post by: twh731 on June 30, 2008, 06:41:07 PM
I would like to get an idea of where everybody is in NM so we can see about the local help scene.  If it isn't too much data collecting how about it.  You don't need to put your name if you don't want I'd just like to get a feel for who all is out there.  Rather than leaf back thru all the different posts to find someone it would be help to have this info in one post.  Thanks

Taos, NM   twh731    Tom   twh731@taosnet.com
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: PJEVANS on July 17, 2008, 06:27:54 PM
Tom,
You look lonely over here all by yourself. 
My name is Phil Evans and I'm from northeast Oklahoma, PryorCreek area.  Looks like you might need some help out at Raton, I'll see if I can get off work and come help out.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: twh731 on July 18, 2008, 02:57:43 PM
Thanks Phil.  I do feel as though I'm floundering abit.  I dropped off some flyers at Whittington Center for them to put out for us and also while I was there visited a couple of outdoors shops and left flyers.  I have a couple of guys in the Alb. area who have put some flyers out down there as well.  I am going to try to contact any of the local 4H clubs and shooting ranges . 
   As for help on the day of the event I think I will try to set up a 25 meter line very early as the first established line is at 100 yds.  I am probably going to camp or get a cabin there Fri. night so I am there.  Thanks and looking forward to meeting you.  Tom

Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on August 10, 2008, 08:35:44 PM
Hi tom
Sam Damewood from Alamogordo.
Barring AD&D I'll make the Whittington shoot, be there Friday and help you get going.


Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: twh731 on August 20, 2008, 12:24:28 PM
Thanks Sam,  I look forward to seeing you there!
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Spatulaman on August 20, 2008, 04:11:45 PM
 I'd post up through Durango, Trinidad and maybe even as far north as Pueblo/ Canon City area. I used to drive down from Lakewood for matches on a regular basis.
 
And TWC is truly a world-class range, with a dedicated HP range to 1000 yds, and room for 100 shooters on the line.

If it goes "Bang", there's a place for it at The Whittington Center.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Spatulaman on August 20, 2008, 04:18:38 PM
You might try sending Franktown Kid a PM, he's the Colorado honcho, and he's not too far from you.
Spat
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: BlueFeather on October 21, 2008, 11:20:29 PM
Hey Tom, Congrats on running a second successful NM AS in as many months...AND the patch too!  You worked hard.

Ah what Appleseed to go to this past weekend? It was a hard choice between  El Paso and Albuquerque, but we wanted to bring along some friends, so we chose to just drive over the hill.  Transmountain Road has got to be the prettiest drive in El Paso, so it was pleasant to do for a couple of days.  Half of the attendees were from Las Cruces anyway, so it looks like there is a market here.  We also have our own smaller local range, about ten minutes west on I-10, so LC  is really convenient and we usually have very mild winters.

It would be really nice to have an AS here!

Gillian, Rifleman, and former British subject.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: twh731 on October 26, 2008, 12:44:02 PM
BlueFeather, the Alb AS went pretty well but was under-attended if you look at the population in and around Alb.  It was a pleasure meeting with the two Politicos who showed up.  The weather held out beautifully for us, and yes, getting the cloth is a satisfying accomplishment.  I am torn on which jacket to put it on, though.  If only all of our decisions in life were this tough, huh!  It sounds like you guys have a good thing going down there as there is an enormous interest in the AS Project.  Not nearly as many citizens dozying on the couch in your area!  Thanks for the invitation to stay at your digs.  Your place looks magnificent and if I attend an IBC or AS in your area I just might take you and TaosGlock's offer to occupy a room.  Are you guys going to be around for the Dec 27-28 AS? (if we have it)  Tom
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on November 05, 2008, 10:20:43 AM
Thanks for the invitation to stay at your digs.  Your place looks magnificent and if I attend an IBC or AS in your area I just might take you and TaosGlock's offer to occupy a room.  Are you guys going to be around for the Dec 27-28 AS? (if we have it)  Tom
We will be around Tom! Come on down and leave that snow shovel...you won't need it. ;D
And BTW, all of you guys are welcome here.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Sistema1927 on December 31, 2008, 10:56:39 AM
I am in Albuquerque, and shot Saturday at the Alamogordo Appleseed this past weekend with my son who was home for Christmas from Arizona.

Is there the possibility of there ever being a Friday-Saturday shoot in NM or nearby?  Due to the fact that I pastor a church it makes it difficult to do a full Saturday-Sunday Appleseed weekend.  I wonder if the Friday-Saturday combination might also be better for some folks who might have to travel after a shoot in order to be back at work on Monday.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on January 01, 2009, 11:54:46 AM
Systema,
it was good to finally meet you.
We will work out something to get you more range time.

We need some access to a range up that direction.
Something other than the Abq city range.
No matter, the Appleseed trail does go through and around New Mexico O0

Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Fred on January 01, 2009, 12:35:58 PM

    A pastor of a church?

    Am I really the only one to see the possibilities here? (Can't be!)

    Heck, bring the church with you, have a "sunrise" service, and then introduce them to a second day of "doing the Lord's work" - saving this country (can that ever be called "doing the Lord's work?").

    "Where there's a will, there's a way..."

    I need a new signature line: "Don't tell me how it can't be done; let's just do it - and you can tell me why not, after it's done." :)
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Fred on January 01, 2009, 12:41:11 PM

     PS: Welcome, padre! This program needs every American, for sure, but folks like you can bring in many others maybe a little easier than some.

     So again, welcome! Two hundred-plus years ago, pastors were some of the most respected people in society. Dunno if that can be said about our modern 21st-century American culture, unless you are member of a rock band, or practice liberation theology - which you'll be doing, as part of Appleseed. O0

    PS: I hope "padre" is still an acceptable form of address for a minister of the Gospel out west; if not, please accept my apologies, no ill-will or harm is (or was) intended.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on January 01, 2009, 01:07:49 PM
He's a good man Fred.

Best we all remember that when those colonial militiamen met to decide on a course of action, a man of God was always with 'em, and usually on the march too. 

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On the evening of April 18, 1775 John Adams and John Hancock met at the home of the local militia leader - and "coincidentally" Pastor of a Lexington, Mass. church - Jonas Clark. Unaware that at that very moment British Regulars were setting out to confiscate the arms of the Patriots, one of the visitors asked Rev. Clark if the people of Lexington would fight if necessary. The Rev. replied " I have trained them for this very hour!"

Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Sistema1927 on January 01, 2009, 09:47:35 PM
Fred, "Padre" is fine, I have been called worse!

As to the standing of ministers 200 years ago, this is an interesting link:  http://members.cox.net/pc-usa/patriots.htm

I am a Baptist with Calvinistic leanings, and feel a special kinship with the "fighting Presbyterians" of the 18th century. 
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Fred on January 01, 2009, 10:03:27 PM

    Sistema: From the url you cite, there's this

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(Muhlenberg) was a pastor of a church at Woodstock, Virginia, at the opening of hostilities. When the news of Bunker Hill reached Virginia, he reminded his congregation that there was a time to preach and a time to pray; as for him, the time to preach was past.

    We live in times when we don't and won't have a Bunker Hill, when all we have is the sure knowledge that our country is sinking and at some point, if we don't want it to sink, we have to stir ourselves and do something about it.

    That awakening is our "Bunker Hill".

   
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"It is now," he cried, "the time to fight"; and throwing off his vestments he stood forth in the garb of a Virginia colonel. His brother having remonstrated with him for his enlistment, he wrote:

"You may say that as a clergyman nothing can excuse my conduct. I am a clergyman, it is true, but I am a member of society as well as the poorest layman, and my liberty is as dear to me as any man. I am called by my country to its defence. The cause is just and noble. Were I a Bishop.....I should obey without hesitation; and as far am I from thinking that I am wrong, I am convinced it is my duty so to do - a duty I owe to my God and my Country."

In February, 1777, John Muhlenberg became a brigadier-general in the Continental Army; in September 1783, he was a breveted major-general. He took part in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth; at Yorktown he commanded the first brigade.

     "It is now the time to fight" - only thanks to the founders, we understand that you can't fight if you don't have the "hearts and souls" of the American people - and if you have their hearts and souls, you don't need to fight - because we the people (thanks to the efforts of those same founders) control the government.

     "The cause is just and noble...it is my duty so to do - a duty I owe to my God and my Country."

     Sweet words, indeed. Even after two centuries, they still sound sweet...

    PS: that's a pretty "hot" site, there...
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Shelby on January 24, 2009, 12:45:38 PM
Hi all,
Me and my wife Jessi are here in Las Cruces, NM.  There are several others we work with who have also attended.  There are even more who are waiting on the next event.  We would love to see an appleseed hosted on our Butterfield range just West of town.

Shelby Lindsey
shelby.lindsey@gmail.com
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: BlueFeather on January 24, 2009, 06:06:41 PM
Hi welcome Shelby and Jessi! 

We are already planning two events at Butterfield. We want Feb 28-Mar1 and Mar 21-22.  Parks & Rec say they should get back to me this week on the paperwork and then we will post the application link online.

BlueFeather

Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on January 24, 2009, 07:51:12 PM
Welcome again Shelby and Jessi.
This time you both make rifleman and get a hat ;)
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on January 24, 2009, 09:14:43 PM
Hi all,
Me and my wife Jessi are here in Las Cruces, NM.  There are several others we work with who have also attended.  There are even more who are waiting on the next event.  We would love to see an appleseed hosted on our Butterfield range just West of town.

Shelby Lindsey
shelby.lindsey@gmail.com
It was absolutely wonderful to work with you two.
We will be getting together soon!
TG
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Longshot on January 24, 2009, 11:50:20 PM
Shelby and Jessi,

 Great working with you. Stick with it, persist! And stick with TaosGlock, Bluefeather, and Sam D! They WILL get you there.

 Don't forget to include friends and family, they need to feel the fire, too!

Longshot
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Shelby on January 25, 2009, 01:19:56 AM
All,
Thanks for the warm welcome.  Hope to see you all soon.

Shelby
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Buck on January 25, 2009, 04:43:15 PM
Cool, looks like we are going to have a real strong Las Cruces contingent O0 I cant wait till the Las Cruces appleseed. I have some people in mind Who I'm sure will be interested.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Longshot on January 25, 2009, 11:55:52 PM
So, ..... Uh,........ Buck,
 I'm assuming from the tag line under your avatar that the top of your head has miraculously turned bright orange!!!

 Congratulations, and Well Done!

 OK, enough weepy back-patting, now put your shoulder to the timeline and get to work!!!  LOL!

 Welcome, and enjoy the next phase of your life....

KR
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Devnull on January 27, 2009, 04:18:12 PM
Another New Mexican checking in. I live in Albuquerque and plan on attending the Raton AS.

Maybe we should include our chili preference?  **)
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: BlueFeather on January 27, 2009, 08:23:32 PM
Great to have you here.  TaosGlock and I will be working at that event.  Raton is a wonderful place, and probably the prettiest range anywhere.  Tell your friends about this: we want a big contingent for April 19th!
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on January 27, 2009, 11:14:36 PM
Lookin' forward to seeing you April 19 in Raton Devnull! O0
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Buck on January 28, 2009, 01:47:31 AM
Another New Mexican checking in. I live in Albuquerque and plan on attending the Raton AS.

Maybe we should include our chili preference?  **)

Green!!! ;D
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on January 28, 2009, 02:35:22 AM
 ;) Christmas
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Devnull on January 29, 2009, 05:39:29 PM
Now that's non-committal  ::)

Red here!

So anyone here from abq or know of "prone" friendly shooting ranges? The dorky benches at the city range seem to negate me practicing anything but standing unless I head outta town.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on January 29, 2009, 08:39:49 PM
Can't think of anyplace s close.
I used to have a key to Diamondtail but that's gone now.

What do you think of a shoot in Socorro?
You might pass it among your friends and see what they think.

Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: tecole on February 05, 2009, 01:27:08 PM
Hello all, thought I should check in as well.  I am one of the folks Shelby referred to.  I am in Las Cruces and was an attendee at the last shoot in New Mexico for 2008 in Alamogordo.  I am looking forward to the upcoming shoots in LC.

Tom Cole
aikininja@gmail.com
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on February 05, 2009, 08:19:34 PM
Good to see you aboard Tom.
Looking forward to shooting with you again
Rifleman this time O0

Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: cougar1968 on February 20, 2009, 10:36:59 PM
hello everyoneMy name is michael my wife laurel and our son and daughter. I have not been into firearms for long but just recently bought a ruger 357 for me and a .22 rifle for the kids at the gun show in las cruces last weekend. I would like more info on the appleseed project if anyone could help point me in the right direction that would be appreciated. I am trying to do my best educating my kids on firearms but i dont know alot myself. anyway just thought i would intro myself
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on February 21, 2009, 12:32:50 AM
cougar, welcome aboard!
I assume you stopped by the Appleseed Project's table at the LC gun show right? ;)
If not, I will say this, we have two shoots coming up...one on Feb 28-Mar.1 and one on Mar. 21-22, Hope to see you there. O0
Since you are signed on here, just take the time to look around the forum. You will see what we are all about pretty quick!
TG
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: staplegund on March 15, 2009, 10:04:12 PM
Hi, I'm a new volunteer in Las Cruces, NM.  I plan to attend/help at the Raton AS Apr 19.  I also intend to bring my gloves and t-post driver Friday afternoon for the Cruces shoot 14Mar. 
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on March 15, 2009, 11:09:53 PM
Welcome staplegund,
Glad to have you aboard.

See you Cruces Next week.
Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: staplegund on March 15, 2009, 11:30:05 PM
Sam,
I'd like to buy one of your slings, if you still have one to spare this weekend.
DSE
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on March 16, 2009, 12:02:50 AM
Hey staplegund! Welcome aboard!
Lookin' forward to this weekend!
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on March 16, 2009, 12:12:02 AM
I have some, a bit better than the last batch but still cheap.

Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: BobABQ on July 12, 2009, 03:33:41 AM
I suppose I should introduce myself.

My name is David and I am located here in Albuquerque.

Now people are probably wondering, my board name is BobABQ and my real name is David.


Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: BlueFeather on July 12, 2009, 11:30:53 AM
I still haven't figured that one out.  I keep on thinking, "Who is Bob?  No, Bob is David."  #) You're messing with us!

G
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: BobABQ on July 12, 2009, 08:22:37 PM
I still haven't figured that one out.  I keep on thinking, "Who is Bob?  No, Bob is David."  #) You're messing with us!

G

Lol, to make a long story short I had E-mail account issues so I used my middle name of Robert.

Call me Dave, Bob, whatever.

I'll answer to just about anything, especially if food is involved.


Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: MedicOni on November 16, 2009, 03:11:25 PM
Hi,
I'm in ABQ for the time being. Going to be moving back to Socorro to finish my BSE in the fall.
I'm Nathan, and my first AS is going to be RR's on Dec 5.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: oladcock on January 25, 2010, 12:10:45 AM
Hi folks, O.L. here in Roswell, been to 2 AS's so far and hope to help out in Carlsbad in Feb. I've met some of you already and hope to meet the rest soon. Press on!...O.L.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ranchroo on February 01, 2010, 02:36:16 PM
Hello from the Wilkie family outside of Carlsbad!
Hey, we will be setting up at the gun show in Farmington Feb 12-14. There's room on our table for AS stuff!
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: staplegund on February 01, 2010, 11:00:25 PM
Excellent.  Do you know if any other AS folks will be there? 
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ballistic_ken on February 02, 2010, 01:11:09 AM
I got a bunch of AS stuff to put out on that table. :cool2:

SJWF just comitted to a shoot March 12th & 13th.

PM or call me (505)793-0063 and I'll give you the brochures.

Ken

PS...........Bloomfield, NM  Appleseed new guy.

Oh, and Green.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on February 02, 2010, 01:13:31 AM
Ranchroo,
We just finalized a shoot tonight with the folks putting on that show San Juan Wildlife Federation
2 members JeremyF  and ballistic_ken live in the area. Between the bunch of you ought to be able to get some flyers out for the shoot there, ABQ Whittington and Roswell for April 19 too.

Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: JeremyF on February 02, 2010, 11:08:26 PM
Hello from the Wilkie family outside of Carlsbad!
Hey, we will be setting up at the gun show in Farmington Feb 12-14. There's room on our table for AS stuff!

If you do not already have a bunch of flyers I can stop in Friday with some (assuming I have any left).
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ranchroo on February 05, 2010, 11:32:51 PM
That would be great!
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: JeremyF on February 12, 2010, 11:10:41 PM
That would be great!

Didn't run into you at the show, should have gotten a phone number...

Left a nice stack of flyers with Ken to deliver.  ;)
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ballistic_ken on February 13, 2010, 04:04:34 AM
You can call me @ 505.793.0063 and I'll get you some flyers tomorrow.

I am gonna try and get some up on a booth I am working on Sunday as well.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Devnull on February 13, 2010, 04:14:29 AM
I want to thank the both of you for stepping up and promoting/spearheading this shoot. If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.

I look forward to meeting the both of you at the shoot!

Chris/Devnull
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ballistic_ken on February 13, 2010, 11:38:08 AM
Thanks.

I can't make this shoot, the only available weekend is one I have to be out of town. :wb:

I think this area could support a minimum of 2 shoots a year and our range can handle 800 yards.  I really want to eventually shoot the entire course @ real distance with a centerfire rifle.

Once we get the first shoot done I'm hoping that other shoots will be easier to schedule.  I look foreward to meeting everyone at some point. :cool2:
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on February 13, 2010, 02:46:00 PM
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2 shoots a year
Not even barely ballsitic_ken.

Try 15-16 by the end of 2011.
 
If you think my figure is too low, this a conversation I'll have with Fred in Jan 2012.
(me) "well Fred, beat my estimate, had 842 last year   ??? "
(Fred) "how many people in San Juan county? " ::)
 (me)  "138,000"  :'(
(Fred) "what happened to the rest of them? "  ~~:)

You are thinking way too small.
2 shoots a year!
You're a regular comedian  ;D

SJWF might think 2-3,
NMMI9100 went in thinking 5-6
I thought 6 maybe 8 in a pinch

Fred thinks 12 shoots a year @ 100 shooters a whack+April 19+ Constitution Day+ Independence Day,  and " just what are you slackers........................?"

Sam  ;)



Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ballistic_ken on February 13, 2010, 05:27:14 PM
The more the better.  I was thinking of working up to 1 a month over a few years.  I am totally willing to jump right in to the deep end as needed. :cool2:

I dropped a bunch of brochures at the Funshow today, didn't see any SJWF big wigs to nudge in the right direction.  I'm working a booth tomorrow and will try again.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: JeremyF on February 13, 2010, 08:17:48 PM
Depending on the first shoot I may be interesrted in the instructor program and helping organize SJC.
1 shoot a month would be awesome but the way SJWF operates its schedule would be difficult. They really don't like the idea of having shoots that limit regular range use (above what their favorites are).

If we can get a top dog into the organization it may work well for us. Waylan Moore is a huge fan of shooting 22's for benchrest and silhouette, and if he participates (I am trying!) It will be a walk in the park to get a shoot regularly scheduled.

One question, how are magazine changes handled with tube fed rifles?

Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on February 13, 2010, 11:06:05 PM
Don't get me wrong Ken, but access to SJWF will NOT be a limiting factor for Appleseed in in NW New Mexico.

If they only have time and space for 2 that's fine, I'll find somewhere else as demand justifies. Slow me down maybe, stop me No.

There are other places and they will be contacted and used. Plenty of public and private land.

Locations are nice but an established range isn't necessary.

Sam

Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ballistic_ken on February 14, 2010, 12:48:37 AM
I'm in for a penny, in for a pound.

This whole San Juan County thing has come together rather quickly for me.  I just barely joined here and this is proceeding pretty fast.

I'm willing to volunteer my time and energy to make this thing grow, it's just way faster than I ever dreamed.

If there's something you need me to do, or anything I'm missing, just let me know.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on February 14, 2010, 11:53:28 AM
Ken,
Just wait till you get to your first Appleseed.
Ever had a drink from a firehose?  ;D

Seriously, we plan big, and work hard.  It is all part of what we call being a "Rifleman", which is way more an attitude towards life than it is an exercise in shooting ability.  Like any human endeavor, there will be successes and failures.


"Devils and angels belong in the church.
You try for the best and you deal with the worst.
Just keep on plugging, you old nine to five,
For you are the heartbeat that keeps us alive."

We try for the best and deal with the worst and in the end the people never let us down.  O0
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ballistic_ken on February 15, 2010, 01:33:12 AM
Had my daughter help handing out Appleseed fliers at the gun show.  She's a natural and handed out all the brochures we had.  She'd pick people that blew by the booth too fast, track them down and give them a brochure.  She did much better than I would have.  She's fixing to be 11, and cute.  I am over 40 and not so cute.  She was great at approaching the kids and parents.

She also is turning 11 next month and is getting a Ruger 1/22 compact.  She wants to do Appleseed.

I also have a line on a couple alternative ranges, just in case SJWF can't meet our needs. :cool2:
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: ballistic_ken on February 15, 2010, 01:56:49 AM
Oh, how do I get more of the brochures for Appleseed? :sos:
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: BOOMER_EOD on April 12, 2010, 07:07:32 PM
tom

I'm station in Ft. Bliss and can be around for most if not all the events in southern new mexico, just have to see wat training is like. :---

Boomer
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on April 12, 2010, 07:42:17 PM
We are glad to have you Boomer.
West Texas really does belong to us anyway  O0

Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: oladcock on April 14, 2010, 12:41:14 AM
Welcome Boomer, I look forward to meeting you! :)...O.L.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on April 14, 2010, 01:05:54 AM
Was great working with you Boomer!
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: JustJeff on June 24, 2010, 12:13:28 AM
I'm down here in Alamogordo  :wall: as little as I can.  My wife is constantly  ~~:), so I don't have a ton of free time. If I can help out somewhere that's not too far from here, send an  :sos: and I'll try.  Hopefully there'll be another event here in Alamogordo, or Cruces, again soon (I'm boycotting El Paso for Boycotting AZ).
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on June 24, 2010, 12:25:58 AM
Welcome aboard Jeff,
Glad to have you.
We will be scheduling some more shoots soon.
There are three of us here in Alamogordo
Give a yell if you want to hit the range.

Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on June 24, 2010, 12:29:12 AM
Welcome JustJeff.
Our next Cruces shoot is in November 13-14 after the Dickerson Gun Show where we will promo that shoot.
I'm working on a Deming shoot again for October at New Deal Sports. There is also a gunshow there in Oct.9-10 so after that we will have the shoot..
Also gonna try and get 1 shoot per month at Raton NRAWC in 2011.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on July 02, 2010, 02:36:05 PM
OK Folks.

The government, wisely, has decreed that Independence Day is a day of celebration. It also falls on Sunday this year.  If you are in the Alamogordo area, come on out to the range in LaLuz at noon on Sunday (hit church early, plenty of time).   We will have a celebration of Liberty, use the whole 360 yards available and enjoy some conversation with friends, and maybe make some more.  For lack of better terminology, we'll call it a Mini.

Don't try to use your BBQ as an excuse not to show up, bring the grill and the people that were supposed to come to your place to the range and BBQ there. Leave the beer at home we won't need it anyway.

Sam
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Captwa on July 03, 2010, 02:26:00 AM
  Jeff,

    The secret to Appleseedin is to get your wife to shoot. Then she'll get her friends shooting and next thing you know you'll be able to watch your ball game ( or shop for ammo )in peace while they are at the range. 

   Heck ,Shorty goes to Appleseeds just to hear the three strikes story and the dangerous old women tales.  Of course you will have to learn to sleep with one eye open. Those "old" women like the dangerous part.

    Happy Birthday America!

                                           Wa

   
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on July 03, 2010, 02:44:37 AM
  Jeff,

    The secret to Appleseedin is to get your wife to shoot. Then she'll get her friends shooting and next thing you know you'll be able to watch your ball game ( or shop for ammo )in peace while they are at the range. 

   Heck ,Shorty goes to Appleseeds just to hear the three strikes story and the dangerous old women tales.  Of course you will have to learn to sleep with one eye open. Those "old" women like the dangerous part.

    Happy Birthday America!

                                           Wa

   
Hey Captwa!
You got that right!
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Captwa on July 03, 2010, 03:35:41 AM
  Hey Taos!

    Did you mean the "peace " part or the sleep with "one eye" open part?   Either way I found Sam's three strike story online so Shorty could get re- inspired again but she misses Blue-F's Gals with Grit tales.  I might need to sleep with TWO eyes open if she hears more of them!

   I've been reading up on some seventh step pertaining stuff and my head hurts. Time to head to BLM zone and shoot more. After this weekend when its safe out there, damn amateurs.

  Y'all can PM me , same name on AOHell.

                                                             Wa

                                                                                     
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: SamD on July 03, 2010, 05:20:03 PM
Be moving the range time back to 1300 if you are coming.
Going to spend a few minutes speaking with the Alamogordo A2ATF people at Alameda Park in Alamogordo.

Sam

Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: JustJeff on July 03, 2010, 10:01:29 PM
  Jeff,

    The secret to Appleseedin is to get your wife to shoot. Then she'll get her friends shooting and next thing you know you'll be able to watch your ball game ( or shop for ammo )in peace while they are at the range. 

   Heck ,Shorty goes to Appleseeds just to hear the three strikes story and the dangerous old women tales.  Of course you will have to learn to sleep with one eye open. Those "old" women like the dangerous part.

    Happy Birthday America!

                                           Wa

   

LOL, I asked her to come out on Sunday.  She'd love to shoot, and used to years ago, but she doesn't think her back or shoulders would take it anymore.  I told her that a .22 shouldn't be a problem, but she said no. When she uses pain as an excuse, I believe her....
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Captwa on July 04, 2010, 03:15:53 AM
Jeff,

   My wife and I are both out on disability. There are times we can not complete a course of fire at the appleseeds. It wont keep us from our quest for rifleman. It wont keep us from participation at whatever level we are capable on any given day. I've seen injured servicemen participate and folks worse off than us too. I take inspiration from them.

   The instructors only ask you to do your best, whatever that is. They understand that everyone is different and adapt to each persons capabilities. It may be a youngster with attention problems, or an old poop like me who can't rotate to get a leg up.  They adapt. Lots of them have physical restrictions and yet they teach. You can sit out sections of instruction and observe if needed. No pressure.  They understand.

   All you need to bring is an empty cup . Appleseed will fill it.

                                                                                      Wa
  ps. My brain only can do one thing at a time. If I'm thinking front sight I cant think backbone.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: JustJeff on July 05, 2010, 11:42:54 AM
Yeah, Capt, I understand that......however, I don't push my wife to do ANYTHING she doesn't feel comfortable doing, even for the right reasons (she has an ex who took it to the extreme sometimes).  I know she CAN shoot if she has to, She's at least fired every gun I've put in her hands and is familiar with them.  Sometimes just getting them downrange is all that is necessary.  She's a Missoura gal..... it won't take a whole lot to get her on target once she starts shooting.

On another note, I had a good time with Sam and the others at the range Sunday; for the time that I was there, we put a lot of rounds downrange (those cans and targets didn't stand a chance).  Prior to that, Sam spoke at the Alamogordo 2ATF (2nd Ammendment Task Force) bbq, and was very enlightening....he garnered a LOT of interest in the program after he spoke.  The bbq in itself was a small gathering, however it was a gathering of folks who were members of multiple groups..... Appleseed, OathKeepers, Sons of Liberty Riders, and of course 2ATF.....all people with serious concerns for our Great Nation.  We'll be having a joint meeting of OathKeepers and SOLR in Abq next Saturday if anyone is interested in details.
Jeff
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Captwa on July 07, 2010, 03:02:56 AM
  Jeff,

    I hear you on the let her do what she's comfortable doing!  Shorty gets into things some times if it looks like I'm having too much fun.  Some times enthusiasm requires a few days of pennance and the real danger of doing more damage. Not worth the pain? Who knows.

    My uncles current wife is from Mizzorah and that old gal shoots gophers with a pistol from the front porch!  Dont pic the vegtables from her patch!  Sam and THE Garand work together like a well oiled machine, inspiring! I gotta practice a lot more!

    I'm in Santa Fe most of the time and visit Alamogordo and NY mostly and some other places as required.

   Sounds like you are a busy fella with those organizations.  I'll clam up now and might see you on a range some where.  My best to you all.

                                                               Wa
   
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: JustJeff on July 07, 2010, 11:02:53 PM
    Sam and THE Garand work together like a well oiled machine, inspiring! I gotta practice a lot more!

   

Yes! I had the privelege of watching him SHOOT that thing.  He's an artist with it.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: oladcock on July 18, 2010, 12:34:34 PM
Welcome all you new folks and looking forward to meeting you on the trail. As for the physical limitations, yep, we've all got them in shape or form. My wife has many and fought like hell to get that first rifleman score, then shot like 5 in a row after the light bulb came on.

I had a lot of lower back issues for years and what we did and still do is throw a shooting matt on the living room floor with a target across the kitchen and down the hall. A few minuets each day get into the positions as best you can and do a few dry fires. You'll find they get easier and don't hurt as much. They even start to get comfortable. Those back issues I had for years?.....They went away and haven't returned! So besides AS making me a better person and better shot, it's improved my health. Maybe we need universal Appleseed instead of universal health care!  ++) Again, welcome aboard and I salute you!...O.L.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TaosGlock on July 18, 2010, 04:21:22 PM
And I might add that any of you guys are welcome to come to Raton and join BlueFether and I. :~ :---
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: JustJeff on August 02, 2010, 01:35:48 AM
  Jeff,

    I hear you on the let her do what she's comfortable doing!  Shorty gets into things some times if it looks like I'm having too much fun.  Some times enthusiasm requires a few days of pennance and the real danger of doing more damage. Not worth the pain? Who knows.

    My uncles current wife is from Mizzorah and that old gal shoots gophers with a pistol from the front porch!  Dont pic the vegtables from her patch!  Sam and THE Garand work together like a well oiled machine, inspiring! I gotta practice a lot more!

    I'm in Santa Fe most of the time and visit Alamogordo and NY mostly and some other places as required.

   Sounds like you are a busy fella with those organizations.  I'll clam up now and might see you on a range some where.  My best to you all.

                                                               Wa
   

UPDATE:....... Nancy and I will both be at the Aug 14&15 Mayhill shoot..... The camping and fishing convinced her.  She's actually looking forward to sending a bunch of rounds downrange too, now.
Title: O.L. and Juli, please email
Post by: DieslPwrd on March 30, 2011, 03:27:46 AM
Hey Adcocks, I need some help on a couple historical facts.  Have lost my old email list. Please email me; I need to send you a document to look over.  Gracias.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: oladcock on March 31, 2011, 11:30:33 AM
DieslPwrd, Are you all set?...O.L.
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: TNTCrazyLady on August 30, 2011, 12:13:35 AM
Hello from a 50 something newbie that just completed her first shoot in Abq this weekend.  LOVED IT  ;D

Many thanks to Roy and Elaine I learned tons  ^:)^

Can't wait for the next one I can get to !!!!
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: Gideon on August 30, 2011, 11:35:06 PM
Welcome TNT-CL!  I'm delighted you decided to join us on the forum. 

Roy
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: hankh on May 08, 2015, 11:30:40 PM
Howdy All;

NFG on board. Last post I see here is in 2010 ... what happened,
everyon fall off the face of the Earth???
Live 1/2 way between Hatch and T or C.
Anyone near-by?

thanks for being here  :-\

hank
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: comuaiki on July 19, 2015, 01:15:53 AM
Ok, this is my first post, add one more to planet earth.  I am out near Taos.

Got boolits?...
Title: Re: New Mexico locals
Post by: hotairbill on April 17, 2019, 12:34:26 PM
Bill Butler, Instructor/ Shoot Boss in Alamogordo, NM.  Would be glad to help and willing to travel.