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Offline Da Kine

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2010, 03:31:38 AM »
Aloha from Hawaii!!!!

I am new to the Appleseed idea, and I like it! I live on Oahu and we have one public range here. I am not trying to be negative here, I just want to let you know that there is a huge barrier that will have to be overcome if Appleseed is going to get a foot hold here. The range is on Honolulu City/County land and is run by the County. It is located inside the Kokohead crater (old volcano). The website for the range is www.khsc.info. It is free to shoot the rifle and pistol sides and costs $3/day to shoot the metal target range. We have some clubs here as well as areas to shoot shotgun. We also have an archery range. It is quite a beautiful complex. And very well run, too I might add.

I was on the Big Island for over a year before moving here and there is one range there as well. You have to belong to the local gun club in order to have access to the range. I am not sure if that would make things easier or harder to get a foot hold but like I said, there is a barrier that needs to be overcome.

I work a regular 40 hour a week job and I am trying to get my small web hosting business to grow faster than it has been. So if there is someone here who is organizing the effort I will be happy to do some volunteer work.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about how things are out here in Hawaii.


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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2010, 05:01:20 AM »
Okay, now there are two of you (cram1903 & Da Kine) on Oahu, one a member of a club. That is a small start.
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2010, 02:46:05 PM »
i will be ion oahu the first week of nov 2010 would be available to help out  :)
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2011, 03:00:41 PM »
Aloha, everyone.

I live on the Big Island.  I'm in the Big Island Gun Club, I can arrange to use that range, if there's enough interest. 

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2011, 04:25:29 PM »
Aloha, everyone.

I live on the Big Island.  I'm in the Big Island Gun Club, I can arrange to use that range, if there's enough interest.

   Full speed ahead, Crazy Cat!

   Let's get an event set up, and promote the devil out of it. I'll see if I can come for the inaugural HI event!

   BTW, what do you figure for range capacity, and how long do you think it will take to shepherd getting the event thru all the hoops, before it gets on the club calendar?
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2011, 05:14:29 PM »
Aloha, everyone.

I live on the Big Island.  I'm in the Big Island Gun Club, I can arrange to use that range, if there's enough interest.

Of course there's interest! 

Who wouldn't want to be at the first Appleseed in Hawaii? 
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2011, 02:50:48 AM »
8 shooting points for 100/200yds (more if we move out from under the tarps), another 10 on the pistol side with a 60 yd berm, and we just put up a 25yd berm that would fit 20 or so, but that part has no overhead cover, so it's either too hot or too wet.

The next newsletter comes out at the end of June, so late July/early August would be good.  No problem getting it approved by the board; I'll start the wheels rolling this week.

Just to have a date to shoot for, how about August 7th?  We had been shooting High Power the first Sunday of every month until it got down to just two of us; there's nothing scheduled for first Sundays in the current newsletter.

If there's enough interest, we could do it every month.  The club even has rifles to lend to folks who don't want the hassle of taking their own rifle through airport security.


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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2011, 03:00:28 AM »
Hey CrazyCat.

Appleseeds are two day rifle clinics. Is that going to work at that range? We usually hold them Saturday and Sunday.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2011, 05:32:56 PM »
Third weekend would be better, then (second weekend is IDPA/IPSC); August 20/21.  The first Saturday of every month is devoted to range clean-up, that's not something we want to reschedule.  August 21 would be action rifle, but I run that match, so consider those dates firm. 

Anyone who's coming from off island and doesn't want to spring for a hotel can camp at the range; it's pretty primitive, but at least there's a flush toilet and tarps to keep off the rain.  We can probably arrange transportation from the airport, too.