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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #330 on: May 16, 2017, 12:04:40 PM »
We wont hold that against you Mrs. Smith

golly, thanks, TxRebel!   :P   &)
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #331 on: September 23, 2017, 12:39:26 PM »
Hi folks, I'm a transplant from North Carolina, I got here as soon as I could. I've been done here about 18 months and I'm looking to do my first appleseed the first part of November.

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #332 on: September 24, 2017, 03:46:12 PM »
Welcome to Texas!  Hope you'll be able to make it to Waco sometime.

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #333 on: September 25, 2017, 12:45:53 PM »
Ditto to what NJRefugee said - welcome to Texas!  What part of Texas are you in?

The Waco range is very nice - we're a little spoiled, with an overhead canopy to keep sun, rain etc. off (plus a few other perks).  If you can make it out sometime, we'd love to have you.
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #334 on: October 09, 2017, 06:53:05 PM »
Tumbleweed checking in. I just moved back to Texas (Aubrey)  from NC. I'm a SBiT-2, and am hoping to finish up as soon as I can get acquainted with the AS community in Texas. Looking forward to lots of shoots.




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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #335 on: October 09, 2017, 09:23:23 PM »
Tumbleweed checking in. I just moved back to Texas (Aubrey)  from NC. I'm a SBiT-2, and am hoping to finish up as soon as I can get acquainted with the AS community in Texas. Looking forward to lots of shoots.

Welcome to Texas Tumbleweed!

I'm in the Plano area; it looks like you're not too far from us.

The Waco range is about a 2 hour trip for you, and where I volunteer pretty frequently.  We have shoots just-about every month.  There's an insulated overhang to keep the rain off, as well as that Texas sun.  There's also a back room with heat & A/C for when you need a break from the elements.

If you get a chance, we'd love to have you come out with us.  November in particular would be a great time for you to come out, although it will be a slightly not-typical month.  That month is reserved for a group of Trail Life boys.  We're arranging for extra backers to accommodate more shooters than normal, so this will be both a larger group than normal as well as a younger group than normal.  They're a good group of boys; we've done this for several years and always enjoy having this group.

I volunteer at most of the Waco events, and am acting as Shoot-Boss-in-Training for November specifically.  Let me know if there's anything I can do to help, or feel free to PM Ghostring who is the Texas coordinator - he's very approachable and will be happy to help.

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #336 on: October 21, 2017, 01:03:45 PM »
Hey guys, I'm Javier. I'm from San Antonio, my nephew Daniel and I completed the Appleseed here in South Texas on October 15th. I completed my first Appleseed back in April.

I took what I learned and ran with it. I've been coaching my nephew for a couple of months now and we're having fun becoming marksmen :) We didn't get our Rifleman badges together like we planned in October but we know how to clean up our mistakes and refine our skills. Appleseed has been the best thing for us :D
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #337 on: October 23, 2017, 01:20:19 PM »
Hi Javier!

It sounds like you're doing the most important thing you can right now - persistence!

You've probably heard this, but most people - especially if they don't have a military background - do not earn Rifleman on their first attempt.  I didn't grow up around firearms & itt personally took me three tries, with some individual practice inbetween.  I know that there are many others with similar stories.

Keep at it!   ~~:)

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #338 on: October 25, 2017, 08:10:05 AM »
A Bonsell checking in..

I was honored to be presented with an orange hat on October 22nd when I took my wife and daughters to the event in El Paso. I will work hard to live up to it. I look forward to getting some events going closer to my neck of the woods, in the Big Bend area.

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #339 on: October 25, 2017, 08:59:13 AM »
Hey Javier - looks like you're doing good and thanks for helping out your nephew. S.A. was my old hometown. Lived on the southside for many years.

A Bonsell - thanks for taking the hat. Hopefully we'll run across each other on the trail some day.
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #340 on: November 02, 2017, 01:01:54 PM »
AF5US and scuzzy Thanks for the good words!

Scuzzy I love this place and only want to leave for a little bit at a time :D

AF5US I know most don't get it on their first go arounds, I am not ashamed that we didn't get this last time. We're signed up for the shoot here on the 4th. We'll get it then. We have not stopped thinking and working. We'll make ourselves proud.

We're going for perfect shots, every shot; and we have no time to think about anything that isn't concerning the rifle in our hands and the target down range :D

Thanks for the welcome everyone!
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #341 on: November 02, 2017, 01:35:32 PM »

We're going for perfect shots, every shot; and we have no time to think about anything that isn't concerning the rifle in our hands and the target down range :D



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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #342 on: November 06, 2017, 07:13:21 PM »
Lasermonkey here Hutto,TX!!!

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #343 on: November 06, 2017, 07:18:08 PM »
Lasermonkey here Hutto,TX!!!

Welcome, Lasermonkey!

Looks like you're only a short 1 - 1.5 hours from the Waco shoot, if you're ever looking for a place to attend!
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #344 on: January 22, 2018, 06:42:26 PM »
TXVoodoo just started Apple seed I'm 16, have only been to Apple seed twice. I have taken my blue hat and working on my orange hat, was close with a score of 200.

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #345 on: January 22, 2018, 06:43:29 PM »
TXVoodoo just started Apple seed I'm 16, have only been to Apple seed twice. I have taken my blue hat and working on my orange hat, was close with a score of 200.

TXVoodoo it was great working with you this weekend; I'm looking forward to the next event with you.
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #346 on: January 22, 2018, 07:12:06 PM »
Welcome to the club Mr. VooDoo!  Like the avatar
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #347 on: January 22, 2018, 09:21:52 PM »
TXVoodoo just started Apple seed I'm 16, have only been to Apple seed twice. I have taken my blue hat and working on my orange hat, was close with a score of 200.

You rock Jr. Brother. It was good meeting you.

And sure good to see the rest of the crew. Love you guys.

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #348 on: February 07, 2018, 09:44:12 PM »
Just took my orange hat, excited to get involved

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #349 on: February 07, 2018, 11:06:02 PM »
Just took my orange hat, excited to get involved

Thank you and TxVooDoo - glad to have you guys on board. See yall again soon. And thanks Rebel for getting them involved.


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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #350 on: February 08, 2018, 10:55:53 AM »
Just took my orange hat, excited to get involved

I was so happy to hear that you earned rifleman, congratulations!

Next order of business: Find a cool avatar for the forum  ;)
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #351 on: February 08, 2018, 01:05:30 PM »
Just took my orange hat, excited to get involved

I was so happy to hear that you earned rifleman, congratulations!

Next order of business: Find a cool avatar for the forum  ;)

A search of the phrase "badvoodoo" led me to this humble suggestion  :cool2:

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #352 on: February 18, 2018, 11:07:06 PM »
Hello to all that I haven’t met. I’m Jake. I attended my first event this weekend in Waco. I loved it, and I’ll definitely be doing more.
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #353 on: February 18, 2018, 11:34:13 PM »
Welcome!  Glad you enjoyed the event. Hope to see you there again! 

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« Reply #354 on: February 19, 2018, 02:46:52 PM »
Hello to all that I haven’t met. I’m Jake. I attended my first event this weekend in Waco. I loved it, and I’ll definitely be doing more.

Jake, it was great having you out.  I look forward to working with you again!

I'll have the after-action report out later this afternoon, if you'd like to see what we have to say about the shoot.  All good things - I promise!  O0
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #355 on: February 19, 2018, 05:41:33 PM »
Hello to all that I haven’t met. I’m Jake. I attended my first event this weekend in Waco. I loved it, and I’ll definitely be doing more.

Jake, it was great having you out.  I look forward to working with you again!

I'll have the after-action report out later this afternoon, if you'd like to see what we have to say about the shoot.  All good things - I promise!  O0
Hello to all that I haven’t met. I’m Jake. I attended my first event this weekend in Waco. I loved it, and I’ll definitely be doing more.

Jake, it was great having you out.  I look forward to working with you again!

I'll have the after-action report out later this afternoon, if you'd like to see what we have to say about the shoot.  All good things - I promise!  O0

Thanks, Jason!

I appreciate everything y’all do, and it was a lot of fun while learning a lot.
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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #356 on: March 06, 2018, 03:33:24 PM »
New orange hat looking forward to getting involved and helping out at Waco

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #357 on: March 06, 2018, 03:50:24 PM »
New orange hat looking forward to getting involved and helping out at Waco

Welcome!

Hmmm . . .

"New orange hat."
"Waco"

Have we met?  I work most of the Waco events.  If not, I'm sure we'll meet soon - I'm looking forward to it.

More importantly - are you able to join us at the Instructor Boot Camp at the Waco range this weekend?  If you can make it, it's a very valuable experience (& fun, too - I promise).

Let us know if you need more information!

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Re: Texas Company, check in!
« Reply #358 on: March 07, 2018, 12:24:32 PM »
Welcome Jim.  :F

Yes Jason you have met him.  He is my coworker that has come twice.  He will be at the IBC this weekend
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« Reply #359 on: March 07, 2018, 12:51:21 PM »
Welcome Jim.  :F

Yes Jason you have met him.  He is my coworker that has come twice.  He will be at the IBC this weekend

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