Author Topic: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***  (Read 2416 times)

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The fifth annual Michigan IBC will be held on February 27-78, 2016 at the Capital Area Sportsmen's League in Lansing, MI. 

Capital Area Sportsmen's League
7534 Old River Trail  Lansing, MI 48917
GPS: N 42° 45' 45.63"     W 84° 39' 42.45"
Click here for directions or more information about the Capital Area Sportsmen's League


Anyone who wears an RWVA hat is invited to attend.  Anyone who might be interested in wearing one of those funny-looking RWVA hats is welcome to attend, but please PM me so we can discuss.

Attendance is strongly encouraged.  Aw, heck, let's just say attendance is mandatory.   ~~:)  If you are unable to attend, please PM me to work out alternate arrangements.

We're going to be a large group.  This is your single, best opportunity to meet a large portion of the Michigan cadre and talk, share stories, and learn from them.

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I'm asking everyone to register on Eventbite.  To Register, CLICK HERE


Times:
   Friday (optional) - Club will be open to attendees starting at 2 PM.  Optional medical training course will take place from 6 PM to 9 PM.  It will be different from last year, so you won't want to miss it!
   Saturday - 8 AM until bed time (if you're arriving Saturday morning, please plan to arrive no later than 7:30 AM)
   Sunday - 8 AM to 5 PM

Meals: 
   Friday (optional) - freeform, TBD (everyone pays their own way)
   Saturday - breakfast, lunch, dinner
   Sunday - breakfast, lunch

Cost: $35 - (payable at the door) which includes $30 to cover meals, snacks and water for the weekend, and "range fee" of $5 for CASL for the use of their banquet hall. 


Click here for directions or more information about the Capital Area Sportsmen's League

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What is an IBC?  An IBC is an intense, drinking-from-the-firehose, weekend of interactive classwork (indoors, all weekend), where all instructors will get plenty of hands-on instruction and mentoring, while building friendships and camaraderie.   You shouldn't have any fear/trepidation about attending.  Bring the skills you have, and be ready to learn.  You WILL learn a lot, and have fun.

Blue Hats - get to know the instructor corps, see what goes on "behind the scenes," learn how to help run a safe event, learn/practice the points of instruction and history in case you might want to change your hat color in the future.  We want you doing POIs, breakouts, troubleshooting - everything!

Orange Hats - this is a great way to get a leg up for 2016.  You'll have ample opportunities to practice and polish your points of instruction, safety, and history skills.

Red Hats - we need you!  Our ideal ratio is 1 Red Hat for every 2 Orange Hats.  Plus, this event will help to shake out the winter cobwebs that may have grown on your perishable skills.

Shoot Bosses - we don't need you!  You already know everything, right?   &)   Just kidding - ALL Shoot Bosses should be at this event.  This may be the only time we have such a large gathering of our cadre, and it's a great opportunity to make friends, build our team and relationships, and mentor.

Some logistical details:

-We will be in the main hall (it seats 250 people, so we'll have plenty of room).  Please plan to sleep at the club (Ladies will have the option to use separate quarters).

-There will be no shooting, but there will be rifle familiarization - AR15, M1 Garand, M1A, AK, 10/22, 597 and 795. 

What should you bring?  Well, in addition to your personal items for spending an overnight, please bring:
  • A teachable attitude.  Have the sponge damp, and wrung out, ready to ABSORB!
  • any teaching materials you normally bring to an AS
  • The instructor manual
  • A notebook or pad of paper and pens/pencils
  • A dummy rifle, if you have one
  • your copy of Paul Revere's Ride
  • A memory stick if you want electronic copies of our files
  • A video camera to record yourself in the breakout sessions - trust us, this will be an eye-opener for you
How should you prepare?

Blue Hats:
Orange Hats:Red Hats:
  • Be ready to discuss all aspects of the history - prelims, strikes, DOMs, etc
  • Read the current Instructor Manual - click HERE to download a pdf of the current manual
  • You will be running/assisting in the breakout sessions. PMs with details will be forthcoming
  • You have no need for that cheat sheet, right?   :cool2:
  • Make sure your POIs are sharp - it's the end of winter, you may have atrophied a bit
Shoot Bosses:

Basic Agenda:
  • Friday evening - (attendance optional) Basic medical training - no cerficiations will be given out, just basic stuff that you'll likely encounter at an event
  • Saturday - POI and safety breakouts all day, effective public speaking presented by Graywolf
  • Sunday - history, rifle familiarization, LibertySeeds, troubleshooting, KD
Food, snacks, water and coffee will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have special dietary requirements.  Please - no alcoholic beverages!

Border raiders are more than welcome to attend.  Lansing is right in the middle of the state, 80 miles up I-69 from the Indiana state line, and only 120 miles from where US23 crosses the Ohio state line near Toledo.

Our mission is serious: the urgency of saving the country, and everyone's safety at our events.  That being said, if you're not having fun doing this, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!

Open or concealed carry of handguns is welcome, and even encouraged, however a level-2 retention holster is required.  Level 2 retention means some kind of device that locks the handgun in the holster, not just the friction/fit of the holster.

Please check in here occasionally for updates.  Thanks!  We'll see you all in February!

To Register, >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Aerial map - showing where we'll be:




If water starts coming into your car, you went too far.

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Re: The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 11:43:35 PM »
It's on my calendar.  ;) Thanks!!
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Re: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 12:25:48 PM »
Good thing I just got the notice about this. I have to make my work schedule for Feb next week. I'll be there.

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Re: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 09:29:55 PM »
Registered! 

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Re: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 11:05:36 PM »
Fly-Boy and I are filling our packs and hitching up the sled dogs!  ~~:)
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Re: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 10:02:32 AM »
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Re: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 12:59:54 AM »
Are there any arrangements for lodging or is it everyone for themselves?

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Re: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2015, 01:43:19 AM »
DragonMedic, usually about 60% of participants camp out inside the same same venue where the event is held, it is like a gun themed slumber party. Others drive home for the night or otherwise fend for themselves.

If you stay onsite, try to pack so your gear can be neatly stowed into a minimal area during the day when we need the floorspace.

Tents outside are probably also OK, but not many are that adventurous.

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Re: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 01:28:47 PM »
Registered at Eventbrite a few minutes ago. See you Saturday AM.

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Re: ***The 5th Annual Michigan IBC - February 27-28, 2016 in Lansing***
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2016, 09:54:41 AM »
It will be great to see you there, nailer22. You too, DragonMedic!   ^:)^
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