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slavicshooter August 22, 2017 10:48

Safn49's Eclipse Shoot 2017
 
Many thanks to Safn49 and Mrs. Safn49 for hosting the 2017 Eclipse Shoot. I don't think we could have spent the day with a nicer bunch of folks. It was a healthy dose of down to earth Americana. Abundant conversation about our lives, hope's, and dreams, mixed with shooting filled the day. Our position for the eclipse was perfect. Looking through our cheap protective glasses at this natural marvel was really quite extraordinary.

Of special note, one of the participants was a middle-aged couple and their 3 kids. The father, was a level headed police officer. His spouse, was obviously a devoted wife and mother. Surprise!!!!!!!Their kids were as polite and decent as one could hope for. It's amazing how that works, isn't it??:wink:

Here's a couple of pictures. From left to right: Safn49, Invictus77, and myself.
(Faces obscured for opsec)
https://s27.postimg.org/bbp9jd7pb/20...2_09.41.18.jpg
And another, with me flippin' the bird to the photographer, Mrs.ss. :]
https://s27.postimg.org/6wbfrukov/20...2_09.36.50.jpg

These 2 guys and their wives are as easy to be around as apple pie.
Thanks again for an absolutely wonderful day. ~ss&Mrs.ss

TenTea August 22, 2017 11:16

coolness :)

Eyeguy August 22, 2017 12:34

I see Mikey came in his sandles again....

Question... When the sh_t gets deep, as is the potential at any gathering of members from this group, does it ever get stuck between your toes?

Like they said in the Budweiser commercials...."Love ya' man!

Invictus77 August 22, 2017 18:11

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Originally Posted by slavicshooter (Post 4467732)
Many thanks to Safn49 and Mrs. Safn49 for hosting the 2017 Eclipse Shoot. I don't think we could have spent the day with a nicer bunch of folks.


These 2 guys and their wives are as easy to be around as apple pie.
Thanks again for an absolutely wonderful day.

^^^THIS^^^

....and check out http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418345

Invictus77 August 22, 2017 18:15

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Originally Posted by Eyeguy (Post 4467765)
I see Mikey came in his sandles again....

Question... When the sh_t gets deep, as is the potential at any gathering of members from this group, does it ever get stuck between your toes?

Like they said in the Budweiser commercials...."Love ya' man!

Heck yeah, it always gets deep in a files crowd, but SAFN let me use his garden hose to wash up before me and Blondzilla got back in the truck :)

PS - Sunday after Labor Day at Antelope again??? I luvs U 2 bro :)

Invictus77 August 22, 2017 18:45

4 Attachment(s)
Invictus' "pit crew"

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attac...1&d=1503444928


The falfiles crowd on-site. The LW "G" is schweeeeeet !!!!

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attac...1&d=1503445205

Lastly, the spare bed at the Warrenton Holiday Inn last night :shades:

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attac...1&d=1503445457

meltblown August 22, 2017 21:09

Surprised one of you dumbasses weren't blinded. ;). Looks like a hoot

Invictus77 August 22, 2017 21:25

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Originally Posted by meltblown (Post 4467980)
Surprised one of you dumbasses weren't blinded. ;). Looks like a hoot

It will be your turn to host next time. Start making plans now amigo ;)

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...s-11734339.php

meltblown August 22, 2017 21:33

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Originally Posted by Invictus77 (Post 4467989)
It will be your turn to host next time. Start making plans now amigo ;)

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...s-11734339.php

You guys are welcome anytime. Shit 2024. I'll be dead by then. Said the same thing about being 30 :D

Invictus77 August 22, 2017 21:38

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Originally Posted by meltblown (Post 4467996)
You guys are welcome anytime. Shit 2024. I'll be dead by then. Said the same thing about being 30 :D

Well, just work on staying alive until I get down there in November and we can discuss it in more detail :cheers:

Eyeguy August 22, 2017 22:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Invictus77 (Post 4467882)
Heck yeah, it always gets deep in a files crowd, but SAFN let me use his garden hose to wash up before me and Blondzilla got back in the truck :)

PS - Sunday after Labor Day at Antelope again??? I luvs U 2 bro :)

Glad you kept that shite outta your truck...

Antelope in September it is!

SAFN49 August 23, 2017 00:38

The highlight of the shoot was Mike getting a 14/15 yo kid hooked on shooting. He had never shot a shotgun before and was busting clays in short order. Then Mike let him use the 15/22. I'll just say "Fish on! He was hooked." (I'll have to explain to his mom how much his new hobby is going to cost her.) She came in to work today and asked what she owed for the shells. I said nothing.
It was good to induct another generation into the sport.

Mike I'll ship some shells and rounds your way my friend.

slavicshooter August 23, 2017 07:37

[QUOTE=SAFN49;4468097]The highlight of the shoot was Mike getting a 14/15 yo kid hooked on shooting. He had never shot a shotgun before and was busting clays in short order. Then Mike let him use the 15/22. I'll just say "Fish on! He was hooked." (I'll have to explain to his mom how much his new hobby is going to cost her.) She came in to work today and asked what she owed for the shells. I said nothing.
It was good to induct another generation into the sport.

Yeah, that was a hoot to watch. I'd say in under 10 minutes he got the hang of it.:biggrin:
The boy was under pressure too and handled it like a champion. "Keep that muzzle pointed down range and down"!!!:biggrin::biggrin::whistling:Man, Safn49, it really was a fine day. ~ss:cool:

Bug Tussell August 23, 2017 10:46

That looks like some fun right there. Three amigos. :bow:

fmj_shooter August 24, 2017 10:11

Very cool, gentlemen. Looks like it was a blast. :beer:

SAFN49 August 25, 2017 22:52

Follow up report on IV77's mild home canned salsa he brought as gifts for all attending.

Dug into it tonight.

A little sweet with a good kick and nice finish!

slavicshooter August 26, 2017 12:15

"A little sweet with a good kick and nice finish!".~Safn49

A perfect description. Thanks again I77.~ss:)

Texgunner August 26, 2017 15:47

https://s27.postimg.org/bbp9jd7pb/20...2_09.41.18.jpg

ZZ Top at the shoot? :bow:

Invictus77 August 27, 2017 06:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by slavicshooter (Post 4469675)
"A little sweet with a good kick and nice finish!".~Safn49

A perfect description. Thanks again I77.~ss:)

I disced up the garden in the spring.
I set the tomato cages when needed.
Outside of that, it was totally a Blondzilla endeavor.
I will pass on the kind words brothers :cheers:


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