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Larry Ward: Diesel Mechanic Go To Guy

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Chango2, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    I've found that I've met so many helpful and talented individuals at gunclubs.
    I spend some time in El Dorado County, California, Placerville area.
    Met Larry Ward at the El Dorado Gunclub. He organizes the trapshooting at that club. Got to talking to him, and it turns out he owns and operates an automotive repair shop that specializes in diesel work.

    My primary area of residence is Los Angeles, California, but spend a good deal of time "up here" too. My Duramax Chevrolet diesel truck needed some important, yet routine maintainence. (Oil change, inspection of underside, complete check of fluids, lube zerks, fuel filter change.) Larry and his son Cory completed that for me this am in an efficient and very price-competitive manner...sure beat all others I've gone to.

    Their shop is neat, immaculate, and shows pride. They are also specialists with Gale Banks aftermarket performance equipment.

    Bottom line: Thanks Larry, thanks Cory, and thanks Trapshooting.

    Ward's automotive is located in Shingle Springs, Eldorado, County, California, near Placerville.
     
  2. RunGunIPSC

    RunGunIPSC TS Member

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    I was the official NRA/ATA timer for that stunt. It was done at the Hamilton Gun(Trap)Club. Over 36,000 actual registered targets were thrown. Over 6000 per man. I forget the averages but the better shooters were in the low 90's average. The 5 guys shot for 24 hours straight. Larry was lead man on #1 post. As soon as 5 post finished shooting he went to #1 post just as they do in bunker. And on down. There was no 5 posts & then move. They took a few 5-10 minute breaks for food,toilet,massages,etc. A 14 year old boy was in the group also & he held up well with no problems. Primary guns were lubed & cleaned while a back-up was used. 4 O/U & a 1100. No breakdowns occured,all guns went the distance. All shot various light factory 1 oz loads. People sat in the Pat traps loading while they shot. It did drizzle some at nite,we had a large tarp/tent covering one trap & shooting continued. No serious problems occured. Over $20,000 was raised for Camp-Make-A-Dream here in Montana. Tom Lobonc. Hamilton,MT
     
  3. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    ...D'max running well. Thanks Larry.
     
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