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lowdown on the Los Vegas 1000

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by lowbaselarry, May 22, 2011.

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  1. lowbaselarry

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    I've seen a couple of other threads on the Las Vegas 1000 but since I wanted to say so much I thought I'd start my own. What an experience!! First off, this new facility is unreal. It has to be seen to be believed. Pictures can't do it justice. The skeet houses and stone wall extensions are so perfect they seem out of place. I walked the line and checked it out and was very impressed. The trap fields face the mountain near where the rifle and pistol ranges are located - maybe a half mile away. There is a slight elevation gain so you can see all of Las Vegas behind you. Plenty of RV parking, parallel with the line, with full hookups at $20.00 per day. A large tent was erected for the dealers with tables and chairs for the card players and racks to park your gun between shoots. Past the tent was the club house with the eating area where the food was good at very reasonable prices. The shoot itself was a blast! The whole package was the most fun we've ever had at a shoot. It was obvious from the beginning that Gary and Jim and the volunteers worked their butts off to make this event work. And indeed it did do that. They did a fantastic job. At one evening gathering Jim explained to me how they built the people mover from the ground up - quite a feat. I knew a few people there and was fortunate enough to meet a lot more. I shot on a squad with people I hadn't known before and hopefully will shoot with them again next year. No one knew each other but that didn't stop us from having a lot of laughs. One day the shoot was cancelled because of very strong winds and a threatening electrical storm - good decision. I was glad. Under the circumstances it was possible to open more fields the next two days and add back the postponed events. It gave me the opportunity to go play blackjack at the charity event in the tent. I had built up a small fortunate only to have it reduced to 0 by a very unsympathic dealer. I don't know how that man expects to go to heaven. Then to top it all off the people at the table made fun of me as I walked off totally rejected. Most fun I've ever had gambling! Respect at a shooting event is sometimes very limited. My wife showed up with a bus load of ladies and did much better, racking up enough points playing craps to be eligible for a prize at the awards dinner. She thoroughly enjoyed herself, having met a nice group of ladies with whom she had a good time everyday. I would like to have won a trophy but I shot poorly and didn't deserve it. My wife had her choice of prizes and asked for my assistance. Being the gentleman that I am, I helped her select HER prize, a sleeve of primers. That was my trophy. Then there is the night life if you care to see the shows. There are shows at your hotel or you can take a taxi or the monorail to where the most action is. The dinner, which was included, was very well done. The food was great and the awards ceremony fun. You can drive to the club, about 40 minutes, or take the shooters bus for free. If you weren't there you blew it but, you can attend next year! If you are a panty waist complainer I suggest you stay home. If you want to come for a good time with some nice people at a first class facility run by some first class people, by all means come next year. Life is what you make it! Larry Marvier
     
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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    gees- it nice to hear good words and compliments of a new shoot!!
     
  3. rhymeswithorange

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    Larry,

    Thank you for the kind words. Even better, because we wrote down a duplicate that we didn't catch until the Awards Dinner, you actually won a yardage group buckle in the Ljutic Handicap. We will be getting that to you as soon as we can.

    Jim
     
  5. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Jim, do you have a web site with some pictures of the club?

    Thanks,
    Ajax
     
  6. Las Vegas 1000

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    We have some up on www.LasVegas1000.com and a lot more going up tomorrow along with full shoot results.
     
  7. Westshore

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    I agree with Larry. This was a great time and meet a great group of people from all over. The Weather may not have been our friend but sure left with a bunch of new ones

    Paul Becker
     
  8. Mohave60

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    Great shoot, nice people, a fun time even if i was tired of the wind, It quit being fun 12 mph ago lol. I even got to sit next to the prettiest girl on the bus Hi Diane. Gary H lake Havasu City AZ
     
  9. In plain view

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    Any time Gary & Jim are involved in running a shoot, take it to the bank, it's going to be a good one. Both are super fine people. Bob English
     
  10. Las Vegas 1000

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    Hey Bob, thanks for the kind words. Are you shooting Redlands this weekend?
     
  11. Shakamaka

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    Aloha Larry, it was good to see you after so long. Two weeks? This is your very best friend? from Hawaii. I must agree with you,it was a fine shoot. The Hawaiians had a good time at this first 1000 shoot, Gary and his father Bob, Jim, and all the trap help made it run smooth. The wind made it very interesting, but it blew on everyone, and made it fun?. Had fun with old friends, and made new ones, can't ask for much more. Glad you got a buckle coming. See you at the next one. A hui hou,(till we met again) Tommy Kushima
     
  12. bas

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    Hey Larry...so glad it was you posting this because I know it is the absolute truth...from an average joe shooter, just like me. Who shoots for the sport...and for the fun...and for the friends you see and meet along the way. Nice to also see the Hawaiians were there...Tommy Kushima, et al...no matter where the shoot, enjoying a first class presentation is the primary ingredient. Sounds like that is what all experience.Now...if only we could control those winds...hummmm.
    Best to you and Mary

    B
     
  13. Calkidd

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    I will have to say that I met new friends and look forwards to shooting with them again next year or shoots to come. Gary and Jim did a wonderful job and it was good to meet them both.

    When Jim and I were talking I told him where I was from. His next words out of his mouth was "You're Calkidd from Trapshooters.com..." I though oh great, is that a bad thing? I laughed though.

    I will have to say shooting in 30+ mph wind is definitely an experience, just look at my scores. You never knew where the wind was going to blow from. You got it in the face, from behind and off of your left corner. I learned a new term for those targets that take off straight up..."Home Sick Angels." I felt I was shooting a field gun, because I had to seriously cover the target even with added shims in my comb.

    Great time and from what Jim told us at the dinner it looks like next year's program will be even better.

    Bryan
     
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