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Going to Tucson for the Spring Grand. Would love to have some advise from shooters who have been there before. Flying out and renting a car, plan on staying at the casino near the shoot. Is there ammo for sale at the shoot? Any good restaurants near by, anything I don't need to miss? Going to be there several days.
 

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We have stayed at the casion several times, they have a shooter rate for the rooms. They have no issues with you taking your shotgun in a case up to your room every night so you do not have to leave it in the car, which for me was a requirement. The club has always had shells that we wanted, sts, Nitros, etc. You should have no problems. Sorry no recommendations on places to eat.
 

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I went to Tucson for the first time for this years Autumn Grand and asked a similar question about ammo and got some responses about resturants.

Link to the thread: Buying Ammo in Tucson AZ | Trap Shooters Forum

I ended up purchasing my ammo at the club since they had what I was willing to shoot and I don't like driving around in new places just to get exactly what I like.

I joined Casino Del Sol's player club 10% discount at resturants and they gave me a $10 new member dinner credit so I tried the buffet and thought it was ok. Later in the week I ate there again and beside the 10% I got another $10 credit for the gambling I did.

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Yes, they sell shells at the club. Yes, they have just about every brand and most loads.

Restaurants:

The Mexican restaurant in Casino Del Sol is worthwhile.

The Silver Saddle Steakhouse is good.

Daisy Mae's Steakhouse is worth a visit.

A lot of shooters like Tiny's Saloon which is near the club.

Others enjoy Todd's Restaurant at Ryan Field also near the club.

Fred's Arena Bar & Grill may be worth a visit.

Google the above for directions.
 

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Going to Tucson for the Spring Grand. Would love to have some advise from shooters who have been there before. Flying out and renting a car, plan on staying at the casino near the shoot. Is there ammo for sale at the shoot? Any good restaurants near by, anything I don't need to miss? Going to be there several days.
If you plan on staying at the casino, call them NOW they only have a limited number for trapshooters, the food at the airport is really good.
 

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Rule number 1, bring your rain gear and some good layering clothes to shoot in. The weather can be sunny and 85 one day, then 55 the next with 20 knots of steady wind. Thermals, like the kind you buy for skiing, can come quite in handy, since they don't bulk you up but will still keep you warm. One year I was out there and it actually snowed a few inches around lunchtime.

I've always stayed near the airport at one of the hotels there, mainly so I can be nearby when I get off the plane at a million o'clock east coast time and have a 5 minute drive back to return the rental car and hop on the flight home, but I've heard the casino is good as well. Regarding ammo, the club almost always has what I need, but I would recommend you buy what you need when you get there, since they do sometimes run out of specific brands by the last day. If you've got a few boxes left over, they'll give you a refund as long as you have the receipt (a nice bonus when you're going home by plane).

As far as food goes, I have two "don't miss" places. One is Los Nopales, about 10-15 minutes from the club. It's simple, no frills, cheap Mexican food that tastes amazing. The other is Silver Saddle, closer to the city. They make pretty good steaks. As a third option, Mi Nidito is also good for Mexican food. I also like going to the Friday wine tastings at a little shop called CataVinos on the north side of town. There are some neat art galleries and museums (Desert Museum especially) to go to if the weather really does suck, and there's the casino if you're the gambling type.

Have fun!
 

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Living here, It could be 70 degrees or yes I have shot in the snow.

Ni Nidito is good food, BUT if you get tired of the wait there are a dozen really good places within a mile.

My Favorite is El Teraro on 26th st, behind Liberty Pawn shop, from Freeway end of that stretch of 4th Ave from Michas (my wifes Favorite) to the little hole in the wall on the corner of 22nd street, their all reasonably good to as good as Ni Nidito's,

From Silver Saddle Steakhouse on the I10 frontage road (where I have not wanted to the 40 minute wait a few times) take the frontage rd as it ends but takes you under the freeway to 4th Avenue turn right onto 4th Ave the, first Mexican place is Michas on the west side of 4th, The Cross roads on the corner 0f 36th has (over the 40 years I have known of it) has had it's ups and downs but is usually good. From there keep your head on swivel as there are many eateries, at 30th there El Dorado, then at 29th Ni Nidito on one side Double LL on the other then El Teraro and on to 22nd st.

For those that remember La Founte on Oracle it has closed. But a mile up (north) on the right almost at Miracle Mile, is club 21 Mexican food, good.
Further up at Wetmore Rd Longhorn Steakhouse to left is a new Steakhouse in Town, really good meat, the Ribeye I had was great! AcrossedOracle here is the usual chains MiMi's and Olive Garden.


ALSO Febuary Is THE season in Tucson! if you get to town With No reservation there may not be many rooms at all!
 
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