Monday, March 29, 2010

Rendezvous Room Reservations for 2010

All the details are now sorted out for the discounted  hotel reservations at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno. I have arranged for group rate pricing for not only the three nights of the Gun Blogger Rendezvous, September 9th, 10th, 11th, but also the preceding Wednesday the 8th, and for Sunday the 12th. This way you can arrive a day early and leave on Monday for home. I'd recommend staying the Sunday night if you can, as Sunday will be the Cowboy Fast Draw Intergalactic Blogger Championships, and you won't want to have to rush off right after the event. Millisecond Molly and KeeWee are already "Talkin' Trash" since Molly narrowly edged KeeWee at the Fast Draw match last year, and KeeWee is "Goin' fer gittin' even!" You won't want to miss it!

To reserve your accommodations  at the Silver Legacy for the Rendezvous, give the Group Reservations department a call at 800-687-8733 and give them the group code of GBLOG10. Their room rates are reasonable, and considering that the room rates include the use of the Hospitality Room for the Rendezvous, it's a pretty good deal. Yes, there are cheaper places to stay in Reno, but I really recommend staying at the Silver Legacy as you miss out on quite a bit if you aren't actually "On Site" for the Rondy.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gun Blogger Rendezvous IV Slide Show

Check out the slide show from last year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous. It's over on the top of the right side bar over there on the right up at the top. Find it? Good!

I dare you to watch it all the way through without tapping your foot, though!

Thanks to Derek, The Packing Rat for taking the photos, and to True Blue Sam for  putting the slide show together. Nice job!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 Rendezvous Registration

The 2010 Gun Blogger rendezvous Registration Form is now available to download and mail in. The link to it is at the top of this page, or click on

The registration costs the same as last year, thirty bucks, and every penny not used in running the Rendezvous goes directly to Project Valour-IT, also just like last year.

If you are planning on attending this year's Rondy, it is a big help to me if you can get your registrations in fairly early so I can properly plan and prepare for the number of folks attending. If our attendance if significantly larger than last year I will need to reserve a larger hospitality room, and if I don't know we need a bigger room until June or July the bigger rooms will probably not be available.

If it looks like you may be attending or you are hoping to but aren't sure yet, please send me an email and let me know, too.

I'll have information up very soon for you on making your room reservations at the Silver Legacy and how to be sure you get the group rate discount.

There's a lot going on between now and the middle of September, but it will be here before you know it, and it's an event like no other, one you really won't want to miss.

Hope to see YOU there, too..............

Monday, March 22, 2010

There's lots of interesting things going on, but a lot of it can't be announced until it's confirmed. That stuff will get announced as soon as I have confirmation. For now, However, I have the following announcements:

I talked to Quick Cal Eilrich, the head of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, and we are planning to have another Cowboy Fast Draw Match for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous participants like the one that was so much fun last year. Some young whippersnapper blogger from California (CALIFORNIA???) kicked everyone's butts last year, so this year we're a'gunnin' for a rematch (cue Clint Eastwood spaghetti western sound track...). On the ladies side, the match between Millisecond Molly and KeeWee was worth the effort to get there all by itself. It was a "Best of Five" and it went back and forth, with Molly narrowly pulling off the victory. This year, however, some of the other cowgirls are lookin' to settle the score... (OK, turn off the sound track. Thanks)

I talked to Bill Brassard of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and NSSF intends to be involved as a sponsor again this year. Bill was able to attend in person last year, and schedule permitting, hopes to be there again this year for all the fun.

We had  an inquiry from Ireland regarding attending, and I've gotten emails from several other folks who are interested in attending for their first GBR this year. It looks like we're going to have a good mix of the regulars along with a number of new faces.

Plans are to have two range days, one on the longer distance target range, and a second day shooting handgun steel. The third shooting event will be the Cowboy Fast Draw activities.

Stay tuned, it's going to be a blast!