Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pro-Ears To Co-Sponsor Gun Blogger Rendezvous

I have always liked the Pro Ears hearing protectors, I've used their products for years, and the people that own and operate the company are really nice folks too. Pro Ears is an American owned company, and their products are built right here in the US of A, too!

I recently received an email from Charles Ricci, co-owner of the company, telling me that both he and his partner are planning to attend this year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous. Pro Ears will be donating a $329.00 set of electronic hearing protectors to the raffle, and they will be bringing other promotional items too, for door prizes. On top of that, they will be bringing a number of the top of the line Pro Ears Hearing protectors for us to try out at the range days, and if we like them, we can buy them at the end of the Rendezvous at a HUGE discount!

This year's Rendezvous is going to be amazing!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Alan Gura at This Year's Rendezvous

Alan Gura and some of the "Usual suspects" at the
 2009 Gun Blogger rendezvous. That's Alan in the black shirt.

In 2009 at the Gun blogger Rendezvous we were fortunate to have Alan Gura as an attendee. Alan's schedule was tight, and he wasn't able to be there for the entire Rendezvous. Alan's insights on the Heller decision, the not-yet-decided McDonald decision, and the state of Second Amendment issues was well worth the trip all by itself!

This year, Alan is going to do his best to be there again at the Rendezvous, subject to scheduling, of course.

Here's a quote from Alan's email:
"Thanks so much again for your generous invitation. I'd be happy to attend as much of the get together as I can. I'll block off that time on my calendar and avoid setting things for those days. The final details will have to wait. As you may know this is an extraordinarily busy time in the 2A litigation business.."
I have also received information that another 2A attorney who has been doing some excellent high-profile work in California is also making plans to attend. We should be able to make an announcement on this very soon.

This September's Gun Blogger Rendezvous is going to blow the doors off of previous year's Rondy's, with new faces, new sponsors, higher involvement from our previous sponsors, and of course, the usual suspects there too! It looks like there will also be several well known folks from the shooting sports world, and more announcements will be coming soon on those folks, too!

We have already contacted the Silver Legacy about getting a bigger meeting room. Before we commit to that, though, we need to get some sort of idea as to how many are planning on attending. If we wait too long, the larger room will be taken by someone else, and then we will have to set a cut-off number for attendees to be able to use the room like we used last year.

If you are planning on attending, please send in your Rendezvous Registrations right away. If you are pretty sure you are going to be there but not sure enough to register yet, send me an email and let me at least get your name on the list of those hoping to be there.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Time To Make Your Silver Legacy Reservations

It's already time to think about getting your Silver Legacy room reservations in for this September's Gun Blogger Rendezvous. We have reserved a block of rooms, and in doing so, we have also get free room WiFi for you, and the use of the Hospitality Room at no charge for the entire Rendezvous.

The Single/Double rate for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights is $59.00 per night, and the weekend rate for Friday and Saturday nights is $119.00 per night. That's for single OR double occupancy, so there is no extra charge for a second person. Yes, they do tack on some extra taxes and fees, just like everywhere else.

A Room at the Silver Legacy in Reno.

To reserve your room, give them a call at the Silver Legacy at 1-800-687-8733 and give them the Gun Blogger rendezvous Group Code of GBLOG11. When you are making your reservation, you might ask them if you can get a room that faces McCarran Park, so you can watch the hot air balloons from your window. The earlier you book your room, the better chance of getting a room facing that way.

The Gun Blogger Rendezvous is September 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th. A number of us show up on Wednesday, though, and don't leave town until  Monday morning, the 12th.

If you've never made it to the Rendezvous, perhaps this is the year!

See you in Reno!!!