Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ammo Vouchers Sent & Thanks to Burris!

Once again Lori and the team over at Burris has stepped up with a very generous donation for the HAVA raffle. 

Burris Optics AR-F3 Red Dot Sight.
Lori confirmed this week they're sending a Burris Optics AR-F3 Red Dot sight. This will be included in the raffle on Saturday night. Thank you Burris Optics! We have a number of other raffle prizes that will be included as well so it should be a decent showing with some great stuff to benefit a very worthy cause.

Also, ammo voucher gift codes were sent out today via email. If you haven't received an email to the address you used when registered at Lucky Gunner, please check your junk mail folder. If you don't see it there, feel free to contact me (Anthony) directly via email. I will be sending printed packets later this week with the information again so hopefully we'll have all our bases covered in that regard.

I hope you're ready for a great weekend. I spoke with the Rangemaster at the Washoe County Range late last week and he says they're ready for us so it should be a great time!


Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Gardner Gun is a Go

So, if you're coming to the Rendezvous, and you own anything chambered in .45-70, you might want to bring it.  Special Interest Arms is bringing their Gardner Gun and some other interesting stuff as well:
Not planning to run it (the Gardner Gun) for hours at a time, just burst, so no need to deal with water for it.

Going to need help getting it into the hotel after the range for the show and tell too.
Some one needs to follow with a camera, the looks on tourist faces as we wheel a Gardner Gun along the casino floor should be priceless!

I'm also planning to bring the 300 BLK Trecenti again and the new 9mm Novem bolt action. If you want to find out just how good your 9mm suppressor is bring it and the ability to put it on 1/2-28 threads. Eliminating the action noise really lets the suppressor work.

Probably bring the AK-47 FA and suppressed FA 9mm AR-15 too. Might even drag out my old .303B deer rifle for the long range targets.

I will try to get Brian to come out again and bring his De Lisle and other suppressors to demonstrate too. He's been in the NFA game for decades and has a lot of interesting stories if you can get him to take time for a real interview. Hint, ask him about how you get a demo letter for a post-sample Mini-Gun.
And Anthony Welsch of is bringing 1,500 rounds of cowboy .45-70 ammo:
I heard back from our purchasing folks today. It sounds like getting some 45-70 in bulk quantities shouldn’t be a problem so I’ll plan to ship 1,500 rounds or so west with the rest of the ammunition orders.

I’ll talk with hotel management and ask if they have any special requests for getting the Gardner inside. If some open carried AR’s at a Chipotle can create national news I can’t imagine what a Gardner on a casino floor would do!
Me either!

I doubt Richard will want to run 1,500 rounds through his $24.500 floor sample. I doubt Anthony wants to ship any ammo HOME, so bring your Trapdoor Springfields, Marlin 1895's and other guns!

Monday, July 06, 2015

Can We Get This Guy Some Help?

Richard from Special Interest Arms came to last year's Rendezvous and brought an assortment of very interesting suppressed firearms for us to shoot.  This year he says:
If I can get some help I might drag out the Gardner Gun and ammo.
45-70 twin barreled brass hand-crank fired fun. Not light, original crew was three guys.

Gardner Gun photo 100_6215.jpg

C'mon, all we need is some strong backs and willing hands!