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BGSL closes just about everything

Discussion in 'Bluegrass Glockers' started by Bren, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I just got an email that BGSL has closed all of the pistol and rifle shooting ranges, pits, etc.

    Seems like an overreaction that will cost membership and we'll see whether the club recovers or closes. I was already re-evaluating my membership in light of the pistol club's BS, so I guess I'm now looking for a new place to compete and doing my practice at Franklin Co.
     
  2. Berretta9

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    So they don't want any shooting of any kind ??? Man that place is on a bad downward spiral. Come to Silver Creek. We'd love to have ya.
     


  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    They still allow shotgun shooting at clays, archery, airguns and muzzleloaders, just no metallic cartridge guns. Not sure how permanent the ban is.

    I did just email some people about shooting at Silver Creek. If they get some IDPA going, we would definitely come.
     
  4. Aaron Little

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    Wow. That is really too bad. I hope they get things worked out. I have never been but I several students that shoot there or at least did shoot there.
     
  5. Berretta9

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    Sounds like Hillary is running the place. Or would it be O'Bama
     
  6. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Since I PMed you a few times a while back about joining so you teach out there, I have to admit I have come to agree with the other people who warned you about it.
     
  7. domzilla9

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    PM inbound
     
  8. Aaron Little

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    No worries Bren.
     
  9. fomeister

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    All is not lost. I have commitments that we will have our RO Class, and our USPSA, IDPA, and SASS matches back open real soon, the meeting is Tuesday night, and I think we will prevail. There are some concerns that may or may not be valid, so they have to be treated as real for now. The long term solutions will be costly and slow, but if our matches are saved, we are still in business, but in sleep mode. Let's not overreact just yet, though some think I did by rallying the troops.
     
  10. domzilla9

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    This is great news, cause I was gonna cry. Really.
     
  11. rledwards

    rledwards Semper Fi

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    Probably more like Chicken Little.
     
  12. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I hope so, but in the mean time, I'm planning to start shooting more at other clubs, like Silver Creek, as soon as I have time to shoot again.
     
  13. wprebeck

    wprebeck Got quacks?

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    Mm..looks like heaven
    I'm guessing this means no outdoor GSSF shoot this year?
     
  14. fomeister

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    There are a few who think the sky is falling for sure. We are a shooting range, not unlike hundreds of others around the country where you and I have shot. There are inherent risks, but the NRA blessed our pits a few years ago. I don't disagree with closing the rifle and GP range and putting in some vision baffles to reduce the height that muzzles can see the backstop, but I totally think the pits are as safe as any I have seen in the US. We have insurance. I just don't get it, and I intend to do everything I can to get those ranges open.
     
  15. domzilla9

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    I joined IDPA today. Give us a month or two and we'll have an IDPA match at SilverCreek. I don't know what day day it will be but if you have a suggestion for me please pm me.
     
  16. Berretta9

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    Even if they start shooting there again, who knows for how long. Whoever is running the place has lost it. Do you guys get you memebership dues back since they are not delivering what they sold you ( a club with pistol and rifle ranges) ??
     
  17. fomeister

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    While I understand that POV, it is premature. Besides, for me, there is no other place to go.
     
  18. Let me know if I can be of help. I don't profess to be an expert by any means, but I have been shooting IDPA for a little over a year. You are welcome to pick my brain, but I also know some folks who can answers almost all of our questions about putting together a club, too. I would be willing to take the SO course if we could get one together and help out at some of the local matches. too.

    A local Louisville area club? That sounds very exciting!
     
  19. Houngan

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    I would be game for any Saturday, or the first Sunday (replacing the BGSL USPSA match.)

    Did confirmations ever go out for the RO class that was to be held at BGSL? I emailed and sent payment the day I heard about it, but haven't heard anything back.

    H.