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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mike g35, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. mike g35

    mike g35

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    My first GSSF match is tomorrow in Beckley WV. I have read the glock report and I have the rules firmly in hand. But since I have never been to an event I was wondering about a few things. Should I bring my own food and drinks? Since I plan to be there all day(s) I don't want to starve. And what else beside the guns, ammo, and other obvious equipment do you suggest I bring?:dunno:
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Mike,

    Beckley is a brand new match, so we do not know what may be available. Do like me and be prepared. I will have:

    1. Water
    2. Granola bars
    3. folding chair
    4. bug spray
    5. sun block
    6. hand cleaner
    7. rain suit and/or umbrella

    Some host ranges have food and drinks. Some invite merchandise vendors.
     

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    Norske Millennium Member

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    Also nice to have something with wheels to carry the above in as well as your gun(s) and (heavy!) ammo. :shocked:

    Sometimes you can practially park on the range. Others you have to walk in a considerable distance. With a new match like this, no one knows. :faint:

    If nothing else, stop at a Home Depot or a Lowes and see what they have in the way of garden wagons or something. :cool:

    Or maybe a Toys R' Us for a kids wagon.

    "If it looks stupid but it works, it is never stupid".
     
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  4. DannyR

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    You mean like this?
     

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    Norske Millennium Member

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    Ja, wohl, Coach!

    :supergrin:
     
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    Boy, that looks stupid!!

    Not really... I'm about to retire one of my vehicles with (coincidentally) a license plate of SARDG. I see where that plate is going!
     
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    That's a good idea I have two bags, a cooler, and a couple folding chairs to carry tomorrow. I hope we don't have to walk a long way but this is my state (WV:supergrin:) and most gun ranges and clubs have enough parking for maybe 10-15 cars. Just a heads up guys, we all may be in for a walk.
     
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    I converted an old baby jogging stroller into a "gun cart". Can easily carry my big bag, a small cooler, my chair, and even a large beach-type umbrella. The umbrella goes down between two struts, holds it up nice and straight.

    I'll have that with me at Columbia, it's way too hot there otherwise.
     
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    Got a pic, Ron?
     
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    I have had good luck with caddies and most of my caddies have won pistols in random drawings.

    Or paint this black and white with a Glock logo. http://cruzincooler.com/
     
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    I'd like thta cruzincooler to zip up and down those hills at the Lexington match!
     
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    Ron are people still asking for hot dogs or ice cream?
     
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    Not more than once.

    :rofl:
     
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    Danny covered the needs well

    The only thing I can add

    We always get a sandwich outside of the match just in case there is no food

    I bring extra eyes and ears Just incase.

    Last bit of advice
    RELAX

    PS Good Luck
     
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    Used it at 3 matches so far. No problems yet. Probably the only thing I have found is that when going down hill is to keep the handle in the shortest mode and locked into the handle retainer and walk beside it or if using the handle extended position to let the cart go down first and control the handle from the rear position. It seems sturdy enough to me with the gear that I put in it. I know what I do put in it doesn't reach the listed load capacity. For my load here is what's in it...large Midway range bag, 4 pistols with 10 loaded mags for each. Plano ammo box with 300 extra rounds of ammo with other stuff, first aid kit, small tools I may need, 4 stripper mags, folding stool, and most times a small collapsible cooler of ice with usually 3 bottles of water.

    Before this I used a Black and Decker roll around tool box that I put longer axles and bigger wheels on. The new cart is much better than my old setup.