why is GSSF not holding matches further south?

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  1. doom1430

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    I'm curious as to why GSSF only holds matches up north and out west?
    I live in Louisiana and am not able to travel to any matches. I really want to compete in the GSSF but financial limitations make it all but impossible to travel so far to compete. ^2
     
  2. FotoTomas

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    I do not consider Atlanta GA, Anderson SC, Statesville NC, Jacksonville and Orlando FL to be "up north or out west".

    It is unfortunate for most that they are so far from home and happen so infrequently compared to local options for IDPA and USPSA.
     

  3. doom1430

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    South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Idaho, Ohio, Indiana, Pensylvania, and New York?? Sounds pretty "north" to me. ANd for what it's worth, Atlanta is 8-9 hours away, Anderson is about 10-12 hours away, and Jacksonville, is about 13-14 hours away. ;g

    Oregon, California, and Utah?? Sounds pretty "west" to me.

    I'm more than a little discouraged at the lack of matches closer to home. If I have to drive more than a couple of hours to a match, I'm SOL and in the hurt locker for a little family oriented competition, learn more about competetion, and make new friends.

    I'm not flaming you for giving me input, and I appreciate the response, but I think the GSSF needs to consider having a match or matches in more locations. Not only will it increase membership, but it will give more people a chance to compete in what is sure to replace the "other" shooting sports that have such strict shooting and equipment standards.
     
  4. DaleGribble

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    Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina are not northern states. We maybe be to the north of you, but we're definitely in the south.

    Besides those southern matches, there's a match in Louisianna and one in Texas.
     
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    Because Mexico will not let the guns in!

    I realize that Shreveport is "way up" north to you.;f
     
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    I guess then your topic should have been along the lines of "why not closer to you?"

    Being southern born and bred I tend to take umbrage when it is implied that I am from "up north". ;)

    Of course my wife has me beat as she was born in Cuba. :)

    Lets hope that Shreveport is confirmed this year and make it a family trip. :)
     
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    Huh?

    There is one in Shreveport, Louisiana at Jerry Miculek's in-laws place.
     
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    Doom,

    Shreveport and San Antonio are presently the two closest matches to you. There may be more in the future, so keep checking www.gssfonline.com
     
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    Sooooo, what wrong with being from UP NORTH ????? Hmmmmmmm.:soap: :soap: :soap:
     
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    Nothings wrong with being from up north but NJ is another story!:)
     
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    LOL
     
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    KG -

    Thank you for enlightening me... it all makes sense now... GJM89, I now understand... peace, love and hugs.;3 ;3 ;Y;f
     
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    Well, sweetie, since you're trying to move south, there must be something!! ;3
     
  14. DaleGribble

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    Live down south for a while and you'll figure out what's wrong with being from up north!

    Ya'll are different up there! ;f
     
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    What is worse is all them Damn Yankees moving south! I am getting tired of hearing down here how much better it was in NY. I just wish they would go back if it was so much better!!! :)
     
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    I just returned from Palm Beach FL and I don't understand how there can be ANYONE still in NJ; I swear they are all in FL! Oh, and we don't care "how you do it in NJ"!:) :)
     
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    The real insult is NJ has more confirmed GSSF matches than Texas.
     
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    It would be nice if there was one "a little further down south." Shreveport is a bit much for my time constraints and pocketbook.
     
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    You're kidding, right? We normally travel to Anderson(9 hours), Statesville(10.5 hours), Richmond, VA(16 hours), Conyers (7.5 hours), Jacksonville (4.5 hours), Orlando (2.5 hours) and even have been to Shreveport(14+ hours? can't remember)Fire glock has even gone to Jackson, NJ. WE both live near Tampa, FL. There are others, (ie. The Florida Bunch, The Texas Duo Tony & Donna), that go to alot more matches, and travel quite far. The road trips might seem far, but after meeting new friends, the trips are worth every effort. I've always said that the matches are 90% socialization, and 10% shooting. It has to be, you sit around, sometimes for hours, and you may have less than 2 minutes of trigger time per category you shoot. Heck, we just returned from a 4 hour and 15 minute(one way) ride from Tallahassee, just to practice. Yea, we might be nuts, but after all, this is a "sickness". :soap:

    Anyway hope you decide to make the journey and give it a try
     
  20. Sniper 7.62

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    IT'S time to move Glenn ;z ;z ;z