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  • David S posted an update in the group Group logo of North Central TexasNorth Central Texas 1 year, 8 months ago

    GRANDDADDY’S GUN CLUB

    We are nearing the end of the last of the generations who grew up hunting squirrels in the woods with their fathers and where seeing an old ford truck, parked at the store with a shotgun and .22 on a gun-rack in the rear window was not an instant call to 911. We live in a time where the media thrives on shocking the public with stories of how full automatic ghost-guns, that are as silent as a ninja’s fart are falling through the gun-show loophole into the hands of babies and causing them a lifetime of PTSD. If our children and grandchildren are going to have the chance of enjoying the same freedoms that so many of us grew up cherishing, to sit in a chilly deer stand waiting for first light, to make silly wagers with buddies while shooting soda bottles, to help our kids properly shoulder their first .410 while telling them to “lean forward, not back”. In a world where face-to-face interaction is no longer the norm, we must come together to tell our stories, train our youth and enjoy some range time in a safe enjoyable environment. If we don’t want the American firearm legacy to be vilified, then we have a responsibility to lead by example and show what it should continue to be.

    Granddaddy’s Gun Club was the brainchild of Jack Spirko and is a method for communities to coordinate meet-ups with the intention of safe, family friendly range-time. Where we can share knowledge and passion about the firearm culture, historically through present. Where we can sit around a campfire, after a day of shooting (and all guns have been made safe), and tell stories of some of our early experiences and the background of those “special” guns that have been in the family for generations or have a touching story of how we came to have them. Most importantly, it is the hopes that when the time is right, we can share the experience of passing down those guns that once belonged to our granddaddy’s to the next generation.

    We are hosting the first Granddaddy’s Gun Club on May 5th – 7th 2017. We’ve been fortunate to reserve a camping site just outside of Corsicana TX (1095 NW County Road 3055 Purdon, Texas) that has fantastic facilities for camping in a forest as well as a beautiful secluded range. Attendees are welcome to show up any time after 14:00 on Friday the 5th to set up for camping (there are also 6 RV sites that can be reserved) and enjoy socializing. Supervised range time will begin a noon on Saturday and be followed by a great meal and time around a campfire, sharing stories and perhaps handing off a few pieces of history to the next generation. To keep things manageable and safe, we are going to cap attendance at 50 people. There will be a $25 cash fee due upon arrival and a tip jar on the range to help defray the cost of hosting the event.
    To book your spot or for any questions, contact Brad Garbers via e-mail with GDGC in the topic at:
    Bradon.Garbers@gmail.com

    GRANDDADDY’S GUN CLUBWe are nearing the end of the last of the generations who grew up hunting squirrels in the woods with their fathers and where seeing an old ford truck, parked at the store with a shotgun and .22 on a gun-rack in the rear window was not an instant call to 911. We live in a time where the media thrives on shocking the public…[Read more]– David S (@davidseigler) April 2, 2017

    • Awesome David thanks for getting this moving! Looking forward to meeting a bunch of you guys next month.

    • As your humble camp cook, if anyone that signs up to attend has any food allergies, let me know and I will work around it. The dinner meal will be simple and hearty, hearkening back to the times when we sat around campfires, telling stories and filling our stomach with good food, shared by good people.

    • Email sent to reserve a spot. It’ll be just me.

    • Would so love to attend. Father having heart surgery that weekend, or I’d be bringing him and a few of his grand-kids out. Maybe next year

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