I’ll update this with more information when I get back home. Let’s just say that if you didn’t make it out to this… you missed a very good time. Photos, Vid Clips, and the Run Down will come.
Tsunami for a Sushi Feast, Shooting, Los Hermonos for some Mexican food, shooting, beer-brats cooked by T-Man himself… and Jessi’s optic mount for the Sterling worked FLAWLESSLY. To those that made it down – I had an amazing time that I’ll never forget and I thank each and every one of you guys for being there.
I arrived in Casa La Sting in SLC Friday afternoon. Rode the Magna from Ogre Ranch with the Sterling riding in the saddle bag, sticking out and gathering some attention from a Deputy, but he didn’t pull me over. Just went eyes wide. When I came into the Wasatch Front, I went through Provo Canyon… had a great run… so I ran it again. Awesome. Provo Canyon on a bike is better than in a Sports Car. Just saying. The Arizona Contingent arrived in “The Starship”, Terry’s slick Chevy truck. Which cruised at about 90MPH most of the way. It earned the title Starship with that cruise!
That night we all went to a joint called “Tsunami”. We feasted on Sushi till everyone was stuffed to the gills. I’ve never stuffed myself on Sushi like this before. If you go there, the Executive Suite and the Sunshine rolls are my favorites.
The Provo Range is a nice place, I have to admit. It’s up on the side of the mountain and is just beautiful. We had a good turnout. Putting faces to names was great. We’ve got some amazing members of WeTheArmed.com. Special thanks to Norseman for putting this together. This was his idea and he’s a Range Officer at the Provo Range…. Norse was the consumate RO this day. He watched everyone like a hawk and we had no problems through both range sessions.
Terry lent me the use of his Bushnell Trophy T red dot optic. Jesse fabricated the mounting system and with Terry’s optic, we were able to test out the concept. It worked. In fact, it worked much better than I had anticipated.
That’s a 15 round group at about 25 yards. Oh, and I shot this group left handed. Yeah. My right eye isn’t all that great anymore, and I’ve been doing a lot better left handed.
After the first range session, we went to Los Hermonos for lunch. Mexican food and shooting just goes together. We stopped by Gunnies in Orem for some more ammunition and went back to the range. Norseman is a big time revolver guy… and I made sure he had all the time he wanted with the little North American Arms Range top-break. I almost had him trading me one of his Siaga 12’s for it! But Norse doesn’t part with his guns, so as much as he wanted it… he made no deal. Oh well. I’d have had a hell of a time getting an S-12 home!
After the shooting in the afternoon, we went to Steve’s place and Terry gave us all a lesson in grilling Brats and how to boil those brats properly in beer with peppers and onions. The food was delicious. I had a Food Coma going on, I ate so much this weekend. During the evening’s munching, Marshal Dodge broke out this video on his smart phone – the “I just effing shot myself – the musical.” I linked it below. When he showed this vid – we were dying from laughter. Good food, friends, and laughter… this is what it’s all about. Unfortunately that bloody musing was stuck in our heads… thanks to Marshal’s lovely wife who reminded us of it every time we seemed to have forgotten it. Evil.
Special thanks to Steve for letting The AZ Crew and I crash at his place. Even more thanks to his lovely bride for not just putting up with us, but for being the best Hostess in the world.
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Glad it was a good time.
I had a blast. There were a lot of really great people, great food and great guns.
This was a strong contender for the best weekend ever.
I think it was. I can’t remember just enjoying everything so much…
One of these days I’m going to make a WTA gathering, even if it kills me. I honestly consider the WTA guys some of my best friends that I never met…and that isn’t a compliment that I just throw around on a whim.
Ditto, Matt carpool?
We’ll have to do something extra awesome next year.
Louis, that should be arranged…are you in the NC or westward area?
Holy hell!!! Picture number 2, the guy in the back in the crusader tee. Oh wait, that’s me. Look to be getting a little front heavy there. I have no business eating beer brats.
Can I still shoot with you guys if I’m on a salad and tofu diet?
Hell no, Hippie… Eat that Brat like a man! Console yourself with a Kilt Lifter. LOL!