Shoot-B-Q v2 - Success!
The sweet smell of burnt gunpowder mixed beautifully with a faint, distant whiff of burgers and dogs cooking up, and I knew it was on for the second annual Shoot-B-Q.
Once again GOAL members old and new, arrived on the beautiful grounds of Harvard Sportsmen's Club for a celebration of Second Amendment Rights and the opportunity to see old friends, make new ones, and to check out and even shoot, a variety of firearms.
The informal single elimination falling plate competition was a big success, amazing how humbling those plates can be when under the watchful eye of a crowd, especially when they're 25 yards away! In the end it came down to GOAL Staffer Jon Green v. Jim P. in the finals, and in the end, with only a few rounds remaining in the magazine, Jim came out on top!
Of the many things I enjoy about the Shoot-B-Q, I really enjoy two; seeing the look on the face of a shooter that has just pulled the trigger on a firearm they've always wanted to shoot, and seeing a proud dad beam as his son safely and efficiently puts rounds on target.
That's what the Shoot-B-Q is all about, a celebration of the little things that add up to become the great thing that is, firearms ownership.
We would like to thank everyone that made the Shoot-B-Q successful, Harvard Sportsmen's Club-Dan Hurley, qmmo, Carlson Comps, the RSO's, and of course our members.
We're already looking forward to next year!
Friends having fun!
Plate rack practice
Sign ups for the 2011 Shoot-B-Q are now officially open!
Free tee shirt for the first 60 people to sign up and pay by 9/2/11
To sign up please call Tara at the GOAL office 508-393-5333 x203
Sign up early incentive. The first 60 people to sign up and pay will receive a GOAL "Shoot-B-Q" Tee shirt! Sign up early and don't miss out! All "early bird" entries must be received and paid in full by Friday September 2, 2011
Here's the info.
Who: Gun Owners' Action League and Harvard Sportsmen's Club
What: "Shoot-B-Q" a fun NES style gathering of firearms enthusiasts, raising funds and having fun for GOAL! Firearms Food & Fun! The event will feature some fun informal competition, and lots of great food!
When: Sunday September 25, 2011 10:00 am day of sign up/check in 11:00 am the line goes hot after a brief safety briefing
Where: Harvard Sportsmen's Club on the 7/10/25/50 yard line in front of the clubhouse.
Why: Firearms Food & FUN-draising!
Parking: Please do not park at the firing line where the event is being held, there is plenty of parking around the club house and along the access road.
Cost: $25.00 ALL proceeds go to GOAL. Food is additional, all food proceeds will go to HSC Open to GOAL members and their guests only.
2010 GOAL "Shoot-B-Q", great fun had by all!
The First Annual Shoot-B-Q was a great success and GOAL would like to thank The Harvard Sportsmen's Club for hosting such a great event.
Approximately 100 GOAL members gathered for a great day of "Firearms, Food, and Fun" and we couldn't have asked for better weather, a nicer venue, or better food. Our members brought all kinds of different handguns, rifles, and shotguns and many members tried out guns they had never had the opportunity to shoot!
In addition to the fun shoot we also had a plate competition which proved to be a great time for spectators and shooters alike. The plate competition was won by Dan K who is also a member of Harvard, maybe he had been practicing??
We would like to once again thank Dan Hurley and Harvard Sportsmen's Club, and Dan D'Amato and his crew for the great job insuring the safety!
The GOAL Staff is already discussing next years event, we can't wait!
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