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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:23 pm 
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3d archery courses are perfect for FT courses. In Port Colborne and Waterloo, the courses are shared with the archery guys. If you can find one, a lot of the work will already be done for you. Good luck at getting something going.

A BC road trip in the future would be super. I have family out in Surrey and on the Island that I could visit and make the trip a great vacation.

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Just a heads up. I'm working with a guy here in Vancouver and he just happens to have acsess to 80 acres in the Aldergrove area. here's hoping I can make this work....


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Figured I'd revive this thead by expressing my interest.

You say the where and when and I'll be there.

Probably not to compete right off the bat(as I don't have the gear) but to donate time and energy in return for exposure to a sport I'm interested in.

I do mostly 10m plinking in my garage as it stands,but enjoy the longer range stuff when I can get up country (where there is actualy some room)

Any ways......just looking for an update I guess.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:01 am 
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Gman wrote:
Figured I'd revive this thead by expressing my interest.

You say the where and when and I'll be there.

Probably not to compete right off the bat(as I don't have the gear) but to donate time and energy in return for exposure to a sport I'm interested in.

I do mostly 10m plinking in my garage as it stands,but enjoy the longer range stuff when I can get up country (where there is actualy some room)

Any ways......just looking for an update I guess.


Another year will be passed if you guys don't just get out there and shoot a fun FT match.

Don't worry about the "competitive" side of this sport. Just bring what you have, set out FT targets, and shoot at them.

Study the rules and find a Division that will suit you best in the off season, and make slow steps upward in equipment when funds and experience allow it.

Wishing you guys well out there. Hope to hear you held that match soon.

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I'd be very interested in an Air Gun club in / around Vancouver, but it really is an up hill battle to get anything setup legally. Vancouver itself is out of the question, the property is far too expensive and crowded, and the guns create too much noise pollution. You'd have to look at Pit Meadows / Langley.

It's really only feasible if you were to run it as a business/membership group, perhaps along side a shop dedicated to the sport.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:02 am 
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I've been kind of distracted with all sorts of other stuff in the past few months, so I have not pushed ahead with this as I had hoped to.
I'm hoping to get a bit more time to put something together with this, as I really do want to see a FT group in BC.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:47 am 
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definitly interested


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I give up. Can't even get a meeting of interested parties together. I'm just gonna punch paper till I see that something is going on. Anyone else wanna try to make this work?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:23 am 
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I give up. Can't even get a meeting of interested parties together. I'm just gonna punch paper till I see that something is going on. Anyone else wanna try to make this work?


CJN offered the best advice. Just start shooting on the weekend with one or two friends in your area. You will likely be surprized how quickly word gets around about the new sport.
Set up about half of your targets for easy knock downs when you have new people show up so that you get the new shooters hooked.
If you don't have enough knock down targets use any other type along with them.
If possible invite the local Cadets or Scouts out for a shoot. They WILL love it and they will tell their friends and perhaps more importantly their family members.

The important thing is to get people talking and to show the older fellows that "BB guns" aren't what they used to be. Field target is fun when a bunch get together but a large group in not necessary. The personal challenge of being able to knock down a ten yard target and then one at 50 yards is a reward in itself.

Good luck and just relax and have fun.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:04 am 
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I give up. Can't even get a meeting of interested parties together. I'm just gonna punch paper till I see that something is going on. Anyone else wanna try to make this work?


I agree with DrFr on this one. Make your first meeting a shooting event, even if you have a few people show up. Have some fun shooting and then talk about your plans for the next time. Once the word starts to spread, you may be surprised at how quickly numbers can grow.

Our first matches in Port had five or six shooters; we now have around twenty, give or take a few. My buddy Dennis E and I use to set up the whole match, now we have over half a dozen guys setting up their targets and even more helping out. We just took a chance and scheduled the first event and the rest is history. I am really glad we took that first step.

Good luck with getting something going. The potential rewards are great.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:30 pm 
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I am also interested, living in a small shared rental apartment and have no place to go shoot at longer ranges. I would like to do more than lobbing pellets across the room.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:03 pm 
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im interested, I live in surrey BC and am willing to help make this happen. Any way I can contribute let me know Im motivated and serious about getting somthing going out here


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i am interested too. i am a member of the mission rod and gun maybe we can use the facilities there?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:36 pm 
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i am interested too. i am a member of the mission rod and gun maybe we can use the facilities there?
boommman
north vancouver.


I am interested in this. Is there a website? Any membership fees...etc.
Coming from Van.....shooting at a NVan range would be ideal for me.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:36 pm 
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So it looks like the this topic is dead in the water?


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