A Nice, Relaxed Day.

The NoR shoot is coming up next weekend, so I’m spending some time this weekend doing some loading in preparation. I loaded 11.5 lbs of .45 Colt ammo (that sounds somehow more impressive than “200 rounds”), and 200 rounds (so far) of 75 grain Hornady .223 ammo. I’ll load a couple hundred more tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll also manage to do 300 .45 ACP rounds, too. I’ve still got about 400 rounds of .30-06 on en bloc clips in bandoleers, so I won’t have to load any of that.

In the midst of that, I cooked up a damned fine batch of pinto beans, made a trip to the grocery store and (among the regular supplies) got some corn meal and buttermilk so I could make cornbread to go along with it. I also baked a couple dozen Tollhouse cookies (storebought dough, on sale. Better than pre-packaged, not as good as from scratch – but they’ll do.)

If you’re interested, here’s the schedule for the NoR shoot next weekend:

Friday: Dinner, 7:00 PM MST at the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Directions to the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse are available at the website.

Menu, all you can eat:

Smoked Beef
Pulled Pork
Smoked Chicken
Cowboy Beans
Country Slaw

Cost will be $9.95 plus tax and gratuity; beverages are not included in the price.

Saturday: The Range opens at 7:00 AM MST. Shoot til lunch.

Ben Avery is a public range and shooting stations are first come, first served. We want to get there early and secure some benches together.

How we’re handling lunch is still up in the air.

Shoot some more after lunch.

Saturday evening: Meet at 7:30 PM MST at the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse for Dinner and Guest Speaker Alan Korwin who is confirmed, and then have some libations and tell lies. (I would appreciate it if anyone who witnessed me shoot clay pigeons in the air with my 1917 Enfield would show up to corroborate my story!)

Menu, all you can eat:

Flat Iron Steaks
Smoked Chicken
Cowboy Beans
Country Slaw
Honey Butter Biscuits

Cost is $19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Beverages are not included.

Sunday: Shoot til lunch. Maybe a picnic at Pioneer Village?

Shoot some more.

Go home tired and happy.

I think I’m going to run out of ammo early on Sunday. That’s why I’m also bringing a 500 round box of .22’s.

C’mon up and join us.

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