It is now precisely two months before Gun Blogger Rendezvous V6.0. This one promises to, once again, top all previous versions.
This year’s festivities run Sept. 8-11, once again in Reno, Nevada, and once again the official hotel for the event is the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, which happens to be physically connected to Circus Circus and the El Dorado.
I’ve attended all five previous events, and I enjoy the hell out of them. Some of the previous attendees include:
- Mr. Completely
- KeeWee’s Corner
- The Conservative UAW Guy
- Say Uncle
- Snowflakes In Hell
- From My Position – On The Way”
- Traction Control
- The View From North Central Idaho
- The Anarchangel
- The Kitchen
- Ride Fast Shoot Straight
- Girls (heart) Guns
- Firearms & Training
- The Molly Minute
- The Clue Meter
- True Blue Sam
Rendezvous sponsors have included:
- Dillon Precision
- Hi Point Firearms
- Lucky Gunner Ammo
- Midway USA
- Natchez Shooter’s Supply
- The National Shooting Sports Foundation
- The National Rifle Association
- Nosler Bullets
- Para USA
- Springfield Armory
- Sturm, Ruger & Co.
And, as has been the tradition, the swag promises to be epic. The raffle Saturday night promises to have at least three and possibly four firearms. There will be t-shirts galore (Eric Field donated two Kalashnikitty shirts for this year’s event, and I’m pitching in a Sellier & Bellot shirt, still in its unopened bullet-shape), AR-15 magazines, and many, many other really neat items.
But the main reason to go is the reason I go: To talk to the people I read, and who read me. This isn’t like the NRA annual convention where every moment of every day is tied up with events. No. While there are daily planned events, the majority of your time is available to just shoot the breeze with the other attendees, whether in the hospitality room or on the firing range.
Oh, and there will be shooting. An open range day, a Steel Challenge day, and a Cowboy Fast Draw day. Everything I bring will be available to anyone to shoot. I’ll bring plenty of ammo.
Finally, we do this every year to raise money for an outstanding charity – Project Valour IT. Your $30 registration fee and anything you spend on raffle tickets goes to buy voice-activated laptops and Wii video games for our wounded soldiers. Last year we raised $5,100. This year I hope we do better.
So scrape your pennies together, send in your registration form, make your travel and hotel reservations, and join us for a terrific weekend of gun-nut goodness!