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Newbe Here
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:00:59 PM »
Good morning,

This is my first post so I will tell everyone a little about myself.

I am an NRA Benefactor Life member as well as being a member of GOA and NAGR.
I live in Hammond, LA.  Married 35 years to the same wonderful woman.

I retired last May.
Had my right knee replaced in June and am now doing fine.
I have been active in shooting since the 70's and competed in IPSC Pistol matches in the early days for many years until it became more game than practical.
I am interested in long range shooting which is why I would like to become a member of Palo Alto.
I have built several AR-15 rifles including a DPMS platform .308 with a Shilen match barrel and a CMP Special Garand with which I intent to compete.
I will build a bolt rifle for competition as time and money allow.
I do my own reloading.

I am planning to take classes to become a Range Master through the folks at Honey Island range.

I would like to come to a match as an observer or even to help with targets or spotting.

I guess this covers the basics of who I am and my plans.  The rest you will have to get face to face ;)

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Re: Newbe Here
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 08:52:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum CS!  We have a great bunch of shooters at PA and we always have a good time!
Looking forward to you coming out to a match.  We have several matches every month that cover everything from rim fire to pistol, F/Class and Prone.  Have a look at our match section on the main page for info. 


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Re: Newbe Here
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 02:24:36 AM »
Hope to see you at one of the matches. It's a blast and a great bunch of guys.
Randall LaMotte FTR

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Re: Newbe Here
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 08:50:25 PM »

We have 600 yd matches on the first and second Saturdays of the month. I would come to the F Class and Prone Match on the first Saturday to get a feel for how things are done (watch the firing line and spend some time in the target pits), then bring your rifle and shoot the second Saturday at the Field Precision Rifle match. The FPR match is more geared for new shooters and is a lot of fun.