The Gun Run, June 22nd, Ellerbe NC

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  1. Eeben

    Eeben New Member

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    The Gun Run will be a 5k centerfire biathlon taking place in Ellerbe, NC on June 22nd, 2019. This event will challenge your shooting abilities, fitness, and gear. Check out thegunrun.us for more information!
     
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    I am fairly excited about this. I was bummed that the one at Clinton House was cancelled, so this could be a good consolation. Who is running this? The website is a little vague about any details.
     
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    What are the prizes? A buddy of mine asked about it? I'm to damn old myself. $80 to sign up. That's a pretty good bottle of Scotch! ;)
     
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    I am putting the race on and I was also bummed when Carolina Run and Gun was cancelled. These things are very time intensive to organize so I understand why the Match Director couldn't do it this year. Never fear, The Gun Run will fill the void! If you'd like to know more about me specifically, feel free to PM me, I don't share my personal details to everyone.

    As for prizes, I am in the process of securing some sponsors to donate some goodies for the top performers and some random draw prizes as well.

    Thanks for the interest, please tell your friends.
     
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    An inflatable sheep and a small helium bottle. Because nobody wants to see an inflatable sheep going down in flames like the Hindenburg.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    JBoyette Well-Known Member Vendor

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    I sent you guys a message on your website. Super excited about this.
     
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    Vortex optics has signed on as a sponsor for the match! I have a Strike Eagle and HS LR that have been fantastic in the field. They also have a killer warranty. Check them out www.vortexoptics.com
     
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    Signed up for it this morning!
    I was excited to see this after the Carolina Run and Gun was cancelled.
    First time doing a run and gun.
     
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    I think you will really like it. Everyone learns a lot about their gear set up during their first run and gun. Enjoy the learning experience!
     
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    Midway USA has signed on as a sponsor. I buy most of my bullets for reloading there, check them out: www.midwayusa.com
     
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    Good luck!! I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful time. Perfect weather before it's miserable outside. This is one of the few times in life I really wish I was 40 years younger.
     
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    NKD Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Kimberless

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    Hard to find info on this, likely because I’m dumb.
    Few ?’s:
    Is this pistol and rifle?

    What type of accuracy/distance for rifle?
     
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    Both pistol and rifle, 200yds or so max rifle shot. 60rnds per gun or so for a clean run.

    Thats what i have put together
     
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    thegunrun.us
     
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    NKD Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Kimberless

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    Right in my wheelhouse. Coupled with my ability to lose my breath on my staircase, I should be top 5 for sure.

    Thx. For some reason when I first attempted it took me to Twitter. But that clears it up.

    I’m get my fatass out there and beat the crap out of you fat boys. You’ve been warned!

    One last question:
    Do they have those little stations with equipment for people that are under cardiac arrest? Asking for friends I’m concerned about...
     
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    Tim B/S/T Gestapo Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    At last year's Carolina Run & Gun, the 'station' was Kelly (@beseventeen ) in a golf cart yelling at me "don't die!" and then laughing as she drove off. Good times.
     
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    Little humbles one like trying to shoot when one cannot breathe.
     
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    Went to the website. I must admit I am somewhat interested, but I will have to hold my nose and swallow at the whole empty magwell in between shooting stages thing.

    Reminds me of one my favorite courses, it was a NAVSPECWAR course in the desert, something like 13 miles for time, you and a swim buddy, every half mile there is a shooting drill or exercise. It was a hoot.
     
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    Tim B/S/T Gestapo Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Having RO'd a fair share of 3-Gun matches....I wouldn't participate in a RnG if there was not an 'empty magwell' requirement between stages.

    Folks that don't do this kind of thing professionally and that may be a bit unfocused due to stress (competition, physical exertion) tend to make mistakes. And mistakes with guns have bad consequences.
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    I respect that. To me, if you want to put it squarely in the category of being 'fun' and 'games,' I don't have an issue. If it is a stress shoot type of course, or training, it's totally different.

    Still thinking about it, tho….
     
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    can I use a golf cart?
     
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    Despite being very close to Pinehurst, NO GOLF CARTS ALLOWED! There will be plenty of medical folks around to resuscitate you when you pass out from the heat.
     
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