Tca Show In Fairfax
Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:17 PM
Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:30 PM
DAMN I MISSED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 08 August 2004 - 01:58 AM
Posted 08 August 2004 - 07:34 AM
It was nice to get to put some faces to the names from here and some other places.
I had to run off at 4AM Saturday so did not get to visit the basement bar, Mike sounds painful!
For those who did not make it the NRA - National Firearm Museum is awesome and has ton's of great stuff even the Thompson lover will appreciate. I highly recommend this to anyone who did not make it. I also understand that the Thompson exhibit may be extended to I forget either March or May of 2005, maybe one of the other attendees could pinpoint that better.
Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:40 AM
Glad you had a good time at the TCA event. Sorry I couldn't attend this year and sorry I missed the last call at the bar. Looking forward to seeing the regular crew next year.
Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:51 PM
We can only hope that Kerry wins the election and the econony goes in the dumpsters so that all you working stiffs have to open your vaults and flood the market out of desperation so that we independently weathly can add to our vast store and relish in our Thompson greed....
Tongue firmly planted in cheek, or course
Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:56 PM
It sure was a nice show and shoot, the FBI Academy tour was outstanding thanks to Tom Rasch ( FBI and club mem. ) and another FBI agent at the school. They had a indoor range that would make your mouth water,58 position and the size of a empty bowling ally. We had lunch there at the cafe, and it was all you could eat. We went outside to the outdoor range's watching all the new cadets fire ther weapons . I never been to the Arlington cemetery ,so it was a interesting tour. The shoot was fun meeting olf friends and makeing new ones Tracie and the directors did a fine job of putting all this together.
Mike you for got one more name " Joe the bartender " he was a lot of fun and ended up haveing a few brewskies with us , he ran out of draft, bottles, and we were down to Chinese beer ( at least it was cold ) plus he brought out the rot gut Tequila on the house !!. Joe was a 22 year vet. of the Korea and Vietarmis I hope there's a "Joe the bartender'" where ever we go from now on.
Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:03 AM
Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:36 AM
Yes ,on the Jackie Gleason show , he had a Joe the bartender on it and this guy was just as funny, for a guy that was 74 years old ,he had a sharp
menory. He remember useing the thompson, he thought it was to heavy to carry.
Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:12 PM
Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:52 PM
As Michael (Sig) has said, if you didn't make the show try to get to Fairfax and view the Thompson collection at the NRA Museum. I heard a four month extension beyond 31 Dec 04 has been granted for the collection also.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:02 PM
We, Jan and me, finally got home to our Island after about 20 hours flying time and are both now waking up at 1am each day.
What a great time and what a great show and display. It was well worth the trip and was made more wounderful by the tremendous hospitality all of you extended to us both.
We are now planning for the SAR show in December.
I only took a few photos, 900 to be precise! I will try and post some .
Were are yours Mike!
Murray and Jan.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:40 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:10 PM
I would not have taken such an early flight home.
It was a great show.
1 - Who won the 50-50 raffle?
2 - What were the scores from the morning shoot?
Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:00 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:11 PM
Phil. how much money do I still owe you. It's all a bit of a bad dream after the friday nite. I once drank the Tokyo Osaka bullet train dry but it was the first time we ever drunk a hotel bar dry!!
My head still hurts!