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#1 john

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:27 PM

Especially meeting many of the Friendliestfolks we've met in a long time! laugh.gif

Everyone seemed to welcome us "new members" with open arms and made us feel like a part of the "gang"!!

Murray and Jan, we may take you up on your offer for a visit....
Mike, I do believe I owe you a couple....every time I turned around you (or someone else??) stuck a new bottle in my hand!!
CJ, I think I owe you one, too!
Tracie, you mentioned that you don't ofteln look at this site, but if you do, it was nice finally meeting you and we look forward to next year!
Gordon and Frank, it was great talking with you both (Frank, thanks for the books and Gordon, still waiting for an e-mail with details about a Colt??
Peter, we'll get busy on a tax-stamp tee-shirt soon but need to know your size!!

Too many other fine folk to mention, but safe to say that we will be attending more of these eventys in the future!!

The FBI tour was great and the shoot was a blast (all family members got through without getting yelled at by the RSO's....everyone was safe!!. Dinner was delicious and we look forward to meeting more folks next year. If any of you get up toward Minnesota, do drop an e-mail and plan on stopping in if you can.

What more can I say.....you folks are all SUPER!!! wink.gif

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:35 PM

john
I loved the tax stamp t shirt.
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#3 full auto 45

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 10:33 PM

Thanks John. As Phil said...welcome to the dark side of the TCA. Tracie would have a stroke if he saw all of us there! And yes it was a great time had by all. If I ever get time to post my pix on the site, I will. This new house has me going until about midnite everynite! I need another vacation already. Ok, Vegas in 3 weeks. See some of you all at Phoenix in December.
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 01:43 PM

John,
More importantly, you forgot to add that you got second prize in the shoot much to your own amazment.!!! ohmy.gif
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 04:46 PM

I still can't believe it!
My jaw was bouncing off my chest!! huh.gif ....and still is! And my family was happy with how they shot also, and I'm proud of them for giving it a go in spite of much apprehension about how they would do and that everyone might be watching them! Hopefully next year we'll see more families shooting also!

At any rate, we are talking in great seriousness about the show in Phoenix......any advice on how everything goes there?? Never been to that show but I understand its just a big gun show for class 3 stuff. So do you folks get together and paint the town red or????

I've always wanted to see that big boneyard of vintage airplanes the Gov't keeps near there but I don't think it's open to any tours. But I'll check into it if anyone else might be interested??

Thanks again everyone, for being yourselves!! We look forward to many more years of good friendships from you all!

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:09 PM


John,

I was the RSO on firing point 4 working with you and your family. You do have a lot to be proud of. It was a pleasure working with your family and it was great to see that you have instilled in them a respect for, and safety with, full auto firearms. Glad you made it to the show and hope to see you next year!


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Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:57 PM

John,
The SAR show is not just class 3. It is run in conjunction with the "Cross roads of the West" gun show which is quite big and the SAR have one hugh hall in the State fair ground which is all class 3 guns and parts and everything eles.
The Champlin fighter museum is really worth a visit also. It is at Falcon field at Mesa and you could easy spend a day there.They also have a machine gun collection. They have figter planes from WW1 WW2 and modern ones to.
We all hang out with Gordon, Meale and Doug Richardson. It is a lot of fun.
See ya there.
I have book my flight. I fly up on Nov 27 and have been told that I will possibly be in the 747-400 jump seat again.
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 10:10 PM

Bill, I have to thank you for your patience with my family and I....all said that you were great! We really appreciated your advice and watchful eye and we all had a great time. We WILL do this again! laugh.gif

Murray, we'll probably see you in December providing we can get the time off....shouldn't be a problem, Will Jan be there also? (Alice wants to know!)

Looking forward to more good company! wink.gif

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 06:32 PM

John, It was nice to meet you. I didn't get a chance to tell you but it was great to see the whole family involved in the Thompson hobby. We need to get younger folks involved. Take care, Phil.
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Posted 25 August 2004 - 10:15 PM

Ok, I've put a butt load of pictures on my web site. Click on my web site and they are on the first page, by names. I'll leave them up for a month or so and then they are gone. I'll need the space to other stuff. I'm still adding about 10 other this week. if you have a good one you want on there from the TCA show, email it to me at mike@mikesmachineguns.com and I'll post it.
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Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:15 AM

Mike,

Thanks for posting the photos on your website! They are Great!
I really missed going - this helps a lot. I do wish I saw this stuff in person - looks awesome!

By the way... was there a dress in the Hoover room.....??? biggrin.gif
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Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:49 AM

The dress room was not on the public tour. Several asked that question while we were there. Not to our guide though.
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Posted 26 August 2004 - 07:29 AM

Thanks for sharing Mike! biggrin.gif I've got to try to make it next time! blink.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 26 August 2004 - 02:57 PM

John, If you were inquiring about tours through Davis-Monthan's bone yard, the air force runs bus tours during the day. There's thousands of airplanes just sitting on the asphalt, all cocooned up. In 1988, I traded the bone yard for a Cessna o-2A Forward Air Controller that had flown in Vietnam. I restored it and flew air shows for years. Very interesting place. Go see it if you can.
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