kappatiff wrote:Thanks for the info! :)
One more q: Is there a website with all the information on it? Ideally I'm looking for a flyer or something online so I can send to my neighbors ... maybe something with times, class options, activities, etc? I understand things are probably still being planned, but there are a few folks in our neighborhood that just might be interested in driving down.
Thanks guys! I'm loving this ...
I'm working on a schedule to publish now. I hope to have it on http://www.TexasShooting.com and probably http://www.pscIDPA.com in the next week or two. I had hoped to have it set up to register on-line, but I don't think that's going to happen.
I can tell you what seminars and shooting clinics are definitely going to be on the schedule and there likely will be a few more, especially seminars.
The following are set:
1. Basic Skills (proper grip, trigger control, sight alignment/picture) [Instructor TBA]
2. Basic Drawing & Reloading [Instructor TBA]
3. Moving Targets, Moving Shooters [Instructor TBA]
4. Close Quarter Battle [Instructor TBA]
4. Defensive Shotgun[Instructor Gregg Garrett]
5. IDPA Basics [Instructor Steve Vandermolen]
6. Ladies-Only Shooting Clinic [Instructor Donna Vandermolen]
1. Awareness [Speaker Steve Vandermolen]
2. Ladies Issues [Speaker Donna Vandermolen]
3. Christians & Self-Defense [Speaker Marc Gentine]
4. TABC Laws & Procedures [Speaker Stephen Rothstein]
5. You Be the Judge (Video what-if scenarios) [This one is VERY tentative]
6. CHL Fashion Show (Demonstrations of concealed-carry methods and equipment)
7. Gun Cleaning & Maintenance [Speaker TBA]
8. Training Opportunities (discussion of courses, schools & instructors available locally and nationwide) [Speaker Charles Cotton]
All Day Events
1. Texas Stars (two)
2. Find the Gun for You [formerly Battlefield Pick-up] (Various handguns available for shooting)
3. Plate Rack
4. Mini-Clinics (for individual or small group instruction)
The fee has not been set. Last year was the first year we charged anything and the fee ($15) was intended to cover lunch ($9) and the PSC non-member fee ($6). We were not going to arrange lunch this year and let people do that on their own. This would let us drop the fee to $6 for non-members and no fee for PSC members. However, too many people didn't like the idea of not having lunch available, so we haven't decided what to do. I would like to get the Bun-Stuffers back this year so we don't have to deal with catering and people can simply buy what they want. This also lets us go back to no fee for PSC members and $6 for non-members. The only problem is that we need a pretty accurate attendance number to give the Bun-Stuffers, otherwise they buy too little or too much food.
I'm not bragging on myself because I'm only a very small part of this event, but the annual TexasCHLforum Day at PSC gets better every year. We have a dedicated crew of instructors and speakers who donate their time and expertise in a combined effort to offer a unique opportunity to learn and have a great time. We also have a great group of folks who work hard to build necessary props, equipment and to set up and tear down the range for this event.
Many of the people on the crew are veterans of the six Texas State IDPA Championships we ran at PSC Shooting Club from 2001 through 2006. Many others joined the TexasCHLforum Day at PSC crew because they believe in goals of the event. To a person, everyone has said the participants make all of the hard work worthwhile. Not only is the event unique, the appreciation expressed by the people who come to the TexasCHLforum Day at PSC every year is also rare. Let's face it, it's a lot more fun working your tail off for people who appreciate your efforts!
This is really starting to sound like a sales pitch, so I guess I'll use it on http://www.TexasShooting.com.