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2015 Tanknet Tactical I&i Rifle Class


Simon Tan

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Well to be fair by explaining a bit, 2015 is planned as a no long distance flying year since I have done a lot of long distance flying last year and the few years before it to the US several times and a 12 day trip in South Korea, Shanghai (20 hour layover), and Singapore. The debt needs to get paid off or at least as much of it as possible before I tie the knot. The time schedule would require me to take some days off. To do that, I would have to arrange make up lessons or find a sub teacher. But I could make that work as this trip would be worth it so the schedule is not a real issue. And of course the long travel itself wouldn't be an issue. I wouldn't be the one with the longest flight time as Simon pointed out with Narita. It's the finances that prohibits me.

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Jason, I hurt with you. This is the first time since '04 (Memorial Day at Ft Knox where I met Jim Martin and Tim the Tank Nut) that I've been able to take such a trip. Hopefully, you will be able to do it down the road.

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Be advised, all those going to NY, NJ, MD and DC need to NOT have guns, mags and ammo on them. Please ensure you make arrangements to have both moved to training site as appropriate.

There is secure on site storage. If you plan to do NYC or NJ, make sure you comply with this.

 

I am counting on everyone to take appropriate measures. If you do not know or unclear, please contact me or rmgill.

Will the site accept delivery from UPS/FedEx prior to the exercise? If so, Address plz.

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Jason, I hurt with you. This is the first time since '04 (Memorial Day at Ft Knox where I met Jim Martin and Tim the Tank Nut) that I've been able to take such a trip. Hopefully, you will be able to do it down the road.

Yeah, maybe later down the road.

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Be advised, all those going to NY, NJ, MD and DC need to NOT have guns, mags and ammo on them. Please ensure you make arrangements to have both moved to training site as appropriate.

There is secure on site storage. If you plan to do NYC or NJ, make sure you comply with this.

 

I am counting on everyone to take appropriate measures. If you do not know or unclear, please contact me or rmgill.

 

Hi Simon,

 

that was my main concern too. I am interested in attending, but I will not be bringing a long gun to the course. Do they rent M-16/AR-15/M-4 family at the facility?

 

Be advised, all those going to NY, NJ, MD and DC need to NOT have guns, mags and ammo on them. Please ensure you make arrangements to have both moved to training site as appropriate.

There is secure on site storage. If you plan to do NYC or NJ, make sure you comply with this.

 

I am counting on everyone to take appropriate measures. If you do not know or unclear, please contact me or rmgill.

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Okay, if the range event is now settled on 5/6 October, make my attendance definite, barring higher powers intervening. I'll also run this by the rest of Team Banshee before Easter and might be able to recruit one or two additional numbers. This would increase the Euro group to 3-4, with appropriate transport requirements coming down from NY.

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Okay, if the range event is now settled on 5/6 October, make my attendance definite, barring higher powers intervening. I'll also run this by the rest of Team Banshee before Easter and might be able to recruit one or two additional numbers. This would increase the Euro group to 3-4, with appropriate transport requirements coming down from NY.

 

Great!

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Their website also claims to sell you ammunition "at current fair market price" - looking around a bit, 5.56 mm FMJ seems to be around 40 cent per round, so for the 800-1,000 total mentioned you're looking at 300-400 dollars. On top of 200 for the class and 50 for the rifle and equipment per day, thus 800-900 total, right?

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I was just talking to a colleague about this and he asked me if I know any good gun museums in the area (NY/NJ/PA). All I could think of was the ACW museum in Harrisburg....

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BansheeOne.....that sounds about right. About USD1K not including bed & board. I am checking on falling in on gear and ammo.

 

All....Please check the 1st page and let me know who needs a pro-shop service.

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Okay. I was trained on the classical HK system ages ago, but are familiar with AR controls and operation (though I have not actually fired a live one, GBB airsoft is a great training aid reproducing everything but ejection and forward assist); I would guess the latter are easily available. Not a lot of recent experience; the last thing I shot was a 40 mm launcher three weeks ago, which I suspect is completely inapplicable here.

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I was just talking to a colleague about this and he asked me if I know any good gun museums in the area (NY/NJ/PA). All I could think of was the ACW museum in Harrisburg....

Off the top of my head, the NRA museum near DC...likely others
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Any concerns about blackhawk serpa holsters.

I think as long as you train to NOT put your booger hook on the bang switch you're good.

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I was just talking to a colleague about this and he asked me if I know any good gun museums in the area (NY/NJ/PA). All I could think of was the ACW museum in Harrisburg....

Off the top of my head, the NRA museum near DC...likely others

 

The NRA museum is outside of DC in Northern Virginia. I want to say it's in Arlington off I66. *checks map, yep...I guess it's more Vienna, VA than Arlington. Closer to Manassas Battlefield too. The USMC Museum is also off of I95 Here.

 

Oh, the stretch of US50 near Sky Meadows State Park, west of US 17, is lousy with very nice colonial homes. When I had a transmission issue in the deuce headed to Culpepper, we bailed doff of I81 and went surface roads at lower speeds to Culpeper down 50 (then 17 and 29). If I were not stressing over weird noises from the transmission, I'd have been even more intrigued by the back in time homes along that old road.

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I have done class with SERPA. Actually their plain jane friction holster is bettah. I don't know if we are going to be doing transition drills....but you can always wear it for fun.

 

No 416s as loaners.

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Been there...wasted a ton of money. Most of the items were donated to PFT. If you are going to bring a pistol, I recommend a strong side belt bolster. If you are going to be strapping your long gun, I don't think you are going to be hassled with concealment. Do not turn up with a cheapy Uncle Mike's soft holster. You will not be allowed on the line with it. The range is run hot, which means guns are loaded when they are on you. Don't freak out...

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