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    • #81816
      JustARandomGuy
      Participant

        What?
        Right next door to MVT, and no thread?
        Well here we go, then. :)

        North and South VA

        For the record, I’m in the Southern VA area.

      • #81817
        JustARandomGuy
        Participant

          Great- thanks!

        • #81818
          D Close
          Moderator

            JARG, Southeast, or SW? I’m in Hampton Roads.

          • #81819
            Eddie
            Participant

              Dead Center geographic center of state.

              FiremanEd

            • #81820
              JustARandomGuy
              Participant

                D- South-center-ish.
                I’m about 3 hours west of the Hampton area.

              • #81821
                RotorHead
                Participant

                  New to the site, not new to “getting ready”. Blue Ridge area of SW Va.

                • #81822
                  SeanT
                  Keymaster

                    Near Winchester

                  • #81823
                    Wattage
                    Participant

                      Near Bedford, Va.

                    • #81824
                      Redcoat
                      Participant

                        In Franklin County, so just next door…ish! About 20 minutes west of Rocky Mount.
                        ‘Shortbread’ & I are both Alumni. Another Vietnam vet Alumni is also in the vicinity.

                      • #81825
                        Scott G
                        Participant

                          Warrenton-Gainesville area. MVT Alum and member of the NOVA monthly meeting group.

                        • #81826
                          Mike Q
                          Participant

                            Thaddeus, we do try and meet monthly. We didn’t last month because of the holidays. Pm me and I can get you on the distribution list. We are trying to get one together before the end of the month but I don’t think it’s going to happen because of schedules. We should definitely get one together in February.

                          • #81827
                            ffhounddog
                            Participant

                              If anyone in the NOVA area wants to meet up for lunch, drinks, dinner, book of the Month club, in the next two weeks let me know. I have Army duty 11 Mar, 20-22 Mar this month and Friday 27 March Im at a Kyber Traing lights, sights, laser class in Maryland.

                              Just trying to meet folks before I go to some training with the folks here. I was thinking Philly Tavern in Old Town Manassas. Good cheesesteaks and its a tavern.

                            • #81828
                              ffhounddog
                              Participant

                                Monday the 9th I could do early Afternoon around 1330. I am off that day but have to get my wife out the door for work she has an odd schedule too.

                              • #81829
                                ffhounddog
                                Participant

                                  I do not know what 5pm if that is too late but I am free Sat-Sun and also the what day is the next Monday is 23 March.

                                • #81830
                                  sneakypete
                                  Participant

                                    Live in North Carolina, but so close to Chesapeake, VA that I look for alumni in both states. Live so close to Moyock, NC (Academi/Blackwater) I can hear the breaching charges.

                                    Anyone live in the Hampton Roads area or in northeast NC, Outer Banks, etc?

                                  • #81831
                                    grayghost1864
                                    Participant

                                      Richmond here. But I also spend quite a bit of time in Winchester and Virginia beach. Looking to meet some like minded folks in any of these areas who would possibly want to do some basic PT and training exercises.

                                    • #81832
                                      sneakypete
                                      Participant

                                        grayghost, there are a few of us in the Tidewater area. Next time you are down in Virginia Beach, give us some advance notice and we can try to get a group together for a meet and greet and see what we can all plan from there for PT and other training.

                                      • #81833
                                        grayghost1864
                                        Participant

                                          I am in Virginia beach right now. I probably will be here until Friday. And I most likely will be here Tuesday through Thursday or Friday next week as well.

                                        • #81834
                                          sneakypete
                                          Participant

                                            GrayGhost, are you going to still be in VA Beach on Friday? If so, I can check with some of the local crew and see if we can meet for lunch or coffee or something.

                                            How flexible is your schedule when you’re in town?

                                          • #81835
                                            grayghost1864
                                            Participant

                                              My schedule is flexible. I am just doing some work on my parents house down here. and yes I will be in town until Friday evening. If you can pick a place and time I will make it work. PM me the details. Cheers.

                                            • #81836
                                              trailman
                                              Participant

                                                I’m working on mine out of the book. Woodbridge is a hell of a ride for me to make on a regular basis.

                                              • #81837
                                                trailman
                                                Participant

                                                  OK I will, I have the radio on pretty much anytime I’m in my truck, usually on the Bluemont repeater.

                                                • #81838
                                                  SeanT
                                                  Keymaster

                                                    I have my digital station back up and running the mode FSQCALL right now
                                                    80M at night and 40M in the day. I got an email from a HAM in OR who saw my station beacon on 12/31, I am running 30 watts. Had a few contacts in MI when I was showing my daughter’s friend what all that gear does.

                                                  • #81839
                                                    trailman
                                                    Participant

                                                      PM sent

                                                    • #81840
                                                      ffhounddog
                                                      Participant

                                                        I will have to see. I am interested but its the only day I get to see my wife that week.

                                                      • #81841
                                                        Eddie
                                                        Participant

                                                          Class openings. Combat Rifle Skills, Buckingham County. Sept 10/11. Private range. Opening to the forum, need 2 to make the class. Max or 1stSgt are going to post on blog soon. I’m putting here for early notice to Virginians. Camping on site. Great chance for Alumni to bring wife or friends who you can’t get to WV or for non Alumni to get a taste of MVT closer to home. IM me for a phone # or more information. Eddie

                                                        • #81842
                                                          tango
                                                          Participant

                                                            Northeastern TN. If yall ever do anything down in the Southern area it’s an easy drive.

                                                          • #81843
                                                            zeerf
                                                            Participant

                                                              Newish to RVA (moved here about 1.5 years ago for work). Looking for others in the area.

                                                            • #81844
                                                              fabio
                                                              Participant

                                                                South Eastern VA.

                                                              • #81845
                                                                zeerf
                                                                Participant

                                                                  Hey fabio,
                                                                  I am in the middle of some life stuff (moving, work travel) but would be happy to chat about getting some training scheduled. Let me know what works for you.

                                                                • #81846
                                                                  BrigandActual
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    Might as well update…I just relocated to the NOVA area (fairfax county). I haven’t found a range yet, so I’m still on the hunt for a place to shoot.

                                                                  • #81847
                                                                    Mike Q
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      @Brigand
                                                                      Elite shooting sports in Manassas has 25, 50, 100 yard ranges indoors.

                                                                    • #81848
                                                                      zeerf
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Looks like Mike Q already provided a closer option for your new area @BrigandActual. Farthest North I had made it so far in VA has been:
                                                                        A bit of a drive for you and still just an indoor range is
                                                                        Blue Ridge Arsenal Winding Brook
                                                                        11547 Lakeridge Pkwy, Ashland, VA 23005

                                                                        starting to work with some others in the lower VA region to include a new co-worker that may have some land in the area but still would be a decent hike from NOVA. Will update once I get more details.

                                                                      • #81849
                                                                        BrigandActual
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Thanks, guys. I had looked into those. It should clarify that I’ve been looking for an outdoor range. There are two that would meet my needs, both just over the border in WV.

                                                                          One is 340 Defense, which has a 300 yard range. The other is Peacemaker National Trsining Center, but it seems they are not enrolling new members due to a noise complaint lawsuit they are involved in.

                                                                        • #81850
                                                                          Max
                                                                          Keymaster

                                                                            So. We ought to do sonething to make the MVT flat ranges more of a ‘gun club’ for alumni. Thoughts?

                                                                          • #81851
                                                                            Mike Q
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              Max,
                                                                              Well if you make the flat ranges open to a “gun club” idea then would you rely on everyone being big boys or would you RSO it? I like the idea but something to think about.

                                                                            • #81852
                                                                              BrigandActual
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                FWIW, my favorite range experiences have been at private clubs with big boy rules.

                                                                                When I lived in Montana, I was a member of the a shooting sports complex that included a 50, 200, 300, and 1000 yard ranges, a bullseye pistol range, archery, skeet/trap, and a “3 gun” range. None of them were RSO’d except on public range days (twice per month, and the public was only allowed at the 200 yard range).

                                                                                It was awesome.

                                                                              • #81853
                                                                                Max
                                                                                Keymaster

                                                                                  On brief second thoughts, great idea, nice, but I am sure any potential benefits to alumni and MVT would be far outweighed by the massive potential foe asshole craziness. And no, I would not RSO it. I do that at classes.

                                                                                • #81854
                                                                                  trailman
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    Check your local Isaac Walton’s and or hit a shooting board and ask around.

                                                                                  • #81855
                                                                                    Incipient
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      New here/just making my rounds on the forum.. I live in Bristow/Gainesville area of PWC. Second Elite Shooting Sports for a decent indoor range for zeroing rifles, etc. I mostly shoot pistols there since they allow you to draw from concealment, etc. I would love to get together for some training/PT (rucking) if there is still a meetup group in the area, in preparation for CTT in October.

                                                                                      In an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop.

                                                                                    • #81856
                                                                                      Corvette
                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                        Richmond-ish

                                                                                      • #81857
                                                                                        BrigandActual
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          New here/just making my rounds on the forum.. I live in Bristow/Gainesville area of PWC. Second Elite Shooting Sports for a decent indoor range for zeroing rifles, etc. I mostly shoot pistols there since they allow you to draw from concealment, etc. I would love to get together for some training/PT (rucking) if there is still a meetup group in the area, in preparation for CTT in October.

                                                                                          I would be down for the occasional group ruck as well.

                                                                                        • #81858
                                                                                          zeerf
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            I am also be down for group ruck.

                                                                                          • #81859
                                                                                            zeerf
                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                              Anyone up for a meet and training or even just start some conversation? lots of talk is all I have seen so far. We all have life going on but lets see what we can do here shall we?

                                                                                              motivation for those who need it

                                                                                              I am North Richmond area currently, willing to travel

                                                                                            • #81860
                                                                                              zeerf
                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                Checking in again, anyone else close and ready to get out from behind that keyboard? Time and a place are all we need to start, this does not have to be expensive or fancy secret squirrel stuff.

                                                                                              • #81861
                                                                                                Pinky
                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                  Sure! You know how to get hold of me. I can try to scope out some property in Powhatan

                                                                                                • #81862
                                                                                                  zeerf
                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                    Sure! You know how to get hold of me. I can try to scope out some property in Powhatan

                                                                                                    Sounds good, and was not directed at you in anyway…had hoped to motivate some old/new folks and get a gauge for interest.

                                                                                                    As far as scouting out property, I would be cool with another public park ruck. Have one possible lead on outdoor shooting area but sounds like it would be a 1.5-2 hour drive. Will work on getting more details around that.

                                                                                                  • #81863
                                                                                                    RobM
                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                      New to the forums. Just finished my first RS CTT in November 2017. I’m in Fredericksburg. Wanted to say HEY to my fellow Virginians. Wouldn’t be opposed at all to meet up with some like-minded, mature individuals. Would be up for a ruck if we have anyone else in the area.

                                                                                                    • #81864
                                                                                                      zeerf
                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                        Welcome RobM PM sent.

                                                                                                      • #81865
                                                                                                        Trailrunner
                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                          Near Richmond. Up for all as time and money allow.

                                                                                                        • #81866
                                                                                                          trailman
                                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                                            Might as well update…I just relocated to the NOVA area (fairfax county). I haven’t found a range yet, so I’m still on the hunt for a place to shoot.

                                                                                                            http://www.iwla.org/local-chapters

                                                                                                          • #81867
                                                                                                            Spoon
                                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                                              NoVA here.

                                                                                                            • #114535
                                                                                                              steveo
                                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                                Yorktown area.

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