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by Vol Texan
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Shooting Ranges
Topic: Desperately Seeking .22
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: Desperately Seeking .22

Vol Texan wrote:
SQLGeek wrote:That is just too precious. Can't wait to get my daughter her first .22.

I am kicking myself for not seeing this until today because I don't live far from there and would have been glad to have brought you some. I'm glad you were able to find some ammo.
We'll be back out there again this weekend - around 9am, at the 25-yard line. Feel free to bring your daughter, if you want to let her try it out.

I welcome the chance to meet any of you folks!
Correction to the note above. We're headed to Top Gun Range in Houston, and we'll be there around 10:00 am. If you want to bring your daughter along to see how she feels around the Crickett, please feel free to join in.
by Vol Texan
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Shooting Ranges
Topic: Desperately Seeking .22
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: Desperately Seeking .22

SQLGeek wrote:That is just too precious. Can't wait to get my daughter her first .22.

I am kicking myself for not seeing this until today because I don't live far from there and would have been glad to have brought you some. I'm glad you were able to find some ammo.
We'll be back out there again this weekend - around 9am, at the 25-yard line. Feel free to bring your daughter, if you want to let her try it out.

I welcome the chance to meet any of you folks!
by Vol Texan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Shooting Ranges
Topic: Desperately Seeking .22
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: Desperately Seeking .22

Again, thanks to everyone who offered up ammo today, given my short window of opportunity I had to pull this off. Hopefully I can be of assistance to you sometime in the future.

We had a good time today at the American Shooting Center out in George Bush Park. My daughter put her first rounds downrange in her new pink Crickett rife. The guy in the pro shop gave her (and us) a VERY thorough safety briefing - he said he'd never sent a 5-year old to the range before, and wanted make sure all was OK.

To be doubly sure, he called the Range Safety Officer at the 25yd line and let him know we were coming. The RSO kept a keen eye on us for about 5 minutes, but then he must have realized that both my wife and I were on the ball, so he wandered around a bit more. The head range safety officer even came to visit us during our visit, and he must have been happy as well.

All in all, it was our first time at this range (we usually shoot at Top Gun or Memorial Shooting Center), and we were quite pleased. The staff in the pro shop and out on the line were great, and we'll gladly go back.

And, as promised in my OP...here are some photos.

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by Vol Texan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Shooting Ranges
Topic: Desperately Seeking .22
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: Desperately Seeking .22

8:00 am - American Shooting Center Pro Shop opened up
8:01 am - I found out they'd sell me two boxes for use at their range
8:06 am - time to wake up my daughter!

Thanks to everyone - especially Teamless for the offer! :cheers2:
by Vol Texan
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Shooting Ranges
Topic: Desperately Seeking .22
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Desperately Seeking .22

OK, I know there's a ton of threads here about ammo shortages, but this isn't one of them.

Last week, while I was out of the country working, my five-year-old daughter received her very own Crickett .22 rifle (a gift from my incredible brother-in-law). I got home from SE Asia yesterday afternoon, and I'm leaving again for the airport tomorrow afternoon, so I have only a few hours tomorrow morning to find ammo and take her to the range.

Academy was out of .22lr ammo tonight, as were both Wal-Mart locations near me here in west Houston.

Tomorrow morning, I'm going to start my search again...but I welcome any input from the great people here on the forum. If you know of a range here near west Houston that DEFINITELY has .22 ammo available (or if you've got a spare box laying around), please reply to this thread or PM me at your convenience.

Thanks much, and I promise to post photos of her first shots downrange!

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