Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gun Show!

What, again? Yep! Today and tomorrow. The doors open at 9:00 a.m.

This show is at the Fort Benjamin Harrison National Guard Armory, over by Ft. Ben State Park in Lawrence. I don't know who is promoting it.

(Don't get me started about the nice pistol range the State de-leaded and decommssioned in the process of turning the Army base into a park. --But it is a beautiful park; the Army had taken good care of the place, one of the few mostly-unfenced bases -- you could drive right through it, 24/7/351. It was park-like long before it became one.)

9 comments:

The Old Man said...

Which two weeks was it closed? Why? Just vulgarly curious...

Roberta X said...

Exercises! --They'd barricade the gates, (presumeably) split up into offense and defense, and go to it.

perlhaqr said...

You guys get a lot of gun shows out there.

docjim505 said...

The Army tends to be pretty good at groundskeeping. Got to give those GI's SOMETHING to do.

I well remember lining up with the rest of my battery on the grounds outside the barracks and, at the command of, "If a dog didn't sh*t it, git it!" policing up the area.

Good times, good times...

MSgt B said...

Damn!

Was just at the Triton brewery a few days ago.

Stop by and try it out, it's definitely worth it.

BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks) or they have a mobile vendor stop by their parking lot most evenings.

Drang said...

I'm not sure I want to know what kind of exercises they did at the US Army Finance Center, but I knew several guys who probably thought their pay was a casualty...

Roberta X said...

The Fort proper was across the street and included DINFOS...so they may have been "fighting" with camcorders. It sounded like WW 3.

Roberta X said...

DINFOS, btw.

Jeff said...

Yeah, it's a pity the state had to chicken out and close up that range. It's only two mintues from home!