Boomershoot Private Party

Sorry for the light blogging lately, I’ve been taking care of another project for some friends. Joe asked last week if we could help out with a private party. More specifically he said he should be able to handle it on his own, however I know the help makes it much easier. Here’s a video of the day’s events followed by a detailed description and pictures.

So we showed up at the Breakfast Club Saturday morning and carpooled out to the Boomershoot site.

The site looks completely different when there is tall grass growing everywhere.

This is from on top of the berm at the 700 yard line. You can see the trees for the 380 yard line are in the middle on the left.

Joe gave a site tour to his guests, providing the history of Boomershoot and how it has grown over the years. From there we moved on to the Taj, and proceeded to provide them with another important life skill.

We had numerous long discussions about different things that have happened at Boomershoot, interesting occurrences, as well as the endless entertainment that is known as Ry. After mixing up the explosives (staff), guests only measured due to their lack of proper documentation, we ate lunch and continued the story telling.

After lunch came the setup for the main attraction.

We had some special setup due to some “Idaho Stress Tests” that were going to be conducted.

We sandwiched the drive between 2, 7 inch targets giving a total yield of around 4 lbs of Boomerite. The catch however was that the second target used was actually a left over from Boomershoot in April. The targets lose their sensitivity over time, most would complain, however like Joe, I prefer that to becoming more sensitive!

Note the circular object flying out to the Left, that’s a platter. Here’s what it looks like up close. Normally they are perfectly smooth and mirror quality. The blast changed that irreversibly.

The second stress test was a little more unusual; at first I thought it was a lie!

However it was obliterated into a cloud of dust to never be seen again.

As Tim seemed to escape from everyone’s camera… but MINE! Muwhahaha, I have your soul Tim and I’ll give it back for a cup of coffee.

Lastly, here are some different stills of everyone having a blast.

Janelle

Joe and Priyanka

Tim

Joe and Hiep.

Joe and Sharath.

Lastly at the end of the day, Joe and I finished off the last two Boomers. For some reason I was off my game and missed, first time in a LONG time. I must say though, it was much better to happen then instead of during Boomershoot with a TV crew behind me.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.
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15 Responses to Boomershoot Private Party

  1. Joe Huffman says:

    Very nice!

    Thanks for everything.

  2. Joe Huffman says:

    Very nice!

    Thanks for everything.

  3. bwaites says:

    Barron,

    Great post, and I enjoy your new look site!

    I notice you are open carrying what appears to be a 1911, what holster are you using, and do you like it?

    If you also IWB that pistol, what do you use?

    Bill

    • Barron Barnett says:

      That is a 1911, it’s a Kimber Custom Classic, from before Kimber became popular. I was one of those people that helped them become popular. Shot one at a indoor range, dad and I both loved it. When we found out how many rounds they’d put through it and the abuse it had already gone through we went and looked at one behind the counter. Squeezed the trigger and it was just as crisp and clean as the one we had been using. Walked out with it that day.

      As for the holster it’s a Galco paddle holster (CCP212B). My dad bought it for me in 2001, I just searched online and they’re going for $90+, $116 straight through Galco. A lot more than I remember spending on it. I like the holster, it is comfortable and has a smooth draw. At times I think it would be nice to have a retention strap over the top. Not because I’m afraid of it falling out, I can hold it by the holster upside down fully loaded, but for that extra bit of retention if things are too close when it goes red. In the grand scheme though only a SERPA would really solve that problem, and I do not like polymer holsters.

      As for IWB, I don’t normally carry IWB with this weapon since it’s a government model. The long barrel makes it considerably less comfortable. A friend had a holster I’m going to try at some point. I do have a XD I carry that’s a 4 inch with an IWB from Kramer. That thing I don’t notice when I’m carrying.

      B

    • Barron Barnett says:

      That is a 1911, it’s a Kimber Custom Classic, from before Kimber became popular. I was one of those people that helped them become popular. Shot one at a indoor range, dad and I both loved it. When we found out how many rounds they’d put through it and the abuse it had already gone through we went and looked at one behind the counter. Squeezed the trigger and it was just as crisp and clean as the one we had been using. Walked out with it that day.

      As for the holster it’s a Galco paddle holster (CCP212B). My dad bought it for me in 2001, I just searched online and they’re going for $90+, $116 straight through Galco. A lot more than I remember spending on it. I like the holster, it is comfortable and has a smooth draw. At times I think it would be nice to have a retention strap over the top. Not because I’m afraid of it falling out, I can hold it by the holster upside down fully loaded, but for that extra bit of retention if things are too close when it goes red. In the grand scheme though only a SERPA would really solve that problem, and I do not like polymer holsters.

      As for IWB, I don’t normally carry IWB with this weapon since it’s a government model. The long barrel makes it considerably less comfortable. A friend had a holster I’m going to try at some point. I do have a XD I carry that’s a 4 inch with an IWB from Kramer. That thing I don’t notice when I’m carrying.

      B

  4. bwaites says:

    Barron,

    Great post, and I enjoy your new look site!

    I notice you are open carrying what appears to be a 1911, what holster are you using, and do you like it?

    If you also IWB that pistol, what do you use?

    Bill

  5. bwaites says:

    Thanks Barron!

    I have a Kimber Pro TLE/RL II,
    http://www.kimberamerica.com/products/pistols/compactprocarry/stainless_pro_tle_rl_II/, and I’ve been trying to figure out the best options for carry for it.

    I use a Crossbreed Holsters Supertuck for my XDm .40 fullsize pistol, and carry it in almost everything concealed without problems, but wondered about options for the 1911.

    Bill

  6. bwaites says:

    Thanks Barron!

    I have a Kimber Pro TLE/RL II,
    http://www.kimberamerica.com/products/pistols/compactprocarry/stainless_pro_tle_rl_II/, and I’ve been trying to figure out the best options for carry for it.

    I use a Crossbreed Holsters Supertuck for my XDm .40 fullsize pistol, and carry it in almost everything concealed without problems, but wondered about options for the 1911.

    Bill

  7. Tim says:

    Wait, are you saying that you’ll give my soul back (destroy the pictures) if I go sell my soul for coffee? How does that help? 🙂

    -tspencer

    • Barron Barnett says:

      I was saying I’d sell your soul back to you for coffee. As they’re on the internet now though… it is forever! 🙂

      • Tim says:

        Sounds like a fair trade to me! Name the when/where, and I will try to do it. And don’t worry, I know people who run the major search engines, and I think I still have a friend at The Internet Archive, so I should be able to fix the internet if I need to. 🙂

        -tspencer

      • Tim says:

        Sounds like a fair trade to me! Name the when/where, and I will try to do it. And don’t worry, I know people who run the major search engines, and I think I still have a friend at The Internet Archive, so I should be able to fix the internet if I need to. 🙂

        -tspencer

    • Barron Barnett says:

      I was saying I’d sell your soul back to you for coffee. As they’re on the internet now though… it is forever! 🙂

  8. Tim says:

    Wait, are you saying that you’ll give my soul back (destroy the pictures) if I go sell my soul for coffee? How does that help? 🙂

    -tspencer

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