1. Welcome to Oklahoma Shooters Association! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here.
  2. All members receive 3 free listings a month. Get unlimited listings for just $10 a year! Click here for all the info.

Looking for a special place to shoot.

Discussion in 'Gun Club/Range Talk' started by TheDoubleD, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. TheDoubleD

    TheDoubleD Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    509
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Location:
    Edmond
    Rating
    100%
    I am looking for a range in the Edmond/OKC area that will allow me shoot my model cannons.


    [​IMG]

    This first gun is model of a 1861 Siege howitzer in golf ball bore. It is black powder, muzzle loading and shoots golf ball size round ball cast in zinc

    [​IMG]

    The Second gun is a Napoleon. It is one inch bore black powder muzzle loading and shoots lead round ball.

    I would provide my my own targets-target frames.

    Any one know of a range that would let me shoot my guns?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Shadowrider

    Shadowrider Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    19,035
    Likes Received:
    4,706
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Location:
    Tornado Alley
    Rating
    100%
  3. HiredHand

    HiredHand Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    4,761
    Likes Received:
    512
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Location:
    Tulsa Metro
    Rating
    100%
    I hope you find a place to shoot them and please take some video to share with us.
     
  4. TheDoubleD

    TheDoubleD Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    509
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Location:
    Edmond
    Rating
    100%
    This is the response from the President of OKC Gun club

    "Had a Board meeting Tues and the Board decided it's a hard no on the mortars/cannons."
     
  5. Shadowrider

    Shadowrider Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    19,035
    Likes Received:
    4,706
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Location:
    Tornado Alley
    Rating
    100%
    Well the mortars are understandable. I don't quite understand how they square the cannons when they have video on one of their pages, but oh well...

    Good luck with the search.
     
  6. TheDoubleD

    TheDoubleD Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    509
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Location:
    Edmond
    Rating
    100%
    A golf ball mortar that lobs a golf ball 30 yards or popcan mortar that lobs a can 50 yards? Not understandable.

    These a small guns not field artillery. Model guns

    I would be interested in talking to an open minded range owner who would look at what I have, talk to me and learn, and not make a blanket refusal based on solely on term cannon or mortar.
     
  7. Shadowrider

    Shadowrider Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    19,035
    Likes Received:
    4,706
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Location:
    Tornado Alley
    Rating
    100%
    I'm not involved in their inner workings, just a lowly member and threw out a suggestion which you evidently had already pursued. Some of us aren't really up to speed on the terminology and the differences (between model and replica perhaps?) can get lost evidently. Perhaps this is what happened in their meeting? Did you explain the capabilities to them? I'm at a loss as to why they wouldn't let you fire them if you did, but like I said, I'm not privy to all the various issues they have to deal with either.
     
  8. TheDoubleD

    TheDoubleD Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    509
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Location:
    Edmond
    Rating
    100%
    You are exactly right. They relied on mental image and came to the same conclusion. Understandable. I am disappointed they asked no questions. I wish they had, they might have come to a different conclusion.

    I sent the two gentlemen running the blackpowder program an email asking for permission and explaining what i had and what I wanted to do.

    They said they didn't know and would have pass it up to the board. I fully understood that. I offered to come before any one with questions and explain what I had, tell what I wanted to do and even provide my guns for inspection so they could see what I had. (This offer is open to any range operator who would consider).

    The day after my inquiry apparently the board met and without question they said, "No". If I knew the board was going to meet and discuss the subject-if the meeting was open I would have been there and with several cannons. I would answered there questions.

    Until this morning I was unaware of that cannon on their Facebook page. The cannons that I wanted to shoot are that size and smaller. I do have larger sannons, but do not consider them proper for the OKCCC range.

    You are right we don't know why they made their decision but they did for the good of the club. I accept that.

    I still want to shot my cannons so that is why I came here, hoping some one might know of a range who would let me shoot or at least discuss the possibility of shooting.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021
    Shadowrider likes this.
  9. PanhandleGlocker

    PanhandleGlocker Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    663
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Location:
    Guymon, OK
    Rating
    100%
    That would be neat to see.
     
  10. PanhandleGlocker

    PanhandleGlocker Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    663
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Location:
    Guymon, OK
    Rating
    100%
    Wish you were closer to Guymon. Could probably get you some range time.
     

Share This Page