The Liberal Gun Club Annual National Meeting
National Meeting 2024!
WE ARE STILL COLLATING PICTURES AND STORIES FROM THIS LAST WEEKEND! WATCH THIS SPACE!
We’re going back to Vegas! Four instructors will be providing classes for us this year, and we will also be offering an Introduction to Range Safety and Shooting class on Thursday afternoon for new members or anyone who wants a refresher. Registration for this event is required for any of the classes.
As many of you are aware, the LGC Annual Meeting is our Club’s marquee event of the year where we come from all over the country to meet in a weekend of education, camaraderie, and fun. It is a chance to meet other club members and instructors, share, learn, get involved, and hear from Club Leadership about achievements made during the past year as well as plans for the future.
After you register for this event, hotel reservation information is sent via the registration confirmation email. Details on signing up for classes that occur during the National Meeting are provided via the same email. You need to sign up for this event before signing up for classes.
We went back to Vegas for our first in-person national meeting since 2019! The last couple of years, we’ve had meetings planned in real locations, and COVID, for better or worse, had other plans, so we moved them to virtual, and they were pretty successful, but there is nothing quite like being on the range with friends, and turning money into noise, or being onsite with an excellent instructor, putting in training hours and getting real-time feedback.
We had a busy weekend, and the folks at Pro Gun Vegas were generous with their time and their range bays. When we come back to Vegas for another meeting, we are going to ask them to host us again!
We had 3 bays going both days with full classes, people got some good training, and got to shoot A LOT of guns.
Defensive Shooting and Close Personal defense with our very own, Alessandro Padovani,
Simulated Defense and Threat Assessment & Intro to 3 Guns by the amazing Amy Dillon,
two full days of Intro to Steel Challange with Reilly Bodycomb,
and an amazing Introduction to Black Powder, History of Firearms with Jim Downey!
We had machine guns,
and of course, the star of the weekend was the replica Gatling gun!
It was an exhausting and exhilarating weekend. We capped it off with our usual State of the Club (membership is up, new merch is out, more outreach),
our annual award of the Keith Ellis Community Service award to Wisconsin’s Blake Alvarenga. for all his hard work spreading the word of the LGC.
Lastly, we had an absolute barn burner of a keynote from Michael Tinker Pearce.
We couldn’t have done without the army of volunteers that helped arrange things, Danielle Casey, Lonny Weissman, Blake Alvarenga, Paul Kronk, and Shawn C. from DC!
We hope to see you next year!