April 25, 2002 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Explosives, guns, & fun in Idaho
WHAT: Boomer Shoot -- Precision rifle shooting at exploding targets
WHEN: Fri. May 3, 10am, Long range shooting & explosions
Sat. May 4, 10am, Precision rifle clinic w/ Major Gene Econ (retired)
Sun. May 5, 10am, Long range shooting & explosions
WHERE: Cavendish, ID (map & directions at: BoomerShoot.org)
WHY: All-American recreational enjoyment of pyrotechnics & guns
CONTACT: Joe Huffman, Event Director, 208-301-4254, JoeH@BoomerShoot.org
or Stephanie Sailor, Range Assistant, Steph@StephanieSailor.com
The typically tranquil community of Teakean-Cavendish will be shaken up as
over 100 people gather in North Central Idaho for a weekend of explosives and
guns at the annual Boomer Shoot, May 3-5. Spectators are welcome; shooter
positions are full at the sold-out event.
The shoot is the brainchild of Joe Huffman, a pyrotechnics/firearms
enthusiast. "There is something magical that happens when people see and
hear an explosion. The Boomer Shoot is the Magic Kingdom for precision rifle
Hundreds of reactive targets will be used, varying from six ounces to two
pounds of high explosives -- enough to be heard five miles away, causing cars
and house walls to shake up to a mile from the range.
Huffman, a Senior Research Scientist for a government laboratory, organized
the shoot to "give people a safe space in which to enjoy the recreational
pleasure of guns and explosives." He is also a certified firearms
Shooters and spectators from across the country are expected to attend the
Boomer Shoot, including law enforcement officers, scientists, engineers,
members of the Boeing Pistol & Rifle Club, and Microsoft Gun Club. Others
are gun rights activists, such as Stephanie Sailor, 2002 U.S. Congressional
candidate (Libertarian), D-9, Illinois.
"Shooting at explosives is good, clean fun," says Sailor.
"Boomer Shoot attendees come from all walks of life but we have one thing
in common: an appreciation for Second Amendment rights and the thrill of
blowing up stuff in a safe setting." In addition to being a certified
firearms instructor, Sailor is a part-time high school teacher and freelance
For more information, please contact Joe Huffman at 208-301-4254, JoeH@BoomerShoot.org
or Stephanie Sailor at Steph@StephanieSailor.com.
Visit the Boomer Shoot website at: http://www.BoomerShoot.org.