& fun in
WHAT: Boomer Shoot (Precision rifle shooting at exploding targets)
WHEN: Fri. May 2, , Long range shooting & explosions
Sat. May 3, , Precision rifle clinic w/ Major Gene Econ
Sun. May 4, , Long range shooting & explosions
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@boomershoot.org
The typically tranquil community of Teakean-Cavendish will
be shaken up as over 100 people gather in
The shoot is the brainchild of Joe Huffman, a
"There is something magical that happens when people see and hear an explosion. The Boomer Shoot is the
Hundreds of reactive targets will be used, varying from eight 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. Debuting at this year’s shoot is Project Fireball, a colossal fiery explosion.
“It took me years to perfect my recipe for Project Fireball. It’s an explosion you’ll remember for the rest of your life.” To view Project Fireball, please visit:: http://www.boomershoot.org/general/fireball.htm
Huffman, a Senior Research Scientist for a government laboratory, organized Boomer Shoot to give people a safe space in which to enjoy the recreational pleasure of guns and explosives. He is also a certified firearms instructor and has an ATF license to manufacture high explosives.
Included at the shoot is a precision rifle clinic taught by
Major (Retired) Gene Econ, formerly an Officer in the US Army Special Forces. Econ is currently a marksmanship instructor for the
1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) at
Shooters and spectators from across the country are expected to attend 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, who ran for U.S. Congress in ’00 an ’02 as a third party candidate (www.SailorVsTheMachine.com).
“Thrill-seekers come from all walks of life,” says Sailor. "The Boomer Shoot is like the 4th of July in May. It’s good, clean, fun.”
In addition to being a certified firearms instructor, Sailor works in the pharmaceutical industry and is a freelance web designer.