At this time we are finalizing the details for our next trip to Germany for all our shooting friends. We know that many of you consider Germany to be the homeland of Sport shooting, and will never have the opportunity to visit as part of the US Shooting Team. But thatís no reason to miss out on all the fun of visiting and shooting on all the fabulous ranges and clubs in Germany.
Because of our unique relationships with the greatest gunmakers in Germany, we have made arrangements with Feinwerkbau, Anschutz and Walther for factory tours by our participants to view their fine airguns and firearms being made from start to finish. Thatís right, all the processes to make your fine match guns, from making the screws, to rifling the barrels, to the final assembly and test firing, you will get to see it all before your very eyes.
We will also visit the RWS factory to watch them make their high grade ammunition. We plan to visit significant castles and other historical sites as we criss-cross the German countryside. Custom fitting for clothing will be available from top makers AHG and Kustermann , while Nill Griffe will do the same for pistol shooter grips.
Aside from the great technical experiences of seeing the equipment we use and love actually being made, we also have planned informal shooting competitions with the German shooting clubs in each town we visit. We will enjoy a fine meal, wonderful fellowship and shooting with your new found German shooting friends. Coaching from some of Germanyís finest will also be available. Take a look at these two photo essays from the 2001 trip to get more of an idea what the trip involves.
Michael Ray's page and our own.
This year's trip is would be a Friday departure, Sunday return 9 days Trip cost is expected to be about $2600-3000 per person. This inlcudes all meals, lodging and transportation expenses in Germany.This does not include airfare.
If you wish to make a reservation for this trip, please contact us now. We will determine feasability and total costs based upon the response we get in the next few months. We will make a go or no-go decision in late February 06. Spouses are welcome, and if we have enough spouse participation, we will plan separate tours for them during the factory tours if so desired.
Foreign visitors are welcome to go with us too. Contact us to work out airfare arrangements from your country so you can met us in Germany.
Come to Germany with us, its going to be great!
Friday 7 OCT
Depart the US or your home country.
Saturday 8 OCT
Arrive MUNICH airport.
arrive MUNICH airport (MUC).
Because we have folks arriving from Canada and Australia , this will be kind of a lazy day, we will settle into a nearby guesthouse that has its own 10 meter range. A trip by the local train into downtown Munich is about 20 minutes if you arrive early or visit the nearby Air Museum in Oberschliessheim, or just catching forty winks in the room. .
That evening we will all join up together for the first time for wonderful dinner and perhaps bit of competition with the local shooting club..
Sunday 9 OCT
Travel to FUSSEN.
We have our own personal bus to transport us the whole week, so we lots of space to view the beautiful Bavarian countryside as we travel about. Today we tour Neuschwanstein castle, the most famous castle in the world, and a must see if you are in Germany.
Travel to ULM.
Check-in at hotel for two nights, and then we will have dinner and shooting at a local club.
Monday 10 OCT
Tour Walther factory. This is brand new factory only been open a few years, utilizing the most modern teqhniques along with proprieatary machinery Walther built itself back in the 50s.
Visit the FANTASTIC Walther museum on the premises, worth the price of the whole trip alone.
The we will got to downtown Ulm to visit the Muenster, the worlds tallest church steeple, which can be seen from miles away as we drive in. The afternoon is free for your shopping pleasures, and the hotel is short walk away when you are finished.
Then its off to dinner and another night of shooting and friend making at another of one of the famous Ulm shooting ranges.
Tuesday 11 OCT
Tour Anschutz factory, seeing how the world famous Anschutz rifle are built from the barrels down to the sears. We will have lunch in the Anschutz cafeteria.
Next its a short ride over to AHG-Anschutz, where we can have a chance to shop for some custom shooting gear or get a personal fitting for jackets and pants.
We will have lunch at the factory and then head Southwest with stops at Nill Griffe for those interested in a top of the line custom pistol grip, and perhaps a visit to the Castle on the rock Hohenzolern.
Ultimately we will arrive in OBERNDORF where we will have shooting and dinner at SG Oberndorf, the oldest shooting club in Germany, with a 600 year history
Wednesday 12 OCT
Tour Feinwerkbau factory , where we will see processes from metal forging to plastic injections, to hand fitting of individual parts.
The we head across to Northwest, one of Germanys oldest cities, NURENBERG. We have arrangements there for nice dinner and shooting also if you like.up to SUHL, the original heart of Germans gunmaking tradition. We will have dinner and shooting at a nearby Suhl club before retiring for the night.
Thursday 13 OCT
Tour RWS factory where we will see their world famous ammunition being made. Then its time for lunch and touring of the historic old town and shopping on your own time for the afternoon
Friday 14 OCT
Travel to SUHL, Visit Suhl Mueseum dedicated to the gunmaking art, then to nearby ZELLA MEHLIS to their nice museum about gunamking, the back south towards COBERG to visit the Olympic Shooting museum in Coberg.
Then we travel South to MARZLING, where check into where we startedand have dinner and small competition with those fine folks.
Saturday 15 OCT
Shopping and touring Munich, where we will break into separate groups depending on individual wants with many options, castles, museums, wrapped up with a visit to the famous HSG gun club in Munich, which I believe is the largest in Germany.
Depart to airport for trip home.
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