THE HISTORY OF SHOCKWAVE IN THE DESERT
What started out as a gathering of a handful of friends that met over social media to get together for a day of shooting and brotherhood has blossomed into one of the largest and most well-known social media events in the shooting community. Photos and video from the events are widespread across Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and there have been reports that clips have appeared in both print and television media as well. Today, you will be hard pressed to find a shooting enthusiast that has not seen or heard of photos and video of the event.
Somewhere in the amazing transformation from just a dozen individuals to the more than 400 people who attended the inaugural event it was decided that we would use the gathering interest to better the community as well as provide awareness and generate revenue for a charitable cause, and being close friends with the founders of the Wishes for Warriors organization, we melded the two together to turn Shockwave in the Desert into a benefit event. As a result, Shockwave in the Desert and Wishes for Warriors are now synonymous with each other, and we are proud to continue to support this fantastic organization that helps returning wounded veterans maintain a positive outlook on their civilian lives.
We are very proud of the success that Shockwave in the Desert has become, and we look forward to you joining us for a safe and fun day of enjoying the shooting sports with old friends and new friends alike.
– The Shockwave in the Desert Team
As always, safety is our number one concern. in keeping with a safe environment, there are some rules that need to be adhered to. Because open carrying of firearms is allowed during the event, both at and away from the range, basic firearm safety should be applied at all times, the rules of firearm safety are:
- Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
- Never point a firearm at anything that you are not willing to destroy.
- Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until you are on target and ready to fire.
In addition to the basic rules of firearm safety, there are rules that must be adhered to during the event to help maintain a high level of safety:
- Range safety officers and event staff have a duty to maintain safety during the event, as such, RSO’s and staff should be listened to carefully for any instructions.
- All firearms when away from the firing line must be holstered or slung with the muzzle facing down to the ground.
- All firearms must be holstered or slung before stepping to the firing line, and before stepping away from the firing line.
- Always respect a hot or cold range condition, as determined by the RSO’s and staff.
- You are responsible for your own possessions at all times. Never leave a firearm unattended or valuables out in the open when they can be stolen.
- In the case of an emergency, clearly listen to and follow any instructions from RSO’s and staff. there will be medical personnel on site in the case of an emergency.
- If you fail to comply with any of these rules, you may be asked to leave. Cowtown is private property, and if you are asked to leave, you will be asked only once.