Dana & Steve Petrie, some of our BTG members set us up for a tour of the Tactical Solutions manufacturing facility here in Boise. Tactical Solutions is an American company, manufacturing state of the art & innovative accessories for firearms. Chet Alvord, the VP of Tactical Solutions spent more than two hours giving us a guided tour and in-depth view of the high tech machining and quality control Tactical Solutions invests in each of their quality products.
Things arriving at the Tactical Solutions facility.
Chet Alvord VP showing us the rifle case that is sourced locally and of
Chet showing us how some of the CNC machines were set up.
Machinist explaining to me how the barrels were sleeved.
Chet explaining the difference between a silencer & a suppressor.
Checking out their rifle stocks.
Newly minted receivers.
Thanks to Chet Alvord as well as Dana & Steve Petrie for another Thing
destination where we learned something new.
This is why you drive a THING !!
Narrow road…….good handbrake!!
Temps 102 degrees. We held up the Schwans Ice Cream guy with water
pistols. Got two boxes of Drumsticks!!!
Should have driven a Thing down Steens Mountain
Mesa Falls, Eastern Idaho
Cross Sabre Ranch……..Oregon Thing Run 2002
Back country run. Left it as we found it!!
Devils Tower Wyoming. 2003
Project 2003 Paid $3200 as is.
Project ready for paint.
New project. 1944
Pulling the grade up to the summit. Lots of washboard and gravel.
Road gets worse as you gain altitude.
Duke pulling the last curve before the summit. The elevation at the top was just shy of 6000 ft.
Andrew putting Thor to the test. Easy pull for him.
Not much parking! Great cell phone signal!!!
Great views. Good run.
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A back-country trip to the Buffalo Jump. Montana
Don Eddys Latest Restoration. Montana
Duke & Helen’s Smooth Runner! Montana
Andrew Lockharts ORANGE Thing . Thor Montana
Al & Liz Farmerys beautiful and well done Big Juan. Montana
Thing Parking…. Boise, Idaho
Thing Country. Central Idaho
Thing Country…………….Central Idaho
A huge thank you to Laurie & Jim Ticknor, the owners of our base for the week, Mountain View Lodge & Suites.
They worked hard to ensure a fantastic experience for our rallye.
Gary & Dawn Weiskircher found Ferraros Italian Steakhouse in Bozeman for our departure dinner.
If you are in Bozeman, eat here!