POLL.... Where do you shoot?


March 19, 2005, 02:01 PM
Just curious.


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Bear Gulch
March 19, 2005, 02:16 PM
I ahve shot at all over the above over the years.

March 19, 2005, 02:26 PM
I'll second that Bear.

I'm back here in FL. It takes a good drive to get out to the country here. It certainly isn't like shootin' back home. (KY) There all you need to do is buy some ammo and head out. Here you run into range fees, formalities, etc. It is kind of nice to be able to shoot at formal ranges though. You also have the option, at many places, to rent range guns.

March 19, 2005, 02:35 PM
i go to a pistol range. since i live in the city, its the only place you can go to shoot legally. you can rent guns there.

March 19, 2005, 02:56 PM
I can plink .22's in yard but most shooting is at one of three clubs - all private. Two are very local and more often than not, particularly if on weekday - I have place to myself.

The other club is about 40 minutes away but has great facilities and is where I shoot IDPA and pins. Occasionally too - meet some guys and shoot on private property.

R.H. Lee
March 19, 2005, 03:35 PM
San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association (http://www.geocities.com/slosportsmen/index.htm)

March 19, 2005, 03:41 PM
How about:

Private JUNKY property with permission?

I shoot at a landfill where I work as a welder. Actually, the area I shoot isn't "junky" - the wooded areas and fields are quite nice. Great paintball battlefields too.

March 19, 2005, 04:08 PM
Mostly on my own property but at the local range about 25% of the time.

March 19, 2005, 04:20 PM
Two club ranges.
Indoor commercial range.
Public shooting area.
Ranked by frequency.

Mostly indoor bullseye and IDPA.
Not much rifle or shotgun.


March 19, 2005, 04:59 PM
at the range! its 2 miles from my house and dues are only 25 bucks for the whole year, as much acess as you want to a 330m rifle range, outdoor pistol range to 100 yards. indoor pistol range skeet and trap houses (must by range birds though)

never been to any other range

Zach S
March 19, 2005, 05:38 PM
Sanctioned range, most of the time. There are a few occasions that I'm with a friend and we put a few rounds through my thompson, AR, or 590 on private land, but >90% of the time I'm at an indoor range.

March 19, 2005, 06:20 PM
My property is next to a National Forest. I have literally hundreds of great places to shoot.

March 19, 2005, 06:33 PM
I shoot at the FOP Range in Pleasant Grove, a suburb of Birmingham. It's easy to get membership, and it is supervised, has a shop, and hosts competition, if that's your thing.


There is also a public range in a nearby wilderness area (the Cahaba Wildlife Refuge), as well as a couple of other private ranges, which I'm not familiar with.

March 19, 2005, 08:11 PM
i shoot on my own property to 200 yds have to go to a public rage to shoot beyond that right now. i dont want to cut down a bunch of trees to shoot further

chris in va
March 19, 2005, 08:59 PM
I have no choice but to shoot at an indoor range unless I want to pay $15/50 for 9mm at an outdoor one.

March 19, 2005, 10:30 PM
Company I work for let the employees build a range on their property. Concrete benches from 100 to 400 yards. A seperate pistol range is still in the works.

Dave R
March 19, 2005, 10:35 PM
I think you need multiple choices on this poll. I have shot at all but my own property in the last year.

March 20, 2005, 01:16 AM
Why, I shoot at TopGun.

Really. No foolin.

March 20, 2005, 01:51 AM
A WMA public range that no one seems to know exists.

March 20, 2005, 03:43 AM
I answered sanctioned range, because that's about the only place I CAN shoot around where I live. I used to shoot up at my girlfriend's parent's home out back (since they live in the deep rural), but her parents and I have had some major differences of opinion, so I've kept my distance. That, and her parents have just bought an SKS and have anger issues :eek:, so I've kept my distance.

Only thing that sucks is that my local range only allows me to shoot at paper targets (and I would really love to "blow up" some old junk sometime :d ).


March 20, 2005, 07:21 AM
At the Alice Springs Shooting Complex. :)

We have a 1200 metre rifle range,
a 500 metre general range,
a 200 metre silhouette range
A shotgun trap range
and three dedicated 50 metre pistol ranges under construction (well, as soon as the police who closed our two former pistol ranges get around to approving the plans they will be).

600 metres from where I'm typing as the wedgetail eagle flies....
Three K's if the eagle walks the road. :)

There's a lot of land to shoot on here in the N.T.,
but you'll need permission from somebody first. :rolleyes:

happy old sailor
March 20, 2005, 08:37 AM
most shots fired off back porch, sometimes shoot in son's Big backyard with 200 ft steep hill for backstop. mostly at home on 80 yard range. i dont want to cut down trees either, sides 80 yds is about the upper limit for me to group well. there is a U.S. Forest service range about 5 mi away, but yokels have trashed it. they show up, i leave. beer, guns, big mouths just not for me. but, they have a good time and haven't killed each other yet.

March 20, 2005, 08:53 AM
Handguns off the porch, long guns in the field next door out to 100yds into big berm. Feel very lucky.

Ala Dan
March 20, 2005, 09:00 AM
Local PD range

March 20, 2005, 10:12 AM
You forgot to add the Arizona desert to your poll. And it is not junky....yet

When not plinking in the desert, I go to Rio Salado. Which is still plinking in the desert but with target stands. :D

March 20, 2005, 12:22 PM
I shoot at the range that's about a mile from my house, but I have dreams of owning enough land where I can shoot off my back porch, and hopefully by that point, it'll be class III practice :D

March 20, 2005, 12:28 PM
I'm one of the ones who selected 'out in the middle of nowhere'. I went to an indoor pistol club to qualify for my CCP, and I've been to my friends rifle range a couple of times and we were the only ones there. I'm moving to the Savannah, GA area in a couple of months and I'm sure I'll have to find a gun club to join and shoot.

I really prefer going out to a sandpit to shoot.. I'm a shy guy and not that competitive of a shot. I shy away from the formalities and crowds of a gun club. I like to put up multiple badguy targets up and practice speed shooting multiple targets like 45 degrees away from eachother. Easy enough to do when your down in a sandpit but I can't see that going over very well at a formal range.

So heres the question: Those of you who started out shooting alone or with friends in an informal setting and had to move to a formal setting, how did you like the change? What were your range impressions?

March 20, 2005, 01:24 PM
I shoot here:


March 20, 2005, 05:40 PM
All of the above depending on what I'm shooting and with whom. Kinda hard to take a .416 to the indoor range.

March 20, 2005, 05:47 PM
I realize I have it good, compared to some that I've read here. Not as good as those who walk out the back door, but only a 20 minute drive and all the opportunity to shoot what I want when I want.

Well maintained and a good group. Yep, I do count my blessings on Saturdays. :cool:

guy sajer
March 20, 2005, 07:31 PM
Until I left home about 1981 , I shot on our family farm . From there I joined the local fish & game club .

Almost forgot . As our gun shop is rural , I can also simply step out the back door and fire a few off any time I feel the urge :cool:

March 20, 2005, 11:05 PM
Currently other folks domain, hoping to get more land and my own range soon!

Chris Rhines
March 20, 2005, 11:16 PM
One of four sanctioned ranges. Depends on what I want to practice today.

- Chris

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