March 20, 2005, 10:43 AM
Do you belong to a club and what are the dues, or do you just pay per trip?
March 20, 2005, 10:43 AM
Do you belong to a club and what are the dues, or do you just pay per trip?
March 20, 2005, 10:57 AM
I belong to three clubs.
Club 1: When I joined the club, there was a $60 initiation fee which included one year's dues. After that, $25 a year. There is no additional charge for shooting, but adult guests of a member not his immediate family are charged $5 for a day's shooting. No charge for children and grandchildren of a member. This is stretched because the club's board of directors (geezers) love to see potential new members. Club matches may require an additional entry fee.
Club 2: $25 a year annual dues, $2 a day to shoot. Non-members can shoot, but they have to pay $5 a day. Two days of the month is member's day; non-members are not admitted to the range. Member's day kind of goes 'bye-bye' during hunting season, two months of the year. The club likes the money.
Club 3: A new club. $25 a year annual dues. They don't have a range yet. They are negotiating a lease for BLM land.
Club 1 has the best facilities. Club 2 is working on it. Club 3 is still in the womb.
March 20, 2005, 11:39 AM
I belong to a club that has annual dues of $60 plus an $80 annual fee that can be worked off by performing job tasks at a rate of $10/hour. I also have a card that allows me to shoot on weekends at the local PD range but that's $10/day. The PD range is close (3 miles) and is inside but it's for pistol only or .22 long rifle.
March 20, 2005, 11:59 AM
Used to pay $50/yr for a basic sandpit range. Too many restrictions so of I go to pay $125/yr. Now I've got two nice handgun ranges, a trap range and rifle out to 200yrds. 2 meetings a month with one being a pot-luck dinner & social get-together. Also has reloading classes and free use of the club loading equipment. Much better facility regardless of the price.
March 20, 2005, 12:07 PM
The range I go to is only 25 yards, but it is the only range in Houston that will let you rapid fire, bump fire, full-auto fire. You pay $8 and shoot as long as you want, as many guns as you want.
March 20, 2005, 12:08 PM
I belong to two ranges, an indoor and an outdoor.
Each one is $100/yr with no extra costs. The outdoor range is huge and includes a plinking range, rifle range to 200 yards, designated competition range (never seen it used), large archery area, indoor range and classroom, 7 bay action pistol range, rifle competition range to 1,000 yards, and trap and skeet ranges. Lots of competitions and classes and activities.
The indoor range is closer to my house and much nicer to use during inclement weather.
For more info on range fees, see these three HighRoad threads:
March 20, 2005, 12:10 PM
Belong to none,and rent the lane as neede indoor lately.
A story on ranges MSSA here.
We went last yr 5 of us to join and the fee had just gone up from 250.00 1 time initiation to 400.00$ plus NRA member ship,plus 15 dollar a month plus a background check fee.
Well dang it ,none of the 5 of us had the diference in the increase so we ask em to let us buy in at the old rate ,no could do.
We were all 2 days late and some cash short .LOL
Nice place and a lot to offer but for our income levels it is very unrealistic even if shooting is a top 3 priority.
We still take a long trip to the Mississippi Delta to do our shooting ,usually once a month,.
The reange would have been great for net working,friendship,rangetime,competition,and all the other benefits.
They were not snobs or any of that,we just aint in the money bracket to afford it.
So when i win the lottery or come into billions ,besides the Shriners and building a huge animal shelter,now we have a range facility to build & open for a very very small fee.
I hear the monthly fee has gone up out at the MSSA since last summer,maybe 20.00 dolla a month now. :)
March 20, 2005, 01:30 PM
Our range charges $10 per session for singles on one lane and roughly $5.00 to $7.50 for multiple people on a single lane.
Memberships are $99 a year for unlimited use, $35 for a "trial" 90 membership, $49.99 for a "mini" membership which allows unlimited use from 10a-4p M-F and we also offer family, LEO and MIL memberships.
All memberships allow for unlimited use of range, ability to call ahead to reserve a lane, bumped to front of waiting list if you didn't reserve in advance and discounts on merchandise and we also pay the TICS fee on all firearms purchased from us.
Oh, and you also get a really spiffy hat!
March 20, 2005, 01:49 PM
BCBR - I guess you are in the Memphis / Midsouth area. I live in collierville. I toured MSSA and it's a real nice place, but I can't swallow their current prices. They are at 400 initiation and 240 a year now.
I shoot at Range USA indoor pistol, but now that Shelby Farms has closed I don't have anywhere to shoot centerfire rifle. I've been looking for a place to shoot centerfire rifle and I found TN Sports Foundation outside of jackson. I haven't been out but I think their range is only 100 yards. 50 dollar application fee and 75 a year, plus you have to maintain NRA.
I heard there is a gun clib with a range in Hernando but I haven't found it.
Is there anywhere closer that doesent cost an arm and a leg?
March 20, 2005, 01:59 PM
I belong to one and go to two others
The first costs $20 for the school year, and range time is free.
One of the others costs $15/hr, no matter if you are a member or not. Needless to say, I don't go there much except when raining, or when I am home for break. Beautiful indoor range, brand new, but just too expensive.
The last my dad belongs to, but I don't. Rifle/pistol range costs $5 a day, skeet and trap are about $2-3/round, Sporting clays are a bit more.
March 20, 2005, 06:28 PM
Range close to Memphis,The one in Hernanado or there abouts is the only other one I ve heard of.
Paul down at Weasels gun and pawn told me of it . Thats in Nesbit at old 51 and Nesbit Rd.
I do not have a number,will have to do a google search.
I really like the MSSA and the cost is too much for us .
March 20, 2005, 06:42 PM
Some where on here is one down near Hernando,Ms. :)
March 20, 2005, 07:08 PM
Howard Township Conservation Club in Michigan charges $65.00 for a 1 year membership I believe unless they up their membership cost. By far I like the DNR range in Mongo, Indiana. You don't have to pay anything ever, all you do is fill out a piece of paper and put it in a box when you leave. The Range maybe alittle small, but very clean and watched over by the DNR officers.
March 20, 2005, 07:18 PM
$75 initiation fee, $150 a year. Indoor pistol clubhouse open 24/7/365, outdoor 25/50yd and 100yd ranges open daily with Range Officer present, plus shotgun range.
March 20, 2005, 07:47 PM
our range is 50 initiation 25 per year after with a recomended 4 hour donation of time or 20 more bucks. unlimited access to all ranges from sunrise to legal sunset everyday. 330m rifle range, skeet and trap houses, pistol range to 100yds, indoor range 20 ft i think. . . .not a bad deal if you ask me
March 20, 2005, 09:16 PM
Enfield, NH $20.00 year first year is $40.00 for non-NRA members. Small club 100 yard range with 3d bow and arrow targets during spring, summer fall.
March 20, 2005, 11:46 PM
Even though I can still shoot on my parents farm, I tend to just visit when I'm there. So, in order to get to shoot, I joined a club close to home. Initiation is $250.00...or was....but there is a rate increase this year to $75.00/year. I'll stick with it because I don't have as many chances to get up to the farm and I still NEED to shoot six or eight times a year.
March 21, 2005, 12:52 AM
My gun club has memberships of $120, $250, $500, and $750 per year. As you would guess, each level includes certain benefits. Or, you could just pay $12 per hour.
March 21, 2005, 01:14 AM
Our range is on very costly leased land. Believe me land is costly here & hard to find.
We change $60.00 Cdn & then it goes down a bit for age like those 65 or over & even less for those under 18 yrs of age.
Four trap houses though only one with automatic thrower, 200 bench rest for max of 10, outdoor gully for h/guns up to 50 yrds. Along with heated indoor range of only 20 yds & for max of 6 at a time.
We also charge $2.00 for indoor use & $1.00 for outdoor use.
A guest it one dollar over the above due to insurance.
March 21, 2005, 01:37 AM
My club is 75 a year. Lane fees are nil for members. Those who do work at the range have 24/7 access when ever they want to shoot.
March 21, 2005, 02:47 PM
I don't have a club anywhere handy, but the local range is free. There is a 100 yard rifle range with 7 or 8 covered benches, and a pistol range with 7, 15, 25, yard lines. (And theoretically 100 yard lines, if no one is shooting skeet.)(There's a little overlap.) There is skeet and trap for $2.75 per round.
It's about an hour and fifteen minutes from the new bridge in Memphis, so you Memphians can head north sometime. It's got limited hours, (I think it's Wed. thru Sunday now) so check first.
March 21, 2005, 02:56 PM
Major club (private) - 40 mins drive away - good for IDPA - $50 per year but from that - membership card has two ''clippable'' $10 sections - so that pays for 2 IDPA shoots. True cost thus $30.
Two other small private clubs - very local - well useful ranges for most purposes - both $10 but one of those I have paid up more for life membership.
I count myself fortunate.
March 21, 2005, 02:59 PM
I have two indoor ranges.
A 25yd indoor range close to me. Fires all handguns and rifles up to .30cal. Clean well ventilated facility. $150/yr gets ou unlimited range time for you and one guest on your lane. Otherwise $15/hr. They also rent a wide variety of handguns. Family plans also available.
I also have a free membership in another 50 foot indoor range. I get what I pay for but it's safe and owned by LEO so ou can guess who uses it alot.
March 21, 2005, 03:03 PM
$12 a trip here, if the range is slow, you shoot until you're out of ammo. I always go at slow times so I don't know what the time limit is.
But they're restrictive on ammo. They say "clean fire" ammo only but they allow you to shoot the reloads that they sell. :uhoh:
March 21, 2005, 03:15 PM
could you tell me how to get information on the club you spoke of?
thats right around my max. travel area for a range and im looking to join a club
March 21, 2005, 03:29 PM
$300 initiation, plus $100 per year. About 350 members. Club owns the range (probably about 200 acres). Skeet, 20 lanes on the 50/100 yard range, 2 2-lane 25 yd or shorter pistol ranges, 2 action pistol ranges, 12 lanes on a 200 yard range. Long ranges covered, pistols open. Portapotty for a restrooom, several small storage buildings. Nice place; I don't feel cheated in any way for what I paid.
March 21, 2005, 06:11 PM
30-06, where is this club? I might be interested in joining.
March 22, 2005, 11:23 AM
Our club dues are $110/year with $35 off if you put in 8 hours of work. That's for an associate member. For a full fledged voting member it's the same except you have to pony up $100 (refundable) land use fee.
The club range is probably the 2nd best in the area. It has a 25 yd pistol range. An 80 yd pistol/rifle range. A 200 yard range with steel silhouettes at various intemediate ranges and a shotgun range with a clay pigeon thrower.
The only other range better (and it is way better) in the area is the one the OKC gun club has but it's almost impossible to become a member since you can only join in January, they limit the number of memberships to 1000 and the waiting list is really long last I heard.
Still I am very satisfied with my membership - the membership is friendly, meetings are interesting and if you pick the right times you can have the whole range all to yourself.
March 22, 2005, 12:05 PM
65.00 for first year, 50.00 after that. Must also be NRA, 25.00 thru the club. Unlimited use, may bring guests, family, no extra. All outdoors. Closed only during deer firearms season, about 2 weeks a year.
March 22, 2005, 02:24 PM
I drive 11 miles for an indoor range that has a membership fee of 35 bucks per year and 8 dollars for each visit. They have good hours 9 to 9 Mon through Sat. Noon to 8 on Sunday. I go during the week and in the AM never a prob gettine a lane. It is clean and well ventilated!
I drive 19 miles for club that has work part and fixed fee. The yearly is 35 and work is 5 hours per year! This is an outdoor range with 50yd pistol bay and 100yd rifle bay with covered benches to 100yd. Pretty well protected from the wind, only prob is they let LEO's in west metro use it a lot. And, they can do it with no notice at times. Mostly during the week
I drive 33 miles for a club that has 8 hour work fee or 120 dollars plus a base fee of 75 bucks. They have 300 yd range and 25 yd range. They are working on Cowboy range this summer.
There are some other clubs with waiting lists.
March 22, 2005, 03:30 PM
Some place that allows rapid fire, not "load 1 round per mag" :cuss: Any ideas?
March 22, 2005, 04:14 PM
When I lived in Danville, VA the range was $5 per day or a yearly fee of $50. The range was owned by a very nice man and I always enjoyed shooting there. There was no IDPA, but there was a shotgun course.
March 22, 2005, 04:21 PM
Great outdoor range with many types of ranges and bays.
Cost is $45 a year plus you have to be in the NRA. That includes all family. Nonfamily guests are $3 a visit. That also includes a reciprocal agreement with the Waco Trap Club so I can go use their facilities for skeet shooting if I want.
I'm really glad I joined.