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indyjps
January 27, 2006, 09:03 AM
just wanted to say hello, ive been hanging out and reading up for a month and wanted to introduce myself. just doing some background reading and trying to decide what im looking for in a handgun and so far ive learned quite a bit, looks like i want a few. thanks for the great board.

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Declaration Day
January 27, 2006, 09:10 AM
......looks like i want a few.

That will change to many very soon.

Welcome aboard!

Preacherman
January 27, 2006, 09:26 AM
Welcome to THR! It's amazing how the gun collecting bug bites, isn't it? :D

Jubei
January 27, 2006, 09:26 AM
Just a few?!? Boy, you are a newbie aren't you?:D

You'll soon find out that no matter how many guns you have, you're still at least one short. At least that's what I've realized.

Welcome aboard,

Jubei

El Tejon
January 27, 2006, 09:29 AM
Welcome to THR!:)

indyjps
January 27, 2006, 10:47 AM
thanks for the encouragement, looking for a gun club in my area right now, that has been one of the only stepping stones to stocking up.

ShackleMeNot
January 27, 2006, 10:57 AM
Are you in Indianapolis?

Rock45
January 27, 2006, 11:35 AM
Welcome to THR!

I'm sure you've already discovered that this is a great place to share ideas.
There MAY even be a few OPINIONS here and there...:D :rolleyes:

Bryan

Herself
January 27, 2006, 01:33 PM
If you're in Indy, there are at least a couple of options for gun clubs with their own facilities, plus about 1.5 commercial ranges and one public outdoor range on many weekends. It's not such a bad place to be for a gunnie!

Welcome to the gun culture!

--Herself

antsi
January 27, 2006, 01:45 PM
If you're in Indy, there are at least a couple of options for gun clubs with their own facilities, plus about 1.5 commercial ranges and one public outdoor range on many weekends. It's not such a bad place to be for a gunnie!

Welcome to the gun culture!

--Herself

Could you please list and describe some of these? I just moved back to Indy and I'm not familiar with the options.

I'll start with the one I know:

Pop Guns on (Post?) off of East Washington: Gun store with indoor pistol caliber range. Decent selection of rental handguns.

IndyJPS: My one recommendation would be to get some professional instruction. You will learn to shoot much better much sooner by starting out with good habits. You can learn by trial and error, but it takes a lot longer to eliminate a bad habit than to never develop it in the first place.

f4t9r
January 27, 2006, 04:24 PM
hello , enjoy

Herself
January 27, 2006, 04:59 PM
Could you please list and describe some of these[places to shot]? I just moved back to Indy and I'm not familiar with the options.

1. [quoting] Pop Guns on (Post?) off of East Washington: Gun store with indoor pistol caliber range. Decent selection of rental handguns.[end quote] A climate-controlled indoor range, no less! I like them. They're on Post Road, just South of Liberty Bell Flea Market at Washington. Hubby and I have a family membership, which provides percs like no range fees and going to head of the line when there is a line. Worth it if you shoot often. http://www.popguns.com

2. Club: Haven't been there, like the pics, Marion County Fish and Game Association. Membership isn't expensive. http://www.indyrange.com/ They're near I-465.

3. Club: Atlanta Conservation Club, haven't been there either, seems very active. http://www.atlantacc.net/index.php They are a pretty good drive, off SR 19 near the Tipton/Hamilton county line. One of my co-workers is a member and really enjoys it.

4. Public Range: Eagle Creek Pistol Range, I have shot there and it's very nice. During the week, this is the IPD/MCSD range, and they do take it some weekends. http://www.ecpr.4t.com/ You'll find it mentioned in this thread, about a get-togther early in Feb for Indiana gunnies: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=171354

5. Gun store: Don's Guns, they stock a lot of Lorcins and Hi-Points but they do sell others. They have longer hours than Pop Guns. Indoor range, not climate-controlled, well-ventilated. I found it cramped but I have shot there once. It is the only indoor high-power rifle range in town that I know of. Don is certainly high-visibility. And he has really good lawyers. http://www.donsguns.com/default.htm

Sadly, Coyote Creek is gone. It was a promising start-up on the South/Southwest side, in a former bowling alley. When it was open, it was pretty basic but showed a lot of potential. There are a few other ranges possibly in the works, one on the South side and another far North, but I haven't heard anything about them recently.

IndyJPS: My one recommendation would be to get some professional instruction. You will learn to shoot much better much sooner by starting out with good habits.
I second that. I've taken a couple of classes at Pop Guns and they were very good. The NRA "Basic Practical" is an excellent starting point.

--Herself

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