Drawbacks to Joining the Range at Bass Pro?


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XD Fan
April 29, 2007, 01:37 AM
I am thinking of joing the shooting range at Bass Pro? Convenience and cost are a big factor for me.

What would be the drawback? Does anyone here have a membership at a Bass Pro range?

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sig228
April 30, 2007, 08:35 AM
I didn't know that they HAD a range membership. Any links to info about this? I'm interested, maybe only to get a "reserved" time if they offer such a thing.

Geno
April 30, 2007, 08:41 AM
I won't shoot at, or even shop at our local Bass "Pro". They seem to hire paranoids in the range here. You can not fire more than 1 round per second. They actually have timed some people! It's hard to find a good range where you can practice tactical shooting.

Quintin Likely
April 30, 2007, 10:08 AM
Bass Pro stores have ranges...?

Cliff47
April 30, 2007, 10:25 AM
Stopped by the Bass Pro Shop at the Silverton Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas on my last trip. Range time was by appointment, you had to have Nevada DL/ID to be admitted. They required frangible ammunition be fired, and limited your time to 30 min. I said no thanks, I'll go to American Shooter Supply where I could use the range all day (and pick of lanes) for $5.

joplinsks
May 20, 2007, 12:31 AM
I just joined the range at Bass Pro in Springfield, MO not long ago. They don't advertise it, but it's definitely there. They have a 5 lane pistol / small caliber rifle range and a range for high powered rifles. Both ranges are located downstairs in the camping area... not in the firearms area where you'd think they should be. Bass Pro also has a gunsmith counter in this area. Membership is $75 a year or $10 for nonmembers. Unlimited shooting time. Both members and nonmembers can call a day in advance to reserve lanes, or otherwise take your chances. The RO told me they're considering raising their fees and nonmembers will not be allowed to make reservations. You can bring your own ammo and targets. Like another poster said, they don't allow fast fire or quick draws.

In my opinion, Bass Pro's pistol range is small, but appears nice and organized. The RO was friendly and helpful with no attitude. I'll certainly give it a shot for a year. :)

deck52
May 20, 2007, 01:37 AM
Bass Pro's (Springfield, MO) gun department used to be downstairs next to the range, but it outgrew the basement and was moved to the next level up. The range wasn't so easy to move, so it stayed downstairs.

Phaetos
May 20, 2007, 04:32 AM
They required frangible ammunition be fired,

That can be a very expensive range trip. Geez.

And it seems from what was has been posted, that the ranges are run at each store's individual discretion.

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