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Old July 23, 2016, 02:52 AM   #1
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Places to shoot: DFW?

I'm probably looking for a unicorn.

I prefer outdoors, as I like to take a rifle out to the range, which is complicated with indoor ranges.

Looking for local experience and knowledge.

And, I realize I'm asking about an area about the size of Connecticut. But, I'm in north Arlington, so, I can get to all sorts of places.
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Old July 23, 2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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Two decent outdoor ranges I have used in your area are Elm Fork and Quail Creek.

Elm fork also has a really nice shotgun sports area with a great sporting clays course.

Good luck!

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Old July 23, 2016, 08:27 AM   #3
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Alpine Shooting Range is right there by Arlington. Nice range and a stocked gun shop.
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Old Yesterday, 12:13 AM   #4
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Food for thought.
Ok, if I have it right, that's
Alpine, 5482 Shelby nearer to Kennedale; $13; no FMJ
Quail Creek, FM 1171, over by TMS; $18; no FMJ
and
Elm Fork, 10571 Luna Rd, in Las Colinas; $17 per range or $25 for both rifle & pistol; No FMJ or military ammo; no unscoped rifles on 100yd line, no pistol grip rifles,; no outside targets, targets $1 each at range.

Certainly looks like my stockpiles of FMJ are in no risk of depletion.
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Old Yesterday, 08:53 AM   #5
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I didn't know that about Alpine. Must of changed it recently.
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Old Yesterday, 03:00 PM   #6
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I shoot at Elm Fork. If you are a veteran, there is a discount.
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Old Yesterday, 03:09 PM   #7
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There is also Frisco Gun Range here in Frisco that has a 100 yd indoor rifle range, but it's high and they will run you out if you shoot over an hour. Even though it is ten minutes from me, I quit shooting there in favor of Elm Fork.

Garland Gun Range is a good range but they had a prohibition on .30 cal or above on the rifle range because of a lawsuit. Not sure if that is still in place or not.
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Old Yesterday, 03:13 PM   #8
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Question. Why no FMJ on an outside range?
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Old Yesterday, 04:26 PM   #9
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Several Bullet Trap locations I have been to are first rate Garland Public shooting range
Quail Creek is good as well.
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM   #10
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Gibsons on the east side is the only one I know that allows fmj. There are also 2 clubs out his way also, Fusion and Lone Star. Garland is no go on fmj.
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Old Yesterday, 06:54 PM   #11
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I'll wager the "no fmj" is an NRA Range Insurance issue, to limit ricochets over the berm. But, that's a guess.

Elm Fork is $2 off for active duty military; $1 off for retired and reserves--so you are getting a free target.

Looked at Frisco, but, dang, 40 mile drive to pay those sorts of prices . . . $35 per hour for 100 yard rifle. And, $225 per year to get half off range fees a hair steep. No "military surplus ammo," but no FMJ restriction.

May have to look hard at Garland Public. One-time $15 charge, then $15 for any visit thereafter, and the 15 is good all day, on all ranges. No ammo restrictions, either. Printed targets ok as long as on paper; they sell targets for 25˘/5 for $1. Which might beat the 43 mile drive.
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Elm Fork had a bigger Veteran's discount last year. I think I paid $11 the last time I shot there in November.

Frisco is like a country club atmosphere. They will bump you if you are a non-member and a member shows up.
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May have to look hard at Garland Public. ... No ammo restrictions, either.
They do not allow FMJ on the rifle range, nor .50 BMG or Barret.
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