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Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by sbvx67, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. mt_goodrich

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    Delta....you are about the fourth person to say that.
     
  2. TexasRifleman

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    I have not been there, thanks for the info. I live on the South side of Ft Worth. I found a membership only range down close to Cleburne and it's a great place too. Private ranges are the way to go for sure it seems.
     
  3. TechBrute

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    TX, is Highvel a member there, too? I can't remember who the second person I'm going to need to bribe to sponsor me is. :)
     
  4. TexasRifleman

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    Yes, and beard boy too :)
     
  5. Deltaboy1984

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    Cause it seems to be True!
     
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    I'd really like to check out the Haltom City range sometime. I guess it's the closest outdoor range to me here in Watauga.
     
  8. Deltaboy1984

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    There one near Cleburne but I don't know much about it. It is private and they keep it hush hush almost like a Masonic Lodge.
     
  9. Billmanweh

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    I think I'm going to join the Haltom City range. I stopped by yesterday to check it out and it looks good. Less than 20 minutes from me as well.
     
  10. capreppy

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    I will probably be joining the Haltom City club as well in a month or two. One of the guys on this forum took me for a few hours a couple of weeks ago and I had a very good time. Quite different from the public ranges I normally go to. We're going this Friday. Only thing holding me back is the $300 initiation fee. I just spent a boat load on reloading equipment and components so wife told me in a month or two.
     
  11. dickttx

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    Pretty new to this forum. Now live in the country around Tioga, but have a house in west Ft Worth and are trying to get moved some day.
    Would like to find a place to shoot in the west Fort Worth area.
     
  12. capreppy

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    Anyone recommend an outdoor gun range in Dallas? My wife and I have to "hangout" in Dallas during the day so want to go to the range. We normally shoot at DFW Gun Range, but it is indoor and want to shoot outdoor tomorrow.
     
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    Garland Public Shoting range is outdoors. I believe that Alpine is also an outdoor range.
     
  14. capreppy

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    I'll give Garland Public a looksy. My wife and I shoot at Alpine once in a while. Won't do a weekend trip there again anytime soon. Went on a Sunday two weeks ago. Way too busy and a little disorganized.
     
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    Garland is my usual range, but it's pretty busy and disorganized on weekends as well. It didn't used to be this bad, but since 2008 or so there has been a very observable uptick in weekend shooters....
     
  16. capreppy

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    This is why I prefer to go during the week but my wife's schedule doesn't always allow for that. We'll check Garland anyway. We have to be there anyway might as well ge some range time.
     
  17. franko07

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    Elm fork is in Dallas on Luna rd it's nice.
     
  18. dickttx

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    Did an online search for Fort Worth shooting places and it showed Fort Worth Rifle and Pistol Club on Silver Creek Road. Since that is very near my house, I drove out there. The sign on the gate said "Hip Pocket Theater". Is there still such a club?
     
  19. wtxj

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    Hip Pocket was or is a couple of old time hippies that put on plays few times a year. Don't know if they are still out in that location or not. Try the phone number. If no answer go out on the weekend see if anyone is there.

    Parker county sportsman club has the monthly new memembership meeting in the morning at I think 8:30 am, takes about 2 hours to go through.
    They do have a web site that will explain all and location. I live 32 miles away, so you may live near 199 and lake worth. Shouldn't be too long of a drive.
     
  20. bsam4me

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    Anyone a member at Arlington Sportsmans Club? Its members only and you have to have a sponsor. Looking for one
     
  21. john5036

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    Went to the Gun Show today at the Irving convention center. Nicer than I thought it would be. Figured that the venue being brand new wouldn't be that much of a draw for vendors because of other established shows in the area, but the vendors were plentiful and there was a great selection of things to help the good RKBA exercising. Anyone else go?

    Anyways... about local ranges in the southern half of DFW:

    For a good outdoor range in Dallas, I would also recommend Elm Fork Outdoor Range. Over the last two years, they've made some really nice improvements and added some variety for shooters. Alpine Range in/near Kennedale is another decent range, but the restrictions on shooters takes the recreation away from the experience unless you are primarily focusing on a more serious practice. Plus, like previously mentioned... it gets crazy and unorganized. At Elm Fork, each time I've been there they've had full-time ROs, and they are flexible within reason to let you have some fun (three-shot rapid fires with two second breaks) as long as you clear it with them first (sometimes they won't, but it's a judgment call not so much on you, but the type of shooters you might influence). I have no reason to suspect Alpine ROs might be reasonable like that too, but the times (albeit few) I've been there, ROs are either invisible or not there, and we shooters have taken the initiative to call a cease fire to let new arrivals get set up, especially on weekends.

    In summation, both Elm Fork and Alpine are decent outdoor ranges with my personal preference being the staff at Elm Fork. Alpine has a decent facility and the gun shop staff are great people, but the range staff (if around) are very strict and it might be off-putting in case you have to deal with them. Elm Fork is a larger shooting area, so weekend crowding gets mitigated pretty well, but the full-time ROs helping facilitate space/shooting lanes are what really redeems the experience during crowded moments.
     
  22. Pawdog

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    Yeah, I was at the Irving show Saturday also. I was also surprised by the amount of vendors, but not by the crowds. Good selection of firearms, ammo, and accessories like you said.

    I picked up a DE 1911 C, at about $50.00 under normal retail. Hope to get to the range this week and try it out.

    I've been going to Wiley's Gun Shop near Canton, as it's the closest range to me, and usually not busy.
     
  23. rhp997

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    Southwest Arlington
     
  24. jae011

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    Fort worth
     
  25. grumpy66

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    I'm up near Gainesville.

    Try Quail Creek just north of Texas Motor Speedway.
     
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