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FYI re; Richmond's newest range closed

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by usp9, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. usp9

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    FYI for anyone that frequents or is a member of the new Blue Ridge Arsenal shooting range in Richmond, I've heard that it was closed sometime between Wednesday and Friday. I've seen nothing on their website about it. This info came from a neighbor, a member, who has a LEO relative that participated in the forced closure due to a financial situation. Beyond this I know nothing more.

    I hate to see this as it is a great place to go practice. Memberships are reasonable and the range itself is first class. I hope the problem is solved and they reopen quickly.
     
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  2. CajunBass

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    I got an email from them this morning stating that they were closed until further notice. No explanation given.

     
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    I wonder why I didn't get the email. ??? CajunBass, would you keep us posted on any other info please?
     
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    I'm not sure why I got it. I've never been in the place. I did drop them an email once about membership, so I suppose that's where they got my name, so if I get anything else, I'll pass it along.
     
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    I shot in there once and I was not impressed with the place or I should say how it was run . I never saw very many cars in the parking lot . There is another range closer to the city ( Colonial ) that I like much more and is always full and they were very nice in there . The owner came up and introduced himself to me while I was looking at reloading supplies and he told me how he came up with the idea of opening the range there . He got the idea after going on vacation with his wife and he went into Gunsite . It is billed as the largest indoor shooting range in the country .
     
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  6. CajunBass

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    My wife and I were members of Colonial for several years. We just recently dropped our membership, regretfully, but we've found we no longer use it enough to justify a monthly membership. We still stop there from time to time just to shoot.

    Great facility, great staff. Highly recommended. We have nothing but praise for the place.
     
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    I see. I just want to say, NICE BERETTA!!! :D
     
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    I wished they were open. I don't go to Colonial any more because one almost always has to wait for shootig lane to open.
     
  9. red rick

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    They must be doing things right , I wasn't very impressed with Blue Ridge and would probably not shoot there again , but I really liked Colonial . I can shoot there during the middle of the day on week days , so that does make a difference in any public thing you do , because most people are working a 9 to 5 job .
     
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    I drove by there (Blue Ridge) yesterday as I was leaving Green Top. Locked up tighter than a drum, but the lighted sign out front still says "OPEN." :confused:
     
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    I stopped by the range on my way to Bass Pro and discovered the range is in fact open again. No firearm sales as there is no longer a FFL associated but shooting is back in progress.
     

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