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How much does your gun club cost?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tim the student, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. Tim the student

    Tim the student Member

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    I've seen a couple threads lately here where people have links to their club, or are asking questions about how much you would pay for a club, so that got me curious.

    I have never been a member of a gun club, I just always shoot at free public ranges near me. I'm sure that at some point in time, I won't have that available to me, so I will probably join a club. But the though of paying 300 bucks a year to go shoot is a bit much for me to take.

    Is this average? How much does your club cost? What would you consider to be an average price?, with average facilities? If you have free public ranges near, what makes you pay?
     
  2. INSULATION TIM

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    Middletown Sportsmen's Club. $ 80 per year. Very reasonable I think and great people at the rifle and handgun range.

    They also have a large number of trap and skeet lanes, Cowboy Shoots, a fishing lake (upcharge).
     
  3. DammitBoy

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    $75.00 per year
     
  4. qajaq59

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    $150 a year and worth every dime.
     
  5. Bailey Boat

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    600.00 initiation, 125.00 per year and I consider it a bargain.......
     
  6. bigfatdave

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    From my conservation club's website:
    Membership Fee is $75.00 annually ($50.00 for Sr. citizens) with a one-time
    initiation fee of $20.00


    50 yard indoor range, 100 yard outdoor, 24-hour access to the indoor and daylight access to the outdoor.
    Worth it, we like it enough to pay for two memberships even though we could get away with one between us.
     
  7. Tim the student

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    What makes that a bargain? What do you get for that?
     
  8. 22-rimfire

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    Just recently joined a club and the total price was I believe $240 for the first year which includes keys, initiation, and so forth. I believe it is around $100 a year.

    You asked what you get for the money in general? You get more choices for rifle and pistol ranges, more restrictions, better clientele overall, and generally more range supervision. Most of the free ranges don't have more than a 100 yd range not that that is a huge problem as I rarely shoot over 100 yds. But the longer ranges are available if you wish to shoot. The free ranges are about an hour drive away for me and the club is less than 15 minutes. Ultimately, I'll save money. Last year's gas prices reaching $4.00 or so has dramatically affected the way I live my life and the kinds of choices I make now. I fully expect gas prices to be back into the $3.50-$4.00 range in the coming year. For California folks, tht probably means $6.00 gas.
     
  9. Sav .250

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    The local range around here is way to expensive for me so I go to the "public Day" which is free. Only problem is ......it`s only one day a month.
    Works out ok though as I can get done what`s needed to get done.
     
  10. RugerBob

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    $100 a year. They have 2 ranges. One of them even has a nice archery course. All roofed and some even enclosed and heated, if wood is there or bring your own. And they plow the range out to 100 yards. Not bad for our cold Maine winters.
     
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    $225/yr

    for membership in the local sportsman's club. Club house, 200 yd range, stocked trout pond, 250 acres.
     
  12. jim in Anchorage

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    Ours is $100 for a full membership plus $10 for an associate membership, so my wife and I can shoot for $110 a year.

    A couple of pistol ranges, and rifle ranges out to 200 yards (350 yards is available on a limited basis.) Worth every penny.
     
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    One is $35 a year, another $25 a year, and I mostly shoot out at Shiocton, a public range with drop boxes for donations. I drop $5 in every time I go shooting, because it's one of the nicest ranges I've shot on.

    Man, it's good to live in Northeast Wisconsin.
     
  15. Starter52

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    Twenty bucks a year. Two outdoor ranges, one archery range, clubhouse.
     
  16. Just One Shot

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    $65.00 the first year then $50.00 each following year provided you pay your dues on time.

    It has 2-50 yard pistol ranges, a 200 yard and a 300 yard rifle range, and a 3 house trap range.

    They have a business meeting on the last Wed. of every month that usually includes a free meal.

    While it's not the biggest in the country, it is very nice. Here's some pictures:

    http://www.limasabres.com/photos.html
     
  17. el gato

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    600.00 first year 300.00 a year there after. Keeps some of the rift raft out.
     
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    I pay $100 a year for the Haverhill Houd Rod and Gun Club. There is an outdoor rifle, shotgun, pistol range and an indoor pistol range. The indoor is lead ammo only. It is well worth it because I can go almost any time and they have other events and things there besides shooting.
     
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    $200/yr indoor range at a gunshop in PA, where I've recently spent a lot of time for work.
    Benefits are: unlimited shooting time in 1-hour increments (unless there's no one waiting for a lane to free up), can use your own ammo, free rentals (must buy their ammo for rentals), and I can bring 1 guest per day for free. Possibly other benefits I've never used and therefore don't recall.

    $235/yr for a similarly equipped indoor range at a gun shop in VA, where I'll soon be spending all my time.
    Benefits are: unlimited shooting, probably in 1-hour increments, can use your own ammo, 10% discount on anything that's not already on sale, and some free guest provision. I haven't joined yet, and don't remember everything mentioned on the application they gave me.

    There are "gun clubs" around me, though none close enough for a range quickie (90 minute commute for a 1-hour shoot? not gonna happen). I don't know anyone who belongs, and web research leads me to believe they all cater to experienced hunters, anyway.
     
  20. cat9x

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    1 case of beer and cigarettes paid annually.

    For that I got Clayton to bulldoze a burm and shooting lane on the back 40. Keeps out the low-end clientele, open 24 hours, and I can wear just my underwear.
     
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    I'm a member of one club and one public range. The public range offers a few benefits over non-membership.

    The public range is $175 for new membership and $130 for a renewal. This is a 25yd indoor range where you can shoot pistols and shotguns mostly but I have fired some sub guns like the UMP and MP5 as well. You get priority access to lanes (it's usually packed on the weekends and a 2 hour wait isn't unheard of) and discounted ammo/gun rentals.

    I'm also a member of a local fish and game club and that is $120/yr and requires an NRA membership.
     
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    $15 a year and that is after the rates raise. The rifle range is out to 230 yards but we are working on getting it opened to 300 yards also doing some work on adding more benches to the range. There is a pistol range, trap and skeet although the trap and skeet range is down for now as the pigeon throwers are down for rebuild. There is a pavilon that can be rented for partys and such which as a member you get a discount on the price. Across the road we also have a 3 D archery course for those so inclined. THe best art it's only 5 - 10 minutes from my house on the other side of town.
     
  23. ACORN

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    First year $85 ($50 initiation fee + $35 dues) $35/year after that. After you belong for 20 years it costs $2.00/year.
    Trap, skeet, indoor/outdoor pistol, rifle range to 200yds, 300yds. on special shoots, archery range is a bit lacking though.
     
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    Our club is $36 a year and $5 per match you get a free shirt or hat or $6 non members. Only our members can shoot our 3gun matches they are $8.
     
  25. Landpimp

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    think mine(which is just 3 mins from me) is $45 for the family

    but my real range is free.......40 acres 20 min out of town I can do whatever I want on........MUCH more fun that any gun club :D
     
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