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Local Indoor Firearms Range Raises its Rangetime Fees

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Berg01, Oct 18, 2005.

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  1. Berg01

    Berg01 Member

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    I was out at the local indoor firearms range this past Sunday, and they had raised their rates, from $10.00 to $12.00, for 1/2 hour, and from $14.00 to $16.00 for an hour. And my own income ain't going up a dime this year. Man, first the gas prices go crazy, now this. I guess the answer is the same for both problems, drive less and shoot less.
     
  2. pythonguy

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    Range fees are high here in Long Island too, even at the town ranges. On the plus side they are well maintained and the indoor county range has the best air handling system of any range I've been too. Also, although its $12 or so dollars and hour, they never enforce the range time and allow you to shoot for longer. Sadly, our paychecks never seem to go up while all other expenses do.
     
  3. Rob1035

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    do they offer memberships?

    A local shop here offers a membership that includes free range time, free rental of their guns, and cost+10% on all new guns, not too shabby
     
  4. Berg01

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    Rob1035;

    Yes they do offer annual memberships, they have gone up also, but I don't know how much. The thing is, I do quite a bit of trapshooting, and a little sporting clays, so I am hesitant to join an indoor pistol range on an annual basis. The trap club I go to does not have an indoor pistol range, so I'd freeze in the winter.
     
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    Well, I am fortunate to belong to an indoor range that has 35 year dues, and range use fee of 8 bucks for unlimited # of guns and range time! It is clean, well lighted, and the air does move briskly!
     
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    I guess I'm lucky. The indoor range I go to is $15 for all day. The outdoor range I go to is $10 for all day.:D
     
  7. 50 Freak

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    Stop your griping. $12 bucks an hour here for an indoor range is considered low to average. That's why I go to the outdoor city range. $12 bucks all day, rifle or pistol.
     
  8. motoman

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    P0832177

    What range is that? That sounds pretty reasonable.
     
  9. ChillyW

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    Me too!

    I'd like to hear about that range, P0832177.
     
  10. sarhog

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    Y'all all live in the city or something?:neener:

    My range charges 50 bucks..........a year! No daily use fee or any such nonsense. :p :)
     
  11. Soap

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    You mean you won't even get a $0.05/hr raise this year? If you went once per week, that's about $100 extra per year or .05/hr if you work 40 per week. I always insist on a raise that covers the cost of inflation at bare minimum...even when I was working crappy jobs in college.
     
  12. Standing Wolf

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    I pay about $60 a year, plus $2 per evening to shoot at the single cleanest, best lighted, largest range I've ever shot on. I'd consider it a bargain at twice the price.
     
  13. ruger270man

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    thats expensive as heck! my local range (outdoor) charges a $30 annual membership, and thats it! archery, trap (your own clays), pistol, rifle.
     
  14. mirage

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    That sounds cheap to me. The local indoor ranges around here charge $20.
    At least it is unlimited time, I just hate it when I only want to shoot for an hour or so.

    -Mirage
     
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    The local pistol range back home charges $15/hr. They don't get much business, as most people in the area just step out their backdoor to shoot.

    The pistol range on campus is $20 for the year, with unlimited shooting and rentals.
     
  16. Vitamin G

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    We have a free public range, but you can't load more than 6 in a handgun or 3 in a rifle.
    We have a very nice outdoor range, with covered bench (but not totally enclosed) for $2/day as a member ($135 membership) or $6\day nonmember.
    We also had an indoor range that had memberships from $300-$600. Only the $600 membership permitted you to even bring your own ammo, instead of buying range reloads... they wanted $12 for 50\9mm
     
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