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looking for a range.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mr_dove, Feb 10, 2004.

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  1. mr_dove

    mr_dove Member

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    I've been looking for a secluded piece of national forest land for the last few weeks and have had little luck. I'm begun to wonder if I can find a range somewhere that will fit my needs.

    I'm in Colorado and I realize that most of you are not but more than anything I'm looking to find out how common these kind of features are in a range. I'd also welcome any suggestions for other factors I should consider.


    reactive targets I get bored very quickly of shooting at paper. I need a range that will let me shoot at things that are more fun. Maybe shoot some steel, shoot some pins just for the heck of it, maybe some fruits or veggies, etc.

    buddy passes I'd love buddy passes or something else that allows me to easily drag an additional person to the range without having to pay extra for it or jump through hoops. You'd think they'd welcome more potential members or even potential gun owners as many of us have non-shooting buddies that we can introduce.

    defense drill practice I'd love to be able to practice different defensive drills. This would include being able to shooting from different positions (other than just standing, facing your target), malfunction drills, etc. Maybe doubletaps or rapid fire. Many ranges prohibit any of this stuff because anything other than standing and facing your target is more dangerous.

    rentals Rentals are really good when you don't have buddies with a large selection of guns. Not as important as the other features but would still be good for me.

    outdoors I think shooting in the outdoors is just more fun and enjoyable.

    So, let me know if any of these things are available at your ranges. It might give me hope for finding a local range that suits my needs.
     
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    bumping to try to get a few responses.
     
  3. squibload

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    Mine is a membership range without an FFL, so no rentals.

    Sparsely attended during the week, with no RO's posted, so you have some freedom to do defensive drills. (nhing in bylaws prohibiting it, anyway...)

    No steel poppers (unless you bring your own) but they do have a bowling pin table.

    Mostly a bunch of paper punchers, but they have a 600 yard highpower range, so we like it.

    No buddy passes, because of privelege abuse in the past. All members must display membership ID card on hat.

    Gate is combo lock with a combo change every 6 months.
     
  4. Jay Kominek

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    I was at another Colorado Safearms class today, and they mentioned that they're expecting to open a new indoor range in the Denver area within the next 3-6 months. Apparently they found someone with four big underground bunkers (?!?!) that they don't need.

    Hit http://www.csarange.com/ to let them know you're interested. They plan to offer cheap charter memberships to people who show interest now.
     
  5. motorep

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    You're looking for Clear Creek County Sportsmans Club. It's an informal - no range officers- place to shoot. 6 pistol bays, 2 100 yard rifle bays, trap twice a month, IPSC & IDPA matches monthly, etc. It's a private membership club, so no rentals. If you want to shoot steel, that's ok, you just have to bring it with you. Want to shoot cans, fruit, pingpong balls, whatever, that's ok too, just pick it all up. Check it out at cccsclub.com .
     
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