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Louisville, KY Ranges

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by Havok7416, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Havok7416
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    I will be moving to the Louisville area soon. What are some of the good ranges (indoor or outdoor) in the area? I did some research on my own and I realize Knob Creek is nearby. Personal experiences are appreciated.
     
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    I may be moving to the Nashville area (also looking at some other places) and would be interested to hear about ranges in that area as well. Not too far from Louisville. In fact, I would think some ranges may be half way in between both cities?
     
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    That would be a 45 minute drive for me which I can't see myself doing just to shoot (at least I hope not)
     
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    You might consider looking at the indiana side for a house. It's a quick drive to the downtown area, and you'll generally get more for your money. Two ranges near Georgetown are the Floyd County Conservation Club, and the Southern Indiana Rifle and Pistol Club. Shotguns, try Indian Creek. DNR has a range at Clark State Forest.
     
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    I've always been a fan of DNR ranges and I agree about IN cost of living, although that's soon to be negated by the toll bridges. I also work well south of city center. Ideally we intend to end up as close to Cincinnati as practical, but I haven't completely ruled out IN yet. I have a feeling my girlfriend will lean heavily toward Louisville once she gets down here.
     
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    The last time I used a DNR range was about ten years ago, and I left because I felt it wasn't safe (that was not at Clark SF, which back then was hardly used). I think Indiana has done a lot since then to clean them up and improve safety. The FCCC was the best club I've ever belonged to, and I only let my membership drop because I bought some acreage where I can shoot. The FCCC facilities and members are all great.

    Access to Louisville from Georgetown is via I-64, over the Sherman Minton bridge, which has no tolls (yet), and the 2nd Street bridge is also still free. I think even including the $40 per month tolls for a full time commuter, the real estate difference is still more significant. Southern Indiana, once you are north/east/west of New Albany/Clarksville/Jeffersonville is nice, rural forest and ag land. The younger folks seem to want to live on top of each other in Louisville's Highlands area to have walking access to bars and shopping. From Georgetown I have access to a couple of state forests and a large part of the Hoosier National Forest, all within a reasonable drive. It's perfect for my wife and me as aoutdoors people - hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, and paddling. I'll be retiring in a couple of years and moving a bit further west to a very secluded place I've built on Patoka Lake, so if you're looking for a house then...

    Havok: have you looked into the Ticket to Ride van pools? They go into Louisville from all points of the compass and really reduce commuting expense.
     
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    I actually live in the Highlands now, but not by choice - it was simply the only option available to me on somewhat short notice. We will be looking at houses in a variety of areas once that process starts.

    I work odd schedules and hours with tons of overtime, so I can't (and won't) depend on a van or commuter system.
     
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    redbone I recently visited my old college roommate. He has a nice home on 30 acres at Patoka Lake. It is a nice area. But for some one from Wyoming it does seem very crowded.:)
     
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    since no one actually answered the OP
    here are the ones I know about in addition to the ones mentioned above
    Deputy Big shot <Deputy IN>
    TGG <indoor in Louisville>
    Open Range <indoor Crestwood up to 100yds>
    there is also a new range opening in Middletown on English Station Rd next to the Yamaha Dealer
     
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    Thanks for this info. I have been out shooting maybe 3 times since I moved here. I normally go once a week. So far I have gone to Louisville Armory, which may be what you're referring to as TGG. I haven't been able to find any other indoor ranges in the city. Do you have the name of the new range that is opening?

    I have been able to wander around and have discovered the Open Range facility. It's a bit of a drive, but doable.
     
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    Open Range is a nice facility. I live close to there. They have 100 yard indoor rifle range.
     
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    I think the new range is a Point Blank franchise.
     
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    There's a Point Blank range in Northern Kentucky, but I'm not aware of any in the Louisville area yet.
     
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    According to the Kentucky Gun Owners forum it's the one referenced above that's currently under construction.
     
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    Interesting. I wasn't impressed by the Point Blank I went into once though
     
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    My daughter gave me a one year gift certificate, that I can go to Knob Creek gun range.She said I can shoot as long a as I like when I go there to shoot.It is down by Fort Knox,that's about 20+ miles from Louisville,Ky.
     
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    Knob Creek is definitely good, but it's nearly a 40 minute drive for me.

    I have been going to Point Blank sporadically and I have been very impressed. It's not very cheap if you shoot a lot - which I normally do - but the staff has been great, there are good rental options for my girlfriend and they have an interesting selection of guns to buy.
     
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    How far are you from Owensboro? Gary Welborn runs great USPSA and 3-gun matches.

    You could also look south to RockCastle. Bit of a drive sure, but the facility is awesome for hosting matches which actually can incorporate multiple shots over 300-400 yards.
     
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    In years past I have made an effort to go shooting once a week. Neither Owensboro or Rock Castle are within reasonable driving distance for regular shooting. I am not the type of person who merely goes to the range for 30 minutes to an hour. When you add up the time commitment, driving any more than 30 minutes one way is really out of the question for me unless I have other business in the area.
     

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