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POLL.... Where do you shoot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Topgun, Mar 19, 2005.

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Where do you shoot?

  1. Sanctioned range. (also trap/skeet/clays/hunt clubs)

    129 vote(s)
    72.5%
  2. Your own property

    22 vote(s)
    12.4%
  3. Private property with permission

    13 vote(s)
    7.3%
  4. A junky abandoned place in the country

    14 vote(s)
    7.9%
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  1. Topgun

    Topgun member

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    Anywhere necessary
    Just curious.

    :)
     
  2. Bear Gulch

    Bear Gulch Member

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    I ahve shot at all over the above over the years.
     
  3. myrockfight

    myrockfight Member

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    I'll second that Bear.

    I'm back here in FL. It takes a good drive to get out to the country here. It certainly isn't like shootin' back home. (KY) There all you need to do is buy some ammo and head out. Here you run into range fees, formalities, etc. It is kind of nice to be able to shoot at formal ranges though. You also have the option, at many places, to rent range guns.
     
  4. q102josh

    q102josh Member

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    i go to a pistol range. since i live in the city, its the only place you can go to shoot legally. you can rent guns there.
     
  5. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I can plink .22's in yard but most shooting is at one of three clubs - all private. Two are very local and more often than not, particularly if on weekday - I have place to myself.

    The other club is about 40 minutes away but has great facilities and is where I shoot IDPA and pins. Occasionally too - meet some guys and shoot on private property.
     
  6. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Member

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  7. possenti

    possenti Member

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    How about:

    Private JUNKY property with permission?

    I shoot at a landfill where I work as a welder. Actually, the area I shoot isn't "junky" - the wooded areas and fields are quite nice. Great paintball battlefields too.
     
  8. nhhillbilly

    nhhillbilly Member

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    Mostly on my own property but at the local range about 25% of the time.
     
  9. Keyster

    Keyster Member

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    Two club ranges.
    Indoor commercial range.
    Public shooting area.
    Ranked by frequency.

    Mostly indoor bullseye and IDPA.
    Not much rifle or shotgun.

    K.
     
  10. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Member

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    at the range! its 2 miles from my house and dues are only 25 bucks for the whole year, as much acess as you want to a 330m rifle range, outdoor pistol range to 100 yards. indoor pistol range skeet and trap houses (must by range birds though)

    never been to any other range
     
  11. Zach S

    Zach S Member

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    Sanctioned range, most of the time. There are a few occasions that I'm with a friend and we put a few rounds through my thompson, AR, or 590 on private land, but >90% of the time I'm at an indoor range.
     
  12. MountainPeak

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    My property is next to a National Forest. I have literally hundreds of great places to shoot.
     
  13. shep854

    shep854 Member

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    I shoot at the FOP Range in Pleasant Grove, a suburb of Birmingham. It's easy to get membership, and it is supervised, has a shop, and hosts competition, if that's your thing.

    http://www.foprangeinc.com

    There is also a public range in a nearby wilderness area (the Cahaba Wildlife Refuge), as well as a couple of other private ranges, which I'm not familiar with.
     
  14. junke

    junke Member

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    i shoot on my own property to 200 yds have to go to a public rage to shoot beyond that right now. i dont want to cut down a bunch of trees to shoot further
     
  15. chris in va

    chris in va Member

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    I have no choice but to shoot at an indoor range unless I want to pay $15/50 for 9mm at an outdoor one.
     
  16. Sisco

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    Company I work for let the employees build a range on their property. Concrete benches from 100 to 400 yards. A seperate pistol range is still in the works.
     
  17. Dave R

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    I think you need multiple choices on this poll. I have shot at all but my own property in the last year.
     
  18. Stevie-Ray

    Stevie-Ray Member

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    Why, I shoot at TopGun.


    Really. No foolin.
     
  19. Erinyes

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    A WMA public range that no one seems to know exists.
     
  20. 38SnubFan

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    I answered sanctioned range, because that's about the only place I CAN shoot around where I live. I used to shoot up at my girlfriend's parent's home out back (since they live in the deep rural), but her parents and I have had some major differences of opinion, so I've kept my distance. That, and her parents have just bought an SKS and have anger issues :eek:, so I've kept my distance.

    Only thing that sucks is that my local range only allows me to shoot at paper targets (and I would really love to "blow up" some old junk sometime :d ).

    -38SnubFan
     
  21. fallingblock

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    Just over the ridge......

    At the Alice Springs Shooting Complex. :)

    We have a 1200 metre rifle range,
    a 500 metre general range,
    a 200 metre silhouette range
    A shotgun trap range
    and three dedicated 50 metre pistol ranges under construction (well, as soon as the police who closed our two former pistol ranges get around to approving the plans they will be).

    600 metres from where I'm typing as the wedgetail eagle flies....
    Three K's if the eagle walks the road. :)

    There's a lot of land to shoot on here in the N.T.,
    but you'll need permission from somebody first. :rolleyes:
     
  22. happy old sailor

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    most shots fired off back porch, sometimes shoot in son's Big backyard with 200 ft steep hill for backstop. mostly at home on 80 yard range. i dont want to cut down trees either, sides 80 yds is about the upper limit for me to group well. there is a U.S. Forest service range about 5 mi away, but yokels have trashed it. they show up, i leave. beer, guns, big mouths just not for me. but, they have a good time and haven't killed each other yet.
     
  23. Outrigger

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    Handguns off the porch, long guns in the field next door out to 100yds into big berm. Feel very lucky.
     
  24. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Local PD range
     
  25. Rexrider

    Rexrider Member

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    You forgot to add the Arizona desert to your poll. And it is not junky....yet

    When not plinking in the desert, I go to Rio Salado. Which is still plinking in the desert but with target stands. :D
     
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