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Portland Area Ranges & Gunshops

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by 106rr, Jul 22, 2006.

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  1. 106rr

    106rr Member

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    I will be in Portland Oregon at the end of July and wondered if THR has any recommendations. I will also travel South, down the coast in the following week.
     
  2. meinbruder

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    Re--Portland Area Ranges & Gunshops

    Hello 106rr

    Tough question. There are two public indoor ranges to consider. http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/sheriff/pstc/main.htm
    http://www.theplacetoshoot.com/

    Both of them operate like a club with fees to join and maintain membership. PSTC seems to be the cheaper of the two on entry but it’s a clean range and one can only shoot their ammo. My first trip in the door ran just under a $50bill for a single box of .45acp. I was really annoyed on another trip when they charged me $5 for a box of CCI MiniMag and then wanted to mark the box so I could shoot the remainder on my next trip in, but I couldn’t shoot the same ammo bought from BiMart for half the price. TPST used to waive registration fees for out-of-towners, call them and see if they still do.

    The clubs in the area would be very expensive for a single visit unless you contact them and they can offer a member to host your visit. The “Usual Suspects” and I, generally go to the Western Woods. Some of our pistols are banned in the indoor ranges and rifles are out of the question, .22lr excepted. I’m hoping to put together a trip on the 30th, you’re welcome to join us, drop me a line [email protected] for details.

    On the coast, I can only refer to Lincoln City Sporting Goods. 800 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City. In the true Oregonian small town approach to business, it’s an interesting place; part Radio Shack, part gun shop, and part sewing machine center. A visit is a look at small town Oregon in a single store. They may be able to refer you to other shops or ranges in the area. If you have a wife traveling with you, it’s a block from the Outlet Mall; everything a gunny finds useless for a lot less money. Women love the place. :I

    As far as gun shops go.
    http://www.bimart.com/
    http://www.gijoes.com/home/index.jsp
    BiMart is a true general store and GI Joes is sports and auto. Both can provide basics and have a lot of locations around the metro area. There are a lot of gun shops in the area; grab a phone book and tear out the page, there are too many to list and most of them don’t have web pages. Head and shoulders above them all, IMO, is.
    http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/stores/or/portland.htm
    Mike



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  3. jws

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    I've usually gone out to BLM land for outdoor shooting, although there are several outdoor ranges in the area also.

    I did become a member at the PSTC.

    Lane fee is $15. (On fridays, you can take two boxes of cereal and pay only $5). If you go as a guest, the lane fee is $9.

    I usually shoot 100 rounds of .40 which cost about $12/box.

    I have to second the "con" of using PSTC is that you have to shoot their ammo, but to me it's really not all that more expensive than when I've bought the same (or very similar) ammo from Sportsman's Warehouse.

    ymmv.
     
  4. Stickjockey

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    IIRC, there are several members here that belong to the Johnson Creek Gun Club. Maybe hook up with them?

    Gunshops:

    The Gun Broker in Clackamas
    Keith's Guns in Gresham
    The Powderhorn in Forest Grove
     
  5. 106rr

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    Thanks guys, I am still trying to get an exact schedule. I always try to include shooting in my vacations. I suspect that i will have to shoot indoors if the wife wants to shoot. I encourage her to shoot whenever I do. She has her own G19 now. I really appreciate the helpful suggestions.
     
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    Any idea when you're coming up?
     
  7. Ditchtiger

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    Eugene is only an hour away from the coast. Come over and see The Baron's Den. An indoor range, lots for sale, many not for sale weapons on display around the room, rent a handgun to try a certian model if you wish, and just as the banner on the building says you can shoot a real tommygun. It's a nice place to visit!
     
  8. 106rr

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    I will get to Portland on the Friday the 29th but I have to go to a wedding that day and night. I hope to be able to shoot the Saturday the 30th. Somewhere around Portland. I will be travelling down the coast for a week or so and then visit friends in Crescent City CA. Because of the waiting period in CA. I won't be able to bring my new 9MM HiPower, but I will bring a Glock and a BUG.

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  9. knotwise

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    Not to hijack this thread, but what BLM land do you guys use? Any in clackamas county?

    I don't feel like driving to Tillamook forest this weekend.

    Thanks.
     
  10. donttellthewife

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    knotwise

    Check the date of the last posting, 2006:what: I am sure no one will accuse you of a hijacking:) but to answer your question.

    I am not sure if it's BLM land but I go out the other side of Estacata, hwy 224 to Maymaloose rd ( single lane road, be careful of on comming traffic ) There are a number of places to shoot as you drive down the road, the gravel pit is best just keep driving you'll see it.
     
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    I am a member of ThePlaceToShoot and i love it. Its a quality range. I have only been to PTSC once and it seemed really over restrictive just in feel. I know a lot of guys dont like it because its run by the sheriffs dept. But I say any range is better than no range. Also there is a great gunshop in Tigard which I am blanking on the name of but I am going there this week with a little luck to pick up my new P3AT
     
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