Public Range Closures

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  1. whughett

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    42 Mile round trip drive to Knights Trail Park Gun range operated by the county. Closed until further notice. Had checked their web site No news. Turns out there’s a blog in the counties government page. Dumb me should have checked.
    May be it’s time to go into self isolation.
     
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    our range is closed until April 9th also.
     
  3. Flintshooter

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    Mine must be open, I just got a letter to go up and renew my dues.
     
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    My favorite outdoor range, that I am a paying member of is closed till April 14th. I understand the county owns the land it sits on so that probably explains it.
     
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    DNR state range that I go to is closed
     
  6. whughett

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    There’s also a state land management range in Punta Gorda, a 50 mile round trip drive. I’ve searched the web sites looking for Florida closures, can’t find mention of it. I’m thinking I’ll take the plunge and drive out there tomorrow. My private dues paying gun club in Rhode Island has limited guest to family only and no monthly meetings this month.
     
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    As of right now, the public indoor range I go to is still open. They have cancelled their training classes, but the store and range are still open.
     
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    Public range (DNR) by me said they were taking it day by day but open for now.
     
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    my range is still open, and the store end of it, will not sell ammo to take out. it is for the customers (or members) to buy and use in the range. the guy said this morning, they too are running low, and need the ammo themselves.
     
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    I shoot at a private club, and their outdoor range, which has card key access, is about the only recreational facility which I am expecting to remain open through these difficult times. All the indoor facilities at the club are closed until further notice, but the outdoor range has enough room for social distancing, and then some.
     
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    Hell, I wouldn't have thought to check either.

    Our own outdoor ranges seem to be well within the guidelines for separation and fresh air.

    If you can sit in a meeting as long as there is an empty chair between everyone.....

    Of course, I don't really bother with it much.


    Todd.
     
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    The Cecil Webb range in Punta Gorda Florida is closed until April 19. May continue to be closed depending on the corona virus.
     
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    Both indoor ranges/stores near us in Memphis are open, but ShootPointBlank posts its hours as 1200-1800.
    Top Gun, only about three miles from Shoot, shows no restrictions.

    Our private club MSSA might remain open. No idea.

    Good luck to you ladies and gents.
     
  14. Steve S.

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    Any gathering at any location is a risk; the unknown is your body’s ability to handle the virus. I love to shoot but I am in the extreme risk group so I simply cannot take that chance. I am a member of a private range, open or not I will have to wait.
     
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    The range I went to yesterday and today was hardly a risk. Nobody there but me and my friend and we didn't even arrive in the same vehicle.
    A serviceable square range but the builders sure aren't making the killing off of it that they expected.
     
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    One of our local gun clubs has shut down. One of the indoor ranges I know has closed (for now). I have access to a range (for work) but there's so much other stuff going on, I can't spend any fun time there. So far, I think our shooting areas in NFS and state land are okay (I'm not finding anything listed anywhere on the net), but Dictator Inslee has pretty much decreed anything fun must be closed. Arizona's lookin' pretty good about now ...
     
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    The uncontrolled one above Lyons, CO., off Peak to Peak highway, is still open AFAIK..Snowed over a foot up there yesterday tho..pretty hard to get up the hill...
    Indoor ranges around here closed UFN..
     
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    Well thank you very much. That was my next stop today. I’ve hunted thru the state web sight and couldn’t find a positive statement. Live in Englewood 26 mile hike or so to Tucker Grade.
     
  19. Jack B.

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    The other outdoor range I am a member of just closed till further notice. Now the only two out door ranges I go to are closed.:(:(:(:(
     
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    Local outdoor range is closed for at least 2 weeks. Local indoor range OPEN, and very busy today as I went. Seems counterintuitive for indoor to be open and outdoor closed but what do I know.

    Jeff
     
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    Hi...
    The Pennsylvania Game Commission has closed a shooting ranges on State game lands indefinitely.
    Just saw the official notification.
    I belong to two private clubs...so far no word on closing them.
     
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    CA Gov closed all non essential businesses, ranges are non-essential...
    At the outdoor range I go to I see someone to check in then be off by myself, but asking the State to use common sense is out of the question.
    OK to go to the empty grocery store with 50 other people.......
     
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  23. Jack B.

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    I think weather a range is closed or not depends on who owns it. Gov. vs private.
     
  24. buddyd157

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    well my governor has closed ALL unessential businesses, AND entertainment, (as of 5 PM today Monday March 23rd) like barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, movie theaters, but i never heard gun ranges, but i'd suspect the gun range i have been going to will be closed as well.
     
  25. stonebuster

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    My state has closed non essential businesses also. My range/LGS says the gun store is deemed essential but waiting for clarification on the indoor range.
     
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