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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by T4A, Mar 20, 2005.

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  1. T4A

    T4A Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    Down da bayou
    Do you belong to a club and what are the dues, or do you just pay per trip?
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Nevada, escaped from the PDRK via Idaho.
    I belong to three clubs.

    Club 1: When I joined the club, there was a $60 initiation fee which included one year's dues. After that, $25 a year. There is no additional charge for shooting, but adult guests of a member not his immediate family are charged $5 for a day's shooting. No charge for children and grandchildren of a member. This is stretched because the club's board of directors (geezers) love to see potential new members. Club matches may require an additional entry fee.

    Club 2: $25 a year annual dues, $2 a day to shoot. Non-members can shoot, but they have to pay $5 a day. Two days of the month is member's day; non-members are not admitted to the range. Member's day kind of goes 'bye-bye' during hunting season, two months of the year. The club likes the money.

    Club 3: A new club. $25 a year annual dues. They don't have a range yet. They are negotiating a lease for BLM land.

    Club 1 has the best facilities. Club 2 is working on it. Club 3 is still in the womb.

  3. George S.

    George S. Member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Western WA
    I belong to a club that has annual dues of $60 plus an $80 annual fee that can be worked off by performing job tasks at a rate of $10/hour. I also have a card that allows me to shoot on weekends at the local PD range but that's $10/day. The PD range is close (3 miles) and is inside but it's for pistol only or .22 long rifle.
  4. BlkHawk73

    BlkHawk73 Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    Used to pay $50/yr for a basic sandpit range. Too many restrictions so of I go to pay $125/yr. Now I've got two nice handgun ranges, a trap range and rifle out to 200yrds. 2 meetings a month with one being a pot-luck dinner & social get-together. Also has reloading classes and free use of the club loading equipment. Much better facility regardless of the price.
  5. boofus

    boofus Guest

    The range I go to is only 25 yards, but it is the only range in Houston that will let you rapid fire, bump fire, full-auto fire. You pay $8 and shoot as long as you want, as many guns as you want.
  6. Fly320s

    Fly320s Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    New Hampshire
    I belong to two ranges, an indoor and an outdoor.

    Each one is $100/yr with no extra costs. The outdoor range is huge and includes a plinking range, rifle range to 200 yards, designated competition range (never seen it used), large archery area, indoor range and classroom, 7 bay action pistol range, rifle competition range to 1,000 yards, and trap and skeet ranges. Lots of competitions and classes and activities.

    The indoor range is closer to my house and much nicer to use during inclement weather.

    For more info on range fees, see these three HighRoad threads:



  7. bcbr

    bcbr Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    range due

    Belong to none,and rent the lane as neede indoor lately.
    A story on ranges MSSA here.
    We went last yr 5 of us to join and the fee had just gone up from 250.00 1 time initiation to 400.00$ plus NRA member ship,plus 15 dollar a month plus a background check fee.
    Well dang it ,none of the 5 of us had the diference in the increase so we ask em to let us buy in at the old rate ,no could do.
    We were all 2 days late and some cash short .LOL
    Nice place and a lot to offer but for our income levels it is very unrealistic even if shooting is a top 3 priority.
    We still take a long trip to the Mississippi Delta to do our shooting ,usually once a month,.
    The reange would have been great for net working,friendship,rangetime,competition,and all the other benefits.
    They were not snobs or any of that,we just aint in the money bracket to afford it.
    So when i win the lottery or come into billions ,besides the Shriners and building a huge animal shelter,now we have a range facility to build & open for a very very small fee.
    I hear the monthly fee has gone up out at the MSSA since last summer,maybe 20.00 dolla a month now. :)
  8. GreenFurniture

    GreenFurniture Member

    Sep 7, 2003
    East Tennessee
    Our range charges $10 per session for singles on one lane and roughly $5.00 to $7.50 for multiple people on a single lane.

    Memberships are $99 a year for unlimited use, $35 for a "trial" 90 membership, $49.99 for a "mini" membership which allows unlimited use from 10a-4p M-F and we also offer family, LEO and MIL memberships.

    All memberships allow for unlimited use of range, ability to call ahead to reserve a lane, bumped to front of waiting list if you didn't reserve in advance and discounts on merchandise and we also pay the TICS fee on all firearms purchased from us.

    Oh, and you also get a really spiffy hat!
  9. teCh0010

    teCh0010 Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    BCBR - I guess you are in the Memphis / Midsouth area. I live in collierville. I toured MSSA and it's a real nice place, but I can't swallow their current prices. They are at 400 initiation and 240 a year now.

    I shoot at Range USA indoor pistol, but now that Shelby Farms has closed I don't have anywhere to shoot centerfire rifle. I've been looking for a place to shoot centerfire rifle and I found TN Sports Foundation outside of jackson. I haven't been out but I think their range is only 100 yards. 50 dollar application fee and 75 a year, plus you have to maintain NRA.


    I heard there is a gun clib with a range in Hernando but I haven't found it.

    Is there anywhere closer that doesent cost an arm and a leg?
  10. jefnvk

    jefnvk Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    The Copper Country, Michigan
    I belong to one and go to two others

    The first costs $20 for the school year, and range time is free.

    One of the others costs $15/hr, no matter if you are a member or not. Needless to say, I don't go there much except when raining, or when I am home for break. Beautiful indoor range, brand new, but just too expensive.

    The last my dad belongs to, but I don't. Rifle/pistol range costs $5 a day, skeet and trap are about $2-3/round, Sporting clays are a bit more.
  11. bcbr

    bcbr Member

    Oct 8, 2004

    Range close to Memphis,The one in Hernanado or there abouts is the only other one I ve heard of.
    Paul down at Weasels gun and pawn told me of it . Thats in Nesbit at old 51 and Nesbit Rd.
    I do not have a number,will have to do a google search.
    I really like the MSSA and the cost is too much for us .
  12. bcbr

    bcbr Member

    Oct 8, 2004
  13. WillBrayJr

    WillBrayJr Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Northern Indiana for now
    Howard Township Conservation Club in Michigan charges $65.00 for a 1 year membership I believe unless they up their membership cost. By far I like the DNR range in Mongo, Indiana. You don't have to pay anything ever, all you do is fill out a piece of paper and put it in a box when you leave. The Range maybe alittle small, but very clean and watched over by the DNR officers.
  14. spartacus2002

    spartacus2002 Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    $75 initiation fee, $150 a year. Indoor pistol clubhouse open 24/7/365, outdoor 25/50yd and 100yd ranges open daily with Range Officer present, plus shotgun range.
  15. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    upstate NY go to school in WNY
    our range is 50 initiation 25 per year after with a recomended 4 hour donation of time or 20 more bucks. unlimited access to all ranges from sunrise to legal sunset everyday. 330m rifle range, skeet and trap houses, pistol range to 100yds, indoor range 20 ft i think. . . .not a bad deal if you ask me
  16. nhhillbilly

    nhhillbilly Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Enfield, NH $20.00 year first year is $40.00 for non-NRA members. Small club 100 yard range with 3d bow and arrow targets during spring, summer fall.
  17. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Nashville, Tn.
    Even though I can still shoot on my parents farm, I tend to just visit when I'm there. So, in order to get to shoot, I joined a club close to home. Initiation is $250.00...or was....but there is a rate increase this year to $75.00/year. I'll stick with it because I don't have as many chances to get up to the farm and I still NEED to shoot six or eight times a year.
  18. Stratford Holdings

    Stratford Holdings Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    South Jordan, UT
    My gun club has memberships of $120, $250, $500, and $750 per year. As you would guess, each level includes certain benefits. Or, you could just pay $12 per hour.

  19. Smythe77

    Smythe77 Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    Western Canada
    Our range is on very costly leased land. Believe me land is costly here & hard to find.

    We change $60.00 Cdn & then it goes down a bit for age like those 65 or over & even less for those under 18 yrs of age.

    Four trap houses though only one with automatic thrower, 200 bench rest for max of 10, outdoor gully for h/guns up to 50 yrds. Along with heated indoor range of only 20 yds & for max of 6 at a time.

    We also charge $2.00 for indoor use & $1.00 for outdoor use.

    A guest it one dollar over the above due to insurance.
  20. Jim Diver

    Jim Diver Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    San Jose, PRK
    My club is 75 a year. Lane fees are nil for members. Those who do work at the range have 24/7 access when ever they want to shoot.
  21. Red Tornado

    Red Tornado Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    NE Arkansas
    I don't have a club anywhere handy, but the local range is free. There is a 100 yard rifle range with 7 or 8 covered benches, and a pistol range with 7, 15, 25, yard lines. (And theoretically 100 yard lines, if no one is shooting skeet.)(There's a little overlap.) There is skeet and trap for $2.75 per round.

    It's about an hour and fifteen minutes from the new bridge in Memphis, so you Memphians can head north sometime. It's got limited hours, (I think it's Wed. thru Sunday now) so check first.
  22. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 3, 2003
    South PA, and a bit West of center!
    Major club (private) - 40 mins drive away - good for IDPA - $50 per year but from that - membership card has two ''clippable'' $10 sections - so that pays for 2 IDPA shoots. True cost thus $30.

    Two other small private clubs - very local - well useful ranges for most purposes - both $10 but one of those I have paid up more for life membership.

    I count myself fortunate.
  23. MikeIsaj

    MikeIsaj Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    North of the City of Brotherly Love, West of The P
    I have two indoor ranges.

    A 25yd indoor range close to me. Fires all handguns and rifles up to .30cal. Clean well ventilated facility. $150/yr gets ou unlimited range time for you and one guest on your lane. Otherwise $15/hr. They also rent a wide variety of handguns. Family plans also available.

    I also have a free membership in another 50 foot indoor range. I get what I pay for but it's safe and owned by LEO so ou can guess who uses it alot.
  24. Edmond

    Edmond Member

    May 12, 2004
    Wish You Were Here
    $12 a trip here, if the range is slow, you shoot until you're out of ammo. I always go at slow times so I don't know what the time limit is.

    But they're restrictive on ammo. They say "clean fire" ammo only but they allow you to shoot the reloads that they sell. :uhoh:
  25. jwhisler

    jwhisler Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    west virginia
    hey P95,

    could you tell me how to get information on the club you spoke of?

    thats right around my max. travel area for a range and im looking to join a club

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