Rio Salada Sportsmen's Club in Mesa AZ is under fire restrictions

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  1. old lady new shooter

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    per email I just received:

    High Fire Danger
    Fire Restriction
    The state has issued a HIGH FIRE DANGER for this area .
    Rio Salado Sportsman's Club is on State Land and must follow the State Mandate.
    The following restrictions are in place at Rio.
    Smoking is only allowed in your vehicle.
    No steel core Ammo is allowed on the Range.
     
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  2. Archie

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    Wild fire danger? Restrictions (contemporary with noted hazards) sound reasonable to me. I was afraid the developers had surrounded the area.
     
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    Russel Fagin will not be happy about that.
     
  4. WisBorn

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    Be careful out there! And pray for rain!!!

    Shooting with someone else would be a good idea for an extra set of eyes and help if a spark starts up a fire.
     
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    Fortunately, those restrictions aren't too restrictive.

    Also, for a reasonable cause, not just to restrict rights. I'd have no problem with them, says the non smoker.
     
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    With massive wildfires currently near me and spending the last few days helping friends prepare to evacuate I am well aware of the conditions in the west right now. Be safe out there.
     
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  7. old lady new shooter

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    It's in a huge state-owned area, pretty sure development-proof. :)
     
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    There are always a LOT of RO's there, I would guess one for every maybe 4 shooters.
     
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    230RN Educate, not indoctrinate .

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    Had about a half dozen of these around to keep ready to hand and a couple in the car for urbanly and forestly use.
    Will hold two butts and sealed up with no O[sub]2[/sub] and surrounded by a metallic heat sink, they are out in a few minutes.

    I hope I do not find out who is leaving cigarette butts in the grass around our building. I might wax wroth.

    Terry, 230RN
     
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  10. Bwana John

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    Ever noticed the the big hill back stop behind the North Phoenix AZ Ben Avery Shooting range is 3/4 burnt over?
     
  11. Archie

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    I lived in PDSR California for about thirty-six years. I rather liked in 1974. It became more crowded and leftist as time passed. Nothing is absolutely 'proof' against everything. Some things take more time.

    I've shot at both Ben Avery and Rio Salado ranges over fifteen years ago and remember them fondly. I'd rather they stay.
     
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  12. old lady new shooter

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    I've never gone there to shoot, it's a far drive for me. I did go there for the class to get my carry permit but that was at night and several years ago.
     
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    ?
     
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    Oh! Pardon me. "People's Democratic Socialist Republic of California".
     
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  15. old lady new shooter

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    Oh, of course. Silly me.
     
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  16. 230RN
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    230RN Educate, not indoctrinate .

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    I thought "SR" was "Shooting Range,," and figured "PD" was either some geographic designation or "Police Department" local to the poster, so I didn't question it further.

    <nanorant>
    Normally I get a little irked at posters who throw things out there with zero referents on the assumption that either everybody in the whole world knows what's going on in their own mind or they're all mind readers or everybody's "hip" to their own cool popculture world.
    That's why I use "REF:" a lot.
    </nanorant>

    Terry

    REF:
    "Nano": 10^-9, note the similarity of "nine" and "nano," and meaning "very small."
    "10^-9": 0.000000001
    " ^ ": plain-text representation for exponents. Read as "to the."
    " < > ": command brackets.
    " / ": cancel command within the brackets.
    "Terry": the idiot who posted this.

    Me go now.
     
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    This is just a bit off topic (and I hope it doesn't get this thread shut down): My greetings and salutations, Old Lady Shooter. I am delighted you are still (by the way, I just celebrated my Seventy-second birthday) active as both a thinker and a shooter, and I am delighted to see firearms use enjoyed by (I'll get cards and letters about this) both sexes.

    Hold hard and carry on.
     
  18. .455_Hunter

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    I am not surprised about the restrictions. We have experienced plenty of wildfires started by idiot shooters who have no clue about the dangers of tracers, steel jacket/core and tannerite, or just don't care- Nothing can interrupt "Ma Shootin"...
     
  19. old lady new shooter

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    Just to be clear, I didn't post this to be a complaint about the restrictions, rather as a PSA for anyone who might go shooting there but not be on the mailing list.

    There used to be a classic country radio station here that had a feature called the "Second Amendment Minute", which was a minute talk on firearms-related topics by the mayor of a nearby town, who I later learned was also the owner of a large gun store there. They would play it periodically throughout the day, and I guess he recorded a new one for each day. Anyway, I remember one of them was a reminder that there were fire restrictions in place due to it having been a very dry year... (I think maybe no shooting on public land?) ... he expressed his disappointment about not being able to go shooting and said he knows everybody feels the same way, but we can't take any chances. It made an impression on me, I guess for being such a contrast to the antis' stereotype of shooting enthusiasts.
     
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