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  1. Jeff H

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    $100/yr

    50 yard small bore range
    3 multi purpose 15 yard ranges
    50 yard pistol pit (20) shooting lanes
    3 USPSA pits
    200 yard benchrest
    600 yard highpower rifle. (12) lanes
     
  2. TomJ
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    Our club has handgun and rifle bays ranging from 25 feet to 600 yards (you need to qualify to shoot at the 600 yard bay), and separate facilities for trap, skeet archery and fishing. It's $280 per year, plus another $140 if youwant to buy out your work hours, which I do. They usually have an assessment, which was $80 this year which goes towards improvements. $500 total per year. They limit the number of members to prevent overcrowding, and we're currently at that limit. As with FL-NC's club there's an interview process to be accepted, which help cut down on undesirables. I've been a member there for a number of years and so far all my experiences there have been positive.
     
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  3. shoobe01

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    Local (walking distance) indoor range. No annual fee, per lane charge is I have no idea anymore because I shoot as a group or rent the downstairs rooms which are something reasonable like $20 an hour. Not everyone gets to do that though.

    Outdoor general range, but leans hard to Benchrest. 1-2-300 yd benchrest line, 1-2-3 (and sometimes for special events) 500 yard high power range. A number of pistol bays from 5-25, some LE training areas 0-75 that are free enough from LE scheduled stuff I use them regularly, a .22 range at 50 and 100, and some other stuff I likely forgot. Clubhouse for meetings, other shelter, and more.
    Waiting list, higher initial fee, must be recommended by existing member and vetted otherwise but once in I believe it's $85 / year. Maybe less.

    Still being built, so a deal also we won't worry about, but eventually a 100-1200 yard PRS-oriented range with barricades, mostly steel at each distance, and paper at 100 only. Austere. Portajohns only. Also will be capped when done, then waiting list.
    $400 / year


    As with FL-NC I mostly go weekdays to the outdoor ranges when they are are lightly to entirely unpopulated because people suck. As the dark season approaches, the one (the other doesn't allow dark shooting at all) allows shooting to 10 pm, so I break out NODs, clipon, lasers, et al. and spend the whole season practicing with that stuff. Unless there's an event, that place is absolutely deserted after dark of course, so is plenty fun and worth the money to get my practice in with that stuff. Man do I wish I had shoothouse access!
     
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  4. ilbob

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    the indoor club I belong to costs $228/year or $342 for a family membership.

    As a life member I do not have to pay dues anymore, but I don't think there are any more life members being created by the club,. used to be after 25 years of paying dues you became a life member automatically.
     
  5. South Prairie Jim

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    I belong to two private ranges
    1- $85 a year dawn to dusk out to 600 yards
    2- $40 a year dawn to dusk out to 1000 yards, with some restrictions
    I have a 200 tuner range at the cabin and a 600 &1200 yard gong at the head of the driveway shootin across the canyon
     
  6. milemaker13

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    I am currently looking into getting into the club that I suspect TomJ belongs to. Just turned in my sponsored application today. So we'll see just how long it takes.
    The cost may seem high but the next best alternative is farther and offers far less. That costs $30 a day. Needless to say I envy you folks that live in less populated areas.
     
  7. earlthegoat2

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    @FL-NC

    Sounds like a good place and cheaper than mine by a little. If a place like that went up around here, I think I would be highly annoyed by all the tactical guys who forgot they aren’t in the military anymore. But I guess that is OK too. Everyone has their personal interests.

    I do use nearly all mine has to offer though. The only other option I have is an old boys club that is shotgun only. Invite/sponsor application process. The have huge shotgun tournaments there a few times per year and it is around $800/yr plus initiation fees that are really high. Don’t know exact numbers.

    It would seem if you live in even a mild urban area, outdoor ranges can get really pricey.
     
  8. Thibaut

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    Apparently, I need to move.
     
  9. newfalguy101

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    Closest range is actually a very nice trap range with a 200yd ( I think) rifle range attached....in the pasture next to it. $25 /year...but...you have to call the owner to make sure its open and find out where the cattle are.

    Second closest is about 35 miles, quite literally open 24/7/365 by way of key card.
    Lighted outdoor range is like 280 yards, and has an indoor 50 yard range. Keycard gets you into both.

    That one runs around $70 initiation fee + around $70 annual fee....so basically 140 to join and about 70 a year after that.

    I currently have a membership to the first and have over the years belonged to the second
     
  10. jmr40

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    $225/year at our Wildlife Club. I primarily use the rifle range to 300 yards. I can pay $5/visit, or an additional $25/year for unlimited use. I also have access to the campground, fishing, camping, archery hunting, and most of the shotgun clays games.

    https://www.floydcountywildlifeclub.com/about-us
     
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  11. DustyGmt

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    $35/year. 25 yards, 50 yards and 100 yards maximum. It's not real fancy but it's less than a 5 minute drive for me...
     
  12. Outlaw75

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    $7.00 for a day pass. Any day the range is open, just walk in.

    And it's a great range, too.

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  13. Robert

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    $96 a year.
     
  14. JONWILL

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    I have 3 places. The main place I go is an indoor range. 25 yard is the maximum. $279/year. I shoot at least once per week. The second is a club I joined in the 1990’s. I paid a $500 lifetime membership fee. It is about 20 miles away. Third is a public range. 25 to 200 yard ranges. $25/year. About 45 miles away.
    I mainly go to the indoor range 10 minutes from my house. I shoot anytime except weekends for free.
    The club with the lifetime membership kind of sucks. The range is ragged. 100 yards but the backstop is maybe 10’ high. I shoot pistol there up close inside if 25 yards I don’t want to be sending rifle rounds over the backstop by accident. There are houses about 1/2 mile behind it.
    The public range is nice. In the middle of nowhere. I shoot rifle there. I get it close to zero at the indoor range and fine tune there
    I pay the $279 because by the time I figure in gas/mileage it is cheaper to go shoot there than the other 2 over a year
     
  15. earlthegoat2

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    Don’t know if that existed then but if it did I wish I would have known about it when I lived in Rome in 2009-2010
     
  16. Trunk Monkey

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    My condolences :cool:
     
  18. Trunk Monkey

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    For what?
     
  19. South Prairie Jim

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    Just messin bro
    You actually get a pretty good deal
     
  20. redneck2

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    $17,600 a year

    But that includes my home and five acres. I just hop in the golf cart, ride about 30 seconds, and shoot on my five acres
     
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  21. Elkins45

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    We own 65 acres that I could shoot on anytime I wanted, but I pay $75/year and drive 30 minutes to shoot at a sportsman’s club range. It’s only 125 yards plus pistol and trap.

    I try not to bug the neighbors so I only shoot infrequently on our property and generally I will only shoot a few unsupressed rounds per session.
     
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  22. Chuck R.

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    Same here, $1200 a month, but that gets me unlimited access to a pistol & rifle range and rifle targets out to 760 yards. Not to mention a "club house" with kitchen, barn, and "free" access to a 9 acre fishing pond.

    Of course I'm also the range master, maintenance guy, and the landscaper...
     
  23. old lady new shooter

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    Wow, that is awesome! :)
     
  24. Buzznrose

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    My favorite range is Lonestar Handgun Range outside San Antonio. I drive past a few other ranges to shoot here. I only shoot a couple times a month max so I pay as I go with veteran discount.

    https://lonestarhandgun.com/
     
  25. old lady new shooter

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    Three indoor ranges near me, two of which each have "Ladies' Day" two days a week (not the same two days) when ladies shoot free AND get free rentals. I like one of them a lot better than the other, so I go there even though it's a little further. Can't beat the price!!! :D

    When I get my AR I'll also be wanting to use an outdoor range. My indoor range allows shooting one there (which I have been doing), but the maximum distance is 25 yards. The two closest outdoor ones each offer membership at $100 a year. One of them is open to the public for $10 a day, the other one is only open to the public on weekends, when I would not want to go because I prefer a less crowded environment. That one is considerably closer, so I'll probably join there.
     
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