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Where do you shoot?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by dbp, Sep 20, 2012.

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  1. grock5k

    grock5k Member

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    The woods or the club. It's 75 bucks a year they have a bunch of programs and events. Theres a cowboy action course 200yd range a couple outdoor pistol ranges an outdoor smallbore range. 24 hour indoor range can shoot light loads no magnums or jacketed rounds. You can shoot from the draw and pretty much do whatever you want you just cant shoot targets out of the air:(
     
  2. DM~

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    I have my own personal range on my property and i can do what ever i want.

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  3. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    Like Sam said I like belonging to a private membership range.

    A good club will have lots programs, and offer things you would absolutely never have access to by yourself, shooting on your own land.


    Right now I belong to three different clubs. And I'm looking at joining one or two more. The clubs where I shoot matches at on a regular basis, I join. I like to have the club leadership seeing the program I shoot attracting membership from those matches, so that's why I do it. As a last resort, if the Board of Directors get squirrely about the program I like I want to be able to show up to a membership meeting and cast a vote.


    But the best reason to belong to one of the non-for-profit membership clubs is the comraderie of like-minded people and the growth it brings as a shooter. It's not a piece of land. I've made some really great, lifelong friends at the clubs I've belonged to over the years.

    That doesn't apply to the for-profit, pay-for-a-lane, places run by a business. Not that they can't be run well . . . I just haven't found one that I thought was. And they often cost many hundreds of dollars a year to use. Just not for me.
     
  4. rbernie
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    Membership at the Dallas Gun Club is seven GRAND to join and then about a grand a year in dues. All other local venues are public ranges of varying capabilities, unless you own land outside of an incorporated town.

    I shoot at three different local public ranges; GPSR, Targetmaster, and Bullet Trap. GPSR is outdoors and I'm there most every weekend, while the other two are indoor. GPSR allows magnums and Slow Draw on the handgun line, but only shooting from a bench on the rifle side. None of these ranges offer steel or barricade/obstacle courses.
     
  5. jc57

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    Indoor
    No draw from holsters.
    Magnums are OK, FN Five-Sevens are not.

    I don't have many options where I live. I don't live in the country and don't own land in the country. There is only one private gun club but it is outdoors only, takes a pretty good drive to get there, and is rather expensive to join for the limited chances I would have to go there.
     
  6. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    Jeez bernie, Texas just sounded a whole lot less attractive.
     
  7. rbernie
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    Northern VA wasn't much different; 'exclusive gun clubs' with multi-thousand dollar membership fees and yearly dues of hundreds of dollars, or public ranges.

    It's all that I've ever known.
     
  8. mbopp

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    The club I belong to has 2 outdoor ranges, at the "action" range you can draw from a holster. No barricades but there is a steel silhouette target at 50 yards.
    It also has an indoor range I use in the winter. Up to 44 Mags are allowed but no Contender-style guns. No drawing from concealed on the indoor range.
     
  9. steady shot

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    Out door private club.

    At one time we could "draw from the holster". But not anymore.....
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  10. VPLthrneck

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    I shoot outdoors on several different parts of the National Forest where I work. There are great big hills to serve as backstops; and the only rules are pack out what you bring in. And if you take out more than what you brought in then you're helping us keep these places open for use.
     
  11. ghitch75

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    my back yard....
     
  12. wyohome

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    I shoot out here sometimes:
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  13. MtnCreek

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    So your range only goes to about 10 miles. :D

    There's a range about 40 miles from my house. The rules are strict and if you spend a little time watching some of the shooters there you would understand why. I shoot on private lands (mine and another belonging to a friend). Rules are pretty simple: Follow the four rules and don't shoot further than you know you can.
     
  14. Jotun25

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  15. TarDevil

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    Ayep. Gun friendly neighbors, too.
     
  16. medalguy

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    I have acreage and can shoot on my own property. However often I feel the need for long distance, then I have to drive about 5 miles to BLM land where I have at my disposal about 250,000 acres. I can shoot anything I want there, any way I want.
     

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    I shoot at indoor ranges. Any outdoor ranges are further away and often just as expensive. I recently found a new indoor range that will let me draw and rapid fire, which is rare. I was told as long as in safe and responsible I can pretty much do what I want within reason. Still doesn't beat an outdoor range, especially one with IDPA style berms, but I get to practice most of my drills.

    I'd really like to find an indoor IDPA league close enough, so that I can practice shooting and moving more.
     
  19. shooter_from_show-me

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    Indoor range is located in Knobtown(Kansas City, MO) 350 Hwy & Old Noland Rd. While the McBride range is in Bates City, MO about 3-4 north of 50 Hwy. Both great places but I mainly spend my time @ McBride since I live in P Hill, MO.

    Been a member for almost 4 yrs now. Click on the link for more info.

    http://www.pioneergunclub.org/
     
  20. odorf

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    front porch

    I am blessed with living in rural mississippi. my closest neighbor is over a mile away. i sit in my rocker, on the porch. drink coffee and blast away at targets that i have set up 25 yrds, 50 yrds 100 yrds and 300 yrds
    last week i was plinken with my rem 512 and a squirrel started bitc%^en i was maken to much noise. i hollered at him to hush. he kept on barken at me
    so i shot him and 2 of his buddies. we had fried squirrel with home made biscuits and squirrel gravy. tomatoes, green beans out of the garden
    and sweet ice tea.. yes!!! i love living in the country!!

    i dont see how you guys put up with shooten at a range, to many people, its loud, and you have to constantly watch your back, because of unsafe
    idiots. its just not enjoyable to me
    you guys have WAy more patience than I do
     
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  21. Babarsac

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    NRA Range in Fairfax VA

    After I get married in September....I'm hoping somewhere outdoors in Colorado.
     
  22. bamajoey

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    My own property, backed up to 1000's of acres of International Paper Property.:)
     
  23. mcdonl

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    Mixture of state owned land and a private club. The club is more of a "good ol boy" environment of funny sounding Maine-ahs of which I fit right in. We are safe though, have stable benches and 25,50 and 100 yard berms.

    I pay a fee to shoot IDPA at a larger club which is less handy to me, so I do not have a membership there.
     
  24. Retcop

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    I shoot on my Property down in the woods by the creek bank.
     
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  25. Arkansas Paul

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    I'm a member of a very nice outdoor range. We can draw from a holster, we do have houses and barricades at the IDPA course. I think the only steel targets are at the cowboy action course.

    I have never shot at an indoor range and have zero desire to.
     
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