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    I just let my membership lapse.

    Don't get me wrong it's a GREAT range. No waiting for a lane, bring your cheap steel cased ammo you can't shoot elsewhere, bring your steel gong. Guest's can come for $5 a pop.

    If you can make it to the work party the annual fee is very affordable.

    Unfortunately I now have to travel a a lot for work so I couldn't make it to work party, or the matches on the weekend, or shooting in general on weekends.

  2. #22
    SSDG
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    I'm now a member. Had an introduction with (must have been) about 25 folks. They say they are 1100 people strong, and lots of active shooting competitions etc. Pretty impressive row of skeet and trap lanes, and then the pistol/rifle lanes (3 sets of 12). The skeet and trap lanes are open to the public, show up and shoot. The Pistol and Rifle range is members only.

    I remember trap shooting as a teen with my grandfather over East Bay in Pensacola. Haven't even thought about it for a while, lol, but have a (Montgomery Ward) Mossberg 500 12 gauge I could dust off for that.

    Looks like I need to bring my own targets to the range, but they will supply the backer. So I bought...

    Targets
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Staple Gun
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and Staples
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Question for ya'll, if I may,

    I noticed there were PVC pipes set in the ground to accept the backer board targets on the pistol range. Is it that same setup at 200, 300, 400, 600 yards? Or do I need to be buying gongs or something once I pass 100 yards? This may be range specific (and I guess I will find out next time), but just wondering if the PVC pipe holes are way out there at 200+ yards too?

    Member Introduction, Range Safety Officer, was a retired cop, retired jarhead, but apparently he still flies helicopters in Afghanistan (holy moly), but super nice, and patient, and complimented me on my Ruger LC9s etc. Mark, the new Member Coordinator was also super nice.

    Overall, I think I am going to really like it.

    -John

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    By target backer, do you mean the wooden frame, normally made of 1x2 that has some type of hardboard/cardboard in the top center where your targets are stapled? Looks sort of like this: 51egbRjZBvL._SX425_.jpg

    The 1x2 legs go into the PVC in the ground. You then staple or otherwise attach your paper target to the hardboard/cardboard. If the target is sized correctly it can be used at any distance you choose as long as there are PVC pipes in the ground at that distance to place the target stand.
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    SSDG
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    Yes, great. They indicated they go through 1000 target backers per year, (and likely my work party) will be fixing/reconstructing these items.

    At our shoot school/introduction, I witnessed one get destroyed, but I guess that is as designed.

    I just don't want to hump one out to 500 meters and have no where to put it

    -John

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    The number of sleeves decrease the farther you go down the line.
    You most definitely want to get yourself some gongs.
    And, BTW, you are supposed to drive only beyond the 100 yds line...
    NIL DIFFICILE VOLENTI

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