We we first got out here from "Back East", we were expecting the worst as far as cost per hr. we also found out that the two indoor ranges were an hour away unless we wanted to drive over a 7K foot Mtn. and 25 Mph, making it still 45 minutes away! The closest Outdoor facilities were 90 mins north, or 90 minutes east, or 2 hrs south(nr. Pheonix & Scottsdale) Luckily for us just before X-mas a new indoor range opened up just 20 minutes away. I was wary at first,..but were in such great company(a Veteran & Family Owned Business!!) that we now go as often as we can afford on my fixed ret. income and DW's current Unemployment!!(now 2x per month! Today we broke in DW's "new used" 6" Browning Buckmark as well as ran my still pretty new Mossberg with about 300 Rds. asst. mostly Winchester Hollow points and Remington round nose...
Shot less of the Handgun Ammo but still put 100 through my SR9, and 72 through my LC9. the only thing that Burned me was my just bought yesterday WaltherPP .32ACP has a Hairline crack in the Hammer!! Instead of just taking it back and arguing with the owner of my LGS(because he has done me a few solids!) The "smith" at the range store is going to fix it!(cheaply IMA!)
I also didn't notice this when examing it before purchase! i already put 50 rds through it!
Sidebar: after DW & I were there an Hr.,..2 guys show up with one of their Ladies(who def. was not dressed in "Range Attire"
with an SR40...
My wife and I continued on our drills and targets...Girlie never shot because either a) the .40 was jumping out of BF's hands, or b) she was shamed out of it when she saw DW punching 2 inch groups at 20 Yds. with my Late Dad's 5" Bullbarrel Security Six .357!
she also blew some 3" 10 Shot groups with the Browning(even if they were a bit "high"(see attached-Sry. slightly blurry because my iPhone 4S has too much "Ca Ca" on it and it slows the Camera down)
Next month we officially Join after doing the hourly rate the last 5 months(about 7 visits before today) at $12 an Hr. for Handgun/.22 Rifle(it's 15 for combined BigBore/Shotgun & Handgun & 10 for just Archery& firearms targets run from .29 to $2.49)...going to do an 18 month couples membership and get a free month!
My day was complete when my Pal @ Wally world said "look at the ammo case!! we finally got Handgun Ammo!!" and there were some PMC Ball in both .9mm and .38 just calling to me,..as well as some Hornady FMJ 45's(which I didn't pick up because I have 1200+ rds of .45 and don't shoot them anymore because the Full load stuff throws out this DAV's Back & shoulders
and grabbed the new Guns & Ammo and saw that I live in the #1 State in the US for "Gun Friendly-ness"!! then i did my secomnd fave thing to do with my Gns after shooting them! Cleaning Them!!!(see 2 Rugers after full takedown and cleaning!)