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Old 05-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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If you read my introduction thread you've noticed I'm from Sweden. This summer, my family and I are going over to the states for the third time (we love it over there) on a road trip. We're starting out in Chicago, heading west for Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and maybe Idaho/Montana.

When we were in Vegas last year we paid some sick amounts of money to get off a few rounds of different weapons in full auto. Sure it was fun and all, but this time we'd like to spend a couple of hours, maybe a whole day, on an outside shooting range with rentable semi-automatic rifles without the stress and the all too expensive fees (in Vegas we're talking over $120 for two/three magazines and three weapons).

I know that the states we'll be going through are pretty big, but if you happen to know any public shooting ranges where people are able to rent a rifle that isn't just a .22 caliber or a shotgun for clay shooting, I'd be happy to know about it.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:46 AM   #2
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You might try contacting the National Rifle Association. Otherwise possibly someone that lives in one of those states would be willing to take you shooting. Summertime temperatures are brutal where I live in Arizona with temperatures hitting 40C-50C.
http://home.nra.org/#/nraorg

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If you were stopping in NH, I'd take you out! I have some Swedish beauties also!

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I would suggest binging or googling the medium-sized cities on your itinerary for Shooting Ranges. For example, these guys at Silver Bullet Shooting Range in Denver, Colorado, have a nice web site and even discuss considerations for foreign visitors. I live in the Southeast so I've never visited their facility.

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If you want to shoot while you are here then do a Google search of public shooting ranges in the state you plan to visit. Give them a call to set up a time to shoot.

Public Shooting Ranges Iowa
http://www.google.com/search?q=Public+Shooting+Ranges+Iowa&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.yahoo:en-US:official&client=firefox

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If you were stopping in NH, I'd take you out! I have some Swedish beauties also!
A darn shame I'm not going that way. Raincheck?

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To all others: Thanks for some good tips. I thought going via NRA was restricted to US citizens only. Has anyone ever been to Cherry Creek state park a bit outside Denver, CO? They seem to be renting both rifles and handguns although I do not know what kind they are.
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Many couples from Europe when in America around the Florida shooting ranges always can be seen enjoying themselves at low, affordable prices.
I have to admit the women from Europe sure can outshoot their husbands and boyfriends!
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Many couples from Europe when in America around the Florida shooting ranges always can be seen enjoying themselves at low, affordable prices.
I have to admit the women from Europe sure can outshoot their husbands and boyfriends!
So can some of the American women.
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Well, it seems I've finally found at least two ranges that are open to the public. One outdoor and one indoor.

http://billsgs.com/
http://www.familyshootingcenter.com/

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