Don's Guns

Discussion in 'Indiana Gun Forum' started by clearsights, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    My wife and I were in Indy and decided to take some time and use the range @ Don's. We were surprised they did not allow loaded firearms. I guess since their shooting they had to take a different approach. We have visited once or twice in the past but not to use the range. It was very pricey, little safety precautions and disorganized. Many of the businesses in the area have closed in the last few years here and I wouldn't be surprised if they followed suit. It was just such a different experience then what we were use to in the ranges around us.
    It is always fun to visit different shops and ranges!


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  2. steve666

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    Don's IS unique; unfortunately, not in a good way. If I want to use an indoor range, I'll stick to Indy Trading Post or even PopGuns.
     

  3. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    We'll have to check those out next time we are in the area. Thanks!
     
  4. steve666

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    Indy Trading Post is the better of the two. It's at 2851 Madison Ave.
     
  5. Fathead00

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    How is the Indy Army/Navy store on 21st?
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I don't understand what you mean by this? How can you use the range if you don't load your firearm?
     
  7. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    Indiana allows both open and conceal carry.
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    We both were carrying and walked up to the door and saw the signs. We began to turn around an an employee came out. They are fine as long as one isn't in the chamber. Which...doesn't make sense because it wouldn't take but a moment to rack the slide.
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Oh, I didn't know you were talking about conceal carry. I thought you were just talking about using the range. :eek:

    I'm sure they are just trying to reduce any 'accidents' by not having one in the chamber.
     
  9. fmj

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    By the looks of, what appears to be, bullet holes in the shooting station divider...i am not sure i would want to shoot there in the first place.

    I cant say as i have EVER heard anything good about dons.
     
  10. clearsights

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    One of their employees was shot so I think they are reacting to that incident.
     
  11. clearsights

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    It is actually where some plexiglass was broken off and the screw holes are visible. That being said, it wouldn't surprise me though. There was no safety instruction for a first time guest or any type of range officer. I enjoyed the independence, but I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable with others in the range. I have seen what can happen with many safety percautions taken. I would think there would be a concern just from a liability stand point.