Looking for a range - Champaign Illinois

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by PrimePorkchop, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    Anybody live in or near Champaign/Urbana that would know of a place to shoot? 9mm & .45 acp are the only two i'd be shooting.

    A google search for my area has, with no surprise, only returned gibberish and dead end results.
     
  2. JTJ

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  3. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    thanks for looking :) unfortunately, all of those locations are a good 45 minutes from where I live...if im going to drive that far, there's a place I can shoot for free :p

    but was hoping maybe someone in this area heard of something much closer...doesn't surprise me though - Champaign/Urbana is notorious for not having anything to do :)
     
  4. krisko09

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    I'm also looking for a place here in the CU area where I can shoot my AR and hunting rifle. Let me know if u find something!
     
  5. purehavoc

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  6. bargeahead

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    It's the "old" RCS or RSC Equipment Rental building just west of Peterbilt off Rt 45. Time line will depend on zoning change, license transfer, range construction, and making the building secure for the gun shop. Action Target is waiting for our order and we hope to at least have the shop open in 2-3 months if the zoning goes our way.
     
  7. bargeahead

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    Oh yeah, 10 25yd lanes with 4-5 rated high power rifle.
     
  8. purehavoc

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    Hopefully soon , Im half way between Champ and Bloomington . I do alot of shooting in the country but it really sucks in the winter
     
  9. nixfix

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    Wow, no offense, but I am glad I don't live in your neck of the woods. A search on NSSF's website revealed only one range within 30 miles and it requires membership: http://lfsc.net/

    May be time to contact the NRA and start one of your own. ;)
     
  10. krisko09

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    Really hope you guys get this up and running on time!
     
  11. bargeahead

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    Thur' evening the full Champaign County Board approved by a vote of 18 to 2 to grant our zoning change petition so we are a GO!

    We're applying for a new FFL to bring all parties/partners under one umbrella and Action Target is working up plans and an estimate.

    1414 Triumph Dr.,Urbana, IL
     
  12. krisko09

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    Awesome! Really excited about this! I get sick of driving so far to shoot. Ill be in there to check it out as soon as its done, and will be bringing plenty of co-workers
     
  13. 25-5

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    Try the app Where2Shoot. Helps when out of town too.
     
  14. bargeahead

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    There's a WAYS to go yet but your all welcome to visit:

    High Caliber Training Center (HCTC) and Indoor Range
    1414 Triumph Dr
    Urbana, IL 61802

    This is the "raw" building
     

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  15. sigmamike

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    Howdy guys. I'm new to the forum as of today. I'm also looking for a place to shoot. I'm an Iraq Vet from 04-05 with the 1st Cavalry Division. I live near curtis apple orchard in Champaign.

    So this range in urbana is a go huh?

    -Mike
     
  16. krisko09

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    Afghanistan 11, 160th SOAR
     
  17. sigmamike

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    You guys do all that high speed late at night flying. Nice!
     
  18. bargeahead

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    It's a GO !

    High Caliber Training Center and Indoor Range
     
  19. krisko09

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    Yeah, I used to love goggle flights w/ miniguns or 240's. Don't do that high speed **** very much CONUS.