Range memberships?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Samhain, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Samhain

    Samhain New Member

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    Do you have a membership to a range?
    How much are the yearly dues?

    The range I was going to charged a $20 day pass.
    They stopped doing the day passes...
    So I joined the club today.. $540 - per year ($150 start up fee)

    I know that is a little high, but the range is only one mile grom my home.
    I just want to know what thr range memberships go for through out the country......

    I live in Connecticut....
     
  2. GlenJohnson

    GlenJohnson New Member

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    $250 down here in Florida. Pistols and Rifles.
     

  3. DoubleAction

    DoubleAction New Member

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    Up until a few years ago, Our local range was charging $100. for an annual unlimited range membership. When they went up to $250., I started doing something else.

    Our range also sold guns, new and used, and I bought guns. I don't buy just any gun, I have my choices and they carried what I liked. Everytime I bought a gun, I would request they trim some off the asking price; whether they did or not, I would remind them of the free range coupons with every gun purchase.
    If the counter guy could not come off the asking price for a gun, I tell him to make it up in free range coupons. I would usually get an average of 25 coupons on most purchases. Others, who are more high end customers would get free memberships, plus free coupons afterwards and give me their free coupons.

    Most of the time I'm given back my free coupons whenever I use them, as a gesture of courtesy by some of the counter guys I know. With free range time and all the brass I am allowed to shovel in my bag, while helping to clear the floor while I'm shooting, I have beat the cost of shooting by a wide margin.
     
  4. marysdad

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    I belong to a local club that operates a range. It's an outdoor facility, but very parklike (where they water & mow the grass, etc.). Rifle, pistol, shotgun, & archery. Catch & release fishing pond. Nice big clubhouse. I'm in N. California, so can shoot outdoors year-round unless it's raining. Annual membership is $50 for the family, plus $2 per person, each time we shoot. It's 10 minutes from my house.
     
  5. Righteous

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    we have 3 main ones, one is like 300 a year, other is a FOP range and is 150 a year, second is a privite gun range I'm trying to egt into now that is 50 a year
     
  6. ScottG

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    Three outdoor ranges in my area. One is private, but is also open to the public, another is large and open to the public on certain days, and the third is NRA affiliated and costs $125/yr plus NRA membership. Joined the NRA because of that, but never joined the range.

    Also my county is planning the largest public range in the US.
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'm an American citizen and pay taxes. I use public lands.
     
  8. Righteous

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    we have public places that are on public hunting land with only requirment is ya gotta have a hunting license, 2 times i ever went there there were so many nuts shooting it was dangerous as hell so i said forget that. I do have alot of old coal mining land i go to when i relaly wanna open things up or blow up stuff but that land going away everyday due to clubs buying it all
     
  9. Flint Rock

    Flint Rock New Member

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    $200 for the first year, $100 renewal. Rifle, pistol, shotgun, and archery.
     
  10. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Bummer. I have several BLM ranges and shooting areas within a 30 minute drive of where I live.
     
  11. JonnyV

    JonnyV New Member

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    $10 for a year. Pistol/Rifle/shotgun/archery/skeet
     
  12. SimonTuffGuy

    SimonTuffGuy New Member

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    Wow - I feel bad for all you guys. There's a local range here with indoor and outdoor firearms ranges, indoor and outdoor archery ranges, skeet and trap rangers, a fishing pond, etc for $110 a year. You can become a lifetime member for $1500... You can take a gust on for $5 a day.

    I'm going to sign up at some point. I think the rates actually went up since I took some classes there. In March of last year, a lifetime membership was only $750...
     
  13. SimonTuffGuy

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    Although normally I just shoot on private land and avoid the cost of ranges all together.

    PA also offers public free ranges throughout the state in state owned game lands. I've used the closest one to me once before.
     
  14. Zappa

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    The club I belong to charges dues of $150 a year. When I joined in 1984 it was only $40 a year. Since the EPA forced the club to stop using lead shot on the skeet and trap ranges several years ago, I hardly even go there anymore.
    (I refuse to shoot steel in my mid 80's model fixed-choke Citori)
    I think I only went 3 or 4 times last year, but I do most of my shooting up at my camp in NH now anyway. However, it's necessary that I maintain my club membership because the local PD here won't renew a pistol permit unless you can prove valid membership at a state recognized gun club.
     
  15. bkt

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    $250 first year, about $150 every year after. Guests are free, no limit on the number you bring, but only two can shoot at a time. Outdoor 200yd rifle range, two outdoor pistol ranges, indoor 50yd low-velocity pistol/rifle range (handgun rounds only), archery range.
     
  16. Righteous

    Righteous New Member

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    I'm not gonna live a lifetime tho
     
  17. SimonTuffGuy

    SimonTuffGuy New Member

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    True... I'm only 24 and I don't plan on dying anytime soon though... $110 a year vs $1500 (or the $750 it was last year) would've been NOTHING compared to paying yearly and being a member for 50 years.
     
  18. Defender

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    That's pretty high.

    However, if it's an excellent range and the high price keeps the "riff-raff" out, it'll probably be worth it. Especially considering how close it is to your home.

    With gas at over three bucks a gallon, you definitely want a place that's close. You might find a cheaper range farther away, but end up actually paying more money over the course of a year because of having to drive farther.