Where do you shoot?

Discussion in 'Texas Gun Forum' started by notdku, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Where do you shoot? I know there's quite a few ranges in the Central Texas area, but which one do you go to?
     
  2. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Subbing, as I'll be in TX for a few months within the next couple months, so I'll be needing some ideas.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Lone Star range in Lockhart (really well north of Lockhart). Reds Pflugerville location if weather is nasty. I really need to join the Austin Rifle Club
     
  4. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I am a Member out in Lockhart, but I need other places. I'm in San Marcos and travel the state,so other places to stop and shoot would be great!
     
  5. ACES 6

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    I'm stationed at FT Bliss (so I can attest). If you are ever in El Paso, you’ll need to check out the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club. It’s really nice – the best I have ever seen in the Army, actually – and it’s open to the public. In fact, I would say it rivals many of the finest private clubs.

    But I’m not sure why it’s the “Rod” and Gun Club. I don’t know of any place nearby that you could drop a line unless you want to pull something out of the Rio Grande…

    My hometown is Fort Worth, and I always shoot at Alpine when I am visiting family/friends. It’s out southeast of the city, but not too far. Not a bad little club/range.
     
  6. wittmeba

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    POTTS SLOPE SHOOTING RANGE

    http://www.roanokeoutside.com/get-outside/land/shooting-ranges

    The Potts Slope Shooting Range is located on the right of SR 311, approximately 7 miles north of New Castle, Virginia. This range is handicap accessible with a covered shooting area. The range features nine lanes for rifle/pistol use with stationary targets at 25, 50 and 100 yards. (map it)

    8 covered lanes - Potts Slope Shooting range
    No bathrooms
    Maximum distance - 100 yards (this has been increased to 200 yards)

    or...

    Since we live in the Jefferson National Forest - Right off my front porch like all the neighbors do.
     
  7. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Witt, as I understand the OP's intent, he was asking about where people shoot in Texas, not elsewhere...
     
  8. TruggieTex

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    Quail Creek Range, North of Texas Motor Speedway...about 25 minutes drive.
    Hot/cold range with plenty of wardens.
    $15 per visit.
    7, 15, 25 pistol
    25 and 50 rim fire
    50 and 100 centerfire rifle

    It's ok...
    Too few ranges in the area means everyone goes here, this makes for a likelihood of a range nazi...

    Was scolded the last trip for removing my 788, bolt and mag removed, from my soft case, and pointed down range, from the table just behind the bench...
    "Um, Sir, next time please remove your rifle from the bench and then move your case to the table...
    Fine. But I watched several pull complete rifles from hard cases, pointed toward the folks, and bring them to the bench!

    It is a safe range from my experience and sees a lot of traffic. No FMJ, rifle...and gun and ammo inspection on arrival.
    Folks in the shop are quite nice...
     
  9. Pawpaw40

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    I shoot at the East Texas Rifle and Pistol club. It's about halfway between Longview and Kilgore, just off I-20. You must have a membership card to gain entrance at the gate, it has a card reader. Rifle ranges up to 300 yds, several handgun ranges, 2 of them with lights, and a shotgun range set up for sporting clays. 1 of the rifle ranges allow for full auto. Holster work, rapid fire, steel targets, steel in ammo, none of it is a problem, so long as you are following range rules. No tracers, no exploding targets, no shooting into the ground. Range safety officers on duty and checking memberships. It's a great place to shoot.
     
  10. SSGSF

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    I shoot in my back pasture about 400 yd .
    I don't trust other people at ranges.
     
  11. britishbulldog

    britishbulldog New Member

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    I shoot at quiet little spot in the local woods. I sometimes use a local range but the range fees along with the ammo shortage turned me off going there regularly as they insisted I buy their ammo and they never seem to have what I want to shoot.

    If it rains I pop up a canopy at the back of my SUV so weather is never a problem. I enjoy the privacy and peace of the woods over organized ranges plus it's free.

    I do miss the camaraderie you see at organized ranges, for example chatting to guys about their guns and then sometimes being offered to shoot them. I don't miss the rare know-it-all guy that shows up and feels the need to lecture you on something or give you advice you didn't ask for...thankfully they are few and far between.
     
  12. DeltaF

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    Its basically a cop range. It's run by the city and county sheriffs office. The feds, locals for a good 50 mile radius and state all use it. Unless there is a class going on only qualified LE shooters allowed on the range and each is only allowed 1 guest whom they are responsible for. No RSOs outside of classes or in service. We police ourselves. And we practice what the heck we want. Steps of the draw, firing from the hip, tactical reloads, reflexive shooting, moving and shooting, all the stuff most private RSOs would $%*^ themselves over.
     
  13. AR10

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    I just built my own indoor pistol range for CC permit classes.
     
  14. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr Forum Chaplain Lifetime Supporter

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    I have two ranges almost the same distance from me. Rabbit Creek to the south of me around mile 118 of the Seward Highway , or the Birchwood Range about 3 miles North of the Glen Highway at mile 21.
     
  15. Texgunner

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    Here in Houston I shoot at American Shooting Center and Top Gun.