View Poll Results: How far do you live from the range?

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Thread: Range gloat

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    I have 4 ranges within 15 minutes of me.

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    Range gloat

    Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
    When I lived on Long Island the range was about 30 miles from my house and it took about 1 hour to get there. Basically I only shot on Saturdays or Sundays.

    When I moved upstate (only 90 miles upstate) I was 45 miles from the range and it took about 1 hour to get there. Basically I only shot on Saturdays or Sundays.

    I just joined a pistol club with 4 ranges. Range #1 is 25 yards only and shooting from the shooting house only (heated, but not air conditioned).

    Range #2 allows variable shooting distances out to 100 yards from the shooting house only.

    Range #3 is a dynamic range and you can shoot from the shooting house or move outdoors as long as no one is behind you shooting.

    Range #4 is a pellet gun range only.

    It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. but no magnums after 8:00 p.m. No rifles or rifle chambered pistols.

    But best of all it is only 3.9 miles from my house. Depending upon traffic 8 to 12 minutes each way. So I can shoot weekends and most week evenings if I choose. I like that.
    I am further upstate. Belong to 2 Fish & game clubs and one rifle club. So I have 3 ranges, plus my back yard. Time from 0-45.
    I am another hour and 45 or so minutes upstate from Long Island.

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    Legally I can shoot in my backyard. I choose not to annoy other people and instead drive to an unsupervised, state run outdoor range at a WMA (Wildlife Management Area). It's 40 miles away, all 65mph highway except for one 3 stoplight town.
    Around here the odd gunshot means someone's defending his livestock against predators or just got a deer.

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    My range is in my front yard. I can see my house, my kids play area, my firepit, my shop, and the mailbox.

    We have 100 yards available with a berm at 50 yards and also at 25 yards.

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    I will add that I hope to annoy my neighbors and I shoot as often as I can afford to in hopes of making them miserable. I hate them and even though I can't see their house, I hope they move. My Dad who lives next door also has 100 yards at his house and he shares in my hate for them and joins me. We often pair fire so that it disturbs the peace that much more.

    He will text me sometimes and we will plan our attack. LOL

    Want to buy a house in my neighborhood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by momtotwo View Post
    ...Want to buy a house in my neighborhood?
    Naaah... The good ones have all sunken into the ground.

    But seriously... What's wrong with your neighbors?
    Are they from California? New York? New (Gasp!) Jersey?
    Do they keep dogs which want to eat your sheep? Children? Line laundry?
    C'mon, nowó'fess up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Naaah... The good ones have all sunken into the ground.

    But seriously... What's wrong with your neighbors?
    Are they from California? New York? New (Gasp!) Jersey?
    Do they keep dogs which want to eat your sheep? Children? Line laundry?
    C'mon, now—'fess up.

    He is a communist....no really, he is my uncle. Its a long story...family stuff. The short of it is that he wasn't happy with how my grandma did her will because he didn't get as much as he thought he should so he drug out the whole thing for 2 years and drug it through court and ended up costing the estate thousands of dollars and all of it was just to try to hurt me because he doesn't like me and didn't like the fact that I was BUYING her house. He wanted me to pay $300,000 for it. She put it was to be sold for $75,000. It appraised at $80,000. I don't think I got that great of a deal and I don't think it was worth all the crap.

    She GAVE him half of her stuff, her car, her lawn mower, her tread mill, her sewing machine and all kinds of other stuff...they got pissed with I told them they couldn't take the china without talking to my dad, who was the one in charge of the estate. They would come over when I wasn't there and take stuff. I lived with her and cared with her before she died. She wanted me to move and get rid of my stuff and 'get settled into my new house' so she didn't have to worry.

    He is generally a lowlife. This is just the main reason I don't like him. The bad part is, he has a son is is just turned 18, I don't think he has done him any favors by teaching him to be greedy and lie for what you want in life.

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    I offer you my condolences:
    It's always the worst when a close relative makes himself an enemy, rather than behaving like a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    I offer you my condolences:
    It's always the worst when a close relative makes himself an enemy, rather than behaving like a friend.
    Thanks, the worst part is, his son is my only cousin and we have not had a relationship for 4 years now. I used to take care of him when he was little. He used to be a good kid. Now he is doing drugs and drinking and getting in trouble with the law. (I know this because I know some of his friends and I know the local deputy who patrols this area.)

    My grandmother would be ashamed to know how all of it went but I can hold my head high knowing that I kept my nose clean and did what was right and what she would have wanted. I kept her in mind all along no matter my personal feelings. It was always her wishes that mattered.

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    I have various choices, some more expensive than others and some that stay open longer. I can shoot for free in an old sand pit that is nearby located adjacent to a river or go to indoor ranges that are across town. In Houston, we figure that everything is 30-45 minutes away from where you are currently located, so even an hour commute across town is not really considered all that far away.

    For just testing loads to see if they will cycle the action on a semi-auto, I can do that in my garage. My neighbors don't seem to notice. If my neighbor starts up his Harley, they definitely won't notice my shooting.

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    I do not get why this old thread was resurrected one year later ... ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamSmith View Post
    I do not get why this old thread was resurrected one year later ... ???
    Good question... I think I saw it on the new posts tab and replied. Not that I think that there is anything wrong with continuing a thread after it has been idle for quite awhile if the issues are still valid, but that was not my intention.

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    I can get there in about 8 minutes.

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    I live about 7 miles from the private gun club that i belong to. We have indoor and outdoor ranges. I can access the indoor range 24/7/365. Most times i go there I am the only one there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMark View Post
    I live about 7 miles from the private gun club that i belong to. We have indoor and outdoor ranges. I can access the indoor range 24/7/365. Most times i go there I am the only one there.
    A nice arrangement, but it sounds expensive. If it was offered in my area, and I could afford to do it, I would.
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
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    Everybody usually joins something. A gun club is no worse than the other choices, if you like to shoot a lot.

    There is a fairly posh gun club south of our cityscape, with the county public gun ranges (several) not far from there.

    So everybody gets a chance to go and shoot, whether they fancy public or private.

    I don't shoot that much -- 4 classes a year to refresh my skills -- and occasionally otherwise. So it is definitely not worth joining a private gun club for me.

    I do belong to a well known fraternity, but it has nothing to do with shooting. We are more into eating, and drinking, and going to sporting events like NFL and MLB games, with Superbowl parties, and so forth. Whence came you? From a hall of the Holy Saints John at Jerusalem.

    There are lots of clubs to join, of many different types. So whatever floats your boat should work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamSmith View Post
    There are lots of clubs to join, of many different types. So whatever floats your boat should work for you.
    I've been meaning to join the Procrastinators Club, but for some reason, I just never can get around to it.

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    I live less than 15 minutes from the range(s) and the outdoor range is a city-owned unsupervised range. Can get a bit hectic, but if you go while most folks are at work it's generally mostly empty.

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