Range News Page
Range 3 is closed to members for the time
being. We discovered that a member has taken a 12 gauge to the new
barricades we built and have on that range as props for Law Enforcement and
Security Force qualifications. Lee and I put in most of a day building and
painting them so we can have nice props to use here. We have had a problem
with things being destroyed by members who just want to see what their gun can
do to an object. The range badge system, requiring members to sign in to
use each range, was put in place to help with accountability when the range's
property is damaged. With this system, we were able to narrow down the
suspects to one, the only member to use Range 3 the day the damage occurred.
However, without a witness to the act that damaged the props, there is not much
we can do. Range 3 has a ton of props used for training and matches.
There is no other place to store these items. Range 3 also has the
classroom that would be expensive to repair or replace if it were damaged.
These were not even downrange. They were shot as they were stored beside
the classroom on Range 3.
Yes, your 12 gauge will FUBAR anything you shoot with it.
We are working on a solution to this problem. So far, putting a gate
with a lock on it on the entrance to Range 3 with a key that members will check
out from the office when they need to use this range. A video camera will
help prosecute anyone who intentionally damages range property. Please do
your part as a member of the facility and report anyone shooting things they
In other news,
- Private firearms training is offered by the range staff for $30 an hour
with a 2 hour minimum for a class. An appoinment is required.
Instructors are NRA certified as such. No firearm is needed and can be
provided for the class.
- Firearm transfers are available at the range. We have a class 1
FFL, making us a licensed gun dealer. The fee is only $25 for members
and $40 for nonmembers. Go ahead and bid on any gun you want on
gunbroker or gunsamerica web sites or from any online dealer's web site and
have the gun shipped here. Just contact us to let us know where it is
coming from. We will send the seller a signed copy of our FFL and they
will send us your gun. When it gets here, we'll call you. Come
in and fill out the 4473 for the feds, pay the transfer fee, and go shoot
your new gun.
- The range has an online gun store with 1000's of guns to choose from
most of the manufacturers. All are priced at only 10% over dealer
cost. Shipping is a flat $27 to get it to the range. There is no
transfer fee for guns from our site.
- The range has a gun shipping service. Sell one of your guns online
on a site like gunbroker and we can ship it for you. You have to have
a FFL to be able to use the postal service to ship firearms. Our fee
is a flat $50. Have your buyer pay the fee as part of your deal with
them. We will handle all the details for you getting it to them.
- Use one of the range's rental guns for free when you buy two boxes of
ammo for it. The fee is normally $10 plus ammo. This is a really
good deal and a chance to spend some time with something different or that
you may be wanting one of.