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tonb
05-14-2007, 1:18 PM
That recent OLL friendly range thread got me thinking and I know that is a dangerous thing, but I figured it would be a good idea to get a range review thread going. So I did a quick search and turned up nothing. In fact, I would think this ought to be a sticky somewhere.

I think a star rating system is easiest. 4 stars being the best, 1 star being the worst. Rate each of the mentioned aspects, then give an overall rating that does not need to be calculated by the other ratings. So you might give a place mostly 3's and 4's, but overall think of it as a 2 for whatever reason. Freeform comments below. I figure the best bet is KISS and not have an overkill of things to rate them on.

tonb
05-14-2007, 1:19 PM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: They have friendly staff and a well maintained facility. They do allow rapid fire of some guns, I'm not sure what the rule was on which however. I have had a good time everytime I've gone to this range I definitely recommend it.

tonb
05-14-2007, 1:31 PM
RANGE: Reed's Indoor Range
LOCATION: San Jose
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.reedsindoorrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Didn't seem like it
AREAS: Electronic target return shooting stations (20 I think?)
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: They have friendly staff and a reasonably maintained facility. Some of the shooting spots were a little out of repair, burned out lights, etc. I did have a good time and would return to this range.

wildcard
05-14-2007, 1:38 PM
Range: Burro Canyon Shooting Park
Link: http://www.burrocanyon.com/info.html
Location: Azusa
Type: Outdoor
Areas: 50 - 200 yd Rifle. Pistols. Shotgun. Sporting Clays.
Staff/ Range Officer: Varies from 2/4 to 4/4 rating
Overall Rating: 4/4

Comments:
Pros - Rapid fire is allowed. No problems with OLLs and AKs. Can bring your own targets such as fruits and vegetables, bowling pins, etc. Has a very affordable $200 annual membership with generous benefits such as bringing a friend for free, unlimited range use, etc. Private ranges are available for rent. The drive there is great if you enjoy mountain roads :)

Cons - Can get crowded. No lane markers so placing your target stand at the correct location can be a challenge. If your target frame gets shot up, you lose your $8 deposit. You may get stuck behind a slow driver that won't pull over to let you pass on your way there and back.

Advice - Go on the weekday or early on the weekend. Bring your own target stand.

tonb
05-14-2007, 1:39 PM
RANGE: Livermore Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Livermore
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.lprg.org/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
FACILITY: 2
STAFF: 2
OVERALL: 2
COMMENTS:
The skeet and trap range is at the base of a hill. The clays are thrown towards the hill, which partway up is the rifle/pistol range. To get to the rifle pistol range, you drive alongside the people shooting clays. The pistol/rifle range does not appear have any area where hearing protection is required, which is odd as the registration desk/area is about 7feet from the first "booth." They only have 25 and 100yd ranges. Because of their backdrop, to prevent people from shooting too high and up and over the hill, they have a roof over the shooting stations that is very low and angled down and away from the shooters. The teenage girl at the desk was not very friendly and the range security officer was a complete a-hole. I will not be returning and would not recommend this range to anyone.

Prc329
05-14-2007, 1:43 PM
RANGE: Angeles shooting Range
LOCATION: Sylmar, CA
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.angelesranges.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: The only reason I give it a 3 on staff is because there is a young kid there that should be used as the 600 yard target. The overall experience with the staff has been very positive. It has steel plates starting at 200 yards out to 600 yards, a pistol range with steel from 35 yards to 100 yards (a lot of fun with a lever in 357 mag) as well as clay throwers. Great place to spend the day. :30: If it goes bang and does not have steel core ammo, bring it. One of the ROs is a member here. If you go look for the big guy with the beard and say hello.

ocabj
05-14-2007, 1:46 PM
RANGE: Inland Fish and Game Shooting Facility
LOCATION: Highland
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.inlandfishandgame.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes

COMMENTS:

Fixed target placements at 7 yards, 25 yards, 50 meters, 100 yards, and 200 meters.

No rapid fire (one shot per second rule).

Covered firing line. Firing line open in all weather conditions (whether or not you want to shoot on those conditions is the determining factor).

Target board provided (one per registered shooter). Targets sold for nominal fee (25 and 50 cents, respectively).

Soda machines with soda and water (75 cents).

Actual restrooms with running water / plumbing.

Clubhouse serves breakfast and lunch from 0700 to 1300 on weekends for good prices.

Weekends get busy and it is recommended to get their prior to live fire start times or after 1200 hours.

Matches can impact the number of available benches open for normal use (refer to calendar on website).

No restrictions on bullet types (steel core or jacket).

No 50BMG.

Budd
05-14-2007, 1:47 PM
COMMENTS: The only reason I give it a 3 on staff is because there is a young kid there that should be used as the 600 yard target.

He was very annoying. I was about to give a review and decided not to because of him. I think he was just new - and he will get sifted out or shape up. I hope.

Lohse
05-14-2007, 4:49 PM
RANGE: Livermore Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Livermore
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.lprg.org/
OLL FRIENDLY: Very unlikely
FACILITY: 2
STAFF: 2
OVERALL: 2
COMMENTS:
The skeet and trap range is at the base of a hill. The clays are thrown towards the hill, which partway up is the rifle/pistol range. To get to the rifle pistol range, you drive alongside the people shooting clays. The pistol/rifle range does not appear have any area where hearing protection is required, which is odd as the registration desk/area is about 7feet from the first "booth." They only have 25 and 100yd ranges. Because of their backdrop, to prevent people from shooting too high and up and over the hill, they have a roof over the shooting stations that is very low and angled down and away from the shooters. The teenage girl at the desk was not very friendly and the range security officer was a complete a-hole. I will not be returning and would not recommend this range to anyone.

Livermore is very OLL friendly. My friend and I have had our Off list AR's, AK, and FAL out there many times with no problem. They also have target stands that you can use if you want to shoot closer than 25 yds. The RO there can be an A-hole at times, but as long as you follow the rules and stay behind the yellow line and don't touch the shooting bench during a cease fire you won't get yelled at.

Prc329
05-14-2007, 5:18 PM
I forgot to add, the hot dog man has some really good hot dogs and real bathrooms at Angeles.

Mute
05-14-2007, 6:13 PM
Don't forget that Angeles has a reloading store that's pretty well stocked. They also have classes to teach first timers the basics of reloading.

1919_4_ME
05-14-2007, 6:57 PM
RANGE: LYTLE CREEK SHOOTING RANGE
LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Outdoor
WEB LINK: www.lytlecreekrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
BELTFED FRIENDLY: Yes
MILITARY VEHICLE FRIENDLY: Yes
GROUP RESERVATION: Yes
RANGE COST PER SHOOTER: $12
STEEL CORE AMMO: SOLD THERE & ALLOWED
MAX RANGE: 300 yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:Lytle Creek Shooting range is a proffesionally ran shooting range.Its safe for all ages to shoot and has a very friendly staff.If you want have a fun shoot and BBQ you can.Range can accomodate large groups and goes out to 300 yards.Road is now paved all the way up to range so regular cars can easily make it now.Of course this my favorite range.:p

Service road so you can drive out your heavy steel targets +1
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2156/imga0121pd3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

tonb
05-14-2007, 7:50 PM
Livermore is very OLL friendly. My friend and I have had our Off list AR's, AK, and FAL out there many times with no problem. They also have target stands that you can use if you want to shoot closer than 25 yds. The RO there can be an A-hole at times, but as long as you follow the rules and stay behind the yellow line and don't touch the shooting bench during a cease fire you won't get yelled at.

Ok cool, changed my review to reflect that. The RO went off on me and my wife, I know you're not supposed to approach the bench during cease fire so it was my mistake, but he didn't have to be such a c*ck about it. I reached across the line to grab my tape which I stuck on the edge of the table and he flew off the handle on the PA as he walked towards us. It's not like I grabbed my gun and started loading it and on top of that other than us there were 2 other people at the range and he was standing right next to them.

They didnt' metion the stands, I'm still practicing with my pistol so 25yd was a bit far, I may give them another shot (so to speak) cause I'm actually in Livermore, otherwise, I really like Los Altos. :)

PistolPete75
05-14-2007, 9:31 PM
RANGE: A Place to Shoot
LOCATION: Saugus (Santa Clarita Valley)
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.aplacetoshoot.net/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: lots of steel targets for pistol, skeet, and rifle range.
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 3.5/4
COMMENTS: Staff is friendly, and RO are not uptight at all. As long as they know you are safe, you can almost do whatever you want. Weekdays are the best time to go, almost no one there. Rapid fire is okay. Membership fees are fair.

WallySparx
05-15-2007, 7:57 AM
RANGE: Riverside Magnum Range
LOCATION: Riverside
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.riversidemagnumrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 50 ft. lanes w/ electric target holders
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Basically, no more and no less than the basics. Range goes out to 50ft., enough to make sure your OLL functions, and got some practice with your pistol at the same time. You do have to buy their .223 ammo, but I don't know the price since I'm still saving up for my first upper. Staff seem friendly enough, but seem virtually nonexistent after they take your money - I like it that way, I'm sure others don't. It can be a zoo; on some days the eses will be there to unload their magazines as fast as they can, while their targets at 7 yds remain undisturbed. Never felt unsafe, though. Having tables where you can clean your gear afterwards is a great idea. At the end of the day it's a little grimy and 50 ft. is a little short, but it serves my purposes when I can quickly get over there, just a mile away from the office.

rawb
05-15-2007, 9:52 AM
can we sticky this, please?

ibanezfoo
05-15-2007, 3:08 PM
RANGE: Burro Canyon
LOCATION: Azusa, CA
TYPE: outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.burrocanyon.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yep, everyone seemed to have one
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Seemed like a nice place when I went. RO's weren't Nazis. The guys doing the check ins seemed a little hurried/stressed, but weren't unpleasant or jerks. No crazies when I went, everyone just seemed to be having fun. The range was fairly cleaned up. The benches weren't bad and the covering over the shooting area was nice to keep off the direct sunlight. Cease fires seemed to be timed perfectly, seeming to happen when everyones shooting has calmed down. Little crowded on the weekend but not horrible. Outhouse for a bathroom. Its a little windy there and knocked over our targets a few times. Good BBQ lunch!

ibanezfoo
05-15-2007, 3:18 PM
RANGE: Riverside Magnum Range
LOCATION: Riverside, CA
TYPE: indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.riversidemagnumrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: ?
AREAS: 50 ft. lanes w/ electric target holders
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 2/4
COMMENTS: I was going there about once or twice a week since I lived just across the street. I stopped going there after it started being frequented by LEOs and I moved to Orange County. Not that I don't like LEOs or anything, its that the ones that shoot there are unsafe. I've had bullets they shot the wall with hit my foot, causing lots of pain but without penetrating force. I've watched them blow holes in the floor with their shotguns. Frequent muzzle sweeps. I've been going there from back when the Asian guys ran it, and they were awesome. The newer guys haven't been quite as nice, but still cool. They allow higher power stuff there and have a decent selection of rentals.

ibanezfoo
05-15-2007, 3:51 PM
RANGE: Prado Olympic Shooting Park
LOCATION: Chino, CA
TYPE: Outdoor, Outdoor/Covered
WEB LINK: http://www.shootprado.com
OLL FRIENDLY: No
AREAS: Shotgun: Trap, Duck tower, wobble, Bunker Pistol/Rifle: 25 meter and 50 meter ranges, archery range
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: The staff in the clubhouse are nice and friendly. The ROs at the 25 and 50 meter ranges are total Nazis. Their definition of one second is more like 5 seconds on your average watch. The pistol/rifle ranges are sectioned off by brick walls, so if its not busy you get your own mini range. Rifles are rimfire only, no centerfire or large calibers. If you are shooting for accuracy or want to test out some new handloads, this is a fine place to go for that. They have benches, chairs, sandbags, and a chrono you can use. The shooting area is covered and the target areas are uncovered and mostly grass. I really only go to this place for shotguns. I love their trap ranges. Trap is done by tokens, machines, and a microphone. It is setup nice, after all, it was used for the Olympics. They've cleaned it up significantly, as it was pretty run down there for awhile. I want to try out the archery range one of these days, but I haven't as of yet. Every time I have gone it has not really been crowded, especially in the pistol ranges. I have been to this place more times than I can count and will continue to go for the shotgun sports.

Tunis
06-08-2007, 4:56 PM
RANGE: Reed's Indoor Range
OLL FRIENDLY: Didn't seem like it


I inquired with them and they told me that their new backstop can handle any caliber, but they will only allow OLL AR's configured to shoot pitols rounds such as a 9mm carbine. The reason being that a .223/5.56 round can easily go through their ceiling!

Electric Factory
06-08-2007, 5:38 PM
RANGE: Angeles shooting Range
LOCATION: Sylmar, CA
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.angelesranges.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 4/4
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A slamdiferous, radomatic and coolosophoric plus one for Angeles !:D I've been a member there for 18 years, seen many a RO come and go. What hasn't changed however is the locale- the best of California wide open spaces, clean and LOT'S of steel targets at true rifle friendly distances . Got a precision rifle you want to ring out ? Angeles is the place for you.
PLUS- many of the RO's there currently are not only OLL friendly but OLL knowledgable to boot.
Angeles is a very cool range.

TomV
06-08-2007, 6:17 PM
RANGE: Chabot Gun Club (http://www.chabotgunclub.com/)
LOCATION: Castro Valley
TYPE: Outdoors
WEB LINK: http://www.chabotgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 200 Yard, Rifle / Pistol 25 to 100 yards, Pistol 7 to 25 yards, Trap, Action.
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Range Master Enjoys YELLING. RSO's are good. Beautiful setting in a regional park. Reasonable membership rates, which get you 1/2 off range fees. Open Friday to Monday. No Rapid Fire. I feel Safe shooting here, unlike the Davis Street range.

M. Sage
06-08-2007, 6:38 PM
RANGE: Chabot Gun Club
LOCATION: Castro Valley
TYPE: Outdoors
WEB LINK: http://www.chabotgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Very
AREAS: Trap, pistols at 7, 15 and 25 yards, rifles at 25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 yards (on Fridays or for certain matches), two ranges for special events such as Tactical Rifle or 3-gun matches.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Beautiful setting in a regional park. Reasonable membership rates, which get you 1/2 off range fees. Well maintained. Open Friday to Monday. No Rapid Fire except at matches, which are fun, reasonably priced, accessible and newby-friendly (and fun!!!). I feel Safe shooting here, unlike the Davis Street range.

Red for my additions or changes.

Note that they WILL yell at you for violating safety regs, which is a good thing, really. Be good and they're some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet. :cool:

The Soup Nazi
06-08-2007, 7:06 PM
RANGE: Metcalf/Sports Field Park
LOCATION:San Jose
TYPE: Outdoor
BELTFED FRIENDLY: Yes
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
.50 BMG: Yes
AREAS: 7, 15, 25 Pistol Ranges, 50 and 100yds Rifle Ranges, 100 yds station for hanging steel targets/using personal target hangers/offhand shooting. 200 Yard Range open every ?4th Sunday? of the month. Trap Ranges also available.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Very friendly staff, very little in terms of eats but the range staff is real nice and on Saturdays as far as my knowledge brings in a box of donuts and brews a pot of coffee for sale. OLL, 1919s, and .50 BMGs have all been fired at 100 yards with no trouble from the range staff, and on occasion you might see a Calguns/OLL flier. Won't get bothered if you don't rapidfire/cross the line during ceasefire.

C.G.
06-08-2007, 8:50 PM
RANGE: Laguna Seca Shooting Range
LOCATION: Monterey/Salinas
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/parks/laguna_seca.htm
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
.50 BMG FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 10, 25, 50, 100 and 200 yds target, 300 yard gong, 8-25 reactive target handgun range
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Great staff, especially Vera and Ron, open Fridays-Mondays except when a racing event is scheduled, if out of town best to call to see if an event is scheduled.

whlgun
06-08-2007, 9:49 PM
RANGE: Angeles shooting Range
LOCATION: Sylmar, CA
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.angelesranges.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: The only reason I give it a 3 on staff is because there is a young kid there that should be used as the 600 yard target. The overall experience with the staff has been very positive. It has steel plates starting at 200 yards out to 600 yards, a pistol range with steel from 35 yards to 100 yards (a lot of fun with a lever in 357 mag) as well as clay throwers. Great place to spend the day. :30: If it goes bang and does not have steel core ammo, bring it. One of the ROs is a member here. If you go look for the big guy with the beard and say hello.



It is actually my job tom. to let the "young kid" know we are no longer going to be needing him on the line and that we are overstaffed for summer. Even though i was training a new employee today:)

I have had so many complaints about this kid especially from you calguns members and i dont know what he thinks he is doing. He breaks more rules then the most unruly customers.

bear308
06-08-2007, 9:51 PM
^you talkin bout evil Knievel?

Greg-Dawg
06-09-2007, 10:49 AM
RANGE: Burbank Firing Line
LOCATION: Burbank
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.firingline.net/burbank/
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
AREAS: 3, 7, 10, 20(?) yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Been a member there for 2 years. Good basic handgun classes. Excellent on accessories. Decent rental selections. They have friendly staff and a well maintained facility. I saw Macauly Caulkin and the brunette from "That 70's Show" one Saturday night. It's more handgun, 22lr, etc. friendly. Cons: Shotguns, OLLs, double/triple taps are not allowed; and it's really popular/crowded on the weekends.

C.G.
06-09-2007, 2:46 PM
I nominate this thread for a sticky.:)

Budd
06-09-2007, 4:06 PM
It is actually my job tom. to let the "young kid" know we are no longer going to be needing him on the line and that we are overstaffed for summer. Even though i was training a new employee today:)

I have had so many complaints about this kid especially from you calguns members and i dont know what he thinks he is doing. He breaks more rules then the most unruly customers.

Glad to hear it. Good job.:)

RollingCode3
06-09-2007, 4:06 PM
RANGE: Huntington Beach Firing Line
LOCATION: HB
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.firingline.net/
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
AREAS: 7, 10, 20(?) yards
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: I have been shooting here for almost two years. I never had any problem until the last few times. They just hired some new kid there lately and he drives me crazy every time i show up. Two weeks ago, he asked to check my ammo, so i showed him my ammo. Then he asked to check my guns. I opened up the case and he picked up my g26 (without a magazine). He didn't even rack the slide to check for a round in the chamber or anything. He pointed at the wall and pulled the trigger. :eek: :mad::mad::mad:

aplinker
06-09-2007, 7:43 PM
I would suggest including whether or not they allow rapid-fire or double-taps and whether or not they have ammunition limitations, like allowing steel core/jacketed (magnetic) ammunition. These are questions that come up a lot in the forums. Cost might also be a good idea.

+1 on sticky

aplinker
06-09-2007, 7:54 PM
RANGE: LAXRange
LOCATION: Inglewood
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.laxrange.net/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Adjustable paper to 25 yds.
RAPID-FIRE: No, one shot per second.
AMMO LIMITS: Yes. Copper jacketed, brass for handguns. Must buy frangible on-site for rifles. No steel.
COST:$13.00+$2 for 1st time set-up
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4-4/4, really hit or miss depending on who's working there
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Handgun rentals, pay for one and trade out. Highest priced rental is a TRP Springfield 1911 at $20. They have a wide variety from AR's to .500S&W, and nearly every modern 9mm-.45. Ammunition is reasonably priced, especially if you purchase larger quantities. You can not collect your brass, it must remain behind, so not a good place for reloaders.

Greg-Dawg
06-09-2007, 10:17 PM
RANGE: LAXRange
LOCATION: Inglewood

Don't forget the "CONS" (literally): Homies and gang bangers who fail to understand muzzle discipline. Great neighborhood.:chris:

oaklander
06-10-2007, 8:52 AM
I've never had a problem at Davis Street (San Leandro, CA). I've taken my AR there, my AKM there, and my FAL. I've got to run off right now - but I'll do a full range report when I get back!

:D

whlgun
06-10-2007, 9:47 PM
^you talkin bout evil Knievel?

Yes and if this is who i think it is on top of that on his last day your dad sent him home early saying we had to many RO's.

bear308
06-10-2007, 9:51 PM
It is, I asked him about it right after I saw that post. Guess I'll start showing up more often, now to just get rid of an employee or two at the other end of the pay grade.

oaklander
06-10-2007, 10:12 PM
RANGE: San Leandro Optimist Rifle and Pistol Range
LOCATION: 3001 Davis St, San Leandro, CA
TYPE: Indoor / Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://slrange.tripod.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Indoor Pistol (electric target returns) / Outdoor 15/25/50 yard Pistol (& .22 rifle) / Outdoor 100 Yard Centerfire Rifle
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Located at the far West end of Davis Street in San Leandro, the San Leandro Optimist Rifle and Pistol Range is an often-overlooked gem of a range. It's easy to get to via the 880 freeway, and the range fee is only $11. During the week, the rifle range is often empty. Not only that, but they have extended hours (call them for the latest hours), so it's a great place to go after work. The only downsides for me are (1) there's no 50 yard range on the centerfire rifle range, (2) no FMJ ammo on the centerfire rifle range, and (3) there's bench-rest shooting only on the centerfire rifle range.

However, like I said in a previous post, I've taken my AR, FAL and AKM there, and have had zero problems. All the guys that I've met who worked there genuinely enjoy talking about guns, and a couple of times I've gone there and spent more time shooting the breeze with the RO's than actually shooting!

hotbossa
06-13-2007, 1:20 PM
OK, I am an idiot....what does OLL stand for?

oaklander
06-13-2007, 1:32 PM
OLL - Off List Lower
MMG - Monster Man Grip
BB - Bullet Button
FH - Flashhider
PG - Pistol Grip
Bushie - Bushmaster
Romy - Romanian
Dissy - Dissipator

Hope this helps!

hotbossa
06-13-2007, 1:47 PM
So the range checks the lower of you AR to see if it is on a list?

Budd
06-13-2007, 2:12 PM
So the range checks the lower of you AR to see if it is on a list?

Generally no - they either allow AR's or don't. Those that allow figure you either have a REGISTERED AW(assault weapon) and are in legal possesion - or you built an OLL that is not listed on the DOJ ban of AW's in a legal configuration. They leave the law enforcement up to law enforcement officers.:)

ShawnL
06-24-2007, 10:38 PM
RANGE: Huntington Beach Firing Line

Disappointing to read since I used to work there, will reserve any judgment till I can go in and see for myself.

Trader Jack
06-26-2007, 7:32 PM
Reed's indoor range.
2\4 overall
They have a 3 second between shots policy. When a range employee came onto my lane and told me that I thought he was kidding. (I was not doing rapid fire or double taps) so I slowed it down and he came back again, I was running about 2 seconds between shots. He asked me if I did not understand what he meant about 3 seconds. I told him not to worry, I am leaving now anyway.
When I went to pay for my time (about 30 minutes) I was told that the range fee is $16.00 per lane I came unglued and told him this range is a rip off at that price. His manager came over and advised me that if I could not agree with there price it is best I do not come back. I assured him I would not.

Since I live about 35 miles away and there are at least three ranges closer then Reeds it is no big deal.
Again the total rating is 2 out of 4.

sardaukar
06-27-2007, 2:35 PM
Reed's indoor range.

They have a 3 second between shots policy. When a range employee came onto my lane and told me that I thought he was kidding. (I was not doing rapid fire or double taps) so I slowed it down and he came back again, I was running about 2 seconds between shots. He asked me if I did not understand what he meant about 3 seconds. I told him not to worry, I am leaving now anyway.

I'm not sure what the deal is with 3 second pauses. I wouldn't consider 1 per 1 or 2 seconds rapid fire. I've never had this problem at Fields Sports Park or Target Masters? However, it is their range and they can institute any rules they wish. I just wish there were more rifle ranges close to the San Jose area.

Novadesigns
06-29-2007, 6:27 PM
Wow thanks a lot for all this great info guys! I just moved to the LA area and have been wondering where I'm going to shoot.

Do you guys know if any of those northern LA ranges have IDPA/USPSA matches?

remsenlab
07-13-2007, 5:31 PM
Regarding Livermore, the trap range is good. It's voice activated and they have night shooting on tuesdays for most of the year, up to 10 pm.

The rifle range is basic and you will get yelled at if you violate the rules, but the rules are there for a reason and pretty basic (no approaching the bench during cease fire/target change is the basic rule).

I think that United Sportsman in the Concord area is better for pistol and rifle but Livermore is better for trap.

For anyone in the Dublin/Pleasanton/Danville/Livermore/San Ramon areas, Livermore is a bit closer than either Chabot or United Sportsman and is a very decent place to shoot. Once you get to know the range guys they are quite friendly.

blackbok
07-22-2007, 12:23 AM
RANGE: Huntington Beach Firing Line
LOCATION: HB
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.firingline.net/
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
AREAS: 7, 10, 20(?) yards
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: I have been shooting here for almost two years. I never had any problem until the last few times. They just hired some new kid there lately and he drives me crazy every time i show up. Two weeks ago, he asked to check my ammo, so i showed him my ammo. Then he asked to check my guns. I opened up the case and he picked up my g26 (without a magazine). He didn't even rack the slide to check for a round in the chamber or anything. He pointed at the wall and pulled the trigger. :eek: :mad::mad::mad:

What's this guy look like? I think I know who you are talking about, but just want to confirm...

FatKatMatt
07-22-2007, 12:45 AM
RANGE: Bullseye Indoor Range and Gun Store
LOCATION: San Rafael
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.bullseyerange.com/home.html
OLL FRIENDLY: From the website, "Only authorized firearms and ammunition may be used. Any round traveling over 2000 feet per second is prohibited. Only .22 Long Rifle and standard handgun rounds are allowed on the 18 yard range." However, I've seen a guy with an M1A using low-velocity rounds so if you use sub-2000 FPS loads it should be alright
AREAS: 10 or so shooting lanes, targets positioned electronically from 0 to 18 yards. In the main area there is a large assortment of longarms and pistols, and they have a nice selection of rental guns. Holsters, gun cleaning supplies, magazines, and various other accessories for your firearms are all stocked along the walls.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: The staff is always very friendly and helpful, and I'm on a first-name basis with most of them. The owner, Bill, is very knowledgable and takes the time to talk with his customers one on one. The facility is always kept very clean, and if there is ever a malfunction on the range a staff member will always come out to help. I highly recommend the range to anyone in the S.F. Bay Area.

colddeadhands
07-22-2007, 1:14 AM
RANGE: Livermore Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Livermore
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.lprg.org/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
FACILITY: 2
STAFF: 2
OVERALL: 2
COMMENTS:
The skeet and trap range is at the base of a hill. The clays are thrown towards the hill, which partway up is the rifle/pistol range. To get to the rifle pistol range, you drive alongside the people shooting clays. The pistol/rifle range does not appear have any area where hearing protection is required, which is odd as the registration desk/area is about 7feet from the first "booth." They only have 25 and 100yd ranges. Because of their backdrop, to prevent people from shooting too high and up and over the hill, they have a roof over the shooting stations that is very low and angled down and away from the shooters. The teenage girl at the desk was not very friendly and the range security officer was a complete a-hole. I will not be returning and would not recommend this range to anyone.


The pistol and rifle range is kind of a pain, the I have yet to meet a decent RO, and the way the shooting stalls are configured we call it the sound chamber because all the muzzle noise is directed towards the shooter. I am a member, and i only go to the rifle range a couple times a year to set up a new scope or sight in rifles for hunting.

The trap range on the other hand is excellent. there is an extremely friendly atmosphere, the traps are all voice activated and the staff is very nice. They have tuesday night shoot which are alot of fun to do after work. you get to shoot under the lights.

Dr. Peter Venkman
07-23-2007, 11:03 AM
What about admission prices for each range? I think that's been left out.

Socal858
07-23-2007, 11:50 AM
RANGE: Riverside Magnum Range
LOCATION: Riverside, CA
TYPE: indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.riversidemagnumrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: yes, you dont have to use their ammunition if you bring frangible or soft point or hollow point. the old guy may get cranky and tell you you cant use it. the young guy knows whats up
AREAS: 50 ft. lanes w/ electric target holders
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 2/4
COMMENTS: I was going there about once or twice a week since I lived just across the street. I stopped going there after it started being frequented by LEOs and I moved to Orange County. Not that I don't like LEOs or anything, its that the ones that shoot there are unsafe. I've had bullets they shot the wall with hit my foot, causing lots of pain but without penetrating force. I've watched them blow holes in the floor with their shotguns. Frequent muzzle sweeps. I've been going there from back when the Asian guys ran it, and they were awesome. The newer guys haven't been quite as nice, but still cool. They allow higher power stuff there and have a decent selection of rentals.


expect muzzle sweeps, gangbangers, and people who dont understand safety. sure the RO's are relaxed and let you do what you want, but that means the idiots can do what they want too

virulosity
07-23-2007, 1:20 PM
RANGE: OC Indoor Shooting Range
LOCATION: 684 North Berry St. Suite C, Brea, California 92821
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: www.ocindoorrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: If it's a pistol caliber.
AREAS: Indoor to 50 feet.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Situated in Brea a little ways off the 57. FMJ pistol cartridges are the only thing allowed (M1 Carbine is OK). They have a wide variety of rental pistols. The staff seems very cool and willing to help. They have a "pro shop" with basic shooting supplies. They also sell some firearms (including OLLs!) and do transfers. They have a nice lobby with a table and TV. Overall an outstanding range.

What to look for (http://ocindoorrange.com/rangephotos/outside.gif) if you're going for the first time.

+1 :) I have avoided this range before because it is $15/hr to shoot but they have a deal now that you can get unlimited range time for 30days for $30. Even if you only go 5 days a month thats only $6 a day. If you are concerned with safety I would say that this is the best range I have been to so far. Get ready to be the only civilian there though ( you will be surrounded by LEO ).

Soldier415
09-14-2007, 2:44 PM
RANGE: Bullseye Indoor Range and Gun Store
LOCATION: San Rafael
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.bullseyerange.com/home.html
OLL FRIENDLY: From the website, "Only authorized firearms and ammunition may be used. Any round traveling over 2000 feet per second is prohibited. Only .22 Long Rifle and standard handgun rounds are allowed on the 18 yard range." However, I've seen a guy with an M1A using low-velocity rounds so if you use sub-2000 FPS loads it should be alright
AREAS: 10 or so shooting lanes, targets positioned electronically from 0 to 18 yards. In the main area there is a large assortment of longarms and pistols, and they have a nice selection of rental guns. Holsters, gun cleaning supplies, magazines, and various other accessories for your firearms are all stocked along the walls.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: The staff is always very friendly and helpful, and I'm on a first-name basis with most of them. The owner, Bill, is very knowledgable and takes the time to talk with his customers one on one. The facility is always kept very clean, and if there is ever a malfunction on the range a staff member will always come out to help. I highly recommend the range to anyone in the S.F. Bay Area.

+1,000 on the highly recommend. I was there this week and witnessed two of the staff volunteer to stay and do the DROS on new sales even though they had been off the clock for a bit already, so that the customer wouldnt have to wait another day to start the wait period.

retired
09-15-2007, 1:44 PM
As far as the Lytle Creek Range, I have been going there for a few years and as stated, the staff is very professional. I do have a correction tho to the original post. The 300yd. range is closed due to the fire hazard. There were a couple of fires there last year.

As a result, they voluntarily closed it before the Forest Service asked them to. That impressed the FS.

If you go on the weekends, get there at 8am when they open, as they get very crowded. I generally go there only on weekdays. They allow bowling pins also.

Trader Jack, I'm not trying to flame you, especially since I'm brand new, but weren't you aware of the range price before you began shooting there. I'm not disagreeing with your assessment of the range, just wondering why you were upset about the price.

Re Riverside Magnum Range. I lived in the city for 16yrs. until last year. It was much better when the Asian gentleman owned it and Louis worked there. They don't have a FFL anymore, so they don't sell guns like they used to. They now permit shotguns and there were some skinheads shooting there the last time I went and fired them like it was a machine gun. Nothing done about it and I certainly wasn't going to say anything to them. Haven't seen any le problem. I'm retired le and I don't shoot like that, so you'd be safe around me.:D

Army
09-19-2007, 12:35 AM
RANGE: San Luis Obispo Sportsmans Association (SLOSA)
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: SLOSA Range and club (http://www.slosa.org/)
OLL FRIENDLY: Absolutely, and encouraged!
AREAS: 21 covered benches and stand-up. Full trap and skeet. 3 archery lanes(15-30-40yds)
COST: $10 non-members, $5 members for all day (membership starts at $50 annual, and includes the whole family. Multi-year and life member available)

FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allows .22 to 50BMG. No armor peircing specific ammo. Lots of steel gongs from 125yds out to 475yds, paper targets to 300yds. Most RSO's are retired military, and will only get loud for a safety violation (yellow line, muzzle awareness etc). Seperated handgun and rifle lanes on same range. Two trap and one skeet(from high houses). Range site is also home to the Hogue Action Pistol Range (S&W international shoot, Speed Challenge, Ruger Take-5 Challenge etc). Other Club venues include blackpowder(no modern in-lines allowed at club shoots...pilgrim), Rifle and handgun silhouete (all calibers, out to 500yds for rifle), and Cowboy Action (Home of the internationally fielded John Wayne Shoot....bring enough gun!). LEO, Military, and Boy Scout friendly. Night shooting to 100yds on Thursday night.

Yes, I am a little biased(!) as I am an RSO there when I stay home long enough:D The website is a little aged, but still has all current info and pics.

Riskas
09-19-2007, 9:30 AM
+1 for SLOSA. All the rangemasters there are very cool and friendly. Lots of steel and nice weather make for a great range.

Army, thank you for your service and come home safe.

-Brian

Ford8N
09-19-2007, 7:41 PM
RANGE: San Luis Obispo Sportsmans Association (SLOSA)
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: SLOSA Range and club (http://www.slosa.org/)
OLL FRIENDLY: Absolutely, and encouraged!
AREAS: 21 covered benches and stand-up. Full trap and skeet. 3 archery lanes(15-30-40yds)
COST: $10 non-members, $5 members for all day (membership starts at $50 annual, and includes the whole family. Multi-year and life member available)

FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allows .22 to 50BMG. No armor peircing specific ammo. Lots of steel gongs from 125yds out to 475yds, paper targets to 300yds. Most RSO's are retired military, and will only get loud for a safety violation (yellow line, muzzle awareness etc). Seperated handgun and rifle lanes on same range. Two trap and one skeet(from high houses). Range site is also home to the Hogue Action Pistol Range (S&W international shoot, Speed Challenge, Ruger Take-5 Challenge etc). Other Club venues include blackpowder(no modern in-lines allowed at club shoots...pilgrim), Rifle and handgun silhouete (all calibers, out to 500yds for rifle), and Cowboy Action (Home of the internationally fielded John Wayne Shoot....bring enough gun!). LEO, Military, and Boy Scout friendly. Night shooting to 100yds on Thursday night.

Yes, I am a little biased(!) as I am an RSO there when I stay home long enough:D The website is a little aged, but still has all current info and pics.

Don't shoot the cows!:p

draconianruler
09-27-2007, 12:16 AM
RANGE: Bullseye Indoor Range and Gun Store
LOCATION: San Rafael
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.bullseyerange.com/home.html
OLL FRIENDLY: From the website, "Only authorized firearms and ammunition may be used. Any round traveling over 2000 feet per second is prohibited. Only .22 Long Rifle and standard handgun rounds are allowed on the 18 yard range." However, I've seen a guy with an M1A using low-velocity rounds so if you use sub-2000 FPS loads it should be alright
AREAS: 10 or so shooting lanes, targets positioned electronically from 0 to 18 yards. In the main area there is a large assortment of longarms and pistols, and they have a nice selection of rental guns. Holsters, gun cleaning supplies, magazines, and various other accessories for your firearms are all stocked along the walls.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: The staff is always very friendly and helpful, and I'm on a first-name basis with most of them. The owner, Bill, is very knowledgable and takes the time to talk with his customers one on one. The facility is always kept very clean, and if there is ever a malfunction on the range a staff member will always come out to help. I highly recommend the range to anyone in the S.F. Bay Area.
Also another +1 for Bullseye in San Rafael. Friendly staff, rapid fire allowed (as long as you hit the target), newly remodeled showroom.

stagolee
09-30-2007, 9:15 AM
RANGE: LYTLE CREEK SHOOTING RANGE
LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Outdoor
WEB LINK: www.lytlecreekrange.com
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2156/imga0121pd3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Any places like this in Northern Cali?

hypertex
10-01-2007, 9:23 AM
For us reloaders: can we have the availability of a chronograph(rental) added to the list for indoor and especially outdoor ranges? I sure wish Angeles had one!

madwarrior
10-02-2007, 8:55 PM
SLOSA Range is now open on Mondays from 8am - 4pm

Nuuze
11-24-2007, 12:44 AM
RANGE: United Sportsmen, Inc. (U.S.I.)
LOCATION: 4700 Evora Road in Concord, California
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.unitedsportsmen.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes (I was there today with my Saiga and others next to me had AR's)
.50 BMG: Yes at 100 yards.
AREAS: For Rifles: Pistols: 15 & 25 yard, Rifles: 50 & 100 yard; covered shooting positions. Also have Trap & Skeet Range but I don't own a shotgun yet. :)
FACILITY: 4/4 Except my nephew's girlfriend said the ladies room was not up to par.
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Second time there and staff is friendly and helpful although they don't seem to pickup the phone. Most all shooters are friendly and social; I even directed several to check out CalGuns. Just stay behind the line during the cease fire and you're good.

OutlawDon
12-19-2007, 11:21 PM
Any places like this in Northern Cali?

I'd like to know too....most likely not.

wildcard
12-19-2007, 11:35 PM
For us reloaders: can we have the availability of a chronograph(rental) added to the list for indoor and especially outdoor ranges? I sure wish Angeles had one!

Just buy one for $100

hypertex
12-21-2007, 12:28 PM
Just buy one for $100

Just got an early Xmas present...how did you know?

wildcard
12-21-2007, 1:34 PM
Just got an early Xmas present...how did you know?

And after you use it, you'll be asking yourself why you didn't just get one when you first started reloading.

petrole
12-21-2007, 8:02 PM
RANGE: On-Target Shooting Range
LOCATION: 27692 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
PHONE: 949-348-0352
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.on-targetrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: ? - Never asked outright, but shoot OLL there without hassles.
AREAS: Indoor to 75 feet.
COST: $15/person ($8+person), $225 1st year membership/$175 renewal
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allow centerfire rifle caliber up to .308 but in order to shoot rifle, you'll need to take class and obtain "permit" (easy). Clean, very well lit and ventilated. Front-room store pretty well stocked.

MedSpec65
12-21-2007, 10:22 PM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: They have friendly staff and a well maintained facility. They do allow rapid fire of some guns, I'm not sure what the rule was on which however. I have had a good time everytime I've gone to this range I definitely recommend it.
My favorite place.

Ech0Sierra
12-26-2007, 12:36 AM
Sorry wildcard, using your template.
Range: Burro Canyon Shooting Park
Link: http://www.burrocanyon.com/info.html
Location: Azusa
Type: Outdoor
Areas: 50 - 400 yd Rifle. Pistols. Shotgun. Sporting Clays.
Staff/ Range Officer: Varies from 2/4 to 4/4 rating
Overall Rating: 3.8/4

Comments:
Pros - Rapid fire is allowed. No problems with OLLs and AKs. Can bring your own targets such as fruits and vegetables, bowling pins, etc. Has a very affordable $200 annual membership with generous benefits such as bringing a friend for free, unlimited range use, etc. Private ranges are available for rent. The drive there is great if you enjoy mountain roads. Very secluded, and the food is delicious. Also, Members get free use of Tac ranges if they're unused.

Cons - Can get crowded. No lane markers so placing your target stand at the correct location can be a challenge. If your target frame gets shot up, you lose your $8 deposit. You may get stuck behind a slow driver that won't pull over to let you pass on your way there and back. 100 yard limit with reactive targets. Restrooms are of questionable cleanliness. Range heirarchy : Gang members and posers on the West side of the rifle range, Serious shooter stick to the East. Similar phenomena have also been observed on the pistol range.

69Mach1
12-26-2007, 1:36 AM
Burro Canyon's main 200 yard range.
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joe_lafrieda
12-26-2007, 4:50 PM
Range heirarchy : Gang members and posers on the West side of the rifle range, Serious shooter stick to the East. Similar phenomena have also been observed on the pistol range.

Aren't the two main ranges oriented more north-to-south?

How about if we describe their location by "left or right side of each range, facing downrange". Who goes where?

Ech0Sierra
12-26-2007, 7:55 PM
Cholos and Gangstas right, Us left. :D

retired
01-03-2008, 12:40 AM
In looking at those pics of Burro Cyn, that is why I like Lytle Creek better (besides the distance of course:)).

At Lytle, none of those people standing on the concrete by the weapons, would be permitted to do so. Everyone has to stand in the dirt off the concrete until people downrange return and the call to begin shooting is given. Just seems a lot safer IMO.

gamorm
01-03-2008, 6:19 PM
RANGE: OC Indoor Shooting Range
LOCATION: 684 North Berry St. Suite C, Brea, California 92821
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: www.ocindoorrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: If it's a pistol caliber.
AREAS: Indoor to 50 feet.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Situated in Brea a little ways off the 57. FMJ pistol cartridges are the only thing allowed (M1 Carbine is OK). They have a wide variety of rental pistols. The staff seems very cool and willing to help. They have a "pro shop" with basic shooting supplies. They also sell some firearms (including OLLs!) and do transfers. They have a nice lobby with a table and TV. Overall an outstanding range.

What to look for (http://ocindoorrange.com/rangephotos/outside.gif) if you're going for the first time.

JHP is now allowed. I haven't renewed my membership yet but intend to. Staff is awesome. I don't think I've ever seen all the lanes operational, one or two are always broken for some reason or another. It's a small range and gets busy in the evenings, expect a wait if you pop in around 6-7pm on a friday or saturday.

Slugger
01-03-2008, 11:07 PM
RANGE: San Luis Obispo Sportsmans Association (SLOSA)
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: SLOSA Range and club (http://www.slosa.org/)
OLL FRIENDLY: Absolutely, and encouraged!
AREAS: 21 covered benches and stand-up. Full trap and skeet. 3 archery lanes(15-30-40yds)
COST: $10 non-members, $5 members for all day (membership starts at $50 annual, and includes the whole family. Multi-year and life member available)

FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allows .22 to 50BMG. No armor peircing specific ammo. Lots of steel gongs from 125yds out to 475yds, paper targets to 300yds. Most RSO's are retired military, and will only get loud for a safety violation (yellow line, muzzle awareness etc). Seperated handgun and rifle lanes on same range. Two trap and one skeet(from high houses). Range site is also home to the Hogue Action Pistol Range (S&W international shoot, Speed Challenge, Ruger Take-5 Challenge etc). Other Club venues include blackpowder(no modern in-lines allowed at club shoots...pilgrim), Rifle and handgun silhouete (all calibers, out to 500yds for rifle), and Cowboy Action (Home of the internationally fielded John Wayne Shoot....bring enough gun!). LEO, Military, and Boy Scout friendly. Night shooting to 100yds on Thursday night.

Yes, I am a little biased(!) as I am an RSO there when I stay home long enough:D The website is a little aged, but still has all current info and pics.

I was just at this range last weekend. Excellent range! The RO was very helpful and friendly. Made this out of town visitor feel welcome. I'll go back again next time I'm in SLO.

76231b
01-03-2008, 11:35 PM
RANGE: Cow mountain rifle range
LOCATION: Cow mountain (Mendocino county)
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/cowmtn.html
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Anything anywhere you want. 50, 100, 200, 400 yard range.
FACILITY: N/A
STAFF: N/A
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Best place to shoot. I highly recommend to go shooting here if you have never been shooting on BLM land. Sometimes idiots shoot up the benches though. Truck is recommended, my honda does fine though.

You can see the range here
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.133077,-123.100948&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wl

ibanezfoo
01-04-2008, 10:04 AM
Quick note about Burro Canyon. Be careful with their chairs. I sat down with my loaded AR and apparently someone a lot fatter than me had sat in it previously. I'm all of 150 lbs and it collapsed under me. Not exactly the safest situation. Lucky for me I was able to quickly set down the weapon before I fell.

-Bryan

liketoshoot
01-04-2008, 2:15 PM
The Gun Shop, 44633 Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA (661) 942-8377.
Indoor range $5.00 fee
Friendly people
Mostly pistols some rifles, must use their reloads, no rentals of firearms
15yd range
5 lanes
does need some work on target pullies but doable
Owners are good people and have been in the bizz awhile.
Some Tuesdays not open due to training classes
overall rating from me, (I've been going here a few years) is 3

aRgus
02-27-2008, 12:07 PM
RANGE: Iron Sights
LOCATION: 618 AIRPORT RD OCEANSIDE, CA 92054
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.iron-sights.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Very
AREAS: Indoor to 25yds.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: It's a bit of a drive from where I'm at, but it's worth it. Polite staff and reasonable prices on reload ammo ($11 for 50rd .45/.40S&W). They allow holster draw, rapid fire, and OLL.

Clientele seemed to be just as friendly as the staff. Mostly military and locals.

sb_pete
02-29-2008, 12:26 AM
RANGE: San Luis Obispo Sportsmans Association (SLOSA)
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay
...
FACILITY: 4/4STAFF: 4/4OVERALL: 4/4...

+1 on SLOSA. Cool night shooting. They light the hillside up pretty well. Great RO's when I was there. I live too far away to go often (~100mi) but the place is cool and well equiped. No rentals though.

It would be cool if someone knew how to make this thread into some kind of Wiki so that other members could add/update info. Any takers?

sb_pete
02-29-2008, 1:00 AM
RANGE: Winchester Canyon Gun Club
LOCATION: Santa Barbara area
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.wcgc.org/

OLL FRIENDLY:
Unsure - Never asked directly, don't have one myself, but have seen them up there.

AMMO RESTRICTIONS:
No .50BMG

HOURS/FEES
Members: sunrise till sunset
Open to non-members Sat/Sun 9am till 3or 4pm for pistols/rifles ($12/day); Sat/Sun/Wed for shotgun range only 10am till 3 or 4pm ($7/round; $4.50 students/members)

AREAS:
Shotguns - Trap, Skeet, Continental, Also a hill to shoot at to teach newbs, (Also Sporting Clays and others but I don't know the schedule on that). Free loaner shotguns. $7/box ammo if you forgot to bring your own/ran out.
Pistol - Separate 25 yd outdoor/covered. Has plates on one side. No holsters.
Rifle - Separate 100yd range outdoor/covered
Rifle - Separate 200 yd range outdoor/covered (often closed)
Rifle - CLOSED 600 yd range (been closed for a couple years now due to some dispute with the Chumash Indians though.

FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4

COMMENTS:
Great, Friendly staff. Ammo for sale (expensive but not exorbitant). No rentals. Tends to be a somewhat self-regulated place - there are RO's and they will stop or yell at you for being stupid, but one of the members will probably stop you first. In general they seem to have more facility than they have staff to run it.
Location is about 5 mi up West Camino Cielo from Highway 154. HERE (http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=34.505708&lon=-119.864273&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2)

Vonshliken12
03-02-2008, 10:24 PM
Do they allow rapid fire or double tapping at SLOSA?:confused:

GenLee
03-03-2008, 8:13 AM
RANGE: Southbay Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: 1020 Marron Valley Road, Dulzura (east S.D.)
TYPE: Outdoor, Trap, Pistol. 100m Rifle and Pistol, 100,200,300 and 500 rifle.
WEB LINK: http://www.sbrgc.org/

OLL FRIENDLY: Very, Ive never been there without at least on other OLL guy.
AREAS: All Outdoor, Trap, Pistol. 100m Rifle and Pistol, and 100,200,300 and 500 yard rifle. Nice canopes and Concrete floors.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Easy drive from anywhere in S.D. County, Free Target stands. Super friendly staff, $65.00 annual membership, shoot for free almost 365 days a year after that. Try this place you will love it.

Someguy925
03-03-2008, 8:53 AM
RANGE: On-Target Shooting Range
LOCATION: 27692 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
PHONE: 949-348-0352
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.on-targetrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: ? - Never asked outright, but shoot OLL there without hassles.
AREAS: Indoor to 75 feet.
COST: $15/person ($8+person), $225 1st year membership/$175 renewal
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allow centerfire rifle caliber up to .308 but in order to shoot rifle, you'll need to take class and obtain "permit" (easy). Clean, very well lit and ventilated. Front-room store pretty well stocked.

Rimfire rifles don't require a "permit". Also, I believe the two rightmost lanes are the rifle lanes. Also, they don't allow for military surplus ammo for the rifles. I heard that a jackass was using some steel core ammo in his rifle and ended up shooting up the target hangers and wires. After shooting up one lane and paying for the repair cost, he goes ahead and shoots up another one.

Shotguns are banned there too as of about 2 years ago. Some group was using bird shots.

+1 for Ontarget though. The staff there are pretty cool and they know us by face.

MILLITIAof1
03-04-2008, 6:07 PM
no reviews on oaktree gun club in newhall from anyone?

mur
03-07-2008, 5:49 PM
RANGE: Sunnyvale Rod and Gun
LOCATION: Cupertino
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.sunnyvalegunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: YES
AREAS: 4 Trap Lanes, 10 rifle lanes, 10 rimfire lanes, 7 pistol lanes 25 to 100
FACILITY: 4/4
COST: $12.00
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Pros: Staff is very friendly, carpeted sitting benches, nicely enclosed when raining, close to 280, Free Targets......Cons: No tin can area, they do though have a metal plate at 100 yards, only 10 centerfire lanes, tends to get busy very quickly, gotta haul your gear from parking lot.

If I have an hour or 2 to kill, I'll go here, a day trip mostly likely will head up to Los Altos, still haven't been to Metcalf:(

comandante costello
03-13-2008, 11:57 PM
RANGE: Dave's Gun and Archery
LOCATION: San Bernardino
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: n/a
OLL FRIENDLY: ? saw a complete ar on the wall, maybe one of those bushmasters though...
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Hard to judge the staff, I think there were two people there, and I was the only one shooting. The guy working the front counter was nice enough, although I was all alone back in the range. Maybe a good thing or a bad thing I'm not really sure. I didn't mind. Overall range was nice and I'd definitely return, although I should mention that this was the first range I'd ever been to at all, so I really have no point of comparison.

Oh, and I believe it was $13.57 for range time, targets, and eye and ear protection.

kilword
03-15-2008, 11:16 PM
Any places like this in Northern Cali?

their was a place up past napa like that.

kodiak
05-26-2008, 1:19 AM
RANGE: Firing Line - Burbank
LOCATION: Burbank
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.firingline.net/burbank/
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
FACILITY: 3.5/4
COST: $18.00 w/o ammo purchase (non-member)
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:
Pros:
This is the only range I've shot at in Los Angeles that actually denies entry to people if they fail the safety demonstration. Every other range I've been to, if a renter fails the safety demo, the employee just tells them what they did wrong and lets them go on in, which makes me really nervous to say the least. Here, if you flash an employee or customer while fumbling around with the slide/mag release, they will not let you shoot unless someone more experienced is in your group.
The employees are courteous and professional, and the facilities are clean and well maintained. The range provides free coffee and doughnuts (while they last), a big screen TV, a selection of magazines and accessories, as well as a snack/drink machine.
Cons:
I'm docking FL 0.5 points because it's way too dark in there and they don't seem to care. It's not a big deal for me, but those of you with corrective lenses might have a problem acquiring your sights or your target. I've seen better lighting in strip clubs.

kodiak
05-26-2008, 1:30 AM
RANGE: LAX
LOCATION: Inglewood
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.laxrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
FACILITY: 3.5/4
COST: $18.00 w/o ammo purchase (non-member)
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3.25/4
COMMENTS:
No Wolf or Blazer Ammo allowed (Blazer Brass is OK)
Pros:
Large pro shop with a gunsmith that comes in on Tuesday nights, ultrasonic cleaning service. Rifles with frangible ammo are allowed, as well as shotguns. Generally not as busy as other ranges in the area. Range is well lit beyond ~5 yds. There is a big screen TV in the lobby area.
Cons:
Allows obvious first timers to shoot without showing safe handling skills. Also, one of the employees has a very dismissive and rushed attitude when dealing with customers. Also, LAX has a webcam that shows the range, which is a little disconcerting for those privacy-minded folks out there.

69Mach1
05-26-2008, 1:38 AM
RANGE: La Puente Firing Range
LOCATION: 16418 Valley Blvd
La Puente, CA 91744
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Indoor to 25 yards.
WEB LINK: http://www.lpfr.com/LPFR/hourslocation.html
OLL FRIENDLY: HELL NO

kodiak
05-26-2008, 1:43 AM
RANGE: Los Angeles Gun Club
LOCATION: Warehouse district, Downtown Los Angeles
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.thelosangelesgunclub.com
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
FACILITY: 3/4
COST: $18.00 w/o ammo purchase (non-member)
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS:
Pros:
Located near the intersection of several major freeways. Big bore revolvers for rent, as well as an SKS, M1 carbine, M1911s and other weapons of note. The staff all carry openly, which reminds me of home.
Cons:
The location is in a really sketchy area and the parking lot will make you wish you had that CHL/CCW. The crowd on date nights (weekends) can be nervewracking, especially when someone waves a shotgun with a bad primer in the chamber in your direction and asks what to do. Also, the so-called "sideways-gun-toting bad crowd" does pop up every once in a while, but they're usually showing their girlfriends how to shoot a glock and are well behaved.

Greg-Dawg
05-26-2008, 10:55 PM
Cons:
I'm docking FL 0.5 points because it's way too dark in there and they don't seem to care. It's not a big deal for me, but those of you with corrective lenses might have a problem acquiring your sights or your target. I've seen better lighting in strip clubs.

FYI: There's a light switch above the booth located on the pulley box. Also, the muzzle flash proves light.:D

+1 for BBK FL.

kathunx
05-26-2008, 11:23 PM
RANGE: Torrance Sharpshooter
LOCATION: Torrance (LA Area)
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.socalsharpshooter.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Definitely Not.
FACILITY: 2/4 (expect multiple disabled lanes)
COST: $15.00 w/o ammo purchase (non-member), $12.00 w/ ammo purchase
STAFF: 3/4 (Some of them are great, some not so much)
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS:
They offer rental of a small assortment of handguns and rimfire rifles. They are definitely strict on the weapons you use. They won't even allow you to use a shotgun with any sort of pistol grip (stock or not). When I asked why not, the guy just responded "people with pistol grips on their shotguns tend to go crazy".
Pros:
You can rent some guns there. They aren't very strict on rapid fire. They sell weapons and will allow you to try out your weapon during DROS periods. Depending on who you deal with, the staff can be helpful.
Cons:
Some of the staff there (the infamous old guy) have serious personality issues. The range is poorly maintained (lanes are down, target rails aren't functioning correctly etc). The fees are a little high for what you get. The cost of renting a gun is steep (you pay per rental, and require 2 people). They often charge you for things you didn't buy/need.

lakai
05-29-2008, 10:08 AM
RANGE: Rancho Magnum Range
LOCATION: Rancho Cucamonga
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.ranchomagnumrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Sometimes
AREAS: 12 lane 50-feet
COST: $15.00
FACILITY: 2/4
STAFF: 4/4
COMMENTS: Owners are great, super friendly. They are a gunsmith and sell guns as well. Shotguns are allowed. Brass Only

kathunx
05-29-2008, 12:25 PM
RANGE: LAX Range
LOCATION: Inglewood (North of LAX)
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.LAXRange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes.
FACILITY: 4/4 (expect multiple disabled lanes)
COST: 1st time shooter set up fee $2.00
Handgun Shooting $13.00 with purchase of range ammunition
$18.00 without purchase of range ammunition
Hi Power rifle Shooting $15.00 frangible ammunition must be purchased from range
Shotgun Shooting $15.00 00 BUCK or Slug ammunition must be purchased from the range
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:
They offer plenty of rental weapons (more than the other shooting ranges I've been to). Once you pay for one, you can sample pretty much all of them without paying extra. They're laid back, but not too laid back. The waiting area has a big screen TV and comfortable couches. They have a pretty big pro-shop too.
Pros:
Plenty of rental weapons. Free Ear-pro & Eye-pro. Comfortable waiting area (for the wife who is afraid of loud noises, except the ones that come from her mouth). Pro-shop with a large selection. Solid, functional range. Ammo prices aren't that bad (they also sell it in bulk)
Cons:
They don't sell weapons (not their fault, Inglewood won't let them). Parking can be a pain in the butt. For rifles, they require a certain type of ammunition (for good reason).

doc66
05-29-2008, 10:58 PM
Reed's indoor range.
2\4 overall
They have a 3 second between shots policy. When a range employee came onto my lane and told me that I thought he was kidding. (I was not doing rapid fire or double taps) so I slowed it down and he came back again, I was running about 2 seconds between shots. He asked me if I did not understand what he meant about 3 seconds. I told him not to worry, I am leaving now anyway.
When I went to pay for my time (about 30 minutes) I was told that the range fee is $16.00 per lane I came unglued and told him this range is a rip off at that price. His manager came over and advised me that if I could not agree with there price it is best I do not come back. I assured him I would not.

Since I live about 35 miles away and there are at least three ranges closer then Reeds it is no big deal.
Again the total rating is 2 out of 4.




++++1 on your review. This place is a rip-off! Just like the store. And the guys behind the counter aren't too knowledgable either.

trinydex
07-02-2008, 5:27 PM
RANGE: On Target
LOCATION: Laguna Niguel
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.on-targetrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes, but they have to like you (member or cozy with staff)
FACILITY: 1/4
STAFF: 1/4
OVERALL: 1/4
COMMENTS:

architecture is that of a normal cookie cutter indoor range. 3 people to a lane.

very crowded. small indoor range with even less gear space than other indoor cookie cutter ranges. some of the staff was rude to say the very least. basically when part of the group wanted to leave early staff told them to **** off until the whole group was ready to go. this issue could have been resolved with a little attention to what the patrons wanted and what the situation was, instead patrons were met with snide remarks and backs turned. there were more than 4 people behind various counters and after they declined to resolve this very simple issue while jesting and jeering with each other they stood around with arms crossed, until a bit later when other patrons needed help.

trinydex
07-02-2008, 5:33 PM
RANGE: Firing Line - Burbank
LOCATION: Burbank
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.firingline.net/burbank/
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
FACILITY: 4/4
COST: $18.00 w/o ammo purchase (non-member)
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:

the architecture is that of a normal indoor cookie cutter range. two people per lane.

I like the firing line a lot. i can agree with much of what kodiak said above. i've patroned this range long before i bought any firearms and i've seen them insist that first timers bring a friend along that knows what they're doing. i feel they take patron safety seriously.

the staff has never ever been discourteous to me which is why they will continue to get my business whenever i am shooting in southern california. they have a wonderful lounge area with a tv and the "look out" area many times has doughnuts.

the only con i can speak of is there was one time the ac wasn't working, it got hot, i got a little sweaty in the face, but they fixed it by hte next time i went.

Gnzrme
07-18-2008, 11:44 PM
Range: Oaktree Gun Club
Location: Santa Clarita
Type: Pistol, Shotgun, and rumor of a rifle range opening
Web Link: www.oaktreegunclub.com
OLL Friendly: Yes, sales/PPT
Staff: 4/4
Facility: 4/4
Cost: Pistol is $20.00/day, shotgun varies according to what you are
doing.

This is an excellent range. Multiple reactive targets. Allows rapid fire. pistol range has caliber limitations due to proximity of targets to firing line and potential for damage/ricochet. 2 falling steel plate racks, 3 outdoor bays with one cofigured for action pistol (requires approval from manager to use). 2 proshops with nice people behind the counter. Now here's the kicker *** They have a BAR at this range!!!!**** Strict no return to the firing line after alcohol consumption (thank goodness).

As far as the rifle range, I was told that they have a space set aside for the range, but you have to pay to keep an RO on the line, so they are waiting for demand to keep it open. I have never seen it or heard that it is open, but that is what I was told.

Overall, excellent facility.

wikidklown
07-19-2008, 12:34 AM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: This range is definitely my favorite. Super friendly Staff, well just pay attention and obey all rules...

DeeL2003
07-21-2008, 10:07 AM
Does anyone know if the Rancho Cucamonga Magnum Range allow JHP's? Any other ammo restrictions on pistol and shotgun ammo? Reason I ask is because the Riverside Magnum Range does not allow JHP's but allows shotguns and you have to be at the far corner of the range.

leitung
07-22-2008, 4:30 PM
]RANGE: The-Range
LOCATION: Grass Valley
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.the-range.biz
OLL FRIENDLY: Unknown (I would assume so, call before)
AREAS: 25 Yard Pistol, 50 Yard Rifle
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Rapid Fire Usually allowed, however it attracts the attention of range staff.. Still unclear of the rules to such. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Rifle range is in dis repair, I think only one lane accually works ATM. Has some good action shoots and classes, owner is a good guy.

mur
07-26-2008, 8:33 AM
RANGE: Boca Shooting Range EAST SIDE(Truckee Sportsmen Association)
LOCATION: Truckee
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: N/A
OLL FRIENDLY: YES
AREAS: open area out to 75 yards
FACILITY: N/A
COST: FREE
STAFF: N/A
OVERALL: 1/4
Operating Period: April 15 to Oct. 15
Operating Hours: M-F 7am to 3:30
Weekends you will need to checkout a key from the rangers station in Truckee
COMMENTS:
Pros: Drive right to the firing line, Most likely will have the range all by yourself
Cons: Place is just an open area to shoot. No overhead shading, benches or tables and trash everywhere.
With the National Forests all around I doubt I will be returning here anytime soon.

THREAD UPDATE: It seems I went to east side of the range, there is a whole other section .06 miles down
the road with Benches, trees and such out to 275 Yards. Now I have to go back:)

studiojon
07-30-2008, 2:41 PM
RANGE: Firing Line - Burbank
LOCATION: Burbank
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.firingline.net/burbank/
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
FACILITY: 4/4
COST: $18.00 w/o ammo purchase (non-member)
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:

the architecture is that of a normal indoor cookie cutter range. two people per lane.

I like the firing line a lot. i can agree with much of what kodiak said above. i've patroned this range long before i bought any firearms and i've seen them insist that first timers bring a friend along that knows what they're doing. i feel they take patron safety seriously.

the staff has never ever been discourteous to me which is why they will continue to get my business whenever i am shooting in southern california. they have a wonderful lounge area with a tv and the "look out" area many times has doughnuts.

the only con i can speak of is there was one time the ac wasn't working, it got hot, i got a little sweaty in the face, but they fixed it by hte next time i went.


The FL is OLL friendly (Pistol caliber only)

DLD
07-31-2008, 11:15 AM
RANGE: Project 2000 Shooting Range
LOCATION: El Cajon (San Diego County)
TYPE: Indoor/Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.p2krange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
RAPID FIRE: No
AREAS: Indoor:10- 18 to 25 yard lanes with electric target returns, 2- 50 yard rifle, 7- 100 yard rifle. Outdoor: 10(?) lane- 50 yard training range, Skeet, Sporting Clay and Archery...
FACILITY: 4/4
COST: Indoor Range: $10 (1st hr member), $14 (1st hr non-member). Outdoor: $6- $12 for a round of Trap or Skeet depending on "discipline" and membership status.
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
Operating Period: Year-round
Operating Hours: Generally 8:00 or 9:00 to 5:00, but open 3 nights a week till 9:00...they have outdoor lighting (check the website)
COMMENTS: First visit you'll have to read the safety and range rules and take a test (takes 15 minutes).
Cease-Fires every 25 minutes to allow 50 and 100 yrd target changes.
Lots of LEOs in and out
Pros: Safe, Friendly, Air conditioned...gun rentals, ammo sales, and target sales
Cons: No gun sales or FFL for transfers etc.

MrSigmaDOT40
08-03-2008, 11:35 PM
Somebody said a few pages back that San Leandro Optimists Range was "Unsafe". I don't know what happened when you were there but everybody I have came in contact with there is very friendly and very safety conscious.

Also I wanted to add to the one full review of the San Leandro range that it is now $12 to get in and $13 for the "Steel Shoot" they have EVERY Saturday from 6-PM-10 PM outside. They have a nice practice setup where you can soot at poppers an falling targets. I just did it fro the first time last Saturday and everybody there (Employees and Customers) were very friendly and provided clear instruction with a whole lot of emphasis on safety. This is a great place to practice for competitions other then Richmond rod and gun club. I'll be doing the steel shoot every Saturday if possible.

Steel Shoot:
Holsters and mag holsters ALLOWED
Shooters start by vocal instruction and beep from a timer
Separate Gun and ammo table, guns can only be un-holstered and handled at that table unless you are up to shoot obviously.

It was beyond a blast to do, I wish more people would support that range. It;s getting old but it's right here in the heart of the east bay, easy access(I live right down the street lol) and have a little taste of everything (i.e outdoor 100 rifle range, indoor pistol maybe shotgun too, and outdoor steel shoot).

Please people be cautious about whom you are labeling "GANGBANGERS" or "HOMIES", "HOODS", etc. if they are idiots because of the way they are handling firearms then just leave it at that. Don't judge a book by it's cover. I'm as safe as if not more safe then most people I'm shooting with at any particular range but some of you judges would automatically start assuming by my appearance/vehicle appearance.

Lets get over that people.

Utha Schleigle
08-04-2008, 7:47 PM
RANGE: Lytle Creek
LOCATION: End of road lytle creek
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: www.lytlecreekrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: YES - very friendly
AREAS: open area out to 50 - 100 - 200 yards
FACILITY: yes - target - snacks - porta potties - shade
COST: $12.oo
STAFF: Yes - friendly
OVERALL: 10 out of 10

Sign reads as you go in. Shooter's park and check in at office. HAD A DRINK?????? - turn around go home. Don't drink at barr's on the way up the road.

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Lady at check in was very friendly and hadd (LIVE) rattle snake (IN A CAGE) on the counter to show you - what to NOT let your kidd play with and you should stay away and only shoot at targets. She had two more rattle snakes behind the counter. She was feeding to release - mandated by the FOREST RANGER guyz.

There was a store at the range but I did not go there - probably ammo shedd.

The range master meets you near the shooting benches and was very friendly and asked what you wanted to shoot and target type. They tend to put like firearms togther. 7.62x54mmR shooters were grouped together - the sonic blasts were cool. It was funney we all had "re-arrrsinalled" patch up M44's and 91/30's. All purchased at BIG-5.

Fast fire no problem. Fun stuff no problem. No mention - no check - no problem steel magnetic ammo. The hill has been cleared (see picture) and you can not farther than the 200 yard line. Many people (RAMBO's) were fast fireing at orange shootguns clays. I recycled some they did not use. Some folks had metal gongs and spinners.

Sunday not crowded. No waiting. As some left others arrived. Other shooters were nice and talk-at-tive. Friendly. I loaned my 3lbs hammer and staple gun several times. Try to come prepared - but I forgot stuff also.

Try to bring your big ARCO thermass cup. Many eats and treats on the lower road at the off ramp of the 15fwy there are three gass stations with Mc Donalds - Taco Bell - ARCO full mini mart. The little gas station no longer sells ammo.
I loaded my cup with ice to the top and kept adding drink as the day went on. I saw the Barba-Q up the way - butt I was distracted by the shooting. Some eateries on the road on the way up the road.

For porta potties (if your are a clean person) might want to bring wipes and maybe a roll of you favorite TP. Porta potties were clean - buttttt - there were some nice people there that day with kidds. Mother's are MOM.

Over all yes I will go back.

The road and scenery on the way out was rugged-ly pretty. The road is paved on the way the the range - no problem for my PT Cruizer. Saw Honda's and some High Brydes sedans. Lytle creek towards the end is a slow road - so do not stress - 15mph and 25mph sections.

doughboy334
08-09-2008, 8:13 PM
Range: Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club
Location: Cupertino
Type: Outdoor
Web Link: www.sunnyvalegunclub.com
OLL Friendly: Yes
Areas: Trap and Rimfire/Pistol/Rifle
Facility: ****/****
Cost: $12
Staff: ****/****
Overall: ****/****

Business Hours:
Tuesdays: 9am - 9pm for rimfire, pistol, rifle; 9am - 5pm for trap
Fridays: 9am - 5pm
First and Third Sundays: 10am - 3pm

Went here today and had a good time. It shouldn't be hard to find this place. Along the reservoir you'll come along a sign which points to the unpaved gate and it's really hard to miss.

Sunnyvale Rod and Gun offers trap shooting and a rimfire, pistol, and rifle range up to 100 yards. If you're bringing the whole gun safe with you, try and park at the far end at the start of the hill where the rimfire, pistol, and rifle range is located or borrow a cart. The trap shooting area has parking spaces right up to it.

I spent the day at the rifle range and right off the bat the staff was excellent. I forgot my earpro in my other car, but one of the ROs gave me a pair of cheap in-ear foams to use. Entry fee is $12 for the whole day. Spotter scopes are on rental for $2.
You set up targets on posts which fit on a metal foundation. This is nifty because the foundations are set at the 25, 50, and 100 yards so you can bring it up close to zero, then keep on moving it back during ceasefires when you feel comfortable. In addition, the 100 yds have a couple of metal targets spread out (around 4 - 5) so when you're zeroed you can hit those and hear feedback. Ceasefires occur around every 15 minutes.
Check the calendar on their website to see if anything special is going on. When I went, there was a rimfire competition going on and they were shooting at silhouetted ducks, rabbits, etc.

Remember to be safe or be kicked out!

Utha Schleigle
08-11-2008, 5:06 PM
Secound tripp to Lytle Creek with the CA BEARS on August 8th 2008.

I thought I better take more pictures of the place.

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Sign as you arrive. One driver got yelled at for speed. 5 MPH ONLY.

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Check in and store - targets - candy - drinks - drinks. I did not go into the other store for ammo. Why the red area's on photograghs??? What peploe look like and their LIC plate is none of my business. BRING CASH $12.oo each shooter - not sure but they were not aking credit cards or ATM or DEBIT when I checked in.

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In the earlier post on page 11, I said they had a snake in the counter - so here is prooff. They lady at the counter that it usually it takes two viles of ANTI-venom, if you get bitt by a rattle snake at the hospital. Each vile is $6,000.oo. Children need to be transported to the hospital ERGENTY, because of they size. Children get shown the snake to make sure they know NOT to play or tease snakes. Play near MOM and DAD.

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Open bench - bring your own shade.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/UtgaSchleigle/Range%20report/100_6688.jpg
Covered benches - still might want a hat and a coller full of waters iced down.
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I was shooting at a COCONUT HUSK. NO FOOD TARGETS. Regular targets and clean up. Range is still very fun and the Range master want you to have funn.

You can not shoot at fruit, because the FOREST SERVICE wants every target a NON FOOD item not to attrack animals. The range master told me it worth a $1,000.oo fine/ticket and he would RATT me out in a secound. All very nicely. He said they want to keep infractions down to keep range open. The range and forest service do not want problems and are PROactive.
They stopped the firing while a Jack Rabbit was trying to cross the range.

jb7706
10-05-2008, 8:46 PM
Range: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center
Location: Sloughhouse, CA
Type: Outdoor
Web Link: http://www.sacvalley.org
OLL Friendly: Yes
Areas: Trap and Rimfire/Pistol/Rifle
Facility: ****/****
Cost: $10 non members all day, $3 members all day
Staff: ****/****
Overall: ****/****

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Friday-Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
No new shooters after 4:00 PM
Closed Wednesday & Thursday

SHOTGUN RANGE
Open from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
No new shooters after 3:30 PM

Physical address:
15501 Meiss Road
Sloughhouse , CA 95683
(916) 354-9668

Public ranges include .22 rimfire steel, handgun from 10 yd to 50 yd in 5 yd increments. 100 yard rifle in 25 yard marked increments. 300 yard rifle. Target stands are provided, most positions are covered. Pistol range has bays to stop hot brass from hitting your buddy next to you. Slow fire only on public ranges.

Rifle has concrete benches with folding chairs. Sandbags, rests and carpet is available. Standing and prone permitted when I have been there.

Range store has ammo for most common calibers, targets, snacks and drinks available.

Members and guests can take advantage of 8 action pistol bays (fire as fast as you can safely pull the trigger there :D) steel silhouette, and long range rifle to one thousand yards.

Over 350 firing positions available at the 800+ acre range.

Josh3239
10-05-2008, 9:23 PM
Range: Oaktree Gun Club
Location: Santa Clarita
Type: Pistol, Shotgun, and rumor of a rifle range opening
Web Link: www.oaktreegunclub.com
OLL Friendly: Yes, sales/PPT
Staff: 4/4
Facility: 4/4
Cost: Pistol is $20.00/day, shotgun varies according to what you are
doing.

This is an excellent range. Multiple reactive targets. Allows rapid fire. pistol range has caliber limitations due to proximity of targets to firing line and potential for damage/ricochet. 2 falling steel plate racks, 3 outdoor bays with one cofigured for action pistol (requires approval from manager to use). 2 proshops with nice people behind the counter. Now here's the kicker *** They have a BAR at this range!!!!**** Strict no return to the firing line after alcohol consumption (thank goodness).

As far as the rifle range, I was told that they have a space set aside for the range, but you have to pay to keep an RO on the line, so they are waiting for demand to keep it open. I have never seen it or heard that it is open, but that is what I was told.

Overall, excellent facility.

More info on the BAR :D

Is this for rent? Is it a machine gun or semi auto?

Gnzrme
10-19-2008, 1:06 PM
As far as the bar goes, its there. It is a resturant, so hence the liquor license. Usually a few people in there getting food and drinks, again if you are drinking, there is no shooting..

Is the faciility for rent: Well, the show Shooting Gallery has done a few episodes up there and I imagine you can rent the facility....There are alot of LEO's that use the place, so I imagine if you have the permits, you could shoot machine gun there....

The manager of the pistol side is Gene, and if you talk to him in advance, and explain what you want to do, he will try to accomodate you (within the limit of the facility)

rabagley
10-20-2008, 6:38 PM
I also read it as BAR = "Browning Automatic Rifle" and was quite impressed that they had one for rent. I assumed that there was some sort of punctuation error with the subsequent statements about alcohol and range rules, etc.

groovielou
10-25-2008, 12:44 AM
RANGE: Bass Pro Shops
LOCATION: Rancho Cucamonga
TYPE: Indoor 4 lanes total
WEB LINK: http://www.bassproshops.com
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
AREAS: Unknown, no markings at all.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 1/4
OVERALL: 2/4
COMMENTS:

Pros: BRAND NEW, clean and well kept facility. $7 Per Hour Range fee.

Cons: Range Master is RUDE! I asked if double taps were ok, he responded with, "lets put it this way, more often than not, people can't handle that, I don't want my walls or roof all marked up, YOU DON'T WANT ME TO COME IN HERE!" I was dumbfounded,. No eyes and ears rental, must purchase your over priced ammo from Bass Pro Shops. Its a HUGE deal getting your weapon into the friggin' range. At the door, they lock up your gun for you, then unlock it at the range. Won't be going back.

slo5oh
11-16-2008, 8:48 PM
RANGE: United Sportsmen, Inc. (U.S.I.)
LOCATION: 4700 Evora Road in Concord, California
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.unitedsportsmen.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes (I was there today with my Saiga and others next to me had AR's)
.50 BMG: Yes at 100 yards.
AREAS: For Rifles: Pistols: 15 & 25 yard, Rifles: 50 & 100 yard; covered shooting positions. Also have Trap & Skeet Range but I don't own a shotgun yet. :)
FACILITY: 4/4 Except my nephew's girlfriend said the ladies room was not up to par.
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Second time there and staff is friendly and helpful although they don't seem to pickup the phone. Most all shooters are friendly and social; I even directed several to check out CalGuns. Just stay behind the line during the cease fire and you're good.

I used to go there every couple weeks. Every staff member I've met was nice upon first meeting and very social if you choose to spend a few minutes talking to them. There was a great old guy working there that would BS with you for hours if you had the time, Wally I think. Most of the guys that work the range are also active in the action pistol course they run there. If you're not afraid of being scolded and can admit when you're wrong I highly suggest anyone living in the area sign up. They have you come out on a Saturday and you go through a full day of their instructions, noting out of the ordinary, but you never know when or where you can pick up info you didn't already know. They are very strict on you for your first 2 days and rightfully so. If you don't screw up on Saturday you get to come back the next day and help setup for their Sunday action pistol shoot. You work most of the day, then you get to run the course... TAKE YOUR TIME!!! and don't screw up. Any little screw up and you have to wait a month then do the WHOLE thing all over again. In the course of our instruction we were told there are 2 thing that ALWAYS happen. People that don't make it through the course the first time NEVER come back and Police officers never come back. I broke rule #1. :) I'm probably the only person that ever did. Anyhow, I don't know if they still do, but they allow everything from stock to full race guns in the action pistol area. The first time I heard what sounded like a full auto M16 while I was at the regular pistol range and my friends simply smiled saying no that was just the fully modified 1911 in the hands of the action pistol range master, I knew I wanted in. I think they even do action pistol type courses using rifles, mostly ARs I think. If memory serves, it's members only, so don't walk in there acting cocky.

Haplo
11-29-2008, 10:36 PM
RANGE: OC Indoor Shooting Range
LOCATION: 684 North Berry St. Suite C, Brea, California 92821
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: www.ocindoorrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: If it's a pistol caliber.
AREAS: Indoor to 50 feet.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Situated in Brea a little ways off the 57. FMJ pistol cartridges are the only thing allowed (M1 Carbine is OK). They have a wide variety of rental pistols. The staff seems very cool and willing to help. They have a "pro shop" with basic shooting supplies. They also sell some firearms (including OLLs!) and do transfers. They have a nice lobby with a table and TV. Overall an outstanding range.

What to look for (http://ocindoorrange.com/rangephotos/outside.gif) if you're going for the first time.

Good range, I have an annual pass here. Unfortunately I lost all of my guns in a tragic boating accident.

Asphodel
01-19-2009, 3:35 PM
I'd like to invite handgun/smallbore rifle shooters in the San Jose area to check out the old historic San Jose City indoor range, which is operated by the Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club.

The range is located at 1580 South Tenth St. in San Jose, between Alma Ave. and the County Fairgrounds, with easy access from the 280/10th St. off-ramp.

We open the range to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, from 1830 to 2130, and on Saturday afternoons from 1400 to 1700.

We offer an inexpensive, if not luxurious, alternative to Reeds and Target Masters, at $5/hr, or $1/hr for 'juniors', (who must have a parent/guardian present)

The range is staffed by volunteers from the Rifle Club, who have undergone Range Safety Officer training.

We do not rent firearms, nor sell ammunition at the range, but will provide eye and ear protection to anyone who does not bring their own.

Firearms are limited to handguns in 22 through 45 cals, and smallbore (22 rimfire) rifles.

Due to the limitations of the old backstop, we cannot allow use of magnum handgun rounds, or hardball (military ball or FMJ).

Lead, copper plated lead, or any jacketed bullet with hollow or soft lead point is acceptable, if kept under magnum velocities. (44 special level in 44 mag, or 38 spl in 357, etc.)

True enough, the old range was a bit 'dingy', in times past, but we've been working on renovating the facility, and training range officers to be friendly and welcoming to the public, whilst maintaining appropriate safety procedures and standards.

I'll offer a 'free trial' evening at the old range to anyone who would care to e-mail me to arrange that, if you'd like to check out the range, and, hopefully, give us a chance to earn a good review here.

My e-mail address is carla@tactical-link.com

cheers

Carla

Peter W Bush
01-29-2009, 12:42 AM
Range: Oaktree Gun Club
Location: Santa Clarita
Type: Pistol, Shotgun, and rumor of a rifle range opening
Web Link: www.oaktreegunclub.com
OLL Friendly: Yes, sales/PPT you can shoot your .223 next to the steel-target pistol range.. As of last week, you can rent an AR at the pistol range!
Staff: 4/4
Facility: 4/4
Cost: Pistol is $20.00/day, shotgun varies according to what you are
doing. its $8 i believe for a round of trap n skeet. $25/50 shots at their AMAZING, mile long, 21 station sporting clays on the top of a mountain! or, $40 for 100 targets

This is an excellent range. Multiple reactive targets. Allows rapid fire. pistol range has caliber limitations due to proximity of targets to firing line and potential for damage/ricochet. 2 falling steel plate racks, 3 outdoor bays with one cofigured for action pistol (requires approval from manager to use). 2 proshops with nice people behind the counter. Now here's the kicker *** They have a BAR at this range!!!!**** Strict no return to the firing line after alcohol consumption (thank goodness).

As far as the rifle range, I was told that they have a space set aside for the range, but you have to pay to keep an RO on the line, so they are waiting for demand to keep it open. I have never seen it or heard that it is open, but that is what I was told.

Overall, excellent facility.

Edits are in red. I try to be there every Sunday.. great way to start/end the week. What a fantastic place!

Rapid fire is allowed. They have about 8 trap feilds, 2 skeet fields, and one olympic skeet field (the Kim Rhode field.... they dont let you play there unless your established). YOU MUST check out their sporting clays setup.. its out of this world. A gator drops you off at the top of the mountain and you are free to shoot for however long you can pay for.

vladbutsky
03-08-2009, 2:05 PM
Here is the list of ranges on the map:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=115421204437612426747.0004649647fa4ae434154

Please let me know if I missed anything or if you want to help me moderating the map.

Travis8128
03-08-2009, 2:10 PM
Here is the list of ranges on the map:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=115421204437612426747.0004649647fa4ae434154

Please let me know if I missed anything or if you want to help me moderating the map.
i can see atleast three or four ranges missing just off the top of my head.

leitung
03-08-2009, 2:17 PM
I can help with the map if you want..
Let me know, PM sent..

leitung
03-08-2009, 2:27 PM
RANGE: The Gun Room
LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.thegunroom.org/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes, if pistol caliber.
AREAS: 25 Yd. Pistol/Shotgun
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: I have never personally shot a OLL there as I do not have one is pistol caliber. The range is well maintained and all equipment works. Staff can be rude depending on who you get at the counter. Shop has great collection of guns/accessories. People have reported that they illegally overcharge for PPTs. Shotguns with lead ammo allowed..

vladbutsky
03-08-2009, 6:29 PM
I just realized that the map is open for editing to anyone. I guess we can keep it this way. At least we can try to rely on unmoderated behavior for now.
Thanks to everyone who hepled with range info!

vladbutsky
03-08-2009, 7:06 PM
Could someone please locate the Coalinga range on the map? I've heard a lot about it but cannot find any reliable map for it.

Electricboy
03-18-2009, 4:57 PM
the cow mountain range (mendocino co) usually looks like a dump. loaded with garbage. they cleaned it up and within a week it looked like a dump again.

i joined the Ukiah gun club $150 year family open house may 2, 2009

RANGE: Ukiah gun club
LOCATION: Ukiah, CA
TYPE: outside/covered firing line
OLL FRIENDLY: n/a will find out
AREAS: trap/pistol/rifle to 300yds? will find out
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: caretaker
OVERALL: 4/4

comments: rifle and pistol lines are covered, rifle has long range metal targets, two trap houses (coin operated), adding archery range. just added rv parking.

lockandloadllc
03-19-2009, 11:22 AM
I made this for GlockTalk.com so I figured Id put it here. I also added Gun Stores I like too.

Ranges:
Shooters Paradise (Oxnard, CA)
Ranges fees decent (12 bucks for lane, 6 bucks for additional people), but ammo prices suck, they only allow their reloads or "clean" ammo due to the fact that they dont have a ventilation system. But you can shoot up to .308 i believe and shoot any shotgun shells you want. They also have a gun store inside, called B and G. I guess it cant be both under one name, or one started first I cant remember. Do not buy rifles/shotguns from them, they are a rip off, and they wont price match.
http://www.shootersparadiseoxnard.com/

Firing Line (Northridge, CA)
This one is not in venutra county, but they allow you to bring any ammo but hollowpoint. The highest caliber they go up to is .223 I believe. Shooters lanes are more roomy, but bringing your own ammo saves you loads of money. Their range fees are more 18 bucks for the lane, 9 bucks for guest. If you want to buy their ammo, its really decent (500 rounds for 150). I guess they also have their own reloading company, Cal Ammo or something. They also have a good collection of rental guns and range accessories. This one is my favorite indoor range out here, the only downer if the drive.
http://www.firingline.net/

Angeles Shooting Range (Lake View Terrace, CA)
This one is even further away, but if you want to shoot rifles long range (up to 700 yards) this is the place to go. They also have handgun and shotgun areas, and skeet throwers too. They are 12 bucks during the wk, 14 on wkends, and I guess Thursdays are half off for everyone. I personally haven't been here yet, but I will be going shortly. I have friends that go there and like it. They also sell ammo and reloading equipment, but they do not have rentals, so if you don't have any guns, youre out of luck.
http://www.angelesranges.com/

Gun Stores
Greta's Guns (Simi Valley, CA)
This place is so far the best place to go to for rifles and shotgun purchases. They are super friendly and all of their guns so far are at MSRP. They do sell handguns, but they are all on consignment (which usually means all used). So if you wanted a new handgun, they would probably have to order it, but Ive never asked them.
http://www.gretasguns.com/index.html

Gun World (Burbank, CA)
These guys are kind of high priced, but they have one of the best selections out here. They dont usually give prices over the phone so you might have to go there in person to see what they have and whatnot.
http://www.gunworldburbank.com/

Uncle Paul's Exchange (Ventura, CA)
They aren't the biggest but they do have a nice collection of guns. They also have super good deals on Glocks, S&W MPs, and etc. They also sell CA Legal AKs and ARs and AR lowers. It's kind of a wierd local, they don't have a sign, but they are sort of in the same place as a hair salon. No website as of yet. They do have weird hours though Tu-F 2-7pm Sat 12-5pm, closed mon and

saiga101
03-19-2009, 7:25 PM
Your rating is right on... every experience ive had was as you say and i gave it a few chances. Yes they sank a lot of money into the place but with only a 100yd range and bad staff its more of range you settle on than prefer.

onikage
03-25-2009, 4:37 PM
Excellent map, but maybe the icons should be changed up? I understand their intention is to provide a visual representation of what firearms are to be used, but they lose their spatial significance in the process. This is especially true when there are all 3 gun icons present.

Maybe a simple legend with color coded dots would do? Actually, maybe they could just be shrank down some?

vladbutsky
03-26-2009, 10:40 PM
...but maybe the icons should be changed up?
It is doable, but would require some work.
If you want to help and be a "moderator" for this map just send me your google.com login name so I can add you to the list.
:iagree:

demonbacker56
03-27-2009, 4:31 AM
Chabot is beautiful. Going there in a couple days! The only thing that annoys me is there's no brass picking...but there's brass everywhere and barely anybody there when i went! Awesome place!

Norccer
03-27-2009, 6:22 AM
Range: Snake Lake Shooting Range
Location: Sierra Nevada
Type: outdoor/boonies
Website: No way
OLL Friendly: No one facilitates the range so yes
Facility: 1.5/4
Staff: 2/4 (Never see them, but when I have they are cool)
Overall: 3/4
Comments: You basically show up and do your own thing. They have a building that you can shoot out of, but people have shot it up... The range is very dirty, and it is pretty small. Never really see staff there.

novaman64
04-14-2009, 11:33 AM
Range: Cordova Shooting Center
Location: Rancho Cordova (Sacramento)
Type: outdoor
Website: http://www.cordovashootingcenter.com/
OLL Friendly: yes, they rent AR's as well
Facility: 3/4
Staff: 4/4
Overall: 3/4
Comments: Go to the office, pay your range fees, $15 for rifle and pistol or $3 + $.27 per clay, put on your eyes and ears and head out. Small shop with firearms for purchase or rent, as well as targets and ammo.

The pistol range is:
15-25 YARDS

The rifle range is:
25-100 YARDS

They also have 5 automated trap ranges and 5 skeet ranges.

Overall the staff is great, the benchrests are nice sturdy and cement and all have sandbags on them. My only complaint is that the target backstops are all shot through wood or have paper piled so thick it makes it near impossible to attach your target, and they are very unstable, blow around in the wind, I actually had my target completely blow over on a windy day.

rolly
04-14-2009, 12:32 PM
Chabot is beautiful. Going there in a couple days! The only thing that annoys me is there's no brass picking...but there's brass everywhere and barely anybody there when i went! Awesome place!

you can pick your own brass!

rolly
04-14-2009, 12:46 PM
RANGE: San Leandro Optimist Rifle and Pistol Range
LOCATION: 3001 Davis St, San Leandro, CA
TYPE: Indoor / Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://slrange.tripod.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Indoor Pistol (electric target returns) / Outdoor 15/25/50 yard Pistol (& .22 rifle) / Outdoor 100 Yard Centerfire Rifle
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Located at the far West end of Davis Street in San Leandro, the San Leandro Optimist Rifle and Pistol Range is an often-overlooked gem of a range. It's easy to get to via the 880 freeway, and the range fee is only $11. During the week, the rifle range is often empty. Not only that, but they have extended hours (call them for the latest hours), so it's a great place to go after work. The only downsides for me are (1) there's no 50 yard range on the centerfire rifle range, (2) no FMJ ammo on the centerfire rifle range, and (3) there's bench-rest shooting only on the centerfire rifle range.

However, like I said in a previous post, I've taken my AR, FAL and AKM there, and have had zero problems. All the guys that I've met who worked there genuinely enjoy talking about guns, and a couple of times I've gone there and spent more time shooting the breeze with the RO's than actually shooting!

range fee was $13 when I went there (per person). Which was very expensive because we were 4 (and two of us just shooted a few rounds). And also no discount for Feds.
The indoor range is too dark (at least from the far left side where we were).
We also had to stop for 15 minutes so a class could use the area.
No big caliber inside (no 357 mag / 38sp OK)

The outdoor range is OK (but nothing like Chabot!)

Range needs a paint job!

rolly
04-14-2009, 12:48 PM
Red for my additions or changes.

Note that they WILL yell at you for violating safety regs, which is a good thing, really. Be good and they're some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet. :cool:

I agree !!!

Vtec44
05-03-2009, 9:04 PM
RANGE: Lytle Creek
LOCATION: End of road lytle creek
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: www.lytlecreekrange.com (http://www.lytlecreekrange.com)
OLL FRIENDLY: YES - very friendly
AREAS: open area out to 50 - 100 - 200 yards
FACILITY: yes - target - snacks - porta potties - shade
COST: $12.oo
STAFF: Yes - friendly
OVERALL: 10 out of 10


+1 on Lytle Creek. They are OLL friendly, allow steel targets and fast firing. I believe on the VERY top of the hill is 300 yards on Bravo 2.

Also, they allow pretty much all targets except for glass. I was there and people were shooting soda bottles (empty ones of course).

MattECV
05-07-2009, 9:32 PM
Range:Richmond Rod and Gun club
Location: Richmond, off the parkway
Type: outdoor
Web Link (http://www.richmondrodandgun.com/)
OLL Friendly: I'd say so, I have seen several EBRs at the range
Areas: 25 and 100 and skeet for non members, 200, action, fishing area and other stuff I probably don't know about for members
Facility: , eye and ear protection sold, porta potty, on cold days they sometimes have soup or a bowl of chili for patrons to enjoy
Cost: $10 all day, it is either $5 or $3 for members, I haven't joined...yet
Staff: Very friendly, I was a gun noob with a Big 5 Mosin and they were helpful and friendly, I have gone back consistently since
Overall: I have a limited experience at ranges but this is by far my favorite, there is a grill/bar for members with 1$ beer for after you shoot(so I've been told, I haven't been inside yet) I have never had a problem finding a table and I have always felt safe.

On second thought, it's no good, stay away!:43:


If anyone could give a review of circle s, it would be much appreciated.

Matt

Shenaniguns
05-08-2009, 1:52 PM
RANGE: The Gun Room
LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.thegunroom.org/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes, if pistol caliber.
AREAS: 25 Yd. Pistol/Shotgun
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: I have never personally shot a OLL there as I do not have one is pistol caliber. The range is well maintained and all equipment works. Staff can be rude depending on who you get at the counter. Shop has great collection of guns/accessories. People have reported that they illegally overcharge for PPTs. Shotguns with lead ammo allowed..



Why did you rate them so high then :eek:

AM9000
05-21-2009, 10:54 PM
+1 on Lytle Creek. They are OLL friendly, allow steel targets and fast firing. I believe on the VERY top of the hill is 300 yards on Bravo 2.

Also, they allow pretty much all targets except for glass. I was there and people were shooting soda bottles (empty ones of course).

Question: Does Lytle Creek have cover over the firing line for shade? Summer sun can be horrendous out there... Thanks in advance.

Turo
05-26-2009, 6:49 PM
I know this post is a little old, but I've been to this range a few times now, and I must say, I agree completely with the 4/4 ratings. Everybody there is very safety conscious (as they should be) and it's pretty cheap to shoot($10 per day per person.) You can do your own thing, or get help with whatever you need.

Highly Recommended!

RANGE: San Luis Obispo Sportsmans Association (SLOSA)
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: SLOSA Range and club (http://www.slosa.org/)
OLL FRIENDLY: Absolutely, and encouraged!
AREAS: 21 covered benches and stand-up. Full trap and skeet. 3 archery lanes(15-30-40yds)
COST: $10 non-members, $5 members for all day (membership starts at $50 annual, and includes the whole family. Multi-year and life member available)

FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allows .22 to 50BMG. No armor peircing specific ammo. Lots of steel gongs from 125yds out to 475yds, paper targets to 300yds. Most RSO's are retired military, and will only get loud for a safety violation (yellow line, muzzle awareness etc). Seperated handgun and rifle lanes on same range. Two trap and one skeet(from high houses). Range site is also home to the Hogue Action Pistol Range (S&W international shoot, Speed Challenge, Ruger Take-5 Challenge etc). Other Club venues include blackpowder(no modern in-lines allowed at club shoots...pilgrim), Rifle and handgun silhouete (all calibers, out to 500yds for rifle), and Cowboy Action (Home of the internationally fielded John Wayne Shoot....bring enough gun!). LEO, Military, and Boy Scout friendly. Night shooting to 100yds on Thursday night.

Yes, I am a little biased(!) as I am an RSO there when I stay home long enough:D The website is a little aged, but still has all current info and pics.

Iffy
05-29-2009, 6:32 PM
Another vote for Chabot in bay area. went there only 1x but had a great time. the trip is fun and you can take family, just let them go for a walk as there are trails around. theres also chabot lake not to far off so they can stay occupied while you go plinking.

samsigsauer
05-30-2009, 9:29 PM
RANGE: The Gun Room
LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.thegunroom.org/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes, if pistol caliber.
AREAS: 25 Yd. Pistol/Shotgun
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: I have never personally shot a OLL there as I do not have one is pistol caliber. The range is well maintained and all equipment works. Staff can be rude depending on who you get at the counter. Shop has great collection of guns/accessories. People have reported that they illegally overcharge for PPTs. Shotguns with lead ammo allowed..

I went there today and was told I could not shoot my GSG-5(MP-5 Clone in 22 rimfire)...Apparently the owner does not allow firearms which look like assault weapons...So they are not OLL friendly...Even in 22 rimfire...

BunnySlayer
05-30-2009, 9:58 PM
SimSig,

Sorry to hear that. Personally I think firearms related busineses that are willing to throw the rights of others under the bus should be boycotted by us all.

geofgibson
06-01-2009, 3:35 PM
RANGE: Southbay Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: 1020 Marron Valley Road, Dulzura (east S.D.)
TYPE: Outdoor, Trap, Pistol. 100m Rifle and Pistol, 100,200,300 and 500 rifle.
WEB LINK: http://www.sbrgc.org/

OLL FRIENDLY: Very, Ive never been there without at least on other OLL guy.
AREAS: All Outdoor, Trap, Pistol. 100m Rifle and Pistol, and 100,200,300 and 500 yard rifle. Nice canopes and Concrete floors.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Easy drive from anywhere in S.D. County, Free Target stands. Super friendly staff, $65.00 annual membership, shoot for free almost 365 days a year after that. Try this place you will love it.


I've been a member for some years. Most of the cats that shoot there are super friendly and helpful. A number of SEALs and Marines shoot there. The CMP matches are tons o' fun. The trap range is about the only place to shoot trap in SD. Go there. Trust me. :thumbsup:

geofgibson
06-02-2009, 1:32 PM
RANGE:American Shooting Center
LOCATION:San Diego
TYPE:Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.gotammo.com/
OLL FRIENDLY:Not sure, but when I was looking to buy some, they wouldn't even talk to me.
AREAS:25 yds.
FACILITY:4/4
STAFF:2/4
OVERALL:2/4
COMMENTS:Very nice place, but I stopped shooting there for a few reasons. $15 to shoot, but free if you buy a $350/yr.(?) membership. Last time I shot there, they wouldn't allow '06, but, I see on their web page that they now allow it. At the time, they also had a "no Wolf" policy, which I find a little elitist, but, whatever. They also check your ammo for steel as they have a no steel policy. I also took points off on "staff" because I got a vibe in there when I brought in my SKS and Saiga that they weren't "cool" with my choice of rifles. Could be just me. They seem a lot more interested in their members and LEOs. Things might be different now. I don't want to run them down, this is just my perception.

easyeye
06-02-2009, 3:38 PM
RANGE: Inland Fish and Game Shooting Facility
LOCATION: Highland
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.inlandfishandgame.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes

COMMENTS:

Fixed target placements at 7 yards, 25 yards, 50 meters, 100 yards, and 200 meters.

No rapid fire (one shot per second rule).

Covered firing line. Firing line open in all weather conditions (whether or not you want to shoot on those conditions is the determining factor).

Target board provided (one per registered shooter). Targets sold for nominal fee (25 and 50 cents, respectively).

Soda machines with soda and water (75 cents).

Actual restrooms with running water / plumbing.

Clubhouse serves breakfast and lunch from 0700 to 1300 on weekends for good prices.

Weekends get busy and it is recommended to get their prior to live fire start times or after 1200 hours.

Matches can impact the number of available benches open for normal use (refer to calendar on website).

No restrictions on bullet types (steel core or jacket).

No 50BMG.

i called and it seems like they no longer allow steel core ammo on their range...

Once A Marine
06-15-2009, 10:31 AM
RANGE:American Shooting Center
LOCATION:San Diego
TYPE:Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.gotammo.com/
OLL FRIENDLY:Not sure, but when I was looking to buy some, they wouldn't even talk to me.
AREAS:25 yds.
FACILITY:4/4
STAFF:2/4
OVERALL:2/4
COMMENTS:Very nice place ... I also took points off on "staff" because I got a vibe in there when I brought in my SKS and Saiga that they weren't "cool" with my choice of rifles.

I agree with this. I used to shoot pistol here - has been at least 2 years since I last shot, and you described it perfectly. Looks like nothing has changed.

Blacky
06-16-2009, 1:13 PM
I was at the Crossroads Gun Show at the fairgrounds, I noticed something about a new range opening, does anyone know of any new ranges opening in the Orange County area or closest proximity?

Rekrab
07-14-2009, 1:28 PM
RANGE: OC Indoor Shooting Range
LOCATION: 684 North Berry St. Suite C, Brea, California 92821
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: www.ocindoorrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Pistol Caliber.
AREAS: Indoor to 50 feet.
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:

I got my HSC here, I'm still wishing I bought my gun here.

Far and away, the coolest guys I've ever met in a gun shop. The atmosphere here is always very friendly, the worst thing that ever happened to me here is I had a couple guys swipe one of my targets. But the people who actually run and work in the place are very nice.

They keep their guns in good shape for rentals. The only problem I've had was with a Red Hawk they keep. It's an old, old gun and has seen abuse no normal gun will ever see. Sometimes it will fail to fire in double action. When my dad rented the gun he had a lot of problems, after complaining to the range master, the RM gave him a discount on the ammo and apologized profusely.

Both my father and I have year passes here($190). The year pass gets you unlimited range time and rentals. You only pay for ammo if you rent. If you happen to buy from them(a little pricey and a smallish selection) you can come in during your DROS period and shoot your gun.

My only complaint is some of their equipment is a bit shoddy. A couple of returners have broken and the gun rests aren't in great condition. It can also get pretty warm on hot days. But despite those minor complaints, I would never go to another gun range. I absolutely love these guys.

They're also very newbie friendly. It may just be because it was a group of four ladies, but the last time I was in there 4 girls came in wanting to shoot. The guy on staff walked them through the basics of a handgun with a snapcap and then took them out onto the range and showed them everything they needed to know. He even stood by for a while to make sure they were OK.

Just smile and don't be a grump and they'll treat you like family.

bomb_on_bus
08-02-2009, 4:00 PM
RANGE: 5 dogs range
LOCATION: North east of Bakersfield CA
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.5dogsrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: rim fire, hand gun, rifle, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 550, shot gun, clays.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Its about a 15 minute drive from my place in Bakersfield. Its hot as hell in the summer time but that makes for a less populated range IMO. Staff are great and good food to boot.

bigbob
08-12-2009, 11:00 PM
RANGE: San Luis Obispo Sportsmans Association (SLOSA)
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: SLOSA Range and club (http://www.slosa.org/)
OLL FRIENDLY: Absolutely, and encouraged!
AREAS: 21 covered benches and stand-up. Full trap and skeet. 3 archery lanes(15-30-40yds)
COST: $10 non-members, $5 members for all day (membership starts at $50 annual, and includes the whole family. Multi-year and life member available)

FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allows .22 to 50BMG. No armor peircing specific ammo. Lots of steel gongs from 125yds out to 475yds, paper targets to 300yds. Most RSO's are retired military, and will only get loud for a safety violation (yellow line, muzzle awareness etc). Seperated handgun and rifle lanes on same range. Two trap and one skeet(from high houses). Range site is also home to the Hogue Action Pistol Range (S&W international shoot, Speed Challenge, Ruger Take-5 Challenge etc). Other Club venues include blackpowder(no modern in-lines allowed at club shoots...pilgrim), Rifle and handgun silhouete (all calibers, out to 500yds for rifle), and Cowboy Action (Home of the internationally fielded John Wayne Shoot....bring enough gun!). LEO, Military, and Boy Scout friendly. Night shooting to 100yds on Thursday night.

Yes, I am a little biased(!) as I am an RSO there when I stay home long enough:D The website is a little aged, but still has all current info and pics.


I have been to this range numerous times, and I agree as well! A great place to shoot. All range masters are extremely nice, helpful, and willing to help range noobs out.

Growing up I never shot at a real range, we had plenty of property and knew enough people to never need to go to one. I recently moved, and as such now have to go to the range to shoot. I went one day, and explained to the range master that I had never shot at a real range, and he explained SOP to me without making me feel like a fool for not knowing the range ropes.

Another time me and a group of about 14 others went to shoot trap, and about half of the people had never shot real trap before. The lady working there was incredibly helpful explaining everything and very accommodating.

Also, they offer a few free targets (most of them kinda suck, but they're free). The free ones are in a cabinet behind the safety line, probably ones people forget when they leave. They also offer plenty of spotting scopes and bean-bags/supports.

This really is a great range!

cryoguy
08-18-2009, 12:20 PM
RANGE:American Shooting Center
LOCATION:San Diego
TYPE:Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.gotammo.com/
OLL FRIENDLY:Not sure, but when I was looking to buy some, they wouldn't even talk to me.
AREAS:25 yds.
FACILITY:4/4
STAFF:2/4
OVERALL:2/4
COMMENTS:Very nice place, but I stopped shooting there for a few reasons. $15 to shoot, but free if you buy a $350/yr.(?) membership. Last time I shot there, they wouldn't allow '06, but, I see on their web page that they now allow it. At the time, they also had a "no Wolf" policy, which I find a little elitist, but, whatever. They also check your ammo for steel as they have a no steel policy. I also took points off on "staff" because I got a vibe in there when I brought in my SKS and Saiga that they weren't "cool" with my choice of rifles. Could be just me. They seem a lot more interested in their members and LEOs. Things might be different now. I don't want to run them down, this is just my perception.


I was just there last weekend and the staff were very nice although they did check my ammo.... I had to buy thairs due to mine being magnetic. And it was very overpriced. I did find some BLM land to fire that stuff on.

lineman66
09-24-2009, 3:32 AM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Love this range, highly recommended, ROs are friendly and will help you if you need it, just make sure to read up on the rules and listen close to the Range Master speaking over the PA system, it's easy... follow the rules and you'll have a great time. Almost guranteed to see some OLLs when you're there, love the tin can range!

Oh, as a sidenote, "green" fee for one day is $15, they sell ammo at the front office for decent prices, but don't try to buy too many boxes as they won't allow it, only what you can reasonably shoot in one day.

FredlyFX
09-30-2009, 4:22 PM
RANGE: Dave's Gun and Archery
LOCATION: San Bernardino
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: n/a
OLL FRIENDLY: ? saw a complete ar on the wall, maybe one of those bushmasters though...
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Hard to judge the staff, I think there were two people there, and I was the only one shooting. The guy working the front counter was nice enough, although I was all alone back in the range. Maybe a good thing or a bad thing I'm not really sure. I didn't mind. Overall range was nice and I'd definitely return, although I should mention that this was the first range I'd ever been to at all, so I really have no point of comparison.



Oh, and I believe it was $13.57 for range time, targets, and eye and ear protection.

I used to shoot at this range 2 to 3 times a week when I worked in San Bernardino years ago. Over the last several years it has seen a continuous slide, as has the whole town, in my opinion. The people are nice and friendly, but the range just looks ghetto now. Their air system is so overpowered that even on 100+ degree days I bring a sweatshirt to wear during shooting.

FredlyFX

FredlyFX
09-30-2009, 4:29 PM
I was just there last weekend and the staff were very nice although they did check my ammo.... I had to buy thairs due to mine being magnetic. And it was very overpriced. I did find some BLM land to fire that stuff on.

Funny how different people percieve the same place. I was getting ready to do a review on this place when I noticied this one.

My review was going to say that American Shooting Center was the most well run indoor range I had ever shot at. I purchased my Kaiser OLL from them, so I would say they are OLL friendly. When I was there thay asked if I was shooting Wolf, but didn't check whan I replied I was not. I have shot .223 and .308 there as well as many different pistol calibers. If you go on a weekend be there before opening or plan to wait. They are packed.

FredlyFX

jptsr1
10-24-2009, 6:22 PM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Love this range, highly recommended, ROs are friendly and will help you if you need it, just make sure to read up on the rules and listen close to the Range Master speaking over the PA system, it's easy... follow the rules and you'll have a great time. Almost guranteed to see some OLLs when you're there, love the tin can range!

Oh, as a sidenote, "green" fee for one day is $15, they sell ammo at the front office for decent prices, but don't try to buy too many boxes as they won't allow it, only what you can reasonably shoot in one day.

Just got home from Los Altos. I'd give this place all 4's as well. Best range I've been to since I moved west and definitely the best in the Bay area (in my opinion). Its like Chabot without all the bad attitudes. Fun and safe, well worth the price of admission.

gamma105
10-29-2009, 3:43 PM
RANGE: Insight Shooting Range
LOCATION: Artesia/Cerritos
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.insightrangeinc.com
Price: $15 ($10 additional person sharing same lane)
OLL FRIENDLY: seems like it
AREAS: 20 Electronic target retrieval stations, 25 yards
Selection: good selection of handguns/rifles/shotguns for rent
No rapid fire. No JHP. No Centerfire. For shotguns and rentals, you have to use their ammo.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Staff is very friendly and helpful. Good ventilation!

Black_Talon
10-29-2009, 5:20 PM
RANGE: Insight Shooting Range


No Centerfire.

Huh?

patrickstarfish
11-09-2009, 4:38 PM
My friends and I went to Angeles Shooting Range in Sylmar this past weekend and could not say anything bad about the place. We will definitely go there again!

gamma105
11-18-2009, 10:32 PM
Huh?

I meant no centerfire rifles lol

jaustin612
12-01-2009, 8:13 PM
RANGE: Iron Sights
LOCATION: 618 AIRPORT RD OCEANSIDE, CA 92054
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.iron-sights.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Very
AREAS: Indoor to 25yds.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: It's a bit of a drive from where I'm at, but it's worth it. Polite staff and reasonable prices on reload ammo ($11 for 50rd .45/.40S&W). They allow holster draw, rapid fire, and OLL.

Clientele seemed to be just as friendly as the staff. Mostly military and locals.


I second that, Iron sights is pretty badass, very OLL friendly, No steel cased rounds can be shot there though, they hold magnets over all rounds you bring in too. No one so much as blinked when I mag dumped my ar either, pretty cool.

bambam8d1
12-02-2009, 11:25 PM
RANGE: Riverside Magnum Range
LOCATION: Riverside
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.riversidemagnumrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 50 ft. lanes w/ electric target holders
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Basically, no more and no less than the basics. Range goes out to 50ft., enough to make sure your OLL functions, and got some practice with your pistol at the same time. You do have to buy their .223 ammo, but I don't know the price since I'm still saving up for my first upper. Staff seem friendly enough, but seem virtually nonexistent after they take your money - I like it that way, I'm sure others don't. It can be a zoo; on some days the eses will be there to unload their magazines as fast as they can, while their targets at 7 yds remain undisturbed. Never felt unsafe, though. Having tables where you can clean your gear afterwards is a great idea. At the end of the day it's a little grimy and 50 ft. is a little short, but it serves my purposes when I can quickly get over there, just a mile away from the office.

I come here too... but the first time I called and asked if rifles were ok i was told .22 only... i wouldnt mind tryin out my new build there if they're ok with it

P220forever
12-05-2009, 3:28 PM
RANGE: Circle S Ranch
LOCATION: Two Rock
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK:http://www.sonomashooting.org/circles.html
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Pistol: 25 & 50 yards. Rifle: 100, 200, and 300 yards. Trap: Bring your own thrower and clay birds. #7 Steel shot only (available for sale at Circle S).
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Loose and casual. Low tech but well loved by us locals.

dragonfly422
12-05-2009, 10:20 PM
My first place: Reed's Range in San Jose
http://www.reedsindoorrange.com/

vinny_land
12-23-2009, 12:22 AM
RANGE: 5 dogs range
LOCATION: ~23 miles North East of Bakersfield
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.5dogsrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: rim fire, hand gun, rifle (25, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 550), shotgun (sporting clays, 5 stand, trap thrower)
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: This range is about 15 mintes East of Famoso Raceway and 20-30 minutes NE from Bakersfied out in the middle of nowhere. The road to get there is nice too if you have a fast car and really want to test it out because there are no cops in the area. The range also has a private club area members only who are involved with cowboy shooting (SASS) and a precision shooting club...and also there is a place for LEO. Staff is very nice and helpful and the steel targets are fun to shoot at.

Rally Dave
01-02-2010, 9:18 PM
RANGE: OC Indoor Shooting Range
LOCATION: 684 North Berry St. Suite C, Brea, CA 92821
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: www.ocindoorrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: No, "pistol" caliber only. No shottys, but you can shoot .22lr rifles. :)
AREAS: Indoor to 50 feet.
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS:

Nice and friendly staff overall. The two guys working there were good about questions (I had a fair amount).

The down side is that it's on the expensive side. They charge $15/lane per hour. If you share a booth, the 2nd guy is $10/ hour. It's a bit steep IMO. Let's just say the other ranges I have been to are less that that.

Also, I went to the website before hand and it said "pistol" caliber only. I translated that into "no rifles", so I left the old .22lr at home. Big mistake could have brought it along for some plinking fun.

Acorn556
02-24-2010, 9:32 AM
Does anyone know what the membership gets you at jackson arms? No information on their website and they aren't open to call right now.

glock1973
03-11-2010, 10:37 PM
Is Angeles Shooting Range the closest ourdoor shooting range from city of Los Angeles (LAX)? I'm new to ourdoor shooting. I'm trying to find something close and shoot at that spot/range on a consistent basis.

Ls1FALimpala
03-14-2010, 7:36 PM
Today I went shooting for the 1st time ever. I took the fal to lytle creek. I really enjoyed it. A lot of nice people and all the workers are really nice. Ill go back when I get some more ammo!!!

DaveFJ80
03-17-2010, 9:12 AM
RANGE: Los Angeles Gun Club
LOCATION: Warehouse district, Downtown Los Angeles
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.thelosangelesgunclub.com
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
FACILITY: 3/4
COST: $18.00 w/o ammo purchase (non-member)
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS:
Pros:
Located near the intersection of several major freeways. Big bore revolvers for rent, as well as an SKS, M1 carbine, M1911s and other weapons of note. The staff all carry openly, which reminds me of home.
Cons:
The location is in a really sketchy area and the parking lot will make you wish you had that CHL/CCW. The crowd on date nights (weekends) can be nervewracking, especially when someone waves a shotgun with a bad primer in the chamber in your direction and asks what to do. Also, the so-called "sideways-gun-toting bad crowd" does pop up every once in a while, but they're usually showing their girlfriends how to shoot a glock and are well behaved.


I'll add my opinions since I've been going here more lately, and have been there a handful of times in the past 6 months.

Like most people say, the best time to go there is during off-peak hours & during the weekday. I usually find Mon-Wed when they first open are the best times, as I'm usually the only one there. On Thursday & Friday afternoons, it actually gets pretty busy with may half of the lanes being used. On the weekends, it's pretty much full all day long. I haven't gone there at night, only after work since I work in downtown, but I wouldn't want to hang out around that area late at night for too long either. Parking can be tight if you go during 'normal business hours' since other cars from surrounding businesses and large cargo trucks take up a lot of room, but at least you have 2 ways to enter & exit from there.

Yes, it can be a bit nerve racking when you see the novice group of people come in renting & shooting everything and anything, but for the most part I really haven't encountered anyone who was being a complete idiot in fear of the safety for myself or others in there. Even the 'gansta' folks or eses who come in to talk loud with gangsta profanity and shoot sideways, are generally good about where they keep the gun pointed.

The main things I like is that I can use my shotgun in there, but you need to buy and use their Wolf rifled slug rounds ($3.98/box of 5). The other good thing is if you buy their ammo, then you only pay $12/hour to use the lane. If you bring in your own ammo, then you pay $18/hour. Their 9mm reloads are $11.98/box, and their .45 reloads are $14.98/box. If use shoot 200 rounds of 9mm in 1 hour, then the total price comes out to about the same if you buy their reloads or take your own ammo (if you paid $10/box). They don't allow any .223 but do allow .22LR rifles and other large caliber handguns but only allowing FMJ ammo. Their website pretty much explains everything.

The other nice thing is they have a pretty big selection of gun rentals if you want to try something out, and they are always expanding it. A few months ago, you could only rent a Beretta or Remy 870 shotgun. Now they have a lot more, including 2 Benelli SuperNova tacticals with pistol grips. Before, they only had the Colt M4 .22LR and the 10/22 rifles. Now they have more available including 2 GSG-5 guns (that I saw on the wall, maybe another was being used) that you can rent, at least one of them being a 5D titanium aniv edition. And renting a gun is only $5 so it's not too hard on your wallet, but you need to buy their ammo if you shoot their guns.

Atmosphere is relatively clean and ventilation isn't an issue from what I've noticed. Decent place if you go at the right time and want to get some practice in.

Brewer
03-21-2010, 8:39 PM
My friend wants to take me out to the range.
He suggested raahauge's in the city of corona.
Can some one tell me about this range?
Thanks

DaveFJ80
04-08-2010, 3:13 PM
RANGE: La Puente Firing Range
LOCATION: 16418 Valley Blvd
La Puente, CA 91744
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Indoor to 25 yards.
WEB LINK: http://www.lpfr.com/LPFR/hourslocation.html
OLL FRIENDLY: HELL NO


I'll add my $.02 since I just went to the La Puente Firing Range to shoot, since it's less than a 5 min drive from my house. First of all, I went there on a weekday during the middle of the day. There was only 1 other guy there shooting at the same time, so it was really quiet and nice to shoot there. Of course they said that Friday nights and weekends can get busy, but they have 24 lanes and maybe 15-20 get filled up during the busy parts of the weekend. Thus, they said it can get loud and smokey in there with that many people, but I haven't had the chance to experience that there yet. But for the range itself, it's pretty big and open in there. The booths have fully enclosed walls so I don't have to worry about flying brass from others (or from me shooting it at others) so that's nice. The hangers are a little dated but work fine for what you need. It's a older place, but when I went it was cleaned up really well and looked very presentable.

I know they're strict about using certain rimfire rifles or other long guns, but I was just shooting my Glock and brought in my own WWB ammo and didn't have any problems. Their lobby area is huge and very clean. Not much of a showroom but they do have some nice things on display in the case. Their handgun rental selection is pretty good. They only have about 1 per each gun (a popular gun like a Glock 19... only 1 of those available to rent), but they have pretty much every model current Glock there (including both G21 and G21 SF) and all of the SA XD model guns, and quite a few Para 1911's. There were others like some Rugers, HK, and Colt, but the SA XD and Glock lineups had the most available. Gun rentals are a little pricey at $10 per gun, and I didn't ask how much their reload ammo was (to use on their rentals).

The 2 guys working there were cool, although I really didn't ask much of them while I was there. They were younger guys, probably around my age. The only time I did need some assistance was when I was checking out their rental gun selection, and the guy was helpful and courteous, but then there wasn't anyone else there so it's not like he was having to deal with other customers at the same time. I've heard that some employees there aren't that great, but then I didn't see anyone else working there when I went, nor did I feel like I had to speak up regarding something there (which may be interpreted as having an attitude, thus receiving the same treatment from them).

Overall, I give them these ratings. But then this was my first time there and I went during an off-peak time. I plan on going back there again a few more times now since they are so close to my house, and they open early and stay open pretty late at night.

FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 3.5/4

lagann
05-02-2010, 6:44 PM
++++1 on your review. This place is a rip-off! Just like the store. And the guys behind the counter aren't too knowledgable either.

I didnt want my first post here to be a complaint but my experience with Reed's was just aweful and wanted to share my experience with them so that people here steer clear of them until they have changed their business practices and get better people working there....and lose the jack*ss attitude they have when they themselves are pretty ignorant.

I bought a Ruger 10/22 from them and of course i got royally ripped off. Should have bought a used one from Tabors gun store.

Their fees for the range are too high per hour.

Charged me extra money for "rapid fire" my 10/22....when i was clearly not.

Did not allow me to rent a pistol, when i told them i did not own a pistol but i have shot them before....he then gives me some retarded excuse about how pistols are super hard to control unlike a .22 rimfire....he was basically making fun of me because i was shooting a .22 rifle....such an ahole.

Then my friend wants to buy a marlin 60, which they did not have in stock but told him they could special order it for him. My friend puts money down and after ten days....he calls the store. They tell him the rifle did not arrive yet. After waiting a couple of more days...my friend calls again and this time, some other guy tells him that the rifle was never ordered. Luckily they returned his money....but my friend lost more than 10 days dealing with them.

This was my last straw with them. After about half a year, i called asking if they had a Saiga 7.62x39 in stock....the clerk replies "a what" and i repeat "a saiga 7.62x39"....clerk had no idea what that was....

Ofcourse after the whole ordeal of the clerk not wanting to let me rent a pistol...i ask my friends brother, who is a sheriff, to let me borrow his .45 glock at the San Leandro shooting range....lo and behold....i shot each shot exactly where i wanted it to go at 25 yards.

Please, do not go to Reed's in Santa Clara. I live in SF so i rather go to many other places for around the same distance.

shinbone
05-10-2010, 5:31 PM
Ive been to LA Gun Club two times. The first time wasnt a good experience. There was a group of friends spanning a few lanes, and they were muzzlesweeping often. And I pretty much left after I notice them shooting across lanes :eek: ROs are relaxed, but too relaxed. Not even a notice. I think gun ranges need a safety grading system similar to restaurants having cleanliness ratings.

2nd time I went, I went off peak to avoid a similar situation. I went because I wanted to rent a similar gun Im thinking about purchasing later down the road. I brought my P226 and 2 boxes of ammo, and my own targets. Jeez, these guys are really out to take as much money from you as possible. They would not let me shoot my measly printer paper targets and the guy's reasoning is that "non approved targets may have higher risk of flammability" He had to hold on to them. LOL!!! What BS. Everyother range let me shoot my paper targets.

Then, the same guy saw I had 2 boxes of ammo in my bag. He immediately said I would be charged 18 hourly, rather than 12 all day. I responded with "but I thought the rule was that if I buy your ammo and rent your pistol, its 12 unlimited? The first time I came I was allowed this." I was met with a stern "no". At this point I was about to just pack up and leave. But no, I really wanted to try their heavily scratched up SA Target Loaded 9mm 1911. So I asked for hourly, since I wanted to shoot my gun with its ammo as a comparison.

Onto the actual experience. Dirty place, noone sweeps their brass, bad lighting.. After 20 rounds through the rental gun, I notice the gun shot a consistent 2" to the left at 7 yards. I was resting the gun on the bench for half of them, and you can definitely see the misalignment of the rear sight.
Shot 10 rounds out of my pistol before I packed up and left.

42 dollars for 20 minutes of shooting a gun that doesnt shoot straight.

All that said, its still a good place if youre a casual shooter or newb. Just gotta beware of the unclear rule about "12 dollars unlimited lane use if you buy our ammo" because it actually means "only if you use our ammo and only our ammo"

Im never coming back to this place....

CrippledPidgeon
05-18-2010, 5:32 PM
I'm going to preface this by saying that I've been a customer at Reed's for quite a while and I haven't had any experiences like this.

I bought a Ruger 10/22 from them and of course i got royally ripped off. Should have bought a used one from Tabors gun store.

I don't know what you were expecting, but I bought my 10/22 from the old sports shop for pretty much what they're still going for now. I probably could have saved maybe $20 if I'd bought the gun from Big 5, but then again Reed's isn't a chain store and can't afford to buy guns in the same quantities. And then you're saying you got ripped off on a new gun because you should have bought used? I could buy a used car for a lot less than a new one, but that doesn't mean that I got ripped off on the new one. I don't know what you're trying to say there.

Their fees for the range are too high per hour.

Yes, the fees at Reed's are higher than many other places, but I feel it's worth it because their lanes are (almost always) well lit, well ventilated, clean, and most importantly, safe. I've shot at several other indoor ranges and honestly wouldn't shoot at those places ever again because the rangemasters weren't ensuring the safety of all the shooters on the range.

Charged me extra money for "rapid fire" my 10/22....when i was clearly not.

I have never heard of Reeds doing anything like that.

Did not allow me to rent a pistol, when i told them i did not own a pistol but i have shot them before....he then gives me some retarded excuse about how pistols are super hard to control unlike a .22 rimfire....he was basically making fun of me because i was shooting a .22 rifle....such an ahole.

I completely understand their reasoning for this rule. It's almost like why a person with a license to drive a car isn't allowed to drive a motorcycle unless licensed for that too. Caliber aside, it's very easy to shoot a long gun safely. It's almost impossible to get body parts (except for your feet, I guess) in front of the muzzle unless you really try. With a hand gun, it's very easy to lose muzzle awareness if you don't use them very often. You may be able to maintain that muzzle awareness, but then again, you may not. There's no way for them to know until it's too late. Again, safety is Reed's number one concern, and I respect them for that.

This was my last straw with them. After about half a year, i called asking if they had a Saiga 7.62x39 in stock....the clerk replies "a what" and i repeat "a saiga 7.62x39"....clerk had no idea what that was....

Considering that Reeds doesn't stock Saigas, can we fault them for that?

Of course after the whole ordeal of the clerk not wanting to let me rent a pistol...i ask my friends brother, who is a sheriff, to let me borrow his .45 glock at the San Leandro shooting range....lo and behold....i shot each shot exactly where i wanted it to go at 25 yards.

I myself was turned away my first time because I only had rifle experience (and was underage, but that's a different problem altogether), and they were very nice about explaining their reasons. The first time I shot, I kept a fairly respectable group too, but what about that other guy who can't keep rounds on the paper at 7 yards and sweeps the range with the muzzle when he turns around to ask a question?

I dunno, maybe he had a bad experience, but from my years of shooting with them, I've never had any problems with them.

slo5oh
05-19-2010, 6:27 PM
RANGE: United Sportsmen, Inc. (U.S.I.)
LOCATION: 4700 Evora Road in Concord, California
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.unitedsportsmen.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes (I was there today with my Saiga and others next to me had AR's)
.50 BMG: Yes at 100 yards.
AREAS: For Rifles: Pistols: 15 & 25 yard, Rifles: 50 & 100 yard; covered shooting positions. Also have Trap & Skeet Range but I don't own a shotgun yet. :)
FACILITY: 4/4 Except my nephew's girlfriend said the ladies room was not up to par.
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Second time there and staff is friendly and helpful although they don't seem to pickup the phone. Most all shooters are friendly and social; I even directed several to check out CalGuns. Just stay behind the line during the cease fire and you're good.


Nuuze,
I was a member there years ago, if you get the chance, become a member, it will save you some $ on your range fees. Depending on what you're shooting I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you ask about their action pistol. You have to spend a full weekend, Saturday in training, then Sunday doing setup, shooting and clean up, but it's a blast. Just TAKE YOUR TIME when you're shooting. I DQ'd myself, had to wait a full month then did it all over again. I think I was told about 10 times my first day that NO ONE has ever DQ'd and come back to try again. They can't say that anymore. I still miss it, but I moved a few months after I got my OK on the Action Pistol course.

turbogg
06-18-2010, 11:05 PM
RANGE: On-Target Shooting Range
LOCATION: 27692 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
PHONE: 949-348-0352
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.on-targetrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: ? - Never asked outright, but shoot OLL there without hassles.
AREAS: Indoor to 75 feet.
COST: $15/person ($8+person), $225 1st year membership/$175 renewal
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allow centerfire rifle caliber up to .308 but in order to shoot rifle, you'll need to take class and obtain "permit" (easy). Clean, very well lit and ventilated. Front-room store pretty well stocked.

OLL FRIENDLY: YES, you just need to take the high power rifle class available every Sunday, then you're GTG. I've seen many RAW AK47's with 30 round clips while shooting there.

cpt_majestic
06-26-2010, 12:24 PM
RANGE: Dave's Gun and Archery
LOCATION: San Bernardino
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: n/a
OLL FRIENDLY: ? saw a complete ar on the wall, maybe one of those bushmasters though...
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Hard to judge the staff, I think there were two people there, and I was the only one shooting. The guy working the front counter was nice enough, although I was all alone back in the range. Maybe a good thing or a bad thing I'm not really sure. I didn't mind. Overall range was nice and I'd definitely return, although I should mention that this was the first range I'd ever been to at all, so I really have no point of comparison.

Oh, and I believe it was $13.57 for range time, targets, and eye and ear protection.

Hey guys and gals:
New here and this is my first post so bare with me. I hope it was the proper place for a review of a range

I had heard a lot of bad things about this place as far as staff being rude.I went in there today just to check it out and get a feel for it and the guy behind the counter was a rude jerk. Very short with me and turned his back more than once when I was just asking him the basic rules of the range, just talking to me like an idiot or that I was bothering him, and I was the only person in the "shop". Not sure of the guys name short chubby guy with glasses kind of balding...Total dbag...Once I get my hardware I will not be using this place for practice, I'll drive twice as far just to avoid this guy:(

IIxNullxII
07-03-2010, 7:38 AM
RANGE: The Rock Pile
LOCATION: Perris, CA (74hwy to Ellis, to Christmas Tree, top of Christmas Tree)
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.rockpilesteel.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Several Pistol @ 15-50 yards, 100 yard rifle, shotgun with clay throwers.
FACILITY: 2/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: It's a private property range, membership is $150 a year. You can shoot any day of the week from .5hrs past sun up to .5hrs prior to sundown. The 2nd sunday of the month is reserved for competitions, so no practice on those days. The place is a little on the... how do I say... rinky-dink side, but it's quiet, never crowded and much closer than going up to Lytle Creek for me. You can bring your own steel targets, there is one 6-target rack there you can use. Bill is the owner, 951-285-1808.

http://madtrigger.net/rockpilesteel/images/Rockpile%20photo/121105Rockpile003.JPG

DaveFJ80
07-06-2010, 10:19 PM
I'll add my $.02 since I just went to the La Puente Firing Range to shoot, since it's less than a 5 min drive from my house.

I plan on going back there again a few more times now since they are so close to my house, and they open early and stay open pretty late at night.



I posted this (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=4091656&postcount=174) almost 3 months ago, and since then have been back to LPFR at least 6 more times, including just having gone yesterday. Now that I've experienced it more at different times/days when it was busy, I can now update my report a bit.


First off, I'll have to say that I'm really liking this place, regardless of what others have said about it. Even when I've gone there on a Saturday afternoon with "lots" of people there (14 lanes in use), there was still lots of room to shoot there and I never felt cramped like I do at OC Indoor or LAGC. After lane 12, there's a brick wall down the middle of the lanes so it helps separate things up. When 14 lanes were in use, it actually wasn't smokey or too loud... no louder than other indoor ranges. It's a little darker in there, but great if I want to try out my pistol light at a closer range. The main thing I like is how much room you have to work with, inside the fully enclosed booth (no flying brass issues) and along the carpet-covered table top behind you, which you can reload on.

Surprisingly, the place is kept up pretty well and it always clean when I've gone at all different times of the day or on 'busy' days. They ask that you clean up your casings, and when everyone is doing this the floors are nice & clear to walk on and stand in the booth without slipping on casings. Their gun rentals are $10, and their price on a box of 9mm ammo was $20 (PMC ammo). Not the best prices if you want to rent, but there's a decent selection to choose from, especially from the XD's and Glocks. A year membership allows you to rent guns at no charge, but you need to buy their ammo. I didn't check on their .40 or .45 prices. Targets cost $.75 each, about average as other places I've been to are either cheaper or more expensive for the same targets.

The crowds... I've been seeing lots of beginners go there to rent guns and shoot, similar to what I see at the LAGC. It seems like the vibe of the crowd at LPFR is more mellow than at what I see at LAGC. I notice more "gangstas" shooting at LAGC. I've seen both LAGC and LPFR with couples shooting and posing with each other for pics (date night or whatever). But from what I've observed, the people at LPFR seem to follow the safety guidelines better than those at LAGC. I'm just picking on LAGC because I've been there a lot more times and can relate to that.

Sure, LPFR is strict on the rifle use (no "AW-looking" rifles, including rimfire GSG's, M&P 15-22, etc). But for most pistol shooting, it's my new favorite indoor range, mainly because it's only 5 min from my house and they're open until 11pm every night (LAGC is 5 min from my work). However, the year membership is steep at $295, as that's double what OC Indoor charges for their full year membership (unlimited range time & free gun rentals at both places). Take it or leave it for what it is, but I enjoy shooting there.


My new scoring goes:

FACILITY: 3.5/4 (not a new place, but kept up pretty well)
STAFF: 4/4 (from the little interaction I've done with them)
OVERALL: 3.5/4 (not perfect, but a better environment for me compared to other indoor ranges nearby)

Bart1
07-14-2010, 9:35 PM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: My GF and I was there last Friday July 9th. I love the place. The staff was very friendly/professional. They keep the range very clean and they have sand bags for anyone to use. The drive there from SF was beautiful also. I will be back on the 23rd. I highly recommend this place.

fabian2roach
07-29-2010, 11:44 PM
RANGE: LYTLE CREEK SHOOTING RANGE
LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Outdoor
WEB LINK: www.lytlecreekrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
BELTFED FRIENDLY: Yes
MILITARY VEHICLE FRIENDLY: Yes
GROUP RESERVATION: Yes
RANGE COST PER SHOOTER: $12
STEEL CORE AMMO: SOLD THERE & ALLOWED
MAX RANGE: 300 yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:Lytle Creek Shooting range is a proffesionally ran shooting range.Its safe for all ages to shoot and has a very friendly staff.If you want have a fun shoot and BBQ you can.Range can accomodate large groups and goes out to 300 yards.Road is now paved all the way up to range so regular cars can easily make it now.Of course this my favorite range.:p

Service road so you can drive out your heavy steel targets +1
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2156/imga0121pd3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



I think that's really fascinating!!!!

Kynoch
07-30-2010, 12:22 AM
RANGE: San Luis Obispo Sportsmans Association (SLOSA)
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo/Morro Bay
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: SLOSA Range and club (http://www.slosa.org/)
OLL FRIENDLY: Absolutely, and encouraged!
AREAS: 21 covered benches and stand-up. Full trap and skeet. 3 archery lanes(15-30-40yds)
COST: $10 non-members, $5 members for all day (membership starts at $50 annual, and includes the whole family. Multi-year and life member available)

FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allows .22 to 50BMG. No armor peircing specific ammo. Lots of steel gongs from 125yds out to 475yds, paper targets to 300yds. Most RSO's are retired military, and will only get loud for a safety violation (yellow line, muzzle awareness etc). Seperated handgun and rifle lanes on same range. Two trap and one skeet(from high houses). Range site is also home to the Hogue Action Pistol Range (S&W international shoot, Speed Challenge, Ruger Take-5 Challenge etc). Other Club venues include blackpowder(no modern in-lines allowed at club shoots...pilgrim), Rifle and handgun silhouete (all calibers, out to 500yds for rifle), and Cowboy Action (Home of the internationally fielded John Wayne Shoot....bring enough gun!). LEO, Military, and Boy Scout friendly. Night shooting to 100yds on Thursday night.

Yes, I am a little biased(!) as I am an RSO there when I stay home long enough:D The website is a little aged, but still has all current info and pics.

A nice place. I used to think it was a little expensive until I started to read about the $12-15/HOUR ranges. Some of the RSO's are overzealous (ex. "muzzle UP!!" -- when muzzle down is probably safer and commonly/correctly taught and "remove your rifle from its case only in front of the yellow line!!" -- gee, OK.) but I would prefer them to be this way instead of slacking.

fastkevin
07-30-2010, 6:43 PM
Sorry wildcard, using your template.
Range: Burro Canyon Shooting Park
Link: http://www.burrocanyon.com/info.html
Location: Azusa
Type: Outdoor
Areas: 50 - 400 yd Rifle. Pistols. Shotgun. Sporting Clays.
Staff/ Range Officer: Varies from 2/4 to 4/4 rating
Overall Rating: 3.8/4

Comments:
Pros - Rapid fire is allowed. No problems with OLLs and AKs. Can bring your own targets such as fruits and vegetables, bowling pins, etc. Has a very affordable $200 annual membership with generous benefits such as bringing a friend for free, unlimited range use, etc. Private ranges are available for rent. The drive there is great if you enjoy mountain roads. Very secluded, and the food is delicious. Also, Members get free use of Tac ranges if they're unused.

Cons - Can get crowded. No lane markers so placing your target stand at the correct location can be a challenge. If your target frame gets shot up, you lose your $8 deposit. You may get stuck behind a slow driver that won't pull over to let you pass on your way there and back. 100 yard limit with reactive targets. Restrooms are of questionable cleanliness. Range heirarchy : Gang members and posers on the West side of the rifle range, Serious shooter stick to the East. Similar phenomena have also been observed on the pistol range.
My experience with this place was less than stellar. While I know/knew nothing about where law-abiding citizens and ganster wanna-be's are supposed to shoot, I do know I had several total and complete boneheads on the range with me, with one of these groups claiming to be regulars. Also, just about every time we were out doing maintenance to our targets, at least one person had picked up their weapon and started playing with it before we were back to the line.
No distance markings, and no ability to shoot rifles at 25 yds(sight in iron sights)
PO'd me a tad but as well, but for all I know that may be the norm for outdoor ranges. I've only used military ranges and the desert for rifles before.

Bart1
08-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Range:Richmond Rod and Gun club
Location: Richmond, off the parkway
Type: outdoor
OLL Friendly: Yes
Areas: 25 and 100 and skeet for non members and 200 yard rifle for members only.
Facility: 4/4
Cost: $10 all day
Staff: 4/4 Very friendly. I have been here several times and never had a problem. The RO was very cool, just follow their rules.
Overall: I was just there yesterday (Sunday). I have never had a problem finding a table and I have always felt safe. This is the closest 100 yard rang for me...thank goodness for that. I HIGHLY recommend this range. I'm going to go ahead and become a member of this range.

BobbyXD9
08-22-2010, 7:39 AM
Is there an outdoor shooting range in Orange County? Or is Burro Canyon the closest?

40cal.
09-04-2010, 8:59 PM
RANGE: Iron Sights
LOCATION: 618 AIRPORT RD OCEANSIDE, CA 92054
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.iron-sights.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Very
AREAS: Indoor to 25yds.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: It's a bit of a drive from where I'm at, but it's worth it. Polite staff and reasonable prices on reload ammo ($11 for 50rd .45/.40S&W). They allow holster draw, rapid fire, and OLL.

Clientele seemed to be just as friendly as the staff. Mostly military and locals.

Yes I agree, very nice range with friendly staff and helpful. I'm a local, mostly the locals, military and local police are always there. I give it a 4/4.

Cuda440
09-14-2010, 8:52 AM
RANGE: Iron Sights
LOCATION: 618 AIRPORT RD OCEANSIDE, CA 92054
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.iron-sights.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Very
AREAS: Indoor to 25yds.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: It's a bit of a drive from where I'm at, but it's worth it. Polite staff and reasonable prices on reload ammo ($11 for 50rd .45/.40S&W). They allow holster draw, rapid fire, and OLL.

Clientele seemed to be just as friendly as the staff. Mostly military and locals.

Another 4/4 for Iron Sights. I go there every couple months, the staff is great, facilities clean, and they have a large selection of rentals. They allow oll's and have some of thier own to rent. I'm not sure of thier caliber limit, but I have seen some pretty big brass on the ground. The only downside is the range is only 25 yards, but shooting with air conditioning helps make up for that. Last time I went, my brother rented an ar15. It had a detachable mag, and it wasn't featureless, maybe it was a registered aw, but it was fun to shoot anyway. Overall, it's one of my favorite ranges to go blow off some steam.

Bobolu
09-14-2010, 2:05 PM
I'm starting a new SASS Cowboy Action Shooting Club in the Coyote Valley. The club is located at the Coyote Valley Sporting Clays facility which is part of a cattle ranch. We are at 1000 San Bruno Ave. Morgan Hill. We are the Coyote Valley Cowboys and we meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month. We are in the process of building our facades, loading and unloading tables and a registration office. We usually shoot 4 stages and a mulligan. If you're interested in joining this very new club, come to our October 9th shoot. For further information, please contact Bad Eye Bobolu at manrubia2@aol.com or call (408) 722-0583

Keep&Bear
09-14-2010, 7:05 PM
I moved down to Santa Clarita three years ago from the East Bay, and purchased a membership at A Place to Shoot (APTS) for the last two years. I enjoy going to APTS as often as I can!
ROs are great guys, and the multiple ranges can accommodate most plinkers and target shooters.

lanwarrior
09-24-2010, 12:08 AM
Just out of curiosity, how busy can ASR get during weekend? I live quite far away from ASR and the only time I can go is during weekend. So the last thing I want is drive 40 miles and got there with all lanes taken.

chazbot
09-24-2010, 5:51 AM
I've been shooting at United Sportsmen for about a year now, off an on (usually off because of work) and I have to give the thumbs up for it. Good staff, good equipment, excellent rules (not too restrictive, not too lax) and it's close to me.

shotgun course is member only i think, and they only allow slugs on shotguns on the rifle range, which is a shame. I've tried to become a member but can't figure out the procedures.

DigitalAmmunition
09-24-2010, 11:56 PM
Hey everyone,

So I've been a long time cal gunner, but recently moved to San Diego and needed to find an OLL-friendly range and pistol training range. I went to this thread, but I encountered a problem that we have developed - while there is great data here in each range review, it's not searchable (at least in a quick meaningful way) and hard to view (page by page having to scroll through everything).

Here's an idea: Has anyone compiled down all the range information here into a Spreadsheet?

If not, I can do this, and I'll make it a Google Doc Spreadsheet that we can all then use. If you want a nice fancy form to enter in the data, I can provide that as well. Something like this: https://spreadsheets0.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEFQVXZGbm5hNzVWY0E5M0NxeHA0Q1E6M Q&theme=0AX42CRMsmRFbUy1kN2NjY2Y0Mi1iYWFmLTQxMWMtYjM 0NC04NmZmYTIwZDRkMGQ&ifq which would then populate the spreadsheet here for us all to view/use: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aj-xwGW3sDnEdEFQVXZGbm5hNzVWY0E5M0NxeHA0Q1E&hl=en&authkey=CLLovs4F


Right now the spreadsheet is public with anyone who has the link (everyone who has the link can view it, but not edit it). I can open it up to the entire Internet if we want (everyone can view and edit regardless of who they are, and the search engines like Google will crawl it), or I can keep it public like this and add individuals who have edit capabilities (via email, in which case PM me your email address so I can add you).

Then the typical use case would be to come here and give your report, but after that head to the form link above and fill that out so we can get it in the spreadsheet.



Thoughts? Should we do it? If so I'll get started and try entering in some of the ranges already reviewed. If there's a way to couple this to the Google Maps document posted earlier that someone created, let me know because that would be great (maybe some way to link an entry to the pinned location in the map document).

lanwarrior
09-25-2010, 1:08 AM
I agree.

This way we can have the most up-to-date information when the range changes their policy. Easier also when the range is not responsive to phone calls or email (LAX Gun, you hear that?!)

Saiga 7.62 CaliGunner
09-28-2010, 11:51 PM
Range: Iron Sights
Location: Oceanside
Type: indoor
OLL Friendly: Yes
Areas: Normal to small lanes
Facility: 25 yards
Cost: 12 per person 7 for each additional, first time extra 2 bucks
Staff: 3/4
Overall: 4/4

Not to crowded staff is nice. Shotguns allowed. Rapid fire allowed. open til ten everyday. Any caliber and gun is allowed. Cardboard target that you can tape stuff onto and they give you tape free at each lane. Felt safe, most people seemed safe. I pick up a lot of brass there too. Ive been going there a lot lately, its the best indoor range in my area.

hill
10-04-2010, 6:57 AM
Livermore Rifle Range is not friendly to shooters at all, they need to take some customer skill classes. For one example when you go to the window the person will ignore you till you knock on the window and when they turn they open the window to ask what you need?? Oh I gess next time I get this I should say a number 1 with a large coke! The range staff all hang out in the range house rather out doing what they are getting paid to do, be on the line! This range at one time was the escape from the other dive in the bay, Chabot, wow that place and the range manager John was about the worst place you can go to shoot at, but now Livermore has dropped to that kind of level. Now the Livermore shotgun range, that is a very good place with a smile when you go to the window. Maybe the Shotgun range manager should take the Rifle range over and manage it God only knows it could not get any worse. If you are a dues paying memeber at Livermore don't renew your dues till the Rifle Range management is changed.

lanwarrior
10-04-2010, 7:29 AM
Something like this should be posted to YELP so that new shooters are aware.

Livermore Rifle Range is not friendly to shooters at all, they need to take some customer skill classes. For one example when you go to the window the person will ignore you till you knock on the window and when they turn they open the window to ask what you need?? Oh I gess next time I get this I should say a number 1 with a large coke! The range staff all hang out in the range house rather out doing what they are getting paid to do, be on the line! This range at one time was the escape from the other dive in the bay, Chabot, wow that place and the range manager John was about the worst place you can go to shoot at, but now Livermore has dropped to that kind of level. Now the Livermore shotgun range, that is a very good place with a smile when you go to the window. Maybe the Shotgun range manager should take the Rifle range over and manage it God only knows it could not get any worse. If you are a dues paying memeber at Livermore don't renew your dues till the Rifle Range management is changed.

rjpsb1
10-05-2010, 12:13 AM
RANGE: Range Master
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo
TYPE: Indoor, 4 lanes (5?)
WEB LINK: http://www.range-master.com/Content.aspx?page=rangeinfo
OLL FRIENDLY: Didn't ask but doubtful
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 2/4
COMMENTS: LEO-oriented gun/equipment/uniform/etc shop, with a small range. We were in the area so we checked it out. The guy we dealt with had the typical gun shop cash register jockey attitude. Just this side of rude, assumed we didn't have handgun safety certs without asking (my wife didn't), absolutely refused to say "you're welcome" - and I thanked the guy way more than he deserved. The rest of the staff we interacted with were very polite and friendly - it seemed to be just the one dude with a stick stuck up somewhere. Hey, maybe he was having a bad day; he sure as heck had a bad haircut. Unless you like high and tight.

The range is clean and kept up well, and is small (4 or 5 lanes, I forget). One firearm per lane at a time for rentals (I don't know if that's different when you take your own in). I assumed because they're so strict with the range that they're not OLL friendly, but I didn't ask.

I probably won't go back.

Edit, 6 Oct 2010 6:30 PM Pacific:
The wife says she liked that it was so small/uncrowded/clean. She'd go back, in spite of the cash register jockey.

gruntinhusaybah
10-13-2010, 8:21 AM
To add onto the Iron Sights reviews, they hold a match every Thursday starting at 7pm. Two Thursdays it's fun steel, draw from holster and shoot 6 plates for time, then there's the man vs man and mini USPSA matches, well run and fun. They can get a bit crowded but they're worth it. Entry fee is 12$
They also announce what matches are going on that weekend, and a group of us carpool to norco on sat morning for the USPSA match, also a great match

I'm really looking for some BLM or private land I can shoot on in the greater SD area, I want to be a le to set up multiple targets and run some drills on the the timer, if anybody knows a spot I'd appreciate a heads up

lanwarrior
10-17-2010, 4:58 PM
SEE UPDATE IN THE THREAD BELOW...

RANGE : LAX Firing Range
LOCATION: Inglewood, CA - near LAX (doh!)
TYPE : Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.laxrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes - but must buy their frangible ammo
AREAS : Pistol and rifle: 25 yards
FACILITY: 0/4 - see below for CONS#1
STAFF : 0/4 - see below for CONS #3 & 4
OVERALL: 0/4
COMMENTS:

PROS
Range is quite spacious. They have a large sofa with large LCD TV, so if you bring your loved one, they can sit and watch TV if they don't want to go inside the range. I actually ENJOYED using their range. Maybe because when I went to Jackson Arms indoor range in NorCal, their place is much smaller.

CONS
1). Parking is pretty much non-existent. There are only 4 parking spots in the range property and about 4 others on the street. Everything else you have to park across street or walk about 1-2 blocks. The problem is, this range is located in a not-so-friendly place. The last thing I want is walking 1-2 blocks with my large rifle bag. Might as well put a sign that say "I HAVE A RIFLE.. MUG ME!"

2). You MUST buy their frangible ammo, at $38 for 50 rounds!. Jesus christ.. so damn expensive... This is reload mind you.

3). This one is from my personal experience, but their website stated that the range price is as follow:

Range fees per person, per hour:
1st time shooter set up fee $2.00
Handgun Shooting $13.00 with purchase of range ammunition
$18.00 without purchase of range ammunition
Hi Power rifle Shooting $15.00 frangible ammunition must be purchased from range
Shotgun Shooting $15.00 00 BUCK or Slug ammunition must be purchased from the range

During my visit, I didn't realize I was charged $18 even though I bought 2 boxes of their .223 frangible ammo. I sent them an email, but haven't got a response yet. Not sure if their price went up, but I'll update when I got their response. If no response, I'll bring the receipt and ask them. It's only $3, but it's a matter of principle here... :cool2:

4) NO-SMILE service. Yeah, I know that shooting range is a serious business with firearms all over the place, but I just don't feel very welcome there. In comparison, I went to Jackson Arms Indoor range in NorCal and they're much more helpful and polite.

Jaguarian
10-18-2010, 4:14 PM
No formal review, but I've had a couple good experiences at Two Rock outside Petaluma. Pretty gruff at first but once engaged in a conversation they are nice enough. Great just having a place to shoot up here in Norcal.

FutureSoldierMP
10-30-2010, 3:20 PM
http://www.dmrpc.org/
Desert Marksman Rifle and Pistol club
Located in the Angeles National Forest off the 14 freeway on Angeles Forest Highway Near the towns of Palmdale and Lancaster.
600 yard rifle range and on select days 1000 yards

BayAreaShooter
10-30-2010, 5:10 PM
I believe Livermore Rod and Gun is top notch in all aspects. The staff as well as the facilities are very good. I wish the range was longer than 100 yards but that is my only gripe about the place. A++ in my book.

lagann
11-02-2010, 9:11 PM
I'm going to preface this by saying that I've been a customer at Reed's for quite a while and I haven't had any experiences like this.



I don't know what you were expecting, but I bought my 10/22 from the old sports shop for pretty much what they're still going for now. I probably could have saved maybe $20 if I'd bought the gun from Big 5, but then again Reed's isn't a chain store and can't afford to buy guns in the same quantities. And then you're saying you got ripped off on a new gun because you should have bought used? I could buy a used car for a lot less than a new one, but that doesn't mean that I got ripped off on the new one. I don't know what you're trying to say there.

Sorry i should have explained better. What i meant was that i could have bought the 10/22 elsewhere brand new cheaper....i was new to actually owning a firearm and should have researched better. The used 10/22 at Tabors is a whole different story.

Yes, the fees at Reed's are higher than many other places, but I feel it's worth it because their lanes are (almost always) well lit, well ventilated, clean, and most importantly, safe. I've shot at several other indoor ranges and honestly wouldn't shoot at those places ever again because the rangemasters weren't ensuring the safety of all the shooters on the range.


When i was at Reed's.....i saw no range master inside the shooting range. He might have been looking through the cameras though. I cannot see how this can lead to a safer range environment though. I do agree with you that the range there is better kept than other ones.



I have never heard of Reeds doing anything like that.

In the receipt they give me....there was an extra charge (everytime) that had written "rapid fire" and a charge of i dont remember how much written next to that. Never bothered to ask because of the attitude of the workers there.


I completely understand their reasoning for this rule. It's almost like why a person with a license to drive a car isn't allowed to drive a motorcycle unless licensed for that too. Caliber aside, it's very easy to shoot a long gun safely. It's almost impossible to get body parts (except for your feet, I guess) in front of the muzzle unless you really try. With a hand gun, it's very easy to lose muzzle awareness if you don't use them very often. You may be able to maintain that muzzle awareness, but then again, you may not. There's no way for them to know until it's too late. Again, safety is Reed's number one concern, and I respect them for that.

Sorry but the way i took it, when they refused to rent a handgun, was of personal offense. Maybe i wouldnt have taken as much offense if they had not refused me with such condescending attitude.

Considering that Reeds doesn't stock Saigas, can we fault them for that?

I was merely throwing the fact that for having such condecending, bad, know it all attitudes....the clerk still had no clue what a Saiga was.

I myself was turned away my first time because I only had rifle experience (and was underage, but that's a different problem altogether), and they were very nice about explaining their reasons. The first time I shot, I kept a fairly respectable group too, but what about that other guy who can't keep rounds on the paper at 7 yards and sweeps the range with the muzzle when he turns around to ask a question?

I dunno, maybe he had a bad experience, but from my years of shooting with them, I've never had any problems with them.

Although i commend Reed's for their safety first policy....the workers there first need to change their attitudes. It is just as easy to muzzle sweep the whole range or part of it with a rifle than it is with a pistol.

Ofcourse....this is only my experience and other people's experiences may vary (hell, maybe they just dont like me). Though i did feel unwelcomed there the 3-4 times i went there....and i dont even look like a gangbanger :p

Chabot and San Leandro range get my top picks.

lanwarrior
11-02-2010, 10:16 PM
Just an update here:

LAX Shooting range indeed overcharge me by $3.00. I went there for a second time, bringing my 2 other friends and they still charge $18.00 for rifle, even though their website state that it's $15 for rifle. I asked the person there and he said no, the website is wrong. I sent an email to LAX Range, hoping someone higher up can explain, but I received no response.

Due to this experience, I am changed my rating to 0 (ZERO). Yep, the above just bad service and misleading advertisement I guess...

RANGE : LAX Firing Range
LOCATION: Inglewood, CA - near LAX (doh!)
TYPE : Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.laxrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes - but must buy their frangible ammo
AREAS : Pistol and rifle: 25 yards
FACILITY: 0/4 - see below for CONS#1
STAFF : 0/4 - see below for CONS #3 & 4
OVERALL: 0/4
COMMENTS:

PROS
Range is quite spacious. They have a large sofa with large LCD TV, so if you bring your loved one, they can sit and watch TV if they don't want to go inside the range. I actually ENJOYED using their range. Maybe because when I went to Jackson Arms indoor range in NorCal, their place is much smaller.

CONS
1). Parking is pretty much non-existent. There are only 4 parking spots in the range property and about 4 others on the street. Everything else you have to park across street or walk about 1-2 blocks. The problem is, this range is located in a not-so-friendly place. The last thing I want is walking 1-2 blocks with my large rifle bag. Might as well put a sign that say "I HAVE A RIFLE.. MUG ME!"

2). You MUST buy their frangible ammo, at $38 for 50 rounds!. Jesus christ.. so damn expensive... This is reload mind you.

3). This one is from my personal experience, but their website stated that the range price is as follow:

Range fees per person, per hour:
1st time shooter set up fee $2.00
Handgun Shooting $13.00 with purchase of range ammunition
$18.00 without purchase of range ammunition
Hi Power rifle Shooting $15.00 frangible ammunition must be purchased from range
Shotgun Shooting $15.00 00 BUCK or Slug ammunition must be purchased from the range

During my visit, I didn't realize I was charged $18 even though I bought 2 boxes of their .223 frangible ammo. I sent them an email, but haven't got a response yet. Not sure if their price went up, but I'll update when I got their response. If no response, I'll bring the receipt and ask them. It's only $3, but it's a matter of principle here... :cool2:

4) NO-SMILE service. Yeah, I know that shooting range is a serious business with firearms all over the place, but I just don't feel very welcome there. In comparison, I went to Jackson Arms Indoor range in NorCal and they're much more helpful and polite.

distshooter
11-20-2010, 6:02 PM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: My GF and I was there last Friday July 9th. I love the place. The staff was very friendly/professional. They keep the range very clean and they have sand bags for anyone to use. The drive there from SF was beautiful also. I will be back on the 23rd. I highly recommend this place.

As a life long shooter, 3 gun pistol and highpower rifle competitor, I judge my ranges by a somewhat different criteria. Others of this ilk, read on.

I too appreciate the views and setting of this range in the hills. The pistol range is good for 3 gun bullseye SLOW fire practice - no rapid or timed fire allowed. The benches are a little to allot high and the firing line is inclined east to west. Hence, some benches are much taller than standard as they are all constructed level. Choose your firing point carefully.

If your idea of rifle shooting is off of a bench to test a rifle or ammo, or if you are a benchrest shooter, then the 100 yd range will do (though there isn't much you will learn at 100yd's with a rifle). If you are a bullseye, hunter, or position shooter who wishes to hone your skills, you are not welcome here. Weapons eleveted and downrange does not apply here. Muzzles must be pointed below the berm at all times unless being transported from your vehicle, when elevated is acceptable. NO allowances are made for acquiring a position or stance. All 100 yd firing points have benches. No points are left open for position shooting. Actually, there are open points between shooting blocks but you are not permitted to use them.

The trap range is very nice with a view off the mountain. Biodegradable targets only which are sold on site. Shotguns may be elevated during and between firing on the trap range.

The weather you have in the valley may be completely different from what you find on top of the hill. Bring assorted clothing. Most range personnel are friendly gun guys with a smattering of range Nazi's that will spoil your day. You will know who they are. Speed limit is 0.0043 miles per hour. Don't drive a manual transmission or you will smoke your clutch.

Riflemen will find the other local ranges much more accommodating to skills development. My personal choice is the Santa Clara Sports Park. SCSP would also be a better choice to instruct new shooters on proper weapons handling and shooting techniques. The 100 yd has several open firining points. The range personnel at SCSP are also very shooter oriented. Many are avid shooters themselves and have a wealth of information. The only downside is you must drag your gear through the narrow confines and three doors of the range house to access the range.

erik_26
11-23-2010, 2:12 AM
Range: Gunrunner Gun Shop & Shooting
Location: 2040 Yosemite Parkway,Merced, CA 95341-4327, (209) 723-3006
Type: Indoor
Cost: $10 for range time, $5.00 (plus ammo) to rent pistols
Weapons: Pistols, and .22LR rifles only
Targets: Overhead electronic, no presets so you can run your target from close out to 25 yards. Walls are marked with 7, 10, 15, 20 & 25 increments.
Comments: They do not have a very large selection of pistols or rifles for sale. But everything in there is priced ok. The staff is nice. Range is aged. Not well ventilated. Low light in some stalls. Its a no frills kind of place.

ipalmer
11-26-2010, 4:41 PM
RANGE:San Leandro Rifle and Pistol Range
LOCATION:San Leandro
TYPE: Outdoor/Indoor
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS:15/25/50yd shotgun, pistol, .22, 100yd center fire rifle
FACILITY: 2/4
STAFF: 0/4
OVERALL: 0/4
COMMENTS: This range is run by ignorant, rude and dangerous people. This range was completely unsafe and I will never return here, nor will I recommend it to anyone.

I did a search for past reviews on this place and the reviews that came up said good things about this range. They were however 1+ years old so maybe its change, or maybe I just went on a day that had stupid *** people working it, however yelp has reviews from people having similar experiences.

Four of us took a trip out to the San Leandro range a few weeks ago on a Wednesday. When we arrived we were greeted by a large old white man who's attitude immediately gave me a bad feeling about the place. We walked inside and began to pay, get some extra ammo and pickup our targets. At one point one of my friends asked one of the guys behind the counter about shooting 5.56mm and if they sold any. The guy behind the counter responded saying that 5.56 is a NATO round and is illegal for civilian use under the Geneva Convention.

So we got everything together and made our way out to the 100yd range so two of the guys in the group could begin shooting there AR's. The first guy to sit down had just installed an EOTech sight which was WAY off and needed to be calibrated. He took three or four shots, all of which completely missed the target and hit a large wooden barrier that comes down over the range, about 50yds down. Immediately the large old white man comes out screaming in these words; "the next one of you ****ing *******s to shoot that barrier is going to get thrown out of here". My friend apologized saying he was trying to calibrate his site, that it was not intentional and that he will try not to hit it again. The old man continued to berate him and then went back inside.

After that my second friend with an AR sat down and the two of them began shooting. The first guy fired one shot and again hit the barrier, my second friend got two shots off (which hit his target) before the old man came outside again. But, this time he didn't go up to the guy who hit the barrier. Instead he went up to my second friend (who hit his target), tapped him on the shoulder and said; "get the **** out of here. I told you ****ing idiots not to shoot that god damn barrier, now get the **** out". My friend who hit the barrier apologized again and said he wouldn't fire that gun anymore and that it was him, not our other friend who hit the barrier. The old man replied; "i don't give a **** who hit it but your out of here anyway". We began to pack up out things and made our way out. As we were getting ready to leave another small group of people had come in and were preparing to shoot on the 100rd range but they were not sure if there was a cease fire or not, they asked the old man if they could begin shooting or not and he replied; "****ing shoot, I don't care".

This range was incredibly unsafe. The range masters were never clear on when a cease fire was called. They let people setup their weapons on the firing benches while others were down range setting up targets. At one point we were downrange setting up targets and when we turned around there was a guy a couple lanes over aiming his rifle downrange. When we all left, one car in our group stayed behind because he wanted to file a complaint with the local PD. According to the San Leandro PD, we were the 4th people that week to complain about the old man and the conditions at the range.

I will never again set foot in this range nor will I ever suggest anyone else go to this place.

mike_the_wino
12-01-2010, 2:21 PM
No formal review, but I've had a couple good experiences at Two Rock outside Petaluma. Pretty gruff at first but once engaged in a conversation they are nice enough. Great just having a place to shoot up here in Norcal.
Yep, that's an accurate assessment from my experience. Looking for some nice weather to head back there.

BayAreaShooter
12-01-2010, 4:34 PM
RANGE:San Leandro Rifle and Pistol Range
LOCATION:San Leandro
TYPE: Outdoor/Indoor
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS:15/25/50yd shotgun, pistol, .22, 100yd center fire rifle
FACILITY: 2/4
STAFF: 0/4
OVERALL: 0/4
COMMENTS: This range is run by ignorant, rude and dangerous people. This range was completely unsafe and I will never return here, nor will I recommend it to anyone.

I did a search for past reviews on this place and the reviews that came up said good things about this range. They were however 1+ years old so maybe its change, or maybe I just went on a day that had stupid *** people working it, however yelp has reviews from people having similar experiences.

Four of us took a trip out to the San Leandro range a few weeks ago on a Wednesday. When we arrived we were greeted by a large old white man who's attitude immediately gave me a bad feeling about the place. We walked inside and began to pay, get some extra ammo and pickup our targets. At one point one of my friends asked one of the guys behind the counter about shooting 5.56mm and if they sold any. The guy behind the counter responded saying that 5.56 is a NATO round and is illegal for civilian use under the Geneva Convention.

So we got everything together and made our way out to the 100yd range so two of the guys in the group could begin shooting there AR's. The first guy to sit down had just installed an EOTech sight which was WAY off and needed to be calibrated. He took three or four shots, all of which completely missed the target and hit a large wooden barrier that comes down over the range, about 50yds down. Immediately the large old white man comes out screaming in these words; "the next one of you ****ing *******s to shoot that barrier is going to get thrown out of here". My friend apologized saying he was trying to calibrate his site, that it was not intentional and that he will try not to hit it again. The old man continued to berate him and then went back inside.

After that my second friend with an AR sat down and the two of them began shooting. The first guy fired one shot and again hit the barrier, my second friend got two shots off (which hit his target) before the old man came outside again. But, this time he didn't go up to the guy who hit the barrier. Instead he went up to my second friend (who hit his target), tapped him on the shoulder and said; "get the **** out of here. I told you ****ing idiots not to shoot that god damn barrier, now get the **** out". My friend who hit the barrier apologized again and said he wouldn't fire that gun anymore and that it was him, not our other friend who hit the barrier. The old man replied; "i don't give a **** who hit it but your out of here anyway". We began to pack up out things and made our way out. As we were getting ready to leave another small group of people had come in and were preparing to shoot on the 100rd range but they were not sure if there was a cease fire or not, they asked the old man if they could begin shooting or not and he replied; "****ing shoot, I don't care".

This range was incredibly unsafe. The range masters were never clear on when a cease fire was called. They let people setup their weapons on the firing benches while others were down range setting up targets. At one point we were downrange setting up targets and when we turned around there was a guy a couple lanes over aiming his rifle downrange. When we all left, one car in our group stayed behind because he wanted to file a complaint with the local PD. According to the San Leandro PD, we were the 4th people that week to complain about the old man and the conditions at the range.

I will never again set foot in this range nor will I ever suggest anyone else go to this place.


Thank you for this review. With what you have said I will never step foot on that range. Its one thing to be a dick to customers but if you are not keeping everyone safe while they are at your range than you should not be anywhere near there. Thanks again for the heads up.

jonzer77
12-02-2010, 10:27 PM
I'm not sure what the deal is with 3 second pauses. I wouldn't consider 1 per 1 or 2 seconds rapid fire. I've never had this problem at Fields Sports Park or Target Masters? However, it is their range and they can institute any rules they wish. I just wish there were more rifle ranges close to the San Jose area.

I know this is a response to an old thread but I was talking to the range master at sunnyvale rod and gun club and he told me that rapid fire is okay with pistols as long as you hit the target lol. If you start shooting up the stand then he will ask you to stop.

FJW1495
01-13-2011, 10:39 PM
has any one heard or been to the cow mountain shooting up in ukia. i hear theres no range master and you can shoot at just about anything. any advice would be appreciated.

Fatcat
01-16-2011, 8:04 PM
[/B]RANGE: Insight Shooting Range
LOCATION: Artesia/Cerritos
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.insightrangeinc.com
Price: $15 ($10 additional person sharing same lane)
OLL FRIENDLY: seems like it
AREAS: 20 Electronic target retrieval stations, 25 yards
Selection: good selection of handguns/rifles/shotguns for rent
No rapid fire. No JHP. No Centerfire. For shotguns and rentals, you have to use their ammo.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Staff is very friendly and helpful. Good ventilation!

Some of my recent observations. Range is 25 yards. I was very rudely advised that there is no lead allowed (only FMJ). I had a personal altercation with one of the range staff who got up into my face about the fact that I let loose a full mag of .45 lead loads. My mistake and oversight. There was no need for the range nazi to give me attitude about that. I would advise the range staff to be more observant of the poor safety violations that I constantly observe and having to jump in to stop (always breaking the 180, gun handling off the bench, shooting the target carrier w/ shotgun or .44's) vs. my "illegal" lead bullets.:mad:

I'm going to start going back to Orange County Indoor in Brea or La Puente.

Jolter
01-18-2011, 3:37 AM
If your idea of rifle shooting is off of a bench to test a rifle or ammo, or if you are a benchrest shooter, then the 100 yd range will do (though there isn't much you will learn at 100yd's with a rifle). If you are a bullseye, hunter, or position shooter who wishes to hone your skills, you are not welcome here.

Rubbish! Offhand, prone, kneeling are all allowed positions.

"Muzzles must be pointed below the berm at all times unless being transported from your vehicle, when elevated is acceptable. NO allowances are made for acquiring a position or stance."

AT the berm. That is correct. They don't want to risk anyone lobbing bullets onto other people's property!

tonb
01-27-2011, 1:15 PM
has any one heard or been to the cow mountain shooting up in ukia. i hear theres no range master and you can shoot at just about anything. any advice would be appreciated.

Knoxville, closed to shooters because a bunch of a-holes literally destroyed the place, it was like a third world country out there.

Blacky
01-27-2011, 2:51 PM
RANGE:San Leandro Rifle and Pistol Range
LOCATION:San Leandro
TYPE: Outdoor/Indoor
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS:15/25/50yd shotgun, pistol, .22, 100yd center fire rifle
FACILITY: 2/4
STAFF: 0/4
OVERALL: 0/4
COMMENTS: This range is run by ignorant, rude and dangerous people. This range was completely unsafe and I will never return here, nor will I recommend it to anyone.

I did a search for past reviews on this place and the reviews that came up said good things about this range. They were however 1+ years old so maybe its change, or maybe I just went on a day that had stupid *** people working it, however yelp has reviews from people having similar experiences.

Four of us took a trip out to the San Leandro range a few weeks ago on a Wednesday. When we arrived we were greeted by a large old white man who's attitude immediately gave me a bad feeling about the place. We walked inside and began to pay, get some extra ammo and pickup our targets. At one point one of my friends asked one of the guys behind the counter about shooting 5.56mm and if they sold any. The guy behind the counter responded saying that 5.56 is a NATO round and is illegal for civilian use under the Geneva Convention.

So we got everything together and made our way out to the 100yd range so two of the guys in the group could begin shooting there AR's. The first guy to sit down had just installed an EOTech sight which was WAY off and needed to be calibrated. He took three or four shots, all of which completely missed the target and hit a large wooden barrier that comes down over the range, about 50yds down. Immediately the large old white man comes out screaming in these words; "the next one of you ****ing *******s to shoot that barrier is going to get thrown out of here". My friend apologized saying he was trying to calibrate his site, that it was not intentional and that he will try not to hit it again. The old man continued to berate him and then went back inside.

After that my second friend with an AR sat down and the two of them began shooting. The first guy fired one shot and again hit the barrier, my second friend got two shots off (which hit his target) before the old man came outside again. But, this time he didn't go up to the guy who hit the barrier. Instead he went up to my second friend (who hit his target), tapped him on the shoulder and said; "get the **** out of here. I told you ****ing idiots not to shoot that god damn barrier, now get the **** out". My friend who hit the barrier apologized again and said he wouldn't fire that gun anymore and that it was him, not our other friend who hit the barrier. The old man replied; "i don't give a **** who hit it but your out of here anyway". We began to pack up out things and made our way out. As we were getting ready to leave another small group of people had come in and were preparing to shoot on the 100rd range but they were not sure if there was a cease fire or not, they asked the old man if they could begin shooting or not and he replied; "****ing shoot, I don't care".

This range was incredibly unsafe. The range masters were never clear on when a cease fire was called. They let people setup their weapons on the firing benches while others were down range setting up targets. At one point we were downrange setting up targets and when we turned around there was a guy a couple lanes over aiming his rifle downrange. When we all left, one car in our group stayed behind because he wanted to file a complaint with the local PD. According to the San Leandro PD, we were the 4th people that week to complain about the old man and the conditions at the range.

I will never again set foot in this range nor will I ever suggest anyone else go to this place.

Outstanding review, thank you.

Blacky
01-27-2011, 3:05 PM
To add onto the Iron Sights reviews, they hold a match every Thursday starting at 7pm. Two Thursdays it's fun steel, draw from holster and shoot 6 plates for time, then there's the man vs man and mini USPSA matches, well run and fun. They can get a bit crowded but they're worth it. Entry fee is 12$
They also announce what matches are going on that weekend, and a group of us carpool to norco on sat morning for the USPSA match, also a great match

I'm really looking for some BLM or private land I can shoot on in the greater SD area, I want to be a le to set up multiple targets and run some drills on the the timer, if anybody knows a spot I'd appreciate a heads up

Did you find that BLM you were looking for? I might have some info. for you.

whoreable
01-30-2011, 10:11 PM
Range: Rainbow Valley Shooting Range
Location: Rainbow Valley, CA (Temecula)
Type: 22, Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle
Web Link: www.rainbowshootingrange.com
OTT Friendly: Yes! Semi-Auto please be aware of lane to your right (ejection brass)
STAFF: 4/4
Facility: 4/4
Cost: $140 yearly membership ($0 range time) , NRA Card Required, $10 per guest.


Rainbow Valley Shooting Range is located right before the Customs check at Temecula. Rainbow Valley is my favorite range so far. The low frequency of shooters means you can enjoy your time at the range. The most people I have seen at the range at once is 4other guests.

Rainbow has several ranges for each type of firearm. They have several .22 caliber ranges, one dedicated 100 yard rifle range, an optional 150 yard rifle range. Shotgun area for disc shooting. Pistol shooting range, Steel plate range for pistol and the ablilty to use pistol at some other ranges.

My only wish about Rainbow is that I lived closer, but If you jump on Canyon Gopher Road from Oceanside its not that bad.

DaveFJ80
02-14-2011, 10:41 PM
La Puente Firing Range (www.lpfr.com (http://www.lpfr.com)) - Update


Found out that they've recently changed their rules/mind and will now allow you to shoot "evil looking" rimfire rifles at their range. Before, they would not let you shoot a GSG or M&P 15-22 because it looked too evil, and they only allowed something like a stock looking 10/22. However, now they've said it's ok to use all sorts of rimfire rifles there. To verify this, I asked them about it when I was at their range the other day, and called this morning to speak with somebody at random to see what they would say (verified it).

I didn't inquire about any centerfire rifles, but most likely they still don't allow those due to the ammo. Still no shotguns allowed there. The only reason I go there is because it's a 5 min drive from my house. At least the place is big & clean, they have a lot of lanes, and the lanes are deep.


The only crappy thing is they've raised their prices on range use by a few bucks, and even raised their yearly membership price (which is way too much to begin with IMO.... about double what OC Indoor charges for a year membership that includes unlimited range use and unlimited free gun rentals - still need to buy their ammo for the rentals).

penciljockey
02-15-2011, 7:13 PM
I love that place! It's the Disneyland for shooters. :)

Overbear
02-15-2011, 9:04 PM
RANGE:San Leandro Rifle and Pistol Range
LOCATION:San Leandro
TYPE: Outdoor/Indoor
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS:15/25/50yd shotgun, pistol, .22, 100yd center fire rifle
FACILITY: 2/4
STAFF: 0/4
OVERALL: 0/4
COMMENTS: This range is run by ignorant, rude and dangerous people. This range was completely unsafe and I will never return here, nor will I recommend it to anyone.

I did a search for past reviews on this place and the reviews that came up said good things about this range. They were however 1+ years old so maybe its change, or maybe I just went on a day that had stupid *** people working it, however yelp has reviews from people having similar experiences.

Four of us took a trip out to the San Leandro range a few weeks ago on a Wednesday. When we arrived we were greeted by a large old white man who's attitude immediately gave me a bad feeling about the place. We walked inside and began to pay, get some extra ammo and pickup our targets. At one point one of my friends asked one of the guys behind the counter about shooting 5.56mm and if they sold any. The guy behind the counter responded saying that 5.56 is a NATO round and is illegal for civilian use under the Geneva Convention.

So we got everything together and made our way out to the 100yd range so two of the guys in the group could begin shooting there AR's. The first guy to sit down had just installed an EOTech sight which was WAY off and needed to be calibrated. He took three or four shots, all of which completely missed the target and hit a large wooden barrier that comes down over the range, about 50yds down. Immediately the large old white man comes out screaming in these words; "the next one of you ****ing *******s to shoot that barrier is going to get thrown out of here". My friend apologized saying he was trying to calibrate his site, that it was not intentional and that he will try not to hit it again. The old man continued to berate him and then went back inside.

After that my second friend with an AR sat down and the two of them began shooting. The first guy fired one shot and again hit the barrier, my second friend got two shots off (which hit his target) before the old man came outside again. But, this time he didn't go up to the guy who hit the barrier. Instead he went up to my second friend (who hit his target), tapped him on the shoulder and said; "get the **** out of here. I told you ****ing idiots not to shoot that god damn barrier, now get the **** out". My friend who hit the barrier apologized again and said he wouldn't fire that gun anymore and that it was him, not our other friend who hit the barrier. The old man replied; "i don't give a **** who hit it but your out of here anyway". We began to pack up out things and made our way out. As we were getting ready to leave another small group of people had come in and were preparing to shoot on the 100rd range but they were not sure if there was a cease fire or not, they asked the old man if they could begin shooting or not and he replied; "****ing shoot, I don't care".

This range was incredibly unsafe. The range masters were never clear on when a cease fire was called. They let people setup their weapons on the firing benches while others were down range setting up targets. At one point we were downrange setting up targets and when we turned around there was a guy a couple lanes over aiming his rifle downrange. When we all left, one car in our group stayed behind because he wanted to file a complaint with the local PD. According to the San Leandro PD, we were the 4th people that week to complain about the old man and the conditions at the range.

I will never again set foot in this range nor will I ever suggest anyone else go to this place.

I have to say, I am VERY suprised by all this. I go there 1-2 times a month and have never experenced anything like what you talk about. Every time I have gone the rules are enforced quite strictly, touching a bench when its setup time is a HUGE no no.

On the flip side, Chabo(sp) I can't stand. The RO's are all dicks, the rules are draconian, and the staff lack any real knolage of firearms. Last time I was up there, I brought a highly modified SKS (much work done to the bolt to remove the posiblity of slamfires), and yet even when I removed parts and showed the staff it was not a "junker" they would not allow more than 2 rounds loaded in the weapon? WTF? I wont ever go up there again.

vinny_land
03-19-2011, 4:54 AM
RANGE: Ole Boy Outdoors
LOCATION: Bakersfield
TYPE: Indoor pistol, rimfire, and centerfire (select days only)
WEB LINK: http://oleboyoutdoors.net/
OLL FRIENDLY: Kinda :o Not truly a hardcore dedicated OLL store, but has the basics and caters to the traditional sporting gun owners
AREAS: electronic returns with 9 lanes out to 25 yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: New facility with a great staff. Special shout out to Slabside (who's also the range master). Great guy and they got some good stuff in store. Centerfire rifle on selected nights, must buy their ammo. Good to see another indoor range besides 2nd Amendment in town:D

Jolter
03-19-2011, 1:11 PM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4




If your idea of rifle shooting is off of a bench to test a rifle or ammo, or if you are a benchrest shooter, then the 100 yd range will do (though there isn't much you will learn at 100yd's with a rifle). If you are a bullseye, hunter, or position shooter who wishes to hone your skills, you are not welcome here. Weapons eleveted and downrange does not apply here. Muzzles must be pointed below the berm at all times unless being transported from your vehicle, when elevated is acceptable. NO allowances are made for acquiring a position or stance. All 100 yd firing points have benches. No points are left open for position shooting. Actually, there are open points between shooting blocks but you are not permitted to use them.


Rubbish. Position shooting is allowed, no problem. They require muzzles to be pointed at the berm to avoid the possibility that someone might lob a bullet onto private property beyond. Hard to argue with that.

sanjosebmx
03-28-2011, 10:07 AM
sorry wrong thread..

distshooter
04-04-2011, 12:59 PM
RANGE: Los Altos Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Los Altos
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.losaltosrodandgunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 10, 25, 50 and 100yds as well as a 40yd tin can range and manual and electronic trap ranges.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4





Rubbish. Position shooting is allowed, no problem. They require muzzles to be pointed at the berm to avoid the possibility that someone might lob a bullet onto private property beyond. Hard to argue with that.


Anyone familiar with NRA High Power and Small Bore competition shooting is aware that the muzzle of the weapon is elevated when attaining the shooting position, reloading, scoring, and spotting. While accurate firearms and ammunition are important, the main focus of these disciplines is in the skill of the shooter. Testing the firearm and ammunition from a bench removes the variables of improper shooting technique and is a logical way to experiment. But, individual shooting skills can only be addressed by the shooter getting the firearm off the bench and supporting it entirely with only their body structure and a sling. (See section 5 of the NRA High Power rule book)

Position shooting stresses these basic skills and great emphasis is devoted to building solid positions. Shooters are meticulously trained and spend lifetimes developing repeatable routines to attain these solid positions.

There are numerous video archives available on Youtube for anyone not familiar with these shooting disciplines. Search “NRA High Power rifle” or “Camp Perry rifle”. For those unfamiliar with the sport, Camp Perry, Ohio is where the annual National Matches are held and all local, regional, and state matches are a preparation for this Big One.

I will not devote the time necessary to itemize the construction and execution of each position. Viewing the videos will very quickly reveal that all positions require elevation of the muzzle. You will notice that all competitors follow the same basic regiments as these are not only accepted practices, they are required practices to construct solid shooting positions and execute accurate shots. If one is not allowed to elevate the muzzle, one cannot practice proper shooting technique. This is not only applicable to competition, but hunting and all other rifle arts as well.

I have devoted many years to these arts and have demonstrated them successfully enough to support a family. I have been a competitor on numerous Marine Corps rifle and pistol teams including the “Big” teams. I have helped train the present generation of Marine Corps and Civilian competition rifle and pistol shooters, as well as those actively engaged in combat. I have travelled the U.S. and foreign countries representing the Marine Corps in the firearm arts and crafts. I am the 406th Marine in history to earn Distinguished with both the rifle and the pistol. My point is not to brag, but to demonstrate I have extensive knowledge in this field. Still in doubt? Google “Blane Scheidt multiple distinguished”.

My weapons handling has never been questioned at any range other than Los Altos Rod and Gun Club. I will state again that proper weapon handling and shooting techniques cannot be taught or practiced at Los Altos Rod and Gun Club due to their range rule of not elevating the muzzle of the firearm. If you intend to shoot a rifle nailed to the bench you may do so. Just don’t pick the weapon up! Strangely enough, a rifle on a forward shooting bag or bipod and not in the shooter’s shoulder renders the muzzle elevated over the berm just as any position shooting does, but is deemed acceptable. (?)

I highly encourage anyone interested in perfecting the art of the rifle to pursue High Power Rifle competition. It instills the disciplines upon which all other forms of practical rifle craft are based. Junior divisions are available and reccommended if you want your son or daughter properly trained in safe weapons handling. High Power rifle competitors are great and always willing to lend advice or equipment. There are many local clubs devoted to these arts at other ranges. My personal favorite is the San Jose Zouaves. The Zouaves offer new shooter orientation courses where you will learn to properly elevate your muzzle. State Championships are split into two matches to accommodate the geographical nature of California; one in Coalinga and the other at Camp Pendleton.

If you see me at the range, stop by and say hi! I am always willing to offer my experience and advice to those serious about the craft. I will be the guy shooting position, but not at Los Altos Rod and Gun Club.

distshooter

distshooter
04-04-2011, 1:30 PM
Rubbish! Offhand, prone, kneeling are all allowed positions.

"Muzzles must be pointed below the berm at all times unless being transported from your vehicle, when elevated is acceptable. NO allowances are made for acquiring a position or stance."

AT the berm. That is correct. They don't want to risk anyone lobbing bullets onto other people's property!

The above post would have been a more applicable response to this post from Jolter. As you can see, position shooting is allowed, just don't shoot position!(???)

I must say the range has a beautiful setting and the drive to and from is pleasant. Unfortunately, proper rifle techniques cannot be employed at this range unless you are a bench shooter. These prefered individuals are allowed to elevate their muzzles. I have corresponded with the rangemaster about this matter but he was unyielding in his stance. I suspect Jolter is said rangemaster. If so, I think I have submitted a logical arguement and suitable source information regarding this matter in both private and public venues. Your reconsideration of this matter would be appreciated.

To be fair, I would reccommend the trap range as the view off the hill is great, though I make no claims about my abilities or expertise with a shotgun.

distshooter

Jolter
04-05-2011, 7:38 AM
I must say the range has a beautiful setting and the drive to and from is pleasant. Unfortunately, proper rifle techniques cannot be employed at this range unless you are a bench shooter. These prefered individuals are allowed to elevate their muzzles.
distshooter

No, bench shooters must also follow the rules. Muzzles must be kept pointed at the berm, so there is no possibility of an unintentional bullet flying off the property and onto adjacent parcels. Unfortunately, most ranges do not own several miles of property downrange.

I find Los Altos Rod and Gun Club to be a fabulous venue, although it would be great if they owned more land so this rule could be relaxed. Alas, it is not to be.

kdmmcc
04-12-2011, 2:09 PM
Well said distshooter and Semper Fi.

Viper
04-12-2011, 7:05 PM
RANGE: Markley's Indoor Range and Gunshop
LOCATION: Watsonville, CA
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.markleysguns.com/
AREAS: Indoor Pistol (electric target returns)
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:Nice Pistol Range. No rapid fire or double taps. Friendly Staff.

Viper
04-12-2011, 7:10 PM
RANGE: Coyote Valley Sporting Clays
LOCATION: Morgan Hill, CA
TYPE: Outdoor/Shotgun
WEB LINK: http://www.coyoteclays.com/
AREAS: 2 Sporting Clay Ranges, 2 Skeet fields, Trap shooting, Private and Group Instruction, ProShop and Event Facilities.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS:The sporting clay ranges will humble even the best shooters!!! Love this place.

Pat Riot
04-16-2011, 9:44 PM
I just found this thread today. I read the first and last pages, and I felt compelled to give the following reviews:

RANGE : Reed's Indoor Range
LOCATION: San Jose, CA
TYPE : Indoor
WEB LINK:
OLL FRIENDLY: Yessee below for CONS #3 & 4
AREAS : Pistol and rifle: 25 yards
FACILITY: 3/4 - see below for CONS#1
STAFF : -2/4 - That's right. NEGATIVE 2.
OVERALL: 1/4
COMMENTS: I have been to shooting ranges in over 4 states and all up and down California. The attitude of the staff at Reed's is by far the worst I have ever encountered. When you go to the range you expect to find people with a common interest, no some jackas that wants to prove to you how much he knows about guns.

I brought a new shooter there and wanted to show him some guns as he was thinking of buying. The bearded fellow behind the counter basically did everything he could to stop my friend from buying. Sale = Lost. Funny thing is I have shot with the bearded fellow on the league, and I finished 4th out of 18, so he knows me, and knows Im not a tourist. Anyways I would not recommend Reed's to Paul Helmke, and I hope Reed is reading this.


RANGE : Livermore Rod and Gun
LOCATION: Livermore, CA
TYPE : Outdoor
WEB LINK:
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes - Very
AREAS : Pistol and rifle: 10-100 yards
FACILITY: 2/4 -
STAFF : 4+/4 -
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Some of the nicest gun nuts I have met. They basically catered to our every need. When we were low on CLP they brought us some. At the end of the day my buddy realized that his keys were locked in his car. The rangemaster gave us a ride back to his place to grab the spare set. Their setup is a little wonky though. Im not really into shooting rifle from the sitting at the kitchen table position, and that is the only option here.

Airrixd
05-01-2011, 5:43 PM
RANGE: Sunnyvale Rod and Gun
LOCATION: Sunnyvale/Cupertino
TYPE: Ourdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.sunnyvalegunclub.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: http://www.sunnyvalegunclub.com/range/index.html (if you shoot near rifle, park near the top)
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: I went there today to sight in my new rifle and had a pleasant time. The range is very clean and well maintained. Benches were neatly lined and plenty of sandbags and woodblocks to use - they even provide stapleguns. Some of the target stands were shot up but I didn’t have a hard time find a decent one to use. If you want to shoot steel, SRNG has 100 yards targets (rifle and rimfire lanes). Times between shooting and cool down was great! The rifle range overlooks the trap range. It was nice watching other folks bust up clays when on my break. ROs were friendly - I guess if you don’t cause trouble there won’t be none. I got here early (before they open) so lanes were easy to come by, however, I could see why this place gets packed. Overall, great place to visit. I could see myself becoming a member here but i’s just too far for me (I live in SF).

gruntbull
05-13-2011, 5:50 PM
RANGE: On-Target Shooting Range
LOCATION: 27692 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
PHONE: 949-348-0352
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.on-targetrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: ? - Never asked outright, but shoot OLL there without hassles.
AREAS: Indoor to 75 feet.
COST: $15/person ($8+person), $225 1st year membership
/$175 renewal
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Allow centerfire rifle caliber up to .308 but in order to shoot rifle, you'll need to take class and obtain "permit" (easy). Clean, very well lit and ventilated. Front-room store pretty well stocked.

I have never liked this place due to the attitudes of the range staff. They have the one round a second rule. If you wish to do presentation drills you will be yelled at. If you plan to go there and just plink you will probably not have a problem. All in all I went there of and on for 3 yrs, found too many other ranges that were better in my opinion.

SpectreZ91
05-13-2011, 6:05 PM
LOCATION: Riverside Magnum Range
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.riversidemagnumrange.com/ (http://www.riversidemagnumrange.com/
)
OLL FRIENDLY: YES
AREAS: 50 ft. lanes w/ electric target holders
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS:
It was my first indoor range. Talked to one of the guys a few times before bringing my gun in there. He seemed laid back and easy going. Went it the other day.. Different employee. Was helpfull and friendly.. Except he came down on my g/f's dad for rapid firing his .22 ruger. (It was his first time shooting any gun and he wanted to know what it was like) Though their rules state "No Rapid" fire. I thought he could of handled it better instead of coming over and scolding us. However we were in the wrong so I won't hold that against them. He was just doing his job. Which we did go out and appologize on our way out. Like I said. We were in the wrong..

Other then that I did like the place. It does have a nice bench behind the lanes with chairs for you to put your stuff and reload your magazines. I'll be going back.. Plus it's the one closest to my house.

Only negative is the lack of variety of rental guns. Though I guess they have problems with people taking parts from them while they are being rented

GuillermoAntonio
05-24-2011, 10:00 PM
RANGE:American Shooting Center
LOCATION:San Diego (Clairemont Mesa)
TYPE:Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.gotammo.com/
OLL FRIENDLY:Not sure.
AREAS:25 yds.
FACILITY:3/4
STAFF:2/4
OVERALL:2/4
COMMENTS:
Facilities: The place is OK, having been to p2k, where they have a big screen TV, chairs and tables for waiting people or non shooting guests, I cant give this place a rating of 4 (there is none of that).
Product: They have a pretty decent selection of rental firearms, from .22 cal to Ak-47's, the Prices are average to other San Diego ranges. I believe non member 1st shooter is $15, $12 for 2nd shooter, $10 for pistol rental, If I remember right, the ammo is around $17-$18 for 9mm.
Safety: There is no Range Officer walking around or sneaking behind you, there is no cease fire every hour like in other places, but I know for a fact they keep an eye on you, specially when they dont know you or are certain you are a newbie (they ask if you have previous experience).
No safety test is now required, you just sign the possible death waiver and there you go..
Customer Service: Except for ONE Dude there, Horrible.......
If you go there expect a considerate amount of bad vibe, hell even when you call, One time I called looking for a pistol and when they answered and my first words were "Is this the gun shop?" The immediate reply was: "What IS YOUR question?
It gets no better in person, last weekend I was there waiting to meet another calgunner, I was there earlier so this guy wasnt there yet, as I walked in, I realize there is a bunch of people (standing, there is no seasts/chairs) waiting for an available lane, I asked and ended up signing in to a wait list.
Waited for 40 minutes, when the appointment time arrived, this guy wasnt there yet, so I wasnt sure If I was going to stay and shoot, 3 minutes later my name came up and offered me a lane, I replied that the other guy wasnt there yet and asked them to please skip me as I waited for this guy, guess what the response was: "We cant do that, you can go in and wait for him there, he can join you later", I was like WTH? I said: "I dont want to do that..." and they replied: "If you dont want to do that, then you go down to the bottom of the list..." I was seriously pissed off, so i just turned around and left.
I will NEVER be back, (unless completely necessary to complete a sell/trade).

rdesco
06-08-2011, 8:32 PM
RANGE: Livermore Rod and Gun Club
LOCATION: Livermore
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.lprg.org/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
FACILITY: 2
STAFF: 2
OVERALL: 2
COMMENTS:
The skeet and trap range is at the base of a hill. The clays are thrown towards the hill, which partway up is the rifle/pistol range. To get to the rifle pistol range, you drive alongside the people shooting clays. The pistol/rifle range does not appear have any area where hearing protection is required, which is odd as the registration desk/area is about 7feet from the first "booth." They only have 25 and 100yd ranges. Because of their backdrop, to prevent people from shooting too high and up and over the hill, they have a roof over the shooting stations that is very low and angled down and away from the shooters. The teenage girl at the desk was not very friendly and the range security officer was a complete a-hole. I will not be returning and would not recommend this range to anyone.

Here's a reply to this thread posted June 2011.
I am a board member at Livermore Rod and Gun club and also an RSO at the rifle pistol range. The answer to the above comments goes like this.
EYE & EAR PROTECTION IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES EVERYWHERE ON THIS RANGE, It is not only a safety rule but something any intellegant person would do. As for the young lady that they spoke of she is the nicest most efficient range office manager of any range that I have been to. As for the person that was not nice to this guy ( maybe he deserved it ) this person no longer works or volunteers as a RSO at this range. He's gone , Kaput , let it go. You will now be treated with respect and when you make a mistake that could possibly hurt someone or yourself, you will be TRAINED in the proper safe handling of firearms rather than being yelled at. Come see us soon.

jeff762
06-16-2011, 5:20 PM
Range: Rainbow Valley Shooting Range
Location: Rainbow Valley, CA (Temecula)
Type: 22, Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle
Web Link: www.rainbowshootingrange.com
OTT Friendly: Yes! Semi-Auto please be aware of lane to your right (ejection brass)
STAFF: 4/4
Facility: 4/4
Cost: $140 yearly membership ($0 range time) , NRA Card Required, $10 per guest.


Rainbow Valley Shooting Range is located right before the Customs check at Temecula. Rainbow Valley is my favorite range so far. The low frequency of shooters means you can enjoy your time at the range. The most people I have seen at the range at once is 4other guests.

Rainbow has several ranges for each type of firearm. They have several .22 caliber ranges, one dedicated 100 yard rifle range, an optional 150 yard rifle range. Shotgun area for disc shooting. Pistol shooting range, Steel plate range for pistol and the ablilty to use pistol at some other ranges.

My only wish about Rainbow is that I lived closer, but If you jump on Canyon Gopher Road from Oceanside its not that bad.

i went there last saturday with a friend who is a member. we found out the second saturday of the month is tacical shoot on the rifle range. ended up shooting at the shotgun range. still had a good time. two thumbs up.

lawboy
06-20-2011, 9:56 AM
RANGE: Yolo Sportsmen's Association
LOCATION: West Davis
WEB LINK: http://www.yolosportsmens.org/index.html
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 7, 25, 50, 100 yard ranges. Can shoot rifle, shotgun, pistol on any of them. Also have trap, skeet, archery, and action pistol bays.
FACILITY: 4/4 Full clubhouse with indoor restrooms, kitchen, large community room with tv and wood burning fireplace. Small playground for kids and catch-and-release fishing pond.
STAFF: 3/4 Used to be better but the unanticipated departure of the awesome range master they used to have has degraded the range staff somewhat as current staff are not as experienced. They are plenty nice though.
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: You are allowed to shoot steel targets on the 50 and 100 yard ranges with lead bullets. Bring your own targets. Covered firing lines. An extremely relaxed and fun place to stay the entire day. Annual membership fee is $40 with a $3 daily fee. Non-members pay $9.

BadKitty
06-20-2011, 10:50 PM
RANGE: Iron Sights
LOCATION: 618 AIRPORT RD OCEANSIDE, CA 92054
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.iron-sights.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Very
AREAS: Indoor to 25yds.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: It's a bit of a drive from where I'm at, but it's worth it. Polite staff and reasonable prices on reload ammo ($11 for 50rd .45/.40S&W). They allow holster draw, rapid fire, and OLL.

Clientele seemed to be just as friendly as the staff. Mostly military and locals.


+1

I wanted to join in with all of the other people commenting on this place. I really enjoy shooting here. I wish I lived closer (or they were further south) as the drive from San Diego to Oceanside can get a bit sticky - otherwise I'd be shooting there all the time!

It's been fairly busy when I've been in, yet the staff members maintain their courteous service. Lots of Marines and LEO were there last time I went in. The shop is a little lean on accessories, but that's because the gun cases take up most of the space (as they should!). Plenty of lanes to go around.

Great place.

BK

Lorom
07-12-2011, 9:44 AM
I went to Raahauges last week. I can't give it a full review because it was may first time there. It was also weekday and mine was the only group on the rifle range.

I have to say that the folks who work there are very friendly and very helpful. Despite the high cost ($30) I'm definitely going back there again.

www.raahauges.com (http://www.raahauges.com/)

timdps
07-12-2011, 2:58 PM
has any one heard or been to the cow mountain shooting up in ukia. i hear theres no range master and you can shoot at just about anything. any advice would be appreciated.

RANGE: Cow mountain rifle range
LOCATION: Cow mountain (Mendocino county)
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/cowmtn.html
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Anything anywhere you want. 50, 100, 200, 400 yard range.
FACILITY: N/A
STAFF: N/A
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Best place to shoot. I highly recommend to go shooting here if you have never been shooting on BLM land. Sometimes idiots shoot up the benches though. Truck is recommended, my honda does fine though.

You can see the range here
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.133077,-123.100948&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wl


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/timdps/Cowmountainrange.jpg


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luckystrike
07-18-2011, 11:09 PM
RANGE: Raahauge's range
LOCATION:Corona
TYPE: outdoor
WEB LINK: http: http://www.raahauges.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: rifle range to bench rest, individual shooting bays, private
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Favorite place to shoot, good ol guys run the place, noone talks down to you like most ranges. Mike is a good guy, no restrictions on ammo. $30 is fair for your own shooting bay.


RANGE: On Target Range
LOCATION: South OC
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.on-targetrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY:yes
AREAS: 25 yrd indoor
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 2/4
OVERALL: 2.5/4
COMMENTS: I give staff 2/4 because half of the range staff talks down to you like you are a child. I was with 2 Marines and 1 Sheriff Deputy, both showed their MIL/LE IDs and we were still talked to like we are ignorant red-headed step children. no paying $20 on sundays for a silly rifle card that expires. prior incidents with ontarget has resulted in the loss of my business.

PROS: steel ammo is aloud.

GlockTalk9
07-19-2011, 9:38 PM
RANGE:San Leandro Rifle and Pistol Range
LOCATION:San Leandro
TYPE: Outdoor/Indoor
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS:15/25/50yd shotgun, pistol, .22, 100yd center fire rifle
FACILITY: 2/4
STAFF: 0/4
OVERALL: 0/4
COMMENTS: This range is run by ignorant, rude and dangerous people. This range was completely unsafe and I will never return here, nor will I recommend it to anyone.

I did a search for past reviews on this place and the reviews that came up said good things about this range. They were however 1+ years old so maybe its change, or maybe I just went on a day that had stupid *** people working it, however yelp has reviews from people having similar experiences.

Four of us took a trip out to the San Leandro range a few weeks ago on a Wednesday. When we arrived we were greeted by a large old white man who's attitude immediately gave me a bad feeling about the place. We walked inside and began to pay, get some extra ammo and pickup our targets. At one point one of my friends asked one of the guys behind the counter about shooting 5.56mm and if they sold any. The guy behind the counter responded saying that 5.56 is a NATO round and is illegal for civilian use under the Geneva Convention.

So we got everything together and made our way out to the 100yd range so two of the guys in the group could begin shooting there AR's. The first guy to sit down had just installed an EOTech sight which was WAY off and needed to be calibrated. He took three or four shots, all of which completely missed the target and hit a large wooden barrier that comes down over the range, about 50yds down. Immediately the large old white man comes out screaming in these words; "the next one of you ****ing *******s to shoot that barrier is going to get thrown out of here". My friend apologized saying he was trying to calibrate his site, that it was not intentional and that he will try not to hit it again. The old man continued to berate him and then went back inside.

After that my second friend with an AR sat down and the two of them began shooting. The first guy fired one shot and again hit the barrier, my second friend got two shots off (which hit his target) before the old man came outside again. But, this time he didn't go up to the guy who hit the barrier. Instead he went up to my second friend (who hit his target), tapped him on the shoulder and said; "get the **** out of here. I told you ****ing idiots not to shoot that god damn barrier, now get the **** out". My friend who hit the barrier apologized again and said he wouldn't fire that gun anymore and that it was him, not our other friend who hit the barrier. The old man replied; "i don't give a **** who hit it but your out of here anyway". We began to pack up out things and made our way out. As we were getting ready to leave another small group of people had come in and were preparing to shoot on the 100rd range but they were not sure if there was a cease fire or not, they asked the old man if they could begin shooting or not and he replied; "****ing shoot, I don't care".

This range was incredibly unsafe. The range masters were never clear on when a cease fire was called. They let people setup their weapons on the firing benches while others were down range setting up targets. At one point we were downrange setting up targets and when we turned around there was a guy a couple lanes over aiming his rifle downrange. When we all left, one car in our group stayed behind because he wanted to file a complaint with the local PD. According to the San Leandro PD, we were the 4th people that week to complain about the old man and the conditions at the range.

I will never again set foot in this range nor will I ever suggest anyone else go to this place.


I believe I have encountered the same person.
I came here to re-qualify my CA state firearms permit. I get processed and was told to pay the range fee as the folks who do the firearms requal are only contracted to use their range. So I go to the range counter, present the man my work ID (Fed Contract Guard) and request permission to rapid fire after I finish my requal to prepare myself for the more important requals: the Federal Shoot. He denies and proceeds to make fun of my job by stating "you're just some punk Safeway security guard. you're a door man". I just ignore it and pay the man. Minutes later I am done with my requal and figured I might as well stay since I paid the all day range fee ($13). I have my own targets (I.C.E QT) and use those since that's what we use in our federal shoot requals. 20 minutes in, the same man comes over and tells me that I cannot use those targets. I kindly ask why and he told me some story (I still cannot confirm it anywhere) that a lady came in their range one day shooting the very same target and went off on her husband the night she went home. I figured that's understandable but what shocked me was the man then told me to leave! He was getting upset for unknown reasons and I didn't want to get into a pissing match so I just packed my things and left.

I have been coming here the past 5 years and this is probably the worst visit out of the 100+ times I been here. All the range employees I've encountered are great with the exception of this particular man. I don't think I will be coming back here anymore after this experience.

500cc
08-03-2011, 3:07 PM
I went to LRRGC yesterday for my 37th birthday.

I liked it & it's open on the week days. Very very clean place.

Wasn't a huge fan of the setup of the range @ first because of the low overhang that is potentially easy to shoot into, the enclosed space(which keeps the heat off you) creates a louder environment and the stepped up target area's.. But I dealt with it; I squatted down some to shoot off hand @ 100 yards & doubled up on my hearing protection.

Didn't experience any rudeness or anything of the sort; in fact it was the complete opposite. Everyone was polite and while I was waiting and watching, one gentleman even offered to let me shoot his .30 carbine, which I did..

I'll go back for sure just for something different.

As an aside-- I fully expect to get yelled at while @ the range if I'm acting a fool; just like @ Chabot or any other rifle range. "They yell because they care."

Better to get hollered by a RO @ than shot at by a yahoo, right?


Here's a reply to this thread posted June 2011.
I am a board member at Livermore Rod and Gun club and also an RSO at the rifle pistol range. The answer to the above comments goes like this.
EYE & EAR PROTECTION IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES EVERYWHERE ON THIS RANGE, It is not only a safety rule but something any intellegant person would do. As for the young lady that they spoke of she is the nicest most efficient range office manager of any range that I have been to. As for the person that was not nice to this guy ( maybe he deserved it ) this person no longer works or volunteers as a RSO at this range. He's gone , Kaput , let it go. You will now be treated with respect and when you make a mistake that could possibly hurt someone or yourself, you will be TRAINED in the proper safe handling of firearms rather than being yelled at. Come see us soon.

kosherbacon
08-07-2011, 9:59 PM
+1 @ attitude at Reed's in Santa Clara. I have not used the range, but I won't be buying anything from their sales desk in the foreseeable future. Asking to look at anything on the racks will be received with the enthusiasm of someone getting their teeth pulled. Don't expect anything even remotely helpful if you ask for recommendations. As far as indoor ranges go, I'm sticking with Target Masters in Milpitas. I've shot and bought firearms from there without any hassle or condescension.

ArmedDefense
09-01-2011, 1:51 PM
RANGE: Raahauge's range
LOCATION:Corona
TYPE: outdoor
WEB LINK: http: http://www.raahauges.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: rifle range to bench rest, individual shooting bays, private
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Favorite place to shoot, good ol guys run the place, noone talks down to you like most ranges. Mike is a good guy, no restrictions on ammo. $30 is fair for your own shooting bay.

I had a very good experience at Mike's yesterday. I was there a solid 4 hours. Johnny, the RO, was very helpful and did not mind me staying longer then 2 hrs. He got a kick out of my motorcycle gas tank I've been using as a target (looks like swiss cheese). Pretty much anything goes, within reason, as far as ammo and targets.

sl4ck3r
09-07-2011, 1:51 PM
RANGE: Burbank Firing Line
LOCATION: Burbank
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK:http://www.firingline.net/burbank/
OLL FRIENDLY: NO
AREAS: 3, 7, 10, 20(?) yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: Been a member there for 2 years. Good basic handgun classes. Excellent on accessories. Decent rental selections. They have friendly staff and a well maintained facility. I saw Macauly Caulkin and the brunette from "That 70's Show" one Saturday night. It's more handgun, 22lr, etc. friendly. Cons: Shotguns, OLLs, double/triple taps are not allowed; and it's really popular/crowded on the weekends.

Its approximately $8 for a lane. Can't remember exactly.

+1 Great place and friendly staff. It is slightly warm in the shooting bays though.

kunho
09-09-2011, 8:33 AM
Its approximately $8 for a lane. Can't remember exactly.

+1 Great place and friendly staff. It is slightly warm in the shooting bays though.

i believe its $18 now