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Eagle87Tango
02-22-2008, 11:40 PM
Hey everyone. Need some help. I'm trying to find a place to go shooting. My own little hole in the wall has some rock refinery working there now. I went online to maybe find a legit range to go shooting at but the only one I can find in the vicinity is the "Apple Valley Gun Club" and their not taking new members. (Not to mention it's expensive as all get out). So does anybody have any tips? I'm in the Barstow area.

JagerTroop
02-22-2008, 11:52 PM
BLM land... you're right there already :)

hitman13
02-22-2008, 11:53 PM
why not go shoot in the desert NORTH of barstow? trust me, HODGES ROAD IS NO GO!!! except for shotguns. north of barstow is good though. My sister used to live right across from the cemetary and we'ed just go down Irwin Road and shoot, there are lots of places up there for you.

JagerTroop
02-22-2008, 11:54 PM
why not go shoot in the desert NORTH of barstow? trust me, HODGES ROAD IS NO GO!!! except for shotguns. north of barstow is good though. My sister used to live right across from the cemetary and we'ed just go down Irwin Road and shoot, there are lots of places up there for you.

Abslutely. been there many times. IIRC It's Copper City road

here you go (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=%5b40001%2d40085%5d%20Copper%20City%20Rd&city=Barstow&state=CA&zipcode=92311&country=US&location=LwRhRGJZ5UyTGSoeamtgSjychxwHRxTTjwfQIcTs4 YJf1Z92JYUJ9NK0plHp7k%2fYPCg%2b3pf8J3d0AaEAjfTqrRI %2bkpOmV2oti8geYK5hV1qIIFRUvz3FXbtCFaepBYr2Lqbt%2b XqC4TRVCDh7h3oLCfjVuTo7shB3jG2MV3VQjZo%3d&ambiguity=1) <---- take that road out into the hills. there are lot's of good spots

Eagle87Tango
02-22-2008, 11:56 PM
Interesting. You guys seem to know the area. So going on old irwin road towards Ft. Irwin?

hitman13
02-22-2008, 11:59 PM
you are pretty much allowed to shoot n, ne, and nw of barstow in the desert.

a LOT of people will tell you that you can shoot out off of hodges road but you cant unless its a shotgun.

JagerTroop
02-22-2008, 11:59 PM
look at the mapquest link I posted. just north of the cemetary on Irwin road, north end of town

Eagle87Tango
02-23-2008, 12:02 AM
Ah, missed the mapquest before. I drive out to irwin for work and I always see lights and things off in the distance and it makes me nervous. Don't know if there doing refinery or what have you out there. I'm pretty paranoid when it comes to new plinking spots.

Eagle87Tango
02-23-2008, 12:04 AM
also how are the roads out there. I drive an altima lol, so the smoother the ride the better

Eagle87Tango
02-24-2008, 12:10 AM
Hey fellas. Took old irwin road home yesterday to see if I could find copper city road. To my surprise they've made some aesthetic updates. I indeed found the road (They put up road signs) and the road itself has been freshly dug out. It's two lanes wide and quite smooth. So I guess I'll be driving out there some time soon to go shooting. Thanks for the help.

railroader
02-24-2008, 12:15 AM
There is a BLM office too in Barstow also where you can get a BLM map of the area. That way you can tell exactly where you are good to go. Mark

Eagle87Tango
02-24-2008, 12:25 AM
Hey. Just thought I would post this for anyone who's looking. Give a map for "shotgun only" areas and a number to call for a detailed map of where to shoot.

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/barstow/recshoot.html

Ironmany2k
02-01-2010, 8:51 AM
I know we used to be able to shoot on Hodge rd if we went north of the I15. South of the I15 is off limits because it is an OHV area. Check out the BLM map. I think it is still legal to shoot on the North side of the I15.

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/Barstow.Par.78735.File.dat/BFO_shotgunarea_8x11

aSilvrHaze
05-29-2010, 9:16 PM
anyone have any stories of being stopped while shooting guns other than shotguns in the "shotgun only" areas? A spot thats been family tradition for about 10 years now is located inside this area and we've been shooting Many times without any problems... now im starting to wonder