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Old 08-02-2012, 1:38 PM
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Default LAX Gun Range

Avoid this place like the plague. Its a rip-off. Its so expensive that the one and only time I was there, for the cost of the hour I could have purchased 250 rounds of the most expensive factory .45acp, AND gotten change back!

Just to prove how pathetic this place is, they advertise Utah/Florida CCW classes. They state on their website:

The Utah and Florida CCW will allow you to carry in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. Please keep in mind that these permits DO NOT cover California.

Utah never had a reciprocity agreement with Nevada, so the Florida CCW permit must be the correct license. However, when you go to the Florida website:

July 1, 2009: NEVADA removed from the list because Nevada authorities terminated the agreement.


More misinformation from the LAX Range.....

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Old 08-02-2012, 1:45 PM
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Default Oak Tree Gun Range Sylmar

For pistols, this place is great! $20 and you can shoot all day. There are no lanes (lots of steel targets), so you can spread your fancy shootin' irons all over the tables and not feel cramped. On a Weekend afternoon, its usually not that crowded. Lotsa celebrities (in cognito of course) visit. Never been to the restaurant (doesn't sound that tasty anyway). The ROs are very nice. Never seen anyone there sweep their muzzle in the wrong direction (guess there's always a first time though). The clientele is very friendly, and I've been offered many times to try other's guns...

Not sure if you can collect your brass, but I don't think I've ever seen a sign to the contrary. So reloaders are okay, but I would check first.

Overall: * * * * (4/5 stars! No one is perfect)

http://www.oaktreegunclub.com//shoot...ues/pistol.asp

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This is a new facility! Very modern, nice indoor facility. Special HVAC units to filter and circulate the air. There appears to be only 10 lanes, and they are cramped. Additionally, they have few, if any, places to sit down. I bring my own guns, ammo, and targets. Maximum distance is 60' feet I believe. RO is nice, but keeps an eye on things. Once in a while, the gangbanger crowd shows up, but they are well-behaved (an armed society is a polite society).

The adjoining gun store caters to the modern firearms crowd (military and LEO types). Very few revolvers or C&R type firearms.

I recommend it.

Overall: * * * * (4 stars)

http://www.youtube.com/user/IslandViewGuns

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Old 08-02-2012, 1:54 PM
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Gun store guys are nice. Range clientele is scumbags and the indoor range is old. Go there when its an off-peak hours and you might enjoy it. Otherwise, stay away.

Overall: * * (2 stars)
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Old 08-02-2012, 1:59 PM
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Does anyone have the latest news about the Pacific Rod and Gun Club in San Francisco? I hope it stays. I don't relish the idea of driving all the way to Los Altos or Chabot just to shoot Skeet. Those are nice places but soo far.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:46 AM
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RANGE: Field Time Target & Training
LOCATION: OC
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.fieldtimetargetandtraining.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 25 yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COST: $18 first shooter $9 second shooter same lane for the first 2 hours.

COMMENTS: The facility appears to be new and very attractive. The staff was extremely helpful, especially the range officer. He showed us how to use the lane; the overhead lighting, and how to preset the distances for the lane. Overall experience was terrific, my new favorite range.
Its very new ,from the ground up. Opened May or June 2012. Very nice staff,and a great place togo.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:55 AM
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Does Burro ,and Lytle Creek allow steel case ammo like Wolf or some of the others ?
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Old 08-20-2012, 1:49 PM
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Does Burro ,and Lytle Creek allow steel case ammo like Wolf or some of the others ?
Not this time of year...and they will check. Some have experienced their desire to take your ammo and hold it for you, if they feel you're a risk.
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Old 08-20-2012, 2:46 PM
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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
If I remember correctly, I remember reading that one of their policies requires shooters to police their brass as well. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:16 AM
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RANGE: YOLO Sportsmen's Association
LOCATION: Davis, CA
TYPE: OutDoor
WEB LINK: http://www.yolosportsmens.org
OLL FRIENDLY: ?
AREAS: Rifle/pistol ranges at 10, 25, 50 and 100 yards
shotgun range where you can shoot skeet & trap with clay pigeons
Prices: Members $3.00, Non-members $9.00, Yearly Membership $40.00
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS:All the rules are clear, the RSO's are safe and the RSO's are friendly. Cash and check only, no ATMs on site.
This place isn't the most modern or up-to-date range, but I've never met a shooter who wanted things to be less simple. And that's exactly what this place is: a simple, inexpensive place to shoot off some rounds.
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Old 09-14-2012, 2:39 PM
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Thumbs up Field Time Target & Training, Stanton, CA

RANGE: Field Time Target & Training
LOCATION: Stanton (Orange County)
TYPE: Indoor (SEE WEBSITE: All Caliber Handguns, Rifle Calibers.223/5.56 7.62 -.308 30-06 30-30, and Shotgun)
WEB LINK: http://www.fieldtimetargetandtraining.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Electronic target stations (25 yards)
FACILITY: 4
STAFF: 4+
OVERALL: 4+
COMMENTS: New facility, modern, friendly, and a great indoor place to shoot locally.

***If you're interested, you can read my entire review at- http://looserounds.com/2012/09/14/re...on-california/.
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Old 09-22-2012, 6:12 PM
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RANGE: Circle S Ranch Shooting Range
LOCATION: Petaluma, CA
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.sonomashooting.org/circles.html
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 25 yard pistol, 50, 100, 200 and 300 yard rifle. "Throw your own clays" shotgun area
FACILITY: 2/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 3/4
COMMENTS: Very laid back shooting range located north of the Bay Area. Note that the fee increased from $10 to $15 person/day. Bring everything you need, the only thing they seem to sell is NRA 25 yard pistol targets for $0.50. No rapid fire on the pistol/rifle lanes. The place could use a loud speaker or buzzer to help let people know when a ceasefire is coming up.

The facilities are OK, the benches are pretty old but get the job done. Some target stands are new, some are pretty beat up. The overhangs that prevent you from shooting too high looked like they had just been rebuilt.

You may have to bring your own sand bags/rifle rests. There are some wood rests available, but it can be hit or miss. I don't believe you can shoot off hand, prone or kneeling here.

You can put clay targets in the empty berm on the 50 yard line if you would like.

You can't setup target stands on the pistol range closer than 25 yards, which is too bad.

The shotgun area is cool, but just remember that you have to use #7 steel shot.
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Old 09-22-2012, 6:56 PM
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I've heard this place is like a Starbucks, very nice. I also heard memberships are on a waiting list. My hearing isn't too good though but I think this is the same range. How cool is it to be able to sight in a rifle w/o any wind... Sweet! Oh yeah, it's just right up the road from me.
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RANGE: Field Time Target & Training
LOCATION: Stanton (Orange County)
TYPE: Indoor (SEE WEBSITE: All Caliber Handguns, Rifle Calibers.223/5.56 7.62 -.308 30-06 30-30, and Shotgun)
WEB LINK: http://www.fieldtimetargetandtraining.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Electronic target stations (25 yards)
FACILITY: 4
STAFF: 4+
OVERALL: 4+
COMMENTS: New facility, modern, friendly, and a great indoor place to shoot locally.

***If you're interested, you can read my entire review at- http://looserounds.com/2012/09/14/re...on-california/.
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Old 09-29-2012, 6:53 PM
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RANGE: Beaumont Indoor Shooting Range
LOCATION: Beaumont
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.thebeaumontindoorshootingrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Pistol 50', Rifle 75' .223 only
FACILITY: 4/4 Very clean and well ventilated
STAFF: 5/4 Super nice!
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: They have a food caterer on Fridays!
Do not let you collect brass.

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Old 10-04-2012, 6:25 PM
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RANGE: The Target Range
LOCATION: Van Nuys
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://thetargetrange.com/
AREAS: 15 yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
LANE COST: $18 (using your ammo) or $12 (using their ammo). $10 gun rental - $20 for premium guns (like 1911's)

COMMENTS: Well run facility and Staff is AWESOME. Very friendly, helpful and creates an environment that is very enjoyable, but also makes sure that everyone on the range is safe. Just started going here about 2 months ago and every single visit has been extremely positive. Last week I brought in a new gun to break in (a Kimber which the factory recommends about 500 rounds to break in) and one of the staff really went out of his way to make sure I was taken care of - he did some quick cleaning/lube and inspection of the Custom II every 80 or so rounds (which saved me several trips home to do the same thing), lent me a bottle of CLP and showed me how to lubricate the frame periodically during the break in, and would check in periodically (in a good way) to make sure everything was ok. Talk about exemplary Customer Service! They've definetly won me over as a regular.

They sell guns now (pretty decent selection too), and one thing I found out was that if you purchase a gun from them, you can shoot it on their range while you are in the 10 day waiting period! I'll be buying my guns from them in the future for sure! - that 10 day wait seemed like 10 weeks.

The facility is nice, range ammo prices are good, and on the weekends parking is not a problem as there is plenty of street parking because the surrounding businesses are closed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 8:37 PM
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RANGE: Manteca Sportsmen
LOCATION: 30261 S. Airport Way, Manteca
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://mantecasportsmen.com
OLL FRIENDLY: not sure
AREAS: Trap, Rifle 50 yard (rimfire only), rifle 100 yard, pistol 25 yard, archery
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COST: Public Fees: (CASH or CHECKS ONLY!)
Outdoor rifle and pistol ranges - $15.00 per adult and $8.00 per youth
Archery - $8.00
Trap - $4.50 per round

COMMENTS: I will preface this by saying I have only been to two ranges so I don't have a lot to compare to. The facility has been around a while and is not fancy but offers fun for everyone. Archery range, a 12 station covered pistol range with targets at 7, 15, and 25 yards, trap shooting, and a rifle range. The rifle range has three 50 yard rimfire only stations, plus ten 100 yard stations. All rifle stations offer seated positions. I think any California legal firearms and caliber are allowed. There is also an indoor .22 only range that is limited to members and facility events. Paper targets only, although their website shows special events with non-paper targets.
The staff is very nice and helpful. They will ask if this is your first visit and if you answer yes, they will give you about a 5 minute--non optional-- overview of all the rules. They are willing to help and instruct if asked or if you look like you need it. There is always a range officer at the pistol range but I often see no official RO at the rifle range. I have never heard any RO being rude even when some people deserved it. A very friendly place.

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Old 11-16-2012, 7:38 AM
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RANGE: Field Time Target & Training
LOCATION: Stanton (Orange County)
TYPE: Indoor (SEE WEBSITE: All Caliber Handguns, Rifle Calibers.223/5.56 7.62 -.308 30-06 30-30, and Shotgun)
WEB LINK:[b] http://www.fieldtimetargetandtraining.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: Electronic target stations (25 yards)
FACILITY: 4
STAFF: 4+
OVERALL: 4+
COMMENTS: New facility, modern, friendly, and a great indoor place to shoot locally.
Finally went last night to zero the GF's .22 rifle for Appleseed. Holy crap, this is the nicest indoor range I've ever been to. Of course, I expected a clean and pleasant range, given that it is new, but that was just part of it.

1. Upon reaching the counter, we were greeted with a smile and a hearty welcome (what? No surly mumbling? Can this really be an indoor range or did we walk into a Starbucks by mistake?). They wanted to inspect our weapon, which is unusual, but fair enough. We filled out our names and address on a form. We were instructed that long guns crossing from the rear table to the lane must have an indicator flag in the chamber, and we were handed one. That's a reasonable rule too, and being told up front was much more pleasant than being hollered at over the PA later.

2. We went inside the shooting range and found it to be ROOMY (!!!) and well-lit.

3. Then we were greeted by Les Robinson, the RSO. An RSO at an indoor range, that's fantastic. Les was super-friendly to us and everyone else (something you don't always see in an RSO). The first thing he did when I told him we were zeroing a rifle was find us a chair to sit on. I brought two sandbags and he said that probably wasn't enough, so he went and brought us a couple more (they had his name marked on them, so they were his personal sandbags). With four sandbags we were good to go. While we were working on the rifle I saw Les greeting and assisting all the other shooters. He was great. Then he would come around every few minutes and sweep up the brass at everyone's feet.

An indoor range RSO is a good thing as far as I'm concerned, and if he is as friendly and helpful as Les, it's a great thing, especially when you are bringing women and young people to the range who don't want to be barked at all the time (BTW, lots of women at the range last night).

4. The new target system is pretty nice. A digital indicator tells you how far away your target is. There is a button for an overhead light (a real plus for middle aged guys like me with fading eyesight).

5. Getting out took some time (maybe seven or ten minutes). There were only two guys behind the counter when we came out and they spent a lot of time with a couple of groups who were just arriving (inspecting weapons and ammunition, etc). Maybe they should be more stringent about the use of the "Checking in" and "Checking out" lanes.

6. Lots of guns for rent. Doesn't mean much to me, but other folks might like that. While we were waiting to check out we saw one of the guys radio ahead to Les the RSO that there was a guy coming in with a rental gun who had little or no experience with it. What a great way to prevent potential accidents proactively and also ensure n00bs had a good shooting experience.

7. Big facility. We didn't go exploring, but there is a larger room to one side where you can wait for a lane to open if it is busy. There's also an upstairs, problem with classrooms.


We paid $18.00 plus $9.00 for two people in one lane. That's pricy, but I don't mind paying more for a quality product or a superior experience, and that's what we got from Field Time last night. I think the rates are hourly, which is unusual. That'd be a problem at an outdoor range, where I typically want to hang around for half the day, but I never spend very much time at an indoor range anyway, so maybe it's no big deal.

Stanton is out of our way, but we will be going back again and again. The GF really was impressed, especially given the less than pleasant experiences she has had at other local indoor ranges.
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Old 12-06-2012, 9:49 PM
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I really like Angeles Shooting range, my boyfriend took me there once and there was this really nice girl at the counter, her name was Jackie she gave me a few pointers for shooting shot gun because it was my first time and i ended up doing better then my boyfriend, lol.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:32 AM
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Mike Thompsons Piru Gun Range, Lake Piru.
Nicest people you will ever meet.
Paper targets already placed at 50 yds, 100 yds, and every 100 yds out to 600 yds, steel targets every 100 yds out to 1000 yds.
Free use of 5 spotting scopes.
20 tables, not as big as Los Angeles but a lot friendlier and quieter.
Mike will mount your scope if you dont have the tools, he also helps newbies with safety advice and learn how to hold their weapon properly.
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Just take the 126 to Lake Piru and there is a sign at the dirt road on the right just before the lake.
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RANGE: American Shooting Center
LOCATION: San Diego/Kearny Mesa
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: www.gotammo.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Not sure
AREAS: Shotgun and Rifle Range, both accept pistols. Shoots up to 25 yards on electronic. $15 for the 1st shooter, $10 for each, up to 3 per lane.
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COMMENTS: I read GuillermoAntonio's review, I figured I'd give mine. I've only been shooting for about 2 1/2 years but ASC is my venue of choice. When I got my 1911, they helped me with cleaning and maintaining. One staff was with me for about 30 minutes helping me on gripping my 1911 and shooting exercises. After he helped me, rounds were on top of each other. I also bought my Sig 229 there, it was great service and they're super helpful. They can be sarcastic and get easily frustrated if you do something dumb, but I always avoid that.
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RANGE: Manteca Sportsmen
LOCATION: 30261 S. Airport Way, Manteca
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://mantecasportsmen.com
OLL FRIENDLY: not sure OLLs are welcome. If the rifle is legal to own in CA, feel free to bring it out. Unfortunately, pistol ARs and AKs are not due to concern of rounds going over the levy.
AREAS: Trap, Rifle 50 yard (rimfire only), rifle 100 yard, pistol 25 yard, archery (black powder and cowboy action as well)
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COST: Public Fees: (CASH or CHECKS ONLY!) There's a store just down the street to buy lunch and obtain cash
Outdoor rifle and pistol ranges - $15.00 per adult and $8.00 per youth
Archery - $8.00
Trap - $4.50 per round ($3.00 as a member)
Cowboy Action - Cost varies in cost from $10 to $20 depending on whether you are a member of SASS, Two River's Posse, or member.


COMMENTS: I will preface this by saying I have only been to two ranges so I don't have a lot to compare to. The facility has been around a while (1934) and is not fancy but offers fun for everyone. Archery range, a 12 station covered pistol range with targets at 7, 15, and 25 yards, trap shooting, and a rifle range. The rifle range has three 50 yard rimfire only stations, plus ten 100 yard stations. All rifle stations offer seated positions. (rifle range is open, but under renovation and closed at times as additional concrete is poured, a new roof built, and space leveled for high power competition) I think any California legal firearms and caliber are allowed. There is also an indoor .22 only range that is limited to members and facility events. Paper targets only, although their website shows special events with non-paper targets.
The staff is very nice and helpful. They will ask if this is your first visit and if you answer yes, they will give you about a 5 minute--non optional-- overview of all the rules. They are willing to help and instruct if asked or if you look like you need it. There is always a range officer at the pistol range but I often see no official RO at the rifle range. I have never heard any RO being rude even when some people deserved it. A very friendly place.
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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.
I am a new shooter and have only been to a few ranges in the neighborhood.

For what it's worth, I have to say that there must have been a lot of changes at Livermore. Every time I have gone, it has always been a good day at the range. I've always had good conversations with the range officers and always felt safe. The RO's have given me & my wife pointers on safe shooting, better shooting, practice routines etc. The only yelling was when people didn't obey the rules. Given that we are around tools that can easily take ones life, I wholeheartedly agree that yelling is appropriate. Even then, people have been treated with respect. The range manager in the office has always been nice to us too. Have always felt comfortable and safe there.

My only wish is that they allow steel shooting like Hickok45! But, I doubt I could hit them at much of a distance! Sometimes the safest place to be when I'm shooting is the target! LOL!
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RANGE: Manteca Sportsmen
LOCATION: 30261 S. Airport Way, Manteca
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://mantecasportsmen.com
OLL FRIENDLY: not sure
AREAS: Trap, Rifle 50 yard (rimfire only), rifle 100 yard, pistol 25 yard, archery
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COST: Public Fees: (CASH or CHECKS ONLY!)
Outdoor rifle and pistol ranges - $15.00 per adult and $8.00 per youth
Archery - $8.00
Trap - $4.50 per round

COMMENTS: I will preface this by saying I have only been to two ranges so I don't have a lot to compare to. The facility has been around a while and is not fancy but offers fun for everyone. Archery range, a 12 station covered pistol range with targets at 7, 15, and 25 yards, trap shooting, and a rifle range. The rifle range has three 50 yard rimfire only stations, plus ten 100 yard stations. All rifle stations offer seated positions. I think any California legal firearms and caliber are allowed. There is also an indoor .22 only range that is limited to members and facility events. Paper targets only, although their website shows special events with non-paper targets.
The staff is very nice and helpful. They will ask if this is your first visit and if you answer yes, they will give you about a 5 minute--non optional-- overview of all the rules. They are willing to help and instruct if asked or if you look like you need it. There is always a range officer at the pistol range but I often see no official RO at the rifle range. I have never heard any RO being rude even when some people deserved it. A very friendly place.

I took my Son here on Saturday, the charge is $15 and kids shoot free. The cashier asked if we had targets, said yes, he gave us more along with tape.

The RO was nice, helped my Son while I shot the rifle, towards the end of our time their I took a turn on the pistol, some old guy, (not sure if he worked there or not) told me to slow down and I was shooting at an angle. Funny thing my shots were center of the paper so... Maybe he was lonely and looking for a date
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RANGE: Reed's Indoor Range
LOCATION: 1100 Duane Ave, Santa Clara, CA
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.reedsindoorrange.com/
OLL FRIENDLY: not sure
AREAS: Two shooting rooms: 10 lanes x 25 yards each room.
FACILITY: 3/4 - It's a little cruddy but overall it's better than any other indoor range I've seen around here.
STAFF: 5/4 - These guys are the greatest. Always safety conscious, helpful and attentive even during the recent crazy times.
OVERALL: 4/4
COST: Shooting lanes are $16/hr for one person, $20/hr two people. An "hour" seems to be subjective, which is nice. Ammo is pricey if available. Back before the insanity, it was much more reasonable.

Gun pricing is pretty much: MSRP - $30 (CA Fees) - $25 (if you rent a gun anytime in the prior 30 days.) - $20 (you get a coupon for a shooting lane for an hour.)
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RANGE: Sunnyvale Rod and Gun
LOCATION: 11998 Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino CA
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.sunnyvalegunclub.com/range
OLL FRIENDLY: not sure
AREAS: Three shooting zones: Rimfire Zone, Center-Fire Zone, Trap Zone
FACILITY: 4/4 - Nice setting in the Cupertino foothills.
Nice cover building & carpeted benches. (All right-handed (boo))
Nice target hanger setups and steel silhouettes at various locations.
Black & grey spray paint are available to refresh the steel.
Targets, staplers, and spotting scopes are also available.
STAFF: 4/4 - Very safety conscious, friendly & helpful.
OVERALL: 4/4
COST: Shooting is $15/day per person. 6$/25 clays at the trap range.

Notes:

The range is open to the public only during certain days and was even busy on a Tuesday morning. Check the website.

There's a vending machine with sodas and water.

There is currently a porta-potty, but a royal bathroom is under construction.

Do not take the wrong road and end up at the security gate of the concrete plant... they don't like guns there!!!
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RANGE: Sunnyvale Rod and Gun
LOCATION: 11998 Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino CA
TYPE: Outdoor
WEB LINK: http://www.sunnyvalegunclub.com/range
OLL FRIENDLY: not sure
AREAS: Three shooting zones: Rimfire Zone, Center-Fire Zone, Trap Zone
FACILITY: 4/4 - Nice setting in the Cupertino foothills.
Nice cover building & carpeted benches. (All right-handed (boo))
Nice target hanger setups and steel silhouettes at various locations.
Black & grey spray paint are available to refresh the steel.
Targets, staplers, and spotting scopes are also available.
STAFF: 4/4 - Very safety conscious, friendly & helpful.
OVERALL: 4/4
COST: Shooting is $15/day per person. 6$/25 clays at the trap range.

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The range is open to the public only during certain days and was even busy on a Tuesday morning. Check the website.

There's a vending machine with sodas and water.

There is currently a porta-potty, but a royal bathroom is under construction.

Do not take the wrong road and end up at the security gate of the concrete plant... they don't like guns there!!!

Just went there yesterday and have to agree with this rating. Great location and extremely nice staff. The new bathroom is open for business, so that's a plus.

Spent some time shooting on the pistol side and then on the rifle side. Everyone at the range seemed to be having a good time and being safe -- always a plus. The RO also told me about all the different events they have at the range. Seems like a good community there.
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RANGE: The Target Range
LOCATION: Van Nuys
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://thetargetrange.com/
AREAS: 15 yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
LANE COST: $18 (using your ammo) or $12 (using their ammo). $10 gun rental - $20 for premium guns (like 1911's)

COMMENTS: Well run facility and Staff is AWESOME. Very friendly, helpful and creates an environment that is very enjoyable, but also makes sure that everyone on the range is safe. Just started going here about 2 months ago and every single visit has been extremely positive. Last week I brought in a new gun to break in (a Kimber which the factory recommends about 500 rounds to break in) and one of the staff really went out of his way to make sure I was taken care of - he did some quick cleaning/lube and inspection of the Custom II every 80 or so rounds (which saved me several trips home to do the same thing), lent me a bottle of CLP and showed me how to lubricate the frame periodically during the break in, and would check in periodically (in a good way) to make sure everything was ok. Talk about exemplary Customer Service! They've definetly won me over as a regular.

They sell guns now (pretty decent selection too), and one thing I found out was that if you purchase a gun from them, you can shoot it on their range while you are in the 10 day waiting period! I'll be buying my guns from them in the future for sure! - that 10 day wait seemed like 10 weeks.

The facility is nice, range ammo prices are good, and on the weekends parking is not a problem as there is plenty of street parking because the surrounding businesses are closed.
This is an excellent range for newbies. like me. Good friendly HELPFUL staff seem eager to help educate us. I've done all my transfers with them too, though they will only accept complete firearms,l so now lowers. And being able to shoot with your own gun while it's in jail is a big plus for me.
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My son is moving there and will need a place to shoot.
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Just went there yesterday and have to agree with this rating. Great location and extremely nice staff. The new bathroom is open for business, so that's a plus.

Spent some time shooting on the pistol side and then on the rifle side. Everyone at the range seemed to be having a good time and being safe -- always a plus. The RO also told me about all the different events they have at the range. Seems like a good community there.
For Sunnyvale rod and Gun Club, are they ok with OLL? I emailed them about my rifle...no response.
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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.
Totally agree with it being a great place to shoot. There almost every Sunday. My only gripe is Harvey............ what a jerk.
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RANGE: Riverside Indoor Shooting Range
LOCATION: Riverside off the 91
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.riversideindoorshootingrange.com
OLL FRIENDLY: Yes
AREAS: 25 yards
FACILITY: 3/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
COST: $20-2 hrs

COMMENTS: The facility is new and opened officially in January (had a soft opening before January. The staff was friendly upon check in. You do go through a one check with the RSO that you how to load, shoot and clear. After the check, we were left alone to shoot. There is a shelf below your shooting table to put cases, range bags, ammo, etc. The target stations have a lever to move targets back and forth. We shot the AR, 9mm, .22 rifle, .380 and a 357 magnum.

There is also an indoor archery range and sign ups for many classes.

In comparing with Field Time in Stanton, it isn't as fancy or has the electronic target distances or light adjustments, but it didn't have the crowd or long wait times either. We did not wait for a lane and that is a good thing.

It is freeway close off the 91 near Pierce/ Magnolia.
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Any reviews/updates on The Gun Range in North Highlands (Sacramento)? I haven't been there but there's a thread and it should also be reviewed here. Thanks.
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RANGE: The Target Range
LOCATION: Van Nuys
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://thetargetrange.com/
AREAS: 15 yards
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 4/4
OVERALL: 4/4
LANE COST: $18 (using your ammo) or $12 (using their ammo). $10 gun rental - $20 for premium guns (like 1911's)

COMMENTS: Well run facility and Staff is AWESOME. Very friendly, helpful and creates an environment that is very enjoyable, but also makes sure that everyone on the range is safe. Just started going here about 2 months ago and every single visit has been extremely positive. Last week I brought in a new gun to break in (a Kimber which the factory recommends about 500 rounds to break in) and one of the staff really went out of his way to make sure I was taken care of - he did some quick cleaning/lube and inspection of the Custom II every 80 or so rounds (which saved me several trips home to do the same thing), lent me a bottle of CLP and showed me how to lubricate the frame periodically during the break in, and would check in periodically (in a good way) to make sure everything was ok. Talk about exemplary Customer Service! They've definetly won me over as a regular.

They sell guns now (pretty decent selection too), and one thing I found out was that if you purchase a gun from them, you can shoot it on their range while you are in the 10 day waiting period! I'll be buying my guns from them in the future for sure! - that 10 day wait seemed like 10 weeks.

The facility is nice, range ammo prices are good, and on the weekends parking is not a problem as there is plenty of street parking because the surrounding businesses are closed.

This place has extremely small lanes and is cramped inside - not good if you are shooting with others. Also has very poor ventilation.

I sold an off-roster pistol here via PPT a few months ago.. the employee had never seen that particular model before and field stripped / took it apart without asking either myself or the buyer.
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Necro'd the thread. We need to some fresh reviews!

RANGE: Riverside Magnum Range
LOCATION: Sampson St, Riverside CA
TYPE: Indoor
WEB LINK: http://www.magnumrange.com/riverside/
AREAS: 50 yard pistol, rifle, and shotgun welcome. No steel core, only buck or slug. Nothing higher than .243
FACILITY: 4/4
STAFF: 3/4
OVERALL: 4/4
LANE COST: $15/day $10 gun rental

COMMENTS: The range is well kept, like most older ranges, it has a patina to it. Employees are great, they get a 3/4 now that pur00r is at there Rancho location now. Range is clean of most crazies, few gangbangers but the ones I was around were actually teaching and promoting gun safety! Good selection of ammo, rental guns, and guns for sale. Yes they have an FFL now!!! Overall great experience and will be going back.
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