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Old 04-04-2010, 8:36 AM
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Default Lemoore - Hanford - Visalia: Where to Shoot

Post up some ranges that you know of near the Lemoore - Visalia region of the Valley. Just copy/paste the following and fill it in for your post:

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Lemoore Sportsmans Club
23310 Elgin Ave Lemoore, CA 93245
(559)924-7240
four (4) outdoor ranges 25yd, 25/50yd walkup, 50 yd, 100 yd
seperate shotgun range
archery range
OLL ok
http://www.lemooresportsmansclub.com/

Three day pass $30.00, $80.00 annual, $5.00 discount with NRA or CRPA proof of membership.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:01 PM
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Avenal Gun Club
???? hydril rd. Avenal
Outdoor. Indoor .22 range w/limited access.
Rifle .30 cal (500m), Pistol x3 (25m,25m,50m), Rifle .22, Archery, Trap, Axe Throwing etc.
OLL, Not sure as i dont own one.
No Website that I know of.

Official NRA matches held here.
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rankin field in tulare open friday thru monday nice folks 10 buck for a day pass handgun and rifle range
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Range Name: rankin field
Address: tulare, CA
Indoor or Outdoor? outdoor
rifle, pistol and/or trap?: rifle/pistol
OLL Friendly?:?
Website:none just a range in the sticks but nice friendly folks
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Old 06-05-2010, 3:41 PM
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does anyone know what the gun policy on nas lemoore is?
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Old 06-07-2010, 9:56 AM
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I know general military base policies have been discussed quite a bit on this forum but I'm not sure what Lemoore's specific policy/procedure is. I can't do much to search right now until I get a new computer going, I'm using my iPod touch for web access for now.

Do a forum search and check Lemoore NAS's website.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:18 PM
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Default Coalinga rifle club

Coalinga rifle club
Derrick Ave between Jayne and Gale
POBOX 1142 Coalinga CA 93210
Pistol- 10,15,25 yards
Rifle- 3 seperate shooting areas.
1st rifle is next to the pistol and is a covered bench rest area for sighting in and has areas from 50, 100, 200 yards, wood sight in boards.
2nd rifle is silhoutte, chicken, turkey, pig, ram, from 50 yards to 500 yards covered benchrest, multiple benches or you can free hand or go prone, whatever you like from concrete covered area.
3rd is a 1000 yard competetion shooting range, you can use when you like.
Also have a trap shooting area that you can use your own thrower any time you like or show up when they do the club shoots and use the pro throwers twice a month.
they have rv hook ups, power, water, bar-b q, covered with tables, camping, I think showers rest rooms with running water.
Cost is 30$ from 7/10-7/11 and 5$ per guest per day, with a member.
Camping is extra.
Oll and any thing you bring frendly, outside range only. steel core and all. You are advised of fire conditions, your responsible though. Keep it legal.
50 cal, cannon, whatever you have.
contacts, Stoney Fugate Pres (559)935-8767 Email stoney.fugate@sbcglobal.net
VP Greg Price (559) 469-4910 email icegap2@sbcglobal.net
Range/safety officer Joe Oman (559) 281 6726 Email at mellomax44@hotmail.com
Come on up and have some fun,
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Old 06-17-2010, 7:40 PM
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I have been wondering about the Coalinga range

I will try to get out there sometime soon

I use the Lemoore Sportsman's club

very nice place that is clean and well taken care of

great tables made for lefties and weirdo righties with stools

good supply of target stands and not usually too many people there

Rankin field was a huge disappointment for me, not well maintained and very littered up

there is no shade over the rifle range or is there any way to shoot off the bench

the bench is an old metal table that runs the length of the shooting area and is at an odd height.
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I've been working on a jobsite in the foothills near Coalinga, within distant earshot of the range; it's difficult to focus on work when I hear all the good times being had!
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Old 07-12-2010, 6:58 AM
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visalia sportsmans association range (Dale Wimp Rifle range)

220 yard rifle
seperate 25 yard pistol
nice covered range
open weekends and wendsdays
ave 328 just south of plaza drive
oll freindly
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Old 07-12-2010, 8:47 AM
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Kingsburg has a nice trap range right on the Kings river just off Hwy 99.

http://www.kingsburggunclub.org/
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Old 07-12-2010, 8:56 AM
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Good description from ironman5669.

http://www.visaliasportsmans.com/

Map & phone number included. RAW friendly as well as OLL friendly.

Please be aware that on match days the range will be closed for use, the public is invited to watch. Matches = Blackpowder/High Power/CBRSA (benchrest)/4H etc. If you call on a weekend and no-one answers, there's probably a match in progress.

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does anyone know what the gun policy on nas lemoore is?

You can start here;
http://www.persnet.navy.mil/NR/rdonl...0/NAV10196.txt

The text of the OPNAV is here;
http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/navy/o...t/5530_14e.pdf

Years ago the Country store on aboard the air station had an entire wall loaded with rifles and shotguns. Also a glass display case filled up with semi-auto's and revolver's.

But then so did Long's drugstore in Hanford.

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The Visalia Sportman range is very very nice. Very clean. Just a few miles outside Visalia near the dump. Excellent parking- you park and walk 20 feet to the range. Nice insulated cover, comfortable even in summer. $10 for non members. Pick up a calendar which shows when the public shooting days are and when events are going on.

IMHO, this place blows away Rankin in every respect.
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Default Gun Range

Rankin Field in Tulare has handgun range as well as a rifle range.

http://tcdsa.org/documents/rankin_field.htm
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Default RANKIN FIELD

Rankin Field has been completely remodeled
Nice permenant shades with big fans to circulate the air on hot days
Very steady 2x8 tables and benchs to shoot from or sit and watch
All the shooting directions have been changed to shoot East
Being run by the deputys assoc. they do tend to favor handguns first and the rifle range as of now is just barely more than 100 yards
After june 11th 2011 we are going to try and be open 9 to 5 Thuresday, Friday Saturday
Sunday and Monday
The third Sunday of the month we have a for fun pistol competition with about 20 to 25 people
5 stages with steel poppers movers and facades to kick open doors and shoot on the move just be safe and have fun for $10. dollars
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Default San Joaquin Valley Rod and Gun Club (NAS Lemoore)

Range Name: San Joaquin Valley Rod and Gun Club (NAS Lemoore)
Address: 557 Iora Avenue, Lemoore, CA 93246
Indoor or Outdoor? Outdoor
rifle, pistol and/or trap?: 2 Skeet Fields, 1 Trap Range, Archery Range
OLL Friendly?: What is this?
Website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/San...43175959117081

Or you can call 559-998-3385

We are open to the public Thursday 1500-Close and Saturday 0900-Close.
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Coalinga Rifle Club update:

President: Tim Billings (559)860-8156, mghtim@gmail.com
Vice president: Tanner Martin(559)217-3680, tanner198@gmail.com
Sec.-Treasurer: Linda Oman
Range Officer: Joe S. Oman (559)935-5354 or cell (559)281-6726, mellomax44@hotmail.com

Joe Oman is currently out of pocket due to an illness in the family but we hope he is back soon. Any range officer questions should be referred to Tanner Martin. The club website is - http://www.coalingarifleclub.org/
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Range Name: Rankin Field
Address: 20000 Road 140 Tulare ca 93274
Indoor or Outdoor? Outdoor
rifle, pistol and/or trap?: Pistol 3 to 30 yards/ 100 yard long gun
OLL Friendly?:... YES

Range has been rebuilt. Nice clubhouse, Ranges have shade covers and large fans to move the air around. Benches are new with concrete slabs. Range prices start at $ 50.00 a year plus $ 5 bucks a day.
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Range Name: Rankin Field
Address: 20000 Road 140 Tulare ca 93274
Indoor or Outdoor? Outdoor
rifle, pistol and/or trap?: Pistol 3 to 30 yards/ 100 yard long gun
OLL Friendly?:... YES

Range has been rebuilt. Nice clubhouse, Ranges have shade covers and large fans to move the air around. Benches are new with concrete slabs. Range prices start at $ 50.00 a year plus $ 5 bucks a day.
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Default Lemoore range / sportsmans club

they need to replace the bails at the archery area.

I have taken friends who needed to shoot for a day/ try out guns..they need a one day option and not just a 3 day pass which is almost half the price of a years membership.
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The Visalia Sportman range is very very nice. Very clean. Just a few miles outside Visalia near the dump. Excellent parking- you park and walk 20 feet to the range. Nice insulated cover, comfortable even in summer. $10 for non members. Pick up a calendar which shows when the public shooting days are and when events are going on.

IMHO, this place blows away Rankin in every respect.
Can I assume this place doesn't exist anymore? Rankin Field seems to be the next closest, but it's still a bit of a haul from Visalia.
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Can I assume this place doesn't exist anymore?
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Not sure why you would say that, the URL for the website has changed due to younger/more web savvy folks taking a part in putting together a public front. If you know the area, the club's range is out west of the County disposal site - next door to the VPD range and the trap/skeet range.

>>>
http://www.visaliasportsmens.com/
>>>

This has been superseded by http://www.visaliasportsmens.com/ Aside from which, Google is your friend.

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Can I assume this place doesn't exist anymore?
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Not sure why you would say that, the URL for the website has changed due to younger/more web savvy folks taking a part in putting together a public front. If you know the area, the club's range is out west of the County disposal site - next door to the VPD range and the trap/skeet range.

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http://www.visaliasportsmens.com/
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This has been superseded by http://www.visaliasportsmens.com/ Aside from which, Google is your friend.

By the way, TaoFlederMaus has a MOST interesting YouTube channel, it's one of only 4 I subscribe to.

Regards,
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Hey Brian
Thanks for the link. Strangely enough, I did google it in the past. And did so again just now. No direct links to that website; only yellowpages/yelp/manta, etc. listings. When a business doesn't have an easily accessible website these days, I just tend to think it's gone kaput. Obviously erroneous on my part.

And I'm very new to the area (moved here 3 months ago). No idea where the disposal site is located and have NO idea what a VPD is or does

In your opinion, how does it compare to Rankin?
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A 200 yard rifle range, 28 benches and only 2 lanes for pistols (for members only) makes it hard to compare the two ranges. I hear Rankin is very pistol oriented, which is a great resource and alternative.

Both ranges are really busy despite being so close to each other, which tells you something about the number of shooters in the area.

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Hey Brian
Thanks for the link. Strangely enough, I did google it in the past. And did so again just now. No direct links to that website; only yellowpages/yelp/manta, etc. listings. When a business doesn't have an easily accessible website these days, I just tend to think it's gone kaput. Obviously erroneous on my part.

And I'm very new to the area (moved here 3 months ago). No idea where the disposal site is located and have NO idea what a VPD is or does

In your opinion, how does it compare to Rankin?
Rankin IMO is a little less structured as far as rules go. On the shooting range/s the shooters tend to police themselves where the Sportsman's range has definate "Range is Hot" with lights etc.

Rankin has more spaces for pistol pratice. The rifle range has less spaces and is limited to 100 yds.

I like them both. I generally go to Rankin because it's closer from me.
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The Visalia Sportman range is very very nice. Very clean. Just a few miles outside Visalia near the dump. Excellent parking- you park and walk 20 feet to the range. Nice insulated cover, comfortable even in summer. $10 for non members. Pick up a calendar which shows when the public shooting days are and when events are going on.

IMHO, this place blows away Rankin in every respect.
TFM has a great Youtube channel. What happened to the videos that were posted from the pumpkin shoot we did at VSA?

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Can I assume this place doesn't exist anymore?
>>>

Not sure why you would say that, the URL for the website has changed due to younger/more web savvy folks taking a part in putting together a public front. If you know the area, the club's range is out west of the County disposal site - next door to the VPD range and the trap/skeet range.

>>>
http://www.visaliasportsmens.com/
>>>

This has been superseded by http://www.visaliasportsmens.com/ Aside from which, Google is your friend.

By the way, TaoFlederMaus has a MOST interesting YouTube channel, it's one of only 4 I subscribe to.

Regards,
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I would like to sign up for the Visalia Sportsmen Club, but the range is only open three days of the week...
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TFM has a great Youtube channel. What happened to the videos that were posted from the pumpkin shoot we did at VSA?
I think the video got flagged for the music. I need to reedit it and post it again. Let me know when you have another event and I will try to make it again. I don't pop into these forums as often as I should and there really aren't that many new posts in this section. So when I do post it's usually in the main CG area.
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Went to Rankin Weapons Range yesterday, I loved it. Staff was friendly, the place was really clean, prices were awesome. I will definitely be going back.
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Is Rankin still doing for fun company every 3rd Sunday?
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+1 for visalia sportsman's association. Range is very nice.

I would like to know of any other ranges that go out further than the 200 in Visalia. I see Coalinga goes out to 1000, any other options close by? (I'm in Visalia) Got some new long range toys I'd like to test out.
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AGC - Avenal Gun Club

An excellent choice!

3 pistol ranges, the large main pistol range has steel targets, swingers, plates man silhouettes ect. Yardages are marked clearly from 7 to 50 yards. Also, brackets are setup for the use of paper targets.

.22 Caliber Silhouette range

25/100 yard sight in range

.30 cal high-power silhouette range with steel target banks ranging from 200-500 meters.

Long range with steel plates @ 600 and 980 yards

Cowboy action range and Archery

Trap/Skeet shooting - trap house hosts open entry shoots bi-weekly

Information can be found at www.avenalgunclub.com

Annual or life membership is available. Range fee is $5.00 per guest per day.

Clean restrooms, BBQ's and picnic tables on site. All ranges are covered to provide shade and include shooting benches/seating.

Black powder, NRA Silhouette and Cowboy action shoots are hosted regularly with the dates posted on the above mentioned web site. Spectators are encouraged to join.
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