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Old 09-15-2015, 3:38 PM
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Not sure if this is the right forum. Just received a disturbing email.

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A phone call from Steve McConnell informs me that, until further notice, the Action Pistol range, the Multipurpose range and the Rifle / Pistol ranges are all closed to shooting. This is due to the discovery of numerous bullets and fragments being found along the top of the ridge that is downrange from those ranges and a report of fragments being found in the vicinity of the church east of us. The USI staff will be working on a solution to this problem.

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Dammit. Now I have to drive to Dublin and shoot with the idiots?
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That sucks. I just got an email saying it's "closed for maintenance". Sounds a little more involved than just simple maintenance
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Default USI is in Concord closed until further notice

Posting this for better exposure. USI is closed for maintenance, (lead recovery ) with no estimate of reopening. Bummer
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Dammit. Now I have to drive to Dublin and shoot with the idiots?
Livermore-Pleasanton Rod and Gun instead.
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Based on the set up on both pistol and riffle, with their wood roofs and the increased RSOs they have, I'm gonna predict it's coming from action pistol.
Those guys are responsible and safety minded as they come but it's just wide open there.
That or like mentioned before, it's not even coming from the range.
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That sucks. I just got an email saying it's "closed for maintenance". Sounds a little more involved than just simple maintenance
Hopefully that's the "working on a solution for this problem" part of the letter.
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I'll be the first to say it....

The bullet fragments have been planted by anti gunners with the goal of getting USI shut down.

There I said it.

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^^^ That's one of the things they tried at Inland Empire Fish and Game before they finally played the "contaminated environment" card.
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I'll be the first to say it....

The bullet fragments have been planted by anti gunners with the goal of getting USI shut down.

There I said it.

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Definitly not the first to think it.
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Based on the set up on both pistol and riffle, with their wood roofs and the increased RSOs they have, I'm gonna predict it's coming from action pistol.
Those guys are responsible and safety minded as they come but it's just wide open there.
That or like mentioned before, it's not even coming from the range.
Have you ever shot down there ?

I do and have for quite some time and the bullet ricochets are consistently flying over your head into the hill from the public range , go have a look on the roof of the classroom down there .

The only way for action pistol to get a bullet on top of or over that hill would be shots straight up in the air , which while that is possible , i have never heard of it nor witnessed it , ever.

If someone did do that, they are gone.... so for them to find 'numerous bullets and fragments ' i would suspect other than the action range.
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CRRRRRAP. I was planning on taking my new to me LR308 out there Sunday and trying her out, as well as meeting up with a few fellow CG'ers for a "Baer meet and greet". Dangit.

I'm still driving up to Vacaville tomorrow to get my 308 ammo I scored from Atari


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I'll be the first to say it....

The bullet fragments have been planted by anti gunners with the goal of getting USI shut down.

There I said it.

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I agree!!!!

Or left overs from the thugs and gang bangers in "West Pittsburg" aka Gunpoint.

And I agree with what 7 Sprig said, having shot action pistol there myself, I do not see any rounds going UP and OVER the hill unless someone got slap crazy out of control, but the public range? That is possible any day of the week and twice on Sat's and Sundays.

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The issue is the lead was recovered from the church on the hillside over from the shooting range
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Noooooooooooo! What an I to do now????

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That's too bad to hear, I hope they open back up soon.
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It must be the action pistol shooter. The guys that are highly skilled shooters that have to take a class to shoot as well as a practical test. And then when they shoot have 2 RO's watching there every move and every shot. It could not be the shooters at the static line, that all the experience they have is what they got from the sales rep when they bought their gun and the 5 minute lecture to get a purple card. They're all expert marksman. All the holes in the roof at the pistol/rifle range must have been from stray round the reckless AP shooters.

I blame the Coast Gaurd. Have you ever seen them practice. WOW. If I'm not mistaken they were responsible for the fire on the hill side. I was waiting for the coast guard to finish so I could practice when I heard "draw and shoot 3 times" bang bang bang "YOU SHOT 3 TIMES. THERE ARE 2 HOLES IN YOUR TARGET. WHERE DID THE THIRD ROUND GO"

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The issue is the lead was recovered from the church on the hillside over from the shooting range
That would be up over the hill , driving east down Evora Rd?

Talk about insanity, or reaching for anything to cause a closure.
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CRRRRRAP. I was planning on taking my new to me LR308 out there Sunday and trying her out, as well as meeting up with a few fellow CG'ers for a "Baer meet and greet". Dangit.

I'm still driving up to Vacaville tomorrow to get my 308 ammo I scored from Atari




I agree!!!!

Or left overs from the thugs and gang bangers in "West Pittsburg" aka Gunpoint.

And I agree with what 7 Sprig said, having shot action pistol there myself, I do not see any rounds going UP and OVER the hill unless someone got slap crazy out of control, but the public range? That is possible any day of the week and twice on Sat's and Sundays.
Congratz again on the LR308 and the ammo score Skosh.

We'll have to reschedule the Les Baer meet & greet. I was really looking forward to it as was my wife.

Back on topic-Totally stinks. But, yeah, could've been any number of sources for the bullets to be where they wound up. Idiots at the range. Thugs. New Years Eve revellers. Thugs. Anti-Gun crowd checking some random lead around to stir the pot and get the local ranges shut down.

And +1 for Livermore Rod & Gun. Much better range with nice staff. I like their set up with the individual bays. Also, easier to police your own brass there.

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Have no idea and any speculation is just that.

But, I can confirm that they just sent an email to members noting that ranges are closed for emergency maintenance.
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The stray round could have just as easily come from next door in Pittsburg....if you know what I mean. There is almost as much shooting going on there as there is in Oakland.


I'm sorry to hear that they are closed. I like to go to that range on occasion. Let's hope they open again soon.
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Email I received today said the shotgun ranges were still open.

Might go out and do a couple of rounds of trap.
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Bullet fragments? The city of Bay Point? This all sounds like too much of a coincidence.
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The fragments could have come from anywhere, but I can confirm bullets and fragments do leave the public range land in the action pistol range. Been hit by them, heard them hitting the roof and seen them impacting the ground next to me. Old news, been happening forever, everyone knows it and has ignored it forever. I'd bet that bullets leave the action pistol range too. I've seen bullets leave most every range I've shot at. At the top of that hill and beyond? Have to wonder about that.
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Dammit. Now I have to drive to Dublin and shoot with the idiots?
Richmond and Chabot have idiots of there own.Im sure they will welcome you with open arms.
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Oh man, say it aint so. I also had a trip planned there this Sunday with a fellow CGer. I hope this issue gets resolved soon, what a bummer.
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I think it's all a conspiracy. A conspiracy to put us out in the street with no place to shoot.
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Good to know was planning on heading there too!
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I shoot pistol there every weekend. Been wanting to check out Chabot so maybe this weekend is it.
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I hope USI can figure this out and solve the problem. USI is my home range.

At least the clay fields are still open ya?
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I hope USI can figure this out and solve the problem. USI is my home range.

At least the clay fields are still open ya?

Will they let you shoot pistols on the trap/skeet range? LOL! Just kidding. It would be fun to try!!!!


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Sad to hear. USI is 15 minutes from my house and I shoot there often. The church is pretty far away, seems fishy to me. Hope all works out ok, I would hate to lose that place.
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I'll be the first to say it....

The bullet fragments have been planted by anti gunners with the goal of getting USI shut down.

There I said it.



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This type of thing shut down the gun range in Livermore for a number of years until they reconfigured it so it could not happen.
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This type of thing shut down the gun range in Livermore for a number of years until they reconfigured it so it could not happen.
That is what is happening here. They are going to rebuild the whole range but it is going to take a while. This won't be a short term closure.
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