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Old 10-13-2010, 7:21 AM
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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
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Old 10-17-2010, 3:58 PM
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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
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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.

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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...

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.

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Old 10-18-2010, 3:14 PM
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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.
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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

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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.
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Old 11-02-2010, 8:11 PM
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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.

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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.



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Chabot and San Leandro range get my top picks.
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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...

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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
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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...

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.
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Old 11-20-2010, 5:02 PM
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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.
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Old 11-23-2010, 1:12 AM
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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.

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Old 11-26-2010, 3:41 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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La Puente Firing Range (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).
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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.
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RANGE: Ole Boy Outdoors
LOCATION: Bakersfield
TYPE: Indoor pistol, rimfire, and centerfire (select days only)
WEB LINK: http://oleboyoutdoors.net/
OLL FRIENDLY: Kinda 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
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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



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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).
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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.
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LOCATION: Riverside Magnum Range
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WEB LINK: 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
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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
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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).

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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