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Old 09-14-2018, 11:14 AM
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Default 2 Year Closure Anniversary for Chabot

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Took my appleseed there, did some PPC there, loved to see turkeys as I rolled in. great place i've missed.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:38 AM
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Chabot is one of the first ranges I visited in California.

I remember the Shoot 'n 'Cues. Great time to hang out with friends.

Being the sentimental sort I took some photos and video shortly before Chabot closed. An odd mix of happy memories and angst over the fact of closure whenever I look at them.

I wonder if anyone has been by in recent times. Is the old range building still standing?
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Old 09-14-2018, 3:51 PM
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Chabot is one of the first ranges I visited in California.

I remember the Shoot 'n 'Cues. Great time to hang out with friends.

Being the sentimental sort I took some photos and video shortly before Chabot closed. An odd mix of happy memories and angst over the fact of closure whenever I look at them.

I wonder if anyone has been by in recent times. Is the old range building still standing?
You can see most of the buildings are gone on google maps.
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Old 09-14-2018, 3:59 PM
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With lead at around $2 per lb, the hills around the area must be a goldmine. If you invested in lead in 5 years ago, you would have made more money than if you bought gold.
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I was also sad to see it go. It was the first range I visited when I moved here in 1983. I saw a flyer at the old San Francisco Gun Exchange for it and asked about that range called "Cabot", as in Henry "Cabot" Lodge. They laughed at my pronunciation, as did I. I shot PPC and silhouette there in the 80s, PPC, tact handgun, tact rifle and 3-gun there in the closing years. Brought my son there for his first time at the rifle range. At least they can't take away the fond memories.
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Old 09-15-2018, 6:48 AM
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Taught all my kids to shoot at Chabot.

Really miss that range. Just the drive in and out were relaxing.
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Ranges wouldn't be closing if CA was Shall Issue or if SFBA counties accepted SD = GC. There would have been a TON of CCWers practicing on both the square ranges and in PPC, IPSC-USPSA, and IDPA, like I used to before focusing on 2nd A activism to increase CCWs.

Too bad most CGNers refuse to organize to influence sheriffs and especially sheriffs' election campaigns. Other than San Joaquin, Merced, and San Diego folk (and mostly folks NOT posting regularly on CGN), most CGNers are AWOL....

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I miss the day after Thanksgiving shoots/bbq's.
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This was a moral crime.....
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Why did it close? Did people start building houses up there?
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Why did it close? Did people start building houses up there?
Lease was up for renewal. Official reason was that they were afraid of a lawsuit over lead despite the fact that the range presented lead mitigation measures.

In reality, a few people within the Park system started a campaign against the range a year before the lease was set to be renewed - using noise as the issue.

Despite a huge outpouring of support, the park board members basically went full Pontius Pilate and washed their hands of the situation.

It was all rather disgusting...to the point where much of what goes on in the Bay is mired in corruption at the end of the day.
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