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Posted: 3/28/2022 10:57:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: -Shaggs-]
Anyone know of any areas like Sycamore or Sugar Loaf on the west side for shooting? I know the Miller Road and I-10 spot is still closed.

Please PM me with info. I hate having to go all the way over to the Saguaro Lake area just to shoot or test fire some new builds.

Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 3/28/2022 8:33:19 PM EDT
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Following........
Link Posted: 3/30/2022 4:53:00 PM EDT
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Joe Foss Range is south on Highway 85

Link Posted: 4/4/2022 3:34:51 PM EDT
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Most of the west side is either getting developed or no trespassing signs going up sadly enough.  Joe Foss was mentioned earlier, it may not be ideal.....
Link Posted: 4/6/2022 12:19:54 AM EDT
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My spot I used to go is now shut down. Sad how much land in getting sold and developed
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 8:40:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By XNARC:
Joe Foss Range is south on Highway 85

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Ya, that's an hour from my house. May as well stick with Sycamore and Sugarloaf.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 1:45:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ef4life:
My spot I used to go is now shut down. Sad how much land in getting sold and developed
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Remember the Save Our Desert signs?

As a kid, that didn't mean much. Nowadays, it is just depressing.


Link Posted: 5/22/2022 12:58:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
Remember the Save Our Desert signs?

As a kid, that didn't mean much. Nowadays, it is just depressing.


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Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
Originally Posted By Ef4life:
My spot I used to go is now shut down. Sad how much land in getting sold and developed
Remember the Save Our Desert signs?

As a kid, that didn't mean much. Nowadays, it is just depressing.



I remember them back in the 70's, spray painted on 4x8 sheets of plywood on the sides of roads.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 2:17:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By azjeeper:

I remember them back in the 70's, spray painted on 4x8 sheets of plywood on the sides of roads.
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Originally Posted By azjeeper:
Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
Originally Posted By Ef4life:
My spot I used to go is now shut down. Sad how much land in getting sold and developed
Remember the Save Our Desert signs?

As a kid, that didn't mean much. Nowadays, it is just depressing.



I remember them back in the 70's, spray painted on 4x8 sheets of plywood on the sides of roads.
We recently went to Tom's Thumb. Holy crap.

The desert is gone. Golf courses and planned communities.

We used to shoot out there. Sad.

Do we even have dust devils anymore? We used to see them almost every single day.

Link Posted: 5/22/2022 3:32:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
We recently went to Tom's Thumb. Holy crap.

The desert is gone. Golf courses and planned communities.

We used to shoot out there. Sad.

Do we even have dust devils anymore? We used to see them almost every single day.

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Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
Originally Posted By azjeeper:
Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
Originally Posted By Ef4life:
My spot I used to go is now shut down. Sad how much land in getting sold and developed
Remember the Save Our Desert signs?

As a kid, that didn't mean much. Nowadays, it is just depressing.



I remember them back in the 70's, spray painted on 4x8 sheets of plywood on the sides of roads.
We recently went to Tom's Thumb. Holy crap.

The desert is gone. Golf courses and planned communities.

We used to shoot out there. Sad.

Do we even have dust devils anymore? We used to see them almost every single day.


It's a shame what's happened to our state.
Link Posted: 6/5/2022 11:57:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By -Shaggs-:



Ya, that's an hour from my house. May as well stick with Sycamore and Sugarloaf.
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Sycamore is an exceptionally dangerous place these days.

Link Posted: 6/5/2022 11:58:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By azjeeper:

It's a shame what's happened to our state.
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I feel like something holy was stolen from me, but I guess it was already stolen when I got it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2022 11:59:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By -Shaggs-:



Ya, that's an hour from my house. May as well stick with Sycamore and Sugarloaf.
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Get a membership at PRG?
Link Posted: 6/6/2022 7:54:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
We recently went to Tom's Thumb. Holy crap.

The desert is gone. Golf courses and planned communities.

We used to shoot out there. Sad.

Do we even have dust devils anymore? We used to see them almost every single day.

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I see dust devils almost every day, and I'm not too far from there.
Link Posted: 6/17/2022 3:56:57 PM EDT
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Get a membership at PRG?
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I prefer the desert. I like testing new builds. Troubleshooting if needed right there and then without getting scolded by a range officer. Also like being able to shoot how I want instead of whats approved in their eyes.

Also, PRG is only open Saturdays and Sunday and for limited amounts of time.
Link Posted: 6/17/2022 4:19:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By -Shaggs-:


I prefer the desert. I like testing new builds. Troubleshooting if needed right there and then without getting scolded by a range officer. Also like being able to shoot how I want instead of whats approved in their eyes.

Also, PRG is only open Saturdays and Sunday and for limited amounts of time.
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Nope. Wrong. 100% erroneous, and landing in the fake news category.

The PRG public range is open Saturday and Sunday to the general public with daily fees and a range officer.

The other numerous different club ranges (and the public range) are open seven days a week, to the club members only, and there is no range officer. You can shoot from field positions, you can draw, you can work on guns, etc. You probably can’t do fireteam rushes on the 500 yard KD range, but you can do what you want, short of being retarded.

When the desert is closed, PRG is a good deal. It’s like $70 a year for unlimited access. The only exception is if one of the sub-clubs has a range checked out for a match or scheduled practice, and all that is on the calendar. All those shooting discipline matches are also a good form of training if you dabble in them.

Like everything in AZ, it’s more crowded than it used to be, but I often shoot on weekday afternoons on the 200 yard steel range with nobody there but me.

So, short version is you are confusing the PRG public range with PRG. Totally different animal.
Link Posted: 6/19/2022 11:43:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By -Shaggs-:
Anyone know of any areas like Sycamore or Sugar Loaf on the west side for shooting? I know the Miller Road and I-10 spot is still closed.

Please PM me with info. I hate having to go all the way over to the Saguaro Lake area just to shoot or test fire some new builds.

Thanks in advance!
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Look here:

33.570048 N  -112.825529 W
Multiple spots around the mountain using the mountain as back stop.
Link Posted: 6/21/2022 7:27:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rich_V:

Look here:

33.570048 N  -112.825529 W
Multiple spots around the mountain using the mountain as back stop.
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I feel like that's too close to the area closed off of Miller. Might be closed as well.
Link Posted: 6/21/2022 7:28:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
So, short version is you are confusing the PRG public range with PRG. Totally different animal.
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You are correct. Might have to give that another look, haha. Especially since the fire ban is now in effect. :-(
Link Posted: 6/22/2022 12:40:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By -Shaggs-:


I feel like that's too close to the area closed off of Miller. Might be closed as well.
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Originally Posted By -Shaggs-:
Originally Posted By Rich_V:

Look here:

33.570048 N  -112.825529 W
Multiple spots around the mountain using the mountain as back stop.


I feel like that's too close to the area closed off of Miller. Might be closed as well.

@Shaggs
Not even close to Miller rd, >10 miles away. That general area has a lot of places to shoot.
It may be closed for fire restrictions but so is most of AZ.
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