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Posted: 11/15/2018 8:40:10 AM EST
I’m considering a move to Scott County. What’s the shooting culture like?

I know it probably won’t be like it is fifty miles west, but is it livable to be a shooter there?
Link Posted: 11/15/2018 10:49:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2018 10:50:02 AM EST by Kalahnikid]
IIRC there's a nice range in Princeton.

Where you moving from? I remember you from the IL forum, moving across the river was one of the best things I ever did , although I went a lot further west than youre looking to.
Link Posted: 11/15/2018 2:50:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
IIRC there's a nice range in Princeton.
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Well...there is a range in Princeton, but it's open to the public. Oak Hills gun club, near Bleugrass, is what you seek. And the gun culture is just fine in the quad cities. Expect it to get better in Iowa when the new government is installed in Illinois and more conservatives head west to escape taxation and bans.
Link Posted: 11/16/2018 8:39:53 AM EST
Thanks, guys. I’m near Aurora now, and I work in Naperville. I have a few years to go before retirement but can work from home most of the time and only go in one day a week. Scott County makes the most sense from that standpoint - I want to be on city water and sewer, and probably a townhouse this time. I’ve been planning to relocate for a few years now, but the recent changes plus an impending divorce is pushing me to do it soon.
Link Posted: 11/18/2018 4:52:46 PM EST
There's also Milan Rifle Club on the Illinois side. Multiple outdoor ranges with the farthest being 600 yards and an indoor pistol range that's open 24/7.
Link Posted: 11/20/2018 8:01:17 AM EST
Princeton is “ok” during the week when there isn’t a lot of traffic there. Otherwise it’s full of morons. For a few years it was quite nice as it was maintained as DNR had an RSO on site that kept target boards in good shape. He’s been sick as of late so it’s kinda gone back to shit with people using whatever for targets. If you do go during a busy time shoot steel cased as to avoid the “hey are you keeping that brass guys”.

Davenport Guns has an indoor pistol range that I like to use and it’s reasonable to join.

That’s being said Oak Hills and Milan GC are great places. I also I’ve in Davenport so if you make it this way hit me up and I can show you around.
Link Posted: 11/20/2018 8:59:25 AM EST
I’ll probably retain my membership at my current club - it’s about the same drive from the QC as it is from me now.
Link Posted: 11/20/2018 8:49:24 PM EST
Wade is not sick he retired from working at the Princeton range. That is the reason he is not there.
Link Posted: 11/23/2018 9:16:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tommee-boy-72:
Wade is not sick he retired from working at the Princeton range. That is the reason he is not there.
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Thanks for clarifying. I was given bad information, its great to hear that he just retired and is not ill
Link Posted: 12/1/2018 12:03:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
IIRC there's a nice range in Princeton.

Where you moving from? I remember you from the IL forum, moving across the river was one of the best things I ever did , although I went a lot further west than youre looking to.
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Glad to hear you all like it here. It was nice meeting you guys a year or so ago.
Link Posted: 12/1/2018 12:59:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By timthemedic:
Glad to hear you all like it here. It was nice meeting you guys a year or so ago.
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Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
IIRC there's a nice range in Princeton.

Where you moving from? I remember you from the IL forum, moving across the river was one of the best things I ever did , although I went a lot further west than youre looking to.
Glad to hear you all like it here. It was nice meeting you guys a year or so ago.
You too, I was sad the forum doesnt do more get togethers. We both found jobs quickly and bought a house in a nice little town, all things we couldnt do in IL. Iowa has been so good to us, we love it here!
Link Posted: 12/1/2018 11:19:11 PM EST
Any decent stores?
Link Posted: 12/4/2018 11:09:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By heavyduty:
Any decent stores?
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I like Davenport Guns here in the QC area. Good inventory and prices are fair, plus they have an indoor pistol range that is cheap enough to use and they have some classes as well. Shooting Sports over on the IL side of the QC is ehhh, I will not spend money on firearm stuff in Illinois due to their laws n such.

There is another store on Division just south of Locust, I cant remember the name off the top of my head as I have never been in there but have heard a few good things about it
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