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Posted: 7/3/2001 4:11:14 AM EDT
Got this e-mail from Burro Canyon. Just thought I'd share it with you guys. ________________________________________________________________________________________________Friends of Burro Canyon, The Shooting Park will officially open his Wednesday on Independence Day, July 4th. After an initial go ahead by the USFS to open on June 29th and then additional last minute issues, the Forest Service has issued our permit effective today!. We are planning a special flag raising ceremony at Burro Canyon on the 4th at 0930 to kick off the opening. We encourage as many of you as possible to join us Wednesday. At the risk of being repetitious, again, we want to thank all of you for your invaluable help in reopening Burro Canyon. Without your support this would have been an impossible task. This experience proves without doubt, the ability of those involved in 2nd amendment rights can and will win with consistent effort. A special thank you to those few who were able to support the range with financial assistance without which this victory would have been impossible. To respect their privacy I won't name them; however, we do want to publicly thank Mr. Sam Paredes of GOC who coordinated most of this endeavor and whom the Forest Service came to fear (a good thing), Mr. Ed Worley of the NRA, members of the Gun Owner's Action Commitee (GOAC), the 23.org guys, The Burro Canyon Volunteer Range Officers Association, and those of you who helped and also offered your help to get the ranges back into shape for reopening! As a reminder we are extending the $100.00 yearly membership until July 31st. We encourage everyone who can join to do so in order to help us defray expenses incurred over the last 6 months. Please e-mail us at info@burrocanyon.com to get a membership application and let us know what format you prefer. A very big thank you to all of you who have "re-upped" your memberships and those that have joined up for the first time. As we come upon the 225th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, let us remember that the 4th is more than BBQ's, beer and fireworks (nothing against any of those, mind you!), and that we all renew our efforts to be vigilant against encroachment upon our liberties! The price of liberty is, indeed, ETERNAL vigilance! Rangemaster Burro Canyon Shooting Park "If you live in California, join GOC!" On the web: http://www.gunownersca.com
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 5:56:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 6:59:33 AM EDT
I've never been there, but i wrote my congressman about keeping it open. i hoped he was able to have some influence. Thanks Duke!
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 7:03:16 AM EDT
I read in CRPA they were looking for volunteers to help clean up the place, too late now.
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 7:56:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CalGat: I've never been there, but i wrote my congressman about keeping it open. i hoped he was able to have some influence. Thanks Duke!
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One of the 2 ranges that allowed rapid fire in SoCal. Very AW friendly. We have had 2 SoCal shoots there prior to them closing. Great to hear they are back and running.
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 9:41:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 9:54:38 AM EDT
Damn, you guys have it bad out there. There are 2 free publics ranges in the National Forest and a half dozen membership-based ranges within an hour drive from me. I'm glad that Virginia doesn't have any DiFis or actor-I wannabe a poltical activist-types. Hope thing go better for you in the future.
Link Posted: 7/3/2001 7:40:47 PM EDT
I'm there tomorrow![heavy]
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 6:31:17 AM EDT
I'm there! coffee -check guns -check water -check
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 9:58:17 AM EDT
Do they have a website?
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 10:02:52 AM EDT
[url]www.burrocanyon.com[/url] Blackgun
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 1:49:15 PM EDT
So did anyone go today?
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 2:17:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 3:21:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: Where is Burro Canyon anyway?
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LA County.
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 6:44:08 PM EDT
Hey LT! Hapy 4th! I made the trip up this morning. Man was it HOT~!!!!! I was there for the flag raising "ceremony". The Pledge of Alliegence was recited afterwards by the thirty or so in attendance. I was there, along with Firecontrolman, and Sluggo with his better half. It reminded me of the first gathering we had up there, sans Rosie of course. Too bad she missed it. Anyways, it was way too hot up there, I stayed till about 11:30, left seconds after FCman and Sluggo stayed for a little while longer.I'm sure he bugged out soon after. I was sweating just standing there. They did clean up the range considerably, have all new bench tops on the lower range and are more rigid about cleaning up after yourself; they mowed all the grass and picked up ALL of the tons of old shotgun shells too...its a little safer to walk around now.=) So, all in all it was a good morning, and I'm glad that my letter, along with all the others helps in keeping this remaining bastion in SoCal open for us.... Sluggo and FCman, Happy 4th and I'll see you guys next time around!
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 7:45:44 PM EDT
LT, I made it a little later. Think I arrived around 11 AM. Heat? What heat? Was a little nervous taking my AR out since registration has not been confirmed by DOJ (good little sheepy) but, 2 guys in the afternoon were shooting what the RO called "AKs." My ass, they were SKSes with removable magazines. Got my yearly membership and a bunch of fliers to drop off at the gun stores. Guy next to me said the line was full in the AM but the RO said they had hoped for more. Again had an incompetent RO. Called "line is cold" when he should have said "cease fire and step away from the benches." The old dude that is always picking up brass was there and told me he went down to Fish Canyon and put Burro's fliers on the cars. It sure was nice driving up Azuza and seeing the "Burro Canyon Shooting Range CLOSED" sign pasted over with a big orange OPEN. Thank you for keeping us all in the loop on this.
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 9:17:10 PM EDT
What is the physical address? How much does it cost to shoot? What kinds of targets do they allow?
Link Posted: 7/4/2001 10:00:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan: What is the physical address? How much does it cost to shoot? What kinds of targets do they allow?
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Address: The National Forest ; ) Take Azusa Ave exit off the 210 and go north for 11 miles. Turn right on East Fork Road (it's a bridge) Burro Canyon is 1 mile up on the left. Drive up the mostly ashpalt driveway for ~1.5 miles. $9 on weekends and holidays. $7 on weekdays. Open 9to5, Thursday through Monday. Close at 4 PM during winter hours. Targets: Good question. Paper and pumpkins is what I've seen allowed. They do not like cans or plastic bottles down range. $2 for a bowling pin. There is a lot of wind there in the afternoon. If you have a good target stand, you might think about bringing it. I sat through 2 full hot lines waiting to go back out and set my target back up. Sometimes the ROs (who actually seem to enjoy shooting) put other stuff out. They had a 3x3 steel plate at 100 yards today. Made a real nice sound when hit (like a bonus sonic boom). Pistol range has poppers. The range # is 626-910-1344
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