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Posted: 8/20/2004 1:13:44 PM EST
Hi all, I am in the process of relocating to the DFW/Denton co. area and am looking for some place to fire up the AR. I am really looking forward to living somewhere that does not attach a stigma to the Blackrifle. My previous home (the people's republic of New Jersey) did just that. Any help you can give is appreciated.

thanks,
ka
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:27:03 PM EST
Where in NJ did you escape from?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:41:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By RenegadeX:
Where in NJ did you escape from?



A little community called Sweetwater. Small place outside of Atlantic City, away from the craziness of North Jersey. For being the PRNJ, it was a pretty good place.

I was a member of a private range just 3 miles from my house that was pretty empty. I was usually the only one there and since I was shooting teh AR, that was a good thing. You would not believe the looks I got from SHOOTERS who did not understand that the AR goes bang and sends rounds downrange just like the Winchester or Remingtons that they had (and with more accuracy too).

Looking forward to TX.

ka
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:04:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 3:32:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:41:08 PM EST
I'm a relative newbie to the gun world...but I've found several nice places to shoot. I generally wind up at DFW Gun Range on Mockingbird because it is the closest to my work. They've always been friendly and helpful.

Jenn
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:54:26 PM EST
Welcome to TX.

Thie here forum will keep you abreast of the local get togethers.

Locally, you can shoot the ar at Gibsons in mesquite, out to 200yds there.

You can also shoot in Frisco at a place called Backwood Traps.

Collin County has a range to shoot full auto at.

If you want to do some long range shooting, Tac Pro shooting has 1000yd ranges, It's a 2 hour drive from dallas.

The BEST shooting in TX takes place at the hun farm, where you can do what you want (safely, of course) during the day, and sit around the camp fire tossing a few back listening to TRG and ILIKEboyLEGS trying to get into everbodies pants.

Don't be afraid to mention you are going shooting, where and when, we have a good habit of showing up, even if it's just a pistol range.

TXLEWIS
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:04:23 PM EST
There are several ranges around the DFW area. It will just depend on what type of shooting are you looking for?

Here are some websites to chk out:

www.dallasidpa.com
www.ccidpa.org
www.tdsa.net
www.tigervalley.net
www.geocities.com/crosstimbersidpa

some ranges to look at...

Bullet Trap
Targetmaster
Backwoods Trap
Colling County Gun Range

I am sure there are some that I am missing...

Take care,
Leonard
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:06:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 5:03:45 AM EST by hrt4me]
Add a few more local ranges to the list:

Tac Pro Shooting Center (rifles out to 1000 yards)
35100 N. State Hwy. 108
Mingus, TX, 76463
254-968-3112

Backwoods Traps
26828 US Highway 380
Aubrey, TX, 76227
972-346-2823

Quail Creek Range
I-35W @ FM 1171
Argyle, TX, 75226
817-648-3356

Garland Public Shooting Range
2606 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Garland, TX
972-495-5330

Badlands Tactical Training Facility (rifles out to 1000 yards)
Rt. 1, Box 530
Grandfield, OK, 73546
580-479-5559

Elm Fork Shooting Park
10751 Luna Rd.
Dallas, TX, 75220
972-556-0164
(also the site of Tiger Valley's north range)

DFW Gun Range
1607 W. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX
214-630-4866

Gibson's Outpost & Shooting Range (rifles to 200 yards)
1712 Lawson Rd.
Mesquite, TX
972-222-6694

Bullet Trap
2608 Ave. K
Plano, TX, 75074
972-881-0372

Alpine Shooting Range
5418 Shelby Rd.
Fort Worth, TX, 76140
817-478-6613

Texas Pistol Academy (rifles to 600 yards)
2552 Rose Hill Rd.
Whitewright TX, 75491
903-364-2076

TargetMasters
1717 S. Jupiter Rd.
Garland, TX, 75042

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
2501 Bass Pro Dr.
Grapevine, TX, 76051
972-724-2018

Fort Wolters Shooting Sports Club (rifles to 1000 yards)
George Tubb Memorial Range
Mineral Wells, TX

Collin County Gun Range
2452 E. University Dr. (US Hwy 380)
McKinney, TX, 75069
972-562-4911

Dallas Pistol Club (no centerfire rifle allowed)
1830 W. Beltline Rd.
Carrollton, TX, 75006
972-242-9770

Texas Defensive Shooting Academy
415 Shadowwood Trail
Ovilla, TX, 75154
972-217-1182

Terrell Rifle & Pistol Club
P.O. Box 507
Terrell, TX, 75160
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:37:38 PM EST
Welcome to Texas there KA, you're going to love it here after Jersey. I know how you're going to feel, I am a former rezident of the PRNJ who fled 2 years ago and won political asylum here in Texas. You're lucky you were from the 'South' of Jersey, I hailed from the north central part of the state and don't miss it one bit.

You'll be in for a nice surprise when you come here, the people are nice, the traffic is not bad (Texans think their traffic is bad but for a Jerseyan it's nothing) and you don't see a lot of the NJ state bird on the road (the finger). lol You'll see the differences for sure.

Whereabouts in DFW are you moving to? I live in Allen, a nice quiet little suburb about 20 miles north of Dallas.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:07:27 PM EST
If you are in the western side of Denton county Quail Creek is close. It's just north of the racetrack on I-35W. They do not allow FMJ rifle ammo though.
Jim
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:11:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 5:25:45 AM EST by mojo]
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 4:57:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jenn1270:
I'm a relative newbie to the gun world...but I've found several nice places to shoot. I generally wind up at DFW Gun Range on Mockingbird because it is the closest to my work. They've always been friendly and helpful.

Jenn



Howdy Jenn, congrats on post #1 and WELCOME to ARFCOM!!

I shoot at DFW Gun myself, they are pretty good folks there. I took my Texas CHL class there too.

kingairpilot: Welcome to TX man! Best move you ever made (pick one) leaving NJ or coming to TX!! I'm a native New Yorker myself, but a PROUD Texan. No "pride" though

One of my cousins is with NJSP down around Jackson.

Both y'all, welcome! And get together with these local hoodlums more than I do!
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:37:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 9:05:15 AM EST by TheRedGoat]
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 6:16:10 AM EST
There is a place in Sanger Tx. off Duck Creek Road, (west side of I-35) where you can shoot anything you want. The owner is Lew, just don't shoot the cows. There will be a sub-gun match on Sept. 8th. Its for full autos only, but you can watch.
Draftee
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:36:35 AM EST
Pilots and A+P mechanics don't mix, but in this case since you have an assault weapon, come up to Sanger, you can shoot FMJ, most won't let you, be careful what you say around Lew, he is a FAA inspecter.

Welcome to Gods country!
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:46:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Draftee:
There is a place in Sanger Tx. off Duck Creek Road, (west side of I-35) where you can shoot anything you want. The owner is Lew, just don't shoot the cows. There will be a sub-gun match on Sept. 8th. Its for full autos only, but you can watch.
Draftee



You mean Sept. 18.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:29:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By RenegadeX:

Originally Posted By Draftee:
There is a place in Sanger Tx. off Duck Creek Road, (west side of I-35) where you can shoot anything you want. The owner is Lew, just don't shoot the cows. There will be a sub-gun match on Sept. 8th. Its for full autos only, but you can watch.
Draftee



You mean Sept. 18.



Please give directions and confirm date, I would love to watch this, since I don't have my full auto yet.

FireBlade
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:24:46 PM EST
Take 35 north to exit 478, turn left, turn left on Sam Bass Rd, turn left on Duck Creek, the range is down a bit on the right, not marked at all, you will see a blue house on the right, the office is just past it, the range is a little further down in a gulley. Don't know about the FA shoot.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:40:14 PM EST
Hope you guys don't mind me tagging this thread. My sister lives in Fort Worth and when our family gets together Dad and I need a place to go shoot!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:08:00 PM EST
I live in the Denton area and have been shooting at Quail Creek. Is a pretty good place but like it was mentioned before, can't shoot FMJ. I'd like to give the place in Sanger a shot. What does he charge to shoot?

Nick
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:29:05 PM EST
$10.00.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:44:54 AM EST
If I could get some right seat time in the King Air you can shoot at my place anytime . . .
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