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Posted: 12/31/2002 1:32:49 AM EDT
List em' in here.... Name. Address. Phone. Web - Email. Direcrions. What can you shoot there.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 6:54:49 PM EDT
The Dept of Conservation has a brochure that lists all their shooting ranges(pistol, rifle, shotgun, and archery). I got a copy at Busch Wildlife Area(St.Charles). Maybe check the DOC website?
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 4:22:06 PM EDT
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Reifschneider range; Near warrenton missouri off of shuetzenground (sp?) road. Unsupervised. For what it is worth coordinates are N38*46'57.0 W091*06'43.6 Busch Wildlife range; Off of hwy D in the Busch Wildlife Conservation area. Website; http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/areas/ranges/busch/ phone;636-441-4554 ext. 251 Benchrest Rifle Range; Private range, very very nice place to shoot. Near Warrenton Missouri. Website; http://brcstl.org/ phone; 636-745-8144 More to follow later. Editted to add; All these allow just about anything except full auto fire. I know .50 Barrets have been seen at reifschneider and benchrest. Hope to add details on Range 44 located off of hwy 44 near hwy 270. Olin company range in East Alton Illinois, pistols only I think. (Yes, THAT OLIN! check your ammo boxes for details)
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:19:36 PM EDT
"Range 44 located off of hwy 44 near hwy 270." I drove by that range the other day and have been wondering what the story is. Anybody shoot there?
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 4:14:19 PM EDT
Apparently the real name for the place is Jay Henges Conservation Area. I dunno, I have always heard it called Range 44, forest 44 or area 44. Anyway more info here; http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/areas/ranges/henges/ Range open as follows May 1 - August 31: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday - Sunday September 1 - April 30: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Special Events and All State Holidays Phone number etc. 1100 Antire Road High Ridge, MO 63049 (636) 938 - 9548 I have never been in there, both times I tried the were closed for some reason or another. Good luck getting in and be sure to post a review when you get back.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 1:48:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GaryM: Apparently the real name for the place is Jay Henges Conservation Area. I dunno, I have always heard it called Range 44, forest 44 or area 44. Anyway more info here; http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/areas/ranges/henges/ Range open as follows May 1 - August 31: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday - Sunday September 1 - April 30: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Special Events and All State Holidays Phone number etc. 1100 Antire Road High Ridge, MO 63049 (636) 938 - 9548 I have never been in there, both times I tried the were closed for some reason or another. Good luck getting in and be sure to post a review when you get back.
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While I've only been to the Antire Range once, my experience matched that of other members experiences that I've read about. IMO, they're pretty anal. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about proper safety when shooting, especially around a bunch of people I've never met. I guess the best way to describe it is "bad atmosphere". The Busch Range is where I always go. The staff there look and act like they enjoy shooting also- I didn't get that feeling from the guys running Antire.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 9:27:21 AM EDT
There's a new MDC unattended range at Sugar Creek Conservation Area near Kirksville. It's Really nice. Another favorite of mine is Logan Wildlife area North of Troy, Mo.
Link Posted: 1/12/2003 12:55:08 AM EDT
(Range 44) Henges SUCKS. It's like Diane Feinstein and Rosie O'Donnell running a shooting range. I've been there only once, and that's it. I got barked out because I hadn't taken a "safety education course" yet, just because I wasn't familiar with the 2 pages of procedures and rules they want you to follow. My infringement was putting my hand over their stupid chain while my friend was shooting in front of me (yes, 5 years ago they had the shooters seperated from the on-lookers by a chain...one shooter allowed in the booth, that's all). I had to help him clear a stupid jam out of my Mini-14, but apparently, a hunter's safety education course would have told me to keep the gun jammed for good before cease fire is called! [moon] Busch is a lot better, although this summer they started this LONG rant over the P.A. system. It's ridiculous. During each cease fire, they read off a page of stuff, and it's so obnoxious, half the time, the people on the line don't know when in the hell it's safe to walk onto the range or not. We just sit there and shake our damn heads at times. Then, when I was shooting my SAR, the range officer was upset that it didn't have a bolt hold open device. So she made me stick a shell casing in between the bolt carrier and chamber. Now something tells me that if I am concerned about safety, the last damned thing I'd want to see is a stuck casing sticking out of a gun, because that tells me something is f#$%$d up with it. Alas, they're government workers, so what can I do? Anyway, I need to drive out to the Benchrest Club at some point. It's just so friggin far away though. themao [chainsawkill]
Link Posted: 1/21/2003 8:31:23 PM EDT
I've gone to the Antire range a few times and, while it's not as bad as when themao went, it is closly supervised.They have about 20 booths for rifle and handguns out to 100y, clay targets, shotgun paterning, and a small archery area.They still make close of the booth during shooting,but there can be 2 people in the booth at a time, with only one handling a gun
Link Posted: 2/7/2003 6:35:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2003 6:38:51 PM EDT by P226]
In Kansas City, east side in Blue Springs there is the Lake City range. It is located north on 7 high way past I-70, left onto Argo road, in about 2 miles. Has 2 range masters, pretty regimented but pretty safe, no humanoid type targets, slow fire, has decent benches and primitive rests. They have about 20 shooting benches and two trap houses $2 an hour, but really close for me, they provide targets staple guns target stands and instruction if one needs it. Open thursday through sunday 12-4pm are the winter hours. The time does fluctuate during hunting season and is known to open earlier. There is another range about an hour east on I-70 just south of Concordia, but north of Warrensburg, I am not sure the name of it but is near the black water river off of highway 23 in the Martha Perry Conservation area. It is a self governing range, has 3 tables, 25 yards, 50 yards, 100yards. A very nice but busy little range. The people who visit it are generally polite, safe, and courteous. Lots of Air Force guys, LEOs, and kids come out to shoot, doesn't open till 1:00pm due to bird migration and the neighbors, open 7 days a week first come first serve. It has not always been this nice, a few years ago I had a couple of bad experiences but have not had any in the last year. Don't have to pay, but make sure you have your own targets, tape/ staple gun, to tack up targets on big rubber target holders. In Kansas City I can think of at least 2 public indoor shooting ranges, the Bullet hole (kind of expensive just accross the line in Shawnee) and then there is Action Arms in Independence off of Truman road. edited to add the times that the public ranges are open
Link Posted: 2/17/2003 10:56:31 AM EDT
I am new to Missouri... What's near Jefferson City??? Anything decent??? [sniper2]
Link Posted: 3/13/2003 11:18:57 AM EDT
Hiyas, I used to live in Missouri so I thought I'd drop in. Cutter75, if you're willing to drive far enough, there is an MDC range north of Columbia (10-15 miles). Unsupervised, 25, 50, 100yd and a clay shooting area. It's off of highway 63 near Finger Lakes. There's also an archery range in Columbia. Take Broadway East across 63, it's on the left. There's an almost identical range near a place called Flatwood, southeast Missouri, a few miles outside of Piedmont. Separate archery range there also. Also in Columbia is an indoor range called Targetmasters. I never went in, I know they do handgun, not sure about rifle. HTH Jim
Link Posted: 3/13/2003 7:26:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By P226: In Kansas City I can think of at least 2 public indoor shooting ranges, the Bullet hole (kind of expensive just accross the line in Shawnee) and then there is Action Arms in Independence off of Truman road.
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Do either of these places (or any places in KC) have pistol rentals? Should this concealed carry bill pass, I'd to try out some different pistols of the more concealable variety before I buy a carry weapon.
Link Posted: 3/14/2003 7:30:24 PM EDT
I am new to Missouri... What's near Jefferson City??? Anything decent??? I don't know how decent it is, not having been to too many ranges, but in Russelville there is a MDC range called Scrivner, has clay area, pistol area, 50yd and 100yd ranges. Its a little off the beaten path. Also in reply to the thing about target masters in Columbia, they do accept rifle fire, I went in once to check their stuff out. It's like $10/hr to use their range and their merchandise is overpriced just about the same way.
Link Posted: 3/28/2003 6:58:12 PM EDT
"Do either of these places (or any places in KC) have pistol rentals? Should this concealed carry bill pass, I'd to try out some different pistols of the more concealable variety before I buy a carry weapon." The Bullet Hole has pistol rentals for sure, and I think the Arm's Mart off of Truman does as well. Last month, a tour bus full of Japanese tourist's took nearly every shooting booth in the Arms Mart and were blazing away! It was truly a sight to behold seeing these Japanese guys karate chopping with Glocks, Beretta's, and what looked like colt 357s, while their girl friends or wives took pictures and looked on. The guy behind the counter had a very hard time keeping up with their target and ammo consumption! Thus I do believe they have rentals, but have never asked about it, I will the next time I go out there. I have heard there is a new range, not open very long in parkville for those north of the river in Kansas City.
Link Posted: 3/28/2003 8:49:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By themao: (Range 44) Henges SUCKS. It's like Diane Feinstein and Rosie O'Donnell running a shooting range. I've been there only once, and that's it. I got barked out because I hadn't taken a "safety education course" yet, just because I wasn't familiar with the 2 pages of procedures and rules they want you to follow. My infringement was putting my hand over their stupid chain while my friend was shooting in front of me (yes, 5 years ago they had the shooters seperated from the on-lookers by a chain...one shooter allowed in the booth, that's all). I had to help him clear a stupid jam out of my Mini-14, but apparently, a hunter's safety education course would have told me to keep the gun jammed for good before cease fire is called! [moon] Busch is a lot better, although this summer they started this LONG rant over the P.A. system. It's ridiculous. During each cease fire, they read off a page of stuff, and it's so obnoxious, half the time, the people on the line don't know when in the hell it's safe to walk onto the range or not. We just sit there and shake our damn heads at times. Then, when I was shooting my SAR, the range officer was upset that it didn't have a bolt hold open device. So she made me stick a shell casing in between the bolt carrier and chamber. Now something tells me that if I am concerned about safety, the last damned thing I'd want to see is a stuck casing sticking out of a gun, because that tells me something is f#$%$d up with it. Alas, they're government workers, so what can I do? Anyway, I need to drive out to the Benchrest Club at some point. It's just so friggin far away though. themao [chainsawkill]
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Busch is getting a little more fanatical about some things. Seems like a new crowd of younger employees out there. There used to be a few older range masters that were out there that could teach you a lot. Now they have little plastic yellow flags to hold your bolt open. At least you don't have to use a shell casing anymore. I've been meaning to get out to Benchrest. At least I'm a lot closer than themao.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 5:23:28 AM EDT
Does anyone here belong to Green Valley? It's suppose to be a really good place. I've never had the time to invesitgate. http://www.greenvalleyclub.com/
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 8:45:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2003 8:47:05 AM EDT by dport]
Originally Posted By JimTh: Hiyas, I used to live in Missouri so I thought I'd drop in. Cutter75, if you're willing to drive far enough, there is an MDC range north of Columbia (10-15 miles). Unsupervised, 25, 50, 100yd and a clay shooting area. It's off of highway 63 near Finger Lakes. There's also an archery range in Columbia. Take Broadway East across 63, it's on the left. There's an almost identical range near a place called Flatwood, southeast Missouri, a few miles outside of Piedmont. Separate archery range there also. Also in Columbia is an indoor range called Targetmasters. I never went in, I know they do handgun, not sure about rifle. HTH Jim
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Former MO resident also. Targetmasters is indoor pistol calibers only. A bit on the expensive side, but I was a member there for a year. They have rentals and it's nice to shoot indoors during the cold MO winters. Finger Lakes is OK if you get there when nobody else is around otherwise you get people who don't know dick about gun safety. I left one time after hearing rounds whiz over my head. Great argument for buying your own body armor. There is also the Chapman Academy aka the Hallsville range aka Green Valley (Tigerfan it is an excellent range joing NOW!) . Excellent facilities with two locations one is out towards Hallsville, I can't remember the name of the road (Rangeline?). The other is on the NE side of Columbia. Both offer plate shooting and barricades. The Hallsville range has movers and what I would call a "combat" rifle range. The Columbia range has an indoor range for rimfire. I've lived in MO, IL, VA, MS and RI and Hallsville is the best range I've been a member of. I want to be buried there.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 7:32:06 PM EDT
Here's the grand list: Aurora Trap & Skeet, 700 E. Crescent St. - Baldwin Park, Aurora, MO 65605. 417-723-8315 Trap, Skeet Public Arnold Rifle and Pistol Club, 8384 Metropolitan Blvd, Barnhart, MO 63012. 636-475-5900 Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 yds), Muzzleloading, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun Private Snow White Enterprises, , Bogard, MO 64622. 660-542-3037 Trap, Sporting Clays Public Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Training Center, 4897 N. Farm Rd. 61, Bois D'Arc, MO 65612. 417-742-4361 Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Airgun Public Greene County Cowboy Society, 10526 N. Highway, Bois D'Arc, MO 65612. 417-742-0158 Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle, Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette Private Kemper Military School JROTC, 701 3D, Boonville, MO 65233. 660-882-5623 X Indoor Rifle (33 ft), Archery Private Ozark Shooters Sports Complex, P. O. Box 6518, Branson, MO 65615. Phone: 417-587-3093 Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Outdoor Rifle (200 yds), Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays Public Centerfire Indoor Range & Shop, 287 East 69 Hwy, Claycomo , MO 64119. 816-455-7468 Indoor Pistol (25 yds) Public Centerfire Indoor Range & Shop, 287 East 69 Hwy, Claycomo , MO 64119. 816-455-7468 Indoor Pistol (25 yds) Public The Shooting Place, 7035 S.E. 476 Road, Collins, MO 64738. 417-646-8269 Outdoor Pistol (7 Yds. - 100 Meters), Outdoor Rifle (25 Yds. - 100 Meters), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun Public Coldsteeler65@yahoo.com Cedar Creek Rod & Gun Club, 1420 CR 276, Columbia, MO 65202. 573-474-8609 Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays Public www.cedarcreekrodandgunclub.com mgates@socket.net Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., 4900 Wyatt Lane, Columbia, MO 65255. 573-696-3738 Outdoor Pistol (25 & 35 yds), Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Outdoor Rifle (200 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Archery Private Target Masters, #4101 N. Rangeline Street Columbia, Columbia, MO 65202. 573-443-3700 Indoor Pistol (75 ft to 25 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Archery Public target@tranquility.net 67 Gun Club, Inc., 1678 Henrich Rd., Doe Run, MO 63640. 573-431-4569 Outdoor Pistol (25 and 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25, 50, 100, 200 & 300 yd) Private fasher1@yahoo.com Bullseye Gun & Rod Club, P.O. Box 1104, Fenton, MO 63026. 314-386-9105 Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (500 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading Private Laurie Trap & Skeet, 31590 Hwy 5, Gravois Mills, MO 65037. 573-374-6027 Trap, Skeet Public www.lauriemarine.com Lafayette Rod & Gun Club, Rocky Branch Rd., Higginsville, MO 64037. 660-237-4444 Outdoor Pistol (25 - 200 meters), Outdoor Rifle (50 - 200 meters), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays Private Jay Henges Shooting Range, 1100 Antire Road, High Ridge, MO 63049. 636-938-9548 Outdoor Pistol (15, 25, 50, 75 & 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (15, 25, 50, 75 & 100 yds), Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun Public Missouri Dept. of Conservation Henges Range & Training Center, 1100 Antire Rd., High Ridge, MO 63049. 636-938-9548 Outdoor Pistol (15, 25, 50, 75, 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (15, 25, 50, 75, 100 yds), Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery Public Pioneer Gun Club, 900 N.W. 1571, Holdon, MO 64040. Phone: 816-743-9218 Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (200 yds), Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery Private pioneer@planetkc.com Big Piney Sportsmen's Club, 16866 Hwy B., Houston, MO 65483. 417-967-2878 Outdoor Pistol (25-200 yds), Outdoor Rifle (200-600 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Trap, Airgun Private Catfish Guns Indoor Shooting Center, 900 Jeffco Exec. Blvd., Imperial, MO 63052. 636-464-1217 Indoor Pistol (75 FT), Indoor Rifle (75 FT), Archery Public NE6359@AOL.COM Crossfire Recreational Center, 21200 E. Truman, Independence, MO 64056. 816-796-0023 Indoor Pistol (25 yards), Indoor Rifle (25 yards), Archery, Airgun Public lakmom@aol.com Cape County Gun Club, State Highway 72, Jackson, MO 63755. 573-472-5295 Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays Public United Sportsmen's Club, Henwick Lane, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Outdoor Pistol (50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (500 yds), Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun Private ber682@unitedsportsmensclub.com Rangemasters 4H Shooting Sports, 11656 Hwy O, Lexington, MO 64067. 660-259-6455 Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (100 Yds.), Outdoor Rifle (100 Yds.), Muzzleloading, Sporting Clays, Archery, Airgun Private zeller@iland.net Missouri Trapshooter Assn, Inc., Rr#1 Box 396 Lake Rd A, Linn Creek, MO 65052. 573-346-2449 Trap Public Macon "63" Gun Club, 29790 Jigsaw Pl, Macon, MO 63552. 660-239-4507 Trap, Skeet Public Owensville Gun Club, Hwy 28 west, Owensville, MO 65066. 573-437-6166 Outdoor Pistol (80 yards), Outdoor Rifle (500 meters), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays Private St. Louis Skeet and Trap Club, 18854 Franklin Road, Pacific, MO 63069. 636-271-4210 Trap, Skeet Range Access: Public Rattlesnake Ridge Shooting Range, R.R. 2, Princeton, MO 64673. 660-748-4624 Outdoor Pistol (0-100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (0-300 yds) Private sstckmn@netins.net Bear Holler Shooting Range, 8232 Dogwood LAne, Reeds, MO 64859. 417-674-0259 Outdoor Pistol (25-100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (25-250 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading Public www.bearholler.tripod.com bear_holler@yahoo.com Central Ozarks Practical Shooters (COPS), 23455 County Road 7640, Rolla, MO 65402. (573) 364-8670 Outdoor Pistol, Outdoor Rifle Private www.rollanet.org/~bdelp/cops/ pmherman@rollanet.org Ozark Gun Club, R #4 Box 842, Salem, MO 65560. 573-729-4652 Trap, Skeet Public KC Trapshooters Association, 6420 NE 176th St., Smithville, MO 64089. 816-532-4427 Trap, Skeet Public Missouri Dept. of Conservation - August A. Busch Range Complex, 2360 Hwy D, St. Charles, MO 63304. 636-441-4554 Outdoor Pistol (15, 25, 50, 75, 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (15, 25, 50, 75, 100 yds), Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet, Archery, Airgun Public buschrange@mail.conservation.sate.mo.us Bullseye Indoor Shooting Range, 5100 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. 314-781-4867 Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds) Public American Legion, Wildcat Dr. (Old 65 Hwy.), Warsaw, MO 65355. (417) 646-8240 Trap Private sandee@inter-linc.net Washburn Shooting Supplies L.L.C., HCR 79 Box 138, Washburn, MO 65772. 417-826-5505 Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays Public wsstrapskeet@mo-net.com Rocky Holler, 6839 N. Hwy 44, Willard, MO 65781. 417-868-8834 Public Benchrest Rifle Club of St. Louis, 2045 Kohn Rd, Wright City, MO 63390. 314-745-8144 Outdoor Pistol (up to 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (up to 600 yds), Rifle Silhouette Private dballoi@mail.win.org I loathe the conservation ranges. I love Bullseye target range on Manchester in St. Louis. (I live in St. Louis). Bullseye rents full-auto [:D]! Great indoor range.
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 2:59:01 PM EDT
I have gone to this place on and off for over ten years.

http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/documents/area_brochures/6607.pdf

http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/areas/pdf_maps/6607MAP.PDF


William R Logan Conservation Area
North of Troy, in Lincoln county.

North from troy on 61 to E
West on E to RA
North on RA follow to end of pavment and you are at Logan.

Take a right and go down the hill and across the creek the range is on your right you cannot miss it.

Nice small unsupervised range, not bad for a public range can be busy at times depending on weather and time of year.

You can even camp there if you want. I still go there with my friends on occasion. Mostly I shoot at home on my own property though.

HoG
Link Posted: 8/30/2003 9:02:51 PM EDT
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Cape County Gun Club, State Highway 72, Jackson, MO 63755.
573-472-5295
Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
Public

The above spot has lost the lease on their shotgun range and is in the process of closing it.

There's a Conservation department range at Apple Creek. It's unsupervised and pretty hairy when it's busy.


I loathe the conservation ranges. I love Bullseye target range on Manchester in St. Louis. (I live in St. Louis). Bullseye rents full-auto ! Great indoor range.

Link Posted: 9/7/2003 1:54:45 AM EDT
For those that live in the southwest MO area and those that visit, here's a nice indoor range. The Firing Line is just across the state line in OK, on Hwy 60.

Rick

The Firing Line
Link Posted: 9/22/2003 7:46:25 PM EDT
Not sure if you all listed this range.
Shi_Huang_Di, Beta MO, and myself all went out there this last weekend.
Saw Shamus mcoi there with the guys from CMMG. They were blasting the SAW, FN P90, Krink, and a number of AR's out there.

They have a 25,50,and 100 yard lane each. 3 benches with berms.
Really small and intimate. The dumbshit factor is really low because there is no room for anyone!!!!
We had a great time there!
Its called the Randolf Bennit Conservation area (I think), but to get there from Columbia is really easy!
Go north on 63 to Route B, Take a left (west) on B, then go a few miles to Route T and go left there too (south), after about a mile youll see the sign for the area (keep an eye out!). You'll turn right onto the gravel road.
Its a gravel road that goes a couple of miles to the range. Unsupervised and really small. I think it would make a great shoot site.
Hell of an interesting course could be developed there givin its tight and open spaces (you'll see). Anyway I highly recommend it to get away from the idiots at Finger Lakes.
Link Posted: 7/12/2004 4:55:11 PM EDT
Didn't see it listed but there is also Pigeon Hill wildlife area between St. Joseph and Faucett MO off of Highway A next to the landfill. Free of charge Unsupervised Conservation Dept.

Has 25, 50 and 100 Yards plus trap area and Archery.
Link Posted: 7/17/2004 12:05:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/17/2004 12:07:11 PM EDT by kensteele]

Originally Posted By P226:

There is another range about an hour east on I-70 just south of Concordia, but north of Warrensburg, I am not sure the name of it but is near the black water river off of highway 23 in the Martha Perry Conservation area. It is a self governing range, has 3 tables, 25 yards, 50 yards, 100yards. A very nice but busy little range. The people who visit it are generally polite, safe, and courteous. Lots of Air Force guys, LEOs, and kids come out to shoot, doesn't open till 1:00pm due to bird migration and the neighbors, open 7 days a week first come first serve. It has not always been this nice, a few years ago I had a couple of bad experiences but have not had any in the last year. Don't have to pay, but make sure you have your own targets, tape/ staple gun, to tack up targets on big rubber target holders.




I can vouch for this place, it's still open today. I've been there about a dozen times and the earlier you get there, the better since it does get a bit crowded at peak time. I think the range is pretty ok, just a little far from me over in Kansas. But at times, I have been the ONLY person on that range all day during the week. Careful it gets a little buggy and hot during the summer and if it rains, not only is it inaccessible approaching the range from the south but also the range gets swampy and muddy (mosquitos).

I haven't had any bad experiences yet, only sometimes you get someone who walks down range on the 25 yard bench without telling you on the 100 yard bench. Otherwise, totally unsupervised, only seen State official there once; it is getting a little junky, litter, broken glass on the backstop, shells everywhere; I fear they're going to shut this place down eventually.
Link Posted: 7/23/2004 8:09:21 PM EDT
I'll only vouch for the ranges I've actually been to in the KCMO area.

Pigeon Hill near St Joesph. (non controlled Mo Dept of Conv range) 25, 50, 100 yard with several stations at each range and trap area. Nice range, always seems to have friendly and safe people there. It will get very busy on weekends and holidays. Never seen state people there, but the place is kept clean. Has a restroom too.
Golden Valley near Clinton. (non controlled Mo Dept of Conv range) 25, 50, 100 yards, restroom. Only a couple of benches per range. Nice quiet range the one time I was there.
Lake City. Been mentioned. I like the trap houses, but don't care too much for the strict ROs. Seems to me they just like to really bark at people.
Parma Woods (controlled Mo Dept of Conv) 25, 50, 75, 100 rifle. 7, 15, 25 pistol. 30 or so lanes, $3 an hour. Excellent range, and in Parkville, so very close to the city for food afterwards. :) Control is good and safe, but not quite as strict as Lake City. Gets busy on weekends, holidays, hunting seasons.
Bullet Hole, Indoor range, Shawnee Mission. I go here a lot (every other week or so). Membership is $30 or 35 a year, $8 each visit. Gets busy on the weekends. Good guys running the store too. They run some competition nights, but I'm not familiar with the schedule.
Best Shot Indoor range, claycomo. Right down the highway from me. Haven't been in there for a while, decent range and store, membership prices were a bit higher last I knew, but per visit times were much cheaper. They also run some competition nights, but I'm not familiar with the schedule.
Have been to Crossfire in Independence, but haven't actually shot there yet. Looks like a good range though. (Indoor)
Link Posted: 7/31/2004 8:32:58 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:15:45 AM EDT
a new indoor range just opened in arnold on west outer road i will get the name and exact address.


looks like 2 county cops run it stopped in yesterday, place was CLEAN VERY well lit and they have the prism system (live fire scenerios) really nice place they just opened and are still getting shipments in but so far it looks like a nice place.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 8:25:37 AM EDT
I think you are referring to Top Gun Shooting Sports(?) If not, let me know what the name is because that'll make yet another new range in the Arnold area. I emailed the owner of Top Gun Shooting Sports and got information on range/store hours and pricing for membership but he said the prices were not final so I'll hold off on posting prices until they can tell me for certain if they'll hold. Once I have the information I'll post it if someone doesn't beat me to it. Was told that they plan on opening at the end of September or beginning of October. It's for pistols and rifles shooting a pistol caliber.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:33:49 PM EDT
it's called High Caliber................


4075 West outer road
arnold missouri 63010
636-467-7223

www.hcrange.com

range time runs 15.00 an hour and the place is awesome i shot there yesterday.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:26:47 PM EDT
I'll agree with you ... I shot there today and the guys there were helpful. Thanks for the new range information ...
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:59:16 PM EDT
Some unstaffed public ranges are more elaborate, with box berms to separate different shooting ranges, restrooms, covered shooting positions and other improvements. These include:
--Sugar Creek CA in Adair County, 660/785-2420;
--Rocky Fork Lakes CA in Boone County, 573/445-3882;
--Pigeon Hill CA in Buchanan County, 816/271-3100;
--Apple Creek CA in Cape Girardeau county, 573/547-4537;
--Scrivner Road CA in Cole County573/884-6861;
--Gallatin CA in Daviess County, 660/646-3335;
--Leadmine CA in Dallas County, 417/532-7612;
--Little Indian Creek CA in Washington County, 573/468-3335;
--Golden Valley CA in Henry County, 660/885-6981;
--Riverbreaks CA in Holt County, 816/271-3100;
--White Ranch CA in Howell County, 417/256-7161;
--Steele Training Complex in Pemiscot County, 573/333-4101;
--Mark Twain Lake in Ralls County, 573/735-4097;
--Mineral Area College in St. Francis County, 573/468-3335;
--Reifsnider State Forest in Warren County, 314/456-3368.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:59:43 PM EDT
Does any one know of a range or place to shoot an AR-15 in south east MO. The boot heel ?

Also there is a good range in south central MO. not far from Summersville MO. Called Gists ranch.It's unsupervised and has a clay area + a 25 ,50,100,300 yd range arealy nice place to shoot. I'll try to get the exact directions .
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:54:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 5:57:03 PM EDT by BoogerSnax]
Another reccomendation for Concordia. It's true that it can get crowded, but I've got a ticket to the front of the line every time.
1/4" steel plates, 14"square. No matter how crowded it gets, you can walk up with a couple of those and step right up to the table. As long as the conservation guy isn't around, it seems that everyone loves a steel plate to shoot at. 25 yards for pistol shooting always seems to work well.

Plus, it's the kind of place where you can try out new things. I love to share what I have, and everyone else seems to feel the same way. Whenever you utter the words "that's a nice gun", it's always followed by the phrase "you wanna try it?".

Steel plates, potatos, soda cans, shaving cream cans. When we're done at the range it always look like the stay-puft marshmallow man exploded while eating baked potatos.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:49:33 AM EDT
Crossfire Recreation Center
21200 E. Truman Road.
Independence MO.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 3:14:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BoogerSnax:
Another reccomendation for Concordia. It's true that it can get crowded, but I've got a ticket to the front of the line every time.
1/4" steel plates, 14"square. No matter how crowded it gets, you can walk up with a couple of those and step right up to the table. As long as the conservation guy isn't around, it seems that everyone loves a steel plate to shoot at. 25 yards for pistol shooting always seems to work well.

Plus, it's the kind of place where you can try out new things. I love to share what I have, and everyone else seems to feel the same way. Whenever you utter the words "that's a nice gun", it's always followed by the phrase "you wanna try it?".

Steel plates, potatos, soda cans, shaving cream cans. When we're done at the range it always look like the stay-puft marshmallow man exploded while eating baked potatos.



I go there all there time but for the past few years but I'm sure we've never crossed paths. I shoot mostly at bowling pins and only at steel recently. Tracers, too. I really don't think the officials will care if you shoot at those but the CDs and glass and appliances that I've seen out there....that's going to lead to the range getting closed. Today it's 10 times less clean than it used to be...and I haven't seen our conservation guy in over a year...do they still visit?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:34:31 PM EDT
My wife and I went hiking today out at the Huzzah Conservation Area where there just happened to be an unattended range Wasn't too impressed with it but it would definitely get the job done I suppose. There were 3 rests. One for 25 yards (I'm guessing), one for 50 yards, and one for 100 yards. Two of them were taken up today (man, people were out EVERYWHERE today, even at our remote spots we like to hike) so I guess it was "busy". Anyway, I took a couple of pictures if any of you are interested in what one of these unattended ranges looks like. Being new to the whole gun scene I know I would have been interested. Anyway, let me know and I'll throw them up. No sense in wasting bandwidth unecessarily.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:50:24 AM EDT
Does anyone know of a good public place to shoot in the Steelville area?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 5:45:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nowareman:
Does anyone know of a good public place to shoot in the Steelville area?



See my post before yours ... Huzzah C.A. isn't too far away from you. Google for it and you'll get directions there. It's just past Onondaga Cave State Park. It wasn't fancy but it would get the job done.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:43:05 PM EDT
Big Piney Sportsmans Club was mentioned above, but information was dated, inaccurate, and incomplete. Corrections Follow:

The Big Piney Sportsman's Club is located at 18012 Highway B Houston Missouri, between Houston and Raymondville, in South Central Missouri. We have the following events:

40 Target 3D Archery Range (Rinehart Targets except very Large Targets which are still McKinzie Elk Etc.) (Feb thru Deer Season monthly shoot Steve Williams (573) 674-3453)

Thursday Night Trap (Every Thursday evening starting at approximately 4:30 PM Charles Dyer (417) 967-3013)

Monday Night Archery League (5 April - 27 September Les Thuroughman (573) 674-3619)

Sporting Clays (First Saturday of the Month Dick York (417) 934-1373)

Service Rifle (600 Yard Course) Don Collins (417) 967-2878

Bi-Monthly SNIPER MATCH (750 Yard Range) Bob Roach (417) 457-6248 roachw@fidnet.com
Bi-Monthly 2-Gun Assault Course Carbine & Handgun A & B Course Bob Roach

Law Enforcement SNIPER SCHOOLS 3 each in 2005 Bob Roach
CLASS 1: April 1,2,3 and 9 & 10 2005
CLASS 2: June 3,4,5 and 11 & 12 2005
CLASS 3: September 30, Oct 1,2 and 8 & 9 2005
RESTRICTED to Law Enforcement and Approved Military MOS

Archery Practice Range (Bag Targets) up year round for member use.

Concrete Shooting Bench with 25, 50, 100, and 200 yard Target Holders

Concrete Shooting Bench with 300, 400, and 500 yard Target Holders

All Matches are open events. Membership is currently limited to Texas County and surrounding Countys. We are reworking the Bi-Laws at this time, and we may add an Associate Non-Voting Membership in the future.
Club Yearly Dues $25 plus a first time $5 Fee. 5 Year membership $100 + $5 First Time Fee

Many other events not listed, FFA Regional Trap Shoot, 4H Trap, NWTF Jakes Day, Hog Roast, Trap Night Monthly Barbecue, etc. As you can see this is a very active Club with lots of different activities going on. This Club has been in operation since 1960. It started with Trap and a Rifle Range, in 1979 Archery was added, Sporting Clays was added in 2002, the Sniper Match was added in 2003, and the 2-Gun Carbine & Handgun Course was added in 2005.

Club President Bob Roach (417) 457-6248 roachw@fidnet.com
Club Secretery Bud Sutton (417) 967-4067 usnret@fidnet.com
Club Phone: (417) 457-6466 Answered During Activities Only


Bob Roach
Club President

Viper225 Out

Link Posted: 4/5/2005 10:52:20 PM EDT
Don't forget the Busiek unattended range on highway 65, 11 miles north of Branson. Just like the rest of the MDOC ranges, it's a creep fest on the weekends and during hunting season, but it's real nice during the week!
Link Posted: 4/20/2005 6:11:05 PM EDT
Anyone ever been to the bucksnort shooting club near Marshall Mo??? They have a full across the course NM range out to 600 yards.
Link Posted: 6/16/2005 11:01:03 PM EDT
Chapman, I didn't know Bullseye renter full auto I live like 2 miles from there, always wanted to go in, but never found the time. What are the details?

Pat

Link Posted: 6/19/2005 8:20:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2005 8:23:31 PM EDT by SgtSauer]
For people in Southwest Missouri, there is a range near Pittsburg, KS. called Bone Creek Gun Club. I live near Joplin and it is about a 50 minute drive for me but is well worth it.

members.cox.net/bcsgc/

It requires membership to have 24/7 access to the range. I shoot in their pistol and rifle matches on weekends and pay a non-member fee of $7.00. It is a great place and a lot of good people. Definitely worth the membership fee to have 24/7 access to the ranges.

200 yard rifle range
25 yard pistol range
shotgun range

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:20:13 PM EDT
St Joe Total Range
5415 State Hwy 169 N.E.
St. Joseph, MO 64506
(Highway 169 North & I-29 exit #50) Phone (816) 364-3206
St Joe Total Range

They have an indoor combat range, indoor rifle range up to .308 & 30-06
Combat Pistol League on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Well worth the drive up from KC.

Mythe
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:48:43 PM EDT

St Joe Total Range
5415 State Hwy 169 N.E.
St. Joseph, MO 64506
(Highway 169 North & I-29 exit #50) Phone (816) 364-3206
St Joe Total Range

They have an indoor combat range, indoor rifle range up to .308 & 30-06
Combat Pistol League on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Well worth the drive up from KC.



I agree with Mythe.

Bill Regina invited me for a demo a few months ago after they completed this new range. We fired full auto indoors with several guns including .223 . We also ran the combat course with and without lights using frangible ammo on steel reactive targets and moving targets.

We had a great time and it was well worth the drive from Lees Summit. I have taken a few courses with Bill over the last couple of years and would highly recommend him. I will have him join us one of these days at the CMMG shoots and introduce him to the group.

Bret Millet
B&R Guns
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:37:57 PM EDT
I didn't see Parma Woods posted anywhere. It's a Missouri Conservation Agency run range. It's a managed range with a pistol and rifle side maximum range is 100yards. The best thing about this range is that it's very clean, airconditioned bathrooms and vending machines, private and comfortable booths. Price is $3 a booth/hour. During the summer if you go near the end of the day there is usually no other shooters there and you can pretty much call your own cease fires which is nice for people who don't have a spotting scope or need to change targets frequently or for powder shooters who might only get 3 shots in between the usual cease fires.

http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/areas/ranges/parma/

oh and they provide targets, stand, fasteners, (eye protection if you forget it)
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:10:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 9:12:09 AM EDT by boomfab]

Originally Posted By GaryM:
Busch Wildlife range;
Off of hwy D in the Busch Wildlife Conservation area.
Website; http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/areas/ranges/busch/
phone;636-441-4554 ext. 251

I know .50 Barrets have been seen at reifschneider and benchrest.



My brother brought his Barrett M82A1 to Busch last year and was kicked off.
Link Posted: 10/20/2005 9:19:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARinKCMO:
...
Pigeon Hill near St Joesph. (non controlled Mo Dept of Conv range) 25, 50, 100 yard with several stations at each range and trap area. Nice range, always seems to have friendly and safe people there. It will get very busy on weekends and holidays. Never seen state people there, but the place is kept clean. Has a restroom too.
...



In talking to the Parma Woods Guys they go up there and keep track of it. Hard to pick them out of the crowd as they often shoot when up there.

I can vouch for Parma Woods. Love this place, but they need a Pumpkin Plinkin night.

ARnKC where u at ClaComo? Im up near new mark. Work in Platte City sometimes lunch by fedding my new busshy at Parma.
Link Posted: 10/27/2005 8:43:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KCMojo:
...snip.




KCMojo, Turn on your IM.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 2:29:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 2:30:29 PM EDT by Harp]
I've been a member of the Bucksnort Club for years(and why not for $35.00/yr). If you go out there with a buddy and some two-way radios it's a great place to hone your 600 yard skills.

Harp
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