Saddle River Range, Conroe, TX

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Saddle River Range, Conroe, TX

Postby stever1950 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:50 pm

The wife and I just visited this range and had a great time. It is 4 miles West of 45 on FM 1488 a little South of Conroe. It is a very nice, large facility with 24 lanes, a gunsmith, a cafe, and a large sales area. We were impressed by the friendliness of all the staff. They have special nights for us ol coots over 60 (1/2 off), a ladies night and date night (2 for 1). We had to take our 11 year old granddaughter along (kinda defeats date night, but oh well) so I decided it was time to introduce here to our world. I started her with an old Jennings 22 then a couple of .38's (snubby and 4"). Even got her to try my 40 once....once. All in all, she loved it and is ready to go again.
The lanes were well ventilated and lit and very good target runners. We will be regulars there now.
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Re: Saddle River Range, Conroe, TX

Postby puma guy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:53 pm

stever1950 wrote:The wife and I just visited this range and had a great time. It is 4 miles West of 45 on FM 1488 a little South of Conroe. It is a very nice, large facility with 24 lanes, a gunsmith, a cafe, and a large sales area. We were impressed by the friendliness of all the staff. They have special nights for us ol coots over 60 (1/2 off), a ladies night and date night (2 for 1). We had to take our 11 year old granddaughter along (kinda defeats date night, but oh well) so I decided it was time to introduce here to our world. I started her with an old Jennings 22 then a couple of .38's (snubby and 4"). Even got her to try my 40 once....once. All in all, she loved it and is ready to go again.
The lanes were well ventilated and lit and very good target runners. We will be regulars there now.


Sounds like a nice facility and kudo's for getting your granddaughter involved in shooting. Just one question, how did you keep her interest up after letting her shoot a Jennings paperweight? :biggrinjester: Sorry I just couldn't help myself; I own one myself!
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Re: Saddle River Range, Conroe, TX

Postby stever1950 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:14 pm

Well, it taught her how to recognize and clear jams and malfunctions.......
But, the 38s got her going, and she liked the Taurus 709. Still scared of the S&W 40 though.
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Re: Saddle River Range, Conroe, TX

Postby puma guy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:04 pm

stever1950 wrote:Well, it taught her how to recognize and clear jams and malfunctions.......
But, the 38s got her going, and she liked the Taurus 709. Still scared of the S&W 40 though.

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Re: Saddle River Range, Conroe, TX

Postby MechAg94 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:05 am

I don't think I would want a kid to shoot a 40 S&W pistol until after they had shot a 45 ACP. Inexperience people tend to think bigger caliber means harsher recoil and that isn't always the case. At least, my sister-in-law was like that. Refused to shoot anything bigger than 9mm for a while.

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Re: Saddle River Range, Conroe, TX

Postby stever1950 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:12 pm

I supported her hands and arms and she took the recoil well, it was more the louder noise and flash she didn't like. That and the size of the gun. The Smith is full size and the Taurus is compact, fit her hands better. I'm thinking of getting a small frame 22 to become proficient with then move up. Yeah, caliber doesn't mean that much. I had a .357 that kicked worse than my friends Redhawk .44 mag. To me a Winchester style 30/30 kicked more than a Remington 700 30.06. I think it is more a matter of frame/grip design on a pistol and stock shape on a rifle.
This being her first time I just wanted her familiar with what was in the house and be capable of firing any of them if circumstances demanded.
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Re: Saddle River Range, Conroe, TX

Postby OneGun » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:34 am

My buddy and I shot there the other day. Very nice place as the OP described. The memberships are not too high, but the location is not that convenient for me. I will shoot there in the future, but only on a weekend days.
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