New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

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New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby Beiruty » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:48 am

A New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Allen- ... 74743.html

I am fed up with the deteriorating privileges and benefits of Platinum membership of Frisco gun club. In the drive to maximize profits, FGC management keeps increasing the yearly dues of the membership, prioritize the hourly paying walk-ins shooters over those who are already a members (cause members have already fully paid). Even, asking the members to clear the lane for the hourly paying walk-ins shooters. Last but not least, we used to get 6-guest free pass cards, were those cards were valid anytime and for both Rifle and Pistol ranges, I recently discovered that same guest cards are valid only for 1-hr on Pistol range and honored Monday-Friday. I used those guest cards as club promotion to my friends.

So crazy and backward.

Yesterday, I certainly decided that 2017 is my last year at FGC, it was my 5th! And, I an a founding member (i.e. had membership before the Grand Opening day)
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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby flechero » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:28 am

I hope the Allen range gets built... it's only about 15-20 minutes from my parents house, so I'd try it out when visiting. :fire

Too bad FGC is that way... I would think a call to ClubCorp could carry a lot of weight. ;-) I was initially excited to learn that FGC was part of ClubCorp because I am a member of a central texas CC and have reciprocal access but I have heard from 2 other members of FGC that they aren't renewing either. (for similar reasons)

Not only is it poor business, but it's a disservice to those who paid to build the club

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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby sjfcontrol » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:58 am

He also said Texas Legends has agreed to not use the word “gun” on any of its signage.



Shesh. Such hoplophobia. I no longer live in McKinney, but would have relished a range so close. Though I'm not a fan of the "Country Club" style ranges.
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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby CZp10 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:01 am

I agree about FGC, I tried it many times to see if we wanted to get a membership, but it just seemed to keep going downhill over time. Not the best lighting and ventilation, and they charge a lot for rental guns that are in quite bad shape. We are much happier with Eagle Gun Range and they just opened their new one in Farmers Branch.

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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby bblhd672 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:06 am

CZp10 wrote:I agree about FGC, I tried it many times to see if we wanted to get a membership, but it just seemed to keep going downhill over time. Not the best lighting and ventilation, and they charge a lot for rental guns that are in quite bad shape. We are much happier with Eagle Gun Range and they just opened their new one in Farmers Branch.


What's the name and location of the new Farmers Branch site?
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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby n5wmk » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:13 am

A good friend of mine is a Platinum member at FGC, and like like you, Beiruty, he was a member before it opened. Back in June, I joined him for a shooting session. It was on a weekday (Thursday, I think) and we were there when they opened. Got our lane assignment, and there was only one other lane in our section with shooters. After an hour, a FGC employee came by and told us our time was up, we had to pack it up and leave. They certainly didn't have anyone waiting for a lane. My friend wasn't too happy about it, for sure. Said he was going to speak with management about it. Haven't heard if he did or not.
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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby GeekwithaGun » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:27 am

bblhd672 wrote:
CZp10 wrote:I agree about FGC, I tried it many times to see if we wanted to get a membership, but it just seemed to keep going downhill over time. Not the best lighting and ventilation, and they charge a lot for rental guns that are in quite bad shape. We are much happier with Eagle Gun Range and they just opened their new one in Farmers Branch.


What's the name and location of the new Farmers Branch site?


https://www.eaglegunrangetx.com/farmers ... gun-range/
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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby Beiruty » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:02 am

n5wmk wrote:A good friend of mine is a Platinum member at FGC, and like like you, Beiruty, he was a member before it opened. Back in June, I joined him for a shooting session. It was on a weekday (Thursday, I think) and we were there when they opened. Got our lane assignment, and there was only one other lane in our section with shooters. After an hour, a FGC employee came by and told us our time was up, we had to pack it up and leave. They certainly didn't have anyone waiting for a lane. My friend wasn't too happy about it, for sure. Said he was going to speak with management about it. Haven't heard if he did or not.


I can no longer use Shotguns on the range.
I can no longer set up a Chrono on the Rifle lanes.
Many lanes are not maintained and they have tons of money.
You cannot shoot steel cases anymore (I do not anyways).

Truly annoying. In 2013 and again in 2015, I emailed the Director of the Facility complaining about the rifle range lack of maintenance and not enough lights and bad design of the rifle benches. Till date, the lanes are still in same condition.
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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby TVGuy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:34 pm

I went there once a few months ago and didn't see what all of the hype was about. I guess I was right.

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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby TVGuy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:40 pm

On a separate note, after reviewing the story, apparently there are too many people moving from California to Allen.


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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby SewTexas » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:51 pm

can't use the word gun in their signage....what about pistol, rifle, weapon? lots of other word choices.....
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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby Flightmare » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:00 pm

SewTexas wrote:can't use the word gun in their signage....what about pistol, rifle, weapon? lots of other word choices.....


How about "Freedom Delivery"....and on the door it can say "Don't knock, Freedom rings". :patriot:
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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby mojo84 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:02 pm

I would never join a ClubCorp operated club.


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Re: New Gun Range is coming to Allen, TX

Postby SewTexas » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:08 pm

Flightmare wrote:
SewTexas wrote:can't use the word gun in their signage....what about pistol, rifle, weapon? lots of other word choices.....


How about "Freedom Delivery"....and on the door it can say "Don't knock, Freedom rings". :patriot:


personally I think a nearby gun range adds to the property value ;-)
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