Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

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Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby extremist » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:09 am

We will be open for business Wednesday 9/27/17. Come see the shiny new store.

Look for the guy with the name tag 'James' :tiphat:

Will have some great opening specials.

Official Grand Opening in Mid-Oct.

http://shootpointblank.com/point-blank- ... ills-texas

Range Passes are definitely the way to go. Very inexpensive way to shoot on a great 25 yard range indooors.
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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby RoyGBiv » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:07 am

Nice... Will definitely stop by soon to check out the facilities.

Best thing I saw on your web site was the $5 for second shooter cost.
I always thought it was exorbitant to charge 50% or more for a second shooter.

You might want to mention (on the web site) how long your ranges are... especially for long guns... and what type of target system you have.
(I assume the range doesn't have to go cold to change a target?.. )

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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby Beiruty » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:25 am

extremist wrote:We will be open for business Wednesday 9/27/17. Come see the shiny new store.

Look for the guy with the name tag 'James' :tiphat:

Will have some great opening specials.

Official Grand Opening in Mid-Oct.

http://shootpointblank.com/point-blank- ... ills-texas

Range Passes are definitely the way to go. Very inexpensive way to shoot on a great 25 yard range indooors.

Your store, James?
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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby sjfcontrol » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:26 am

Firearm Instructors are prohibited from instructing on Point Blank’s range, unless they are a certified Point Blank instructor


Bleah...
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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby flechero » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:53 am

sjfcontrol wrote:
Firearm Instructors are prohibited from instructing on Point Blank’s range, unless they are a certified Point Blank instructor


Bleah...


Have you checked to see what that cert. might entail, or are you just put out that a range owner might want to verify that you have teaching credentials before allowing you to use their range as your personal office?

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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby sjfcontrol » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:00 am

flechero wrote:
sjfcontrol wrote:
Firearm Instructors are prohibited from instructing on Point Blank’s range, unless they are a certified Point Blank instructor


Bleah...


Have you checked to see what that cert. might entail, or are you just put out that a range owner might want to verify that you have teaching credentials before allowing you to use their range as your personal office?


I read that to mean Point Blank employees. Do you/they allow independent LTC Instructors (with the State Certification) to use your facilities for Proficiency Testing? If so, I'll retract my 'Bleah'.
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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby flechero » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:25 am

sjfcontrol wrote:
flechero wrote:
sjfcontrol wrote:
Firearm Instructors are prohibited from instructing on Point Blank’s range, unless they are a certified Point Blank instructor


Bleah...


Have you checked to see what that cert. might entail, or are you just put out that a range owner might want to verify that you have teaching credentials before allowing you to use their range as your personal office?


I read that to mean Point Blank employees. Do you/they allow independent LTC Instructors (with the State Certification) to use your facilities for Proficiency Testing? If so, I'll retract my 'Bleah'.


No clue, I don't work there. Why not call them and ask? I could be totally wrong but since they are a large company with lots of ranges (read that as deep pockets) I read the rule to mean they don't just let "anyone" teach there without first being checked out. My last post come off pretty jerky- apologies for that, wasn't exactly how I meant it. :tiphat:

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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby sjfcontrol » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:48 am

No clue, I don't work there. Why not call them and ask? I could be totally wrong but since they are a large company with lots of ranges (read that as deep pockets) I read the rule to mean they don't just let "anyone" teach there without first being checked out. My last post come off pretty jerky- apologies for that, wasn't exactly how I meant it. :tiphat:


No apologies needed. My one-word comment might seem a bit snarky, too. But I won't be calling them since they're too far away for them to be any use to me anyway. I have a bit of a chip on my shoulder, since when I was actively trying to be a CHL instructor, the closest range I could find that would allow outside instructors was a 45 minute drive one-way. For some reason students seemed to balk at driving 90 minutes to take a 20 minute proficiency test. :grumble

It also depends on what they deem as "instruction". For example, I shouldn't have to provide my "teaching credentials" to take my granddaughter to the range for some basic handgun instruction/practice. Their rule probably is not targeting that kind of activity, but they could if they wanted to be sticklers about it.
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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby KLB » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:55 am

I did not know what NRH stood for until I followed the link. I was curious, because it seemed a bit fancy for Point Blank, Texas.

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Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:17 pm

We are moving to NRH in a month or so.....if everything works out on the sale of our house in Grapevine.
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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby flechero » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:46 pm

sjfcontrol wrote:
No clue, I don't work there. Why not call them and ask? I could be totally wrong but since they are a large company with lots of ranges (read that as deep pockets) I read the rule to mean they don't just let "anyone" teach there without first being checked out. My last post come off pretty jerky- apologies for that, wasn't exactly how I meant it. :tiphat:


No apologies needed. My one-word comment might seem a bit snarky, too. But I won't be calling them since they're too far away for them to be any use to me anyway. I have a bit of a chip on my shoulder, since when I was actively trying to be a CHL instructor, the closest range I could find that would allow outside instructors was a 45 minute drive one-way. For some reason students seemed to balk at driving 90 minutes to take a 20 minute proficiency test. :grumble

It also depends on what they deem as "instruction". For example, I shouldn't have to provide my "teaching credentials" to take my granddaughter to the range for some basic handgun instruction/practice. Their rule probably is not targeting that kind of activity, but they could if they wanted to be sticklers about it.


Pure speculation here: I think it has more to do with people charging money to instruct at their range, not teaching your wife, daughter or granddaughter. I can see where that revenue stream might open up some liability if your student had an incident.

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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby Syntyr » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:15 pm

[quote="RoyGBiv"]Nice... Will definitely stop by soon to check out the facilities.

Best thing I saw on your web site was the $5 for second shooter cost.
I always thought it was exorbitant to charge 50% or more for a second shooter.

/quote]

Can I get an Amen :iagree:

Tired of going some place to shoot with a friend here in Houston and I have to pay full boat for myself and my friend. All the while the paper weight behind the counter says "Well you can use two lanes" Nice to see this.
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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby bblhd672 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:54 am

Total Shooting Sports in N Richland Hills has better range fees. $20 shoot as long as you want. $15 for veterans. Nice facility and friendly people working there.
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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby extremist » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:49 pm

bblhd672 wrote:Total Shooting Sports in N Richland Hills has better range fees. $20 shoot as long as you want. $15 for veterans. Nice facility and friendly people working there.
https://totalshootingsports.com/range.html


Start your own thread for TSS. :shock:

There are many ways to shoot less expensively at Point Blank . Our Range Passes ARE a better deal than TSS and we are the industry standard in customer service. Military and First Responders are half price on passes.

I will find out about LTC instructor/student quals and let you know. But I will be teaching LTC there :lol:

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Re: Shoot Point Blank in NRH opening Wednesday 9/27/17

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:24 pm

I just took a look at the web site. Here are my thoughts.

Pricing seems comparable to most indoor ranges that I have seen. $15 for a half hour, $21 for an hour, for unlimited guns. Extra shooters are $8 (presumably for up to one hour). All rates drop by $3 after your first visit. Gun rentals are attractively priced. A few bucks cheaper than most other places. Annual passes are around $55 a month (factoring in the one free month). This is also in line with most indoor ranges. Basically, if you shoot at least once a week, at the same place, then buy an annual pass.

Rules are a mixed bag.
The good - You can pick up your own brass. It doesn't appear that there are any restrictions on steel or aluminum cased ammo, which is better than most places. No weird restrictions on hollow point, FMJ, or magnum ammo.
The bad - Shotguns limited to slugs only, so a lot of (most?) folks won't be able to shoot their HD shotgun with their actual HD ammo loaded. No drawing from the holster. No rapid fire. Combined, these rules would keep me from using this range.

Net-net, if you are OK with the range rules, for your intended training purpose, then this range seems like a decent option worth checking out, IMHO.
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