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Grapevine Area - want active practice range

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Post by MaxBerlin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:37 pm

I am tired of shooting paper targets and would like to go to a place where I can practice multiple targets while I move through them. Although I am good at shooting in the typical gun range positions I feel these will be of little value in a real situation.

Where can I go near Grapevine? Thanks

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Post by Beiruty » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:39 pm

Dallas Pistol Club for the matches and Elm fork (maybe they allow draw and bay setup?)
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Post by WildBill » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:54 pm

MaxBerlin wrote:I am tired of shooting paper targets and would like to go to a place where I can practice multiple targets while I move through them. Although I am good at shooting in the typical gun range positions I feel these will be of little value in a real situation.

Where can I go near Grapevine? Thanks
Proper practice using paper targets has a lot of value. If you can't hit a stationary target, you won't be able to hit a moving target while under stress. Professional athletes exercise, have weight training, review play books, run practice drills, etc. - all of them are valuable for the "real game."
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Post by discoqueen » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:33 pm

MaxBerlin wrote:I am tired of shooting paper targets and would like to go to a place where I can practice multiple targets while I move through them. Although I am good at shooting in the typical gun range positions I feel these will be of little value in a real situation.

Where can I go near Grapevine? Thanks
While paper targets do have value, many ranges do not allow things like drawing from your holster, rapid fire, multiple target engagement, etc. unless you are doing so during a competition of sorts.

While this isn't super close to Grapevine, you may want to give the crew at Big Boar Tactical a call. It's a private range, so you need an appointment to go out there, but the instructors and the range owner are all great people.
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Post by WildBill » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:20 am

My range allows drawing from the holster. That is one of the reasons I joined that particular range.
I can only guess that other ranges are worried about the liability and publicity of people shooting themselves or others while drawing.
Of course, there will always be some yo-yo trying to fast draw and shooting themselves in the leg or foot.
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Post by AndyC » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:41 am

Beiruty wrote:Dallas Pistol Club for the matches and Elm fork (maybe they allow draw and bay setup?)
Elm Fork only allows that if one is competing in the IDPA/USPSA/etc shoots they host from time to time.

Dallas Pistol Club - a 3-4 year wait for new members, according to their website.
discoqueen wrote:While this isn't super close to Grapevine, you may want to give the crew at Big Boar Tactical a call. It's a private range, so you need an appointment to go out there, but the instructors and the range owner are all great people.
Might have to give them a call - where is their range located?
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Post by suthdj » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:55 am

ShootSmart allowed it in the private lane, that may have changed call and ask.
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Post by discoqueen » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:06 pm

AndyC wrote:
discoqueen wrote:While this isn't super close to Grapevine, you may want to give the crew at Big Boar Tactical a call. It's a private range, so you need an appointment to go out there, but the instructors and the range owner are all great people.
Might have to give them a call - where is their range located?
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Post by mewalke » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:20 pm

discoqueen wrote:
MaxBerlin wrote:I am tired of shooting paper targets and would like to go to a place where I can practice multiple targets while I move through them. Although I am good at shooting in the typical gun range positions I feel these will be of little value in a real situation.

Where can I go near Grapevine? Thanks
While paper targets do have value, many ranges do not allow things like drawing from your holster, rapid fire, multiple target engagement, etc. unless you are doing so during a competition of sorts.

While this isn't super close to Grapevine, you may want to give the crew at Big Boar Tactical a call. It's a private range, so you need an appointment to go out there, but the instructors and the range owner are all great people.
I agree with Big Boar, I took my CHL class from them. Great experience and that range is where we qualified. I think I remember them saying that range appointments are only for prior customers, but it is worth a shot to give them a call.

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Post by mewalke » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:22 pm

This is one of the big reasons my family is looking for land within 2 hours drive of DFW mid-cities. Even if I could only get out to our land (and private range) one or two weekends a month, that's better than only being able to practice dry-fire draws at home in the garage.

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Post by MadMonkey » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:41 pm

Shoot Smart is my favorite indoor range in DFW. Their private lanes allow drawing from concealment, rapid fire and rifle shooting.
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Post by AndyC » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:49 pm

discoqueen wrote:
AndyC wrote:
discoqueen wrote:While this isn't super close to Grapevine, you may want to give the crew at Big Boar Tactical a call. It's a private range, so you need an appointment to go out there, but the instructors and the range owner are all great people.
Might have to give them a call - where is their range located?
Located in Aubrey, TX
Just north of Lewisville Lake - interesting. Thanks for the heads-up :tiphat:
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Post by suthdj » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:05 pm

MadMonkey wrote:Shoot Smart is my favorite indoor range in DFW. Their private lanes allow drawing from concealment, rapid fire and rifle shooting.
But not shotguns anymore to many people can't keep from hitting the walls even with slugs. :banghead:
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Post by MadMonkey » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:23 pm

suthdj wrote:
MadMonkey wrote:Shoot Smart is my favorite indoor range in DFW. Their private lanes allow drawing from concealment, rapid fire and rifle shooting.
But not shotguns anymore to many people can't keep from hitting the walls even with slugs. :banghead:
The walls at any indoor range terrify me :shock:
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Post by AndyC » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:15 pm

suthdj wrote:
MadMonkey wrote:Shoot Smart is my favorite indoor range in DFW. Their private lanes allow drawing from concealment, rapid fire and rifle shooting.
But not shotguns anymore to many people can't keep from hitting the walls even with slugs. :banghead:
I was wondering how long it would be :roll:
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