Where to rent/shoot a .50BMG in Texas??

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Where to rent/shoot a .50BMG in Texas??

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Post by packinmama » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:22 pm

I am trying to help out someone coming in from Australia in August. He is looking for somewhere to rent and shoot a .50 BMG while he is here. He has been in touch with Tac Pro in Mingus, but said he feels like he is getting a little bit of a runaround and now they are asking for payment up front. That sounds a little odd to me, but maybe they have a valid reason? Why would they require payment up front?

Does anyone know of anywhere else that would have a .50BMG for rent and the range to shoot it?

Thanks in advance!!

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Post by Pawpaw » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:48 pm

Where do you know of that you can shoot anything, including your own guns, without paying up front?

I'm not being nasty, I'd just like to know. :tiphat:
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Post by packinmama » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:42 pm

Well, actually, at my home range - Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville, you don't pay until you are leaving, but that's not what I meant. He is coming from Australia and trying to book the time to rent and shoot the .50BMG and they are requesting he pays to even book the time before he gets here. Maybe it's because they bring in additional personnel to help him with it or something. ??

I am still wondering if there might be other places in Texas where he can rent one, if anyone has any ideas. Thanks!


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Post by gljjt » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:58 pm

Pawpaw wrote:Where do you know of that you can shoot anything, including your own guns, without paying up front?

I'm not being nasty, I'd just like to know. :tiphat:
I've never been to any range that actually took your money until you actually arrived, ready to shoot. If they wanted money up front, I would pass on that. And any other activities at that range. But that's just me.


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Post by gljjt » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:01 pm

I guess it could be different if they had to bring in the gun/instructor, but you would think they would communicate that up front. It seems to me that gun shops/ranges have more than their fair share of poor customer service practices. Anecdotally speaking.

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Post by Pawpaw » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:43 pm

packinmama wrote:Well, actually, at my home range - Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville, you don't pay until you are leaving, but that's not what I meant. He is coming from Australia and trying to book the time to rent and shoot the .50BMG and they are requesting he pays to even book the time before he gets here. Maybe it's because they bring in additional personnel to help him with it or something. ??

I am still wondering if there might be other places in Texas where he can rent one, if anyone has any ideas. Thanks!
Well, that puts a different light on it. I didn't realize they were demanding full payment before they would even book an appointment. I could understand requiring a deposit, assuming they would incur expenses if you failed to show up, but requiring full payment is extreme.

I didn't know any range waited until you're leaving to collect fees. Every one I've been to has required payment on arrival. Live & learn.

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Post by carlson1 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:12 pm

Pawpaw wrote:Where do you know of that you can shoot anything, including your own guns, without paying up?
Shoot Smart in Grand Prairie doesn't charge you until you are through shooting. Before DFW Gun Range burned down they did not charge until you were through shooting. I don't know about DFW now because I spend my time at Shoot Smart.
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Post by Selina Kyle » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:43 pm

I think you can shoot one at Sportsman Shooting Center in Grapevine.

http://www.sportsmanshootingcenter.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mark or Adam can help you out. 817-310-8382
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Post by Selina Kyle » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:45 pm

Selina Kyle wrote:I think you can shoot one at Sportsman Shooting Center in Grapevine.

http://www.sportsmanshootingcenter.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mark or Adam can help you out. 817-310-8382
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Post by SSwt00SS » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:39 am

Taking out the 'rental and payment' aspects of wanting to fire a .50BMG, is there a range where one can be fired, around the DFW metroplex?

No one has actually answered that question. Just a lot of 'thinking' but nothing confirmed. Thanks.

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Post by Beiruty » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:44 am

SSwt00SS wrote:Taking out the 'rental and payment' aspects of wanting to fire a .50BMG, is there a range where one can be fired, around the DFW metroplex?

No one has actually answered that question. Just a lot of 'thinking' but nothing confirmed. Thanks.
You can if you go here http://www.fusiongunrange.com/html/Facility.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Selina Kyle » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:01 am

SSwt00SS wrote:Taking out the 'rental and payment' aspects of wanting to fire a .50BMG, is there a range where one can be fired, around the DFW metroplex?

No one has actually answered that question. Just a lot of 'thinking' but nothing confirmed. Thanks.
If you read my first post, I put a phone number & names of the 2 managers of the range that can help the OP.
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Post by SRO1911 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:56 pm

Another vote for TacPro - since you can take him just a little down the road and hit up Mary's, introduce him to a propper Texas chicken fried steak.
If you don't mind the added drive, Abilene is just another 75 miles further down the road = and he can shoot one to his hearts content (depending on how much he wants to chip in on ammo.
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Post by drjoker » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:32 pm

They're probably reserving a lane for him like a vip. They dont want him to fly 12, 000 miles only to discover that there are no lanes open n leave texas empy handed. If they r giving him the vip treatment then advance payment is reasonable.

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Post by drjoker » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:35 pm

packinmama wrote:I am trying to help out someone coming in from Australia in August. He is looking for somewhere to rent and shoot a .50 BMG while he is here. He has been in touch with Tac Pro in Mingus, but said he feels like he is getting a little bit of a runaround and now they are asking for payment up front. That sounds a little odd to me, but maybe they have a valid reason? Why would they require payment up front?

Does anyone know of anywhere else that would have a .50BMG for rent and the range to shoot it?

Thanks in advance!!
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