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Ranges around McKinney

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Post by Wag2323 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:25 pm

So I recently moved to McKinney and now that things are settling down I need to get back to a range. What are my options in the area? For now I'm looking for pistol but later somewhere for carbine and rifle.


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Post by skeathley » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:53 pm

Your options are limited:

Bullet Trap in Plano (pistol or 25 yd rifle) *
Frisco Gun Club (pistol or 100 yd rifle) (difficult to get in)
Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville (pistol only)
Garland Public Range (outdoor, pistol or 100 yd rifle) *

* My choices, although Eagle is good as well.

(My range is not public)

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Post by Beiruty » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:24 pm

A new range is coming to Allen, TX. Pistols and 50 yards rifle. Constructions did not start yet. City Approved the Zoning change and building permit
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Post by Grundy1133 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:53 am

skeathley wrote:Your options are limited:

Bullet Trap in Plano (pistol or 25 yd rifle) *
Frisco Gun Club (pistol or 100 yd rifle) (difficult to get in)
Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville (pistol only)
Garland Public Range (outdoor, pistol or 100 yd rifle) *

* My choices, although Eagle is good as well.

(My range is not public)

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Post by AndyC » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:59 pm

skeathley wrote:Garland Public Range (outdoor, pistol or 100 yd rifle) * Be aware, no FMJ for rifles allowed
Just an FYI above, but otherwise it's a nice 50 + 100 yd rifle range. The handgun range is meh and they have shotgun traps on the far left for casual clay-pigeon stuff. You have to take their 4-minute safety/rules class for $15 or so, after which you get your membership-card (can't shoot without it). I'd also suggest you pony up the 50c or so for them to laminate it right there on their machine.
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Post by Beiruty » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:12 pm

AndyC wrote:
skeathley wrote:Garland Public Range (outdoor, pistol or 100 yd rifle) * Be aware, no FMJ for rifles allowed
Just an FYI above, but otherwise it's a nice 50 + 100 yd rifle range. The handgun range is meh and they have shotgun traps on the far left for casual clay-pigeon stuff. You have to take their 4-minute safety/rules class for $15 or so, after which you get your membership-card (can't shoot without it). I'd also suggest you pony up the 50c or so for them to laminate it right there on their machine.
After they lost the law suit and had to pay $450,000 in damages I would never go back to GPR.
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Post by cyphertext » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:28 pm

Beiruty wrote:
AndyC wrote:
skeathley wrote:Garland Public Range (outdoor, pistol or 100 yd rifle) * Be aware, no FMJ for rifles allowed
Just an FYI above, but otherwise it's a nice 50 + 100 yd rifle range. The handgun range is meh and they have shotgun traps on the far left for casual clay-pigeon stuff. You have to take their 4-minute safety/rules class for $15 or so, after which you get your membership-card (can't shoot without it). I'd also suggest you pony up the 50c or so for them to laminate it right there on their machine.
After they lost the law suit and had to pay $450,000 in damages I would never go back to GPR.
Why not? They made a lot of changes... and I'm still not convinced the round came from the range.

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Post by Beiruty » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:59 pm

cyphertext wrote:
Beiruty wrote:
AndyC wrote:
skeathley wrote:Garland Public Range (outdoor, pistol or 100 yd rifle) * Be aware, no FMJ for rifles allowed
Just an FYI above, but otherwise it's a nice 50 + 100 yd rifle range. The handgun range is meh and they have shotgun traps on the far left for casual clay-pigeon stuff. You have to take their 4-minute safety/rules class for $15 or so, after which you get your membership-card (can't shoot without it). I'd also suggest you pony up the 50c or so for them to laminate it right there on their machine.
After they lost the law suit and had to pay $450,000 in damages I would never go back to GPR.
Why not? They made a lot of changes... and I'm still not convinced the round came from the range.
As matter of fact, they were Nazi range freaks before the errant bullet flight from somewhere. And, I guess they would be more Range Nazi today then 8 yrs ago.I was accused of not clearing my rifle and my innocent rifle got mishandled badly.
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Post by cyphertext » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:11 pm

Beiruty wrote:
cyphertext wrote:
Beiruty wrote:
AndyC wrote:
skeathley wrote:Garland Public Range (outdoor, pistol or 100 yd rifle) * Be aware, no FMJ for rifles allowed
Just an FYI above, but otherwise it's a nice 50 + 100 yd rifle range. The handgun range is meh and they have shotgun traps on the far left for casual clay-pigeon stuff. You have to take their 4-minute safety/rules class for $15 or so, after which you get your membership-card (can't shoot without it). I'd also suggest you pony up the 50c or so for them to laminate it right there on their machine.
After they lost the law suit and had to pay $450,000 in damages I would never go back to GPR.
Why not? They made a lot of changes... and I'm still not convinced the round came from the range.
As matter of fact, they were Nazi range freaks before the errant bullet flight from somewhere. And, I guess they would be more Range Nazi today then 8 yrs ago.I was accused of not clearing my rifle and my innocent rifle got mishandled badly.
I've never had an issue with them being "Nazi range freaks"... not even when my SKS triple tapped.

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Post by AndyC » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:43 pm

Only been going there for about 2 years and it's always been pleasant for me; perhaps things have changed since then.
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Post by skeathley » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:47 pm

My interactions with them have been pretty good.

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Post by Wag2323 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:14 pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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