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Old 05-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default Shooting range closed-indefinitely!

Attention all firearms owners, shooters, etc.!

The public shooting range on Quintette Road is closed-indefinitely!

I went over to the ERML range and talked with them. They said the public range has had serious safety violations and was shut down!

Wotta drag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm again looking for a place to shoot and teach my grandkids firearms safety.....got any ideas!

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Old 05-28-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
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That sucks, I guess ERML will have a monopoly here now and charge even more then they already do. Hey when is that new range being built there anyhow?
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #3
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Wilcox/ styx river shooting range just off the interstate at the wilcox exit nice range an good people running it!
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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Cool Thanks!

Thanks! I looked at the website....looks very nice!
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:26 PM   #5
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styx charges about the same a year as we do plus they charge members a daily fee in addition to membership. i don't know about safety violations across the river at the state range but i had heard they weren't renewing his lease. we will be doing the upgrades to our range as soon as the county gives us the approval. you all come on over and take a look at the ERML Range.
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if i am not at home my wife debbie can try and answer any questions and if she can't she can get me in touch with you

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Old 05-28-2011, 05:31 PM   #6
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heard the property was sold it was a part of a large plot,

they tried to get Styx's to take it over but brad SAID 1 WAS HEADACHE ENOUGH

i like STYX'S because it has the store , food, guns ,ammo, reloading supply's. membership is $85 do in June.

it cost about $5 for the range and $4.50 something for trap, skeet, 5 stand.

but AC in the summer and heat in the winter CONCRETE FLOOR , cold cokes and hot coffee PRICELESS

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Old 05-28-2011, 08:39 PM   #7
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styx charges about the same a year as we do plus they charge members a daily fee in addition to membership. i don't know about safety violations across the river at the state range but i had heard they weren't renewing his lease. we will be doing the upgrades to our range as soon as the county gives us the approval. you all come on over and take a look at the ERML Range.
thanks, bhk308
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if i am not at home my wife debbie can try and answer any questions and if she can't she can get me in touch with you
If they/you would get targets set up at the pistol range and charge a daily fee to people that dont want a yearly thing it might bring more customers. I went out therer several years ago whena buddy was a member and we didnt know you had to set up your own targets and such luckly someone left a target board out there and we uesd it with our own targets. Just a little imput, take it for what its worth.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #8
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We used to supply target stands to our members but people would not bring a target and shoot up the stands instead. The club voted to stop furnishing target stands because of this. In the matches we hold monthly, targets and stands are furnished for the matches. It's not that big a deal to bring your own.

As for the non-members paying a daily fee, we are a non-profit organization, a private club and not open for business to the public. Doing that would require a whole new set of government intrusions that we have no desire to deal. Dealing with them as we are is quite enough.

I'm sorry to hear of the state range closing, but it was lacking in safety supervision. ERML is a very safe place to shoot and we DO NOT TOLERATE ANY UNSAFE PRACTICES.

The is another range in the area, the Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club. Their membership is over twice ours, but they have a very nice range.

Our daily guest fee is only $10 if you know a member that will bring you out as their guest. You can come shoot in our matches as a non-member without a host, just pay the $10 guest fee as well as the match fee.

Come on out an check out the range, military rifle match tomorrow.

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Old 05-28-2011, 10:47 PM   #9
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just out of curiosity where did this info come from on the quintette range?
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:50 AM   #10
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Styx river...some of the best people around.
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