Does anyone have a home range?
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It is going to be underground, using a storage container ...
May 16th, 2007†02:54 PM
Does anyone have a home range?
I have recently applied for the permits to build a pistol range on my property.
It is going to be underground, using a storage container as the shell.
I was wondering if anyone else has done this and if you can give me any tips.
My neighbor is in HVAC and did all the dust collecting/ac/venting for some of the ranges in the big city so I have that all taken care of, just looking for suggestions and tips.
May 16th, 2007†03:02 PM
With a permit and if legally allowed Go For It!
Most folks will need to check your City, Borough, Town, Local laws.
Most all prohibit the dishcarge of any firearm within their boundarys or limits.
That would include inside your own home no matter if in the basement or not.
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May 16th, 2007†03:09 PM
I live in east bum egypt :)
Plus I am working with county zoning ( to ensure I am legal) and the NRA to ensure that the range is compliant. The NRA has some really good guidelines regarding backstops, air flow rates, sound abatement, and other misc. criteria pertaining to indoor ranges.
Currently I just go 2 miles into the desert from my house but I am lazy and the summers are hot and I want to be able to go shooting in my boxers or go shooting at night or go shooting when it is one hundred and oh my god out and have AC :)
I like my rifles but I shoot my handguns much more.
May 16th, 2007†03:10 PM
Well yea in the back yard. No restrictions out in the country...
We used to have one on campus in one of the old Dorms that was under the basement. It was used by ROTC and before that when we were a Military College. Basicaly a concrete basement with Sand piled high in the back end of it. I had to dispose of all that Sand littered with lead as hazardous waste. Keep that in mind.
May 16th, 2007†03:12 PM
Originally Posted by cphilip
My backstop will be an angled structure with a catch. I am going all out I have 50K cash to spend on this project. Biggest issues are going to be ventilation and cleaning the powder from the floors.
May 16th, 2007†03:15 PM
Well if you can recycle the lead easily enough its a product not a waste. So its a very valuable product at that.
May 16th, 2007†03:17 PM
7.5 acres, pile of dirt, frame for targets.
"Use enough gun." - Robert Ruark
May 16th, 2007†05:16 PM
Back yard gun range
27 station archery course, 100 yrd. rifle range and a 7 station 50' indoor pistol range. And two trout ponds.
I was caretaker of a gun club for about5 years.
Free living quarters.
May 16th, 2007†08:26 PM
In the middle of 30 acrea in S.C.
I can shoot off my front porch with rifles or handguns.
Big piles of logs and dirt!
May 16th, 2007†10:04 PM
Ive got a bench out in the yard. I shoot from 100 yards out into my pond bank that is about 4 feet high and 6 feet thick.
hecks...the next step towards registration and confiscation.
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May 17th, 2007†12:24 AM
Man, I have to move out to the woods like you guys!
May 17th, 2007†08:51 AM
I would like that too. I envy you!
Originally Posted by azchevy
May 17th, 2007†09:03 AM
I live 2.5 miles from a private range - 100 meter pistol/rifle w covered pad. Archery range, sporting clays, the works.....at $90/yr it MUCH cheaper than building one (though the thought HAS crossed my mind)....
May 17th, 2007†09:52 PM
May 17th, 2007†10:24 PM
OK, where are the moderators when we need them? I demand this thread to be deleted? Am I the only one crying his eyes out and green with envy? This is worse torture than Gitmo!
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Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
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