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    $15 an hour ?

    What do you think of a $15 an hour range fee for using a top of the line public indoor pistol range.

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    That's a little steep IMHO, but I know the last rates I saw in PA were $12.00PH about a year ago, so for NY I suppose $15 isn't that unreasonable.

    If it really is top of the line, I'd probably pay it or see if they offer a membership.

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    Its not out of the realm of reasonable. There are cheaper ranges, but not by much and they are not "top of the line".

    The question you have to ask yourself is that range convenient to you? IS there another range a couple of bucks cheaper closer, or do you have to drive a little further to get to the cheaper place?
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    Sounds about right for around here anyway.
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    i think for $15 an hour, i wouldn't exactly take my time, but it isn't too bad.

    what qualifies as "top of the line" is my only question, but like i said, isn't too bad.
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    It also depends if you can use your own ammo, or do you have to buy their ammo too. If you are required to use their ammo your cost is now up to $25-50.00, depending on the caliber you shoot, an hour versus being able to use your own.
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    Top of the line.

    50 foot indoor, heated and airconditioned.
    Well ventilated; constant airflow down range with epa Hepa filters.
    Well lit; at all target ranges.
    Motorized target carriers.
    Ballistic walled stations.
    State of the art wet snail bullet trap system (dust free).
    Excellent sound abatement on all walls and ceilings.
    Must use jacketed or plated ammo (any handgun ammo including .44 magnum).
    Strict rules and well enforced. eg. rapid fire can consist of only double or triple taps. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post
    Top of the line.

    50 foot indoor, heated and airconditioned.
    Well ventilated; constant airflow down range with epa Hepa filters.
    Well lit; at all target ranges.
    Motorized target carriers.
    Ballistic walled stations.
    State of the art wet snail bullet trap system (dust free).
    Excellent sound abatement on all walls and ceilings.
    Must use jacketed or plated ammo (any handgun ammo including .44 magnum).
    Strict rules and well enforced. eg. rapid fire can consist of only double or triple taps. etc.

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    15 an hour is reasonable when you consider insurance etc.
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    It must seem reasonable to the owners.

    If it's not reasonable to you, don't go there.

    That aside, it doesn't sound terribly steep. An all-day session could get pricy, though.

    Personally, I like my $25 per year range...

    Up to 200 yd outdoors, heated in the summer, cooled in the winter.
    Well ventilated--nice downrange airflow when the wind is from the south.
    Well lit, especially when there are no clouds.
    Ballistic berms between lines (25 yd, 50 yd, 100 yd, 150 yd, 200 yd)
    Dustfree wet berm bullet traps (if it's rained recently)
    State of the art earplugs available at the clubhouse.
    All ammo & calibers allowed. If the wet-berm system is down, try not to use tracers or API.
    Safety rabidly enforced by the regulars. Rapid fire encouraged, machine guns welcome (as long as you're willing to share).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    15 an hour is reasonable when you consider insurance etc.
    I ran the numbers a while back on a range and unless there was a lot more activity that I figured $15 and hour wouldn't be a break even point. There is a lot of overhead in an indoor range, insurance being one of the biggest. Also if it is well ventilated then the filters and electricity mounts up quickly.

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    One of my clubs has most of those features (only lacking snail trap and allows any handgun ammo) for only $100/year! There are also 6 other ranges at this same club.

    I'd say that I have a great bargain!

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    I think the range fee at my local range is $20/day for non-members. I'm sure it works out well for them as most people come in and shoot for an hour or less and that makes up for the few who stay longer.

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    Wow. We've got it good here in KC. Of the three local indoor ranges, I frequent two of them. Bullethole in Overland Park KS, and Show-Me Shooters in Claycomo, MO.

    Both ranges have similar pricing: $25 annual membership and $9 per day range fee. You may shoot your own ammo and collect your brass if you like. Both rent guns, the Bullethole has quite a wide selection you can choose from at $5 per session. For that $5, you can keep swapping them out all day - and you can use your own ammo in them.

    Neither allow rapid fire or working from the holster, but after seeing some of the other bozos you meet at a public range, I can understand why.

    After seeing what people have to pay for static, square range time in other places, we really have it made!

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    where in NY is this range? Thanks!

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    sounds reasonable for the stuff listed. i personally, being broke and all, couldn't afford to make it an all day trip, but i supposes 2 hours here and there wouldn't bee too bad. ide much rather a membership though.

    Up to 200 yd outdoors, heated in the summer, cooled in the winter.
    Well ventilated--nice downrange airflow when the wind is from the south.
    Well lit, especially when there are no clouds.
    Ballistic berms between lines (25 yd, 50 yd, 100 yd, 150 yd, 200 yd)
    Dustfree wet berm bullet traps (if it's rained recently)
    State of the art earplugs available at the clubhouse.
    All ammo & calibers allowed. If the wet-berm system is down, try not to use tracers or API.
    Safety rabidly enforced by the regulars. Rapid fire encouraged, machine guns welcome (as long as you're willing to share).
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