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    I could use a little help. I dont know anything about that area but I would like to go to a range that takes pistols and rifles. Is there a nice place to golf too?

    Thanks in advance.

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    A couple of Public Ranges:

    Everett - Sam's Gun Shop, 11714 Airport Road, Everett, WA 98204.
    Hours of Operation: M-S 9-9, Sun 9-6

    Arlington - Arlington Recreational Shooting and Training Cntr, 8620 172nd St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223.
    Hours of Operation: M-S 10-9, Sun 10-6


    Personally I prefer Sams. The Arlington range doesn't have their FFL yet, so no rentals etc.. you have to bring your own.


    There are also a number of local private ranges that would require membership to use.




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    thanks, I had also just found everett sportsmen...thanks for the info!

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    Walter E Hall golf course on Casino Rd is a decent course to play.
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    Thanks for the pick up on the Golf!

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    Right Wing Wacko wrote:
    Everett - Sam's Gun Shop, 11714 Airport Road, Everett, WA 98204.
    Hours of Operation: M-S 9-9, Sun 9-6
    It is my understanding that you must be a member to shoot rifles as Sam's. I would contact them before hand to verify.
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    Everett - Sam's Gun Shop, 11714 Airport Road, Everett, WA 98204.
    Hours of Operation: M-S 9-9, Sun 9-6
    It is my understanding that you must be a member to shoot rifles as Sam's. I would contact them before hand to verify.
    You only need to be a member to shoot high powered rifles. All low powered rifles and shotguns are OK. But a membership is only $125 for the entire year so it may be worth it.

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    I could use a little help. I dont know anything about that area but I would like to go to a range that takes pistols and rifles. Is there a nice place to golf too?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Agent 47 wrote:
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    Right Wing Wacko wrote:
    Everett - Sam's Gun Shop, 11714 Airport Road, Everett, WA 98204.
    Hours of Operation: M-S 9-9, Sun 9-6
    It is my understanding that you must be a member to shoot rifles as Sam's. I would contact them before hand to verify.
    You only need to be a member to shoot high powered rifles. All low powered rifles and shotguns are OK. But a membership is only $125 for the entire year so it may be worth it.
    Ok. So at what caliber does a rifle begin to be considered "high power"?
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    Up at Arlington we allow you to shoot just about any rifle you can carry through the door.Just as long as you don't use any tracer, incendaryor AP loads.

    Remember we're just getting started. Or rather restarted. And this time things are being done right and we're going to last.

    And while we don't have any rental guns yet we do stock handgun ammo from .25 acp through .45 Colt. Except for .41 magnum and .38 super. (Because the boss is afraid I'd shoot it all up.) Alsobe warned that we also don't have much of a selection of rifle ammo. Right now all we keep in stock is .223, 7.62x39 and .308.

    We're still a few months away from the official grand opening so right now we're just a basic great place to shoot. Of course we have a wide selection of targets and eye and ear protection.

    By this coming weekend I'll probably have a discount coupon available for forum members.

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    BluesBear wrote:
    Up at Arlington we allow you to shoot just about any rifle you can carry through the door.Just as long as you don't use any tracer, incendaryor AP loads.

    Remember we're just getting started. Or rather restarted. And this time things are being done right and we're going to last.

    And while we don't have any rental guns yet we do stock handgun ammo from .25 acp through .45 Colt. Except for .41 magnum and .38 super. (Because the boss is afraid I'd shoot it all up.) Alsobe warned that we also don't have much of a selection of rifle ammo. Right now all we keep in stock is .223, 7.62x39 and .308.

    We're still a few months away from the official grand opening so right now we're just a basic great place to shoot. Of course we have a wide selection of targets and eye and ear protection.

    By this coming weekend I'll probably have a discount coupon available for forum members.
    I'm buying an AK47 underfolder and I'm having a tricky time finding a place that will let me shoot it. Some ranges have a 5 round limit, some I've even seen have a 1 round loaded at a time limit. Some ranges limit 1 shot per 5 seconds.

    Anyway, I'm not looking to bump fire from the hip, but I am looking to actually try out the rifle and see what it can do. What are your range's rules for semiautomatic rifles and handguns? and do you have to have a $300 membership to shoot a rifle, or just pay the range fee?


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    At Arlington you just pay the regular range fee. You can load as many as the mag will hold.

    Rapid fire is okay as long as you are shooting safely. And because of that wedo not allow firing rifles from the hip.

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    Well then that sounds perfect. Is it ok to post your range fees on here? I'd really like to know how much it would cost to shoot there. It's a bit of a drive for me, but it's worth it if you'll let me just shoot without weird restrictions.

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    Welcome to the forum,BluesBear I can't wait to come visit your shop!!! That discount for OC.org members sounds like anawesome idea!

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    Well then that sounds perfect. Is it ok to post your range fees on here? I'd really like to know how much it would cost to shoot there. It's a bit of a drive for me, but it's worth it if you'll let me just shoot without weird restrictions.
    Memberships are $100 with unlimited shooting time for one year. Single day fee is $10. Targets are $1.00



    I shoot there several times a week.
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    amlevin wrote:
    expvideo wrote:
    Well then that sounds perfect. Is it ok to post your range fees on here? I'd really like to know how much it would cost to shoot there. It's a bit of a drive for me, but it's worth it if you'll let me just shoot without weird restrictions.
    Memberships are $100 with unlimited shooting time for one year. Single day fee is $10. Targets are $1.00



    I shoot there several times a week.
    DANG!!!... I am so there! I'm a member at Sam's, so can shoot my rifles there, but have to be careful with how fast my CETME is shot (1 shot/3 seconds).

    I also love the idea of OCDO members-discount! That would definitely make me get a membership there. I live in Edmonds, so it's about twice the distance as Sam's for me, but that would totally be worth it.

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    just_a_car wrote:
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    expvideo wrote:
    Well then that sounds perfect. Is it ok to post your range fees on here? I'd really like to know how much it would cost to shoot there. It's a bit of a drive for me, but it's worth it if you'll let me just shoot without weird restrictions.
    Memberships are $100 with unlimited shooting time for one year. Single day fee is $10. Targets are $1.00



    I shoot there several times a week.
    DANG!!!... I am so there! I'm a member at Sam's, so can shoot my rifles there, but have to be careful with how fast my CETME is shot (1 shot/3 seconds).

    I also love the idea of OCDO members-discount! That would definitely make me get a membership there. I live in Edmonds, so it's about twice the distance as Sam's for me, but that would totally be worth it.
    Much more "laid back" than Sam's. If you are shooting safely, nobody will bother you. If you start shooting out their lights or shooting at the target holders (on opurpose) you will be talked to. Much more pleasant than days at Sam's with SOME of their rangemasters.
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    amlevin wrote:
    Memberships are $100 with unlimited shooting time for one year.
    No exactly correct... Memberships WERE $100. As of October 1 (tonight was my first night at work since last Saturday) the membership prices were increased. How much you ask? Well I don't know. I have an idea but The Powers That Be haven't officially announced ityet.Anyway, that's a moot point right now. It seems that the inital "goal" has been met andthere is currently a "freeze" on any new memberships until the FLL is in hand and the retail store is opened. I had to turn away three people tonight who had waited too long to make up their minds.

    So until that happens, if you don't already have a membership, you'll have to pay the $10 daily rate. The good news it that the forum discounts that I had previously discussed with TPTB will be offered when the membership books are reopened. I'll post that info as soon as I know the particulars.

    In the mean time, feel free to stop in and shoot. And if you happen to be active duty military or a Boeing employee those discounts are still in effect too.

    If you plan on stopping by let me know in advance andI'll try to be there and I'll even buy you a soda when you're finished.



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    Hello everyone, my name is Gary Belanger and I am the new GM at Arlington Regional Marksmanship and Training. I would first like to thank you guys for bringing us up in this post and spreading the word about the range. I would also like to take the opportunity to firm up some of the information posted on this string.

    We are currently selling memberships at the discounted 'pre-grand opening' price of $100 for a single and $125 for a family (self, spouse/sig other, and dependent children). We did stop selling memberships for about two days due to reaching our membership quota for these prices. The idea was that we would have the store completed by the time our membership base hit that mark and we would then introduce our regular pricing and membership packages. Well, there have been delays in the completion of our store and we felt that it just wasn't fair to raise prices since the additional member benefits aren't in place yet. As for an additional discount to OC forum members, these are our bare bones memberships as of right now. Once we get the store up and running and start having more structured events, I will happily look into group membership discounts and referral programs. For right now, what I can do is offer the same daily use discount that is being used by Boeing and Verizon employees and active duty members of the military. That is $5 for the first shooter and $2.50 for the second shooter on the same lane, with a max capacity of two shooters per lane. Just mention this post when you come in.

    The staff here at the range strive to make it as family and community friendly a place as we can. If you have suggestions, questions, comments or concerns please let us know, we are excited to work together with all of you in making this a great place to shop, shoot and share.

    Oh, by the way, we do not limit rate of fire in our facility. We only ask that you keep your rate low enough that you are able to keep it on paper and that you are courteous to your neighbors (i.e. it might be prudent to ask the gentleman with his 6 year old daughter next to you if they are okay with a one second string of 15 rounds of .50 Beouwolf. If not, let us know and we will make arrangements for you.)

    Thanks everyone!

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    Much more "laid back" than Sam's. If you are shooting safely, nobody will bother you. If you start shooting out their lights or shooting at the target holders (on opurpose) you will be talked to. Much more pleasant than days at Sam's with SOME of their rangemasters.
    I onlywork the store sectionbut I know what you mean, I will just say they I feel the exact same way and I work with the guy.

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    Agent 47 wrote:
    amlevin wrote:
    Much more "laid back" than Sam's. If you are shooting safely, nobody will bother you. If you start shooting out their lights or shooting at the target holders (on opurpose) you will be talked to. Much more pleasant than days at Sam's with SOME of their rangemasters.
    I onlywork the store sectionbut I know what you mean, I will just say they I feel the exact same way and I work with the guy.
    I'm a regular there and love it when "H" is rangemaster. Now, when "T" is rangemaster, he can be a bit grating, but you just have to get used to him and his personality and you end up getting along with him fine, like I do. ;-)
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    Grating? That's one of the nicest descriptions I've ever heard about Tom. But then I also knowa few people who don't like Howard either.

    Now Howard and I have always gotten along. You just have to understand his dry sense of humor. I used to shoot there at least once a week and I always tried to go on the days that Howard or Ted were working. Especially if I was taking a new shooter there for the first time. I've lost count of the number of first timers I taken there. For the past couple of yearsI've gotten along pretty good with Tom. There were some issues at first, but a couple of years ago he and I had a brief discussion about things (which I then also relayed in a chat with Betty) and since then he's been okay.And on a couiple of occasions he's even been pleasant. Sometimes it just takes a little extra effort to get to know someone.

    With me, it's in the storewhere I get treated like dirt and I don't understand it. I've been shooting there since 2000 and a member since 2002.When James was working there he was always very nice to me. But since he leftwhen I walk into the store it's like I'm invisible. Kay & I have bought several guns there in the past. Of course she won't set foot into the store anymore since they screwed her out of some money last year.

    I thought the world of Sam Brown. He was a great guy. I even asked him once how much a lifetime range membership would cost. He just laughed and told me at my age it would be a small fortune.(That was back when we both thought we'd live forever. When he died I was out of town on tourand I didn't even find out until I got back over a month later. That was just a month or so before I almost died too.) Now I'm not sure if when my current membership expires next year if I will renew it or not. I'm sure no one there cares either way. It's sad in a way, because I really, really used to like the place.



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    Screwed her out of some money???

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    Screwed her out of some money??? Are you talking about that lever action shotgun you put on a 30 day layaway and didn't make any payments on for over a year?

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    No I'm talking about the lever action shotgun that SHE put on a 90 day layaway that she DID make a payment on before she had to go back to Georgia (for four months) to take care of her mother until she passed away. The same one that they wouldn't let ME make a payment on while she was gone because it wasn't in my name(but I was told not to worry that you would hold it until she got back since she was a good customer). The same shotgun that was still sitting in the back room when she walked in (during Betty's birthday celebration sale) with the cash in her pocket to pay off and was told that she couldn't pay for it because THE STORE couldn't find the paperwork.Then thegun was taken out of the back room while she stood there and was put back on the rack for sale and she was told that she could not purchase it unless she wanted to pay full retail. They couldn't tell how much she had paid on it because the paperwork was gone, there were no copies left and she had simply lost what money she had paid.

    You have to remember she's not only my approved caregiver she's my best friend. Now I had nothing to do with the transaction except trying to make a payment for herwhile she was gone and witnessing how she was treated when she came back. Y'all were rather rude to her and the laughing and snide remarks were a little uncalled for. She feels insulted and wronged and I admit that I can sort of see her side. She had just gor back from georgia and had a right smart chunk of change from her mom's estate. That day she was planning on buying the Interstate 1887 that was on lay-a-way,a Mossberg 20 ga pump that had been sitting there forever and a Dillon 650. (Because I had told her the 650 was much better than the 550 her brother-in-law back in Geporgia had that she really liked).

    If you notice, I've been in there many times since then but she hasn't. I think she's shot in the range maybe twice since then but she hasn't set foot in the store. She now buys her Montana Gold bullets from Lynnwood Gun. Also Chris & Barry and Tony & Rhonda no longer shoot or shop there. (Barry was always complaining that you were out of .44 bullets anyway.)Because of this incident and the rifle ban, my best friend Tom is the only person I know who'll still shoot there. So since I started working part time at Arlington I've only been in Sam's twice.

    Like I said before, for the most part I like the place. It's gone downhill a bit but that happens. Since my accident I'm on disability and I don't have a big gun budget anymore so I can overlook being ignored in the store, I just never was accepted into the clique. Now, personally I don't think Kay was treated right but it wasn't my deal. Or my money. And I don't think I've ever mentioned it to anyone else before now. And she's alright, right now she can only afford to buy a new gun every6 or 8 weeks anyway and there are plenty other stores that will take her money. And the last time I looked Sam's had no shortage of customers anyway.

    And no matter what's happened, it's still way, waybetter than Wade's.

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