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    In a previous post, it was suggested to someone looking for their first gun to go to a range that lets you rent different pistols to try out. I am really interested in this and was wondering if anyone knows of ranges that do this im my area.

    I am currently in Pullman, but would be willing to travel to Spokane or Lewiston. I also frequent the Vancouver / Portland area.

    I have fired handguns before (mainly the Glock G17, 22 and 21), but ever since I have started school I have not been able to do so. I would now like to get reaquantied with handguns and find one that I am comfortable with(and hopefully purchase in the near future).

    Thanks for your help.

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    Welcome aboard.

    Not my neck of the woods, but you might try:

    Lewiston - Diamondback Shooting Range, 1447 Main Street, Lewiston, ID 83501.
    Phone: 208-798-7468
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25Yds)
    Hours of Operation: 10-8M-S, noon-6 Sun
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site:
    http://www.diamondbackshooters.com
    Email:
    bob@diamondbackshooters.com

    Spokane - Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gun Shop, N.1200 Freya, Spokane, WA 99202.
    Phone: 509-535-4444
    Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 ft)
    Range Access: Public
    Web Site:
    http://www.sharpshooting.net
    Email:
    robin@sharpshooting.net ---------------------- Nothing about rentals on their web page

    Spokane - Spokane Rifle Club Inc., 6411 A. L. White Parkway, Spokane, WA 99228.
    Phone: 509-327-9632
    Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Pistol (50 ft), Outdoor Rifle (100, 200, 300 yds), Indoor Rifle (50 ft), Muzzleloading, Trap, Airgun
    Range Access: Public


    These are the ones listed on NRA Hq. You might have better luck searching on your own. Didn't see anything public or rental in Pullman, saw something in Moscow, but I think it was just trap. Good luck - Gene

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    if your'e going to be in teh PDX area, you may want to check out the Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center.

    I hear they have a pretty good selection of rentable guns.

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    There's also: Bullseye in puyallup.

    Just went back there after 12 years and it has changed. Back in the day they were a bunch of elitist ********. I think the whole losing a Bushmaster to a crazy sniper took care of that. Anyway, that's where I decided on my XD45.


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    Don't forget that some ranges require two people to rent handguns - cuts down on the single wacko looking to harm themselves or others.

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    computerizedfish wrote:
    In a previous post, it was suggested to someone looking for their first gun to go to a range that lets you rent different pistols to try out. I am really interested in this and was wondering if anyone knows of ranges that do this im my area.

    I am currently in Pullman, but would be willing to travel to Spokane or Lewiston. I also frequent the Vancouver / Portland area.

    I have fired handguns before (mainly the Glock G17, 22 and 21), but ever since I have started school I have not been able to do so. I would now like to get reaquantied with handguns and find one that I am comfortable with(and hopefully purchase in the near future).

    Thanks for your help.
    I lived in the Portland area and there I went to:

    The Place to Shoot

    904 N Hayden Meadows Dr

    Portland OR 97217

    (503) 283-1995

    www.theplacetoshoot.com

    It's a nice, indoor range with a helpful staff and a good selection of rental guns.



    In Bellevue WA there's

    Wade's Eastside Guns & Indoor Range

    13570 Bel-Red Rd

    Bellevue WA

    (425) 649-8560

    www.wadesguns.com

    Again, they have a good selection of rental guns and lots of firing positions. As the name implies, Wade's also has quite a large gun shop adjacent to the range.

    Both these ranges are very strict about safety rules. If you violate one you will quickly have a visit from staff.


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    Actually Sharp Shooters in Spokane does rent firearms and it does say so in their website. Right on the main page "$8.50 gun rental over 80 guns to choose from"

    You have to buy the ammo in the store for rented firearms (so no finding the best deal on ammo and bringing it in for their rental guns)

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    gsx1138 wrote:
    There's also: Bullseye in puyallup.

    Just went back there after 12 years and it has changed. Back in the day they were a bunch of elitist ********. I think the whole losing a Bushmaster to a crazy sniper took care of that. Anyway, that's where I decided on my XD45.


    Doh: Reading is fundamental. I didn't realize you were all the way in BFE. Scratch my idea.
    Last I checked Bullseye was in Tacoma on Puyallup Ave.

    New owners. The old guy sold a gun to the DC sniper illegally and the ATF forced him to sell out.

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    Thank you all. I didn't think about checking the NRA website. I will probably have to take a trip up to Spokane one of these weekends.

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    Spokane is also having one of its many gun shows this next weekend at the fairgrounds (14th and 15th). While you won't ever really find a steal on any guns, it is still good fun and a nice little gathering.

    Bonus: Sharp shooting range is like 2 minutes from the fair grounds.

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