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    Where is a good place to go and shoot outdoors in the Las Vegas area? I figure you can go out to the desert at the base of a hill or mountain, and use that as a backstop, I just don't know where this is legal. I want to get out and practice more maneuvers than just standing and shooting at the range. So if anyone has an areas, let me know, thanks.

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    Here is the hard to read county map and a place south of boulder city to shoot.. there are a couple other places north east & west but have to ask others exactly where..



    http://gisgate.co.clark.nv.us/gisplo...alfirearms.pdf

    http://www.lasvegashiddentrails.com/shootingareas.html



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    Erus wrote:
    Here is the hard to read county map and a place south of boulder city to shoot.. there are a couple other places north east & west but have to ask others exactly where..



    http://gisgate.co.clark.nv.us/gisplo...alfirearms.pdf

    http://www.lasvegashiddentrails.com/shootingareas.html



    Enjoy
    Thanks, the second one looks like it would work.

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    Go out I-15 South, take the Sloan exit, at the stop sign go left, the next stop sign will be Las Vegas Blvd and you will go right (south) travel until mile marker 15 (I think). You will see a cell tower across the freeway on your right and a "gravel pit" on your left. There is usually people shooting at the pit on the weekends and you can travel the dirt roads back over the hills to some very secluded areas to shoot. I go out there all the time.

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    inNV wrote:


    Thanks, the second one looks like it would work.
    If that's thje closest place to you.. (Icode sent another good one) then I can tell you I have shot there... lots of room.. no issues. good place.

    Just don't count on the jack in the box in Boulder City on your way out. Staffed with morons. lol

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    icode's spot is where i go too. it's nice and you won't be bothered... it's a bit of a drive from me, but worth it in IMO.

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    Hello everyone. New to the site, found it searching for info on the castle doctrine.

    This spot south of the 15 by Sloan is a great spot. I just wish people would remove what they brought in to shoot at. It's really starting to pile up out there.

    Also there will be another area opening next year.

    http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/dep...ting_Park.aspx

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    ThirtyCal wrote:
    Hello everyone. New to the site, found it searching for info on the castle doctrine.

    This spot south of the 15 by Sloan is a great spot. I just wish people would remove what they brought in to shoot at. It's really starting to pile up out there.

    Also there will be another area opening next year.

    http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/dep...ting_Park.aspx
    Where is the place south of the 15 by Sloan?

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    inNV wrote:
    Where is the place south of the 15 by Sloan?
    I think some people stop short of where I go, but I take Las Vegas Bl south to here:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...amp;iwloc=addr (Use satellite view)


    turn on the road going left, there's a sign that says "Southern Nevada Lightweight 8 Miles to Pit". Follow the road back till the pavement ends, and there's a great spot a little bit further, here:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...amp;iwloc=addr



    I think more people go to this spot, since it's closer:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...amp;iwloc=addr

    You'll occasionally find dirtbikers setting up from the spot I shoot at, and one of their trails runs right through the firing line. The road I take goes out to a gravel/sand pit, and you'll see the trucks going out there sometimes. They've never complained to me about shooting there.

    My spot you can see Jean Lake (dry lakebed) from the road on the way out.

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    :shock:wow you're way out there. Interesting though. I might check it out one of these cooler days.

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    ThirtyCal wrote:
    Hello everyone. New to the site, found it searching for info on the castle doctrine.

    This spot south of the 15 by Sloan is a great spot. I just wish people would remove what they brought in to shoot at. It's really starting to pile up out there.

    Also there will be another area opening next year.

    http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/dep...ting_Park.aspx
    i agree. it's like a dumping ground. I'm looking forward to the park opening next year. it's close to me, but my concern is the rif raf that may be there.

    I've been to gun ranges before where the "homies" come in to hone up their driveby skills and latest rap video moves.

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    i agree. it's like a dumping ground. I'm looking forward to the park opening next year. it's close to me, but my concern is the rif raf that may be there.

    I've been to gun ranges before where the "homies" come in to hone up their driveby skills and latest rap video moves.
    I know what you mean - That's usually when I leave.

    I was in a gun store whena "homie" was purchasing an AK-47. Granted he still had to do a Brady, but I was curious about his knowledge on the weaponso I went up and asked him which one he was purchasing (Romanian, Yugo, etc) his answer was " don't know"


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    when i OC, i have had a homie think i was carrying a "glock foh five"...when in fact i carry an XD.

    it's the rap culture mentality.

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    ThirtyCal wrote:
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    i agree. it's like a dumping ground. I'm looking forward to the park opening next year. it's close to me, but my concern is the rif raf that may be there.

    I've been to gun ranges before where the "homies" come in to hone up their driveby skills and latest rap video moves.
    I know what you mean - That's usually when I leave.

    I was in a gun store whena "homie" was purchasing an AK-47. Granted he still had to do a Brady, but I was curious about his knowledge on the weaponso I went up and asked him which one he was purchasing (Romanian, Yugo, etc) his answer was " don't know"
    I know what you mean, I've felt the same way. Then I remember "who am I to judge", these people have the same right to a hobby and self defense as us "normal" people do. They are obviously not dangerous felons or the NCIS check would catch them, right? I'm certainly not scolding anyone for their "homie" thinking, Lord knows that I have it, I'm just trying to present another POV.

    Shane.

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    shane, you're a homie?

    it's one thing for a homie to go to a range and shoot, it's another to think he is in a rap movie spraying lead down a range with no accuracy in mind. that's dangerous. the waving of loaded fire arms...it's no joke.

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    AnakinsKid wrote:
    inNV wrote:
    Where is the place south of the 15 by Sloan?
    I think some people stop short of where I go, but I take Las Vegas Bl south to here:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...amp;iwloc=addr (Use satellite view)


    turn on the road going left, there's a sign that says "Southern Nevada Lightweight 8 Miles to Pit". Follow the road back till the pavement ends, and there's a great spot a little bit further, here:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...amp;iwloc=addr



    I think more people go to this spot, since it's closer:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...amp;iwloc=addr

    You'll occasionally find dirtbikers setting up from the spot I shoot at, and one of their trails runs right through the firing line. The road I take goes out to a gravel/sand pit, and you'll see the trucks going out there sometimes. They've never complained to me about shooting there.

    My spot you can see Jean Lake (dry lakebed) from the road on the way out.
    My son and I were at spot number 1 last night looking for coyotes, we got stuckon the road on the hill to the left going to spot number 2, spot number 3 is where we usually go shooting. Thanks for the links, I think somebody has themselves a GPS unit :celebrate

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    yeahYeah wrote:
    shane, you're a homie?

    it's one thing for a homie to go to a range and shoot, it's another to think he is in a rap movie spraying lead down a range with no accuracy in mind. that's dangerous. the waving of loaded fire arms...it's no joke.
    Um yep, I'm a homie NOT! I totally agree with what you're saying. Everything, I was just trying to think of it from another side. It's not something that I usually do so I'm not very good at it :?

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    If you take Blue Diamond west towards Pahrump there's a good spot on the right called Lovell Canyon. After the downhill twisties past the bar there's a sign on the right. Follow that dirt road for about 10 minutes and there's a nice canyon where people do alot of shooting. From I-15 it's probably about 30 minutes.



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    irish wrote:
    If you take Blue Diamond west towards Pahrump there's a good spot on the right called Lovell Canyon. After the downhill twisties past the bar there's a sign on the right. Follow that dirt road for about 10 minutes and there's a nice canyon where people do alot of shooting. From I-15 it's probably about 30 minutes.



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    I would think that it is cooler there???

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    icode wrote:
    irish wrote:
    If you take Blue Diamond west towards Pahrump there's a good spot on the right called Lovell Canyon. After the downhill twisties past the bar there's a sign on the right. Follow that dirt road for about 10 minutes and there's a nice canyon where people do alot of shooting. From I-15 it's probably about 30 minutes.



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    I would think that it is cooler there???
    i know where he is talking about. it is much cooler, but a decent drive from you and me.

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    icode wrote:
    irish wrote:
    If you take Blue Diamond west towards Pahrump there's a good spot on the right called Lovell Canyon. After the downhill twisties past the bar there's a sign on the right. Follow that dirt road for about 10 minutes and there's a nice canyon where people do alot of shooting. From I-15 it's probably about 30 minutes.



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    I would think that it is cooler there???
    i know where he is talking about. it is much cooler, but a decent drive from you and me.
    Yes, but I'm thinking about for camping. Can't imagine a better time for my boys than camping and shooting :celebrate


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    icode wrote:
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    icode wrote:
    irish wrote:
    If you take Blue Diamond west towards Pahrump there's a good spot on the right called Lovell Canyon. After the downhill twisties past the bar there's a sign on the right. Follow that dirt road for about 10 minutes and there's a nice canyon where people do alot of shooting. From I-15 it's probably about 30 minutes.



    Safe shooting! http://www.keepandbeararms.com
    I would think that it is cooler there???
    i know where he is talking about. it is much cooler, but a decent drive from you and me.
    Yes, but I'm thinking about for camping. Can't imagine a better time for my boys than camping and shooting :celebrate
    Never camped there myself but there's plenty of open space there. I think on average it's probably about 10 - 15 degrees cooler there than in Vegas so it is nice to get out of the heat and do some shooting without sweating your tail off. Best of luck! www.keepandbeararms.com

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    irish wrote:
    icode wrote:
    yeahYeah wrote:
    icode wrote:
    irish wrote:
    If you take Blue Diamond west towards Pahrump there's a good spot on the right called Lovell Canyon. After the downhill twisties past the bar there's a sign on the right. Follow that dirt road for about 10 minutes and there's a nice canyon where people do alot of shooting. From I-15 it's probably about 30 minutes.



    Safe shooting! http://www.keepandbeararms.com
    I would think that it is cooler there???
    i know where he is talking about. it is much cooler, but a decent drive from you and me.
    Yes, but I'm thinking about for camping. Can't imagine a better time for my boys than camping and shooting :celebrate
    Never camped there myself but there's plenty of open space there. I think on average it's probably about 10 - 15 degrees cooler there than in Vegas so it is nice to get out of the heat and do some shooting without sweating your tail off. Best of luck! http://www.keepandbeararms.com
    That much cooler!?!?!?! Sweet, since I grew up (not born) in Pahrump I can probably find my wayAre you sure that it is legal to shoot there? It's not in a National Forest or anything silly like that?

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    Honestly, I don't know if it's legal. However, everytime I go there I see several other people shooting and I have had no problems at anytime. I do not think that there's a problem with it but I can't tell you definitively that it isn't against the law. Not sure if that helps but I will continue to shoot there for as long as I'm able until someone tells me otherwise.

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    Good enough for me

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