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    I reside in Richmond and only know of "1" Shooting Range, I believe is JD's up by the State Police Headquarters on Midlothian Trpk. Range is an indoor and OK, but you have to use their ammo, which kinda sucks since I will never use their ammo out in the real world. I would definitely prefer to use my own ammo at a range.

    So, are there any others in the area, say within 25 miles of Richmond? :celebrate


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    There's Straight Shooters in Colonial Heights (actually I hear that they have a new name, not sure what it is - never been there). From what I understand, you can bring your own ammo....but dont quote me.
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    It's a bit farther then 25 miles, but try Airfield Shooting Club, in Wakefield. It's a private club that shares the 4H Center's range. I drive 60 miles to it and I think it is worth the drive.

    http://www.airfieldshootingclub.org/

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    Black Creek Shooters Association

    http://tinyurl.com/5hbq4e

    Outdoor/covered ranges (note plural) in Hanover -
    Not far from Richmond - 10 miles east

    Pistol, rifle, shotgun
    Matches of many type
    Gunsmith I'm told

    Must be NRA member and $100.00/year - Jan. 1 thru Dec. 31 No pro rate
    Shoot your own ammo!

    Watch the speed limit (very slow) going in through residential.
    Must take tour and listen to the boss's rules - tough but fair - you'll like him.

    Yata hey
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    It isn't Richmond but:
    http://www.rrpc.org/index.php


    And there is always Quantico.
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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Black Creek Shooters Association

    http://tinyurl.com/5hbq4e

    Outdoor/covered ranges (note plural) in Hanover -
    Not far from Richmond - 10 miles east

    Pistol, rifle, shotgun
    Matches of many type
    Gunsmith I'm told

    Must be NRA member and $100.00/year - Jan. 1 thru Dec. 31 No pro rate
    Shoot your own ammo!

    Watch the speed limit (very slow) going in through residential.
    Must take tour and listen to the boss's rules - tough but fair - you'll like him.

    Yata hey
    I think he raised it to 150 a year or maybe 150 for the first year

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    "Straight Shooters" (formerly), in Colonial Heights, now called "The Smoking Gun".

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    What is with some of the ranges requiring NRA membership?

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    darthmord wrote:
    What is with some of the ranges requiring NRA membership?
    They are the oldest game in town.
    It is a way to ensure gun owners are also a member of a gun rights organization.
    Never know who might be inspired to become an activist.

    Memebership #'s are important!!!
    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
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    darthmord wrote:
    What is with some of the ranges requiring NRA membership?
    My theory is the range was build with assistance from the NRA. In return for the assistance, the NRA requires the range to only offer service to NRA members.
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    rlh2005 wrote:
    darthmord wrote:
    What is with some of the ranges requiring NRA membership?
    My theory is the range was build with assistance from the NRA. In return for the assistance, the NRA requires the range to only offer service to NRA members.
    I have my doubts about that. The NRA's own range in Fairfax is open to the public, and I seriously doubt they'd want to limit range memberships, anyway. They're kinda in the business of promoting shooting, right?

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    darthmord wrote:
    What is with some of the ranges requiring NRA membership?
    The NRA will sell the insurance to the range if all members are NRA members. The $35 a year you pay to the NRA is (in theory) less than the extra cost you would pay for range membership to cover the non-NRA insurance.

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    darthmord wrote:
    What is with some of the ranges requiring NRA membership?
    I politely asked that question and was told by the by the proprietor that they
    (Black Creek) were having difficulty getting affordable liability insurance. The NRA provided assistance and it became a mutally beneficial arrangement. As he said, "End of story."

    Yata hey
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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