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    According to www.wheretoshoot.org (plug in zip code 22030 in the firing range finder thing), GMU has a firing range. It appears to be located on the Western side of University Dr. Anyone know anything about that? I'm thinking it ought to be publicly accessible the same way the tennis courts and library are.
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    The only shooting range I know of near GMU is this one:

    NRA Range
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Phone# 800-672-3888

    This is the range in the basement of the NRA National Headquarters. It is right off the junction of 50 and 66 in western Farfax city. AWESOME range--clean,quiet, and state-of-the-art. If you're ever inthe area, I HIGHLY recommend it. I used to go there on Friday evenings with my buddies from work when I worked there in Fairfax.

    The only more high-tech and spiffy ranges in NoVa (in my opinon) are Silver Eagle in Ashburn (SUPER posh, and astoundingly comprehensive, but a little pricey) and the FBI Academy training range at Quantico (which isn't open to the public, but I've been on it as a contractor, testing body armor for DOJ)

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    A range on GMU's campus? Yeah right... Maybe someday (we can only hope), but not right now, bro...

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    No, what I'm talking about is on the campus of GMU. Take a look at that wheretoshoot website, and look at the map function - it clearly identifies an area on campus.
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    I have no personal knowledge of GMU but there have been ranges on practically every college I attended. I shot on the rifle team at NCSU while I was there. The range probably unknown to most students was under the Fine Arts theater (old indoor swimming pool converted). At ASU (Appalachian State) the range was out doors behind the football stadium. I didn't attend WFU (Wake Forest) but did belong to a club that had privileges there and shot at that range. I would not find it surprising that a range exists or that practically no one knows about it.

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    The website link you give is a dead link. I think you mean this one:

    http://www.wheretoshoot.org/
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    right, thanks.
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    There's a number listed; I'd suggest trying that (after you used *67) - they list archery on the list as well - may have something to do with that option.

    * didn't think any campus had ranges after "Taps" came out in the early 80's...

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    We had one at W&M in the early 90's. Not sure if it's still operational or not.
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    There is a shooting range in the basement of our coliseum where the basket ball games are held. It is only open to the rifle team though.

    This is at NCSU, and funny enough, it isn't advertised at all.

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    jadedone4 wrote:
    There's a number listed; I'd suggest trying that (after you used *67) - they list archery on the list as well - may have something to do with that option.

    * didn't think any campus had ranges after "Taps" came out in the early 80's...
    I'm thinking it is an archery range.

    GMU offers a Trap/Skeet shooting class, and they use the facilities of the Rt.28 Izaak Walton.

    The GMU PD website has a pic of an indoor shooting range with some LEOs training but who knows what range that is.

    That'd be cool if there was a secret range somewhere on campus...hmmm...perhaps thats what those trapdoors on the sidewalk near the JC are for...they're even marked "fire door" so there must be something down there

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    According to www.wheretoshoot.org (plug in zip code 22030 in the firing range finder thing), GMU has a firing range. It appears to be located on the Western side of University Dr. Anyone know anything about that? I'm thinking it ought to be publicly accessible the same way the tennis courts and library are.
    I don't know about your school, but wheretoshoot gives me an address for a range on-campus that was torn down in 2000 here at U of Michigan.

    Our rifle team now has to drive 40 miles to go to practice.

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    UWM (University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) used to have a trap range on school property. The clays were flown over lake Michigan. The last I heard is that they were closed, and lead reclamation contractors were removing spent shot from the lake.

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    Gun range on campus?

    Lake Superior State Univ. has one, or at least did when I attended. It was no big deal to be walking down the hall to class and hear gunfire in the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadedone4 View Post
    * didn't think any campus had ranges after "Taps" came out in the early 80's...
    My university, University of Central Missouri (UCM), has/had one right in the middle of campus, directly under the main sidewalks. You could easily hear the gunfire (often times burst fire) when walking through campus. It was primarily used by ROTC, but was open to the public. It closed last summer because the air filtration system crapped out and they didn't know it. The "dangerous material levels" (not really sure what that means) became way too high. Even to the point that it would cost much more to fix than to just build a new one. They're working on building a 100yd indoor range at our trap/skeet range.
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    In the late 1960's University of Wisconsin Milwaukee had an Indoor small bore 50 ft. range used by the Army ROTC Rangers rifle and pistol team (gold braid). It was built into the basement level of the concrete grandstands for the football field behind Bolton hall and near the Military Science building. This was also behind the small grade school. Pretty nice to be able to head over there during breaks in class, put on the shooting gear, grab up a military owned Winchester 52D with nice aluminum meat hook butt-plate, and peep sights, and shoot 100 rounds of .22 rimfire.

    Other college teams would come there for ROTC matches on Saturdays, including Marquette and St. Norberts as I recall. The left wing/socialist Students for a Democratic Society, went nuclear when they became aware that the uniformed representatives of the military industrial complex, had weapons and were shooting them right in the middle of campus. We were going to South Vietnam, Jane Fonda went to North Vietnam. It was a different time. Many of the cadre (training staff) and fellow ROTC graduate friends of mine, did not come back home to the U.S., in one piece, either physically or mentally. I'm sorry if this post rambled too long.
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