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How much is it at US gun ranges?.

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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I think most of us Brits laugh at Knobs and willys.
Just part of our toilet humour I suppose
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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

I would say 7.63x39 (ak,sks, various other full and semi auto rifles) would be cheaper than .223 and so forth. Hell these days probably cheaper than 22.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: GogoVicMorrow


I just hope If I did attend no one would be shouting "The British are coming the british are coming"




That will be less of a concern to you with a flame thrower strapped to your back. You won't mind much what negative thing anyone has to say.


Note* I've never actually rented a flamethrower, nor do I know if you can get 195 dollars worth of fun out of one per rental at knob creek. Renting guns won't cost that much.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Ask a vet to take you ,you'll be well taken care of and they already have guns and ammo.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: GogoVicMorrow

Flamethrower rental. That's priceless, I'm gonna set up a booth in my front yard



Eta: hope the trip works out good for you monkey, on both trying out some cool guns and getting to meet your son.
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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

I live near one that is a $10 fee to rent a gun, plus whatever the range fees are. As long as you've rented the lane, you can come back in and swap out the gun for a different rental--you can go from a sub-compact .380 immediately to an AK-47, if you like. All you have to do is purchase the ammo for it, as that's not included. It's great, because you can purchase ammo, try the weapons out in that cartridge size, and still have the leftover ammo for the gun you purchase. Plus, if you purchase the gun there, you get 30 minutes of range time included in purchase.

Wait...did I say "leftover ammo?" Who am I kidding?



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: caterpillage

What's crazy is it's serious.



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Well with THAT, I wish you the very best of luck!

Whether you shoot a gun or not, I hope you get on target with finding your son!



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

hey i know that range , did you get to go up to the lookout post over looking the beach, a little scary when you see the holes in the metal lookout box , they have a grenade site close by and you can hear the core plugs whistling through the air .



posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

You can shoot as many different calibers and types you want. Even machine guns and automatic weapons....you can rent them all ($20-30 or so to rent+range time depending)...

Really cheap...and not by the bullet...they are most all by the range time per hr...varying from like $12-15 per hr or so.

Pretty cool watching the women on some ladies day-nights shoot the UZI's, Ak's and the like....saw one young lady get knocked down by a 500 caliber revolver!

M1's and 50 cals....you name it...you can shoot it.
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posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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How much is it at US gun ranges?.




The one I go to is 5 bucks and BYOB(bring you own bullets) and the best part its owned by the US government.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

I thought I read in one of your posts here in this thread, that you were going to NYC, if so, save a lot. NYC will blow your mind, but it's like one of the most expensive cities in the States-if not THE most expensive. Going by what little I know of your side of the pond though.. you might not get sticker shock, unless what I hear & read about is wrong-it seems to me that the cost of living is high over there?

I hope you enjoy your visit.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: RobinB022

Well put it this way I on average come out with a grand after tax and after all my costs of living I have about 30 quid a week to spend on myself.
.50 cal? How much are they a bullet?.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 01:48 AM
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Indoor range near me is $10 for all day pass for members, 25$ a day for non-members. You have to be a member if wish to rent a gun. Gun rental fee is $10 and apply 100% to gun purchase. Free ear and eye protection if you forget to bring them. I purchased my handgun from them and it came with a free 1 year membership.

Any range you go to be sure to read/follow the range rules. I would recommend looking at videos on youtube about range safety.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 02:34 AM
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$3.50 + a round for .50 cal. you might find it cheaper, but I doubt it.

Where I live range fees are around $20. I've never rented a gun though. I don't think it's all that spendy, and I think most places will give you some sort of deal where you can shoot x amount of guns for $30 + ammunition.

The range I go to is only available to members, and the base membership fee for pistol only is $25 a year plus $15 every time you visit with no time limit. I have the next level membership that runs $300 a year and gives me unlimited access to the pistol and rifle bays, and only costs $10 if I bring a guest. Other than that they require you use certain ammunition that you bring (and they inspect it) or you have to buy ammo there. If you make it to the Seattle area, I highly recommend this range, it's awesome and the staff will treat you very well. West Coast Armory Bellevue Gun Club.

Where I shoot if you rent a gun you are required to either bring your own firearm or a friend in order to rent firearms. I'm not sure if this is State law, or the gun range. The idea here is to prevent people from renting a gun and committing suicide, which has unfortunately happened. Call ahead and ask about this before you go.

I'd recommend that you shoot both AR and AK variants and also a number of pistols including revolvers. Depending on how you feel about recoil with the handguns, go up in caliber until you feel uncomfortable. Some people strongly dislike recoil. Start with 9 MM handguns. If you don't mind it you should really try a 1911 (.45). Really a fun gun.

If you know your itinerary perhaps consider taking a class. They are usually fairly inexpensive at the beginner levels (under $100) and you will learn a lot. Familiarize yourself with gun safety before going to the range. Familiarize yourself with how to line up your sites too. You can YouTube this stuff, and while it's not a substitute for actual training, it will help you to feel confident and keep you and others safer to lay some foundational knowledge. Look up the rules of gun safety and commit them to memory.

Really read reviews online. Not all gun ranges are created equal. I've actually left because I felt others weren't being safe. There will be a rangemaster that's in charge of watching shooters. If you feel unsafe, or have questions don't hesitate to ask.

I once said that I wished the world was a little more like my gun club. You go in there and everyone is nice, helpful, and generous. You're shooting with people of every race, every creed, women and men and kids. The age range runs the gamut from 6 year olds with their parents to 90 year olds. Everyone is there for the same reason, and there is a real sense of community that spans pretty much all societal differences. You may be shooting next to a billionaire and a guy that's barely paying rent. I've asked other shooters how they like a particular gun, and they basically insist you shoot at least 10 rounds through it. I'm pretty darn good with a pistol and I've been shamed by a 12 year old in the stall next to me.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Well if you get out towards the west coast let me know. Me and the wife will take you out to the local range we go to. It's about an hour drive, but no fee to use. Plus I'll bring out a few ak's a vz58 an AR or two a few pistols a shotgun and some.22 plinkers... If you bring $50 bucks you can shoot to your hearts content lol!

We'll probably have you start with an AR15 because they're such pussycats for new or out of practice shooters.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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Sounds like a hit job in the planning.

You may want to see a doctor.

They can help you work through these feelings you have.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

It'a okay. As americans we know you guys in the UK have beautiful women and smart men, but theres not above a grade 2 sense of humor among the lot of you.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: roguetechie

I considered offering myself, then I considered the reality of an englishman in my yard, laughing maniacally at the word "knob," firing off an AK, and decided against.

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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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LOL Dude just hang around a rifle range and when you see someone going in, just say...

"Dude I am British and we cant have firearms like you guys here in the U.S. is it okay if I watch ya shoot?"

Odds are pretty good the fella going in to shoot will know all about British restrictions on firearms and will be more than thrilled to let you go in and shoot his.

Most of the folks I know would be thrilled to show off their firearms and even more thrilled to be the guy who gets to show a British guy how great guns are. LOL
In America most gun owners are real hesitant to give up our guns permanently but we are more than happy to share them. LOL



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