No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:18 pm

Per gun? Wow, I guess I'm sheltered, I've never been to a range that does that...
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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby dragun » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:31 am

Yeah I'm with others, I won't spend my money when treated like that. Should have tried to sell your gift certificate to someone there.


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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Wag2323 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:22 am

Thunder Gun is has its pricing as per gun or per person which ever is greater. They have a 100 yard range the price is 12.01 currently per gun/person.

Gun emporium in Conroe is also per gun or per person its pricing is 14 for the first and 7 thereafter.

The indoor ranges in the area dont have 100 yards but all charge by per person per hour with unlimited guns.


Thunder gun usually gives a wrist band since your paying for the day basically. So I guess you could just bring in one gun at a time. I have only ever shot there with one gun. When I have brought the wife since we paid for two people I did occupy two pistol lanes, I figured that was fair and they were not packed.


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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby lildave40 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:23 am

Wow I am glad I have my neighborhood range High Noon. Great owners friendly people.

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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Vol Texan » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:59 am

I have shot at ASC, and I've had good experiences there. Other than their dedicated .22 range for kids (Varmint Village) with a bunch of steel gophers to shoot at, I don't go very often. The folks there have been very friendly and welcoming to my daughter since she started shooting there at age 4, so I've always been supportive of them. The 'per gun' policy is a problem, though, so I go elsewhere when I have several that I want to shoot.

But for those who advise, "don't spend your money there", please remember one thing: This is a gift certificate that the OP talks about. The money is already spent, and the ASC already has it in the bank. Just go, use up the remainder on ammo, or targets, or something else, and then move on. There's no reason to leave this money on the table. If you do, nobody wins except ASC.
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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby KLB » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:29 am

Some places charge by the gun, some by the shooter. It's the owner's range and the owner's call. And it's the shooter's call to balance cost against convenience.

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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Pawpaw » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:32 am

Vol Texan wrote:I have shot at ASC, and I've had good experiences there. Other than their dedicated .22 range for kids (Varmint Village) with a bunch of steel gophers to shoot at, I don't go very often. The folks there have been very friendly and welcoming to my daughter since she started shooting there at age 4, so I've always been supportive of them. The 'per gun' policy is a problem, though, so I go elsewhere when I have several that I want to shoot.

But for those who advise, "don't spend your money there", please remember one thing: This is a gift certificate that the OP talks about. The money is already spent, and the ASC already has it in the bank. Just go, use up the remainder on ammo, or targets, or something else, and then move on. There's no reason to leave this money on the table. If you do, nobody wins except ASC.

Good advice, but a little late. The OP was from 2008. :lol: :tiphat:
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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Mick22 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:44 am

I know my local range does not allow spectators, probably due to people claiming to be spectators and end up shooting a few rounds.

Rules are rules, however, they probably should have only charged her for 1 gun.

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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Vol Texan » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:02 am

Pawpaw wrote:
Vol Texan wrote:I have shot at ASC, and I've had good experiences there. Other than their dedicated .22 range for kids (Varmint Village) with a bunch of steel gophers to shoot at, I don't go very often. The folks there have been very friendly and welcoming to my daughter since she started shooting there at age 4, so I've always been supportive of them. The 'per gun' policy is a problem, though, so I go elsewhere when I have several that I want to shoot.

But for those who advise, "don't spend your money there", please remember one thing: This is a gift certificate that the OP talks about. The money is already spent, and the ASC already has it in the bank. Just go, use up the remainder on ammo, or targets, or something else, and then move on. There's no reason to leave this money on the table. If you do, nobody wins except ASC.

Good advice, but a little late. The OP was from 2008. :lol: :tiphat:


You're absolutely right. I saw a bunch of things popping up on this today, and I had no idea it had been necroposted 8 full years later!

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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:40 am

KLB wrote:Some places charge by the gun, some by the shooter. It's the owner's range and the owner's call. And it's the shooter's call to balance cost against convenience.


:iagree:

But it is troubling when there are not many alternatives, and the pricing structure seems illogical. A gun range is selling the use of their facility. So it makes sense that if I use more, I pay more. Charging per gun just does not make sense unless I can somehow shoot more than one gun at a time. Charging based on time, or even rounds fired makes more sense. I am actually hard pressed to come up with a worse example of how a range could determine their pricing schema.

That said, yes ultimately a business can price their goods or services however they want. As consumers we can best speak with our dollars to the extent that alternatives are available.
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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Pawpaw » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:07 pm

Vol Texan wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:
Vol Texan wrote:I have shot at ASC, and I've had good experiences there. Other than their dedicated .22 range for kids (Varmint Village) with a bunch of steel gophers to shoot at, I don't go very often. The folks there have been very friendly and welcoming to my daughter since she started shooting there at age 4, so I've always been supportive of them. The 'per gun' policy is a problem, though, so I go elsewhere when I have several that I want to shoot.

But for those who advise, "don't spend your money there", please remember one thing: This is a gift certificate that the OP talks about. The money is already spent, and the ASC already has it in the bank. Just go, use up the remainder on ammo, or targets, or something else, and then move on. There's no reason to leave this money on the table. If you do, nobody wins except ASC.

Good advice, but a little late. The OP was from 2008. :lol: :tiphat:


You're absolutely right. I saw a bunch of things popping up on this today, and I had no idea it had been necroposted 8 full years later!

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Oh, I knew how it happened. I thought the same thing at first... then I saw in the menu when the thread was opened.

I chose to pick on you because I knew you could take it. ;-)
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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Vol Texan » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:14 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
Vol Texan wrote:
You're absolutely right. I saw a bunch of things popping up on this today, and I had no idea it had been necroposted 8 full years later!



Oh, I knew how it happened. I thought the same thing at first... then I saw in the menu when the thread was opened.

I chose to pick on you because I knew you could take it. ;-)


But I'm a delicate snowflake. I've been offended terribly. I need to retreat to my safe space before you utter another trigger word at me.

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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Pawpaw » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:28 pm

Now now. Take as long a break as you need to, Snowflake! "rlol"
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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:02 pm

Vol Texan wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:
Vol Texan wrote:
You're absolutely right. I saw a bunch of things popping up on this today, and I had no idea it had been necroposted 8 full years later!



Oh, I knew how it happened. I thought the same thing at first... then I saw in the menu when the thread was opened.

I chose to pick on you because I knew you could take it. ;-)


But I'm a delicate snowflake. I've been offended terribly. I need to retreat to my safe space before you utter another trigger word at me.

:biggrinjester:


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Re: No more American Shooting Center (Houston) for me...

Postby Take Down Sicko » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:21 pm

Just got home from American Shooting Centers. They are finally back open since yesterday (6-16-2016). I had to cut my trip there short due to the heat and humidity. I couldnt see due to the steam in my safety glasses. Shot about a hundred and seventy five rounds and packed my bag and came home. Had good chat with the range guy and a guy shooting next to me. Was a fun time.


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