Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKinney

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Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKinney

Postby 597newbie » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:53 am

Updated Edit www.topgunshootingclub.com website is up! Go here for more info.

Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKinney. Website is not up yet.
Spread the word! If you know LEOs, Clubs, Iron Sights, 1800s rifles, Steel Target shooters and anyone else... this is the closest 500 yard range to DFW area.
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527 P R 462 Leonard, TX 75452 (23 miles from McKinney).
214-799-3357
Google map link and GPS coordinates below.
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open Thurs, Fri and Sat 9am to Dark
open Sun 1pm to Dark
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I went out on Friday, Oct 8th, the day after it opened. 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500. It is great!
New members need to hit 8" steel plate at 200 before you can go to 300 and then hit 8" steel to go to 400 out to 500.
FMJ allowed! No steel core or tracers. Again, FMJ allowed!
Iron Sights allowed (Terry, the owner loves 1800s rifles and iron sights)>
Largest rifle they will allow is a .416 mag
Currently is rifle only. Owner wants to go with pistol and cowboy action shooting (something he does) but needs to plow current revenue back into the range.
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$20 a trip with no membership and $15 a trip with a membership which is $40 a year

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On the way you can stop at new CTD location 380 and 75 in McKinney
http://cheaperthandirt.com/blog/?p=3478
2058 West University Drive
McKinney, TX
469 952 6200
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Everyone has said that the area north of Dallas needs another range and you have that range NOW!
Again, I have heard and made comments that the area north of Dallas needs another outdoor range and now you have it! Go and shoot there!
Before anyone complains that it is too far... realistically, this is as close as a new range is going to get! Is in Fannin County (not Collin) and allows FMJ and goes to 500.
No matter where it was built someone will complain that it is too far but dont do it here
A guy who loves shooting built a big range on his property next to his house and wants to build cowboy shooting and bays and a buncha stuff once money comes in.
Something that we have wished for has come true. Lets go enjoy it.
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby OldCannon » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:22 am

Man, I used to think Frisco (the last city I lived in in the DFW area) was "out in the boonies".

I swear, I think southern OK is going to become a suburb of DFW by 2020 at this rate!

P.S. - Congrats on getting a long-distance range!
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby Dave2 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:50 am

lkd wrote:I swear, I think southern OK is going to become a suburb of DFW by 2020 at this rate!

I'm not sure it'll take that long. At least along 75, there's already only a couple really uninhabited areas.

Edit: forgot the "really"
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby 597newbie » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:50 am

copy and paste link below into an email and send to friends (who will thank you for the info for a place like this to shoot).

Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKinney
http://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=38745&start=0
http://gibsonoutpost.angelfire.com/ DFW gun ranges listed and websites. 4 FMJ Top Gun,Gibsons,Magnum and Jacobs Plain
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby 597newbie » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:28 pm

If you need or have ever wanted steel plate targets this place is in Melissa, TX (on the way to Top Gun Shooting Club).

http://www.handgunsports.com/default.htm
Mail: J. A. McKinley
P.O. Box 151
Melissa, Texas. 75454-0151
TEL: (972) 837-2707
jerry@handgunsports.com
http://gibsonoutpost.angelfire.com/ DFW gun ranges listed and websites. 4 FMJ Top Gun,Gibsons,Magnum and Jacobs Plain
http://www.nra.org/nralocal.aspx NRA gun range finder
http://www.youtube.com/user/300YardNoScope

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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby 597newbie » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:57 pm

Highlights from website:

www.topgunshootingclub.com

Top Gun Private Shooting Club
519 Private Road 462
Leonard, TX 75452
ph: 214.799.3357
info@topgunshootingclub.com



We have a rifle range with 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 yard targets.
Owners of Class III firearms must be in possession of any special permits or paperwork required by law.
Rifles up to and including .460 Weatherby Magnum caliber may be fired.
Full Metal Jacket ammo is permitted - but Tracer, armor piercing, and steel core ammunition are prohibited.
To shoot at the 200 yd target you must be able to place 2 of 3 shots in the red center of the target. The same is true to move from 200 to 300, 300 to 400 and 400 to 500 yard targets.



Fees:
The shooting fee for a one time visit is 20.00.
If you are a member it will be 15.00 per visit.
The opening special for October 2010 is 40.00 for the rest of 2010 and all of 2011.
November 1st. it will go back to the regular yearly price of $100.00 per year.
At this time we are cash only.

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We will be open from 9 am to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
We will be open on Sunday from 1:30 until 6:30 p.m.

Phone 214.799.3357:
Directions:
Take Hwy 75 North to exit 45, 121 Bonham 14.3 mi
Take the 1st right onto TX-160 S (at Exxon Station) 0.5 mi
Turn left at TX-78 N 4.3 mi
Turn left at P R 462
Traveling East, just before our gate you will see a yellow two story house on the left (North side).
Yahoo map driving directions to Top Gun Shooting Club

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If there is rain, a lot of rain, please check the website or call before coming.
http://gibsonoutpost.angelfire.com/ DFW gun ranges listed and websites. 4 FMJ Top Gun,Gibsons,Magnum and Jacobs Plain
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http://www.youtube.com/user/300YardNoScope

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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby AndyC » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:22 pm

Darn - another great-looking range a million miles away :(
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby Beiruty » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:44 pm

I am interested in giving it a try. I have already zeroed my 30-06 Tikka T3 at 100 yrds and i was grouping less than 1". Now, I need to try 200 and 300!

If anyone interested please let me know. This weekend looks great. weather should be perfect.
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby 597newbie » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:39 pm

I went out to Top Gun yesterday (Friday). Bought a $40 membership for next year (goes up to $100 later). No brainer.

Fees:
The opening special for October 2010 is 40.00 for the rest of 2010 and all of 2011.
November 1st. it will go back to the regular yearly price of $100.00 per year.
At this time we are cash only.
http://gibsonoutpost.angelfire.com/ DFW gun ranges listed and websites. 4 FMJ Top Gun,Gibsons,Magnum and Jacobs Plain
http://www.nra.org/nralocal.aspx NRA gun range finder
http://www.youtube.com/user/300YardNoScope

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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby Beiruty » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:45 pm

I went today and had a blast of shooting time. Great facility and very helpful crew.I arrived at 4:00 PM and left by 6:00 PM.
There was a 1 shooter who was shooting long range and was almost done. Virtually I had the the range for myself with the help of the range officer.

I started at 200 yrd,and shooted at paper target that I was given with the entrance fee,First couple shots were to the left. I decided to try to shoot the 8" steel target to get quaified to to shoot at 300 yrd. I hit it 2 times ( enough to be promoted to shoot at 300 yrd) and then another time. I got the get go to try at 300 yrd. Again I hit it 2 times, and then I was asked to hit a third time, which I did :woohoo . Then, I movd to 400 yrd. The first time, I hit it dead center , I was like :eek6 :eek6

Then, I had hard time hit it again, I was told my shots were low. Whatever I tried it was too hard to hit an 8" plate with moderate wind. Moreover my rifle got very hot and It was geting more windy than I liked. By 6:00 PM was running low on Ammo and I was given the privilige to shoot the last rd at 500 yrd plate (some 40"by 40" ground level and I missed. :smilelol5:

I shot some 50 rds and the crew were a pleasure to work with You get a pick up ride from the friing line to the targets. A treat

Next time, I need to have more ammo and more time! :drool:
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby 597newbie » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:37 pm

I found this added to the website:

You may also shoot prone, kneeling or off hand in the area west of the covered bench setup.

Have been there 4 times in 4 weeks has been open. Will take advantage of it when i go next time.
http://gibsonoutpost.angelfire.com/ DFW gun ranges listed and websites. 4 FMJ Top Gun,Gibsons,Magnum and Jacobs Plain
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby 597newbie » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:02 pm

Plans are for more steel.
Right now... they have an 8" orange steel plate at 200 300 and 400 to qualify on to go to paper on next level.
Also have a 3' x 3' very large orange ar500 steel plate at 500 yards with black dots spray painted on it.
The owner keeps up with the spray paint on the steel so you can always tell where you hit.
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This was new.
Went out on Sunday afternoon. They had pistol steel to shoot at (lead only). That is all I know. Photo of pistol plates below.
And pistol bays in the future.
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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby 597newbie » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:28 pm

Owner says the pistol bay construction should begin this month. Scheduled target date for completion Jan 31st (if everything goes well). Do not quote me or hold me to any of this. Just wanted to type up what I remember in conversation. Having pistol is a great thing.

FMJ only on 100 yd ranges 1 - 6. Berm work on rifle range photo below:
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http://www.youtube.com/user/300YardNoScope


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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby BSB » Sat May 07, 2011 11:18 pm

I took my 12 year old son with me this morning and had a great time. It is only 45 minutes from West Frisco/423. The guys that own/run the range treat you like guest not pest. If you have not been yet, your missing out. I can't wait to go back. :tiphat:

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Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range opened north of McKi

Postby Pug » Sat May 07, 2011 11:33 pm

Can't wait to get up there and check it out. Thanks for the post.
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