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Shooting in Arizona

Postby Dadtodabone » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:35 pm

Should you ever wander west to the Grand Canyon State, don't forget your guns.
https://www.azgfd.com/Shooting/Ranges.
These state owned ranges offer a variety of shooting options and are very reasonably priced. There are also municipal and county gov owned ranges. Friendly folks, spectacular scenery, great weather(fall, winter,spring), and great itinerary options for non-shooters.
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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:45 pm

Saw the thread title on the front page and I thought this would be a news article about some bad news from Arizona. Glad I'm wrong!
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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby usurp31 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:15 am

TexasJohnBoy wrote:Saw the thread title on the front page and I thought this would be a news article about some bad news from Arizona. Glad I'm wrong!


That makes two of us! I too was duped by the title.


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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby brokedown48 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:21 am

usurp31 wrote:
TexasJohnBoy wrote:Saw the thread title on the front page and I thought this would be a news article about some bad news from Arizona. Glad I'm wrong!


That makes two of us! I too was duped by the title.


Makes three of us! Much better than I was expecting
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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby Jusme » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:24 am

brokedown48 wrote:
usurp31 wrote:
TexasJohnBoy wrote:Saw the thread title on the front page and I thought this would be a news article about some bad news from Arizona. Glad I'm wrong!


That makes two of us! I too was duped by the title.


Makes three of us! Much better than I was expecting



Ditto I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby JRG » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:30 am

There are two really nice outdoor ranges in Tucson. I've been to one of them. Covered concrete area for shooting. I think it was $8 for all day. Pistols and rifles out to 300 yards. There is also a separate shotgun/clay area that is only open a couple of days a week.

Of course, with it being so much desert, there are also places to go that don't cost $.

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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby TXBO » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:46 am

I used to live in Phoenix. Ben Avery is a shooter's Mecca.

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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby Dadtodabone » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:33 pm

JRG wrote:There are two really nice outdoor ranges in Tucson. I've been to one of them. Covered concrete area for shooting. I think it was $8 for all day. Pistols and rifles out to 300 yards. There is also a separate shotgun/clay area that is only open a couple of days a week.

Of course, with it being so much desert, there are also places to go that don't cost $.

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One of the reasons state and local governments support the shooting sports is that 82% of Arizona land is controlled by the Federal Gov't or is sovereign tribal reservation. While your ability to carry is not restricted on Federal lands, your ability to shoot is.
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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby Dadtodabone » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:39 pm

TXBO wrote:I used to live in Phoenix. Ben Avery is a shooter's Mecca.

The Ben Avery Clay Target Center should be on every clay shooters bucket list.
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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby TXBO » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:25 am

Dadtodabone wrote:
JRG wrote:There are two really nice outdoor ranges in Tucson. I've been to one of them. Covered concrete area for shooting. I think it was $8 for all day. Pistols and rifles out to 300 yards. There is also a separate shotgun/clay area that is only open a couple of days a week.

Of course, with it being so much desert, there are also places to go that don't cost $.

Joe

One of the reasons state and local governments support the shooting sports is that 82% of Arizona land is controlled by the Federal Gov't or is sovereign tribal reservation. While your ability to carry is not restricted on Federal lands, your ability to shoot is.


That 82% includes State Trust Land and Tribal Reservations. The Federal Government owns about 43%.

If you have a valid hunting licence, you are considered a permittee on State Trust Land. Same with BLM land owned by the feds.


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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby TXBO » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:28 am

Dadtodabone wrote:
TXBO wrote:I used to live in Phoenix. Ben Avery is a shooter's Mecca.

The Ben Avery Clay Target Center should be on every clay shooters bucket list.


Absolutely, I had a lot of fun there.

They also have a range and league for just about any shooting discipline you enjoy.

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Re: Shooting in Arizona

Postby KLB » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:32 am

Dadtodabone wrote:Should you ever wander west to the Grand Canyon State, don't forget your guns.

As long as you're sure you won't cross into the People's Republic of California.


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