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

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:21 am
by Beiruty
Great range, great host. I just wish if the day fee was $10 to $15. I would be there more often.

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

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 7:52 am
by BSB
If they were charging 30 a day I would go. Wait I did including my son. Seriosly though, range fees are peanuts compaired to the amount of money I have invested in firearms. If you were starting a range from scratch would you charge less? There is a lot of expenses to just invite people out to shoot for peanuts. I would rather pay more to help a new range take off. Or you can go pay less somewhere else and deal with bad attitudes and guys talking down to you.You can become a member for 100 bucks and it is only 15 dollars per visit. When they start a SASS club I will join. I don't bench shoot often enough to join now. I am not afilliated with this range I just wanted to share my good experience and hope you all have as good a time as I did.

See you on the range!

BSB

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

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:58 am
by AEA
I don't use an outdoor range much. I had the AR for 3 years or so before finally deciding to sight it in. I mostly do indoor pistol shooting.

I went there in March, with my Son who was visiting from Canada, to sight in my AR at 25 & 50yds.

It is a no hassle, friendly, clean place with chairs, bags and even a spotting scope for your use.

Highly recommended. It's even fun to watch the experts with the high dollar rifles hit the bulls eye at 400 and 500yds!

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

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:49 am
by Beiruty
AEA wrote:I don't use an outdoor range much. I had the AR for 3 years or so before finally deciding to sight it in. I mostly do indoor pistol shooting.

I went there in March, with my Son who was visiting from Canada, to sight in my AR at 25 & 50yds.

It is a no hassle, friendly, clean place with chairs, bags and even a spotting scope for your use.

Highly recommended. It's even fun to watch the experts with the high dollar rifles hit the bulls eye at 400 and 500yds!
I was there that day. I am the other Canadian shooting his Sig 556. Your son did a great job with your AR. It was nice meeting you.

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

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:19 pm
by AEA
Hi Beiruty.

Thanks for letting me know that was you! :tiphat:

Good to meet you too and I enjoyed talking with you! :cheers2:

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

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:47 pm
by WildBill
What a coincidence. It wasn't at the range, but I met a Canadian on that same day in McKinney. :lol:

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

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:58 pm
by AEA
:smilelol5: :smilelol5: :smilelol5: :smilelol5:

:patriot: :txflag:

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

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:50 pm
by super8neon
Wow... How long have I been asleep???


Last I was around, I had heard that Tom Bean had been shutdown.
Now this Range popped up.

To think I used to think I lived in the boonies...
34 mins / 24.25 miles


Now why did I just pull my long distance scope off of the Bushmaster and put on a Red Dot????

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

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:13 pm
by AndyC
The range website says that FMJ is permitted to be shot at 100 yards only - is that right?

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

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:20 pm
by Beiruty
AndyC wrote:The range website says that FMJ is permitted to be shot at 100 yards only - is that right?
no one will question you. Shoot as you want, if in doubt you can ask. Most likely you will be told to keep your shots low and not flying high and you would be fine.

One thing, I would like them to do is raise the backstop.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:43 pm
by AndyC
Thanks, Beiruty

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

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:43 pm
by Razgriz
I knew about this place for a while, just never got around to going. I'm looking for some food for my '24 mosin that isn't steel core (gotta love that soviet surplus). Would be fun to shoot open irons at 500 yards.

Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range CLOSED north of McKinney

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:44 pm
by C-dub
I can't find a decent news source for this. I was recommending the Top Gun range up in Leonard to a friend last night and they told me they heard it was permanently closed. I've searched around here on our forum and didn't see anything regarding this travesty.

Apparently, someone bought some land down range and is building or has built a house and wanted the range closed down. They went to court last year and the range lost. Has anyone else heard about this? The only place I can find anything about it is other forums from my searches. My googlfu must be horrible today.

Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range CLOSED north of McKinney

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:58 pm
by Bitter Clinger
C-dub wrote:I can't find a decent news source for this. I was recommending the Top Gun range up in Leonard to a friend last night and they told me they heard it was permanently closed. I've searched around here on our forum and didn't see anything regarding this travesty.

Apparently, someone bought some land down range and is building or has built a house and wanted the range closed down. They went to court last year and the range lost. Has anyone else heard about this? The only place I can find anything about it is other forums from my searches. My googlfu must be horrible today.
C-Dub,

It closed not long after you and I were there with Beiruty over a year ago. Really too bad, it was such a laid back great experience when we went there...

Re: Top Gun Shooting Club 500 yd range CLOSED north of McKinney

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:08 pm
by C-dub
Bitter Clinger wrote:
C-dub wrote:I can't find a decent news source for this. I was recommending the Top Gun range up in Leonard to a friend last night and they told me they heard it was permanently closed. I've searched around here on our forum and didn't see anything regarding this travesty.

Apparently, someone bought some land down range and is building or has built a house and wanted the range closed down. They went to court last year and the range lost. Has anyone else heard about this? The only place I can find anything about it is other forums from my searches. My googlfu must be horrible today.
C-Dub,

It closed not long after you and I were there with Beiruty over a year ago. Really too bad, it was such a laid back great experience when we went there...
That's what I've found. I thought there were new laws that were passed a few years ago to protect ranges from stuff like that.