Post by bassfishing3526 on Feb 13, 2017 21:28:48 GMT -5
Hey I was wondering if anyone knows and outdoor rangers that are more then 25 yards. All the clubs around Chester County are not accepting new members and I was wondering if there are any others around?
Equally important question --- how many knuckleheads shoot there?
I ask b/c a few years back, before they req'd the hunting license to shoot there, my experience wasn't very good. Experienced a number of idiots who couldn't stop touching their firearm during cease fire when we were changing targets. Shooters with no hearing or eye protection. Guys walking around with loaded weapons with no safety on and accidentally firing.
I'm looking for an honest assessment of local places where I might take my wife to learn to shoot. Basically I'm looking for a place where we might take an intro lesson together, be able to rent and get her accustomed to a personal defense level pistol that doesn't beat her up, and have a positive experience without unsolicited political commentary or being made to feel stupid.I want it to be something we come back to. I've heard mixed reviews of TargetMaster & French Creek Outfitters, in terms of staff politeness and facilities, but haven't seen either myself so can't judge. I know there are gun clubs locally, but my brief research suggests that many are at capacity and don't really offer what I'm looking for. So please pass along opinions, recommendations, alternatives, etc. Thanks.
For someone not affiliated with a gun club, French Creek Outfitters and Target Master are 2 reasonable options. Don't bother going into the city to shoot, it's not worth it!
Regarding clubs, I belonged to Delaware County Field & Stream for 25 yrs. It costs a @$150/yr + one-time initiation. IMO it's a great club. I taught 2 ex-wives and a few friends how to shoot there. Well run, well regulated ranges, focused first on safety. Offer a variety of ranges (handgun, rifle, blackpowder, trap, skeet, etc.). I just cannot get there often enough to justify the cost.
I have also shot at Morgantown Rod and Gun as a guest. Far more affordable than DCFS but the facilities aren't nearly as extensive.
There are a few other clubs in the northern Chester County I've heard are decent.
IMO if you're there with her, you can ward off most of the opinions / advice offered by others at the range. For someone learning, they need to feel safe and understand how the firearm works. Once she gets past that point you can begin working on target practice.