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Four Corners Gun Club

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dallas Ken, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Went to Four Corners in Salem this morning to sight in a couple of my rifles.
    Really a nice bunch of guys out there helping on the firing line. They had a nice range set up for sight in plus 200yd. range and a running deer to shoot as part of the $6.00 per gun fee. Bore sighting and spotting was also available.
    Thinking real serious about joining the club seems to be pretty well organized but not too big for the club members to get plenty of range time.
    Check it out if you need to sight in, every weekend thru September.

    Good Day Gents.....
     
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  2. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I grew up around there. They've done this almost as long as I can remember.
     
  3. Darknight

    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    ARPC is better and worth the drive. IMHO
     
  4. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I agree ARPC has more shooting areas and is a very well run operation.................But it also has way too many activities from outside sources going on at most times. Seems you have to plan your shooting times around the other uses. I'm kind of a spur of the moment guy when it comes to shooting.
    Certainly not knocking ARPC in any way though, great club and they do a lot for the community and shooting fans.
    Just a small town shooter I guess.
    Have a great day..........
     
  5. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was a member for a couple of years. They are nice guys and if all you want to do is shoot rifles or pistols it is fine. They did away with their trap range and all shotgun sports while I was a member. If they are back now that would be good, but the issue was the neighbors.
     
  6. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    And that is the crux right there. The rod and gun club was there long, long before there were any neighbors. Then the new neighbors come in and want to shut them down because of the noise.

    Same thing happened to the old Salem Speedway.
     
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  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It is my understanding the club is in negotiations to buy another of the pieces of property that boarder the club as a way to increase the buffer zone as well as to have another source of income.

    As to ARPC being better well they are a different club and have different facilities.

    I like Four Corners and with them barely 20min from home and on my way home from work the location is hard to beat for me
     
  8. FORKLIFT252

    FORKLIFT252 Oregon Active Member

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    ARPC for me...it would be nice to go to 4Q it's way closer to me... But I like to shoot tactical...they frown on that type of shooting at the 4Q.
     
  9. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    For me it is the restriction to shooting only paper at 4 Corners. It's fine for sighting in sights, but it is so much more fun to shoot things that react and/or make noise. Also, being able to only have 5 rounds in a rifle mag is silly.

    ARPC has full auto shoots. Don't know of any other club in the valley that lets you shoot full auto.
     
  10. osterr1999

    osterr1999 Silverton, OR Active Member

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    I agree with Sparky. I was a member there and the rules are ridiculous. I have no problem with safety rules, but mag limits, no thanks. I also kind of got the feeling it was a bit of a good ol' boys club.
     
  11. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Lot's of good points and reasons for one or the other. Got to weigh out my needs and wants I guess. I'm kind of a basic target shooter and like the idea that Four Corners is quite a bit closer for me.
    Hey, there is good in both..........Thanks for the input.
    Good day Gents.
     
  12. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    What reason do they give for restricting magazie capacity? I was going to apply for membership but not if I can't load the magazine to full capacity. I would understand it if the magazines were illegal.
     
  13. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have no clue as to the reason for a five round limit in the magazine, but that is definitely the rule. I had to purchase special clips to fire my Garand there. It doesn't matter if the magazine is legal or not, the five round rule is in effect.
     
  14. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It has to do with an agreement with the neighbors so they aren't listening to shooters cranking off 40 rd bursts
     
  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Last I heard there were only a few membership slots open as we had reached the 1000 regular paid member limit. Not including associates and juniors etc. But that could have changed after the new membership year started July 1st.
     
  16. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Does that magazine limit include handguns?
     
  17. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Handguns have a 10 round limit, which is more realistic and the standard round count for the majority of .22LR handguns.
     
  18. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like they think they are a few hundred miles south from where they are. I looked into 4c last year and decided to join the ARPC. and now with the new rifle ranges coming, i am glad I did.
     
  19. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Well, there ya go. I too was thinking of joining Four Corners because it was cheaper than ARPC, but it's not worth it. I'll go ahead and join ARPC then.
     
  20. dpoh

    dpoh mcminnville New Member

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    four corners is a great group of guys I go every year to make sure im right on target. but is a great day to spend a day and the running bucks a lot of fun have walked away with a free hat last 6 years for hitting the eye of the running buck :thumbup: