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Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by tlfreek, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking for a good gun club to join where i can shoot both short and long guns and bring my own ammo. I would like a place to shoot skeet or clay targets as well.


    I am looking at the tri county gun club as an option - anyone have any experience there? Any other options - I am located in Milwaukie
     
  2. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    I've been a member at TCGC for quite a few years. Nice facility and fairly well managed, but might be considered a bit spendy for the first year (dues plus initiation). Other facilities (which I have no experience with) that might be considered in the area are Johnson Creek (indoors SE Portland), Douglas Ridge (Boring), and English Pit (Vancouver).


    elsie
     
  3. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Johnson Creek is limited to 50 feet, an indoor range. You can shoot 22 LR but no magnums of any caliber due the proximity of neighbors. Its tight in the old Johnson Creek neighborhood.

    If you go during the week its a card lock enter and few people are there. The weekends are busy.

    Been a member for many years, went with member Ron Jacoby recently to show him the place. Give me an e-mail if you want to see the place.

    Lee

    PS: The Sherwood gun club has over 3400 members and can get quite busy. But is a full service club that offers everyone something.

    the Camby Gun Club that was not mentioned has a limit of 500 members and a waiting list of over three years to get in. They may lose 3-4% membership each year and will limit replacements to that amount.
    Nice facility for skeet/trap/Pistol and a 100 yard small rifle range.
     
  4. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Rainier Rod and Gun club is where I go to shoot, and I live in Hillsboro. It is a bit of a drive, but at just $25 per year, and the fact it has a handgun, rifle, and shotgun range it is not bad. You would have to check when you can shoot trap or skeet, as the pistol/rifle range cannot be used during trap/skeet shooting.

    It is a small comfortable range, and the many times I have shot there, it has not been busy.

    They have numerous trap/skeet shoots during the month, mainly friday nights and weekends, but like I said, it is a pretty good place to shoot, and you will need to bring your own ammo, as there is none available for sale.

    PM me and I will email you the latest newsletter/calendar for the club.

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  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Gun Club... what you have when you ran out of ammo
     
  6. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    First rule of Gun Club: You don't talk about gun club.
     
  7. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would like an indoor pistol range for the winter. I looked at the Johnson Creek web site and it states that all targets must be fully extended to the wall. This is 50' or 17 yards. Is this requirement true? I would like to practice at shorter ranges.
     
  8. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's true. Johnson Creek and PRPC have that rule. PRPC has two traps at 7 yards though.
     
  9. gophishhhh

    gophishhhh milwaukie Active Member

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    Estacada gun club is another to consider as well as Canby. they have a nice covered 100yd and 50 yd ranges. Canby has covered 100yd and two 50yd ranges. You can come out to Canby on Tuesday and Thursday for shooting trap (open to the public), starts at 6:00pm. both canby and estacada run around $75.00 a year.
     
  10. jgeist

    jgeist Oregon Active Member

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    I would like to join a gun club, but all of them around me require that you be a member of the NRA.. I canceled my lifetime membership after they slipped into the backroom to cut a deal with Democrats on their new campaign-finance legislation. So now what, forced to join them again after they sold us out...:banghead:
     
  11. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    How do you cancel a Lifetime membership? Did you ask for money back?
     
  12. jgeist

    jgeist Oregon Active Member

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    Asked, but they did not care.. They were to busy making excuses.. I just had them remove me from their membership after 20 years...