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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Viki Hendrickson, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Viki Hendrickson

    Viki Hendrickson Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I am seriously looking into a small 4 lane shooting range. Being able to use this for training purposes for my students and leasing/renting time for other instructors to use. Has ANYONE looked into this before? Would it be feasible in Clark County?? The perfect scenario would be, a building just big enough for a classroom, office, small retail area (no guns just accessories) shooting area with bullet traps that will withstand large calibers. What do you think??
     
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  2. Lange22250

    Lange22250 Milwaukie Active Member

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    After you look into the initial building and permitting costs factor in a quarter of that ever few years to keep up with the EPA benchmarks for Pb. You should also plan on not letting kids in to protect yourself against possible liability from increased blood Pb levels. Unless you want to do the full boat OSHA lead class you will also be spending a lot to contract out all of the cleaning and servicing, the class is 40-60 hours.
    After having to authorize to money needed to a mid size range going I would never have any part of building another one.
     
  3. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I wish you all the luck in the world. But you're facing an uphill battle with all the regulations to minor or nonexistent problems that need to be overcome.
     
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  4. Viki Hendrickson

    Viki Hendrickson Vancouver, WA New Member

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  5. Viki Hendrickson

    Viki Hendrickson Vancouver, WA New Member

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    My husband seems to think the same. Thank you.
     
  6. Viki Hendrickson

    Viki Hendrickson Vancouver, WA New Member

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    What if it's just a training facility, not open to the public. Do you think it would matter? All the regulations would be the same?
     
  7. Lange22250

    Lange22250 Milwaukie Active Member

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    Either way the regs are tight.