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Joining DRRC

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by HuckleberryFun, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun Portland, OR. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I filled out the application to join the Douglas Ridge Rifle Club and it's going out in tomorrow's mail.
    I can't make next week's Orientation, but will go to the 4 FEB 2017 one.
    They seem like good people there, and I'm really looking forward to having a home range with lots of activities going on rather than keep bouncing around different pay as you go ranges. I know there are some DRRC members on NWFA. I look forward to meeting you all on the firing line.
     
  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Silver Supporter

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    We are good people :)
     
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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If only it wasn't over an hour from my house with no traffic I would love to join that place - I've always enjoyed the rimfire speed shoots hosted there.

    Congrats!
     
  4. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I joined a couple of months ago even though I live in Newberg because I belong to the Ladies group there. I figured if I was going there routinely, I should be a member. Plus saving $10 a month range fee by becoming a member helps offset the cost of the membership.

    It's a great range.
     
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  5. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    And we are all good looking too.
     
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I belong to ARPC, but the several times I've been invited to shoot at DRRC I've been treated with courtesy and friendliness. Nice folks indeed! :)
     
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    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Glad to know. I only heard you were a bunch of polite, sharp-shooting rednecks. :p
     
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  8. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Very nice people. Would have joined but too far from home.
     
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  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the club! I'm in my 3rd year as a member myself. Maybe I'll see you there sometime. I usually shoot in the late afternoon, after work, and usually on the dynamic range. Good club, nice folks there, enjoy.

    When it comes time to do your service hours, I can recommend volunteering to help at the hunter sight-in events in Sept. and Oct. They need a lot of help on those weekends and you meet some great folks - may even learn some things in the process. They will send an email out about that event toward the end of summer.
     
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  10. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    It's been awhile since I shot there, was shooting IDPA and speed steel.

    Is the pistol area still 1 large bay?
    We had to setup the stages , but could only shoot 1 at a time.

    I have since joined ARPC... as I said it's been years ago.
     
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  11. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I joined DRRC a few months ago, only went shooting there twice before it got uncomfortably cold. Seemed like nice people both times. When it warms up some I'll start going again. Typically I'd be there in the morning, but random days.
     
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  12. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun Portland, OR. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My "weekends" are Fridays and Saturdays, which fits in nicely with their USPSA calendar. One of the first things I'll do is sign up for their Service Rifle class & match. They don't have a Bullseye pistol group, unfortunately, but I can just keep practicing on my own for that and do postal matches. Yeah, Ralgha, it is a little cold in January for outdoor shooting, but I'm sure there are real hardcore he-men & she-women that are tougher than we are. ;)
     
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  13. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've done the service rifle match twice there - a lot of fun. I know the director is retiring though, I haven't heard if they've found a replacement for him, not sure if that will impact the calendar this year or not.
     
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  14. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun Portland, OR. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've been reading their newsletter on their site. Someone else did step up to take over as director of the Service Rifle discipline. The retiring director will stay on a while in some kind of advisory capacity to get the new guy launched smoothly.
    Seems like they got it all sorted.
     
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  15. DizzyJ

    DizzyJ Lost Active Member

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    Welcome to the club!
     
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  16. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thinking I might stop by tomorrow and throw some lead.. buurrrrr
     
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  17. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I was a member for a few years but it was just too far to get there enough to make it worthwhile maintaining. One of the better clubs to be a member of in my opinion.
     
  18. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Bubblegum that man! I'm staying inside where it's warm! :D I do envy the fun you'll have though.
     
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  19. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I went last Wednesday morning, a bit chilly but we were the only people there until about 11:00 AM. I've met a lot of nice people there, sometimes I spend more time talking than shooting.
     
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  20. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Stopped by late to chrono some .40 loads but ended up picking up 30 lbs of brass instead just laying there calling my name....
    Sun was waning and my chrono gets unreliable in shade so now I have yo go back again...
    Left a lot of that brass still frozen on ground.