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Miss having a public range

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by sepharad, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. sepharad

    sepharad Portland Oregon New Member

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    I recently returned to Oregon, from a 2.5 year stay in Albuquerque. I loathed Albuquerque. Crime ran amok. Corruption on a scale and so deeply ingrained. But they sure had one thing right. Albuquerque shooting park. Across the Rio Grande about 15-20 miles out they had a city park dedicated to shooting sports. Big 200 yard lanes entrenched in the earth. Concrete pads with shade covers and a watch tower. They even had a cowboy shooting area. $5 for all day, supervised line personnel.

    This was all done under one simple premise. Shooters are citizens. If we build a safe park to shoot in, they will shoot there and not endanger others.

    Made good sense.
     
  2. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    "Miss having a public range" Yep I know how you feel.
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If only if only. Hell, there'd be a lot less trash left in the woods.. But then again..
    However, a relatively inexpensive PUBLIC range with ROs and even a watch tower would be fantastic.
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Hhhhmmmm I guess I have the opposite problem. The one time I moved for a short while I missed having my own private range in my backyard.........
     
  5. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    From my observation(s)........

    Our politicians rather build boat ramps and play courts.

    Aloha, Mark
     
  6. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Welcome back. Having lived in many states, I find Oregon a tough state to shoot in unless you are a member or friend of a member of a private club. But there ARE still places to shoot.