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Tri County Gun Club ARR members

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by tacticalgunner, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    I am a member of Tri-County, I have my Action Range and Action Rifle Range qual and looking for some folks that would like to shoot together. Most of my buddy's have basic memberships and honestly, I need some friends that I don't have to babysit on those ranges.
     
  2. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am certified for the regular action range but not the rifle range (not a rifle shooter....yet).
    Would be happy to meet you there sometime.
     
  3. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    Lets go soon! I will PM you with my info
     
  4. RumpleForeskin

    RumpleForeskin NW Oregon Active Member

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    I'm still waiting out the initiation process :( But if you'd be willing to bring me in as a guest and maybe help me get a head start, that'd be amazing!
     
  5. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    Pm me your info sir
     
  6. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The more the better!
     
  7. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Recently got my invite for March 8th orientation! :s0168:
     
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  8. Dreams of Steel

    Dreams of Steel Sherwood Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I will be attending the orientation tomorrow, not sure when the live fire portion will take place. I am very excited to join!
     
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  9. RumpleForeskin

    RumpleForeskin NW Oregon Active Member

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    How long a wait was it for you guys to get the invite?
     
  10. Dreams of Steel

    Dreams of Steel Sherwood Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    IIRC I submitted my application almost a year ago, it may have been less but it was close. Seems like too long but the place is in high demand!
     
  11. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    To be honest, I don't recall. It seems like it was way than year ago.
    I know that I applied like 3 times total though. As there is no way to know where you are in line, after a long wait after the initial one, I just applied again, just incase they didn't have a record.
    Then I forgot about it till I was cruising the forums and saw mention it was down to a few months. So I applied again back in December and got a reply in February of this year.

    I've been a member a Johnson Creek for a year now (just did my annual renewal for this year) and kind of lost track of things over at Tri-County. At any rate the wait is over. lol
     
  12. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think I waited 4 months for the action range class. There was a back log because they had revamped the safety program. A friend who joined TCGC a month ago is scheduled to take
    the AR certification class next week. People suggest that you sign up for the certification as
    soon as you become a member.
     
  13. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    That is exactly what I was thinking of doing. Thanks for the head's up!
     
  14. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    Man, I became a member when it was the ole "come on in on the orientation Saturday". Five of us joined, no real orientation, just paid and went through a safety presentation, by 2 I was on the trap range!! Things have changed, it was funny, I had to wait for a action range cert class to fill, not because it was booked up lol
     
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  15. RumpleForeskin

    RumpleForeskin NW Oregon Active Member

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    This gives me hope. I applied last Dec as well. I'm just paranoid the email is going to get overlooked in the Junk folder or something.
     
  16. Dreams of Steel

    Dreams of Steel Sherwood Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    My email from TCGC did not go to my Spam or Junk folder, but it was mixed in with a lot of other stuff since I hadn't cleaned up my inbox in a while. You can do a search for TCGC in your mail box to see if you may have missed it. I was surprised when I got mine, I assumed my invite had made it to my spam and gotten deleted when I cleared that folder. I read that they only send invites once, and if you submit multiple requests they just ignore the dupes and don't send one at all, that must be incorrect according to the post from @spookshack above. Glad there will be some other NWFA members there, I look forward to meeting all of you!
     
  17. jc79

    jc79 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have my action range cert for TCGC and am definitely up for meeting other great folks to shoot with.
     
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  18. Meridian7750

    Meridian7750 Portland Area Well-Known Member

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    Members and non-members alike, this Sunday is the monthly Speed Steel match. Open to all.
    A great way to spend a Sunday morning, meet new friends, get a feel for the club, and for those looking to get Action Range-certified, get a qualifying match under your belt.
    Show up about 8:30, safety talk at 9, start shooting 9:15 or so, done around 1:00.
    Bring $12, ears and eyes, and an appropriate gun (pistol-caliber center fire handguns or carbines, or .22's), 5 mags, and enough ammo (250 rifle, 300 handgun).
    Good times
     
  19. PDX1953

    PDX1953 Active Member

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    I was a member at Johnson Creek for two years (didn't renew for 2016) but their requirement of only shoot a target at 50 ft is ridiculous. The projectile is just going through paper and will still hit the backstop anyway. I know - it's their rules & if I want to play I have to abide by them but I decided it wasn't worth the hassle.

    I applied at Tri County (10 minutes away) in late 2013 & was told I was #2000 in line. About 18 months later I emailed & asked where I was - up to 600+. About 5 months later I got an invitation & really began looking at what they offered. No indoor range larger than .22 so I passed. When the weather is good I can shoot for free on either of two private ranges a friend owns.

    I was at Rich's in Dec & they have an indoor range. I hadn't been there for about two years so I don't know when it was added but at $15/hr it's not a bad price. They don't charge extra if you bring your own ammo like the crooks in Clackamas but Rich's doesn't allow reloads. I forgot to ask about factory reloads (LAX. etc) but what knocked me over backwards are their annual dues. The least expensive single membership is $600 and that only reduces your hourly rate - not eliminate it. When I lived in CT my son belonged to the oldest gun club in the US - the Hartford Gun Club - and dues were $500/year. That includes skeet & trap, long range rifle & indoor & outdoor ranges that allow .22 & up. The place looked like a country club with full time maintenance & gardeners. $500 a year for a place like is understandable.

    Last June Douglas Ridge held an open house. I was interested in the rifle range so I drove back to the range & saw two guys wearing safety vests - RO's I guessed. I was open carrying & as soon as I got about 20 feet away one of them asked if I was a member. I told them I was there for the open house & was considering applying and one of the RO's said. "We don't allow open carry on the premises." I think my jaw hit the ground & after I picked it up I said, "This is a gun range & you don't allow open carry?" The guy said, "Correct. It might make some people nervous." At that point I untucked my shirt & covered my gun & said, "Well now it's concealed." I asked about prices & after this, that, & initiation I lost track around $600. While I stood there trying to catch my breath & process the political correctness of a gun range I received a text saying a close friend in CA had just passed away. I just got in my car & left, baffled by the "make people nervous" comment. It's a GUN RANGE and one I'll never recommend & will always hold in contempt.
     
  20. Peak_oil

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    I was at the Tri County orientation tonight, and according to the guy giving the presentation, no open carry there either. I don't understand, but I assume there must be some history behind that decision. It's not a big enough deal for me to not join. I would prefer open carry.

    Looking forward to breaking in my AR soon, and shooting some .22 indoors... 24 hours a day! That's awesome.