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Tri-county Gun Range

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by fastkatanaboy, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. fastkatanaboy

    fastkatanaboy Portland New Member

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    I am looking to join a rifle range this month. Tri-county has its monthly membership orientation this Saturday.

    Are there any other rifle ranges in the Portland area I should consider??
    I think there is one out by Estacada but they require you volunteer hours & pay fees BUT the nice part is - they have long range (200yrds+) options.

    Any info would be appreciated. Ideally 200yards +.
     
  2. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    TCGC also has a 200 and 300 yard range that is normally open. The 600 yard range is also available at certain times.

    Between the two (I've been a member at both) DR is is friendlier and has fewer dipbubblegum rules. TCGC has better facilities overall.

    H
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am a former member at TCGC and am currently a member at Douglas Ridge. I agree with halmbarte regarding the differences between the two. TCGC has excellent facilities, but some of the rules get a little ridiculous. In particular, if you want to shoot at the pistol/.22 rimfire rifle range, the closest you can set a target is on their 25 yd carrier. This is fine for .22lr rifle, but I want to practice with my carry guns at ranges from 7-10 yds. You can't do that at TCGC unless you get qualified for the action range and participate in 1 or two matches (someone correct me if I'm wrong here). At Douglas Ridge I can shoot on the 100 yard rifle range and set a carrier at 7-10 yards if I want for practice with my carry pistols. No need to qualify or participate in matches.

    The work requirements aren't that onerous. Just one 8 hour day per year. I usually get my work requirement by working Hunter Sight In Days.
     
  4. mudflatmike

    mudflatmike Lake Stevens, Wa. Active Member

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    I used to drive clear down the do Cowboy matches at TCGC, had a ball, great range, great folks running it, especially the multi day shoots.
    I don't know what happened, but a group took over that I can only describe as NUTS! The started making up their own rules, became rude and confrontational, just all around jerks. I haven't been back for several years now, and I hope the climate has changed, it sure needed to!
     
  5. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I am a current member of TCGC: No such attitude exists there I know of but, we use chamber flags and please stay behind the yellow line after "cease fire"(sheesh). Pretty simple. They do have a range officer on all days now, usually retired and pretty 'nice' guys. I wouldn't stay if it was as MFM describes.
     
  6. mudflatmike

    mudflatmike Lake Stevens, Wa. Active Member

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    I should clear up one thing, my observations about TCGC concerned the cowboy shooters only, I have always been treated very very well by every other shooting group I came into contact with at that range.
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    The Action Range at TCGC makes it well worth the two days of training/match (on match) to get there.
     
  8. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    TCGC is awesome. Action Range certification is no big deal, a total of 8 hours spread over two weekends to qualify is not a big deal. IMHO the folks at the pistol range scare me sometimes with safety issues. Occasionally you can get a gung-ho RO who likes to make up his own rules, but you just nod and smile and they go away.

    That said, I would go wherever was closest to my house!
     
  9. sadstory

    sadstory New York, NY New Member

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    mudflatmike, I am new to the area and the boards, Are there and 500+ places to shoot in the area? Whats the nearest to Seattle/Evertt?
     
  10. mudflatmike

    mudflatmike Lake Stevens, Wa. Active Member

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    I sent ya a PM
     
  11. AButler16

    AButler16 Scappoose, OR Member

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    Jan 21st is the next session not the 14th per my emails with them