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New Shooting Range?
Posted by: shooter ()
Date: December 08, 2008 02:18PM

I heard that a new shooting range just opened up last week somewhere in Fairfax County (or maybe it was in a nearby county). Does anyone know where it is and what the name of it is?

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: my name ()
Date: December 08, 2008 02:33PM

It's in Woodbridge. Thank the VCDL for help getting it approved. They're a great organization (info on range approval in link) http://blog.vcdl.org/index.php?/archives/370-VA-ALERT-Success!-Range-approved!.html

It's called "The Shooters' Range, Inc."

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Suburbanite ()
Date: December 08, 2008 03:15PM

I think it's the Silver Eagle Group. Website: http://www.silvereagle-group.com/

They had an open house this past weekend, but I didn't get out to it. It's off Rt 28 and Waxpool Rd. The site looks pretty flashy, which probably means it's expensive.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: user name ()
Date: December 08, 2008 04:10PM

Suburbanite Wrote:
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> I think it's the Silver Eagle Group. Website:
> http://www.silvereagle-group.com/
>
> They had an open house this past weekend, but I
> didn't get out to it. It's off Rt 28 and Waxpool
> Rd. The site looks pretty flashy, which probably
> means it's expensive.


The Silver Eagle Group is expensive from what I've read. Here's a thread on it over at opencarry.com

http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum54/17620.html

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Somebody ()
Date: December 08, 2008 05:24PM

OMG.
$75,000 initiation plus $350/mo.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: December 09, 2008 08:40AM

New? The City of Manassas has been around for centuries.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: December 09, 2008 09:48AM

Centuries?

"Manassas Junction was little more than a railroad crossing, but a strategic one, with rails leading to Richmond, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Shenandoah Valley. Despite these two Confederate victories, Manassas Junction was in Union hands for most of the war.

"The crossroads grew into the town of Manassas following the war, incorporated in 1873."

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: December 09, 2008 10:11AM

Decades? Either one is wayy too long.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Date: December 09, 2008 10:31AM

There's a shotgun shooting range in Bull Run Park. They have stands with different elevations and use clay pigeons. A little bit of "hick" left in NoVA.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: December 09, 2008 11:09PM

Where did you get that it was 75000 initiation and 350 a month? I just looked at the entire site and it doesn't have pricing information. There do appear to be at least two classes of membership, so if the 75k is an actual cost, perhaps that's for the "Founders" membership and not for "Sportsmen".

Besides, 75k for a membership at a shooting range is idiotic unless ammunition is free, you can try out any kind of gun for free, they let you use automatic weapons, and they give you free food and cristal the entire time you're in the building.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Lethal Injection ()
Date: December 09, 2008 11:11PM

shooter Wrote:
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> I heard that a new shooting range just opened up
> last week somewhere in Fairfax County (or maybe it
> was in a nearby county). Does anyone know where it
> is and what the name of it is?


Spunky's house...like Ice Cube said, "Kill at will".

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Somebody ()
Date: December 10, 2008 09:45AM

boredom Wrote:
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> Where did you get that it was 75000 initiation and
> 350 a month?

Someone who went to the open house posted the pricing sheet on one of the sites linked in the above post.
Yes, 75k is for the founders membership.
The sportsman initiation fee is $5,000 and I think ~150/mo IIRC.
You don't get very much with that level of membership though.
Not sure you even get unlimited range time.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Sarge ()
Date: December 10, 2008 12:08PM

Somebody Wrote:
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> boredom Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Where did you get that it was 75000 initiation
> and
> > 350 a month?
>
> Someone who went to the open house posted the
> pricing sheet on one of the sites linked in the
> above post.
> Yes, 75k is for the founders membership.
> The sportsman initiation fee is $5,000 and I think
> ~150/mo IIRC.
> You don't get very much with that level of
> membership though.
> Not sure you even get unlimited range time.


Just out of curiosity, what is it about this range that makes it so
expensive? I belong to a far cheaper gun club and quite frankly,
I dont know anyone who would be willing to pay that kind of money.
But then again, my friends are not wealthy and neither am I.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: February 09, 2009 08:36AM

Sarge Wrote:

> Just out of curiosity, what is it about this range
> that makes it so
> expensive? I belong to a far cheaper gun club and
> quite frankly,
> I dont know anyone who would be willing to pay
> that kind of money.
> But then again, my friends are not wealthy and
> neither am I.

I guess it's state of the art air filtration system, fully automated range, lounge, etc make it that expensive.

If the $70,000 price tag is accurate, I expect them to be either federally owned in the next year, or bankrupt.

http://loudounextra.washingtonpost.com/news/2008/dec/06/shooting-range-aiming-high/

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: VaGunForum.net ()
Date: May 12, 2009 07:30PM

So, this thread seems to imply that The Shooter's Range, Inc is one and the same as the Silver Eagle Group? I was under the impression that they are separate entities. Silver Eagle Group is in Ashburn and The Shooter's Range, Inc was to replace the burned-out Shooter's Paradise in Woodbridge.

Has anyone heard anything more about The Shooter's Range, Inc? I've seen discussions by many indicating that they drive by the location a couple of times per week and no construction has even started.

http://vagunforum.net/general-discussion/new-shooting-range-woodbridge-t672.html

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: May 12, 2009 07:33PM

Shooter's Paradise was burned out? Like, literally? What happened, besides a fire... obviously.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: hmm ()
Date: May 12, 2009 07:39PM

Hmm.....

Westfield??

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Merritt ()
Date: May 13, 2009 10:18AM

Silver Eagle is pretty nice. Took my CCW class there. Nice big open store front, snack bar, classrooms, and really nice ranges. Their prices are roughly the same as Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly.

The 70/75k initiation fee is for the 'Founders Club'. I don't know who would pay for it, but apparently the 'club' is full. As a Founders member, you get your own locker, a 'gift' handgun and rifle, they'll clean your car, dryclean your clothes, etc. Still not worth 70k if you ask me.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: March 12, 2011 08:12PM

Merritt Wrote:
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> Silver Eagle is pretty nice. Took my CCW class
> there. Nice big open store front, snack bar,
> classrooms, and really nice ranges. Their prices
> are roughly the same as Blue Ridge Arsenal in
> Chantilly.
>
> The 70/75k initiation fee is for the 'Founders
> Club'. I don't know who would pay for it, but
> apparently the 'club' is full. As a Founders
> member, you get your own locker, a 'gift' handgun
> and rifle, they'll clean your car, dryclean your
> clothes, etc. Still not worth 70k if you ask me.

Has anyone else been to Silver Eagle recently?

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Mrs. Remey ()
Date: March 12, 2011 10:15PM

trogdor! Wrote:

>
> Has anyone else been to Silver Eagle recently?

Hell no. Why any shooter would support a range that actively promotes politicians that want to eradicate the Second Amendment is beyond my comprehension.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Native Virginian ()
Date: March 12, 2011 10:40PM

Merritt Wrote:
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> Silver Eagle is pretty nice. Took my CCW class
> there. Nice big open store front, snack bar,
> classrooms, and really nice ranges. Their prices
> are roughly the same as Blue Ridge Arsenal in
> Chantilly.
>
> The 70/75k initiation fee is for the 'Founders
> Club'. I don't know who would pay for it, but
> apparently the 'club' is full. As a Founders
> member, you get your own locker, a 'gift' handgun
> and rifle, they'll clean your car, dryclean your
> clothes, etc. Still not worth 70k if you ask me.


There's no such thing as a CCW in Virginia. Either your instructor sucked or you slept through the class.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Noter of Morons ()
Date: March 12, 2011 11:34PM

Native Virginian Wrote:
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> There's no such thing as a CCW in Virginia.
> Either your instructor sucked or you slept through
> the class.

Virginia is a shall-issue concealed handgun state, you fucking moron. OK, it's called CHP, but you know exactly what the fuck the poster was talking about. Concealed carry is often called CCW as shorthand, you dumb fuck.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Native Virginian ()
Date: March 12, 2011 11:55PM

Noter of Morons Wrote:
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> Native Virginian Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > There's no such thing as a CCW in Virginia.
> > Either your instructor sucked or you slept
> through
> > the class.
>
> Virginia is a shall-issue concealed handgun state,
> you fucking moron. OK, it's called CHP, but you
> know exactly what the fuck the poster was talking
> about. Concealed carry is often called CCW as
> shorthand, you dumb fuck.

Thank you, you just proved my point.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: March 13, 2011 12:00AM

Mrs. Remey Wrote:

- > Hell no. Why any shooter would support a range
> that actively promotes politicians that want to
> eradicate the Second Amendment is beyond my
> comprehension.


Any more info on this? I thought it was Blue Ridge Arsenal's owner who was a big Obama supporter.

http://www.snowflakesinhell.com/2008/12/09/blue-ridge-arsenal-owner-voted-obama-celebrates-with-increased-sales/



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2011 12:02AM by trogdor!.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: regularguy ()
Date: March 13, 2011 09:50AM

As a CHP holder it always distresses me that basic intelligence or comprehension tests are not required for them. If you can get through a class to carry concealed but don't know what the name of the permit is, that's scary. How is anyone supposed to know how to properly use their firearm if they get two out of three letters wrong when asked to name the permit?

If the application form had one entry asking the applicant to please write down the name of the permit the judge could reject it quickly without having the application forwarded through the vetting process.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Possum ()
Date: March 13, 2011 11:11AM

regularguy Wrote:
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> As a CHP holder it always distresses me that basic
> intelligence or comprehension tests are not
> required for them. If you can get through a class
> to carry concealed but don't know what the name of
> the permit is, that's scary. How is anyone
> supposed to know how to properly use their firearm
> if they get two out of three letters wrong when
> asked to name the permit?
>
> If the application form had one entry asking the
> applicant to please write down the name of the
> permit the judge could reject it quickly without
> having the application forwarded through the
> vetting process.


I get into national firearms forums such as thefiringline.com
and each state has it's own name for the permit. CCW seems to have
become the generic so I'd give it a pass on the FFU.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Noter of Morons ()
Date: March 13, 2011 03:46PM

Native Virginian Wrote:
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> Noter of Morons Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Native Virginian Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> >
> > > There's no such thing as a CCW in Virginia.
> > > Either your instructor sucked or you slept
> > through
> > > the class.
> >
> > Virginia is a shall-issue concealed handgun
> state,
> > you fucking moron. OK, it's called CHP, but you
> > know exactly what the fuck the poster was
> talking
> > about. Concealed carry is often called CCW as
> > shorthand, you dumb fuck.
>
> Thank you, you just proved my point.

The point is that you're a fucking moron.

Go wipe your snotty nose with some fucking Kleenex. Oh wait, facial tissue.

Certain terms, even brand names, become genericized and colloquial.

Like CCW.

You fucking dolt.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Possum ()
Date: March 13, 2011 05:35PM

I think we all know what's being referred to here. I just wish the press would learn the proper definition of "bullets", "magazines", and "assault rifle".

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: SEG = Anti 2nd Amdt ()
Date: March 13, 2011 09:24PM

trogdor! Wrote:
> Any more info on this? I thought it was Blue
> Ridge Arsenal's owner who was a big Obama
> supporter.
>
> http://www.snowflakesinhell.com/2008/12/09/blue-ri
> dge-arsenal-owner-voted-obama-celebrates-with-incr
> eased-sales/

Yes, BRA's owner is on record as an Obama supporter. Take that FWIW.

SEG's owner is an Obama donor. And a Hillary donor. A Brian Moran donor. A DPV donor.

Who else has SEG's owner donated to?

State Senator Janet Howell
State Delegate Ken Plum
Supervisor Sharon Bulova
Congressman Xavier Becerra
Congressman Gerry Connelly

And before anybody reasonably asks who else has Marquez donated to, the answer is nobody else.

These are all extremely anti-Second Amendment candidates. These are outright ban and confiscatory-minded candidates. These are candidates that are endorsed by Handgun Control Inc / The Bradies.

Combine the donations with the way that Marquez and his staff treated Dick Heller's attorney when he inquired about a membership. "Get him out of here!" was the command many in attendance overheard.

Consider the "elitist" model that Marquez intended for BRA.

Do the math.

SEG's owner can do what he wants with his money. And I do what I want with mine. Not a single dime of mine will ever line that bastard's pockets.

If you want some fun reading, go over to ARFCOM and search for the "Why aren't you shooting at SEG" thread posted by one of SEG's a-hole RSOs. Or even better, innocently post a question about SEG. :)

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: Hoe Moaner ()
Date: March 14, 2011 08:06AM

Noter of Morons Wrote:
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> Native Virginian Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > There's no such thing as a CCW in Virginia.
> > Either your instructor sucked or you slept
> through
> > the class.
>
> Virginia is a shall-issue concealed handgun state,
> you fucking moron. OK, it's called CHP, but you
> know exactly what the fuck the poster was talking
> about. Concealed carry is often called CCW as
> shorthand, you dumb fuck.

But if you're going to take a class for this, you should know what the class is for. Felted Rickies

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: March 14, 2011 11:53PM

SEG = Anti 2nd Amdt Wrote:
>
> If you want some fun reading, go over to ARFCOM
> and search for the "Why aren't you shooting at
> SEG" thread posted by one of SEG's a-hole RSOs. Or
> even better, innocently post a question about SEG.
> :)

Good to know. Thanks for posting.

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Re: New Shooting Range?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: March 15, 2011 12:52AM

Has anyone ever dealt with a Michael Green at SEG? Somebody said he was good people, and obviously he's not the owner.

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