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Shooting Ranges
Posted by: anagogue ()
Date: July 17, 2007 04:21PM

In case anyone will find it useful, I added a page on the wiki about public shooting ranges in the area, with links.

For the record, that would be Bull Run Shooting Center in Centreville, the NRA Range in Fairfax, Gilbert Range in Springfield, and Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly. Check out the page if you're interested, and add any more you know of!

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Cary ()
Date: July 17, 2007 04:52PM

Excellent article, thanks for the contribution!

To see his wiki entry click here: http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/wiki/Shooting_Ranges

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Paul ()
Date: July 17, 2007 05:01PM

I shoot at the NRA range and it is indeed very nice.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Paul ()
Date: July 17, 2007 05:03PM

Also, I heard that Shooters' Paradise in Manassas had a fire and closed. Is that rue?

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Shooters' Paradise
Date: July 17, 2007 05:53PM

Yes they burned down due to non-gun related fire. They plan to rebuild however so expect to see them back within the next year or so. And as a result, the NRA range suddenly became very popular due to lack of alternatives.

The next closest (after Clarkbrothers) free outdoor ranges in Virginia are over two hours away in Staunton:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/recreation/shooting_ranges/
I was unable to find anything closer (and still free) in MD, PA, or DE but that doesnt mean they dont exist. There are, of course, private clubs or organizations with outdoor ranges but I was only interested in free ranges when I was doing my research.

I took my CCW class at Blue Ridge but did not shoot there. I have never been to Gilberts.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Peace ()
Date: July 17, 2007 07:08PM

I'm thinking about buying my first gun as a new weekend hobby.
I'm leaning towards a shotgun or a rifle. Are shooting ranges only for handguns?

What's the name of the shotgun from Terminator 2?

Are there woods where you can go shoot at bottles/cans?

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Space Ghost ()
Date: July 17, 2007 07:20PM

There's also the Fairfax Rod & Gun Club, but that's a private club, not open.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: The Congressman ()
Date: July 17, 2007 07:25PM

Peace Wrote:
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> I'm thinking about buying my first gun as a new
> weekend hobby.
> I'm leaning towards a shotgun or a rifle. Are
> shooting ranges only for handguns?
>
> What's the name of the shotgun from Terminator 2?
>
>
> Are there woods where you can go shoot at
> bottles/cans?

Take an NRA class, it'll tell you if you actually want one and what to get. Some ranges, as you can tell from the link, are handguns only, some allow anything. the shotgun from T2 is a SPAS 12 and will run you about $1,000. Generally, you cannot discharge a firearm outdoors in FFX county so no, you can't shoot in the woods.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2007 07:25PM by The Congressman.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: m4ilm4n ()
Date: July 17, 2007 07:29PM

If you're willing to go as far as Clark Brothers, there's Shady Grove outside Remington for shotgun sports.

Oh - the shotgun from Terminator 2 is a Winchester "Hero", a modified 1887 Winchester single-shot, and from the looks of it may not be legal (as in sawed-off). Besides, to accommodate the cool-looking "spin" to reload, the trigger guard is mostly removed - bad idea, unless you want a lot of accidental discharges.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Space Ghost ()
Date: July 17, 2007 07:37PM

It can't be a single-shot if it's reloaded by spinning, it would have to be a lever-action repeater. Of course there are single-shot lever-actuated guns, and they might be able to pretend one was a repeater in a movie. In any case, trying to work a shotgun or rifle that way will get you permanently expelled from any shooting range.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: The Congressman ()
Date: July 17, 2007 07:37PM

Oh yeah, that one. I meant the one at the end in the foundry, nevermind. Arnold also used it in T1.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Magic ()
Date: July 17, 2007 07:44PM

Oh hell yeah the Shottie from Jurassic Park! thats sweetness there in the pump catagory. Clarks Bro's is a fun place, especially for Trap/skeet shooting...DO IT YOURSELF :)-

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: m4ilm4n ()
Date: July 17, 2007 08:10PM

You'd probably want an over-and-under or autoloader for clay sports - pumps are no good; the reload cycle time takes too long and pulls you too far off target, especially on doubles and egg-drops.

However, nothing says "deterrence" quite like the "ka-chuck" of a pump.... no mistaking that sound for anything else.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Dirty Jersey ()
Date: July 18, 2007 07:15PM

Space Ghost Wrote:
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> In any
> case, trying to work a shotgun or rifle that way
> will get you permanently expelled from any
> shooting range.

Hahha I'd love to see someone doing that at a range

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Peace ()
Date: July 18, 2007 08:22PM

those ranges must be operated by a bunch of tightwad liberals.

If you criminalize spin-reload sawed-off shotguns, only criminals will have spin-reload sawed-off shotguns.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: joe ()
Date: July 18, 2007 11:45PM

Peace Wrote:
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> those ranges must be operated by a bunch of
> tightwad liberals.
>
> If you criminalize spin-reload sawed-off shotguns,
> only criminals will have spin-reload sawed-off
> shotguns.

If you legalize rape, there will be no more rapists.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Rob ()
Date: July 21, 2007 04:41PM

Joe Wrote:

If you legalize rape, there will be no more rapists.
-
That is not correct. If you legalize rape, there will still be rapists. They just won't be criminals anymore. If you were trying to make an analogy with what Peace wrote, you missed the mark. Rape by definition violates the rights of the victim. Simply owning a spin-reload sawed-off shotgun (which I don't really agree with or encourage myself) violates no one but is probably quite useful in addressing the problem posed by an attacking rapist.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Greaseman ()
Date: May 21, 2019 09:14PM

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: SumMo ()
Date: May 21, 2019 09:22PM

Cary Wrote:
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> Excellent article, thanks for the contribution!
>
> To see his wiki entry click here:
> http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/wiki/Shooting_Ra
> nges

Bad link, Cary. Same msg using the link in the header bar.

Not Found

The requested URL /wiki/Shooting_Ranges was not found on this server.
Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) PHP/5.6.40-0+deb8u2 Server at www.fairfaxunderground.com Port 80

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Mike hunttt ()
Date: May 22, 2019 06:01AM

Elite in Manassas. There is no better

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Combat Vet aka Law Dog ()
Date: May 22, 2019 07:44AM

The best shooting ranges in the world begin with serving and defending your country. Grow a set!!

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Mike hunttt ()
Date: May 31, 2019 06:50AM

Combat Vet aka Law Dog Wrote:
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> The best shooting ranges in the world begin with
> serving and defending your country. Grow a set!!

POSER

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Coward convention attendee ()
Date: May 31, 2019 07:27AM

Combat Vet aka Law Dog Wrote:
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> The best shooting ranges in the world begin with
> serving and defending your country. Grow a set!!


I only shoot at things that don't shoot back.

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Re: Shooting Ranges
Posted by: Reddit /r/VAguns ()
Date: May 31, 2019 08:49AM

On reddit there's a active Virginia Gun community/Forum, www.reddit.com/r/VAguns

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