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I know we've got a few washingtonians here, time to speak up.

I live in Bellevue and Shoot at the Arlington Recreational Shooting and Training Center (or simply the Arlington range) Long commute but its worth it..

how about you guys?
 

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I shoot at an indoor range with the Peninsula Rifle and Pistol Club. They pretty much only shoot bullseye competitions so the range is a fixed 50 feet. Talk about depressing groups. Atleast I hit the paper, but nothing to brag about. I often wonder how I would do at a mere 7 yards... :roll:
 

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I live in Clarkston, WA. It's down in the lower right hand corner, near ID and OR.

"Asotin County-The state Cornerstone"

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Pasco, WA in the south central part of the state. I only go to the West Side for medical treatment or to attend InSights training classes. InSights is a good reason to go to the wet side. If you CCW, you should check out their offerings.

I'm a bit of a training junkie. I've trained with Ayoob, Cooper, Chapman, Farnam and Yeager over the last 20+ years. InSights, especially John Holschen and Greg Hamilton, has impressed me the most.
 

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Spokane here. I went to high school in Washougal, just outside of Camas and by best buddy lives near Port Angeles so its good to know where you guys shoot. My Family and I are moving over to the "Wet" side this year (Beaverton, OR) so its good to know XDs survive that weather. Congrats Ryne Sandberg.
 

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Being in Tacoma, I have a few places to shoot. BullsEye indoor range is very close. The Marksman in Puyallup has an indoor range and is about 10 miles away. I work in Bellevue sometimes and there is an indoor range up there. I can't remember the name. Being that it's so close I just go to Bullseye. However, I want to shoot outside! I want to shoot at some water jugs and food products. My wife doesn't like shooting indoors either. So if I want to have her do some shooting it will have to be outdoors. I have been to some rockpit in Littlerock a couple of times in the past where people were able to shoot just about anything from what I've seen. I'm not 100% sure if it was legal or just accepted by the town. This was before I actually owned my own gun. I've heard they don't allow it anymore. Plus that was about an hour away.[/i]
 

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Any of you Washingtonians compete in IDPA? I have been really interested in seeing a match and even competing but I can't seem to figure out where and when I need to be.
 

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I know we've got a few washingtonians here, time to speak up.

I live in Bellevue and Shoot at the Arlington Recreational Shooting and Training Center (or simply the Arlington range) Long compute but its worth it..

how about you guys?
I bought my mini-14 from the Arlington range. Good range, good bunch of guys there. Definitely worth the drive. Lived on Camano Island for 22 years; just moved South 2 years ago. Got fed up with the weather. :wink:
 

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Live in Sumner...shoot at the Marksman in Puyallup. Would love to find a good outdoor spot as well.
 

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Live in Maple Valley. I have found a few good outdoor ranges around here, but they all seem to be for target shooting. I like the Renton Fish and Game range, but not just anyone or any member can use their practical range. otherwise you are just at their standard 50 ft range or longer. :-( So on the rare occasions, we go out to the national forest over by Elbe and there are a few really nice spots there we do moving and shooting drills. i just wish i had something closer. I used to go to bull's eye in tacoma every week when i lived over by federal way, but now it is out of the way.

I have been taking training classes at the Firearms Academy of Seattle in Chehalis, WA. I compete in their tactical and shooting matches too. I would like to get into IDPA, so hopefully soon i can stop by the Renton range and check out a match and later shoot in them. excerise the .40 tactical a bit. :-D
 

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Live in Sumner...shoot at the Marksman in Puyallup. Would love to find a good outdoor spot as well.
Say hello to Puyallup for me. I was stationed at Ft. Lewis for a year, had a girlfriend in Puyallup. One of you guy's probably married her. :wink:
 

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Visited your part of the State over Christmas. Shot at Wade's.
oh yes, I actually live about 10 minutes away from that range.. I don't like shooting there though, the salesman never leave you alone (like browsing through a used car lot) and its just about the most expensive range I've ever been to.. just to uptight for me.
 

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I shoot at Kenmore and Renton. About equidistant (sp?) from my home in Seattle.

What do you like about the Arlington range? Do they have a website?

Thanks,
rwc
 

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oh yes, I actually live about 10 minutes away from that range.. I don't like shooting there though, the salesman never leave you alone (like browsing through a used car lot) and its just about the most expensive range I've ever been to.. just to uptight for me.
I have to agree. the salesmen there were a) trying to hump my leg so to speak and b) didn't know jack. not to mention their prices were WAY high on guns. the same guns there I have found at Bull's Eye and The Marksman for $75 to $100 less sometimes. The range there is nice though. a little overpriced, but oh well. If i lived closer i would get a membership and go more.

I do really wish the Bull's Eye range were in better condition. After the troubles and the sale of the shop to the new owner, the original owner has kept the range and it really needs some care. Personally I think the guy needs to sell the range to the guy that bought the store. He and his team have done an awesome job with shop.

I have yet to shoot at The Marksman. it is on my list of places to try out. from what i saw the one time i was there, it looks nice. the store is good too, with reasonable prices. I have found their and Bull's Eyes prices to be neck and neck usually.
 

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What do you like about the Arlington range? Do they have a website?
yea their website is http://www.arstc.com They're usually very laid back guys, its a big place and they leave you alone if you just want to browse. They also have an electronic range inside, live ammo fired at a projected screen with sensors on the walls, very fun (and not overly expensive).

I have to agree. the salesmen there were a) trying to hump my leg so to speak and b) didn't know jack. not to mention their prices were WAY high on guns.
yea, exactly why I don't like going there.. The one nice thing about the place was when I was shopping for an HK USP the salesman suggested I try an XD instead. that was actually the first I'd heard of them, bought one less than a week later (from somebody else, wades wanted like 550 or something for theirs).
 

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I lived in Washington for 8 years and I return every few days.....does that count? Your neighbor here in Moscow, ID
 

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Nope, doesn't count! But hello neighbor.

(Oh yeah...HERE.)
 
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