I went to school in monmoth for a year before transfering to OSU, So yes I know where independence is.. As for the liberals I would love to know what to do.Well I know what I want to do but I think that would land me in the federal pen for 15-20yrs.. I am a rare minority up here I even live in Washington Co and its still pretty liberal..Sadly its not just mult. co i think it starts in Salem and goes north..
Where do you shoot? They closed the Shooter's Mercantile on Silverton Rd. a while back.. since then, I am at a loss for indoor ranges. I know there is "The Place To Shoot" near the airport... but other than that, I don't know of any indoor ranges. There is one in Albany I believe.. but I am told that it is a private club, and there is a waiting list.
Wooo hooo! Some more Oregonians. I'm stationed up in Astoria with the Coast Guard. Anybody else going to the OFF (Oregon Firearms Federation) New Years party? It's going to be a full-auto shoot at the range in Vernonia. I'll put up a full post in the events section.
Florence, here. There are about 100 ranges in the state. We have the Siuslaw Rod & Gun Club here on the coast. Albany is a private club, but you can join them. Go to the Oregon State Shooting Association and click on the links. OSSA.org will get you there. In Washington County you have Tri-County Gun Club, the largest in the state, with about 2,500 members. Nice facility, too. I was there for an Oregon Association of Shooting Ranges meeting two weeks ago.
I'm moving to Beaverton...does that count? All of my family lives in Vancouver WA so I'm kinda moving home. We are selling our carpet cleaning business here in Spokane and starting one in Beaverton/Hillsboro area so if anyone in the area has dirty carpet...
Places to shoot well I personally perfer outdoor shooting so my friends and I go up to wildcat mt outside of Sandy theres some great places up there. As for indoor "A Place to shoot" is ok, there is also the sheriff's office on 82nd ave in Clackamas.. But that place is crazy expensive.. I heard only good things about the Tri-County gun club in Sherwood but have never gone by there.. Where are there places to shoot on the coast range?? I live in tigard and would love to know some new places to go on the west side..
Just go to www.ossa.org and click on "Places to shoot". Most of the ranges in Oregon are listed there, along with contact information, though they do have my e-mail address wrong.
Astoria is currently looking for a location to build a new range. It's a cooperative effort with the City and several other entities. They want to do it right, so they are really looking at all the issues carefully, and they think they have a location close to town.
There are relatively few pistol ranges in the Portland Metro area. "A Place to Shoot" had 2 facilities, but closed the one in Tigard. The one near Delta Park is expensive ($50 a year, then $10 daily access fee). The Community College/County range off 82nd in Clackamas requires you to buy their ammo, and I think access is not great. The Portland Police range is tiny (I'm told 5 lanes). The Sheriffs outdoor range at Kelly Point closed years ago....Another private range in Clackamas burned down years ago as the filters were not cleaned well. I go to the Johnson Creek Gun Club $125/year unlimited access (well, you can't get in before 8 AM or after 8PM) 7 days a week. It's just North of Sunnyside off I 205. The "problem" with JCGC is that there are so few ranges in the Portland area that many small city police departments and even Federal agencies will descend on the JCGC (but during the daytime when most folks are working). So if you have your mornings or afternoons off, the range can be tied up with private security or LEOs qualifying (actually, the charter is that they have to yield to members on lanes 1-4....but hey, are you going to interrupt 6 or more officers trying to do their jobs?). The answer is that the state, city and federal agencies need to get together and build their own training facilities....
You can only get into the range from 8am to 8pm. But once in you can shoot until 10pm.
Iv'e been going there for a few months now and have never had to wait for a lane to shoot. In fact, there are usually 6 or more open lanes. I usually go between 6pm and 10pm during the week. But the weekends aren't to bad either.
Places to shoot.... Hmmmm. Ya'll got to live out near the sticks like me. We've got several of our own little ranges set up back in the hills. Unfortunately, there aren't too many "official" ranges out this direction, and using the USCG range is always more work than it's worth. Wish I could be of more help!
That's what I like about it too. There is no store front, just go in and use the range. The disadvantage is that they do not allow magnum ammunition (.357 mag., 44 mag.) to be fired. And olny .22 cal. rifles. Unless the rifle uses pistol based ammo. (9mm, 45 auto)
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