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Got the range pretty much rebuilt and operational. The following pictures and video movie show the most of it. Any questions, suggestions and opinions are welcome.

The impact area burm is about 14' wide and 6" tall. Stacked timbers, 14" thick, form the face, with a dirt burm behind that varies from 4' to 6' thick. Sloping cornfield backs this up for several hundred yards.

The motion targets are a tripped by bullet impact on 8" steel disc, Target presents itself (very quick), then trips the traverse target, which in its final inches of travel triggers the 2 pop-downs. A rail has several IHMSA 22 cal steel silhouettes that are fired on at the end. Places are provided for numerous fixed targets for zeroing and sight check.

Range equipment on the cart includes a shot timer, chronograph, spotting scope and magazine holders, lock drawer for pistols and supplies.

Had a local LEO over to fire the course this afternoon and his impression was that the set up was superior to the Police range he qualifies at. He had never seen an XD, carries a department issued Glock 9mm, had never shot an XD, and after several courses of fire, is determined to buy an XD for duty use.

Rebuilt the range over the past month (using target ideas gained from the "Pistol Gear Group Shoot". This replaces a 5' by 5' fixed target impact area.

Hope the pic's and video work for everyone. I'm located in N. Illinois and would love to host a few individual or small groups to try out the set up.

<img src=http://www.tbc.net/~mgtd/Range1.jpg>
<img src=http://www.tbc.net/~mgtd/Range2.jpg>
<img src=http://www.tbc.net/~mgtd/Range3.jpg>
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<img src=http://www.tbc.net/~mgtd/Range5.jpg>
http://www.tbc.net/~mgtd/Range.mov

OK, pic's and movie should work now.
 

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That is way cool!

I can see you put alot of work into it. :shock:

I guess there aren't any neighbors to disturb either. :wink:

Careful of Richochetts, have fun, shoot safe. :D
 

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That is great, nice job. I am very impressed. If you need someone to shoot with, let me know. I wouldn't mind making the drive.

EDIT: I changed my mind. After watching the video, I say AWESOME job. You did well with the drop-turner and the trolly, as well as the presentation targets. I am glad you were "inspired" by our Group Shoot to come up with such a setup. I know that shooting this often, your speed and accuracy will greatly improve. I wish I was able to have such a setup. :cry:

Scott
 

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That is SUWEEEET MGTD!!

I have not been to even commercial ranges that had such a sophisticated set up...

When I retire, I may just give up on my dream of smoking pot like I had planned, and save up my money to build one of those.

how cool!

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WOW WOW WOW!!!! AWESOME! I would love to try that out. To bad I live in Minnesota. Great Job!
 

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Nice did you make all that stuff , the running target and droper. or did you buy these already made.

Nice either way, zoom that camera in on targets for a close up...


WOW.... love the layout around the range. Nice.
 

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Thanks

Everything was made from material on hand, except for a few hardware items, the heavy timbers and gravel.[/url]
 

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OMG I am soooo jealous. That is just total sweeeetness. It pays to have land and be out of the city limits, be sure I will look you up if I ever get up that way. 8)
 

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D*A*M*N!!!! that is SCHWEET!!!
Very nice set up.
If I had that in my back yard, the problem I would have is that I would go broke buying and/or reloading so much ammo!
 

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I'm with old school. If you ever setup a shoot, I'll definitly come. I'm in the Chicago burbs.

Edit - The pictures aren't working for me.
 

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