Hello from far north Dallas

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  1. jimmy-buffett

    jimmy-buffett New Member

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    Hello from far north Dallas!

    I got into the shooting sports growing up in rural Louisiana. Went to college, got a job, and now I have more money to fund my habit :).

    I mostly buy H&K weapons, pistols, SMG's, etc. I'm waiting for their civilian version of the M4/M16 clone, if that ever happens, otherwise I'll have to go the POF route I guess, if they try to enact the ban again.

    I'm a little annoyed by available of ranges up here (Frisco area), after the Little Elm and McKinney outdoor ranges closed, it's either go to the outdoor range in Greenville or the indoor place in Plano.

    Also, if you live near Bass Pro Shops by the DFW airport, I highly suggest their shooting range, it's very nice, and surprisingly cheap.
     


  2. I know how you feel. I have used the Bass Pro shooting range once and I loved it. The other place I use is the Bullet Trap, but its about a 30 minute drive for me so I don't go often. I found this map on the texaschlforum a couple of weeks ago. I hope the other guy won't get mad that I am sharing it. It shows alot of ranges for the state of texas and where they are located.

    http://sites.google.com/site/txgunrange/Home/TexasGuns.kmz?attredirects=0 - Google Maps
     
  3. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    Hey now, from someone that lived for several years in Far North Dallas, Frisco isn't it. :p Far North Dallas is, well, in Dallas, up far north surrounded by Plano, Carrollton, Richardson and Addison. :happy0001:

    Welcome! :texas:
     
  4. jimmy-buffett

    jimmy-buffett New Member

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    I got my CHL at Bullet Trap, in fact it's about 5 minutes from where I work, but I live about 30 miles from where I work, so...

    My main complaint with Bullet Trap, and where I think Bass Pro shines as an indoor range, is that it's hard to properly ventilate the place. Pull in too much fresh air to get rid of combustion gases and it's hard to keep the place cool. Focus on keeping the place cool and it's hard to keep the air clean.

    I don't know how they did it, but Bass Pro does a pretty good job of both air conditioning and ventilation. I'm guessing it's that they represent a monster huge company and have a big fancy building...

    And sorry, yes I'm not in "north Dallas", I'm in the far north reaches of the metro area :). Almost closer to Oklahoma than downtown...
     
  5. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  6. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Thanks for joining us. I don't like HK's at all, as my screename should obviously point out. ;)
     
  7. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  8. Jimlakeside

    Jimlakeside New Member

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    Hello from even further north Dallas than you are. I live in Pottsboro, just a few hundred feet south of the Oklahoma border on lake Texoma. Sherman has a very active indoor range. We have IDPA matches every month. Having one this Sunday in fact. You are welcome to join us anytime. Here is the indoor range website.

    PUBLIC INDOOR GUN RANGE & TRAINING CENTER Home

    Jim
     
  9. jimmy-buffett

    jimmy-buffett New Member

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    I actually found out about this place via HKPro, and as my sig suggests, I lump my collection into two categories, my HK's, and everything else... :)
     
  10. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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    Welcome. Gotta love those HK's . The Germans really know how to make a fine pistol.

    I agree with you, we really need more ranges. Over in my part of town I go to BassPro now and again, and Alpine (south FW) for outdoor and rifle. I also go to "The Shooters Club" off of 35 on 28th st. Kind of in the "Hood" and a little run down, but the guy that owns it is a Tarrant County officer, and a lot of LEO's go there. Cheap and there is never a wait. Got my CHL there. There is supposed to be a range opening in Roanoke, but that's been going of for two years.. we'll see.
     

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