Where to shoot-EP Far East

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  1. Goliath

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    I like to go out to red sands myself and shoot I take Montana down past red sands there is a road that looks to be a mining entrance I take that road in and go down a ways till I find a nice spot.
     


  2. Ozzman

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    Goliath, I have heard about that place in chit chat. There are some fellow shooters that go out there near the "mine entrance" but I have no idea how to get to it as I have gone out looking for it myself. Can you draw a map to it? I would love to pick at the left over brass out there.
     
  3. sergeant69

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    was born in el paso in the 50s and moved out in 2001. is the gun range still there that was between anthony and canutillo against the mountains? how about the 3 at hueco tanks? RG still own one of em?
     
  4. BillRedding

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    sergeant69,

    I think you're talking about the El Paso Gun Club's range. If so, yes, it's still out there:

    9498 Pipeline Rd
    El Paso, TX
    (915) 203-4783

    http://elpgc.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Paso-Gun-Club/114662888599906

    ...about 1 mile due East of the Love's Truck Stop at I-10 & Antonio St.

    That was where my TX LTC Course instructor held the shooting qualification portion of the class (first time I've ever been there).

    As for the other one you mention @ Hueco Tanks, it may be this one:

    https://www.shooting.org/Ranges/Texas/El_Paso/Tactical_Ranch

    ...but I've never been there. As I said, I just go to Red Sands -- don't like shooting ranges and their rules/regulations much, prefer "informal & relaxed" desert (or National Forest as up in Colorado) shooting sessions instead.

    -- BR
     
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  5. sergeant69

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    when i left EP there 3 ranges at hueco tanks. one alcohol free, one ok to drink in clubhouse after range closed, and one owned by RG Martinez where you could drink anywhere. they were located past park entrance to the tanks clear up against base of mountains.
     
  6. BillRedding

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    You're welcome...but that's all I know.

    -- BR
     
  7. sergeant69

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    i was with EPSO in the 70s and and in the 70s and 80s went to the ANTHONY (?) Gun Club (guess its now the EL PASO GUN CLUB) all the time. lived off kiely rd by Westway about 20 minutes away. took so long to get there because it was all dirt road getting there.
     
  8. BillRedding

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    "...took so long to get there because it was all dirt road getting there." -- sergeant69


    It still IS a dirt/sand/gravel road to get there: See attached Google Earth aerial view.

    El Paso Gun Club Range -- Google Earth Aerial View 5-27-16.jpg


    If you want the original 4.74MB screen-shot of this, PM me with your e-mail address and Ill send you the file as this 2.16KB file/pic is so small you can't see much.

    --BR
     
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  9. sergeant69

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    how about the Ysleta Gun Club? it still there? is bobby billingsly still running it? also....is jack polk still vying with leon metz on the radio over whos the better el paso historian? i want some Chicos Tacos!!
     
  10. BillRedding

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    sergeant69,

    Don't know anything about the Ysleta Gun Club, but if you mean Bobby Bilingslea -- also of the long-running (and long since defunct) Carter's Flowers & Gifts (on Montana near Cotton) who was into shotgun/skeet stuff, was THE FFL guy many of us used for gun transfers and reloading questions/advice/tips -- due to health problems (and the passing of his wife years ago) he stopped doing most of everything (including AFT-4473 transfers) a LONG time ago.

    The last time I saw him was when I went by his house to visit (2008/2009?).

    I'm not sure he's still around (sad) or if so, if he's still living in ELP.

    Can't tell you anything about the other two people you name...

    -- BR
     


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