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#1 martho

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:37 PM

http://www.calibergunrange.com/

 

I stopped by this location today as I was driving and saw a banner that said Gun Store and Range - who wouldn't stop????

 

I had heard about GTR, but had never been there.  According to the staff, there are new owners and it is now Caliber.

 

The place is very clean the range has tons of stalls.  Several rental guns available but you must shoot their ammo for the rental guns. They had  .38 .44 .357 revolvers as well as the typical striker fired and hammer guns.

 

Rifles to .308 and nearly all handgun rounds OK

 

The two members of the staff I spoke with were nice and willing to show me around. Zero pressure to purchase anything and nobody told me I was an idiot (like other ranges when you ask questions)

The "armory" as they call it was behind a locked cage and there is a sign which says "appt only" for the armory.    There were used and new long guns and handguns.

 

I plan to shoot there at some point and will report back when I do. 

 

 

 

 



#2 MrTriple

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:18 PM

They have a really nice range there. Staff is friendly and the range is always clean and well-lit.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

I’ve been going there for the last 6 months. It’s pretty good and there’s always lanes free. If you plan to go a lot it’s cheaper getting the yearly membership.

They were really helpful as I came over from England and hadn’t touched a firearm till I went there. I also did the ccl class there

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:42 PM

  1. I shoot there occasionaly because they are close.  However, their air circulation isn't the greatest..

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:28 PM

Angel does some of my gunsmithing work, really cool guy.

 

Nice range I gotta say



#6 Bitter Clinger

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:26 AM

I've been there a couple times and had some issues and haven't been back since.

They make you sign up on one of two computers they have sitting at desks. This probably wouldn't be an issue, but neither computer was working. By the time it was fixed, I had wasted an hour waiting to sign up.

The second time I was there, the credit card machine wasn't working so I couldn't pay via credit card. Not a huge deal since I just paid cash instead, but still an annoyance since about 20 minutes was wasted trying to get the credit card machine working. Then I enter the range and the ventilation system isn't working. I could only shoot for brief periods before I was choking on smoke. It was also so hot in there that I had sweat dripping down onto my safety glasses constantly and couldn't see. Not a very pleasant experience.

The range itself is very spacious, however I don't care for their rule that you must keep your range bag on the folding tables behind the shooting lanes. It wouldn't be so bad if they were right next to you, but they're very far away. I don't like to leave my range bag unattended like that.

Then there is the touch screen target shuttle controls which never work. You'll spend minutes at a time trying to set the thing to the correct distance and minutes more trying to "engage" it all the time wondering why it isn't responding. They're junk and just don't work.

If it really is under new management, I'd be curious to see if any of these issues are fixed.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:03 PM

Is Caliber still in business? I called earlier today and got a recording that the phone number is out of service. Web site still up though maybe not updated. Anyone know anything they can share? Thanks

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:16 PM

Dont know, but web site has news updated for the first week of June so thats only a month ago. When my VOIP service goes down at home, people calling me can get a similar message also or even no rings at all.

Edited by InterestedBystander, 05 July 2018 - 02:49 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:33 PM

Thanks. Will keep trying them. Hadn’t thought of a VOIP issue.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:46 PM

The last email I received from them was on June12th advertising classes, new staff - the same as other emails they've sent.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 06:20 PM

That’s about same time I received something from them. I tried sending them something via their contact form on the web site and it failed to send due to a problem on their end. Their web page listing all of their instructors, classes and class descriptions is also no longer there. Hopefully it is just an IT issue...

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 05:23 AM

I get emails from them every few days. I know a CAR class was just completed last weekend and another just scheduled for late August so I'm guessing they are still in business.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:45 AM

Thanks Ming. Hopefully they are and they get their phone and email/website situation figured out so folks can communicate with them. As of this this afternoon they remain in the dark.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:42 AM

They added things to Facebook yesterday, so I’m guessing so too.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:44 AM

GTR has been sued so many times for failing to pay their bills that I can't post all the law suits. Below is the bad one, fifth third has a lien on the bullet proof ceiling and I believe the exhaust system as well. dcbcbdef245951eeaa4ee1adf1b59f68.jpg3a70f4dd35ebfa1e96285db48ed7e62b.jpg Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
Stung by the result of McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S. Ct. 3020 (2010), the City quickly enacted an ordinance that was too clever by half. Recognizing that a complete gun ban would no longer survive Supreme Court review, the City required all gun owners to obtain training that included one hour of live‐range instruction, and then banned all live ranges within City limits. This was not so much a nod to the importance of live‐range training as it was a thumbing of the municipal nose at the Supreme Court.




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