Jump to content


Photo

proposed gun range naperville


  • Please log in to reply
55 replies to this topic

#31 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:29 PM

Went by the place today. Looks good. The outside is all done and painted and looks great. Lots of people working mostly inside. I think we are looking at early September or October opening. Will posts some pictures soon.


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#32 Chicago_Shooter09

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • Joined: 29-June 17

Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:56 AM

Is it just me or has there been an explosion of new gunshops and ranges in the Chicago area in the last few years?  Especially rifle rated ranges.  It's beautiful!  Still I wish we had more nearby outdoor range choices.



#33 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:54 AM

The two shops in the Naperville area are the only new one's recently. The other that opened up a couple of years ago was Range on 355. I am sure there are more down south. By IL standards that is a lot. Besides the membership ranges the only one I know outdoors is Buffalo Range. 


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#34 Nanook

    Member

  • Supporting Members Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 959 posts
  • Joined: 10-May 11

Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:22 AM

There's one in Bourbonnais called Right on Target. They have 10 lanes, but pistols only. Pistol caliber carbines are fine, up to .45 Colt from what their web site says. 

 

I'm going to check them out next week. I've never shot at an indoor range, so it will be a new experience. 



#35 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:21 PM

Things are really looking up. The parking lot is in and the doors are up. So a September opening is quite possible, 


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#36 Jam77

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 121 posts
  • Joined: 22-November 16

Posted 02 August 2017 - 07:28 AM

Won't be hard for them to beat jr's in the pricing and customer service categories.

#37 Jeffrey

    Member

  • Members
  • 4,060 posts
  • Joined: 10-January 08

Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

Won't be hard for them to beat jr's in the pricing and customer service categories.

Better customer service could be found at an ANTIFA meeting.  I've never been to a store of any type that talks and treats you the way they do at JR's.  Haven't been in their shop for about 7 years now.  The only reason I went their then was to size up a new TRP.  Bought it online, saved some dough as well.  Not to mention the CS over the phone was very pleasant.  Trying on the TRP at JR's was less than desirable.


...and justice for all

YOUR WALLET, the only place Democrats care to drill

#38 Black Flag

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 383 posts
  • Joined: 06-October 05

Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:48 AM

 I've never been to a store of any type that talks and treats you the way they do at JR's.  Haven't been in their shop for about 7 years now.  

 

It's been 21 years since Black Flag brightened their door.


Posted Image


#39 smallo

  • Members
  • 25 posts
  • Joined: 03-September 15

Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:04 PM

Construction updates on page below. Apparently Naperville is 1 or 2 months behind Merriville which just opened so September or October opening seems very realistic.

 

http://shootpointbla...ates-july-2017/



#40 InterestedBystander

    Member

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 3,230 posts
  • Joined: 15-March 13

Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

Construction updates on page below. Apparently Naperville is 1 or 2 months behind Merriville which just opened so September or October opening seems very realistic.
 
http://shootpointbla...ates-july-2017/


Looking forward to another range being available. I also looked around for updates on Maxons second location, but could find absolutely nothing after the Nov stories about the Planning Commission meetings.
NRA Life Member
ISRA Member

#41 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:37 PM

Construction updates on page below. Apparently Naperville is 1 or 2 months behind Merriville which just opened so September or October opening seems very realistic.

 

http://shootpointbla...ates-july-2017/

Actually they are further than the pictures show. The parking lot in and build has doors. Yeah I am looking forward to it opening. Right next door to home. 


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#42 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:39 PM

 

 I've never been to a store of any type that talks and treats you the way they do at JR's.  Haven't been in their shop for about 7 years now.  

 

It's been 21 years since Black Flag brightened their door.

 

They do suck big time. The only reason anyone goes there is because there is nothing else around. Now that Maxxons and Point Blank are in the area things should change - or at least we can hope. 


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#43 smallo

  • Members
  • 25 posts
  • Joined: 03-September 15

Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:52 PM

 

Construction updates on page below. Apparently Naperville is 1 or 2 months behind Merriville which just opened so September or October opening seems very realistic.
 
http://shootpointbla...ates-july-2017/


Looking forward to another range being available. I also looked around for updates on Maxons second location, but could find absolutely nothing after the Nov stories about the Planning Commission meetings.

 

Called Maxons month or 2 ago and they said plan is to open Warrenville by end of year.


Edited by smallo, 03 August 2017 - 01:53 PM.


#44 smallo

  • Members
  • 25 posts
  • Joined: 03-September 15

Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:21 PM

 

 

 I've never been to a store of any type that talks and treats you the way they do at JR's.  Haven't been in their shop for about 7 years now.  

 

It's been 21 years since Black Flag brightened their door.

 

They do suck big time. The only reason anyone goes there is because there is nothing else around. Now that Maxxons and Point Blank are in the area things should change - or at least we can hope. 

 

The only reason I'm considering JRs is I can rent guns by myself without gun or another person. But that may be moot when Point Blank opens. 



#45 Jeffrey

    Member

  • Members
  • 4,060 posts
  • Joined: 10-January 08

Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:08 AM

 

 

Construction updates on page below. Apparently Naperville is 1 or 2 months behind Merriville which just opened so September or October opening seems very realistic.
 
http://shootpointbla...ates-july-2017/


Looking forward to another range being available. I also looked around for updates on Maxons second location, but could find absolutely nothing after the Nov stories about the Planning Commission meetings.

 

Called Maxons month or 2 ago and they said plan is to open Warrenville by end of year.

 

The Warrenville location has had some movement on the land but not enough IMO to have completed this year.  Unless the location changed, I don't think they could be ready in 5 months.


...and justice for all

YOUR WALLET, the only place Democrats care to drill

#46 Bubbacs

    #Fear The Clown

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 2,195 posts
  • Joined: 14-November 14

Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:59 AM

Me thinks that with the dealer licenseing bill it may have slowed the owners down.
Just my opinion as he was in Springfield with Todd testifying about the negatives etc.
Maybe that location was slowed to see if it would be viable IF the bill had passed or another work around was thrown out by the Dems!

Just a guess again as I have no inside scoop, just thinking out loud.......maybe guys?

#47 Jam77

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 121 posts
  • Joined: 22-November 16

Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:34 AM

Won't be hard for them to beat jr's in the pricing and customer service categories.

Better customer service could be found at an ANTIFA meeting.  I've never been to a store of any type that talks and treats you the way they do at JR's.  Haven't been in their shop for about 7 years now.  The only reason I went their then was to size up a new TRP.  Bought it online, saved some dough as well.  Not to mention the CS over the phone was very pleasant.  Trying on the TRP at JR's was less than desirable.
. I got hosed on a desert eagle I was trying to buy at jr's years ago and never went back. I would stop buying guns if I had to give that pos a dime

#48 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:41 AM

Point Blank in Naperville is coming along nicely. Parking looks done. I visited the range in Hodgkins and the inside of the place is very well designed; Lots of ammo, guns for sale. The range looks really nice and clean, lots of well trained helpful staff. Looking forward to shooting there. Hopefully by end of October. 


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#49 blck10th

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 581 posts
  • Joined: 13-December 15

Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:46 AM

Drove past Friday. Looks like things are coming along great. This could be very bad for me as it's on my way home very convenient from my new job location. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

#50 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

Drove past Friday. Looks like things are coming along great. This could be very bad for me as it's on my way home very convenient from my new job location. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

 

You mean bad for your wallet but great for your skills :-) I know what you mean. This place is going to be only 2 miles from home so I am looking feared to it. They have a great $35 per month plan to shoot all you want. I am planning to get that. Go there two times and you have received your cost and some. Happy shooting.

 

By the way they had some 9mm/.40S&W/45 ACP made by Midwest Ammo of Ohio and the prices were vey good. But thanks to Crook County task of $2.50 per box the price went up.

 

Got a couple of boxes to try out. 


Edited by aka, 27 August 2017 - 01:24 PM.

Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#51 Bubbacs

    #Fear The Clown

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 2,195 posts
  • Joined: 14-November 14

Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:57 PM

Thats their in-house ammo
Red box
Also a review online stated that it could contain reused brass.
My research shows it cant be purchased outside their own ranges, but im not 100%

But im just passing info along

#52 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:24 PM

Thats their in-house ammo
Red box
Also a review online stated that it could contain reused brass.
My research shows it cant be purchased outside their own ranges, but im not 100%

But im just passing info along

 

Interesting the box does not say anything. Well I guess I have it so I am going to test it. Thanks for the information.


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#53 Bubbacs

    #Fear The Clown

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 2,195 posts
  • Joined: 14-November 14

Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:07 AM

Thats their in-house ammo
Red box
Also a review online stated that it could contain reused brass.
My research shows it cant be purchased outside their own ranges, but im not 100%
But im just passing info along

 
Interesting the box does not say anything. Well I guess I have it so I am going to test it. Thanks for the information.

Yeah the box is pretty generic at best.
I did a search and finally found their web page, very sparse also.
I'll see if I can find it again.
It should be fine, I didn't mean it was bad ammo, was just relaying info if you didn't know who made it and such!

#54 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:46 PM

 

 

Thats their in-house ammo
Red box
Also a review online stated that it could contain reused brass.
My research shows it cant be purchased outside their own ranges, but im not 100%
But im just passing info along

 
Interesting the box does not say anything. Well I guess I have it so I am going to test it. Thanks for the information.

Yeah the box is pretty generic at best.
I did a search and finally found their web page, very sparse also.
I'll see if I can find it again.
It should be fine, I didn't mean it was bad ammo, was just relaying info if you didn't know who made it and such!

 

 

Thanks. I should be ok. I am going to use them in a Glock and that eats anything, 


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#55 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

OK the soft opening is sometime late September with an official opening sometime in October. Get ready to shoot. 


Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 


#56 aka

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Joined: 29-August 13

Posted 07 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

Point Blank Range in Naperville will open for business on October 16, 2017. The grand opening is October 26th 2018. So come on in. Great giveaways and discounts are available.  all classes are 50% off.

 

The address is 560 Frontenac Rd, Naperville, IL 60563.

 

It is opposite O'Rielly Parts just a quarter mile east of  N. Aurora Rd and Eola Rd.


Edited by aka, 07 October 2017 - 11:36 AM.

Thank you

 

Arvind Aggarwal

aka@aka123.com

--------------------------------
IL CCW License Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Member
Glock Armorer
 





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users