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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

I'm new to town, out in rural Danvers. I have a membership at Darnalls gun works, don't get me wrong they are great out there, really nice people and their ammo prices are very fair. My only complaint is that they don't allow any rapid fire. I don't really see any point in taking my AK to the range and spending money on ammo, taking the time to fill 30 round mags and then not being able to even crank off a double tap. I want to keep improving my shooting skill and rules like that really put a roadblock in the way of doing anything other than just trying to hit the paper. They say the rule is because they don't want the farmers around the area calling the sheriff, I would think the only reason someone would call would be if they thought you were shooting full auto, in that case I'm sure an officer would respond, depending on my mood that day I may let him check to make sure I'm just semi and that would be the end of it, unfortunately they don't see it that way. Anyone know a place that would better suit me? I don't mind a drive on a weekend as long as its not to far since the price of gas continues to climb. Thanks in advance.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:01 AM

Guess not huh? anyone got an acre or two for sale around me? :clap:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

Tri County Gun Club would be a drive for you. It's in western ogle county. Here is a link to their site. Tri County Gun Club We are having an open house on May 5th and 6th.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

Do you guys allow people to practice double taps and what not. This whole rule seems even stupider after typing that sentence

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

I don't see anything restricting it in the rules here. Rules and Regulations

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

how far away is that from western mclean county

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

I'm new to town, out in rural Danvers. I have a membership at Darnalls gun works, don't get me wrong they are great out there, really nice people and their ammo prices are very fair. My only complaint is that they don't allow any rapid fire. I don't really see any point in taking my AK to the range and spending money on ammo, taking the time to fill 30 round mags and then not being able to even crank off a double tap. I want to keep improving my shooting skill and rules like that really put a roadblock in the way of doing anything other than just trying to hit the paper. They say the rule is because they don't want the farmers around the area calling the sheriff, I would think the only reason someone would call would be if they thought you were shooting full auto, in that case I'm sure an officer would respond, depending on my mood that day I may let him check to make sure I'm just semi and that would be the end of it, unfortunately they don't see it that way. Anyone know a place that would better suit me? I don't mind a drive on a weekend as long as its not to far since the price of gas continues to climb. Thanks in advance.
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One of the reasons they don't allow rapid fire at Darnall's is their outdoor range was allowed because it was mainly for sighters. If they had folks rat-tat-tatting away they could face zoning issues.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:36 AM


I'm new to town, out in rural Danvers. I have a membership at Darnalls gun works, don't get me wrong they are great out there, really nice people and their ammo prices are very fair. My only complaint is that they don't allow any rapid fire. I don't really see any point in taking my AK to the range and spending money on ammo, taking the time to fill 30 round mags and then not being able to even crank off a double tap. I want to keep improving my shooting skill and rules like that really put a roadblock in the way of doing anything other than just trying to hit the paper. They say the rule is because they don't want the farmers around the area calling the sheriff, I would think the only reason someone would call would be if they thought you were shooting full auto, in that case I'm sure an officer would respond, depending on my mood that day I may let him check to make sure I'm just semi and that would be the end of it, unfortunately they don't see it that way. Anyone know a place that would better suit me? I don't mind a drive on a weekend as long as its not to far since the price of gas continues to climb. Thanks in advance.
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One of the reasons they don't allow rapid fire at Darnall's is their outdoor range was allowed because it was mainly for sighters. If they had folks rat-tat-tatting away they could face zoning issues.


I understand, they are great people an the range is really nice. Im not a hunter though, I learned everything I know about shooting in the Marines and would like to continue to keep practicing that way.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

Google maps says its 2 hours 46 minutes/ 135 miles.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

ouch yeah thats a bit of a run... with gas the way it is I would probably only make that run for some sort of special shooting occasion like an Illinoiscarry meet up or whatnot. Thanks for the offer though
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:20 PM

If you are meeting new people in the town you moved into, perhaps you can start up a firearms conversation. May lead to youf finding out if someone is willing to let you shoot on their land. I have an Uncle who owns a few dozen acres in McLean (or atleast right next to Mclean) and I go shooting there once in a while, but I do not know how he would react to letting others shoot on his land. (There are only about 2 other people he lets shoot on his land and those men have been his neighbors for over a decade). But if you happen to live next to some neighbors who have some land and you notice them shooting never hurts to ask. Plus it could get a great way to open the door to a new friendship.

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I am a student in Macomb and there are no firing ranges near here, so I feel your pain. Well there is one, but it is shotguns only and...well I don't own a shotgun (yet!).

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

If you are meeting new people in the town you moved into, perhaps you can start up a firearms conversation. May lead to youf finding out if someone is willing to let you shoot on their land. I have an Uncle who owns a few dozen acres in McLean (or atleast right next to Mclean) and I go shooting there once in a while, but I do not know how he would react to letting others shoot on his land. (There are only about 2 other people he lets shoot on his land and those men have been his neighbors for over a decade). But if you happen to live next to some neighbors who have some land and you notice them shooting never hurts to ask. Plus it could get a great way to open the door to a new friendship.

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I am a student in Macomb and there are no firing ranges near here, so I feel your pain. Well there is one, but it is shotguns only and...well I don't own a shotgun (yet!).


http://www.hancockcountygunclub.com

It is about 30 minutes west of Macomb. At 50 dollars a year a real bargain. Also they have lots of different shoots on Sunday afternoons that are open to the public.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

I should add that darnalls does not have they "no fast shooting" rule in their rule book. Would be nice of them to mention while selling me 80 dollars worth of 7.62 instead of just coming outside once i started shooting to say no double taps.....

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

Tri County Gun Club would be a drive for you. It's in western ogle county. Here is a link to their site. Tri County Gun Club We are having an open house on May 5th and 6th.

Eugene


Rats. I'm working that weekend. Pretty close to home!