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#1 CHICAGO HANDGUN OWNER

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:41 AM

Are there any gun ranges that let you shoot all day without tapping you on the shoulder and telling you that your time is up? I don't like time limits. I sometimes shoot through 700 rounds with 5 or 6 different guns. You would think that the ranges make enough money on selling ammo and guns that they wouldn't need to nickel and dime you for time on the range. 



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:44 AM

Try Buffalo Range Shooting Park near Ottawa, IL.

 

Use any of the 6 ranges all day for $30.  Move from range to range, pack a lunch or dine at the Snack Shack.

 

It's a great Family Place.



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:50 AM

I can vouch for Buffalo Range in Ottawa, even though it is about an hour from me it is worth the drive...



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:51 AM

I miss the pit.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:59 AM

McMiller Sports Center in Eagle Wisconsin, if your up north.  25, 50, 100, 200, 300 Pistol and rifle ranges.  $20 all day for pass for 25,50,100,  $28 for all day for 25, 50,100,200, 300, traps and Plinking (.22 LR only range). 


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:07 AM

I miss the pit.

https://www.buffalor...gpark.com/range

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The Pit is an abandoned strip mine that has been converted into a one of a kind shooting range. It has a distance of 40 to 75 yards depending on where you set up. The Pit allows you to break from traditional target shooting. You are able to bring and place your own targets.(i.e. stuffed animals, milk jugs, plastic containers and such). Rapid fire is allowed as long as it is controlled. The Pit is fun for shooters of all levels.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:48 AM

Try Buffalo Range Shooting Park near Ottawa, IL.

 

Use any of the 6 ranges all day for $30.  Move from range to range, pack a lunch or dine at the Snack Shack.

 

It's a great Family Place.

 

+1 on that idea.  It's a fun full day at the range.

 

I miss the pit.

 

The pit is still there, and going well.  The only thing that I miss is they no longer allow 50BMG.   :cry:


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:32 AM

If you are closer to the WI Border, McMiller up in Eagle WI lets you shoot all day up to 300 yards. 



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:23 PM

Midwest Gun Collectors range. $100 per year membership. You can shoot all day. Family included in membership as long as they are under 21 living in the household. NO guests.

6 miles south of Lacon IL on route 26.

http://midwestgca.com/

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:05 PM

If you become a member of Shoot Point Blank (as low as $19.99/month and you can terminate membership at any time), you can essentially stay as long as you like if they aren't too busy.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:59 PM

Midwest in Lyons, old school pistol range, but you can shoot all day, not on weekends though, just Monday thru Thursday



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:27 PM

The World Shooting Complex in Sparta, IL (it is an IL DNR run facility and is where the trapshooters congregate for the Grand) now has the pistol berms open to the public on Wednesdays from 1PM til dusk.

Cost is $15.

I did this a couple of weeks ago:

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They brought the steel plates over for me, got them very close in position, then I pulled out two measuring tapes and fine tuned the plate locations for the Steel Challenge stage called Smoke and Hope.

I think only one other dude showed up and he was in the next bay over.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:54 PM

I know its not gonna be liked much, but MegaSports has NO time limit.
It's a all day pass each and every day.
Having been there for some time as RSO we NEVER asked anyone to leave due to time constraints.


P.S. No I'm not there anymore just as a heads up. Open Heart slowed me down to a crawl. But those are the rules they have had for decades!

Edited by Bubbacs, 24 April 2019 - 07:08 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 10:21 AM

Become a member of the Pine Tree Pistol Club in Rockford. Fully indoor ranges, and members have a keycard and can come 24/7 unless some event is scheduled (and usually that only restricts one or two of the three ranges). As a member, you could stay and shoot 24 hours a day if you chose to do so. I go fairly often, usually staying only about half or three quarters of an hour since my old arthritic hands, and damaged shoulder joints make it hard for me to hold a gun steady for more than a few minutes of shooting. Membership is $228 a year. Check out the website if you are interested. https://pinetreepistolclub.com/


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 10:34 AM

+1 on Megasports' range in Plainfield. I truly hate feeling rushed or 'on the clock' when out for a hopefully relaxing time spent paper zombie blasting. 


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 05:55 PM

+1 on Megasports' range in Plainfield. I truly hate feeling rushed or 'on the clock' when out for a hopefully relaxing time spent paper zombie blasting.

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#17 Bubbacs

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:09 PM

Nice find IB

I can't shoot right now, but guys should be grabbing that 10 visit pass!
Normally 150.00, but now it's only 12.99 each visit? Sweet deal for all you can shoot time limit.
Last i knew, you could purchase multiple punch cards........
AND.....you can share that card, take a buddy and just say, “punch it twice please”.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 01:27 PM

I know its not gonna be liked much, but MegaSports has NO time limit.
It's a all day pass each and every day.
Having been there for some time as RSO we NEVER asked anyone to leave due to time constraints.

 

 

One used to be able to leave and come back and still shoot on the same day too.  Don't lose your receipt.



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Posted 07 May 2019 - 01:41 PM

No leaving the building and coming back anymore.

Edit: I should not post the specifics, sorry had to delete!

Edited by Bubbacs, 07 May 2019 - 01:43 PM.





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