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Old October 19th, 2010, 07:09 PM #1
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Good gun ranges in the Montgomery County Area

Hey Guys! I'm new to the MD area, Montgomery county to be exact and I am looking for a decent range where I can go practice shooting with the family. I live close by Gilbert indoor range but I did not get any good reviews about that place....anyways,is it possible to go to a range in VA? I am also looking for a place that's affordable and not leave me in the poor house

I am new to guns so any relevant info would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
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Welcome from Dundalk!

For a list of ranges look here:
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Take a look at the MDShooters Industry Partners section here:
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You're funny... Gun Ranges in Monkey County.

Depends how much you want to spend.
1) Gilbert's Indoor range in Rockville (down on W. Gude drive by the animal shelter). Not to expensive to get a lane but you have to buy their ammo and it's not cheap. No rifle restrictions and have full auto rentals.

2) Izaak Walton League - Outdoor range, need to be a range approved member (first 15 minutes after getting accepted as a member). It's outdoor, 25yd pistol range (really nice) 116 yd rifle. Kinda quirky because of the libs complaining about the noise. Not to large it's like 3 lanes only. $95 a year give or take and some volunteer time but it's a nice place.
They have archery, you can fire pistol caliber rifles at the handgun range. They have their own lake. It's a nice facility. It's right off Warring Station road in Germantown it's official name is IWLA Rockville Chapter.

People are good, family oriented and if you become a RO you can open the range when the range is not open (Sat and Sun 1pm for non RO members)
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Welcome from another unfortunate soul in MoCo. All kidding aside, it's not that bad here. Just not many places to shoot.

Cresap in Frederick is nice but about a 45 minute drive. The NRA range is nice if you can get a lane, plus it's indoor.

What kind of shooting you getting into?
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AGC is about an hour from you. $150 + club fees (usually around $30) /year but you will never wait for a lane ever again. Comes out to $15 a month and extremely worth it.
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Thanks for all the info so far! Looking to do just some basic practice shooting. Looking for place where I can meet some friendly people and learn a new thing or two.
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AGC is about an hour from you. $150 + club fees (usually around $30) /year but you will never wait for a lane ever again. Comes out to $15 a month and extremely worth it.
While we are on the subject, how does AGC handle hanging of targets? I went up there one time and the main rifle range must have 30 or more lanes. Do they just call cease fire for 10 mins every 60 or something like that?
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You're funny... Gun Ranges in Monkey County.

Depends how much you want to spend.
1) Gilbert's Indoor range in Rockville (down on W. Gude drive by the animal shelter). Not to expensive to get a lane but you have to buy their ammo and it's not cheap. No rifle restrictions and have full auto rentals.

2) Izaak Walton League - Outdoor range, need to be a range approved member (first 15 minutes after getting accepted as a member). It's outdoor, 25yd pistol range (really nice) 116 yd rifle. Kinda quirky because of the libs complaining about the noise. Not to large it's like 3 lanes only. $95 a year give or take and some volunteer time but it's a nice place.
They have archery, you can fire pistol caliber rifles at the handgun range. They have their own lake. It's a nice facility. It's right off Warring Station road in Germantown it's official name is IWLA Rockville Chapter.

People are good, family oriented and if you become a RO you can open the range when the range is not open (Sat and Sun 1pm for non RO members)
I have a question about IWLA because I thought about joining there and may consider it in the future once the ICC is built. If you are a RO can you open it regardless of what day of the week it is and do you have to shoot through a baffle? Thanks.
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Hey Guys! I'm new to the MD area, Montgomery county to be exact and I am looking for a decent range where I can go practice shooting with the family. I live close by Gilbert indoor range but I did not get any good reviews about that place....anyways,is it possible to go to a range in VA? I am also looking for a place that's affordable and not leave me in the poor house

I am new to guns so any relevant info would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
I live just a few miles from Gilbert's Indoor Range and refuse to set foot in the place.

If you shoot regularly, one of the IWLA chapters will be your best bet, either the Rockville or Damascus chapters.
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While we are on the subject, how does AGC handle hanging of targets? I went up there one time and the main rifle range must have 30 or more lanes. Do they just call cease fire for 10 mins every 60 or something like that?
If there is a bunch of people there they will do a ceasefire at the top and bottom of the hour. If there is only a hand full of people you just regulate yourselves.
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