Pistol range at AGC, how do I use it at 10yds?

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  • erwos

    The Hebrew Hammer
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    Mar 25, 2009
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    Rockville, MD
    This is super embarrassing, but despite my slightly-long-time membership at AGC, I have never ever used the pistol range there. I've got my 100/200yd range target stand, but what's the procedure for getting something going at 10yds? I don't think my stand is tall enough or whatever for it. Like, literally assume I own nothing except maybe some cardboard.

    I'm sure this was covered in my range walkthrough, but I've totally forgotten at this point.

    ETA: currently operating on four hours of sleep, sorry if this sounds disjointed.
     

    John from MD

    American Patriot
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    May 12, 2005
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    When I was a member, they allowed me to use a frame that I made out of PVC pipe. It had to hold the target high enough so bullets would hit the berm. I haven't been there in years so I don't know what they do now.
     

    Uncle Duke

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    Feb 2, 2013
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    Not Far Enough from the City
    Here you go. Note the PVC base. Recommend you drill holes in the ends to drive spikes part way into soil to secure in wind.

     

    trickg

    Guns 'n Drums
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    Jul 22, 2008
    12,669
    Glen Burnie
    When I was a member, they allowed me to use a frame that I made out of PVC pipe. It had to hold the target high enough so bullets would hit the berm. I haven't been there in years so I don't know what they do now.
    That's what I do - I have holes drilled in mine so that I can stake it down with tent stakes
    Here you go. Note the PVC base. Recommend you drill holes in the ends to drive spikes part way into soil to secure in wind.

    Had I known that was a thing I'd have gotten one a long time ago - I'll be ordering one of those because it beats the heck out of the bulky PVC stand I currently have.
     

    clarksvilleal

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    Jul 28, 2019
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    When I was a member, they allowed me to use a frame that I made out of PVC pipe. It had to hold the target high enough so bullets would hit the berm. I haven't been there in years so I don't know what they do now.
    I was just there last week taking a class on the pistol range. There were several wooden stands available that you can set your own stand into if the legs have the right spacing. I didn't measure, but I think it was around 12-13" on center. The stands were just sitting around behind the concrete pad.
     

    hdatontodo

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    Jul 29, 2012
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    I saw a trainer there with a rolling pvc stand. They staked a pulley in the ground behind it and used cord to pull it forward and back for target changes w/o needing a cease fire on the line.

    Sent from my SM-G991U1 using Tapatalk
     

    trickg

    Guns 'n Drums
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    Jul 22, 2008
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    Glen Burnie
    I saw a trainer there with a rolling pvc stand. They staked a pulley in the ground behind it and used cord to pull it forward and back for target changes w/o needing a cease fire on the line.

    Sent from my SM-G991U1 using Tapatalk
    That's a great idea - I may have to co-opt that idea if I get to a point where I'm doing more pistol there. Right now I mainly shoot rifle there.
     

    squaregrouper

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    I was just there last week taking a class on the pistol range. There were several wooden stands available that you can set your own stand into if the legs have the right spacing. I didn't measure, but I think it was around 12-13" on center. The stands were just sitting around behind the concrete pad.
    This.
    Erwos- Make sure your stand is tall enough to clear the berm at 25yds. There are affixed metal stand frames and lights behind it. They don't like it when people shoot the front berm.
     

    erwos

    The Hebrew Hammer
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    Mar 25, 2009
    13,098
    Rockville, MD
    You can also use the 100 yard range.
    Stands are also available.
    You'd have to get your target stand exceptionally high to not shoot the ground at 10yds, given the way the 100yd range is constructed. Not saying it's impossible, but I had trouble enough just getting steel high enough at 30yds for rimfire.

    Anyways, sounds like I should just see if I can get my target stand high enough at the 50yd range using their stand holders and then regroup from there. Too bad we can't just individually reserve a bay or something. :P
     

    Brychan

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    Apr 24, 2009
    7,855
    Baltimore
    When I shot a AGC, I used the wooden stand they sell and a couple of portable holes.

    Portable hole, metal rod with a couple of metal rings welded on. Drive the rod portion into the ground and stick the legs of the wooden stand in.
     

    Melnic

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    Dec 27, 2012
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    HoCo
    what ever you do, make sure height is adjustable cause depending on the lane, you have a different height to the berm
     

    tjiann

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    Jan 15, 2022
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    Just buy one of the adjustable target holders they sell (that kids make to help raise money for their pistol club) for $30 and use the wooden stands that are sitting at the pistol range. Or, you can build your own to fit their stands. They provide the specs on their website.
     
    May 21, 2017
    1,764
    Gaithersburg, MD
    It takes about 30 minutes to DIY a stand. Agreed about the height adjustment and staking into the ground as the stand with a target mounted is basically a sail. Whenever I've shot at the pistol range the crowd was usually small enough to be amenable to a cease fire frequency less than the usual 30 minute intervals. 30 minutes is too long, IMO.
     

    willtill

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    May 15, 2007
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    It takes about 30 minutes to DIY a stand. Agreed about the height adjustment and staking into the ground as the stand with a target mounted is basically a sail. Whenever I've shot at the pistol range the crowd was usually small enough to be amenable to a cease fire frequency less than the usual 30 minute intervals. 30 minutes is too long, IMO.
    Except if your shooting black powder revolvers. Then it’s too short. :envy:
     

    2AUSA

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    Oct 17, 2020
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    I was just there last week taking a class on the pistol range. There were several wooden stands available that you can set your own stand into if the legs have the right spacing. I didn't measure, but I think it was around 12-13" on center. The stands were just sitting around behind the concrete pad.
    This.

    I saw a trainer there with a rolling pvc stand. They staked a pulley in the ground behind it and used cord to pull it forward and back for target changes w/o needing a cease fire on the line.

    Sent from my SM-G991U1 using Tapatalk

    Believe those are "trainer" built and probably shouldn't use unless they're around to ask.
     

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