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Anyone shoot at SGC? How about AZ Shooters World?

Discussion in 'Grand Canyon Glockers' started by Dashes, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Dashes

    Dashes Da-10mm-Monster

    Dec 21, 2008
    What's your preferred range to shoot at?

    I usually go to Scottsdale Gun Club (Hayden and Northsight) because its close...
    But $15 an hour is a little on the WTF side...

    Shooters World (I-17 and Indian School) is a little cheaper, at 12, but not air conditioned.
    And they don't allow rapid fire... At all.:faint:

    And THENNN there's Ben Avery. Which is out doors, and you only get to shoot when the R.O. says.

    Then you've gotta wait 10 minutes for everyone to play with their targets before you can continue.

    Where do you shoot?
  2. bwphoto

    bwphoto Lifetime Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    I'm a member at the SGC. It seems like every time I go there's a long line of people waiting to get a lane. My membership is to expire soon and I think I'm going to let it. Plus, their service is pretty sub par. I had a shotgun shipped to me and to track down someone to get it was enough of a pain - let alone all the times they would get pulled away to do something else, then stick someone else on my task, etc... Poor management but they're making a killing out there so who knows if it'll ever improve.

    That said, their facility is really nice and you can call to reserve a lane as a member.

  3. CU4X4N

    CU4X4N 5th of November

    Nov 3, 2006
    In a handbasket
    Just join SGC at $30/month and yer good to go!
  4. CU4x4N:

    Is that $30 a month on a month by month basis?

    Reason is Caswells in Mesa is a few minutes from my house but they want the whole year membership for $339...

    IF SGC is $30 a month, that might be better.
  5. TheVeryIdea

    TheVeryIdea Cowbell Glocker

    Jun 7, 2007
    AZ Native!
    Where did you get the idea that Shooters World isn't air conditioned? Granted, it may not be the best-ventilated building in Phoenix, but I've gotten bays that were directly underneath the AC duct.

    I shoot most frequently at Shooters World just because it's close to where I live, but I don't have a membership anywhere. I like SGC but it's so far out of the way for me that I might as well keep driving north and shoot in the forest for free.
  6. CU4X4N

    CU4X4N 5th of November

    Nov 3, 2006
    In a handbasket
    Here is the info that you requested.

    It's only $24.95 month actually.

    But you do have to sign up for a year.


    Jul 16, 2008
    JBLM, WA
    yeah bud, shooters world is air conditioned. but i know what you mean in the actual range area... its pretty hot. WTF???

    personally, i do NOT like shooters world. too many people, and the range safety's are a pain in the ass!

    i only occassionally go there when we're in phoenix cause my sister-in-law used to be a member and guys working there want to bang her and give us a great discount.
  8. denfoote

    denfoote MENACE

    Jan 28, 2000
    Buckeye Arizona
  9. glock45acp21


    May 10, 2004
    Glendale, AZ
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  10. GratefulDeb


    Jan 9, 2009
    I've been a member at SGC for over a year. At $30 a month its well worth it. If there is a wait, as a member you do get priority over non members. You can also call a day ahead and make a reservation, which is great if you know for sure you are going shooting.

    I've had mostly great customer service from the people there. When its busy, its busy and you do have to wait on occasion.

    I have bought 2 guns there. A Springfield EMP 9, and and HK P30L. Prices were very fair and competitive. Had some issues with the EMP (feed issues at breakin), and they took care of them no problem.

    Big perk over Shooters World is the a/c in the ranges. Membership is $30 a month, but initial membership is a year. month to month after that.

    Prices on guns and ammo are also fair, and you do get a discount on ammo as a member.

    They also supply eyes and ears for free if you need them.

    Hope that helps.
  11. Klondike


    Mar 16, 2006
    I like the SGC store. I bought my Glock 19 there with the Military/LE discount. All the weapons on the walls are also fun to drool over, but the range costs are a little too pricey for me. Maybe if I could go frequently it would be worth it, but living in Surprise by the White Tanks, it's a bit of a drive.

    I am a member at Shooter's World. With their military discount, membership was only $50 for the whole year. I'd go with a buddy of mine, who also got the mil. discount, and we'd shoot on Friday nights because ladies shot and rented guns for free so his wife could shoot too.

    I go to Ben Avery for archery and rifle sight in.

    I like the open desert for rifle and shotgun plinking.

    I may try that Buckeye range sometime.
  12. MR. Fantastic

    MR. Fantastic

    Apr 21, 2004
    Phoenix, AZ

    $30 X 12 = $360 so no that is not better. Not to mention there is a $100 membership fee which = $460 for the first year. I don't understand why everyone thinks $460 a year is so well worth it. Sure, I bet every salesman tells you "if you sign up today I can get my manger to waive the membership fee." But even at $360 a year that is more than a gym membership. It's cool that they give you 1 free machine gun/handgun rental a year but remember $360 bucks! It's not really free. That goes for eyes and ears too. I've had memberships at 2 different ranges in the valley; one outdoor $85yr and one indoor $120yr and I just can't see how SGC is worth 3X more. I suppose if you're the type of guy that requires an indoor range then you're probably also the type of guy that will pay $360yr for (limited) shooting space.

    That being said they have great firearms prices. If you are looking for anything other than a hunting rifle they will almost certianlly have the best price in town. So long as you don't mind the salesman making you feel like you're 2 feet tall.
  13. AZ_Quailhunter

    AZ_Quailhunter NRA Life Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    I like Caswells.....I have the "cheap" was 99 bucks.....but with that one, you still have to pay 7 bucks an hour to shoot.....
  14. Jay9928

    Jay9928 BUBBA ARMY

    Jan 19, 2009
    Phoenix, Az.
    Maybe it's me, but I prefer Ben Avery..... price is 7$ per person ALL DAY. I especially like it because it is outdoors, and I shot at indoor ranges, and the reverbiration hurt my ears, even with ear protection on.