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New indoor range in Woodbridge???

Discussion in 'Glockers of the Old Dominion' started by williamcthomas, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. williamcthomas

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    Does anyone know about a new indoor range in Woodbridge?

    The Washington Post, Sunday 31 Aug, Prince William County section reported that " The Shooters Range" 13881 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge was granted a special use permit to allow an indoor commercial shooting range. It was in the "what's coming" page that shows new residential or commercial development along with a map showing the locations.

    This would be a great asset to the area since Shooters Paradise had the fire.

    Anyone have any info?
     
  2. I've heard rumors of one coming in Manassas, but I thought it was going to be on the west side of Manassas. Last I heard that one was still about a year from opening.

    Don't think it's the same one, but I'll ask.
     


  3. williamcthomas

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    Just noticed the address of old Shooter's Paradise was 13979 Jeff Davis Hwy. So this is not a permit to rebuild in the same location. But it is in the same area.

    Anyone with info sound off.
     
  4. saminksiii

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    Did a quick search on the PW county site but couldn't find anything. As far as west of Manassas, it would be really cool if Bernie's guys at Virginia Arms opened a range somewhere.
     
  5. Orkinman

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    I've been thinking the same thing. We really need a range in the west half of the county. Every time I go to VAC I tell them it would be great if they would open a range because I know tons of people who would prefer that to going to Blue Ridge or the NRA. Think of the Ammo I could buy with all that saved Gas....

    Also, I really prefer to not to go east of Hoadly unless I have to. I read the police blotter and police briefs and choose not to throw myself in harms way. So I doubt I'd go to that new range on Rt. 1.

    VaFish, what have you heard about a new range in our neck of the woods?
     
  6. Guns and Ammo Warehouse, in Manassas, had been talking about opening a range since the day they opened their doors. That was when they were being run by the first owner. I'm not sure whether the current owner has been devoted to the cause. I'd like to think it would be a money maker, if set up and run properly.

    There is a small indoor and outdoor range at the Izaac Walton in Brentsville. All ya gotta do is join.

    http://www.geocities.com/pwiwla/
     
  7. novaDAK

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    G&A Warehouse looks to have the room for an indoor range last time I was there. It'd be great if a range opened in Manassas...it would probably ease the burden on Blue Ridge, NRA, and Gilberts as those are the only indoor 'public' ranges in the area.
     

  8. The guys I know that were talking about it have put it on hold due to the sluggish economy. It still might happen, but from the time they decide to do it, until the doors open it would be at least 18 months.

    The one of Jeff Davis might be going in the old Giant store location. Not the guys I know running it.
     
  9. williamcthomas

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    I agree there is a need for a new range in western NoVa. I'd like to see a new indoor range as well as an outdoor rifle/pistol range.

    What we need now is for 2 individuals to step up. First, a wealthy shooter to bankroll the business. It wouldn't be a big money maker but more of a hobby business. Just like keeping horses. Second, an experienced businessman/shooter/manager who could run the range well.

    I'm sure there are many GT members who could fill these shoes!

    Looking back, I wish 30+ years ago the NRA had bought land off of Rt 66 and built a nice outdoor range complex. It could have been the premier outdoor range in the northeast. Their fine indoor range in Fairfax is certainly top of the line. Unfortunately land is too expensive now. Instead the NRA poured $ into the Whittington range in New Mexico located far from a popuation center.
     
  10. novaDAK

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    I'm just a college student but I'd volunteer to be a range officer in exchange for free rangetime :supergrin:
     
  11. williamcthomas

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    Ask the local indoor ranges about P/T range officer positions. They are often looking for help and sometimes you can get training or certification. Check it out!

    Good luck.
     
  12. novaDAK

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    Thanks! I'll have to check it out.
     
  13. nick__45

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    Anyone knows how much Blue Ridge Arsenal charge per hour? The last time I was there, I wasn't impress with their gun selection as I know people with more guns than that store. I didn't even ask about the range because there was no employee in the store. I thought it would be a big store considering all the promotions on radio but it is the smallest one I've been to.
     
  14. I think Blue Ridge Arsenal charged an outrageous $20 per hour last time I was there.
     
  15. d3athp3nguin

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    NOVA? We need more indoor ranges near Richmond!

    I go to an indoor range near here a bit, but they charge out the wazoo for ammo, and don't want you to use your own. It's like $17 for a box of 9mm!! Range fees aren't too bad though; to my knowledge they don't charge hourly. I also like the little "IPSC" events they do on mondays.
     
  16. nick__45

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    Well, I am glad there is still Chickahamony range, which is 110-120 miles from me but well worth the trip. The only unfortunate issue is that they close the handgun side and turn it into shotgun only.

    This is ridiculous. The store itself sucks as there selection sucks. My collection is probably larger than their.

    I think you may be refering to Dominion Range. I never understand these places that make you buy their ammo for 300% the price of a regular joint.

    When I was down Norfolk, I always went to Bob's. I charged $8 for the whole day and you shoot my you brought for your own gun. For the rental guns, they ask that you only use factory ammo that is still sealed in the paper box and not the reload stuffs. That is a great place. I think they charge $20-30 for a year membership.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  17. zeker2

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    Most stores pay a lot in advertisng just to get you in the door. Reasonabe range fees and allowing you to shoot your own ammo would bring people in. Most days at Shooter's Paradise I had to wait in line to get a lane - and guess what I was doing while waiting - pressing my nose to the guncase and adding guns to my wish list.

    I don't know about the rest of you, but every time I walked in the door at Shooter's I always found something I needed to buy (reloading supplies, cleaning supplies, holsters, etc.,) and on more than one occasion found a firearm that I just had to buy that day.

    I went to Blue Ridge after Shooter's went up in smoke and was turned off by their range and membership fees. Have not been back since and still looking for a new "Home Range". In the past year I made 4 "impulse" purchases of firearms. None were bought at Blue Ridge because they couldn't entice me to walk in the door. Wonder if they know the business their losing?
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  18. Glocktastic

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    Wow. That is so awesome!!! I work very close to there and would love the opportunity to pop in after work for some serious range time.

    Kudos to the PWC review board.