Mrs Hokie asked if I would like a range membership for my bday. There is a range by my house. It's a small private club about 5-10 min away. $50 initiation fee, $80 year, $3/range trip. Normally, I shoot at a public range ($14/hr) about 30 min away. Right now, I shoot about once a month, 150-200 rounds (9mm previously) when I go. Joining the club would be beneficial since it's closer and cheaper per trip, plus the do IDPA which would be fun to start doing. I would probaby go every other week... ...which brings me to my second decision. If I start going 2x per month, the ammo cost will increase. I am considering picking up an EMP9 this summer to alternate EDC with the Kobra Carry, and be able to shoot more at the range. The other choice would be to get a reloading setup (for significantly less than the EMP) and just shoot .45, which from what I can tell, is about the cost of 9mm factory ammo when you roll your own. How many of you 1.) are members of a range, 2.) if so, how often do you shoot? and 3.) do you reload or shoot more of a cheaper caliber at the range? Thanks for the input gents. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!