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Best indoor shooting range in Woodstock Marietta area?

Discussion in 'The Georgia Club' started by joepa150, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. joepa150

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    I have gone to Wild West and Nicks. I also went to Pannells once a long time ago.

    Which one of these do you all prefer?

    Wild West I like but is the furthest from me.

    Also I read online that Pannells only wants you to use their ammo??? Is that just for rentals or even on your own guns??

    I enjoy great customer service. From my experience Wild West seemed the best. Nicks didn't have bad customer service but they just were not overly friendly. Pannells I have only been there once so I cannot comment but from what I read they have poor customer service and seem to send people to Nicks if they are beginners.
     
  2. stumpjumper

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    Wild West is the cleanest and best lit. Nicks is OK but has the "attitude". I haven't shot at Pannells, but my son has and has been hit by "flying lead". Last week I went to Hi Caliber in Holly Springs. His range is supposed to open mid December. It looks like it's going to be "state of the art" and from what I've heard very good prices for range use.
     

  3. joepa150

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    I heard about "flying lead" at Pannells.

    I never understood the "attitude" that a lot of gun store/range employees have. I think it is just them being "macho" because they have a gun on them.
     
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    I used to live up that way and in Marietta, I like Wild West the best. We have since moved South and I really like my local range in Fayetteville, Autrey's Armory. The worst case of the "attitude" I have ever seen is at Georgia Range and Guns in Forest Park. It's staffed by a team of Mall Ninjas that are too good for you.
     
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    I've shot at Nick's and it was okay.

    To those who think Nick's has attitude, try this. Next time you are in the area, drive up the road to Old Time Pottery. Go walk around for an hour and a half and look at throw pillows and rugs and dinner ware with your spouse.

    The next day, go to Nick's for an hour and a half instead. Just shoot, don't try to be their buddy.

    Then you will see why I don't mind. And my wife doesn't mind dropping me off.
     
  6. joepa150

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    Yeah don't try or want to be there buddy but an attitude is just not called for. Nick's isn't that bad though. They don't seem overly nice or jerks.

    I just can't stand a store/range/business in the business to make money who don't treat their customers right. There are a lot of people without jobs that would love to be in their shoes (I am talking in general not just at the shooting range).
     
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    Has anyone heard of a new range opening up soon in Holly Springs? Supposedly it's going to be off of Hwy 5 where that country western bar was back in the woods...between Holly Springs and Sixes Rd. :dunno:
     
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    That range is connected with Big Woods Goods and still in planning stage. Hi-Caliber is located about 1/2 mile south on Hwy 5 . The store is open, but the range is scheduled to open in about 2 weeks.
     
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    Oh ok, 2 weeks is great! Won't be able to make it to any range for the next 2 weeks anyhow. I was in Big Woods yesterday and meant to ask Bill about it, but I forgot. So, that Hi Caliber...it that a new shop or something? Not sure what you meant....1/2 mile south of what, BWG or where the new range will be...?
     
  10. stumpjumper

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    Hi-Caliber is across form where the old Pikes was on Hwy 5, about 1/2 mile north of Home Depot on the same side of the road. I'm in Woodstock, so it's going to be close for me too. The posted price for the range is going to be about $15 a day.
     
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    Ok, sounds good. Well, whenever you get the word on it opening up, let me know. I'll probably get a membership there if they offer one. But there are times where I get the urge to shoot outdoors. Usually go up to the WMA range north of Chatsworth.
     
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    Stopped in Hi-Caliber today to say hi and check ammo availability. Nice folks and a cozy atmosphere inside it seemed like. I like that the store is not jam packed full of shelves and items where you can hardly walk around. Said the range is supposed to open on the 11th...he hoped. It'll be nice to have a new range close to home. :supergrin:

    BTW...Magtech 230g FMJs and Atlanta Arms is all they carry for .45 ACP right now.
     
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    Apparently some guy just shot himself in the chest at Wild West.
     
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    Was by Hi Caliber Mon. night , Looks like Wed. for the range. They are starting to get some reloading supplies in (primers, powder, and bullets)
     
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    I saw that on the news...and when I heard '22yrs old'...I assume that he had no business handling a weapon. How in the hell do you shoot yourself in the chest at a shooting range...?:upeyes: Luckily, no one else was injured.
     
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    My guess is he was drawing his weapon from a shoulder holster with his finger on the trigger. Just like he learned from the movies...
     
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    Hi Caliber's range opened Sat.(1/16). I'm going to check it out today and will let you know how it is.
     
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    Awesome, we'll be waiting!:popcorn:
     
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    Overall impression- good. I hope they put some more lighting down range. Behind the line is very open and the booths are oversized and has plenty of room for 2 people. It is still a work in progress ( distance lines,etc.) It is $14.99 for all day (for this area is great). I'm going back this morning to try out some new reloads.
     
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    What about targets? Do the have them? Cost?

    What time do they open? I'm planning to go Friday morning. :wavey: