Okay, I live in the People's Replublic of Mecklenburg County and was previously a member of Shooters Express. In addition to the outrageous taxes, fees, etc., Shooters has limited their membership fees to two options: $199/yearly for yourself or family or $249.95 for a premium membership. Considering I go there mainly on the weekends, what other choices do I have? I've looked into Charlotte Gun Club in Waxhaw but don't want to deal with their membership requirements (nor is it a savings, for that matter). The Bullet Hole is further away and almost as expensive and once gas is included, no bargain. Fire Power in Matthews, well, is just a frightful experience given the last three times I've been there. I really don't relish having to pay such a high price to shoot my gun. Shooters used to have a 6 month option that was more suitable and slightly less expensive since they've raised their prices. It kind of peeves me that they said I could renew at the same terms but now say that it's the yearly option or nothing else. Makes me wonder when they raise their prices AGAIN, that they'd be inclined to take the same tack. Sorry about the rant, but for those that used to shoot there at Shooters, where else have you found that's close by and reasonable? I haven't gone to the range in two months cause I just don't want to support a range where I have to wait 30 mins. on the weekend to shoot while paying such a premium for the priviledge. Any other suggestions on where to go?