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Last winter we got a nice sized group of guys to gather at GAT Guns in Dundee for a little gun range time, and then move on for food and drink afterwards.

Anyone interested in doing it again?

How about 1/6 or 1/13?

Chime in!
 

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If everyone promises not to laugh at my lousy shooting skills, I'd be up for this.
 

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OK, that's it...does anyone know where I can buy some shooting targets with Spike's picture on them?
 

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I will try to make this one as well, I SHOULD have the 6th off.
 

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The range at GAT closes at 7:30 PM and they usually don't let anyone get started after 6:15, so we should try to set a "meet up" time of 5:45 to 6:00 if we do this.

Thanks for the offer to bring the targets Spike. That should help me improve my aim immensely!! :thumbup:
 

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McHenry Shooting Center2908 West Route 120 815-578-9194McHenry, ILIndoor Pistol (50 ft), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Range Access: Public

G.A.T Guns14N 915 RT. 25 847-428-4867Dundee, ILIndoor Pistol (75 ft (24 positions)), Range Access: Public

Gun World421 Irving Park Road 630-595-0310Bensenville, ILIndoor Pistol (25 yd), Indoor Rifle (25 yd), Archery, Range Access: Public

Illinois Gun Works7229 W. Grand Avenue 708-452-0040Elmwood Park, ILIndoor Pistol (50 ft), Indoor Rifle (50 ft, .22 cal), Range Access: Public

J.R. Shooting Sports Inc519 N. Oakhurst Dr 630-236-7788Aurora, ILIndoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Range Access: Public

Maxon Shooters Supplies & Indoor ...1226 Rand Road (847)298-4867Des Plaines, ILIndoor Pistol (50 feet), Range Access: Public


McHenry Shooting Center2908 West Route 120 815-578-9194McHenry, ILIndoor Pistol (50 ft), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Range Access: Public

Midwest Sporting Goods Co8565 Plainfield Road 708-447-4848Lyons, ILIndoor Pistol (50 ft), Range Access: Public

Naperville Sportsmans ClubWest Street at Martin Avenue 630-420-9816Naperville, ILTrap, Hours: 12-4PM Sundays , Range Access: Public

OK here's some
 

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Been to JR's in Aurora several times. Nice place
JR's is a nice place, very clean and has really cool automatic target setters (you set the distance and it automatically sends it out there)......

But there's only the one range with about 10 lanes. And the place is run very tight! At best they're "no-nonsense" - at worst they're nazis! I've been there a few times but it's a bit uncomfortable. Although it's closer to my home, I prefer GAT - where they are MUCH friendlier and have about twice the number of lanes.

At JR's you are only allowed to have one gun out at a time. You can bring more than one, but Aurora law requires you to unload one gun and store it in it's closeable case before taking out another gun. I like to bring several different guns to the range on any given trip - variety is the spice of life! They make it hard. They also make you sweep up your own brass - and it's carpeted! Not fun sweeping on carpeting!
 

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McHenry Shooting Center2908 West Route 120 815-578-9194McHenry, ILIndoor Pistol (50 ft), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Range Access: Public

G.A.T Guns14N 915 RT. 25 847-428-4867Dundee, ILIndoor Pistol (75 ft (24 positions)), Range Access: Public

Gun World421 Irving Park Road 630-595-0310Bensenville, ILIndoor Pistol (25 yd), Indoor Rifle (25 yd), Archery, Range Access: Public

Illinois Gun Works7229 W. Grand Avenue 708-452-0040Elmwood Park, ILIndoor Pistol (50 ft), Indoor Rifle (50 ft, .22 cal), Range Access: Public

J.R. Shooting Sports Inc519 N. Oakhurst Dr 630-236-7788Aurora, ILIndoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Range Access: Public

Maxon Shooters Supplies & Indoor ...1226 Rand Road (847)298-4867Des Plaines, ILIndoor Pistol (50 feet), Range Access: Public


McHenry Shooting Center2908 West Route 120 815-578-9194McHenry, ILIndoor Pistol (50 ft), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Range Access: Public

Midwest Sporting Goods Co8565 Plainfield Road 708-447-4848Lyons, ILIndoor Pistol (50 ft), Range Access: Public

Naperville Sportsmans ClubWest Street at Martin Avenue 630-420-9816Naperville, ILTrap, Hours: 12-4PM Sundays , Range Access: Public

OK here's some
HERE'S THE RESULT OF A LITTLE RESEARCH:

MCHENRY SHOOTING CENTER: Though they didn't answer the phone, their website says they have a 7 lane 50' indoor range. Seems a bit small if we are to get together any sized group.

GUNWORLD: Closed due to Bensenville O'Hare expansion.

ILLINOIS GUN WORKS: 10 lanes only. Open til 8pm. $10 with the purchase of ammo.

JR's: 10 lanes. Open until 8pm. $20 with the purchase of ammo (and more rules as enumerated in the post above).

GAT: 24 lanes. Open until 7:30. $20 or $16 with the purchase of $20.

MAXON: No answer. Voice mailbox full?!? Webpage says 10 lanes. Open until 8:30. $17.

NAPERVILLE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB: Trap only. Outdoor range.


WHAT DO YOU THINK?
 

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Hmm, did not know that about JR's, Stage. Thanks. Yeah, it was always a tight ship but I never minded that part. It is clean, well lit, updated and close to home. I'll shoot anywhere so it matters not to me where we go. 8)
 

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Since it is likely we won't be the only ones at whatever place we decide upon, I think GAT (with its 24 lanes) offers us the best bet of all being able to shoot at the same time. This will facilitate getting together at the same time for beers afterwards.
 

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Shootout TWT

I could go for one of these events. Its been a couple of years since I went to the range, but I remember it being a good time. I can bring some safety glasses and earmuffs with me.
 

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Definitely count me in on this one...:D

GAT Guns has been very busy on the weekends so you need to get there early to get some time on the range.
 
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