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General Discussion => Off-Topic Discussion => Topic started by: Prodigal Son on October 18, 2017, 09:19:33 AM

Title: Shooting ranges
Post by: Prodigal Son on October 18, 2017, 09:19:33 AM
Hi, I'm moving from SoCal to Oakland at the end of the month.  Are there any good shooting ranges in the area that you can recommend, particularly in-door ranges?  I'm looking for a range that will allow rifles and shotguns, in addition to handguns.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: DG on October 18, 2017, 09:49:59 AM
Most ranges I have been to in the past have closed, but I do live on the coast and you can shoot on some of the state forests for free.  Just clean up after yourself or we will lose that right also. 


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Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Prodigal Son on October 18, 2017, 10:01:32 AM
That's unfortunate.  With the terrible fires NorCal has been facing, I'm going to avoid outdoor shooting in any wooded areas.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: DogandDive84 on October 18, 2017, 10:40:13 AM
Richmond Rod and Gun club is till open not sure if you want to travel that far.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: DG on October 18, 2017, 10:52:03 AM
That's unfortunate.  With the terrible fires NorCal has been facing, I'm going to avoid outdoor shooting in any wooded areas.
If you ever come up to Ft bragg I will give you info on one off of the hwy that is in an old quarry and no danger of fires unless you bring flame throwers. 
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Joshua R. on October 18, 2017, 11:04:37 AM
I think Chabot has a range.  Richmond is a good alternative.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Joshua R. on October 18, 2017, 11:07:10 AM
Looks like Chabot closed last year.  Richmond it is.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Duckfoot on October 18, 2017, 11:21:53 AM
Looks like Chabot closed last year.  Richmond it is.

Bummer. I loved Chabot.
http://chabotgunclub.com/ (http://chabotgunclub.com/)
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Prodigal Son on October 18, 2017, 12:15:33 PM
Looks like the Richmond club is about a 30 minute drive from where I'll be living, which is doable since I usually go to the range on Sundays.  Is Richmond a private club?
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: DogandDive84 on October 18, 2017, 02:14:58 PM
Im sure you can join but you don't have to be a member to shoot last time I was there.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: willidru on October 18, 2017, 08:41:27 PM
There's a range in San Leandro, Livermore and an I indoor range in Dublin at guns fishing and other stuff.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: lawtalkingguy on October 22, 2017, 11:02:26 PM
That's unfortunate.  With the terrible fires NorCal has been facing, I'm going to avoid outdoor shooting in any wooded areas.
If you ever come up to Ft bragg I will give you info on one off of the hwy that is in an old quarry and no danger of fires unless you bring flame throwers.

I'd be interested in hearing about that one.  In Sonoma we're now pretty much limited to Circle S.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Prodigal Son on October 23, 2017, 02:40:33 PM
Thanks everyone.  I did some looking on the internet about all of the options mentioned and I'm going to try the range in San Leandro first.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Isaacson on November 10, 2017, 08:19:57 AM
Thanks everyone.  I did some looking on the internet about all of the options mentioned and I'm going to try the range in San Leandro first.

Keep us posted. I'd love to hear some first hand experience of that range.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Travis Mills on November 10, 2017, 12:12:23 PM
Vacaville has a indoor range. Hunting fishing and other stuff is the name of the store. Right of I-80 and Alamo.. Not sure what it's opened to though.  My gun range is the Montezuma hills. Haha
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Mike n on November 10, 2017, 12:34:58 PM
https://unitedsportsmen.com/

Outdoor though.

MN
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Travis Mills on November 10, 2017, 04:42:17 PM
Not recently.  Worked there when I was still in high school though.. We just got a few spots out in the hills that we cruise out to occasionally and pop off a few rounds. 
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Travis Mills on November 10, 2017, 08:33:32 PM
Yeah and still live here.  Your from Collinsville or bird town?  I think you sent me the video of Collinsville burning that you took. 
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Marc on November 23, 2017, 09:53:35 PM
Livermore is open. Davis street in San Leandro also has a range.


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Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: mot on November 28, 2017, 01:31:09 PM
don't forget concord. they have a long range there. the shoot 50's there. I have shot air guns there but not big stuff. all outdoors. The only indoor range that I know that you can shoot anything is gun fishing and other stuff. san leandro is pistol only indoors and no Mags. I don't think they will allow pistols or 22's on the 100 yd either.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Prodigal Son on January 03, 2018, 09:33:15 PM
Thanks everyone.  I did some looking on the internet about all of the options mentioned and I'm going to try the range in San Leandro first.

Keep us posted. I'd love to hear some first hand experience of that range.

San Leandro is a decent range and is affordable.  It has indoor and outdoor ranges.  One of the outdoor ranges supposedly goes out to 100 yds but I’ve only used the indoor range so far.  The medium outdoor range goes to 35 (or 50?) yds.  Unfortunately, they only allow slugs if you want to use a shotgun.  Unlike my range back in SoCal, San Leandro doesn’t offer an annual membership.  You can get a discount though by taking their range safety test at no extra cost.  It’s just a written exam and it’s easy to pass.  After you pass, they issue you a range card (takes about 1 week to get) for your discount.  There are no fancy amenities.  They have a limited selection of ammo and target faces for sale, along with a few cleaning kits and vending machines.  You have to bring your own guns and eye/ear protection; there are no rentals or loaners.  Since the facility is near the Waste Management dump, there is a foul odor in the parking lot (which is small) but fortunately it’s not noticeable in the range.

Btw, does anyone know some places in the area that sell ammo for cheap?  In SoCal, I got my ammo at Walmart, but the Walmarts in San Leandro and San Lorenzo do not sell any ammo. >:( I found a Big 5 sporting goods store in Alameda that sells ammo but they’re much more expensive than Walmart.
Title: Re: Shooting ranges
Post by: Prodigal Son on January 08, 2018, 11:35:57 AM
Bummer on the ammo situation.  Btw, can anyone recommend good gun stores in the SF bay area?  I'm looking to get a J-frame revolver but the nearest Turner's Outdoorsman is a 6+ hour drive away in Salinas.