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Hi all,

I've been reading in the boycott section about people's experiences at Lee Kay. I have to say, with the exception of the few times I've been to the Holiday Gun Club with acquaintances who were members, I've been going to Lee Kay to shoot.

I agree they are pretty draconian there, but I've appreciated that because some of the people shooting there don't look like they have the sense that God gave a goose. I'd fear for my life on an open range with some of those folks.

Anyway, does anyone have recommendations for a good range with "mature" responsible shooters who can basically police themselves?
 

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I prefer the PMAA range up Parley's Canyon. Sometimes it is called the Hendrickson range. It costs $5 to shoot. It's closer to my house than Lee Kay. There was one time last fall that I was the only one on the range but it was also the deer hunt opener.

There is a group called The Utah Polite Society that have functions up there from basic pistol shooting to first aid and such. I am sure someone else here will post something on it.
 

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Well, you're going to get inexperienced shooters at any public range. If you want an outdoor range that is extremely laid back so you can do almost anything you want (including firing automatic weapons), you ought to check out the Bountiful Lions Club range up on the hill in Bountiful (near the B). The cost is only $5-6 and the proceeds go to help the Lions Club fight blindness - wish a little more would go back to the range, but oh well.
 

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Yeah, Bountiful is pretty laid back. There used to be an old guy named Keith up there that was a freakin' hoot. Good guy. Haven't been for about 3 years, but it's a good place.
 

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There is only a few real ranges in Utah county that I know of. One down in Springville and the only one north of Provo is the Orem Fittness Center. I usually hit the fittness center which is a nice facility. It's $3.50 to get in, they have about 6 or 7 lanes with auto target runners, it is a 50 ft. range. During the weekend it gets busy and you have to reserve a lane and get 30 minutes to shoot, but during the week it is wide open and you can take an hour or so. Times are M-F 6:00pm to 9:00 and Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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Shaolin,

No problem! It's a very, structured, organized, and clean place. The only drawback is their limited hours. But it's close by and only $40 bucks for the whole family for a year!
 

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It's nice but technically you can only go up there if you rent the keys for Provo city parks and rec. Unofficially you can usually sneak up there on Saturdays and shoot when the Provo gun club is up there.
 

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I used to live down there as a kid and would do the yearly Turkey Shoot with the Boy Scouts. It was a lot of fun. I remember it being pretty nice, but yeah, it was city land and you can't just go up there on your own.
 

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The Lions club range in Bountiful is a great place to shoot. The old guy (Kieth) is still up there on weekends (thursday through sunday if Im not mistaken). He's a walking firearms encyclopedia, if you need help with about anything, just ask him. Automatic weapons fire is allowed, but Kieth doesnt really like it. If you want to dump rounds down range really fast you have to ask first. It is a layed back place to shoot as long as your being safe. They have a nice handgun range, 100 and 200 yard rifle range, and you can shoot trap off the mountain as well. The turkey shoot right before thanksgiving is very well done. They used to have gongs up on the hill until some clown burned it down one year firing tracer through an M60. The $5 range fee is cool too 8)
 

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scallywag46 said:
There is only a few real ranges in Utah county that I know of. One down in Springville and the only one north of Provo is the Orem Fittness Center. I usually hit the fittness center which is a nice facility. It's $3.50 to get in, they have about 6 or 7 lanes with auto target runners, it is a 50 ft. range. During the weekend it gets busy and you have to reserve a lane and get 30 minutes to shoot, but during the week it is wide open and you can take an hour or so. Times are M-F 6:00pm to 9:00 and Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm.
The wife and I have been to the fitness center a couple times and had good experiences. We usually reserve a lane for 8:00, and have been able to stay till closing time both times with no problem.
 

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I like to just go shoot out in the desert, but when it's too cold, I go to Doug's Shoot N Sports.
 

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I used to go to the Holladay Gun Club by Big Cottonwood Canyon. A couple years ago their yearly fee was $50, but last year they bumped it to $150. Luckily for me my dad bought me a pass for my b-day, so I used it. But I am boycotting them now since it is insane that they would raise their price so much. I understand that they will be mined out of existence soon, not sure exactly when, but it's lame that they jacked their prices so much. I just go to Doug's now, or out in the boonies if I'm supremely bored.
 
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