Author Topic: Possible Range for an Appleseed in Coastal GA  (Read 49 times)

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Possible Range for an Appleseed in Coastal GA
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:15:21 PM »
It was a bright and sunny day today and I played hooky from work (one of the joys of being self-employed) and went to the American Patriot Gun Club range in Hortense, GA, just outside of Brunswick, about 60 miles south of Savannah off I-95.   

The owner, Chief, said that he was very interested in hosting an event there.  He is retired Air Force.  The club has about 150 members and opened about two years ago.  There is a 500m range with hanging steel.  There is a 100m rifle range and a 50m pistol range.  They are side by side, with high berms on all three sides.  He seemed impressed by my ability to go "boom/ding" at 300m.  I told him that with a line of instructors and students, we could have it sounding like Westminster Abbey. 

We discussed the usual courses of instruction and the emphasis on safety.  He seemed amenable to allowing us to run the range we are assigned as we see fit, provided that we allow him and his son (about 30) to participate in the event.  Each of the ranges have a concrete pad with a metal roof above and "shooting tables."  We talked about setting up a firing line ahead of the concrete and that idea did not appear to bother him.   

There is a small portable building where he has a gun shop.  The only (1) toilet was in there.  So, we might want to contract for a porta-john if we do have a shoot there.  Parking wasn't bad; but, the ground is coastal sandy, so I imagine that some rain might make things a bit sloppy.    Their day use fee is $35 per person; but, I bet we could negotiate that down.

Just a brief report. 
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Re: Possible Range for an Appleseed in Coastal GA
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 08:16:42 AM »
If you get a shoot set up Rambo Granny and I could be enticed into making a road trip to lend a hand as we are in NE Florida. Be nice to see you again.
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Re: Possible Range for an Appleseed in Coastal GA
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 10:08:48 PM »
That would be great.  I have talked with a number of LEO's, neighbors and Ft. Stewart/Hunter people and they may be willing to make a 90 minute drive south.

Erin and I would love to see you. 

There is a deep water marina right in our neighborhood on the Jericho River.
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A rifleman persists; it took me six Appleseeds, a number of equipment changes and a trip to the eye doctor to qualify.  Pumpkinseed is my only daughter.