Problems with Houston Shooting Ranges

Texas_Archer

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Ive left Hotwells pistol range multiple times b/c of crazy people and guns. These people have the right to own guns, but Im going to excersice my right to not be around them while they are shooting them.

Ive also be kicked off Hotwells pistol range for "double tapping" by the range boy (he c/t have been older than 16). When I explained that I was practicing my drills for my upcoming CHL class for when you have to fire two rounds rather fast and that I was taking my CHL class at Hotwells he didn't care. That Saturday I went to the range for the CHL class and fired exactly like the instructer said, which was a double tap basically, and no one complained then.
 

txinvestigator

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Ive left Hotwells pistol range multiple times b/c of crazy people and guns. These people have the right to own guns, but Im going to excersice my right to not be around them while they are shooting them.

Ive also be kicked off Hotwells pistol range for "double tapping" by the range boy (he c/t have been older than 16). When I explained that I was practicing my drills for my upcoming CHL class for when you have to fire two rounds rather fast and that I was taking my CHL class at Hotwells he didn't care. That Saturday I went to the range for the CHL class and fired exactly like the instructer said, which was a double tap basically, and no one complained then.
Two rounds in four seconds is not a double tap, nor is it "rather fast". It is a ridiculously long amount of time, as is all of the CHL exam.

Ranges have rules because people destroy the equipment. Rules are rules regardless of your reason.

Being in class with an instructor is always an exception.
 

Texas42

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Two rounds in four seconds is not a double tap, nor is it "rather fast". It is a ridiculously long amount of time, as is all of the CHL exam.

Ranges have rules because people destroy the equipment. Rules are rules regardless of your reason.

Being in class with an instructor is always an exception.
But it is fun to tear up other people's stuff.

It isn't like wood is expensive. . . .

I was at the range, and I saw a new shooter shoot the target off the stand (there is there wooden latches that keep the paper targets on the board)

Guy shot his off. They called a ceasefire and put it back up. The next magazine and he did the same thing.

You have to be over a yard off your mark. Don't remember if it was 7 or 15 yards.
 

Maxpower

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I have had zero problems with double taps or rapid fire through two 16 round mags at Top Gun
 

Stangfan93

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What? No one is going to mention Clear Creek Gun Range? (or A&R as the sign says)

I will not bash on the people there or the facilities. Here you can read some experiences yourself. Clear Creek Gun Range, League City, TX : Reviews and maps - Yahoo! Local

If you make it the guy who posted as "The Badguy" thats me. I gave them good marks only because I have never had a problem there. I have seen Al Trug go ballistic, but never in my direction.


Marksman gun range in South Houston is one of my favorite indoor ranges. Haven't been in a while and hate going at night.

Pasadena gun center is another good one although it does seem like a dungeon in the shooting area and really dark in the lanes even with the light installed. Oh, and don't smoke in the shooting area. Thats a no no.

There is one off of FM 2351 tucked away that I liked. in the day time it is lit very well because they have sky lights over the lanes. Anyone know the name I am talking about?
 

Texasjack

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Spend an hour at Carter's Country and you'll see a dozen people (or more) do things that will scare the crap out of you. AND you'll hear the range officers go after someone who fires more than one double tap while ignoring the idiots pointing guns along the firing line and such.

On one hand, I can defend Carter's for trying to keep a tight rein on things because they do get a lot of 1st time gun buyers. On the other hand, they do nothing to try to really guide or supervise those individuals and thus contribute to their problem.
 

ZX9RCAM

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Spend an hour at Carter's Country and you'll see a dozen people (or more) do things that will scare the crap out of you. AND you'll hear the range officers go after someone who fires more than one double tap while ignoring the idiots pointing guns along the firing line and such.

On one hand, I can defend Carter's for trying to keep a tight rein on things because they do get a lot of 1st time gun buyers. On the other hand, they do nothing to try to really guide or supervise those individuals and thus contribute to their problem.
I do the majority of my shooting at Carter's because it is the closest range to me, but the last two times I was there (during the Christmas Holiday time) I had people shooting at my targets.....had to ask them to stop. They had not even put any targets up yet, just started shooting at my empty targets....
 

Texasjack

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Actually, ZX9RCAM, there are several ranges in Conroe that are easier to get to than Carters. A little more distance, but less traffic.
 

jordanmills

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What? No one is going to mention Clear Creek Gun Range? (or A&R as the sign says)

I will not bash on the people there or the facilities. Here you can read some experiences yourself. Clear Creek Gun Range, League City, TX : Reviews and maps - Yahoo! Local

If you make it the guy who posted as "The Badguy" thats me. I gave them good marks only because I have never had a problem there. I have seen Al Trug go ballistic, but never in my direction.
I've seen some real idiots there - the last time I was there, the same people kept approaching the firing line after being told not to (in addition to the general cease fire announcement - three or four times). And a couple of geniuses decided to sneak around the side and hang their targets during live fire.

I've only had one interaction with Al Trug, but it wasn't bad. I'd walked in the main building with my Glock case closed and the gun locked open sitting on top of it. He walked by, stopped, and asked "You don't have any guns in that case, do you?" I answered "No sir just magazines". He said "okay" and went on his way. I've never seen them yell at anyone who didn't have it coming (IMO yelling at someone back away from the firing line during a cease fire is good cause to yell, if only to get their immediate attention). I don't recall them using profanity in that way at all. I definitely don't go there all the time (once a month or two, more during the holidays when I'm in the neighborhood), so don't regard me as some expert on them.
 

GlockontheRocks

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The no double tap rule is good in many cases. Where I live there is an indoor 18 yd. (Yeah, I know it's really small, owner is a great guy). Our local 50yd indoor range went under.
The ceiling is covered in bullet holes. The side walls are also well scathed. I realize that practice makes perfect, but when you can't control your firearm at all you may want to start small and work your way up, caliber wise, not as in shooting the ceiling or light fixtures.
 

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