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Well i just went to an outside range today for the first time. I did like it but, I do like the inside range better for some reason. But the people were way more friendly than the inside one I go to. I shot a taurus 92 this guy had (similar to the beretta 92) and it was awesome :) I'm just wondering does anybody know if they make this gun in the black finish like the beretta one? I looked on the taurus website and found nothing.
 

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Never been to a inside range..Good thing about Arizona is alot of National Forest...i can shoot about anywhere... :shooter:
I have wondered though,what it would be like... ;)
 

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mikefed9mm ....
You might try asking that question on the Taurus 92 in another section "Other Taurus Pistols"....might get some answers quicker..good luck ;)... :D
 

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I voted inside because our local outdoor range has gotten out of control, they don't watch the people that are there just to see how fast they can empty a clip, they've had people start shooting while others were down changing targets, (I for one), this was after all clear was given. Been a couple of injuries do to bad reloads or guns, etc. That is why I started to go to the indoor, this guy runs his safe and will send the idiots out the door.
 

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I can go either way with indoor or outdoor. Ranges here,regardless of locality, have the seasoned shooters and us old timers gathered around for shooting the breeze and swapping lies.

Add to that any "new blood" coming in gets a warm welcome and fatherly advice on shooting matters if it is really needed or sought out. There's a core of 'been there and done that' crowd who are willing to make anyone feel at home and at ease.

These folks do have more experience in the way of the gun for more years and more types than do I. Hate to admit it, but there it is. :)

This is at most of the indoor ranges around this metro area and in the smaller towns as well.

Outside range, about 25 minutes as the crow flies, has a lot of shooters willing to exchange ideas,exchange guns for try outs under safe conditons,and talk gun talk.

If there is someone we do not know who is just looking, then the red flags go up somewhat.

For the most part everyone behaves themselves ,though slobs(read unsafe,too) with guns make life frustrating, annoying, and if staff receive a tip, will be banned and asked to leave.

So I guess the vote should go to inside ranges, but by not a lot. :D

Do enjoy both types though.
 

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I am probably wrong to even respond.

I have not been to an organized range, since my Navy days during training. I shoot outdoors for now, at an area set up on my farm. I am lucky enough to have an area, that is long enough with a lovely high embankment, 30' or more behind it. Of course, the area behind my property is all houses, so I shoot accross where we hunt deer, and coyote, or bobcat.

But winter is about here, and I have to try my first indoor range, to get my CCW. We have one guy who has you shoot on an outdoor range, but my hands get too darn cold and sore doing that.

All I see at the one range close by is off duty LEO's, or kids" ok they are 30 years old or better" so I am not sure which way to go. I could use the advise on what I am doing wrong, but not sure I would get it at this place.
 

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I like outdoor ranges for when I get bored, so I can shoot passing birds with my pistol ;)
 

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I like the inside Range,... But have to give them My Lunch Money To Shoot...<:-(( $8 to $13 per hour for each person with me...<:-(( I like the Outside Free Range for having FUN... They won't let Me Shoot Black Powder at the Indoor Range...<:-((
 

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I voted "doesn't matter" because I've never been to a range and have no plans to go to one soon. I would prefer outdoors if it were neccessary though.
 

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when i go to my first indoor range i'll let you know, my favorite range is definately the back yard. i want to shoot 500 yds w/ my new 300 ultra mag, so i will be looking for a place do that, longest range i know of is only 300yds.
 

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Inside... I live in Seattle where the rain seems to never end.
 

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I much prefer to shoot outside than inside mainly because it's just more enjoyable to be outdoors and that is where firearms were intended to be shot IMO. Indoor ranges have the advantage in bad weather, more convenient location to me and I like the automatic targets. But it's expensive at $14.00 per hr, loud and I worry about airborne lead. Did I mention it's real loud in there? At the outdoor range I have a nice wide lane and large bench, am not rushed (at $10.00 for all day), put up multiple targets and can actually talk to my neighbors.
 

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I have a PT 92 B. They may call it blue, but it sure is a dark blue. Mine looks more like a matte black.
Goodness, where are my manners.....Welcome from Pinellas County. Always good to see another Floridian come aboard. ;)
And I can't really answer your question. I've only shot indoors.
 

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SgtK, at least that is whats good about our indoor range it's $15.00 but the is no time limit at all. During the week day mornings I get it to myself most of the time. I take a couple of minutes to sweep brass and pitch in bucket, then all brass on floor is mine.
 

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SgtKnuckles said:
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I like the inside Range,... But have to give them My Lunch Money To Shoot...<:-(( $8 to $13 per hour for each person with me...<:-(( I like the Outside Free Range for having FUN... They won't let Me Shoot Black Powder at the Indoor Range...<:-((
I'm lucky enough to have a gun club about 10 miles from me. Like Sgt Knuckles, I was paying $13 per hour to shoot at one of the local indoor ranges.

At the gun club, we have outdoor and indoor ranges as well as a trap/skeet range for shotguns. Our indoor range is open 24/7 so I can go anytime I wish.
 
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