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Rys2k8Altima
12-18-2009, 21:23
Is there anybody here around the Chicagoland area? Mainly Western Suburbs?

Protrepo
12-27-2009, 13:06
Montgomery here.

Rys2k8Altima
12-27-2009, 13:20
Cool. I'm in yorkville. Where do you shoot?

Protrepo
12-27-2009, 13:30
I shoot at J.R.'s in Aurora. Haven't been in a couple of months (busy with work). Been wanting to try MegaSports in Plainfield.

How about you?

Rys2k8Altima
12-27-2009, 14:13
Mega sports. Havnt been to jr's yet. I like the people at mega sports

volsbear
12-29-2009, 16:51
Mega Sports is ridiculously expensive to shoot. I shoot at Rink's in Lockport... $8.

Rys2k8Altima
12-29-2009, 17:57
Its like 17 dollars, which i guess is 50 rounds, but its 10 min from my house

JoleBole
12-29-2009, 23:51
One more for Rink's. I go there every week. Cheapest range, ammo and guns.

Rys2k8Altima
01-02-2010, 20:18
Ill have to try Rinks soon! One good thing came out of my last Mega Sports visit. They had a used 10/22 for sale, so I bought it

volsbear
01-06-2010, 15:57
Just FYI - Rink's is not MegaSports. It's a good old fashioned range. Poor lighting, questionable HVAC, and black lung :rofl:

Rys2k8Altima
01-06-2010, 16:00
So you get what you pay for basically. I like MegaSports because its nice, good air quality, and its pretty bright. I DONT like paying 27 dollars to get in. I dont like payihng .55 cents for targets. Where is Rink's located at?

volsbear
01-09-2010, 14:48
So you get what you pay for basically. I like MegaSports because its nice, good air quality, and its pretty bright. I DONT like paying 27 dollars to get in. I dont like payihng .55 cents for targets. Where is Rink's located at?

Archer Avenue (aka Route 171) in Lockport, a mile or so southwest of the I-355 interchange.

Rys2k8Altima
01-21-2010, 19:40
Went to JR's today. Their target system is nice. Thats probally the only thing that I liked. 19.99 for 1hr is a bit expensive, and unlimited shooting w/ten dollar ammo purchase. I like Mega Sports more.

MakeMineA10mm
01-23-2010, 07:44
I looked into starting an indoor range with rentals, etc., and trust me, it's RIDICULOUSLY expensive. Building, target system, EPA-approved lead-control HVAC system, INSURANCE, and payroll expenses (if you can't be at the place yourself all the time - and the big mega-places are totally like that), and it becomes quickly understandable why it's so stupidly expensive to go shoot at them... I decided not to do it, because down-state here, there's too many places to go out in the country, so volume times price wouldn't pay the bills...

volsbear
02-19-2010, 04:12
Went to JR's today. Their target system is nice. Thats probally the only thing that I liked. 19.99 for 1hr is a bit expensive, and unlimited shooting w/ten dollar ammo purchase. I like Mega Sports more.

$20 for ONE hour? Did they give you a tube of lubricant with every purchase? :wow: Cause you got RAILED.

Mochahooligan
02-24-2010, 15:08
I am in Schaumburg.

Jack_Pine
03-10-2010, 08:54
McHenry here.

Jr.
03-11-2010, 14:26
Mchenry too...

Thiokol
03-13-2010, 21:19
Orland Park here. I also shoot at Rink's.

volsbear
03-15-2010, 07:07
Orland Park here. I also shoot at Rink's.

I've been using Rink's as well, but I was disappointed last week. They got a new sales guy who is kind of a pindick. Talking to him, you'd expect him to work at MegaSports. Completely arrogant, and equally clueless.

Rys2k8Altima
03-28-2010, 13:20
I went to the WalMart On 30 and orchard today. They had 15 boxes of WWB Valve in 9 and a ton of 40. They proablly had about 30 Federal 9mm boxes too. I have NEVER seen that much there before

tkdkracker007
04-01-2010, 15:36
I'm in Sycamore, but work in LiTH by Algonquin. I shoot my handguns at GAT Guns range in Dundee, certainly not cheap by any stretch, but convenient. Where do you guys shoot your rifles at?

ancienthacker
04-01-2010, 20:57
Streamwood here. Usually shoot at GAT.

The Streamwood Wal-Mart had a full ammo case today. Just about all calibers in stock. The clerk was shocked. He said it was usually empty by noon after filling it at 10.

MIDWESTGLOCK
04-09-2010, 19:40
I'm in the quad cities area about 3 hours from chicago

kippjones
04-17-2010, 12:31
I've been using Rink's as well, but I was disappointed last week. They got a new sales guy who is kind of a pindick. Talking to him, you'd expect him to work at MegaSports. Completely arrogant, and equally clueless.

Was it the young, skinny dark haired kid?

VN350X10
04-26-2010, 23:29
Jack_Pine & Jr.
Do either of you shoot IPSC/USPSA ?

We have a USPSA club in McHenry. M.I.S.S. (NI09) is our USPSA club #
McHenry
IPSC
Shooting
Society

We shoot on 1st & 3rd Thursdays, also, if there is a 5th we shoot that.
Our next match is 4-29-10 & is going to be our club's steel shoot, man-on-man, dbl. elimination.
Local range is HP Shooting Center, it's under Wally's Bike shop ! East of Fox river about 400 yds. North side of Rt.120

We start sign up around 6:30 PM & try to be shooting by 7:00

Show up & ask for Albert (me), let me know "who" you are.

uncle albert

Jr.
04-29-2010, 05:46
Jack_Pine & Jr.
Do either of you shoot IPSC/USPSA ?

We have a USPSA club in McHenry. M.I.S.S. (NI09) is our USPSA club #
McHenry
IPSC
Shooting
Society

We shoot on 1st & 3rd Thursdays, also, if there is a 5th we shoot that.
Our next match is 4-29-10 & is going to be our club's steel shoot, man-on-man, dbl. elimination.
Local range is HP Shooting Center, it's under Wally's Bike shop ! East of Fox river about 400 yds. North side of Rt.120

We start sign up around 6:30 PM & try to be shooting by 7:00

Show up & ask for Albert (me), let me know "who" you are.

uncle albert

I shot IDPA at HP a few times but every time I went It got more and more crowded. I think the last one I went to we only got 2 full stages done and a quick 3rd... I've been going to the out door ones in racine. Lots more shooting. Is the USPSA packed too??

VN350X10
04-30-2010, 15:21
We usually get 15-25 shooters, last night we only had about 16, but several regulars are down at the Single Stack this weekend.
We try to run at least 1 decent length stage, plus a classifier every night, last night, no classifier, as it was the club's man-on-man steel shoot, double elimination.
If I do the stage design, I try to get a min. round count of 24 & have had several I designed that were at he USPSA max of 32 rds ! (yes, IN he basement).
I find IDPA like watching paint dry !
I was a founding memnber of BOTH the IDPA cliub & M.I.S.S.; My membership # in both clubs is/was #10. All because I started competing with a G20. If I took the numbers as they came up, I'd be #3 in IDPA & #4 in M.I.S.S.
Our next shoot is 5-6-10 (1st Thur.), like to see you show up, ask for me.

uncle albert