Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2009, 20:43   #1
southernreign
Senior Member
 
southernreign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Indian Trail, NC
Posts: 408
Firepower closes in Monroe...

Well, I was sad to find out today that Firepower in Monroe has shut down due to lack of business???
I hope they will open another indoor range in the area soon.
__________________
GET IT RIGHT! Bullets kill people not guns!:whistling:
southernreign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 09:29   #2
StangF150
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rutherfordton, NC
Posts: 21
How can a Range have a lack of business in todays gun buying market ?
StangF150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 11:18   #3
Eagle22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 597
Had one range here in Raleigh close down last March. an Accidental discharge caused the range to close down. Liability and insurance costs may have had something else to do with it.

Ammo is still to expesive, so ppl may not be going to ranges as much, vs going out to a 'friends' field.
__________________


NC Glockers #139
Eagle22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 19:56   #4
Wolfpack1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 70
The firepower in Matthews always seems to have a lot of activity. They are open on Sundays now too.
Wolfpack1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 17:02   #5
USMC Ryfleman
Scary Guy
 
USMC Ryfleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 1,213


Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfpack1 View Post
The firepower in Matthews always seems to have a lot of activity. They are open on Sundays now too.
As far as gun stores in the Charlotte area, they are the best IMO of course
__________________
Quote:
Note the lips. It's the "Guido pucker", and I think there's a law permitting citizens to smash it in with a baseball bat for the greater good of all humanity.
USMC Ryfleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 22:43   #6
MaximaDrvr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,913
It is sad that Firepower in Matthews is the best Charlotte has to offer as far as ranges go. They are a little overpriced, but not horribly.
My parents live in charlotte, and we shoot there when I am in town. The new side is relatively nice, but the old side needs some work.
MaximaDrvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 17:31   #7
southernreign
Senior Member
 
southernreign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Indian Trail, NC
Posts: 408
Hyatt notice Elite Training Academy Public range to open

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaximaDrvr View Post
It is sad that Firepower in Matthews is the best Charlotte has to offer as far as ranges go. They are a little overpriced, but not horribly.
My parents live in charlotte, and we shoot there when I am in town. The new side is relatively nice, but the old side needs some work.
Great news Hyatt teams up with Elite!

Directions: Elite Training Academy:
2811 Chamber Drive
Indian Trail, NC 28110

About 30 minutes from Hyatt's retail location with easy access
from Hwy 74 on Chamber Drive
(704) 226-0353
Range Rates are $10 for the first half hour and $5 for each half hour after that.
You may bring your own ammo
Eye and Ear Protection are required
We want you to have a fun and safe experience!

To get there from Hyatt's, follow the directions here: Please note that Chamber Drive is just four miles east of I-485 to the left off Highway 74 at the intersection where Hendrick Honda is on your left.
The range is at the former Bullet Hole location and is one of the nicest and well cared for shooting facilities in the Metrolina Region. The range is operated by Lynn and Mark, who are among the nicest people we've met in the shooting industry. Both are highly qualified and helpful, whether you're a first time shooter or an expert marksman.


Features include:
  • Two full pistol ranges with a total of 12 shooting bays
  • Comfortable lounge area
  • Vending Machines
  • Large viewing area
__________________
GET IT RIGHT! Bullets kill people not guns!:whistling:

Last edited by southernreign; 06-27-2009 at 17:33..
southernreign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 13:33   #8
MaximaDrvr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,913
went to Firepower on Sunday, and it was EMPTY. There was no one on the show room floor, and only two people in the lanes. Probably my best experience there.
MaximaDrvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 20:43   #9
calamityjane
Member
 
calamityjane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 24
Firepower in Matthews

Has anyone found the service to be quite rude there occasionally? One guy in particular (don't know his name). Kind of expensive, too. But, beggars can't be choosers.

I'm thrilled the Monroe range is open again. It's so airy, clean and has a great viewing area. I even saw signs pointing the way to it off 74!
__________________
Join the NRA
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
!

Lifetime
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Member,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
calamityjane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 19:44   #10
coble0369
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4
Elite Training Academy

The Elite Training Academy's Range is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays only.
coble0369 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009, 15:07   #11
Wolfpack1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 70
There is one guy in Firepower who is a jerk. he is a shorter guy and thinks he is Steven Segal. I avoid him, but everyone else there is very nice. I have bought some stuff there and shoot there regularly. Occasionally I buy accessories. Reasonable prices on most stuff.
Wolfpack1 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 21:30.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,306
322 Members
984 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31