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Las Vegas Shooting Park -Opening Update

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by trim tab, Oct 29, 2009.

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  1. trim tab

    trim tab Active Member

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    Below are excerpts from today's (Thur. Oct. 29th) Las Vegas Review Journal on the Opening of the new Las Vegas Shooting Park. Reading gives yo some ideas as to amenities etc.




    some people think of a shooting range, they have visions of rickety shooting benches and railroad ties pounded into the ground for use as target stands. To these posts they see bits of cardboard attached with targets stapled or taped in place. This facility is anything but that.
    ''Nevadans aim very, very high, and we set out to create the largest and most advanced shooting range in the world," Reid said. "We kept a steady eye on the target; that's what you need to do.''
    Upon entering the park, the first shooting venue is for the shotgun sports. Stretching into the distance from the brown brick clubhouse and its red tile roof are 24 combination trap and skeet fields. The roofs on the upper and lower skeet houses also are red tile. In the parking lot is a long line of RV parking stalls complete with full hookups.
    Next up are the rifle and pistol ranges, with shooting lines that are covered with a wide, full-length shade canopy that is built to withstand 85 mph winds. Not to mention the shade they provide. Under the canopy are lights for shooting in low-light conditions. Each range is fully lit by lights similar to those at the local park. Heavy-duty shooting benches are provided at the rifle and pistol ranges, with stools of equal quality. Plan on leaving your cardboard box at home because the provided target stands use an in-the-ground system designed for easily moving the stand to various shooting distances.
    And beyond that is the Education Center, where people will be able to complete state Hunter Education classes, courses in gun safety and concealed weapons classes or attend workshops and meetings.
    So, when will the park open to the public? That's the $64 million question. Don Turner, shooting park manager, anticipates full completion in mid-November with operations beginning about the middle of December if everything goes smoothly.
    When the park opens, Turner hopes to have in place a cadre of shooting park volunteers who will help with day-to-day operations, everything from line safety to park maintenance. An integral part of the volunteer program will be campground hosts who will serve at the range in exchange for living space. Included in the first phase of the shooting park is a 30-site campground just for them.
    In exchange for 15 hours of service per week, volunteer hosts get to stay in a site that comes complete with a covered canopy sufficiently large for most recreational vehicles, a 50-amp service connection, water and sewer hookups, a concrete pad, a picnic table and a barbecue grill. Not to mention new landscaping with drought-tolerant trees that eventually will add to the available shade, a necessity for Southern Nevada summers. Volunteers also will have access to a laundry and shower facilities.
    Those seeking long-term accommodations will be able to order phone and cable services. The camping sites are prewired.
     
  2. W.P.T.

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    I have to wonder how many people they have lined up to be the host of the RV park so they can live there rent free for very few hours of work ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    What is the address of this place??
     
  4. trim tab

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    It does not mention the fact that you also have to shoot 2 or 3 days a week also. Cannot remember the number exactly.
     
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    They are not going to let happen like happend at some of the Ariz. clubs where people just wanted a place to camp for the winter and never fired a shot or turned a lick.
     
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