Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Musings... Contemplating range changes.

We've been fortunate to have a place to shoot right here at home for quite a few years now... but due to a variety of reasons, the gals and I have been contemplating some changes for the shooting range.

Seems that with the majority of shooting we do at home being more pistols and .22s with occasional shotguns and rifles... we've thought about reconfiguring our 50-yard range to a 25-yard range.  A little Photoshop magic allowed me to simulate a 25-yard shooting berm with "wings" cupped towards the line of fire.  This might be better suited for defensive, concealed carry, cowboy-action, and steel target shooting.

We still have the local gun club just a short ten-minute drive away with rifle and pistol ranges from 25 to 200 yards along with skeet, trap, and five-stand ranges.  The change would probably wait until dry weather late next summer, with fall planting of cover foliage and grasses to reduce erosion.  That's a long way off, but it gives us time to contemplate changes to the range.

1 comment:

  1. Keep the 50 yard range. Maybe even extend it to 50m if space and circumstances permit.

    You are astonishingly lucky not to live in an area where the only place anyone can shoot is in a commercial 50 foot indoor range with handgun only.