we have an indoor range operated by our sportsmans club. The club has Skeet/Trap, 3-fields, outdoor pistol/rifle and the indoor range. Problem is skeet/trap charge a fee for each round, this pays for restocking birds and a small profit. Pistol shooters pay yearly dues ($65.00) and a $25.00 yearly key fee for the indoor range. Shotgunners are beginning to look at us pistol shooters as a financial drain on the club. Any suggestions to support the pistol shooters? Bullseye is a dying sport is this area, trying to keep a good thing alive.
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Join date : 2015-07-24
Age : 68
Location : pittsburgh, pa
You start your own bullseye pistol club and lease the range from the club, if those wealthy shotgun shooters are whining too much. IMHO, shotgunners and pistol shooters never seem to mix well. Pistol shooters are more pro 2A, for one. Another suggestion is to have the pistol shooters accept responsibility for the indoor range by forming a committee. The indoor range, is only used for official functions and therefore there is no unsupervised shooting. This keeps the indoor range in better shape, assures that shooters shoot within the safety parameters of the construction and allows us to collect fees from each shooter for each function. This last thing helps keep the indoor range self-supporting. Our club has rifle shooters and pistol shooters and we seem to get along pretty well. There is some crossover in participation.
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Join date : 2011-07-29
Location : Indiana
It looks like you're already receiving membership fees from Indoor range shooters, so I'd shy away from charging more. But, I don't see any mention of events. I'd suggest holding some leagues/matches. That way you can show a little more coming in. Your first ones don't need to be NRA sanctioned, but you might consider it after you have done a few to get familiar with the procedures.
Our range allows non members to compete in matches, they pay a fee, all you need is some liability release forms to be signed and collect the fee for the match. Advertise a little, spread the word and you might get a fair amount of response and some of those non members may even join the club, win win for all
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Join date : 2011-06-10
Age : 66
Location : NRA:Expert, Georgia
In case there was confusion in my previous post, I was suggesting holding matches/leagues that would include entry fees for all. My thoughts on not hitting the members up for more, was in the vein of charging a range fee for casual use.
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