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Author Topic: new to VA (Mt. Vernon area) looking for airgun club &/or place to shoot  (Read 2018 times))

Offline jp_over

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Friends,

We moved to the Mt. Vernon, VA area this summer and I live in an area where I can no longer shoot in my backyard.  As such, I'm interested in finding an airgun club or local place to shoot.

Thanks!

Joe
« Last Edit: December 13, 2016, 09:48:14 PM by jp_over »
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Re: new to VA (Mt. Vernon area) looking for airgun club &/or place to shoot
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 07:27:00 AM »
Joe,

I wish you well in your endeavor to find a place to shoot around there, but they will be keeping a low profile and be difficult to find.  Unfortunately, you have chosen to live in an area of the country where even a rubber band gun will have you thrown into prison for the rest of your natural life.  Like those who live in the state of New York who do not claim New York City, we in Virginia have forsaken that area to the yankees and carpet baggers.
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Re: new to VA (Mt. Vernon area) looking for airgun club &/or place to shoot
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 08:39:23 AM »
Welcome, Joe!

Hope you and Burke have airgunning success in VA.

Also check the GTA map:

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=67290.msg640667#msg640667
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Re: new to VA (Mt. Vernon area) looking for airgun club &/or place to shoot
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 08:47:29 AM »
Joe,

I wish you well in your endeavor to find a place to shoot around there, but they will be keeping a low profile and be difficult to find.  Unfortunately, you have chosen to live in an area of the country where even a rubber band gun will have you thrown into prison for the rest of your natural life.  Like those who live in the state of New York who do not claim New York City, we in Virginia have forsaken that area to the yankees and carpet baggers.

Haha, thanks for the well wishes Burke!

Sadly, Uncle Sam has placed me here and I can't wait to get back to a more rural area!  :D :D

The good news is that I have found a place to shoot nearby at an indoor range.  However, I think my pesting might be limited until we move next year.

I can definitely appreciate what you're saving about this part of the US!
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Re: new to VA (Mt. Vernon area) looking for airgun club &/or place to shoot
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 09:42:39 AM »
Welcome, Joe!

Hope you and Burke have airgunning success in VA.

Also check the GTA map:

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=67290.msg640667#msg640667

Thanks Craig,

Just this morning I got off my duff and did just that - I sent a PM to a local member in hopes to find a shooting partner.  I'm in a line of work where we move every few years so it's often challenging to find reasonable places to shoot.  Certainly, there's always the option of paying at a firearms range but I'm not quite that desperate for a pellet fix (yet!)!  That's not to say that I don't enjoy my firearms, but the whole appeal of precision airgunning to me is cutting down on the noise and crowds!
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