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    I've read some of the comments with different experiences etc. with some of the different ranges, gun clubs etc. Here at Thunderbird we are just a couple of old guys and gals that get together when we can and what we want depending who has shown up. The range facility is at my house so I control it. This is not a business and as yet their are really no 'organized' club, hoping to do that when and if I retire. I was a memeber of several ranges and just got tired of traveling more than I shot, and spending more on memberships etc. than guns and ammo. If I am home the range is open, UNLESS my wife closes it. She isn't a shooter but she is a good woman, Thank the Lord.
    I starated this baiscally for benchrest type shooter for all of us 'ole' guys that can't or don't want to get down and crawl around anymore. I shoot mainly pistol now. I was a USMC instructor, old OKC police officer etc. so I enjoy all of it.
    I have posted an 'ad' in the members biz directory if anyone wants to come.
    I am a OK SDA instructor and work with the Pott County 4-H shooting sports club. Just send me a PM if you need or want anymore info.

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    Welcome aboard TBIRD.
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    Welcome, TBIRD.

    I like the idea you have there.. I think at the end of the day a lot of just want to SHOOT!

    Can you give us more information about your range such as targets, typical open times, fees, etc?

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    I am usually home by 5:00pm so if anyone wants to shoot during the evening I should be there most except for wed. Saturdays and Holidays I am usually there. I have an indoor type setup with 50 and 25 yd berms so you can set targets at each. I have one set up at aprox 175 right now from this same firing line. I have another firing line set up with a berm at 100 yds, no cover right now, but it has 4'x4' tops so you can 'spread out'. I am currently use 2' pvc pipe in the ground for target holders, and either 2x2 or 1x2s for target frames with the 'blackborad' insulation as the backing. We just kind of 'chip in' from time to time to resupply. Right now I do all the maintenance since I am there most of the time and like you said, most want to come out to shoot and don't have all that much time. I am getting some bullet traps setup so we can do some indoor shooting when it gets dark or 'cold' outside. I would only recommend 22LR right now, but we have shot up to 44mag. Made me realize we need to do a little more 'design' work. I usually ask people to call before they come just so I can prepare my 'wife' for company. You guys that are married know what I mean.

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    That is 2 inch pvc pipe, about 2 feet long, posted in the ground. Where we shoot the pistol, I have the 3, 5, and 7 yds setup for the typical CCW course and the 7 just to add a little more, also fixed targets at 25 and 50 right now and some moveable to put about where ever you want. The backing ranges from 2feet by 2feet, 2feet by 4feet, both horizontial and vertical. On the rifle I have a 4feet by 8feet set up at 100yds.

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    Welcome to the OSA!

    If you have some shooters over, I'd love to join in and meet some new shooters.

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    My son and I would like to shoot at a outdoor range in the Thunderbird area. I live SE side OKC, he lives Harrah/Mcloud area. We shoot at H&H and Gunworld alot but it would be nice to shoot outside on nice days. We shoot shotguns (12ga & 410ga), 9mm pistols and 22 pistols. We like to shoot on Sundays mid-morning.



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    USN-SCW-Ret
    Be glad to have you.
    Unfortunately Sunday morning I go to church unless out of town or laid up in bed. Sometimes some of us do a little shooting Sunday afternoon.
    If you get a chance drop by and see if we meet your shooting needs.
    Thanks,
    Ken

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    TBIRD, that's a hell of a nice thing to do. Thanks!
    Saoirse d'Éirinn!

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    Do you allow full auto on your range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBIRD View Post
    I usually ask people to call before they come just so I can prepare my 'wife' for company. You guys that are married know what I mean.
    How do we contact you to get directions to your location and to see when it is convenient for you for us to come by to shoot?

    I currently shoot a Springfield Armory XD 40 caliber pistol. Is that allowed on your range?

    Thank you.

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    Guys and gals,
    For directions I put an add out on the BIZ Directory. If you click on the words 'Thunderbird Range' it will bring up the complete add with a MAP option.
    I checked it out and it is correct. The add includes phone number etc.
    As far as to the questions about full autos etc. If the guns are legal and you are 'legal' have all the paper work and the caliber if 30 (for rifle)or below and 45 (for handgun claibers) no problem. As to the handguns, haven't had any as big as the 50s but have had the 45, 44mg and about all below. It looks like the 40S&W is starting to really catch on from what I see on the range.If anyone wants to shoot shotgun at stationary target we would have to imporvise since all target frames and backing that I currently have are intend for the above type use. Do have some manual and one auto (battery) thrower for shotgun though.
    Hope this helps.

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    Maybe us OSA guys can arrange to all visit one day and have a fun afteroon? I have yet to do any outdoor shooting because I don't hunt and there aren't any public outdoor ranges in the metro area.

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    Telephone number?

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    The # to the range is 405-598-8220

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