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Went through Jasper the other day and saw a sign for a pawn shop and range but I cannot find anything on line about it. I havent had to drive though again yet and check the place out, I'm hoping you guys know about it.
 

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Appalachian Pawn is going to open one south of GA108 on 515, but they haven't started it yet.
 

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I'm just going to have to take a drive and see. An outdoor range would be great. I hope they get it started soon.
 

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Appalachian Pawn is going to open one south of GA108 on 515, but they haven't started it yet.
Interesting, because the signs are already up. Glad I didn't take time out of my day to drop in yet.
 

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I'm just going to have to take a drive and see. An outdoor range would be great. I hope they get it started soon.
I may be wrong but I think it's going to be an indoor range.
 

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Interesting, because the signs are already up. Glad I didn't take time out of my day to drop in yet.
The sign is up right where the range will be built.
 

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The sign is up right where the range will be built.
Lovely but seriously annoying that they decided to put the sign up prior to actually opening the business. As I said, glad I didn't make a detour the other day when I was up in Jasper to check it out on my limited lunch break.
 

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Lovely but seriously annoying that they decided to put the sign up prior to actually opening the business. As I said, glad I didn't make a detour the other day when I was up in Jasper to check it out on my limited lunch break.
On the ground at the base of that sign is another that says "Coming Soon"
 

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We really really do need an outdoor range up the 400 or 575 corridor.
Outdoor ranges can be safe, if they are well supervised .
Even outdoors, there could be some type of structural beams going above and in front of the firing line to catch any bullets that are fired while people are handling guns with the muzzles elevated above the backstop.
Some outdoor ranges call these structures "eyebrows".

I hope somebody builds an outdoor range in that area.
 

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OK, Just got home and I drove by the shop. There is no indoor range that I could see. The large sign and cleared open field that is 2.6 miles South of the current shop leads me to believe that they are planning a build and move the whole operation in the near future. From what I can tell the range will be going in right next to Sacketts Western Feed. When I am not quite so busy I will stop in for more information.
 

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I finally got around to stopping in. The shop is now located with the new construction and is open for business. They are putting the final touches on the range and plan to open in Feb. There are pistol and rifle ranges availble. The limit with be anything below .50 Cal. The website is mostly completed and has the range rules posted. Check them out at www.appalachiangunrange.com
 

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here are two odd policies, but I can't say that I fault them.
If you want to draw from your holster, you have to show them that you can do it safely. You'll have to compensate the instructors for their time to demonstrate this to them.

I'm not sure what "different positions with long guns" they are referring to.
Other than standing, unsupported, offhand? Or other than shooting off the bench, using a rifle rest or sandbag or something? At other ranges I've been to, they sometimes restrict people from going prone or using the sitting position, but that's only because the shooters would have to position themselves next to the bench, instead of directly behind it.

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  1. Members who desire to shoot from the holster with handguns must be holster qualified through our range instructors and pay a one time fee of $15 or successfully complete the Holster Presentation Class
  2. Members who desire to shoot from different positions with long guns must be tactical qualified through range instructors and pay a one time fee of $15
 

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On Target in PTC also require a class to shoot from holster. I do not believe there is a fee.
 

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Fees are outrageous. Annual membership doesnt get you much for $650. Three rangers in Ball Ground and Marietta/Smyrna are less per year with better benefits.
 

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I'm not sure what "different positions with long guns" they are referring to.

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Members who desire to shoot from different positions with long guns must be tactical qualified through range instructors and pay a one time fee of $15
Those "different positions" are "tactical" and can't be used by ordinary shooters. You know, like sitting, prone, kneeling, standing.

And you can't use a sling either.
It is strictly prohibited to...use a sling of any kind...
Sounds like a fun place!
 

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Those "different positions" are "tactical" and can't be used by ordinary shooters. You know, like sitting, prone, kneeling, standing.

And you can't use a sling either.

Sounds like a fun place!
Seriuosly? No sling? Moronic. They also seem to think that 2x the going rate for membership is a good idea too. Wow.
 

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Seriuosly? No sling? Moronic.
Apparently, sling use is above "tactical" position shooting and they don't have anybody on staff qualified to clear you for it.
 

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Apparently, sling use is above "tactical" position shooting and they don't have anybody on staff qualified to clear you for it.
So, no one has ever served in the Military? Or don't they teach the use of the sling as a stabilizer in the US Military any longer?

I bought a Ruger American Rimfire a couple months ago and proceeded to teach both my children how to use the sling properly in about a hour. Each has improved their aimed fire dramatically as a result. It is simply not Tacti-cool or an "Operator" move but basic long gun procedure. Wow, this range is looking more and more pathetic with each post.
 
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