Ranges near Decatur

Discussion in 'Ranges, Dealers & Smiths' started by thepipe, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. thepipe

    thepipe New Member

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    Anyone knows abut ranges in the Decatur area? I know about the one in Stone mountain but I am looking for something closer...
     
  2. triggerman357

    triggerman357 Active Member

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    Dekalb police has a range in Lithonia, but its only open on Fridays to the public (when most people are at work). The Stone Mountain range(Mastergunman) is pretty shabby, but I use it because it's on my route home form work. There's another range in Forest Park(haven't been there yet). If you really want to have some fun and stretch out, go to Charlie Elliott WMA in Mansfield. It's a bit of a drive down I-20E, but it's free and has a 25/50 yd pistol and a 100 yd rifle range. I wish there was something GCO could do to get the Dekalb PD range open to the public on the weekends. hint, hint :wink:
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Especially on November 17

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  4. shamalama

    shamalama New Member

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    Just a few miles away is Georgia Range And Guns, just down the street from the State Farmer's Market. Not a super range, but not bad either. 12 pistols and 2 rifles.

    Decent selection of hardware, sort of decent selection of ammo, about 5% higher on gun prices than if you shop around. But decent folk in there.

    Handful of LEO's go there when off the clock.

    I try to drop by once a month during lunch for range time.

    http://www.georgiarangeandguns.com/
     
  5. Broadside Bob

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    Is the DeKalb County range back open for the public? It was reserved strictly for the police when their indoor range reached toxic lead levels 1 to 1 1/2 years ago.

    Neither meet your definition of "closer," but there's also American Classic in Norcross and Bullseye in L'ville.
     
  6. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    If it receives federal funds, they must be open to "civilians".
     
  7. HES

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    Sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but I figured better this than starting a new one. I'm going to be Decatur for a few weeks and was looking for a range where I can shoot pistol and my AR. I'm also willing to travel a bit so are there any other ranges in the Decatur / Atlanta region? Or are the ones listed here just about it?

    Also any ideas for shops to buy ammo? I have a bran new AR that Im going to want to buy accessories for while I'm up there as well.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. Broadside Bob

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    Other than the DeKalb Gov't Range, there are ranges in DeKalb County (Decatur). American Clasic Marksman in Norcross (probably 30 minutes from Decatur in light traffic) and Bullseye in Lawrenceville (40 minutes or so) are probably your best bets. Both have fifle ranges and allow rapid and full auto fire.
     
  9. triggerman357

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    Just follow me to Charlie Elliot next Saturday. Its an outdoor WMA with a 25 yard pistol and 100 yard rifle ranges. CE is a bit of a drive east of Decatur, but you get shoot all day for free.
     
  10. maggie

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    Danger Will Robinson.... TMan 357 are you talking about May 17 ??
     
  11. triggerman357

    triggerman357 Active Member

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    I wish! I know this Saturday will be too short of notice for a shoot @ CE. I was hoping to get a group together next week for a better turnout.
     
  12. maggie

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    Oh, OK, If I remember right the 17th is family day. Teach the family how to shoot, fish etc. I've been by accident b4, never again..
     
  13. triggerman357

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    Didn't know about family day. I hope the locals get all their shooting out this weekend.