Thursday, June 23, 2011

Saturday's Blogshoot in Lockahart, TX

It's going to be a fun time. I have 6 confirmed and one possibly.

Confirmed are:

Alan (Snarky Bytes)

Possibly is:


I am going to call the range this morning and give them a warning that we are coming.

Be there at 9:00am because it's an outdoor range and I don't want it to get too hot for us out there.

Alan emailed me yesterday to ask if we are shooting long guns or pistols, etc. I said both! I am bringing the Tokorev SVT-40 and if the range allows rifled slugs (I don't see why not) hubby just might bring his Baretta AL2 (or whatever it is) semi-auto 20 gauge shotgun and quite possibly his 12 gauge goose gun.

Of course we will be renting pistols to shoot as well.

The range's website is here.  There are driving directions to the range along with FAQ which I am copying and pasting below.

If you typically save your brass, mark it or catch it on a sheet or with a brass catcher before it hits the ground.  All brass on the ground is their's unless you mark it!  They explain it in the FAQ below!

I look forward to meeting all those who are attending.  If you decide that you want to show up after all, just simply shoot me an email southernbelle1207 (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know so that I can get in touch with the range and let them know.

I'll see y'all in a couple of days!

These are our Frequently Asked Questions!! 
Are you outdoor or indoor?
We are an outdoor range.  Most of our ranges have covered shooting positions.  
We are from out of state or out of country can we come to your range to shoot?
Yes you may shoot at our range.  The only thing required is a good form of identification such as a drivers license or passport and to be safe on the range. 
Can we shoot FMJ or hollow point?
Yes, the only ammo we are currently not allowing is tracer ammo or illegal ammo.  State and federal law dictate illegal ammo.  
Can we draw from our holster?  
Yes, as long as you DO NOT muzzle flash yourself or someone else.
Can we rapid fire? 
Yes, as long as you can control shots on target and hit both the target accurately and backstop. There are specific ranges for rapid fire. 
What age does my child have to be? 
A child under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all time when on the property.  Direct supervision is required when on firing ranges.  As a parent you are responsible for determining at what age education on firearm safety and use should be started.
Can we shoot full auto or class 3 items?
Only Law enforcement is currently allowed to shoot full auto. All other class 3 items are allowed.  
Can we shoot black powder?
Yes we do allow black powder.  You must follow all safety rules and regulations.
Can we shoot shotguns?
Yes. We will place you on specific ranges depending on what you are trying to accomplish.
We now also have an electronic trap thrower and will be adding more in the future.    
Is there a caliber or firearm restriction? 
None other than the full auto listed above. 
Do you have restrooms available.
Yes we have a complete facility with indoor restrooms, drinks and some snacks.
Do you sell ammunition? 
Yes we do have some.  Must be 21 to purchase handgun ammo and 18 for rifle and shotgun.
Call to verify we carry the caliber you are interested in.
Do you sell or provide eye and ear protection? 
Yes we both provide and sell eye and ear protection.  Unlike most ranges our prices on for sale items are very reasonable.
Can we bring our own targets?
Yes you can bring any paper target to staple to our target stands.  We also have various selections of targets for sale.
DO you charge by the hour or gun?
Neither, we charge per person.  We have both day passes and also 12 month passes.
Do you rent Firearms? 
Yes we have firearms for rent.  Rental cost is currently $10 for MOST of our firearms.  You will be required to purchase our ammunition to fire from our firearms.  Call for current pricing on AMMO! Individuals taking possession of handgun for rental MUST be 21 and for rifle and shotgun 18.  We do have a discount if you rent more than one of any type firearm.    
Can we pick up our brass?  
Yes, however, due to individuals NOT following our policy on this issue all brass on the ground not marked belongs to the range.  You may put a sheet down and you may use a brass catcher or other item to collect brass BEFORE it collects with other brass on the ground.  You may mark your brass.  Why do we claim all brass on ground?? Because with the low prices that we charge to shoot we MUST utilize all means to pay for target frames and maintaining ranges.  


  1. Belle wanted to shoot my shotguns, so we are going to do something a little different. I'm bringing the 12 and the sweet little 20...with rifled slugs. We are going to put some serious hurt on some paper.

  2. It is, btw, spelled mapquest the correct town.
    boy am going to hurt for that one..but I just can't help it.


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