Poll: Favorite NW Indiana DNR range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt o View Post
    As far as the range officer's they are trying to keep every one safe and accident free.
    I agree and definitely respect that. I think it's needed with some of the people you see out at a public range every now and then. Some can be a little more considerate and helpful than others though.. and I've heard horror stories of things like this happening with some:
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    I hate the slough range, I think people from IL ruined it. It used to be on par with JP. In fact, until they put the shack in the middle and hired the two grumpy geezers, I don't recall ever really seeing anyone from the DNR there. I started going to JP exclusively because it got to the point that WS was always busy. Couple years later I checked out WS again and they had all the new covered benches, the geezer shack, and new rules. Got b**ched at for a couple shots that didn't have a full second between them(I understand why they have no rapid fire rules, but they're crazy about it), never went back. Now JP is starting to get really busy sometimes too. Went to Winamac one time just for that reason. There were probably less than 10 people there on a Sunday. It's a nice range, but a bit far to drive. If I'm gonna go that far, I might as well run out to Kingsbury.


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    I've only been to two, JP and Kingsbury and was pleased with both.
    JP seemed to be less crowded and the people seem to regulate themselves respectfully.
    I'm not saying Kingsbury people couldn't, it's that Kingsbury has a regulated PA system with a routine; it seemed to work well just the same.
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    I hear that only the most gorgeous women shoot at Jasper Polaski in NWI. I have photographed a few fine ladies there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sadclownwp View Post
    I hear that only the most gorgeous women jasper polaski in NWI. I have photographed a few fine ladies there.
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    Only been to WINAMAC so can't comment on the other ones. Have read on this board all sort of horror stories about WS. Not likely the idea that you have to pay at Kingsbury but then again I have read it is a nice range. JP seems to be the ideal place if you are going just to shoot. Back up your vehicle on the range, pop open your trunck, shoot your stuff and load back up real quick.

    For me driving to all of these is a long drive so I wanna make it a whole day event and thus why the MEET & SHOOTs are done at Winamac so we can shoot, eat/cook, and enjoy having the whole range to our group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xamsx View Post
    They do.

    Do you think I'm trying to bash or something? I've never had a problem at Willow Slough.. Just simply trying to see if the other FWA ranges are better or not and for what reasons. Stating I wasn't impressed or that I'm looking for someplace else to shoot doesn't necessarily constitute bad-mouthing.
    Not trying to bash anything or anyone.......................................I hear tons of bashing about range officers....the state runs these places and they are free except Kingsbury and I follow the rules. Where in Illinois is a free state run gun range?

    #1 Kingsbury
    #2 Willow Slough
    #3 Jasper
    #4 Winamac

    I go to all of them depending on my mood.....there only a hair's difference to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyerbill View Post
    ......................I feel the state of Indiana has the right to regulate these ranges as they see fit...if you don't like it.................go someplace else.
    Interesting comment. Before you posted did anyone suggest that the state didn't have the right to regulate the ranges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyerbill View Post
    Where in Illinois is a free state run gun range?
    Could you pick a worse state to compare us to? But what difference does it make what Illinois offers?

    That is like Obama saying that they pay $8 for gas in Europe so we should be able to have our prices go higher.

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    Even when I lived in South Holland(Cook County) as a kid, my dad took me to JP or WS. There probably weren't any others within a reasonable distance in IL. Maybe once you get past Kankakee? But that's a hike.

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