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4/4/2013 9:53:00 PM
Shooting range to open Saturday in Chino Valley
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The Prescott Sportsmen's Club Chino Valley shooting facility will host its grand opening Saturday. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by remarks from several speakers, including Secretary of State Ken Bennett, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona Rep. Karen Fann, Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown, and Mayor Chris Marley. Representatives form the National Rifle Association and the Arizona Game and Fish Department also will be on hand for the dedication.

The opening will include the dedication of a 9/11 monument and several shooting demonstrations, including black powder shooting, cowboy action demonstrations, and cowboy mounted shooting.

Free shooting will be available from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. A lunch will be provided as a fundraiser for the club's Junior High Power Team.

The range will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Non-member fees will be $10 per day, with individual membership rates starting at $75 annually, $90 for a family membership.

The range is located near Old Home Manor, about two miles east of Highway 89 on Perkinsville Road. Visit for information on all club activities and for information specific to the Chino Valley location.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014
Article comment by: brian Bulow

reaking News.......
most of us that visit/use gun ranges are pretty normal people....That dont like 'screaming liberals'........ we just have a 'not political correct' hobby/interess.... thats all

Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013
Article comment by: Sorry To Disappoint

I'm sorry to disappoint the nay sayers, but the range opened and no one was shot.


Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013
Article comment by: Zig E.

Why not stop with the subtleties and just hand out paper targets with pictures of Muslim men on them. " If I'd been there with my big 44, I would have been the hero. " That's the connection and that's the fantasy. And for the record I have absolutely no problem with the range. Seems like a good idea, as I'm not a fan of indoor ranges. I'm just questioning the motives for that particular memorial at a gun range. Oh and thanks for the concern about our lives. Speaking for myself, I'm quite happy, as long as one of you addled brained twits doesn't shoot me in the grocery store.

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: All For it

Having a gun range is an excellent idea. It's a great place to learn how to use a gun properly and the price is very reasonable. Our problems are not guns but the evil people who use them to commit crimes. Take guns out of the picture and those people will just find something else to kill with. To many people have lost all fear of punishment and have no respect for their fellow man. They need to be dealt with. You dont punish everyone for a few stupid people. My kids have grown up with guns and have always been careful with them, they also have been taught to respect other people from a very early age.

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: Always Negative

There are some people who are always negative. Zig E and Hooty Hoo and Double Tap are prime examples. Here we have a nice shooting facility being built for public use and law enforcement training and all we get from them are derogatory comments. They must have very sad lives.

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: Yukon Jack

I'm kind of with Zig E. on this one. Chino Valley already has a 9/11 memorial. There's a whole park dedicated to the victims' memory. How many does a town need? Two? Seven? How do we prove we remember enough?

Frankly I'm of the opinion our own government has inflicted more damage on the American people than the terrorists ever did. Consider the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. act, no fly lists, the TSA, etc.

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: Hooty Hoo

and a barroom firearm demonstation by none other than........ Plexico Burress!

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: Diana Woodman

Why would anyone object to a memorial, no matter where it is? Do we now have a political correct formula for that also?

Target shooters are Americans who enjoy a healthy hobby. The range will also be used by law enforcement personal.

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: My Observation

Pete: Don't waste simple logic on Zig E. Nobody home!

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: Double Tap

Any bets on how long it will be before they have their first negligent discharge that sends somebody to the hospital at this range??

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: ronald raygun

I heard from the nra that it's a gubment trick, they're trying to get you to waste your bullets whilst they stockpile theirs.
Don't fall for it.

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: Pete deCoux

Zig E.
The connection between a 9/11 statue using steel from the Trade Center rubble is a way of honoring the fallen, the survivors & another method of "flying the flag".
The range is a place to learn to shoot, for fun or to improve shooting skills and to learn or improve personal defense skills, should one wish. Lots of reasons. So why not honor the fallen and the survivors? It is a public range after all and people from all over the world lost on 9/11. Your right perhaps no direct connection, but is one needed?

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: An American

Teddy, has a good point. If more citizens shot more, were exposed to firearms, the basic methods of safe handling, and consequences associated with miss-use, we would have less of the hysterical types that think guns are bad. Firearms are just like any other tool, perfectly safe when used correctly.

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: Teddy Roosevelt

We should establish shooting galleries in all the large public and military schools, should maintain national target ranges in different parts of the country, and should in every way encourage the formation of [shooting] clubs throughout all parts of the land... It is unfortunately true that the great body of our citizens shoot less and less as time goes on. To meet this [challenge] we should encourage... practice... by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving the peace of the world. Fit to hold our own against the strong nations of the earth, our voice for peace will carry to the ends of the earth. Unprepared and therefore unfit, we must sit dumb and helpless to defend ourselves, protect others, or preserve peace. The first step to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come - is to teach our men to shoot.

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Article comment by: Zig E.

A 9/11 monument at a shooting range in rural Arizona. The connection being ..... ? Looks like another example of fantasy football to me ( key word, Fantasy - def. An unrealistic or improbable supposition ).

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