Where to Shoot Hand Guns?

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  1. Feb 9, 2019 #1

    Trep44

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    I live in Laguna Woods, CA, Orange County near Irvine. I am hoping someone on this forum may live my area and know of shooting ranges that accept black powder pistols. I have a 50 year old ASM 1860 Colt Army 45 cal and a new Pietta 1851 Colt Navy 36 cal.

    I know of two outdoor ranges which are over two hour drives.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2019 #2

    arcticap

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    I visited the National Shooting Sports Foundation website and clicked on Ranges and then where to shoot and entered Laguna Woods, CA.
    3 ranges came up but only one has an outdoor range that is located about 15 miles away taking I-5 North.
    You would need to call to check if they allow black powder revolver shooting or not.

    California Security Academy
    1525 E 17th St # J
    Santa Ana, CA, 92705-8522
    (714) 504-9367

    Facility Details

    For more shooting ranges, check the NSSF website:--->>> https://www.nssf.org

    When I checked Google maps, I can't find an outdoor range at that location.
    There may be a mistake.

    Others listed for your area were:
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    On Target Indoor Shooting Range
    27692 Camino Capistrano
    Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677-1126
    (949) 348-0352

    2.
    Artemis Group, LLC dba Artemis Defense Institute
    11 Spectrum Pointe Dr
    Lake Forest, CA, 92630
    (949) 305-6586

    Some indoor ranges may allow BP revolver shooting. Just call and check.
     
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  3. Feb 9, 2019 #3

    arcticap

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    There is also an NRA directory of National Registry of Places to Shoot and Clubs and Associations Directory.--->>> http://findnra.nra.org
    I clicked 2 boxes, one for clubs and association & one for places to shoot and there were many options listed within 25 miles of you.

    All I did was enter Laguna Woods, CA and all of these came up. For more info, you will need to duplicate my search and click on the more info. links.
    For instance, The Cowboys (shooting) may have access to a private shooting range.

    National Registry of Places to Shoot


    On Target
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    6 Miles
    View Range Map
    Phone:(949) 348-0352
    Facilities Include: Outdoor Pistol(25 yds 22.), Indoor Pistol(25 yds)
    Range Access: Public

    On-Target Indoor Shooting Range
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    6 Miles
    info@ontargetrange.com
    Web Site: www.on-targetrange.com

    San Clemente Trap and Skeet Club
    San Clemente, CA
    13 Miles
    View Range Map
    Phone:(949) 366-0916
    Facilities Include: Trap, Skeet
    Range Access: Public

    Evan's Gunsmithing Shooter's World
    Orange, CA
    15 Miles
    View Range Map
    Phone:(714) 283-5248
    Facilities Include: Indoor Pistol(75ft & 66ft w/supertrap), Indoor Rifle(75ft & 66ft), Silhouette Pistol
    Hours of Operation: 10am-10pm Mon-Sat
    Range Access: Private
    Email: evan@egsw.com
    Web Site: www.egsw.com

    Firing-Line Indoor Shooting Range
    Huntington Beach, CA
    18 Miles
    View Range Map
    Phone:(714) 841-2100
    Facilities Include: Indoor Pistol(50 Ft)
    Range Access: Public

    Mike Raahauges Shooting Enterprises
    Corona, CA
    22 Miles
    View Range Map
    Phone:(951) 735-7981
    Facilities Include: Outdoor Pistol(25 yds to 100 yds (12 ra), Silhouette Pistol, Muzzle Loading, Clays, Archery
    Range Access: Private
    Email: raahauges@junglejungle.com
    Web Site: www.raahauges.com

    Star Ranch
    Corona, CA
    22 Miles
    atancredi@tancrediagency.com
    Web Site: www.ridestarranch.com

    Mike Raahauges Shooting Enterprises
    Corona, CA
    22 Miles
    pat@raahauges.com
    Web Site: www.raahauges.com

    Orange County Indoor Shooting Range
    Brea, CA
    23 Miles
    View Range Map
    Phone:(714) 529-0300
    Facilities Include: Indoor Pistol(50 ft), Indoor Rifle(50 ft), Silhouette Rifle, Silhouette Pistol
    Hours of Operation: Open Daily
    Range Access: Public
    Email: OCIndoorRange@aol.com
    Web Site: www.OCIndoorRange.com

    OC Indoor Shooting Range
    Brea, CA
    23 Miles
    ProShop@OCIndoorRange.com
    Web Site: OCIndoorRange.com

    Clubs and Associations Directory


    Poverty Hill Duck Club (Hunting)
    Newport Beach, CA
    9 Miles
    sandy.atkins@zurichna.com

    Great War Historical Society (Shooting)
    Fountain Valley, CA
    14 Miles
    corless1@yahoo.com

    Labco Duck Club (Hunting)
    Anaheim Hills, CA
    17 Miles
    Lmisterly@mariettas.net

    Predator Callers Of Orange County (Conservation)
    Huntington Beach, CA
    17 Miles
    arrowhead18@hotmail.com

    Historical Unit of Southern California (Shooting)
    Yorba Linda, CA
    20 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    17355 Summer Oak Place Yorba Linda , CA 92886
    Phone : (661) 210-7135

    IBT International Inc dba Black Oaks (Hunting)
    Yorba Linda, CA
    20 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    4676 Lakeview Ave., Suite 213 Yorba Linda , CA 92886

    Coldwater Ranch Duck Club (Hunting)
    Fullerton, CA
    21 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    2021 Palisades Dr Fullerton , CA 92831
    Phone : (714) 525-1619

    COLDWATER RANCH DUCK CLUB, INC (Hunting)
    FULLERTON, CA
    21 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    2021 PALISADES DRIVE FULLERTON , CA 92831
    Phone : (714) 525-1619
     
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    Trep44

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    Arcticap, Your are the best...thanks for the help!!!
     
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    I don't know why these associations below didn't copy & paste in my original post.

    82nd Airborne WWII Living History Assn. (Shooting)
    Tustin, CA
    9 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    13309 Verona Street Tustin , CA 92782
    Phone : (714) 832-8414

    Granden Hunting Club (Hunting)
    Dana Point, CA
    9 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    32932 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 14-364 Dana Point , CA 92629
    Phone : (949) 235-1203

    Chaper 78 Special Forces Association (Shooting)
    Santa Ana, CA
    11 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    PO Box 11927 Santa Ana , CA 92711
    Phone : (909) 992-8943

    San Gabriel Valley Arms Collectors (Gun Collector)
    Costa Mesa, CA
    12 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    1441 Deauville Place Costa Mesa , CA 92626
    Phone : (714) 556-6670

    The Cowboys (Shooting)
    Santa ana, CA
    13 Miles
    sandy.atkins@zurichna.com

    Location

    3941 S. Bristol, Unit D PMB 17 Santa ana , CA 92704
    Email: sandy.atkins@zurichna.com

    1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, (Shooting)
    Huntington Beach, CA
    15 Miles
    » More Info
    Location

    9641 Landfall Drive Huntington Beach , CA 92646

    Corona Sportsmen's Club, Inc. (Conservation)
    Anaheim, CA
    17 Miles
    corless1@yahoo.com

    Location

    970 S. Scripps Circle Anaheim , CA 92807
    Phone : (714) 292-8012
    Email: corless1@yahoo.com
     
  6. Feb 10, 2019 #6

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    Isn’t he though! Even if his mug is a bit ugly!
     
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    Oh, the joys of being a shooter in California.
    More than I would be able to put up with.

    Perhaps you will be in a better place someday soon.
     
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    When I was but a kid, I lived in the SF valley, and we would just drive North to the hills near Sagus (Saugus?) and Newhall, pull over anywhere and blast away. On a Sunday there would be all sorts of people in SanFransiscuito canyon on the sides of the road shooting. Guess things have changed huh?
     
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    BTW, most if not all indoor ranges no longer allow the use of blackpowder or blackpowder alternatives. The new regulations require that there be so many air changes in the shooting range to cut down on lead inhalation. That requires a lot of expensive filters in the HVAC system. They would have to replace them more often if they allowed the use of Holy Black.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance but I just now found your thread. In the opening of it you mentioned that you have 1860 Army ASM in 45. I have an interest in ASMs. You did say 45 didnt you? I was thinking that model came in 44. Not that it really matters, I just never heard of a 45. Like I stated I like ASMs. Typo maybe?
     
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    .44 caliber cap and ball revolvers, both original and replica, are .45 caliber. The old timers used to go by chamber size, and not bore diameter, to designate caliber. The ".36" caliber, is actually a .380", or ".38". Some modern pistol calibers, that date back to the beginning of cartridge revolvers, are still called .38's, when they are actually .35 caliber, because they used the old method of designating caliber.
     
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    I can't quite agree with you.
    The way I understand it, in the days before cartridge guns came along the caliber of a gun barrel was the size of the bore.
    A .36 caliber pistol for instance has a .360 diameter bore and the rifling is a bit larger. Likewise, a .44 caliber Colt or Remington (or any of the other pistols and rifles) have a .440 diameter bore.
    The chamber sizes in these guns cylinder is larger so the ball will remain large enough to engage the rifling in the bore so for instance the chambers in a .36 caliber revolver are around .370-.372 diameter and the chambers in a .44 caliber revolver are .449-.452.

    (.45 caliber muzzleloaders have a bore size of .450 and .50 caliber muzzleloaders have a bore size of .500.)

    When cartridge guns came along, some companies started describing the caliber of the guns by the size of the bullets in the cartridge instead of by the bore size.
    Other companies seemed to hire advertising people who felt throwing out all rhyme and reason was a good thing to do if it made the cartridge sound more impressive, so they came up with things like the ".38 " caliber that shoots a .357 diameter bullet.

    (Sorry for the journey into the modern stuff but it was necessary to fully describe the situation.)
     
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    Well, food for thought for sure. You may be right...but my brain is too tired to strain at the moment. :)
     
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    I have heard that before. If I did the math I think it would make more sense to me, but it seems like a long way from, for instance, a .360" bore, and a .375" or .380" projectile. Would that not be some pretty deep rifling? Do original Colts and Remingtons have deep rifling? That I don't know. My replica Remington has very deep rifling, my replica Colt has very shallow rifling. Although, I suppose deep rifling would be good on a pistol that might not be cleaned often, as in war. ?? Seems like rhyme and reason were never there to begin with. !!!

    Also, didn't the originals have a tapered cylinder bore? Or not?
     
  15. Feb 22, 2019 at 9:47 PM #15

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    My ASM 1860 Colt Army is stamped 44 cal under the barrel. I call it a 45 because I shoot a .454 round ball and a .450 bullet.
     

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