Temple Gun Club redesigns shooting range

Temple Gun Club redesigns shooting range

The newly upgraded range at Temple Gun Club will host an open house for members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Over the last four months, Temple Gun Club has redesigned its range to allow for more shooting disciplines to simultaneously occupy the same shooting gallery. The newly upgraded range — located at 2924 FM 438 Loop in northeast Temple — will host an open house for members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. “We redesigned the range to allow more time for all shooters. (Previously) the range was closed to others on several mornings, when rifle shooting at the 200 and 300 yards was happening,” Jim Sanders, a Temple Gun Club member, told the Telegram. “During the day, any rifle shooter at the 100 yard (would close) the six tactical bays located at the north part of the range. Handgun shooters were limited to shooting at the pistol and rifle pavilion from a static standing position.” Following the redesign, Temple Gun Club now has all long-distance rifle shooting stationed on the west side of the range. “Rifle shooters on the same shooting platform can shoot 100-yard targets and 200-yard targets,” Sanders said. “Rifle shooters can also shoot from the 300-yard line and — once qualified — shoot from our new 500-yard platform.” Although the facility underwent upgrades to its original pistol and rifle pavilion, where 12 shooters can now shoot firearms from a static position, Temple Gun Club also added a “pistol […]

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