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Worlds largest shooting range opened today in North Las Vegas(NV)
digitaljournal.com ^ | 25 August, 2009 | Jay David Murphy

Posted on 08/25/2009 8:15:02 PM PDT by marktwain

Courtest of Senator Harry Reid

Nevada Senator Harry Reid meets with (from right to left) Wayne La Pierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, Chris Cox the Executive Director of the NRA-ILA and Larry Keane, Senior Vice President of the National Sports Shooting Foundation, after delivering remarks at the Clark County Shooting Park opening.

The worlds largest and most comprehensive shooting range opens in North Las Vegas. The massive range and support facilities cost 60 million dollars to construct. The world’s largest and most advanced shooting range officially opened today in North Las Vegas with a host of dignitaries. The 60 million dollar Clark County Shooting Park is both large and comprehensive, designed to attract not only locals, but shooting enthusiasts from around the world.

Nevada’s politicians came to praise the facility along with the NRA, National Rifle Association. Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke today at the opening ceremony for the Clark County Shooting Park. Reid was instrumental in securing land and more than $60 million in funding for the park.

Senator Reid had this to say opening the Shooting Park, “I appreciate the work of all those from Clark County, of sportsmen and sportswomen from across our state, of local law enforcement officials, and of everyone else who has shared this goal,” Reid said. “Nevadans aimed high when we set out to create the largest and most advanced shooting range in the world. But we kept a steady eye on our target. And today, with great pride, Nevada has hit the bulls-eye.” Senator Reid's comments where part of a press release in the afternoon. Wayne La Pierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association and other NRA members also attended today’s opening ceremony.

In the same release for the office of Senator Reid it quoted Wayne La Pierre,"I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Senator Reid in our fight to protect the Second Amendment,” La Pierre said. “I can tell you no one has been a stronger advocate for responsible gun ownership than him. I am proud to join him today at this world-class facility. We wouldn't be here without his vision and hard work.

The other dignitaries attending included: Shooting Park Manager Don Turner, County Manager Virginia Valentine, Commissioner Tom Collins, Senator John Ensign, Rep. Shelley Berkley, Commission Chairman Rory Reid, Senator John Lee, and Governor Jim Gibbons.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
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I understand that there are foreclosed properties within 2 miles of this facility, going for less than half of the height of boom price.
1 posted on 08/25/2009 8:15:02 PM PDT by marktwain
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Oh much of the land this was built on was previously owned by Dopey Harry’s son?


2 posted on 08/25/2009 8:16:53 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ("To all the senior citizens that voted for Hope and Change - here’s yours"-mom4melody)
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To: marktwain

Dingy Harry ain’t gonna be saved by the NRA this time around....I hope....


3 posted on 08/25/2009 8:20:38 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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* Shotgun Center: This feature contains 24 combination Trap and Skeet fields, a 5,443-square-foot shotgun center with a reception area, a pro shop, shotgun storage lockers and a cafeteria. It also features 80 full-service RV sites, a clay target storage building, lit ranges and shade ramadas.

* Public Rifle/Pistol Center: The Public Rifle/Pistol Center offers 30 shooting points up to 50 yards; 15 shooting points up to 200 yards; 15 points up to 100 yards, night lights, shade ramadas, concrete shooting tables, covered shooting areas, a 3,000-square-foot building with a convenience store, a reception area, a 30-seat classroom, restrooms and a pro shop.

* Hunter Education Center: This 4,400-square-foot building contains three 30-seat classrooms expandable up to one 90-seat classroom, two offices for Nevada Department of Wildlife use, and restrooms.

It also features night lighting, a 100-meter archery range with 10 positions, a 100-yard range with 10 positions and a 50-yard range with 20 positions. It will also contain a shotgun range and two walking field courses.

* Archery Center: The Archery Center houses a known-distance archery range, covered firing points, classroom area, restrooms, and shade ramadas.

http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-25-2009/0005082806&EDATE=


4 posted on 08/25/2009 8:27:28 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: marktwain
The only time I show up in the same place as a politician is to harrass them.

If you show up in the same place as they are for any other reason, you lend them credibility.

Wayne LaPierre should learn and practice this.

5 posted on 08/25/2009 8:29:21 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: marktwain
Dirty Chuck looks forward to going.


6 posted on 08/25/2009 8:31:56 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrat - The new Party of National Socialism. Pelosi and Kosmas - founding members.)
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To: marktwain

Goodbye to the Front Sight shooting academy.


7 posted on 08/25/2009 8:34:08 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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This is great, open one of the biggest shooting ranges just when there ain’t enough ammo to be had to go shoot with.


8 posted on 08/25/2009 8:35:36 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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Reid was instrumental in securing land and more than $60 million in funding for the park.

Thank you and goodbye.

9 posted on 08/25/2009 8:36:42 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: marktwain

North Las Vegas? Isn’t that whole “city” a shooting range?


10 posted on 08/25/2009 8:40:27 PM PDT by MediaMole
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Are you seriously complaining about this facility?

Thanks NRA. It will be nice to visit Las Vegas and go shooting with just a cab ride away.


11 posted on 08/25/2009 8:42:52 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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“Goodbye to the Front Sight shooting academy.”

Front Site will still exist. It’s geared totally towards firamrs training of all kinds.


12 posted on 08/25/2009 8:48:25 PM PDT by skyman
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Pulleeze, I’ve been to Front Sight and the tactical training my son and I received was excellent. Will be returning.


13 posted on 08/25/2009 8:56:11 PM PDT by enviros_kill (Counter the culture and the oppression of regression)
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Been there, done that.

How long will Front Sight exist after this facility is opened?


14 posted on 08/25/2009 8:57:07 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: enviros_kill

Yes, it is excellent but I don’t see it continuing after this facility is opened and so close to Las Vegas.

There is a public range in Dallas that offers just as good instruction as the top schools. You really don’t have to travel across the country to learn to shoot.


15 posted on 08/25/2009 9:03:26 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: STARWISE
This is not the largest in the world.

The Paul Bunyan club in Puyallup, Wa is bigger...and there's another within 10 miles nearly as large.

16 posted on 08/25/2009 9:05:50 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Mariner

There is a difference between acreage and building facility square footage.


17 posted on 08/25/2009 9:09:13 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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Are you seriously complaining about this facility?

Not at all, just the irony of opening right in the middle of an ammo shortage.

18 posted on 08/25/2009 9:36:06 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Chucky holds the gun like a girlie man.


19 posted on 08/25/2009 9:42:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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This is great, open one of the biggest shooting ranges just when there ain’t enough ammo to be had to go shoot with.

That's why prior planning prevents poor performance and ammo shortages.

20 posted on 08/25/2009 10:15:36 PM PDT by Cobra64
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