Why Join a Range with Great Benefits: Part 2
In this second part of the series on local gun clubs and ranges, we're going to dive into a few different area locations where you can find the ideal mix of professionalism and fun. Shooting and hunting together is a long tradition in our Ohio communities and one that is continued with the friendly individuals that you will find at these training grounds. Whether you're looking for the perfect spot to try out your new firearm or are looking to expand your protection by taking a concealed handgun carry course, these local clubs will help you get started.
Meeker Sportsman Club
With indoor and outdoor pistol ranges, trap shooting, archery and a 400-yard rifle range, Meeker Sportsman Club in Marion, OH is your all-around option for a great time. Their grounds are available every day, and events or rentals are possible as well. You can learn a great many details about the club and view the application online.
The Meeker Sportsman Club also offers a progressive trap shooting program that is free and open to the public. Participants have an opportunity to learn all aspects of trap shooting and everything is provided in this introductory class. This fun event is ideal for all ages, although youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cardinal Shooting Center
The excellent facilities at the Cardinal Shooting Center are everything a gun lover needs for a fun day on the ranges. With various stations set up for Sporting Clays and courses that will challenge all levels of shooters, the active gun club is your showplace for shotgun sports. You will also find a fishing pond, indoor pool and plenty of outdoor activities that your whole family will enjoy. Juniors and active military receive a special discounted rate for membership, and even non-members can enjoy special rates to enjoy their day.
The Cardinal Shooting Center is also the home of the state Scholastic Clay Target Program's youth competition, which brings together over 1,500 shooters. The location is also home to several of the country's largest trap shooting competitions. The close relationship between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and the Cardinal Shooting Center provide Ohio shooters with the resources that they need to get together and share their love of shooting and the outdoors.
Don't hesitate to give any of these wonderful local gun clubs a call for your next range day or when you're looking for additional training. The friendly and knowledgeable professionals at Norton Sporting Goods are always available to answer your questions or help ensure that you get the right ammunition for your needs. Contact us today at 740-726-2616 or read our amazing customer reviews online.