Range Visit 4/27

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  1. 11B CIB

    11B CIB IG: HandloadsAndHoldovers Staff Member Charter Life Member

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    As promised by Fernando, I had a free day at the range, and it was incredible. I’m extremely thankful for the chance to go out there and shoot, and I enjoyed talking to Josh and Tina, and met some other shooters it out there at the same time and was able to pass out some cards for the forum.

    Myself and @JustKeepSwimming spent a solid four hours out there...I could’ve stayed longer ammo-wise but the weekends are only so long.

    I’ll post more of a review and some photos this afternoon

    Thanks again, @Panteao and I’ll be back to buy a membership soon
     
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    JustKeepSwimming Resident Nice Guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    It was an awesome day for sure. Not to mention it is always fun (and a humble education) shooting with my buddy @11B CIB .

    The range is beautiful and very well taken care of. Tina (owner) and Josh are great folks, a pleasure to speak with and very accommodating. Tina mentioned that they have lots of plans to continue to improve the range and are looking to extend the 600 yard range a little further as well. They also have some world class trainers that teach classes there.

    I had such a fun time shooting steel on the 600 yard range. There is something so satisfying about banging steel at 200 then 300 then 400 then 500 and finally out to 600 yards. It was my first time shooting steel, and past 300 yards for that matter, so I was giggling like a kid at Christmas every time I heard that "thump" sound come back. I think I only shot 2 of my paper targets I brought. Just way too much fun hitting steel.

    In fact I had so much fun I signed up for an annual membership on the way out! Josh even gave me a sweet Panteao Productions hat to boot :cool:

    I'm excited to start going there every week. There are 5 different 25 yard pistol bays (all with steel) and a sweet 360 degree range that I can't wait to get on. I can take a guest for free so if anyone is ever in the area and wants to go give me a shout.

    I'm happy @Panteao signed up for CFF! Love the range and can't wait to get back. Some nice pictures of the facility here on their website:

    https://panteaosportsmansclub.com
     
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    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Wow, that is a nice place!
     
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    11B CIB IG: HandloadsAndHoldovers Staff Member Charter Life Member

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    Part of the 360 degree bay
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    L-R: rifle range, 360 bay, and all the pistol bays on the right (one is rimfire only)
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    They said they were going to build a lodge and add some more handgun bays as well. There was steel pretty much available everywhere you looked, including dueling trees, plate racks, standard silhouettes, you name it. This place is worth the membership fee.
     
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    NKD Senior Member Benefactor Kimberless Supporting Member

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    That looks like a sweet place!
     
  7. patina

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    Wish it was closer!
     
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    Jealous for sure. Nice looking place.
     
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    Nice Range.
     
  10. Matthew Mosteller

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    I am a retired truck driver (not by choice) I was on the top of a load at the end of an 18 hour day and was knocked off the top of the load by a overhead cable. The fall has left me unable to work due to major restrictions. So I'm on disability way too soon. I have always loved to shoot and hunt, so after I got married in 99, my wife and I had our son on July 3 '02. I started teaching him about firearms and the importance of safe handling as soon as he could understand what i was saying. I bought his Lifetime SC hunting and fishing licence when he was only a week old and at 2 years old, his first rifle, the .22lr Chipmunk. I had so many plans of what we would do together, little did I know how my life would change in just a couple years.

    November 8, 2005 was the day my life changed. That's right, only 3 years had passed and all those plans were robbed from me. I was told that I couldn't work but my doctors told me that I could do whatever I wanted as long as I didn't over exert my limits and end up further damaging my spine. I had 6 acres that backed up to a pecan orchard and huge hay fields, so I could target practice and hunt right off my back deck. I was able to teach my son most of the basics but due to the maintenance of a 6 acre property, I was pushing past my limits and had to sell my little piece of Heaven and buy a house on a much smaller lot.

    I continued to teach my son about handguns shotguns and rifles, but had nowhere that I could shoot that was affordable and not intimidating to my son. I would visit a couple indoor ranges and that was ok for pistols but not so great for long guns. We had been to Live Oaks out in Swansea SC a few times, but kind of expensive and crowded and only 300 yards. Over the years, I watched my little boy grow into a 6' man and it seems as if it happened in the blink of an eye. He will be 17 this July 3rd.

    About 2 or 3 months ago, I ran into Brad Amick of Amick's Gun Shop and he was telling me about a new place that was in the works and much a larger range than I've ever visited. My son, Zach and I started searching for information about Panteao Sportsman's club and decided to visit last Friday. I was going to get a 10 day pass so that we could visit 5 times together, which came down to my being able to afford the range prices. (Most indoor ranges are $8-$10 per half hour, which adds up quick.) So to the tune of $20 for a full days access to such a large range, it made sense to me that that was within my budget.

    We got to Panteao around 11am last Friday and walked in and Fernando was very welcoming and expanded how everything was set up. I had asked about a yearly membership and while only $350 for the family membership, that was a little more than what's in my budget. So I told him that though I'd love to become a member, I could only afford the 10 day pass. Then the most pleasantly awkward thing happened, Fernando said that they had a 3 month or 6 month installment option because they know that not everyone has a large disposable budget.

    So I paid the $100 that I was already prepared to spend and I'll be paying the balance over the next few months. WOW, how many places would offer the opportunity to become a member over making money on limited visit packages. That right there told me much of what I needed to know about Fernando and Tina. They have been very kind and helpful with anything I've needed, mostly information. Zach and I stayed from 11am to the 7pm closing time. I was able to sight in a few of my rifles and get to watch my son enjoy what we both love to do. Not only did we spend most of the day Friday but after coming home and showing my wife some video of our son banging on the swinging steel targets at 200 and 300 yards, she said " I know that your back is killing you right now, isn't it? I say it is aching but not as bad as when we went on an hourly basis and had to push myself to limit how long I could stay.

    TO MY SURPRISE, she a says, if you feel like it in the morning, I'd like to go with y'all so I can watch you and him shoot?" So in my usual fashion, you don't look a gift horse in the mouth. LOL, I get up early, sore back and all, put the rifles in the truck and go wake Zach up and tell him to get ready to go somewhere. He and my wife get ready and we stop and got a couple biscuits and Zach ask, WHERE ARE WE GOING? My wife tells him to.look in the back of the 4RUNNER, he sees the rifle bags and says NO WAY... This is what Panteao Sportsman's club is all about. Family fun while educating your kids and spouses about Shooting sports.

    We got there around 10am and stayed till 4pm. Not only did my son start making the steel sing at 200-300 yards but he went all the way to 600. I figured that I'd throw a curve ball at him and took the scope off thanks to Larue Tactical QD mounts and put the factory iron sights on his LMT 7.62x51 he took a couple shots to dial in the iron sights at 200 on the small plates and to my surprise he rang the bells all the way out to 600 yards with iron sights as well.

    Much of what he has learned was he and I just sitting here at home and teaching him what I could with nothing but a pencil and paper. I'm a firm believer that if we teach our children how to respect and responsibility of handling weapons, they are less likely to hurt themselves or anyone else. Gun safety should be taught in schools, just like drivers and sex education. Too many kids today only know what they see in video games. It's really sad that people will push for restrictions on weapons rather than education about weapons.

    THANK YOU PANTEAO (TINA AND FERNANDO) FOR MAKING SHOOTING SPORTS AFFORDABLE SO THAT I CAN FINALLY GET TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY DOING WHAT WE ENJOY.
     
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