Tamara and I visited the new Beech Grove Firearms facility Thursday, to shop a little and shoot at their range. (They are on that facebook thingie, too, for you youngsters.)
What a range! 20 lanes, shiny-spankin' new and well laid out. I'm impressed and I will be back.
INGO visited the store in October, not too long after the move:
The store proper is good-sized and was very well stocked before the latest political flap; today it was A) busy (on a weekday afternoon!) and B) while the stock was decent, they have sold a lot of guns and related items; the crowded cases seen in the video are crowded no more. --Remember, new guns are arriving every week.
The range is accessed via a hallway at the back of the store, where there is a staffed control/sign-in counter (and paperwork to fill out); from there, you pass through a (tight) sound lock and enter the range at one end. Tam and I were on 12 and 11, just past halfway.
H&A "Christmas gun" top-break revolver in .32 S&W works just fine (and makes a truly thunderous boom!), the Savage single-shot unrevolver is a treat (I need to center up the sights*) and the S&W K-22 Combat Masterpiece? ...wow... Just wow. Fits my hand, DA is smooth as can be, and ka-pow! The bullets go right where I was aimin'. Like my other two best .22 revolvers (High-Standard R101 and the Iver Johnson Sealed 8) -- and the Ruger Mk. II with Pac-Lite upper -- the mechanics of the gun run so well, they just get out of the way of the process of lining up the sights and pressing the trigger. It truly is a joy to shoot; the lockwork is easily the smoothest of any .22 I own.
This is "Team INGO's" home range, by the way.
I will be back.
* N.B.: Though I keep waiting for the first counter-example to show up, I have yet to own a handgun that didn't shoot to point of aim at 7 to 10 yards once the sights were mechanically centered. If you consistently find yourself cranking the rear sight to one side or another, that's a sure sign you need to get some help with how you are shooting; or anyway, it was for me.
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