Gastonia Skeet and Trap

 

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Club Type: Public

Contact: Don Wise

Location: Tulip Drive  Gastonia, NC 28053

Phone: 704-866-6065

Club Hours:
Open 7 Days a Week 12pm - 8pm Monday - Thursday 12pm - 6 pm Sunday 12pm - 7pm Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday

Facilities
Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: no | Sporting: no | FITASC: no | Other: no | Birds: no

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Directions:
From Exit 17 on I-85 turn left onto 321. At the first traffic signal turn left onto Rankin Lake Road. At the stop sign, turn left onto tulip drive. About a half mile on the right you will see a sign for the range. Follow the gravel road past the lake to the range.



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38 Reviews

  1. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I visited the Gastonia Gun Club today for the first time today, and what a fantastic outing! Close and convenient, with excellent skeet fields – and as everyone else has reviewed – the NICEST and most WELCOMING folks you could hope to meet! Had a wonderful time shooting with a family and their skeet instructor, and happily, I shot well.

    Since they are open daily, with long hours that make it possible to shoot after work, and cost that is almost half what I pay at home, I will definitely be back!

  2. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This was my first time ever shooting skeet. Friendly staff. Great people that appear to be regulars there. They were very helpful. As a first time shooter, the regualars were kind enough to let me round with them,and provided pointers along the way. Going back this weekend.

  3. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    The staff is great and very helpful its not expensive, I shoot there about twice a week and the houses are good not to slow, not to fast. sometimes a little inside but overall its a great range

  4. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Great staff! Great prices! Shot two rounds of trap for $8.50. Great time! I am looking forward to returning.

  5. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    Nice place to shoot Trap or Skeet,Super competitive price per round. All the people I’ve met there have been friendly and helpful, have taken wife and everyone was understanding and helpful with a beginner. My wife was put a ease quickly as there were several other couples at the club that day. If you are thinking of trying shotgunning then this is a place to go. They also have a young guns program you could checkout for your children to get them going right.

  6. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    I had the opportunity to shoot here a few times when I was home on leave and had a great time! Tremendous amount of fun, and everyone working the range was extremely helpful. Can’t wait to come back.

  7. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    First time playing yesterday. Very nice people I met yesterday. Helped me understand the game. Gave me help with my stance and shooting. Now I am looking to take my wife with me.

  8. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I never shot skeet before and explained that when I arrived. The guys are the facility couldn’t have been nicer. They spent time going over ther rules of the game, shotgun safety, and shooting advice. I shot two rounds of skeet and had a great time. The other shooters were also very friendly and helpful, providing shooting tips along the way. Everyone made me feel very welcomed and really encouraged me to stick with the sport. I can’t wait to go back.
    One last note, the attitude at this facility is to have fun. It’s informal and hitting clays is optional as long as you’re enjoying shooting.

  9. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Everyone at the club was very friendly, and we felt at home right away. The prices are very reasonable $4.25 if you don’t live in Gastonia, NC, $3.75 if you do.
    Everything is run very informally which makes newcomers feel very comfortable.
    I plan to go back many times, as long as I still live this close.

  10. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    My goodness it’s been an entire year…and what a wonderful year at this range. I did get back, learned a new sport, met some WONDERFUL people and changed my life.

    IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT SHOOTING!

    Thanks to all the staff and regulars who put up with a novice like me. I hope they have seen their advice not wasted. THANKS SO MUCH, I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES ALL, A MOST HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

    P.S
    Don, Vic and Phillip thank you so much for going far beyond… and keeping us all safe, informed and performing at our best.

  11. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    My first time was Sat. morning, 8-13-11, I had a great time. The Staff person was very helpful and other shooters were also. I really enjoyed my shooting experience and look forward to my next visit.

    Thank you

  12. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    The best bunch of people from young to old you’ll ever meet. A great place to spend some time and do some shooting. If you visit, I’m certain you’ll say the same things.

  13. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Went to this range for the first time last week. People were very friendly and ranges were very nice. Met a couple of guys who were there to shoot and tagged along. Had a blast and will be going back regularly from now own. Phillip, who runs the place, was a hoot.

  14. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Visiting with my son and decided to get in a couple practice rounds.
    Great facility with friendly staff.
    Joined in with some local shooters who made you feel very welcome.
    Thanks—-

  15. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    My son, step-son, brother-in-law and I made a trip to your facility the day before Thanksgiving. We were impressed with the help we received, which helped us enjoy sport shooting even more. The facility looks great and all the equipment was in top notch condition. We’re going to make this a Thanksgiving tradition.

  16. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Went out to shoot today for the first time…didn’t know what to expect, but folks were extremely helpful, and friendly. I was the only one like me out there, but felt right at home. I am definitely hooked and will be returning, as I plan to make good of the valuable tips I got while there…maybe I can sneak back tomorrow…tee hee

  17. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    The Skeet and Trap range located in Gastonia, is a fine facility and is ran by a great staff. i personally know all of the main range guys that run the facility during the week. i visit the range often and i am never disappointed with the atmosphere there, everyone is always courteous. I shoot 4 to 6 rounds of skeet a week, and even more if I am getting prepared for the big shoots i attend, such as in Sparta Illinois, or the Krieghoff Masters. If you are interested in having your son or daughter (grades 5th-12th) on a shooting team home based at the Gastonia skeet range, please visit gastonyoungguns.com

  18. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Very nice place and the people are always wanting to give advice to help you shoot more targets.

  19. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I have visited the range many times during my work in Charlotte. The are very friendly and helpful. Shot my first registered shoot there and they were great. Also won my class!!! What a great time!!! Thanks Guys for a great adventure!!!

  20. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This is a great place I’m a young shooter. My dad taught me how to shoot there. I like going there.

  21. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I love the Gastonia range. Everyone there is so willing to jump in and help! A great place for new shooters to learn. Don is a great help(:

  22. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Great Place to Shoot, Very nice people , Great prices. And Great Fun.
    Well worth the time and Money. You’re sure to have a great day shooting.
    They sell shells but like most buy them at the local wall mart before you get there. Also be sure to bring cash they are not setup to take credit cards. Good Luck!! Great place for young people to get a start into the sport. everyone is willing to give tips to the young shooters.

    Hope this helps some of you finally get out there and burn some powder.

  23. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Very nice facility. Great people. Great price.

  24. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This is a very nice club to shoot at. There was no waiting to shoot and the fields and targets were some of the best I had seen. I had a new shooter with me and the people there were very helpful. Targets were not over priced as some clubs I shoot. Overall we all had a very good time. I am planing on moving to the area and will be shooting there a lot more. THANK YOU…

  25. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Outstanding!! I took my 15 yr old son out for our first round ever, We had a blast!! Don was incredibly helpful and I was very impressed with the amount of time he spent teaching us how to enjoy the sport. Very nice facility, we will be back many more times. Thanks for a great time!

  26. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    I stopped by to visit before shooting. I am returning to the sport after 30 years. Phillip and Don were very cordial, and made me want to visit again soon. I came back three days later for two consecutive days. I was again welcomed like a local. The range is great. Safety is first. The customers and staff are friendly and gave this returning shooter a lot of support and encouragement. It was great to have fun, and meet new friends. I am looking forward to regular outings and a lot of shots at Gastonia.

  27. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: Once

    This is a great place to shoot. The people there treat you like family. I went there once and now I go there every Wednesday to shoot with the local team. Great place.

  28. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Visited for the first time yesterday, Nice facility, voice command on trap range. 1 skeet, 1 trap, 1 combo range. Fees are $3 for City of Gastonia Residents, $3.50 for non-residents. They do sell a few types of ammo, but they do NOT rent guns.

    Nice place, nice people, we’ll be back!

  29. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    As a former US Army range officer I’ve seen my share of both good and bad facilities and fired just about every weapon one can imagine. After 20+ years of not picking up a gun I finally decided to get back into the sport by tackling trap and skeet, the one type of shooting I have no experience with. Last Saturday I visited the Gastonia Skeet and Trap Club. Even though they were fairly busy and having told him I was a complete newbie with a shotgun, the manager took me personally through my first round of skeet which cost me all of $3.50 at this city owned facility. He told me if I could come back on a weekday that he would be happy to give me more personal instruction. Very friendly folks and I’m afraid I caught the shooting bug again! There is one skeet range, one trap range, and one combination trap/skeet range. I was very impressed by the well-maintained grounds which were well fenced for safety. There is a small (very small) air-conditioned club house with restrooms and plenty of safe parking as well as seating for spectators. I will definitely be going back considering with ammo I can shoot for less than ten bucks a round!

  30. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I stopped by almost 2 years ago to “warm up” for my first sporting clays outing with customers. I got hooked on trap and I am now into skeet too. The friendly locals and employees are the best I have run into with a gun in my hand. I recommend anyone of any skill level to try out this public owned facility.

  31. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This is a first class range where both novice and seasoned visitors can enjoy time outdoors with a sport they enjoy. I recently started my son-in-law shooting here and we have had a great time each visit and getting better as we go.

  32. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    We always have a good time shooting skeet and trap at Gastonia.
    I got my son a new semi-auto for Christmas 2006, We’ll be out soon to break some targets.

  33. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    My sons and I enjoyed our first visit to your facility. We are able to take advantage of free shooting lessons from one of the members, which helped all three of us tremendously. The facility is excellent and the help and service from the manager on duty was greatly appreciated. We had a lot of fun, and look forward to coming back again and again.

  34. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I must agree………nice folks out there. Can’t wait to shoot at night use the lights this fall.

  35. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Nice Facility, even nicer people!!! Very open hours, only place close to me I can shoot 7 days a week at!!Robert was very helpful as I am a fairly new shooter @ skeet , and was eager to help me any way he could, I will definately be retuning with my regular shooting buddys! 2 trap fields, 2 skeet fields, voice activation on one of the trap fields, and I believe the second is in the works!! Very reasonably priced also!!

  36. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Nice place to shoot… Bob Boyd makes everyone comfy… very accomodating. Convenient location, hours and travel.

  37. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Great bunch of folks. Have been coming down there for a few years in the winter. We are handling a new area now so I will miss you folks. Thanks for the warm welcome.

  38. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Gastonia Skeet & Trap is a city owned facility. There are two Skeet and two Trap fields, though the second trap field is only open for registered Trap shoots.

    All the folks that shoot out there are friendly and easy to get along with. Bob Boyd who has been running the club for years is a good guy that is always glad you are there, and will invite you back.

    There are all new Beomats in the skeet houses.


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