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Old 03-21-2013, 2:27 PM
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Default Wes Thompsonís Piru Gun Range

Has anyone been here already? How was it? Is there a parking for our car? How is the road? Can I use a sedan going there or it has to be a truck or a more rugged vehicle? Also can I use shotgun on this gun range?

Hope to hear to all Cal gunners who had experienced shooting here. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-22-2013, 6:59 AM
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Glad you posted this, I've been wanting to check it out but haven't been there. I'll be watching this thread with you.
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Old 03-22-2013, 7:12 AM
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Wes Thompson's is a fantastic range with plenty of parking...
I've been going there my whole life...100+ times
It is now run by Wes' son Mike Thompson and his range master "Herby"
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Old 03-22-2013, 8:49 AM
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Glad to hear that chad. How was the road going there? Do they allow shotguns there? Sorry for the questions, I just got a shotgun a week ago and I'm going to a friends house in santa clarita so I was thinking of paying a visit at this range to test my new gun and since its close enough but I dont know if my car can accomodate a rocky road if ever.
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Old 03-22-2013, 9:15 AM
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The road is car friendly as long as its not raining...
There is a shotgun area to the left of the pistol range but I have never used it...seems like there was a few clay pigeon throwers if I remember correctly.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:03 AM
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The shotgun area is pretty much limited to shooting directly into a hillside (so not the best) but the rifle and pistol ranges are fantastic. Mike and Herby are stand-up guys and the road is friendly enough for my 2001 Altima so you're good to go.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:10 AM
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Its a great outdoor range. My wimpy Prius handles the roads just fine.
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Old 03-22-2013, 1:11 PM
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Thanks guys! I appreciate all your help!
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Old 03-23-2013, 7:09 PM
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I was able to pay a visit this afternoon and was greeted by wes thompson itself. It was a good place but they dont have a place to shoot some traps. Shotgun was ok but it's only for targets... No skeet. Good environment! People going out of the range greets us while we drive through the range. Cool place and cool and warm environment.
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Old 03-24-2013, 9:46 AM
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Hope to check this place out later today or next week. Ive been wanting to check this place out for sometime. Ive got a new shotgun I want shoot. Ill let you all know how it went.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:24 AM
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I was able to pay a visit this afternoon and was greeted by wes thompson itself. It was a good place but they dont have a place to shoot some traps. Shotgun was ok but it's only for targets... No skeet. Good environment! People going out of the range greets us while we drive through the range. Cool place and cool and warm environment.
Wes died 15 or so years ago, you probably mean his son Mike.
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Wes was a dear friend...his son Mike is a good guy too.
Wes spent many hours teaching me to not jerk my trigger...I always wondered how he could hear a "squib" from a mile away with His hearing as fried as it was lol.
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Went out with my family this weekend. A bit of a treck from Thousand Oaks.

We got there about 3:00, 2 hours till closing. There were 4 of us, and our single 10/22. Price would have been $15 x2 + $10 x2 so 50 bucks to plink a few rounds each. We elected to pass.

We got stopped on the way out by a mini-cattle drive, mom and baby cows running everywhere mooing. It was pretty awesome and the kids loved it
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Old 03-25-2013, 9:02 PM
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Went on Sunday and had a grate time. Mike is one cool cowboy. He and my old man have a lot in comon. Mike showed us some of private collection. Grate man and a grate range.
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@Gforcejunkie: Yup. I was talking about Mike. Sorry about that.
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Does it have a place to shoot clays?
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Does it have a place to shoot clays?
No. Oaktree is your place for shotgun shooting.
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My son and I went for the first time on Saturday. We had a spectacular time. Having the steel targets at all the different distances was a blast. I don't think we put a single hole in our paper targets. Steel Targets out to 1000 yards and every distance in from there was outstanding. Got to put my new Nikon P223 scope through its paces. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. It was so much friendlier than A Place To Shoot or Oaktree. I can't wait to go back.
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