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Silver Eagle Group opening this coming weekend

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by marianne, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Since we have Forum Happy Hours, would there be any interest in a weekend afternoon of Forum Shooting? Maybe SEG could give us some special pricing if we organize a good group and plan ahead? I think this could become almost as popular as our Happy Hours!
     
  2. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    That's a great idea! A wonderful Idea! Can't wait


    Oh you mean shooting with forum members :mad: Sorry, misunderstood. :happygrin:

    Seriously, I think there might be a few of us who would be willing to schlep down there. When are they "fully" open?
     
  3. rjg350

    rjg350 New Member

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    SEG - Upon what do you base your Local vs. Fed pay comparison? I happen to know a lot of local deputies/officers/detectives who make more than feds. Their base pay might be lower, but they have the ability to work overtime shifts or off-duty shifts, which feds don't (no, we're not talking about LEAP or AUO, either, which is a joke in itself). Plus, there are many feds in non GS-1811 positions who earn far less than their local counterparts. And I'm sure that you can't believe that a fed in his/her first few years of service would make anywhere near a veteran local officer.

    Any way you slice it, your reasoning is skewed. What do you believe you'll gain by NOT offering your discount to feds? Is it really worth ostracizing that potential client base for a few bucks here and there?

    I would humbly submit to you that NO law enforcement officer, be they state, local or federal, are not given enough credit for the job they do. Offering a discount to one set without offering it to the other seems petty and flawed.
     
  4. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Kaaaa......BUMP!!!!! :happygrin:

    So, due to the sale of the firm I have worked for for 9+ years:

    http://www.emediawire.com/releases/carpathia/aquisition/prweb2822374.htm

    I have some cash. I decided to treat myself to the purchase of a firearm & a range membership. Really, in this area you have a choice of two (NRA is WAY too far away for me!) - Blue Ridge & Silver Eagle (google reports a "CTI Shooting Sports in Sterling"???).

    Blue Ridge is a 30 - 50 minute commute depending on traffic & the quality of your radar dector.

    Silver Eagle - 10 - 20 minutes depending on traffic.

    The price structure for the two has settled out to be the same: $100 initiation + $35/month for individual or $45 for a family of 3. I signed up for the individual. This gives me unlimited range time except on weekends when I am restricted to hour long sessions. (Note: at the time of this post their website is fraked up because I cannot find the rate sheet I used to make my decision).

    However, what really sold me on SEG was the lack of restrictions. Look at BRA and it's; "on this range you can shoot this, but on this range you can shoot this except on Tuesdays." At SEG it's simple - nothing over 50 cal and no armour piercing or frag.

    So, I went in for a preview. The folks let me just walk around. No tour, no pressure. I spoke to DJ in the Pro Shop and he set aside a Sig P226 9 for me. The pro shop is still a bit sparse but they claim to be able to order anything (I'll let you know).

    Anyway - today I went back, bought my membership, the Sig & some accessories and headed off to the range. The people there could not have been nicer or more helpful. Before, during & after the sale they were engaged. Will it continue? From what I have seen - yes.

    The bottom line is this - your comments here hit the right years. This place is clean, advanced, well priced and CLOSE. Yes, the selecton in the pro shop is a bit sparse, but what they have is out of this world. If you ever thought of joining a range - go see these guys.
     
  5. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    Excellent choice in shootin irons!

    I purchased my 226 when they first were imported into the US back in the '80s.

    Because I am a rude nosey jerk, can I ask how much it set you back? I dont' know what 226's are going for in this century.

    I think you will like it. I enjoyed shooting my 226 in USPSA events. Had it for over 20 years and has not let me down yet.

    Did you get the P-226R? The "R" may be the standard 226 these days for all I know.
     
  6. Brassy

    Brassy Hiyah

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    We had one of those and a '45 back in the 80's until we had the little ones and I told Rich he had to sell them, as we didn't want anything to happen by mistake. First time I went to a range with the 226 I shot the guy on the paper in the forhead and the chest!
     
  7. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Well, in looking around the web I overpaid at SEG. The lowest I saw on the web was about $730. The MSRP on the one I got (P226 Standard with night sights) is right around $1,100.

    No idea about the R, Sig just calls it the P226.
     
  8. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    The "R" model has the accessory rail (R for Rail) under the barrel.

    $730 Wow, I paid just over $400 for mine, but that was 20 years ago.

    Good luck with your new shootin iron. :)
     
  9. mdcrim

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    The Sigs have definitely gone up in price. I bought the P239 for under $400 about 5-6 yrs ago and sold it at consignment at Loudoun Guns for $650 this past spring. No idea why, but I'm not complaining.
     
  10. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Well, then, it's a "R".
     
  11. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    yeah when I went for a SEG tour it was dead empty but very spacious and nice compared to the podunk ranges I've been to before.

    My buddy has a Sig, need to try it out... I've only fired assorted glocks, a .45 revolver, and a colt 1911 '74 ... My fav so far is the 1911 and the glock 9mm
     

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