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Opinion- Would you like to see a Gun Store and Range in Old Bridge?


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#1 Ddc2003

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Hello everyone!

I haven't posted yet, I'm usually more of a reader.

I have been milling around with the idea of opening of a gun store with a public range in Old Bridge. I figured you all are the best people to ask a simple question: Do you want one?

My idea is a store that sells Guns, Paintball equipment, and Air-soft equipment. I would have an attached public shooting range. I was thinking of adding a small classroom for teaching classes. I would obviously sell Ammo and accessories. I would like to sell competition equipment, targets, etc.

I want to stay away from camping, hunting, and fishing equipment.

I would really like your feedback. Do you like the idea? Would you shoot there? Why or why not? What size range would you like to see? Should I stick to guns only, or is the idea is a multipurpose store a plus? Should I offer a certain service?

Any and all feedback, negative or positive, is appreciated.

#2 mge_1

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

Yes on store and Yes on the range!

#3 greatgunstatenj

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

Hell yeah on the range, let me know when you open! Would be awesome if you could have 100 yards or better as well.
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#4 BlueLineFish

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

i already belong to a range in Old Bridge

#5 jamesnjjames

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

yes to both! we are well below the saturation point for both ranges and gun stores. make it big

#6 Steve_G

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

I would not mind another store around here, the more the merrier. Especially if that store were to cater to the reloading crowd at reasonable prices.
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#7 heaterbob

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

no, you need to put it close to beachwood
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#8 woodentoe

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Yes
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#9 Tunaman

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

We need a giant range in the meadowlands! Come further up! :fan:

#10 mcm308

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

We need a giant range in the meadowlands! Come further up! :fan:


Meadowlands could hold 600 yard rifle. Maybe 1000 in the right location. YES to that ! :D

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#11 StanBo

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

Why not the more the merrier!
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#12 The_Matrix

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

First off....just to be realistic.....do you have the money to enter this venture?

Second...do you have the "right" contacts?

Its not that easy.

#13 Duppie

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

With the amount of firearms sold in the past few years and new gun owners crowding into what few and largely overburdened but profitable public ranges there are....I believe your question to be moot.
The question instead should be, do I have the Patiences,finances and wherewithal to proceed with such a venture?
Rather like the field of dreams......build it and they will come.
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#14 PeteF

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:33 PM

We need a giant range in the meadowlands! Come further up! :fan:


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#15 TheLugNutZ

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

With the amount of firearms sold in the past few years and new gun owners crowding into what few and largely overburdened but profitable public ranges there are....I believe your question to be moot.
The question instead should be, do I have the patients,finances and wherewithal to proceed with such a venture?
Rather like the field of dreams......build it and they will come.


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#16 URGE

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

do it!
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#17 gunguy1960

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

Yes to old bridge, yes to Beachwood! We have a perfect site in Beachwood, large abandoned strip mall and huge sand pit area. Just need to make state happy by including open space, affordable housing, bike path, and 30 million for ground clean up.

#18 AndyB

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

How about Ewing?? Old GM plant site needs some love...
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#19 MartyZ

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

Most definately. Southern most part of oldbridge. Have you considerred englishtown?

#20 mcm308

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

Central/ Northern Jersey needs a long range. 600 yard. Yes build it and they will come. Build a 600 yarder and you'll be running prolly max capacity all day every day. I tinky so... of course the land is required to do this but I know old bridge and englishtown have some space.

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#21 S&W39

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:57 PM

I believe this same individual was looking for investors last year but, no one was very interested. This is a minimum million dollar investment.

#22 Smokin .50

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:01 PM

More like 5 million with a buffer zone, legal work & permits, bond for lead remediation, test well monitoring, indoor range, HVAC, and all of the inventory....

And we're STILL waiting for the EB Range on Harts Lane to go "public" (not in my lifetime?).......

But at $30+ per hour some here will pitch a Beotch about how expensive it is...and so the circle of life continues!
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#23 Holeshot

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:50 PM

And we're STILL waiting for the EB Range on Harts Lane to go "public" (not in my lifetime?).......


Hart's Lane? Never heard of it. ;)

And you'd be stunned to learn what can happen in a lifetime... stick around and enjoy the ride...... :)

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#24 Ddc2003

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:08 PM

I would consider moving the location, but If I went to an abandoned factory or strip mall, I wouldn't be able to make the floor plans the way I want it. And I would need to take extra steps making the place bulletproof.

I think it would be better to start a place from the ground up.

I am not the person who posted here before looking for investors, I am actually newish to the hobby and have been thinking of this for the past few months.

I'm in the process of putting a business plan together. I know a few people who would be likely investors if I had a solid plan.

If anyone has any references to wholesalers or projected costs, I would appreciate it. It's hard trying to find things between working 2 jobs!



#25 StriderTB

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:00 PM

I don't particularly like the idea of selling paintball and airsoft stuff in the same place as real firearms. I'm sure there's some crossover interest there, but if I was going to open a gun shop, I'd want to steer clear of toys that are designed and intended to be shot at other people being on the same shelves as actual firearms.

As for another public range, you can't go wrong there.

#26 S&W39

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:10 PM

The Harts Lane in East Brunswick reference is actually the EB Police Training facility. Some town council members were in favor of public accessibility to the EB Range.Unfortunately there has not been enough public support for this to become a reality at the present time. I certainly hope anyone waiting for it to open in ones lifetime would have enough sense to let it go.

#27 paulnj088

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:02 AM

i want EastBrunswick police training facility to open up

#28 Holeshot

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:05 AM

The Harts Lane in East Brunswick reference is actually the EB Police Training facility. Some town council members were in favor of public accessibility to the EB Range.Unfortunately there has not been enough public support for this to become a reality at the present time. I certainly hope anyone waiting for it to open in ones lifetime would have enough sense to let it go.


LMAO, Like I said you'd be shocked what can happen in a someone's lifetime.

ESPECIALLY on (Broken) Hart's Lane.

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#29 johnp

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:34 AM

We need a giant range in the meadowlands! Come further up! :fan:


There was talks a few months ago about a range opening up in Kearney. I haven't heard any news recently though.
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#30 Duppie

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:46 AM

There was talks a few months ago about a range opening up in Kearney. I haven't heard any news recently though.

Also variances approved for an indoor shooting facility in Monroe the middle of last year but no further word on any progress since.
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