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Staff provides Quad buggy ride for trips to 200 yard line for targets
Not open every day
$8 might be too much for some who prefer outdoors
200 yards might be too short for some wanting longer ranges
Location might be too far for some
I look forward to shooting on the weekend at Tucson Mountain Park and discovered South East Regional Park range is also managed by Pima county. I decided to arrive right at 8am and was surprised to find the range already half full of people ready to start shooting. Range officers were really friendly and helpful. I went to shoot short range this trip out to 50 yards. Each lane has well marked slots for distance making it easy to set up targets. Tape is provided and works better that staples when the wind picks up. There's a rolling magnet for picking up steel cases. Benches and stools are provided. Cease fires are every 15 min. People shooting long ranges can get a ride in the range quad to the 200 yard line.
This is an excellent range for sighting in Optics and calibrating your ballistic coefficients to fine tune your data. Similar to Tucson Mountain Park but better.
Great place for new shooters to get a "grip" on shooting
Outdoors with abundant Sonoran scenery
Friendly and helpful staff that knows what and when to say
Affordable $6 fee
Only open Friday, Sat, and Sun
Only 12 lanes so it gets filled up quick
Only 100 yards deep
While shooting outdoors seems like it would be easy to manage in Arizona, it is getting harder and harder to find a safe and fun place to shoot.
Tucson Mountain Park lets you have all the fun of shooting your pistols, rifles, and shotguns, without worrying about your safety or trespassing.
Tucson Mountain Park is a pleasant drive from anywhere. The scenic Sonoran desert is spectacular.
There is an excellent place to eat nearby called Coyote Pause Cafe where the food and drinks are sure to refresh.
Near the Cafe, there are galleries and stores if your "Significant Other" would prefer not to go shooting.
Managed by Pima county with helpful friendly staff. Since it's the desert, yes it's best to get there early. Facilities are onsite. ADA capable.
Easy to find, has 2 ranges, one for pistols, one for long guns. Shaded shooting area. Flush toilets. Freindly helpful range master. $5 for a day of shooting can't be beat. Also have shooting competitions monthly. Bring your own paper targets, steel targets in place already. Have fun.
I have done business here for several years buying, selling and consignment. Pricing is fair with occasional bargains. Employees are knowledgeable and helpful. It is a place I would recommend to friends and my friends that have done business there have been satisfied.
Great down-to-Earth knowledgeable staff, cheap FFL transfers with membership
Like most shops right now, selection is lacking...but that is hopefully only temporary
I've been a customer here for a few years now. They are great to work with! I have a membership, which gets discounts on just about everything, including FFL transfers. I love the fact that they announce Ammo deliveries via Social Media, too! Before things got "crazy", they had a good selection & would run ammo specials(5.56, 9mm, & 7.62 by the pound!). Glad to see they have made it through the scamdemic thus far, & looking forward to more business with them as supplies come back. Highly recommend this shop!
Tried to take my Scouts out for Rifle Merit Badge Qualifications and it took a while to make contact with them for when we could go use the range. The day that we were schedule to use the range we had to access from the mail side of the base since they changed the hours of the gate that provided near direct access. When we go there they were closed for inventory.
From what I remember of the range when I got to use it years ago the range is nicely laid out.
Great store and inventory, they have a lot of items. The staff is always friendly and helpful. This place gets really busy and you have to take a number to get help at the counter. Their parking lot is fairly small, there is more parking in the rear lot.
I like the range, the staff is friendly and helpful. I wish they were open on Mondays, especially those holiday Mondays. I have been to our other outdoor ranges and like the smaller shooting bays that helps create a little more separation.
No frills storefront, with straight-up product on the shelves with friendly, knowledgeable staff.
I drove up there from Chandler to get what I needed. Simple layout, products on shelves, no BS marketing fluff or decorations or signage. No issues. No distractions. Good pricing. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. I will go up there again the next time I need more reloading or shooting supplies.
Best used gun pricing I've ever seen for some firearms
A couple of the folks there are super nice and knowledgeable
Some of the younger crowd working there is elitist, rude, and finally convinced me to stop shopping there
I've purchased a total of 6 or 7 firearms from Murphy's, I think. In general, it's a normal gun shop. Some folks are nice, some ignore you, some are elitist types, but usually not too bad. They do get busy, but will eventually get around to paying attention to you. Their pricing on used guns is some of the best I have seen across 4 states. I'm very happy with all the purchases I made there.
One particular fella is a snot. Every time I've been in. Appears to have no time for anyone but himself and whatever high and lofty thing he's working on or doing at the moment, even if that high and lofty thing is just standing behind the counter doing nothing. He doesn't like explaining much of anything and seems like he'd rather just snatch your firearm out of your hand and walk away with it - without telling you what he's doing - than to answer questions or help someone learn a thing.
Last time I shopped there, I finally handed back the products I'd gathered to buy, and told another fella behind the counter that I'd be back if they ever fired that guy or trained him to stop being a jerk.
Haven't been back since, and my wallet appreciates that. Man, they had some good prices on used guns!