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Turned in my Membership at The Firing Line, Whitehall PA
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I've been a member of the Firing Line in Whitehall for a couple months. I just handed in my membership card tonight.

I walked in the door between 8:00pm and 8:10pm; you'll note on their website that the hours today are until 9pm. http://www.pleoa.com/firing-line

So I walked in, there was no one at the counter and the lights were off inside the range. I let the door close on it's own.

Having heard the door close a clerk steps around from another room, wearing a dirty t-shirt and giving me a look that cannot be described as anything close to welcoming. I put my range bag down and ask "how's it going tonight" and instead of an amicable response I get told that the range is closed.

I point to the sign on the wall, and note that the range is open till 9pm. So the clerk digs out a flyer that, in fine print, states the last shooter must be in the range an hour before closing. That would be a nice thing to have been explicitly told when I signed up as a member, and ought to be on the website. It also shouldn't be communicated with a 'get the hell outta here and stop bothering me' attitude like the one I was receiving from someone who looks like they haven't showered in a couple days.

So I went out to my car, dropped my range bag in the front seat, went back in and handed in my membership card. I would have had to renew soon anyway. For an expensive range membership and crap service I think I'll find somewhere else to shoot from here on out.
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Do you plan on letting owners know?
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#3
I definitely do; I know one individual who works there and has always been providing good service, but this was enough for me to say enough and find a club to join.
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Pm me if you want to join Hellertown Sportsman Association. I'll sponsor you.

http://www.hellertownsportsmen.com/

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I've given them more than their fair share of chances. Very douchey attitudes plus Allentown's finest dazzling urbanite wannabe sideways shooting folks have completely turned me off to it. Please go try Heritage Arms in Easton. Clean, open, helpful/staffed range, plus cool rental options (I played with the Kriss Super V recently). There always seem to be serious shooters on the range. No rap stars.
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#6
I don't know the range or the people, but it's not an unreasonable rule. You'll always get people who walk in close to closing and demand the same level of service and as if they showed up first thing in the morning.

I suspect that they put that rule in place because too many people showing up would 'tactically delay' their exit and packing up time to get the most amount of shooting in as they can, and enough people complained about having the lights turned off on them because they wouldn't take the hint that they had to put the rule in place.

Still, no excuse for rudeness.
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Heritage Arms in Easton? Isn't that the same company that won't even allow you to hold a firearm at their NJ store unless you have a NJ ID card? No thanks. No reason to reward stupid behavior.
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spblademaker;112621 Wrote:Heritage Arms in Easton? Isn't that the same company that won't even allow you to hold a firearm at their NJ store unless you have a NJ ID card? No thanks. No reason to reward stupid behavior.

Yes, that's the place. Given the Gestapo behaviors towards firearms in New Jersey, I wouldn't even have a store there at all. And they opened this Easton store in response the ridiculousness coming out of Trenton. My experiences there have all been positive, and the staff are very willing to show you whatever you are interested in.
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spblademaker;112621 Wrote:Heritage Arms in Easton? Isn't that the same company that won't even allow you to hold a firearm at their NJ store unless you have a NJ ID card? No thanks. No reason to reward stupid behavior.

That is their policy, not NJ law. However I know of many gun stores (the few that are left) in NJ that have the same policy. I don't know exactly why they are so fearful of their customers handling unloaded guns. This stupidity and paranoia is practiced by a lot of stores there.

My guess is they don't want to waste their time with people who don't have a NJ FPID card because having one is the only way a NJ resident can buy a gun. To get such a card you have to jump through hoops and wait almost always an indefinite number of days past the mandated 30 day period police have to conduct your background check.
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