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What's the opinions on Colonial Shooting Academy in VA Beach?

Cam757

Newbie
Joined
Jan 26, 2015
Messages
8
Location
Hampton, Virginia
While I have not taken any classes at this place of business, I can say that I have had both good and bad experiences. Terrible customer service on the phone when calling in regards to an information request. Can't open/cc into this place either without them thinking you are going to rob the place. Understand the safety aspect, but I have been to more ranges that allow it than not. Lastly, they are a little pricey when looking at other places like bob's gun range, lynnhaven gun range etc.

However,

I did go and shoot my former S&W M&P15, the gentlemen who helped us was extremely friendly and helpful. Extremely clean range, up-to-date and modern. Be ready to play on their turf, because they take things pretty professional and serious. They also have plain clothed rso's who clean up the brass for you! Overall, I would go again to shoot, and maybe take a class, but not buy a membership. Just my opinion though!

I can't speak on any of the classes, but my buddy who took his cc class said it's a class that definitely requires work!
 
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AtackDuck

Regular Member
Joined
May 21, 2006
Messages
214
Location
King George, Virginia, USA
That's what I needed

While I have not taken any classes at this place of business, I can say that I have had both good and bad experiences. Terrible customer service on the phone when calling in regards to an information request. Can't open/cc into this place either without them thinking you are going to rob the place. Understand the safety aspect, but I have been to more ranges that allow it than not. Lastly, they are a little pricey when looking at other places like bob's gun range, lynnhaven gun range etc.

However,

I did go and shoot my former S&W M&P15, the gentlemen who helped us was extremely friendly and helpful. Extremely clean range, up-to-date and modern. Be ready to play on their turf, because they take things pretty professional and serious. They also have plain clothed rso's who clean up the brass for you! Overall, I would go again to shoot, and maybe take a class, but not buy a membership. Just my opinion though!

I can't speak on any of the classes, but my buddy who took his cc class said it's a class that definitely requires work!
Thanks Cam! That's just what I was looking for.
 

RetiredUSN

Newbie
Joined
Mar 19, 2015
Messages
1
Location
United States
I have been there a few times, and I always get the feeling that someone is looking over my shoulder. The people who work the place seem polite, and the place is clean and modern. Overall pricing is a bit high. It seems to me that they are riding the wave of new gun owners who don't know anything about firearms, shooting, and ranges. I have only used my Ruger SP101, but the range guy was behind me 3-4 times waiting on my brass..........sorry dude! I keep my brass!

I tried to like the place, but ..............

Thumbs down.
 

FBrinson

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2013
Messages
296
Location
Henrico, VA
I have been there a few times, and I always get the feeling that someone is looking over my shoulder. The people who work the place seem polite, and the place is clean and modern. Overall pricing is a bit high. It seems to me that they are riding the wave of new gun owners who don't know anything about firearms, shooting, and ranges. I have only used my Ruger SP101, but the range guy was behind me 3-4 times waiting on my brass..........sorry dude! I keep my brass!

I tried to like the place, but ..............

Thumbs down.
Welcome to OCDO! Stick around.
 
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