Shooting range near Azusa leaves its ...

Shooting range near Azusa leaves its mark, flourishes during re...

There are 16 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Feb 1, 2010, titled Shooting range near Azusa leaves its mark, flourishes during re.... In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

When Joe Cavanaugh was a child, his father would shuttle him and his brothers to the Angeles Forest north of Azusa and teach them how to shoot.

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Ironfeather

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Feb 2, 2010
There WAS a nice big range in Azusa at the bottom of the hill. Guess it was too close to the new Mountain View Primadonna's. It cost about the same and had all the same ammenities, including a small restaurant. 100 rifle spaces up to 200 yards, a pistol range, 4 skeet, 2 trap, continental trap, a duck tower, and two rental ranges. They had a Jr. program where several Olympic shooters got their start, including Kim Rhode! Azusa sucks for shutting them down for their political gain. That place was in business for over 60 years! Phoeey on you City of Azusa, you will never again see any of my business.
Ben Y Franklin

United States

#2 Feb 2, 2010
Ironfeather wrote:
There WAS a nice big range in Azusa at the bottom of the hill. Guess it was too close to the new Mountain View Primadonna's. It cost about the same and had all the same ammenities, including a small restaurant. 100 rifle spaces up to 200 yards, a pistol range, 4 skeet, 2 trap, continental trap, a duck tower, and two rental ranges. They had a Jr. program where several Olympic shooters got their start, including Kim Rhode! Azusa sucks for shutting them down for their political gain. That place was in business for over 60 years! Phoeey on you City of Azusa, you will never again see any of my business.
Me neither! Let the rogues have that city with their gangs and political AZTLAN! I bet they wouldn't close a Homeboy bakery even if they were dealing drugs out of it. Next they will ban all guns from the city so only the thugs will have them, we know how well they shoot!
get your priorities right

Monrovia, CA

#3 Feb 2, 2010
Well the story fails to mention the Fish Canyon shooting range closure...I guess we are supposed to think the range business is up due to the recession??

Of course, the real story is that all private ranges in the area including Fish Canyon, were closed and folks just don't have any choices where to shoot.
But hey, count on our government folks to profit...again, the story failed to indicate how much money is given each year to the government for the right to use the Burro Canyon area for shooting.

Go Sun Devils....
Bruce

Azusa, CA

#4 Feb 2, 2010
Ironfeather wrote:
There WAS a nice big range in Azusa at the bottom of the hill. Guess it was too close to the new Mountain View Primadonna's. It cost about the same and had all the same ammenities, including a small restaurant. 100 rifle spaces up to 200 yards, a pistol range, 4 skeet, 2 trap, continental trap, a duck tower, and two rental ranges. They had a Jr. program where several Olympic shooters got their start, including Kim Rhode! Azusa sucks for shutting them down for their political gain. That place was in business for over 60 years! Phoeey on you City of Azusa, you will never again see any of my business.
You know, I really liked the San Gabriel Valley Gun Club. They were good friends and good customers. I am amazed that they were shut down over a little noise. The gun club was so much to many people, a benefit to the community and a positive place to go for many of us growing up. The gun club didn't hurt anyone, didn't create dust and wasn't an eyesore like the mining that is looking to expand and destroy more of our mountain views. I hope those people up in the "rich projects" will use the same vehemence in stopping not only the expansion, but the mining altogether.
Ironfeather

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Feb 2, 2010
Bruce wrote:
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You know, I really liked the San Gabriel Valley Gun Club. They were good friends and good customers. I am amazed that they were shut down over a little noise. The gun club was so much to many people, a benefit to the community and a positive place to go for many of us growing up. The gun club didn't hurt anyone, didn't create dust and wasn't an eyesore like the mining that is looking to expand and destroy more of our mountain views. I hope those people up in the "rich projects" will use the same vehemence in stopping not only the expansion, but the mining altogether.
Hmmm, lets see here. Some noise on the weekends (most people are at work during the week), revenue to the city, vs. an eyesore you can see from Whittier, dust, gravel trucks going back and forth all day. Wow, guess my vote is for the quarry, NOT! Bring back the Gun Club!
Quete

Westminster, CA

#6 Feb 2, 2010
Safety,security,protection and sport. We shall have the right to bear arms
Big Boot

North Hollywood, CA

#7 Feb 2, 2010
Ironfeather wrote:
There WAS a nice big range in Azusa at the bottom of the hill. Guess it was too close to the new Mountain View Primadonna's. It cost about the same and had all the same ammenities, including a small restaurant. 100 rifle spaces up to 200 yards, a pistol range, 4 skeet, 2 trap, continental trap, a duck tower, and two rental ranges. They had a Jr. program where several Olympic shooters got their start, including Kim Rhode! Azusa sucks for shutting them down for their political gain. That place was in business for over 60 years! Phoeey on you City of Azusa, you will never again see any of my business.
The San Gabriel Gun Range was a nuance to say the least, pop , pop, boom, boom everyday. If you need one so bad , go to your city council where you live & ask them to open one in your town and see what they tell you. I am glad it is gone and we have peace and quiet for all us Mountain Cove residents who enjoy the quiet setting that this community offers. The city council knows who is the movers & shakers of this town, and if they don't , we will show them the door at election time ; just ask Diane Chagnon our former mayor who got voted out one her first re-election bid for mayor in 2007.
Bruce

Azusa, CA

#8 Feb 2, 2010
Big Boot wrote:
<quoted text> The San Gabriel Gun Range was a nuance to say the least, pop , pop, boom, boom everyday. If you need one so bad , go to your city council where you live & ask them to open one in your town and see what they tell you. I am glad it is gone and we have peace and quiet for all us Mountain Cove residents who enjoy the quiet setting that this community offers. The city council knows who is the movers & shakers of this town, and if they don't , we will show them the door at election time ; just ask Diane Chagnon our former mayor who got voted out one her first re-election bid for mayor in 2007.
As long as you dwellers in the future flood area stop speeding though town and speeding past our houses to get to your little piece of paradise, I suppose we'll let you think you are the "shakers and movers".
as a matter of fact

Azusa, CA

#9 Feb 2, 2010
Big Boot wrote:
<quoted text> The city council knows who is the movers & shakers of this town, and if they don't , we will show them the door at election time ; just ask Diane Chagnon our former mayor who got voted out one her first re-election bid for mayor in 2007.
hate to burst your bubble (ok, you've got me! I'm actually going to enjoy it), but Mountain Cove's precinct overwhelmingly voted FOR Diane Chagnon in the 2007 election. It was the REST of the city that didn't.

Some movers and shakers you are!!
Irony

Glendora, CA

#10 Feb 3, 2010
Big Boot wrote:
<quoted text> The San Gabriel Gun Range was a nuance to say the least, pop , pop, boom, boom everyday. If you need one so bad , go to your city council where you live & ask them to open one in your town and see what they tell you. I am glad it is gone and we have peace and quiet for all us Mountain Cove residents who enjoy the quiet setting that this community offers.
Calling something a "nuance" when it was there before your private gated community was built is kind of a stretch. In fact it was there something like 60 years. If I opened a business then said the "Mountain Cove" residents were a nuance, does that mean I can kick them out? Guess so with that logic.
Bruce

Azusa, CA

#11 Feb 3, 2010
Irony wrote:
<quoted text>
Calling something a "nuance" when it was there before your private gated community was built is kind of a stretch. In fact it was there something like 60 years. If I opened a business then said the "Mountain Cove" residents were a nuance, does that mean I can kick them out? Guess so with that logic.
You probably will not have to. If you look at the high water mark, you can see that water will always go where it has been before.
Bruce

Azusa, CA

#12 Feb 3, 2010
Big Boot wrote:
<quoted text> The San Gabriel Gun Range was a nuance to say the least, pop , pop, boom, boom everyday. If you need one so bad , go to your city council where you live & ask them to open one in your town and see what they tell you. I am glad it is gone and we have peace and quiet for all us Mountain Cove residents who enjoy the quiet setting that this community offers. The city council knows who is the movers & shakers of this town, and if they don't , we will show them the door at election time ; just ask Diane Chagnon our former mayor who got voted out one her first re-election bid for mayor in 2007.
I think the word you search for is "nuisance".
Bruce

Azusa, CA

#13 Feb 3, 2010
As in; Vulcan wants to expand its mining operations and the citizens are being a "nuisance".
fooman

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Feb 3, 2010
Its a nice range except for the cholos and the occasional harassment from cops.
Pacprod

United States

#15 Feb 15, 2012
Well, I loved the old Gun Club. Spent many a day there with my father and my brother. That was 45 years ago. As far as Boot's comments, your day will come. Either when Vulcan decides to take back their property because they want to mine the rest of the hill. You don’t think they can’t do it. OR The Morris Dam just might break and good bye Mountain Cove. The land Mountain Cove sits on used to be an old ranch. Why do you think they moved out? Can you say FLOOD!!!!!
Tommy Udo

Santa Monica, CA

#16 Mar 16, 2014
If there was a Little League facility there with the "ping!, ping!, ping!" of those damned aluminum bats going all day and evening, they wouldn't have complained. It's because it was guns, and they are so dumb they can only equate them with criminal activity. My dad used to take me to the Fish Canyon range when I was a kid, in the early to mid '60s. We had lots of fun days there, and I can still remember the range master, in his monotone voice on the P.A. system every 15 minutes, announcing "Cease fire for target change, hold your fire for target change. Lay all guns on the bench with the actions open. Cease fire for target change."

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