Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mar 17, 2012 @ Volusia Gun Club

We spent the afternoon at the Volusia County Skeet and Trap Club shooting skeet.

The club has been busy in the last month...

The pads were poured for the new trap field (field #3), the 5-stand was moved to make way for the additional skeet field, and the pad for the high house skeet building (field #3) was also poured.

I was told that now that the 5-stand is in its permanent position it will be a covered 5-stand to protect shooters and scorer from the sun and rain.

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A very active club. For day to day practice shooting, the busiest club in northeast Florida. Busier then 90% of the clubs I visit each year in the U.S. and Canada.

The 5-stand is used non-stop. Skeet and trap is so active that a third skeet and trap field needed to be built.

I foresee at some point after all planned facilities are in place that part time paid help is brought in. I don't know about the summer months, but the club could easily run five days a week during the winter shooting season with paid part time help and still be profitable. Maybe bringing in local collage kids to augment the volunteers when the club is the most active. Just my thinking and not anything that was mentioned to me in conversation, but at some point something that may have to be considered, as I said, very active. You can only expect so much from volunteers.

The club is 15 minutes from the Daytona Speedway and it was Bike Week. The number of bikes seen was impressive. The Harley dealer, a large business in its self looked more like a carnival setting, with numerous tents set up and at least a 1000 bikes in the parking lot. Could have easily been in the thousands.

The Cabbage Patch, a local biker bar just a mile from the club had the sheriffs department out in force directing traffic. This sleepy bar for most of the year, host numerous bikers and has RV parking and camping spots available. They put on numerous biker events throughout the week.

We stopped by the Daytona Flea Market and a special section had been setup on the grounds for hosting a biker swap meet. $7 to enter the swap area. Anything you ever thought of buying for a bike was available. Several special events were held.

Never made it to the speedway.

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