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Offline Joe L

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Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« on: March 16, 2020, 10:25:21 AM »
I'm thinking a modern indoor range with all of the fancy filtration systems will actually be a relatively safe place to spend some time, virus-wise, compared to grocery store or movie theater. 

I think I'll visit both my local outdoor and hi-tech indoor ranges this week.  And clean my keyboard.  And take some photos.  And not watch the news. 

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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 10:43:48 AM »
Stay safe !

I'd recommend OUTDOOR if you get a choice. It's not about HVAC and good filtration... Covid-19 stays on surfaces for few days... Less building structures means less stress  ;)
Outdoor keeps you safer if you keep distance of few feet and don't let other to sneeze or cough on you.

Offline Vinny

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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 10:56:10 AM »
Good Idea.
I'm not much of an indoors guy. Cabin Fever already.
I'm heading to our outdoor gun club range today. Big 40' wide individual shooting berms with no one else within 50'. Put 12 miles fast ride on the bicycle yesterday. Tak'in the boat out on the lake tomorrow.
We were going to take a trip to visit our Nephew's Family. Mailed them the money today instead.

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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 01:12:33 PM »
I considered going to the range this week but decided to hold on to the ammo that I have just in case.


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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 02:42:18 PM »
A lot of people come and go from our local indoor range.  Ventilation is sort of iffy - I think it involves the air being sucked up and out of the range space. 

I agree with earlier posts that an outdoor range would be preferable at this point - so I am going to be looking for one further out of town.

It's always good to have some ammo stashed away.

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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2020, 04:54:32 PM »
Indoor outdoor I don't think it matters so much as the things you have to touch that others touched before you. I shoot at a nicely vented indoor range but there are a main entrance and 2 more doors to go through before you're on the range and the same upon exit. Be clean people.
As an auto tech with 30+ years experience I can tell everyone the NASTIEST place you can find yourself is often in someone else's vehicle. People sneeze and cough in the cars interior at will among all the other foulness they leave in their vehicles. I've seen nasty gas station restrooms in better shape inside than some of the vehicles people ride around in.

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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 09:59:59 AM »
So far, our DNR outdoor range is open.  I hope to pay a visit soon.  It would seem like a very safe environment compared to almost anything else.

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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 12:21:55 PM »
Virginia Governor closed indoor ranges but, as far as I can tell, not gun stores.

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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 08:27:12 PM »
Stay safe !

I'd recommend OUTDOOR if you get a choice. It's not about HVAC and good filtration... Covid-19 stays on surfaces for few days... Less building structures means less stress  ;)
Outdoor keeps you safer if you keep distance of few feet and don't let other to sneeze or cough on you.

most of the northern ILL-annoy indoor ranges are still open and my local OUTDOOR range is closed until at least April. I might be crossing the border to stop at a range next week.
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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 04:01:54 PM »
Indoor outdoor I don't think it matters so much as the things you have to touch that others touched before you.


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Re: Modern indoor shooting range HVAC and filtration systems?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 04:51:39 PM »
I want to go to my local range also. If they are open, you still have to touch 2 Doors to enter the Gun Shop and another two doors to enter the range. Then touch the controls for sending your targets out and retracting them plus touching your own gun and bringing those germs home. Plus with the amount of air movement in the range, if someone sneezes on the other side of the room the ventilation will pull it right past you. If I can't shoot outside I think I'm just going to have to wait until this virus settles down.

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