Gibson Outpost & Shooting Range
1712 Lawson Rd, Mesquite, TX 75181
Good for Kids: No
04/10/2012Provided by Citysearch -
This place is ran by bipolar idiots. I have been there before and had no issues, but today was the worst that you could experience. I have seen them be strick but really when you can't even shoot the way you want to practice. I have rapid fired before with my sw9sigma and my glock 22 as well as I have fast fired my 243 and 308 rifles, now I have new mp15-22 which fires 22lr rounds. Couldn't fire close range on the 25 yd range had to do long range rifle range so couldn't really see where I was hitting and they yelled when I was doing double taps and triple taps. Only time they wouldn't say something was when I fired once every 3-4 sec. When you are practicing with assault rifles and want to switch to pistol no can do here. On top of that they would not allow practice standing up. Had to sit and fire from bench with assault rifle, what good is practicing with weapons if you can't practice. Unless sniping why do you need to fire sitting. there rationale was if someone sees me firing that gun then everyone else will want to bring their big assault rifles and fire them on the short ranges and might tear up there crapy back boards that are always crap anyways and always have almost all the backer boards shot out. What a concept a gun range that someone would want to bring guns to and shoot. Shouldn't matter what u have if it is allowed at range you should be able to shoot anywhere at the range.
09/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Unbelievable - how do these people stay in business.
Rude, crude - mean spirited.
Stay away from this business - they deserve to be boycotted.
As an experienced female shooter - was looking for a place to practice - this is not the place - unless you are into abuse.
They will never receive a penny of my money ever again.
06/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Reccently spent a great day at the Gibson Range. I have read the other reviews and I am not affilated with the range.
The range is the only open, full metal jacket range I know of near DFW. I was skeptical based on the reviews but I found Frank to be delightful and very helpful. The range rules are strict, and should be! After watching morons point loaded weapons in my direction on other ranges, I am thrilled this range is run like a military firing line.
Plenty of space, privacy, and quiet to work on groupings. They break every 20 minutes or so to allow you to reset targets, etc. During the cease fire, your weapon must be safe and you must stand away from your waepon as others are down range at the targets.
This rule was sorely tested by a ""know it all"" that was there to show friends how to shoot. During the cease fire, he was handling loaded weapons with a ditzy blond while I was down range adjusting a target. Frank's son shouted down the two idiots and rightfully so.
Overall, very well run, stric and thankfully safe. I intend to return several times to group some nice paterns at 200 yds with the right optics.
Stay Hard Frank!
I have read the other reviews and realize how many idots there are in the world.
I think that blogger 12ax7 and blogger zx9rt1 are the same person, and in fact the very owners of the range and perhaps it that rude son of the owner, guy, who keeps emphasizing safety.
We understand where you are coming from but still it is important to be nice to your customers.
Your range does offer two major advantages that a lot of ranges in DFW do not offer and that is a 200 yard range and shooting ball ammo is permitted, so that is why I give you 4 stars. But, although your range is nice, its not the only 'safe"" range around, so its still important to be nice to the people that are giving you money every day.
From what I can tell everyone here is that Gibson's is a very good place to shoot. Just follow the range rules and do as instructed. Mr Gibson Sr is a very nice guy and has a lot of knowledge. The son is a very no nonsense kinda guy that is a stickler for following the rules. With that being said, I enjoy talking and spending time with them. On a not so good note, Mrs Gibson has become very ill and the family has come together to take of her. Family first! I hope they keep the range open for all of us to enjoy. I would call ahead before heading out to make sure they are open. Remember, the family is going through a rough patch a could use all the prayers and support we fellow shooters can give. With that said, be safe and happy shooting!
02/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
there are a lot of mixed reviews about Gibson's out there and after my first experience I've gotta say, I understand why.
I made a point to be as courteous and compliant as I could with their rules; I never did anything without asking permission first, followed all their requests to the letter, etc. After all, I understand that the rules are there for the safety of all those involved.
It was a slow day, and I was the only person on the range for the first 30 minutes or so. Eventually 2 more shooters showed up. The actual shooting was rather nice. The older lady that I dealt with, though, was not. While not outright mean, she was quite brusque and terse in our interactions. It might have had something to do with that annoying chiuaua that wouldn't stop barking.
Still, I am a paying customer who was nothing but courteous and I had hoped to be shown the same.
All in all, I got what I paid for, if not in a friendly and inviting manner. Also, if you shoot a lot of com-bloc ammo that fails the magnet test, Gibson's is one of the few ranges in the Metroplex to allow steel ammo. However, I was dissappointed that they would not allow me to shoot my SBR on the shorter 25m range, but I understand if the berms weren't built to handle a larger 7.62x39 caliber.
01/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Ok first of all people you need to know that this isnt your run of the mill shooting range where no one looks over your shoulder making sure that you dont shoot yourself in the friggin leg ! I met the owner and his wife both of them were pretty decent the owner himself is great and had a conversation with me his wife isnt that bad people ! She is an aged old lady not a hooters waitress ! Look at your own parents ( if you are old enough) or your grandparents they are just as straight forward or crude as these people ... you dont go and complain about them online to the whole world do you now ??? They run a safety check every 20 mins or so and they make sure that people stand away from the line for the price people pay this is a good range to go to other wise there are plenty other places where you can go and shoot your expensive ammo ! This is the first place that didnt treat me any different because of my name!
12/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
So the place has all the atmosphere of the moon and the staff has the personality of a mud puddle. This is a gun range, not a fine dining experience, these are weapons, not steak and lobster. There are people you don?t know handling loaded weapons all around you and if they make any mistake they will most likely kill you or someone other than themselves so I guess it does not matter to them. Here they express there outrage at the not ? have it your way? attitude of the management. Any one stupid enough, or arrogant enough to think the rules do not apply to them needs to stay away. Those of us that go to this range will be safer.
08/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
It's close and I don't mind rules.
What is unacceptable is the reputation of the owners and their ""over the top"" outbursts. Watched the son ""yell"" at a customer with his megaphone the last time at the range.
This place is closer than any other range available in the Metroplex , yet it will be my second or third choice. When the owners have a reputation for their attitude that was witnessed then my money is better spent in a less volatile environment.
06/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Made my first visit today per recommendation from a long time shooter. I need a place to practice shooting the M1A standing and prone with the irons @ 100 yrds.
arrived @ 10AM, found the owner very friendly and professional, paid the $19 (all future visits are $12), was briefed on the rules (all standard), got set up and shot till about noon (I couldn't stand the heat any longer). Would highly recommend shooting during the week and if shooting prone, utilize the wider spaces between the LH (on your left) and RH benches. I'll be back inspite of the drive from Arlington.