I am in the Roanoke area for the week, and then to D.C. I am looking for any good shops worth checking out. Also, is there anything to see in Sterling?
I think he was referring to the prices of guns, not range/membership fees. The fees are VERY reasonable, IMHO; you'll be able to do better on the prices of guns off the internet and doing a $20 transfer w/Virginia Arms.How so?
Monthly membership is $10 + $10/hour to shoot. Yearly membership ($215 to $235 with no hourly fees) comes with gun and accessory discounts, family plans, and guest passes.
Gilberts lists two prices for their guns, one for members and the other for non-members. I'm not going to join to be a member just to get the lower discount. If I was buying multiple guns each month, then yeah, it makes sense. Their member only prices are a little higher than VA Arms.
Also I live closer to BlueRidge so that extra money I save by shooting at Gilberts, I end up losing it anyway with the gas costs to go to Gilberts.
Bottomline: VA Arms has the best prices around (in my opinion) and transfers are only $20. They don't carry much sporting long guns like hunting rifles/shotguns so I either buy online and transfer it through them or head down to Greentop near Richmond.