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Range Park Archery Range Opening Delayed

A frequent question for many Los Angeles archers and Rancho Park archery range regulars is, “Is it ready yet?”

The wait for the range to re-open is like being on a long road trip. Initially you’re excited when the trip starts but after a while you just want to know how much longer. And many LA archers want to know are we there yet, and for good reason. Construction began July 2014, so we’re going on two years without one of LA’s favorite archery ranges.

As of now, the answer to the “is it ready yet?” question is still no. That said the re-opening may be close.

The last projected opening time was Spring 2016. But, according to a Project Manager at the LA Parks Foundation, who have been getting many inquiries about the re-opening of the range, the estimated completion time has been pushed back to late Summer 2016.

So hopefully it will definitely be re-opened by Fall 2016. Until then here are some of the latest pics from the constructions site. And you can read an earlier post of ours for details on the range’s upgrades.

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Best Archery Shops in Southern California

Source: Airman Magazine

After new archers have been practicing the sport for a while and gain some basic knowledge about the equipment and what they want, they soon want to buy their own. The first question though is, “Where can I buy archery equipment around LA?”

Unlike other sports, you can’t expect to find a decent variety of archery equipment at local sport stores such as Big 5 or Sport Chalet, if they carry any at all. Nor could you expect decent help from the people working at those stores. Most wouldn’t know the difference between a recurve and a longbow.

So where do you go in Los Angeles to shop for archery equipment? If you don’t want to order online, there are shops in or near Los Angeles. But which place is worth your time and gas money to go to?

To provide some guidance for new archers, and even some experienced ones, I’m taking a poll and asking Los Angeles archers to rank some of the local stores based on their experience.

This list is by no means comprehensive, feel free to mention additional stores you like in the blog’s comments section.

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