Some ranges have the latest technology, lots of guns to rent and a huge variety of gear for purchase. Other ranges are pretty basic, perhaps with only a berm and target stands (and no frills). On which end of the spectrum does your favorite range fall?
I can shoot steel targets. And shoot at night.
My favorite range to visit is in El Campo, Texas. It’s an outdoor range that has a pistol, clays range, and a rifle range that goes out to 300yds. The shooting bays are nice and solid and it’s always clean, and there’s not usually that many people there, so I don’t feel rushed. Very friendly people there when I go, and have even jumped into a friendly round or ten of clays with people. The target frames are made of old political signage, so you can’t help but miss your target occasionally
My home range is a public range.
It’s 10 minutes away, so I can go shoot during lunch (it’s a great stress reliever)
They supply the target frames at the pistol range, and @ 100 yards for the rifle range
The people I’ve met have all been very nice & friendly
When it comes to a range I am a simple man, as long as it is safe and I can shoot I am happy.
The waiting time is not to long when I have gone anyway. They also have good sales associates and are very polite. Range personnel are courteous. They also have a good supply of merchandise. Due to the pandemic things have changed though but I believe and have faith in god that he would put things back in order.
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Location - it’s only 15min from the house…I also like that I’m an RSO there and as such can shoot when the range is closed and not have to adhere to all the range rules (e.g. moving shooting drills, shooting from the ground, etc).
@TexasEskimo you killing me over here sir!! The bar…
90% nice range staff. There’s always one guy who’s a bit off from the others!
@JamesR There has been quite a few opening over the past few years, starting around 2015 I think… they are commonly referred to as “Guntry Clubs”. A cross between a Country Club and Gun Range. Just substitute the golf clubs for guns and the golf balls for ammo.
I did a quick internet search and found several around the country (including mine)… one has yearly membership dues of $10,000. Ouch!
- variety of rental handguns (free unlimited rental with annual membership)
- lines with programmable tactical action targets
I have a MILE!
That’s 1760 yards for those of you from Rio Linda.
Anyone on my range uninvited IS IN range.
I have a bathroom with a flush toilet within walking distance from the firing line, OH and a refrigerator!
I like the people I meet there. I also get to chat with local LEO’s. The range I go to take good care of me when I need anything. Almost was thinking of getting a job there.
My indoor range currently allows people to practice drawing and shooting from retention. After being monitored and checked out, of course. I sure hope nobody messes that privilege up by doing something stupid.
This is great! I love to brag on my local range. It’s a Gun Club member-only (can bring guest) range that sits on 300+ acres. Club has ~600 members and annual dues are $75 and includes all household members and kids under 20.
a linky http://www.twinlakesgunclub.com/
The clubhouse shown on the homepage is the Trap House complete with indoor toilets, kitchen and POOL TABLE . There are other smaller houses at the Rifle range and at Skeet / 5 Stand.
Rifle is 23 lane (skipped lane 13 ) and currently 100 yrds but 200 is in the works.
We have two complete, regulation Trap/Skeet fields. Two local high school Trap teams have matches here.
Pistol Range has an open side for classes and defense matches, and the other end with 10 bays and ceiling fans.
Three multi-use 50 yard ‘pits’ for small groups to do their own thing (within reason). Pattern shotguns, etc.
The crown jewel is the Skeet / 5 Stand field with something in the neighborhood of 40 remote controlled throwers + a few manuals.
The skeet deck is covered and up top are high intensity halogens for night-time skeet events. Great Fun!!
For those not familiar with 5 Stand, I encourage you to look it up.
A lot of ranges won’t let you practice holster draws, but the one I go to does!!
I think the biggest draw for me is the people and the range safety officers. Extremely accommodating.
Since we live in the country…The range on our property is equipped with several different steel targets, paper, AND a unique moving target system! We can shoot 100 yards, and the echo off our neighbor’s house (if we shoot 100 yards), who is a great neighbor and a Doc, is quite interesting!
For USCCA members, bring something cold to drink for us in the summer, and some hot coffee in the winter, just come and shoot, no membership fees. We are not a guntry club. Just friendly folks! We offer training if you desire.
If we pick your brass, it is ours, ok?