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What is the best shooting range in America? Eleven places you should visit


Continue reading to discover the best shooting range around you and other places to visit for practice!

Over 50 million Americans participate in target and sport shooting activities. 

Target shooting is fun to practice and learn in a safe environment, like a shooting range. 

Depending on where you live and what you want to do, some ranges are better than others. 

Continue reading to discover the best shooting range around you and other places to visit for practice!

1. Waterloo Rifle and Pistol Club
Anyone looking to practice shooting in a safe place should visit the Waterloo Rifle and Pistol Club in New York.

The club used to be called the Rumseyville Pistol Club when it first came out and originally started in Seneca Falls, and moved in 1952. The best part about this shooting range is that you can pull your AR 15 trigger both indoors and out.

Unlike many others, this club is rather cheap to shoot at and only costs $3 an hour. You must also have ear and eye protection if you want to go near the shooting lanes to ensure safety.

This range is used for a variety of shooters and holds competitions throughout the year.

This is a great place to visit if you are in the Boy Scouts of America or 4H. These organizations allow three free visits each year!

2. Ben Avery Shooting Facility
If you plan on visiting Phoenix, Arizona, don't forget you pack your handguns and rifles.

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility is more than 1,500 acres of open land that you can shoot on. They are a government-funded establishment that is well-kept and affordable. It is even part of the Points of Pride campaign for Phoenix, Arizona.

The shooting lanes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are looking for shooting lanes with 200-yard positions, this is the place to visit. This will allow you an excellent opportunity to practice your long shots.

Bringing kids to this range is normal, and they are free of charge. However, they must be accompanied by an adult.

3. Colonial Shooting Academy
If you are looking for the best shooting range, Richmond, Virginia, is the place to go.

The Colonial Shooting Academy is in Richmond, and there is another location in Virginia Beach as well. This shooting range is the largest indoor gun range, covering more than 60,000 square feet of the United States!

This shooting range has more than 50 lanes for any style shooter. They have a gun store on site for you to choose from a variety of handguns, ammunition, and more. Don't be afraid to test out your new guns or practice with them.

Colonial Shooting Academy helps rent firearms for those in need, and they even provide learning classes for beginners. Even if you don't have a membership with the range, it still only costs $20/ hour.

4. Athena Gun Club
Heading to Texas and don't know what to do with your time?

The Athena Gun Club is rated one of the best ranges by the National Shooting Sports Foundations and is conveniently located in Houston.

You can rent and shoot practically any type of firearm in this range, and they even have virtual training for customers! The simulators can be used by beginners to learn and understand the basics of gun shooting and safety.

If you are looking to enhance your shooting skills in stressful situations, the virtual programs can also help. This makes you practice decision making before you even shoot.

Depending on the level of membership that you get in this club, you may have to pay more.

5. Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club
Anyone living around Garden City, Kansas, should take the time to visit the Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club.

This shooting range can be accessed at any time of the day, making it more convenient than anywhere else. To join the club, you must be an NRA member.

Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club have multiple indoor lanes, but they have plenty of outdoor space. They meet the NRA and military specifications for safety and will supply you with guns and safety equipment if needed.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program and Cowboy Action Shoot competitions are held at this venue every year.

6. MGV Gun Range
For those headed out to Nevada, you should know that there are more things to do in Las Vegas than just the casinos.

The MGV Gun Range is located here and should be at the top of your list for things to do. This gun range rents out an impressive variety of firearms to customers, even fully automatic options! Unfortunately, you cannot bring in your guns, however.

An advantage of going to this gun range is that they have VIP lanes that provide complimentary drinks and service. Keep in mind, they won't serve you alcohol while you are shooting a gun.

This gun range is perfect for when you want to have a work meeting or chat with others while perfecting your shot.

7. Top Gun Shooting Sports
The Top Gun Shooting Sports range in located in Arnold, Mississippi.

This shooting range has a goal to provide patrons with a safe and satisfying experience. You have the choice to bring your weapons from home to practice with, or can rent from their finest selections.

If you are looking for a range that offers more life-like scenarios, this is the place to shoot at. They have life-size animals as their targets to practice with when hunting season is closed.

8. Elm Fork Shooting Sports
Houston has an excellent gun range, but Dallas, Texas, has another range that you need to visit.

The Elm Fork, Shooting Sports range, covers more than 465 acres of land and gives you the best place to shoot outdoors. You can rent from their impressive selection of guns and practice your shots in their outdoor range.

Don't be afraid to try trap, clay, and skeet shooting. Many gun ranges don't have the land available to do this type of shooting. Elm Fork has plenty of space to spread out, though.

9. Scottsdale Gun Club
Scottsdale, Arizona, is home to one of the most impressive gun ranges in the United States.

There are more than 30 lanes at the Scottsdale Gun Club and an endless variety of guns to choose from. You can bring your weapons of choice or rent them out with the club, which is what many people recommend to do.

This club has fully automatic guns and computerized control panels to customize your shots. You can take full control of your shooting in this facility with the features that they offer.

10. Shooter's World
The next time you go to Disney World, you may want to make a stop in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa is home to Shooter's World shooting range. This is the largest range in Florida and the best place to practice with your guns. If you don't have any or want to try new weapons, you can rent them at the range.

This is an excellent place to shoot if you are looking to go with a group for an event or learning opportunity. Shooter's World is more than just a range, they have a large store and host multiple training courses.

11. Las Vegas Gun Garage
Another shooting range in Las Vegas, Nevada, that you should check out is the Las Vegas Gun Range.

This range has ten lanes that have a high-class feel. You will get to experience the luxurious side of shooting ranges at this venue. Many people plan events, parties, and meetings at this range because it is so unique.

You can practice with fully and semi-automatic weapons at this range after you hit the jackpot at the casino! This is the best place to go if you want the ultimate shooting range experience.

Discover the best shooting range for you
Utilizing this guide can help you discover the best shooting range for your needs and preferences.

Depending on where you live or the places you want to visit, there are ranges all around the United States. The Colonial Shooting Academy has the largest indoor gun range. However, if you are looking to shoot in the great outdoors, Elm Fork may be the best place to visit.

It is important to note which gun ranges allow you to bring in personal guns and which do not. The MGV Gun Range in Las Vegas is strict and will only allow you to rent from their selections.

Don't be afraid to rent new weapons at these ranges. You may discover a new one that you like.

Be sure to check out our blog for more articles about the best and safest places to shoot your guns. These destinations are an excellent place to tour!

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