Indoor gun range

Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by derousseau, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. derousseau

    derousseau New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew the laws for an indoor range on your property. I have heard the laws about having at least 10 acres. But what if I plan on building an indoor range?
     


  2. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I know the NRA has info on gunranges and how to start one, but not sure about just a personal use type set-up
     
  3. Ataim0002

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    Range Development & Operations Conference...

    http://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/development.asp

    They also have a book you can purchase that I believe comes with the conference.

    Oct 9-13 in San Antonio for 2010.
     
  4. Texas1911

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    I know in Austin you need to obtain a permit for an indoor range. That's why there's only Red's. It was grandfathered in since the South store has been around for a long time.
     
  5. Ataim0002

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    Profit...

    I don't want to swipe the thread but I'm curious how profitable indoor ranges are. You can't make much on the actual range via lane rentals so I assume firearms sales and most likely CHL/NRA training classes are where the money is.

    I've always assumed that people just did owned/operated indoor ranges because they loved firearms?

    Thoughts?
     
  6. TrailDust

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    That depends on the state you live in. I just went to an indoor range a couple weeks back with my brother and his son. Cost was $85 freakin' dollars for one lane, the three of us, 100 rounds of reloads for .380, and targets! I NEVER use the ranges here and always shoot in the desert, and I only did it for his son. Start that indoor range in CA and make money hand over fist....
     
  7. randmplumbingllc

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    None here in El Paso, except at the college that I know of. All the ones I know are in Phoenix. They are about $15.00 per shooter, per hr. The time is not really enforced. Very hard to get a lane on the spur of the moment.

    I think I was told that it cost about 20 to 40K, per lane to build one. They are great for places that are really hot or really cold. Kinda hard to shoot in Iraq type weather, like Phoenix, in the summer. Great when it is raining too !

    The ones I know of do very well, because they have classes, guns for sale, etc.

    I, like you, like the desert because there are only the rules that we make out there. Simple stuff, like no muzzle sweeps and just common sense safety stuff. No range Nazi's, just going out and having a good time.
     
  8. TrailDust

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    I hear you. I'm no tree hugger, but one other thing I make sure to do when I shoot in the desert is to police my brass and targets. The desert isn't a junkyard or toilet, so I like to leave it as pristine as possible. I like the freedom to shoot how I want out there. :fighting0010:
     
  9. Texas1911

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    You don't make much off of firearms. You make your money on range time and ammo. Accessories help also, and training is a good ticket item too.

    Return on investment isn't the greatest compared to alot of other markets.
     
  10. SouthTex

    SouthTex New Member

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    Are you talking about an indoor range for your own personal/private use and enjoyment? Or a business?

    I think the deal with the 10 acres is that state law prohibits the county from making local laws to forbid you from shooting if you have over 10 acres. (But, City ordinances, HOA's and deed restrictions can still prohibit you from shooting.)
     

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