Tell us about your range.

Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by RangeMasterTX, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. RangeMasterTX

    RangeMasterTX New Member

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    Just thought I would try to get a list going of all the ranges in Texas.So tell us about your range-where it is what they do how much it cost. Just the basics.
     


  2. TexasT/A

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    Municipal Range- $10 for 4 hours (I've yet to see anyone have to pay for more time), open Thurs-Sun. The other days are reserved for LEO use.

    Pistol range- 7-25 yards (I think)
    Rifle Ranges- 100 yards and 250 yards

    Thats the only range I go to. I prefer to go shooting on my buddy's land though.
     
  3. carney

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    www.tacproshootingcenter.com

    Definately one of the better ranges as far as rifles are concerned.
    Fees are (If I remember correctly)
    $15 all ranges all day for non members
    $10 for Officer's and Members
    The 1000 yd range is available to member's only (you must attend a 1000yd qualifier course to shoot on the 1000 yd range however).
    There is two open 50yd ranges, one with steel plates for pistols, there is a 25 yd range with a covered shooting area and a classroom attached. There is also a 100 yd range and 200 yd range with several covered benches.
     
  4. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Active Member

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    Not commercial, but it is mine. With the help of friends, I built my range in Montague County. It includes a 100 yard multi-use range that is nearly totally enclosed (built in an arroyo), a 270 degree CQB range in a bend further up the arroyo, and an above ground 400 yard rifle range.

    Costs are outlandish, but I shoot what I want, when I want, and how I want. For what doesn't cost me in actual money ends up costing me in time.

    It is nicely shaded in the summer.

    Here is a tour video I put together for a buddy helping me with a match. It is probably best viewed with the audio off. ;) You can tell I don't do voice overs for National Geographic.

     
  5. hoytinak

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    Where's this range at? I haven't lived in the Amarillo area in about 12 years but moving back to the area (Sanford) this weekend.

    I usually shoot at Lake Meredith Gun Club (Sanford) when I'm home and sometimes Gunslingers (Amarillo). Thanks
     
  6. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    I like Red's Indoor Shooting Range. It's relatively close to me, I've never had any problems there, and the guys that work the range on weekends are a good group of guys. :) I don't usually go during the week, so I'm not too familiar with the guys working there during the week. It's a typical 0-100yd indoor range and gun store. The great thing about them is they are open from 9am-9pm 7 days a week, which is much more convenient then some ranges. I haven't been to the one up north in Pflugerville though, just the one off 290 in Austin. Here's their info:

    6200 Highway 290 West, Austin, Texas
    (512) 892-4867 [Voice]
    (512) 892-4391 [Fax]

    Oops, almost forgot. Range fee is $14 per hour, gun rentals are $8 per gun.
     
  7. RangeMasterTX

    RangeMasterTX New Member

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    Thanks folks keep 'em coming.I neglected to post mine.Abilene gun club north rangeopen to the public sat&sun $10 a day per couple kids under 18 free with adult.membership was $75 a year before I retired but I don't think its changed. covers you your spouse and kids. you get the combo to the gate and can come and go as you please 7 days a week as long as its light. has a covered range 25-200 yds and open top walled ranges to 25yds. located 3 miles north of hwy351 on east lake rd in abilene tx.
     
  8. idleprocess

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    Some information about the various gun ranges in the state that I have visited...

    Garland Public Shooting Range Garland
    • 50/100 yard rifle benches
    • 50 yard outdoor pistol range
    • Pull-it-yourself clay throwers for shotguns
    • Small gun shop
    • Gun rental (very limited selection)
    • CHL classes
    $10 lifetime membership + $10/day, all day.

    Nice people that run the place. No FMJ ammunition on rifle range.

    This range has been around for decades, but the yuppies in the much newer nearby tract homes are predictably complaining about it just like fools that moved into the land under the future approaches to the planned additional runways at DFW airport. I expect the pressure from the homeowners and plans to convert the landfill site behind the backstop into a park will either kill it off or force measures like Elm Fork used to have on order to prevent even the possibility of overshooting the backstop.


    Bass Pro Shops Grapevine
    • 50' indoor pistol range (7 lanes)
    • 100 yard rifle tube
    • Huge gun section
    • Gunsmith
    • CHL classes
    $8/hour for pistols, $9/hour for the rifle tube.

    Best indoor pistol range in DFW that I've been to. Beware that with just seven lanes there can be a wait, and it's a rare day that all seven lanes are open. Call in advance to reserve the single rifle tube - it's almost never available whenever I've just walked in. If the place isn't crowded, you can typically shoot pistols for more than an hour without protest from the range officer.


    Elm Fork Irving
    • 50/100 yard rifle range (under re-construction)
    • 25 yard rimfire rifle range
    • 25 yard pistol range (target stands, and some steel plate ranges)
    • A staggering variety of shotgun ranges that I've never visited
    This range is located in flood plain and was essentially unusable for the first half of 2007 due to repeated flooding, which seems to have resulted in it changing ownership to the same people that run the (previously-separate) shotgun range.

    The rifle range used to be fairly unusual in that there were tubes through an intermediate berm that you shot through and horizontal boards over the shooting benches that left approximately 12" of clearance over the bench (to prevent shooting over the backstop, evidently). As a result of the reconstruction, the intermediate bern looks to be gone, although construction has not finished on the rifle range.

    Historically, this place used to be exceptionally picky about ammunition. FMJ rifle ammunition is prohibited, as is anything else that attracts a magnet (guess they don't seem to realize that steel-core ammunition has been banned from import for decades).


    Target Master Garland
    • 25 yard indoor pistol range (18 lanes)
    • 50 yard indoor rifle range (6 lanes)
    • Gun shop
    • Gun rentals
    $15 to use the range.

    This place seems a bit run down, poorly-maintained, and pricey. I just did not care for the place the one time I went.


    Bullet Trap Plano
    • 25 yard indoor pistol range (18 lanes)
    • 25 yard indoor rifle range (2 lanes)
    • Gun shop
    • Gun rentals (huge selection of handguns)
    • CHL classes
    $17.99 to use the range.

    Similar to Target Master in many respects, although better maintained. The rifle range is ... not really something I recommend.


    Evans Brothers Guns Huntington (near Lufkin)
    • 40 yard pistol range (15 lanes)
    • 100, 200, 300 yard rifle range
    • Planned trap range
    • Gun shop
    • Gun rentals
    • CHL classes
    $6.50 for one gun, $8.50 for two or more guns (pricing per person).

    Evans Brothers is relatively new and still expanding/building their range. The 100 yard rifle range is mostly complete; some 200/300 yard benches are present, but not covered, rarely used, and will probably be covered someday.

    The pistol range has movable target stands, and they have a few spinner targets. If they're not busy and you're not a moron, you can shoot centerfire rifles offhand at the pistol range. I understand that they want to add a steel target range someday.

    The trap range is being repeatedly delayed because of the almost-weekly rain since mid-2007. The soil in the area is evidently too soft to move heavy equipment around in, and they need to clear the land where their trap range is to be located before they can build it.

    This place is very relaxed and typically a pleasant place to spend an afternoon.
     
  9. idleprocess

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    There are a number of DFW ranges that I have yet to visit, such as Alpine (in Arlington?), Dallas Pistol Club, Adrenaline Proving Grounds (I will probably take some basic classes there someday), and the place way north of Fort Worth to name a few.

    I'd like to find some place close to Dallas that allows FMJ ammo, is not so worried about things like rapid fire (anything more than 1 rd/sec will get you unwanted range officer attention anywhere other than the place in Huntington), allows actual plinking, and is not frequented by morons apt to shoot you inadvertently.

    Or just information about other ranges in the area that I've never been to. I'm in Irving, so closer is better.
     
  10. Double Naught Spy

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    Then you want Dallas Pistol Club. There is an initiation fee and yearly fee, but after that, you just show up and shoot.

    It is a good organization. It is the only place I found that allowed for combat shooting practice (draw from holster, shoot on move, rapid fire, malfunction clearing, use of barricades, various shooting positions, etc.). Plus, FMJ is fine. The only problems are that there are no centerfire or black power long guns allowed (althought .22 lr rifles used to be allowed) and no shotguns except during the shotgun matches. It is only pistols.

    Attend a match, even if you don't shoot it, and tour the facility. That is when the gates are unlocked and it is open to the public to see. The rest of the time, you need a combination.
     


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