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  • htxred

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    Apr 6, 2008
    inner loop houston
    what are some of the things you like about your gun range or ranges in general..

    I like ranges that have places to sit and hang out for a bit. At times, my wife usually tags along, and she's not much of a shooter, so i like places that provide lil sitting areas for the wives to hang out while the boys do their own thing.

    i also like places that have food, snacks, drinks, etc.. well for obvious reasons lol.


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    Mar 4, 2008
    Desirable attributes for a good shooting range:
    - SAFE
    - outdoors
    - 25 yd pistol range
    - dry/paved and covered shooting line with table/bench for shooting gear
    - place to sit when not shooting
    - clean (don't like paying to shoot in a trash dump)
    - other people around (gets boring shooting alone)
    - rest rooms


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    Typical indoor range stuff:
    25+ yards pistol range
    Bullet proof lane dividers
    Electronic hanging target moving thing
    Range Officers watching over the range
    Paved floor
    Benches and tables
    Climate control
    Good ventilation

    Nice to have stuff:
    Realistic ammo prices
    A clear procedure on what the range expects if you are carrying and want to shoot your carry pistol


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    Apr 28, 2008
    Kenefick, TX
    Things to like about a range,

    SAFETY in attitude and practice
    Air conditioning:D
    Good Ventilation
    Reasonable ammo/Target prices
    secure storage
    large bays
    no "slow fire" requirements
    target retrieval system
    knowledgeable and helpful staff
    LOW tolerance for idiots
    shotguns allowed
    comfortable seating area/break area
    Tolerant attitude towards new shooters/wives/GF/SO
    Rental guns
    "Loaner" tools, you always need the screwdriver you forgot
    reasonable gun prices if the range is an extension of a shop
    muzzles for the gunshop commandos and mall ninjas
    Occasional events or fun shoots



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    Feb 29, 2008
    DFW area.....Wylie.
    I agree with what everyone has said so far. When travelling to Shreveport, I shoot at a local range that has a cleaning station. They keep tons of supplies and everyone hangs out/chats while cleaning whatever they were shooting. It's particularly nice for me, as I don't wish to travel with a cleaning kit.
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