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Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by Wheel Time, Apr 20, 2019.
The two sided thing is nice. Not all ranges do that tho.
It has to do with showing up with the MP5K. Most times a friend has cam e in to visit & I ask if they want to shoot a machine gun. My gun club does not allow it & is an hour away.
I prefer outdoor ranges if they are built correctly. Concrete for floors and a concrete walkway up to the targets as well as covered bays.
The mudpit at our reunions has never happened at the outdoor ranges I frequent. I'm trying to find one like TXgunrange down in the Austin area, but it's proving to be difficult.
Overhead view of my range, Midland Shooters Association:
That range is the only thing I miss about living out there. It is by far the best range I’ve ever been to.
I live on 281 and overlook parkway so I dont normally go to the westside of town. I have been to buck and doe, mission ridge, lonestar, the original nardis, and bracken range. I rotate depending on what I am doing.
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I have 3 ranges within 10 minutes of my house. 2 indoor & 1 outdoor. I prefer to shoot outdoors on someone's property vs. any of the ranges. I just got a membership to Shoot Point Blank & they have a nice indoor range with sound control treatment in the range & bullet proof glass between the stalls. They try to split 10 lanes to rife & 10 lanes to pistol. I really wish there was a place to shoot steel on the NW side of Houston.
I prefer outdoor. I admit, though, that I’ve only been to a few indoor ranges many years ago, so I’m guessing things may have improved with some by then. The ones I’ve been to in the DFW area had really long waits on weekends, expensive per hour lane rates, very poor lighting and ventilation, and were almost as hot inside as it was outside in the summer time. Add to that the deafening noise even when doubled up. But judging from some of the posts on here maybe those issues have been addressed with some of the newer ones.
I’m a member of an outdoor range, and while it’s nice, it does get a bit muddy when it rains. It also only goes out to 200 yards, but it does have some nice shotgun stages (skeet, trap and sporting clays if you’re into that). But I much prefer shooting outside than inside.
When I was a kid in high school work program I had a job as a greens keeper on a golf course. Riding around the place on the various vehicles I always pictured how cool it be if I could convert the course into a shooting range. Sand traps would have plates for sub guns & pistols. Fairways would be long distance rifle shooting & various clays for the shot gun. Pro shop could be a walk through kill house.