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Indoor or outdoor gun range. Which do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by Wheel Time, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Poboy gunner

    Poboy gunner Member

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    I shoot pistols indoors. The closest outdoor range is twice as far away.

    BTW, I couldn't shoot yesterday, because I don't have a driver's license.

    And I have a BRAND new.38 Special just begging to be broken in.
     


  2. OLDVET

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    I am an outdoor range guy. Most of the fun of shooting is being outdoors.
    The outdoor range where I regularly shoot opens at 8:00 am during the summer months. I get there just as they open. The day is new, the weather is nice, and best of all, I generally have most of the range to myself.
    No worry about newbie shooters or waiting for the range officers to call the range hot or a cease fire.

    I have shot at several indoor ranges in the past. I find them too dark. The air is filled with powder smoke, unless the range has a 50 mph AC system blowing down your neck. There also seems to be more spent casings on their concrete floors. One thing I do like about an indoor range is you can retrieve your target without going downrange.

    This is another of those situations where there is no right way. If you prefer the indoor ranges, I say hurrah.
    That means you won't be crowding the outdoor ranges where I prefer to visit. Win-win all around.
     
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  3. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

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    I really don't like shooting indoors but I will do it. I actually can't remember the last time I went.

    Of course this is where I shoot and it's spoiled me a bit:

    https://goo.gl/maps/bM3PbpbTLN1jUq4z8

    I only wish I could shoot steel with rifles there.
     
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  4. OLDVET

    OLDVET Well-Known

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    Nice place.
    How could it not be nice being located in a place called Friendswood, Texas?
    A little too far to drive for me, though.
     
  5. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    For me, it depends entirely on the weather.

    All things being equal, I like being outside.


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  6. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    One thing about outdoor ranges over indoor is that I can draw from my holster, most indoor don't allow that.
     
  7. frogman

    frogman New Member

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    Thanks I’ll check those out


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  8. Old_Inspector

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    Because I shoot handguns more than rifles, I prefer indoor ranges. Besides, it gets a little warm and humid here in Houston in the summer (May-November). Outdoor ranges are best for most rifles but the most accessable one around here (Carter's Country) is very unfriendly to shooters (wants you to load one round at a time, even if from a magazine).
     
  9. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    When did they start this?
     
  10. GoPappy

    GoPappy Active Member

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    :confused: :facepalm: That's the nuttiest thing I've ever heard. Maybe there's a reason there is no market for a single-shot AR.
     


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