What would a vacation be without some target practice? The United States is known for shooting ranges – from historical ranges to upscale ones that remind you of the Ritz Carlton for target practice, most states pack their fair share of locations where you can shoot. If you’re traveling to any of the following areas and want to stay brushed up on your skills, be sure to check out the following ranges. They’re unlike any you’ve probably been to unless you live near them!
Colonial Shooting Academy (Richmond, VA): 60,000 square feet. Yes, you read that right. 60,000 square feet of ranges, firearm displays, and much more. This shooting range is officially the largest in the United States. Complete with firearm rentals, classes, and a tactical range, you can take your accuracy to the next level. Check out the virtual tour of Colonial Shooting Academy to see what it’s like.
Scottsdale Gun Club (Scottsdale, AZ): Brace yourself for an experience like no other. The Scottsdale Gun Club offers just about everything, from shooting ranges to gunsmithing assistance to machinegun rentals. Right on-site, you can shoot 15 different types of machineguns. If you can’t travel with your personal firearm, don’t worry – this club has more than 40 pistols and a variety of rifles you can shoot. This range covers in excess of 30,000 square feet and houses eight public lanes, a tactical bay, and a tactical shoot house.
Pocono Pistol Range (Pocono, PA): The Poconos aren’t only known for its amazing ski resorts in the winter. The Pocono Pistol Range offers specials for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and even for Father’s and Mother’s Day. They also provide safety courses for beginners, making this an ideal range for any firearm enthusiast. Their reviews are stellar and really show their staff will take the time to assist you with any of your questions. Treat yourself or someone you love to some range time when you’re in the Poconos.
The Alamo (Naples, FL): Recently opened in May 2015, The Alamo is a firearm enthusiast’s mecca. This range is more than 26,000 square feet and is estimated to have cost around $10 million dollars to construct. Nicknamed “The Guntry Club,” The Alamo caters to a wide variety of firearm enthusiasts, so you won’t feel out of place even if you only have $10 in your wallet. This gun club is owned by Lotus Gunworks, which also has two other ranges – one located in Florida and the other in Kentucky. For anyone who would like to rent firearms to shoot, this is the place to go. They stock a variety of pistols and rifles you can try out on one of their 19 lanes. **Bonus: Women don’t pay a dime for range time on Mondays after 4 p.m.
Frisco Gun Club (Frisco, TX): Welcome to upscale, gentlemen. The Frisco Gun Club is a state-of-the-art facility and is open to the public. Whether you’re looking to host an event or just catch some range time in your travels, this range is for you. First responders, veterans, and other service persons receive half-price range fees from Tuesday – Friday from the time the range opens to 3 p.m.
If you’re traveling near any of these areas in 2016, check them out! There are some great ranges out there.
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