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Chapter 5 — Outdoor Shooting

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What Is an Outdoor Shooting Range?

An outdoor shooting range is a designated place where you can shoot firearms in a controlled setting while outdoors. In contrast, an indoor shooting range allows you to shoot at a target within a building. Public outdoor shooting ranges are open to the general public, and you’re allowed to bring your own firearms and rounds to shoot at the range.

How to Build an Outdoor Shooting Range

If you have plenty of outdoor space and are thinking about building your own outdoor shooting range, you should take care to do it the right way to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. You’ll need to build out your target area, shooting area, and have the basic rules of gun safety in mind when designing the range. Make sure you look up specifications and regulations for your state and strictly stick to them when building your own outdoor shooting range.

Do All Outdoor Shooting Ranges Let You Shoot a Shotgun?

Unless specified, most outdoor shooting ranges have a designated area for patrons to shoot shotguns. If you want to shoot a shotgun at an outdoor shooting range, make sure to confirm it is allowed ahead of time so you won’t be disappointed when you get there and find out you can’t. You should also ask what types of targets they have for shotgun shooting and if the range offers ammunition.

How Do I Shoot a Pistol at an Outdoor Shooting Range

The same rules of gun safety apply to both indoor and outdoor shooting ranges. If you plan to shoot a pistol, the same process should be taken to ensure everyone’s safety. Many outdoor range patrons will choose to bring their own pistol and rounds to shoot at an outdoor shooting range, but you may be able to rent a firearm if you don’t have your own.

Where Is an Outdoor Shooting Range Near Me?

Depending on your location, you may be very close to an outdoor shooting range. However, if you live in a metropolitan area or major city, you may have to drive a little further to find one. If you do a quick internet search, you should be able to locate the closest one to your location and better plan your shooting experience based on how close it is.

If you are in the Las Vegas area, you can checkout our friends over at the Clark County Shooting Complex for a great outdoor shooting experience!

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Firearms

If you are new to shooting guns, Chapter 1 of the Ultimate Shooting Range Guide gives a breakdown of the parts of a typical handgun, and a brief history of guns. Some topics you will learn:

  • How Guns Work
  • Parts of a Gun and Their Functions
  • Differences Between Firearms and Handguns
Chapter 2: Types of Firearms

There are a lot of types of guns on the market, and you can shoot a selection of them at The Range 702 in Las Vegas. Chapter 2 of the Ultimate Shooting Range Guide is a breakdown the most popular types of guns:

Chapter 3: Gun Safety Rules

The essential part of your shooting range experience is learning gun safety rules. If you’re not yet familiar with these rules your range safety officer or instructor will go over these in-depth. Chapter 3 covers everything for a safe and exciting experience, including:

  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Firearm Safety Rules
  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Gun Safety
Chapter 4: Shooting Range Equipment

In Chapter 4 we cover the various types of gear and equipment you might see and bring to a indoor shooting range. Some of the items covered include:

  • Additional magazines
  • Hearing protection
  • Protective eyewear
  • Gun cleaning kit
  • Targets
Chapter 5: Outdoor Shooting

Chapter 5 of the Ultimate Shooting Range Guide covers the benefits of shooting at an outdoor range plus how to build your own outdoor range. Topics covered include:

  • What is an Outdoor Shooting Range?
  • How to Build an Outdoor Shooting Range
  • Where Is an Outdoor Shooting Range Near Me?
Chapter 6: Indoor Shooting

Many shooters prefer to shoot at an indoor gun range because they are protected from the elements and it’s great for target practice. In Chapter 6, you will learn:

  • How Do Indoor Shooting Ranges Work?
  • Are Indoor Shooting Ranges Safe?
  • What Are Exotic Firearms at the Range?
  • What Are Safety Requirements at Indoor Shooting Ranges?
Chapter 7: CCW Classes

Chapter 7 of the Ultimate Shooting Range Guide covers the all the need-to-know for getting your concealed carry permit (CCW), including what to bring, and great firearms to consider purchasing for concealed carry.

  • What is a CCW Class?
  • Can You Take a CCW Class Before 21?
  • How Long is a CCW Class?
  • What To Bring to a CCW Class
  • How to Get CCW Permit