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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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