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Sharpen Your Shot: 10 Must-Experience Shooting Ranges in the U.S.

Discover some of the coolest places to practice your shot.

By Trent Jonas

Sharpen Your Shot: 10 Must-Experience Shooting Ranges in the U.S.

Even the most talented marksman needs to practice their shot. You might have a nice backyard setup on your property or a local range you frequent, but these shooting ranges throughout the country take things to the next level. From Talladega, Alabama to Murray, Utah, these facilities are outfitted with all kinds of features, like state-of-the-art electronic ranges, private classes, competitions, and much more. If you’re a gun enthusiast, you won’t want to miss them. Sharpen your shot, make some friends, and have a little fun at one of these world-class shooting ranges in America.

Elite Shooting Sports, Manassas, VA

In the Greater Washington, D.C. area, shooters will enjoy practicing their skills at Elite Shooting Sports. Located in Manassas, Virginia, Elite was founded by a competitive shooter with more than 30 years of competitions under his belt. The range offers several courses, including classes and range times geared specifically toward women. Elite also offers firearm rentals and armorer services. 

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TNT Guns & Range, Murray, UT

Shooters in the Salt Lake City region can get their fix at TNT Guns and Range in Murray, Utah. The largest indoor shooting range in the Mountain West, TNT boasts a huge selection of firearms to choose from, including fully-automatic weapon rentals, as well as gunsmithing services and private booths available for rental.

Lock & Load Miami, Miami, FL

Lock and Load Miami is South Florida’s top-rated shooting range. More an entertainment experience, Lock and Load is geared toward giving shooters a machine gun (they claim the largest selection in the U.S.) or specialty gun shooting experience (a handgun add-on is optional). The facility also boasts a museum and art gallery. 

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FreeState Gun Range, Middle River, MD

Folks in the greater Baltimore area can get their shooting fix at FreeState Gun Range in Middle River, Maryland. The range offers a wide variety of trainings, from introductory firearms courses to state-specific permit courses. The range itself consists of 12 state-of-the-art electronic shooting ranges. Firearm rentals are available on site.

Angeles Shooting Ranges, Lake View Terrace, CA

For more than six decades, Angeles shooting ranges has provided Southern California shooting enthusiasts with a safe outdoor place to practice their marksmanship with handguns, rifles, and shotguns. The range sells ammunition, but you must supply the firearm, as they do not offer rental weapons. Classes, as well as private range rentals, are available. 

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Battlefield Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Battlefield Vegas offers Sin City shooting enthusiasts an incredible selection of firearms and shooting experiences—including custom packages that you can tailor toward your favorite moment in military history or even a video game. Want to crush a car with a tank? You can do that, too!

Frontline Defense Firearms Training Center & Range, Warrenton, NC

Located in Warrenton, North Carolina, Frontline Defense Firearms Training Center and Range claims to be the state’s “fastest growing” outdoor shooting range. The range offers a variety of firearm training, as well as competitions. They specialize in long-range, precision rifle shooting, and are the only range on the East Coast that claims to do so.

Westside Rifle and Pistol Range, New York, NY

Manhattanites looking for a place to practice their shooting skills need look no farther than Westside Rifle and Pistol Range on West 20th. With roots going back more than half a century, Westside is now a full-service, indoor shooting range that offers a variety of classes and even the opportunity to shoot a .22-caliber rifle for those New Yorkers without handgun or hunting licenses.

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Top Gun Range, Houston, TX

Top Gun Range is an indoor shooting range in Houston, Texas. They offer a variety of public and private classes, including skills training and conceal and carry instruction. Ammunition is available for purchase and a wide variety of firearms, from handguns to machine guns, can be rented from the range.

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CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, Talladega, AL

Alabama’s Talladega Marksmanship Park is a facility that’s operated by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The range is a 500-acre outdoor facility with state-of-the art electronic targets for airguns, rifles, and handguns, as well as sporting clays for those looking to hone their shotgun marksmanship. 

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