In the U.S. we have just over 1,000 community colleges, about 2,500 four year universities and well over 15,000 indoor shooting ranges (not counting outdoor ranges). Even California, home of the hippy, has over 200 ranges to choose from. With that many ranges out there, we sought out to build a short list of some of the most extreme ranges in the country, so without further ado...
6 Shooting Ranges in the U.S. That Will Make You Both Proud and Terrified to be an American.
First off, watch this :30 clip.
Ok, and now I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight, my heart is beating out of my chest. Colonial Shooting Academy has the largest indoor shooting range in the country (60,000 square feet). It’s a state of the art shooting facility for all skill levels. It’s no wonder it was named Range of the Year AND World's Greatest Gun Range by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The Knob Creek Gun Range in Kentucky easily makes this list. It was originally a munitions test site for the military and is now open to the public. Their biggest claim to fame is they host the largest machine gun shoot and military gun show in the world. The highlight of the gun shoot—check this out, they fill barrels of of fuel and charge them with pyrotechnic charges and let people shoot them to blow ‘em up. If you’re thinking about hopping in on this fun, sign up now because the waiting list is a couple years long to actual get a shooting lane!
Are you tired of your 2nd amendment rights being limited to normal business hours? Well tire no more, at the Sand & Sage Rifle and Pistol Club, you can fire off rounds 24/7. Finally a gun range that understands that American gun rights never sleep! For a modest 75 bucks a year, you’ll get full access, plus invites to various shooting events like cowboy action shoots and timed speed and accuracy shoots.
Are you itching to shoot a gatling gun, a tommy gun and a grenade launcher all at an exploding target? We thought you might. That’s why we included the Outback Park and Public Shooting Range in McPherson, Kansas on this list. It’s diverse range of super powerful and in most places, super illegal weaponry, make this range a ludicrous interpretation of the American right to bare arms. Only in Kansas and only in Amirrrica!
This place has a realistic shooter simulator where they simulate high stress decision making situations and give you a gun to help you make your decisions. It’s not a real gun and it is a simulation, but, well, check out the video and see for yourself.
They’re also five-star rated from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and they have a huge assortment of guns to shoot in their indoor range, but who cares. It’s the simulator that has us drooling, with realistic scenarios like burglar break ins, hostage shoot outs, even western standoffs. So in short, yes, please, immediately we want to do this.
TNT Guns and Range in Murray, UT
Finally there is something in Utah besides the Great Salt Lake- it’s the nations first indoor clay pigeon shooting range. It’s state of the art electronic system lets you shoot clay pigeons indoors, with a freaking shotgun. Now that might not seem so impressive, but shotguns send out a powerful spray of bb’s making it very dangerous and difficult to safely shoot indoors. But they’ve figured a way, plus they’ve combined technology and guns to create a futuristic experience where you digitally program the clay pigeons and it electronically sends the targets flying for you to shoot. Bonus: they also have a virtual simulator like the Athena Gun Club, but there’s is 300 degrees! Wow-ee, so many gun options to check out!
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