reds indoor range in austin

Places to practice & train

Moderators: carlson1, longtooth

reds indoor range in austin

Postby liberty2014 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:02 am

Have you been there? What are your thoughts?
liberty2014
Member
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:17 am

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby Reds45ACP » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:59 am

I've been to both locations (Austin and Pflugerville). I'm sure many folks will chime in about the price, limitations (no holster draw or rapid fire), the cost of ammo and/or the guns they have for sale. *Shrug* I go there to work on fundamentals. Trigger-pull. Grip. Sight picture. It's just fine for that. I buy my ammo bulk and don't buy anything in the store.

As far as indoor ranges go they aren't bad. I prefer the Pflugerville location over the Austin one. I have heard about outdoor ranges in the area but they are WAY off the beaten path so it's kinda difficult to get in a quick hour of range time after work. They fill a role. As an interesting point of fact there are no shotting ranges allowed in the Austin city limits. Red's has been there forever so it was grandfathered in.
Wisdom of my Father: "Don't force it. Get a bigger hammer..."
Personal Wisdom: Listen well. Speak little. Carry a fourty-five.
User avatar
Reds45ACP
Member
 
Posts: 189
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:17 pm
Location: The Weird part of Texas

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby THX » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:24 pm

The SW Austin location is the only 100 yard indoor range for many miles around, if I'm not mistaken, and it has aged well. The staff they have there is a good crew. The range officer monitors things closely, which I have always appreciated very much. Targets are all you can shoot.
THX
Junior Member
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:02 pm
Location: Houston

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby OldCannon » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:53 pm

They're both good places to shoot. Austin (and other cities) doesn't have enough indoor ranges for my liking. Basically, Red's is your only choice. I must admit, for being an "only choice," both locations are fairly well-run.
I don't fear guns; I fear voters and politicians that fear guns.
The Old Cannon Armory is an FFL/SOT in the Austin area. We now carry FROGLUBE products
$20 transfers for current CHL holders, fire/police, and veterans, $30 for others, $50 for Class III items
User avatar
OldCannon
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2762
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:19 am
Location: Pflugerville, TX (Between a Rock and a Weird Place)

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby daveboyd » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:30 am

I frequent Red's in Pflugerville (north Austin) and have had no complaints. Don't go on Tuesday nights, unless you are taking your lady since it is Lady's Night and they are crazy busy (women shoot for half price and get free gun "rentals"). If you are looking to introduce your wife or daughter(s) to shooting, this would be the night to take them. Anyone under 18 shoots for free with a paying adult.
daveboyd
Member
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:08 am
Location: Round Rock

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby packa45 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:43 am

I thought ladies night was Monday??? Or did they change it???

Haven't been to reds in a while I usually prefer outdoor ranges... Favorite is lone star (Lockhart) make a day out of it... My wife calls it a bullets and blacks day.
Chl class for me and wife=$225. Chl application fees =$280. Chl gear for 2=more $ the previous. Moving from sheep to sheepdog = priceless
packa45
Senior Member
 
Posts: 257
Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 7:53 am
Location: austex

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby daveboyd » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:06 pm

packa45 wrote:I thought ladies night was Monday??? Or did they change it???

Haven't been to reds in a while I usually prefer outdoor ranges... Favorite is lone star (Lockhart) make a day out of it... My wife calls it a bullets and blacks day.


Thanks for the catch packa45. Ladies Night is Monday. My bad.
daveboyd
Member
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:08 am
Location: Round Rock

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby OldCannon » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:39 pm

daveboyd wrote:Thanks for the catch packa45. Ladies Night is Monday. My bad.


The Austin Sure Shots, a ladies-only social shooting club, also meets at Reds on Wednesdays.

http://www.redsguns.com/sureshots.html
I don't fear guns; I fear voters and politicians that fear guns.
The Old Cannon Armory is an FFL/SOT in the Austin area. We now carry FROGLUBE products
$20 transfers for current CHL holders, fire/police, and veterans, $30 for others, $50 for Class III items
User avatar
OldCannon
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2762
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:19 am
Location: Pflugerville, TX (Between a Rock and a Weird Place)

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby Reds45ACP » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:52 pm

THX wrote:... Targets are all you can shoot.


1st target is "free" after that I believe they are $0.50 or $1.00 a piece.
Wisdom of my Father: "Don't force it. Get a bigger hammer..."
Personal Wisdom: Listen well. Speak little. Carry a fourty-five.
User avatar
Reds45ACP
Member
 
Posts: 189
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:17 pm
Location: The Weird part of Texas

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby liberty2014 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:54 pm

Thanks for the input guys, i shoot there when i can and was just wondering if others shared my same views
liberty2014
Member
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:17 am

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby CEOofEVIL » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:18 am

Mondays are indeed ladies nights. $7.50/hr to shoot for ladies, free rentals (still need to pay for ammo) too. If you want to shoot for an hour, you are looking at $15.16 with tax and one target, otherwise. There is a LE/MIL discount of $11/hr, and if you shoot with a membet of the opposite sex there is also a discount. First target is free, .50 cents for any extras after that, except for CHL/B27 targets which are $1 each. You can bring your own targets, but nothing that has a photo of a human is allowed (IE: the popular one of the masked man holding a knife, etc). If you keep your brass, be sure to tell the RSO so they don't sweep it up for you. Last but not least, becareful of sticky motor switches - sometimes the will stick and cause the target line to burn up and break, which will prompt a cease fire to fix it. This happens way more with the rifle lanes. Also... on the rifle lanes, dont slam the target carriers into the end of the range - it knocks off your target if you didn't put it on properly, and whips the line which can also cause breakage. If you follow the above tips and stay safe, as well as clean up after yourself, the RSO's will love you.

You could say I got pretty well acquainted with Reds North during my stay in Austin. Good place to stay up on the basics. Enjoy!
User avatar
CEOofEVIL
Member
 
Posts: 182
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:20 pm

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby Redneck_Buddha » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:32 am

I like Red's but I finally got my wife out to shoot and some guy two lanes over brought in a 50 cal handgun and scared her off in pretty short order. Another family got spooked and left too.
Stop slackin', start packin'.
National Rifle Association Life Member; Gun Owners of America Member
"Live by G-d's law, or die by man's law."
Redneck_Buddha
Senior Member
 
Posts: 776
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:35 pm
Location: Austin, TX

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby liberty2014 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:40 am

Redneck_Buddha wrote:I like Red's but I finally got my wife out to shoot and some guy two lanes over brought in a 50 cal handgun and scared her off in pretty short order. Another family got spooked and left too.


I own a 500 s&w and bring it to reds quite often, wonder if that was me. What did thr guy look like?
liberty2014
Member
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:17 am

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby Redneck_Buddha » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:45 am

liberty2014 wrote:
Redneck_Buddha wrote:I like Red's but I finally got my wife out to shoot and some guy two lanes over brought in a 50 cal handgun and scared her off in pretty short order. Another family got spooked and left too.


I own a 500 s&w and bring it to reds quite often, wonder if that was me. What did thr guy look like?


Did you buy a long gun while you we're waiting for a lane? I'm not being critical by the way. :)
Stop slackin', start packin'.
National Rifle Association Life Member; Gun Owners of America Member
"Live by G-d's law, or die by man's law."
Redneck_Buddha
Senior Member
 
Posts: 776
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:35 pm
Location: Austin, TX

Re: reds indoor range in austin

Postby blackgold » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:50 pm

I joined the site for this thread. I took my GF and mother to Red's North yesterday. We got there about 930 and were the 6th person waiting for a lane. They were so busy that we just got one lane (pretty annoying but I understand). None of us really cared for it. I liked the fact that you could control your target but not the overall experience. We ultimately left when the guys to our left pulled out a hand cannon that shook the ceiling tiles and booths every time it fired. Not sure what it was (revolver). My mother ended up going outside at that point. I finished the rounds we had loaded and left. Felt the price should have reflected that we only had the 1 lane to shoot for that hour but we went and now we know. Also, wasn't a problem for me but the GF and mother both were not able to reach the targets to swap out. We've all only just started shooting and enjoy it overall. Probably will not be going back there. It's pretty far for us and didn't overly impress us.
Brian
blackgold
Member
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:33 pm

Next

Return to Shooting Ranges

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest