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Kid Friendly Gun Ranges

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Post by bagman45 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:17 pm

Hey folks, I'm looking for recommendations for "kid friendly" ranges in the DFW area. I'm just getting back into shooting after many years of being out of commission with arthritic hips, so have not been to an outdoor range since Elm Fork was "Winchester Range" ;-) . I want to take my 10 and 15 year old boys out to shoot some .22's (pistol and rifle), and maybe a 9mm or 38 special round or two. Would prefer outdoor. They've done airsoft and BB guns, so are ready to move up a notch. Garland range looks like a good bet, but haven't been out there to check it out, as I've been traveling non-stop lately. I appreciate any guidance you can give. Thanks!

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Post by The_Busy_Mom » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:27 pm

Shot my NRA Instructor Range Proficiency at Ammo Depot in Caddo Mills. It was really nice because it is semi-indoor/semi-outdoor. The lanes are outdoors, but have a cover that is built up around the lanes. And another range is Quail Creek, but it is on the Tarrant County side of the metroplex and a good way from Garland.

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Post by RJGold » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:09 am

There's an outdoor range off of Luna Road just north of 348 (Northwest Highway) that I used to shoot at when I lived up there. I can't remember the name but if you google shooting range on Luna road you should be able to find it.

I don't think my daughter ever shot there but she went with me a few times and there were no issues with that.

It was well run and safe when I shot there (that's been 4+ years ago).

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Post by Pawpaw » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:13 am

RJGold wrote:There's an outdoor range off of Luna Road just north of 348 (Northwest Highway) that I used to shoot at when I lived up there. I can't remember the name but if you google shooting range on Luna road you should be able to find it.

I don't think my daughter ever shot there but she went with me a few times and there were no issues with that.

It was well run and safe when I shot there (that's been 4+ years ago).

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Post by Ark03 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:50 am

The new Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville, TX is very kid friendly. They have two big bays with a ton of lanes, good RO's, and .22 nights for $5 per child.

http://eaglegunrangetx.com/


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Post by RottenApple » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:12 pm

I'm a big fan of Extreme Defensive Shooting Range in Royse City. It's a private, no frills, self-manned range. Cost is $250/2 years, no range fees, unlimited usage for you & your family. You can (and I have) take friends out there to shoot with you too. As it is un-manned, you must act as your own RSO, so I would recommend taking an NRA RSO course and make sure you teach the kiddos the rules.


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Post by camjr » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:10 pm

Ark03 wrote:The new Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville, TX is very kid friendly. They have two big bays with a ton of lanes, good RO's, and .22 nights for $5 per child.

http://eaglegunrangetx.com/

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Post by agwrestler » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:57 am

RottenApple wrote:I'm a big fan of Extreme Defensive Shooting Range in Royse City. It's a private, no frills, self-manned range. Cost is $250/2 years, no range fees, unlimited usage for you & your family. You can (and I have) take friends out there to shoot with you too. As it is un-manned, you must act as your own RSO, so I would recommend taking an NRA RSO course and make sure you teach the kiddos the rules.

Are there any clubs/ranges similar to this on the NW side of the metroplex?


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Post by n5wd » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:23 pm

agwrestler wrote: Are there any clubs/ranges similar to this on the NW side of the metroplex?
Shoot Smart (IH35W at the Golden Triangle ext, head south on the service road) has a minimum age of 8 years for shooters accompanyed by an adult. I THINK they've done some special kids-shooting type of events, but since my kiddoh is amost 30, and the oldest grandchild is almost 5, I haven't paid as much attention as I will in a couple of years.
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Post by race4beer » Tue May 28, 2013 10:31 am

Ark03 wrote:The new Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville, TX is very kid friendly. They have two big bays with a ton of lanes, good RO's, and .22 nights for $5 per child.

http://eaglegunrangetx.com/
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I've taken my 8yo daughter there and they were great, supportive, and helpful. The .22 nights are great fun.


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Post by GWE Chally » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:57 pm

B-Tactical in Caddo Mills is kid friendly.

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Post by george » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:10 pm

You may be looking for a formal range; however, is there no one in your circle of church or friends or co-workers who has a piece of land you could safely shoot on? The advantages are, you can use any targets you want (tin cans, balloons, etc. Makes it much more fun for the kids), there are no distractions, you can concentrate entirely on your little ones, you can make it a picnic event,no one is shooting their .44 in the next lane, it's free, no limits on ammunition/guns.

Just the way I prefer to train the little guys.

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Post by Sangiovese » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:15 pm

n5wd wrote:
agwrestler wrote: Are there any clubs/ranges similar to this on the NW side of the metroplex?
Shoot Smart (IH35W at the Golden Triangle ext, head south on the service road) has a minimum age of 8 years for shooters accompanyed by an adult. I THINK they've done some special kids-shooting type of events, but since my kiddoh is amost 30, and the oldest grandchild is almost 5, I haven't paid as much attention as I will in a couple of years.
Shoot Smart has youth leagues a couple times a year. My son shot in the league this summer and loved it.
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Post by Munk » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:19 pm

Top Gun is kid friendly, too.
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