indoor vs outdoor ranges, what's your preference?

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    indoor vs outdoor ranges, what's your preference?

    i'd like to know if most of you prefer to use indoor or outdoor shooting ranges and why? how much do you pay to use these ranges?

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    Indoor. Just because it's on average 110 in the desert during the summer.
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    It depends on what/when I am shooting. When shooting pistols, i.e 9mm/38spcl/45acp/22; I like the indoor range in the summer time. When shooting rifles, 44mag and above pistols I like outdoor ranges. Arizona summers are really hot here 100-110, the shade helps a little.

    Tucson indoor range fee is about: $7-10
    Outdoor range fee is about $3-5 all day

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    I belong to an private outdoor range that is the nicest range of the many I've been to in many states.
    I pay $200 per year, and $50 more for the 'boss'.
    We can shoot 7 days a week 'sun up till sun down.

    Year-round shooting in FL is perfect...

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    When it's not raining, I'm all about the "redneck gun and skeet club," that is a little unicorporated land just north of town. It's free!

    Rainy weather, I'll spring for the indoor range.
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    last time ,my wife and went to the indoor range. Having our own guns and ammo it cost us about $40 bucks. Most of that was range fees.
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    I belong to a club with indoor and outdoor ranges and it depends on the weather as to which I prefer. It is $60 a year and 24/7 access to the indoor range. Daylight hrs for outdoor.
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    I have been to the Scottsdale Gum Club and Shooters World for indoor ranges. I have been to Ben Avery for the outdoor ranges. I just like shooting outdoors the most. Even when its a 110 out. Your under shade, so it feels like 95 and its a dry heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi2az View Post
    I have been to the Scottsdale Gum Club



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    I belong to an outdoor range that costs me $80.00 per year for unlimited access. I like it as long as the weather is cooperating. Spring thru fall is usually pretty good, winter can get cold with a lot of sub-freezing weather. When it is that cold I will go to an indoor range, or I just won’t go.

    I personally prefer the outdoor range because I like being outdoors. But, I live in an area where the weather cooperated throughout the majority of the year.

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    I've only been shooting since April, really, but I belong to an outdoor range and LOVE IT! Though it can be a little brutal when the temperatures get above 80 or 90. I'm not sure about the rest of the year yet. I wasn't totally thrilled with the one indoor range we went to -- it wasn't a/c, so it was still pretty warm in there, and it was small and not very well lit. Got a huge headache halfway through.

    Oh, the outdoor range costs me $85 a year, shooting is unlimited as long as it is during daylight hours (and after noon on Sundays).
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    I don't go to ranges to shoot. I don't know of any ranges that will let me shoot most of what I shoot.

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    I am a member of an indoor range. $250 for the family per year. unlimited use.
    any handgun, shotgun, or 223 to 7.62 rifle.
    there is an outdoor range that has a 100 yard range. that is $15 per use.
    that is where I sighted in the .300 win mag.

    just this last Saterday I went with relatives to shoot on State land. Had a great time with 250+ yard shots. that .300 is FUN to shoot.

    edit: forgot to answer. you need an indoor range in this part of the country. too wet otherwise.
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    Belonged to an indoor range when I lived in New Orleans, which was fine with me. It was $50 a year plus you had to use their ammo & targets. It was limited to mainly pistol use. Rifles could only be shot if they were .223 caliber or smaller.

    Since '03 my current club is here in E. Texas. It's almost 300 acres with two pistol ranges, two rifle ranges, three shotgun ranges and an archery range. It costs $75 a year and guests are free (but your responsibility). You provide your own ammo and can use your own targets or ones provided by the club for 50 cents each. You also have to be a member of the NRA to belong to the club, so I guess that could/should be added to the cost, though I was an NRA member long before I joined the gun club.
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    I prefer indoor in the winter - shooting outside at -20 degrees just isn't as much fun as it sounds.... I much rather take the boat down some river where no one is around during the summer and use Gods shooting range. No range restrictions :-)
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