Between Wash D.C. and Richmond is http://indoorrange.com/. I shoot there often. BYOA is OK. Pistol ammo only.
September 19, 2006, 10:24 AM
I am very partial to the NRA HQ range myself.
September 19, 2006, 07:38 PM
so a free range in amelia...sounds good
September 19, 2006, 08:05 PM
No handguns at the Amelia WMA.
September 19, 2006, 10:16 PM
Check out Shooters Paradise in Woodbridge (Prince William County). Its an indoor range, but you can shoot long guns like ARs, AKs, and shotguns.
September 19, 2006, 10:29 PM
Haven't heard much favorable about Amelia for long guns. However, if you are willing to drive to Amelia, then check out Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Nice range (17, 25, 50 yd pistol; 25, 50 100 yd rifle). Open hours are dependent on hunting seasons, but not bad. ~60 miles from Glen Allen, so quite a haul for those who live in "Richmond." Some of the private clubs around Richmond may have openings.
September 20, 2006, 12:08 AM
Drive on down to the Chickahominy WMA public range. (almost to Williamsburg)
Nice facility and nice people.
If you can get there on a weekday, you'll practically own the place.
September 20, 2006, 05:38 PM
It's a pretty standard rule that if you're renting a gun from the range, you have to buy your ammo from them. It prevents negligent reloaders from blowing up store guns.
Thus, most ranges allow you to shoot your own ammo in your own guns. This is true at NRA HQ, at Shooters Paradise in Woodbridge (the only indoor place I know of that lets you shoot ANY caliber up to and including .50BMG), and at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, though Blue Ridge restricts the use of all-lead bullets due to their ventillation system--or lack thereof.
September 20, 2006, 11:01 PM
dominion shooting range does not allow you to bring your own ammo period, its in richmond on midlothian turnpike behind southern gun world
September 21, 2006, 12:13 AM
Straight Shooter's in Colonial Heights let's you bring your own factory ammo (no reloads).
September 21, 2006, 01:27 AM
Some buddies and I are headed down there this Sunday morning, if we don't get rained out.
The shooting line is covered, but the paper targets disintegrate fast in a good rain storm.
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