good gun shops, places to shoot in the DC area


PDA






SpeedAKL
July 23, 2009, 10:20 PM
I just moved up to Northern VA / DC area to take a job. I brought all the funsticks with me and of course I'll need to find a good range. Any suggestions? I was thinking about joining the NRA's range for a year, since I'm already an NRA member and thus get some perks there. However, I'd also like to find an outdoor range where I can shoot at least 100 yards.

In addition, what are some good gun shops to browse / buy from?

If you enjoyed reading about "good gun shops, places to shoot in the DC area" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
zoom6zoom
July 23, 2009, 11:41 PM
Decent outdoor ranges in NoVA proper can be a bit hard to find. Check out the Issac Walton chapters. Quantico Shooting Club is also a possibility but has had issues with range access recently. Virginia Arms in Manassas is my preferred shop.

rbernie
July 23, 2009, 11:45 PM
I used to shoot at Gilberts in Springfield or Clark Bros. in Warrenton.

menacingsquirrel
July 24, 2009, 12:44 AM
Try 340 Defense in Rippon, WV 25441. That's where I shoot, but it's weekends only. Has out to 400 yards. Have to join ($35) and then it's $25 an hour, or you can join for unlimited weekends for $300 a year.

http://www.340defense.com

chris in va
July 24, 2009, 02:06 AM
Virginia Arms in Manassas is one of the best gun stores.

The Cove Campground in Gore VA has a 'range' of sorts where you can shoot about 100 yards.

zoom6zoom
July 24, 2009, 06:54 PM
Speed, I'll also invite you to check out the very active Virginia forum at opencarry.org if you're interested in meeting a lot of your new neighbors. We have regular get togethers around the area.

If you enjoyed reading about "good gun shops, places to shoot in the DC area" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!