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Range fees - what does your range charge?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rick_reno, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. rick_reno

    rick_reno member

    Dec 25, 2002
    We're trying to figure out how to raise some money for our city managed shooting range. We have 100/200 yd. rifle, 50 yard rifle/pistol, 25 yard rifle/pistol and a couple of 7 yard pistol benches available. Our cement benches are covered, we have sound proofing in the roof and we provide chairs, spotting scopes, ear and eye protection, a target (additional targets are $.25 each) and target stands and a porta potty. Our fees to shoot are $10 for a season pass (May to Novermber) and $3 for a daily pass. Most folks opt for the season pass. The range masters are volunteers (we get a free pass). We've been told we have to come up with some way to generate more money next year and we're concerned that raising fees might push shooters back into shooting everywhere else. We've worked hard to turn this range into a good asset for the community.

    What do the ranges you folks shoot at cost? Please provide general location. We're in N. Idaho - the city is Sandpoint.
  2. digex

    digex New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Western Nebraska
    My local range charges $8.50 an hour. Ammo is competetive and targets start at 1.00 a piece. He has rentals and all that good stuff but I don't know how much those are. We're located in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. It's an indoor range, BTW and is pretty much a pistol range. Some rifles are ok, but I don't think they allow the big guns.
  3. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Active Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    The one I frequent most charges $5.00 per session, and $30.00 per season pass. The pass is good for your whole family. The range is similar to what you describe, except it only goes out to 100 yards.
  4. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    One range is $3 per gun and $3 per target (4)NRA bullseyes

    You can't replace targets so you have to move to a new table
    and pay another $3.00 to shoot at a new one.
    (free eyes and ears)

    One is $6 flat fee unlimited guns and targets are 50 cents each
    (range is ok but no benches all standing.
    (free ears)

    Another range is $4.54 per gun and $1 per new silhouette.

    The most expensive is $8 per person shooting rifles and another $8 for shooting pistols per person.

    Then its $4 per extra gun and $1 additional per target

    So a guy taking his son 2 pistols and 2 rifles would be $32
  5. Mastrogiacomo

    Mastrogiacomo Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    My range charges $10 an hour. It's 25 cents for the target paper, I think $5 for ammo, $15 to rent a gun and I think they charge you for the ear protection and foam protection ($1.00) -- not sure what though. I have my own guns, my own ear protection and my own ammo so the most it costs me to shoot is $10.50....

    I'm hoping to join a gun club soon....
  6. Carlos

    Carlos Participating Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Portland, Oregon
    I must say "Raise That Price To at Least $50 a Year".

    One time fees should be $5.

    Sounds like a nice place. Recoup your expenses.

    I pay $100 a year for a 10 lane 50 ft indoor pistol that I can use until 10 p.m.

    For Rifles, I drive an hour (Mt Hood National Forest) and shoot. Then drive an hour back. I love that drive.

    However, comma, there's a sweet range that would cut my driving in half with 100-600, skeet, indoor pistol range, events, etc., $65 a year after first year. I'll be joining soonest.

    Another however, comma, is the bubba factor that I see at ranges. It gets tiring, but they do pay attention to the evil ones, and I drive away with a smile on my face, knowing I might have converted a man to a military style weapon.

    We can't rapid fire there, so we drive to the Dump for the real shooting. No better stress relief.

    I'll be keeping that $100 a year pistol range membership going until I die.
  7. WingZero

    WingZero New Member

    May 28, 2003
    Range time is $8.00 an hour, targets are $.50-$1.00.
  8. Sisco

    Sisco Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Gun club range is $50 per year plus an NRA membership.
    Range I use the most is free, built and maintained by employees of the company I work for.
    Neither one has indoor facilities.
  9. SRYnidan

    SRYnidan Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    The Range I belong to charges $150 / Year but I get the combination to the gate. I can shoot at all hours of the night, there are no restrictions on type of weapons or magazines. You are free to rapid fire or shoot full auto (on the practical range).
  10. DNA

    DNA New Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Range #1 Indoors $160 for Annual Pass, $10 for 3 hours, $1 for eyes and ears, ~$1 pertargets, $10 gun rental, reloaded ammo is ok (50 rounds of .357mag for $10)

    Range #2 Indoors $275 for Annual, $10 head/hour, $0.50 for ears and eyes, ~$1 per target, $6 gun rental, reloaded ammo at retail (50 rounds of .357mag for $14)

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2003
  11. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    The coolest range I went to was the gunstore in Las Vegas.
    They rented all sorts of pistols(good condition) and a ton of Full auto (pistol caliber).

    Here is the cool part.

    The gun rental is $30 example MP5
    With that rental you get 2 loaded mags.

    Any extra ammo you want to shoot out of the SMG is regular store priced PMC.

    I fired a WWII vintage Thompson for $30 plus 2 more boxes of PMC $9 each

    UZI same thing but it broke down so I got to finish off with the MP5k.

    I got out of there for under a hundred bucks.
    They also have a rubber stamp of the gun you used so you can save your silhouette as a keepsake.

    For you reloaders they sell brass by the 5 gallon bucket.
    the rangemaster said they were literally knee deep in it after a
    full auto Birthday party.
  12. Greg L

    Greg L Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Northern KY
    $25/yr membership plus $1/shooter (member, $3 nonmember guest) per visit. RO's are volunteers and every member is supposed to work 3 events/year (they have lots of different events to help out at) as either a RO (most of the regulars are qualified) or helper in some other capacity.

    I would bump the annual fee up to $25 or so especially if you point out at the same time the benifits of membership and what they are getting for the money for $3/month for the season.

  13. YodaVader

    YodaVader Active Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    My outdoor range is at a conservation club - the dues are $35 per year and you are issued a key to shoot at the range anytime there is not a club activity taking place.

    The indoor pistol range increased their rates to $65 per year - again you are issued a key (elctronic key) to enter and shoot anytime you wish except when there is a pistol league taking place. Nice place to shoot in the winter since it is heated!

    So , I pay $100 a year for the use of 2 ranges.
  14. Idaho

    Idaho New Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Between the desert and the mountains
    Southern Idaho (Boise), public range:
    $5/day or $100/year. Daily price includes 1 free target and use of the target stand and staple gun. Extra targets $.25. I don't know if eyes/ears are available, as I use my own. Range is outdoor, separate covered pistol and rifle ranges. Pistol range is largely self-regulated (it is about 50 yards away from the monitored rifle range), but seldom more than 2-3 shooters, and usually its just me. Rifle range has a good rangemaster (he and his wife share RM duties), solid benches, and some decent chairs (others are iffy) Distance is up to 200 yards (once-a-week availability of 600 yard range, use of which necessarily precludes use of regular pistol and rifle ranges, temporarily suspended - long story.)

    I can literally go across the road and shoot in the desert for free, which I do for certain types of shooting, but I usually shoot at the range due to the (on weekends) abundance of frighteningly unsafe shooters in the desert.

    Having moved here from Seattle, (where indoor pistol range fees ranged 8-10/hour), I find this place to be a bargain.
  15. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    I pay $10 per day, with three free (usually poorly photocopied) targets.
  16. OEF_VET

    OEF_VET Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Here in the Nashville, Tn area the prices average around $10 - $15 per day. Targets are about $1 each.

    By the way rick, are you a longtime resident of Sandpoint? The reason I ask is one of my best friends is originally from there. His name is Jon W. Nelson. He's been in the Army for just over 20 years now, but his folks still live there. Just thought you might now him.

  17. JackShandy

    JackShandy New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Wherever I go, there I am...
    Handgunners in Burlington, NC...

    $200.00/year for unlimited range time. Targets are .85. They have weird hours: closed Monday and Tuesday. Wed. and Thurs. open 1-7pm; Friday 1-6pm; Sat. 11am-6pm; Sun. 1-6pm. It's an indoor range with 10 lanes and every time I've been (Saturdays and one Thursday), there has never been more than two other people. I plan on getting my moneys worth in fairly short order.
  18. boofus

    boofus Guest

    My favorite range charges $6.50 per person. No time limit, no limit on number of guns. You can shoot anything but shotguns with buckshot. They rent out full-auto guns at $25 for 2 machineguns until you get sick of them or run out of money to buy ammo. No rules on rapid fire, you can empty the whole mag in 1 burst if you like. :p

    The downside is the ventilation is bad and the range is only 25 yards long. :(
  19. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    The range I most frequent is indoor & they charge $10 for the 1st person per hour, $15/hr for 2 people & $20/hr for 3...Membership is $275 per year.

    LAWDOGKMS New Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    I feel spoiled now, hearing some of the range fees you folks pay,,

    Ours is outdoors, in a beautiful setting..

    50 yard pistol range

    100 yard rifle range

    skeet/trap range

    We have 3-gun matches monthly, bullseye, skeet etc...always something going on..

    Often I go at the end of the day in the last hour of daylight, and have the place to myself, shoot a little, watch the sun go down, and unwind...

    $20.. a year.....

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