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sweett  [Member]
2/11/2009 12:59:01 AM
I am looking into opening a indoor shooting range and I have no idea how much it will cost for start up, insurance, licenses, etc...
Who can I contact to get a approximate cost and get the ball rolling if I can pull it off.
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Draco223  [Team Member]
2/11/2009 1:21:42 AM
Originally Posted By sweett:
I am looking into opening a indoor shooting range and I have no idea how much it will cost for start up, insurance, licenses, etc...
Who can I contact to get a approximate cost and get the ball rolling if I can pull it off.


If the insurance and licenses don't kill you...then the "regulations" to provide CLEAN AIR will!

YMMV, you have A LOT OF WORK to do. The $$$ can vary from one city to the next...

FIRST FIND WHAT CITY WOULD ALLOW ONE...BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!
FrankSymptoms  [Team Member]
2/11/2009 1:23:00 AM
Search the NRA web site! It seems to me that they once had some info about that.

ETA

Google is your friend!

ETA2

Here's the article:
Building A Range

In the June issue, there was a feature by Dick Williams called "Energizing Your Handgun Sales." I'm looking at getting into the handgun business when I retire from the Army. But most of all, I would like to establish an indoor shooting range. The only thing is, I didn't know where to look for information about opening a shooting range. If you could guide me in the right direction, it would help.

SFC Richard D. Smith,

U.S. Army

Via www. shootingindustry.com

A great place to start is the National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR), a division of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). From their Website (www.rangeinfo.org): "The National Association of Shooting Ranges promotes the development of state-of-the-art target shooting facilities/entertainment centers and promotes and protects target shooting facilities by providing leadership in information, communication, and partnerships between ranges, industry, and community."
sweett  [Member]
2/11/2009 1:45:09 AM
Originally Posted By Draco223:
Originally Posted By sweett:
I am looking into opening a indoor shooting range and I have no idea how much it will cost for start up, insurance, licenses, etc...
Who can I contact to get a approximate cost and get the ball rolling if I can pull it off.


If the insurance and licenses don't kill you...then the "regulations" to provide CLEAN AIR will!

YMMV, you have A LOT OF WORK to do. The $$$ can vary from one city to the next...

FIRST FIND WHAT CITY WOULD ALLOW ONE...BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!


Yeah it may not be possible but it is a life long dream of mine, and I may have someone to give me a loan.

ArimoDave  [Team Member]
2/11/2009 1:45:36 AM
The last figure I heard about was for a well equiped and ventlated 25yd indoor range, you will need about $1,000,000. This will cover all building materials, bullet traps, ventilation, target carriers, local licencing fees, and initial operating expenses.
sweett  [Member]
2/11/2009 1:47:21 AM
Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
Search the NRA web site! It seems to me that they once had some info about that.

ETA

Google is your friend!

ETA2

Here's the article:
Building A Range

In the June issue, there was a feature by Dick Williams called "Energizing Your Handgun Sales." I'm looking at getting into the handgun business when I retire from the Army. But most of all, I would like to establish an indoor shooting range. The only thing is, I didn't know where to look for information about opening a shooting range. If you could guide me in the right direction, it would help.

SFC Richard D. Smith,

U.S. Army

Via www. shootingindustry.com

A great place to start is the National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR), a division of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). From their Website (www.rangeinfo.org): "The National Association of Shooting Ranges promotes the development of state-of-the-art target shooting facilities/entertainment centers and promotes and protects target shooting facilities by providing leadership in information, communication, and partnerships between ranges, industry, and community."



Thanks for the info I will make some calls in the morning, I must have called fifteen gun ranges today and this is the best info so far. Thanks again

sweett  [Member]
2/11/2009 1:50:21 AM
Originally Posted By ArimoDave:
The last figure I heard about was for a well equiped and ventlated 25yd indoor range, you will need about $1,000,000. This will cover all building materials, bullet traps, ventilation, target carriers, local licencing fees, and initial operating expenses.



So thats the reason there isnt one on every corner LOL. WOW! that is slightly over my own estimated cost by about $700,000.

osprey21  [Life Member]
2/11/2009 6:36:03 AM
The indoor range I shoot at cost $4M+ to construct - but it's a VERY nice facility.
VarmitSniper  [Member]
3/10/2009 6:53:03 PM
Originally Posted By ArimoDave:
The last figure I heard about was for a well equiped and ventlated 25yd indoor range, you will need about $1,000,000. This will cover all building materials, bullet traps, ventilation, target carriers, local licencing fees, and initial operating expenses.



The local range here spent 1mil 4 years ago and they did 90% of the work themselves. He said you are looking at 2-3 mil now. And if you do it do not put in a rubber trap get a snail trap. less maintenance and much cleaner with no chance of fire.

The rubber in the traps will burn, there was a range at a Casino here that burned down because the rubber trap went up.
hwy84  [Team Member]
3/14/2009 9:29:55 PM
Nra has a manual they sell that covers alot of the basics on building a range they also have a team that consults on ranges. Also there maybe grants available thru your state and federal goverments ie: teaching shooters education to youths.

Before you spend the $50.00 to buy the NRA range book let me know I have one still in wrappers I'll sell you for a little less.
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