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Austin-area Shooting Ranges, Clubs/Organizations, and Suppliers
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Best of the West Shooting Sports* www.texasshootingrange.com (512) 355-3486 19500 W. SH 29, Liberty Hill, TX 78642 Map Outdoor Range; Pistol Range, Rifle Range, Skeet & Trap, Tactical Bays; Classes and training (including CHL), Store PROS: Assigned a "bay" for your group; allowed to move around and use multiple targets and barriers, rapid fire, shoot from hip, etc.; excellent location for matches and classes; attracts big events and top-level competitions; friendly staff CONS: Better for experienced shooters since the group is responsible for their own safety; weather can be brutal.
Eagle Peak Shooting Range* www.eaglepeakshootingrange.com (512) 267-1400 20026 Lindeman Ln, Leander, TX 78641 Map Outdoor Range; Pistol Range, Rifle Range, Shotgun Range; Store, Rentals PROS: Indoor range allows shooting in any weather. Easy in, easy out; good rates; strict safety rules, good for new shooters CONS: Shooting limited (1 second between shots, no hip draw), pistol range gets crowded, safety very strict.
Red's Indoor Range www.redsguns.com NORTH: (512) 251-1022; 1908 W Pecan St., Pflugerville, TX 78660 Map SOUTH: (512) 892-4867; 6200 W Hwy 290, Austin TX 78735 Map Indoor range with movable targets and electric carrier system 0-100 yds.; Pistol Lanes, Rifle Lanes PROS: Range available in all weather conditions CONS: Small, Limited Lanes.
Lone Star Gun Range www.lonestargunrange.com 512) 801-2624 3795 Dry Creek Rd, Lockhart, TX 78644 Map Pistol Range, Rifle Range, Trap Available; Training Classes, Store and Rentals PROS: All main shooting areas covered; okay for most weather CONS: Small, Limited Lanes.
Austin Rifle Club www.austinrifleclub.org MAILING: P.O. Box 141399, Austin, TX 78714 LOCATION: 16312 Littig Rd, Manor, TX 78653 Map Outdoor range available by Card Access by members, apply for membership online PROS: Large facility; Pistol Range, Rifle Range, Tactical Bays; Variety of ranges, most areas covered CONS: Club Membership Required
Texas Star Shooting Range www.texasstarshootingrange.com (254) 813-5884 860 County Rd 3384, Kempner, TX 76539 Map Tactical Bays for Pistol and Rifle PROS: Class III License; Fully automatic gun rentals coming soon; Gun Sales and Rentals; training and CHL Classes available CONS: Full sun exposure
Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club www.capitolclays.com (512) 272-4707 8707 Lindell Ln, Austin, TX 78714 Map Sporting clays, skeet & trap. Memberships available. PROS: Instruction available, favorable for corporate outings. CONS: Gun rentals not available.
The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)* Sport shooting organization using "real world" scenarios and practical concealed carry equipment. Competitions divided by gun type and shooter skill level. Scoring based the balance of time and accuracy to test the skill of the individual shooter. Website: www.idpa.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (870) 545-3886 Fax: 870-545-3894 Address: 2232 CR 719, Berryville, AR 72616
Capitol Area Practical Shooters Club (CAPS Club)* Local Austin IDPA chapter with frequent creative competition matches. Very friendly and supportive organization; suitable for all shooter levels. Activities: IDPA Match at Best of the West 2nd Sunday monthly. IDPA Match at Austin Rifle Club 4th Saturday monthly. IDPA Match at Temple Gun Club 1st Sunday monthly. Website: www.caps-club.org Email: email@example.com Directors: John & Julianna Crowder Mailing Address: 202 Walton Way, Suite 192-161, Cedar Park, TX 78613
A Girl & A Gun Club Women's Shooting League (AGAG)* Women’s shooting club intended for women to assist other women to become comfortable and excited about shooting. Very friendly and approachable group; safe and non-judgmental. AGAG began in Leander, TX and has opened many successful chapters across the country. Activities: Girls Night Out at Shady Oaks 2nd & 4th Mondays 5pm-7:45pm. Breakfast and Bullets at Best of the West 1st & 3rd Fridays 9am-11am.Shooting Range Website www.agirlandagunclub.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Directors: Julianna Crowder, President/Founder; Renee Blaine, Vice President/Founder Mailing Address: 202 Walton Way, Suite 192-161, Cedar Park, TX 78613
National Rifle Association (NRA)* America's leading defender of the Second Amendment rights and promoting activity in the shooting community. Website: www.nra.org Phone: (800) 672-3888 Address: 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Round 2 Brass & Reloading* Provides high quality manufactured ammo at affordable prices. Very reliable product. Very friendly staff. Website: www.round2brass.com Email: email@example.com Phone:(512) 529-9440 Address: Leander, TX
GT Distributers* The "go to" store for all shooting gear including firearms, clothing, holsters, gun parts/accessories, ammo, etc. Specializes in law enforcement equipment. Don't miss their sales, particularly "Glocktoberfest." Website: www.gtdist.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:(512) 451-8298 or (800) 252-8310 Address: 2545 Brockton Dr. Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758 Map
Texas Law Shield* Provides 24/7/365 emergency access to an attorney for firearm legal representation. Monthly fee covers attorney fees if ever needed. Multi-state coverage option available. Website: www.uslawshield.com/texas Phone: (877) 448-6839 Address: 1020 Bay Area Blvd Suite 200, Houston TX 77058
LaRue Tactical Custom locally made rifles. Also offers variety of accessories such as optics, mounts, and targets. Website: www.laruetactical.com Phone: 512-259-1585 Address: 850 CR 177, Leander, TX 78641
STI International High quality firearms for competitive, tactical, and personal protection use. Website: www.stiguns.com Phone: 512-819-0656 Address: 114 Halmar Cove, Georgetown, TX 78628
AR15 Targets Locally made functional, durable and cost effective steel targets for rifle and pistol. Website: www.ar15target.com Phone: 512-538-8512 Address: 500 Brushy Creek Rd, Suite 400, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Storied Firearms Antique, Collectable and Modern firearms, but carry firearms that have a documented family history…storied firearms. Website: www.storiedfirearms.com Phone: 512-394-0125 Address: 9300 U.S. Hwy 290 West, Bldg. 2 (Southwest Austin)