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How to Start a Gun Range Business

An indoor or outdoor shooting range can be a lucrative business if you are the kind of person who can operate under strict federal, state and local regulations, including safety, insurance, record keeping and reporting requirements. You can start from scratch or purchase an already operating establishment, depending on your situation and the startup capital…

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Shooting range building guide

When you set your sights on building a shooting range, there’s a lot of ground to cover. As you determine how many acres for an outdoor shooting range will be necessary – or, alternately, how large a building would have to be to house an indoor range – you’ll also need to determine the scope…

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Indoor and outdoor range comparison

There are two types of shooting ranges: indoor and outdoor. Both have benefits and drawbacks. Using a combination of both is ideal for the outdoor hunting enthusiast. A variety of targets can be used in both types of facilities, including metal shooting targets, steel targets and moving targets. Indoor Shooting Range Indoor ranges are designed…

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Private range ventilation and filtration

Firing range air filtration presents two key challenges, centering on the protection of both people and equipment. In addition to removing hazardous contaminants generated by firearm discharge, air filtration systems must filter make-up air to protect HVAC equipment from outside contaminants. In accordance with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)…

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Key features of a well designed HVAC system

The key features of a well designed HVAC system include: Correct Air Pressure and air flow within the room environment Consistent Heating / Cooling / Filtering Loads throughout the annual seasons Efficiently Sized for the occupied space it is meant for Balanced Air Flows between the supply and return systems to maintain neutral pressure within the occupied environment Proper…

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Building an outdoor shooting range

In the case of an outdoor range, noise is definitely an issue. Safety is an important concern as well. It’s important to take the time to review all public ordinances that pertain to your property regarding outdoor shooting before investing any time in design, and follow all regulations. Common restrictions found in municipal ordinances include…

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Building a commercial shooting range

First Steps Create your business plan for the type of range you wish to open. There are two types of ranges, outdoor and indoor. Both have their own set of challenges and benefits. The type of range may also be affected by zoning requirements, since there are different requirements for each type. Indoor Gun Ranges:…

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