Range Building

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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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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What you can do between professional cleanings and bullet trap inspections

Keep records: 1. Retain range and bullet trap specifications from manufacturer. 2. Keep track of how many rounds you are shooting monthly/quarterly/yearly. 3. Keep a list of key contacts for all range services. 4. Have a list of the EXACT make, model, size and quantity of ventilation filters. 5. Keep a record of when each …

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