Garland Gun Club

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2606 Pleasant Valley Rd

Garland, TX

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UNSAFE UNSAFE UNSAFE! STAY AWAY!!! The range officer's idea of doing their job is sitting on their butts just outside the office and talking on the PA system. I have had other shooters next to me fail to keep their weapons pointed downrange and actually point them at me. I have had a shooter with a 50 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver firing unsafe hand-loaded ammo (squibs followed by over power loads) right next to me, causing all others to vacate their shooting stations. I was sitting next to a rifle shooter who accidentally discharged his rifle at a 45 degree angle over the horizon when his hand slipped off the bolt and contacted his trigger. ALL THIS GOES UNSEEN BY THE RANGE OFFICERS BECAUSE THEY ARE SITTING ON THEIR ASSES! BUT - DO NOT DARE TO MAKE THE MISTAKE OF CROSSING THE LINE DURING A CEASE FIRE! THE RANGE OFFICER CAN SEE THIS FROM HIS LAWN CHAIR AND YOU WILL BE EXCORIATED OVER THE PA SYSTEM AS IF YOU JUST SHOT YOUR NEIGHBOR IN THE FOOT!

This place is a serious accident waiting to happen! I cannot believe the City of Garland allows it to continue in such an urban environment. PLEASE PLEASE GO ELSEWHERE!! AND - IF You live downrange from this life threatening hazard -- MOVE -- NOW!

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UNSAFE UNSAFE UNSAFE! STAY AWAY!!! The range officer's idea of doing their job is sitting on their butts just outside the office and talking on the PA system. I have had other shooters next to me fail to keep their weapons pointed downrange and actually point them at me. I have had a shooter with a 50 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver firing unsafe hand-loaded ammo (squibs followed by over power loads) right next to me, causing all others to vacate their shooting stations. I was sitting next to a rifle shooter who accidentally discharged his rifle at a 45 degree angle over the horizon when his hand slipped off the bolt and contacted his trigger. ALL THIS GOES UNSEEN BY THE RANGE OFFICERS BECAUSE THEY ARE SITTING ON THEIR ASSES! BUT - DO NOT DARE TO MAKE THE MISTAKE OF CROSSING THE LINE DURING A CEASE FIRE! THE RANGE OFFICER CAN SEE THIS FROM HIS LAWN CHAIR AND YOU WILL BE EXCORIATED OVER THE PA SYSTEM AS IF YOU JUST SHOT YOUR NEIGHBOR IN THE FOOT!

This place is a serious accident waiting to happen! I cannot believe the City of Garland allows it to continue in such an urban environment. PLEASE PLEASE GO ELSEWHERE!! AND - IF You live downrange from this life threatening hazard -- MOVE -- NOW!

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I've been going to this range for YEARS and have always loved it, until this new "restricted guns" list came up and not to mention the (new) rude staff. I tried going in the other day to shoot my ak, then the guy behind the counter explained to me that they no longer allow ANY rifles that fire a cartridge bigger than a 5.56 (.223)...SERIOUSLY?? Not even bolt-action rifles!! Then the guy was very rude, he just shrugged his shoulders and said "looks like you'r in a bad spot", then turned to help the next person like I'm nobody (I've only been going to that range for 10 YEARS!). Needless to say, I will not be going back there anymore and STRONGLY discourage anyone else to go there. It's a shame, really.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been going to this range for YEARS and have always loved it, until this new "restricted guns" list came up and not to mention the (new) rude staff. I tried going in the other day to shoot my ak, then the guy behind the counter explained to me that they no longer allow ANY rifles that fire a cartridge bigger than a 5.56 (.223)...SERIOUSLY?? Not even bolt-action rifles!! Then the guy was very rude, he just shrugged his shoulders and said "looks like you'r in a bad spot", then turned to help the next person like I'm nobody (I've only been going to that range for 10 YEARS!). Needless to say, I will not be going back there anymore and STRONGLY discourage anyone else to go there. It's a shame, really.

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I've been a member here for about 3 years. I've always been treated well. It's nothing fancy, but it's a public shooting range. It does have a large selection of firing lanes. Outdoor ranges are better for your hearing and breathing.

Why only two stars? I rented a gun here today. I rented a Sig Pro in .40. Rental fee was average. Range ammo (required for rented guns) was beyond ridiculous! $26.95 per box!!!! Holy markup Batman! I fired 100 rounds. The gun malfunctioned 7 times (not ammo malfunction). That's a clear indication of an unsafe firearm. When I turned the gun back in, I explained the number and type of malfunctions. The range officer shrugged and put the gun back in the case to be rented again. Be very weary of renting a firearm at this range.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been a member here for about 3 years. I've always been treated well. It's nothing fancy, but it's a public shooting range. It does have a large selection of firing lanes. Outdoor ranges are better for your hearing and breathing.

Why only two stars? I rented a gun here today. I rented a Sig Pro in .40. Rental fee was average. Range ammo (required for rented guns) was beyond ridiculous! $26.95 per box!!!! Holy markup Batman! I fired 100 rounds. The gun malfunctioned 7 times (not ammo malfunction). That's a clear indication of an unsafe firearm. When I turned the gun back in, I explained the number and type of malfunctions. The range officer shrugged and put the gun back in the case to be rented again. Be very weary of renting a firearm at this range.

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-5 stars for rifles. Last time I visited the staff told me no .30 caliber rifles so if you come to this range for rifles expect to only be allowed to fire non-FMJ .223 and smaller. Even if you just want to shoot .223 it'll be cheaper to buy FMJ and shoot at an indoor range like Targetmasters, Bullet Trap, or DFW Gun Range. I assume this is a rule being imposed upon them by the city of garland or their insurance company but it still makes this range suck for rifles.

4 stars for shotguns. I'm happy to have a place to shoot clays. The only other range near me that allows shotguns is Targetmaster and they're an indoor range. You can adjust the arc of the clays to be away from other shooters using the wingnut on top or wait a second and a half for the people next to you to fire before you launch.

3 stars for handguns. No complaints and they're not part of the FMJ restriction.

3 stars for range & staff. The range is basic, the video is horribly outdated, and the staff ranges from brusque to rude. That's FINE. It's a $10 lifetime membership and $10 to shoot. Responding to reviews about how rude/racist the staff is:

For all practical purposes they have ONE rule that isn't common sense: "When they call for a cold range you empty your firearm, open the breech or lock the slide back, and DO NOT GO BACK TO YOUR TABLE FOR ANYTHING." Yes they will scream and cuss at you if you go back to your table OR if you left your weapon loaded, or even empty but closed. It's not personal. They don't care who you are. You're an object lesson for the whole range. I've forgotten to open my weapon and been chewed out. I've gone back to my table to pack up my weapon and been screamed at. That's MY fault and I haven't done either again.

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★★★☆☆

-5 stars for rifles. Last time I visited the staff told me no .30 caliber rifles so if you come to this range for rifles expect to only be allowed to fire non-FMJ .223 and smaller. Even if you just want to shoot .223 it'll be cheaper to buy FMJ and shoot at an indoor range like Targetmasters, Bullet Trap, or DFW Gun Range. I assume this is a rule being imposed upon them by the city of garland or their insurance company but it still makes this range suck for rifles.

4 stars for shotguns. I'm happy to have a place to shoot clays. The only other range near me that allows shotguns is Targetmaster and they're an indoor range. You can adjust the arc of the clays to be away from other shooters using the wingnut on top or wait a second and a half for the people next to you to fire before you launch.

3 stars for handguns. No complaints and they're not part of the FMJ restriction.

3 stars for range & staff. The range is basic, the video is horribly outdated, and the staff ranges from brusque to rude. That's FINE. It's a $10 lifetime membership and $10 to shoot. Responding to reviews about how rude/racist the staff is:

For all practical purposes they have ONE rule that isn't common sense: "When they call for a cold range you empty your firearm, open the breech or lock the slide back, and DO NOT GO BACK TO YOUR TABLE FOR ANYTHING." Yes they will scream and cuss at you if you go back to your table OR if you left your weapon loaded, or even empty but closed. It's not personal. They don't care who you are. You're an object lesson for the whole range. I've forgotten to open my weapon and been chewed out. I've gone back to my table to pack up my weapon and been screamed at. That's MY fault and I haven't done either again.

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The only thing wrong with this range are the novices who show up with no training. Guns are only as dangerous as the people using them, and I am so sorry if you don't like the RO's attitude when he tries to help you. People, if you want customer service, then go out to dinner. If you haven't learned proper gun safety, then by all means, take some lessons. But if you like to shoot at a good price, and know what the hell you are doing, then I will see you at the Garland Gun Range.

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★★★★☆

The only thing wrong with this range are the novices who show up with no training. Guns are only as dangerous as the people using them, and I am so sorry if you don't like the RO's attitude when he tries to help you. People, if you want customer service, then go out to dinner. If you haven't learned proper gun safety, then by all means, take some lessons. But if you like to shoot at a good price, and know what the hell you are doing, then I will see you at the Garland Gun Range.

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I have read some reviews before i went. I ignored it.
BIG MISTAKE.
Range master is indeed Rude and Racist.
I can appreciate some instructions and corrections BUT you do not humiliate you're patrons in front of everybody for just some minor issues. A lot of unneccessary stuff words was said.

Why do i say the Range master is Racist?
Well, we are asians. The way he talked to us was HUMILIATING when it was only about some trash. While when he talked to a caucasian female about gun safety ( a loaded firearm on ceasefire.)
He went to her and only whispered some things. We would have appreciated that kind of approach rather than getting hollered/yelled at.
...and that is just an understatement.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SHOOTING RANGE AT ALL.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have read some reviews before i went. I ignored it.
BIG MISTAKE.
Range master is indeed Rude and Racist.
I can appreciate some instructions and corrections BUT you do not humiliate you're patrons in front of everybody for just some minor issues. A lot of unneccessary stuff words was said.

Why do i say the Range master is Racist?
Well, we are asians. The way he talked to us was HUMILIATING when it was only about some trash. While when he talked to a caucasian female about gun safety ( a loaded firearm on ceasefire.)
He went to her and only whispered some things. We would have appreciated that kind of approach rather than getting hollered/yelled at.
...and that is just an understatement.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SHOOTING RANGE AT ALL.

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Ok, One tip for you all shooters. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE, IF YOU ARE BROWN. This guy named "BILL", calls himself a Range Master. He is a racist and an extremely discriminating guy. He will scold you for anything... even if you talk to your buddy shooter :(

Trust me, this guy is full of it,,,, and wouldn't care to throw you out, just b/c he doesn't like you...

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Ok, One tip for you all shooters. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE, IF YOU ARE BROWN. This guy named "BILL", calls himself a Range Master. He is a racist and an extremely discriminating guy. He will scold you for anything... even if you talk to your buddy shooter :(

Trust me, this guy is full of it,,,, and wouldn't care to throw you out, just b/c he doesn't like you...

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I have to wonder why people complain about the staff. I have been to this range numerous times and never have I had a problem with the staff. But then I am usually following the simple rules they make you adhere to. I guess that can be a problem for some folks.

My family and I really enjoy the Garland Public Shooting Range. I just wish it was a little closer to my home, I would go more often

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★★★★☆

I have to wonder why people complain about the staff. I have been to this range numerous times and never have I had a problem with the staff. But then I am usually following the simple rules they make you adhere to. I guess that can be a problem for some folks.

My family and I really enjoy the Garland Public Shooting Range. I just wish it was a little closer to my home, I would go more often

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Pros:
- cheap
- outdoor
- no other outdoor range option nearby (not sure if this is a pro since no competition means bad service)

Cons:
-rude staff; bully officer at the range; make sure to follow all rules and be quiet during ceasefire or be prepared for some verbal abuse over the loudspeaker
- facility is maintained to GPSR standards- 2 big craters at the entrance- be sure to slow down just after passing the entrance gate ! ; gets muddy after rain- wear appropriate footwear; crumbling target boards- bring a good caliber staple gun. (It would be great if GPSR uses part of its profit to maintain the range)

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★★☆☆☆

Pros:
- cheap
- outdoor
- no other outdoor range option nearby (not sure if this is a pro since no competition means bad service)

Cons:
-rude staff; bully officer at the range; make sure to follow all rules and be quiet during ceasefire or be prepared for some verbal abuse over the loudspeaker
- facility is maintained to GPSR standards- 2 big craters at the entrance- be sure to slow down just after passing the entrance gate ! ; gets muddy after rain- wear appropriate footwear; crumbling target boards- bring a good caliber staple gun. (It would be great if GPSR uses part of its profit to maintain the range)

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This business is not one for inexperienced shooters. The range is adequate, fairly safe, good location, and comfortable on a nice day. Sure, $10 is cheaper than the indoor ranges, unless you buy the indoor ranges memberships. The lack of credit card transactions is as archaic as their customer service skills. The mandatory video is out of date and inaccurate. We followed the video rules and got chewed out by a "regular" patron. The staff blew it off and said, "Yeah, half of what that fella on the video says isn't true." Nice.

Targetmasters in Garland at Miller & Jupiter is only $6 more ($16) and while their facility is kinda junky, they staff is very, very patient and friendly.

Bottom line, if GPSR is close to you, and you like the price, give it a try. But don't expect anything more than a bare-bones facility, dry if not hateful staff, and confusing rules and practices.

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★★★☆☆

This business is not one for inexperienced shooters. The range is adequate, fairly safe, good location, and comfortable on a nice day. Sure, $10 is cheaper than the indoor ranges, unless you buy the indoor ranges memberships. The lack of credit card transactions is as archaic as their customer service skills. The mandatory video is out of date and inaccurate. We followed the video rules and got chewed out by a "regular" patron. The staff blew it off and said, "Yeah, half of what that fella on the video says isn't true." Nice.

Targetmasters in Garland at Miller & Jupiter is only $6 more ($16) and while their facility is kinda junky, they staff is very, very patient and friendly.

Bottom line, if GPSR is close to you, and you like the price, give it a try. But don't expect anything more than a bare-bones facility, dry if not hateful staff, and confusing rules and practices.

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Extremely rude, unprofessional staff. Wait is forever, then make you watch a terrible 5-10 min video that could be explained in 30 seconds, and then, after already waiting in line, make you go back through and wait in line again. I spent a total of 2 hours over 2 different days trying to get in and shoot, only to be confronted with having to wait another hour after finishing the video. The guy's response, "Well, you shouldn't have come these 2 days." Thanks guy. I won't be coming any other days either.

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★☆☆☆☆

Extremely rude, unprofessional staff. Wait is forever, then make you watch a terrible 5-10 min video that could be explained in 30 seconds, and then, after already waiting in line, make you go back through and wait in line again. I spent a total of 2 hours over 2 different days trying to get in and shoot, only to be confronted with having to wait another hour after finishing the video. The guy's response, "Well, you shouldn't have come these 2 days." Thanks guy. I won't be coming any other days either.

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If you like rude people then this is the place for you! When you walk in don't expect to get a friendly outdoorsman greeting, but more of a "What do you want attitude!"

They act like they are always so busy and anything you ask them, even if its regarding buying their over priced ammunition, will seem like you are really putting them out and making them work overtime.

They preach safety yet some walk around with an unsecured pistol in their back pocket, just ready to fall out at any time and fire. They don't even try to be polite. When some one is kicked out of the range, they scream and yell at them all the way out the door, just flexing their muscle in front of every one to see. Seen this on more than one occassion and I don't go here very often.

This place stays pretty busy for only one reason, they are close and cheap. But ya get what ya pay for. I almost thought this place was a joke, kind of like the restraunt, Dicks' Last Resort. I'm sure I will have another "last resort day" where I might need to go back, but it wont be an enjoyed day at the range. More of a shoot too sight in and get the heck out of there!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you like rude people then this is the place for you! When you walk in don't expect to get a friendly outdoorsman greeting, but more of a "What do you want attitude!"

They act like they are always so busy and anything you ask them, even if its regarding buying their over priced ammunition, will seem like you are really putting them out and making them work overtime.

They preach safety yet some walk around with an unsecured pistol in their back pocket, just ready to fall out at any time and fire. They don't even try to be polite. When some one is kicked out of the range, they scream and yell at them all the way out the door, just flexing their muscle in front of every one to see. Seen this on more than one occassion and I don't go here very often.

This place stays pretty busy for only one reason, they are close and cheap. But ya get what ya pay for. I almost thought this place was a joke, kind of like the restraunt, Dicks' Last Resort. I'm sure I will have another "last resort day" where I might need to go back, but it wont be an enjoyed day at the range. More of a shoot too sight in and get the heck out of there!

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I used the GPSR for years when I lived In Plano, I found it to be a safe well run place to relax and enjoy a sport I love very much.

For those of you who don"t like it, move to East Texas and set up your own. I have been looking unsuccessfully for several months for a place to shoot. I plan on going to GPSR this week to enjoy a day of relaxation.

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★★★★☆

I used the GPSR for years when I lived In Plano, I found it to be a safe well run place to relax and enjoy a sport I love very much.

For those of you who don"t like it, move to East Texas and set up your own. I have been looking unsuccessfully for several months for a place to shoot. I plan on going to GPSR this week to enjoy a day of relaxation.

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After readings these reviews there seems to be a misconception, by some, of what a public gun range is. A public gun range is NOT a place to learn how to handle firearms unless you're: 1) paying for private instruction or, 2) you've brought along an experienced, safety-oriented friend or relative to help you.

I don't want to be sitting at the bench next to the guy who doesn't even know how to load his firearm! Because chances are, he also hasn't yet been taught gun safety. Nothing to be ashamed of, we all had to learn at some point. But relying on public range officials to give that instruction, free of charge and while they're busy with the safety of dozens, is at best silly, and at worst dangerous.

I've seen the safety/range rules video at Garland Gun Range. And while it does a decent job of explaining how the range works, this video is no substitute for thorough gun safety training nor does it have the scope necessary to address proper handling (i.e. - safe loading, cycling, and unloading) of every specific firearm.

If you don't have an experienced friend or relative to assist you, I respectfully ask that you pay for a private lesson or two. You'll be more educated, and because of it, safer. And everyone else on the public range will, because of it, be safer. And as others have pointed out, safety is #1.

As for the Garland Gun Range itself... I love the place. It's convenient to my home, very affordable (you can pay $10 and shoot handgun, shotgun and rifle all in the same day), and every time that I've been there the range has been safe and well-monitored. The shop isn't fancy, modern, or particularly well-equipped, and the employees may not always be super-hospitable, but that doesn't bother me because I generally go prepared and I'm not looking for someone to chat me up or hold my hand. That said, I've had very pleasant conversations with the old man and several other employees. The place has a sort of "country" feel that I, for one, feel comfortable in.

Elm Fork unquestionably has nicer, more modern facilities. It's also more expensive and much farther from my home. They do offer lessons though, so for the novice shooter it may be worth considering. My personal favorite was Backwoods TRAPS up in Aubrey, but unfortunately they sold out and the range is now closed. They had an excellent rifle range and allowed prone, sitting, kneeling and offhand shooting as well as bench (Elm Fork rifle range only allows bench). Anyway... I like Garland Gun Range.

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★★★★☆

After readings these reviews there seems to be a misconception, by some, of what a public gun range is. A public gun range is NOT a place to learn how to handle firearms unless you're: 1) paying for private instruction or, 2) you've brought along an experienced, safety-oriented friend or relative to help you.

I don't want to be sitting at the bench next to the guy who doesn't even know how to load his firearm! Because chances are, he also hasn't yet been taught gun safety. Nothing to be ashamed of, we all had to learn at some point. But relying on public range officials to give that instruction, free of charge and while they're busy with the safety of dozens, is at best silly, and at worst dangerous.

I've seen the safety/range rules video at Garland Gun Range. And while it does a decent job of explaining how the range works, this video is no substitute for thorough gun safety training nor does it have the scope necessary to address proper handling (i.e. - safe loading, cycling, and unloading) of every specific firearm.

If you don't have an experienced friend or relative to assist you, I respectfully ask that you pay for a private lesson or two. You'll be more educated, and because of it, safer. And everyone else on the public range will, because of it, be safer. And as others have pointed out, safety is #1.

As for the Garland Gun Range itself... I love the place. It's convenient to my home, very affordable (you can pay $10 and shoot handgun, shotgun and rifle all in the same day), and every time that I've been there the range has been safe and well-monitored. The shop isn't fancy, modern, or particularly well-equipped, and the employees may not always be super-hospitable, but that doesn't bother me because I generally go prepared and I'm not looking for someone to chat me up or hold my hand. That said, I've had very pleasant conversations with the old man and several other employees. The place has a sort of "country" feel that I, for one, feel comfortable in.

Elm Fork unquestionably has nicer, more modern facilities. It's also more expensive and much farther from my home. They do offer lessons though, so for the novice shooter it may be worth considering. My personal favorite was Backwoods TRAPS up in Aubrey, but unfortunately they sold out and the range is now closed. They had an excellent rifle range and allowed prone, sitting, kneeling and offhand shooting as well as bench (Elm Fork rifle range only allows bench). Anyway... I like Garland Gun Range.

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I do appreciate for the Staff hospitality and friendliness they had given me and to my friends. I had been shooting for quite some time at the range with no issue at all. Except for some individual that are not following the Range rules and regulation. Everybody will have to remember that Rules is there for everyone's Safety. Nothing personal.

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★★★★★

I do appreciate for the Staff hospitality and friendliness they had given me and to my friends. I had been shooting for quite some time at the range with no issue at all. Except for some individual that are not following the Range rules and regulation. Everybody will have to remember that Rules is there for everyone's Safety. Nothing personal.

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i have been shooting at garland for about 26yrs and never had a issue till the other day. they state that you can't shoot fmj's " ok " but say noting about just having them ! see i went with a friend who just got one of them bush master ACR rifle to sight in , and he wanted to shoot my ar-15 with in eotech sight. so i picked up my junk and went with him. and once i got there and was on the firing range i found that i had fmj's in my bag so i set my stuff aside and never even got my weapon out of the case or opened my bag and told my buddy we were going to have to wait to shoot my stuff and explained why . so wond up just shooting has ACR. the R.O come over and just started to go through my bag i stopped him and explained that it was setting over there due to i had made a mistake and bring fmj's and was not even going to shoot my weapon and that why it was off the firing line. this action got me kick out of the range for just having them. and was stated it was a safty issue even if i was not shooting at all. but it was alright for him to carrie a revolver in his back pockit which i pointed out. this place has gone down hill sent's all these excops started to run the place with there cop mentally that they are always right and you're just scum. this is the resaon i quit being a cop and strated to work of DOD doing PSD work and weapons training. in till they fix this issue i would not recommend anyone to shoot at the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

i have been shooting at garland for about 26yrs and never had a issue till the other day. they state that you can't shoot fmj's " ok " but say noting about just having them ! see i went with a friend who just got one of them bush master ACR rifle to sight in , and he wanted to shoot my ar-15 with in eotech sight. so i picked up my junk and went with him. and once i got there and was on the firing range i found that i had fmj's in my bag so i set my stuff aside and never even got my weapon out of the case or opened my bag and told my buddy we were going to have to wait to shoot my stuff and explained why . so wond up just shooting has ACR. the R.O come over and just started to go through my bag i stopped him and explained that it was setting over there due to i had made a mistake and bring fmj's and was not even going to shoot my weapon and that why it was off the firing line. this action got me kick out of the range for just having them. and was stated it was a safty issue even if i was not shooting at all. but it was alright for him to carrie a revolver in his back pockit which i pointed out. this place has gone down hill sent's all these excops started to run the place with there cop mentally that they are always right and you're just scum. this is the resaon i quit being a cop and strated to work of DOD doing PSD work and weapons training. in till they fix this issue i would not recommend anyone to shoot at the place.

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I have shot at the Garland Public Shooting Range for many years. I use the pistol range, the rifle range, as well as the shotgun range. I agree that there are a couple of guys working there who have a questionable attitude, but overall the guys are quite helpful. A gun range is a potentially dangerous place, so I appreciate the fact that the guys who work there are serious about their jobs. Over the years I have seen numerous cases where the Range Officers had to get serious with the customers. Nine times out of ten the customer was wrong and refused to admit it. Some people have a macho mentality when it comes to guns. Last year a shooter with this mentality had his Glock blow up in his hand causing him serious harm. He violated all of the safety conditions Glock puts out, and the weapon failed. The only concern I have at the range, is the lack of Range Officers currently. I shoot there often enough that the Range Officers sometimes ask me to help monitor the range I am on when there a numerous shooters. Safety should be the primary concern of everyone at a shooting range. The Range Officers are there to see that everyone plays by the rules set forth by the range owner. In response to AM's entry below, I am sure you get better treatment at the Dallas Gun Club and the Dallas Safari Club. Comparing the Garland range to those two clubs is an unfair comparison. The membership for the DGC and the DSC is very expensive (similar to a private golf club) whereas the Garland Range is open to the public at a cost of $10 a day ($20 for your initial visit-$10 for the Range Card and $10 range usage fee). I stress $10 a day because the Garland Range is the only range that I know of that will allow you shoot, leave, then come back to shoot later that day without charging you another range fee. If you are looking for fancy amenities and a country club atmosphere the Garland Range is not your place. The Garland Range is for the average person looking for a convenient, safe, and inexpensive place to shoot.

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I have shot at the Garland Public Shooting Range for many years. I use the pistol range, the rifle range, as well as the shotgun range. I agree that there are a couple of guys working there who have a questionable attitude, but overall the guys are quite helpful. A gun range is a potentially dangerous place, so I appreciate the fact that the guys who work there are serious about their jobs. Over the years I have seen numerous cases where the Range Officers had to get serious with the customers. Nine times out of ten the customer was wrong and refused to admit it. Some people have a macho mentality when it comes to guns. Last year a shooter with this mentality had his Glock blow up in his hand causing him serious harm. He violated all of the safety conditions Glock puts out, and the weapon failed. The only concern I have at the range, is the lack of Range Officers currently. I shoot there often enough that the Range Officers sometimes ask me to help monitor the range I am on when there a numerous shooters. Safety should be the primary concern of everyone at a shooting range. The Range Officers are there to see that everyone plays by the rules set forth by the range owner. In response to AM's entry below, I am sure you get better treatment at the Dallas Gun Club and the Dallas Safari Club. Comparing the Garland range to those two clubs is an unfair comparison. The membership for the DGC and the DSC is very expensive (similar to a private golf club) whereas the Garland Range is open to the public at a cost of $10 a day ($20 for your initial visit-$10 for the Range Card and $10 range usage fee). I stress $10 a day because the Garland Range is the only range that I know of that will allow you shoot, leave, then come back to shoot later that day without charging you another range fee. If you are looking for fancy amenities and a country club atmosphere the Garland Range is not your place. The Garland Range is for the average person looking for a convenient, safe, and inexpensive place to shoot.

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If you are adapt and skilled, GPSR is for you. Range safety is guided by the range officers, BUT!! I stress, it's up to the shooters to verify what the range officer is asking us to do. I prefer not to rely on people that don't know thier ass from a hole in the ground than my fellow shooters that do, so if you rely on a RSO to hold your hand GPSR is not for you. That being said the RSO's at GPSR are top notch, but also a chain of command that cannot be violated for everyones safety. No offence to people who are not used to open field shooting, but it's your ass if someone messes up. We all look after each other in order to be safe. GPSR has an exemplary safety record. Keep this in mind the next time you spout off about safety at a range. I revere GPSR and find nothing but kindness there. You need to know what you're doing before you go there. They will not hold your hand, they expect you to know what you're doing! (with a fire arm) However, ask questions, if you're kind they will help you in any way possible. Just remember a majority of shooters there are long time shooters!
I'll remember Elm Fork the next time I need "Jeeves" to clean my gun for me!

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If you are adapt and skilled, GPSR is for you. Range safety is guided by the range officers, BUT!! I stress, it's up to the shooters to verify what the range officer is asking us to do. I prefer not to rely on people that don't know thier ass from a hole in the ground than my fellow shooters that do, so if you rely on a RSO to hold your hand GPSR is not for you. That being said the RSO's at GPSR are top notch, but also a chain of command that cannot be violated for everyones safety. No offence to people who are not used to open field shooting, but it's your ass if someone messes up. We all look after each other in order to be safe. GPSR has an exemplary safety record. Keep this in mind the next time you spout off about safety at a range. I revere GPSR and find nothing but kindness there. You need to know what you're doing before you go there. They will not hold your hand, they expect you to know what you're doing! (with a fire arm) However, ask questions, if you're kind they will help you in any way possible. Just remember a majority of shooters there are long time shooters!
I'll remember Elm Fork the next time I need "Jeeves" to clean my gun for me!

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I had a horrific experience at the range. After paying, i was assigned to a rifle range slot by a range official. We were also speaking to a range official at our assigned range slot. 30 minutes into it, another range officer from inside came out yelling who assigned you here and accused of assigning ourselves. We explained that we were assigned there and he said every time the door opens, its too loud for him. This official was the rudest by far and made it a point to tell that he was a retired police sgt (if indeed he was). We had been shooting there all week at the same range point and even closer to the door. After realizing he made a mistake, he still continued to be rude. As I headed out the door he made it a point to tell me to get out, where did he think I was headed when I was 5 feet from the door. This official made negative comments about police officers, which I am retired law enforcement and I will never go out there again. To the other range officials, like the retired Army person, you do a great job. If you are law enforcement, this range is not for you.

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I had a horrific experience at the range. After paying, i was assigned to a rifle range slot by a range official. We were also speaking to a range official at our assigned range slot. 30 minutes into it, another range officer from inside came out yelling who assigned you here and accused of assigning ourselves. We explained that we were assigned there and he said every time the door opens, its too loud for him. This official was the rudest by far and made it a point to tell that he was a retired police sgt (if indeed he was). We had been shooting there all week at the same range point and even closer to the door. After realizing he made a mistake, he still continued to be rude. As I headed out the door he made it a point to tell me to get out, where did he think I was headed when I was 5 feet from the door. This official made negative comments about police officers, which I am retired law enforcement and I will never go out there again. To the other range officials, like the retired Army person, you do a great job. If you are law enforcement, this range is not for you.

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If you call having 1, yes 1 "range Officer" who stands by the middle of 3 ranges, over a loud speaker safe...that's on you. This so called "Range Officer" do not even rounds on benches to check whether chambers are empty and slides are locked open during cease fire and cold range. If you happen to walk in on a hot range, it is a pain to wait for the next cease fire because they run it on a schedule, set by a alarm clock. Whenever there are a lot of shooters on the weekend, "range Officer" panics, range employees get overwhelmed, It is too congested, too busy, people waiting for benches to be available and believe me there is not a lot. Employees need to be a little bit more courteous, there is a lady officer who really acts tough and carries her side arm in condition one, an incident waiting to happen.

I refuse to shoot there anymore. I took my business elsewhere.
I agree with Elm Fork Gun Range, much SAFER, BETTER, GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE, Fun place that Garland. (I don't own or work for Elm Fork).

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If you call having 1, yes 1 "range Officer" who stands by the middle of 3 ranges, over a loud speaker safe...that's on you. This so called "Range Officer" do not even rounds on benches to check whether chambers are empty and slides are locked open during cease fire and cold range. If you happen to walk in on a hot range, it is a pain to wait for the next cease fire because they run it on a schedule, set by a alarm clock. Whenever there are a lot of shooters on the weekend, "range Officer" panics, range employees get overwhelmed, It is too congested, too busy, people waiting for benches to be available and believe me there is not a lot. Employees need to be a little bit more courteous, there is a lady officer who really acts tough and carries her side arm in condition one, an incident waiting to happen.

I refuse to shoot there anymore. I took my business elsewhere.
I agree with Elm Fork Gun Range, much SAFER, BETTER, GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE, Fun place that Garland. (I don't own or work for Elm Fork).

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I have shot at the Garland Rage for several years and have brought my son and daughter to shoot there through the years.

It is a very safe place, and the rangemasters are professionals who put everyone's saftety first and foremost. $10 one time registration and $10/day per person. Under 17 doesn't need to register, but does need to pay the $10 daily fee to shoot.

They also have a wide variety of handguns for rent should you wish to try out different firearms. We enjoyed the .44 Magnum, and had the sore hands to prove it.

The poster below is correct about not asking the staff for tips and tricks. Their job is first and foremost safety! Find an experienced friend, pay their $10 fee, and you can get all the tips you want.

The rules are simple - no rapid fire, no FMJ, nothing other than paper targets, and the usual safety rules. The staff will call you out if you rapid fire.

A great place to learn and shoot.

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I have shot at the Garland Rage for several years and have brought my son and daughter to shoot there through the years.

It is a very safe place, and the rangemasters are professionals who put everyone's saftety first and foremost. $10 one time registration and $10/day per person. Under 17 doesn't need to register, but does need to pay the $10 daily fee to shoot.

They also have a wide variety of handguns for rent should you wish to try out different firearms. We enjoyed the .44 Magnum, and had the sore hands to prove it.

The poster below is correct about not asking the staff for tips and tricks. Their job is first and foremost safety! Find an experienced friend, pay their $10 fee, and you can get all the tips you want.

The rules are simple - no rapid fire, no FMJ, nothing other than paper targets, and the usual safety rules. The staff will call you out if you rapid fire.

A great place to learn and shoot.

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Garland Public Shooting Range is a safe and well run place to go shoot. You won't find a better deal anywhere in the area. A one time registration fee of $10, plus a $10 per day usage fee is all it costs to shoot there. The $10 per day means exactly that. You can go in the morning, shoot till you get tired, go home for lunch, take a nap, come back later in the afternoon and shoot some more - all on the same $10. This is a very popular and busy range, as such the staff there spends most of their time monitoring the 3 ranges and ensuring safety. As a certified NRA Training Counselor I can say this is a job they do quite well. However, if you're a first time shooter looking for lots of personal attention and coaching, this may not be the place for you unless you bring your own coach/teacher with you. At $10 per person per day, they can't afford to have a full time teaching staff on site too. A previous reviewer wrote about people disregarding the rule about "no rapid fire" shooting. If that happened while they were there, I'm confident that was very unusual. I've been shooting there (and teaching students there) for many years and I can personally attest to the fact that disregarding that rule is the fastest way I know of to get a range officer in your face. They definitely have a no-nonsense approach to safety, that's one of the reasons I'm comfortable taking my students there. The range also has targets and ammunition for sale. They have firearms and spotting scopes on-hand for rental. It's also possible to attend a CHL certification course there, with advance registration. Again, if you're a first-time or beginning shooter who's in need of personal attention, it's best to bring someone with you who can fulfill that role. As a safe and inexpensive place to go shoot, you can't beat it anywhere in the Metroplex.

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Garland Public Shooting Range is a safe and well run place to go shoot. You won't find a better deal anywhere in the area. A one time registration fee of $10, plus a $10 per day usage fee is all it costs to shoot there. The $10 per day means exactly that. You can go in the morning, shoot till you get tired, go home for lunch, take a nap, come back later in the afternoon and shoot some more - all on the same $10. This is a very popular and busy range, as such the staff there spends most of their time monitoring the 3 ranges and ensuring safety. As a certified NRA Training Counselor I can say this is a job they do quite well. However, if you're a first time shooter looking for lots of personal attention and coaching, this may not be the place for you unless you bring your own coach/teacher with you. At $10 per person per day, they can't afford to have a full time teaching staff on site too. A previous reviewer wrote about people disregarding the rule about "no rapid fire" shooting. If that happened while they were there, I'm confident that was very unusual. I've been shooting there (and teaching students there) for many years and I can personally attest to the fact that disregarding that rule is the fastest way I know of to get a range officer in your face. They definitely have a no-nonsense approach to safety, that's one of the reasons I'm comfortable taking my students there. The range also has targets and ammunition for sale. They have firearms and spotting scopes on-hand for rental. It's also possible to attend a CHL certification course there, with advance registration. Again, if you're a first-time or beginning shooter who's in need of personal attention, it's best to bring someone with you who can fulfill that role. As a safe and inexpensive place to go shoot, you can't beat it anywhere in the Metroplex.

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Whomever a.m. is (author of "worst range in dallas"), it is clear that he/she has never been to Gibson's Outpost - the absolute worst range in history. But to rebut the ridiculous comments by a.m., the video is a safety briefing, and it does not cost $20. First-timers pay $10 for a range card (once - forever) and $10 per range session. Obviously, a.m. is clueless, and doesn't believe in safety. Cease-fires are called about every 45 minutes, and the range officers are professional and very vigilant. Furthermore, the ranges are average to good, and even though you cannot fire FMJ, there are no onerous or facetious regulations or pressures. The range officers' primary responsibilities are safety, safety and safety - and because the range is so popular, I am certain there is litle time for them to provide hints and tricks, much less training to folks who don't appreciate safety and apparently feel it is the gun range's responsibility to teach them how to safely handle and discharge firearms. If you want training, tips and tricks - pay for a lesson! Finally, I have been shooting there for years, and I have taken my wife, ex-wife, daughter, sister-in-law and numerous other women (mostly novices) and they have never complained, nor have I witnessed any unacceptable treatment of them by the staff. Garland Shooting Range is what we all need: a SAFE place, at a reasonable price to excercise our right to keep and bear arms. a.m. get over yourself, and cash your check from elmfork as soon as you can.

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Whomever a.m. is (author of "worst range in dallas"), it is clear that he/she has never been to Gibson's Outpost - the absolute worst range in history. But to rebut the ridiculous comments by a.m., the video is a safety briefing, and it does not cost $20. First-timers pay $10 for a range card (once - forever) and $10 per range session. Obviously, a.m. is clueless, and doesn't believe in safety. Cease-fires are called about every 45 minutes, and the range officers are professional and very vigilant. Furthermore, the ranges are average to good, and even though you cannot fire FMJ, there are no onerous or facetious regulations or pressures. The range officers' primary responsibilities are safety, safety and safety - and because the range is so popular, I am certain there is litle time for them to provide hints and tricks, much less training to folks who don't appreciate safety and apparently feel it is the gun range's responsibility to teach them how to safely handle and discharge firearms. If you want training, tips and tricks - pay for a lesson! Finally, I have been shooting there for years, and I have taken my wife, ex-wife, daughter, sister-in-law and numerous other women (mostly novices) and they have never complained, nor have I witnessed any unacceptable treatment of them by the staff. Garland Shooting Range is what we all need: a SAFE place, at a reasonable price to excercise our right to keep and bear arms. a.m. get over yourself, and cash your check from elmfork as soon as you can.

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I Learned to shoot at the Garland Public Shooting Range way back in 1971. I have been shooting there most of my life. The Range is informal but run professionally and safely

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I Learned to shoot at the Garland Public Shooting Range way back in 1971. I have been shooting there most of my life. The Range is informal but run professionally and safely

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Garland gun club is the worst shooting range in the metroplex. If you would like to go to a professional facility go to Elm Fork Shooting Range (www.elmfork.com). It is a safer and less expensive facility. This "facility" which looks like it is built better to hold klan meetings than shooting tournaments requires you to watch a safety video before paying a $20 fee for use of the range. Once on the range many people were rapid firing semi automatic rifles in clear disregard of safety postings. I mention safety posting because that is the only safety enforcement on the range, there is no range master present on the range. A person does periodically come over the loud speaker to announce a hot and cold range. The clays range can only be described as a a Russian roulette range, with hand loading throwers that are only about 10 feet apart. And for you beginners, don't even bother asking for tips or help. They will not even allow you to observe others without making you pay $20 and watching a "safety video." Also the condescending attitude toward a woman trying to learn was unacceptable. The people that operate this range exemplify what is wrong with our sport. I am a member of Dallas Gun club, Dallas Safari Club, I am chl certified, and am a lifetime member of Boone and Crockett and Texas Parks and Wildlife, and as people trying to bring more people into our love of the outdoors, conservation, and shooting sports these are the WRONG examples for others to have a first experience with. However, if the city of Garland operates this toilet of a venue, it is about on par with the rest of that area out there.

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Garland gun club is the worst shooting range in the metroplex. If you would like to go to a professional facility go to Elm Fork Shooting Range (www.elmfork.com). It is a safer and less expensive facility. This "facility" which looks like it is built better to hold klan meetings than shooting tournaments requires you to watch a safety video before paying a $20 fee for use of the range. Once on the range many people were rapid firing semi automatic rifles in clear disregard of safety postings. I mention safety posting because that is the only safety enforcement on the range, there is no range master present on the range. A person does periodically come over the loud speaker to announce a hot and cold range. The clays range can only be described as a a Russian roulette range, with hand loading throwers that are only about 10 feet apart. And for you beginners, don't even bother asking for tips or help. They will not even allow you to observe others without making you pay $20 and watching a "safety video." Also the condescending attitude toward a woman trying to learn was unacceptable. The people that operate this range exemplify what is wrong with our sport. I am a member of Dallas Gun club, Dallas Safari Club, I am chl certified, and am a lifetime member of Boone and Crockett and Texas Parks and Wildlife, and as people trying to bring more people into our love of the outdoors, conservation, and shooting sports these are the WRONG examples for others to have a first experience with. However, if the city of Garland operates this toilet of a venue, it is about on par with the rest of that area out there.

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Working my busy schedule, I don't always have time to make sure my scope is still on target. My wife takes my rifle to Garland Public Range and they check for me. They return my target with the empty shell casings. I have yet to miss. I have bagged bucks on opening day for the last three years that I have used them. They offer pistol and clay shooting as well. If they only offered archery, I could use them for all my hunting needs.

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Working my busy schedule, I don't always have time to make sure my scope is still on target. My wife takes my rifle to Garland Public Range and they check for me. They return my target with the empty shell casings. I have yet to miss. I have bagged bucks on opening day for the last three years that I have used them. They offer pistol and clay shooting as well. If they only offered archery, I could use them for all my hunting needs.

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Having never been to a shooting range, this sounded like a good place to start. I came after work and just hoped to get a feel for the place. But if I was hoping for a smile and someone waiting to answer my questions, I couldn't have been more wrong!

Shortly after entering the ramshackle bunker of a building, a humorless, crusty old guy behind the counter asked me what I wanted. I expressed interest in buying a range card. He then asked if I planned to shoot that night and I answered no. Rather than politely explaining why that was not permissible, he acted like I was complete rube for asking. He showed no further interest in me after that. Shortly after, though, while I was looking around, he made sure everyone in the building knew about my impertinent question.

Embarrassing first-time patrons is hardly a satisfactory way to earn customers. I might come back. Then again, I might not!

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Having never been to a shooting range, this sounded like a good place to start. I came after work and just hoped to get a feel for the place. But if I was hoping for a smile and someone waiting to answer my questions, I couldn't have been more wrong!

Shortly after entering the ramshackle bunker of a building, a humorless, crusty old guy behind the counter asked me what I wanted. I expressed interest in buying a range card. He then asked if I planned to shoot that night and I answered no. Rather than politely explaining why that was not permissible, he acted like I was complete rube for asking. He showed no further interest in me after that. Shortly after, though, while I was looking around, he made sure everyone in the building knew about my impertinent question.

Embarrassing first-time patrons is hardly a satisfactory way to earn customers. I <i>might</i> come back. Then again, I might not!

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There are several ranges in the DFW area. My son and I have visited most of them. Garland is the range we naturally chose after the round robin. Our experience with firearms was zero, zilch notta. On our first visit we were trying to figure out how to load our rifles. Struggling through the embarrassment, some folks next to us showed us and we were off to the races.Since our first experience we have since enjoyed clay target and handgun shooting.Once the instructors and highly qualified assistants can recognize your face, you can expect more training in the areas of not only safety but accuracy,Don't be hesitant to run out to Garland Public Shooting Range. If your a pro or beginner you will get the same excellent service and assistance. As a side note, you will learn fire arm safety. Others that I now shoot with have commented on our adherence to safe gun handling and shooting. The gratitude is owed to the folks that run the range.

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There are several ranges in the DFW area. My son and I have visited most of them. Garland is the range we naturally chose after the round robin. Our experience with firearms was zero, zilch notta. On our first visit we were trying to figure out how to load our rifles. Struggling through the embarrassment, some folks next to us showed us and we were off to the races.Since our first experience we have since enjoyed clay target and handgun shooting.Once the instructors and highly qualified assistants can recognize your face, you can expect more training in the areas of not only safety but accuracy,Don't be hesitant to run out to Garland Public Shooting Range. If your a pro or beginner you will get the same excellent service and assistance. As a side note, you will learn fire arm safety. Others that I now shoot with have commented on our adherence to safe gun handling and shooting. The gratitude is owed to the folks that run the range.

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Here is a great place to go to learn how to operate a hand gun. The surrounding area is protected from those wrong shots as you try to perfect your technique. The shooting teachers are experts in their profession. So you learn all the rules and laws regarding safe shooting. So in that off chance that you need to protect yourself or your family ,you have the necessary skills.

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Here is a great place to go to learn how to operate a hand gun. The surrounding area is protected from those wrong shots as you try to perfect your technique. The shooting teachers are experts in their profession. So you learn all the rules and laws regarding safe shooting. So in that off chance that you need to protect yourself or your family ,you have the necessary skills.

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