Outdoor range - Austin

Discussion in 'Texas Gun Forum' started by gwb8568, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. gwb8568

    gwb8568 New Member

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    I did my searching on the forum and could not find this topic already discussed so I thought I would start one. I am originally from New Mexico and have been in Texas (San Antonio/Austin area) for the last 11 years or so. Due to work and financial problems over the years, I have neglected on getting to the range at all. I am now wanting to get back to shooting on a more consistent basis and also introduce my son and wife to the basics of proper gun usage.

    I have only shot @ outdoor ranges, as there were no indoor ones where I was raised, so that's where I would prefer to start back up again. I have searched online and cannot seem to find anything in/around the Austin area. Are there any members here who could help me out if they know of anywhere to go?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  2. SSGSF

    SSGSF New Member

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    Hey where in the Austin area do you live . Cause there are two out north of Austin on 183 north of leander
     

  3. gwb8568

    gwb8568 New Member

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    I'm in South Austin (Manchaca area) but have pretty much traveled my whole life, so I've got quite a few miles on me. If nothing else comes up closer then I may have to travel out there, I know the area a little bit. Could you give me the names so I could find them online and get directions? Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    outdoor...not much

    although it is INDOOR, red's shold be pretty close to you. just double up on that ear protection if you go there........BOOM! :eek:

    most outdoor ranges are outside of austin, idk of any actually in austin. :confused:

    http://www.texasgunrange.com/
     
  5. SSGSF

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    I think the name of the range is Astros . But I will find out for sure.. But if I where you I would go to reds in south Austin. Cause you can also rent guns there to.
     
  6. SSGSF

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    Here you go this one is in Lockhart Lone Star Gun Range

    3795 Dry Creek Road
    Lockhart, Texas 78644
    (Click map image for printable map)

    Email: training@lonestargunrange.com
    Phone: 512-801-2624
    Fax: 512-628-6222
     
  7. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    one more for Reds'
     
  8. gwb8568

    gwb8568 New Member

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    Thanks yall for the links/info and responses.....I'll check into those.

    I've heard of Reds range, even believe I have driven past it 2 or 30 times before. It's just like I had mentioned in my original post, I've never shot "inside", so just fee a little uncomfortable about how to go in and go about it. Like a true green/newbie feeling when it comes to thinking about that. I'm from the old-school where I used to just go on the outside of town back home, find a pit or old well location, set up cans or paper or whatever and commence to target shooting. I may just swing on over there when I get back into town on my days off and talk to somebody working their about the whole situation.

    Again, thanks for the replies, they have helped get me started on the right track.
     
  9. P0INTF0URF1V3xd

    P0INTF0URF1V3xd New Member

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    Reds is expensive and over crowded.... I'd go for the one in Lockhart.
     
  10. jln370

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    Best range in the Austin area is by far Best of the West. They have tactical bays. You get a whole bay to yourself. You can draw from holsters rapid fire, bump fire, full auto is allowed also. Rifle range goes out to 1000 yards. They also have Larue Sniper Targets on the rifle range. Skeet range also. Only open Wed. thru Sun. at 8am to 7pm
    Best of the West
    19500 W. SH 29
    Liberty Hill, TX 78642
    (512) 355-3486
    http://texasshootingrange.com/
     
  11. NJ2ATX

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    I only go to Reds if I need to sight something in. Way too crowded and LOUD

    I shoot a lot of 7.62x39 and Astro's is brass only, so for me thats out

    LoneStar allows rapid fire, its cheap, and is close to some good BBQ (Kreuz market/ Blacks). This is generally where I go to shoot.

    Been to Best of the West once, kinda don't like how there is a separate price for rifles/pistols/shotgun. But they seem to have the best set up and variety of what you can do
     
  12. jln370

    jln370 New Member

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    I also go to Red's North to sight in, otherwise its Best of the West for me. I love the tactical bays because you can move and shoot, and draw from your holster.
     
  13. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I can't recall the name but if B.O.T.W. is full or too fancy, there is a more DIY range on 183 maybe 10 miles from the 29/183 corner on the left heading North.
     
  14. gwb8568

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    Thanks again for the newest responses. I'll check into them pretty soon, I'm on a current 3 week work stretch down in South Tejas but will be nice to scope out some new/different possibilities. Much appreciated.
     
  15. cswann1

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    Thanks for the info and link.

    I agree with the other comments on Reds. It's not a bad place if you can deal with a popular indoor....I can't. I went there for the first time last year and had never shot indoors. Having a guy 3 feet away shoot his 300mag in an indoor range is not a pleasant experience. If there were a separate handgun and rifle rooms it'd be better, but I just wait till I can get up to the hunting lease to do my shooting these days.
     
  16. arashid630

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    That's Astro's
     
  17. arashid630

    arashid630 New Member

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    Where is LoneStar exactly? If you don't mind possibly giving me some contact info?
     
  18. arashid630

    arashid630 New Member

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    Thanks! I'm gonna check them out whenever my unit decides to give us some break from the field
     
  19. rhyno13

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    I don't know how far your willing to travel, but Llano has a range that is pretty good. I shoot there all the time. They are closed on Sun. and Wed. They don't allow .50 BMG or Shotguns as they destroy the target frames.