3 Reasons Why Setting Up a Personal Practice Range is a Good Idea

Looking at the number of  firearms per state in the US, you can get a sense of how widespread firearm ownership is. Apart from personal protection, people in the US own fire arms for hobby and sport purposes. If you’re someone who enjoys shooting or wants to improve your firearm handling, nothing helps more than target practice.

Where do I Practice 

Back in the day, it wasn’t uncommon for folks to set up make shift spaces in their back yards, lining up cans and bottles to shoot at, you have better options now. If you want to practice shooting, the best place to do it is at a shooting range.

Personal and Public Shooting Ranges

Public or membership based shooting ranges are great. They offer you the space to practice, a chance to socialize with and learn from other firearm owners and options by way of what you’re shooting at.

Despite the presence of shooting ranges, many Americans prefer to set up personal practice ranges as well. The question is; why bother?


The first and most obvious reason to set up a personal range is privacy. There are days when you don’t want to greet people, don’t want to socialize, and you might even not want to worry about range protocol.

Setting up your own personal shooting range means that on the days where you just want to be alone (we all have them) and fire off a few rounds, you’ll have a space to do just that. No banter, no interruptions, no putting on face. Just you, your targets and your firearm of choice.


Shooting ranges all have their own protocols. Though for the most part, these are meant to keep you and others on the range safe, they may also get in the way of you really letting loose at times. Protocols and rules that might sometimes be a hindrance include various limitations. These include limitations on the ammunition you use, limitations on the caliber of the guns you’re shooting, age restrictions and other such rules that sometimes fall within the gray.

If you set up your own range, no one tells you what to load, what to shoot, and what to shoot it with. Further, if you want to teach your children safe gun handling at a younger age, a private range would probably be best. As long as you know your way around your weapons, you’ll have you freedom and be better for it.


Think of exercise. Hitting the gym is great but there are times when we may get lazy. In such cases, though we’re okay exercising, it’s the trip to the gym we’d rather avoid. The result, we skip gym altogether and miss practice.

It’s the same with the shooting range really. There are times when though you know you need to get in some practice, you might just be too lazy to get your gear, make the trip to your local range, pack, sign in, unpack and so on.

If you have a personal gym, or in this case, a personal shooting range, you can practice every day. It doesn’t matter if you’re tired, if the roads are blocked or if it’s raining outside. All you need to do is head out your back door, go in for a few minutes of practice shooting, and head back inside for a cold brew or dinner!

Okay So Where do I Start?

If you’re already sold on the benefits of having a personal shooting range and want to set up your own, you’re going to need the space to do so. Apart from that, you’re going to need targets, which is something we can help you with.

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Good luck setting up that personal practice shooting range