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Old 11-29-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: UK
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Can anyone recommend a shooting range near Reston?

I've never shot anything and would like to see what shooting a handgun feels like. I'll never own one as will been living in the UK soon but while i'm here i'd like a shot at it (pun intended!)

Thanks
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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For shotguns I go to Bull Run:

Bull Run Public Shooting Center - Shooting (http://www.nvrpa.org/parks/bullrunshooting/?pg=shooting.html - broken link)
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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The NRA range is right off 66 and is a very nice range.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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The NRA range is right off 66 and is a very nice range.
NRA range is one of the nicest ranges in the area. The bad thing is they don't rent guns. They also have a section where you can find other ranges based on ZIP code: Find NRA Near You

I've never been to this one, but hear it's pretty nice albeit a bit expensive: Silver Eagle Group I don't know if the rent guns though.

I know for a fact that these guys rent guns at their range: http://www.sharpshootersva.com/ and http://www.blueridgearsenal.com/
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I shoot here:

Silver Eagle Group in Ashburn (Loudoun County, Northern Virginia)

Nice ranges, very new, good ventilation system, can rent guns (including full auto). 2 50-foot and a 100-foot range. Not as cheap as NRA range, but about the same price as Blue Ridge for a yearly membership. You can also just show up and shoot for $25 an hour. I don't believe there are any caliber/ammo restrictions, but you should check the site to make sure.

Silver Eagle Group
44620 Guilford Dr
Ashburn, VA 20147-6053
(703) 723-4910

For more options:
Shamelessly stolen from RussP at Glocktalk

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Here, now arranged by region, is the list a/o 6/17:
Quote:
First, the NRA Listing of Ranges in Virginia
http://www.nra.org/frame.cfm?url=htt.../findlocal.asp (http://www.nra.org/frame.cfm?url=http://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/findlocal.asp - broken link)
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Here is the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' list of shooting ranges in wildlife management areas and national forests.
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/hunting/...ng_ranges.html (http://www.dgif.state.va.us/hunting/where_to_hunt/shooting_ranges.html - broken link)

Northern VA
Arlington Fairfax Izaak Walton League
14708 Mt. Olive Road
Centreville, VA
Phone: 703-631-4495
Facilities include: Chapter Field House, Rifle-Pistol Range, Skeet & Trap Range, Field Archery Range
Range Access: Membership
Email: Spencer.Brown@arlingtonfairfax-iwla.org
Arlington Fairfax Chapter, Inc., Izaak Walton League of America


The NRA Range
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 800-672-3888
Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (50 yds), Indoor Rifle (50 yds)
Range Access: Public
http://www.nra.org/frame.cfm?url=htt.../findlocal.asp (http://www.nra.org/frame.cfm?url=http://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/findlocal.asp - broken link)

Blue Ridge Arsenal Inc.
14725 K Flint Lee Rd.
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703-818-0230
Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds)
Range Access: Public
Welcome to Blue Ridge Arsenal - The Largest Shooting Range in Northern Virginia

Shooters Paradise (may be closed now)
13979 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA, 22191
(703) 491-4867
james@shootersparadise.com
http://www.shootersparadise.com/inde...tpage&Itemid=1 (http://www.shootersparadise.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 - broken link)

Quantico Shooting Club, Inc
PO Box 212
Quantico, VA 22134
703.640.6336 Phone
info@quanticoshootingclub.com
Quantico Shooting Club

Gilbert Small Arms Range
8194-M Terminal Rd.
Springfield, VA 22079
703-550-8005
(Gilbert Small Arms Range Inc. - Springfield, VA) Home Page]

THE RANGE
62 Potomac Creek Drive
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
(540) 720-1754
Fax/Phone
(540) 720-5922
E-MAIL aulidpa@indoorrange.com
http://www.indoorrange.com/index.html (broken link)


FAIRFAX ROD & GUN CLUB, Inc.

7039 Signal Hill Road
Manassas, Virginia 20111-4212
Phone: 703-368-6333
Facilities include: Eight lighted shotgun fields, Rifle & pistol silhouette range, Porasky Range, Culver Range, Highpower and benchrest rifle range, Smallbore rifle range, Pistol ranges, Archery Range, Cotting Lake Fishing
Range Access: Membership, limited to 1,000.
"Currently the Associate membership fee is $1,250.00. Active memberships, when available from the Club, have a membership fee of $2,500.00. Annual dues for both types of memberships are $300.00, payable in full on April 1 each year. Based on the present number of applications on our waiting list, there is a projected wait of approximated 3 to 6 months for an Associate membership."
Email: President, BARRY L REED, reedbl@aol.com
Fairfax Rod & Gun Club (http://www.fxrgc.org/index.html - broken link)
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'd like to suggest you go crash the Salahi's vineyard and practice shooting there.

Just joking, of course.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Shooters Paradise never reopened after the fire.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly rents guns.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: UK
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Thanks all. I'll have a look at all these.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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I'd like to suggest you go crash the Salahi's vineyard and practice shooting there.

Just joking, of course.
That'd just add to the publicity that they so much crave. I just ignore them and hopefully they slink away never to be heard of again...
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