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Gun ranges offer individuals a chance to shoot targets. Whether it's for hunting or sport, ranges offer a safe environment where someone can test out different types of firearms and improve their skills. Opportunities at the range are available to fire a variety of rifles or pistols. While at a range, shooters must follow certain rules and precautions to remain safe. In addition to firearms, ranges may also offer individuals a chance to practice archery, using a bow and arrow.Check out the terms below to become more familiar with popular range terms.

  • Clay Pigeon - Clay pigeons are flying targets used in skeet shooting. Skeet shooting is a sport where individuals hit these clay pigeons in mid-air when competing against others.
  • Firing Line - A firing line is the marked or imaginary line at a range where individuals fire their pistols and rifles.
  • Range Finder - A range finder is designed to find the distance of the target. This device works by bouncing a laser beam off the target. The time it takes to reflect back helps to find the distance.
  • Trajectory - The trajectory is the path the bullet takes once it leaves the firearm and travels toward the target. Often the bullet does not fly straight over long distances, as gravity pulls it down. Shooters may also have to compensate for wind and other elements.
  • Sights - Sights are a device that help find the targets. Individuals will use the sights to fire a more accurate and precise shot.
  • Down Range - The down range is the area of the gun range where the firearms are pointed and fired. This is where the targets are located.
  • Archery - Archery is the use of a bow and arrow to hit targets. While some individuals like to hunt with firearms, others prefer using archery equipment.
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    Clawmounts Mfg Inc
    8012 W 189th Street, Mokena, IL 60448
    Call Clawmounts Mfg Inc at (224) 307-5906 in Mokena, IL, for accurate scope mounts and other custom rifle accessories.
    (224) 307-5906
    Pine Tree Pistol Club Inc
    5454 11th St, Rockford, IL 61109
    Our gun range offers certified pistol safety classes that present the general public the opportunity to safely acquire and improve their shooting techniques. Get in touch for your all your gun and ammunition needs.
    (815) 874-7399
    Fletcher Arms
    1441 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186
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    (262) 549-4488
    User Review: "These people are about as unfriendly as can be. If they hate their job so much they should close up shop."
    GAT Guns Inc
    970 Dundee Ave, East Dundee, IL 60118
    GAT Guns has thousands of firearms on display. We have three pistol ranges with 8 firing points each. We are in the process of constructing a new building that will have four high power rifle ranges.
    (847) 428-4867
    H P Shooting Center Inc
    2908 W Il Route 120, Mchenry, IL 60051
    (815) 578-9194
    Southport Gun Club Inc
    7401 75th St, Kenosha, WI 53142
    (262) 694-9939
    MidWest Sporting Goods
    8565 Plainfield Rd, Lyons, IL 60534
    (708) 447-4848
    Chicago Gun & Range LLC
    1730 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 929-2163
    Chuck's Gun Shop & Pistol Range
    14310 S Indiana Ave, Riverdale, IL 60827
    (708) 849-4455
    Kap Guns
    7307 Edward Dr, Loves Park, IL 61111
    (815) 708-0667
    Shooters Sports Center
    4900 6 Mile Rd, Racine, WI 53402
    (262) 681-1040
    Racine County Line Rifle Club
    8922 Rifle Range Rd, Racine, WI 53402
    (414) 762-7774
    Mcmiller Sports Center
    S103w38754 County Road Nn, Eagle, WI 53119
    (262) 594-5900
    Deerfield Pistol & Archery Ctr
    43 N Main St, Deerfield, WI 53531
    (608) 764-2040
    Deerfield Pistol & Archery Center
    43 N Main St, Deerfield, WI 53531
    (608) 764-2040

    When learning to use a firearm, you should visit a rifle and pistol range to practice your aim and accuracy. Gun use is an activity which should be taken very seriously and engaged in only by individuals who are trained in proper gun handling. Rifle and pistol ranges are accessible by many gun users including hunters, members of the police force, gun collectors, and civilians who are interested in perfecting their ability, or learn the basics of gun use. Your choice of a rifle and pistol range should be made only after careful research and consideration. Choose a rifle and pistol range that will meet your gun education needs. Those gun users who mainly hunt will want to practice firing at moving targets including clay pigeons, or skeet. Individuals who would like to strengthen safety and self defense would find practicing on paper targets with a silhouette most useful. Shooting ranges may provide an indoor, or outdoor space in which you could practice. Prior to visiting the rifle and pistol range, you should arm yourself with the necessary supplies. Though some shooting ranges may also sell shooting supplies, they will also charge a higher price than an independent local shop. You should be armed with your own supplies including goggles, ear protection, and ammunition before visiting a rifle and pistol range. If you are a novice, many rifle and pistol ranges will offer instruction regarding gun use. These lessons should include gun safety, appropriate gun usage, firing range courtesy, rifle and pistol cleaning tips.
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