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cost of starting a gun range?

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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cost of starting a gun range?

I'm wanting to do some research on what starting an indoor gun range involves.....insurance, the structure itself, startup cash etc, does anyone know of someone who owns one I could talk to and find out. There's not a range in my tri county area, and I think one would go over well.
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A couple started a really nice one locally. Took 3 million to transform a roller rink into the facility it is today.
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I also have been looking into this. check out Action Target - Superior Shooting Range Equipment and Firearms Training, Shoothouses and Shoot House Training, Bullet Traps and Bullet Trap Design
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:52 PM   #4
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It takes millions. For a good range its like 50,000- 60,000 dollars per lane which includes ventelation. That doesnt include cost of building etc.
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I'm wanting to do some research on what starting an indoor gun range involves.....insurance, the structure itself, startup cash etc, does anyone know of someone who owns one I could talk to and find out. There's not a range in my tri county area, and I think one would go over well.

I wrote a business plan for my college business class about opening a bowling alley (there is relevance) and the cost averaged ~2500 per lane, not including the building and all the amenities. I think you could easily double to triple that for the lanes alone. Then you need to account for the building, the safety precautions, zoning, licenses, etc... 3 mil sounds a little high, but I am sure there are unknown to me factors involved.
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It takes millions. For a good range its like 50,000- 60,000 dollars per lane which includes ventelation. That doesnt include cost of building etc.

dang I forgot about ventilation.
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I think an outdoor gun range would be a much cheaper alternative. Since you're fairly close to Lexington, have you thought about talking with the guys at Buds for any info? They have both an indoor in lex and an outdoor in paris
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I wrote a business plan for my college business class about opening a bowling alley (there is relevance) and the cost averaged ~2500 per lane, not including the building and all the amenities. I think you could easily double to triple that for the lanes alone. Then you need to account for the building, the safety precautions, zoning, licenses, etc... 3 mil sounds a little high, but I am sure there are unknown to me factors involved.
I checked into opening a gun range about 6 months ago with a friend. 3 million is very easily to surpass for a gun range especially if you want a good range with 100 yard rifle lanes. I was very surprised at the costs the 50,000 60,000 per lane was a quote from 2 different companies. then insurance and everything else.
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I'm not familiar with Buds, 3 mil is a buzz kill...lol.....I'm dying to get out of the factory I work in, and I know a range would go over really well here, but 3 million is scary!!! I haven't checked on indoor vs outdoor yet, just getting info right now.
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Outdoor would be much much cheaper.
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