In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby MechAg94 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:14 pm

There was an old story I saw some time back about a big warehouse near Downtown Houston. The owner was into bench rest shooting and he had several hundred yards of indoor space to shoot with no wind. I think even at night, they had to be careful as cops might come by about the noise. I think it was just something he occasionally did by himself or with a small number of invited guests but it not legal. If memory serves, it was back in the 80's.

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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby Pariah3j » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:49 pm

Maybe contact a lawyer to help you navigate/investigate any possible legal loopholes/hurdles you need to overcome or if its even possible to do legally?
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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby flechero » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:46 pm

Ready range is pretty sweet... but looks super expensive!



Thank the Lord that I live out of town and can shoot out back!


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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby OlBill » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:37 pm

lama wrote:Ventilation and air filtration would likely be legal issues (EPA and such) as well.

I recently saw a company that built premade slide in garage ranges. Think they called them READY RANGE. They didnt advertise price though. (I expect because that would scare everyone away.)

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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby Pawpaw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:13 pm

OlBill wrote:
lama wrote:Ventilation and air filtration would likely be legal issues (EPA and such) as well.

I recently saw a company that built premade slide in garage ranges. Think they called them READY RANGE. They didnt advertise price though. (I expect because that would scare everyone away.)

And lead disposal

Lead disposal would be easy for me. I'd just call AndyC! ;-)
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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby thehemi » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:34 pm

Houston's city ordinances: https://library.municode.com/tx/houston ... ordinances

I'm not in Houston, but my small town doesn't allow >300 fps within 1000 yds of a residence.
Which is pretty lame, because even a Red Ryder BB gun potentially exceeds that @ 350 fps.

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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby E.Marquez » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:18 am

One article I read about this Ready Range stated Base price is $132,000 and they went up quickly from there...

And the Main showcase video for their 40ft'er had two Super cars and two expensive motorcycles as part of the shoot..
Im thinking these ready ranges are for those that drop $200k on a long weekend in Spain on a whim,
not folks that take a second mortgage to due home upgrades.

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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby mojo84 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:28 am

E.Marquez wrote:One article I read about this Ready Range stated Base price is $132,000 and they went up quickly from there...

And the Main showcase video for their 40ft'er had two Super cars and two expensive motorcycles as part of the shoot..
Im thinking these ready ranges are for those that drop $200k on a long weekend in Spain on a whim,
not folks that take a second mortgage to due home upgrades.

RPBrown wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okq6VIckNQY


Don't forget the short-skirted supermodel. I agree, these aren't intended for the regular Joe wanting a place to shoot. They are for the insecure wealthy dude looking to show off how much money he has and is willing to waste.

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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby DEB » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:37 am

mojo84 wrote:
E.Marquez wrote:One article I read about this Ready Range stated Base price is $132,000 and they went up quickly from there...

And the Main showcase video for their 40ft'er had two Super cars and two expensive motorcycles as part of the shoot..
Im thinking these ready ranges are for those that drop $200k on a long weekend in Spain on a whim,
not folks that take a second mortgage to due home upgrades.

RPBrown wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okq6VIckNQY


Don't forget the short-skirted supermodel. I agree, these aren't intended for the regular Joe wanting a place to shoot. They are for the insecure wealthy dude looking to show off how much money he has and is willing to waste.


I wouldn't mind giving that whole "wealthy dude looking to show off how much money he has and is willing to waste", thing a try. This is why the Good Lord, doesn't allow me to win the lottery. :lol:
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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby OldCannon » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:32 am

MechAg94 wrote:There was an old story I saw some time back about a big warehouse near Downtown Houston. The owner was into bench rest shooting and he had several hundred yards of indoor space to shoot with no wind. I think even at night, they had to be careful as cops might come by about the noise. I think it was just something he occasionally did by himself or with a small number of invited guests but it not legal. If memory serves, it was back in the 80's.


I think you're referring to this one...
http://precisionrifleblog.com/2013/10/1 ... -accuracy/
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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby mrvmax » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:46 am

OldCannon wrote:
MechAg94 wrote:There was an old story I saw some time back about a big warehouse near Downtown Houston. The owner was into bench rest shooting and he had several hundred yards of indoor space to shoot with no wind. I think even at night, they had to be careful as cops might come by about the noise. I think it was just something he occasionally did by himself or with a small number of invited guests but it not legal. If memory serves, it was back in the 80's.


I think you're referring to this one...
http://precisionrifleblog.com/2013/10/1 ... -accuracy/

Thanks for the link, I’ve never read that before and it has some interesting info.

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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby jmra » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:41 am

RPBrown wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okq6VIckNQY

Forget the ready range, I’d love to have the garage.
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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby srothstein » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:21 am

jmra wrote:
RPBrown wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okq6VIckNQY

Forget the ready range, I’d love to have the garage.


Well, if you want to keep the garage, you could buy a mobile range that you park in your driveway. That way you could take it to work for a lunch shoot too.

https://srtlivefire.com/mobile-ranges
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Re: In Houston: can someone convert a portion of their garage as a PRIVATE indoor shooting lane?

Postby K.Mooneyham » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:18 pm

RPBrown wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okq6VIckNQY


You beat me to it! :lol:


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