If there’s one thing that gets pointed and clicked more than a camera in Southern California it’s one of the recreational firearms at the many popular shooting ranges in Los Angeles. For those who feel like letting off some steam, getting a little trigger happy or recreating a scene from their favorite action film, Los Angeles is home to several shooting ranges.
Angeles Shooting Range
Located in Lake View Terrace, the Angeles Shooting Ranges is one of the most frequented shooting ranges in Los Angeles. Just two miles off
the 210 freeway, this shooting range offers daily firearms entertainment to its members and guests every day of the year except for Christmas. For the especially avid indoor shooter, the Angeles Shooting Ranges provides discounts for its members. Regular non-member adult fees run $13 during the week and $15 on weekends. Adult members only pay $10 for unlimited privileges no matter what day of the week. Juniors (defined as under 18 years old) pay $7 per day as members and $11 as non-members. Discounts are available for seniors, police and military personnel. Everyone is invited to take advantage of the 50 percent off deals available every Thursday as well as 10 percent off ammo on Fridays. Private range rentals are also available for $75 for six hours or less and $150 for seven hours or more.
The Target Range
Target Range is located just a few miles from the Van Nuys airport and is always bustling with eager target practice shooters and gun owners. Like most shooting ranges in Los Angeles, the Target Range offers discounted range rentals and practice sessions to members. Non-member rates start at $12 per day with the purchase of ammunition and go all the way up to $18 without the purchase of any ammunition. Renting a standard gun will set visitors back $10; premium guns are available for $20. The facility is very strict about its rules, especially when it comes to ammo: all shotguns and rentals must use range ammo, no exceptions. Additional shooters in the same lane are half price. Target Range also sells guns and offers training for anyone interested in becoming a better marksman.
LAX Firing Range
The LAX Firing Range is, naturally, located near Los Angeles International Airport. Headquartered in Inglewood, the LAX Firing Range is open
Monday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm, one of the only shooting ranges in Los Angeles to have such extended hours. On Sundays, it closes at 6pm, but that doesn’t mean that the shooting range is any less crowded on the weekend. In fact, with a host of services provided, including gun rentals, gunsmithing, ultra sonic gun cleaning and law enforcement sales, this is perhaps the premiere shooting range in the greater Los Angeles area. The pro shop also sells a large variety of brand name firearms, among them Benchmade, Columbia River, Factory Ammo and Master Lock.