- DFW Gun Range/Training near Love Field (on Mockingbird between Love Field and 35E). Pretty good facility, inexpensive targets, FMJ-friendly (not all ranges are). The range was recently remodeled and painted in black, making the targets VERY visible. Membership fees are cheaper than elsewhere. Range facilities are average; lanes have automated track systems with "reset" feature to maintain consistent distance. Ventilation in the range itself was iffy; air circulates, but it was still a bit stuffy on the line. Smaller space (only 10 lanes pistol) is quite loud if someone's shooting anything over 40S&W (ear protection required of course, but even with NRR 29 earmuffs a 357 was unpleasantly loud). Rapid fire and holster drawing are allowed, but damage to the range falls on the shooter as always. Gun shop is respectable, as is the rental selection. The staff are all-business and are sometimes not very friendly, but dealing with guns is serious business. Bring plenty of ammo; if you run out, the store 9mm boxes start at $16 The facility also teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with a large gym for the purpose.
- The Bullet Trap, Plano on Avenue K (east of 75) between Park and Parker. An EXCELLENT facility all-round. Far larger in most respects than DFWGR from the gun shop to ammo selection to rental offerings to the range itself (2 bays, 18 lanes pistol). It is purely a gun building; no non-firearm training or facilities on-site (more room for range/store). Also FMJ-friendly. The store area is quieter as there is additional soundproofing between shop and range. Compared to DFWGR, most gun prices are cheaper, range fees/memberships are more expensive, but ammo and some targets are cheaper (one basic 2-target sheet free with range fee, additional sheets are 4 for a dollar, most other targets are $1.50). The range itself is more well-lit than DFWGR, but there are a few more bullet holes in the walls/ceiling/backstop (or just easier to tell because the range is painted off-white), and the target pulley/line system is older and slower though still motorized. No rapid fire or drawing drills; double-taps are allowed. VERY well-ventilated; a row of fans is situated behind the firing line and both blow all smoke downrange and keep you very cool. Lanes have 2 bench levels to stow the gear bag out of the way. Staff is very friendly, but many are "motivated sellers".