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Gun Ranges in Missouri: 6 Spots for Firearms and Pistol Practice

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By    |   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 11:32 PM

Missouri ranks number 11 in a 2014 list of the best states for gun owners compiled by Guns and Ammo. The state's constitution "protects the rights of its citizens 'to bear arms in defense of home, person and property' and has strong self-defense laws."

Missouri received a high score of 44 out of 50 based on right to carry laws, restrictions on sporting rifles, National Firearms Act rights, Castle Doctrine and a miscellaneous category.

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Here are six spots for firearms and pistol practice in the state of Missouri:

1. Top Gun Shooting Sports: Located in Arnold, this indoor range is billed as one of the largest in the Midwest. In addition to 18 extra wide shooting lanes and state-of the-art ventilation, the facility has a brand new 3-D archery range replete with a 3-foot T-Rex dinosaur to aim for.

"The employees there, by far, have the best customer service. If you're looking for a great range to go to, check out this one. I can't wait to go back next weekend. Thanks to the guys at Top Gun!" writes a reviewer on Facebook.

2. Parma Woods Shooting Range: Located in Parkville, this outdoor range provides covered firing lines for rifles up to 100 yards and handguns up to 50 yards. The archery range has static targets between 10 and 40 yards and 3-D whitetail targets. Many of the instructional classes at PWSR are free and include youth clinics.

"I was very impressed and by no means did we feel intimidated. I felt very safe with all the rules and regulations … The employees were friendly. I could see the respect and the responsibility that the people displayed regarding their weapons," writes a reviewer on Yelp.

3. Ultimate Defense Firing Range & Training Center: Located in St. Peters, this 5-star facility provides 18 climate-controlled lanes, a Simunition Shoot House, full service retail center and instructional courses from basic firearm safety to an advanced tactical handgun course. Fun shooting competitions include "5 Card Stud Poker Night."

"Ultimate Defense is the absolute only place to go! The staff is extremely knowledgeable. The customer service is off the charts. All customers are treated with top priority regardless of skill or knowledge. Classes are affordable and very informative," writes a reviewer on Facebook.

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4. Sharpshooters St. Louis: This 5-star gun range and firearm retail facility features 20 extra wide shooting lanes and an all steel total containment bullet trap which allows guests to shoot long guns up to 50 BMG. Extensive training classes are available and the site boasts a 50-seat pit and grill barbecue restaurant.

"Awesome gun store, range and BBQ place!! Great bunch working there!!" writes a reviewer on Facebook.

5. Gateway Gun Club: Located in Bridgeton, this facility is billed as the premier shooting range in Saint Louis. The facility provides lighting for night shooting, 11 trap fields, 9 skeet fields, bunker trap shooting, and an indoor pistol and rifle range. Concealed carry instruction, firearm storage and a pro shop are available onsite.

"Fantastic facility, clean and well operated. Staff were very nice on our first visit there. Pleased to see the range was very orderly, no tolerance for stupid crap, shady ammo, or just loose gun handling in general," writes a reviewer on Yelp.

6. Andy Dalton Shooting Range: Located in Ash Grove, the gun range provides a 100-yard rifle pistol range with 20 covered shooting lanes as well as trap and skeet fields. In addition, there are 3-D and static archery ranges featuring deer, turkey, bear, coyote, elk, groundhog and raccoons, as well as a pellet gun range, indoor classrooms and an outdoor pavilion.

"First rate and first class!! A great place to shoot!! I have been there alone, with my wife, with my sons and their girlfriends and with friends. Every one has had a great time," writes a reviewer on Google.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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Missouri ranks number 11 in a 2014 list of the best states for gun owners compiled by Guns and Ammo. The state's constitution protects the rights of its citizens 'to bear arms in defense of home, person and property' and has strong self-defense laws.
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