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Gun Ranges in New Mexico: 5 Spots for Firearms and Pistol Practice

By    |   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 12:53 PM

New Mexico ranks 35th in a 2014 list of the best states for gun owners compiled by Guns and Ammo. "A relatively weak self-defense law is one of the only factors making New Mexico a less attractive destination for gun owners." The state received a score of 37 out of 50 based on right to carry laws, restrictions on sporting rifles, National Firearms Act rights, Castle Doctrine and a miscellaneous category.

Here are five spots for firearms and pistol practice in the state of New Mexico:

1. Patriot Outdoors: Located in Clovis, this all American company promises, "Every person gets an old-fashioned hello, a firm handshake, a look in the eye, and a nod of respect. When a person is with us, they are one of us." The facility provides firearms sales and rentals, firearm instruction from basic to advanced specialty courses and a full range including static pistol, multipurpose and a high power rifle range.

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"In all my personal and professional dealings over the last 40 years, in person, by mail, phone or internet, I have rarely encountered a friendlier, more customer centric or efficient organization than Patriot Outdoors," writes a reviewer on Google.

2. NRA Whittington Center: Located in Raton, this large, comprehensive facility "hosts many competitive, educational and recreational activities in all shooting disciplines." Extensive range opportunities include the Hunter's Pistol Silhouette, Practical Pistol, Black Powder, Practical Police Combat, Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet, and High Power Rifle. The site also hosts an RV campground and museum.

"Excellent staff service. Ranges are well-kept and well-organized. Love to go shoot here!" writes a reviewer on Facebook.

3. Calibers Shooters Sports Center: Located in Albuquerque, this firearm dealer and gun range facility is the place to "shop, learn and play." The indoor range is kept a "consistent 71 degrees and its high-volume HEPA air filtration system uses the same technology as hospital operating rooms to remove 99.97% of airborne particulates."

"This is one of the best gun stores I've ever been in. Its range is great. And they have wonderful instructors teaching safety as well as C.C. classes. Go there and learn and enjoy a great day," writes a reviewer on Facebook.

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4. City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park: This public facility offers rifle, pistol and muzzleloading ranges between 25 and 200-yards. There are 13 skeet ranges, two trap ranges, a silhouette range, two air conditioned club houses and classrooms for instruction. According to the city, the park provides "an alternative to illegal firearm practice on our mesas, open spaces, and vacant areas."

"The range staff here are very strict, but they're also extremely clear about the rules and making sure everyone stays safe…they offer a nicely shaded area to fire from, up to 200 yard ranges, and a safe environment to practice with your weapon," writes a reviewer on Google.

5. MAGS Indoor Shooting Range: Located in Moriarty, this facility invites "all firearm enthusiasts including new and experienced shooters, women, youth, families, military personnel, law enforcement and hunters to enjoy our state-of-the-art, eight lane indoor shooting range."

"Newest equipment available, great people at the counters, friendly environment, just a great and safe place to go squeeze a few off," writes a reviewer on Facebook.

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

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