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

By    |   Monday, 23 February 2015 11:32 PM

Massachusetts ranks number 48 in a 2014 list of the best states for gun owners compiled by Guns and Ammo. The state's score of 9 out of 50 is affected by the state's strict gun laws. "The place where Americans first took up arms against our oppressors from across the pond is now one of the most difficult states in the union in which to legally bear arms." Scores were compiled based on right to carry laws, restrictions on sporting rifles, National Firearms Act rights, the Castle Doctrine and a miscellaneous category.

Here are six spots for firearms and pistol practice in Massachusetts:

1. Original Bob's Shooting Range: Located in Salisbury, Bob's states it is the only public shooting range in Massachusetts. Semi-automatic pistols, revolvers and rifles are available to rent at the range and Bob's is an authorized firearms dealer.

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"Went here this week and I must say it was a blast the staff was very nice and helpful. I had no experience with guns and the trainer stayed with us until we were comfortable with the gun. I would recommend bobs to anyone who wants to try shooting for the first time," writes reviewer on Yelp.

2. American Firearms School: Located in North Attleboro, AFS is a premier indoor shooting and firearms training facility. In addition to a state-of-the-art range, instruction in basic safety, concealed carry, personal protection, low light shooting and AR-15 courses are available.

"Can't say enough about the staff, they are knowledgeable and friendly and have helped me learn about the sport. This range gives you many options for rentals and great resources to learn about using firearms safely," writes a reviewer on Google.

3. Mass Firearms: Located in Holliston, this facility features two indoor gun ranges and suggests guests, "take advantage of an armory featuring over $100,000 worth of firearms." A full line up of instructional classes are available as well as extensive specialty training courses including survival skills, introduction to military weapons and youth safety and marksmanship.

"I'm a member and absolutely love this place. All of the many classes offered will make you a better shooter, more confident, and more aware of the world around you," writes a reviewer on Yelp.

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4. Boston Firearms Training Center: Located in Everett, this facility provides an indoor and tactical range, and a simulation shoot house. Corporate functions, birthday, pre-wedding, graduation, and holiday party packages are available. BFTA is a full service training facility and offers a multi-state firearm license course.

"Very informative, fun, the instructors are very knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the time and money. Highly recommend it to anybody wanting to know about firearms," writes a reviewer on Google.

5. Braintree Rifle and Pistol Club: This facility provides numerous shooting opportunities including a 20 position outdoor rifle range, a competition range, a pistol range, and a plinking range. In addition, there are two NRA regulation trap fields and an archery field.

"Absolutely the best, safest, most well run gun club anywhere. Multiple awards from the NRA. 5000 members says it all," writes a reviewer on Yelp.

6. Massachusetts Rifle Association: Located in Woburn, this facility provides a 100 and 200-yard rifle range, both indoor and outdoor pistol ranges, lighted trap ranges, a sporting clays range and an archery field. Basic firearms safety classes are available as well as junior rifle and pistol programs and MRA is billed as "America's oldest active gun club."

"Great place to exercise your 2nd Amendment rights and for those wishing to learn how to safely operate and own a firearm…The indoor facilities are 24hrs to members, so it really works out for those sleepless nights," writes a reviewer on Yelp.

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

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