What are the Best Guns to Shoot at a Range?

The Best Guns to Shoot at a Range

If you’re planning to visit a gun range, you may be wondering which guns are the best to rent and shoot. Typically, there are handgun, rifles, and shotguns. Before we get into our recommendations it is important to note that everyone’s preference is different and just because someone else loves a certain gun doesn’t mean that you will also love that gun.

If you’re a beginner, you should start with a smaller caliber and work your way up to ensure you feel comfortable with each caliber. In most cases, .22LR is the smallest caliber and a great way to understand the function of a gun with very minimal recoil. To learn more about calibers check out our blog post here.


Handguns are a popular choice for shooting at a gun range because they are portable and easy to handle.


  • Sig Sauer P320
  • Glock 19
  • Smith & Wesson M&P9
  • H&K VP9


Rifles are also a great choice for shooting at a gun range. They are typically more accurate than handguns and can be used to shoot at longer distances.


  • Daniel Defense DDM4
  • FN SCAR16
  • Sig Sauer MCX
  • Century Arms VSKA


Shotguns can be fun to shoot at a gun range, though most indoor ranges only allow slugs. They can have some more serious recoil.


  • Mossberg 590
  • Remington 870
  • Beretta 1301
  • Henry Lever Action

Finding Your Favorite

Remember, the best gun for shooting at a gun range is the one that you are comfortable and proficient with. It is also a good idea to try out a variety of firearms to find the one that suits you best.

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