New to shooting?

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Let our certified Instructors guide you through the basics of firearms safety and use in a customizable one-hour session.

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New To Shooting?

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You're in the right place! No gun experience? It’s no problem at Shoot Smart.

Never fired a gun? Never handled any type of firearm, period? Shoot Smart is ready to help you every step of the way.

Our experts will take it slow and explain it all step-by-step. The goal is to first make you comfortable, and then make you confident. Even if you don’t yet own a gun, we can get you started learning and appreciating all the sport has to offer. Learn the top 5 things a New Shooter needs to know about Shoot Smart when you sign up to receive our emails.

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First time at the range?

Check out this video to learn what to expect during your first visit to the range.

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Nice range with very polite and professional staff. I would highly recommend this place!

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Everyone at Shoot Smart are helpful and puts safety first.

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Getting Started

Step 1

Join our email list and learn the top 5 things to know about Shoot Smart.

Step 2

Save time at check-in, complete the participation agreement online now.

Step 3

Hit the range for a true Texas gun experience! Find a location below.


Recomendations for New Shooters

Get involved in the Shooting Sports the right way. Learn about recommended gear, training options, tips and tricks, and how to navigate our rental fleet below.

Range Tips & Tricks

Rental Fleet How To



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Range Tips & Tricks

Make your range experience as safe and fun as possible with these basic tips and tricks.

  1. Know the range rules. Read the range rules now to know what's expected. View the rules here.
  2. Speed up your check-in process by completing the range waiver online here.
  3. Wear range appropriate clothing. We recommend a button-up shirt or shirt with a high collar, long pants, closed-toe no-slip shoes (tennis shoes, boots, or flats), and a ball cap. Warning! Hot brass casings can fall in low cut or open back tops.
  4. Don't shoot the same boring silhouette or bulls-eye targets. Pick a fun target from time to time like a zombie, battleship, or knock'em down target.
  5. We want your experience at Shoot Smart to be a great one. So, don't be afraid to ask for assistance if you need it

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Rental Fleet How To

With an extensive rental fleet available, you have more options to choose from when searching for the perfect firearm, or more ways to have a "blast" on the range with family and friends. Unlimited firearm rentals - $14.99. Try as many out as you like for one flat fee!

First Timers

We recommend first-timers to the range start with a .22 caliber handgun or rifle. These caliber firearms use the smallest available round, are quieter, and feature a MUCH lower recoil or kick than other caliber firearms. It's also the most affordable caliber, meaning more shooting for less! Work on getting comfortable around firearms with a .22 before moving to a larger caliber.

Ready to move up a step?

Once you have a few visits with a .22 under your belt, try upgrading to a full-sized 9MM like the Smith & Wesson M&P or the Glock 17. 9MM is currently the most popular caliber for handguns, meaning a variety to choose from when renting or buying. Starting with a full-sized 9MM will help you adjust to the higher recoil of this larger caliber.

Looking for something fun?

Why not give some of our more exotic rentals a try? Our rental fleets always have unique options available like lever-action rifles, shotguns, the Desert Eagle, and handguns with red-dot optics.

Full Autos

Ready to take your range experience to the next level? Then give our Full Auto firearms a try. Experience real full-auto fire under the supervision of our experienced Range Guides. Full Auto rentals - $50.

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Recommended Gear

If this is your first time shooting, you only need a few essentials to get you started.

If you don't yet own a firearm:

  1. Having your own shooting glasses means never having to borrowing someone's scratched pair.
  2. Get started with a standard pair of earmuffs, or upgrade your shooting experience with an electronic pair.

After you make your firearm purchase:

  1. Protect your new investment with a pistol case or sleeve.
  2. Keep your new firearm in top condition with a cleaning kit. Don't yet know how to take apart and clean your firearm? Consider scheduling a cleaning lesson with one of our certified Gunsmiths
  3. The more you shoot, the more time you spend loading magazines. Shorten your downtime between mags and save your hands the strain with a magazine loader.
  4. You have all your range equipment, how do you store it all? Keep your gear organized and within reach with a range bag.

Stop by any location for assistance selecting the best equipment for your needs and budget. Or visit our we-store below to shop from the comfort of your own home.

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Recommended Training

Head off any bad habits you might have and learn your way around a firearm the right way with training.

New Shooter Class: You waited to hit the road until after taking Drivers Ed. Shouldn’t you start shooting after learning firearm safety? Before you pick up a firearm for the first time, let our instructors patiently teach you the basics of shooting and how to be safe around handguns. Leave class with a firm understanding of the basics of firearm safety. Sign up for a New Shooter class here.

On Target: If you’re spending half your time on the range trying to figure out why you’re missing, this is the class for you. Learn how to analyze your target, make corrections, and improve your aim in this 2.5-hour class. Sign up for an On Target class here.

Private Instruction: Training with a group of strangers can be intimidating. Or maybe you’d rather train at a faster pace. Book a one-on-one lesson with a Shoot Smart certified coach or instructor for a customized experience. Work with your instructor to develop a personalized lesson that fits your goals and experience level. Flexible scheduling options on weekdays, weekends, or evenings give you the freedom to book based on your schedule. Shoot Smart instructors have coached over 4,000 people on their path to firearms proficiency. Join the club today by scheduling your first lesson. Schedule a Private Lesson here.



  • What's the minimum age to visit the range?

    Kids 8 and up are welcome to share a lane with a parent or guardian 21 or older.

  • Can I bring my own ammo?

    Yes you can! We just ask that your ammo not be not steel core, steel jacket, bi-metal, or painted tip. We have ammunition conveniently provided at affordable rates at each of our locations.

  • Do you have a rifle range?

    You are welcome to shoot rifles in our ranges - on our unique Private Suites. Our lanes are less than 25 yards, but in addition to using your rifle calibers, we can assist with sight ins, too.

  • How long do we have to shoot?

    Shoot Smart never has time limits meaning you can shoot as long as you like. Or at least until we close at 9 PM.

  • Will there be someone to help us?

    Range Safety Officers are always available to give you a hand. If you would like a more personal one-on-one experience, we recommend scheduling a private lesson with one of our certified instructors. Learn more about lessons here.

  • Do I have to have a Membership?

    Membership is not required to use the range. But does offer some great benefits like FREE lane rentals. Check out our memberships here.

  • Can I shoot a Shotgun at your range?

    You are welcome to shoot Shotguns in our Private Suites. We just ask that you use Buckshot or Slugs when shooting. Don't own a Shotgun? No problem, we have rental Shotguns available.

  • Do I need to reserve a lane?

    Reservations aren't needed. Just stop by the range M-F from 10 AM to 9 PM, or S-Su from 9 AM to 9 PM.

  • Do you have a dress code?

    We don't have a dress code, but do have recommendations when it comes to what to wear to the range. We recommend you wear close-toed shoes, avoid low cut clothing, and a baseball cap can help to keep shell casings away from your face. Other than that, we ask everyone to wear eye and ear protection.

  • Can I buy just one bullet?

    The majority of our ammunition is sold in 50 or 100 round boxes. Some of our specialty ammo can be purchased in 5 round quantities.

  • I've never been to an indoor range before, what should I expect when I arrive?

    Check out this video to learn what to expect during your first visit to the range.

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