If you want luxury, air conditioning, a coffee shop, a concealed-carry class or to rent a machine gun to try out, take your fat wallet up to Frisco Gun Club, the country club of DFW gun ranges. We, however, prefer to do our shooting in the great outdoors, where we're not hammered by the concussion of our neighbors' cannons and, to be honest, we can get a little more privacy. Better still, we like value for our shooting. (If you think golf is an expensive hobby, you haven't priced ammo lately.) For $15 Garland Public Shooting Range will let you shoot all day — you can even come and go during the day on a single pass — and it rents a variety of guns to try for another $15 all day. (You have to buy the range's ammo for its rental guns, but that's SOP at gun ranges, and the prices are reasonable.) Spotting scopes, safety glasses and ear protection can be rented for $2 each. It offers pistol, rifle and skeet stations and is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Yes, that includes Christmas, which is actually a pretty busy day. Hey, if Santa leaves you a sweet Sig under the tree, you don't want to have to wait around to try it out. We're all just kids at heart.
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