Build Your Own Range

A worksheet designed to get you started planning for your gun range construction

For almost a century, since the construction of the first known indoor shooting range, the topic of indoor firearms range design has involved a complex interaction of a variety of different disciplines.

While early ranges were simple by today’s standards, from the beginning of indoor range design, creating a safe space for the routine discharge of firearms required a deep understanding of physics and engineering, as well as a reasonable knowledge of metallurgy, ballistics, and ventilation.

Over time, as our understanding of the health risks associated with noise and heavy metal exposure grew, so did the practical and regulatory design requirements of shooting ranges. Modern shooting range design principles are not only founded on these essential early disciplines but also now require an understanding of energy conservation, sustainability, and occupational health and safety regulations.