Top 5 Shooting Ranges in The Charlotte Area


The Carolinas is one of the biggest regions for hunting and shooting sports and Charlotte is certainly no exception.

Although we may not have the largest selection of skeet-shoot ranges and hunting clubs due to the fact that we’re a major city, we do have one of the South East’s largest selections of indoor ranges.

Based on online reviews, shooter feedback, and personal experience, these are the top 5 ranges in the Charlotte area (also check out these rifle scope reviews if you’re considering an upgrade);

#5 Shooter Express

Belmont’s Shooters Express is a casual range with a wide selection of rentable firearms – and Tuesday is Lady’s Day when ladies can shoot for free all day. Find out more information on their website here.


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#4 Carolina Sporting Arms

Carolina Sporting Arms contains both a fairly large gun store and a modern shooting range. They charge $20 per day for range time, and $20 per day for firearm rental (use any of their guns for one price – ammo is separate, but we recommend 6.5 Grendel or .308 for shooting).

They are the only range in the Charlotte region that’s been given a 5-star rating by the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation). Find out more information on their website here.

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#3 Point Blank

Point Blank charge $20 for an entire day of range time. They have 2 locations in the Charlotte location, one in Mooresville, and a bigger one in Matthews, with 20 climate-controlled lanes spread across 3 separate bays for pistol, rifle and shotgun use. Find out more information on their website here.


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#2 The Range at Ballantyne

The Range at Ballantyne has an even better deal at $19 per day, and they have a complete TI Systems simulator for running through shooter scenarios. Check out more information on their website here.

#1 Blackstone

Blackstone Shooting Sports is the largest indoor shooting ranges in the Carolinas and they offer the widest variety of activities, resources, and equipment of any gun range in the Charlotte area. The range features 27 standard shooting lanes and 9 tactical training bays. They also feature a ton of unique training seminars, social gatherings, and specials on a regular basis. Check out more information on their website here.


If you don’t mind driving a little further, the recently built Foothills Shooting Complex in Cleveland County is the largest shooting range in the Southeast, and one of the largest in America.

The entire complex includes three 50-yard pistol ranges, two skeet/trap and pistol ranges, a 250-yard rifle range, a 3-D archery range, training classrooms, armory, visitors center, and gift shop.

What’s your favorite shooting range in the Charlotte area?