Why indoor ranges in texas are ideal for shooting in the summer

indoor range shooting in the hot summer months

Summertime in Central Texas is hot. Really hot. Like, “melt your shoes” hot. So, if you’re looking for a fun and cool activity to do on a hot summer day, why not head to an indoor shooting range?  They’re air conditioned, safe and reasonably priced for hours of fun.

Air Conditioning

This is probably the most obvious reason. When the temperature outside is soaring, it’s nice to be able to cool off inside an air-conditioned shooting range.  

Also, when it’s hot outside and you want to pratice shooting, it can be difficult to focus on your target when you’re sweating and feeling uncomfortable. But at an indoor range, you can stay cool and comfortable while you practice. 

Additionally, most indoor ranges have state-of-the-art ventilation systems that help keep the air clean and fresh. That’s a plus for anyone that suffers from summer allergies. So if you’re looking for a place to escape the heat and enjoy some time shooting, an indoor range is the perfect option.

Controlled Environment

Another great benefit of indoor ranges is that they offer a controlled environment. When you’re shooting outdoors, there are a lot of variables that can affect your shot. But indoors, you can be sure that the lighting is consistent and there are no distractions like wind, weather or animals. This makes it easier to focus on your shooting and helps you to improve your skills.


Indoor ranges are not only climate controlled, but are a safe place to shoot.  Indoor shooting ranges are designed to be safe for both shooters and spectators. There are strict safety rules in place, and the ranges are staffed by experienced professionals who can help you learn how to shoot safely.

Some things to look for on the range include:

  • A good working ventilation system
  • Range rules clearly posted and enforced
  • Range personnel that are helpful and friendly

If you’re new to shooting, check out these tips to know before you go to the range or call ahead to ask questions. A range environment should be one where all questions are welcomed and the staff wants you to feel as comfortable and safe as possible.n.

improve your shooting skills

Shooting at the range is a great way to improve your shooting skills, including your your accuracy and precision. Whether you’re a beginner or a competitive marksman, an indoor shooting range is a great place to practice. There are a variety of setting options and targets to shoot at, and you can adjust the distance to the target to challenge yourself. 

Shooting can be a fun activity for the whole family. Indoor shooting ranges are a great place to take the family on a hot summer day for both shooters and spectators. Even if you don’t have any experience with guns, you can still have fun learning about the sport of shooting.

If you’re looking for a fun summer activity that will also help improve your skills, indoor ranges are the perfect option. With air conditioning and a controlled environment, shooting at an indoor range is safe option to beat the heat.   So, next time the weather gets too hot, head to an indoor range near you!

About Heart of Texas Shooting Center

We are Waco’s Premier Indoor Gun Range. Conveniently located near I-35 on Hwy 6/Loop 340, we are proud to be a locally owned and operated business.

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Closing Announcement

It is with heavy heart that we announce that we are closing Heart of Texas Shooting Center effective close-of-business on Saturday, March 30. We want to say that we feel privileged to have been able to serve McLennan County’s shooting needs for the past 3 years.

Thank you for honoring us by making us part of your firearms journey, and we wish you the best of everything for the future.


Eric Nutt, CEO