Idaho, being the FREEDOM state that it is, proudly promotes and supports all freedoms rightfully granted to the American people by our founding documents. Not excluded from such freedoms is the 2nd amendment which grants all Americans the right to keep and bear arms. Naturally, a paramount element to the preservation of our 2nd amendment rights is the exertion thereof.
Idaho provides an abundance of opportunity and support towards its citizens exercising their gun rights responsibly and safely through outlets such as gun ranges, concealed carry & open carry rights, as well as ownership, possession, and sale rights. An example of Idaho’s low regulation on gun rights is our right for any Idahoan 18 years of age or older to legally possess a handgun and carry it in their vehicle without a permit. Any resident 18 years of age can also purchase and open-carry firearms. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to know more about gun freedoms in Idaho, be sure to go check out our previous blog post Idaho, the Land of Gun Freedoms!
Gun Ranges: Our Top Picks
We have compiled a list of the best gun ranges in the Treasure Valley! If you are new to the area, have resolved to better exercise your gun rights, or in search of a new gun range to try out, then this brief yet highly informative list is for you! Included are the name, location, price, and important information that pertains to each range.
Impact Guns, Boise (Indoor Range)
“Opened in 2006 Impact Guns is Boise’s premier one-stop gun shop. Impact Guns provides the Treasure Valley with friendly service, low prices, and the area’s only full-time indoor shooting range. Impact Guns offers a wide array of firearms to meet individual needs. Our staff specializes in finding a gun that fits the user’s needs. Impact also offers tailored training sessions to fit any level of shooter. From the first time shooter to seasoned industry professionals, we can offer a class that improves your skills.”
Location: 11655 W Executive Dr, Boise, ID 83713
Price: $12 for one hour of shooting. Women get 50% off on Tuesdays!
Independence Indoor Shooting, Meridian (Indoor Range)
Independence Indoor shooting is a fantastic spot to go shooting in the Treasure Valley! With three different indoor ranges: 25 yds tapered range, 25 yds tactical range, and a 100yd range! All of the ranges are well lit and rated for all common pistol and rifle calibers up to 50 BMG. IIShooting also provides rentals and doubles as a gun shop where you can purchase gear and firearms.
Location: 2749 E Gala Ct, Meridian, ID 83642
Price: $18, $10 for shooters under 18 years of age.
George Nourse Range, Nampa (Outdoor Range)
“This is a nice FREE range. 9 or 10 wide 50-yard lanes wide enough for 2 groups of shooters in each. I think there are a couple of 100-yard lanes too. It can get windy and dusty so bring sandbags or stakes and a bandana to cover your face if the wind kicks up. I didn’t see an outhouse but most people drop in for 45 min to a couple of hours to sling some lead downrange and then hoof it.” – Chuck S.
“If you want to do outdoor shooting, this is a good place! It’s free, big & wide. We’ve been here twice & I haven’t seen it packed with so many people. I like that it’s more organized for an outdoor shoot, you have your own area & you can personalize it. It’s first come first serve but usually people are done in 3 hours, so there’s like a constant people leaving & coming. It’s just a 45 min drive from Boise though.” – Hyacinth D.
“There’s something special about the sound a 7mm rem mag makes as it echoes off the hills…no membership hoops or fees, just get there early if you want a longer (100yd) range.” – Andy C.
Location: 16802 Nash Rd, Nampa, ID 83686
Black Creek Public Shooting Range, Kuna (Outdoor Range)
Black’s Creek Public Shooting Range (BCR), located just southeast of Boise, is the largest and most visited shooting range in Idaho, providing a safe place to shoot for more than 10,000 hunters and sport shooters each year. BCR is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday through Sunday. The range is closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Location: 2420 E Kuna Mora Rd, Kuna, ID 83634
Price: $10 (includes target stand w/target) Shooters under the age of 18 are FREE
Caldwell Gun Club, Caldwell (Outdoor Range)
If you are ever out in Caldwell, Idaho, and have an urge to shoot some lead, be sure to check out Caldwell Gun Club! It’s clean, the staff is awesome, shooters are respectful and it’s close to home for Caldwell locals!
Location: 21840 Pond Ln, Caldwell, ID 83607
Price: $5 for adults and $3 for anyone under the age of 18. $25 for a yearly membership.
This concludes our top picks for gun ranges in the Treasure valley! If you have some free time or find yourself needing to shoot some lead be sure to check out one, or all of these amazing local companies! Stay safe and have fun!