The Range at Austin is the Music Capitol of America’s guntry club. It’s also TTAG’s home range. We like it because OMG it’s a palace. Not only does the lobby have the largest gun store in Texas, it’s also the cleanest gun store I’ve ever seen . . .
Sure, Houston’s Athena Gun Club is also like an Apple store. But The Range at Austin is an Apple store on steroids, with gleaming guns lining the walls of various rooms below soaring ceilings. Air conditioned against the brutal Texas heat (of course).
The main shooting range is a main shooting range, good for anything up to .50-cal. As is the four-lane 100 yard rifle range. You can rent full auto fun in a variety of modern and classic flavors, or bring your own (ATF rules withstanding).
On the main range, hourly lane rentals cost $25 for pistol, $30 for rifle. No membership required.
The upstairs Patriot Club is a ballistic oasis, a perfect place to bust some caps in relative privacy — using their shooting drill-enabled Action Target system s’il vous plait.
There’s a cigar room filled with luscious sticks and and an outdoor room in which to smoke them. The coffee machine’s killer, the concierge will summon ammo on request and the TTAG crew’s often on site for serious schmoozing. The function rooms are more than functional.
What’s not to love?
It’s pricey to join: $7500 one-time membership fee and $225 monthly range fee. But let’s be honest here: there are people for whom the price represents a small percentage of their income. Or want it bad. If you’re one of those people, I highly recommend The Patriot Club for your dining and dancing pleasure.