FAQ

Can I bring my own guns/ammo/do guns need to be cased?

Yes, if you have your own firearms/ammo and want to bring them, you are more than welcome to do so. You may also use your own ammo (with exception of steel core, armor piercing, tracer or incendiary ammunition). All long guns must be unloaded and cased. Handguns in a holster are fine. No handling of them until you are in the shooting booth. No guns are allowed in the pawn area.

How many lanes do you have/ what are the distances/what calibers can the range handle?

We have a total of 14 lanes: 10 standard and 4 VIP, each are 25 yards long. We have one VIP lane that can handle a .50BMG. All other lanes can take up to a 30-06 rifle.

How do I reserve and pay for my lane?

Lanes can be reserved and paid for in-person at the range.

How much does a lane cost?

We have lane rentals starting at $20.

What do I need to bring to shoot a gun?

You only need to show a valid ID.

How old do you need to be to shoot a firearm?

Guests as young as 10 years old are welcome as long as a parent signs a waiver and is present.

Can international visitors shoot a firearm?

International visitors are welcome to use the range, as long as they are in possession of a valid hunting license from any U.S. state. South Dakota hunting licenses can be purchased in the Badlands Gun Store.

What safety measures do you have in place?

Safety is our number one priority. We have a Range Safety Officer on the range whenever possible. The shooting booths and viewing glass are up-armored to give added safety. We require shooters to wear eye and ear protection while on our range. Everyone must read the SOP/Range Rules and sign a waiver. The waiver is good for one year.

What are Range Safety Officers (RSOs)?

RSO’s ensure a safe shooting environment for everyone by assisting in free basic gun safety instruction, enforcing range rules, protecting the facility from being damaged, assisting with rental guns and providing direct supervision. RSO’s are NRA certified in range safety and many are retired law enforcement or military with countless years of experience.

What is the “training simulator”?

We have the best simulator in the industry. It does not fire real bullets, just laser beams. The simulator has a friendly “point and shoot” interface anyone can use making it a cheap alternative to the high cost of ammunition. You can fire hundreds of simulated shots for a fraction of the price of live ammo. It projects a 12 x 7 foot image on the wall with shooting games, plate racks, targets, recorded live human role player scenarios for decision making and of course “undead” Zombie scenarios. It also includes a futuristic first person shooter game and Wild West gunfights! The non-firing guns have no recoil. This is a great alternative for a new shooter that might be intimidated to come into our gun range. It is also great compliment for use by experienced shooters. Badlands Instructors and Security Staff use this simulator to re-sharpen their skills along with live fire. All of our Training Classes include time on the Simulator to compliment live fire on the range. Our students rave about how it improves our class quality. No live fire capable guns are allowed in the room during its use.

Can I bring a visitor to watch?

Yes, we have 2 spectator areas: one for VIP and one for general lanes, where friends & family can sit and watch without having to be directly on the range. This is also great for beginners to get familiar with the look and feel of the range without the full impact of being out on the range.

I’ve never shot a gun before; can I still shoot at the range?

Yes, we welcome everyone of all skill levels to come. We will be happy to help the first-timer to the most experienced shooter.

Do you have rental guns, targets, or equipment?

Yes, we have a full inventory of rental guns to choose from for your shooting preference. Firearms range from revolvers, semi-auto pistols, bolt action rifles, semi-auto rifles to full auto machine guns. We have a variety of machine guns in pistol and rifle caliber. We have a variety of targets for sale. We have eye and ear protection to rent if needed.

What does VIP include?

Want to be treated like royalty? We have 4 VIP lanes providing a secluded area for guests desiring a private and personal experience. Our VIP lanes include a spacious VIP lounge with complementary beverages and a private spectator area. The VIP lanes are great for renting out with friends or for a special day or night. The lanes are much wider than the regular lanes and have computer controlled target retrievers.

I like the rented gun I used. Can I purchase it?

Yes, If you like the gun you rent and want one of your own, there is a new one just like it available for you to purchase and take home.

Can I host a private event?

Yes, we allow rental for the entire VIP shooting range (all 4 lanes) for up to 8 people. This includes standard gun rentals, simulator use, a limited edition gun range t-shirt and hat per person, standard targets, eye and ear protection rental, personal range safety officer, and complimentary beverages.

How many people can share a lane?

We allow up to three people to share a lane. One shooter at a time , two can be in the booth. The third person must stay back a few steps.

I like shooting, do you have discount cards or memberships available?

Yes, we offer punch cards for both standard and VIP lane rentals. We also offer standard and VIP gun range membership for individuals as well as families.

Does law enforcement get a discount?

Yes, we support all area law enforcement. Active sworn officers with arrest powers including certified reserves, shoot free if a lane is open. (Qualified officers are defined in the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act), They also get 25% off lane reservation. (does not include rentals or ammo, just range time)

What hours is the range open?

The Badlands gun range is open everyday from 10:00am-7:00pm.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Please call (605) 679-3303 to speak to our Badlands Gun Range Staff!