NOLA area shooting ranges

So where can one go near the New Orleans area to legally shoot, practice, and compete in shooting sports? Here are the places that I have found and what I think of them.

If you are looking for competition events, try the event calendar. I have aggregated calendars from all the local clubs that I could locate. If your club isn’t listed and you would like your events on the calendar, please let me know.

Ranges are tagged with the following information:

  • Distance from NOLA (Mid City) measured in time. This is the time it takes to drive there.
  • Price. Membership fees and range time fees.
  • Maintenance Level. This is a measure of how well maintained the site is.
  • Facilities: How many lanes at what distance. What equipment is available such as plate racks, skeet throwers, etc.
  • Notes: Summary of my thoughts on the range.

The Shooters Club, Harrahan Louisiana

Price: $14.50/hr for non members. Targets, Eye and Hearing protection available for rent. Various handguns available for rent.
Maintenance Level: This indoor range is pretty clean. Indoor, climate controlled and air filtered.
Facilities: 20 Positions, 25 yards max. Pistol caliber only.
Events: Glock competitions in the past but nothing on calendar now.


Jefferson Gun Outlet, Metairie Louisiana

Under Construction (Still).


Gretna Gun Works, Gretna Louisiana

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Bayou Dragon, Marrero Louisiana

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Nick’s Shooting Range, Garyville Louisiana

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Honey Island Swamp Range, Slidell Louisiana

Price: $6/person entrance fee. No lane fees. Clays are $3 for 25 clays.
Maintenance Level: All the shooting related facilities are pretty well kept. They recently started replacing the Pistol Plate Racks. The skeet throwers are pretty new and work well, Front and rear for 3 stations, and a rabbit shared between all three. There are 2 Port-O-Lets on site, no plumbing, no electricity.
Facilities: 3 stations for clays. 100 yard rifle line with gong at 100 yards. 25 yard pistol line, some with plate racks at 25 yards, some without plate racks for target stands. Rimfire targets on the left end of the pistol line with dueling trees and rimfire targets.
Events: There is a M1 Garand clinic at the range. Not many other events.


F.I.T.S. Indoor Range, Slidell Louisiana

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St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center, Arabi Louisiana

Price: Walk in Lane Fee = $20, Ammo and Targets available. Handguns available for rent.
Maintenance Level: All the equipment looked to be in good working order. This range has a great retail gun and supply store attached. Well stocked and clean.
Facilities: 10 lanes for pistols at 25 yard max. 1 lane has a small bullet catcher for rifle calibers. Probably OK for sighting in your optics, but not for fun and challenging rifle shooting.
Events: There are plate matches on the first and third Fridays of every month.
Notes: If driving from New Orleans, you have to head through some really bad areas of town. I would not recommend it for out-of-towners or people who get lost easy, you may find yourself lost in a really bad area. I also found the staff to be friendly and helpful, but most were very tactical looking complete with tactical beards and tattoos. May be intimidating for newer shooters, not an issue for seasoned shooters.


Southern Shooting Center, Thibadeaux Louisiana

Price: Im unsure about the walk on price, I usually head to this range for an event.
Maintenance Level: Pretty well maintained. Bathrooms and a coke machine are available onsite.
Facilities: Plenty of shooting bays for pistols, rifle lanes up to 300 yards.
Events: All kinds of shooting events hosted here. Louisiana Gator, IDPA, USPSA, Cowboy Action Shooters, etc.


Palo Alto Rifle and Pistol Club, Duplessis Louisiana

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FRC Firearms & Range, Baton Rouge Louisiana (Brand New Range)

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