All customers, employees, and contractors must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose when visiting or working in our facility. This is a Travis County Order. Shady Oaks Gun Range is within Travis County. Customers may lower their mask when they are within their booth on the range, but the mask must be worn in all other areas of our facility. Customers who refuse to wear a mask may be refused entrance or asked to leave our facility.
Tuesday, June 23 – Our facility remains open 12pm-6pm daily. All customers must wear a face covering while on our facility.
We are not able to take reservations. Range availability is first-come, first-served.
We’re doing our best to accommodate the demand for private lessons. Most of our instructors are booked 2-3 weeks out at this point. We hope to have our web booking calendar functional soon.
LTC Range Qualification class for Friday, June 26th has been added to our calendar due to high demand. Please don’t delay securing your spot.
Per City and County order, all customers must be wearing a face covering.
Cloth face coverings should –
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- ability to be laundered.
Fabric face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing measures.
DIY face cover instructions available at http://austintexas.gov/covid19
Shady Oaks Gun Range continues to be open from 12pm-6pm daily.
We do not take reservations. Availability is first-come, first-served; members will get priority during a waitlist.
Range availability is impacted by social distancing as we have limited lanes open. Please come with patience and understanding.
We’ve added some LTC Classes and LTC Qualification Classes to our web calendar.
We have very limited availability for private lessons due to the hands-on nature of handgun training. When that is available, dates will be reflected on our website.
We are hiring! Just know that we don’t sit around and play with toys all day, but we do have fun when we can. If you have your Texas License to Carry (LTC) and would be interested in part-time work, come talk to us sometime when you’re at the range!
Shady Oaks Gun Range is now open with reduced hours, reduced staffing, and reduced capacity. We are open 12pm – 6pm daily.
Only experienced or accompanied new shooters will be allowed on range. New shooters must be accompanied by an experienced shooter capable of ensuring safe firearm handling and operating skills. Immediate and non-refundable range extraction may be the result when unsafe and/or poor firearm operating skills are indicated. If one is unsure of their firearm proficiency, we highly recommend taking a class here at Shady Oaks Gun Range as soon as possible.
LTC Classes and LTC Qualification Classes are now on posted our website. Check the event details for important information and to sign up to reserve your spot.
It’s Saturday friends and T-minus 7 days. Shady Oaks Gun Range is Scheduled to offer both the 25-Yard and 50-Yard ranges daily from Noon to 6pm beginning Saturday, APRIL 25th.
We’ve made a few upgrades and procedure changes to help ensure the most Range and Covid19 safety.
But wait!, there’s more.
Due to limited Range Safety Officers and the need to support limited social contacts, only experienced or accompanied new shooters will be allowed on range. New shooters must be accompanied by an experienced shooter capable of ensuring safe firearm handling and operating skills. Immediate and non-refundable range extraction may be the result when unsafe and/or poor firearm operating skills are indicated. If one is unsure of their firearm proficiency, we highly recommend taking a class here at Shady Oaks Gun Range as soon as possible.
LTC classes will be offered Each Thursday, beginning April 30th from 11am to 4pm. Max Class size will be 8 (eight) students.
There are 2 absolutely additional requirements for all LTC Students:
- ALL LTC STUDENTS MUST ABSOLUTLEY WEAR mask/face covering while on premises.
- All LTC STUDENTS MUST demonstrate Safe firearm Handling and Operating skills with their firearms. Immediate and non-refundable class extraction will be the result when unsafe and/or poor firearm operating skills are indicated.
We strongly suggest and encourage LTC candidates signup for private firearms instruction session(s) BEFORE attempting an LTC Proficiency class or even an individual range walk-in visit.
Private Firearm lessons are available Friday’s from 3pm to 6m and Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, starting YESTERDAY, April 17th. Signup at Shady Oaks Gun Range website. These 10 slots fill quickly each week.
Hold On! There is even more:
Online LTC students can complete their Range Proficiency on Tuesday’s at 3pm or 4pm. Max group size is 5 (five). So there are 10 fixed slots each Tuesday for LTC Range Proficiency. The PISTOL Range will be closed to walk-in shooters on Tuesday’s 3 to 5pm.
We encourage all customers to wear masks and manage your social distancing. Two retail customer allowed at any time
- 25 and 50 Yard Range Opens April 25 12noon to 6pm and daily thereafter 12noon to 6pm.
- If unfamiliar with firearm safety or operations, sign up for class, RSO’s will not provide instructions and you may be asked to leave the range…there will be no refunds.
- LTC Proficiency for Online students every Tuesday at 3pm and 4pm. Firearms instruction NOT included.
- LTC Class offering every Thursday 11am to 4pm. Students must wear Face mask/cover at all times, no exceptions. Firearms instruction NOT included.
We are able to accommodate limited requests for lessons at this time. Please check our Lesson Calendar for very limited availability.
Otherwise, the ranges remain closed. Our retail pro-shop is open 12pm-6pm.
Range Reopening: Soon, scheduling is underway and range hours will publish within the next few days. We really appreciate all of our friends patience as we have worked to find a correct balance.
Shady Oaks Gun Range is now offering LTC Qualification Classes on a limited basis, with a maximum of five students in each class. To adhere to social distancing, we are absolutely firm in our policy that you must be able to operate your firearm safely and independently at all times. This class will not provide firearms training, and you must demonstrate your proficiency. There will be no hands-on instruction.
- Successful completion of the classroom portion of the online LTC class.
- You must know how to safely use your firearm.
- You must be able to load your magazines by yourself.
- You must be able to clear simple malfunctions.
- You must be knowledgeable of general safety rules.
For more details about the class and to sign up, please check our Class Calendar. Be sure to sign up and reserve your spot in our class. These will fill up quickly!!
Otherwise, the ranges remain closed. Our retail pro-shop is open 12pm-6pm.
Shady Oaks Gun Range Update:
Texas Gun Range and Firearms Sales facilities are deemed essential during this Global Corona Pandemic Crisis. The Shady Oaks Gun Range ProShop (retail) remains open with reduced hours from 12 noon to 6pm daily. Shady Oaks Gun Range has elected to keep both the 25 yard and 50 yard ranges closed while facilities are being cleaned, repaired and upgraded to improve our valued customers, clients and staff immediate and long term health and safety.
Shady Oaks Gun Range has always focused on Safety and Great experiences as key mission deliverables. Proper social distancing is vital to ensure safety for all, however the Range Safety Officer mission may and does often run counter to social distancing when newer or inexperienced shooters are involved. And Shady Oaks Gun Range will not replace a gentle well timed tap on the shoulder with a scream from across the room. As Covid-19 risks evolves moving forward, Shady Oaks Gun Range will modify and adapt how we deliver a safe and enjoyable experience while managing Live Fire Projective Risk and Covid-19 Aerosol & Surface Contamination risk.
The SOGR team has successfully managed Live Fire Projection Risk for well over 2,150 days. We believe the Covid-19 risk is no less critical. Lessons learnt from this pandemic will carry forward in the way we deliver our services and products. SOGR will always place Safety as our primary deliverable and one or both firing range will reopen when we believe the Covid-19 risk is manageable. As always, suggestions and feedback are always welcomed and your patience is greatly appreciated.
What are they and which one is right for you?
Firstly, Suppressors a 100% legal in TEXAS and many other States. There are a few backward unmentionables where suppressors are misunderstood and vilified . One day, in those places where leeches are likely included in the medic bag, they too will realize the suppressor (AKA Silencer) is neither silent nor dangerous. Suppressors improves shooting and hunting experiences for all by reducing recoil, dangerous noise and tightening shot groups.
Shady Oaks has sold enough Suppressors to be statistically relevant (at least regionally). So we can share with you what voter wallet’s selection these last five years.
The Top Ten Suppressor Brands sold by Shady Oaks Gun Range are as follows:
BP FIREARMS COMPANY LLC
The Top Ten Suppressor Models sold by Shady Oaks Gun Range are as follows:
Q’s THUNDER CHICKEN
Rugged’s OBSIDIAN 45
Q’s TRASH PANDA
Q’s El Camino
Rugged’s SURGE 762
Griffen’s RECCE7 – BLK
BP Firearm’s MASK HD
We strongly encourage each to do their research because there are several dozen Suppressor manufacturers , but the two top 10 list might just help you narrow down that space a bit.