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“Great fun and Great staff! Perfect place to kill a few hours.”

Colonial Shooting Academy
Ranked #6 of 24 Fun & Games in Richmond
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Owner description: Colonial Shooting Academy is the Largest indoor shooting range in the United States! We offer THE premier shooting experience in Richmond, VA. Conveniently located on W. Broad Street, we offer a friendly, state of the art shooting facility for all skill levels, from curious beginner to expert marksman. In September 2012, Colonial Shooting Academy was named a 5-star shooting facility by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. This distinction makes CSA the first 5-star range in Virginia, the fourth on the East Coast and one of the only 25 nationwide. As Richmond's premier shooting facility—and the largest of its kind—our goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere to anyone interested in shooting, whether you've got experience or not. Our first priority is safety. It's our guiding principle. It starts with education, and it ends with careful and precise planning of every detail, from the front desk to each shooting lane.Before you are able to enter the range, you must first complete a brief 10 minute safety video. This course is provided for free to everyone and is valid for one year. The course stresses the safe handling of firearms, and safety practices we require at all times while on the range. Additionally, we require that safety equipment be worn at all times, and that all guns and ammunition brought to the facility meet our specifications before it can enter the range. Upon entering, you will be accompanied to your lane by the range safety officer.
Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
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65 reviews
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“Great fun and Great staff! Perfect place to kill a few hours.”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The staff is top notch and they usually have a great selection of firearms for sale. Due to the current fear in Washington, their inventory is a bit slim right now. They have world class ranges and everything is easy to learn.

After taking a safety class, you are ready to go. From the most experienced shooters to the basic beginner, they have everything you need. They have a wide variety of firearms of all makes and models for rent, or bring what you got. Rifle's are limited to 30 caliber or less, and all centerfire ammo must be FMJ.

Speaking of ammo, their prices are competitive, and in some cases, they have better deals than anywhere around. Rent a lane for an hour or join and go as often as you'd like.

Have a firearm that needs to be repaired? The armorer is one of the best around and the rates are practically unbeatable.

Visited January 2013
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Peyton L, Director of Corporate Membership at Colonial Shooting Academy, responded to this review, 25 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience, Fred. This is what it is all about for us at CSA!

I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Come back and see us any time.

Peyton
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“Want to blow off some steam?”
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Or just have a little fun... CSA is a wonderful place to do so! I shot there for the first time in May and was hooked! The staff is what really did it for me. Everyone who works there is extremely courteous and patient. I shot my first handgun there - never handled one and they were very patient with me while going over the ins and outs of handling the weapon. Not to mention it's a very clean and well maintained facility. I strongly recommend CSA to any novice or experienced shooters.

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Richmond, Virginia
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“Safe, Professional and above all Fun!”
Reviewed 28 November 2012

This is a great place to visit, whether you're a seasoned shooter or a true novice. Staff is friendly and helpful, facilities are state of the art, and there are multiple activities at all levels, from their laser simulator to renting a full auto machine gun. All ranges are supervised and monitored, and everyone who works there will take the time to answer questions or help out in any way you need. Great for kids, as well - go there often with my teenage daughter. Highly recommend.

Visited November 2012
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Peyton L, Director of Corporate Membership at Colonial Shooting Academy, responded to this review, 30 November 2012
Thank you for the rave review. Our entire team works tirelessly to provide a positive experience for our customers. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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