Personal Indoor Gun Range from Bullet Trap USA

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I’m sure most of you out there have watched Hickok45’s videos and wished you had your own shooting range, I think about it almost everyday. If you don’t have a few acres of land out in the country having your own shooting range is usually out of the question, well not anymore! I stumbled upon this video from Bullet Trap USA on one of the blogs I follow, it’s a personal indoor gun range you can install in your own home. To set up your own indoor range you’ll need two things, one of Bullet Trap USA’s various pistol or rifle bullet traps to catch the bullets you’ll be firing as well as Bullet Trap USA’s Sound Abatement Room where you’ll actually be firing from. The video below explains what’s required.

And here’s some info on their Sound Abatement Room.

I applaud Bullet Trap USA for offering an option for those with the money and space to set up their own range, but I’d rather have something a little more enclosed just in case. This might be an OK solution for a basement or someone’s really expensive mancave. This isn’t the first home shooting range we posted, a while back we had a post about a modular shooting range that’s a bit more elaborate with up to 12 shooting lanes and a high-quality HVAC filtration system. If fancy shooting ranges in your house is out of the question there’s always the iTarget.

NOTE: Check local laws before doing this. In some cities discharging a firearm in the city limits is illegal in your home or not.



Ray I.

Long time gun enthusiast, archery noob, Mazda fan, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.

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  • Kovacs Jeno

    Want it.

  • Alex

    Damn cat getting in the way of my range session!!

  • BattleshipGrey

    It doesn’t seem very practical. The abatement room is huge, even in their office space. And at basement distances, the local range (or backyard if you’re able) seems a whole lot more affordable and accommodating (YMMV). They didn’t list any prices on their site either.

    • L Cavendish

      iIsee gang bangers loving this…
      this is for the 1%…somebody that wants privacy…

  • Ceiling Cat

    Meow. Thats cute.

  • LazyReader

    That’s a home selling point. Balcony, Porch, Breakfast nook, shooting range.

  • CommonSense23

    I love how they have the diorama setup so the shooter is in a corner so somebody coming down the stairs has no clue if someone is in the shooting booth or not.

    • wetcorps

      The gunshots might be an indicator.

      • CommonSense23

        Until the guy is jamming mags and someone comes home or before his first shot. I have had to RSO a killhouse. It’s a major safety issue to have a spot in which someone can walk into the line of fire without either the shooter or walker know they are moving into it.

        • Bruce

          Does nobody watch the video? Fancy sensors.

          • CommonSense23

            I did. I don’t doubt there system works well. But one of the things we got taught as a RSO was don’t tempt fate, sooner or later it wins. Case in point was when the Seal got killed down at Shaws. Shoot target was setup in a corner. No big deal, walls or bullet proof in the kill house. But unfortunately there was a small gap. About a quarter inch. Which a single 5.56 round proceeded to go thru and hit a Seal in another room which killed him instantly. All these safety systems that were set up, body armor, multiple RSOs, bullet proof walls. And someone still got killed. So I don’t get a warm and fuzzy relying on a sensor or a lightbulb to prevent a shooting.

          • jay

            Perhaps a deadbolt and a sign on the doorsaying Mommies shooting?

          • L Cavendish

            and yet POTUS wants “smart” guns for everyone…LMAO

          • no@thanks.com

            what the eff does this have to do with ANYthing we are talking about? firearms, not politics. or retarded non sequitors, thanks.

          • Hank

            Fancy sensors to cover up an inherently, deeply flawed design. And sensors often fail…as do human reactions to such warnings.

          • Vindice

            Then just pick a better location. How many basements have entrances along all four walls? Also, in the video they had the sensors doubled up, so there is already redundancy in case of one failing. Likewise you could grab a piece of paper and make a sign, get a locking door, or do any of a number of other easy fixes. They aren’t building your house or designing the setup for you, they are providing you with a capability, and even giving you an active safety measure to employ while using it.

          • Budogunner

            Sensors can fail. I like computers and firearms kept safely apart from each other.

        • Budogunner

          Kill house redefined.

    • BrandonAKsALot

      It’s to make it easy to get rid of those annoying and unwanted family members.

      Well, little billy didn’t respect the red light affirming range is hot, so he went down in a hail of lead.

    • no@thanks.com

      Totally. Absurd. Ridiculous. Ought to be illegal to be so stupid.

      • L Cavendish

        stupid vs smart…now do you get it?

    • Lock/bar the door

  • noob

    why do you have to approach the shooter’s position from downrange?

    also why did they put in a cut when the smoke bomb went off “to the shooter’s perspective” thus totally destroying any hope we had of knowing how long it took to actually clear the smoke?

  • This look very dangerous. It creates many problems. Lead contamination. Air filtration. Only a moron would put this in their home.

    • Bruce

      Watch the video

    • BrandonAKsALot

      Only sissies worry about things like that. I wake up every morning with a cup of black coffee and lead dust with a side of asbestos.

    • L Cavendish

      use lead free rounds…plenty of options out there…

  • Kelly wearing that white smock and clip board sure makes the test more scientific like. That eases all my fears that there would be any issues slinging bullets in my house.

    • Billy Jack

      That camo vest on the blonde is going to make me want to see Robin Williams and Walter Mathau.

  • Frank J

    Wait till someone shoot a .50 bmg in the house.

    • Jwedel1231

      *through their house

  • Sianmink

    That squat stance though.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    I dont see the point. If you live in the city, its almost certainly illegal to discharge a firearm inside or outside of your house and the neighbors will hear (unless you suppress) so you likely wont get away with it anyway. If you dont live in the city but you still dont have enough space to shoot outside, then you probably live close to the road which in many jurisdictions it is illegal to discharge a firearm within a certain distance of a road. So simply put, if your house is located outside of any city limits and far enough away from the road, you probably have enough room to shoot outside and not buy this probably obnoxiously priced system.

    • Billy Jack

      In the South, in my area of SC, they passed a law last year to reaffirm anyone’s right to legally shoot on their own property. If you aren’t in a subdivision and don’t make noise outside of legal noise restriction hours this is totally legal. Not sure how the city and state would feel about this in a home with kids but this in a basement or garage seems like it could be safe.

      • BrandonAKsALot

        SC is considered part of the South? That’s pretty far north round these here parts.

        • Billy Jack

          You must be in Guatemala.

          That’s Carolina not Connecticut. 🙂

          • BrandonAKsALot

            Si

  • Pod

    If you can afford this, along with the costs of getting rid of the lead, changing the filters, and all that, you can probably afford to move to, or purchase a parcel of land where all you need to do is berm it out properly and have your own outdoor shooting range. There’s too many things that could go wrong with this setup, plus yes, there’s the noise issue unless you are shooting suppressed. Repeated gunfire within your home would undoubtedly have the cops paying you a visit at some point.

    • Kevin Craig

      Yes, most people who can afford this probably could afford to move to the country, all things being equal.

      But all things aren’t equal.

      Moving to the country can mean moving too far to keep the current job and income level that makes any of it possible. You won’t find a home within a three hour commute of Manhattan that has enough room to safely shoot, even if it was legal there.

    • Cymond

      Houses and property are expensive here, we’re going to pay more and get less in PA than we would have in SC, and many states are worse than PA.

      And if course, buying land to shoot requires a very large area because a stray bullet can travel so far.
      I suppose we could find a large, cheap plot it we drive gear ecology into the country side, but then every range trip is a road trip.

      In essence, this idea is about paying for convenience.

      • Pod

        I think properly developed and more robust, this could be a great idea. I would love to have a home shooting range. I wouldn’t set this up in the living room, I’d set it up in the basement and lock the door, and get one of those recording studio lights to signify if the range was in use, or something.

  • Cal.Bar

    SO,.,.. where’s the market. MOST towns and cities forbid the discharge of firearms in the city limits. And…. if you’re not in the city limits, chances are you have enough land to shoot in the backyard already.

    • Cynic

      If I ever managed to open the gunship I want I could see having something like that for testing being a cool idea.

      • L Cavendish

        gunship or gun SHOP? will it be at sea?

  • Bill

    It should come with a 55 gallon drum of spackle

  • Gorilla Biscuit

    Perfect for my railgun in the other room.

    • John Wisch

      Best post of the year so far !!! Good one.

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    I did this in my basement in the early 1990s, using a large cardboard box filled with a lot of corrugated cardboard and plywood as a bullet trap, shooting into a room that was completely underground. Amazingly, when just outside a sliding glass door in the walkout basement, 357 magnum sounded like someone was clapping their hands in the basement. I needed much better air filtration to remove the lead and other noxious fumes, so I quickly stopped shooting inside, but it was fun.

  • jerry young

    so what happens with the sound? not only would you have to employ strict safety measures to ensure no one walks in while you’re shooting everyone in the house would have to wear hearing protection, if you’re going to put an indoor shooting range in your home if legal to do so you not only want to filter the air but sound proof the room you’re in and make sure there is no way someone could walk into the line of fire, one long cabinet or filter room that deadens the sound and ensures no bullet can travel out not only the back but the sides and top as well would be a better idea, I don’t know the cost of this setup but it probably wouldn’t cost that much more to do it right!

  • BrandonAKsALot

    Damn it mittens, get out of the firing line!

  • “For pricing or more information, please use this form to

    contact us.”

    Nope. Don’t list pricing information online? That’s an immediate, “No”.