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Colonial Shooting Academy

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Address: 6020 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230-2222
Phone Number: +1 804-266-2666
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Colonial Shooting Academy is the Largest indoor shooting range in the...

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.

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First visit. Large, clean facility with knowledgeable staff. A number of classes offered that look interesting. Facility is not close to us (1 1/2 hours away) but will return.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Montross, Virginia
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Montross, Virginia
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

First visit. Large, clean facility with knowledgeable staff. A number of classes offered that look interesting. Facility is not close to us (1 1/2 hours away) but will return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

All of the staff is very helpful and informative. The facility is very well maintained and very large. The rentals are very inexpensive and cleaned. Definitely a great place to go shoot, and their firearm prices are reasonable.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This facility is both clean and comfortable. All the employees I had contact with were knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. They had a good safety film. The shooting lanes were clean and were constantly being tended for stray shells. They have several classes with different points of interest. They even have a Ladies Night. All in all, I was very impressed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

First time visitors. My wife and I both enjoyed our visit. Very friendly, supportive, and knowledgeable staff. One of the best ranges I've ever visited. Clean, well maintained, and well ventilated. Large retail section. Emphasis is on safety from the time you walk in, which we appreciate. Prices are a little high but given the overall experience not out of... More 

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virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

If safety is a concern for you at a gun range, I could not warn an individual enough about this range. A friend of mine and I went on a very busy weekend day where there was a significant wait to get a spot in the range. Once there, we were stationed next to a couple of Yahoos that had... More 

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5 Thank textbookVirginia
Peyton L, Guest Relations Manager at Colonial Shooting Academy, responded to this review

***WARNING: This review is heavily exaggerated and was posted a year and a half after the occurrence. Everyday we adapt and overcome to improve our business. This review is out of date and is not a fair representation of our business. *** Safety is our number one concern! The customer who dropped his gun on range had his membership suspended... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

This place looks like a place you'd enjoy. Very well lit, decent stock, on-site gunsmith, plenty of pistol ranges, state of the art ventilation. With all of those things going for it, some of the staff ruin the experience and it starts at the top. This place is run by elitist idiots with no concern about it's customers. They treat... More 

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Thank Jeff W
Peyton L, Guest Relations Manager at Colonial Shooting Academy, responded to this review

Thank you for the input, Jeff. Customer service is extremely important to our organization and we are always available to our customers to discuss any customer service issues that may arise. It is important that our customers are all treated equally and with respect. It is always helpful for the feedback to be specific, so that we know more details... More 

Joliet, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Very friendly, efficient staff. One of the workers went out of his way to get a family member who was not shooting a chair by the window so she could watch. A little pricey!! Wait was not long. Nice option to try different guns.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

From the momentous step inside the doors you can't fail up be impressed with the quality of the facility, courteous staff, efficient range operation and safety management. There is s short video for new customers and you have to answer these questions before they will allow you access to the range. There are multiple ranges with I believe 8 to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Excellent selection of handguns, well displayed. Nice range, with rental guns. You can rent an automatic weapon: of you haven't shot full auto, what are you waiting for? They also offer a selection of training courses.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

This is the Ritz Carlton of shooting ranges. Squeaky clean public spaces, an attractive firearm retail sales area and well thought out range accommodations. But the real highlight is the staff, not just the people at the front desk, but the range personnel as well. They're all welcoming and very professional, and of course, dedicated to ensuring safety. When you... More 

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