I find it interesting that the cost of shooting at gun ranges varies widely state-to-state. I prefer to shoot at an outdoor range, and living in Chicago, I find the Illinois ranges to be expensive and almost all have hourly rates. However, I can drive about an hour into Indiana and pay $4 to shoot all day at an excellent, well monitored outdoor range in Kingsbury. This range, as well as a number of other bargain ranges, are run by the Indiana Dept of Natural Resources. It gets even more interesting. When my dad passed I inhereted his home in Houston. We go to this "second home" a few times each year. Yet shooting ranges in Texas are as expensive, or more expensive, than in the Chicago area. I believe this may be because range owners may contribute to politicians to keep the cost of shooting ranges high in Texas. Go figure!