Imagine if the city of dreams, Mumbai takes these four words into its stride- Load, aim, fire, repeat, instead of the usual eat, sleep, rave, repeat? If you’ve been craving something new and a new thrill as well, here is a list of the top rifle and pistol shooting ranges in Mumbai that you must check out.

Maharashtra Rifle Association {Worli}

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Photo source: Maharashtra Rifle Association

The MRA is the top body looking into the sports in Maharashtra. Founded in 1969, their shooting range in Worli has one of the best facilities in the state. The training facility for air weapons and small bore rifles is open throughout the year, with certified and well trained coaches available the whole year round. The ranges consist of indoor 10-metre air weapons range {part air-conditioned}, 25-metre range with automated turning target system, and 50-metre range. More than 30 international shooters have come out of the facility with Ashok Pandit, Anjali Bhagwat  and Suma Shirur being the prominent ones.

For persons domiciled in Maharashtra, life membership will cost INR 50,000.00; for individuals below 18 years, it will be INR 35,000.00. The ordinary membership is INR Rs 18,000.00 entrance fee and INR 3,500.00 yearly renewal. For persons who are citizens of India but not normally domiciled in Maharashtra, PIO’s and OCI’s, ordinary membership will cost INR 20,000/ entrance fees and INR 5,000 yearly renewal.

Lakshya Shooting Club {Vashi & Panvel}

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Photo source: Lakshya Shooting Club

Lakshya was established in 2006 in Panvel by Arjuna awardee Suma Shirur to provide excellent rifle and pistol range facilities with world class coaching. Comprehensive practical and theoretical training is provided to the club’s bonafide shooters.

The basic foundation course costs INR 4,000. The duration of the course is six to seven days {one hour daily} with flexible timings during the range’s operation hours only at both the facilities in Vashi  and Panvel. Options for special weekend courses for working professionals and special corporate packages for group courses with prior appointments are also available.

Gun For Glory {Dombivali}

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Photo source: Guns for Glory

The Gun For Glory academy’s sixth branch was inaugurated by Padma Shri Gagan Narang and Olympians Rakesh Khanna and Viren Rasquuinha. Twelve lanes, 10-metre range air rifle and pistol training facilities are available with carefully designed shooting complex which houses state of the art equipment and infrastructure. Expert coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians, yoga specialists impart all round development of individuals.

Fire shot {air weapon} level one training costs INR 3,500. The duration of course is 12 hours spanning over a week with two batches daily. advanced training course (rifle) costs INR 20,000 with the course duration being 10 days. Basic and advanced course (pistol) costs INR 25,000. Its a 10-day course with two hours of daily training and two batches daily.

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