Scratch your Texas-sized trigger-finger itch from 25 yards to over a mile when you visit the Triple C Shooting Range Ranch in Texas.
By Kevin Reese

Triple C Shooting Range Shotgun BayTriple C Shooting Range Shotgun Bay

Texas –-( Off the beaten path, a rock entrance gives way to a serpentine road, winding seemingly aimlessly through live oaks, tanks, fields teeming with bawling cattle, wily song dogs, whitetail deer… and a shooting range, the likes of which are seldom seen—not just in Texas but anywhere! Fortunately for me and many others near DFW, it’s a short ride over.

Triple C Shooting Range

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To paint an even more blissful picture, the Triple C Shooting Range is perfectly nestled deep within a working ranch just outside of Cresson, Texas. (map directions)  More than your cookie cutter range ripe with concrete shooting benches, disappointing yardage and range officers with an axe to grind, the Triple C is steeped in friendly lone star hospitality, stunning rural Texas beauty and enough steel to erect a bridge over the Trinity River.

Even better, you won’t find any holier-than-thou, warden-minded range officers at the Triple C, just top-shelf folks aiming to keep people safe in a low stress environment rich with rural Texas sights, sounds… and shooting stations of all kinds, from pistol bays to extreme-range lanes, sprawling across the heart of the ranch.

While shooting can get pretty boring at short-distance ranges, especially in a concrete jungle, I can’t imagine anyone ever getting bored at a place like Triple C where matches are always on tap and virtually every trigger-itch, rifle or pistol, gets scratched like a boss.

TripleC Shooting Range Bay Covers keep you out of the sun and the rainTriple C Shooting Range Bay Covers keep you out of the sun and the rain

In a nutshell, an exceptionally large one, the Triple C Shooting Range is comprised of a range office pulling double duty as a pro shop, 13 covered long-range rifle lanes, 15 pistol and shotgun bays, a zeroing range and a small-arms training range. Triple C is open year-round with 3-gun, IDPA, steel and long-range matches scheduled monthly. An array of handgun, carbine, zeroing, long-range and personal defense training classes also are scheduled throughout the year although at virtually any time, on any day, members are assured shooting lane and bay accommodations even when training and matches are in full swing. Of course, these matches and training courses are a great way to stay on you’re A-game.

The Triple C Shooting Range also has no cease-fires on long-range stations since shooters are never permitted to go downrange; steel targets are furnished—believe me, there are plenty—and they are painted at least twice or three times per week. Each of the long-range lanes are roughly 15 yards apart so crowding is never an issue and members actually own the rights to the lane while they are present. Pistol and shotgun bays also are robust. Each target area is roughly 25 yd. x 25 yd.

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