Proving Grounds Paintball releases pretend warriors onto newly updated paintball fields where they can safely stalk, ambush, and battle other humans. Painters can survey the fields and then choose a battleground, all of which feature large barricades and strategic obstacles, based on playing style. The popular castle-themed field beckons stealthy riflemen with a two-story rampart surrounding a courtyard and a high tower, an ideal setting for players to pose as bards, sing songs about free music downloads, and then snipe anyone who comes out to listen. PGP also has speedball fields with inflatable barriers for airball and pipe bunkers for hyperball.
Along its eponymous creek's scenic banks, Indian Creek Shooting Center's facility has a storied history. In 1977, John Sharp and John Seitz established the business with four trap fields, which eventually grew to include a sporting-clays course, skeet field, and 5-stand field. Now owned by the next generation of the Seitz clan, the ranges host competitions and daylong excursions by drop-in guests as well as members, who benefit from discounts on shooting, supplies, and use of a stocked fishing lake. A 4,000-square-foot clubhouse with kitchen facilities hosts events, such as regular archery and skeet tournaments, and a pro shop provides several gauges of shotgun ammunition.
One quarter-inch of armor plating divides the six lanes at Family Indoor Shooting Range, where bullets fly down 48-inch-deep panels toward targets in a temperature-controlled range with a three-stage air-filtration system. At the 3,000-square-foot pro shop, staffers hawk new and used firearms and outfit patrons with accessories such as ammo, holsters, cleaning kits, and scopes. Along with practice time on the range and gear, instructors assist students in mastering firearm basics during 60- to 90-minute range lessons, which are available after pupils complete an online-training course.
There is no shortage of expertise at Family Indoor Shooting Range, where a majority of the certified teachers??including SWAT tactical instructors??have also served in law enforcement. In addition to private sessions, they oversee group courses that combine classroom sessions with practice at the range.
Since it officially opened in December 2011, Indy Trading Post's indoor shooting range continues to provide a safe and modern space for marksmen to hone their aim. Experts walk novices through safety and firing lessons before they shoot their first round, ensuring visits remain safe and enjoyable. The facility's store also stocks a cache of handguns, shotguns, and other firearms distributed from top-name manufacturers, as well as ammunition and protective gear.
"The objective of the event is to provide a night of entertainment while providing awareness [for] our organization and mission of Pheasants Forever," explains Brian, Beers for Birds' regional representative. As its name implies, Pheasants Forever works to improve the habitats of and public awareness for pheasants, quail, and other wildlife.
And Beer for Birds, a private tasting of beers from more than 10 breweries such as Union Brewing Company, Carson's Brewery, and Bier Brewery, is one of the nonprofit's most popular efforts to further this mission. Rock musicians Alex Williams and James Kramer soundtrack the party with live music as guests enjoy unlimited beer samples, as well as dinner and desserts. All proceeds from the event benefit Pheasants Forever.