SETTING THESAURUS

INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A sales floor with racks of guns on the wall or within glass displays
Legalized self-defense items under glass (pepper spray, keychain alarms, electronic whistles, mace)
Gun-related items for sale (selection of holsters and gun cases, cleaning kits, gun vaults, tripods, boxes of ammunition)
A gift area with T-shirts and caps bearing the range’s logo, duffels and bags for carrying weapons
Bins with ear protection
Paper targets (silhouettes, generic human shapes, bull’s-eyes)
A gun rental counter for people needing to rent a weapon for the range
Brochures and cards for local businesses
A waiting area (couches, tables and chairs, magazines, a TV)
Posted rules and regulations for range use
Public bathrooms and water fountains
Double-paned viewing windows that look into the range
A shooting range with foam walls to absorb sound
A wall made of rubber at the back of the range to stop projectiles
Numbered lanes or stalls 
Bulletproof glass partitions between each lane
A metal track running along the top of each lane that carries a paper target
Buttons that move one’s target forward or backward
A digital readout that displays the distance to one’s target
A tripod to stabilize larger weapons while shooting
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