The shooting sport of archery started when early man began developing bows, arrows, and spears for protection and as a way to gather food. Much of the early development of archery was based on designing archery equipment for a military application. In addition to using bows and arrows for weapons, they were also used for hunting, leisure activities, and contests. During the 14th century in England, archery practice was mandatory for all able-bodied men. The advent of gunpowder led to the decline of archery as a tool of war and hunting and led to the increased development of firearm activities. Organized firearms shooting began in Europe when the first shooting clubs were formed. Public shooting matches were first seen in Europe around the 16th century and in America in the early 1700s. The rules for shooting sports began to standardize when the National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded in the United States in 1871 and the National Archery Association (NAA) was formed in 1879. This article will provide the reader with tips on how to construct archery ranges as well as rifle and pistol facilities. Further, it will speak to the risk management and safety issues related to these shooting areas. Finally, it will describe common pieces of equipment used in these facilities.