I never got back to you on shooting. If you want a “night or day with guys” kind of thing I recommend my range https://gunforhire.com . I’ve been to most of the ranges within 1 1/2 hours, this is the best. No comparison anywhere in the state.
I’m a Platinum member since it opened. Unlike other ranges which are “cliquey” and talk down to new shooters, you’ll get first class treatment here. They don’t sell guns so there is no hidden agenda or pressure like other places.
They have a huge selection of guns (handguns and rifles) to rent and will take the time to make sure you are comfortable with it.
If you want it more personalized, I’m a NRA Certified Instructor – Rifle, Shotgun, and Pistol. I don’t teach for money and only certify friends and family. Your cost will be only the ammo.
I can take a guest for free. My goal is to expose non-shooters to the sport in a safe , non-intimating way (unlike how I was taught).
Best time is during the week if you can get away on a weekday. Weekends and evenings are very, very busy. That said, as a Platinum Member , I have unlimited port time. If there are no open ports, I go to the top of the wait list. (If there’s a wait, I get 1 hour, then go back to the top of the list for the next port. Also have use of a private lounge(first class!).