wasn't sure what section to put this in, but figured here there might be some experience to tap into .. keep thinking about setting up a pistol range on my property for practice, although - I have a hill to shoot against, there are houses about 200 yards over the crest of the hill there through the woods. range would be short 50-75 feet at most, but that should work. each of the lots are about 3 acres and a few empty lots they never developed is the general area, so - a settled area, but I've been looking at the New Hampshire laws and think technically I could shoot in the back area of my property. I've read the state laws and can't find any local ordinances for the town that differ from the state laws. I can't really see doing this unless I spent some time, nrg, and money into figuring out how to contain all the bullets. from my limited experience this would look something like 1. a small covered enclosure to shoot out of, like a 3 sided horse stall with a roof 2. some sort of a baffle between enclosure and target area, sort of like a wall with door in it - so from inside the enclosure - you can only hit the inside of the enclosure, the baffle/wall or the target area. 3. target area with appropriate backstop - with something to prevent and collect skips I've looked at some home ranges from what I can find on the internet to sort of comb over and never see any type of baffle set up. Always makes me wonder how confident people are than they'll never accidentally fire a round high over the backstop to who knows where. don't know if it would be worth it - going to the local indoor range might be less of a hassle, but part of me thinks if I have the right to do it - I probably should. even if I just go up there and fire some blanks once in a while to see how quick the cops show up to talk to me when the neighbors call .. then I can show them the rules and that it is legal. At least that way I would find out for sure if I can actually shoot up in the back of my property before I spend and time or $$ on it. oh, for volume - really only thinking of shooting 9mm subsonic pistol rounds and smaller.