If you're looking for an indoor activity that's a little less Mr. Rogers and a little more Rambo, then shooting pistols is something you should look into. The Firing-Line in Burbank is the best place to do so — a lot of ranges are set up similarly, but the difference is in the execution, pun fully intended. The Firing-Line isn't intimidating. The staff will help you with any technical question, and the range offers lessons for any skill level. There's a lounge if you want to take a break from the range and watch some TV. And it offers a full line of rentals, from .22 LR rifles and pistols to the epic .44-magnum revolver (“Make my day,” etc.). 1060 N. Lake St., Burbank. (818) 954-9810. firingline.net.

—Paul Fisher