We were in the Binghamton area in October last year and my son and I wanted to go explore some local archery shops/ranges. First on the list was Insight Archery in Binghamton NY. It is tucked back in a building in the back of what seemed like a warehouse/industrial area, but there was ample parking and they were not overly busy. We were welcomed as we walked in by a man behind the service desk. He told us there was a group of really new shooters on the target side, but that we were free to shoot on the 3D side.
This range is about 75 yards in total length, with 20 yards in one direction shooting towards target bales and the 40 directions in the other direction was filled with a very large assortment of 3D targets. The 10 yards in the middle was an area with some chairs. Above the 10 yard area in the middle was a raised observation/shooting platform.
We had a blast shooting for over an hour at various 3D targets on the 3D side. The space was clean and clearly well maintained.
As far as the shopping, there were a number of bows to look at and a large variety of arrows to purchase. There were a dozen fletching jigs lined up on a workbench and all tools you would expect to see in an archery store. The employee was working on a customer’s bow and took a small break to settle up with us before we headed out. There were a few small displays of accessories but not a ton of options, although we were not looking for any and did not ask about what else might be available.
While waiting, my son enjoyed walking up and down the shop looking at all the taxidermy mounts that line the walls around the area.
Looking at their website and Facebook pages it is clear this is a popular destination in the Binghamton area. They have adult leagues (paper and 3D) and also have a kids instructional league. It also appears that they have multiple tournaments every year and leading up to larger tournaments in the Northeast (Lancaster, etc…).
We plan to return the next time we are in the area again.