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    Read it again:

    "I had the range to myself - arrived at opening 10AM and was there until NOON"
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Read it again:

    "I had the range to myself - arrived at opening 10AM and was there until NOON"
    I saw that. I didn't realize that meant he had reserved it exclusively for himself and no one else was allowed in. I've had the range I frequent all to myself on several occasions, but other members (or non-members) are free to pay and walk in. If he has the range exclusively to himself for two hours for only $100 per year, it may be worth the drive from Wichita!
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    $12.00 for all day is really reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    I would be very nervous being out on the range floor of a public range. Did the owner lock the door before y'all went out there? There's more than one story on this board of a clueless shooter in a range, and I could see some knucklehead start shooting. Even if he sees you out there, heck, you're in another lane!
    We were only people in the building at the time. I make mistakes, but not crazy enough to go on range floor if anyone is around to shoot.
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    I need to add comments after I did a shoot there as the Owner of the range responded to some things I had mentioned that clarify their plans.



    I copied some of owners comments and rewrote some a bit. I have a better understanding of the operation and the point it is at now. NOTE: My comments that I added to Owners comments are are in italic and underlined.



    My Opinion --- FAMILY FUN INDOOR RANGE (FFIR) is not just another Shooting Range



    I would like to share some information from the owner about plans they have and history of SFWA and Family Fun Indoor Range.


    Their web site (phone number and address are on the site).



    Welcome to Family Fun Indoor Range!


    Hopefully, this will help get them some support from folks that are into shooting and learning.



    Owner, I have been slammed (busy) writing some state curriculum for the new concealed carry permit online course coming up in 2020.


    Owner, we have not advertised the range as open and have not had an actual opening because we have some upgrades we are doing which are not done yet. We have the Citizens Elite Simulator Program that is awesome. It is totally customized to civilians and for our training courses.


    Owner, other improvements are coming (the range distances numbered, the sky panels installed, the glass walls finished, and the training complete). Then, we will advertise and market.

    I had wondered why seen nothing about the range opening - now understand as best to make a good first impression.


    The future sounds GREAT and "It AIN'T just another shooting range". I wish them all the success.



    Owner, we have been holding carry classes ($28 donation to SFWA for a confirmed seat and $12 to the range. We let peeps use our guns free to qualify (they have rental guns).


    Now that is a reasonable CC Class, $28 and $12.


    Owner, we have been doing a few fun things for vets and some women’s groups and of course the Sevier County Gun Club (one of our team members is the founder of that group).


    Owner, our team is being Master Level Trained. It is very exciting as we we will have the best trained commercial range related instructors who cater to women and the men they bring with them. The best classes in the country for Civilian Personal Defense.


    Owner, many folks try to equate what we are to other ranges that offer things for women. We truly are the ONLY range in the country designed SPECIFICALLY for Women and their Friends and Families. That said, we are not just women friendly, men are welcome.


    Owner, we have member only lanes available all the time, even when we have classes. We have considered carefully the fact that here, everyone is family. We have a different idea as to limiting the time anyone shoots, even when we are busy. It has worked well for the last 5 years when we had Family Fun Indoor Range in Kingston, TN. That before we bought this range in Sevierville and moved FFIR here.


    Owner, Shooting for Women Alliance, SFWA, is a non-profit organization that provides training free and by donation for confirmed seats to women and the men they bring with them.


    Owner, I started SFWA after being held hostage in my home for 5 1/2 hours at Knifepoint in Knoxville in 1992. Also, stalked for two years (before there was stalking laws or carry permits).


    Owner, I personally have taught more than 100,000 people the handgun carry permit course and continue to help women increase the odds they will prevail if attacked. So, you will be seeing a lot of knew opportunities at the range!

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    Fantastic amount of effort that he is putting into the facility and their personnel I really hope that that it takes off in a big way for all shooters but especially for ladies who wish to learn, train and be certified to carry for their self defense!
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    I saw that. I didn't realize that meant he had reserved it exclusively for himself and no one else was allowed in. I've had the range I frequent all to myself on several occasions, but other members (or non-members) are free to pay and walk in. If he has the range exclusively to himself for two hours for only $100 per year, it may be worth the drive from Wichita!
    Not reserved for myself -- just the only one there and owner (who was also the desk clerk at that time) was with me. No one going to come in and start shooting. LOL

    I stopped by for a quick shoot Sunday about 12:30PM as I was visiting a friend that lived near so I took two Pellet Pistols (one is a Pump up and one is a Break Barrel), also took the Pump Pellet Rifle as wanted to see more at distance with those (like 25 yards). Took Heritage Rough Rider 6.5 inch 22LR Single Action Revolver (24 rounds). Took longer than I thought to shoot it all as load one pellet at a time, pump the pump guns, and six rounds one at a time with the revolver. Plus running target back and forth to mark it and analyze result. So I was there until 2:30PM.

    All alone again. I worry about there business (range business), they have a lot of history on classes and past experience. So, hope they will be OK as I have gotten to know them. I am liking indoor for some things (maybe use it more than I thought).

    Here are pictures of range and targets. Pretty happy with the Pump Up Pellet Rifle and Pistol at 25 yards, not so happy with the Break barrel pellet. Took me some time to get the sight alignment for the Revolver and not till I went to 30 foot (all showed shoots Left and High). Its blade front sight, grove rear and noting to adjust (align front low and far right in grove seems to work).
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    Maybe he can either start up an IPSC or IDPA competition or seduce another existing club to shoot at his range. Our McHenry range runs an informal, unsanctioned group shoot every Thursday after hours similar to IDPA where shooters can work from holsters and get pointers on running and gunning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Maybe he can either start up an IPSC or IDPA competition or seduce another existing club to shoot at his range. Our McHenry range runs an informal, unsanctioned group shoot every Thursday after hours similar to IDPA where shooters can work from holsters and get pointers on running and gunning.
    MY range does the same with an IPSC group each week at night after the range closes.
    several indoor ranges do this actually in the area.
    more fun than standing popping still hanging paper for the experienced shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    MY range does the same with an IPSC group each week at night after the range closes.
    several indoor ranges do this actually in the area.
    more fun than standing popping still hanging paper for the experienced shooter.
    It's extermely beneficial to get experience working from a holster.
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