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    New Indoor Range - Family Fun Indoor Range (Sevierville, TN)

    This is located where the Sevierville, TN Indoor Range use to be (it closed sometime back).

    I POST this because it is a Unique Sort of Range based on this statement.

    The Only Indoor Shooting Range in the Country Designed Specifically for
    "Women, Their Families and Friends"!

    Go to their Web Site for more Information.

    Welcome to Family Fun Indoor Range!

    CLICK on the links at bottom of the Web Page for their FACEBOOK and MYSFWA (some sort of women's firearms organization).

    I POST INFO in case you live near Sevierville, TN and want to check the range out. They are nice friendly people, they do offer classes of all kinds (shooting, CC, safety, fitting gun to hand, even a safety class for children 6 and up. And, found out they do allow men (not just families of women).

    I think the owner of the range is also founder of SFWA Organization. They have done a great job of remodeling (looks like a women's saloon).
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    LONG STORY: End result is I did get the $100 year shooting membership, thin because of contacts I made Sat and SUN.

    A friend that is a member of Sevier County Gun Club (SCGC) sent me an EMAIL for what looked like an offer for a years shooting membership for $100 at Fam Fun Indoor Range.

    I called the range Nov 30 (offer expired Dec 1) to check on the deal. I found out latte (6PM - the lady in charge had been busy with a CC Class) that the offer was for members of SCGC (the $100 year shooting membership). She said, I could apply online and go join SCGC later (I think that is a $7 membership - I had considered it before, but did not).

    I decided not to mess with it as I prefer outdoor ranges (like TN Wildlife or National Forest ranges - all are 60 miles from me).

    However, I told the lady I would drop by to see what they had done with the range remodeling and maybe shoot once in awhile at the day rate ($12 all day price).

    I stopped by Sunday, Dec 1, and mentioned the phone conversation we had Saturday. After a bit of conversation, she said if you want a yearly membership I will sell you one for the $100 even though not a SCGC Member.

    So, I thought about it and decided I could do Target Shooting INDOOR RANGE (where you stand, look straight ahead, and aim and at targets some more than normal defense shooting away LOL). Then I could still do my other Outdoor Defense Stuff (move, draw, rack point aim, shoot) once in a while.

    I JOINED good til Dec 31, 2020 (13 months) and can bring a guest FREE.


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    I love your part of the country. We overnighted in Gatlinburg on the way to Salisbury, NC and stayed an extra day. The excuse was the forecasted high wind warning on the Eastern slope of the mountains, but my main reason was that I wasn't ready to move on.

    Our Fox Valley shooting range bills itself as female friendly and offers many classes and events which cater to the fairer sex. One of the cool things are range "suites" available at a little bit of an upcharge and offer a closed off section that 3 or 4 shooters can occupy for training or intro to firearms.
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    In-laws live in Knoxville. Might have to check that out next time I get there. Last trip did get to visit Smokey Mountain G & A.
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    If a range like that draws more people to shooting then I think it's great. A little too posh for me.
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    We had an indoor range open up a couple years ago here in Melbourne, Frog Bones. They bill themselves as a family shooting center. Not as posh as the place in the OP but hopefully still drawing new people into shooting and gun ownership.

    https://frogbones.com/
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    If visiting and gun or AMMO shopping -- don't forget BUDS (behind Smky Mtn Gun & Ammo) and FLOYD'S Golf and Guns (attached to a BP Station across from KROGER and ALDI's on HWY 66 just north of downtown Seviervile).

    As far as I am concerned skip BASS PRO (for guns - way out of line on prices).

    I may try to new rage (my membership) on THU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulTaurus View Post
    If visiting and gun or AMMO shopping -- don't forget BUDS (behind Smky Mtn Gun & Ammo) and FLOYD'S Golf and Guns (attached to a BP Station across from KROGER and ALDI's on HWY 66 just north of downtown Seviervile).

    As far as I am concerned skip BASS PRO (for guns - way out of line on prices).

    I may try to new rage (my membership) on THU.
    We can get a literal "range report"!
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    I did do a shoot there today.

    Hope they make a go of the range as it is one of the more reasonable places to shoot at $12 all day or year membership at $200 something (fortunately, I got in on a deal at $100 for the year).

    My review (opinion) of the range is summary it is WORTH THE MONEY for sure.

    It is not up to the quality of BUDS equipment as far as the target movement but it works. One thing is the targets bounce around a bit after you run them to a location. And, the yardage is not marked, the owner said they painted over the numbers on the walls - guess they will correct that (NEED TOO). He and I went into the range floor and did some measurements: The first of 3 yellow line is like 9 foot (talking from where your gun would be when shooting a pistol), the next line is 15 foot, then 22 foot. I paced off another line (think it is at about 47 feet) and another at 57 Feet - longest is 25 yards. Also, It was cool in there and he was prepared to turn on a portable heater. I did not need that and told him to just leave it off, save his energy.

    I can deal with some minor issues for the Money Difference -- it is nearly half the cost of BUDs and the people are nice. So, WORTH THE MONEY.

    I had the range to myself - arrived at opening 10AM and was there until NOON. Nice to have range alone, but would like to see them with more business. hope they stay in business.

    I had a nice visit with the owner, Valdermere (sp), who was manning the counter when I arrived and got me signed in and checked my firearms.

    I set up to shoot 5 different 22 pistols (some I consider more of TARGET pistols at long range and aiming with a hands supported and some I consider more of a defense pistol for free hand practice and shoot what I call Point / Aim for a quick shot).

    I also took two pump up pellet air guns (pistol and a rifle) to shoot at greater distance than I can at home (basement range is limited to 42 feet). I am amazed at their accuracy at 57 feet and 25 yards used 7 or 8 pumps. I use 4 at home.

    I was there until Noon shooting and checking targets and left at 12:20PM for home (it is about an 18 mile trip from my location which is about 7 miles from Hwy 66 via Boyds Creek Hwy). I used one target (FREE), extras if you need cost a $1 (I think). I put final writing on target using computer.
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    ^^ That sound very nice! I hope he makes a go of it. He may have to shorten the time span if business increases as people will probably not like waiting an undetermined time to get on to shoot. If and when he does that he will irritae many of the original shooters who knew the old way. IMO he would be better off with a two hour time frame and not enforce it if there's no one waiting.

    Here's our newest local range with photos and prices. Mondays are 50% off for veterans and thursdays 50% off for seniors over 65. ..if I don't have that backwards. I'm both so I never worry about the day. Veterans also get 30% off any other time and also on memberships. I am considering joining for the annual to be able to reserve my slot and not worry about what day I want to go.

    https://foxvalleysr.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulTaurus View Post
    I did do a shoot there today.

    Hope they make a go of the range as it is one of the more reasonable places to shoot at $12 all day or year membership at $200 something (fortunately, I got in on a deal at $100 for the year).

    My review (opinion) of the range is summary it is WORTH THE MONEY for sure.

    It is not up to the quality of BUDS equipment as far as the target movement but it works. One thing is the targets bounce around a bit after you run them to a location. And, the yardage is not marked, the owner said they painted over the numbers on the walls - guess they will correct that (NEED TOO). He and I went into the range floor and did some measurements: The first of 3 yellow line is like 9 foot (talking from where your gun would be when shooting a pistol), the next line is 15 foot, then 22 foot. I paced off another line (think it is at about 47 feet) and another at 57 Feet - longest is 25 yards. Also, It was cool in there and he was prepared to turn on a portable heater. I did not need that and told him to just leave it off, save his energy.

    I can deal with some minor issues for the Money Difference -- it is nearly half the cost of BUDs and the people are nice. So, WORTH THE MONEY.

    I had the range to myself - arrived at opening 10AM and was there until NOON. Nice to have range alone, but would like to see them with more business. hope they stay in business.

    I had a nice visit with the owner, Valdermere (sp), who was manning the counter when I arrived and got me signed in and checked my firearms.

    I set up to shoot 5 different 22 pistols (some I consider more of TARGET pistols at long range and aiming with a hands supported and some I consider more of a defense pistol for free hand practice and shoot what I call Point / Aim for a quick shot).

    I also took two pump up pellet air guns (pistol and a rifle) to shoot at greater distance than I can at home (basement range is limited to 42 feet). I am amazed at their accuracy at 57 feet and 25 yards used 7 or 8 pumps. I use 4 at home.

    I was there until Noon shooting and checking targets and left at 12:20PM for home (it is about an 18 mile trip from my location which is about 7 miles from Hwy 66 via Boyds Creek Hwy). I used one target (FREE), extras if you need cost a $1 (I think). I put final writing on target using computer.
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    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!

 

 
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