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CasperUSMC 10-14-2013 11:09 PM

indoor range
I wanna open my own indoor training facility. Ive been doing a lot of info digging. Seems like a lot of red tape and regs to follow. Epa, state, and local regs. I have an idea on a building already. I know i need air scrubbers for lead a long with a few other things. Ive called bout insurance an even loans. Thoughts, ideas, and opinions.

JayCody 10-14-2013 11:16 PM

I wanted to do the same thing, the only problem was cost. Are there a lot of indoor or outdoor ranges in your area? what are they charging for admission? You also would have to buy a bullet trap and have it installed.
It is possible to do, good luck!

JayCody 10-14-2013 11:19 PM

I will add that an outdoor range can be much less expensive to start depending on what land is going for in your area.

MisterMcCool 10-14-2013 11:54 PM

Talk to the local police chief and sheriff. They might be interested in contracting a range with certain amenities. It might be worth it to accommodate them.

CasperUSMC 10-17-2013 11:04 AM

We have no indoor in my area. Two out door, but u have to be a member. One is strict on membership an the other is a lil pricey. The cop thing is good. I would like to have more than just the shooting range. I wanna set up some real world training senarios

mountainman13 10-17-2013 11:29 AM

I was looking into doing an indoor range at the shop. I quickly came to the conclusion that you need about $250k just to get people to talk to you about it.
The air system is expensive.
The liability insurance is expensive.
Sound proofing is expensive.
Bullet trap is expensive.
Clean up is expensive.
People are extremely interested, until it comes time for them to open their wallets.
I came to the conclusion that unless you offer class 3 firearms for rent, you're looking at about 10 years before you make a profit.

JW357 10-17-2013 09:10 PM

I wish you the best of luck. I hope you are successful.

CasperUSMC 10-18-2013 11:17 PM

10yrs wow. I was hopeing for better nums than that. I wanna do more than just a range. I wanna start a training facility. Maybe some simrounds training an all that good stuff. I gotta couple of large building picked out. I could get 100yrd out of. I see alot of ppl payin good money for good trainin

partdeux 10-19-2013 11:39 AM

Do your homework (but not enough that it scares you away), understand the financials, and be prepared to work harder than you ever have. You will likely be exhausted and go hungry, but friends that have persevered on starting their own businesses, are never happier when they see all their hard work paying off.

CasperUSMC 10-19-2013 09:20 PM

Im doing a lot of research. Ive even talked to a swat team member. He said if they had something they could use they would be intrested. Ive made calls to some of the rite ppl. Waitin on a few to call me back. Thanx to all for the help an support. Hopefully within a year Ill be on a new page in my life

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