NEXUS SHOOTING: A new indoor range for South Florida!

Discussion in 'Florida Gun Forum' started by BernieNexusShooting, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. BernieNexusShooting

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    Hi, everyone. I wanted to introduce our new indoor shooting range coming soon to Broward County. Here's a 3D rendering of our upcoming indoor range. As you can see, we are going all out on the range to make it one of the greatest indoor ranges in the country! We will be constructing a brand new building from the ground up and are hoping to open before the end of this year.

    Check out our website here... www.nexusshooting.com The countdown timer is just there for effect. The actual opening may actually be earlier or later. There is an e-mail list signup on our website if you prefer to get updates by e-mail.

    Here is our blog where we will post progress updates for the build... nexusshooting.blogspot.com

    While we are in our planning phase, we are particularly interested in hearing what the shooting community would like to see in our new range. As you can see in our website content (copied below), we have already addressed the majority of the problems inherent in most indoor ranges. If there is something that we may have overlooked, please let us know! We want to make this YOUR ideal range!



    GET READY FOR...
    ... THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED, multi-million dollar indoor shooting facility around! Nexus Shooting Range will be all new construction built from the ground up. Experience realistic, practical, fun, and engaging practice with our computerized and moving targets.

    ... THE BEST VENTILATION SYSTEM available! You will no longer have to endure the hot, humid, smoke-filled air you've been breathing in those other indoor ranges! We will provide precision temperature controlled comfort regardless of how brutal the outside Florida heat and humidity is!

    ... RENTALS OF ENCLOSED BAYS so that you can do private sessions, group sessions, low-light training, shooting on the move, training behind cover, etc.

    ... RELAXED SHOOTING RULES. You will finally be able to train the way you've always wanted and needed to! We will work hard to ensure a safe environment for all shooters while allowing more experienced shooters the flexibility they need in training. - Rapid fire? OK! - Holster draws? NO PROBLEM! - Prone and other non-standing positions? YES! - Shoot your own ammo? ABSOLUTELY!

    ... SHORT WAIT TIMES! We will have more lanes than any other indoor range around! Currently, we are planning on between 30-40 lanes!

    ... EASY ACCESS to your new favorite range from anywhere in South Florida. Nexus Shooting will be located minutes off of I-95, I-595, and the Florida Turnpike in the heart of South Florida, allowing for quick access. Exact location to be announced shortly once final approval is granted.

    ... A WARM WELCOME to ALL shooters regardless of experience level. Specialized first-time shooter and women's training packages will be offered. Concealed carry license classes, tactical training, competition training, and law enforcement training are planned.

    ... THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE of any range ANYWHERE! Are you tired of the condescending, rude, "I know more about guns than you" attitude that unfortunately seems to be the norm at most gun shops? Our staff will be friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, and happy to have you at our establishment!

    ... THE NEXT EVOLUTION of indoor shooting experience at Nexus Shooting!

    ARE YOU READY?

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  2. knfxda

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    Wow! Impressive. Hope you can pull this off. I'm in northern PBC and I'd definately make the trip down to check out a range like this!

    Congrats and good luck!
     

  3. 38special

    38special New Member

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    Hope y'all get it up a running...
     
  4. canebrake

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  5. knfxda

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    Bump.

    Hey, Bernie, any updates? I know that your website says that you are 160 days out, but I'm just curious about how things are going.

    These are some big plans you have here. I'd love to see them come to fruition.
     
  6. BernieNexusShooting

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    Hey, guys. Sorry for the delay in the update. Things are really getting hectic with the range setup... in a good way.

    First update: We have been FULLY approved by the Town of Davie for the range! Stay tuned for more details on our exact location as well as our groundbreaking ceremony!

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    Second update: We are proud to announce that we have selected Action Target to outfit Nexus Shooting! Action Target is an industry leader and provides top quality products to the commercial, law enforcement, and military sectors. Specifically, we will be utilizing their innovative Total Containment Trap which utilizes steel ramps leading into a deceleration chamber where the bullet loses momentum and falls into a collection unit. This is a military/law enforcement grade setup and to our knowledge, no other commercial range uses this trap in South Florida.

    This design is complete free of vertical structural elements which would otherwise cause ricochets and bullet splatter back towards the shooter. Utilizing this advanced system will allow our customers to shoot as close as just a few feet from the bullet trap in complete safety. In addition, the absence of vertical obstructions allows for cross lane shooting all the way from the first to the last lane. The trap is completely HEPA filtered by their patented Dust Collection Unit to capture any lead dust produced, ensuring for a clean and healthy shooting environment. Watch the video below to see the system in action!

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  7. Flat4sti

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    I drive past this place every morning!!!
     
  8. BernieNexusShooting

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    On July 20, 2012 we officialy broke ground! We will be fast tracking construction, so if you drive by the site you should see rapid progress. We will post periodic updates of the building as it is going up as well here and on our blog. Check out our blog for more pictures of the site and groundbreaking... http://nexusshooting.blogspot.com

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  9. BernieNexusShooting

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    Here's a quick video of the current state of the construction site. Check out our blog for more updated pictures too!

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  10. Flat4sti

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    Like I said before, I pass this every day going to work and I am pretty excited.
     
  11. BernieNexusShooting

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    Things are really coming together and we are starting to work on the finishing details. Here is a rendering of what we have planned for the interior space. Check out our blog for more views of the interior.

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  12. armed1212

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    Bernie, I live 20min from ur location, im excited for u guys to open up. Now I experience 1 big problem around here... I have to use frangible ammo with my ar. Pls say u guys will allow reg ammo? I normally have to drive 45min up north to shoot. This would make a + for lots of us local dade n broward shooters... Hint, hint, wink, wink. ; ) Either way can wait for ur opening.
     
  13. BernieNexusShooting

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    Thanks for the support! Yes, regular rifle ammo up to .308 will be allowed (the typical restrictions otherwise still apply with no armor piercing, incendiary, tracer, green tip, etc.). No frangible required. We will even allow your own handloads!
     
  14. armed1212

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    Alright! im as good as there!
     
  15. BernieNexusShooting

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    We will be writing a multi-post series describing features of Nexus Shooting that will set us apart from the typical shooting range. For this first post, let's discuss the important topic of range ventilation.

    Lead poisoning is a very real problem with many shooting ranges. The Center for Disease Control / National Institue for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH) has published the following guidelines for preventing occupational lead exposure which also includes many case reports of lead poisoning from shooting. Feel free to peruse their recommendations and the case reports by clicking this link: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2009-136/pdfs/2009-136.pdf

    Lead poisoning can induce nausea, vomiting, headache, high blood pressure, abdominal pain, memory and mood disorders, and alter fertility. Because of these significant effects, lead levels of shooting range employees are very strictly regulated. Have you ever seen any of the employees at a range wearing one of these?


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    It is because their blood lead levels tested abnormally higher than allowed! Fortunately, they have the good sense to follow the recommended testing and prescribed intervention. But, these guidelines are for EMPLOYEES of ranges. Where are the guidelines for CUSTOMERS of gun ranges? THERE ARE NONE!

    Besides lead, there are all sorts of different byproducts of shooting which can be inhaled. Carbon monoxide, gunpowder, smoke, etc. Below is an actual picture of a standard N95 filter mask (in front)that has turned visibly grey after shooting 100 rounds in a poorly ventilated range (a new clean filter is in back for comparison). Clearly, this is garbage that you do not want to inhale!

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    Read the rest of this article at our blog: http://nexusshooting.blogspot.tw/2012/09/the-nexus-shooting-difference-part-1.html
     
  16. BernieNexusShooting

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    Here is the second installment of The Nexus Shooting Difference, where we will continue to detail the high level of quality that we are committed to for our new state of the art indoor shooting range opening soon!

    Arguably, the single most important piece of safety equipment on a shooting range is the bullet trap. A properly constructed trap is vital to prevent bullets exiting the range and harming people and property outside of the range. But, an often overlooked aspect that is equally as important, it that it must capture and prevent ricocheting bullets to prevent harm to the patrons inside of the range. There are a wide variety of bullet traps in existence including granulated rubber traps, steel funnel traps at each lane, wide open steel funnel traps, or even a dirt berm in a basement. All of these serve the primary purpose of ensuring that bullets do not exit the range adequately. But, only one of these is the best at protecting the shooters inside of a range.

    The steel funnel type of trap at each individual lane seen below is very common at indoor ranges. Why? Because it is relatively inexpensive. The problem with this kind of trap is that the very narrow opening that leads to the bullet deceleration chamber can clog with lead residue over time and eventually these openings can fill up to the point that bullets strike the buildup and ricochet erratically. Also, the presence of vertical partitions between each trap provides a second area where bullets can and have ricocheted.
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    Although rubber traps do a very good job of capturing bullets and are very cost effective initially, they are subject to a high degree of maintenance. These traps can work just fine as long as the are regularly maintained every few weeks to months depending on the volume of shooting. However, if the rubber traps are not cleaned out frequently, a large pocket of lead can build up in a highly concentrated area. As the superficial layers of rubber are worn away and this lead ball builds up to the surface of the trap, the likelihood of a bullet striking this large metallic mass increases, as does the chance of dangerous ricochets.
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    We could have easily equipped our range with one of these less expensive traps; however, just as we spared no expense obtaining the best ventilation system possible to protect our customers' health, we purchased the safest trap available despite the fact that it costs considerably more than these other options. Thus, we decided to go with Action Target's Total Containment Trap for our rifle lanes. These are the same traps used at many military and law enforcement installations. The design of this steel ramp guides bullets into a deceleration chamber with no intervening vertical components present that could cause dangerous ricochets. This trap is not subject to the same maintenance requirements as rubber traps as the spent lead is automatically and continuously collected into containers by a mechanical auger system. So, patrons can shoot without worrying about whether the range management is performing the necessary maintenance to ensure safety because for the Total Containment Trap it is being maintained continuously!

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    In fact it is so safe that shooters involved with tactical training will be permitted to shoot as close as only 1 yard away! Also, for tactical shooters you can shoot at any angle all the way across the entire width of the range from a single position due to the lack of vertical obstructions. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AND SEE MORE PICTURES AND A VIDEO OF THIS TRAP IN ACTION AT OUR BLOG

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  17. BernieNexusShooting

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    Are you interested in joining Nexus Shooting? We are looking for enthusiastic, clean cut, friendly, and energetic team players to help us bring our vision into reality. If you DON'T have the typical "I know more about guns than you and you are not worth my time!" attitude that seems to be the norm at most gun shops, then you'll fit right in! NO prior firearm experience is necessary.

    Nexus Shooting is bringing the future of indoor range shooting and firearms retail to Davie, Florida. With 40 lanes available in traditional or electronic targeting systems, reactive and moving targets, an advanced air-conditioned ventilation system, run and gun, and private bays, Nexus will provide an unequaled state of the art range and retail facility.

    Positions currently available include (see descriptions below):
    - Sales
    - Range Safety Officers
    - Greeters
    - Gunsmith

    All employees will be expected to provide the highest level of customer service, assist in the daily operations of the range, follow Nexus policies and priorities, and be able to work in cooperation with other employees. Employees will also be expected to become familiar with federal, state, and local firearms laws, and take a quiz as part of the interview and selection process. No prior firearm knowledge is necessary as regular training classes throughout the year as well as a one month intensive pre-opening course will be provided. Employees may be required to undergo random drug testing.

    To apply, please click this link to fill out the online application and upload your resume at the bottom of the application form: http://nexusshooting.wufoo.com/forms/nexus-shooting-application-for-employment/

    Questions can be directed to vallop@nexusshooting.com or by calling (754) 263-1118.

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    Sales

    Primary Responsibilities - Assist customers in sales of firearms and with accurate knowledge of current firearms law in firearms and accessories sales. Become familiar with range equipment such as the customer kiosk, lane selection interface, and electronic targeting system. Be proficient in handling refunds, consignment transactions, rentals, and firearms. Stay up to date on product information and firearm law. Ensure compliance of firearms transactions with federal, state, and local laws.

    Pay/Benefits - $11/hour initial pay increasing up to $15/hour based on time, experience, and proficiency plus profit sharing. A health insurance plan will be available. Employee discounts provided.

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    Range Safety Officer

    Primary Responsibilities - Ensure that customers are shooting in a safe manner and in accordance with range policies. Perform daily maintenance and cleaning of the range. Assist customers with firearms malfunctions and range equipment. Ensure that all shooters are adults or minors accompanied by a parent/guardian. Ensure that ammunition sales are made to adults or minors accompanied by a parent/guardian. Accomplish these tasks both on foot throughout the range and at the central monitoring station.

    Pay/Benefits- $9/hour base pay increasing up to $12/hour based on time, proficiency, and experience plus profit sharing. A health insurance plan will be available. Employee discounts provided.

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    Greeter

    Primary Responsibilities - Greet customers entering the premises. Inform new customers of membership options, range policies, and direct them to the appropriate location.

    Pay/Benefits- $9/hour base pay increasing up to $12/hour based on time, proficiency, and experience plus profit sharing. A health insurance plan will be available. Employee discounts provided.

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    Gunsmith

    Primary Responsibilities - Provide basic gunsmithing services including, but not limited to, installing and adjusting sights, cleaning, NFA engraving, basic diagnosis and repairs, after-market customizations, and preventative maintenance of range rental guns. Be knowledgeable and meticulously detailed in proper intake, modification, and release of firearms in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Prior experience is a must. Gunsmithing degree or certification is a must.

    Pay/Benefits -$12/hour initial pay increasing up to $18/hour based on time, experience, and proficiency plus profit sharing. A health insurance plan will be available. Employee discounts provided.
     
  18. canebrake

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  19. TMLAROCK

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    Looks amazing and will definitely make the trip from Miami