Pensacola Indoor Shooting Range, New Location

The people at Pensacola Specialty Pawn (850) 433-3560, near Pace Blvd & Fairfield Dr., are planning on opening an indoor shooting range around June-July 2013.  For whatever reason, they have changed the site from the pawn shop site to a spot on Pensacola Boulevard, Rt. 29, at the former location of Leisure Tyme RV. Seems to me to be a better location from an accessibility, if not safety, standpoint. They are capping membership at 500 members.  Members can go anytime. Non-members can go when space is available. Their annual membership pricing is: Patriot (first responders & active/retired military) $199.99, Individual $299.99, Family (2 household) $399.99. Non-members $20 per hour.

Some new features (new to me anyway) at the range will be a closed circuit TV setup for each lane. There will be ten lanes. No matter where you put your target, which is adjustable right from your shooting position, there are two cameras in operation. One on the target, and the other on you. No need to get out the binocs to see where your bullets went. The camera system is focused on your target no matter how far downrange you put it. Another cool thing is that in another room, out of the shooting room, monitors will be there for your party (or whoever) to see you in action, in split screen (you/target), uh, for better or worse. Smile

Further updates will be in this post if and when they become available, so you may want to bookmark it.

UPDATE 7/30/2013 : Opening date is pushed back to mid to late September, 2013.

UPDATE 10/4/2013 : Opening date is pushed back to November 1, 2013. New construction is well underway.

UPDATE 11/4/2013 : The new projected opening date is in the Dec 2013 to Jan 2014 time frame.

UPDATE 1/3/2014: The A/C gets installed next week. Looking for an opening by the end of January 2014.

UPDATE 1/13/2014: The inside is coming along just fine. Now it seems the outside is pushing the opening back until around the end of February. Must be something new, because the property that never had a storm water retention pond now needs one. So that has to be built before they can open.

UPDATE 3/16/2014: Well, February has come and gone. But now the delay, or what remains to be completed, is the HVAC work at the shooting lanes. Now the estimate is anywhere from one to three weeks. {fingers crossed}

UPDATE 4/3/2014: Today the owner said he’s looking for next Wednesday, April 9th, as an opening date. Although he wasn’t 100 percent certain yet. At any rate, the opening seems right around the corner now.

UPDATE 4/8/2014: Tomorrow is off. Maybe another week or two. Waiting for occupancy and other permits. The gun shop next door to the range is open and they have a nice selection of hand guns, rifles, and shotguns.

UPDATE 4/23/2014Soft Opening Monday 4/28/2014. Yippeeeee !!!

Happy, and safe, Shooting!

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