Owner: Club Will Be ‘the Disneyland of Gun Ranges’

State of the art facility expected to open in late August or early September.

Verne Fowler is excited and for good reason. Next month, he expects to break ground on a facility he describes as the “Disneyland of gun ranges.”

“We’re state of the art in everything that we have,” Fowler said. “It’s probably going to be one of the cleanest, nicest facilities you’ll ever see or ever be in.”

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The , will be far more than just a shooting range. The facility will feature an 8,000-square-foot retail store, a classroom, member’s lounge, gunsmith shop, simulator room and 28 indoor lanes.

Fowler said the club will offer pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting courses as well as personal protection classes.

Everything about the facility -- from the range equipment to the building security systems -- will be state of the art, Fowler added.

Though the club will not open until later this year, Fowler is in the process of opening a temporary store at 1944 Braselton Highway, directly across the road from the site of the new range. The store, which will officially open in April, features a variety of gun-related accessories and personal protection products. Visitors to the store can also view plans for the gun range and purchase memberships.

Beginning next month, visitors to the store will have the opportunity to try out Fowler’s shooting simulator. The simulator is designed to display civilian, police and military scenarios and can be used for firearms, pepper spray or baton training. The system features surround sound and, while not 3D, is very close to a 3D experience in terms of how the scenery shifts with the user’s movements, Fowler explained. For those interested in a more unique experience, a zombie attack simulation will be available.

For more information about the range, visit the Georgia Gun Club website or call 770-364-9500. Visitors to the website can view information about the different membership levels and sign up for email updates.

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DaculaHood March 15, 2013 at 09:25 AM
I am pretty excited about this, I like Trigger Time but it will be nice not to have to drive 20 minutes to the range and it sounds like this one will be a bit different than most with the simulator and 100yd indoor range. Hopefully by the time they open the ammo hoarding/shortage will have abated. Also hoping they'll have better security & surveillance than "Big Gun" armory...
Kristi Reed (Editor) March 16, 2013 at 01:57 PM
The security features he mentioned to me are impressive. There will be reinforced pillars within the walls themselves to keep people from driving a vehicle through the side of the building plus a state of the art building security system that has 24/7 video monitoring. The guns themselves will be stored in cases with their own security system and physical barriers when the store is closed. He is going to send me video of the system they plan to use for the display cases. When I get it, I'll post it.
Chipster March 16, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Sounds nice, but why would I want to go there and pay $33 per hour, when I can go to Trigger Time and pay $20 for all day. Dead Center is even cheaper at $30 all day, and BullsEye runs $11 for the first hour and $6 for each addl hour. Just seems a little expensive to punch holes in paper.
Kristi Reed (Editor) March 16, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Hi Chipster - Where did you see that price? They have something different listed on the website: http://georgiagunclub.com/range-info/lane-rentals
Mr. B March 16, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Trigger Time is $12.50 all day for the first shooter, $7.50 for up to three more per lane. Children 12-14 shoot free with a parent. Ladies Day (Thursday) is free before 5 and Friday night is Date Night with ladies shooting free with a paid date.
DaculaHood March 16, 2013 at 07:54 PM
I'm guessing Chipster goes with a shooting partner and is gauging costs at two per lane? I agree it's a little pricey comparatively but it looks like they are trying to differentiate with a different experience and options (and no doubt they really want people to purchase memberships and not PPH). PS: I wouldn't go to Bullseye if you paid for my range time... @Mr. Fowler, if you read this please consider a membership option for Veterans (with DD214 at signup) priced between your "Patriot" and "Gold" levels @$399 :) @Kristi Thanks for the updates :)
Chipster March 16, 2013 at 09:02 PM
I do typically go with a family member or two when shooting, so an all day pricing is better for me than an hourly rate. My wife and I can go to Trigger Time on Friday date nite, and it only costs $12.50 for both of us, no matter how long we stay. I will check out this range once it opens, since it is the only one close that has a long range for rifles, but for the price, I think I will have to stay with some of the others in the area.


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