Learn valuable range development skills from the NRA

Range Development & Operations Conference

Do you own a firing range or are thinking about opening one? Want it to be the best, safest option for shooters in the area? Well look no further than a NRA Range Development & Operations Conference, which focuses on the fundamental aspects of building and maintaining a shooting facility.

More on taking your range to the next level...

A shooter tries out the NRA's Electronic Target system from ShotResonse on NRAblog

Tomorrow, May 19, in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, you can try out the electronic targets used in the Olympics at the Peacemaker National Training Center.

The event is a part of the NRA's effort to increase awareness of Electronic Target Systems and their use for recreational shooting.

NRA member or not, everyone is invited to break in new firearms, sight-in rifles, or get in some good 'ol practice on ShotResponse's state-of-the-art electronic target equipment.

Novice? You're invited. High Master? Still invited. Anybody is welcome and you'll even leave with a print-out of your target and score to show off.

Peacemaker National will also be holding a long range shooting demonstration by Aaron Davidson, host of "Long Range Pursuit," who will give pointers and take a few shots at 1,000 yards.

More

There's a new place for the public to shoot in Newton County

Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has first shot at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Shotgun Range opening

NRAHuntersRights.org ran a story this morning about another Public Range Fund success story down in Georgia:

GA: New NRA-Funded Shotgun Range Opens

Mansfield, Georgia - Trap and skeet enthusiasts have a new range to visit now that the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) Shotgun Range officially opened Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division. 

More

This week in 2010, NRAblog met the Bohns of South Dakota. They were in North Carolina for the Range Development and Operations Conference. Once again, here's their story:

From left to right: Corey Gabbert, Justin Bohn, Derek Schaff, Nick Klusack, Tammy Bohn
Members of North Dakota's Fun Mart Cycle Center are looking to start an indoor range.

Charlotte, North Carolina - Tammy and Justin Bohn and three of their employees are attending this weekend’s NRA Range Development and Operations Conference in Charlotte, NC. The North Dakota-based couple were eager to tell NRAblog they have been blessed. “We have a very successful motorcycle dealership with 16 full-time employees,” Tammy said. (Check out their website: KTMhutt.com.) The couple are proud to have a close-knit staff at the dealership, including several nephews and other family members. “We even moved Aunt Linda up from Georgia to help with the store,” Tammy said.

More

New knit cap for Range Safety Officers

You asked for it, and the NRA Training Department listened. For all of our Range Safety Officers (RSO) who spend cold winter days out on the firing line, we've got you covered. Literally.

By popular demand, the NRA Training Department is introducing a new knit stocking cap just for Range Safety Officers, designed for warmth and comfort. The CORNERSTONE® Safety "Beanie" comes with a reflective stripe to help you stay warm and safe, featuring 3M™ reflective yarn for superior reflective capability.

This new product is available for purchase through the NRA Program Materials Center, both online and by phone at 1-800-336-7402. These make a great gift for range volunteers/staff and make the perfect headwear for cold days during hunting season. Do you have a product you'd like to see NRA offer for our Certified Instructors, Training Counselors or Range Safety Officers? Leave a comment below with your suggestions.

2012 NRA Range Development & Operations Conference in Atlanta on NRAblog2012's first NRA Range Development & Operations Conference, which focuses on the fundamental aspects of building and maintaining a shooting facility, will be in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 17-21.

The five-day industry seminar is designed to educate range owners and operators, of both existing and proposed range facilities, to identify potential problems associated with engineering, environmental issues and safety. The information taught at this conference is vital for government agencies, as well as commercial, public, private, school, club and casual ranges, of both indoor and outdoor types.

A key element for advancement in any profession is continuing education. Today's shooting range operator needs the savvy of a businessman, the wisdom of a firearms enthusiast, and the knowledge of a health and safety professional. The most successful professionals constantly strive to improve their knowledge and expertise by pursuing opportunities to learn from associates and experts.

More

Shooting USA just featured the NRA Bianchi Cup on this week's episode, and if you're interested in trying out the competition's unique course of fire, here's your chance. Peacemaker National Training Center is a new shooting and training facility that recently opened near Glengary, West Virginia. I've had the pleasure of shooting at this expansive facility, and now it's open to the public and accepting members. 

More

Reno NRA Range Development & Operations Conference on NRAblog. 

A NRA Range Development & Operations Conference will be held in Reno, Nevada, October 15-19, focusing on the fundamental aspects of building and maintaining a shooting facility.

The five-day industry seminar is designed to educate range owners and operators, of both existing and proposed range facilities, to identify potential problems associated with engineering, environmental issues and safety. The information taught at this conference is vital for government agencies, as well as commercial, public, private, school, club and casual ranges, of both indoor and outdoor types.

A key element for advancement in any profession is continuing education. Today's shooting range operator needs the savvy of a businessman, the wisdom of a firearms enthusiast, and the knowledge of a health and safety professional. The most successful professionals constantly strive to improve their knowledge and expertise by pursuing opportunities to learn from associates and experts.

Interested in attending a conference? Contact Kara Schlifke at range@nrahq.org or 877-NRA-RANGE to get more information and to reserve your spot. Registration can also be done online at https://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/register.asp. For $450, you'll spend five days with America's top range development experts who will share their knowledge and experience in the field. If you'd like to run a successful shooting range, this conference is integral to helping you achieve your goal.

It's not too late to attend the Reno conference, however a full list of 2012 locations can be found on the NRA Range Development & Operations Conference website.

 

This October 15-19, the NRA's Range Development & Operations Conference is going to Reno, Nevada, for a five-day industry seminar focusing on the fundamental aspects of building and maintaining a shooting facility.

Those who attend will receive a multidisciplinary perspective on major topics of:

  • Developing business and master plans 
  • Public hearings and zoning boards
  • Environmental sound
  • Insurance Lead on outdoor ranges and OSHA lead standards
  • Range maintenance
  • Range safety

Range Development & Operations Conferences are designed to educate range owners and operators, of both existing and proposed range facilities, to identify potential problems associated with engineering, environmental issues and safety. This information is vital for government agencies, as well as commercial, public, private, school, club and casual ranges, of both indoor and outdoor types.

More

Keep up to date with NRAblog

Powered by BlogEngine.NET Theme by Cylosoft © Copyright 2014 The National Rifle Association of America