By Lars Dalseide | January 10 2011 12:41

NRAblog first met Gun for Hire CEO Anthony Colandro about eighteen months ago at Club University - Albany. There he told us about his hard-working staff, supportive community, and plans for the future. We didn't tell you about those plans then, but we certainly will now.

Gun for Hire has now added an East and South campus to their operation. The Bayonne facility (East) includes an eight port 25-yard indoor range. And as it is only minutes away from New York City, Colandro expects a good deal of out of town participants.

"There'll be plenty of traffic from across the Hudson," said Colandro. "We trust in the fact that anyone who gives our facility a try will enjoy a safe, friendly environment, fall in love with our instructors and come back for more."

Winslow (South) is an even larger operation. With five ranges of 25, 50, 100, and 300 yards for everything from hand guns to shotguns to center fire rifles, Colandro believes Winslow could serve as the crown jewel of his budding empire.

"South is the new flagship for Gun For Hire," Colandro explained. "A fabulous outdoor facility where families can take a crack at target shooting, archery, and teach their little ones the respect everyone should have for firearms."

A true supporter of the NRA, Colandro is a member of the NRA Business Alliance ("It provides great benefits to any merchant"), a certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, a NRA Benefactor Life Member, and a NRA Ring of Freedom Member. He takes pride in pointing out that all his instructors and range safety officers are also NRA certified and trained in the latest techniques.

"It truly is an American Success Story. We are thrilled at Gun For Hire to be expanding ... and owe a lot to the NRA training and Education Department for helping us reach this level."

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