By Kyle Jillson | July 11 2011 12:40
Attendees of the Buffalo Range Development and Operations Conference on NRAblog.

Last month one of the NRA's Range Development & Operations Conferences was held in Buffalo, New York. The conference is a five-day industry seminar focusing on fundamental aspects of building and maintaining a shooting facility. Those who attend 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.

Presentations are given by America's top experts on range development. The ultimate goal of the Range Development & Operations Conference is to give attendees a forum to share their knowledge, and ensure the public has a safe and convenient place to shoot in order to exercise their second amendment rights.

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 yourself? The next one is slated for October 15-19 in Reno, Nevada. 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 www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/development.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. All this will help you achieve your ultimate goal of ensure the public has a safe and convenient place to shoot.

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