Written by Nick Kammerer
Whether beginner or expert, hunting is a popular activity among north Texans, but hunters come up against a brick wall when they want to further their shooting skills during the off-season. Until now, that is.
With the opening of the new Sportsman Shooting center in Grapevine, hunters of all skill levels are able to hone their hunting abilities with a realistic, live-fire indoor hunting cinema.
The 9,000 square foot indoor shooting range facility is the first of its kind in the United States, and offers multiple shooting programs for novice or seasoned hunters to enjoy.
Dozens of hunting enthusiasts gathered on Sept. 21 to celebrate the grand opening of the shooting center which is owned by Aimpoint Holding – a Swedish based company that specializes in advanced weapon optics for hunting and tactical applications.
Patrons enjoy a two-hour experience that includes three separate shooting stages: a 100-yard sighting tunnel, an interactive shooting simulator, and a live-fire hunting cinema. Patrons navigate throughout the center in groups of four and are encouraged to bring their own rifles, ammunition and optics to practice with. Customers also have the option of renting rifles from the center.
NRA certified instructors and range officers are on hand to improve visitor experience by tailoring the visit to their hunting and shooting skills.