Skip to comments.Worlds largest shooting range opened today in North Las Vegas(NV)
Posted on 08/25/2009 8:15:02 PM PDT by marktwain
Courtest of Senator Harry Reid
Nevada Senator Harry Reid meets with (from right to left) Wayne La Pierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, Chris Cox the Executive Director of the NRA-ILA and Larry Keane, Senior Vice President of the National Sports Shooting Foundation, after delivering remarks at the Clark County Shooting Park opening.
The worlds largest and most comprehensive shooting range opens in North Las Vegas. The massive range and support facilities cost 60 million dollars to construct. The worlds largest and most advanced shooting range officially opened today in North Las Vegas with a host of dignitaries. The 60 million dollar Clark County Shooting Park is both large and comprehensive, designed to attract not only locals, but shooting enthusiasts from around the world.
Nevadas politicians came to praise the facility along with the NRA, National Rifle Association. Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke today at the opening ceremony for the Clark County Shooting Park. Reid was instrumental in securing land and more than $60 million in funding for the park.
Senator Reid had this to say opening the Shooting Park, I appreciate the work of all those from Clark County, of sportsmen and sportswomen from across our state, of local law enforcement officials, and of everyone else who has shared this goal, Reid said. Nevadans aimed high when we set out to create the largest and most advanced shooting range in the world. But we kept a steady eye on our target. And today, with great pride, Nevada has hit the bulls-eye. Senator Reid's comments where part of a press release in the afternoon. Wayne La Pierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association and other NRA members also attended todays opening ceremony.
In the same release for the office of Senator Reid it quoted Wayne La Pierre,"I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Senator Reid in our fight to protect the Second Amendment, La Pierre said. I can tell you no one has been a stronger advocate for responsible gun ownership than him. I am proud to join him today at this world-class facility. We wouldn't be here without his vision and hard work.
The other dignitaries attending included: Shooting Park Manager Don Turner, County Manager Virginia Valentine, Commissioner Tom Collins, Senator John Ensign, Rep. Shelley Berkley, Commission Chairman Rory Reid, Senator John Lee, and Governor Jim Gibbons.
Oh much of the land this was built on was previously owned by Dopey Harry’s son?
Dingy Harry ain’t gonna be saved by the NRA this time around....I hope....
* Shotgun Center: This feature contains 24 combination Trap and Skeet fields, a 5,443-square-foot shotgun center with a reception area, a pro shop, shotgun storage lockers and a cafeteria. It also features 80 full-service RV sites, a clay target storage building, lit ranges and shade ramadas.
* Public Rifle/Pistol Center: The Public Rifle/Pistol Center offers 30 shooting points up to 50 yards; 15 shooting points up to 200 yards; 15 points up to 100 yards, night lights, shade ramadas, concrete shooting tables, covered shooting areas, a 3,000-square-foot building with a convenience store, a reception area, a 30-seat classroom, restrooms and a pro shop.
* Hunter Education Center: This 4,400-square-foot building contains three 30-seat classrooms expandable up to one 90-seat classroom, two offices for Nevada Department of Wildlife use, and restrooms.
It also features night lighting, a 100-meter archery range with 10 positions, a 100-yard range with 10 positions and a 50-yard range with 20 positions. It will also contain a shotgun range and two walking field courses.
* Archery Center: The Archery Center houses a known-distance archery range, covered firing points, classroom area, restrooms, and shade ramadas.
If you show up in the same place as they are for any other reason, you lend them credibility.
Wayne LaPierre should learn and practice this.
Goodbye to the Front Sight shooting academy.
This is great, open one of the biggest shooting ranges just when there ain’t enough ammo to be had to go shoot with.
Thank you and goodbye.
North Las Vegas? Isn’t that whole “city” a shooting range?
Are you seriously complaining about this facility?
Thanks NRA. It will be nice to visit Las Vegas and go shooting with just a cab ride away.
“Goodbye to the Front Sight shooting academy.”
Front Site will still exist. It’s geared totally towards firamrs training of all kinds.
Pulleeze, I’ve been to Front Sight and the tactical training my son and I received was excellent. Will be returning.
Been there, done that.
How long will Front Sight exist after this facility is opened?
Yes, it is excellent but I don’t see it continuing after this facility is opened and so close to Las Vegas.
There is a public range in Dallas that offers just as good instruction as the top schools. You really don’t have to travel across the country to learn to shoot.
The Paul Bunyan club in Puyallup, Wa is bigger...and there's another within 10 miles nearly as large.
There is a difference between acreage and building facility square footage.
Not at all, just the irony of opening right in the middle of an ammo shortage.
Chucky holds the gun like a girlie man.
That's why prior planning prevents poor performance and ammo shortages.
Yeah, they should have waited because some folks don't have ammo.
What does that represent? 10% of what ACORN and SEIU are getting?
I can't believe that the NRA is falling for it.
I get at least 3 pices of mail from the NRA each week; I hope they all have prepaid reply envelopes, because that is all they will get from me in the future--- complete with a lot of unflattering words.
Doesn’t sound like they offer any training there. Also surprised that in the list printed above, the longest rifle range is 200 yds. I’d expect at least 800 in a facility as large as this.
Not sure where you are, but in Austin, TX the ammo shortage is pretty much over. Only things I can’t find are .380 and 7.62x39, and I’m sure I could if I looked harder. Mind you, the variety isn’t that great yet, and white box Win is $10 for .223 and $17 for .308, but it’s available.
The NRA isn’t “falling” for anything. This is a great thing for shooters and Reid did something right. He also may be on our side to get the antigun legislation off the schedule. We also have a chance to get rid of him and replace him with a conservative.
The NRA has a good record for getting things done unlike gun groups that are all talk and no action. The Second Amendment Foundation also has a good record for lawsuits and working with the NRA.
While some are worrying about a Civil War, revolution and buying guns and ammo, you’re concerned about a few letters in your mailbox?
They must think a facility like this was planned and built in six months.
Instead of another football or baseball stadium paid by the taxpayers to fill the pockets of the sports owners we finally get something like this and Freepers are complaining?
I suppose if this is successful and it’s repeated across the country, freepers will still whine? Instead of another gunrange closed because of the antigunners, freepers are whining and complaining about a world class gunrange?
I'm in Bakersfield CA. We don't have any huge outlets like Cabelas. I do agree it's getting better, but we're not out of the woods yet. Went looking on the net yesterday for 380's for a freind. Went to all the usual places, found some pretty good prices, but none in stock. I have about 1000 762x39's I've been hoarding.
Was that post supposed to be addressed to me? I wasn’t complaining, just expressing my surprise that a facility that size would have a maximum 200 yd rifle range. Looked into it, and the list printed in a previous post was far from complete. Range includes 500 yd and 1200 yd rifle areas.
Here’s a link to the range map:
The ‘no training’ comment was irt your ‘goodbye Frontsight.’ I think it’s an apples and oranges thing - learn how to shoot at FS, practice at Clark County. Tho’ frankly, the way FS has been sending out ‘5 for 1’, ‘2 for 1’, ‘foreclosed lifetime membership’ offers lately (”brought back by popular demand!”), they may be just a half step away from joining Teddy anyway.
Sounds like a nice facility, but Albuquerque has one nearly as nice. 200 yard rifle and pistol range, PPC range (National Championship has been held there for the past couple years), Cowboy Action shooting “town”, several bermed areas for IPSC etc..., a blackpowder cartridge rifle range complete with sillouettes out to 500 yards, and 14 Skeet fields, 2 trap and 1 5-stand. (We hosted the US Open in Skeet in 2007)
I was agreeing with you until I started ranting about the other freepers. Sorry, it’s getting to me how whiny they’re starting to be.
I’m sure this facility will have training even if it’s freelancers.
The problem with Front Sight is they never had a decent supply of water. No facility is going to do well if it’s guests are hot, dry or cold and wet. It’s hard to concentrate when the sweat is flowing into your eyes or your fingertips are freezing. There are those who think the shooting sports is still a macho test right out of “Surviver”. If anyone would take a tip from a vacation resort and add shooting, that would be a money maker. Let the wives and girlfriends learn to shoot and they can go for a massage and mudbath right after their class.
Sounds like you’re close enough to go to the Whittington Center. I was very impressed with the ranges there.
Whittington is up in Raton, about a 4-5 hour drive. Since I don’t do much rifle, the local place is fine.
“Goodbye to the Front Sight shooting academy.”
Not likely. Front Sight is in the business of teaching shooting skills and defense skills.
Somehow, I think many would prefer to not be taught by a gooberment employee at a gooberment range.
AS a convenient place to just practice, perhaps. ‘Specially if thecounty subsidizes ammo costs. Got that Dingy Baby?
Stimulate your home economy - support subsidized ammo.
This new facility has three 30 seat classrooms expandable to one 90 seat classroom. They must have some sort of plan to teach something. Give it a little time and they might be able to teach all the disiplines.
I was at Front Sight around 2005 for defensive pistol. What classes did you take?
No sporting clays listed?
I did not go to Front Sight. An old friend is a principle in ProFire, however.
I am merely a lowly NRA pistol instructor. Not agreeing that goobers in gooberment have a constitutional right to license carrying of guns, I still help with the licensing procedure in the belief that having more citizens aware of, and exercising their 2dn Amendment rights will result in an increased awareness of the rest of the Founding Documents.
Since much of defensive shooting instruction is about mental attitude, awareness, etc. I am skeptical that lawyers and agency inertia will compete with private owned shooting schools.
However, if the range allows other instructors, and allows instinctive shooting training, there is no reason that a facility owned by the public can’t achieve teaching excellence.
After all, the range is supposed to belong to the public.
I hope all states put in many ranges, as we are fearfully short of the status desired by Jefferson when he said that among the duties of a citizen was “to be at all times armed”.