A Class III dealer of firearms and accessories, Midwest Gun Club equips its clients with more than just firearms. The company also offers classes, which range from concealed-weapon-permit courses to safe handgun practices and home-defense seminars. All class instructors have a background in the military or law enforcement or have experience in national competition. Along with classes, they help their pupils and visitors practice their aim and perk their ears like a hunting hound at an in-house shooting range.
Whether visitors are arming themselves with knowledge or a bow and arrow, the experts at Cleland's Outdoor World equip them with the training, tools, and accessories they need to do so. Onsite archery instruction includes private lessons, as well as certified training aimed to condition young people for competition in the Junior Olympics. Other classes include knife sharpening and basic firearms lessons, and the shop also carries a variety of equipment with which visitors can exercise their new skills.
The knowledgeable staff members at AimHi, many of whom shoot hundreds of different firearms each year, call upon their expertise to recommend various guns to customers. The instructors, meanwhile, provide a safe shooting environment while teaching classes focused on subjects from basic handguns to firing an AR-15.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Glock Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Springfield
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 10-lane, indoor, cooled shooting range
Recommended Age Group: All ages
In discussing the impetus behind The Bullet Ranch, Sales Manager Jerry Carver points out that the founders?including outdoor sportsmen, former military members, and law-enforcement officers?"saw something missing in the industry ... the absence of a welcome mat." Rather than create just another shooting range that left customers on their own, they aspired to create a friendly, unintimidating environment where the staff greets them by name. In addition to providing advice when purchasing a firearm at the shop, these specialists fix mounts and scopes via gunsmithing services and instruct students in a range of classes. These include courses geared toward shooting an automatic rifle, pistol shooting for women, and qualifying to apply for a concealed-carry license.
Steven Garavuso wanted The Bullet Ranch to be different from other ranges. After a 17-year career in law enforcement, the NRA-certified pistol instructor sought to create a welcoming and inviting facility where visitors could feel comfortable and?most importantly?safe as they learned, practiced, and purchased new equipment. This dedication to a condescension-free environment permeates the center's classes, which include safety courses for various firearms as well as concealed-carry weapon training. Firearms, apparel, accessories are all available for sale, and the onsite gunsmiths lend their services by performing maintenance inspections and detailed cleanings. The Bullet Ranch also features an outdoor archery range with 10 90-foot lanes and movable targets.
Bad Boy Bait, Tackle, and Archery keeps sporting enthusiasts prepared for the unpredictable nature of the outdoors. Marksmen nock arrows in an indoor archery area to aim at 5-, 10-, or 20-yard targets or an interactive range with real video of wild, wily game. From April?November, Bad Boy hosts Lake Erie fishing charters aboard a 30' boat, but the shop also assists fishermen with live bait, equipment, and honest fishing reports so anglers don't waste time trying to snag fish that've stayed home with the flu.