Things To Do In Van Buren

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The Range

Classes and live-fire training take place at THOR Global Defense Group, which houses a 40-meter pistol bay.

The Rentals

THOR Global Defense Group rents semiautomatic pistols such as a 9-millimeter Glock 17. Ear and eye protection are available as well. If needed, students should request a rental pistol at the time of registration.

At a Glance

Knesek Guns Inc is an online destination for all things firearms. Handguns, rifles, shotguns—the staff sells them all, along with accessories, such as laser scopes. Knesek's team doesn't just exist in the virtual world, though. Firearms instructors work out of different ranges, where they train in safe handgun use and help people meet the requirements for concealed-carry permits.

1204 Knesek Ln
Van Buren,

After a 20-year career in the air national guard, Britton Shaw still couldn’t get enough of the sky. So, he founded River Valley Paragliding to share his passion with new students. Whether soaring over local river bottoms or catching gusts of wind from atop Heavener Mountain, he performs and oversees solo and tandem flights, giving his charges hands-on experience in the air.

3532 Glen Flora Way
Fort Smith,

Mother-and-daughter team Megan Enlow and Tammy Edwards organize the outdoor-and-indoor Vintage Market Days of Northwest Arkansas to bring vendors from around the region to share their original art, clothing, antiques, edible treats, and other wares with vintage enthusiasts.

1335 West Knapp Drive