Classes at Park City Gun Club are tailored to the students, be they neophytes, advanced, or somewhere in between. Instructors combine classroom lectures with hands-on practice using a LaserShot system, which relies on laser-only firearms and various video simulations. From here, training can move to live-fire ranges, where sound-dampening and air-filtration technology contribute to a comfortable experience. Park City Gun Club also encompasses a pro shop with an extensive firearms selection, as well as an onsite gunsmith who cleans, repairs, and upgrades firearms.
In 2003, Get Some Guns and Ammo started in what Owner Stuart Wallin describes as a "hole in the wall" storefront. The business has certainly grown since those early days. To wit, Get Some Guns and Ammo now has sprawling locations in Murray, Layton, and Orem—not to mention an online store with more than 55,000 products making up the total inventory. In addition to firearms and firearm accessories, the stock includes archery supplies and hunting gear.
Discount Guns and Ammo stocks gear for hobbyists and professionals, including police officers and SWAT team members. Knowledgeable staffers help these customers select firearms from the likes of Glock and Smith & Wesson, among others. An onsite gunsmith draws on more than 20 years of experience when mounting scopes or customizing AR-15s. The team also includes firearms instructors who teach both private and group lessons.
At Bad Lands Bow Hunters' indoor range, archers take their place in one of 12 lanes and send arrows flying at moving targets up to 40 yards away. Bowmen and women nock their arrows on the bowstring and point them downrange at targets shaped like deer and turkeys hiding among the trees. At one station, archers walk up several steps onto a wooden platform that mimics outdoor shots attempted from an elevated tree stand or a public pool’s diving board.
In the river's crystalline ripples, one can glimpse momentary reflections of the wild grasses, evergreens, and mountain peaks looming above the water. Not far off, a bull elk bugles, projecting his call down into the river valley. This landscape attracts outdoorsmen from all over, and guide Brandon Bertagnole, a certified casting instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers, helps them get the most out of every adventure. He takes fly fishermen out on trips to the Green and Provo Rivers, where trout hold in the cool, rock-strewn currents to await their next meal. For hunters, Brandon has access to an 8,900-acre private ranch. Trophy mule deer, elk, and moose roam habitats from wetlands to mountain shrub, which also give cover to pheasant for upland bird hunting. To facilitate each guided outing, Park City Outfitters' two-bedroom condo in Snow Country Condominiums accommodates up to six human guests or two elk in people clothing.
RoundRocks Fly Fishing outfits interested fishers with the means to ensnare prize-worthy catches from the tranquil rivers of Utah, Montana, and Idaho. With an array of friendly and knowledgeable guides, RoundRocks ushers novice and experienced fishers into the wild where they divulge secrets of the craft and tell stories of its origins as a way to hunt stuffed animals before the invention of mechanical claws. Up to three fishers can accompany a guide for a full- or half-day expedition, renting gear and rods or bringing their own.