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Choose from Three Options
- $49 for a three-hour women-only handgun-fundamentals class for one (a $99 value)
- $96 for a three-hour women-only handgun-fundamentals class for two (a $198 value)
- $35 for three half-hour lane rentals on the virtual range (a $75 value)<p>
Designed for novice-level students, the handgun-fundamentals class covers the basics of handling revolvers and pistols. After covering topics such as ammunition and nomenclature in the classroom, instructors demonstrate how to responsibly wield a handgun, from stance to aim. They then take students to the virtual range and guide them through applying what they learned in the classroom. Sessions are scheduled every other Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting October 11. On the virtual range, guests use real firearms that are outfitted with a laser system but still produce the same recoil and firing action as they would with live ammo. An electronic screen renders a wide variety of target scenarios and distances, and even produces simulated bullet holes. Marksmen can zoom in on images of their shots and email them as JPEGs. Each lane accommodates up to two shooters, and because there’s no cost for ammo, visitors get a high amount of repetition.
Gander Mountain Academy
Gander Mountain Academy's simulators render virtual targets at varying distances and with real-world precision, including accurate bullet holes. The simulators' technology delivers an array of training benefits, such as making the experience less intimidating for novices and letting advanced students choose more sophisticated target scenarios. Gander Mountain's ownership developed this training technology upon recognizing that with over 130 stores, it was among the nation's largest retailer of firearms. This led to Gander Mountain Academy, a place where technology meets elite-training resources previously available only to the military and law enforcement.