Inside look at new shooting range opening in Lynchburg

(Photo courtesy of SafeSide Lynchburg)

CAMPBELL Co., Va. (WSET) -- ABC13 is giving you an inside look into the multi-million dollar indoor shooting range set to open soon.

SafeSide Lynchburg is being built on Mayflower Dr. in the city. SafeSide Tactical is already operating in Roanoke and they've been working on building this new location for years.

The facility will be more than 55,000 sq. ft.

They'll offer dozens of shooting lanes, a retail store and classes for anyone from the beginner to expert.

"I think one of the stigmas with gun ownership is not everyone takes the time to get properly trained," said Mitchell Tyler, the co-owner of SafeSide Tactical,

And that's what SafeSide Lynchburg says they are here for.

The $5 million facility will have eighteen 25-yard pistol lanes and four 100-yard rifle lanes.

The shooting range is built for safety with rubber walls and floors in the booths, air filtration systems and sound isolation. "You'll be able to stand up beside a glass window and see people shoot without hearing it," explained Tyler.

They also offer training classes and are hoping to cater to law enforcement in the area as well for training. "As modern current events are, the more training time that you have, obviously the better that you're able to face these tough situations that our law enforcement officers are seeing," Tyler added.

The range will also be open to the public. They'll offer memberships, rentals, and even a retail store.

"With all that's going on with the terrorists, everybody needs to be prepared for anything that happens today, and I think this is a great place to get your training and learn how to handle a hand-gun," explained Jimmy Ferguson, the building owner. "In today's world, you need places like this."

If all goes well, the doors should be open for a soft opening by the end of the month.

SafeSide said more than 25 new positions are now open to fill at its Lynchburg store, range, and training center. If you're interested in applying, click here.

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