Large gun range coming to North Texas

indexNorth Texas hunters and gun enthusiasts will have a new excuse to go shooting soon — in a spacious and comfortable atmosphere to boot.

The Frisco Gun Club and Academy is set to open in 2013, boasting 43,000-square-feet of building space.

Ray Symons, CHL instructor at the DFW Gun Range and Training Center, said the new location is going to be something special.

“We’re going to have 40 shooting lanes, with 36 of them being handgun lanes, and four long-gun rifle lanes,” he said. “We will even have a café where you can get something to eat.”

The club will also have 7,000 feet dedicated to retail supplies for members, with gunsmiths on site, in addition to a 100-person training room and a member’s lounge.

“There’s a lot of space to relax in; it’s not built tight,” he said. “There are plenty of places to sit, relax, and talk to each other, and just enjoy fellowship and companionship in a friendly environment.”

Membership benefits include a t-shirt, one free handgun rental per year, and reduced rates for ammo and gun rental. Base individual membership starts at $225.

The club is being constructed on the corner of El Dorado and Research Road.