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Massive indoor shooting range breaks ground in South Austin

Massive indoor shooting range breaks ground in South Austin

The Range at Austin rendering shooting range 2015
The Range at Austin is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016. Rendering courtesy of Schafer Illustration

A new mega shooting range concept is targeting South Austin. Introducing The Range at Austin, a 52,000-square-foot complex offering range shooting, educational classes, and top-of-the-line targeting technology.

Located at 8503 IH-35 South near William Cannon Drive, The Range will feature 37 indoor lanes, ranging from 25 to 100 yards. Unique amenities at The Range include private meeting areas, café service, and even a cigar room. This massive facility will also feature a retail section where customers can purchase firearms from top brands like Remington, Glock, Beretta, and more.

The space is geared towards those with a passion for range shooting, but you don't need to be a firearms expert to get in on the action. A huge focus at The Range is education and training.

"The Range at Austin will provide customers the opportunity to demo a wide variety of firearms from pistols to machine guns in a controlled setting with instruction and oversight on how to use it," said spokesperson Scott Dunaway in a press release. "[The Range] is committed to creating a safe environment that is grounded in training and education while allowing individuals to explore the excitement in shooting sports."

The Range, which touts the largest selection of guns and gun-related accessories in Central Texas, is slated for completion in summer 2016.