Gander Mountain Academy

Gander Mountain Academy, Lake Mary: Hours, Address, Gander Mountain Academy Reviews: 4/5

Gander Mountain Academy
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This location was reported permanently closed
About
Gander Mountain Academy is the first-and-only firearms facility to offer this life-like simulation technology to the public. Experience our fully immersive simulators that are so cutting-edge and lifelike that until now they've only been available to military and law enforcement agencies. We believe that the right to use and bear firearms comes with a serious responsibility to be educated and safe. With our highly experienced instructors, unmatched training technologies, and a learning environment where all skill levels are welcome. For virtual range or simulator use, you don't need to bring anything. If you plan to use the live-fire range or take, you'll need to bring your firearm, hearing and eye protection, and plenty of ammunition.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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racerx3
Orlando, FL124 contributions
Gander Mt. is Gone !!
May 2018 • Solo
Gander Mountain shuddered it's doors in 2017, due to bankruptcy. The location is now Home furnishing store.
Written May 19, 2018
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M G
Lake Mary, FL9 contributions
GANDER MOUNTAIN IS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY. THEY DO NOT ISSUE GIFT CARDS.
Mar 2017 • Solo
Be aware of the current company's financial status. I am not sure of the certainty of any future commitments.
Written May 22, 2017
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yupikpaws
Sanford, FL3 contributions
very intense range employees
Apr 2017 • Couples
If you are new to shooting or are trying to introduce a new shooter this is NOT the place. They are very stressful and will intimidate most. I am a combat veteran and extremely experienced shooter. I really hate when I come across ranges like these. With overly intense range guides it makes people really on edge. I really think that the lack in options in the area cause them to have the volume they experience, however do not mistaken this for success. I have tried this place several times and at this point sorry to say I have. This place is terrible.
Written April 5, 2017
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Prvteye
Daytona Beach, FL256 contributions
Customer Service Failures!
Mar 2017 • Business
I had gone to several Gander stores in an attempt to use a gift card I received. The stores did not carry the product I was seeking however they suggested placing an order. I did that - and later learned that because of their bankruptcy filing they had to renegotiate with vendors like 5.11 so EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD MY $$ and I placed my order, NO ONE THOUGHT TO BE KIND enough to let the customer know what is happening. The order was almost a month a go and I STILL DO NOT HAVE my items. This is a terrible customer service fail, and I even asked them to expedite shipping which they were unable to accomplish. I used to be a loyal customer, went to their range, shopped in their store but cannot, in good faith, keep shopping there when there are other stores looking for my business.
Written April 3, 2017
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Debra C
Kissimmee, FL840 contributions
Handgun Fundamentals
Feb 2017 • Friends
We took the handgun fundamentals class to become more comfortable with guns. The class is four hours & teaches you everything you need to know about guns. The class goes over all the working parts of different guns, history, how to safely handle them & simulations firing at the end. Our instructor Mike has an extensive military background & was an exceptional teacher. We really felt informed & empowered after the class. The shooting range offered here is pretty amazing. Simulation, virtual & firing ranges are offered in a professional & safe environment. They also offer many other classes including personal handgun training. We paid $99 for the Saturday class & felt it was money well spent. There were only about 7 of us in attendance which was great. I think this class is definitely suitable for any age. Ladies night is Thursday & the class is 1/2 off.
Written March 6, 2017
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Aaron M
1 contribution
Last minute stop
Mar 2017 • Solo
My wife and I stopped by on our way home from our cruise. Had a ton of fun and wish there was one closer to home.
Written March 3, 2017
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Andrea H
Boynton Beach, FL33 contributions
Exceeded Expectations
Feb 2017 • Friends
We signed up for Fundamentals. Our instructor was Mike and he was amazing. He was knowledgeable, comedic and relatable. Being a non handgun owner, I wanted a course that made me at ease around handguns and this course delivered. If you're looking for a class that teaches you about handguns from A to Z, this class is for you.
Written February 25, 2017
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PineappleEm
Florida35 contributions
So much fun!!!!
Oct 2016 • Family
My 17yo son and I did the virtual range and the 180' virtual experience. Both were extremely fun and offered a nice challenge. There are programs in the 180' experience that offer quite a bit of healthy competition. We really enjoyed our time here. After watching the introductory safety video (in their awesome leather chairs) we went back, were shown to the room or lane we would be using and received thorough institution as to how to use the equipment. Great experience. Highly recommend as an evening out with your teenager!
Written October 24, 2016
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W42
Ohio City, OH202 contributions
Great experience
Sep 2016
We did the 300 degree simulation. It was a great experience. We learned a lot. It's very different presented with real scenarios rather than just shooting at still targets. You use a regular size AirGun similar to a Glock 22. Staff was helpful and friendly. We don't have a simulator close to where we live. So glad we took advantage of this experience. Great Gander store attached to shop also.
Written September 30, 2016
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Scott G
Lake Mary, FL400 contributions
Gander Mountain, Professional and Fun
Nov 2015 • Couples
Gander Mountain Academy is a very professionally run and safe shooting range, learning center and virtual Center. The Academy provides classes for first time gun owners and advanced classed for those interested in concealed weapons, gun safety etc. Their staff is mostly all retired military or law enforcement. The staff is knowledgeable, stresses safety and ready to help in any way they can. The Gander Academy ranges are monitored, safe and state of the art. The Virtual Gun range is fun and a great learning tool in a safe environment.
Written August 29, 2016
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