Vandalia Range and Armory

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Vandalia Range and Armory
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Ralph S
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Apr 2020
I came in from out of town along with my daughter from Columbus and her brother who lives near Dayton. Important to know, that as I was calling around to find a good place to meet up for Fathers Day with my kids, I found the person I spoke to was extremely knowledgable, friendly and overall, exceptional. Upon arrival, the lady who biiked our lane was more than friendly, very courteous and very knowledgable.
This was all after calling around to find a convenient, local place to have our fun for the day. Shoot Point Blank in Dayton, didn't answer their phone. It went to voicemail only to tell me the mail was full, and to call back some other time. Terrible management to allow this. Vandalia answred the phone instantly, and took the time to courteously answer all my questions.

Upon arrival, for the first time, I was welcomed by a member of the staff, (I found out this was the owner).

The one and ONLY problkem was one of four range officers, an elderly man with a big gun strapped to his side. He walked stooped over and needs classes on people skills. Rude and almost threatening. Three other range officers who we dealt with during our one hour stay, were amazing, informative and had amazing technique to teach and instruct us in range rules.
One of the other officers actually said, "you can see that I'm a buit of a joker and I'm much nicer than these old "drunks". He thanked us for our business, which is rare in todays business environment.

The older guy, actually was seen falling asleep on his stool while we were there.

Just needs to learn how to be less threatening and a bit nicer to paying customers.

Let me state, that it can be a dangerous place if rules are not followed, but you can act like people have a brain, while instructing them, and do it with courtesy instead of this stupid "hard ass" attitude from a stooped over, 70 plus year old gunslinger.

Overall, a nice place and a great owner but this old timer needs lessons in people skills. I saw at least two other patrons roll there eyes after being talked to rudely by this guy.
Written June 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David B
Tampa, FL19 contributions
Safety and service
May 2018 • Friends
I wanted to make sure my daughter understood how to use a gun safely, so I brought her here for some range time. I had several types of pistols I wanted her to try. Although we didn't need them, VRA has a variety of guns for rent. I had rented here before I bought and changed my mind after range time, wrong fit for my hand.
The check in was easy and we were able to rent three side by side lanes for my daughter, son in law and me.
The range officer made sure we knew to not transfer guns and ammo from the back of the range to the line, then demonstrated how to run the target controls.
I didn't get any pics, but my daughter had several excellent shots using different pistols. When we finished, one range offcer offered to clean the lanes while another asked for a round count. They close and clean the range after some number of rounds.
I had seen them cleaning a range on an earlier visit and noticed the personal protective equipment they were using. I was pleased they were concerned about employee exposure to lead and other toxins.
We had a nice time and the employees thanked us for visiting. We'll go again.
Written May 25, 2018
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Jada F
West Milton, OH52 contributions
Friendly and informative staff on range
Aug 2016 • Friends
Range staff is always willing to answer questions or provide helpful techniquest to the new/novice shooter. Greately appreciate it!
Written August 20, 2016
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CreativeGuy4U
Sylvania, OH227 contributions
The best in class.
May 2015 • Family
Best gun store and shooting range I've ever been in. Range is SAFE, clean and well managed. Store has extensive selection of hand guns, rifles and accessories. Very experienced and knowledgeable sales people. They LISTEN!
Written May 13, 2015
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