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“great place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gander Mountain Academy

Gander Mountain Academy
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Lake Mary
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Lake Mary, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Gander Mountain is a great place. Always had great customer service and products. There indoor range fees and pretty high but other then that I like this place

Visited May 2012
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Orlando
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Very high class range”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

I have gone several times now just for the live range, I haven't been to the simulation range but plan on doing so.

The range is well run. When you walk in to the store, the person at the font stops you and wire tie's your pistol bag. You have to watch a safety video if you haven't been before. The waiting area has huge leather seats that I wouldn't mind taking home.

There is a two door entry to keep the noise inside the range, the two doors can not be open at the same time. Once in the range, there are usually two or three range masters who are helpful but no nonsense, which is fine with me.

The targets are on a very high tech electronic system which sends the targets out to the distance you program for them, then bring them back.

The sites are separated by bullet resistant glass and metal, so you feel pretty safe.

The only downside for me is no black powder guns allowed.

Visited March 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun Place to go Shooting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Concealed Weapons Class and many other classes along with a state of the art virtual shooting range and a live range. Lots of fun and not too pricey!

Visited March 2012
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Eustis, Florida, United States
1 review
“Top notch training facility.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

I attended a Conceal Carry training course. The instruction went above and beyond the States requirements. The State requires one round be fired for completion. Gander takes you to their virtual range to simulate multi shot defense situation, and then on to the live fire for the same. The had 3 instructors watching to make sure you had correct stance, grip, and pull.. and of course safety was always first. Even though I have knowledge of firearms, I sill learned plenty. I ended the class feeling very confident in my ability to responsibility carry a firearm.
It cost a little more than most, but you do receive a great book, "Basic Handgun & Concealed Carry Fundamentals." by Gander series, and a nice black leather type executive notebook style folder with the Gander Logo.

Visited February 2012
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Lake Mary, Florida
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice, safe, and great instructors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

The whole place is great. The range is great. I had bought a deal for using thier different shooting ranges, there is a 360, a virtual and the actual gun range. Unfortunately you cant rent guns to shoot, you would have to bring your own. But its very safe and the instructors are knowledgeable and experienced. They also offer different classes for gun use.

Visited July 2011
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