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“Bring your toys or go virtual”

Gander Mountain Academy
Ranked #2 of 15 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.
Astor, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Bring your toys or go virtual”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

A/C - in Florida that's important. We brought several toys and had fun shooting targets. The virtual ranges let you try different scenarios. Staff is great too. Virtual also lets you play even if you don't own a weapon. Classes are pricey, but the instructors are good.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent product range at "excellent" price”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

I was amazed with the number of different products and items they sell. I understand they sell quality products but the prices were bit too much. That's probably why the store was empty when I was there. I liked it and would have bought more but left with a "spork" and firestarter.

Visited May 2012
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Lake Mary, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great place”
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
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very high class range”
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
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun Place to go Shooting”
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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