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“Amazing Experience”

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.
Clearwater, Florida
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Although the staff can be difficult to deal with, the facility and experience were exceptional. The virtual shooting range is almost like the real thing. The noise, recoil of the weapon and the target strikes are amazing. We then went to the 180 simulator and had an experience like no other. The scenes and targets are almost real. We had four in our group and competed against each other. It was a blast.

Visited July 2013
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Lake Mary, Florida
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71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Gun Range”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Best range in the area. Very high tech training center which utilizes great simulation. Unless you're in the military, you can't get this type of training anywhere else.

Visited June 2013
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Leesburg, Florida
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“awesome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This range is run as efficiently as the store is--and that's a lot! Safety is the main thing it stresses, including watching a safety video before firing on the live-fire range. But I was fascinated with the virtual range. The "guns" you use are actual Glocks and Berettas that have been retrofitted with the pressurized gas that creates the noise. The size and weight of the guns simulate very well an actual gun, including a slight recoil. After firing at the target of your choice, you simply push a button and the target is wiped clean so you can start again. It even keeps track of your score as you shoot. I believe any shooter will be very impressed.

Visited May 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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208 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“SHOOTERS WELCOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This Gander Mountain in Lake Mary FLK has a new indoor gun range as well as a computer indoor range. Great for practice practice pratice. It is modern, clean and well staffed. They also hold classes for gun safety and carry permits.

Visited January 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best gun range in central Florida.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

One of the best "man" stores in the area. The live gun range is modern and nice to practice with your own gun. If you want to save some cash or don't have a gun you can use the virtual range. Then when you are ready try the virtual simulation room!!!

Visited April 2013
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