The trend of upscale ‘guntry’ clubs popping up nationwide continues unabated with the official opening of Elite Shooting Sports in Gainesville, Virginia.
According to the Washington Times, the club has proved popular since its opening last month, attracting a large number of veterans eager to shoot at the 65,000-square-foot facility.
“I have a lot of vets, retired vets who come here,” said managing partner Greg Wodack, who added that these vets get a “first responder discount” as a reduced rate on annual memberships. “We have a lot of vets that come here during the week, especially when it’s slower.”
An annual membership is $34.95 per month with a one-year commitment, or $29.95 per month for military, LEOs and firefighters.
As the Times reports, this ‘guntry’ club has two 25-yard 12-lane ranges, a 50-yard 10-lane range, and a 100-yard eight-lane range. Meanwhile, the facility is climate-adjusted to 71 degrees year-round and will include a full-time gunsmith, five classrooms, two customer lounges, a dojo, a cafe and a 5,000-square-foot retail space. It also boasts a training simulator. In addition, a two-level, 1,600-square-foot live fire shoot house is being built for LEO training.
Wodack told the Times that Elite Shooting Sports is trying to strike a balance between an upscale ‘guntry’ club and
“There are shooters in Northern Virginia that don’t have a place to go, and they’re not going to go wait in line for two hours to shoot,” Wodack told the Times earlier this year. “The range is a high-quality facility, but we’re going to try to make it affordable for everyone.”
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